'Dump Trump': Tens of thousands join global march

'Dump Trump': Tens of thousands join global march
Demonstrators arrive on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the 'Women's March on Washington' on January 21, 2017 (AFP Photo/Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS)

March for Science protesters hit the streets worldwide

March for Science protesters hit the streets worldwide
Thousands of people in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday kicked off the March for Science, the first of more than 500 marches around the globe in support of scienceThousands of people in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday kicked off the March for Science, the first of more than 500 marches around the globe in support of science

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

Hong Kong's grandpa protesters speak softly but carry a stick
'Grandpa Wong' is a regular sight at Hong Kong's street battles (AFP Photo/VIVEK PRAKASH)
A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
on June 17, 2013 in Brasilia (AFP, Evaristo)

FIFA scandal engulfs Blatter and Platini

FIFA scandal engulfs Blatter and Platini
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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Thursday, September 26, 2013

'Monsanto Protection Act' To Expire, Won't Be Part Of Continuing Resolution

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said the so-called Monsanto Protection Act
 favored by Republicans won't be included in a bill intended to prevent a
 government shutdown Sept. 30. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty

The so-called Monsanto Protection Act is set to expire, and will not be included in a bill designed to avert a government shutdown, according to a statement Tuesday from the press office of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).

House Republicans earlier this month released legislation that would include an extension of the Monsanto measure in their continuing resolution. The measure shields sellers of genetically modified seeds from lawsuits, even if the resulting crops cause harm.

Merkley has opposed the measure since it quietly passed in March, when it was attached to another spending resolution. Merkley led an online petition to oppose the extension, and unsuccessfully offered an amendment to the farm bill intended to kill what opponents have dubbed the Monsanto Protection Act. Monsanto is the world's largest seed company.

Merkley worked with legislative leaders to ensure the Farmer Assurance Provision rider would expire before it could be extended. In a statement Tuesday evening, the senator applauded those who helped him to avert the extension:

This is a victory for all those who think special interests shouldn’t get special deals. This secret rider, which was slipped into a must-pass spending bill earlier this year, instructed the Secretary of Agriculture to allow GMO crops to be cultivated and sold even when our courts had found they posed a potential risk to farmers of nearby crops, the environment, and human health. I applaud the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have worked hard to end this diabolical provision.

The rider is set to expire at the end of the month.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Libor: Icap fined £55m as ex-staff face criminal charges

Financial firm run by former Tory treasurer Michael Spencer given stiff penalty as three ex-employees charged

theguardian.com, Jill Treanor, Wednesday 25 September 2013

Icap is run by former Conservative party treasurer Michael Spencer.
Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

The major financial firm run by former Conservative Party treasurer Michael Spencer has been fined £55m by regulators and three of its former employees facing criminal charges in the United States as result of the ongoing global investigation to Libor rigging.

Spencer insisted none of the senior staff of the Icap broking firm he runs were involved in the rigging.

But he said he regretted the actions of the one-time employees who each face 30 years in jail for each of the three charges levelled against them by the US department of justice (DoJ) in the US.

Darrell Read, who resides in New Zealand, and British citizens Daniel Wilkinson and Colin Goodman – known as "Lord Libor" according to the DoJ – have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and two counts of wire fraud in a criminal complaint which was unsealed in a Manhattan federal court earlier. In the US a criminal complaint is not evidence and a defendant is presumed innocent until convicted.

"In exchange for bigger bonus checks, the three defendants undermined financial markets around the world by compromising the integrity of globally used interest rate benchmarks," said Scott Hammond, deputy assistant attorney general for the antitrust division's criminal enforcement programme.

In the fourth fine levelled by the Financial Conduct Authority and its predecessor bodies for Libor rigging, Icap will pay £14m while the US authorities have fined the company £55m for the manipulation of the yen Libor rate. According the FCA one of the brokers received £5,000 every quarter in "corrupt bonus payments".

The authorities link the activities to those of UBS, the Swiss bank which has so far faced the largest Libor fines of £940m after being found to have made corrupt payments to brokers in an "extensive and widespread" attempt to manipulate key benchmark interest rates. According to the FCA there were 300 written requests to change Libor rates to brokers at Icap, while the Commodity Futures Trading Commission published details of electronic chats showing discussions about a curry night out, a Ferrari and "bubbly on its way" in return for moving the rates, and other coffee, The ICAP brokers referred to the panel bank submitters as "sheep".

According to the regulators, Goodman distributed a daily email to individuals outside of Icap, including derivatives traders at several large banks as well as those responsible for providing Libor submissions to the British Bankers' Association.

Libor stands for London interbank offered bank offered rate and is a benchmark rate based on submissions by major banks about the price they think rivals would charge them to borrow money over different periods of time. It in turn is used a benchmark against which financial contracts around the world are set, affecting the price at which companies borrow money for instance.

"Goodman's email contained what was termed his "SUGGESTED LIBORS," purported predictions of where yen Libor ultimately would fix each day across eight specified borrowing periods. Read and Wilkinson, along with Goodman himself, often referred to Goodman as "Lord Libor"," the DoJ said.

The way Libor is set has been overhauled since the rate ringing scandal emerged – first via a £290m fine for Barclays and later a £390m penalty for Royal Bank of Scotland. The BBA's role in overseeing Libor is being replaced by the body which runs the New York Stock Exchange and the number of Libor rates scaled back.

The US attorney general, Eric Holder, said: "By allegedly participating in a scheme to manipulate benchmark interest rates for financial gain, these defendants undermined the integrity of the global markets. They were supposed to be honest brokers, but instead, they put their own financial interests ahead of that larger responsibility."

Spencer, who had initially played down the firm's connection to the Libor scandal, said the firm had assisted regulators with the inquiries.

"We deeply regret and strongly condemn the inexcusable actions of the brokers who sought to assist certain bank traders in their efforts to manipulate yen Libor. Their conduct contravenes all that Icap stands for," said Spencer.

"None of the three individuals at the centre of the activity remains with the firm. Others are either no longer with the company or are being disciplined," Spencer added.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Swiss village gives extra tax from GlencoreXstrata to affected countries

Hedingen donates some of its 'commodity million' from Glencore back to countries where the company is accused of exploiting people and resources for mining

The Guardian, Rupert Neate, Monday 23 September 2013

Ivan Glasenberg paid Rüschlikon village 360m Swiss francs (£246m) in taxes
linked to Glencore's flotation in 2011. Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images

A Swiss village has voted to donate 110,000 Swiss francs (£75,000) of taxes paid by Ivan Glasenberg, the billionaire chief executive of GlencoreXstrata, to charities in countries where the London-listed mining and commodity trading company is accused of exploiting people and resources.

The people of Hedingen, a village near Zurich, voted 764 to 662 in favour of donating the money in a "clear sign of solidarity with those suffering the consequences of the extraction of raw materials". The village will donate 10% of the "commodity million" Swiss francs it received out of taxes paid by Glasenberg in relation to Glencore's flotation in London in 2011.

Samuel Schweizer, a member of the citizens' committee that proposed the donation, said the villagers felt obliged to give back some of the "extraordinary wealth to the people who should have received it in the beginning".

He added: "It is extraordinary that our small community got more than 1 million francs of extra tax money from Glencore extracting raw materials in a number of very poor countries, where it is accused of polluting, abusing labour and not paying much in taxes. We had a unique opportunity to raise public awareness. We felt we must share this with the people who are suffering from the operations of Glencore."

The money will be paid to non-governmental organisations working on humanitarian projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia and Bolivia.

Glasenberg, who is worth $6.7bn according to Forbes magazine, paid 360m Swiss francs (£246m) in taxes linked to the flotation to the village of Rüschlikon, where he lives, in 2011. The money has since been redistributed between Rüschlikon, Hedingen and other communities in the Canton of Zurich.

Five of the villages are following Hedingen's lead and voting on whether to donate the money to charity over the next three months.

Schweizer said pressure is building on Rüschlikon, which kept 50m Swiss francs of Glasenberg's taxes, to donate some of the money to charity. Residents of Rüschlikon, already dubbed "the richest village in Switzerland", last year voted down a motion to give some of the money to an African charity.

Instead villagers voted to cut the local tax rate by 7%.

Schweizer added that if other villages follow Hedingen's lead, Rüschlikon "will be pressured into reconsidering its decision". "We wish that Rüschlikon would act in the same way [as Hedingen].

"We hope that people will open their eyes to the danger that raw material extraction will be the next reputational time bomb for Switzerland," he said. "Political leaders have not learned anything from the disaster of [Switzerland's role at the heart of the] banking industry."

The Berne Declaration, a non-governmental organisation campaigning against Switzerland's role in hosting global commodity companies, said: "While the decision makers in the capital Berne consider our commodities industry still only a political reputation risk, the landmark decision in the rural-conservative Hedingen shows that on the ground Glencore and their competitors already have a real reputational problem in this country.

"Remarkably and correctly, the people of Hedingen assume that tax money is not automatically white, clean or legitimate. As citizens, they take responsibility for that which the government still shies away from."

A Glencore spokesman said: "We believe that Glencore's global presence and economic strength have a predominantly positive impact on the communities in which we operate. We seek out, undertake and contribute to activities and programmes designed to improve quality of life for the people in these communities. In 2012, Glencore spent over $200m investing in the sustainable development of the communities in which it operates.

"Glencore's tax strategy and payments play a vital role in our intention to achieve long-term sustainable development. We are committed to full compliance with all statutory obligations, full disclosure to tax authorities and reporting transparently in the tax payments that we make to the governments of the countries in which we operate."

Friday, September 20, 2013

Whistleblowers welcome as China's anti-graft watchdog launches website

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2013-09-20

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, China's anti-corruption watchdog, is introducing a new centralized website as part of the Communist Party's current campaign against graft, reports the Guangzhou-based Southern Weekly.

The newly created website, which combines resources from five former anti-graft government websites, includes an "I want to report" function to allow members of the public to report allegations of corruption.

Commission chief Wang Qishan, who took over the role last November, has called for a more impartial and independent disciplinary watchdog. The typically mysterious commission appears to be taking steps to become more transparent, with increased news coverage of its activities detailed on national broadcaster CCTV.

Wang issued an order in June for all commission staffers to ditch their special VIP and membership cards, which had become prone to being used as a mechanism for corruption. For this year's Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, in addition to the usual warnings against officials receiving gifts and wining and dining on state funds, punishments will also be handed down to those in breach of the prohibitions.

Wang has so far received positive reviews for his efforts, with Renmin University of China professor Zhou Shuzhen saying that Wang is a hard worker dedicated to real work rather than showmanship. After listening to people speak, Wang would often ask them what the source of the problem is and what ideas they would recommend to solve the problem, Zhou added.

The commission said that in addition to the new website it will also be opening an official microblog account and take advantage of other social networking platforms such as messaging service Weixin, known as WeChat outside China.

Wang said he personally has no time to microblog, but he has a special team that specifically searches for and collects information about potential corruption cases regarding officials on the internet. This information is not only shared with him but also with other party leaders, Wang added.

During a commission forum in March and April this year, participants told reporters that the party is very focused on the next step in its anti-corruption campaign and believes that the internet can offer the breakthrough party leaders are looking for.

The commission currently has 27 functional departments, with the number of impartial discipline inspection offices increased from eight to 10 this year, including four in charge of monitoring state-owned enterprises and central government departments.

The goal of the commission in its widening anti-corruption campaign is to increase the number of reported cases, increase the number of cases investigated, and ensure that the punishment issued acts as an effective deterrent. Staffers said, however, that the core purpose of the campaign is not necessarily just to take down corrupt officials but to improve the overall atmosphere inside the party.

Since Xi Jinping became head of the party last November, the commission has taken down nine officials at vice-ministerial level or above: Sichuan deputy party chief Li Chuncheng, former Guangdong United Front Work Department chief Zhou Zhenhong, former energy chief Liu Tienan, former Anhui vice governor Ni Fake, former Sichuan Federation of Literary and Art Circles chairman Guo Yongxiang, Inner Mongolia United Front Work Department chief Wang Suyi, Guangxi Federation of Trade Unions chairman Li Daqiu, China National Petroleum Corp deputy general manager Wang Yongchun and its former chairman Jiang Jiemin.

The Central Commission for Discipline
Inspection website. (Internet photo)

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blatter admits politics swayed Qatar World Cup award

Google –AFP, 18 Sep 2013

Sepp Blatter (right) and Qatar FA president Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa
bin Ahmed al-Thani in Doha on December 16, 2010 (AFP/File)

BERLIN — FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that the choice of Qatar as 2022 World Cup hosts was partly influenced by political and economic interests.

"Yes, there was definitely direct political influence," Blatter told Thursday's edition of German weekly Die Zeit, Blatter.

"European leaders recommended to its voting members to opt for Qatar, because of major economic interests in the country."

He made the admission when asked if Qatar had been chosen by world football's governing body FIFA based on considerations other than sport.

While rumours of corruption still circulate around FIFA's decision in 2010 to award the 2022 tournament to the Arab state, Blatter said: "We have just set up a new, independent ethics commission to re-examine the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar".

EU to regulate Libor, other financial benchmarks

Google – AFP, 18 Sep 2013

A chart at the Frankfurt stock exchange on September 12, 2011
shows the level of the DAX index (AFP/File, Daniel Roland)

BRUSSELS — The European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday to closely regulate key financial benchmarks used globally to price loans after a rate-rigging scandal blew the lid off the clubby world of banking.

"Today's proposals will ensure for the first time that all benchmark providers have to be authorised and supervised; they will enhance transparency and tackle conflicts of interest," EU Financial Markets Commissioner Michel Barnier said in a statement.

The measures cover not only the scandal-hit Libor, the flagship London reference rate used all over the world to set the rate banks, businesses and individuals pay to borrow money, but also "a broad variety" of benchmarks used in commodity, energy and derivatives markets.

Michel Barnier gives a press
conference on September 18, 
2013 at EU headquarters in 
Brussels (AFP, John Thys)
Crucially, the plans brings some measure of central supervision to a system that until now was largely run and supervised by the banks themselves.

The most used benchmarks, Libor and its eurozone equivalent Euribor, will be overseen by national administrators working in tandem with the Paris-based European Securities and Markets Authority.

"Benchmarks are at the heart of the financial system: they are critical for our markets as well as the mortgages and savings of millions of our citizens, yet until now they have been largely unregulated and unsupervised," Barnier said.

Libor is calculated daily, using trade quotes and estimates from banks of their own cost of borrowing on the interbank market. The rate affects the pricing of more than $300-trillion of contracts across the world, according to regulators.

But the insular world of Libor imploded in 2012, undermined by revelations that major banks, among them Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS, had manipulated Libor to their advantage, especially during the turmoil and aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis.

"Certain banks lied on their rates and that is why you have heard me for the past three and a half years evoke the need to bring morals and ethics back into banking," Barnier said at a news conference.

Some of these manipulations were made before the financial crisis, he added, "so that bankers could make more money."

Martin Wheatley in London on September
28, 2012 unveils the results of a British
probe into Libor (AFP/File, Carl Court)
Under Barnier's plans, which have to be approved by the 28 EU member states and the European Parliament, benchmark rates "will be subject to prior authorisation and on-going supervision at national and European level."

They would also require that the information used to calculate a benchmark was indeed accurate, reflecting the true cost of money in the market.

Missing from the proposals was an idea floated earlier this year that the fixing of Libor would be moved to Paris for oversight by ESMA.

But Britain balked at this plan and in July announced that NYSE Euronext, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, would take over management of Libor out of London early next year.

And jealous to preserve its standing in the global financial markets, Britain will also be relieved that national oversight is spared.

London believes its own reforms of the LIBOR have cleaned up the system.

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Marks Second Anniversary in New York

Jakarta Globe – AFP,  September 18, 2013

Protesters carry a banner during a march to mark the two year anniversary
 of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York, USA, Sept. 17, 2013.
(EPA Photo/Justin Lane)

New York City. “Occupy Wall Street” returned to the streets of New York Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the birth of the social protest movement.

Some 250 people gathered at midday in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan’s downtown financial district, where the movement first gained ground.

As police kept a close eye, the activists then peacefully marched up Broadway to Washington Square.

At least three people were arrested for blocking traffic.

The demonstrators carried signs with a multitude of messages. One read “Too much deregulation.”

“Disarm the Pentagon,” read another.

The Occupy movement was born in New York on September 17, 2011, when a group of youths put up tents in Zuccotti Square to protest social and economic inequality with the slogan “We are the 99 percent.”

It quickly spread to other US cities but fizzled out due to a lack of hierarchy and clear goals.

The tent camps were subsequently raided by police. In New York, authorities went in early on November 15, 2011, to clean up the square.

“I was here at the beginning,” said Jason Woody, an activist marking Tuesday’s anniversary.

“It’s funny because a lot of people like to say that Occupy is dead, but it’s not exactly what happened,” the 29-year-old added.

Instead, he told AFP, people took what they learned by coming together back to their home communities to start other movements there.

“The things we did here did inspire people in all parts of the world, to stand up and take control,” he said.

“It has been a long hard journey …We changed the conversation in this country.”

Another demonstration was planned later Tuesday at the United Nations.

Agence France-Presse

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Suppressed WHO Reports on Rise of Cancer and Birth Defects in Iraq. Cover-Up of War Crimes Committed against the Iraqi People

Global Research, Michel Chossudovsky - BMJ, September 14, 2013

An initial WHO study completed in 2004 had documented the impacts of depleted uranium.It was suppressed.

The WHO  has now suppressed a second report undertaken jointly with Iraq’s Ministry of Health.  The joint WHO-MoH study pertained to the prevalence of congenital birth defects. It was scheduled to be released in November 2012.

In suppressing these reports, the WHO is complicit in covering up extensive war crimes committed against the people of Iraq.

Poor reproductive and birth outcomes in Iraq, since the U.S. invasion, have received much global attention (1, 2). A joint study by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Iraqi Ministry of Health (MoH) began in May-June 2012 to look at the prevalence of congenital birth defects in several governorates of Iraq (3) and was scheduled to be released in November 2012 (4).

In March 2013, a BBC documentary, (“Born under a bad sign”), offered a glimpse at the results of the WHO report. A MoH official told the BBC that “All studies done by the Ministry of Health prove with damning evidence that there has been a rise in birth defects and cancers”. Other MoH researchers confirmed that the situation with birth defects constitute a “big crisis” for the “next generation” of Iraqi children (5).

In May and July 2013, researchers petitioned the WHO and MoH to release their report (6, 7). In response, the WHO indefinitely postponed the release of that report.

This turn of events has bewildered many, especially in light of the WHO’s past failure to report similar data adequately. In November 2006 the British Medical Journal published an article entitled “WHO suppressed evidence on effects of depleted uranium (DU), expert says”. (8).

Furthermore, recent revelations by Hans von Sponeck, the former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, suggest that WHO may be susceptible to pressure from its member states. Mr. von Sponeck said that “The US government sought to prevent WHO from surveying areas in southern Iraq where DU had been used and caused serious health and environmental dangers” (9).

Serious study design flaws, principally the WHO’s avoidance of any inquiry into causation of Iraqi birth defects, is also alarming (10). Nevertheless, saving Iraqi children’s lives requires the immediate release of this indefinitely postponed WHO report.


1- Al-Sabbak M, Sadik Ali S, Savabi O, Savabi G, Dastgiri S, Savabieasfahani M. 2012, Metal Contamination and the Epidemic of Congenital Birth Defects in Iraqi Cities. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 89(5): 937–944.

2-Human Rights Now, 2013, “Innocent New Lives are Still Dying and Suffering Report of a Fact Finding Mission on congenital birth defects in Fallujah, Iraq in 2013” http://www.brussellstribunal.org/article_view.asp?id=1016#.UggHoJIsltk

3- World Health Organization, Congenital birth defect study in Iraq: frequently asked questions: http://www.emro.who.int/irq/iraq-infocus/faq-congenital-birth-defect-study

4- Morrison, S. (2012, October 14). Iraq records huge rise in birth defects. The Independent U.K.

5-BBC News “Our World”, Born Under a Bad Sign. Duration 30 minutes. Produced by Yalda Hakim and Melanie Marshall. Aired on Sunday 24 Mar, 2013. Web address:

6- A Call to Release the WHO Report on Iraqi Birth Defects. Saturday 18 May, 2013. Multiple authors. Web address:

7- To the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Iraqi Ministry of Health: (New signatures added). Tuesday 30 July, 2013. Multiple authors. Web address:

8- BMJ 2006; 333:990.2 “WHO suppressed evidence on effects of depleted uranium, expert says.”

9- Pilger, J. (2013, May 26). We’ve moved on from the Iraq war – but Iraqis don’t have that choice. The Guardian U.K.

10- Chowdhury, S. (2013, Jul 17) WHO’s Iraq Birth Defect Study Omits Causation. Inter Press Service News Agency.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What Really Happened on 9/11?

Golden Age of Gaia, Steve Beckow, September 11, 2013

This 9/11 we’ve turned to sources which most blogsites don’t use – channeled messages. And we’ve focused particularly on the channeled messages of Matthew Ward, a higher-dimensional being for whose words I’ve learned a great respect over the years.

What we plan to do is to allow Matthew to tell the story of 9/11 in his own words.

I shall mention some of the facts of 9/11 that we in these stations of light know as truth and that can be verified by those among you who are considered experts in their fields. The planes were remotely controlled by measures designed to override any manual maneuvers by pilots. The towers were designed to withstand the force of the largest planes hitting them directly.

The towers collapsed due to controlled-demolition measures, by explosives strategically located and detonated in timely rhythm; witnesses reported hearing explosions prior to the buildings falling.

Both the Pentagon and the plane that crashed in the field were hit by scalar beam weaponry. Regarding the Pentagon, the beams were aimed at the section where a communications group had been recently relocated.

Results of a major airliner hitting that building at top speed would have penetrated more deeply and devastated more broadly than photos of the destruction showed; further, no one saw any plane approaching that building and there was no way a plane could have struck as the damage showed without being seen at near ground level.

There is much more to consider concerning all that happened that day: Why were many employees in the towers warned prior to September 11th not to report for work that day? Why were standard procedures for intercept planes in no-fly zones not followed, and especially so around the Pentagon after the towers were struck?

Why was the debris of the towers so quickly collected and disposed of? Where were the remains of the plane claimed to have hit the Pentagon and why were no bodies recovered from the tail section? Why were the “black boxes,” designed to withstand far more heat and impact than they sustained, declared destroyed?

Why, within a day or two, were 19 terrorists identified by name and photos, and later, when it was discovered that several were alive, was there no widespread challenge to the original report? Why, after being informed of the first tower being hit, did the US president continue to spend time with young school children instead of immediately departing the room to act as a responsible Commander in Chief would have?

Many other aspects of that day also point to the culpable parties, who needed something of that shocking and tragic nature to start the “war on terrorism” by causing the justification for it. This is what you are seeing today, the extension of the dark plans to weaken not only the invaded countries, but ultimately all countries on the road to global control. This will not happen!

Not only I, but other high beings of light have been sending forth this assurance through respected messengers on the planet. We have repeatedly stated the need for you to send love energy to the dark ones as that is the most powerful healing force in the universe. Not hatred of them, but focusing on the opposite of their actions – on peace, justness, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, cooperation – is what will end the darkness on Earth.  (Matthew’s Message, June 5, 2004, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm)

Suzy Ward: Zaccarias Moussaoui has confessed to conspiring with other Al Qaeda members in the 9/11 terrorist attack – why!?

Matthew Ward: This is another attempt by the real perpetrators to show they’re “pursuing justice,” but more so, it’s another desperate effort to keep their cover-up from blowing up. Moussaoui has been helpful in the CIA black ops’ small terrorist incidents, but not so helpful that he wasn’t more useful as a mind-control programmed 9/11 conspirator. Although due to an implanted chip during recent medical treatment, he does believe he played that role, still his “confession” was not given without extreme coercion.

Mother, you have read that Al Qaeda is a CIA creation, but more accurately, it is a “ghost” that the CIA arm of the Illuminati has conjured up as the “global terrorists” who must be hunted relentlessly, and any country accused of hiding or funding them is an invasion target. These are the countries with oil, and while control of all oil is an Illuminati aim, the ultimate goal is total world domination through invasion and occupation or simply capitulation by the weaker nations. They never will get anywhere near their objective!

 (Matthew’s Message, April 26, 2005.)

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Dutch media set up their own website for whistleblowers

DutchNews.nl, Monday 09 September 2013

Dutch national newspapers, broadcasters and news agencies have set up their own website for whistleblowers 'to make contact with the press in a secure environment'.

The Publeaks website will make it possible for people to leak protected documents to the press anonymously, the initiators said in a statement.

'The initiative is designed to protect whistleblowers, shed light on wrongdoings and encourage and support investigative journalism,' the initiators say in a press release.

Publeaks is based on the GlobaLeaks software package developed by the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights. The Publeaks organisation says it has no access to the leaked files, does not publish anything itself and has no means of identifying the informant.

The initiators include Nos, news agency ANP, website nu.nl, Pownews and all main newspapers apart from the Telegraaf. Users can tick which media source they would like to have access to their leaked documents.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

10 Signs The Global Elite Are Losing Control

Activist Post, Eric Blair, Sept. 8, 2013 

Karma is coming for the elite in a big way. As the Powers That Be head toward a devastating defeat in their war plans for Syria, signs are emerging that their rule over humanity is rapidly diminishing.

Over the last decade the global elite have been on a mad dash to consolidate power over the world. It’s always been their plan like some evil villain in a comic book, but after 9/11 the plan went into overdrive and then turbo charged during the financial crisis of 2008.

Yet it’s doomed to fail because humans are meant to be guided by their own free will, not controlled like livestock. The more the elite try to control humanity, the more entropy occurs. Entropy, for those who don’t know, is the lack of order or predictability; a gradual decline into disorder.

Although the elite still enjoy a huge wealth advantage over the masses, they are now resigned to behaving like tyrants to maintain control. This, in turn, exposes their dark side which has been cleverly concealed for ages. Not anymore.

People are waking up in droves, at least as fast as the elite can build their full-spectrum prison matrix.  Let them try.  To paraphrase Victor Hugo, “No army can stop an idea whose time has come.”

Here are ten signs that the elite are losing control over the people:

1. Official lies no longer effective: The lies they tell simply don’t work anymore. There was a time when official lies, especially about war and peace, were believed. Because, after all, how evil would it be to lie about such things? Generally people want to believe they are being told the truth when life and death is at stake. The boy who cried wolf has cried one too many times. Even if they told the truth at this point, very few would believe them.

2. No confidence in politics: US politicians have a paltry approval rating. The trust in government is at all-time lows here and around the world. Mainstream polls show only 10% of the public has confidence in Congress. In other words, 90% don’t believe in them to be competent to govern.

Watch this Town Hall exchange below where a man threatens US Senator John McCain with arrest for treason to his face. This would have never happened just a year or two ago:

3. No confidence in media: The most recent polls show that 77% of the population no longer trusts corporate TV news. Is it any wonder why the establishment media failed to sell the lies about the alleged Syria chemical event?  With all their monopoly might over the airwaves, they can no longer claim that black is white simply because officialdom says so.

4. Bankers rejected: Hungary recently became the first country to follow Iceland’s lead by shedding international bankers (IMF) and is considering pursuing prosecution of past prime ministers who enslaved the people with debt.

Look for this trend to continue even if nations decide to default to break free.

5. Vatican abruptly cleaning up its act: Under the previous Pope, Pope Benedict, scandals erupted from the Vatican ranging from covering up pedophile priests to money laundering and fraud. Benedict, in an unprecedented move, abruptly retired to make way for a seemingly much more likable Pope Francis. Pope Francis by all measures is working furiously to reclaim the church’s peaceful and humble reputation. Whether this is genuine or a PR move, it’s telling that the church was forced into such a drastic turnaround to save itself from losing all credibility.

6. Mutiny among soldiers: Finally. Soldiers, who are outlawed from making political statements, are steadily speaking out against US military adventurism. As Einstein famously said “The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.”

7. Militarized police state: One of the darkest signs that the elite are losing their grip on power is the construction of the militarized police state specifically trained to combat domestic civil unrest. Local cops with tanks and other combat gear are working with Feds at Fusion centers, active Army units are on American soil for the first time in history, the NSA spy grid is being used by the IRS and DEA, and the elimination of due process for Americans under the NDAA are just some of the tyrannical moves made to secure the elite criminals from public backlash. They’re clearly scared, and they should be given what they’ve done to the American people and the Constitution.

8. Serious secession movements everywhere: A state seceding from a larger political entity used to be an ultra-fringe concept, until now. In America, secession movements are winning over the public in parts of Colorado and California. In Europe, serious secession movements are happening in Spain and Scotland, as well as several EU nations flirting with the idea of dropping out the the euro. Decentralization = Entropy!

9. GMO food being rejected everywhere: Control the food and you control the people. True in theory, but much more difficult in practice. GMO leaders like Monsanto are being exposed. All of their economic and political strength cannot defeat the spread of knowledge about the dangers of pesticide-soaked Frankenfoods. GMO fields are being burned in protest in America and around the world, informed nations continue to reject their products, and labeling laws are gaining traction.

10. Cannabis liberation: Many reading this will think marijuana legalization is a superficial development. However, it is a major signpost that the elite’s grip is fading.  Enormous resources have been spent to keep cannabis illegal. Cannabis has been a powerful medicine for physical, mental, and spiritual health throughout the ages. This single plant represents a huge threat to the power structures and their industries, hence its seemingly senseless illegality. The approaching global reversal of the tyrannical policy of prohibition is the first of many concessions to come.

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