~@ These are all from Zerohedge, all I have time for at the moment… But will watch for more and post later…
Global Economic Collapse And Hyperinflation Coming
Just for the sake of argument, let’s ask: what if we’re in a Depression but don’t know it? How could we possibly be in a Depression and not know it, you ask? Well, there are several ways we could be in a Depression and not know it:
1. The official statistics for “growth” (GDP), inflation, unemployment, and household income/ wealth have been engineered to mask the reality
2. The top 5% of households that dominate government, Corporate America, finance, the Deep State and the media have been doing extraordinarily well during the past eight years of stock market bubble (oops, I mean boom) and “recovery,” and so they report that the economy is doing splendidly because they’ve done splendidly.
I have explained exactly how official metrics are engineered to reflect a rosy picture that is far from reality.:
What’s the Real Unemployment Rate? That’s the Wrong Question September 14, 2016
Here’s Why Wages Have Stagnated–and Will Continue to Stagnate August 15, 2016
Could Inflation Break the Back of the Status Quo? August 5, 2016
What Happens When Rampant Asset Inflation Ends? August 4, 2016
Revealing the Real Rate of Inflation Would Crash the System August 3, 2016
I also also asked a series of questions that sought experiential evidence rather than easily gamed statistics for the notion that this “recovery” is more like a recession or Depression than an actual expansion:
If Everything Is So Great, How Come I’m Not Doing So Great? September 12, 2016
Rather than accept official assurances that we’re in the eighth year of a “recovery,” let’s look at a few charts and reach our own conclusion. Let’s start with the civilian labor force participation rate–the percentage of the civilian work force that is employed (realizing that many of the jobs are low-paying gigs or part-time work).
Does the participation rate today look anything like the dot-com boom that actually raised almost everyone’s boat at least a bit? Short answer: No., it doesn’t. Today’s labor force participation rate is a complete catastrophe that can only be described by one word: Depression.
Wages as a percentage of GDP has been in a 45-year freefall that can only be described as Depression for wage earners:
Notice what happened when the Federal Reserve started blowing serial asset bubbles in 2000: GDP went up but wages went down. Is this a recession or depression? It’s your call, but if you’re the recipient of the stagnating wages, it’s depressing.
From Doug Casey, chairman, Casey Research: Many Americans have intuitively recognized that government is the problem and have stopped voting. There are at least five reasons many people do not vote:
Some of these thoughts may impress you as vaguely “unpatriotic”; that is certainly not my intention. But, unfortunately, America isn’t the place it once was, either.
The United States has evolved from the land of the free and the home of the brave to something more closely resembling the land of entitlements and the home of whining lawsuit filers.
You can read Doug’s full essay, for free, right here…
(The Three Wise Men are Mark Ford, Bill Bonner, and Doug Casey… three of the most successful, smartest men alive today.)
One key question ahead of the debate has been whether moderator Lester Holt should call out candidates for stating obvious falsehoods. The Clinton campaign has said it favors this type of fact-checking from moderators but Trump does not. WhoWhatWhy asked Hofstra students and faculty what they thought and the consensus was overwhelming.
“I actually think [fact-checking the candidates] should be mandatory only because there are a lot of people who are not as clued in to the issues that are being discussed at the debate or the issues that are coming up in this election period,” said student Tatyana Jean, who identified herself as an independent. “And watching the debate is how they’re going to be getting their information so just by taking what the candidate says at face value and running with it, if it’s not correct information then that can potentially take a vote away from someone else.”
Many students told WhoWhatWhy that they don’t think either candidate has been particularly honest this year, which even increases the need for moderators who do more than ask questions.
Freshman Annabelle Verna said Holt should “absolutely” call out lies.
“Because if you’re moderating it, you’re supposed to make sure that people are getting the correct information,” she said. “So, it’s your job to make sure that what they’re saying is true and we’re not being falsely informed.”
Earlier this month, NBC’s Matt Lauer was widely criticized for not challenging Trump’s various assertions and falsehoods during the network’s prime-time presidential forum. For example, the GOP nominee claimed he had not supported the Iraq war, but, according to FactCheck.org, in a 2002 radio interview with Howard Stern, Trump had made clear his support for the war. Instead of calling him out on this, Lauer simply moved on to another question.
Not everyone believes a moderator should assume this role. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, who will be moderating the final debate, contends that it is not his responsibility to fact-check.
“It’s not my job to be a truth squad — it’s up to the other person [debater] to do that,” Wallace said.
Amanda Ocasio, a graduate student in the journalism program at Hofstra, disagrees. She believes it is the moderator’s job to get the story right.
“Journalists are sort of the first line of defense between the politicians and the general public,” she told WhoWhatWhy. “So we have a responsibility to make sure that the general public is getting the most correct and the most accurate information.”
However, Scott Brinton, professor of community journalism at Hofstra, pointed out that challenging candidates in real time is not easy.
“Now, do I think the candidates should be fact checked post-debate? Absolutely. I think that’s a much easier thing to do,” Brinton said. “That’s probably a better thing to do. It’s extremely difficult for a moderator, as they’re speaking, to be doing that.”
During the 2012 debate, CNN’s Candy Crowley took some flak for challenging Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The GOP hopeful had charged that President Barack Obama delayed describing the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as an “act of terror.” Crowley’s fact-checking provided a first hand look at how a journalist may interject and the backlash that comes from it.
Graduate student Jahaura Wilson acknowledged that it might be difficult for Holt and the others this year because they are being asked to go beyond the traditional role of debate moderator.
“Honestly, because the moderator is a journalist, they’re kind of torn because they want to give correct information to the public, but then they want to step back and be in the shadow and work as what a moderator is supposed to be,” Wilson said.
However, this is not a normal year with normal candidates. Clinton is widely mistrusted and Trump has probably told more documented lies than any other presidential hopeful in history. If the candidates knew that they would be called out on falsehoods, perhaps with a fact-checking update after each commercial break, they would be forced to be more honest and voters would benefit.
Or, as junior Haven Smart put it: “To catch them in a lie, I think that would be good.”
Dr Ron Paul Reveals #1 Step to Prepare for America’s Next Big Crisis
The new batch of emails showing that the State Department gave special access to top Clinton Foundation donors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state brings to mind the case of a shady Miami businessman serving a 12-year prison sentence after scamming the government out of millions. His name is Claudio Osorio, a Clinton Foundation donor who got $10 million from the government after the Clinton State Department reportedly pulled some strings.
Osorio got the money from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a federal agency that operates under the guidance of the State Department, to build houses in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The OPIC supposedly promotes U.S. government investments abroad to foster the development and growth of free markets. Osorio’s “Haiti project” was supposed to build 500 homes for displaced families in the aftermath of the earthquake. The project never broke ground and Osorio used the money to finance his lavish lifestyle and fund his illicit business ventures. He also ran a fraudulent international company with facilities in the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Germany, Angola and Tanzania that stole millions from investors. Some of the OPIC Haiti money was used to repay investors of his fraudulent company (Innovida), according to federal prosecutors. In September 2013, Osorio was sentenced to 150 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release.
Not surprisingly, the Department of Justice (DOJ) never mentioned Osorio’s Clinton connections and seemed to downplay the $10 million scam of taxpayer funds by focusing on the “victims” that invested in his bogus company. Among them was a beloved professional basketball star. “Osorio offered and sold shareholder interests and joint-venture partnerships in Innovida to select individuals and groups, raising more than $40,000,000 from approximately ten (10) investors and investment groups in the United States and abroad,” a DOJ statement says. “Osorio solicited and recruited investors by making materially false representations and concealing and omitting material facts regarding, among other things, the profitability of the company, the rates of return on investment funds, the use of investors’ funds and the existence of a pending lucrative contract with a third-party entity. Osorio received moneys from investors based on these misrepresentations. Osorio used investor monies for his and his co-conspirators’ personal benefit and to maintain and further the fraud scheme.”
The bigger story is that, despite Osorio’s shady history, it appears that the Clinton State Department helped him get $10 million—which will never be repaid—because he was a Clinton Foundation donor. This connection was not made until years after Osorio got sentenced. After his 2013 sentencing in Miami, the area’s largest newspaper tied him to the Clintons and President Obama as a campaign donor who held fundraisers at his waterfront home, but the foundation was not mentioned. A Washington D.C. newspaper eventually connected the dots after obtaining a document that shows an OPIC official recommending funding for Osorio’s Haiti project. In the document, the OPIC official writes that Osorio’s company had “U.S. persons of political influence that are able to assist in advancing the company’s plans.” It continues: “For instance, former President Bill Clinton is personally in contact with the Company to organize its logistical and support needs,” the document states. “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made available State Department resources to assist with logistical arrangements.” Additionally, the Clinton Global Initiative had “indicated that it would be willing to contract to purchase 6,500 homes in Haiti from InnoVida within the next year.”
Less than 24 hours after the OPIC official submitted the recommendation, the news report says, OPIC approved Osorio’s $10 million loan to build homes in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Not one was ever built and no one has been held accountable for giving the crooked businessman millions of taxpayer dollars.
“The United States has taken robust and wide-ranging actions to provide justice for the victims of the 9/11 attacks and keep Americans safe, from providing financial compensation for victims and their families to conducting worldwide counterterrorism programs to bringing criminal charges against culpable individuals. I have continued and expanded upon these efforts, both to help victims of terrorism gain justice for the loss and suffering of their loved ones and to protect the United States from future attacks,” Obama said in a Friday afternoon statement.
“The JASTA, however, does not contribute to these goals, does not enhance the safety of Americans from terrorist attacks, and undermines core U.S. interests. For these reasons, I must veto the bill.”
The bill is designed to give survivors and families of those murdered on 9/11 legal standing to sue the Saudi Arabian government in an attempt to bring justice to those who helped fund the terrorists, 15 of the 19 whom were Saudi nationals. Families, many from greater New York City, have fought for years to try to hold them accountable and receive financial compensation.
But Obama — and a number of foreign policy experts in both parties — have concerns about the bill, which they say could undermine sovereign immunity and backfire by letting foreign governments sue or jail U.S. officials because of American policies like drone strikes. It also puts huge strain on America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, a key Middle Eastern ally.
Obama’s veto step sets up a fight in Congress next week — and what could be the first congressional override of an Obama veto of his presidency.
JASTA advocates predicted a quick veto override.
“This is a disappointing decision that will be swiftly and soundly overturned in Congress. I believe both parties will come together next week to make JASTA the law of the land,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who shepherded the bill through the Senate the first time, said in a statement.
“If the Saudis did nothing wrong, they should not fear this legislation. If they were culpable in 9/11, they should be held accountable. The families of the victims of 9/11 deserve their day in court, and justice for those families shouldn’t be thrown overboard because of diplomatic concerns.”
Family members of those who were killed on 9/11 were furious with Obama’s veto, but predicted ultimate victory.
“We are outraged and dismayed at the President’s veto of JASTA and the unconvincing and unsupportable reasons that he offers as explanation. No matter how much the Saudi lobbying and propaganda machine may argue otherwise, JASTA is a narrowly drawn statute that restores longstanding legal principles that have enjoyed bipartisan support for decades,” 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism said in a statement. “We are deeply grateful for the unanimous bipartisan support that JASTA has in Congress, and we look forward to the Senate and House fulfilling their commitments by quickly overriding this veto.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised a veto override vote before Congress leaves town at the end of next week, and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has indicated he’ll follow suit.
The bill sailed through both houses of Congress with on voice votes, and leaders in both parties think they’ll be able to gather the two thirds support needed in the House and Senate to make the bill law in spite of Obama’s concerns.
Senate leaders are pushing the bill hard, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is one of many senior members of both parties who’s pledged to vote for it. But Democrats in both chambers have expressed increasing concern about it in recent days as the final test for it creeps closer, and it remains unclear whether they’ll mount enough resistance to pose a real threat.
Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) warned Thursday that the bill hadn’t been properly vetted, worrying about “unintended consequences” if it becomes law.
“Things that just pass rapidly by unanimous consent that don’t have the virtue of committee hearing, of looking at it carefully, considering ramifications, considering unintended consequences, all of that, and them boom, it passes. And now we’re getting correspondence from the European Union and many others: ‘Don’t do this.’ So I’m going to take a look at that,” she said.
“I understand the reason for JASTA and I certainly strongly support making sure we don’t use any shields against those who perpetrate terrorism, they should be held accountable. I also understand that this is involved also in foreign relations,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said on Thursday, refusing to say how he would vote until after he heard from the White House.
Obama had said for months that he would block the legislation. But the veto came on the last possibly day after the House passed the legislation earlier this month, just the days before the 15th anniversary of the attacks.
BEIJING (Sputnik) – The Chinese central bank authorized the New York branch of the Bank of China to be a clearing bank in the United States, the South China …
Read more: https://sputniknews.com/asia/20160921/1045535565/china-us-clearing-bank.html
Title: China sets first RMB clearing bank in the US
Video posted 21 Sep 2016
Flashback 1988: “Get Ready For A World Currency by 2018″ – The Economist Magazine!
Will the markets’ “Kill Switch” be activated?
If so, When?
Will The Internet Be Disrupted?
Will the U.S. Dollar be devalued, if so, by how much?
It is not an accident, it is policy!
I have detected a great deal of frenzied chatter among the elite as monetary policies are set to be enforced as part of the globalization agenda and the so-called free-trade scheme as forecasted and discussed many times here and among conspiracy research community.
The New SDR, with the RMB, AIIB and CIPS will mark their major roles in assisting the emerging markets increase international trade in exchange for the Goods & Services within investment banks, clearing banks, and central banks’ transactions mechanism.
The U.S. and all IMF member nations ratified the treaty for this (new SDR).
This is for international trade, where the U.S.Dollar was the dominant exchange, now the SDR, SDR Bonds, and China’s RMB will play a major role to reset the fraudulent system.
Crude Oil, along with all other commodities and physical assets can now bypass the mighty king U.S.Dollar (so why the wars)…
Title: The Global Chinese Banking Takeover – What You Need To Know
Video posted 22 Sep 2016
Title: How Special Drawing Rights Will Destroy Economic Sovereignty – The New World Currency
Video posted 2 Sep 2016
Title: The unknown internet kill switch
Video posted 22 Sep 2016
~@ More information/evidence, in addition to my original post on this event..
>>Secretary Clinton who was reportedly unconscious and “bleeding profusely.”<<
If an unclassified email leaked by WikiLeaks is any indication, it appears that there may be much more to the story of what happened to Hillary Clinton back in 2012.
We’ve been told that she suffered a concussion… but was that just diplomatic cover for something else?
Bill Clinton himself publicly claimed that her 2012 concussion – supposedly from a simple fall – took a full six months to recover from:
“They went to all this trouble to say she had staged what was a terrible concussion that required six months of very serious work to get over,” he said. “It’s something she never low-balled with the American people, never tried to pretend it didn’t happen.”
The alleged incident claimed in this story overlapped with Hillary’s admitted illness, concussion and time off from office that precipitated her resignation as Secretary of State less than two months later on February 1, 2013.
Wikileaks released this chain of emails forwarded between various ranking military officials, and eventually to State Dept. and top Hillary confidant Jake J. Sullivan who laughed it off when he forwarded it to “H” herself, citing a conspiracy story written by Sorcha Faal – whose reports are widely dismissed as disinfo – claiming that Hillary sustained serious injuries in a crash during a secret diplomatic meeting with the then-president of Iran.
If such a secret meeting did happen, it remains top secret and there is no publicly available information to confirm or deny that such a meeting even took place – let alone that there was a plane crash.
However, Capt Les Horn, USN (Ret), who was in the chain of emails, noted that “The report appears to be credible” in a message he sent to Anthony Milavic, a retired Marine major.
Presumably his assessment is based upon detailed military knowledge of the circumstances under which such a secret diplomatic mission would have taken place, including details about the aircraft and route, and possibly includes first hand knowledge of events. But that remains unclear.
According to the original story:
A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border.
Upon the C-12 Huron landing at Ahwaz, however, this report says it encountered “extreme turbulence” causing it to leave the runway where its main landing gear then collapsed causing it to crash.
Within seconds of the C-12 Huron crashing, this report continues, Iranian emergency and security personal responded freeing the victims, including Secretary Clinton who was reportedly unconscious and “bleeding profusely.”
The death of SEAL Team 4 Commanding Officer Job W. Price adds additional reason to think that a cover story may be at work. Price was reportedly escorting Hillary on the plane, and may have died as a result of injuries in the alleged crash.
The US Navy Seal member reported killed in this bizarre incident, this report says, was indentified as Commander Job W. Price who as a leader of this highly specialized American Special Forces unit protects high-ranking diplomats traveling in Middle Eastern and Asian combat zones.
This GRU report, however, states that US military flight logs recorded by Russian air and space forces confirm that Commander Price, and other members of US Navy Seal Team 4, left their base in Urozgan Province, Afghanistan on a flight to US Naval Support Activity Bahrain where they met up with Secretary Clinton and all of them transferred to the C-12 Huron that began a flight path to Baghdad, Iraq.
However, officially Commander Price died by suicide a.k.a. a “non-combat-related injury” on December 22, 2012 while stationed in Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan.
Was this official explanation just cover for the real cause of his death? What else don’t we know?
There’s a reason why David Brock chooses to house an unregistered Professional Solicitor in his office to raise money for his conglomerate of Super PACs and non-profits.
Professional Solicitors are required to disclose their active solicitation contracts. Brock wants his unregistered solicitor, the Bonner Group, to keep their client list hidden for a very specific reason.
David Brock has 7 non-profits, 3 Super PACs, one 527-committee, one LLC, one joint fundraising committee, and one unregistered solicitor crammed into his office in Washington DC.
Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between these organizations.
The Bonner Group, his professional solicitor, works off a commission. Every time money gets passed around, Bonner receives a 12.5% cut.
Nonprofits are required to disclose who they give cash grants to.
But they aren’t required to disclose who gave them cash grants.
This weak system of one way verification is being abused by Brock. He’s been cycling money between his organizations for years, and the Bonner Group’s 12.5% commission gets triggered after every pass.
In 2014, Media Matters for America raised $10,021,188.
The Bonner Group was credited for raising these funds. Media Matters paid them a $1,147,882 commission.
That same year, Media Matters gave a $930,000 cash grant to David Brock’s Franklin Education Forum, an organization that shares office space with Media Matters.
In 2014, the Franklin Education Forum reported $994,000 in total contributions. 93.6% of that total came from Media Matters!
Surprisingly, though, the Franklin Education Forum gave full credit to Bonner for raising that money. They paid the fundraiser a $124,250 commission in 2014!
After the Franklin Education Forum retained $869,750, they sent a $816,224 cash grant to David Brock’s The Franklin Forum:
Note: The ‘Franklin Education Forum’ is a 501(c)3, and ‘The Franklin Forum’ is a 501(c)4. They are not the same company.
Since The Franklin Forum 501(c)4 paid Bonner a commission in 2013, it’s safe to assume fundraiser received a $102,028 commission in 2014. Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell for sure. They still haven’t filed their taxes for 2014!
Say, for example, you donate $1,062,857 to Media Matters for America. This is how David Brock would have used your charitable donation in 2014:
In the end, Brock’s solicitor would have pocketed $350,825, almost a third of your initial donation! That’s a far cry from the advertised 12.5% commission.
As bizarre as that scenario may sound, this is exactly what David Brock did in 2014.
David Brock is the Chairman for each of these organizations! How could he not know what’s going on?
He’s a hands-on Chairman. According to their tax returns, Brock allocates time, weekly, to his organizations:
Furthermore, the New York Times reports that David Brock shares a summer rental in the Hamptons with Mary Pat Bonner, the President of the Bonner Group!
David Brock will have a hard time claiming ignorance on this. These transfers are intentional. He vacations with his solicitor. Case closed.
David Brock didn’t even bother to give his organizations different phone numbers. They all share the same phone number!
In English: Contractually, David Brock has the option to exclude certain contributions from triggering the commission. In spite of this option, he intentionally chooses to trigger the 12.5% commission for money grants between his organizations.
Note: Yes, we are making the assumption that all of Brock’s organizations have the same solicitation agreement with the Bonner Group. Given that his organizations share the same address, board members, and telephone number, we feel it’s safe to assume they also share the same solicitation agreement.
Utilizing public facing tax returns, along with records submitted to the FEC, we mapped out all the significant money transfers from 2014 that took place in Brock’s office:
This is all from just one year! No further commentary required.
We understand this may be hard to believe. We first came across this in July, and are still having a hard time wrapping our heads around it.
All of the data referenced in this article originated from publicly accessible sources. Check for yourself – we provided links to the source material in our article exposing the organizations operating in Brock’s office, This data has been sitting out in the open, gathering dust for years!
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
We’ve spent months trying to find some sort of loophole to justify this activity. But there aren’t any loopholes. David Brock has something to hide. Just last week, The Daily Caller reported the following:
“Brock’s former long-time live-in boyfriend William Grey (whom Brock has thanked in several of his books) threatened to go to the IRS with damaging information about how Brock was running his Media Matters empire. What did Brock do? He paid Grey $850,000 to keep quiet. Brock reportedly had to sell his home in Rehoboth, Delaware to come up with the money. This certainly seems to indicate that Brock was terrified about what the authorities would uncover.”
Adding to this, Fox News reported the following:
“Grey accused Brock of “financial malfeasance” and threatened to undermine Brock’s fundraising efforts.
“Next step is I contact all your donors and the IRS,” Grey wrote in an email dated May 19, 2010. “This is going to stink for you if you do not resolve this now.””
We believe that the information presented in this article is what has Brock so terrified. We feel confident in saying, with close to absolute certainty, that David Brock is laundering money through his Media Matters conglomerate.
Look at the argument we’ve been making on The Citizens Audit:
~@ A photo is supposed to appear here but no matter what I do, the photo takes over the page and I am unable to correct it… It can be seen at source link above… sorry about that😦
By Matt Agorist
Three years ago, Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz came up with a proposal called the Utah Public Lands Initiative. This proposal would turn more than a quarter of the Ute Tribe’s land into oil and drilling zones. Now, after pining away for three years, the initiative has transformed into HR5780 and will be pushed through the US House of Representatives in just a few weeks.
This government grab of Native American land is the first of its kind in over 100 years.
According to the authors of the Utah Public Lands Initiative, it is to build consensus among stakeholders in eastern Utah to designate lands for conservation and development.
The Public Lands Initiative is a locally-driven effort to bring resolution to some of the most challenging land disputes in the state of Utah. The initiative is rooted in the belief that conservation and economic development can coexist and make Utah a better place to live, work, and visit.
While Congressman Bishop’s proposal may sound fair on the surface, he is one of Congress’ top cheerleaders for oil and gas development and a dogged critic of environmentalists.
“There is some land that needs to be preserved and there’s nothing wrong with that,” Bishop said in an interview recently. “There’s also land that needs to be developed, and there’s no reason why the two can’t coexist.”
Given the recent destruction of sacred Native land at Standing Rock during the construction of the DAPL, the Ute tribe tends not to agree with the congressman and is already planning to fight it. They’ve since formed a committee to discuss how.
“The actions of Bishop and Chaffetz would seek to divest the Ute Indian Tribe of their ancestral homelands,” the committee wrote in an op-ed for the Salt Lake Tribune. The committee said that this proposal runs the risk of returning to “failed policies of tribal land dispossession that have had a devastating and lasting impact upon tribal nations for the past century.”
According to the tribe’s website, this bill would directly impact 100,000 acres of Ute reservation lands, home to more than half of the tribe’s population. This land has been inhabited by natives for more than 11,000 years as the rock paintings and petroglyphs show.
“This modern day Indian land grab cannot be allowed to stand,” the committee said. “Bishop and Chaffetz’s actions also defy common sense. The bill involves seven counties in eastern Utah. Our 4.5 million-acre reservation overlaps these counties and makes up 26 percent of the total land area covered by the bill. Representing more than a quarter of these eastern Utah lands, the tribe should have been a major participant in the development of any bill to address problems in federal land management. We were not.”
In the bill’s FAQ section, the authors claim the PLI Act benefits Native Americans by creating “a landscape-level National Conservation Area known as the Bears Ears NCA that encompasses areas of cultural significance, such as Cedar Mesa, Bears Ears Buttes, and Beef Basin. Native Americans would represent 50% of the Bears Ears Management Commission which is charged with developing a land management plan for the Bears Ears NCA.”
However, the Ute tribe is not buying it, noting how they’ve been kept out of the loop the entire time.
The area in question is also well-known for its rich mining deposits including uranium and potash with deposits of tar sands present as well. For years, oil and gas companies have been eyeballing the region for drilling. And, now, thanks to the power of corporatism, they will be able to act.
It is important to note that voluntary innovation and exchange of goods and services and legal land acquisition are not the problems in this scenario. The problem here is that oil and gas companies are able to use the power of the government to grant themselves special privileges and land rights not afforded to others. Some of these special privileges include acquiescing large swaths of land through federal land grabs like this one to provide a low cost alternative to actually paying willing customers to use their land.
As the Native American versus Big Oil issue continues to divide the country down party lines, it is important to note that there is nothing legitimate about taking land — be it for progressive causes or conservative ones.
Without the state as their strong arm, Big Oil, like everyone else, would have to ethically go about business. Instead of being given a pass by the government for their rampant pollution and unethical business practices, they would be held accountable by the citizens. Instead, we are held hostage thanks to their government-granted monopoly on energy.
Ironically, the only answer being given by the left in this vast criminal government enterprise is to use more of that same criminal government enterprise.
The outpouring of support over the DAPL is heartening, indeed. However, if ‘more of the same’ tactics are employed as ostensible solutions, any progress made by these protests will be temporary and in vain.
Matt Agorist is the co-founder of TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/follow_button.289140617d6d66fbee36bb5f0535b846.en.html#dnt=false&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&screen_name=MattAgorist&show_count=false&show_screen_name=true&size=l&time=1474565007480. and now on Steemit
VaxXed Stories: Nicole in Seattle
VaxXed Stories: The Chollicks in Dallas
Gavin’s Story – 7th Grade Vaccine Injury
VaxXed Stories: Kathy in Colorado
VAXXED Stories: Hannah Robinson
~@ Last summer, when the rumors about Hillary’s health began to fly, I remembered the info I had read several years earlier… That info is the same as what is being revealed in this article… As I remember, a friend discovered it at a site called Above Top Secret… I went back to that site and searched for the info and came up empty handed!… I am pleased to see this info resurface…
We’ve been told for years that Hillary Clinton “fell” and suffered a concussion, which led to brain clots.
That was apparently a lie.
According to a report released by Wikileaks, Hillary Clinton was in a C-12 Huron aircraft that made an emergency landing at Ahwaz International Airport on the border of Iran and Iraq, skidding off the runway and crashing, leaving Clinton “unconscious and bleeding profusely” according to the report.
Also, according to the report, Clinton was on a secret mission.
Clinton was traveling with members of Seal team 4 (one of whom was reportedly killed in the crash, Commander Job W. Price, who the government claimed died of a possible “suicide,” but listed his death as a non-combat injury”).
See Wikileaks documents below:
If true, this would explain the strange “fall” and the extent of her serious and lingering injuries, being far more serious than the earlier reported “concussion.”
“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” ~Frederick Douglas
Caught up, as we are, in the politics of statism, it is often extremely difficult to see the forest for the trees. We’re often so busy pretending to think outside the box that we lose track of what’s “the box” and what’s not. We’re so inured by this system of exploitation that it’s often too easy to kiss each other with lies rather than smack each other with the truth.
Meanwhile, complacency sets in and inertia takes hold. Apathy takes root and ignorance becomes “bliss.” Our lives go on and we placate each other with such cowardly platitudes as, “It’s just the way things are,” or “Why fight it? There’s nothing we can do.” Bullshit!
This is not the way things are. This unhealthy system (statism) has separated you from the way things are (natural anarchy). Why fight? Derrick Jensen said it best, “We are the governors as well as the governed. This means that all of us who care about life need to force accountability onto those who do not.” You think there’s nothing you can do about it? Well, you could begin by educating yourself on what the difference between statism and anarchy really is.
Statism is controlled chaos under the illusion of order. Anarchy is uncontrolled chaos under the delusion of chaos. That’s the difference in a nutshell. But if the nutshell doesn’t suffice, please read on.
“Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.” ~Terence McKenna
Statism is bureaucratic order. When order becomes bureaucratic it becomes an abstraction of an abstraction. It loses the essence of real order because it is in the throes of an “order” pigeonholed by fallible men claiming to hold infallible truths that become ill-conceived laws that generally don’t coincide with cosmic laws. Deception becomes rampant in such an illusory state. And the innocent people who are conditioned, brainwashed, and propagandized to no-end by such an illusory bamboozlement become easily manipulated into believing that man-made laws must be followed. Sometimes even at the expense of cosmic laws that should not be avoided.
Statism is the result of an obsolete idea (that has somehow (stupidly) withstood the test of time) held by a group with outdated notions of power lording such power over an ignorant majority. The small group of individuals harboring outdated notions of power want to remain in power –no matter how misguided, immoral, or downright stupid their notion of power is. And so they manipulate the hierarchical nature of statist dogma to keep themselves entrenched in their parochial seats of power, usually at great expense (exploitation, structural violence, violent expropriation, debt slavery, and environmental rape) to others.
Under their deceptive controlled chaos and unhealthy illusion of order, all healthy order falls in polluted disarray. Unnecessary poverty is rampant. Avoidable wars are waged. Needless divisive racism and xenophobic jingoism is rife. Preventable pollutants destroy the land, poison the air, and toxify the oceans. All because of the idiotic statist notion of order, which is nothing more than controlled chaos, which is nothing more than an unhealthy hierarchy high on its own ignorant understanding of power, which leaves the world bleeding and dying at its feet.
It matters not the state; any state pushing its statist dogma onto otherwise free human beings is fundamentally unhealthy and is the opposite of liberty. In fact, it is disguised tyranny. Which is ten-times worse than naked tyranny, because naked tyranny is easily thwarted and thus easily denied by the majority. But the disguised tyranny of the state is not so easily thwarted, for it becomes diabolically entrenched in the mind of the majority of conditioned men, deceiving them into believing the Great Lie, as Nietzsche wisely put it, “State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: ‘I, the state, am the people.’” Indeed. Such a lie is not easily untold. Much cognitive dissonance must be navigated in order to dissolve it. Cognitive dissonance can cripple even the most intelligent and most open-minded of men.
If the State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters, then Anarchy is the name of the freest of all free liberators. Anarchy slays the beast that is the state by “being so absolutely free that its very existence is an act of rebellion (Albert Camus).” Anarchy is the only way to deal with the “unfree world” erected by the disguised tyranny of the state.
“The multitudes have a tendency to accept whoever is master. Their very mass weighs them down with apathy. A mob easily adds up to obedience. You have to stir them up, push them, treat the men rough using the very advantage of their deliverance, hurt their eyes with the truth, throw light at them in terrible handfuls.” ~Victor Hugo
Anarchy is cosmic order. When order is uncontrolled and allowed to flow, then a healthy equilibrium becomes manifests. It only seems chaotic because the majority of us have been conditioned by statism to think that a world without man-made laws is a world in chaos. Nothing could be further from the truth. On a long enough timeline most man-made laws become irrelevant. Unless they coincide with cosmic laws. As James Russell Lowell surmised, “Time makes ancient good uncouth.” This means that what once seemed right and just and lawful eventually goes out of date, and if we cannot let go of it, if we cannot update our outdated values, we become uncouth, immoral, or even downright stupid for withholding them.
Such is our plight against the heavy shadow of the state. The state is without a doubt an “ancient good” deemed uncouth by the passage of time. And it is on us as rational, healthy, and free human beings, who are attempting to progressively evolve on an ever-changing planet, to discard such parochial values. Indeed, as Eliezer Yudkowsky proclaimed, “You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.”
As it stands, becoming more ethical than the society we grew up in means shedding the too-heavy, overreaching, unhealthy, unsustainable armor of the state and donning the anarchist cape of vulnerable courage. It means adapting to, and overcoming, a world that must continue to change in order to remain healthy. It means embracing the flexible courage of anarchy in the face of the inflexible cowardice of the state. In short, it means becoming healthier than the society we grew up in. Which is easy, really. Because the society we grew up in is fundamentally unhealthy. It means being proactive about finding a cure for the sickness within society. The sickness is statism. The cure is anarchy. It means undeceiving ourselves. It means holding those accountable who deceive, and who are still deceived. It means getting power over power by using our updated understanding of prestigious power to trump their outdated understanding of violent and exploitative power.
There is a way to have our progressive evolution and our freedom as well. It’s not a “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” situation. It’s a freedom begets freedom situation. It’s a situation of ‘I want to be free so that I have a better chance of helping others be free.’ Because with enough people free, who also honor the freedom of others, the less likely the chances are that tyranny and slavery become a problem. Alas, as Voltaire quipped, “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”
But the problem is the way power is perceived. Statism has conditioned us to think that power means having money, stockpiling possessions and gaining wealth through the violent exploitation of others in a vicious cycle of one-upmanship. Statism preaches the use of exploitative and violent power as its unhealthy dogma. Anarchy advocates the use of cooperative nonviolent power through reciprocity. Because power can be healthy. Power balanced with humility and humor is healthy. Healthy power is moral. Healthy power is prestigious. It is nonviolent. It balances itself out in healthy accord with the natural order of things. It is harmonious with Cosmic Law, The Golden Rule, The Golden Mean, The Golden Ratio, The Nonaggression Principle, and Ubuntu. Indeed. Healthy power is naturally anarchic and egalitarian.
The conclusion? The uncontrolled order of anarchy is healthier than the controlled chaos of statism. It’s healthier not only because its eco-centric freedom trumps the statist’s egocentric tyranny, but also because it frees the independent individual into a deeper freedom, into realizing his/her own interdependent nature, despite a codependent state. Interdependence is what we’ve lost touch with. Anarchy is given a bad name because of this, because interdependence is antithetical (even deemed chaotic) to the codependency of the state (which is nothing more than controlled chaos). But anarchy bridges the gap between nature and the human soul, and thus connects thesis to antithesis, which then becomes the synthesis of interdependence.
In the end, the uncontrolled order (cosmic law) will win out, whether or not our species is still around to experience it. However, if we continue to kowtow to the controlled chaos of unhealthy states, then we will not survive. But if we can learn to embrace anarchy, we will give both ourselves, and the environment that sustain us, a fighting chance at survival. Just remember, as Marcus Aurelius said, “The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.” Have no illusions. The enemy is the state.
Gary ‘Z’ McGee, a former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of Birthday Suit of God and The Looking Glass Man. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his wide awake view of the modern world.
This article (Anarchy vs. Statism: Uncontrolled Order Over Controlled Chaos) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is printed here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Gary ‘Z’ McGee and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this statement of copyright.
~~ Help Waking Times to raise the vibration by sharing this article with friends and family…
Phillip J. Watt, Contributor
The justice-seeking community are a funny bunch. We’ve all got our differences, including the various ‘beliefs’ we have, but ultimately we’re on the same team. You’d think we would be acting like it too, but unfortunately we’re not.
It’s clear that the divide and conquer strategy is in full swing, even among the truth and freedom movements. What’s the D&C strategy I can hear some of you ask? It’s when the powers-that-think-they’re-the-overlords use informational tactics to divide the people so they fight one another, instead of collectively facing the real issues.
And god dammit they’ve been successful.
There’s covert powers who are in control? I would suggest we engage some simple logic with this one. To start, money rules the world. So, who owns the money? The banksters of course. Their scam is so brilliant that they can create money out of thin air, or better put, they can digitally punch numbers into a computer and POOF, currency is created.
Now these banksters control the central banks and therefore control the governments. Enter the two-party tyranny system we call democracy. Both sides work for the same financial interests, which are not just limited to the banking industry, but the energy, pharmaceutical and media corporations too, among many others.
Essentially, we are ruled via a highly integrated corporatocracy, regardless if you understand it, or believe it to be true.
This control-system is a sick beast. It’s out of alignment with natural law, which essentially means that it disrespects the golden rule. In layman’s terms, this universal law is to do no harm, respect each others shit, honor your contracts; that sort of thing.
Because the matrix of control aims to impose their centralized global dictatorship on all of us, including the disgraceful methods they’re choosing to achieve it, they’ve broken this divine contract. Therefore, their so-called ‘power’ is undermined by their own actions.
They essentially make themselves obsolete.
But we cannot keep our heads in the sand and do nothing; we still have to deal with this layer of truth in one way or another. After all, no great organizational change occurred by riding unicorns and staring at pretty fucking rainbows.
Simply, we have both a material and energetic responsibility to face this cancer of an order and replace it with something truly made out of justice and honor.
What then, should we replace it with? Well, this is one of the million dollar questions.
Some people are fundamentalist anarchists who want zero government. Now I might be off target, but at least hear me out and then disagree with me if you wish. Personally I find that proposition unrealistic, especially until every person in every country is at some stage of enlightenment where they won’t try to monopolize, tyrannize, subjugate or apply an array of other tactics of suppression, coercion and control.
In other words my view is that we need to utilize the current operational system, at least in the transitional phase, because groups of people still exist who will fuck others over given the chance. So it makes more sense for ‘the people’ to ethically take control of the governmental system and transform it into one that honors the golden rule, at least initially.
Now I might be wrong about this, and I’m perfectly okay with that. And that’s my point; we can disagree about exactly where we go from here, but we still need to mobilize a voluntary team otherwise we’re all likely to be royally fucked.
I also see the inherent value of a money-less society because money itself is an evidence-based tool of scarcity, and therefore enslavement. It also naturally breeds excessive competition, inequality and greed. This approach could be achieved via some form of abundance-based economy, but I do realize this futurist design is unrealistic, at least in the short term.
But once again, I don’t have all the answers. No one does. I would suggest that most of us don’t want to be ruled, and therefore we’re all anarchists in the pure sense of the word, and that’s the first principle we can unite on. But how we transition to a ruler-less world is yet to be determined.
After all, oligarchical and tyrannical systems have been the norm throughout our so-called civilized history, not the exception.
So, given we need to integrate to undermine the mechanisms of the control-system, where are we at?
Unfortunately, the alternative media is in tatters. We’ve recently had a couple of big names surrounded by big controversy, causing further division. Many people are violently arguing about the shape of our reality. The conspiracy rabbit hole and it’s multiple tunnels of truth and untruth have left many people poorly focused, as well as the truth-seekers significantly divided. The competing views on Trump has also resulted in more infighting.
In addition, many people think they have their shit sorted and are ‘enlightened’, but few appear to remember they’ve continuously changed their minds and behaviors since birth. Even if they have a good idea of what the fuck is going on, many fail to realize that this ride of ‘waking up’ is a journey, not a destination.
For example, there’s a couple of quotes which have been shared tens of millions of times, which say something like ‘be the change’ and ‘I’m wise so I change myself’, but they’ve been disgraced by all those who don’t bother to truly live by them.
The hypocrisy and inaction among the truth-seekers is painfully obvious.
Yet, we’re all hypocrites to one degree or another. We’re all going to evolve our beliefs in some way too. If we truly accept that we all have our weaknesses and contradictions, and that we’ve got philosophical and behavioral refinements that we’re yet to undertake, then it makes it very easy to accept one another as comrades.
And it’s absolutely necessary at this point too. The concerning reality is that the entire freedom movement is in danger of becoming a running joke, not just to the outsider curtain hangers, but internally as well.
That’s one of the reasons why we really need to start fresh. If we begin by accepting that none of us 100% know what has, is and should be, then we will create a level playing field where we all have an opportunity to volunteer as equals on the team of truth and freedom.
If so, we will actually have a strong shot at finally unifying, which is the only bloody way we’re going to get anything seriously done.
Of course we’re already moving in a general direction, and there’s many agreements already subtly made. For example, it’s fairly clear there are certain concepts and primary targets that have manifested as a pattern within the independent media and the progressive mindsets. What follows, therefore, is a simple merger strategy that’s based on a few core values, and a few core systemic areas.
So let’s see how this resonates. In terms of values, do you personally agree with the following?
Sound fair? I’m going to assume that’s a yes, because otherwise you need some serious self-healing. Sorry (not sorry) to be so blunt, but your-self and your fellow-man are not your enemy.
In addition, if we agree on these values, they must be applied in every area of discourse. Of course there are areas where competition for example has its place, such as sport, but there is still cooperation first and foremost otherwise the game wouldn’t even be played. So if these values can stand the test of time, that also means they will naturally dissolve any so-called rules and laws that contradict them.
In terms of the systemic issues, let’s see if we can at least agree on the Four M’s as our primary targets for change, which are Money, Medicine, Media and Management:
Is that fair too? Does the whole lot sit well with you? Let’s bloody well hope so.
So in saying all this, and of the thousands of people who read it, what will actually change to unite the world’s justice-seeking communities?
To be straightforward and realistic, most likely fuck all. In truth, I actually could care less if it’s this proposal either; if a group would like to design a basic unification strategy that we can agree on, please do so. No matter how it happens, it just needs to happen, and that’s the most important thing.
However, we really do need to show some solidarity, so this has been created as an opportunity for the fragmented independent media to stand together on some core values and systemic focal points. We’re all in the position to share this information through our networks too, so if you more or less agree with this strategy for unification then there is nothing stopping you from doing so.
In addition, the recent issues arising from two key voices in the independent media has further shown that we shouldn’t be rallying around individuals, but instead be binding around some very simple and key agreements. If so, we could use them as a framework for publicly debating how they relate to the behavior of governments, corporations, oligarchs and the system itself.
By continuously saturating our agreements and discussions into the collective consciousness, more and more people – working both inside and outside of the system – will be emancipated from the delusions they’ve been programmed to have. After all, people are just people, and most of them deep down want the best for their fellow-man.
It would then continue as an education process for everybody who needs it, based on any agreements made. And as Max Igan suggests in the below interview, we could also organize a global day of protest to show unification around our quest for truth and freedom.
In any case, I primarily wrote this as an energetic injection because I know that somewhere lurking just beyond the veil, the many movements for truth and freedom have an innate capacity to put their differences to the side and come together as a peaceful force to radically transform our world into one of honor and justice.
Could this happen soon? Who knows; we’ve all been pleasantly surprised before.
For further information regarding where we’re at, and where we’re going, watch this new interview with the infamous Max Igan.
This article (Listen Up Truth-Seekers: We’re on the Same Team) was originally created by Phillip J. Watt and is re-posted here with permission.
assist: In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score, meaning that he or she was “assisting” in the basket.
Life is a team sport.
The time is coming for We the Informed to assist We the People to process facts we’ve been trailblazing on our journeys for truth. As you’ve no doubt observed, We the People suffer from cognitive dissonance, many forms of poisoning: so-called “food,” air, water, “vaccines,” “education,” and God knows what else from a .01% criminal class hell-bent on parasitic ongoing rogue state empire.
The disclosure of facts will be sufficiently definitive to cause the breakthrough we’ve all been working for:
a critical mass of humanity will embrace the facts such that human culture will shift that it will be stupid to be stupid. The .01%’s game of lies will only damn them. Support for the .01% criminal-elites will vanish near-instantly.
Perhaps the Emperor’s New Clothes moment will be from one of these:
The breakthrough could even come from out of the blue.
The need, of course, is great, with the .01% psychopaths annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions.
We humans are severely limited in our understanding of the biggest pictures of what Earth is, what is really happening with these .01% psychopaths, and what our roles should be.
We humans are not planetary management, therefore, but relatively simple beings with a choice to learn what we can, and harmonize as best we’re able to what we can recognize as our highest service. From a lifetime of good-faith learning, I attempt to artistically present our position here.
When the Emperor’s New Clothes breakthrough occurs, events will quickly accelerate to remove the .01% psychopaths from power. This may be relatively elegant from their limited numbers, or painfully destructive. Either way, you the informed have roles to serve We the People who will be ready to learn once it becomes stupid to remain stupid.
Learn what you most want to know.
Earth has already chosen to be free; timing is up to all of us. PuppetGov’s powerful 6-minutes to consider our roles:
Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences (and here). I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.
Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu
Note: Examiner.com has blocked public access to my articles on their site (and from other whistleblowers), so some links in my previous work are blocked. If you’d like to search for those articles other sites may have republished, use words from the article title within the blocked link. Or, go to http://archive.org/web/, paste the expired link into the box, click “Browse history,” then click onto the screenshots of that page for each time it was screen-shot and uploaded to webarchive. I’ll update as “hobby time” allows; including my earliest work from 2009 to 2011 (blocked author pages: here, here).
An Emperor’s New Clothes event is coming. As We the Informed consider strategic options, it’s important for those aware to know:
They won’t surrender ever, because they can’t without acknowledging lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression, intentional policy of poverty to fear-monger humans into being grateful “at least I have a job,” and only lying through owned and controlled criminally-complicit corporate media.
We the Informed must empower We the People to drive a political wedge between the .01% so-called “leaders” and their minions. Perhaps, I respectfully propose, We the People’s quickest and easiest complete victory is by offering Truth & Reconciliation to all willing to accept it; proposed by the owner of this blog and me since 2009 (latest pitch last year):
no prosecution for whatever is admitted in the proper legal venue.
The advantages of Truth & Reconciliation:
The future we have is so bright (and here), we can and should complete this dark history as completely and efficiently as possible. As always, I am prepared to speak for this on corporate media as our most practical policy to complete our tragic-comic history of centuries of rogue state empire.
PuppetGov’s 8-minute call:
Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences (and here). I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.
SHARE SHARE SHARE • CRUCIAL VIDEO !!
Former Haitian President of Senate says “Clinton tried to bribe him !”
She defrauded the people of Haiti. He spent 4 hours with Bill Richardson to tell Bill Clinton not to invade Haiti. A week later the embassy called him and told him that Bill Clinton has a messenger for him. He came and told him to sign with Bill Clinton, join his movement and Clinton will make him the richest man in Haiti. He told him he is a principled man and he will not sell out. He just challenged Trump to ask Hillary Clinton to publish the audit of all the money they have stolen from Haiti in 2010. He is explaining it very detailed.
Donald TRUMP vs hILLARY Clinton,
#HillaryClinton, #DonaldTrump, #trump, #Hillary, #crookedhillary, #lockherup, #hillaryforprison, #riggedsystemHaiti president of senate Hillary Clinton tried to bribe, Clinton and Haiti, trump Haiti, Port-au-Prince clinton
September 12, 2016
physicsBy Jay Syrmopoulos
Over the past 15 years many highly respected academics and experts have come forward to challenge the official narrative on the collapse of the WTC towers forwarded by the U.S. government. The official government position holds that the collapse of all three towers was due to intense heat inside of the buildings.
But a new forensic investigation into the collapse of the three World Trade Center towers on 9/11, published in Europhysics News – a highly respected European physics magazine – claims that “the evidence points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that all three buildings were destroyed by controlled demolition.”
While many in the mainstream have attempted to label anyone questioning the official narrative as a “tin foil hat” conspiracy theorist, many highly respected experts have come forward to lampoon the idea that the buildings collapsed due to the intense heat and fires following two terrorist-directed plane crashes.
“Given the far-reaching implications, it is morally imperative that this hypothesis be the subject of a truly scientific and impartial investigation by responsible authorities,” the four physicists conclude in the damning report.
sept-11-journalThe new study is the work of Steven Jones, former full professor of physics at Brigham Young University, Robert Korol, a professor emeritus of civil engineering at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, Anthony Szamboti, a mechanical design engineer with over 25 years of structural design experience in the aerospace and communications industries and Ted Walter, the director of strategy and development for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, a nonprofit organization that today represents more than 2,500 architects and engineers.
The comprehensive study in Europhysics News directly challenges the official narrative and lends to a growing body of evidence that seriously questions the veracity of the government narrative.
In 2002, the National Institute of Standards and Technology remarked that the case was exceptionally bizarre. There were no other known cases of total structural collapses in high-rise buildings caused by fires and so it is deeply unusual that it should have happened three times in the space of one day, noted NIST.
Official investigations have never been able to thoroughly and coherently explain how this might have happened and various teams tasked with examining the collapse have raised difficult questions about the veracity of the government’s story.
Perhaps most damning of all, the experts claimed that after a thorough forensic analysis of video footage of the building’s collapse, it revealed signs of a controlled implosion. Additionally, Jones has co-authored a number of papers documenting evidence of unreacted nano-thermitic material in the WTC dust.
The authors of the study note that the buildings fell with such speed and symmetry that they there was no other feasible explanation for the sudden collapse at free-fall speeds – directly refuting studies that attempted to debunk the idea that the building fell without resistance. These respected experts’ new forensic analysis only adds to the growing movement of people calling for a new and impartial investigation into the collapse of the World Trade Center.
Revealing the scope and breadth of public disbelief in the official government narrative surrounding the events of 9/11, even presidential candidate Jill Stein has recently called for a new investigation.
Jay Syrmopoulos writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.
September 17, 2016
bailoutBy John Vibes
This week, local businessman Willie Wilson is going to the Cook County Jail with $15,000 to bail out inmates with misdemeanor charges.
“I’m not doing this for political reasons. These are people who are in jail because they can’t come up with $100 or $200 in bail bond money. These aren’t serious criminals — it’s folks who got caught with a small bag of marijuana or who were hungry and stole some food from the store,” Wilson said.
Surprisingly, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is actually supporting Wilson’s plan.
Working with Wilson, the Sheriff has provided him with a list of the inmates who have the best chance of success on the outside.
“If I let you sit there you don’t have a chance to get a good education, get a job, or start your life over,” Wilson said.
“I can’t police them. All I can do is do a good deed and hope for the best. I’m trusting that they’ll make the right decision and understanding the situation,” he said.
“If we can save one out of a thousand, then it’s worth it,” he added.
In addition to getting them out of prison, Wilson will also be donating $200 cash to each inmate to help them get back on their feet.
“I want to bail out some of the men, white, Black and Asian. Some are there because they cannot pay a $50, $100 bond. Some are in jail because they stole food or may have had a fight. I have been giving money away to churches, but now I am paying bail bond money for non-violent people. I am hoping to get as many out of jail until 2017, and we will urge them to get a GED or if they are having substance abuse problems to seek rehab intervention,” Wilson said.
Next, Wilson plans on raising $200,000 for veterans and seniors to help pay their utility bills.
Click here to view video associated with this article
John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offers a censorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. John is currently battling cancer naturally, without any chemo or radiation, and will be working to help others through his experience, if you wish to contribute to his treatments please donate here. He writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.
September 16, 2016
The World Health Organization (WHO) released its list of the world’s most depressed countries, and the United States came in third behind only India and China. How can the world’s most richest and powerful country also be the most depressed? To discuss, psychotherapist at the Renew Center of Florida, Dr. Lisa Palmer, joins RT America’s Manila Chan and says, “there is a mental health crisis in America” and “suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US.”
A new batch of emails from Wikileaks shows an excessive pay for play scheme from the Democratic National Committee, Obama For America, and the Obama government. Below is part of the Democratic National Committee spreadsheet showing a direct connection between donations and official White House appointments including the chair seat on the Federal Communications Commission.
A member of the The_Donald /u/canadian1987 broke down the donor data:
Julius Genachowski pays DNC $3,494,919, ’09-13 Chairman of the FCC
Richard M. Lobo’s Wife, Caren Lobo, Donated $716,000 To DNC. Obama Then Nominated Richard Lobo For Director Of The International Broadcasting Bureau.
Robert A. Mandell pays DNC $1,121,250, June 2011, President Obama named Mandell the Ambassador to Luxembourg
Katherine Gehl $1,025,000: Board of Director of OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution) nominated by Obama, confirmed by Senate in 2011
Tony West. 1.059 million for the deputy attorney general position
Alexa Wesner raised $483.100 for the DNC in 2008, then became Ambassador to Austria in 2013
Bruce J. Oreck pays DNC $1,136,613, US ambassador to Finland 2009 to 2015
Crystal Nix-Hines Donated $600,000 To The DNC And Then Was Nominated By President Obama To The Position Of United States Permanent Representative To The United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization With The Rank Of Ambassador.
Jane Hartley Donated $605,000 To DNC And Then Was Nominated By Obama To Serve Concurrently As The U.S. Ambassador To The French Republic And The Principality of Monaco.
2 Ambassadors had maxed out contributions of $28,500 1 year+ they received appointments. Eileen Donahoe (UN) and Bill Kennard (EU).
John Roos term as ambassador to Japan concluded in August 2013,In April of 2014 John Roos forms The Roos Group LLC. The Roos Group is focused on strengthening ties between Silicon Valley and Japan in areas that include cross-border investment, venture capital, corporate growth, and the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship. John Roos donated 2 million, and he’s now running a company that sounds like its making a lot more then 2 million with what its doing
http://hiddenamericans.com/politics/email-leak-reveals-major-obama-appointments-given-to-top-donors/Starting to see the pattern?
The Haitian earthquake prompted an outpouring of generosity – international donations totalled more than $10 billion. But, two years on, have those funds been well spent? Nick Harvey investigates.
The thousands of Haitians who took to the streets in December, waving banners and chanting the unequivocal message ‘UN, go home!’ could be accused of biting the hand that feeds them. After all, Haiti currently relies on the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide 80 per cent of its basic services. But the outpouring of anger, though partly in response to the cholera epidemic that was likely brought into Haiti by UN troops from Nepal, was also a result of wider frustrations with the painfully slow relief effort and the general state of the country. For despite billions having been pledged in aid since the 2010 earthquake, the lives of the majority of Haitians remain woefully threadbare.
‘Two years on and you have nearly half a million people still in tents or tarps, some 7,000 dead from cholera and hundreds of thousands more infected,’ says Ben Smilowitz, head of the Disaster Accountability Project, a non-partisan aid organization watchdog. ‘They’ve had to live through two hurricane seasons like this, which is simply unacceptable given the amount of money that was donated.’
Immediately after the quake, NGO fundraisers got to work and the money surged in. Ordinary people around the world dug deep and, along with pledges from foreign governments and other international donors, around $10 billion was raised. The thousands of NGOs already embedded in the country – more per capita than anywhere else in the world – began a massive relief effort, loosely co-ordinated by the UN. It was a daunting task, due both to the enormity of the disaster and the weakness of local institutions. But two years later, with only a fraction of the estimated million internally displaced people (IDPs) rehoused and few signs of any real reconstruction, many are wondering where, exactly, all that money went.
Only 40 per cent of the $5.6 billion pledged by foreign governments to be used in the first 18 months had been dispersed by September 2011
‘The NGOs frittered most of the money away because they had to,’ says Haiti expert Tim Schwartz, author of Travesty in Haiti. ‘None of them were in the position to spend that kind of cash but there was an awful lot of pressure for them to use it. Much of it went on salaries, accommodation and transport for the NGO workers themselves.’
One of the biggest problems was that much of the money failed to reach Haiti. Only 40 per cent of the $5.6 billion pledged by foreign governments to be used in the first 18 months had been dispersed by September 2011.
‘Aid organizations see disasters as a huge fundraising opportunity and they will raise money whether they can deliver it or not,’ says Ben Smilowitz. ‘If they can’t deliver the services then they will take a nine or ten per cent cut and pass the money to another organization. This can happen numerous times before it gets to where it should be, so the amount they end up with is a fraction of what was actually raised.’
One of the most notorious examples of this disparity in the delivery of funds came from the American Red Cross. Despite collecting $255 million in private donations, only $106 million made it to its Haiti relief project. When the earthquake struck, the organization had just 15 staff members working there. Compare this with Partners in Health, another NGO which, despite having 5,000 (mostly Haitian) staff, received less than $40 million. NGOs come in all shapes and sizes – and can have very different approaches.
‘Simply put, the wrong groups raised the most money in Haiti,’ explains Ben Smilowitz. ‘Groups that may not even be in Haiti and have very little capacity to deliver get the cash because of their incredible brand recognition.’
And while billions of dollars have undoubtedly managed to filter through, a lack of interaction between NGOs and locals means very little of it ends up in Haitian hands. Studies have shown that only 2.3 per cent of reconstruction aid went to Haitian firms. Haitians have, in many ways, simply been excluded from the rebuilding of their own country.
‘The structure of the humanitarian system works against the actual participation of local people,’ says Mark Schuller, an anthropologist working in Haiti and co-editor of Tectonic Shifts: Haiti since the Earthquake. ‘Decisions are made in Brussels, London, Washington and Ottawa. The UN Logistics Base was a place where Haitians were simply not invited, even government members, and within NGOs you have decisions made in English that often can’t be communicated to the creole speakers on the ground.’
While Haitians remain frozen out from the reconstruction process, it shouldn’t be forgotten that the first response to the emergency came from the Haitian people themselves. Demonstrating the country’s longstanding tradition of youn ede lòt (‘helping each other’), it was Haitians who leapt into action after those devastating 35 seconds that tore down their country on 12 January 2010.
‘When the earthquake first happened there was a lot of solidarity among Haitians,’ says Prospery Raymond, head of Christian Aid in Haiti. ‘I was under the rubble for two hours and it was the local youth who risked their lives to get me out. Thousands of people were saved by fellow Haitians that day.’
‘Now is the time for the international community to help Haitians do what they really want to do, rather than carry on with these pre-prepared projects from abroad’
Prospery argues that the most successful aid initiatives have been those that forwarded funds straight to Haitians. ‘After the earthquake we distributed cash directly to those who needed it,’ he says. ‘It was crucial that they got this money because there was food available at the markets, so people could eat and it helped keep the local economy afloat.’ Christian Aid aims to work with local partners rather than, as many other agencies do, sending in teams of foreign ‘experts’.
The absence of a functioning government prevented Haitians from taking more of a lead in their own affairs after the earthquake. A lengthy and disputed presidential election – followed by a five-month delay in forming a new government – had a huge impact on the first year of the reconstruction process. The lack of government structure, combined with a US policy stretching back to the 1980s that favoured putting aid into the hands of NGOs rather than Haitian presidents, meant that only one per cent of the aid went to the Haitian government. Now that a new government is in place, there is hope that Haiti can begin to take control of its own future.
‘Now is the time for the international community to help Haitians do what they really want to do, rather than carry on with these preprepared projects from abroad,’ says Prospery Raymond. ‘They need to work closely with the government to help strengthen its capacity, because NGOs are not the long-term solution.’ Others agree that this should have been the approach from the start.
‘Donors such as the European Union and USAID, and their contracting NGOs, could have changed the rules of the game so that they rewarded local participation,’ says Mark Schuller. ‘They could have imposed a tax on their own aid – say, three per cent – and used that money to support government ministries that are performing well but are understaffed.’
As well as political instability, other reasons for lack of progress in reconstruction and resettlement commonly cited by NGOs are long customs delays for materials at the airport and the diversion of funds to deal with the cholera epidemic. Delays clearing the rubble and problems determining who owns land (which makes it difficult to find places to build houses) are also regularly blamed for reconstruction inactivity. But others argue that these excuses do not stand up to interrogation.
‘Most of these problems could have been resolved with collective public solutions,’ says Mark Schuller. ‘Take the land tenure issue, one of the so-called biggest barriers. The government and the donors could have arranged local hearings to see who really owns the land, but these things have simply not been made a priority.’
Many working within the NGO sector argue that the criticism directed towards them is unfair. They say that talk of a lack of progress is misdirected due to both the sheer enormity of the task and the unique history and circumstances surrounding the disaster.
‘If you’re going to accuse people of being slow, then you have to have some real-life comparisons to back this up,’ says Philippe Verstraeten, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Haiti. ‘If you compare it to either Ground Zero in New York or the Asian tsunami two years on, then progress in Haiti hasn’t been that slow. We’ve cleared half the rubble, we’ve reduced the number of people in camps from 1.5 million to around half a million, and we’ve provided shelter for 125,000 families, which is significant progress.’
But of the families that have been provided with shelter, only 25,000 are in permanent housing; the remaining 100,000 are still living in short-term transitional shelters. And some argue that the reason the number of people in the camps has significantly reduced is that they have become fed up of waiting to be rehoused and have returned to their damaged homes.
‘Most people are back in their houses, even the ones that are marked as ‘red’ [so damaged that they require demolition],’ says Tim Schwartz. ‘It’s a little late to talk about fixing houses now, because the big opportunity to do this properly has passed.’
With families forced to return to their battered homes and others choosing to rebuild their own homes rather than wait any longer, many remain severely vulnerable. With funding running dry, aid agencies are beginning to leave, yet there is a real sense that Haiti is in no better position should another disaster strike.
‘It’s like a time bomb,’ says Schwartz. ‘As well as the houses being unable to face another earthquake, all the exact same social problems are still there. It’s like they’ve just put a Band-Aid on it until the next disaster, when the same thing will happen all over again, like a nightmare déjà vu.’
This first appeared in our award-winning magazine – to read more, subscribe from just £7
The unbroken circle of endless wars
Greg Grandin, the author of Fordlandia, draws on newly declassified documents and Henry Kissinger’s own writings to show that the former Secretary of State has been a critical influence in determining how the U.S. understands its role in the world today.
Grandin places the role of Henry Kissinger within historical context and thus traces our recent military actions back to Kissinger’s belief that past mistakes should not inhibit bold new actions.
FREE ONLINE CLASS!
I get a lot of questions about how I use essential oils around my homestead (because yes, they really and truly are a part of my homestead toolbox), so I’m teaching an online class just for you next week on this very topic!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a live webinar, so I’m extremely excited to hang out with everyone next week during this free online class!
Topic: Essential Oil Hacks for Homesteaders
Date: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Time: 6pm PDT/7pm MDT/8pm CDT/9pm EDT
YOU WILL LEARN:
(It’s entirely free to register and attend. There WILL be a recording sent out to everyone who registers– so even if you can’t attend live, please sign up anyway!)
See you there!
A settlement has been reached in the case of Sandra Bland, the black woman who died in July 2015 under suspicious circumstances while in police custody.
The Bland family attorney, Cannon Lambert, told ABC13 that the wrongful death civil lawsuit was settled for $1.9 million.
The Texas Department of Public Safety payment will be capped at $100,000 because of state statute limits and the Waller County Jail will be responsible for the remaining $1.8 million.
As a condition of the settlement, Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, insisted on three major changes to Waller County Jail’s system; Emergency nurses must be on-hand for all shifts, automated electronic sensors are to be introduced to ensure accurate and timely cell checks and additional state funds for jail intaking, inmate screening, training and additional jail support.
So Sandra Bland wasn’t killed but they settle with her family in a civil suit!??!?
They KILLED HER!
— Brooklyn (@VickyRedbone) September 15, 2016
No amount of money will serve as justice for what happened to #SandraBland but it is still great to see this settlement
— Stress Kills (@THE_JM_) September 15, 2016
Bland, 28, was found hanged by a trash bag in a Texas jail cell on July 13, 2015, after she was pulled over three days prior for failing to properly signal when changing lanes, and arrested when the situation escalated.
Dashcam footage of the arrest showed Bland being forcibly removed from her car and slammed into the ground by state trooper Brian Encinia who threatened to “light [her] up” with his Taser.
Bland’s cause of death was classified as suicide by the county coroner, which incited intense protests and rallies among Black Lives Matter activists, who questioned the circumstances surrounding her death.
Money can’t bring people back to life but at least Sandra Bland’s family got something
— Amber Grant (@_Am_Burrrr) September 15, 2016
Encinia has since been fired for assaulting an officer.
WASHINGTON – In a stunning development, Republican congressional leaders have reversed course and agreed to have the House Judiciary committee hold impeachment proceedings against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
A Capitol Hill source tells WND a hearing will be held next Wednesday.
House conservatives have been pleading for the hearing for a year. Their sudden victory seems to be the direct result of their using something called a “privileged resolution,” which would have circumvented GOP leaders and forced the House to vote on impeaching Koskinen without holding preliminary hearings.
The threat of that vote seems to have forced the hand of House leaders, who late Wednesday night capitulated and agreed to hold the Judiciary Committee hearing. The vote on the resolution, scheduled for Thursday, will now be postponed.
The committee hearing will force Koskinen to publicly answer charges that he destroyed evidence and lied to Congress, as conservatives allege.
House leaders had complained that the conservatives’ use of the privileged resolution had violated regular order, because there had been no preliminary hearing. Conservatives countered that the resolution was in keeping with regular order, and their only option, because leaders had refused to schedule the hearing.
Regardless of whether Koskinin is ultimately impeached or not, it is a huge victory for conservatives just to have the hearing, because they had been told they were waging a futile battle, and because the IRS commissioner will now have to defend his actions under oath.
And conservatives believe they have gathered enough evidence to convince lawmakers, and persuade the public, that Koskinen has indeed committed high crimes and misdemeanors.
The House Freedom Caucus, which is comprised of most of the leading conservatives in the House, released a statement late Wednesday night that read:
“This hearing will give every American the opportunity to hear John Koskinen answer under oath why he misled Congress, allowed evidence pertinent to an investigation to be destroyed, and defied Congressional subpoenas and preservation orders. It will also remove any lingering excuses for those who have been hesitant to proceed with this course of action.
For too long, Obama Administration officials have been able to get away with acts that would have dramatic consequences for ordinary Americans. The American people see two standards — one for the powerful and politically connected, and another for ordinary Americans. This is a critical opportunity for Congress to show it works for and answers to the American people.”
President Obama called House lawmakers “crazy” for trying to hold Koskinen accountable by pushing for his impeachment.
But three of them passionately made their case before a small group of invited reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
WND asked Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., to respond to criticism that their attempt was futile because, even if the House voted in favor of impeachment, Democrats had enough votes to prevent a conviction in the Senate.Jordan dismissed skepticism that the effort was doomed, noting all the compelling evidence against Koskinen unearthed in hearings, and declaring, “I think the fact pattern we’ve established is very strong.”
He also described it as his constitutional duty to see justice done, insisting, “Our job is to do our job. Then the Senate can do their job. We should do our job.”
Jordan expressed his strong desire to have all the facts revealed in hearings lead to consequences for Koskinen, and implied the outcome should not be taken as a foregone inclusion by using a high-school football analogy: “That’s why you play the game on Friday night. Sometimes the underdogs win.”
Meadows subtly ridiculed criticism of the impeachment effort, quipping, “I find it illuminating the Senate would talk about futility, given their track record.”
Huelskamp was softly indignant, remarking, “He has lied to me personally,” presumably referring to testimony made by Koskinen before House committees.“The persecution of political opponents has to stop,” added the congressman. “He was brought in to do that. He has not. He has continued the cover-up and stonewall” of the IRS targeting of conservative groups.
A frustrated Huelskamp also said he doesn’t understand why a number of fellow Republicans would try to block an impeachment effort, because that puts them “on the side of the IRS.”
He expressed astonishment at colleagues’ reluctance to call to account an administration that “used the power of the IRS to attack political opponents of the White House during an election season.”
“It is shocking,” he summed up.
On Tuesday, WND documented the reasons House conservatives decided to submit a bill calling for impeachment of Koskinen, as well as their dismay over GOP leadership’s refusal to back the effort.
“I have no idea,” is how an apparently frustrated Jordan responded to WND’s question: Why won’t GOP leadership support the attempt by conservative lawmakers to impeach Koskinen?
It was an all-too-familiar script: conservative House Republicans battling not just Democrats, but their own party leadership. And conservatives speaking to the press on Capitol Hill were clearly exasperated.“The American people get it,” Jordan said. “They are asking, ‘Why wasn’t this done a long time ago?’ The American people understand it’s a double standard, whether its (Hillary) Clinton or Koskinen.”
Huelskamp was blunt, answering WND’s question with a pair of his own questions: “Can the head of the IRS lie and get away with it?” and, “Congress must decide, does it stand with IRS or with the American people?”
“This is what it comes down to: Does the House even matter? The IRS commissioner destroyed evidence and perjured himself. Does this diminish the IRS in the public eye? Well, its reputation couldn’t get much lower,” the congressman concluded.
“This is what frustrates folks back home,” lamented Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, who was just elected in July to replace retired House Speaker John Boehner.
Davidson mused that House leadership had discovered, “If you can be ignored, you will be – and it’s time we put an end to that.”
Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, said GOP leadership was “punting” because “they just don’t want to hold impeachment hearings.”
“It’s amazing that we’re not doing it,” he marveled.
House conservatives introduced an impeachment resolution on Tuesday because, they say, Koskinen blocked congressional efforts to investigate the IRS targeting of tea-party and other conservative groups.Although dubbed a long shot by the establishment media, conservatives were dead serious about impeachment because, they say, the violations by the commissioner are so egregious.
After speaking to the press, Jordan told WND, “Impeaching Koskinen is the right thing to do,” and he detailed exactly why.
“Under his watch, with congressional subpoenas and preservation orders in place, the IRS destroyed 422 back-up tapes containing potentially 24,000 Lois Lerner emails. On top of that, Koskinen kept Congress in the dark for months before disclosing the issue, made false statements under oath before Congress about the situation, and refused to correct the record after the truth came out,” detailed the congressman.
He added, “For his dereliction of duty and gross negligence, Congress should impeach him. If we don’t hold people like this accountable, then what are we here for?”
In responding to WND at Tuesday’s monthly meeting with the press, called “Conversations with Conservatives,” House lawmakers time and again cited scholarly articles supporting impeachment written by columnist George Will and former federal prosecutor and National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy.
“They are also not particularly interested in educating themselves,” he added. “In Washington, it is a commonplace to avoid knowledge. If you know both the circumstances and the range of your authority to deal with them, you are expected to take action – and taking action is accountable.When WND asked McCarthy why GOP leaders were balking, he replied, “The problem is that many of them do not understand what an impeachable offense is and why the vitality of the impeachment remedy is essential to preserving our constitutional system.
“Much easier to carp about how others – the Justice Department, the FBI – are not doing their jobs, and hope nobody notices, beneath the noise, that you have superior powers to act.”
Tuesday’s motion was a re-filing of something initially introduced in July called a “privileged resolution,” which would circumvent GOP leaders and force the House to vote on beginning impeachment proceedings without holding preliminary hearings. Back then, Politico reported GOP leaders “fear it will lower the standard for such drastic measures like impeachment in the future.”
WND asked McCarthy if he thought it would really lower the bar for impeachment.
“The IRS, the nation’s most unpopular agency, abused its awesome powers to harass and intimidate Americans for using their most precious constitutional rights, then lied to Congress and obstructed justice in covering it up,” he replied.
“How would acting on such heinous conduct ‘lower the bar’ for impeachable offenses? They are classic impeachable offenses,” marveled McCarthy.
On Tuesday, conservatives explained to WND they felt forced to file the privileged resolution because GOP leaders, including House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., had refused to allow hearings on whether to impeach Koskinen. Conservatives described it as a Catch-22: GOP leadership complained the privileged resolution violated “regular order” (the usual procedures) but refused to allow hearings, which would be the way to preserve the regular order.
“They (GOP leadership) all say they’re against it (the resolution) because there hasn’t been due process. But that’s because the leader of the judiciary committee won’t hold hearings,” explained Labrador,
“Koskinen is asking for all due process rights, so let’s do that and hold full hearings,” the congressman added. But then, he reflected, “I expect we’re going to be told we need due process, then told we can’t have a hearing, which is not due process.”
These conservatives expressed wariness that, instead of a vote on the resolution on Thursday, there instead may be a procedural vote used to prevent House members from actually having to go on the record as having voted for or against impeachment of Koskinen.
They consider that a disturbing possibility because it would be, essentially, a vote of support for Koskinen. They would also consider it a further erosion of the status of Congress as a co-equal to the executive branch of government.
Labrador noted that witnesses in previous hearings, such as McCarthy and constitutional scholar and George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley, had testified that Koskinen’s transgressions were serious enough to warrant impeachment. Turley, a Democrat, testified that the Obama administration was “effectively weaponizing the IRS.”
The congressman likened it to what he termed the misdeeds of former secretary of state and current Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: Destroying evidence after it had been subpoenaed.
He also noted that in April a federal judge found the IRS was still targeting tea-party groups under Koskinen.
One of the many lawmakers who cited George Will’s op-ed published Friday in the Washington Post noted the novelty of the columnist siding with conservatives over the GOP establishment.
Will’s piece was titled “Congress should impeach the IRS commissioner – or risk becoming obsolete,” and made the case that GOP leaders “ardently” want to avoid an impeachment vote because they feel “the public does not care about John Koskinen’s many misdeeds.”However, Will argued, Congress had already forfeited its power of the purse in allowing the Obama administration to continue to run up record budget deficits and to fund its own agenda priorities, leaving impeachment as the only functional deterrence for executive overreach.
He further observed that constitutional architect James Madison interpreted the “high crimes and misdemeanors” justifying impeachment to include “maladministration,” which, Will wrote, “surely encompasses perjury and obstruction of Congress.”
Will said the idea that an IRS commissioner is not a high enough official for impeachment ignores what Turley called “the realities of the modern regulatory state.” The columnist noted, “Commissioners have authority over 90,000 employees collecting $2.5 trillion in revenues annually.”
The columnist concluded, “Refusing to impeach Koskinen would continue the passivity by which members of Congress have become, in Turley’s words, ‘agents of their own obsolescence.’”
McCarthy called for the impeachment of “the officials who carried out the IRS abuse of American citizens” as far back as June 2014, scolding Republicans: “Impeach them now, worry about prosecuting them later … and please stop whining as if you are powerless to do anything.”
~@ I received this by email… I have long admired Bill Henderson for his commitment to ‘Beating Cancer Gently’… Bill Himself, incurred cancer but did NOT die from Cancer… Below is an account by his wife, which explains what happened to Bill…
As you know, my husband, Bill Henderson, passed away on July 4, 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. Since then I have received several questions about the details of his passing. I have even heard of rumors that Bill passed away from Cancer after unsuccessfully following the Protocols described in his books and Newsletters. Bill Henderson did NOT die from cancer and any rumors saying otherwise are simply NOT true! In order to answer any questions and put a stop to any unfounded rumors I will try to relate the details leading up to the death of my beloved husband. I feel that this is a story that needs to be told, and I am the only one that can tell it. I have not yet shared this, possibly because I am afraid of realizing what the implications, or truth, may really be. I am still so traumatized by what happened that I have asked my nephew, David Henderson, to help me write this chronicle of events.
Bill Henderson turned 84 this last January 2016. For a man of his age he was very healthy and clear-minded. After a series of medical tests in January, we were informed that he had tested positive for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in his bone marrow. He would need to undergo regular blood transfusions, although he refused any Chemo Therapy.
For the next 6 months Bill followed his own Protocol religiously and we traveled quite a bit to test various “Gentle, Non-Toxic Healing” practices, many of which are illegal in this country, yet perfectly legal and available overseas. Bill was already showing signs of remission. His regularly scheduled blood transfusions were now on an as-needed basis. His strength was improving and he was more alert and hopeful than he had been for a long time. When we left for Cancun on June 28, 2016, Bill was truly ‘beating-cancer-gently’, and doing it in his own terms by following his own protocol as described in his books. ( http://www.beating-cancer-gently.com )
On the morning of July 3, the Doctor arrived to check on his ‘patient’. He tried to explain that the blood had been thoroughly cleansed and processed before being administered, but otherwise ignored my concerns and protests. As he left the room he remarked that the ‘patient’ was a ‘little feverish’ although afterward no one came to even check his temperature or give him anything to bring the fever down. Bill was in and out of consciousness, occasionally complaining loudly or speaking feverishly. It had become very obvious to me that he had been administered ‘bad’ blood and his body was going through a physical reaction. Whether the ‘bad’ blood was administered by accident or on purpose(?), I will probably never know. I did realize though, that either way, they had no intention of doing anything about it. It seemed that they had decided to just let him pass away and blame it on his age and weakened condition. I decided that I was going to get him out of there as soon as possible before these people killed him.
I called a couple of friends we had met at the clinic and asked them if they could come and help me. When they arrived we dressed him, put him in a wheelchair and proceeded towards the exit. Hospital staff blocked the exit while someone from Accounting demanded that I pay the hospital charges in full before leaving. She had prepared an itemized invoice for just under $5000.00 USD. I became very upset, asking why should I pay anything after they just tried to kill my husband! We were only there for one night and most of that had been spent in the waiting room. She including many items in the invoice we never received, such as the special platelets Bill required in his new blood, etc. It was utter chaos with everybody yelling at each other and Bill, looking flushed and frail in his wheelchair, complaining loudly about his legs, which had visibly swelled up since the night before. Apparently someone had called the Police and suddenly there arrived (a bit too suddenly I felt) about a dozen Mexican Policemen complete with machine guns threateningly blocking our exit. So I paid the exorbitant charges and we got out of there as fast as we could. We went back to the idyllic setting of the clinic and after giving Bill a UBI treatment his fever seemed to subside a bit and he calmed down enough to take him to our room where he quickly fell asleep.
At 8:15am on July 4, I tried to waken Bill but, although his eyes were open and he seemed to be looking at me, he didn’t respond. We called an ambulance to take him to the other hospital in the area, Galenia Hospital Cancun, which albeit a bit further away, was obviously a much better and more modern hospital with a courteous, helpful and professional staff. Upon arrival, Bill was attended to immediately, but apparently during the night, his Phlebitis had gotten out of control and had developed a complication known as DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis. The blood clots formed by the DVT caused him to have a Stroke that night in his sleep followed by a Heart Attack, which left him in the condition I found him earlier that morning.
I took his hand in mine and pressed it against my heart while he serenely watched me. I talked to him saying how much I loved him and I wished him a good trip. At 11:30am on July 4, 2016, Bill Henderson stopped breathing. He passed away peacefully as I gently closed his eyes and gave him a final kiss..
After returning from Mexico I was, of course, completely devastated. What was considered a normal procedure in any other hospital had turned into such a fiasco that I am still traumatized every time I even think of it. Since then I have been numbly going through the confusing and frustrating preparations & paperwork with the funeral directors (in Mexico and the U.S.), the American Consulate, the U.S. Air Force, Insurance, Expenses, Banking and Probate Courts. I awake every morning hoping to find Bill asleep comfortably beside me and realize all this has been a very bad nightmare. Then reality sets in. I have been so overwhelmed that I feel I have not had the chance to properly mourn his passing or even pause long enough to fully assimilate the implications of the events I just described. I will soon be taking a break for a few weeks to spend some much needed personal time to re-group, etc. Upon returning I plan to continue Bill’s legacy, as best I can.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude, especially to those I have not been able to respond to personally, for all the outpouring of love and support that I have received these last few weeks. It is great to know how much Bill’s work has been appreciated by people he has helped from all over the world! Thank you!
Maria Teresa de Rossello (Terry) Henderson
** For those of you that are interested, the best way to reach Holy Grail Health is through the Camelot Cancer Care web site at http://www.camelotcancercare.is/. They offer an arsenal of amazingly effective treatments customized to fit the individual patient in a truly beautiful tropical resort-type setting located near Cancun. In order to get a referral you will need to fill out a case evaluation and submit the medical history form found on the above web site. I’m sure that if Bill were here today, he would recommend Holy Grail Health as one of the best Out-Patient, Non-Toxic, Cancer Healing Clinics practicing outside of the United States (only because present laws in our country prohibit our own medicinal choices).
Danish Joakim Eskildsen photographer spent about 7 months working on this project. He spent all this time with poor people from different cities in America documenting their everyday life.
Terry Fitzpatrick (pictured) lives with his girlfriend in a tent near a shopping plaza in Athens, Georgia to get his ‘peace and quiet’ away from other homeless people in the city. He considers himself a ‘city camper’ instead and hoped to move forward with his life after his mother’s death
Kate Three Legs left the abusive father of her children to live with her mom, sister and their kids. She was getting a pregnancy check up when the family’s trailer burnt down, destroying everything they owned. The Federal Emergency Management Agency sells condemned trailers to Native Americans to solve the housing shortage
Darlene Rosas, who was trained as a nurse, could no longer work after she was injured and disabled. She lives alone in a trailer in South Dakota without running water and shares her $800 disability check with her two children. She said: ‘If you have a job, you lose benefits. If you live on welfare, you become a victim of the system’
Like many others, Ronald Major (pictured) lost his home to Hurricane Katrina. He now lives under the Claiborne Avenue Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana, and waits for free food that volunteers hand out on the weekends. Major often uses a wheelchair because he suffers from a heavy limb
Frank and Jessica Whitehill were evicted from their home in Georgia, which was hit hard by the foreclosure crisis. Along with their three teenage sons, the couple planned to move into another house, but authorities tossed their belongings in the front yard and a sheriff told them their municipality oversaw four to six evictions every day
Aleena Arnesen and her cousin Elizabeth live on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Aleena’s father is a commercial fisherman, but the catch is half of what it used to be since the BP oil spill in 2010. Aleena’s mother Kindra, who worked to clean up the spill, said: ‘The federal government says it is fine yet my husband is catching fish with black goo on them’
Quintavius Scott’s parents are divorced, but they play an active role in his life in addition to working and going to school. His father Quinton is proud of his son’s grades, but worries he may be subject to racism. He said: ‘My son could be at the wrong place at the wrong time. He could be killed and nobody would care. A lot of good kids get killed and nobody does anything’
Spirit Grass, a member of the Lakota people, lives on the reservation with her family in South Dakota, where they try to live on $3,500 a year. Her mother is an unemployed military veteran who was trained as a medical technician, while her father works part time in Eagle Butte, forty miles away. Spirit Grass hopes a college basketball scholarship will lead to a better future
Marla and Darren Sumner (pictured) worked as an architect and an interior designer until they were laid off in 2008. Marla was rejected for a job as a cashier because she was ‘over-qualified’. But she maintained a positive outlook, saying: ‘In a way, the recession can have positive effects on the environment as people are forced to do more with less’
Javier Hernandez and Albino Lopez are migrant workers who had been sent home for the second day in a row without pay. They emigrated from Mexico in the 1970s and worked eight hours a day picking fruits and vegetables starting at 5am. In the winter, they travel to Alaska to work in the fisheries
Felicia Ogbodo (left) lost her job as a social worker and said: ‘It’s shocking and embarrassing, because I never thought that with a master’s degree, I would be unemployed.’ Her daughter Ermaline (right) was accepted to college on a scholarship
Eric walked two miles from his home in Firebaugh, California, with his grandmother to get free food from a community center. The toddler lives in a trailer park for migrant farm workers and his family of five earned $350 a week, which comes out to $18,200 a year
Madai Nunez (left) looks after children like Amy (right) in a migrant worker motel in Fresno, California, while their parents are working in the fields
James and Diane Kinley live in a trailer home in Athens, Georgia. James had to quit his job after heart problems forced him to get a pacemaker, but his insurance company refused his claim for disability. He is now on government health insurance and the couple have taught their children to be self-sustaining through about gardening and beekeeping. But they fear medical bills could lead them to homelessness if Diane’s health fails
Yolanda Rodriguez lives in a tent in Fresno, California, where homelessness and crime are rampant. She had one of her toes removed as a result from diabetes, but receives a free meal and shower from social organizations trying to help
BOOM!!! The FBI was just served papers in front of the whole world! Who’s head is going to roll? Director Comey? Hillary? Huma?
Jason Chaffetz Opening Statement Right Before He Hands The FBI Stooge For Comey A Subpoena
Awesome opening statement from Jason Chaffetz right before he strikes for the kill…The moment of impact is in the next video clip coming up
To be followed by Trey Gowdy grilling this FBI stooge
Sponsored by Analog Devices
ADI is helping Aerojet Rocketdyne engineer the most powerful rocket ever developed for NASA–to make the first manned mission to Mars possible.
This was awesome! Gowdy took apart Mass Congressional Rep Lynch during Hillary Clinton Email Investigation
SERVED: Shadow Government Subpoenaed – Alex Jones
The cult of Hillary was called in to answer for their privatized investigation into Clinton’s emails. Facing the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, spokespersons for the DOJ, State Department, FBI, Department of National Intelligence, The CIA, The Geo spatial Intelligence Agency, and The NSA faced a frustrated Congress that had been given the cold shoulder when it came to the sharing of key details of Hillary Clinton’s endangerment of U.S. National Security.
The mouthpieces of the Shadow Government betrayed the American people in full daylight. Representing a decades old Shadow Government that answers to a well established network of global multi corporations that view Congress and the American Constitution as meaningless. And the hubris is strong, as global government has just a few more building blocks to set before we are all under a one world government. Teddy Roosevelt once said “ Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”
September 14, 2016
It didn’t take long after the National Guard was activated in North Dakota for militarized law enforcement to descend upon the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Today, mass arrests began as riot gear-clad police attempted to break up Native American opposition to the construction of the pipeline, which has been halted at one location but continues elsewhere.
According to independent news outlet Unicorn Riot, at least 20 protesters, or “water protectors,” have been arrested at gunpoint along with medics and two journalists. Police issued a one-time warning to “water protectors” that any trespassers would be arrested. The warning came after several people locked themselves to construction equipment in acts of civil disobedience on Tuesday.
BREAKING: Around 20 people have just been arrested at the site of the #NoDAPL lockdown, including medics and two Unicorn Riot journalists. Police have shut down all road access to the site and are carrying assault rifles and less-lethal weapons. [ Full coverage >> http://www.unicornriot.ninja/?p=8994 ]
Unicorn Riot, which has been broadcasting live video of the tense standoff in North Dakota, says Facebook has been censoring their link from livestream.com.
Commenters on their Facebook page were also complaining they could not share the video. Screenshots posted by page followers show Facebook blocked the link.
fb-blocked-dakota-1[UPDATE: A Unicorn Riot collective member confirmed to Anti-Media via email that Facebook was blocking the video link with its “automated censorship system.”
“At a critical moment of our coverage of a Dakota Access Pipeline direct action today, Facebook’s automated censorship system blocked our video URL, shortly before two of our journalists were arrested onsite. As we started to cover today’s direct action, our collective members immediately noticed that the full Livestream event URL (https://livestream.com/unicornriot/events/6340986) was being blocked from Facebook. Posts and comments with the URL both immediately triggered popup security alerts. We tried putting the same URL through Bitly shortening and that official Unicorn Riot page post was deleted by Facebook within a few minutes. Finally we went with sharing our “Live Channel” URL on our own website which had the embed included on it.
We also verified that the “Facebook Debugger” warned that our live video URL violated “community standards”. Both Facebook and law enforcement acted to block our media distribution today, but we will not let them stop our mission to amplify the voices of people who might otherwise go unheard, and broadcast the stories that might otherwise go untold.
Also, as one member of the collective, I should point out it is obviously concerning when a large media conglomerate blocks URLs to competing video platforms.”]
A surveillance plane was also seen patrolling the protest site, reports Unicorn Riot.
Anti-Media has reached out to Morton County Sheriff’s Department for comment and will update this story if they respond.
RELATED ON ANTI-MEDIA
5 Times the National Guard Was Used (& What It Means for the Pipeline Protesters)
Why There’s a Media Blackout on the Native American Oil Pipeline Blockade
[This article was updated to clarify that only one surveillance plane was seen.]
This article (Breaking: Riot Police Begin Mass-Arrests at Dakota Access Pipeline, FB Censors Video) is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Nick Bernabe and theAntiMedia.org. Anti-Media Radio airs weeknights at 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific. Image credit: Unicorn Riot. If you spot a typo, email email@example.com.
Also Read Derrick Broze’s Activist Post coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests HERE.
This is impressive. We’ve gotten 100,000 signatures from people like you who want Jill Stein on the debate stage September 26.
With less than two weeks left until the first debate, we’re ramping up our efforts with a multi-pronged strategy. In addition to putting pressure directly on the debates commission — asking why they oppose the 76 percent of Americans who want open debates — we’ve set the ambitious goal of doubling the signatures on our petition to show we mean business.
We’d like to be able to walk into the Washington, D.C. offices of the Commission on Presidential Debates on September 20 and hand them all 200,000 signatures.
Our first milestone is to reach 125,000 signatures by tomorrow.
By the way, the Commission on Presidential Debates may sound official, but it’s really a private corporation run by Democratic and Republican elites to keep our voices out of the debates.
Tell them you’re not having it anymore.
It’s in our hands!
The Stein/Baraka Campaign Team
P.P.S. We’re marching in front of the Commission on Presidential Debates tomorrow evening. Join us!
September 12th, 2016
By Marco Torres
Guest writer for Wake Up World
The general definitions and terminology for illiteracy vary depending on their orientation to specific subject areas. Most people assume illiteracy pertains solely to those with the inability to read or write. However, those suffering from learning, cultural and scientific illiteracy are a different group all together. The coming generation of illiterate adults will be those who cannot unlearn, deschool or deprogram themselves from conventional thinking; It will be those who cannot free themselves from mainstream opinions and thought processes that require individuals to think outside the box or get rid of the box entirely.
Many conventional thinkers have problems letting go of the perceived reality they’ve set up for themselves to understand the world, regardless of its harm to themselves or others. We can no longer cast blame on controlling mechanisms in institutions or corporate culture which dictate our behavior on a daily basis. At some point, we must realize that every person is responsible for their own awareness regardless of what they have been taught by others.
IQ, college and university degrees, and actually all mainstream education only accounts for a small portion of a person’s success, and with higher education leading most graduates to minimum-wage employment, that portion is only decreasing every year. By far the majority of a person’s success is attributable to social well-being, emotional intelligence, and the ability to foster hope. In fact, according to a three-year longitudinal study out of the University of Manchester, hope “uniquely predicts objective academic achievement”, trumping general intelligence, previous academic achievement and personality.
Those with higher degrees of emotional intelligence have strong filters to the everyday brainwashing which is designed to indoctrinate weak minds. They are not as susceptible to neurolinguistic programming in schools, media, corporate culture, or societal influences. They have a greater capacity to think for themselves because they think more with their hearts and not their minds.
Education is not just the means of making you a degree holder; it is the gateway to the art of living. You can be culturally and socially illiterate about the world with the inability to think for yourself, yet still have a degree. Real education enables you to think, to discover the principles of life, and to accurately evaluate your experiences. Education gives you the ability to know the difference between what is achievable for the good of humanity and what is achievable for malevolent masters whose only desire is power and greed. Education empowers your strengths and allows you to excel in all the right areas that embrace your uniqueness.
Related reading: How This Simple Educational Model Can Change the World
Illiteracy in the coming decades will be restricted to those who have confined, conditioned minds; to those who…
These are the confined minds who can’t think outside the box they are in. They are so stuck in that box, that it takes a profound event to shake their reality so that they can at least see they’re inside a box. They will be the illiterate who we must help to deprogram if they are to ever survive the coming age. The visionaries and game changers of our world don’t even think inside or outside the box… they simply throw out the box and revolutionize the way we think about ourselves and our planet.
In 2011, a brilliant comment from an elementary school student hit home just as facilitators were gathering opinions and impressions about education. Commenting on what she thought about education and how it could be modified to teach children better, 11 year-old Julia Williams from a Grade 6 class said:
“I don’t like school because they take everything I’m good at and tell me I can’t do it anymore. I just want to once be able to do the things I’m good at like drawing and writing stories. I want to do it all day because I can think better than when I do stuff like math. Shouldn’t I be able to really like or even love what I do when I come here?They should help kids do what they know how to do best and I think the rest… I mean all the other subjects will just work out, and if they don’t, well… then they’re just not that important.”
Related reading: Raising Awake Children in a Broken School System
For future generations to learn what society has become, why we have the problems we do in the world, and why adults never progress beyond many of their mistakes, it will be necessary to move out of the current educational paradigm and into a new one. This will involve a systematic deprogramming and deschooling of all children in developed nations.
In a sense, children are psychologically conditioned to fail and lose hope. Fear of failure breeds inaction and hopelessness. It’s a vicious cycle. When children lack hope, they will fear failure. When they fear failure, they will never act. They then take this formula with them and apply it in all instances of their lives. The result is that they never develop a positive mindset to hope for the best and that determines their reality. Only the strongest children who are empowered by their parents can break free from this slave mindset so prevalent in educational institutions.
Deschooling takes children out of schools, but, unlike a lot of home-school approaches, it doesn’t import the classroom into the home. It does away altogether with educational clutter such as curricula and grades.
Deschoolers maintain that a child’s learning should be curiosity-driven rather than dictated by teachers and textbooks, and that forcing kids to adhere to curricula quashes their natural inclination to explore and ask questions.
Deschooled children can organize their knowledge in free and better ways. They never need to feel they are through learning, or past the point that they can begin something new. Each thing they discover can be useful eventually. If we help provide them with ever-changing opportunities to see, hear, smell, taste, feel, move and discuss, what they know will exceed in breadth and depth what any school’s curriculum would have covered. It won’t be the same set of materials — it will be clearer and larger but different.
Related reading: Why Every Parent Should Consider Unschooling
It is the deschooled generation who will have the least chances of illiteracy in the future. They will have expanded minds, embracing concepts that are impossible for limited minds to comprehend. They are our future leaders and visionaries who will pave the path for a new earth. And it’s coming soon.
About the author:
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science, and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.
Recommended reading from Marco Torres:
Please note: This article originally appeared on PreventDisease.com, reproduced with permission.
This is a patriot. We can all expect this treatment from Hillary’s goons.
I’ve been impressed with Democracy Now calling out Hillary’s bullshit. They hate Trump too, but it’s nice to see they are even handed against Crooked.
Natural News Insider ( www.NaturalNews.com ) – please forward
Heavy metals tests at my laboratory have uncovered yet another popular dietary substance that tests high for not just lead, but also nickel and aluminum (with some arsenic in the mix, too).
The substance is called shilajit, and it’s an Ayurvedic mineral mix that has been banned in Canada due to high heavy metals.
I’ve just finished testing one of these supplements in my lab. In my professional view, the results were so alarming that I’ve issued an urgent warning to stop consuming shilajit supplements.
This discovery reminds me why we all need to pay attention to the Medicinal Supplements Summit starting today (and running all this week).
This summit features numerous top formulators and health supplement experts, including an interview with me about supplement science and safety.
Don’t miss this summit, as it begins today. Click here to register now (begins TODAY).
To your health,
– Mike Adams, The Health Ranger
Cadiz, provincial capital in the autonomous community of Andalusia in the Spanish state, has become the latest municipality to pass a motion supporting the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights and declaring itself an Israeli “Apartheid Free Zone”.
With a population of 120,000, Cadiz joins more than 50 cities and towns across the Spanish state which have voted to declare themselves spaces free from Israeli apartheid.
Other famous Apartheid Free municipalities include Gran Canaria, Santiago de Compostela, Xixón-Gijón, Sevilla, Córdoba and Santa Eulària in Ibiza.
Inspired in part by a similar campaign during the struggle against apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s, the Israeli Apartheid Free Zone campaign, led by the Solidarity Network Against the Occupation of Palestine (RESCOP), seeks to create ‘islands of political consciousness’ and to break local ties with Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid, as well as with international corporations and institutions that are complicit in the maintenance of Israel’s violations of international law.
The campaign, which is supported by social movements, businesses, schools, media and public institutions from across the Spanish state, has created a map indicating spaces free from Israeli apartheid.
By declaring themselves Israeli Apartheid Free Zones, local authorities agree to boycott corporations complicit in violations of international law and the rights of Palestinians as well as break ties with the Israeli regime and its complicit institutions.
They will also support local awareness raising efforts and commit to conscientious procurement policies based on the human rights of the Palestinian people.
Riya Hassan, European coordinator for the Palestinians BDS National Committee (BNC), said:
“The Israeli Apartheid Free Zones campaign across the Spanish state is inspiring similar efforts in other countries.
The fact that these declarations have been voted by democratically elected municipalities reflect the growing support for the BDS movement for Palestinian rights, not just at the grassroots level but also within governments.
This will eventually steer public opinion in favor of comprehensive sanctions on Israel until it end its systematic oppression of Palestinians.“