martes, 19 de septiembre de 2017

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION ---- Spain’s Guardia Civil in search of census cards and polling supervisor notices | VilaWeb

Spain’s Guardia Civil in search of census cards and polling supervisor notices | VilaWeb

 

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION

Spain’s Guardia Civil in search of census cards and polling supervisor notices
Protest in front of one of the offices raided near Barcelona

Flags, Symbols, and Statues Resurgent As Globalism Declines

Flags, Symbols, and Statues Resurgent As Globalism Declines

 

"
In Spain, the conservative prime minister is trying to emulate the
Spanish fascist dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco in making
threats against Catalonia’s independence wishes. "

<<< https://www.strategic-culture.org/…/flags-symbols-and-statu… >>>

 Flags, Symbols, and Statues Resurgent As Globalism Declines

Au Togo, le dernier homme fort d'Afrique de l'Ouest, par Sabine Cessou (Les blogs du Diplo, 18 septembre 2017)

Au Togo, le dernier homme fort d'Afrique de l'Ouest, par Sabine Cessou (Les blogs du Diplo, 18 septembre 2017)

 Rien ne va plus au Togo, petit pays d’à peine 8 millions d’habitants,
pris en sandwich entre le Ghana et le Bénin. Les libertés civiles dont
jouissent les citoyens de ces deux pays
depuis le début des années 1990 et les nombreuses alternances
démocratiques qu’ils ont connues n’ont toujours pas déteint sur leur
voisin : le Togo abrite désormais le dernier régime familial autoritaire
d’Afrique de l’Ouest.

 

Comment la censure de la presse fut privatisée, par Dominique Pinsolle (Le Monde diplomatique, septembre 2014)

Comment la censure de la presse fut privatisée, par Dominique Pinsolle (Le Monde diplomatique, septembre 2014)

 Depuis le milieu du XIXe siècle, les journaux radicaux se multiplient en
France au nez et à la barbe de l’État. Incapable de juguler cette
propagation, le pouvoir fait voter une
loi, le 29 juillet 1881, qui, tout en proclamant la liberté
d’expression, abandonne les médias (mais aussi l’imprimerie,
l’affichage, l’édition, le colportage) à la tutelle des patrons de
presse.

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Enfants travaillant dans une mine de charbon à Hughestown Borough, Pennsylvanie, 1911.
© Lewis Hine/Library of Congress

Au travail, les enfants, par Robin Cavagnoud (Le Monde diplomatique, mai 2016)

Au travail, les enfants, par Robin Cavagnoud (Le Monde diplomatique, mai 2016)

 En décembre 2013, de violents affrontements ont opposé les forces de
police boliviennes à des enfants descendus dans la rue pour exiger le
droit de travailler. Se disant «à leur
écoute», le président Evo Morales, célébré comme l’un des dirigeants les
plus progressistes du continent américain, a décidé d’abaisser l’âge
légal du travail de 14 à 10 ans. C’est peu dire que la décision a
surpris…

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María Royo Barrera. – Retourner les briques encore fraîches est un
travail que l’on destine aux enfants, moins lourds que les adultes.
Huachipa, province de Lima, Pérou, 2012

L’enfer du miracle allemand, par Olivier Cyran (Le Monde diplomatique, septembre 2017)

L’enfer du miracle allemand, par Olivier Cyran (Le Monde diplomatique, septembre 2017)

 Un syndicaliste allemand : «On espère que les syndicats français ne
répéteront pas nos erreurs et sauront se montrer plus offensifs que
nous» — www.monde-diplomatique.fr/57833

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Bernd Arnold. – « Le Portail », de la série « Black East Wild West », 2009.
Les portails de la cathédrale de Cologne côté ouest sont le lieu du passage du laïque au sacré ;
sur le gobelet, « begehrt » signifie « désiré ».
© Bernd Arnold

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION --- Spain Is Trying to Prevent Catalans' Independence Vote

Spain Is Trying to Prevent Catalans' Independence Vote

 

" Spain's Government Is Trying to Prevent Catalans' Independence Vote "

<<< https://www.truthdig.com/…/spanish-central-government-trie…/ >>>>

 

 

PressTV-Robots: One reason for mass unemployment

PressTV-Robots: One reason for mass unemployment

 

Our founder and senior editor, Zain Raza, recently appeared on Press TV, Iran's largest international news and documentary network, to talk about the role of technology and the Universal Basic Income also known as Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen in Germany. Mark Zuckerberg, Jenna Van Draanen and host of other participants also provided their perspectives in this program.

 

Have We Been Deceived Over Syrian Sarin Attack? Scrutinizing the Evidence in an Incident Trump Used to Justify Bombing Syria | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Have We Been Deceived Over Syrian Sarin Attack? Scrutinizing the Evidence in an Incident Trump Used to Justify Bombing Syria | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 

The Sarin Bomb Crater That Wasn’t


The UN commission report refers to the crater as a “hole,” commenting
that it was “too small to be a crater,” but pronounces it consistent
with a chemical weapon. Without any reference to a source of evidence,
it refers to the two pieces of metal as “two parts of the bomb.”
Although it admits to being “unable to determine the exact type of
chemical bomb used,” it declared the two pieces of metal to be
“consistent with sarin bomb produced by the former Soviet Union in the
250kg-class of bombs.”

 https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/Crfy_aexXQ1AXliMzAFgFtYfEHqX1ALzIutdfDUL8D50ubKTgtfTvd15D-5juakolqNxpFR2xot7XUd8xeojQxezTahtgcOn6lAJ6REpVaiw-iG2HzEjneSk3JNDYw-1cI1xGBQR

 


 

New Canadian study: Autism-Aluminum adjuvant link corroborated

New Canadian study: Autism-Aluminum adjuvant link corroborated

 

New Canadian study: Autism-Aluminum adjuvant link corroborated


In the December 2017 issue of the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry and
released online today, Dr. Christopher Shaw and colleagues at the
University of British Columbia have established convincing biological
evidence linking aluminum adjuvant used in vaccines to autism.


“This is the paper I have been waiting for. This paper reports
measurements of cytokines in the brains of animals injected with
aluminum adjuvant as neonates. The same cytokines are elevated as in
human autism. IL-6 and CCL2/MCP-1 are elevated for example. Male animals
are more strongly affected. It’s a perfect match to human autism.”


VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Just two weeks ago, I wrote about a study
from France that raised major concerns about aluminum adjuvant used in
vaccines. The French study authors wrote: “Concerns about its [aluminum
adjuvant’s] safety emerged following recognition of its unexpectedly
long-lasting biopersistence within immune cells in some individuals, and
reports of chronic fatigue syndrome, cognitive dysfunction, myalgia,
dysautonomia and autoimmune/inflammatory features temporally linked to
multiple Al [aluminum]-containing vaccine administrations.”

In a
nutshell, the French study found that when smaller doses of aluminum
adjuvant were consistently injected over a short period of time — like
during childhood vaccinations —the aluminum was more likely to end up in
the brain, and the French scientists issued a stern warning about the
use of aluminum adjuvant in vaccines:

In the context of massive
development of vaccine-based strategies worldwide, the present study may
suggest that aluminium adjuvant toxicokinetics and safety require
reevaluation.

Canadian researchers establish direct link


In the December 2017 issue of the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry and
released online today, Dr. Christopher Shaw and colleagues have
established convincing biological evidence linking aluminum adjuvant to
autism. The study’s title alone should cause concern for parents
everywhere:
Subcutaneous injections of aluminum at vaccine adjuvant
levels activate innate immune genes in mouse brain that are homologous
with biomarkers of autism

As the study authors state:

“It
thus appears that Al [aluminum adjuvant] triggered innate immune system
activation and altered cholinergic activity in male mice, observations
which are consistent with those in autism. Female mice were less
susceptible to Al exposure as only the expression levels of NF-κB
inhibitor and TNFA were altered. Regional patterns of gene expression
alterations also exhibited gender differences, as frontal cortex was the
most affected area in males and cerebellum in females. Thus, Al
adjuvant promotes brain inflammation and males appear to be more
susceptible to Al′s toxic effects.”

It’s critical to note that
the researchers found gender differences in how the mice responded, with
male mice showing higher susceptibility, which is consistent with what
we are seeing in autism: roughly 80% of the cases are boys.

The
Canadian researchers included a diagram in their study that showed how
aluminum adjuvant can contribute to an inflammatory cascade in the brain
that leads to autism.

What does this mean in plain English?


Six months ago, I wrote an article about how close it appeared
international scientists were to establishing a clear biological basis
for how aluminum adjuvant can create autism. My article has been read
more than 250,000 times, and I have heard from scientists from all over
the world (most unwilling to let me quote them in public, which is its
own great tragedy), including a scientist who has created a great
website called Vaccine Papers. I asked “VP” about the importance of this
study, and words were not minced:

This is the paper I have been waiting for.


This paper reports measurements of cytokines in the brains of animals
injected with aluminum adjuvant as neonates. The same cytokines are
elevated as in human autism. IL-6 and CCL2/MCP-1 are elevated for
example. Male animals are more strongly affected. It’s a perfect match
to human autism.

The paper includes a number of strong statements about vaccine causality.


This paper is hugely important because it shows IL-6 elevation in the
brain, which of course provides a firm link to the immune activation
literature. It is strong evidence supporting the al adjuvant IL-6 autism
hypothesis.

Vaccines are given to babies during key phases of brain development

-BY J.B. HANDLEY September 18, 2017

https://medium.com/…/new-canadian-study-autism-aluminum-adj… ~~

 

Hiding In Plain Sight: The Global Pedophile Ring Exposed

Hiding In Plain Sight: The Global Pedophile Ring Exposed

 

By Whitney Webb


Posted on November 30, 2016


Recent revelations regarding pedophile rings run by and for the rich
and powerful show that these are not isolated incidents and part of a
systemic, global problem targeting defenseless children.


Pedophilia scandals continue to emerge around the world year after
year while the corporate media and law enforcement agencies alike fail
to treat the sexual exploitation of minors as
a global, systemic problem. As the number of child abuse scandals
involving the rich and powerful continue to grow, it is becoming
impossible to cover up that these instances of child sexual abuse and
exploitation are globally organized and often run by the very same
people who greatly influence society and politics. The entertainment
industry, powerful political centers, and even organized religion have
been shown to be major centers where this horrific abuse has been
enabled and widely accepted among the “elites” and other powerful
individuals that dominate these institutions. What follows are several
examples of the widespread depravity practiced by some of the world’s
most powerful people.

 

World hunger increasing for first time since turn of the century - World Socialist Web Site

World hunger increasing for first time since turn of the century - World Socialist Web Site

 Global hunger can only be eradicated by putting an end to the
contradictions of capitalism and replacing it with an economic system
based upon social need. The UN may sound
the alarm bell about widespread undernourishment, but only the struggle
of a united international working class can put an end to it.

 

When It Comes to Our Wars in the Greater Middle East, Maybe We’re the Bad Guys

When It Comes to Our Wars in the Greater Middle East, Maybe We’re the Bad Guys

 Imagine telling the family of a fallen soldier they died to ensure Saudi
hegemony in the Gulf, an eternal Guantanamo, or the spread of terror
groups and refugees.

 iraq-isis-sectarian-violence-women-rape(Photo: Jason Fudge / Flickr)

How Top Food Companies Fail to Protect Environmental Activists in Supply Chains | By Benjamin Dangl | Common Dreams

How Top Food Companies Fail to Protect Environmental Activists in Supply Chains | By Benjamin Dangl | Common Dreams

 “I can’t shut up. I can’t stay silent faced with all that is happening
to my people. We are fighting for our lands, for our water, for our
lives.”

 Destruction of rainforest in West Kalimantan, Borneo paves way for palm oil plantation

Destruction of rainforest in West Kalimantan, Borneo paves way for palm oil plantation. (Photo: David Gilbert/RAN)

Wells Run Dry Near Giant Coca-Cola Bottling Plant In Mexico

Wells Run Dry Near Giant Coca-Cola Bottling Plant In Mexico

 The Mexican FEMSA-run bottling company operating the Coca-Cola plant in the region is said to have consumed at least 1.08 million liters of water per day in 2016.

 A large roadside sign welcomes visitors to the town of Zinacantán, near the city of San Cristobal, Mexico. (Photo: María Verza/Periodismohumano)

CIA can intercept & redirect SMS on Android, according to 'Highrise' document — RT Viral

CIA can intercept & redirect SMS on Android, according to 'Highrise' document — RT Viral

 Named ‘Highrise,’ the tool is the latest disclosed in a series of leaks named ‘Vault7,’ which Wikileaks claims come from within the CIA.
Described in a statement [*] from #WikiLeaks as an Android application, ‘Highrise’ provides a redirector function for SMS messaging.
[*] https://wikileaks.org/vault7/#Highrise

 CIA can intercept & redirect SMS on Android, according to 'Highrise' document

WikiLeaks - Vault 7: Projects

WikiLeaks - Vault 7: Projects

 Named ‘Highrise,’ the tool is the latest disclosed in a series of leaks
named ‘Vault7,’ which Wikileaks claims come from within the CIA.
Described in a statement [*] from #WikiLeaks as an Android application, ‘Highrise’ provides a redirector function for SMS messaging.
[*] https://wikileaks.org/vault7/#Highrise ~~

 

Vivre et penser comme des DRH, par Frédéric Lordon (Les blogs du Diplo, 18 septembre 2017)

Vivre et penser comme des DRH, par Frédéric Lordon (Les blogs du Diplo, 18 septembre 2017)

 Frédéric Lordon
: «On ne s’intéresse pas assez à la littérature managériale. Bien à
tort. Quand la fusion organique du capital et de l’État a atteint le
stade Macron, c’est une littérature politique.»

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cc groume. — Cf. Gilles Châtelet, « Relire Marcuse pour ne pas vivre comme des porcs », Le Monde diplomatique, août 1998.

Devil's Punchbowl — An American Concentration Camp So Horrific It was Erased from History

Devil's Punchbowl — An American Concentration Camp So Horrific It was Erased from History

 History the State doesn't want you to know about..

 history

SPAIN AGAINST TEHE CATALONIA NATION -- 18-Sept-17 TV News: 'Raids and confiscations continue'

18-Sept-17 TV News: 'Raids and confiscations continue'

 🎥 18-Sept-17 TV News: 'Raids and confiscations continue' - Check out tonight's show! ➡️ https://goo.gl/2V3ge8. ~~~~

 

 

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION --- Spain’s Guardia Civil in search of census cards and polling supervisor notices

Spain’s Guardia Civil in search of census cards and polling supervisor notices

 Spain’s Guardia Civil has raided two delivery service plants near BCN searching for referendum material ➡️ https://goo.gl/Pw9uwY

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Sri Lanka: The New Constitution – A Neo-colonial Project! | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Sri Lanka: The New Constitution – A Neo-colonial Project! | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 The issue is not whether a new Constitution is needed or not. It is the
fundamental and inalienable right of the people to determine the
economic, social, political and cultural
system in which they choose to live. But that choice will be their
choice only if it is freely made, not with a gun pointed at their heads.
Today, Sri Lanka finds itself practically under a form of tutelage to
the US, a global power whose strategic objective is to maintain its
global hegemony.

 

Two years after Dieselgate: car industry still drives Berlin and Brussels | Corporate Europe Observatory

Two years after Dieselgate: car industry still drives Berlin and Brussels | Corporate Europe Observatory

 Corporate Europe Observatory


Today is the second anniversary of Dieselgate!

Our "jubilee" blog post looks at what has - or more precisely has not - happened in the more than 100 weeks since the scandal first broke. bit.ly/Dieselgate2Years


"In September 2015, car manufacturer Volkswagen was caught red-handed
in the use of ‘defeat devices’ - software enabling its diesel cars to
pass pollution emissions tests, while actually exceeding EU pollution
limits by more than ten times once on the road.

[...]

As
we write, two years have already passed since the Dieselgate scandal
first made headlines. Citizens, diesel car owners, environmentalists,
and public health professionals remain outraged at the extent of the
duplicity and the collusion that has enabled it to go on for so long –
without an end in sight yet.

Whether it is in Berlin or Brussels,
the car industry is still setting the agenda for emissions regulation
and politicians have been unwilling to cut their ties to the car lobby
to finally get tough on diesel vehicle emissions. Until they do, the
health of millions of people across Europe will continue to suffer from
the consequences."

 

lunes, 18 de septiembre de 2017

CENSORSHIP ALERT: Mozilla planning “kill shot” for entire independent media by blocking all non-approved news in the FireFox browser – NaturalNews.com

CENSORSHIP ALERT: Mozilla planning “kill shot” for entire independent media by blocking all non-approved news in the FireFox browser – NaturalNews.com

 

 

CENSORSHIP ALERT: Mozilla
planning “kill shot” for entire independent media by blocking all
non-approved news in the FireFox browser

 Image: CENSORSHIP ALERT: Mozilla planning “kill shot” for entire independent media by blocking all non-approved news in the FireFox browser 

(Natural News)
In November of 1737, decades before America officially declared its
independence from the king of England, a young Benjamin Franklin
published an essay in The Pennsylvania Gazette entitled, “On Freedom of Speech and the Press.” In it, Franklin wrote,
“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when
this support is taken away, the Constitution of a free society is
dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.” Franklin went on to
write, “An evil magistrate entrusted with power to punish for words,
would be armed with a weapon the most destructive and terrible.”

 

Facebook to become left-wing propaganda echo chamber with Orwellian plan to label independent journalism “fake” – NaturalNews.com

Facebook to become left-wing propaganda echo chamber with Orwellian plan to label independent journalism “fake” – NaturalNews.com

 




Facebook to become left-wing propaganda echo chamber with Orwellian plan to label independent journalism “fake”


Image: Facebook to become left-wing propaganda echo chamber with Orwellian plan to label independent journalism “fake”

(Natural News)
Facebook has announced a new plan today that will very quickly
transform the social media site into an “echo chamber” of left-wing
media lies and delusional propaganda (just like we’ve recently seen pushed by the Washington Post).


The new effort will rely on left-wing “fact checker” organizations like Politifact and Snopes to determine the “truthiness” of news stories, reports Business Insider.
Those stories deemed by left-wing “fact checkers” to be inaccurate will
be buried in Facebook users’ feeds as a form of organized totalitarian
censorship.


This Ministry of Truth “news dictatorship” plan will, of
course, transform Facebook into nothing more than a news “bubble” where
left-wing propaganda is repeated as “fact” while independent journalism
is labeled “fake.”

PROOF: Flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in the history of the world – NaturalNews.com

PROOF: Flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in the history of the world – NaturalNews.com

 Flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in the history of the world

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Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed As Mossad Agent

Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed As Mossad Agent

 


Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed As Mossad Agent

Libyan security forces arrested a Daesh commander in the city of
Benghazi — only to find out soon after that the man they had captured,
Ephraim Benjamin, was also an agent of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence
service. Was he working to defeat Daesh or to strengthen it?


CIA covert arms program ends, Pentagon covertly sends weapons to Syria

CIA covert arms program ends, Pentagon covertly sends weapons to Syria

 

Special investigation by Whitney Webb for Mint Press News: The Trump administration announced that it would end the CIA’s covert program aimed at arming and training
terrorist-linked “moderate rebels” in Syria, sparking hope among some
Trump supporters that he was finally enacting the anti-interventionist
rhetoric of his campaign.


However, a recently released report shows that the Pentagon has picked
up the slack left by the end of the CIA’s program — pumping billions of
dollars worth of weapons into the hands of Syrian “rebels,” while
attempting to mask the paper trail and their suppliers’ ties to
organized crime. #Syria

 Free Syrian Army fighters clean their weapons and check ammunition at their base on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

Has the New York Times Gone Completely Insane?

Has the New York Times Gone Completely Insane?

 

Crossing a line from recklessness into madness, The New York Times
published a front-page opus suggesting that Russia was behind social
media criticism of Hillary Clinton, reports Robert Parry.


(CN)
For those of us who have taught journalism or worked as editors, a sign
that an article is the product of sloppy or dishonest journalism is
that a key point will be declared as flat fact when it is unproven or a
point in serious dispute – and it then becomes the foundation for other
claims, building a story like a high-rise constructed on sand.

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This use of speculation as fact is something to guard against
particularly in the work of inexperienced or opinionated reporters. But
what happens when this sort of unprofessional work tops page one of The
New York Times one day as a major “investigative” article and reemerges
the next day in even more strident form as a major Times editorial? Are
we dealing then with an inept journalist who got carried away with his
thesis or are we facing institutional corruption or even a collective
madness driven by ideological fervor?

 The Anti-Media

News Of Saudi Prince's 'Secret' Visit To Israel Brings Embassy Scramble

News Of Saudi Prince's 'Secret' Visit To Israel Brings Embassy Scramble

 


News Of Saudi Crown Prince’s ‘Secret’ Visit To Israel Brings Embassy Scramble

Israeli media late last week began reporting that a Saudi prince
made a secret visit to Israel, in spite of the fact that the kingdom
does not recognize the Jewish state, and the two sides do not have
diplomatic relations.


Bomb Attack on London Underground Sets Stage for Further State Repression | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Bomb Attack on London Underground Sets Stage for Further State Repression | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 Before anything about the origins of the attack aboard a train at
Parsons Green station had officially been made public, the government
called a meeting of its COBRA emergency
committee. The meeting was convened in the afternoon amid speculation
that the UK’s terrorism threat level could be raised from “severe” to
“critical”—the highest level.

 

From Prophesy to Reality - Gov't Prediction Of 30 Year Terror Campaign Comes To Life - TruePublica

From Prophesy to Reality - Gov't Prediction Of 30 Year Terror Campaign Comes To Life - TruePublica

 

By Graham Vanbergen: The
partial explosion of a homemade bomb on a packed underground commuter
train in southwest London on Friday morning has moved a prediction just
six months ago by the UK’s government, of a terrorism offensive to match
that of the 30 year long IRA campaign that killed and injured thousands
– to reality. In the meantime, 
as one would expect in Britain,
another huge police and intelligence operation began and then ended
with calls for ever greater losses of civl liberties. 


 


The government called a meeting of its COBRA emergency committee
before anything was known about the incident. Later that afternoon
Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May announced in a televised
statement that the threat level was being raised to critical for an
undefined period.


“For this period, military personnel will replace police officers
on guard duties at certain protected sites that are not accessible to
the public and that the public will see more armed police on the
transport network and on our streets” said May.

 From Prophesy to Reality - Gov't Prediction Of 30 Year Terror Campaign Comes To Life

Russia’s S-400s Will Protect Turkey From A “Kurdish Air Force” | OrientalReview.org

Russia’s S-400s Will Protect Turkey From A “Kurdish Air Force” | OrientalReview.org

 

Many people thought that this day would never come, but it’s official
– Russian President Putin will sell his Turkish NATO counterpart S-400
missiles, and there’s nothing that the
US or NATO can do about it. This is a profound geo-military pivot for
Turkey because it solidifies Russia’s role as the country’s high-level
strategic partner for decades to come, considering that Russian experts
will be relied on to provide maintenance, repairs, spare parts, and
upgrades to these anti-aircraft systems. [ 577 more words ]


The great nutrient collapse

The great nutrient collapse

 

You thought there were already enough reasons to worry about climate change and rising CO2 levels in the air, right?

Think again.

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How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food - The New York Times

How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food - The New York Times

 

Weekend read from the NYT:
How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

"In places as distant as China, South Africa and Colombia, the rising clout of big food
companies also translates into political influence, stymieing public
health officials seeking soda taxes or legislation aimed at curbing the
health impacts of processed food.

[...]


Brazil also highlights the food industry’s political prowess. In 2010, a
coalition of Brazilian food and beverage companies torpedoed a raft of
measures that sought to limit junk food ads aimed at children. The
latest challenge has come from the country’s president, Michel Temer, a
business-friendly centrist whose conservative allies in Congress are now
seeking to chip away at the handful of regulations and laws intended to
encourage healthy eating.

“What we have is a war between two
food systems, a traditional diet of real food once produced by the
farmers around you and the producers of ultra-processed food designed to
be over-consumed and which in some cases are addictive,” said Carlos A.
Monteiro, a professor of nutrition and public health at the University
of São Paulo."

  

Mrs. da Silva and other vendors like her make regular deliveries for Nestlé to a quarter of a million households in Brazil.

EU report on weedkiller safety copied text from Monsanto study | Environment | The Guardian

EU report on weedkiller safety copied text from Monsanto study | Environment | The Guardian

 



Corporate Europe Observatory

 


Huge splash in the Guardian and many other outlets this morning on glyphosate.

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) final assessment report, which the European
Commission uses to justify its proposal to reautorise glyphosate for 10
years in the EU, has largely been copy-pasted from an industry report.

Copy-pasted!


The original lines stem from an industry report which the pesticide
lobby group Glyphosate Task Force submitted to the agency as part of the
normal procedure – but the EU agency hardly changed a word!

One
of the most scandalous features: EFSA adopted the pesticide industry’s
analysis of the available independent scientific literature, which
dismissed the significance of all the results finding harm. Having
assessed the very same independent studies, the World Health
Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer came to the
exact opposite conclusion: they considered glyphosate a likely
carcinogen.

The urgent need to reform the EU’s pesticides
assessment system could hardly be made clearer than by the
ever-expanding glyphosate scandal. Not relying on industry’s studies and
interpretations of independent data would be a good first step,
wouldn’t it?

 Glyphosate is the core ingredient in Monsanto’s $4.75bn a year RoundUp weedkiller brand. 

Glyphosate is the core ingredient in Monsanto’s $4.75bn a year RoundUp weedkiller brand.
Photograph: Rene van den Berg/Alamy Stock Photo






Trump threatens North Korea with “effective and overwhelming” military force - World Socialist Web Site

Trump threatens North Korea with “effective and overwhelming” military force - World Socialist Web Site

 In response to the latest North Korean missile test, the South Korean
military fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters 250
kilometres off its east coast. The South
Korean President Moon Jae-in bluntly warned North Korea that “we have
the power to destroy North Korea and make it unable to recover.”

 

domingo, 17 de septiembre de 2017

The Decomposing Corpse of NATO

The Decomposing Corpse of NATO

 If Stoltenberg thinks for a fraction of a second that any country in the
world is going to permit a foreigner — any foreigner at all, even an
ally — to be present when, for example,
new weapons or series of tactics are tried out, then he is a fool. And
he’s not a fool : just devious, and intent on staying on the front pages
of Western newspapers and scaremongering about Russia in an energetic
and all too successful campaign to expand the obsolete US-NATO alliance.

 The Decomposing Corpse of NATO

Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Understand Why the Corporate Media Is So Bad

Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Understand Why the Corporate Media Is So Bad

The job of giant corporations like CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN is not to
inform American citizens about reality. It’s to make as much profit as
possible.

 Members of the media stand on a back riser as President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a rally in a DOW Chemical Hanger at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Accused of War Crimes, Saudis Investigate Themselves and Find No Wrongdoing

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Accused of War Crimes, Saudis Investigate Themselves and Find No Wrongdoing

 The U.N. has documented 5,144 civilian deaths in Saudi Arabia's brutal
two year war on Yemen. Most of the deaths came from attacks by the
Saudi-led coalition. But the Saudis
launched an investigation of their own conduct in the war and last week
the results were in: The Saudis found that the Saudis had committed no
wrongdoing. Case closed?

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The United States Was Responsible for the 1982 Massacre of Palestinians in Beirut | The Nation

The United States Was Responsible for the 1982 Massacre of Palestinians in Beirut | The Nation

 Today is the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre of 1982 -
an Israeli-coordinated attack on the refugee camps that killed
thousands of displaced Palestinians and Lebanese - and the United States
played a role.

 Sabra Shatila Massacre 

In this September 27, 1982, file photo, a Palestinian woman attending a
Beirut memorial service holds the helmets worn by those who committed
the Sabra and Shatila massacre. (AP Photo / Bill Foley, File)

The Politics of Military Ascendancy | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

The Politics of Military Ascendancy | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 PROF. JAMES PETRAS: The military junta is pressuring China against North
Korea with the goal of isolating the ruling regime in Pyongyang and
increasing the US military encirclement
of Beijing. Mad Dog has partially succeeded in turning China against
North Korea while securing its advanced THAAD anti-missile installations
in South Korea, which will be directed against Beijing.

 

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: Robert Jay Lifton and Bill Moyers on “A Duty to Warn”

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: Robert Jay Lifton and Bill Moyers on “A Duty to Warn”

 TomDispatch


Bill
Moyers, always a must-read, interview psychiatrist Robert J. Lifton on
the president's state of mind, mental health, and danger to our world
(and us). Here's how it begins. Tom


"There will not be a book published this fall more urgent, important,
or controversial than The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, the work of 27
psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts to assess
President Trump’s mental health. They had come together last March at a
conference at Yale University to wrestle with two questions. One was on
countless minds across the country: “What’s wrong with him?” The second
was directed to their own code of ethics: “Does Professional
Responsibility Include a Duty to Warn” if they conclude the president to
be dangerously unfit?

"As mental health professionals, these men
and women respect the long-standing “Goldwater rule” which inhibits
them from diagnosing public figures whom they have not personally
examined. At the same time, as explained by Dr. Bandy X Lee, who teaches
law and psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, the rule does not have a
countervailing rule that directs what to do when the risk of harm from
remaining silent outweighs the damage that could result from speaking
about a public figure — “which in this case, could even be the greatest
possible harm.” It is an old and difficult moral issue that requires a
great exertion of conscience. Their decision: “We respect the rule, we
deem it subordinate to the single most important principle that guides
our professional conduct: that we hold our responsibility to human life
and well-being as paramount.”

"Hence, this profound, illuminating and discomforting book undertaken as “a duty to warn.”


"The foreword is by one of America’s leading psychohistorians, Robert
Jay Lifton. He is renowned for his studies of people under stress — for
books such as Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima (1967), Home from
the War: Vietnam Veterans — Neither Victims nor Executioners (1973), and
The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide
(1986). The Nazi Doctors was the first in-depth study of how medical
professionals rationalized their participation in the Holocaust, from
the early stages of the Hitler’s euthanasia project to extermination
camps.

"The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump will be published Oct. 3 by St. Martin’s Press.

"Here is my interview with Robert Jay Lifton — Bill Moyers


"Bill Moyers: This book is a withering exploration of Donald Trump’s
mental state. Aren’t you and the 26 other mental health experts who
contribute to it in effect violating the Goldwater Rule? Section 7.3 of
the American Psychiatrist Association’s code of ethics flatly says: “It
is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion [on a
public figure] unless he or she has conducted an examination and has
been granted proper authorization.” Are you putting your profession’s
reputation at risk?

"Robert Jay Lifton: I don’t think so. I
think the Goldwater Rule is a little ambiguous. We adhere to that
portion of the Goldwater Rule that says we don’t see ourselves as making
a definitive diagnosis in a formal way and we don’t believe that should
be done, except by hands-on interviewing and studying of a person. But
we take issue with the idea that therefore we can say nothing about
Trump or any other public figure. We have a perfect right to offer our
opinion, and that’s where “duty to warn” comes in.

"Moyers: Duty to warn?


"Lifton: We have a duty to warn on an individual basis if we are
treating someone who may be dangerous to herself or to others — a duty
to warn people who are in danger from that person. We feel it’s our duty
to warn the country about the danger of this president. If we think we
have learned something about Donald Trump and his psychology that is
dangerous to the country, yes, we have an obligation to say so. That’s
why Judith Herman and I wrote our letter to The New York Times. We argue
that Trump’s difficult relationship to reality and his inability to
respond in an evenhanded way to a crisis renders him unfit to be
president, and we asked our elected representative to take steps to
remove him from the presidency.

"Moyers: Yet some people argue
that our political system sets no intellectual or cognitive standards
for being president, and therefore, the ordinary norms of your practice
as a psychiatrist should stop at the door to the Oval Office.


"Lifton: Well, there are people who believe that there should be a
standard psychiatric examination for every presidential candidate and
for every president. But these are difficult issues because they can’t
ever be entirely psychiatric. They’re inevitably political as well. I
personally believe that ultimately ridding the country of a dangerous
president or one who’s unfit is ultimately a political matter, but that
psychological professionals can contribute in valuable ways to that
decision.

"Moyers: Do you recall that there was a comprehensive
study of all 37 presidents up to 1974? Half of them reportedly had a
diagnosable mental illness, including depression, anxiety and bipolar
disorder. It’s not normal people who always make it to the White House.


"Lifton: Yes, that’s amazing, and I’m sure it’s more or less true. So
people with what we call mental illness can indeed serve well, and
people who have no discernible mental illness — and that may be true of
Trump — may not be able to serve, may be quite unfit. So it isn’t always
the question of a psychiatric diagnosis. It’s really a question of what
psychological and other traits render one unfit or dangerous.


"Moyers: You write in the foreword of the book: “Because Trump is
president and operates within the broad contours and interactions of the
presidency, there is a tendency to view what he does as simply part of
our democratic process, that is, as politically and even ethically
normal.”
The presidency and the behavior of the president can be
seen as under that category of malignant normality. For example, Donald
Trump lies repeatedly. We may come to see a president as liar as normal…
In other words, his behavior as president, with all those who defend
his behavior in the administration, becomes a norm.

"Lifton: Yes.
And that’s what I call malignant normality. What we put forward as
self-evident and normal may be deeply dangerous and destructive. I came
to that idea in my work on the psychology of Nazi doctors — and I’m not
equating anybody with Nazi doctors, but it’s the principle that prevails
— and also with American psychologists who became architects of CIA
torture during the Iraq War era. These are forms of malignant normality.
For example, Donald Trump lies repeatedly. We may come to see a
president as liar as normal. He also makes bombastic statements about
nuclear weapons, for instance, which can then be seen as somehow normal.
In other words, his behavior as president, with all those who defend
his behavior in the administration, becomes a norm. We have to contest
it, because it is malignant normality. For the contributors to this
book, this means striving to be witnessing professionals, confronting
the malignancy and making it known...."

http://billmoyers.com/…/dangerous-case-donald-trump-robert…/

  

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a joint news conference with
Amir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait, September 7, 2017.
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Video: Soldiers assault woman who resists as they weld her door shut | The Electronic Intifada

Video: Soldiers assault woman who resists as they weld her door shut | The Electronic Intifada

 Watch: Israeli soldiers assault and attempt to arrest a 55-year-old
Palestinian woman in Hebron after invading her home and welding one of
the entrances shut.

 

Julian Assange Offers U.S. Government Proof Russia Wasn’t Source of Democratic Party Leaks, Says WSJ | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Julian Assange Offers U.S. Government Proof Russia Wasn’t Source of Democratic Party Leaks, Says WSJ | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 ERIC ZUESSE: The news-report didn’t make clear whether Mr. Trump is even
aware that Congressman Rohrabacher had attempted to communicate to the
President the offer that Mr. Assange was
wanting to communicate. Perhaps if Mr. Trump reads the Wall Street
Journal, he’ll learn that Mr. Assange had wanted to offer this deal.

 

The Kurds: Washington’s Weapon Of Mass Destabilization

The Kurds: Washington’s Weapon Of Mass Destabilization

 Independent Kurdistan is a tool for Washington D.C. and Tel Aviv to
break up Iraq and Syria into smaller, weakened states based on ethnic
and sectarian lines that are easier to control.

 Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units, (Y.P.G), stand guard next to American armored vehicles at the Syria-Turkey border, Apri, 2017. (Youssef Rabie Youssef/EPA)

United Nations News Centre - UN refugee agency 'shocked' by killings in eastern DR Congo

United Nations News Centre - UN refugee agency 'shocked' by killings in eastern DR Congo

 

According to initial reports more than 30 have been killed and over
100 injured, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) said in a news release today.


“The precise circumstances are not yet clear [but] reports indicate
that in the course of a confrontation with Burundian demonstrators,
Congolese security forces opened fire on the crowd.”

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57534

  

Burundian refugees prepare food over an open flame at a settlement in
the Democratic Republic of the Congo (File) Photo: UNICEF/Seck

Syria’s Victory in Deir Ezzor | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Syria’s Victory in Deir Ezzor | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 

HUGO
TURNER: The Syrian Arab Army have achieved yet another dramatic victory
this time lifting the ISIS siege of the heroic city of Deir Ezzor. For
years Deir Ezzor has been surrounded by enemies and under siege first by
the FSA and Al Nusra and then by ISIS.

 

Investigation: White Helmets Committing Acts Of Terror Across Syria

Investigation: White Helmets Committing Acts Of Terror Across Syria

 

The White Helmets:
Who are they, who created them, and what purpose do they serve in
Syria? These questions remain largely unanswered by the governments,
corporate media and NATO-aligned NGOs, including the UN, that have
focused their efforts on regime change in Syria for the last seven
years.

The White Helmets have achieved an almost cult-like status thanks to a
diverse, well-oiled and multilaterally-funded support system. Their
pictures adorn the front pages of most corporate media sites whenever
Syria is mentioned. Their unprecedented success can be attributed to a
top-drawer PR campaign — one that has been maintained to the highest
standards ever since the White Helmets became the public face of “first
responders” in Syria following their establishment in March 2013.

Such a publicity coup would not have been possible without some heavyweight organizations working behind the scenes to create a brand that would eclipse all others in Western public perception.

 white helmets

Trump Is Acting Like a Democratic Globalist — at Least for Now

Trump Is Acting Like a Democratic Globalist — at Least for Now

 One by one the nationalists who backed candidate Trump’s agenda were
ousted in favour of the globalists. And it shows in Trump's actions

 Trump Is Acting Like a Democratic Globalist — at Least for Now