By Elizabeth Lea Vos - 07. June 2019
One of the most common questions we receive during the weekly Unity4J vigils goes something like: “how can I help? I feel powerless” or “what can I do?”
While it is impossible to provide a comprehensive list of all possible actions, I am creating this basic inventory of examples and ideas to provide some kind of answer for those who ask similar questions now and in the future. The following is my own opinion and is not endorsed by anyone outside of myself.
For centuries biologists have identified new species at a painstakingly slow pace, describing specimens' physical features and other defining traits, and often trying to fit a species into the tree of life before naming and publishing it. Now, they have begun to determine whether a specimen is likely a novel species in hours—and will soon do so at a cost of pennies. It's a revolution driven by short stretches of DNA—dubbed barcodes in a nod to the familiar product identifiers—that vary just enough to provide species-distinguishing markers, combined with fast, cheap DNA sequencers.
"Biodiversity science is entering a very golden era," says Paul Hebert of the University of Guelph in Canada. On 16 June, a team he leads will launch a $180 million global effort to identify more than 2 million new species of multicellular creatures. Other teams are also adopting the approach to comb samples for new species in their labs—or even directly in the field. With the world losing species faster than they are discovered, biologists are welcoming the technology.
Less than two months after the arrest of journalist Julian Assange, and two weeks after his indictment under the U.S. Espionage Act, emboldened governments have sent the police after journalists who’ve challenged the state. Joe Lauria reports.
The Deadly Threat Of Global Environmental Crime Is Finally Recognised
By Sarawak Report - 4 June 2016
A few greedy individuals are behind global criminal Mafias, that are tearing up the human habitat and destroying the animal and plant life on which we all depend at a terrifying rate.
These Mafias have developed extensive control over countries and ocean areas, where there is weak governance – or in places like Sarawak they are the government, in the person of Taib Mahmud.
Likewise, Musa Aman in Sabah. Both these local leaders are propping up the kleptocratic federal government of Najib Razak, which in return allows them free play to personally exploit the Borneo Jungle and export timber corruption worldwide.
Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada
"Canada must put an end to its perennial pattern of violence against and oppression of Indigenous peoples."
The genocide against Indignous people in Canada has been found to exist and it was enabled by colonial structures and policies maintained over centuries until the present day and it constitutes a root cause of the violence currently being perpetrated against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA (*) people in Canada.
Thousands of Indigenous women and girls were murdered or disappeared across the country in recent decades are victims of a “Canadian genocide,” says the final report of the CDN$92M national inquiry created to probe the ongoing tragedy.
Reclaiming Power and Place
The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country.
The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.
The Murdering of Julian Assange
Julian Assange is being slowly murdered by “Her Majesty’s Prison Service” at Belmarsh prison in the south-east of London. The prison is notorious for holding people who have never been charged with a crime indefinitely. It is also called the British version of Guantanamo, and, typically used to detain so-called terrorists, thus called by the British police and secret service and aped by the British MSM and establishment. Terrorists that become terrorists by continuous and repeated accusations, by media propaganda, but not necessarily by fact.
Remember, if a lie is repeated often enough it becomes the truth in the minds of the braindead listeners. Its indoctrination of the public to demonize somebody or a group of people, or a country, who could become dangerous for the empire’s vicious and criminal endeavors. That’s what they are doing with Julian Assange. Exactly the same principle is applied, though on a different scale, against President Putin and against Russia and China. And it seems to work in a brainwashed-to-the-core, western society, ran by their spineless European US-vassalic leadership.
“Manufacturing Dissent”: The Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites
The People's Movement has been Hijacked
The author’s introductory quote was first formulated in 2001 in the context of the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City which was held a few months before 9/11
“Everything the [Ford] Foundation did could be regarded as “making the World safe for capitalism”, reducing social tensions by helping to comfort the afflicted, provide safety valves for the angry, and improve the functioning of government (McGeorge Bundy, National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson (1961-1966), President of the Ford Foundation, (1966-1979))
“By providing the funding and the policy framework to many concerned and dedicated people working within the non-profit sector, the ruling class is able to co-opt leadership from grassroots communities, … and is able to make the funding, accounting, and evaluation components of the work so time consuming and onerous that social justice work is virtually impossible under these conditions” (Paul Kivel, You Call this Democracy, Who Benefits, Who Pays and Who Really Decides, 2004, p. 122 )
UPDATE (17.06.2019): Two more victims of Saudi violence against women are stuck in Turkey and need assistance to go to a safe country: https://twitter.com/i/status/1140786203760812033 The relatives of the two young sisters are hot on their heels to take them back to Saudi Arabia and their Twitter accounts were then blocked by Twitter but have been restored in the meantime after an outcry by human rights organizations.
UPDATE (15.06.2019:) For now Mrs. Ghada and her young family are in a location on the mainland in Greece waiting that the promises coming from one potential third country of asylum materialize. But they are still very vulnerable and endangered.
How Twitter Plays a Role in the Downfall of Saudi Activists and Victims of Oppression.
A few months later in the year and it still seems that the crackdown on Saudi Activists remains a challenge within the Arab world and global sphere.
From the death of popular Human Rights Defender, Jamal Khashoggi to the torture and abuse of activists such as Loujain Hathloul, Saudi Arabia is not going down without a fight and proving to the world that they refuse to let anybody or anything decide on how to run the affairs of their country - let alone their own citizen.
Most of what we know and how we know it is influenced by the world of Social Media. Without platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp or even Instagram, we would still be under the delusion that countries such as Saudi Arabia are rich and refined countries that are controlled by men and women who are not half-devils behind the scenes.
RECONCILIATION AT THE HELM OF SOUTH AMERICA
Constantly updated and amended - (Refresh your Browser! - or click READ MORE). No time to read and study? - in order to understand or to find an answer to the question: Why does the USA want to impose their kind of "democrazy" on Venezuela and enforce regime-change? - JUST WATCH 2:40 Minute CLIP, read this most important new STUDY as well as the heinous MASTERPLAN and stand by the Venezuelan people in solidarity and friendship.
In situations of war, collective violence or atrocity there is no such thing as a neutral stance. Passive by-standing is aiding and abetting evil. Don’t be complicit. "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor!" - Desmond Tutu
We received many requests from students and scholars, who want to use our Venezuela Files compilation for their project and also e.g. compare the events per timeline with the happenings in their own countries and to strategize. All are permitted and encouraged to do so. If you feel an important piece in the puzzle of this timeline is missing, please send it to info[AT]ecoterra[DOT]info or send your comments to the editor of this segment: Venatrix Fulmen <>
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Update FRI 31. May 2019 (vf): New Setback for Guaido: Bolsonaro will Not Receive his “Ambassador” in Brazil
According to information disseminated by the Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, the president of that nation, Jair Bolsonaro, will not receive the credentials of the representative of the deputy Juan Guaidó in that nation, María Teresa Balandria.
This was recorded in a diplomatic note to which the mentioned media had access. It also says that the decision was taken “by military pressure of the Government”.
The note indicates that by next June 4 it is expected that the president of that nation, will receive in the Planalto Palace the credentials of the ambassadors of Mexico, Colombia, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Guinea and Indonesia.
Belandria was initially summoned to this event and later was excluded.
Wow: Bolsonaro disinvites Guaido’s ambassador to Brasilia from credentialing ceremony next Tuesday.
Folha says decision came from “pragmatic” military wing of govt, which believes April 30 uprising failed and therefore wants to maintain dialogue with Maduro pic.twitter.com/Y1fLZmlzBi
— Brian Winter (@BrazilBrian) May 31, 2019
“The Military High Command evaluated that the participation of the Venezuelan opposition would be an unnecessary provocation for the Government of Nicolás Maduro, after that it was possible to reduce the tension between the two countries,” says Folha.
Likewise, the military took into account what happened after the failed coup attempt on 30 April. “The military evaluates that the uprising led by Guaidó on April 30 was not successful and weakened its position,” the note added. (La IguanaTV - Translated by JRE/EF-OT)
The Report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture is Finally Out
Clear Verdict By
#JulianAssange has been deliberately exposed, for a period of several years, to progressively severe forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the cumulative effects of which can only be described as psychological #Torture”.
Q: What exactly is “Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment”?
A: In essence, ANY violation of physical, mental or emotional integrity that is incompatible with human dignity. > It is not complicated & it can never be justified... ever!
UN expert says "collective persecution" of Julian Assange must end now
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