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SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA

Jan 29 11:17

MEXICAN COPS AGAIN AT CENTER OF MASS DISAPPEARANCE

For more than two weeks, the parents of five missing young people have been living inside a Mexican state prosecutor's office in an attempt to pressure authorities to find their children. The parents spent the first night sitting on cold plastic chairs. Then they brought mattresses, a microwave oven and a television set inside the government building.

Jan 29 10:38

AND NOW: “GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES JOIN THE FIGHT TO STOP ZIKA VIRUS”

The primary concern, de Mier said, was the uncertainty and lack of scientific data regarding potential the GM mosquitoes will pose long-term harm to Key West’s ecosystem and its inhabitants.

She and others who oppose the research also point out the potential risk of females being released along with the males, the possibility that the gene will mutate, and any unforeseen potential negative effects it might have on the area’s insects and wildlife.

Researchers, however, dismiss these concerns.

De Mier and her cohort in Key West aren’t the only skeptics. Earlier this year, Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology looked at information from Oxitec’s trials in Malaysia and Grand Cayman, and accused the company of having a lack of transparency. Its findings suggest “deficits in the scientific quality of regulatory documents and a general absence of accurate experimental descriptions available before releases start.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bottom line here is that these genetically engineered mosquitoes may well be responsible for the Zika outbreak in the first place.

Tampering with the very fabric of life can create an ELE (extinction level even) for humankind, and it is time that scientists and researchers face that reality with more than a little humility.

Jan 29 10:29

Zika freakout: the hoax and the covert op continue

Two: The TdaP vaccine:

This is a case of suspicious correlation. A study posted in the US National Library of Medicine, “Pertussis in young infants: a severe vaccine-preventable disease,” spells it out:

“…in late 2014, the [Brazilian] Ministry of Health announced the introduction of the Tdap vaccine for all pregnant women in Brazil.”

Obviously, pregnant women are the target group; they are giving birth to babies with smaller heads and brain damage, and the recommendation for them to take the vaccine was recent; 2014.

Barbara Loe Fisher, of the National Vaccine Information Center, writes:

“Drug companies did not test the safety and effectiveness of giving influenza or Tdap vaccine to pregnant women before the vaccines were licensed in the U.S and there is almost no data on inflammatory or other biological responses to these vaccines that could affect pregnancy and birth outcomes…

Jan 28 08:46

Is the dreaded Zika virus another giant scam?

So we now have governments warning women not to get pregnant. A new form of depopulation. Don’t get pregnant. If you do, and a mosquito bites you, you could give birth to a severely damaged child. Not only that, we have massive advisories against travel, for pregnant women. And 200,000 soldiers in Brazil, the site of the upcoming Olympics, are going door to door and distributing information about this new “plague.” Are the soldiers also telling men and women not to have sex? Who knows?

So let’s take a little side trip to Scam City and examine the science behind the Zika virus and the assertion that it is causing birth defects.

Jan 27 09:11

REBUILDING AND EXPANDING THE NORTH AMERICAN RELATIONSHIP

A major priority for Canada’s new prime minister is to reset the relationships with both the U.S. and Mexico. There is a real opportunity for all three countries to recommit to building a North American community. This includes expanding political, security and economic cooperation, as well as greater coordination on issues such as energy and the environment. Further deepening Canada-Mexico ties is one of the keys to strengthening continental relations. The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which builds on the commitments of NAFTA could also help take North American trilateral integration to the next level.

Jan 26 10:56

Things are so bad in Brazil they had to cancel Carnival

Following the unwelcome news that Brazil is canceling its popular Carnival, GRI takes a look at what the Brazilian people can expect for their country in 2016 and what changes Brasília needs to make to increase investor confidence.

Jan 25 13:48

ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF ITS AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES

Ecuador is planning to auction off three million of the country’s 8.1 million hectares of pristine Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies, Jonathan Kaiman of The Guardian reports. The report comes as oil pollution forced neighbouring Peru to declare an environmental state of emergency in its northern Amazon rainforest. Ecuador owed China more than $7 billion — more than a tenth of its GDP — as of last summer.

Jan 25 13:10

MEET THE “EMERGING MARKET” SUPERSTARS OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE

Central banks also serve financial markets through the implementation of bailout programs designed to save banks and financial institutions when markets fail, as well as through the management of monetary policy with its primary objectives of achieving ‘price stability’ (low and stable inflation), which generally favours creditors at the expense of debtors. The prevailing orthodoxy of central bankers is closely aligned with the interests and objectives of private financial institutions, and Governors Carstens and Rajan are no exceptions.

Jan 24 11:41

Anti-TPP protests in Argentina, Chile and Peru

Hundreds of activists in Argentina, Chile and Peru took to the streets to protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Protesters chanted slogans and held signs denouncing the trade agreement which is set to be signed in February.

Jan 20 23:58

Argentina, think before you vote, or become another Ukraine

A little more than a month has passed since the moment when Argentina elected its new president - pro-American politician and neoliberal Mauricio Macri. His election raised tensions in the country in connection with an abrupt change in the political course. Today, Argentina hopes for Washington's help. Ukraine has been there and done that... When Cristina Kirchner was in power, the Argentine authorities would speak to protesters. Today, they shoot rubber bullets and throw tear gas at them. This is how a peaceful demonstration against public sector layoffs ended on January 8 in the city of La Plata. Opposition journalists lose jobs as well. For example, famous journalist Victor Hugo was fired from Radio Continental. It is worth recalling that Macri is a former mayor of the capital of Argentina.

Jan 19 23:29

Offensive propaganda or new propaganda offensives?

Obama administration announced new online initiatives to bolster its foreign policy narratives and as a means to counter others, for example, this network, RT.

Maybe a better course of action would be for the US State Department to ask itself why fewer and fewer people trust and believe it?

CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Don DeBar and James Carden.

Also see: Uncle Sam Got a Shiny New Propaganda Bullhorn for Christmas

Jan 19 23:25

Russian Red Scare No Longer Works

The EU has no-one else to blame for its present stresses and strains but itself, owing to its craven subservience to Washington's reckless policies.

The American and British governments are launching yet another media campaign to demonize Russia, with tall claims that the Kremlin is infiltrating European political parties and news media. The dastardly Russian aim, we are told, is to destroy the European Union.

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Washington and its trusty sidekick in London are desperately seeking to turn back the clock to the “good old days” when they could control their public through scare stories.

Jan 19 20:49

Argentina Rises Up Against Monsanto’s Toxic Transgenic Seeds

Waking Times

Argentina is one of the most heavily polluted nations on earth thanks to decades long misuse and abuse of agro-chemicals, and farming communities and the nation’s poor are suffering terribly from the disease and deformities associated with toxic exposure.

Jan 19 08:02

PENN ENVY: FEAR OF CITIZEN JOURNALISM DEFINED COMMERCIAL MEDIA’S HOSTILE RESPONSE TO THE INTERVIEW OF THE DECADE

Sean Penn & Kate del Castillo Scooped the Press and Embarrassed the US & Mexican Governments in Interview with Chapo Guzmán Oscar winner Sean Penn and Mexican film and TV star Kate del Castillo recently played staring roles as citizen journalists and scooped the world’s major media outlets by scoring a sit-down interview with a notorious Mexican narco-trafficker: Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (aka Chapo Guzmán). As one of the longtime leaders of the powerful Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization, Guzmán has been on the run from law enforcers for years — having previously twice escaped from high-security Mexican prisons.

Jan 18 11:07

Venezuela declares ‘economic emergency’ amid currency woes

Venezuela’s socialist government decreed an “economic emergency” on Friday that will expand its powers and published the first data in a year that shows the depth of a recession fueled by low oil prices and a sputtering state-led model.

The central bank, which has been lambasted by critics of President Nicolas Maduro’s government for hiding statistics since the end of 2014, said the South American OPEC nation’s economy shrank 4.5 percent in the first nine months last year.

Inflation soared in that period to an annual rate of 141.5 percent, the world’s worst.
Venezuela’s oil-dependent economy is forecast to perform abysmally again in 2016. Maduro lost control of the National Assembly in a December election due to voter ire over the crisis.

The government’s decree, which the opposition-led assembly says it has the power to approve or reject, sets a 60-day “economic emergency” and would give Maduro wider powers to intervene in companies or limit access to currency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem of being a "one trick pony" economy (i.e., dependent on the production, and price of only one commodity), when that commodity degrades in price, it takes the entire economy with it.

Venezuela may very well default on its international debts, and that would add to the economic misery of both individuals and Venezuela corporations in this country by orders of magnitude.

Jan 17 19:10

Venezuela declares ‘economic emergency’ amid currency woes

Venezuela’s socialist government decreed an “economic emergency” on Friday that will expand its powers and published the first data in a year that shows the depth of a recession fueled by low oil prices and a sputtering state-led model. The central bank, which has been lambasted by critics of President Nicolas Maduro’s government for hiding statistics since the end of 2014, said the South American OPEC nation’s economy shrank 4.5 percent in the first nine months last year.

Jan 17 11:49

This land is our land: American democracy, at a theater near you

Democracy has been projected on to a fictitious screen of good guy and bad guys. The people watch as impotent spectators, no longer even aware of the real story out there.

Ever since armed white ranchers took over federal property in Oregon the unfolding drama has resembled a parody of a Hollywood Western. Trouble is, no-one is quite sure who’s wearing the white hats as opposed to the black ones.

Jan 16 09:57

GMO Labeling Requirements: Brazil Fines Nestle, PepsiCo For Failing To Disclose Genetically Modified Ingredients

Brazil's Ministry of Justice has fined six global food giants, including Nestlé and PepsiCo, for failing to disclose that their products contained genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, TeleSUR reported Thursday. The fines come during economically and politically turbulent times for Brazil, where embattled President Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment over alleged fiscal irresponsibility and the ongoing recession is projected to become the deepest in more than a century.

Jan 16 07:46

TDAP vaccine (not MMR vaccine as previously reported) given to pregnant women in Brazil likely suspect for newborns' with shrunken brains

THERE IS AN ERROR IN THE VACCINE/SHRUNKEN BABY BRAIN REPORT THAT MUST BE FIXED.

A woman who is currently pregnant showed me her medical schedule. The vaccine is not MMR. It is Diptheria, Tetanus and Influenza in Mexico, and in Brazil it is Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis (Tdap).

It will be VERY important for people who have posted MMR (this got reposted a lot) to change this to Tdap. I have confirmed that Brazil just got a new Tdap shot, which is the likely culprit. This report will remain unchanged, except for MMR to be replaced with TDAP. I knew it was a three way vaccine and errored with MMR, that is not what it is. THIS REPORT WILL NOW BE CORRECTED TO REFLECT THIS.

Jan 15 10:03

Colombia: A Star of Peace shines

The peace process in Colombia between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) proceeds with the aid of Cuba and after many bilateral meetings in Havana. Understanding that there are two sides to every coin, here is the position of Pastor Alape, who highlights the need for peace. "It started in 2016, the year that will be transcendental and definitive in the history of our country, Colombia. It will be the year that peace is an open path, with certain steps taken yet nothing is easy. There is no doubt that the Final Agreement will be established and then there will begin the long process of its implementation, because we must be clear, the Settlement that we sign is still not peace as such. That moment will only be the beginning of the silencing of war and the hard struggle for the complete dismantling of the paramilitary phenomenon and the fight against the isolated voices, but with immense power, that have prevented the direction of peace.

Jan 15 08:44

Netanyahu to Brazil: Settler leader only ambassador we’ll offer

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said if Brazil won’t approve former settler leader Dani Dayan as its ambassador, Israel won’t offer another diplomat.

Israel not having an ambassador in Brazil would represent a de facto downgrade in relations between the two countries, the TV report said.

Netanyahu’s apparent decision to stand by Dayan comes a week after various reports that Israel would withdraw Dayan’s name and instead give him the Israeli consulate general position in Los Angeles or New York.

Earlier this week, a group of 40 retired Brazilian diplomats signed a statement against the appointment of Dayan, complaining that Israel had bypassed protocol because there was no prior communication with the Brazilian Foreign Ministry or any presentation of his credentials for an agreement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given this ultimatum from the characteristically insolent and hubristic Netanyahu, I doubt that the government of Brazil is going to fold on their decision here.

Jan 13 09:41

‘Don’t be a F***ing Idiot’: Twitter Explodes with Best Pun Ever over Sean Penn’s Interview with Drug Lord “El Chapo”

Clever Twitter users have turned Sean Penn’s name into a pun after the actor’s cozy, secret Rolling Stone interview with drug lord “El Chapo” was published — an interview done with Penn months after El Chapo escaped prison and was still on the run, and where Penn is now infamously seen (above) shaking hands with the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, a man who many consider to be directly responsible for the deaths of thousands, including hundreds of journalists.

The pun? Hashtag #NoSeanPenndejos.

According to the Daily Mail, ‘No sean pendejo’ basically means ‘don’t be a f***ing idiot’ in Spanish.

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Jan 12 18:23

The Hypocrisy of Obama’s Gun Control Crusade

snip: the US government poses a far greater threat to innocent children and other civilians around the world than all of the crazed gunmen in the United States put together. [...]
Israel used US weapons to kill more than 1,500 Palestinian children between 2000 and 2013, which averages out to one child killed every three days. And the carnage wrought by US weaponry isn’t restricted to children. The US-backed Colombian military has become the primary human rights violator in that country’s armed conflict. According to Human Rights Watch, it has been responsible for at least 3,000 civilian deaths since 2002.

Jan 08 12:40

Brazil: Nestle Fined for Concealing Use of GMOs

The Brazilian Ministry of Justice has issued fines against six food manufacturers for failing to include labels indicating the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).

The list of companies charged with financial penalties includes Nestle, Pepsico and Bimbo, with fines ranging from US$277,400 to just over US$1 million. In total, the fines amount to an estimated US$3 million.

Jan 07 08:18

Venezuela passes new law rejecting GMOs and seed patents nationwide

In 2004, President Hugo Chavez prevented the planting of 500,000 acres of Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) corn. Since then the Venezuelan farmers have been expressing strong feelings against growing or buying GM seeds.

However, this didn't stop big corporations from trying to push their transgenic crops through in times of economic and political disturbance. A seed law proposed by a pro-government legislator in 2013 was about to open a backdoor and allow GM seeds to enter Venezuela.

Luckily, farmers and environmental movements stood up to them and demanded a complete re-write of the Seed Law.

After fighting a two-year long battle against the approval of transgenic seeds, Venezuela's National Assembly finally approved a draft Seed Law aimed to protect food security, soil fertility and promoting sustainable agriculture, instead of creating a backdoor for the spread of GM seeds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Bomb them until they buy our GMO seeds!" -- Monsatan

Jan 05 10:10

ASSASSINS WERE PAID LESS THAN $30,000 TO KILL MEXICAN MAYOR

GISELA RAQUEL MOTA OCAMPO, the first woman elected mayor of Temixco, a city in the central Mexican state of Morelos, was expected to take on organized crime directly. She never got the chance. The 33-year-old assumed office on New Year’s Day. Less than 24 hours later she was dead, murdered in her own home by an alleged crew of paid assassins.

Jan 04 09:42

BRAZIL CANCELS $2 BILLION CONTRACT WITH ISRAELI SECURITY FIRM FOR 2016 OLYMPICS

Brazil’s government has excluded an Israeli “security” company from working at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro following a campaign by Palestine solidarity activists. In October 2014, the Israeli firm International Security and Defence Systems (ISDS) announced it had won a $2.2 billion contract with the Brazilian government to coordinate security at the huge sports event. The Times of Israel described the deal as “an unprecedented achievement for Israel,” while senior figures from the company stated it had already begun work.

Dec 31 13:56

A HUGE NEW TAINTED MMR VACCINE SCAM HAS SUDDENLY CAUSED THOUSANDS OF BABIES IN LATIN AMERICA TO BE BORN WITH FAR UNDERSIZED BRAINS

The new "Autism", titled "Microcephaly" has destroyed more than 2,400 Brazilian newborn babies en utero in only the past 2 months with ZERO DESTROYED IN THE MONTHS PRIOR and is stated to be caused when a pregnant mother is bitten by the mosquito carried African zika virus, which recently "made it's debut" in Brazil in 2015. But the pattern of symptoms does not match the virus which has been proven to have infected humans since 1954 and has never previously been associated with shrunken brains in newborn babies, nor does the geographic propagation pattern match the natural propagation pattern of a mosquito carried virus that would cause undersized brains in newborn babies if it really did exist.

This "shrunken brain" issue in newborns was just suddenly in Brazil as if someone flipped a switch, and the only way that could really happen is via the sudden arrival of a new brain destroying MMR vaccine, which all pregnant Latin American women are strongly encouraged to get before week 22 of pregnancy. This perfectly matches the probable arrival of the real culprit - a tainted MMR vaccine, which if administered in May (when this virus supposedly arrived) would be causing precisely the shrunken newborn baby brain problems Brazilians are having now, right on schedule.

Dec 21 14:44

Venezuela Bans GMOs And Prohibits Seed Patenting

The country recently approved a law that will ban the production, distribution, and importation of GM seeds. To protect heirloom seeds and organic farmers, the country of Venezuela, through its National Assembly, recently approved a law that will ban the production...

Dec 21 11:38

VENEZUELA PASSES NATIONAL ANTI-GMO AND ANTI-PATENT SEED LAW

Venezuela’s National Assembly has approved a draft Seed Law, which provides that the state shall promote sustainable agriculture as the strategic basis for food security. The rule seeks to consolidate national food sovereignty, regulate the production of hybrid seed, and reject the production, distribution, and import of GM seeds.

Dec 17 10:35

Putin Throws Down the Gauntlet

This isn’t a game, it’s a fight for survival; Russia’s survival as a sovereign country. That’s what the stakes are. That’s not something Putin takes lightly.

Would you be willing to defend your country against a foreign invasion?

That’s all Putin is doing in Syria. He’s just preempting the tidal wave of jihadis that’ll be coming his way once the current fracas is over. He figures it’s better to exterminate these US-backed maniacs in Syria now than face them in Chechnya, St Petersburg and Moscow sometime in the future. Can you blame him? After all, if Washington’s strategy works in Syria, then you can bet they’ll try the same thing in Beirut, Tehran and Moscow.

So what choice does Putin have?

Dec 15 13:53

10 SECRET ARMIES OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

As more and more evidence mounts that the US government was secretly assisting the Islamic State, it might be time to point out a few instances when the Central Intelligence Agency created secret armies. The current theory suggests the US secretly supported the Islamic State so the Islamists would destabilize the government of Syrian President Assad. If that seems out of the question, remember the CIA once started a war over bananas… literal bananas. Cuba: Probably the best known secret army. Castro nationalized the assets of western companies after his government took power, so the US decided to overthrow the government of Cuba and install a puppet regime. As with most of the armies backed by the US intelligence establishment, it failed. Miserably. The Bay of Pigs invasion saw 1400 US-trained Cubans surrender to Castro’s forces within 24 hours.

Dec 13 07:00

How Britain abolished the slave trade - and then reestablished it

A million plus subjects coerced into slavery

The abolition of the African slave trade put Britain in a dilemma: Its economic engine still depended on slavery to run.

So it looked to India, the Empire's jewel in the crown, which had millions of unemployed laborers who could not read or write.

Signed up by a thumb print, hundreds of thousands were shipped off to sugar plantations world-wide never to return. They knew nothing of what lay in store for them.

Dec 12 15:16

Shopping Mall Recycling all their Food Waste into Thriving Rooftop Garden for Employees

By Justin Gardner

A shopping mall in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is showing how these hubs of consumerism can be turned into a force for sustainability.

They are taking all of the organic waste generated from the mall’s food court and turning it into compost for growing vegetables and herbs on the rooftop. Almost 900 pounds of food waste is generated there every day, and it’s all being turned into new food on location...

Dec 11 12:00

Brazil’s Epic Scandal Takes Down a Banker

Around dawn on Nov. 25, Esteves’s fortunes soured in an instant. Police showed up at his apartment, which faces Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Ipanema beach, and hauled him away on allegations of obstructing a federal investigation into a massive pay-to-play scheme centered on Brazil’s state-run oil giant, Petrobras.

Dec 10 13:12

THE U.S. SCHOOL THAT TRAINS DICTATORS & DEATH SQUADS

On November 22, thousands gathered at the gates of Fort Benning, GA at the 25th annual protest of the School of the Americas to memorialize the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives at the hands of the U.S. Empire’s brutally repressive juntas it used to rule Latin America by force.

Dec 07 07:47

Opposition Landslide in Venezuela - Maduro Accepts Results

President Maduro accepts results, says counter-revolution has won; Opposition parties might win super-majority in National Assembly that could lead to removal of Maduro

Dec 06 03:29

Venezuela to hold parliamentary elections, opposition may succeed

Elections will be held in Venezuela on Sunday, which will result in the new composition of the country’s unicameral National Assembly... The parliamentary elections will take place against the backdrop of the protracted socio-economic crisis, which has intensified markedly over the past 18 months due to the falling oil prices. Besides, rampant crime in the fight against which the country’s law enforcement agencies have failed to show positive results, has triggered serious dissatisfaction of the population... The discontent of citizens may play into the hands of the opposition Democratic Unity coalition and allow it, for the first time in many years, to achieve serious success at the national elections.

Dec 05 06:39

How Monsanto Destroyed Rural Argentina

In 1996, Monsanto came in with its promises of higher crop yields and lower pesticide use, selling its GM soy seeds, as well as corn and cotton seeds. The farming communities took to these promises only to find themselves using nine times more agrochemicals by 2013 at a combined 84 million gallons per year, compared to nine million gallons in 1990, and faced with a surge of health problems such as hypothyroidism, chronic respiratory illnesses and cancer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It it makes money it's good. If it loses money it's bad." -- Motto of the New World Order

Dec 04 10:50

Dilma Rousseff impeachment: US companies want Brazilian oil

The speaker of the parliament of Brazil, Eduardo Cunha, initiated impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Brazil plays politics like football - recklessly, with little concern about its image on the eve of the Olympic Games. Who profits from this anarchy? Who is plotting against Dilma Rousseff... "We can not allow the interests of certain individuals to shake democracy and stability of our country. We must stay calm and trust in our institutions and democratic state" Dilma Rousseff said in a televised address. What interests of which certain individuals? Brazilian oil is all that matters. The attack on the PT started in 2006, after the discovery of the world's largest oil fields on the shelf. The government stated that the oil fields would be developed in the interests of the nation. This caused discontent in Brazil's northern neighbor - the USA.

Dec 02 15:18

Brazil opens impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil has slipped deeper into its worst political crisis this century after the speaker of the country’s lower house accepted impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.

After months of political jockeying, Eduardo Cunha – the powerful speaker of the chamber of deputies – finally gave the green light to an opposition motion on Wednesday to remove the head of state after lawmakers from the ruling Workers party announced plans to seek his own dismissal.

Dec 02 09:02

The Nuremberg Principles

Can you smell the putrid aroma of bloody hypocrisy emanting from Foggy Bottom!

The main legal principles from the Nuremberg Trials were later declared general principles of international law by the United Nations: the “Nuremberg Principles.” With these principles, in 1950 the international community of nations demanded for the first time that crimes against international law should no longer go unpunished. From now on, no one should be above the law. The Nuremberg Trials and Nuremberg Principles thus laid the foundation for modern international criminal law.

Dec 01 19:34

Global Crisis: Goldman Sachs Says That Brazil Has Plunged Into ‘An Outright Depression’

A global crisis has begun, and the U.S. will not be immune from it. I truly believe that we are heading toward the worst economic downturn that any of us have ever experienced.

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Dec 01 08:00

ARGENTINE PRESIDENT OVERRIDES EXTRADITION OF 9/11 WHISTLEBLOWER CHARGED IN DENVER MURDER

Argentina’s president has blocked the extradition of a Denver fugitive who claims he was framed for murder because video he took of ground zero proves U.S. complicity in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner issued an executive order Sept. 16 overriding a December decision by the Argentina Supreme Court. The court had approved the extradition of Kurt Frederick Sonnenfeld to the United States.

Nov 30 13:43

Argentine president overrides extradition of man charged in Denver murder

Argentina's president has blocked the extradition of a Denver fugitive who claims he was framed for murder because video he took of ground zero proves U.S. complicity in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner issued an executive order Sept. 16 overriding a December decision by the Argentina Supreme Court. The court had approved the extradition of Kurt Frederick Sonnenfeld to the United States.

The government's order cited human rights in its denial of the request to grant extradition. It also says that extradition could put Argentina in a position of violating an international principle of not forcing the return of asylum seekers to countries where they could be persecuted.

Nov 28 20:19

Meet the man who funds ISIS: the son of Turkey’s President, Bilal Erdogan

The son of Turkey’s president (and thus, the father) is the silent mastermind who has been responsible for converting millions of barrels of Syrian Oil into hundreds of millions of dollars of Islamic State revenue.

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words.

Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say:

“We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

Nov 28 18:38

Freak-Out Over Weird Armored Trucks Motorcade Stuffed with Cash In Argentina

Residents of the city of Río Gallegos in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, witnessed a surprising sight yesterday afternoon when at least five bright yellow armored trucks accompanied by heavily armed police paraded through the city.

The trucks reportedly arrived empty to the local airport Piloto Fernández, where they were loaded up with an estimated AR$1.3 billion in cash. Three of the five trucks delivered their load to banks in the city of Río Gallegos, while the other two continued on likely to Tierra del Fuego further south.

Nov 28 10:34

A Feast of Scandal – Justin Raimondo

We’re grateful for and to Patrick J. Fitzgerald, whose existence proves that the old America yet lives.

We have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving that it’s going to take me an entire column just to adequately describe them. Indeed, I’m already so loaded down with gifts that I don’t need Christmas. My cup runneth over! For an old libertarian “isolationist” like me this holiday season is a bountiful time, one that yields so much that it seems like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday all rolled into one. Take a gander at this wonderful cornucopia of plenty:

Nov 23 22:04

Manufacturing a phony “caliphate”

"This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?"

"When has a genuine grassroots rebellion ever looked like this? These guys are well-funded by sophisticated backers. And those backers are no friends of the Muslim world.

Nov 23 19:11

Justice finds GMO supplier Syngenta responsible for murder & attempted murder

A court has found Syngenta Seeds, a Swiss company producing genetically modified food and pesticides, responsible for the murder of rural worker Valmir Mota de Oliveira (known as Keno) and for the attempted murder of Isabel do Nascimento de Souza. Both of them were members of Via Campesina and were victims of an armed militia attack in 2007.

The court sentence, given by Judge Pedro Ivo Moreiro, of the 1st Civil Court of Cascavel, was published in the Paraná State Official Gazette this Tuesday (17). The sentence rules that the company shall pay compensation to Keno’s family and to Isabel for the moral and material damage it caused. The case was taken to court in 2010, as an attempt to get a response from the State regarding Syngenta being responsible for the attack perpetrated by private armed militia.

The sentence has been well received by social movements and human rights organizations, since making companies accountable for human rights violations is a challenge of global dimensions. “Transnational companies currently have considerable freedom to operate on a transnational basis, but there are no national or international norms or mechanisms sufficient to oblige companies to respect human rights or to hold them accountable for cases of human rights violations.

Nov 23 11:12

Clinton Foundation’s Colombian ‘Private Equity Fund’ Was Unregistered: Company’s website removed from internet after Thursday report

The Clinton Foundation’s Colombia-based investment company was not registered as a private equity fund in the country, which may have allowed it to avoid certain industry regulations and oversight from the Colombian government.

Although Fondo Acceso described itself as a “Private Equity Fund” in company promotional materials and business presentations, it is not listed in a database of current or previously registered private equity funds maintained by the Colombian government.

Colombian legal experts consulted by the Free Beacon said that Fondo Acceso did not appear to have violated any laws by calling itself a private equity fund, as long as it was not doing so while trying to raise capital.

According to its corporate records, Fondo Acceso is registered in Colombia as a “simplified stock corporation,” which legal experts said precludes it from doing business as a private equity fund.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problems with this fund are legion, and are definitely not courtesy of the alleged "right wing conspiracy theorists"; Clinton and her minions in Columbia mucked this one up all by themselves!! :-)

Nov 23 06:48

Ultimate Weapon in Existential Struggle: Using the TPP for Hostile Takeover of Mexican Agriculture

Resisting Monsanto, the world’s largest, most influential GMO giant, is an almost impossible task. The corporation boasts more back channels and revolving doors with national governments and regulators than just about any other company on the planet, not to mention a fearsome army of corporate lawyers and lobbyists. Few countries are more aware of this fact than Mexico, where a small collective of activist groups, scientists, artists and gourmet chefs have been engaged in a titanic legal struggle with Monsanto. Although they keep winning crucial battles, the war is still likely to be won by Monsanto, thanks to one key weapon in its arsenal: the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Nov 21 15:47

Fundão dam burst exposes failings in Brazil’s mining industry

Samarco disaster leaves a dozen dead and turns the focus of attention on an out-dated mining code and a decrepit regulatory system

Nov 21 08:16

Venezuelan President Calls NSA Spying On State Oil Company “Vulgar,” Orders Official Inquiry

Venezuela will conduct a “comprehensive review of relations with the United States” and submitted a formal protest over new evidence that the National Security Agency spied on state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela, the country’s president announced.

President Nicolas Maduro spoke about the latest spying revelations at an event late Wednesday night. Earlier in the day, The Intercept and teleSUR jointly published reports, based on a top-secret document provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, detailing how the intelligence agency gained large-scale access to PDVSA’s internal computer network and successfully targeted top executives for electronic surveillance.

Nov 19 10:36

Exposed – The Clinton Foundation is Running a $20 Million Private Equity Firm in Colombia

The Clinton Foundation is operating a $20 million private equity firm in Colombia, raising concerns from government and consumer watchdog groups who say the practice is unusual and could pose a significant conflict of interest.

The line between the firm and the Clinton’s nonprofit world is hazy. Fondo Acceso is run out of the Clinton Foundation’s Bogota office and staffed by foundation employees, a representative at the office told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday.

A charitable foundation running a private equity fund is “not something one hears about commonly” and is “very concerning,” according to Craig Holman, the government affairs lobbyist at the watchdog group Public Citizen.

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Don't let anyone fool you; this revelation proves that the Clintons are still up to their necks selling favorable light, favors, and legislation for money.

Nov 16 11:48

Indigenous Activists Win Major Court Rulings Against Monsanto in Mexico

Waking Times

Monsanto must now consult with indigenous communities throughout the Yucatán peninsula before they will be granted any future permits for GMO soy farming, as of a court decision in early November 2015. Monsanto planned to farm genetically modified soybean in over 250,000 hectares of the Yucatán region, yet a Mexican court has suspended the Biotech giant’s permit. The judgement was based on constitutional law that requires the consideration of indigenous communities affected by development projects.

Nov 10 17:55

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

The U.S. is backing Ukraine's extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.
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Behind a firewall of impunity and protection from the State Department and the CIA, U.S. clients and puppets have engaged in the worst crimes known to man, from murder and torture to coups and genocide. The trail of blood from this carnage and chaos leads directly back to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Nov 06 23:25

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

American people rarely listen to Putin’s speeches. Few opportunities to do so unless they go looking for it; They just assume their media is right and Putin‘s a “brutal dictator” who’s “trying to re-establish the Soviet empire”, end of story.

In western media Putin could soon find himself painted as the new combination Hitler/Stalin in a looming WWIII—another so-called “just war” which US will be “morally compelled to fight”, to “save the world from tyranny”. Christian dominionists will be calling it Armageddon—the final battle between Good and Evil before the return of the King!

Nov 06 23:21

Syria – Vienna-Geneva Peace Talks, an exploded Russian Airliner – and NATO-Trident Juncture

Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

Washington has been quite successful in its wicked embrace of Syria over the last few weeks. Just imagine, Kerry, in a propaganda-painted gesture of goodwill, forges the Vienna Peace Conference, this past Friday, 30 October. The results are inconclusive, but on to more talks in Geneva; no longer ‘Assad must go’, but rather the concession that “Assad is going to be part of any transitional governing body.” – Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

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