Clash Of Belief Systems Dominates The BWC

USA and Russia clashe at BWC conference of the parties.

By Janet Phelan

Conflict broke out on the floor of the Biological Weapons Convention in Geneva on the third day of the three week long meeting, with the growing division between Russia and her allies on the one hand and the US and hers on the other, evidencing in verbal accusations launched by both sectors.

Russia exerted her “right of reply” to respond to statements made by the US and Sweden which implicated Syrian forces in the use of chemical weapons in that war torn country.

According to the spokesperson for the Russian Federation, such accusations were not only “off topic” at a meeting devoted to biological—not chemical—weapons but were also patently false.

More likely, asserted the Russian spokesman, was that US-affiliated “jihadists” used chlorine gas and attempted to pin this on the embattled Assad regime. The US, he declared, is known to be supporting terrorist groups such as Al Nusra in that region.

Customers as young as 10 damaged by ‘Roundup’ weed-killer now suing Monsanto

Thousands are suing Monsanto

By Daniel Barker - Tuesday, November 22, 2016 

(NaturalNews) A Los Angeles law firm is taking on biotech giant Monsanto on behalf of those who have developed illnesses after being exposed to the company’s glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup.

Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in history, has been linked to cancer and other serious illnesses. The law firm Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman is currently representing around 140 people, all of whom are suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma caused by glyphosate exposure.

The plaintiffs include individuals from 10 to 70 years old, but most are in the 50 to 60 age group. New lawsuits are being filed each week, and the firm eventually expects to represent as many as 500 clients in the glyphosate litigation.

Nutritionist and author Catherine J Frompovich recently interviewed Robin McCall, director of Public Relations and Marketing at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, regarding the firm’s role in the ongoing litigation against Monsanto and other makers of glyphosate-based products.

The best way of learning to be an independent sovereign Nation state is to be an independent sovereign Nation state. Kwame Nkrumah

By Steven Newcomb (*) - November 14, 2016

When people these days discuss the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, they have no idea that seventy years ago, just before the end of World War II, such a document was already being envisioned. What was being focused on back then, however, was the “colonial problem,” which was a subject

When people these days discuss the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, they have no idea that seventy years ago, just before the end of World War II, such a document was already being envisioned. What was being focused on back then, however, was the “colonial problem,” which was a subject of discussion for the U.S. government and for the United Nations at that time. One scholar envisioned a “Charter of Colonial Freedom” as a proposed solution regarding “colonial” or “indigenous” peoples.

In 1943, the Institute of Pacific Relations in New York published Dr. Laura Thompson’s “Steps Toward Colonial Freedom: Some Long-Range Planning Principles for a Peaceful World Order.” Dr. Thompson was a psychologist based at the University of Chicago, and she wrote the essay while working for the U.S. Navy.

Given the title of the paper, one realizes that the elite at that time did not envision ending colonialism. Instead, they foresaw the need for certain approved “principles” under colonialism, or a version of “freedom” that Thompson termed “Colonial Freedom.” Comparably, today the U.S. government is fond of saying that the text of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is just “a set of principles” which are aspirations. That’s state-speak for: “The Declaration recognizes you as having the right to ‘aspire’ to someday achieve certain rights for yourselves, in the future.”

Importantly, in her Preface Ms. Thompson specified that the form of colonialism she had in mind also existed in the United States: “The ‘colonial’ problem discussed [herein] refers to a relationship between dominant and subject groups, which may exist within a continuous land area, as in pre-Soviet Russia, and even within a politically as well as geographically homogenous state, [such] as Australia and the United States, and does not necessarily involve long distance.” In other words, what Thompson was identifying as “colonialism” was a relationship of domination and subordination between dominant groups and those being subjected.

Mr. W. L. Holland was the Research Secretary for Institute of Pacific Relations, and he wrote the Foreword to Thompson’s essay. Holland wrote of the need for a colonial people or a backward national minority group to adapt to the demands of world civilization. This was the context he had in mind for the futuristic nirvana of Colonial Freedom.

Holland also wrote of Thompson’s work with colonial peoples: “Out of her own experience and that of others which she has had special opportunities to review—including the American Indian administration—she has distilled a set of principles of both theoretical and practical validity.” He sums up in this way: “A democratic colonial charter, expressed solely in generalities, is not enough. There also has to be the will and the ability to translate it [that charter] into an effective code of methods and [best] practices.”

“Indigenous peoples,” meaning “peoples under the dominance of states,” are the present day version of what used to be called colonial peoples. In fact, when writing about colonial peoples Dr. Thompson also used the term “indigenous,” as demonstrated by this sentence of hers: “Respect for the indigenous system should not be carried to the extent of regarding it as sacred or unchangeable.”

I find it instructional that seventy years ago Laura Thompson was brainstorming for the U.S. military on the need for a Colonial Charter in the context of the United Nations, which she characterized as part of “Long-range Planning Principles.” It also is important to note that what was being discussed back then was the need to “translate” such a Colonial Charter into a code of methods and, presumably, best “practices.” Flash forward seven decades. State governments of the world are organizing a meeting of the UN General Assembly to translate the forty-six articles of the UN Declaration (Charter) into an “outcome document” of “best practices.”

As original nations and peoples now termed “Indigenous,” we are evidently living in and dealing with the reality of colonial freedom that Dr. Thompson envisioned in her future planning for what she called “the New World Order.” At the end of her essay, Dr. Thompson said she had “enumerated some positive principles which seem to me essential in working out a democratic colonial charter.” The idea What she had in mind was to “work out a blueprint for a democratic world order” but not “try to impose it immediately on the colonial world.” (emphasis added) Such a blueprint would be imposed, just not immediately. And Thompson ends her paper by talking about achieving a “successful democratic colonial future within a world order.” Think for a moment about the significance of a colonial future that is made to look democratic.

Isn’t it interesting that Dr. Thompson defined the “colonial problem” she was addressing as “a relationship of dominant and subject groups,” which is the same dominating/

subordinating structure that continues today to define the existence of nations and peoples termed “Indigenous?” And isn’t it also interesting that the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was not drafted to end or abolish that dominating structure, but merely “to improve” the relationship between dominating states and what they deem to be subject “Indigenous groups.” State governments are now treating the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as equivalent to the kind of Democratic Colonial Charter that Dr. Thompson had in mind, as an “enlightened colonial policy.”

Dr. Thompson’s essay ought to be kept in mind by American Indian “tribal” governments, and by  organizations such as the National Congress of American Indians, when they continue to support the High Level Plenary Meeting (HLPM) of the UN General Assembly, to be held in New York this coming September. By the end of the HLPM, a state-constructed dominating outcome document will have been produced by international state governments. The drafting of that democratic colonial document will be used by states as an opportunity to express their views on the implementation of what is more precisely called “the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peoples Under the Presumed Dominance of States.” It is our job to challenge every claimed right of dominance over our nations and peoples, and to never treat such claims as acceptable.

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(*) Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape) is co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute and author of Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (Fulcrum, 2008). He has been studying federal Indian law and international law since the early 1980s, and has published several law review articles, including “The Evidence of Christian Nationalism in Federal Indian Law: The Doctrine of Discovery, Johnson v. McIntosh, and Plenary Power,” (1993).

Oromo United and Steadfast to Continue Revolution Against TPLF Regime

Oromo Convention in Atlanta

The historic Oromo Leadership Convention held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, November 11 - 13, 2016, after deliberating on the current situation in Oromia, was successfully concluded after passing ground-breaking resolutions that affirm the unity of all Oromos.

This Convention was attended by religious, civic and community leaders from across North America and Europe, political organizations, professional and civil societies, artists, businessmen, scholars, veterans of the struggle and Oromo notables who have contributed to the advancement of the Oromo cause in their respective fields. Overall more than 600 Oromos from all walks of life participated in this Convention.

This Convention was held at the time when we commemorate the first anniversary of the latest phase of Oromo resistance that begun on November 12, 2015 in Ginchi town, spread throughout Oromia and then to all over Ethiopia. The participants solemnly commemorated the fallen martyrs and rededicated themselves to supporting and advancing the just struggle of the Oromo people so that the price paid with the lives of heroes would not be in vain.

ECOTERRA Intl. and Friends of Peoples Close to Nature (fPcN-interCultural) call in solidarity with Rainforest Rescue (Rettet den Regenwald e.V.) on the highest office of Madagascar (H.E. the President of the Republic of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianinato) to

FREE CLOVIS NOW !

FREE Clovis Razafimalala IMMEDIATELY AND WITHOUT ANY CONDITION !!!

Free forest guardian Clovis!
Fighting rosewood trafficking in Madagascar is a dangerous business.
 
The inhabitants of Madagascar are struggling to preserve what remains of their unique natural heritage. Last year, environmentalist Armand Marozafy spent five months behind bars for blowing the whistle on timber traffickers. Now his friend Clovis Razafimalala is being imprisoned on fabricated charges. Please call for Clovis’ release!

EMIRATES MUST KEEP THEIR HANDS OFF SOMALIA

UAE tries to get a foothold in Somalia

Wagosha Movement Of Somalia Warns UAE Over Its Land Grabbing Deal In Jubba Valley Of Somalia

By Wagosha Movement of Somalia - 02. November 2016

Brussels - The Executive leader of the Wagosha Movement of Somalia, Eng Yarow Sharif Aden has warned the UAE over its illegal involvement and land grabbing deal in the Jubba Valley of Southern Somalia.

Speaking in Brussels after submitting a case against the UAE to a well respected international human rights body, the Executive Leader of the Wagosha Movement, Mr Yarow, stated:

"I hope the ears of the UAE rulers are open to listen to this clear warning.We are aware about their illegal shipment of weapons to Kismayo aimed at using them to persecute and displace innocent civilians in the Jubba Valley. The UAE has been for long adding fuel to the civil war in Somalia, and now they struck a deal with the Kismayo administration to take our lands - for instance at Mareeray, Mugambo and in other areas. I call upon my people to resist against this aggression." and he added:

Proposed alternative DAPL route

By teleSUR / uj-CM / vf - 2 November 2016

Obama has said the DAPL track should be rerouted

Nearly 8 months after a cadre of Indigenous Peoples and their supporters began protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), U.S. President Barack Obama has finally issued comment on its construction, suggesting that it be rerouted around sacred Native American lands.

The USAmerican president, however, refused to condemn police violence used against protesters.

When asked about the massive mobilization against the pipeline, ongoing for months, Obama told Now This: “We’re monitoring this closely and I think as a general rule, my view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans, and I think that right now the army corps is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline.”

Assassinated Mehdi Ben Baraka

51 years after the events, the truth is still feared

By   02 Nov 2016

At the end of the 1960s, the wrongly named Cold war was in full swing. In the background, the national liberation wars in Vietnam and Mozambique, the anti-apartheid resistance in South Africa, the military coups in Brazil and later in Indonesia… To reverse the tide that was favouring the neocolonial order, three great leaders, Che Guevara, Mehdi Ben Barka and Amílcar Cabral imagined a convergence of struggles at a tricontinental scale. Movements, political parties and even guerrillas from Latin America, Africa and Asia, should exchange their experiences and strategies in resisting against imperialism. These three revolutionaries, thinkers and men of action, paid with their lives for their struggles side-by-side with the « wretched of the Earth ». Half a century after their disappearance, their ideas for a less unequal world remain more relevant than ever. To better understand his father’s struggles, we have interviewed Bachir Ben Barka, who works to uncover all the responsibilities in the « Ben Barka affair ». Interview conducted by Alex Anfruns & Philippe Stroot. 

Will justice ever catch up on Earth?
CEOs and Politicians Can Now Be Prosecuted Like War Criminals at The Hague
 
The court's new focus on land grabbing and environmental destruction could help put a dent in corporate and governmental impunity. Still the Indigenous People must ensure that persons representing corporations or governments from foreign states that can not be held responsible by that court are barred from the lands of nations earmarked for exploitation.
 
By Venatrix Fulmen - 01. November 2016 - The Hague
 
The International Criminal Court (ICC/ICCt) announced already on 15th September 2016 it will now hold corporate executives and governments legally responsible for resource grabbing and environmental crimes, but on the ground that announcement has so far made hardly any impact, ECOTERRA Intl. reports. Despite the uproar of the Oromo people in Ethiopia against the government's land policy, which has now received international attention after the regime in Addis Ababa announced the state of emergency,

Hacked Podesta Email Reveals Clinton Foundation "Coercing" Saudi Billionaire For Millions Of Dollar

Just call it the Sheik shake down ...

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In one of the more prominent early Podesta email revelations, we learned that Sheik Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-'Amoudi, a Saudi Arabian and Ethiopian billionaire businessman, whose net worth was estimated by Forbes at $8.3 billion as of 2016, was one of the very generous donors to the Clinton Foundation ... up to a point.

As a November 2011 email from Ira Magaziner, Vice Chairman and CEO of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, sent to John Podesta and Amitabh Desai, Director of Foreign Policy at the Clinton Foundation, revealed, the "CHAI [Clinton Health Access Initiative] would like to request that President Clinton call Sheik Mohammed to thank him for offering his plane to the conference in Ethiopia and expressing regrets that President Clinton's schedule does not permit him to attend the conference."

To this, the response by Desai was a simple one: "Unless Sheikh Mo has sent us a $6 million check, this sounds crazy to do."

At this point, Doug Band, Bill Clinton's former chief advisor and current president of the infamous Teneo Holding Doug Band, chimed in that it probably is a good idea: "If he doesn't do it Chai will say he didn't give the money bc of wjc" an assessment which John Podesta agreed with: "this seems rather easy and harmless and not a big time sink."

Fidel Castro died of colon cancer

… But Not In The U.S. Presidential Suite

By Janet Phelan (*) - APo- October 31, 2016
 
A recent cancer symposium, with a surgical focus, met in Boston to discuss how surgical oncology is experiencing “an exciting evolution and the ways in which we treat cancer are changing.”

However, there are indications that the cure for cancer may have already been found and that those who have it are keeping it close to their chests.
 
In order to support this contention, which may be seen as alarming and extreme, one must look at the rates of cancer among the general population and compare these to the rates of cancer deaths among world leaders.
 
And the latter is almost non-existent.


The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. 

At a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with disarmament and international security matters, 123 nations voted in favour of the resolution, with 38 against and 16 abstaining.

The resolution will set up a UN conference beginning in March next year, open to all member states, to negotiate a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. The negotiations will continue in June and July.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a civil society coalition active in 100 countries, hailed the adoption of the resolution as a major step forward, marking a fundamental shift in the way that the world tackles this paramount threat.

U.S.A. not compliant with BWC

USA Violating the BWC, NGO Asserts

When the Eighth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) meets this November at the United Nations in Geneva, its purpose will be to review the status of the implementation of the treaty. However, an NGO presentation will be challenging the US's compliance with the treaty.

The presentation by ITHACA will focus on specific aspects of the USAmerican behaviour vis a vis biological weapons control. The presentation will detail the altering of domestic bio-weapons legislation via the USA PATRIOT Act, which gave the US immunity from violating its own bio-weapons laws. The presentation will also reveal that, contrary to the dictates of politically binding mandates, the US failed to inform the Convention at large concerning this pivotal change in U.S. legislation. The ITHACA presentation will provide details of what appears to be a covert domestic bio-weapons delivery system as well as point to the stockpiling of bio-weapons on military bases,all of which is in violation of the BWC. Finally, the presentation will detail the repeated instances of the US sending live biological agents to multiple labs, domestically and internationally.

There is no respect for Human Rights in Communist China

FYI - while CCCC and CRBC wreck havoc in East Africa

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The truth about human rights in China
Human Rights China Bulletin - October 26, 2016


From Editor:
We were fortunate enough to attend the San Francisco Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference, consequently, our HRC Bulletin is late this week. Here is a link to some of the activities:https://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2016/10/24/159658.html  Over 6000 Falun Dafa practitioners attended this year, the largest ever Falun Dafa conference in San Francisc

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Proud on Eritrean language and culture

- with the Mother Tongue Policy in Eritrea

By Thomas Mountain (*) 26. October 2016

The small East-African state of Eritrea has implemented a Mother Tongue Policy to prevent cultural genocide within its boundaries and for its nine distinguished ethnic groups. These are Tigrinia, Tigre, Afar, Saho, Hidarb, Kunama, Bilien, Rashida and Nara (from whose language the ancient Demotic scripts are being translated).

This is done by educating all children in their communal environments in their mother tongue until literacy at grade 5. By ensuring that also the ethnic minorities learn to read and write in their mother tongue, the Eritrean Government guarantees that their culture survives as well. Without ones original language one cannot live and practice aboriginal culture.

The Leader - Col. Muammar Gaddafi at the UN GC meeting

When the Leader, Col. Muammar Gaddafi, was about to unite Africa and also proposed the Africa-wide introduction of a common currency backed by Gold, foreign powers earmarked him as enemy, but when he then announced to sell Libyan oil only for gold and no longer for petrol-dollars, the order for the Leader's death was handed down along F-UK-US and NATO lines.

While in Europe, in all of the USA as well as Oceania and even in many parts of Africa and India the people have been systematically brainwashed by the war-monger's propaganda and their machinations, looking at it from afar after five years since the Leader was assassinated and murdered on 20 October 2011 allows for a clearer, more decisive and very different picture: