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Ongoing war-crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide are committed by the Indonesian military, while the United Nations and former colonial power The Netherlands are just looking on. Will they let Indonesia get away with it like the Burmese Military in Myanmar?

THIS MUST STOP - Return West-Papua to the people of West Papua !!! - BOYCOTT INDONESIA !!!

The ongoing UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the most critical forum, since the UN holds the power to return West Papua to the Decolonisation Committee and support an internationally supervised vote on self-determination.

Anniversary of the New York Agreement & the Broken Promise

On August 15th 1962, The Netherlands and Indonesia signed the colonial New York Agreement. The Agreement was brokered by the USA and not a single West Papuan was consulted. Under the New York Agreement, the administration of the West Papuan people and their land was given by the Netherlands to Indonesia with the clause that West Papuan's had the right to self-determination.

The people of West Papua rejected the New York agreement and Indonesian colonialism in 1962 and continue to reject it today. The promise of a fair and independent vote on self-determination was eventually broken in 1969.


On the 56th anniversary of the signing of this agreement, demonstrations took place worldwide with people calling for the broken promise of the 1962 New York Agreement to be fulfilled through an internationally supervised, transparent, and fair referendum.

What Are the “Zombie Apocalypse” Movies Actually Telling Us?

Beware - they are there !

Op-Ed by Janet Phelan - ActivistPost - SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

The “Zombie Apocalypse” movies present a scenario in which part of the human race has morphed into flesh-consuming predators. It falls upon the unaltered, those still ostensibly human and non-predator, to restore the world and its people back to “normality,” back to a situation wherein predatory and altered humans are either extinguished or changed back to humans.

Often the genesis of alteration from human to flesh-eating zombie is ascribed to an act of science-gone-wrong, as in the case of the film, I Am Legend. At the outset of this 2007 film, we see a clip of an interview with a well-intentioned scientist, whose efforts at genetic manipulation, intending to cure cancer, end up causing the zombie outbreak.

Besides providing fast-paced entertainment and an adrenaline rush, what do the Zombie Apocalypse movies actually reveal?  They present us with a world where the human population has been divided in two—predator and prey—and prey must find a way both to survive and to return the world back to a semblance of normality.

Subtly, the situations presented in these movies more and more resemble contemporary Western society. No, we don’t experience hordes of fanged and grunting zombies, blood dripping from their mouths, eating our neighbors and friends as we flee for our lives. Not exactly, anyway. The predation is not so apparent.

Witness the witch-hunts against refugees and immigrants, the wilful abandonment by the “MeToo” zealots of our oldest freedom, presumption of innocence, the anti-Russia racism and anti-Brexit hysteria, the growing anti-China campaign and the suppression of a warning of world war. 

Paid-for witch-hunts and propaganda keep the MSM afloat.

By John Pilger - September 20, 2018

The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was “a trailblazer for independent journalism”, wrote Seymour Hersh, with whom he shared much in common.

Hersh revealed the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the secret bombing of Cambodia, Parry exposed Iran-Contra, a drugs and gun-running conspiracy that led to the White House. In 2016, they separately produced compelling evidence that the Assad government in Syria had not used chemical weapons. They were not forgiven.

Driven from the “mainstream”, Hersh must publish his work outside the United States. Parry set up his own independent news website Consortium News, where, in a final piece following a stroke, he referred to journalism’s veneration of “approved opinions” while “unapproved evidence is brushed aside or disparaged regardless of its quality.”

Andrew Kenny writes on the long history of colonisation and conquest in South Africa

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Returning the land to the people

By Andrew Kenny (*) - 19 September 2018

If only the original owners of South Africa should be allowed to own land here, F W de Klerk and Julius Malema have no such right. Both are descended from colonial conquerors. If they should “go back to where they came from”, de Klerk should go back to Europe where his forebears came from over three centuries ago and Malema should go back to West Africa where his came from fifteen centuries ago.

Are we allowed to say this? Are we allowed to tell the truth about the history of land ownership in what is now South Africa? The debate about the “rightful ownership” of land in South Africa is so angry, ignorant and confused that the truth is buried under myths. Often indeed the truth is banned. “Expropriation Without Compensation” (EWC) has made the truth even more difficult to tell. I shall try to tell it now. Everything I say is backed by a massive store of data going back hundreds of thousands of years, consisting of artefacts, fossils, DNA, linguistics, and written and oral history.

Modern humans, Homo sapiens, evolved in East Africa, probably about 200 thousand years ago. In this sense every human on Earth is an “African”. When Sterkfontein describes itself as “The Cradle of Mankind”, this is only true in the wider meaning of “Mankind” as any hominid (a hominid is a man-like ape). Sterkfontein might have been the origin of some hominids far older than Homo sapiens but it is not the Cradle of Homo sapiens. (The history of the earlier hominids is very complicated and not well understood.)

Treehouse - credit: Der Spiegel

By Unicorn Riot  - 19. September 2018

UPDATE: Only days after the death of the journalist a German court stopped on 05. October 2015 the controversial clearing of the forest for the lignite mine. The police had known that the ruling would be handed down, but still had launched the deadly action two weeks prior.

Hambach Forest, Germany – One person has been confirmed to have died during police operations to clear the Hambach Forest to make way for a coal mine. The injury leading to the man’s death took place Wednesday afternoon as officers were attempting to remove protesters from trees, which they had climbed to prevent them from being cut down. The deceased is said to have been a journalist who fell to his death while police were making arrests in the immediate area.

Forest activists from “Heimbi Bleibt” quickly released a statement regarding the tragic incident:

Chinese crime syndicates working with local South African gangs have caused stocks of abalone to be depleted at a record rate. Illegal trade in the marine mollusks extends across sub-Saharan Africa.

Demand for abalone in Asia is increasingly being met through illegal harvesting run by criminal gangs threatening the survival of the marine mollusk in South Africa, a report has said.

TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring network, said Wednesday that 96 million individual abalone worth nearly $900 million (€769 million) have been illegally poached off South Africa's shores in the past 17 years.

Nearly all of the large sea snails were sent to China and Hong Kong, where they are considered a delicacy. Only around a third of abalone harvested off South Africa's coast was fished legally in line with quotas and other regulations, the report said.


- and like always: Africa, Asia and South-America are are providing the turf and the guinea-pigs.


F-UK-US are watching you!
The Anglo-American, Russian and Chinese strife for global dominance is obvious also in cyberspace

ACCESS NOW commented: We told you how the "Five Eyes" nations plan to compel access to our encrypted communications and undermine our security globally, despite the fact that the surveillance arsenal for these countries is already vast and — as Edward Snowden revealed — largely unchecked. Now, thanks to a coalition of 14 human rights groups, privacy organizations, and journalists, we have much better news: the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that parts of the U.K.'s surveillance regime violate the fundamental rights to privacy and free expression.

GCHQ data collection regime violated human rights, court rules

Surveillance system revealed by Snowden breached right to privacy, Strasbourg judges say

By Thomas Mountain (*) - 12. September 2018

All roads to peace in the Horn of Africa seem to run through the Eritrean capital of Asmara these days,  with the latest peace initiative allying Ethiopia and Eritrea looking like it will be bringing peace to South Sudan.

To understand the South Sudan civil war you must look no further then the Chinese oil fields, the only such owned and operated in Africa, and one of the first targets of the rebellion/coup attempt over 5 years ago. The only beneficiary from the South Sudan civil war has been the USA, for China has seen all of its ambitious plans for further development of its one and only energy field shut down.

No one, apart from the Eritrean President Issias Aferworki, has pointed the finger of blame for this conflagration where it belongs, at “foreign powers” aka the Central Intelligence Agency without whose $10 million a month for the past 60 months there would have been no functioning rebel army. Soldiers got to get paid, at least $300 a month and with some 20,000 rebel military (all former South Sudan regular army) the monthly nut to keep a war going is big enough to have to be a deep pocket operation, $600 million and counting so far.

How the administration of the UNO is organising the war

The internal document of the United Nations that we have just published attests to the fact that the administration of the Organisation is working against the UN’s objectives. The gravity of this situation calls for an explanation by Secretary General António Guterres, as demanded by Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergueï Lavrov. Failing which, the member-States could call the United Nations into question.

In October 2017, the UN under-secretary for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, secretly drew up a list of instructions for all UN agencies about the attitude they should adopt concerning the conflict in Syria.

None of the member-States of the Organisation, not even the members of the Security Council, were informed of the existence of these instructions. At least, not until the Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sergueï Lavrov, revealed them on 20 August last [1].

On 2 July 2012, Jeffrey Feltman, ex-assistant to Hillary Clinton, became the number 2 of the United Nations. He swore his oath on the UN Charter before the then Secretary General, the extremely corrupt Ban Ki-moon.
 
We have just acquired a copy of the list [2].

The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet
Global Chem-Dominance now in the hand of only three Giga-Corporations
ByTruthDig - APR 03, 2018


Two new studies from Europe show that the number of birds in agricultural areas of France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population mirrors the discovery last October that more than three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits and the aerators of the soil.

The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides, particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by the Germany-based chemical giant Bayer.

These pesticides, along with toxic glyphosate herbicides such as Roundup, have delivered a one-two punch to monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21 the EU approved the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the U.S. agribusiness giant that produces Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity globally. The merger will make the Bayer-Monsanto conglomerate the largest seed and pesticide company in the world, giving it enormous power to control farm practices, putting private profits over the public interest.

China Is Detaining This Muslim Minority By The Millions -
Uyghur homeland

Who Are The Uighurs?

In China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, an area with long-simmering unrest between the ethnic Uyghur or Uighurs (pronounced “we-gur”) minority and the Han Chinese majority, the government has detained more than a million members of this and other Muslim groups in what’s been described as a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy.”

That was the finding of a United Nations panel earlier this month, which cited “credible reports” from the region. Chinese U.N. delegate Hu Lianhe dismissed the reports as “completely untrue,” but he did acknowledge that some Uighurs the government determines to be “deceived by religious extremism” have been “assisted through resettlement and education.”

In other words: They’re being detained and indoctrinated. The only real matter of dispute is just how many of Xinjiang’s roughly 10 million Uighurs have been forcibly “assisted” in this manner.

Is the US Itching for a New War in the Horn of Africa?

What makes the U.S. Americans believe they can do what they want in the Horn of Africa?
Featured photo: US Army.

By Randi Nord - GPA - August 27, 2018

Washington D.C. (GPA) – The United States tries to keep a tight lid on its official involvement in Africa — particularly the Horn where several nations have invested large sums of money and constructed bases in recent history. However, this build-up is getting hard to ignore. But what is Washington’s plan? Is a new war for resources on the horizon?

U.S. Neoconservatives Suddenly Concerned about Somaliland’s Independence

Last week, Michael Rubin — a resident scholar at the influential neoconservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI) — published a long-form opinion piece urging the United States to recognize the independent region of Somaliland: a breakaway region in the Horn of Africa.

Rubin makes a strong case for recognizing Somaliland’s independence by pointing out its history suffering colonialism and exploitation at the hands of the West. He cites Somaliland’s remarkable security status when compared to neighboring Somalia.

Zambia denies Zimbabwe politician Tendai Biti political asylum.

Zambian Foreign Minister Joe Malanji told the BBC that Mr Biti's grounds for asylum were weak and that Mr. Biti was being kept in "safe custody" until he returned to Zimbabwe.

Tendai Biti in handcuffs

Not even a murmur from UNHCR.

Correspondents say there is a climate of fear in Zimbabwe, with some members of the opposition arrested and others going into hiding - while the people of Zimbabwe are in uproar over the botched election.

Returning Mr. Biti to Zimbabwe would amount to internationally outlawed REFOULEMENT. At least safe passage to a country, which would grant asylum, must be safeguarded.
 

Did “The Crocodile” Steal Zimbabwe’s Election?

By Thomas Mountain (*) - 08. August 2018

DON'T MESS WITH US! We protect our forest.

- With Just Sickles And Sticks

Hakim Sinan village, Ranibandh Block, Bankura District, West Bengal:

It was getting dark in the forest. At a distance, light was gleaming from oil lamps in the village.

“Did you breastfeed these Saal trees? Why are you stopping us from cutting them down?” growled the poachers.

“How can you breastfeed your own mother?” retorted the resolute Adivasi women.

Culturally, forests have played a vital role in the lives of the Santhal People. This is much more evident in villages that live on the fringes of the forests. It is a relationship built on reverence and compassion.

Exclusive Interview with the Leader of Indigenous Political Party in Nicaragua on Current Student-Led Protests

Brooklyn Rivera
By (*) - IC - August 6, 2018


The famed Miskito Indigenous leader, Brooklyn Rivera, has been dealing with various manifestations of the FLSN (Sandinista) Party for decades.

He famously fought alongside AIM (American Indian Movement) founder and activist, Russell Means in the 1980’s. Means, who was injured by a Sandinista bomb while fighting alongside the Miskito, deemed their fight to defend an ancient indigenous territory from Sandinista nationalization and occupation as the ‘foremost struggle for Indigenous sovereignty in the world’.

It was dubbed by some U.S. media as ‘the last Indian war’; and Means would eventually go on to petition assistance from the U.S. government to support the Miskito as they had been supporting the Contras. He implied it would finally give them (the U.S.) a chance to be on the right side of an Indigenous cause.

President of China Xi Jinping arrives for the second day of the Summit at the Sandton International Convention Centre. Image credit: GovernmentZA/ flickr)

How Capital Are They Really?

By Andrey Kortunov  August 04 ,2018

The recent tenth BRICS Summit in Johannesburg and the forthcoming China-Africa Cooperation Summit in Beijing bring the Chinese-African relations to the center of political and academic discussions.  The Chinese advance in Africa since the turn of the century have been spectacular: from a relatively low key player, Beijing has grown into the largest trading partner and into one of the main sources of FDI for African countries, by far surpassing highly volatile US investments.  This trend is hardly surprising – the booming Chinese economy needs more and more energy and raw materials, it is aggressively cultivating foreign markets to sustain its export-led industries. With significant excess capacities, Chinese financial institutions are relentlessly exploring new opportunities to park their huge currency reserves. So, why not Africa? However, the Chinese role in the continent – like any Chinese step beyond its borders – is subject to a scrutiny by foreign politicians and experts, who are not always unbiased and fair to Beijing. Let us go through a standard list of “seven capital vices” or “seven deadly sins”, which they in the West routinely attribute to the Chinese posture in Africa.

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