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March for Science protesters hit the streets worldwide

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Bernie Sanders and the Movement Where the People Found Their Voice

"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Hong Kong's grandpa protesters speak softly but carry a stick

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A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
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FIFA scandal engulfs Blatter and Platini

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter (L) shakes hands with UEFA president Michel Platini after being re-elected following a vote in Zurich on May 29, 2015 (AFP Photo/Michael Buholzer)
"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue to stay until 2018

Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue to stay until 2018
The " Fearless Girl " statue on Wall Street is seen by many as a defiant symbol of women's rights under the new administration of President Donald Trump (AFP Photo/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY)

“… The Fall of Many - Seen It Yet?

You are going to see more and more personal secrets being revealed about persons in high places of popularity or government. It will seem like an epidemic of non-integrity! But what is happening is exactly what we have been teaching. The new energy has light that will expose the darkness of things that are not commensurate with integrity. They have always been there, and they were kept from being seen by many who keep secrets in the dark. Seen the change yet?

In order to get to a more stable future, you will have to go through gyrations of dark and light. What this means is that the dark is going to be revealed and push back at you. It will eventually lose. We told you this. That's what you're here for is to help those around you who don't see an escape from the past. They didn't get their nuclear war, but everything else is going into the dumper anyway. … “

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Friday, February 10, 2012

ACTA: more than just an illegal download ban

RNW10 February 2012, by Willemien Groot    

(Photo: The Javorac)
A new wave of protests in defence of internet freedom is on its way. On Saturday, demonstrators will target the Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement or ACTA for short. The agreement is aimed at setting a worldwide standard in the protection of intellectual property rights, covering everything from music to medicine. In Europe, doubts are beginning to grow.

ACTA was initially designed to halt the dangerous trade in counterfeit medicines. Following lengthy negotiations, held largely behind closed doors, the agreement has now been submitted to the United States, Australia and the European Union for approval.

Under pressure from the United States, the Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement has been expanded to combat online piracy. The main focus of the protests is the threat to an open internet, the ban on free downloading and the prospect of providers, search engines and users being vulnerable to prosecution.


But the consequences go much further, warn aid organisations such as the IDA Foundation. IDA campaigns for affordable, good quality medicines for developing countries. Managing Director Edwin de Voogd believes ACTA serves only the interests of the pharmaceutical industry and violates previous agreements.

“This agreement has the potential to block the legal trade in medicines from a producer in India or China to a poor country. All to defend the interests of the pharmaceutical industry: its patent rights and the monopoly they create.”

The World Health Organisation previously agreed conditions under which countries (mainly India and China) are permitted to produce and export generic medicines to developing countries, even if the patent has not yet expired. These include products such as malaria tablets and AIDS medicines. Pharmaceutical companies have given this deal their blessing.

Dubious pills

In addition to this legal trade, there is a much shadier circuit. Developing countries are flooded with dubious pills, powders and potions which do nothing to improve public health. In the West, this problem tends to be limited to the online sale of fake Viagra made in China. Paul Wouters of Nefarma, a Dutch association geared towards innovation in medicine, insists we need ACTA to tackle such abuses.

“If we’re not careful, counterfeit medicines could also end up in the regular circuit. We are not talking about good quality copies that happen to come from a different factory. Many of these products are bad and even contain ingredients that can be fatal to patients. If you want to monitor the chain effectively, it’s important to protect intellectual property.”

Black market

Wouters acknowledges that pharmaceuticals are a billion-dollar industry and that ACTA is needed to safeguard that revenue. It costs millions to develop new medicines and the industry recoups its outlay through patents. Things go wrong when manufacturers and recipient countries sell medicine from countries such as India in the West.

“It’s sad but true. In developing countries too, there are people who unscrupulously pocket medicines intended to help people so that they can trade in them. It’s an unfortunate reality that we cannot ignore.”

Wouters is calling for aid organisations to redouble their efforts. “They have to ensure good infrastructure that prevents these medicines being re-routed to wealthy countries.”

Strict customs

Eighty percent of the cheap HIV/AIDS medicines that Médecins Sans Frontières gives to patients in Africa come from India. But the patent-protecting measures contained in ACTA jeopardise this production and trade, says Aziz Rehman of MSF.

“ACTA provides additional rules under which the import of those medicines can be stopped. The customs authorities in different ACTA countries can stop drugs on the basis of suspicion. They can say that drugs being imported from India apparently violate certain patent rights or trademark rights. On the basis of those allegations they can stop and seize those drugs in their country.”

Rehman says it can be weeks before a bona fide consignment is released. In some cases, the authorities destroy a medicine without even waiting for the results of the investigation. A handful of Indian manufacturers are already thought to be considering shutting down their operations.

MSF is convinced that, in practice, ACTA removes the possibility of producing cheap and effective medicines for poor countries. Ironically, this will drive up the price of medicines. And higher prices encourage counterfeit production.


The wording of the agreement is the result of years of secret negotiations between Japan, the US and the European Union. Talks even took place beyond the confines of the World Trade Organisation. Civil society organisations were shunned, while major companies were able to have their say. Developing countries were also kept at arm’s length. But as ACTA emerges into the open, this closed circuit approach may yet backfire.

The anti-piracy proposals have prompted protests
across Europe

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