Monsanto cleared hundreds of thousands of acres of land in order to plant genetically modified soybeans in South America. The report also states that Monsanto is responsible for instances of deforestation, violence, and displacements, as well as for using toxic herbicides that are detrimental to public health. Monsanto’s reputation has earned it a spot on the Global Exchange’s 2012 list of “Most Wanted Corporate Criminals.” This U.S. NGO accused the company of being “one of the most egregious abusers of the human rights of food sovereignty, access to land, and health.”MORE
OCCUPY AND DEMAND SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS R (AL)SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS
✪ People must be given precedence over profits
★ Absolute and Irrevocable Net Neutrality
✪ Define Corporate Crime, Investigate and Prosecute
★ Annual Personhood Status of Corporations
✪ Renegotiate student debt & Invest in Education
★ Define and Ensure Rights To Personal Privacy
✪ Reform food and seed policy & Strengthen consumer protections
★ Transparency on Wall Street in Government, and Banking
✪ Abolish Imperialistic Actions Abroad & Disengage in Unlawful Warfare
★ Strict regulation of Money and it’s integration in Political Process
✪ Equalize Taxations for allindividuals and Corporations, without exception
★ Recognition of Earth’s Inalienable Rights & Sustainable Management of resources
One in 10 inmates in U.S. jails had prior military service. 700 Thousand US Veterans Are incarcerated. Setting Precedence, Republicans on the House Foreign Relations Committee on an immigration issue, leading the charge to free Tahmooressi, caged in a Mexican prison since March 31 on weapons charges, has been successful. Border checks have been growing tighter as Mexico struggles to keep the influx of American weapons used by drug cartels at bay. In Mexico, possession of weapons restricted for military use is a federal crime.The attorney told AP that the marine, who was detained with a pistol, a shotgun, and an assault rifle, and over 400 rounds of ammunition, carries guns because they make him feel safer.
Experts say about one-third of returning military veterans battle mental illness and addiction.
Respect for constitutional protections of American civil liberty.
Transparency and public access in government.
Equal treatment of people under law.
The respect and pursuit of empirical knowledge through support for science and education.
Protection of the Earth’s environmental richness.
Strengthening of economic opportunity for all.
Pursuit of peaceful solutions and opposition to militarism in policy.
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To me, that sounds more like Nazi Germany than the United States.
It’s a disturbing comparison. We like to think that we live in a free country where most police officers abide by their duty to serve and protect – and where our constitutional rights are truly upheld.
But the reality is that the Pentagon has been arming local police forces to the tune of half a billion dollars per year, according to The Washington Post… and as we saw in Ferguson, these local battalions aren’t afraid to flex their newfound muscle.
Specifically, the Defense Department’s excess property program “permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer, without charge, excess U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) personal property (supplies and equipment) to state and local law enforcement agencies.”
In total, the program has transferred $4.3 billion in equipment since its inception.
It’s disturbing that this arms transfer has gone (relatively) unnoticed until the Ferguson police decided to roll out like a full-blown infantry unit. But now that the nation sees what our friendly neighborhood police force really looks like, we need to ask ourselves: What’s the purpose?
There’s no reason for local law enforcement to have the same kind of firepower as the U.S. Army or Marines.
In the end, this trend won’t save lives or keep the peace. On the contrary, it’ll ensure that the police are capable of suppressing our most important rights, particularly in moments when we need them to protect and serve the most.
In Pursuit of the Truth,
Up to 600 chemicals are used in fracking fluid, including known carcinogens and toxics. Dangerous chemicals used in fracking activities include:
problems that can be caused
by fracking include the following:
Poisoned drinking water
Toxic sludge & waste
Mysterious animal deaths
Common illnesses related to fracking:
Who is at Risk
People who live within the vicinity of drilling of natural gas have made reports of foul smells in their water. Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Arkansas are just some of the states Simmons Hanly Conroy is investigating cases where hydraulic fracturing may have been linked to contaminated water, air and illnesses.
A whopping 97 percent of all U.S. bank-held derivatives are concentrated in the hands of just FIVE institutions — JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citibank and Wells Fargo. JPMorgan alone holds $79.9 trillion in derivatives — more than the grand total held by Bank of America and Citibank combined.
Martin D. Weiss
While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” —Samuel Adams
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1973. Stanford school of medicine researchers Boyer & Cohen use gene splicing to create a viable, penicillin resistant strain of E. coli. 1977. Last known outbreak of Smallpox occurs in Somalia. 1976. The Soviets establish a new germ warfare facility in Siberia known as “Vector”. The largest and most sophisticated facility of its kind ever built, it’s primary purpose is to research viruses for possible weaponization. A large part of its research has to do with using recombinant DNA techniques to produce ultra-deadly “superbugs” impervious to known defensive measures. Research includes germs designed to seize control of the human metabolism, causing the body to self-destruct, and splicing the gene that makes Diphtheria toxin into Plague bacteria, which devastates animal test subjects. 1976. The Secretary of The Army reverses a decision to abolish the Chemical Corps. He cites the heightened awareness of the Soviet Union’s capability to wage chemical warfare as the primary reason, and the need to train Army personnel how to counter chemical threats. “Chemical weapons can be tailored to fit the exact requirements of the changing situation. They can effect any necessary type of casualties from incapacitation to death in minutes.” – General Frank Stubbs, U.S. Army Chemical Corps. 1975. Biological and Toxin Weapons Treaty goes into effect. Bio-Chemical Weapons & KOCH: Ebola A History. CowWaste in #Water #Toledo #OHIO India
Afghanistan, Belarus, Central African Republic, Cuba, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Iran, Iraq, Cote d’Ivoire, Lebanon, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Haiti, Liberia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Republic of the Sudan (Northern Sudan), Yemen, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1973. The Soviet Union establishes Biopreparat, which would become the hub of Moscow’s germ warfare effort. At it’s peak in the 80’s it will employ over 30,000 scientists and technicians at more than 100 facilities across the Soviet Union. Secretly run by the military, it would command annual budgets approaching 1 billion dollars. During its life it would study over 80 different agents and weaponize over a dozen of them, including: Tularemia, various strains of Anthrax, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Botulinum, Bubonic Plague, Smallpox, Glanders, and Marburg (a virus similar to Ebola which cause hemoragic fever).
Kerry promises $47 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza
The United States is to provide $47 million in humanitarian aid to help Palestinians hit by Israel’s campaign in the Gaza Strip, US Secretary of State John Kerry pledges.
“We are deeply concerned about the consequences of Israel’s appropriate and legitimate effort to defend itself,” Kerry said in Cairo as he met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
In 2006 following Hamas’s success in the Palestinian legislative elections, Ismail Haniyeh, the newly elected Prime Minister wrote a letter to President Bush.
In this letter Haniyeh asked for his new government to be recognised, he offered establishing a border on 1967 boundaries and agreed to a long-term truce.
“We are an elected government which came through a democratic process.”
“We are so concerned about stability and security in the area that we don’t mind having a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders and offering a truce for many years.”
“We are not warmongers, we are peace makers and we call on the American government to have direct negotiations with the elected government,” he wrote. Haniyeh also urged the American government to act to end the international boycott “because the continuation of this situation will encourage violence and chaos in the whole region.”
President Bush never responded to the letter and the United States continued its boycott of Hamas and of Gaza.
In the 1913 Land Act, black South Africans were not allowed to own land and forced removals of indigenous people from their tribal lands by European settlers took place from as far back as the 1700s. As a result it is estimated that black South Africans, who make up 67 per cent of the population, only own about 7 per cent of the land.
In recent times, a weakened rand, which has devalued by about 45 per cent since mid-2010, and South Africa’s relatively stable environment, has led to a surge in foreign buyers picking up some of the country’s most sought-after properties.