The End Is Coming in '2012'?
Few people have destroyed the world more than Roland Emmerich. In his mega-hit "Independence Day," aliens laid waste to pretty much every metropolitan center on the planet, and in his eco-thriller "The Day After Tomorrow," much of the northern hemisphere finds itself buried under ice. In his third crack at presenting the apocalypse, this fall's "2012," Emmerich taps into the angst of thousands of astrologers, doomsday enthusiasts, and conspiracy theorists who fear that a massive cataclysm will strike the earth on December 21 of that year.>>>CHILE: Festival to Showcase Films on Native Peoples
SANTIAGO, Jun 17 (IPS) - Thanks to the growing number of films by and about indigenous peoples, over 90 movies, mainly from Latin America, will be screened and voted on by spectators at the First Chilean Indigenous Peoples' Film Festival in the Pacific port city of Valparaíso.
"Indigenous people have long been demonised by the media," Chilean filmmaker Nelson Cabrera,>>>
A patient who comes to Marie Steinmetz with clogged sinuses might be in for a surprise.
Instead of walking out of the Alexandria, Virginia, family physician’s office with a prescription, he might find himself stretched out in a dim room on a massage table. With soft music playing in the background, Steinmetz might quickly—and gently—stick several needles into his head and hands to help clear his nasal passages.>>>
Once simple, the practice of American Indian medicine is becoming more complex as medicine men travel around the globe and laws governing use of feathers, herbs and plants become more stringent.
Anyone interested in practices or regulations is invited to attend the 60th annual conference of the Native American Church of North America this weekend in Window Rock, Ariz. >>>
Last Friday, Newt Gingrich spoke at a church in Virginia, affirming that the U.S. is a Christian nation but is "surrounded by paganism." Citing as proof, he noted California’s ongoing legal struggle to uphold the traditional definition of marriage. Further, Gingrich confused being Christian as synonymous with not being pagan. The "pagan" elements that he deems dangerous: desensitivity to the consequences of abortion, and the spreading acceptance of gay marriage. >>>