Youth for Human Rights Joins in Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

Pari Crowe of Youth for Human Rights Washington, DC

Host of the recent Ending Human Trafficking conference, Aaron Carson, Vice President of Youth for Human Rights Washington, DC

Youth volunteer promoting human trafficking awareness day

Even the very young joined in the awareness campaign!

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Wonder why you saw people wearing blue last week? It’s part of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day to draw attention to this important issue.

Wear blue to draw attention to the campaign. In fact, January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, so keep wearing your blue all month!”

— Pari Crowe, Youth for Human Rights Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 20, 2021 / — Around the country people are wearing blue as part of the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign to raise awareness of the horrendous crime of human trafficking, a crime that is too often “hidden in plain sight” in communities across the United States.

Volunteers with Youth for Human Rights in Washington, DC, joined the campaign donning blue shirts and hats to promote the issue online on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11th .

“If you are not aware that trafficking is occurring in your state or city, then you might not recognize it. Awareness is vital so that signs of trafficking are noticed, and officials are then alerted,” said Ms. Pari Crowe of Youth for Human Rights Washington, DC. “So, wear blue to draw attention to the campaign. In fact, January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, so keep wearing your blue all month!”

Department of Homeland Security describes the campaign this way on their website: “Blue Campaign is a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases.”

Youth for Human Rights volunteers throughout the US educate people about their human rights throughout the year to raise awareness of trafficking and the need for protection and justice for victims of human trafficking. The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights article #4, declares that shall be no slavery. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and simply cannot be tolerated in today’s world.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth for Human Rights has continued to educate on this and other important human rights topics on-line. Its latest virtual conference, Ending Human Trafficking, is available on YouTube.

Additionally, Youth for Human Rights has public service announcements on each of the 30 rights of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

As many youth and adults are not aware that they have 30 human rights, Youth for Human Rights created a free on-line course that people can take to learn all of their rights. This is a perfect home school program for kids who are still out of school or who are home schooling.

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Pres. Biden’s Call to End 'Uncivil War' Addressed in Transformational Thinker Peter Montoya’s ‘The Second Civil War’

Second Civil War

Second Civil War

Peter Montoya

Peter Montoya

New Book Is a Citizen’s Guide to Healing Our Fractured Nation: Four Solutions Offered

What began with subtle derision soon escalated beyond mocking and ridicule to include doxing, unfriending, empathy denial, intimidation, and even death threats. It must stop.”

— Peter Montoya

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, January 20, 2021 / — President Joe Biden called for an end to America’s “uncivil war” of political division in his inauguration speech. Transformational keynote speaker Peter Montoya’s groundbreaking new book, “The Second Civil War,” examines the psychological, social, and political forces that have given rise to the current hostility and conflict in the United States, and reveals the crucial, practical strategies anyone can employ – to exit the battlefields, regain their sanity, and bring an end to the conflict.

“The American divide continues to grow, and most of us are at our wits’ end,” said Montoya.

While the wars of the 20th century were largely waged by countries or institutions, the rise of unethical media, combined with the now highly accessible power of technology, has placed us, as individuals, both on the front lines and within the command bunkers. We’ve taken sides, battle lines have been drawn, and the conflict is reaching a critical mass. While some have suggested that this war can be won on the systemic level, the solutions they offer – such as the prohibition of lying, the elimination of social media, or placing limitations on free speech – are neither legal nor feasible.

“Through a cascade of seemingly life-improving forces we have unintentionally given rise to digital cults and empowered ourselves to wage a cold civil war against our fellow citizens,” said Montoya. “What began with subtle derision soon escalated beyond mocking and ridicule to include doxing, unfriending, empathy denial, intimidation, and even death threats. It must stop. And because these attacks began on the individual level, it is up to each and every one of us to work toward bringing this conflict to a peaceful conclusion.”

Montoya, a sought-after speaker, thought leader, and best-selling author, has watched the growing crisis with concern. He offers "The Second Civil War" as a practical guide, to help anyone not only understand what must change, but also how. These solutions include:

• Outsmart your lizard brain: Our ancient tribal psychology tells us that if we shame and shun those we disagree with, their behavior will change. But those tactics are as harmful as they are ineffective, and employing them only causes increased anxiety and furthers the divide.

• Rage against the outrage machine: Our obsession with social media has caused an alarming addiction to fear and outrage for tens of millions of Americans. By eliminating, reducing, or carefully curating our “feeds”, we can begin to detox.

• Fear the fearmonger: Journalism, by definition, should be reporting based on facts, supported by proof or evidence. Our news sources should inform without influence, but many today promote fear, hate, and the demonization of others. We must commit to avoiding fear-based journalism and seek out integrous new sources that expand factual knowledge and encourage empathy, rather than divergency.

• Play the only winning move: The Second Civil War is unique in that it is being fought person to person – and every individual chooses whether or not to participate on the battlefields. We must be conscientious objectors and understand that the only way we win the game is through our refusal to play.

Montoya is certain that following the simple steps outlined in "The Second Civil War" will not only help to bring an end to this crisis, but also help the reader dramatically reduce their stress and anxiety levels while improving their overall health and relationships.

Part study, part guidebook, "The Second Civil War" seeks not only to uncover how we got ourselves into our current national crisis, but how we can get ourselves out.

“People carry a tremendous amount fear and apprehension these days,” said Montoya, “They see the divide growing deeper and more alarming, they’re losing friends, and even watching the news can cause panic. The solution is simple – the only way to win the game is to stop playing. For many, that’s easier said than done. That’s why I’ve laid out straightforward, practical steps anyone can take to be part of the solution, and dismantle this new Civil War before it reaches the point of no return.”

About the author
Peter Montoya’s business acumen, inspirational journey, human behavioral insight, and decades of real-life experience have helped him to become one of the most inspirational and sought-after speakers and coaches in the United States. He speaks thoughtfully and passionately about the need for transformational leadership development in today’s world, and genuinely believes that all people and organizations have a special role in perpetuating the survival of our species, our civilization, and our planet.

He penned best-selling books "The Brand Called You" and "The Personal Branding Phenomenon." His latest title, "The Second Civil War; a Citizen’s Guide to Healing Our Fractured Nation," is due out May 18, 2021.

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President Biden's Sweeping Immigration Plan Sets the Stage for Legalization of Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

Biden Immigration Bill: 8-Year Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants, Fast-Track Green Cards for Dreamers and High Skill Immigrants

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2021 / — Today, after months of speculation, and after decades of failed attempts by many to reform the U.S. immigration system, President Biden takes a bold step in fulfilling his campaign promise to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, by sending his bill, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, to Congress.

Richard T. Herman, a nationally-renowned immigration lawyer and co-author of the book, Immigrant, Inc. – Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (and how they will save the American Worker) (Wiley, 2009), says that this new immigration bill, if passed by Congress, will make America stronger:

“Our current immigration system is broken, fails to treat people with dignity, separates families, and undermines our economy and safety. Legalization of undocumented immigrants, many of whom have lived and worked in the U.S. for more than 10 years and have deep roots in the community, deserve an opportunity to join the American family. Similarly, for too long, the U.S. immigration system has disregarded the talents of highly-educated immigrants, many of whom have left the U.S. or have immigrated to more welcoming countries. The Biden Immigration bill is a great first step in modernizing an antiquated system and re-imagining how our immigration laws must reflect our character as a nation of immigrants.”

This bill comes after former President Trump has waged a four-year war on immigrants, both undocumented, as well as legal immigrants. Leveraging white nationalism ideology and the pandemic, Trump implemented measures to restrict legal immigration and demonize immigrants.

It is anticipated that nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants may be eligible to normalize their immigration status should the Biden bill become law. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of high skilled immigrants, primarily those from India and China, who have been waiting years for a green card, will be able to obtain permanent residency should Congress approve.

The immigration proposal provides the following:

Those present in the U.S. on or before 1/1/2021, and who pass a criminal background check, would be eligible to apply for temporary legal status, apply for green cards after five years if they meet certain requirements, and citizenship three years later;

DACA holders, TPS recipients, and farm workers who are present on or before January 1, 2021, who meet certain requirements would be immediately eligible for green cards and citizenship three years later;

The Secretary of DHS may waive the physical presence requirement for those deported on or after January 20, 2017 who were physically present for at least three years prior to removal for family unity and humanitarian purposes;

Keeping families together by clearing backlogs, recapturing unused visas, eliminating lengthy wait times, increasing per-country visa caps, and eliminating so called “3 and 10-year bars” and other provisions that keep families apart;

Embraces diversity by including the NO BAN ACT that prohibits discrimination based on religion and limits presidential authority to issue future bans. The bill also includes increasing Diversity Visas to 80,000 from 55,000;

Grow our economy by clearing employment-based visa backlogs, recaptures unused visas, reduces lengthy wait times, and eliminates per country caps.

The bill makes it easier for graduates of U.S. universities with advanced STEM degrees to stay in the U.S.; improves access to green cards for workers in lower-wage sector; and eliminates other unnecessary hurdles for employment based green cards;

Provides dependents of H1B visa holders work authorization, and children are prevented from “aging out” of the system;

Creates a pilot program to stimulate regional economic development, gives DHS the authority to adjust green cards based on macroeconomic conditions, and incentivizes higher wages for non-immigrant higher skilled visas to prevent unfair competition with American workers;

Protects workers from exploitation and improves the employment verification process;

Supports asylum seekers and other vulnerable populations. The bill eliminates the one year deadline for filing for asylum and provides funding to reduce the asylum application backlog;

Improve the immigration court system with new technology, and to protect vulnerable by providing judges with discretion to review cases and grant relief to deserving individuals;

Increases protection for U visa, T visa, VAWA applicants, including raising the cap on U visas from 10,000 to 30,000; and

$4 billion relief to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to reduce poverty and violence.

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New Harlem Coffee Company of Indian and Jamaican origin released an Inaugural blend in celebration of VP Kamala Harris

limited edition blend created only for the 2021 inauguration  filled with the aroma of the company’s signature dark roast

Inaugural Blend

limited edition blend created only for the 2021 inauguration  filled with the aroma of the company’s signature dark roast

Inaugural Blend presentation

New Harlem Coffee Company of Indian and Jamaican origins created an Inaugural Coffee Blend to celebrate First Female Vice President Kamala Harris

New Harlem Coffee Company of Indian and Jamaican origins created an Inaugural Coffee Blend to celebrate First Female Vice President Kamala Harris”

— M Donaldson

HARLEM, NY, USA, January 20, 2021 / — New Harlem Coffee Company of Indian and Jamaican origins proudly released an Inaugural Coffee Blend created in celebration of the First Female Vice President Kamala Harris

New Harlem Coffee Company released new special aromatic blend specialty coffee to celebrate the inauguration of the first Lady Vice president in our national history. The roaster created this unique, tasteful blend to cheer the new milestone and the joy of a new Dawn of Hope for all Americans.

This is a limited edition blend created only for the 2021 inauguration filled with the aroma of the company’s signature dark roast but spiced with unique flavor and notes to charm our morning delight as we set a new vision for our nation.

Coffee roasting is an art form, and this Harlem Company has a long tradition from its humble beginnings in Costa Rica before the family migrated to America.

Since 1952 the Family matriarch has crafted a tradition of excellence in all facets of the culinary arts. Coffee is no exception, the family tradition of selecting and roasting green coffee in Costa Rica has grown and found a home in Harlem NY. The family travel to America in the 1960S and so did the craft of carefully selecting coffee beans and roasting them in small batches. The picture of the family matriarch “Mami”, a beautiful woman of East Indian and Jamaican descent, just like Kamala Harris is proudly featured on every bag with a family history. Mami born in 1920 in Port Limon Costa Rica her father was from India and her mother was born in Jamaica West Indies.

This artistic roast will be a very limited inaugural edition for the celebration as it is roasted in a very small batch. The company will send Kamala Harris a sample in hope that she will taste this unique coffee blend created in her honor.

New Harlem Coffee is a small Harlem based coffee company sourcing the finest coffee beans in the world to craft the New Harlem Family Reserve brand of coffee.
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Biden's Bites: The New President's Favourite Hometown Food

Local favourite Capriotti’s credit: Capriotti’s Instagram Profile

Delaware’s favourite son may be headed to the White House, but his tried-and-true slate of local First State haunts stand ready for presidential visits

DELAWARE, USA, January 20, 2021 / — For many Americans and, indeed, for many people around the world Joe Biden’s electoral victory is cause for celebration. Just don’t count on him imbibing with a glass of Champagne—he is a known teetotaler and much prefers his bubbly in the form of a frosty glass of soda. As a politician – Biden was a senator for 36 years and Barack Obama’s Vice-President for 8 – he’s built his brand on being a relatable everyman, and his food choices certainly align with his public persona. Proud Delawareans are ecstatic that finally – finally – our diminutive state will finally receive some recognition for our oft-overlooked dining landscape.

Delaware’s favourite son may be headed to the White House, but his tried-and-true slate of local haunts stand ready for presidential visits should he miss his beloved First State food.

510 N. Union Street, Wilmington, Delaware
Local favourite Capriotti’s may be one of dozens of Delaware sandwich shops, but it’s true claim to fame is being known as the originator of The Bobbie (also known as Thanksgiving on a roll) – a Biden favourite. Shredded roasted turkey, bread stuffing, and cranberry sauce are tucked into a mayonnaise-smeared long roll, conjuring up memories of the American holiday. Joe has been a fan of the trademarked sandwich and patron of the flagship location for more than 40 years. As he said in 2013 when being interviewed by a reporter, “The best sandwich in America is out of Wilmington, Delaware.” Talk about a ringing endorsement.

Charcoal Pit
2600 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware
Delawareans like to say that everyone knows Joe, but everyone really knows Charcoal Pitor ‘The Pit’ as it’s known by locals. The 64-year-old malt shop continues to be a hotspot for high-school students looking to grab a burger and milkshake after a weekend sporting event. Call Joe Biden young at heart, because the septuagenarian loves the comfort food menu consisting of quarter-pound burgers, chilli dogs, club sandwiches, and fries. Occasionally, he deviates from his usual order with a hefty crab-cake platter. The owners of the hallowed restaurant note that Joe has been a customer for decades. In his teenage sporting years, he famously walked out of the then-segregated restaurant in protest when his African-American teammate was refused service. Perhaps Charcoal Pit can be credited as the birthplace of the future president’s political ambitions.

Claymont Steak Shop
3526 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, Delaware
Certainly, the city of Philadelphia is world-renowned for the cheesesteak, but Delaware also has a pretty good steak game, and Biden often honours his Claymont roots (he attended secondary school at lauded private school Archmere Academy) by visiting the shop where he is known to order a cheesesteak with fried onions, ketchup, and of course melted American cheese. How often does ‘number 46’ visit? Let’s just say several photos of Biden grace the walls, including a signed note from the man himself.

Gianni’s Pizza
1600 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware
How does one celebrate a presidential run announcement? To let Biden tell it, the answer is by ordering a few slices of Brooklyn-style pizza (long, wide thin-crust slices) from the Trolley Square corner pizzeria that offers an impressive rotating roster of pies as well as calzones, stromboli, and Italian standards like lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, and baked ziti (another Biden indulgence).

535 S. College Avenue, Newark, Delaware
Imagine attending university to get a degree in… ice cream. At University of Delaware, Biden’s alma mater, one certainly could. The college campus has a full-production onsite creamery that recently churned out a new flavour to honour its most famous alumnus, who happens to be an ice cream obsessive. The flavour pays homage to Biden by recreating his favourite flavour profile—vanilla chocolate chip. What’s the flavour called?Red, White, and Biden. Naturally.

List compiled by Delawarean Iris McCarthy of Fine Dining Lovers.
Iris' complete article Biden's Bites can be viewed on Fine Dining Lovers website.

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Biden-Harris Administration Has the Opportunity to Fully Harness the Resources From the Domain of the Lord of Thin Air

Wisdom Education is Brain Health Education; Where Wisdom Land is a Start...

Our Education System Has Cutting Edge Mind Education While Brain Education Is Under the radar Screen.

Are you your pure self or your phony self-image?

Use your mind/’I’ to heal your brain.

Brain Education Is At The Door. Please Embrace It.

Emotionally Healthy Brain Generates Emotional Intelligence.

Our experts and leaders need to fully harness the domain of the Lord of thin air otherwise known as the cloud. We must work on the full mastery of thin air.

Mastering laws of Mother Nature will give full access to unlimited wealth, happiness, health, education, peace, social standards, and pure life. Emotional health is the key to mastering Mother Nature.”

— Sajid Khan

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2021 / — Today is a historic day for America and the world. It is a seminal breakthrough that is the first step to actualizing America's true spirit for the first time in history. To celebrate this auspicious event, my brother Raza Ali Khan has produced this video with my song on wisdom as the background.:

"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words remind us that darkness cannot drive out darkness and hate cannot drive out hate — only light and love can. As we seek to overcome this season of darkness in America, let us choose love and light and begin to heal — together. #MLKDay" – President Biden

Ignorance cannot drive out ignorance! Light and love are attributes of wisdom. Tring to create love is like trying to create smoke without lighting the fire. It is high time the Biden-Harris administration went full throttle for emotional health that generates wisdom.

One of the major problems I would like to point out is that when our national and state governments need to take action, they always overreact. Just imagine having 26.000 troops to defend the capital! Most state governments are running on deficits, and yet they all sent troops to Washington. They spent money that they do not have, and for what? For overreaction, that was not needed. Overreacting means overspending and adding to the deficit, and this leads to printing unsustainable dollars. It is essential to figure out the right amount of response without getting emotional. Our biggest drawback and our #1 problem is that we are an emotionally challenged country.

Inflation is slowly creeping in, and we are not too much concerned about the consequences. A double hammer of unaffordable debt and inflation will hit our economy and is around the corner.

We need to pay attention to two factors above all.

Overreaction and expanding unnecessary debt is emotionally challenged behavior. We need to focus on emotional health, for which currently we have no testing and no manual.

We have an alternate universe of thin air, otherwise known as the cloud. For most of history, we had no clue of this cloud. Now we are harnessing more and more resources from thin air. We need to understand the realm of the Lord of thin air fully. S/he is none other than Mother Nature. Mother Nature has her rules that we need to uncover, define, and harnesses.

Cryptocurrencies are one of Mother Nature's unlimited resources. We need to create a universal cryptocurrency owned by all nations, and every person has basic drawing rights.

Mother Nature's biggest resource is wisdom that, in scientific terms, is emotional health. Wisdom is waiting to be harnessed from thin air.

The Biden-Harris team needs to create a department of emotional health headed by a cabinet secretary with independent charge.

A truly revolutionary and disruptive out of the box act would be to create a fully staffed department of thin air headed by someone like John Kerry.

Biden-Harris's goal for creating justice, opportunity, power, equality, health, social standards, and education for all is clearly in the works with the appointment of a truly diverse cabinet. But without a full focus on emotional health, each one of the above will remain half-baked as emotional health is the foundation of all of the above goals. Mastering the Lord of thin air, that is, Mother Nature, will be an added unlimited bonus to our Biden-Harris administration's success.

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CCHR Warning: The Horrors of Addiction – Craving Psychotropics

In 2014, 10,574 people died of heroin overdose while 15,778 died from an overdose of psychiatric medications, nearly 50% more.

In 2014, 10,574 people died of heroin overdose while 15,778 died from an overdose of psychiatric medications, nearly 50% more.

With more than 34 million Americans taking antidepressants in 2013-14, addiction and withdrawal from psychiatric is a growing problem.

With more than 34 million Americans taking antidepressants in 2013-14, addiction and withdrawal from psychiatric is a growing problem.

According to data taken from the IQVia Total Patient Tracker Database for Year 2019, extracted February 2020, 61,262 children between the ages of 0-5 years are prescribed antipsychotics in the US.

According to data taken from the IQVia Total Patient Tracker Database for Year 2019, extracted February 2020, 61,262 children between the ages of 0-5 years are prescribed antipsychotics in the US.

The pharmaceutical companies and the psychiatric community pocket some $62 billion on psychiatric drugs as part of a mental health spending of over $225 billion.

The pharmaceutical companies and the psychiatric community pocket some $62 billion on psychiatric drugs as part of a mental health spending of over $225 billion.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

By far one of the most insidious addictions is one that is started with a doctor’s prescription pad — for example opioids and psychotropics.

Drug companies need to sell drugs to survive, so will have an incentive to invent new disorders to generate a market for new drugs.”

— Psychology Today

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2021 / — The myriad of negative side-effects of psychotropic drugs has often been reported. There is one aspect that has not received the critical attention it deserves and that is addiction. Addiction takes many forms; individuals are in effect compelled to take a certain drug, alcohol even tobacco by being hooked on that substance. But by far one of the most insidious addictions is one that is started with a doctor’s prescription, for example opioids and psychotropics and their debilitating side effects.

What Is Addiction

Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm. [1] Addiction not only refers to a dependency on illegal substances like heroin or cocaine. Addiction is actually designated as a chronic disease that also can result from taking certain medications like psychotropic drugs. [1]

Addiction Leads to Death

Problems with alcohol, drugs or medication lead killing thousands of Americans every year. [2]
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, deaths associated with drugs has more than tripled since 2000. Factually, there are more deaths attributed to substance abuse (including psychotropics) than any other preventable health condition. One in four deaths is cause by alcohol, tobacco, and illicit or prescription drug abuse. [3]

The results of medication addiction are amplified in the detrimental side effects of violence and suicide in psychotropic drugs. In fact, psychiatric medications kill more Americans than Heroin. In 2014, 10,574 people died of heroin overdose while 15,778 died from an overdose of psychiatric medications, nearly 50% more. [4]

The statistics regarding the high overdose rate for psychiatric medication users is even more convincing. Several factors contribute to the exponential death rate climb including increased psychotropic prescriptions, and greater polypharmacy (the prescribing of multiple drugs to the same person at once). Another reason for the high rate is non-mental health practitioners like general practitioners, nurses, etc. prescribing psychiatric drugs.

Psychiatric Drugs: More Harm than Good

According to Peter Gøtzsche, professor and director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark, psychiatric drugs do more harm than good.

“Given their lack of benefit, I estimate we could stop almost all psychotropic drugs without causing harm – by dropping all antidepressants, ADHD drugs and dementia drugs … This would lead to healthier and more long-lived populations. Because psychotropic drugs are immensely harmful when used long-term.” [5]

Psychology Today made some interesting points regarding overmedicating of psychiatric drugs.

“Drug companies need to sell drugs to survive, so will have an incentive to invent new disorders to generate a market for new drugs. Very often this may lead to the medicalization of perfectly normal emotional processes, such as bereavement. A good example of the way in which normal psychological processes can be surreptitiously medicalized and made to appear "abnormal" in order to create markets is in the example of the female menopause. [6]

An Addiction that Kills

In the same article in Psychology Today, Dr. Graham C.L. Davey spoke about the most serious downside to many psychotropic drugs.

“One obvious—but important—downside to many drugs used to treat mental health problems is that they often have significant and distressing side effects. These side effects can be physical and include fatigue, blurred vision, gastric disorders, headaches, dizziness, sexual dysfunction, risk of cardiac disorders, and weight gain. In many cases (such as antipsychotics) these side effects are significant enough to make up to 50 percent of those taking medication stop taking them. But apart from medical symptoms, some pharmacological treatments can also increase psychological symptoms such as anxiety, suicidal ideation, and even increase suicide attempts (especially in young adults). [6]

It has been proven statistically that psychotropic drugs have become a clear and present danger to individuals taking them. Yet little is done to stop their prescription and overprescribing. Once someone takes these drugs, they are exceedingly difficult to stop. “Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs can be disabling and can cause a range of severe physical and psychological effects which often last for months and sometimes years; in some cases, withdrawal charities report, it may lead to suicide.” [7]

According to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a watchdog organization that exposes abuse in the mental health industry, the surge in psychiatric drug prescriptions, the addictive qualities and the resulting violent and aggressive behavior should be investigated.

Know Your Rights

“The public has a right to know that the drugs they or their loved ones are given, have highly addictive qualities,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. “The FDA needs to conduct further investigations into the addictive qualities of psychiatric drugs.”

CCHR encourages anyone who is being advised that they or a loved one should take psychiatric drugs to demand a “differential diagnosis” where the doctor obtains a thorough history and conducts a complete physical exam, ruling out all the possible problems that might cause a set of symptoms and explains any possible side effects of the recommended treatments. For more information or to report psychiatric abuse please visit or call 1-800-782-2878.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969.


[1] What is addiction?

[2] Statistics on Addiction in America

[3] Health Consequences of Drug Misuse Death

[4] Psychiatric Medications Kill More Americans than Heroin

[5] Peter Gøtzsche argues that most prescriptions could be stopped without causing harm, but other experts strongly disagree

[6] Overprescribing Drugs to Treat Mental Health Problems

[7] Psychiatric drug withdrawal can be disabling

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Who is more likely to hook a minor on harmful drugs? Drug dealer? Gang member? Psychiatrist? Answer: Psychiatrists give 20 million children addictive drugs.

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Stream Pieces of a Woman On Netflix Now

Pieces of a Woman

Vanessa Kirby Awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2021 / — The acclaimed film Pieces of a Woman is now streaming on Netflix.

The film tells the story of Martha and Sean, a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood. Their lives change irrevocably when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy. Thus begins a yearlong odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with Sean and her domineering mother (Ellen Burstyn), along with the publicly vilified midwife (Molly Parker), whom she must face in court. Directed by Kornél Mundruczó (WHITE GOD, winner of the 2014 Prix Un Certain Regard Award), written by Kata Wéber, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, PIECES OF A WOMAN is a deeply personal, searing, and ultimately transcendent story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.

Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Writer: Kata Wéber
Producers: Kevin Turen and Ashley Levinson for Little Lamb Productions; and Aaron Ryder
Executive Producers: Martin Scorsese, Sam Levinson, Stuart Manashil, Viktoria Petranyi, Jason Cloth, Richard McConnell, Suarj Maraboyina for Creative Wealth Media, Aaron Gilbert for BRON Studios, Steven Thibault
Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmie Falls, Ellen Burstyn

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Head of COSUA gathers 28 million signatures challenging AUC Elections; Serious questions arise from Human Rights Defence Group International and IIAS

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2021 / — Peter W. Sherrill, the Unknown Black Republican and United States 2020 Presidential Write-in candidate joins forces with IIAS –International Institute for African Scholars, COSUA – Coalition of Supporters Union of Africa and Human Rights Defence Group International to “Stop the Steal” in the upcoming African Union Commission Elections!

Sherrill, once a lifelong Democrat, for nearly 40 years, joined the Republican Party 2011 in spite the controversy presented being an African American. “Everything was going fine until Donald Trump came into the Party,” says Sherrill who fought fervently to enlighten his people that an Exodus from the Democratic Party was necessary if they were ever going to achieve economic parity in America.

Instead, Sherrill was forced to watch as the Party he had so much hope for became a Party for White Nationalists and White Supremacists! Alienated, to say the least and outraged by the racism permeating the Party, Sherrill, a plaintiff in the infamous Texaco Racial Discrimination Lawsuit refused to sit by and do nothing. With the recent discovery of his Great, Great, Grandparents who were slaves on the brutal cotton-fields of the Belvedere Plantation, Eutawville South Carolina, Sherrill met some dignitaries from South Africa who wanted to assist him in finding his true roots, especially since he wasn’t famous enough for the TV show, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates. Shortly thereafter, his sister convinced him to take one of those DNA tests. Sherrill was ecstatic to find that he was 92.7 percent African. Sherrill could hardly wait to share the news. Suddenly, the Motherland had new meaning!

The Candidate began meeting many dignitaries from across Continent. First he was introduced to Advocate Sarfo Abebrese – Founder of COSUA- COSUA has the mandate of the African Union and other sub-regional bodies like ECOWAS – Economic Community of West Africa States. Shortly thereafter the Write in Candidate was introduced to Dr. Frederick Nwosu – President of IIAS and the Human Rights Defence Group by Dr. Cherydene Cook, member of IIAS- another consortium of powerful organizations dedicated to the fight against injustices on the Continent.

IIAS was established in June 2013 to serve doctoral and other social science researchers. Since then, it has helped several scholars across the globe. It collaborates with other entities such as the Journal of Functional Education, Global Peace Missions (NGO), Emmanuel University, and Center for Academic Research and Educational Sustainability among others. Through the instrumentality of these collaborating entities, Fellows of IIAS have found platforms to express their talents and global presence. The Institute has its headquarters in Accra, Ghana.

Human Rights Defence Group International was founded in 1994 by Albert W. Mukong in efforts to monitor and address the widespread human rights abuses in Cameroon and the world. Its membership spread in Europe, USA, and some parts of Africa. Mr. Mukong’s vision was the liberation of the minds of Africans, from enslavement, colonialism and dictatorship. This could be achieved only through grass roots education of the inalienable rights of the people. With freedom of the mind achieved he foresaw the Independence of Africa and visioned African Unity.

“If you think for one moment that we all are going to sit back and watch the continued exploitation of Africa you are so very, very, sadly mistaken,” says Sherrill! Sherrill has also met the Vice Chair of the African Union Commission, H.E. Kwesi Quartey along with the Ambassador of Kenya via Video conference during her birthday celebration. It is also very important to acknowledge the head of The Throne Abroad Advisory Council led by HRM Dineo Meko, who was very instrumental in making these distinguished acquaintances and was also very instrumental in having Mr. Sherrill interview on South Africa Television via Zoom with top reporter Peter Ndoro. It was HRM Dineo Meko that advised the 2020 Write in Candidate that he needs to meet the former Ambassador of the African Union to the United States, Dr. Arikanna Chihombori-Quao, who was fired by the current Chair of the African Union, from Chad- (Formerly a French Colony), for exposing the blatant extortion by France of its former colonies in Africa.

After extensive research and various live interviews by Dr.Quao, Sherrill was not only outraged, but appalled by what France has been doing in Africa. Sherrill who has zero tolerance for such blatant extortion and exploitation – the 2020 Write in Presidential Candidate swore that France will cease and desist from this thievery of Africa and also its mandated reparations from Haiti. To add insult to injury, Sherrill has just recently learned that the current Chair of the African Union, H.E. Mossa Faki has somehow eliminated all candidates, especially Vice Chair Kwesi Quartey and Dr. Arikanna Chihombori-Quao from running for Chair of the African Union Commission, thus leaving the current Chair running unopposed and continuing to do France’s bidding on the continent.

Advocate Sarfo Abebrese of COSUA has garnered over 28 million signatures to postpone the election, but to no avail and now the International Institute for African Scholars and the Human Rights Defence Group International are also joining with COSUA to “STOP THE STEAL” in the upcoming election in the African Union! Ironically, four of the last five Chairs have been former colonies of France. We will be calling on the Biden Administration and its new Ambassador to the UN to take a very serious look into this blatant extortion that has taken place in Africa by France and demand that France cease and desist immediately.

As the African American people of the United States become aware of what you are doing in Africa, our Homeland, we hope Mr. Biden remembers who elected him! We will no longer stand by and accept what is happening in Africa!


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