Mar 312012
 

 

This video provides the facts about psychotropic drugs and the huge profits they create for the pharmaceutical industry. These drugs are not safe and have not been on the market long enough to provide sufficient long term studies regarding their effects. These drugs do cause addiction, however most “doctors” would call this dependence because you do not have to take an increasing dose over time. They are completely fine with you being addicted to the same amount of any given drug on a daily basis. Over half of the people that commit suicide in the United States are prescribed to psychotropic drugs. (Ex: Paxil (Paroxetine), Zoloft (Sertraline), Prozac, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), Effexor, Seroquil, Ultram (Tramadol), etc.)

VIDEOhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDlH9sV0lHU&feature=share

Mar 302012
 

 

* SPAIN GENERAL STRIKE 29th OF MARCH

Source: Eagainst.com

A 24-hour general strike against labor reforms and austerity measures of the conservative government of Mariano Rachoi, was held today throughout Spain.

The protests began in the early morning hours. Holding red flags and banners that read “General Strike”, “No to labor reform”, and “Today we are fighting for the rights of our children”, groups of trade unionists took to the streets, while others stood at entrances of businesses in the central market of Madrid, and at key public transport stations.

Around 800.000 protested in Barcelona (according to El Pais), 200.000 in Madrid and 250.000 in Valencia. Clashes occurred in Barcelona and Malaga, while the police made extensive use of chemicals and attacked the protesters with plastic bullets. Nonetheless, the trade unions emphasize “the huge success” of the strike, noting that participation reached 77%. The Ministry of Interior announced that during the incidents in several cities in Spain 58 people were arrested, and nine were slightly injured.

Approximately one hundred demonstrations were held throughout the country. In Barcelona, two more evening demonstrations began, while in Madrid one more major march is expected.

The reform makes dismissals easier, and wage increases more difficult in line with inflation. It also reduces redundancy pay. The government announced that there will be no change in reforms. “On Friday Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister, is set to announce what even he describes as a “very, very austere budget” to reduce the deficit. According to El País, the EU is demanding cuts larger than those of Greece, Ireland or Portugal: “There is no comparable adjustment in [our] economic history,” says the paper” (Guardian) The trade union confederations CCOO (Workers Commissions) and UGT (General Workers Union) argue that these are the deepest cuts of workers’ rights after the change of regime in Spain. […]

READ / VIDEOS/ PHOTOS @ http://eagainst.com/articles/spain-general-strike-29nth-of-march/

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* BARCELONA RIOT POLICE – MARCH 29

Source: youtube

Els mossos pacificant Plaça Catalunya 

Violència dels mossos a Plaça Vatalunya 

Graves disturbios en Barcelona

VIDEO 1 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MvKxZBDu80s

VIDEO 2 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_bLULITkh4&feature=relmfu

VIDEO 3 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NacKlNP4LE

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* SPANISH GENERAL STRIKE PROTESTERS CLASH WITH POLICE

Source: BBC

[…] Unions said 800,000 people joined the protest in Barcelona. Police put the number at 80,000.

Most of the protests were peaceful, but some protesters hurled rocks at bank offices and shop fronts. A branch of the coffee chain Starbucks was set on fire.

“They burned a two-storey Starbucks cafe and another shop,” a spokesman for the regional interior ministry told the AFP news agency. “It is out now. In the shop there is broken glass and they took out whatever they could burn.”

Police fired tear gas and shot rubber bullets at the ground, TV pictures showed.

In Madrid, 900,000 people took part in protest marches, according to unions. The government did not provide any figures. […]

READ and VIDEO @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17545174

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* EUROZONE CRISIS LIVE: VIOLENCE IN BARCELONA AMID SPANISH GENERAL STRIKE – AS IT HAPPENENED

Government refuses to back down
Clashes in Barcelona tonight, but calm in Madrid and Valencia
Reports of arrests and injuries
Energy usage down 20% as workers down tools
OECD says eurozone struggling, and UK in recession
Today’s agenda

By Graeme Wearden, Guardian UK

[…] 8.10pm: In the reader comments below, Extranjero reports from the scene in Barcelona:

The official union demo in the Passeig de Gracia was big, peaceful and slow – Spanish demos don’t move fast. Went from La Pedrera to the Facade de Discord in 2hrs! Noisy but otherwise peaceful (and well policed). They stopped it early to avoid running into where the trouble was kicking off. It has finished without any trouble.

However, on the way home walking through Placa Universitat there were burning bins and a much more menacing atmosphere – amazing how an atmosphere can change in a few streets. And then suddenly lots of people running from the direction of Placa Catalunya and behind them sound of some kind of gun type thing being fired. Everybody was running for a few moments but it quickly settled down. However, it is going dark now and there are lot of people still on the streets.

That tallies with Giles Tremlett’s point, in the 7.44pm post, that much of the activity in Barcelona has still been peaceful.

More reports of the trouble in Barcelona are coming in.

Barcelona’s La Vanguardia newspaper says that one of its film crews has had a camera grabbed and broken by protesters who were smashing shop windows. There is video footage here.

Giles Tremlett reports from Spain that:

Fringe groups appear to be adding a dose of violence to the largely peaceful strike there, which has seen a massive demonstration in the city centre this evening. Shops and restaurants in Barcelona’s Rambla de Catalunya boulevarde were attacked earlier.

This video shows some damage to shops today.

And there are also reports that a Starbucks store in Barcelona was set alight. […]

READ @ http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/mar/29/eurozone-crisis-spanish-general-strike

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* CHICAGO GETS $19 MILLION GRANT FOR NATO SUMMIT SECURITY

By David Heinzmann, Chicago Tribune

Chicago has a received a $19 million grant to cover the local security costs of the NATO summit this May, the city’s summit planners said as they announced they have raised more than $36 million in private donations for other costs.

“The Host Committee is thrilled by the support we have received from the business community,” said Lori Healey, executive director of the Chicago NATO Host Committee. “Thanks to their generosity, and the support of the federal government, the city will be able to host a tremendous summit that will highlight the best of Chicago.”  […]

READ @ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-gets-19-million-grant-for-nato-summit-security-20120329,0,1010670.story?track=rss

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* OBAMACARE SUPREME COURT CASE IS A BAD JOKE

By John Cassidy, The New Yorker

[…] The economics isn’t very complicated. The health-care industry, which makes up about a sixth of the economy, is rife with inefficiency, waste, and coverage gaps. In seeking to remedy some of these problems, the Obama Administration made a deal with the private-insurance industry—the same deal Mitt Romney made when he was governor of Massachusetts. On the one hand, the federal government barred the insurers from discriminating against the sick and the elderly, thereby raising the industry’s costs. On the other hand, the feds obliged uninsured individuals to purchase coverage, thereby expanding the insurers’ revenues. We can argue whether this was the best way to proceed. (At the time the bill was passed, I raised some doubts about how much it would cost.) But it was a straightforward instance of the central government seeking to redress the failures of the private market—something akin to imposing fuel standards on auto manufacturers, providing state pensions, and forcing banks to hold adequate capital reserves.

In a modern, interconnected economy, activist government policies to remedy market failures are essential. Rather than confronting this argument head-on, which would involve publicly defending the actions of the banks, the insurers, and the industrial polluters, the right has settled on a strategy of trying to undermine the government through the courts, where its pro-corporate agenda can be repackaged as a defense of ancient freedoms.

Thus the bogus constitutional challenge to Obamacare, and, in particular, the individual mandate. As my colleague Jeffrey Toobin pointed out in an excellent post this morning, the issue resolves around the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, which gives the federal government the power to “regulate Commerce … among the several States.” Where does this power begin and end? In the famous 1942 case of Wickard v. Filburn, the Court said that the federal government’s authority extends to any activity that “exerts a substantial economic effect” on commerce crossing state lines. […]

READ @ http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2012/03/supreme-court-case-is-a-very-bad-joke.html?mbid=gnep&google_editors_picks=true

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* MORE THAN HEALTH INSURANCE

By Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker

[…] Monday was only the first of three days of scheduled arguments. The subject for Tuesday is whether the individual mandate—the requirement that individuals buy health insurance, and the heart of the law—is constitutional. In the procedural discussion Monday, there were a few hints about the way that argument might pan out. The Obama Administration has offered several rationales supporting the constitutionality of the law. One of them posits that the A.C.A. is authorized by Congress’s power to tax under Article I of the Constitution. Three Justices—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Samuel Alito—expressed some skepticism about that theory today. As Alito said to the Solicitor General, Donald Verrilli, “General Verrilli, today you are arguing that the penalty is not a tax. Tomorrow you are going to be back and you will be arguing that the penalty is a tax. Has the Court ever held that something that is a tax for purposes of the taxing power under the Constitution is not a tax under the Anti-Injunction Act?”

The Court’s skepticism about the taxing power argument is understandable. The real justification for the A.C.A. is the same one that Congress has used for virtually all economic regulation since the New Deal: the Commerce Clause of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, giving Congress the power

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes.

Medicare, Medicaid, not to mention the minimum wage—all have been passed, without constitutional controversy, under the authority of the Commerce Clause. To me (and most others, I am willing to bet), the A.C.A. is fairly straightforward and uncontroversial application of this longstanding power. To rule the A.C.A. outside the power of Congress would be a dramatic change in the powers of the federal government. […]

READ @ http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/03/health-care-supreme-court.html#ixzz1qaHmIOLF

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* THE HOMELAND BATTLEFIELD: ‘HEDGES V. OBAMA’ LAWSUIT CHALLENGING NDAA BEGINS TODAY  IN NYC ( MARCH 28)

Source: The Sparrow Project

The first rounds of statements from seven high-profile plaintiffs suing President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, House Speakers and DOD Representatives for injunctive relief barring the implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)‘s “Homeland Battlefield” provisions of indefinite detention and suspension of Habeus Corpus will be heard in federal court today, March 29, 2012.

The hearings will begin at 9am at the US District Court Building at 500 Pearl Street in Manhattan (Room 15A) and will be immediately followed by a press conference outside the court at 2:30pm  beside the center statue at nearby Foley Square (Junction of Center Street & Federal Plaza map link).  Taking questions at the press conference will be Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and plaintiff Chris Hedges, film maker Michael Moore, author Naomi Wolf, lead counsel for the plaintiffs Carl Mayer, as well as other plaintiffs and their activist supporters.  At 3pm, following the press conference, activists with Occupy Wall Street are expected to stage at the square for an anti-NDAA protest action.

The plaintiffs in Hedges v. Obama include: New York Times war correspondent Chris Hedges,  Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, celebrated writer and linguist Noam Chomsky, Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir, Tangerine Bolen founder of the activist media group RevolutionTruth, Occupy London activist Kai Wargalla, and Alexa O’Brien founder  of the web campaign “US Day of Rage.”  Each of the plaintiffs share common narrative that their constitutionally protected work, either in activism or in journalism will be chilled by the over-broad provisions set forth under the NDAA.  Naomi Wolf and Dr. Cornel West are in the process of becoming plaintiffs in this lawsuit; Wolf will read her statement in court today. […]

READ @ http://www.sparrowmedia.net/2012/03/ndaa-lawsuit-hedges-v-obama/

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* HOUSE APPROVES RYAN BUDGET PLAN TO CUT SPENDING, TAXES

By Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post

[…] Ryan’s budget would cut $5.3 trillion from deficits over the next decade, bringing deficits down from more than 8 percent of gross domestic product to 1.2 percent by 2022.

It would not balance, however, until 2040. Conservatives with the Republican Study Committee who want to cut spending more quickly introduced their own spending plan that called for balancing the budget within five years. It was defeated earlier on a 136 to 285 vote.

A Democratic budget authored by Van Hollen, which would cut deficits more slowly than the Republican plan with less severe cuts in federal programs, failed Thursday on a 163 to 262 vote. […]

READ @ http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/house-approves-ryan-budget-plan-to-cut-spending-taxes/2012/03/29/gIQAdUXQjS_blog.html?hpid=z1

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* MEET PROFESSOR OCCUPY

 By Josh Harkinson, MotherJones

IN HER MAKESHIFT classroom in lower Manhattan, Lisa Fithian turns to a group of several dozen students, squares her shoulders, and issues a challenge: “Does someone want to be a cop and come get me?” A tall redhead abruptly breaks out and lunges at her, but Fithian, a petite, den-motherish 50-year-old, head fakes and bolts away. Cheers erupt from her pupils, Occupy Wall Street protesters intent on shutting down the New York Stock Exchange the following morning. Another pretend cop moves in, and this time she drops to the ground, flopping like a rag doll as the officer struggles to drag her away. Fithian stands to deliver her lesson. “Of the two choices, running away or going limp, what does running away communicate?” she asks.

“Guilt,” several people say.

She smiles and nods. “Guilt.”

When it comes to civil disobedience, there’s often a right and wrong way to break the law, and one of Fithian’s jobs is to teach the right way to hundreds of newly minted Occupy activists. Call her Professor Occupy. With somewhere between 80 and 100 arrests under her belt (she’s lost count) over nearly four decades of rabble-rousing, Fithian may be the nation’s best-known protest consultant. Unions and activist groups pay her $300 a day to run demonstrations and teach their members tactics for taking over the streets. But for much of the past six months Fithian has been dispensing free wisdom to the young radicals who took over parks from New York City to Los Angeles last fall, everything from proper tear gas attire to long-term protest strategies. “When there is some conflict, or things aren’t going the way that we want them to go, or people don’t have a good long-term plan,” says 27-year-old Jason Ahmadi, an early arrival at Zuccotti Park, “I have heard others and myself say, ‘Dammit, where is Lisa Fithian?'” […]

READ @ http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/03/lisa-fithian-occupy-wall-street-teaching-civil-disobedience

Mar 292012
 

 

* ¿QUE ES UNA #HELGA DEL 99%?

Source: youtube

VIDEO @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yn4vwR6J7K0 

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* SPAIN’S GENERAL STRIKE IS ALSO A DAY OF ACTION FOR THE 99% 

Polls say only 30% of the employed will take part on Friday, but it will also be what the Occupy movement calls an ‘invisible’ strike

By Katharine Alinger, The Guardian

Spain is about to experience huge austerity cuts that may prove explosive. On Friday Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister, is set to announce what even he describes as a “very, very austere budget” to reduce the deficit. According to El País, the EU is demanding cuts larger than those of Greece, Ireland or Portugal: “There is no comparable adjustment in [our] economic history,” says the paper.

As a result of this and recent changes to labour laws, only four months after the new conservative government took power, Spain’s two largest unions have called for a general strike on the day before the budget announcement.

On top of €15bn cuts already announced in December, it is estimated Rajoy will cut about another €40bn. Many are expecting drastic cuts to health and education, not least the financial markets, who are waiting to see whether Rajoy will deliver what they require. This is on top of existing cuts to social spending, wage freezes for public employees, and privatisations, in a context where 40 home evictions a day are taking place across the country.

Response to this austerity has already been fierce. Hundreds of thousands protested across the country in February against labour law changes described by the unions as “the most regressive in the history of the [Spanish] democracy”. Thursday’s general strike will be much larger, seeing hundreds of planes grounded, public transport on a skeleton service, manufacturing at a virtual standstill, and even fresh bread from the bakeries in scant supply.

[…]

Many have been instrumental in continuing struggles around the Spanish state against what have already been drastic cuts. For instance, the “iaiaflautas” are retirees and grandparents who occupy bank lobbies against bailouts, buses against price hikes, and health departments against cutbacks. Their name is a play on the “perroflautas“, Spanish slang for crusty, to show how impossible it is to stereotype those taking part in protests as typical activists.

Meanwhile in Valencia, one of the worst-hit regions, students and schoolchildren took part in recent protests against government cuts that had left their schools without adequate heating, many sitting in blankets in classrooms during the cold. The protests were brutally repressed. The sight of schoolkids being arrested by police galvanised a whole wave of solidarity protests around the country from outraged citizens.

These are only the most visible actions. All over the country small groups of determined everyday acts of resistance are taking place, like the villages where people blockade the highway weekly because their emergency clinic is closing down.

[…]

READ @ http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/mar/27/spain-general-strike-99-per-cent

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* GREEK GOVERNMENT ROBBED PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS TO COMPLETE BOND SWAP

VENIZELOS REGIME SECRETLY REMOVED 70% OF MAJOR HOSPITAL, UTILITY & UNIVERSITY BANK ACCOUNT FUNDS TO PAY BONDHOLDERS

Souce: The Slog

“But Lucas my dear, if you run out of poor people, you can always steal from the sick”

The illegally denied default of Greece entered a dramatic new phase this afternoon with the revelation by mainstream Greek public health website Health News that, shortly before midnight on March 8th – the eve of Greece’s psi completion on Friday March 9th – on average 70% of public utility funds in varous large, interest-bearing accounts at the Bank of Greece were raided. These included most of the State’s regional hospital budgets, various universities and (it is alleged) at least one utility company.

The shortfalls came to light late last week and this morning as various hospital purchasing cheques in particular began to bounce. The monies – estimated by one source to total some 1.4 billion euros – appear to have been used to pay off the tiny minority of private sovereign creditors who, under the original terms of their bond purchase, were entitled come what may to full payment of the bond’s yield entitlement.

Setting aside the amoral audacity of this act, it does yet again raise the issue of a Greece so utterly lacking in any real funds in the real world, that to pay off a minute proportion of the bondholders it had to resort to such a desperate measure. […]

READ @ http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/exclusive-greek-government-robbed-public-institutions-to-complete-bond-swap/

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* GERMANY CAUSED THE GREEK CRISIS – TO WIN BIG!

Source: Hellasfrappe

The German national channel “ARD” (“Allgemeine Rundfunkanstalten Deutschlands”), recently revealed how, with close cooperation from a certain select Greeks, Germany committed massive fraud against a whole nation of people and was able to profit some 45 billion euros from the euro crisis, on the back of Greeks! ARD airs the confession of the German head of EFSF, Klaus Regling, in an interview with news magazine FOCUS on this very subject. According to the German head of the Fund, Germany, has not suffered at all from the current debt crisis and instead has recorded significant gains which he notes are expected to multiply over time. This, according to Regklingk, is because Germany is not directly lending Greece, but is rather gaining on the interest rates from the loans which are greater than those by which it borrows from.

[…]

“The rescue operations have not cost Germans. The image that funds (to Greece) flowed into a bottomless pit was wrong. There are no gifts and no permanent financial transfers. On the contrary, Germany has profited from the crisis, because a lot of capital flowed into the country (Germany).”

Germany has only given 15.2 billion euros (according to formal data from the German government), a sum that does not in any way compare with what it has benefited from in keeping Greece “under fire”. One economic analyst in the video also says that Germany’s profits were so great because it is able to lend money to other nations with similar debt problems because it is able to borrow at lesser interest rates. This difference allowed the German Republic to gain some 45 billion euros from the crisis, and it is expected that this sum will rise to 65 billion. […]

READ and VIDEO @ http://hellasfrappe.blogspot.com/2012/03/germany-caused-greek-crisis-to-win-big.html#.T3M-_HJQ-EY.facebook

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* GREECE: THE PARADES OF ANGER

By Panagiotis Sotiris, CounterFIre

Independence Day (25 March) parades in Greece have been traditionally a day of celebration, not of protest. A national holiday to commemorate the beginning of the popular insurrection against Ottoman rule in 1821 that led to Greece’s independence, they are associated with watching the armed forces march along with school children, since in most cities we also have school parades. Moreover, for most people of the Left they always seemed like a remnant of an authoritarian past when these official displays of nationalism and militarism were part of the rituals of power.

However, in the past two years parades have become venues for protest against the policies of austerity and reduced sovereignty imposed by the EU-IMF-ECB Troika. The traditional presence of representatives of authority in such parades and celebrations, such as local members of parliament, government ministers or high ranking officials, and mayors made them an easy target for protest, especially in a period of intense and prolonged struggles. This has been particularly evident in provincial Greece, where members of parliament and aspiring local politicians have faced many forms of protest in the past years.

But the protests and demonstrations during parades are not simply opportunities to directly express anger and frustration against politicians. They are also a way to re-appropriate a collective memory of struggle and resistance. The 1821 Greek Revolution, itself with a strong popular – democratic element, is still being viewed as a successful example of victorious collective resistance against oppressors. The same goes for the 28 October parades, designed to commemorate Greece’s entering WWII that bring all the memories of the antifascist resistance during the German occupation. This was more than evident in Thessaloniki on 28 October 2011 when the military parade was interrupted by protesters, forcing the President of the Republic to leave the scene and the parade to be cancelled. Apart from the powerful image of protesters linking current struggles to a long memory of struggle, it is also important to note that it was exactly this cancelling of the military parade that was then seen as an example of the inability of the PASOK government to actually govern, thus making stronger the sense of the open political crisis. […]

READ @ http://www.counterfire.org/index.php/articles/international/15659-greece-the-parades-of-anger

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* DYING FOR THE GLORY OF BANKSTERS!

Source: Max Keiser, RT

READ @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=584L7TQgWOw

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* NATO STAFFERS TO CHECK OUT CHICAGO 

Hundreds to visit the city this week to figure out logistics of May summit

By Kathy Bergen, Chicago Tribune

Hundreds of NATO staffers are visiting Chicago this week to scope out the city in advance of the May 20-21 meetings for the security alliance, according to the city’s host committee.

Word of the visit came as a Chicago delegation, including members of the host committee, returned from NATO headquarters in Brussels.

As many as 800 personnel from NATO and its 28 member countries will arrive in Chicago to become more familiar with the layout of the city and the McCormick Place convention center as they plan the logistics of the summit. Some were to arrive as early as Sunday, with others coming midweek, summit planners said. […]

READ @ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-nato-summit-delegation-visit-0326-20120326,0,3446788.story

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* BOBBY RUSH GETS KICKED OFF THE HOUSE FLOOR FOR WEARING HOODIE FOR TRAYVON

Source: C-Span

VIDEO @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ougHdwR8PhI

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* OCCUPY SPRING

By Nick Pinto, Village Voice

Almost from the moment Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted from their camp in Zuccotti Park last November, observers have speculated whether the movement was finished, or if it would somehow rebound in the spring.

Dedicated Occupy activists dismissed the possibility that the movement had already run its course and promised an “American Spring,” kicking off a new season of activism with May Day events coordinated across the country.

As it turns out, spring came early.

A March 17 rally downtown was originally conceived as a low-key way to mark the sixth anniversary of the movement, but as has happened so many times already in Occupy’s history, police overreaction transformed the event into something more than it would have been on its own.

The NYPD responded with a chilling and disproportionate show of force, once again evicting the protesters from the 24-hour park and arresting scores of them with a level of violence Occupy veterans said they hadn’t seen before.

Many of those who weren’t arrested marched north that night, inaugurating a new camp in Union Square. In response, police have taken to barricading and garrisoning that park at midnight, prompting a nightly standoff with protesters. […]

READ @ http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-03-28/news/occupy-spring-may-day/

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* OCCUPY GROUPS RE IMAGINE THE BANK

By Margot Adler, NPR

Groups within the Occupy Wall Street movement are trying to overhaul the banking system and even dream of creating a new kind of bank.

Occupy isn’t in the headlines so much these days, but work continues behind the scenes. The Alternative Banking Group of Occupy Wall Street meets weekly in different places. Members are older than some might think — in their 30s, 40s and 50s — and many work or formerly worked in the financial industry.

“We have almost no consensus opinion, except that the system is not working,” says Cathy O’Neil, who often facilitates the group that is working on legislation and regulation to reform the financial system. “A lot of these people are from finance or have a background in law or SEC regulation. There’s lots of people from banks and hedge funds.” […]

READ and AUDIO @ http://www.npr.org/2012/03/27/149443425/alternative-banking-groups-aid-occupy-movement

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* WHY DO 5 BANKS HOLD 52% OF ALL BANKING ASSETS

Souce: Thom Hartmann

VIDEO @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QEUpjt02so&feature=player_embedded

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* FEEDING THE HOMELESS BANNED IN MAJOR CITIES ALL OVER AMERICA

Source: The Economic Collapse

What would you do if you came across someone on the street that had not had anything to eat for several days?  Would you give that person some food?  Well, the next time you get that impulse you might want to check if it is still legal to feed the homeless where you live.  Sadly, feeding the homeless has been banned in major cities all over America.  Other cities that have not banned it outright have put so many requirements on those that want to feed the homeless (acquiring expensive permits, taking food preparation courses, etc.) that feeding the homeless has become “out of reach” for most average people.  Some cities are doing these things because they are concerned about the “health risks” of the food being distributed by ordinary “do-gooders”.  Other cities are passing these laws because they do not want homeless people congregating in city centers where they know that they will be fed.  But at a time when poverty and government dependence are soaring to unprecedented levels, is it really a good idea to ban people from helping those that are hurting?

This is just another example that shows that our country is being taken over by control freaks.  There seems to be this idea out there that it is the job of the government to take care of everyone and that nobody else should even try.

But do we really want to have a nation where you have to get the permission of the government before you do good to your fellow man?

It isn’t as if the government has “rescued” these homeless people.  Homeless shelters all over the nation are turning people away each night because they have no more room.  There are many homeless people that are lucky just to make it through each night alive during the winter.

Sometimes a well-timed sandwich or a cup of warm soup can make a world of difference for a homeless person.  But many U.S. cities have decided that feeding the homeless is such a threat that they had better devote law enforcement resources to making sure that it doesn’t happen.

This is so twisted.  In America today, you need a “permit” to do almost anything.  We are supposed to be a land of liberty and freedom, but these days government bureaucrats have turned our rights into “privileges” that they can revoke at any time.

The following are some of the major U.S. cities that have attempted to ban feeding the homeless. […]

READ @ http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/feeding-the-homeless-banned-in-major-cities-all-over-america

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* THE JUSTICES TURN HOSTILE DURING THE SECOND DAY OF THE HEALTH CARE CASE

Source: The War Room, Current TV

http://current.com/shows/the-war-room/videos/the-justices-turn-hostile-during-the-second-day-of-the-health-care-case

The justices turn hostile in the health care case: “I wasn’t quite sure which constitution they were referring to in all of this, because it certainly wasn’t the U.S. constitution,” says Ian Millhiser, of the Center for American Progress, who was troubled by the Supreme Court’s questions to the Department of Justice. Millhiser’s argument is simple: Congress can regulate commerce, and the health care law regulates a sixth of the economy, so it’s commerce.

VIDEO @ http://current.com/shows/the-war-room/videos/the-justices-turn-hostile-during-the-second-day-of-the-health-care-case

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* JUSTICE SCALIA: LET THEM DIE

Source: The People’s View

Maybe you missed it, but Justice Scalia today said that letting the uninsured die is a better idea than making it an individual responsibility for those who can afford it to buy health insurance.

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli was explaining to Justice Scalia that the individual responsibility provision (aka “the mandate”) is justified given the fact that the uninsured can show up in emergency rooms and get care regardless of ability (or willingness) to pay, shifting the cost to other participants of the market in the form of higher insurance premiums. Scalia, undeterred, dropped the GOP baseline:

GENERAL VERRILLI: No. It’s because you’re going — in the health care market, you’re going into the market without the ability to pay for what you get, getting the health care service anyway as a result of the social norms that allow — that — to which we’ve obligated ourselves so that people get health care.

JUSTICE SCALIA: Well, don’t obligate yourself to that. Why — you know?

GENERAL VERRILLI: Well, I can’t imagine that that — that the Commerce Clause would –would forbid Congress from taking into account this deeply embedded social norm.

JUSTICE SCALIA: You — you could do it.

Don’t obligate yourself to that? […]

READ @ http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/03/justice-scalia-let-them-die.html

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* SCALIA SAYS COURT CON’T BE BOTHERED TO READ OBAMACARE: ‘YOU REALLY WANT US TO GO THROUGH THESE 2700 PAGES?’

By Amanda Peterson Beadle

During the last day of Supreme Court hearings about the Affordable Care Act, the justices covered whether or not the entire law could stand if the individual mandate was struck down and the law’s expansion of Medicaid. But Justice Antonin Scalia seemed surprised that someone would have expected the justices to read the text of the health care reform law before the hearings:

JUSTICE SCALIA: Mr. Kneedler, what happened to the Eighth Amendment? You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages? (Laughter.) And do you really expect the Court to do that? Or do you expect us to — to give this function to our law clerks? Is this not totally unrealistic? That we are going to go through this enormous bill item by item and decide each one? […]

READ @ http://thinkprogress.org/special/2012/03/28/454099/scalia-says-court-cant-be-bothered-to-read-obamacare-you-really-want-us-to-go-through-these-2700-pages/

Mar 282012
 

 

* BANK OF AMERICA IS A RAGING HURRICANE OF THEFT AND FRAUD

By Matt Taibbi, OccupyWallStreet

There are two things every American needs to know about Bank of America.

The first is that it’s corrupt. This bank has systematically defrauded almost everyone with whom it has a significant business relationship, cheating investors, insurers, homeowners, shareholders, depositors, and the state. It is a giant, raging hurricane of theft and fraud, spinning its way through America and leaving a massive trail of wiped-out retirees and foreclosed-upon families in its wake.

The second is that all of us, as taxpayers, are keeping that hurricane raging. Bank of America is not just a private company that systematically steals from American citizens: it’s a de facto ward of the state that depends heavily upon public support to stay in business. In fact, without the continued generosity of us taxpayers, and the extraordinary indulgence of our regulators and elected officials, this company long ago would have been swallowed up by scandal, mismanagement, prosecution and litigation, and gone out of business. It would have been liquidated and its component parts sold off, perhaps into a series of smaller regional businesses that would have more respect for the law, and be more responsive to their customers. […]

READ @ http://fthebanks.org/matt-taibbi-on-bank-of-america/

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* RADIATION ‘FATALLY HIGH’ AT JAPAN REACTOR

Examination of containment chamber of tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi plant’s number 2 reactor reveals extensive damage.

Source: Aljazeera

[…] The data collected on Tuesday showed the damage from the disaster is so severe that the plant operator will have to develop special equipment and technology to tolerate the harsh environment and decommission the plant. The process is expected to last decades.

The other two reactors that had meltdowns could be in even worse shape. The number 2 reactor is the only one officials have been able to closely examine so far.

‘Dangerously high’ radiation

Tuesday’s examination with an industrial endoscope detected radiation levels up to 10 times the fatal dose inside the chamber. Plant officials previously said more than half of the melted fuel had breached the core and dropped to the floor of the primary containment vessel, some of it splashing against the wall or the floor. […]

READ @ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/2012328112051435937.html

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* GULF FISHERIES IN DECLINE AFTER OIL DISASTER

Nearly two years after BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen and scientists say things are getting worse

By Dahr Jamail, Aljazeera

[…] Poynot said that many people, even some of his employees, continue to be afraid to eat seafood from the Gulf, for fear of contamination by BP’s oil and dispersants.

“It’s hard to believe the impact of the spill,” Poynot added. “I have heard that some folks are still catching tar balls in their crab traps.”

Apparently, the fact that the State of Louisiana received $18m from BP for the Louisiana Seafood Safety Plan to test seafood, water and soil from across the coast is not helping to assuage fears.

Keith Ladner, a third-generation seafood processor in Bay St Louis, Mississippi, has it even worse.

“I’m worried about the entire seafood industry of the Gulf being on the way out,” Ladner told Al Jazeera in Biloxi, Mississippi. “We have taken constant hits like Katrina, the economy, and now BP. I’m now unsure how many of us will come back from this.”

Ladner reiterated what Al Jazeera has been hearing from fishermen, seafood processors and distributors all along the coast – that there has been a two-thirds drop in brown shrimp production, and white shrimp season was basically non-existent.

“The only brown and white shrimp we see now are from Texas or western Louisiana, where the oil didn’t impact directly,” he said. “And for oysters, Mississippi’s oyster reefs have been closed since the spill started. I have not purchased one single sack of oysters since the spill, and I won’t eat any from this area.” […]

READ @ http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/03/20123571723894800.html

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* DOMINICAN JUDGE SENDS 4 SUSPECTED ANONYMOUS HACKERS TO JAIL FOR 3 MONTHS; NO CHARGES FILED

Source: AP

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered four suspected members of the loose-knit Anonymous hacker movement held in jail for three months during an investigation of their activities.

No charges have been filed, but the Dominican legal system allows for preventive detention. […]

READ @ http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/dominican-judge-sends-4-suspected-anonymous-hackers-to-jail-for-3-months-no-charges-filed/2012/03/27/gIQAjHT8eS_story.html

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* OBAMACARE’S SUPREME COURT DISASTER

By Adam Serwer, MotherJones

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. should be grateful to the Supreme Court for refusing to allow cameras in the courtroom, because his defense of Obamacare on Tuesday may go down as one of the most spectacular flameouts in the history of the court.

Stepping up to the podium, Verrilli stammered as he began his argument. He coughed, he cleared his throat, he took a drink of water. And that was before he even finished the first part of his argument. Sounding less like a world-class lawyer and more like a teenager giving an oral presentation for the first time, Verrilli delivered a rambling, apprehensive legal defense of liberalism’s biggest domestic accomplishment since the 1960s—and one that may well have doubled as its eulogy. […]

READ @ http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/03/obamacare-supreme-court-disaster

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* REPEAL THE  “STAND YOUR GROUND” LAWS

By Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post

[…] The Florida law took effect in 2005. Five years later, the Tampa Bay Times said that reports of justifiable homicide across the state had tripled. The newspaper found cases in which the protection of Stand Your Ground had been invoked by persons who felt — perhaps with good reason, perhaps not — that they faced imminent attack in their homes. Those incidents were at least in keeping with the intent of the legislation. But the paper also found the law being used to excuse violence committed during fights at house parties, disputes between neighbors and disagreements in public parks.

“Gangsters are using this law to have gunfights,” Tallahassee state’s attorney Willie Meggs told the Times.

Following Florida’s lead, about 20 states have enacted similar legislation. I doubt you will be surprised to hear that the National Rifle Association has lobbied hard to get these dangerous and unnecessary statutes approved.

These laws encourage hotheads to go into potential confrontations with loaded firearms. They give permission to shoot first and ask questions later. This may be good for gun manufacturers, funeral homes and the NRA, but it’s tragic for justice in America. […]

READ @ http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/8139-repeal-the-stand-your-ground-laws

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* THE MODERN DAY GILDED AGE – IN 2012 TOP ONE PERCENT CAPTURED OVER HALF OF ALL IN COME GAINS. FROM EARLY 2009 THE S&P 500 IS UP 109 PERCENT BUT HOME PRICES ARE AT NEW LOWS FALLING ALMOST 34 PERCENT

Source: MyBudget360

Most Americans derive their net worth from the equity built up in their homes.  This has been the case for many decades.  As the stock market races upwards to stratospheric highs it is hard for many average Americans to understand why it is that economically they are stuck in the same place.  New tax data reveals that Americans are living in a modern day Gilded Age.  The massive income inequality has only been exacerbated in the recent grand recession.  Many Americans with a per capita annual wage of $25,000 have a hard time saving any sizeable amount of money once the cost of living is extracted from their income.  This trend has only continued and IRS tax data reveals that the gap between middle class and wealthy is only getting bigger.  This is why even in spite of a stunning stock market run, we have a record 46,000,000 Americans receiving food assistance and working class families are seeing very little growth in their real wages. […]

READ and CHARTS @ http://www.mybudget360.com/top-1-percent-wealth-gains-in-2010-top-wage-earner-growth/

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* GREECE’S FRINGE PARTIES SURGE AMID BAILOUT IRE

By Alkman Granitsas and Marcus Walker, The Wall Street Journal

ATHENS—Weeks after agreeing to an agonizing bailout deal with Europe, Greece is splintering politically ahead of national elections, raising the risk that it won’t be able to make the economic sacrifices still needed to keep it in the euro.

The election, not yet scheduled but expected in April or May, is shaping up as a public revolt against Greece’s political establishment, which has backed the austerity policies that are the price of financial life support from Europe and the International Monetary Fund. Mainstream politicians are increasingly painted as leading Greece into a debt trap, then impoverishing it in trying to escape.

As a result, Greece’s major parties, which have promised Europe they will enact yet another round of deep public-spending cuts by summer, are struggling for support.

Half the electorate plans to vote for radical opposition groups, ranging from Soviet-style Communists to anti-immigrant neo-Nazis, according to recent opinion polls. That could lead to growing political instability even if the established parties cling to power, undermining Greece’s ability to enact the drastic spending cuts and economic overhauls its creditors demanded. […]

READ @ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304177104577305691587114600.html

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* ROUGH JUSTICE: UK PROTESTER ALMOST KILLED BY COPS FACES JAIL

Source: RT

A British student who suffered a near-fatal blow to the head in police clashes during a student demo – is on trial himself for the violence. Alfie Meadows and 50 others ended up in hospital after the fighting during protests over tuition fees. He could be jailed for 5 years if convicted but, as Ivor Bennett explains, his supporters want to see the police face justice over brutality.

READ @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzY7KQA2EsQ&feature=player_embedded

Mar 272012
 

By greydogg, 99GetSmart

On March 25, in northern Halkidiki, several people gathered in the town square, after the march by students of the Ierissos Gymnasium High School, wearing black armbands and raising clenched fists in front of an empty podium.

At least 2500 residents of Ierissos formed a 15km convoy of cars and headed for the Great Lady. There, they marched to denounce gold mining operations on their mountain by the Greek mega corporation, Aktor and Canadian Eldorado Gold, who use employees and local riot police as mercenaries against the local community.

The entrance to the mountain was cordoned off by riot police, who protect the occupation of the mountain for private corporations at the taxpayer’s expense. The riot police responded to the peaceful protesters with tear gas and by firing rubber bullets at the crowd, despite the presence of the elderly, women and children.

The residents of Ierissos condemn the riot police for their cowardly attacks and for their willingness to provide protection to the private interests of corporations and foreign associates at the expense of the environment and the local community.

The community’s list of demands include the immediate cessation of mining operations and the removal of riot police. They have also requested that the local prosecutor come to Ierissos to adjudicate between the two sides, with both sides fairly represented in the process.

It is worth noting that this is the second time private citizen, George Bobolas of Aktor, has dispatched the local riot police to act as his private army against local communities. See The Keratea Resistance http://99getsmart.com/?p=235

VIDEOS: MARCH 25, IERISSOS:

31 MARCH 2012 UPDATE: IERISSOS RESISTANCE: ANTI-GOLD PROTESTS ESCALATES INTO VIOLENCE AND “HOSTAGE” SITUATION – PHOTOS

Mar 262012
 

 

* WHY DO WE PROTEST THE NATO SUMMIT?

By Buddy Bell, Truthout

After the end of World War II, a group of nations in the north Atlantic established NATO to impede Russian influence over the reconstruction of Europe and to facilitate their own. The economic blueprint begun under the Marshall Plan and continued with NATO saw European member countries shift their energy dependency from coal to oil at a time when the U.S. was the world’s leading oil producer, supplying more than a third of worldwide production from within its own (today, greatly oil-depleted) borders. A couple of decades earlier, the U.S. had already wrested from Britain effective control over vast petroleum reserves in Venezuela. This arrangement ensured that U.S. oil companies stood to make a fortune, setting a high price to fulfill Western Europe’s manufactured demand.

After the Cold War ended, the U.S. rebranded NATO and extended its mandate as a defender of liberty in regions beyond the north Atlantic. Seeing military action as a suitable solution to various global conflicts, it has had the effect of sowing discord and violence instead of alleviating these problems.

In Kosovo, NATO claimed that bombing the countryside would stop Yugoslav forces from invading homes and practicing summary executions of the Kosovars. Instead, Belgrade’s atrocities at ground level “kicked into high gear,” as was widely predicted by international aid workers, described in the Washington Post as “the only remaining brake on Yugoslav troops” and who were forced to leave their host villages when NATO commenced aerial bombing. Two years later, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia would issue an indictment against Slobodan Milosevic on 17 Kosovo-related war crimes, 16 of which happened after NATO’s entry into the conflict. […]

READ @ http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/8079-why-do-we-protest-the-nato-summit?

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* SOLIDARITY VERSUS AUSTERITY: A REPORT FROM THE GREECE SOLIDARITY DELEGATION

Tansy Hoskins reports on her experiences on the trade union solidarity delegation to Greece organised by the Coalition of Resistance and the People’s Charter.

By Tansy Hoskins, Coalition of Resistance

Athens is a city of lit fuses. Graffiti covers buildings, pavements and statues like an angry rash. Burnt out and boarded up buildings are dotted around the city. Tension is palpable as people await the next demonstration, the next riot and the elections in April.

However, the crisis in Greece has gone beyond something that an election or a riot can resolve. It runs deeper than the question of who should sit in parliament, of how the debt should be paid off, or if it should be repaid at all. The crisis is now about the very fabric of society, of who should have control and for whose benefit society is run.

The 45,000 homeless people in Athens – many of whom spent a frozen winter sleeping in caves – are testimony to the total failure of capitalism to provide a decent standard of living. The loss of healthcare and unaffordable food prices means people are literally struggling to stay alive.

At the same time Athens still has its luxury shops, hotels and restaurants. There are multi-national corporations feasting on whatever the parliament decides to add to its corrupt garage sale of national assets.

But amongst the chaos and the poverty – and abandoned by traditional power structures – people have been taking control of their lives and communities. They face the huge opposition of international capital and all its manifestations but they have no choice – it is do or die.[…]

READ @ http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/2012/03/solidarity-versus-austerity-a-report-from-the-greece-solidarity-delegation/

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* ABOUT BOROUME

Source: Boroume

“WE CAN”

“Boroume” or  “We Can”, is a voluntary initiative  that fights food waste and that coordinates the daily donation of surplus food to orphanages, soup kitchens, old age homes and other welfare institutions. Seeing the paradox that 1 in 11 citizens in the Attica region are struggling to secure enough food to feed themselves whilst at the same time tonnes of  good food is being thrown away everyday by restaurants, hotels, bakeries  and other food points, we decided to do something about it.

How we work

We work closely with welfare institutions, social workers in municipalities  and soup kitchens all over Greece in order to learn about their daily needs.  Everday we ensure that food from eateries, bakeries, fast food shops, restaurants and other companies gets donated to the above organisations. We do not stock or transport food, but make sure that it gets picked up directly by those who need it most. Our aim is for the food to be donated within the same neighborhood in order to strengthen the ties between people living in the same area.

In addition to the above:

  • we assist companies that want to donate food in  Corporate Social Responsibility programmes
  • we give personal advice to people who are in need of food and help them secure food on a daily basis
  • we hold food drives in schools
  • we work with hotels in the Attica region to help provide welfare institutions with necessary equipment as well as food […]

READ @ http://www.boroume.gr/english/

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* COLLECTIVE KITCHEN – ATHENS, GREECE

Source: EL CHEF

This is a video of direct action by El Chef the Che Gourmet and stands as a shining example of how a few people can make a positive difference when they take their power and use it to empower the community.

READ @ http://tinyurl.com/6tqg73j

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* MONSANTO, A HALF-CENTURY OF HEALTH SCANDALS

By Soren Seelow, Le Monde

Original article published in Le Monde – Translation by Siv O’Neall, Axis of Logic

The giant U.S. agribusiness Monsanto was found guilty on Monday Feb. 13, after being sued by a small farmer from Charente who had been poisoned by a herbicide. This event is a first in France. On the scale of the history of the one-hundred-year-old multinational, this sentence constitutes just one more episode in an already long record of court procedures.

PCBs, Agent Orange, dioxin, GMO, Aspartame, growth hormones, herbicides (Lasso and Roundup) … a number of products that have made the fortune of Monsanto, have been marred by health scandals and trials sometimes leading to their prohibition. But nothing has so far hindered the irresistible rise of this former chemical giant who converted back to biogenetics and has mastered the art of lobbying. Portrait of a multinational multi-recidivist. […]

READhttp://www.opednews.com/populum/printer_friendly.php?content=a&id=147725

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* THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO – FULL LENGTH FILM

There’s nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they know it — it’s strategic. It’s more powerful than bombs. It’s more powerful than guns. This is the best way to control the populations of the world. The story starts in the White House, where Monsanto often got its way by exerting disproportionate influence over policymakers via the “revolving door”. One example is Michael Taylor, who worked for Monsanto as an attorney before being appointed as deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991. While at the FDA, the authority that deals with all US food approvals, Taylor made crucial decisions that led to the approval of GE foods and crops. Then he returned to Monsanto, becoming the company’s vice president for public policy.

Thanks to these intimate links between Monsanto and government agencies, the US adopted GE foods and crops without proper testing, without consumer labeling and in spite of serious questions hanging over their safety. Not coincidentally, Monsanto supplies 90 percent of the GE seeds used by the US market. Monsanto’s long arm stretched so far that, in the early nineties, the US Food and Drugs Agency even ignored warnings of their own scientists, who were cautioning that GE crops could cause negative health effects. Other tactics the company uses to stifle concerns about their products include misleading advertising, bribery and concealing scientific evidence.

VIDEO @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rml_k005tsU

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* TOKYO SOIL SAMPLES WOULD BE CONSIDERED NUCLEAR WASTE IN THE US

By Fairewinds Energy Education

VIDEO @ http://vimeo.com/38995781

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* ARE THE GOP JUSTICES POLITICAL HACKS?

By Robert Parry, Consortiumnews

[…] For instance, in a Nov. 8, 2011, legal opinion affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, conservative U.S. Appeals Court senior judge Laurence Silberman recognized this legal reality (even though he might not politically like “Obamacare”).

Silberman, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan but a serious constitutional scholar, explained how the law – including its most controversial feature, the individual mandate requiring the purchase of health insurance coverage – fits with the Commerce Clause.

“We look first to the text of the Constitution,” Silberman wrote in his opinion. “Article I, § 8, cl. 3, states: ‘The Congress shall have Power . . . To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.’ (Emphasis added by Silberman).

“At the time the Constitution was fashioned, to ‘regulate’ meant, as it does now, ‘[t]o adjust by rule or method,’ as well as ‘[t]o direct.’ To ‘direct,’ in turn, included ‘[t]o prescribe certain measure[s]; to mark out a certain course,’ and ‘[t]o order; to command.’

“In other words, to ‘regulate’ can mean to require action, and nothing in the definition appears to limit that power only to those already active in relation to an interstate market. Nor was the term ‘commerce’ limited to only existing commerce. There is therefore no textual support for appellants’ argument” that mandating the purchase of health insurance is unconstitutional.

Silberman’s last point bears repeating: There is “no textual support” in the Constitution for people challenging the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. […]

READ @ http://consortiumnews.com/2012/03/25/are-the-gop-justices-political-hacks/

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* A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF WHAT LEGITIMATE AND NON-LEGITIMATE (ODIOUS) DEBT ARE

Source: youtube

Une vidéo très pédagogique sur la question de la dette publique, réalisée par Joris Clerté, Clémentine Autain, Cédric Durand, Razmig Keucheyan et Stéphane Lavignotte.

Translation and Subtitles by SnakeArbusto, it-just-keeps-getting-better

VIDEO @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPKkphMQSPo&context=C4c2a8b9ADvjVQa1PpcFMbHfiFoEU9wluGHxV9WYW9tWkkieLMUj8=