Archive | January 26, 2013

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Baronet Farmer To Drive  Tractor to Reading

A symbolic ‘solidarity’ action in support of Polish farmers will take place on Sir Julain Rose’s Path Hill Farm on the Hardwick Estate, Whitchurch-on-Thames,  Saturday 26th January. Sir Julian will also drive his tractor on a shopping trip to Reading.

The action is being organized by Sir Julian, owner of the Hardwick Estate and President of The International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC), to express solidarity with Polish farmers who are blockading towns in North West Poland in order to stop the government selling off prime farmland to multinational corporations to grow GM food on. Jadwiga Lopata, founder of the ICPPC, is co-organising the event.

Sir Julian recently mounted a prominent  ‘GMO Free Zone’ sign on the gates of his Hardwick Estate at Whitchurch-on-Thames and is an active campaigner against GM foods in Poland and in the UK.

‘Land grabs’ are becoming more common around the world as multinational corporations look to establish themselves on foreign soils and exploit the resource base in order to increase their export opportunities.

Genetically modified food is firmly rejected by 75% of Polish citizens and approximately 55% of UK citizens. The Polish government has recently passed a new Act which claims to ban planting of GM seeds, but in reality is allowing them in at the back door because it failed to ban ‘trading’ of such seeds.

Sir Julian said:

“Its good to be able to show solidarity with fellow farmers in Poland. The issues that they are defending impact upon all of us. Good farmland is increasingly under threat from corporate greed and most national agricultural policies are completely out of step with public demand. Governments are far too often complicit in supporting the corporate position.”

Sir Julian will drive a tractor from Path Hill Farm, carrying Polish flags and placards proclaiming ‘Solidarity with the Polish farmers’, ‘Stop GMO’ and ‘Free-up Repressive Food Regulations’ that inhibit local sales.

Date:      Saturday 26th January

Time:      11:00 am

Place:      Path Hill Farm, Whitchurch-on-Thames, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7RE

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The Role of CIA-base in Libya Made Apparent from Clintons Bombshell*

The Role of CIA-base in Libya Made Apparent from Clintons Bombshell*

By Aaron Klein

During the Senate hearing on Benghazi yesterday, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed she did not know whether the U.S. special mission attacked on Sept. 11 was involved in gun-running.

The remarks were perhaps the most important and telling of the entire hearing since they address a possible motive behind the jihadist attacks.

Yet Clinton’s answers were largely unreported by U.S. news media.

The exchange on the subject took place with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

Paul asked Clinton:

“Is the U. S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?

“To Turkey?” Clinton asked.

“I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody has ever raised that with me.”

Continued Paul:

“It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that may have weapons, and what I’d like to know is the annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons, and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any countries, Turkey included?”

Clinton replied,

“Well, senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. I will see what information is available.”

“You’re saying you don’t know?” asked Paul.

“I do not know,” Clinton said. “I don’t have any information on that.”

That section of the exchange with Paul was almost entirely ignored by media, which instead focused on the Republican senator’s earlier statement that if he were president he would have relieved Clinton of her post.

WND has filed numerous reports quoting Middle East security officials who describe the mission in Benghazi as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East.

In September, WND also broke the story that the slain U.S. ambassador, Christopher Stevens, played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials.

In November, Middle Eastern security sources further described both the U.S. mission and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi as the main intelligence and planning center for U.S. aid to the rebels that was being coordinated with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Many rebel fighters are openly members of terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida.

Among the tasks performed inside the building was collaborating with countries, most notably Turkey, on the recruitment of fighters – including jihadists – to target Assad’s regime, the security officials said.

Gadaffi and world leadersAccording to the 39-page report released last month by independent investigators probing the attacks at the diplomatic facility, the U.S. mission in Benghazi was set up without the knowledge of the new Libyan government, as WND reported.

“Another key driver behind the weak security platform in Benghazi was the decision to treat Benghazi as a temporary, residential facility, not officially notified to the host government, even though it was also a full-time office facility,” the report states. “This resulted in the Special Mission compound being excepted from office facility standards and accountability under the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (SECCA) and the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB).”

The report, based on a probe led by former U.S. diplomat Thomas Pickering, calls the facility a “Special U.S. Mission.”

During the Libyan revolution against Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, the U.S. admitted to directly arming the rebel groups.

At the time, rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi acknowledged in an interview that a significant number of the Libyan rebels were al-Qaida fighters, many of whom had fought U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He insisted his fighters “are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,” but he added that the “members of al-Qaida are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader.”

Media cover up?

From the beginning, U.S. media reports on the events in Benghazi have been misleading.

The vast majority of media coverage worldwide refers to the U.S. facility that was attacked as a “consulate,” even though the government itself has been careful to call it a “mission.”

A consulate typically refers to the building that houses a consul, who is the official representative of the government of one state in the territory of another. The U.S. consul in Libya, Jenny Cordell, works out of the embassy in Tripoli.

Consulates at times function as junior embassies, providing services related to visas, passports and citizen information.

On Aug. 26, about two weeks before his was killed, Ambassador Stevens attended a ceremony marking the opening of consular services at the Tripoli embassy.

The main role of a consulate is to foster trade with the host and care for its own citizens who are travelling or living in the host nation.

Diplomatic missions, on the other hand, maintain a more generalized role. A diplomatic mission is simply a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organization present in another state to represent matters of the sending state or organization in the receiving state.

However, according to the State Department investigation, the building was a “U.S. Special Mission” set up without the knowledge of the Libyan government.

Withholding, misleading

Two days before the November presidential election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 “60 Minutes” interview in which Obama made statements that contradicted his earlier claims about the attack.

In the released portions of the interview, Obama would not say whether he thought the attack was terrorism. Yet he would later emphasize at a presidential debate that in the Rose Garden on the day of the attack, he had declared it an act of terror.

Reuters was also implicated by WND for possibly false reporting.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Reuters quoted a purported civilian protester by his first name who described a supposedly popular demonstration against an anti-Muhammad film outside the U.S. building.

Immediately following the attack, President Obama and other White House officials claimed anti-American sentiment fueled by the obscure anti-Muhammad video on YouTube sparked civilian protests outside the U.S. mission that devolved into a jihadist onslaught.

However, vivid accounts provided by the State Department and intelligence officials later made clear no such popular demonstration took place. Instead, video footage from Benghazi reportedly shows an organized group of armed men attacking the compound, officials said.

Source*

 

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Islamic Finance Meets the New Age!*

Islamic Finance Meets the New Age!*

Countries like France, Germany and the UK, have already adopted Islamic finance measures like sukuk to help stabilize their economies. As the Egyptian counter-revolutionaries and their Western backers  threaten to bring down their country under the illusion of liberty the day after commemoration of Prophet Muhammed (SAW) birthday , what else does Islamic finance have to offer, as a new era demands removal of that which is not sustainable for an era of peace?

By Sheeza Ahmad

Though wealth creation is the primary goal taught by top businessmen, social impact is considered to be a more fulfilling outcome for others. Money is not timeless, but what you do with that money can be. The light you instil in the uneducated, the medicine you provide to the ill, or the food and water you provide to the malnourished is far more enduring than the car you drive or the house you buy. Most advocates of social entrepreneurship believe that creating a business with a social impact leaves much more than just a humble footprint behind.

The concept of social entrepreneurship however is not new despite the recent rise in press coverage. It has existed since the 6th century and one particular group was taught the importance of such business: Muslims.

Muslims live their lives in accordance to the teachings of their founder, Muhammad, who led his life as a humble merchant and was the “trustworthy one” by all those who knew him. His teachings and examples of business dealings were strongly linked to humanitarian values where the poor, the sick and orphans took precedence. He acknowledged the suffering of people in surrounding environments and continually created solutions for them while creating a system that would ensure their care long after his passing.

The mention of Muhammad is significant to understand how today’s Muslims are encouraged to create wealth; supporting the notion of an existing relationship between Islamic business and social enterprise.

According to Sir Zafrullah Khan, the former Pakistani politician and diplomat, the Holy Qur’an states (59:8), “the object of the Islamic economic system is to secure the widest and most beneficent distribution of wealth through institutions set up by it and through moral exhortation. Wealth must remain in constant circulation among all sections of the community and should not become the monopoly of the right.”

In Islamic law, the principal economic obligation is the payment of the capital levy called the zakat (Holy Qur’an, 22:79), which is “a levy imposed upon the well-to-do which is returned to the poorer sections of people”. This law applies to both individual and business wealth. In the wealth that is produced, three parties are entitled to share: the working man, the person supplying the capital, and the community as representing mankind. According to Khan, “The community’s share in produced wealth is called the zakat. After this has been set aside for the benefit of the community, the rest is ‘purified’ and may be divided between the remaining parties that are entitled to share in it.”Though zakat is imposed only as a small percentage on one’s actual assets, Islamic teachings encourage the injection of wealth into communities where support is small or absent. Wealth is encouraged to be in constant circulation, either into the business, or into local communities to ensure the poor and sick are consistently attended to.

Comparatively, a social enterprise is an organisation, which focuses on environmental, social and economical well-being with a profit-making business model. The primary aim of a commercial business is to maximise shareholder wealth whereas the primary aim of a social enterprise is to maximise social value. Simply put, it is the bridge between non-profit organisations and commercial businesses.

Many examples can be found when exploring the Muslim world of social entrepreneurs who have values rooted in Islamic teachings. One notable organisation is the Grameen Foundation, which provides financial services, life-changing information and unique income-generating opportunities to improve the lives of the poor. In the last 15 years, the foundation and its partners have helped 9.4 million of the world’s poor.

Similarly, Net Impact Saudi Arabia (NISA) strives to make a positive impact in society by assisting social entrepreneurs with the provision of education, equipment and inspiration to aid with the growth of their business. NISA has successfully supported 10,000 business owners.

In relation to the business model followed by Muslims, equity holders and communities share both Islamic wealth and social enterprise-related wealth.

These two types of businesses have community interests in common and are also faced with similar issues, a major one being reduced assets as money is constantly being circulated either for the purpose of business expansion or for community support. Some would argue that this makes sustaining a social enterprise business model much more difficult in comparison to other enterprises purely because their products and services focus on something more than just increasing profits: social value.

Consumer trends have shifted towards investment in products that come attached with an individual and social benefit, which is why the successes shared by many social enterprises have been profound. Muslims and social enterprise owners pursuing businesses based on either of the two models discussed are keen to accept the challenges ahead of them as they find solace in making a difference on a social level. To them and the consumer, this holds far greater value than the accumulated wealth itself.

Sheeza Ahmad is the founder of social enterprise HelpingB through which users build communities around a patient’s recovery to keep them close to their loved ones; encouraging them to BWellsoon. Profits go on to fund educational projects in developing countries through BEducational – creating the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Source*

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Male Fertility on the Decline in Spain

A boy finding himself away from citylifeMale Fertility on the Decline in Spain

By Hwaa Irfan

Fertility became an ongoing issue in developed countries that laud advanced healthcare for decades. It is no wonder with the constant application of chemtrails, GM and processed foods, fluoridated, and chlorinated water supply, and the general stressful pace of life exacerbated by economic decline.

A recently published study by researchers at the University of Murcia Sperm counts may have declined in young university students in Southern Spain highlights the ongoing problem for Spanish students who are just setting out in life.

It has been found that the quality of semen in men aged 18 – 23 has fallen by as much as 38% in south-east Spain within the 10 years of what is a comparative study.

273 participants were involved, the results of which has great implications for fertility.

A 2008 study by the Institut Marqués declared 57.8% decline for men aged 18 – 30 from Catalonia, Valencia and the Basque Country.

So far, indicating causes point to industrialization being the cause, this has entrained us to adapt to unhealthy lifestyles, especially the pace of living.  Manel Elbaile, the author of the study believes that it is no coincidence that the quality of semen in the regions of Spain noted the occurrences related to the most industrialized areas of the country.

One of the by-products of industrialization is phthalates, which softens and plasticizes chemicals. We can find them in vinyl flooring/curtains/toys, perfumes/nail polish/lotions, medical devices, interiors of vehicles, and leeches into the very air we breathe from industrial processes – i.e. PVC!

Phthalates are hormone disruptors and have caused harm to the organs of elimination the liver, kidneys, lungs, and affects are reproductive systems (especially in males). The affect on males include abnormal testes, abnormal urinary openings, and those born to mothers who have had great exposure.

Phthalates are just one of many probable causes for declining male fertility. Spain has a 25 year eugenics history as Mary Nash in Social Eugenics and Nationalist Race Hygiene in Early Twentieth Century Spain” points out was a form of race purification, but purported to eliminate the risk of Down Syndrome.

For those of us who feel caught in a state of limbo in these currents time, the opportunity presents itself to be participants in our own lives in a manner that does not leave our well-being in the hands of those who couldn’t give a damn!

Sources:

Jaime Mendiola, Niels Jørgensen, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Laura Sarabia-Cos, José J. López-Espín, Guillermo Vivero-Salmerón, Karen J. Ruiz-Ruiz, Mariana F. Fernández, Nicolás Olea, Shanna H. Swan, Alberto M. Torres-Cantero. Sperm counts may have declined in young university students in Southern Spain. Andrology, 2013; DOI: 10.1111/j.2047-2927.2012.00058.x

“Male fertility in Spain” news-spain.euroresidentes.com/2008/10/male-fertility-in-spain.html

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