Archive | July 5, 2014

Namibia Plans to Sell its own Diamonds with De Beers aka Rothschild*

Namibia Plans to Sell its own Diamonds with De Beers aka Rothschild*

Rothschild created De Beers in 1887, and through Anglo-American took over complete control from the Oppenheimer family in 2011…

By Cecilia Jamasmie

The government of Namibia confirmed Friday it is going ahead with its announced plans of setting up a company that will separately sell part of the diamonds mined by Namdeb Diamond Corp., the joint-venture it owns equally with Anglo American’s (LON:AAL) De Beers.

Speaking at the World Diamond Congress meeting last month, the country’s Minister of Mines and Energy Isak Katali said the idea is to give diamond dealers and manufacturers the opportunity to buy directly from locals, Rapaport reported.

The project follows the lead of neighbouring Botswana, which began trading 13% of the country’s gems in December, and it depends on a deal with De Beers.

Currently the precious rocks mined in Namibia by Namdeb, the 50-50 joint venture between the government and Anglo’s unit, are sent to De Beers sorting facilities in Botswana and mixed with other De Beers goods. After that, only 10% of the total sent is returned to Namibia, where they are sold through the Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC).

Namibia is renowned for its gem quality placer diamonds that occur along the Orange River as well as onshore and offshore along its coastline.

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In 1888, De Beers created a monopoly on all production and distribution of diamonds coming out of South Africa. By 1902 De Beers controlled 90% of the world’s rough diamonds and production and distribution.

The 21st century brought challenge, and Zaire, Russia, Canada, and Australia, justifiably had enough with De Beers reporting a 70%+ increase in profits for 2011.

Part of the British elite schoolboy’s network; in 2001 the US justice department convicted General Electric Co and DeBeers for conspiracy to raise prices in the $500 million-a-year industrial diamond industry. This resulted in a settlement of $295mn.

“The indictment charges GE and DeBeers, which account for 80 percent of the industrial diamond market, with conspiring to fix and raise prices worldwide.”

A $500 million-a-year industry that used a lot of ‘manufactured’ cheap labour. The labour force to work in the mines in South Africa has been ‘manufactured’ by instituting a poll tax which citizens had to pay. Working in the mines was a way to raise money to pay the poll tax.

Sources:

St. Antoninus Institute. South Africa’s De Beers: The Most Unethical Corporation in the World http://www.ewtn.com/library/business/antdebrs.htm

Zimnisky, Paul. A Diamond Market No Longer Controlled By De Beers. http://www.kitco.com/ind/Zimnisky/2013-06-06-A-Diamond-Market-No-Longer-Controlled-By-De-Beers.html

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WiFi — an Invisible Threat to all Life*

WiFi — an Invisible Threat to all Life*

By Jim Fetzer

Today I conducted one of the most disturbing radio interviews of my life as host of “The Real Deal”, with a British physicist and electronic warfare expert, Barrie Trower.

By the time he had finished his service in the military, Barrie had acquired a great deal of expertise in the microwave field and he extended his research to common electronic systems, including cell phones, iPods, computer games and microwave ovens.

He was appalled to discover that microwave radiation is ubiquitous and extremely hazardous, especially to pregnant women and young children.  The risks are so great that the use of WiFi, which is enormously popular, can lead to permanent genetic damage to your children and your children’s children. Here is his personal warning in his own words:

“In the very early 1960’s I trained with the government microwave warfare establishment. I looked at all aspects of microwave warfare and when I finished my time in the military, because I had a lot of expertise in the microwave field, I was asked if I would carry on with this research. We are in a new Cold War and this is why countries are developing this. And this is why all the microwave transmitters are going up everywhere because somebody, if they wanted to, could use them for other effects. The system is up and running.

Years ago our government said to our scientists when it comes to microwaves you will only talk about things to do with heat, and that is it. So they won’t even discuss anything else. They will deny anything that doesn’t have anything to do with heat. They even deny all their 40 years of research leading up to this, although they’ve said that this can cause cancer and all the damage, they say no it can’t. We’re only looking at heat and heat is all that matters. So for the last 40 years the English government has been lying to the people. And the American, the Canadian, the Australian, they have been lying. They have been lying to protect industry, to protect their profits, to protect themselves from lawsuits.

So they are really just liars and it is provable, sanctioned by the World Health Organization, without a shadow of a doubt. It is the same people that sit on the ICNAP certificate, sit on our government health protection agencies, sit on the World Health Organization . . . . it is the same people. There are probably no more than 20 of them. But, yes, they are going to, in my opinion, commit the worst genocide this planet has ever known, not just people, but animals and plants. They are probably going to cause more destruction than a global war, and in several hundred years time, people will look back, whoever survives, and look at what we tried to do to stop them.”

Wi-Fi, microwaves and the consequences for our health

Those most powerfully affected are pregnant women, children, women generally, the elderly, men and (least of all) the physically fit. Some persons appear to be invulnerable to exposure, but a significant percentage–from 47.7% to 57.7%–appear to be especially vulnerable, even from most of us might have regarded as low doses that represent minimal risk. The situation, however, turns out to be quite the opposite.

The human female is born with 400,000 follicles of which approximately 400 will eventually mature into eggs with the potential to be fertilized by sperm to produce a zygote, which will develop into an embryo and then into a fetus and, under favorable conditions, will result in a live birth. During the first 4-6 weeks of a woman’s pregnancy, the embryo is most vulnerable, especially because the woman may be unaware that she is pregnant and take no precautions.

Risks from Wi-Fi exposure

As Trower has explained, because the brain tissue and bone marrow of children have different electrical conductivity properties than do adults, a child’s absorption of microwave radiation can be ten times higher than an adult’s. Even low frequency exposure to microwave radiation can be extremely damaging and induce oxidative and nitrosative forms of stress, which can cause irreversible mitochondrial (genetic) damage that will be manifest in miscarriages, stillborns and birth defects.

The effects are cumulative across generations, where studies by the World Health Organization have established that women exposed to low level dosage of microwave irradiation (below thermal level, where it is felt as heat) had a 47.7% rate of miscarriages prior to the 7th week of gestation. The level of exposure in this case was five microwatts per centimeter squared, which is below what most school girls will receive in a classroom of wi-fi transmitters from the age of approximately five years upward, whose effects can include cancer, memory loss and birth defects.

Why the situation is so desperate
Mitochondrial DNA is ten times more susceptible to oxidative and nitrosative “stress” than the DNA of the cell nucleus. But these effects are transmitted to each successive female generation and, whether these ten-fold increases merge to become 57.7% or are additional and thus equal to 67.7% does not make a significant difference. The consequence is to roughly halve the birth of normal children with each generation, which represents a catastrophe-in-the-making for the species.

During our interview, I explained to Barrie that I thought the prospects for remedying this situation are bleak because

(1) the American public is scientifically illiterate,

(2) we love the convenience of cell phones, iPods and other electronic devices and

(3) the corporations that produce them are going to do everything in their power to maintain their profit margins.

I therefore encourage everyone to consider his appeal for the help of the American public by sharing this study (from which I have quoted here):

Not the least disconcerting aspect of this situation is that, not only was all of this known and documented long before wi-fi was ever put in front of children, but the dangerous biological effects were concealed (as they are to this day) from the general public, in order to protect the industry’s profits:

The World Health Organization’s ‘International Symposium’ Research Agreement No. 05- 609-04 ‘Biological Effects and Health Hazards of Microwave Radiation’ emphasizes in its 350 pages: Biological effects, health and excess mortality from artificial irradiation of Radio Frequency Microwaves. Section 28 deals with problems concerning Reproductive Function.

This document was classed as ‘Top Secret’ and its contents withheld by WHO and ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection).

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Boycott Successful: Israel’s SodaStream Closes*

Boycott Successful: Israel’s SodaStream Closes*

SodaStream, which has its main factory in the West Bank and makes home carbonation products, has closed its EcoStream shop in Brighton and one of Britain’s biggest retailers John Lewis will no longer stock its products after two years of protests.

EcoStream, which sold recyclable bottles produced by the Israeli-owned SodaStream Corporation, was closed despite reporting running a profit since it was opened two years ago.

EcoStream bottles were produced at a factory in the Mishor Adumim industrial zone in the Israeli West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.

The EcoStream store in Brighton, on England’s south coast, was closed Monday and the department store chain John Lewis announced Tuesday that it will be withdrawing all SodaStream products from its shelves.

SodaStream did not link the decisions to the protest campaign against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West Bank.

In a statement issued Wednesday in relation to the closure of store in Brighton and John Lewis’ decision to pull its products, SodaStream did not mention the protests, which are known as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

“Following a two-year test period, the company has decided to focus its business efforts on other channels. The business in the UK is on a high growth pattern, with over 20 percent year-on-year growth and rolling out to new retail stores across the country,” said a spokeswoman for the company, according to the Jewish Chronicle.

SodaStream’s decision to close the shop follows two years of weekly Saturday demonstrations outside the store by the Brighton and Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

In London, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign has also organized protests every fortnight outside John Lewis’ flagship Oxford Street store. The protest group has also been in direct communication with the CEO of John Lewis, Andy Street, urging him to put ethics before profits.

Sarah Colborne, the director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, attributed the closure of the Brighton store as well the decision by John Lewis, directly to the pressure from the BDS movement.

“The news that SodaStream is closing its main UK store and that John Lewis is taking Soda Stream products off its shelves is a major success for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement,” she said, according to Haaretz.

SodaStream by locating its factory in an illegal settlement is complicit in Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land,” she added.

But SodaStream maintains that its operation in the West Bank contributes to Israeli-Palestinian coexistence and says its Mishor Adumim factory employs hundreds of Palestinians.

Scarlett Johansson sparked a heated debate earlier this year, when she accepted the role of spokeswoman for SodaStream, much to the dismay of supporters of the BDS movement.

But Johansson hit back at her critics, saying some of them were motivated by anti-Semitism, and that SodaStream did a lot of good for the environment.

“I’m not an expert on the history of this conflict, and I’ve never professed to be. But it is a company that I believe in, that I think has the ability to make a huge difference environmentally. [CEO] Daniel Birnbaum has said many times that this factory is one he inherited and that he doesn’t want to fire people – the majority of those people being Palestinian,” she said.

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Hundreds of Palestinians Prevented from entering Jerusalem during Ramadhan*

Hundreds of Palestinians Prevented from entering Jerusalem during Ramadhan*

The Israeli authorities prevented hundreds of Palestinians from entering Jerusalem to pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque on the first Friday of Ramadhan, Anadolu news agency reported.

Witnesses said the Israeli authorities have imposed strict security measures at checkpoints erected between the West Bank and Jerusalem, inspecting Palestinians’ identity cards and preventing men under the age of 50 and women under 40 from entering Jerusalem.

Hundreds of Palestinians were left waiting outside the checkpoints while trying to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform their prayers.

43-year-old Abdul Rahman Al-Hajjar told Anadolu that:

“I have been waiting outside the Qalandiya checkpoint separating Ramallah and Jerusalem for several hours because the Israeli soldiers prevented me from crossing in order to perform Friday prayers.” He added that,

“Hundreds of soldiers are present at the checkpoint to inspect Palestinians’ identity cards and prevent the entry of hundreds of [Palestinian] residents.”

Ibrahim Shamali from the city of Nablus is one of dozens of Palestinians who are trying to access Jerusalem through the side streets or by trying to climb the security wall separating Jerusalem and the West Bank. Shamali told Anadolu:

“Israel prevents us from reaching Jerusalem and separates the holy city from the West Bank, but we challenge the security measures and we will come to Jerusalem by climbing the wall or taking other roads.”

Israeli radio quoted the occupation authorities as saying that the police had “decided to impose restrictions on the entry of Palestinian residents of the [occupied] West Bank coming to Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform the first Friday prayers in the holy month of Ramadhan. The Israeli police will only allow men over the age of 50 and women over the age of 40 to enter the mosque,” adding that, “Residents of the city of Hebron and its surroundings are entirely banned from entering Jerusalem.”

Each year during the month of Ramadhan, Israel usually only allows Palestinians over the age of 40 to enter occupied east Jerusalem.

Israel has intensified its security measures in the occupied West Bank after the disappearance and killing of three Israeli settlers near Hebron. Israel accuses the Islamic resistance movement Hamas of the incident, but Hamas has denied the accusations.

The Israeli army has been engaged in a military operation in the occupied West Bank for three weeks now searching for the kidnappers, during which time hundreds of Hamas leaders and MPs were arrested and a number of Palestinians killed.

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Starving British children are looking for food in rubbish bins

Vox Political

Who said it could never happen here? Children are starving on the streets of Britain as the Tory-led Coalition's hate policies bite ever-more-deeply into the poor [Image: Stoke Sentinel]. Who said it could never happen here? Children are starving on the streets of Britain as the Tory-led Coalition’s hate policies bite ever-more-deeply into the poor [Image: Stoke Sentinel]. British children are sifting through bins left outside houses in search of scraps of food because they are starving, it has been revealed.

But Tories and their supporters in rich London won’t have to look at them – because they are in Labour-held Stoke-on-Trent.

The Stoke Sentinel reported that “Youngsters have been searching through bins in the Hollings Street and Brocksford Street area of Fenton before eating any leftovers.”

It said, “Dozens of hungry families are referred to Fenton’s food bank for help every week.”

What’s really sad about this story is that some of the people interviewed seemed to think the problem was with the mess left behind by these children – youngsters who are, remember, so hungry that they…

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