Archive | August 5, 2014

A Small Town Fights Back When Nestlé Tries to Sell Them Their Own Water*

A Small Town Fights Back When Nestlé Tries to Sell Them Their Own Water*

By Christina Sarich

Perhaps you’ve yet to hear of a little town called Fryeburg, Maine, USA. It sits on its own pristine aquifer, but once Nestlé subsidiary Poland Spring moved to town, residents noticed that their streams were getting smaller. It turns out, in its continued efforts to privatize water, the company was pumping the aquifer, and then selling the water back to town residents in bottles. Freyburg is fighting back, though.

Nestlé has openly admitted that they don’t think water is a human rightPeter Brabeck-Letmathe, the Chairman and CEO of Nestlé, stated so openly in public, only to back-paddle later once activists accused him of being singularly interested in corporate profits and not water conservation, as he claimed.

When lakes and streams started to be depleted in Freyburg (that’s some water conservation, Nestlé) the residents spoke up, and the company then launched an aggressive, divide and conquer campaign.

The corp sued the town, almost bankrupting several water advocacy activists, and worked with the city board members to ensure their ongoing access to the town’s water. Nestlé took the case all the way to the Supreme Court when Freyburg wouldn’t just lay down and take it.

Furthermore, Nestlé also set up a Poland Spring shop for outreach, and established the Fryeburg Business Association staffed by a Nestlé employee. What this corrupt company is trying to do is get people to accept this as the norm: water they have to pay a corporation for, even though it was abundant and free prior to Nestlé’s interference.

Activists have taken up a new plan to try to defeat Nestlé, launching an education campaign to try to get residents to reclaim their water rides and pride of ownership in what was already theirs before a corporate monopoly moved to town. They are passing out re-usable water bottles to Fryeburg residents stamped with the message, “we don’t want your bottled water!”

Activists have also set up a website, called StopNestleWaters.org, to help oust this greedy behemoth from their town. Freyburg has won suits brought against them five times (and appealed) by Nestlé. Nestlé’s lost all four (one is still pending), and in one instance, the company’s lawyers argued in front of the Maine Supreme Court that their right to grow market share superceded the town’s right of control. You can see a video of that

The citizen’s group trying to fight Nestlé; however, is now $20,000 in debt, trying to keep up with their constant legal attacks.

If you want to support the town of Freyburg and send Nestlé a very clear message before they come to your town trying to sell you back any remaining good water that is still around after fracking and weaponized-weather-induced drought, you can contribute here.

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Israel Changes Bar Code To Avoid Boycott*

Israel Changes Bar Code To Avoid Boycott. Check your labels for this new number…

 

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Protesters Shut-down Israeli Arms Factory in U.K.*

Protesters Shut-down Israeli Arms Factory in U.K.*

Palestine campaigners have chained the doors shut and are occupying the roof of an arms factory in Shenstone in Staffordshire that is owned by an Israeli military company and manufactures engines for drones that have been exported to Israel.

At around 5am, a group of 12 activists from the London Palestine Action network chained shut the main gates to the factory and scaled the 8m roof. The group are now staging an occupation of the rooftop with the intention of closing the factory.

The Shenstone factory operates under the name UAV Engines Limited, a UK registered company owned by Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest weapons company and the world’s largest manufacturer of drones. The drone engines produced at the factory have been exported to Israel in 2010, 2011 and 2012, according to official government data.

In 2009, Amnesty International pointed to evidence that engines from the factory were used in Hermes 450 drones that have been documented as documented as being used to deliberately attack and kill civilians during the 2008-09 Operation Cast Lead attack on Gaza.

The occupation comes the day after the UK government pledged to investigate whether any of £8bn of arms exported to Israel in the last 5 years are being used in Israel’s ongoing attacks on Palestinians in Gaza.

One of the occupiers, Sara Cooper, 26, a teacher from south London said:

“By allowing this factory to export engines for killer drones to Israel, the UK government is providing direct support and approval to Israel’s massacres.”

“The UK government has blood on its hands and must end its support for Israel’s crimes against humanity by ending all forms of military cooperation with Israel, starting by closing this factory. We demand the UK government stop arming Israel.”

“Israel is only able to murder Palestinian civilians in cold blood and attack UN schools and hospitals because of the huge military cooperation it enjoys with companies and governments around the world. This factory is the clearest example of the vast military cooperation taking place between the UK and Israel.”

The factory is also a key part of the £1bn Watchkeeper program under which Elbit Systems is leading the manufacture of a new generation of drones for the UK military. The Watchkeeper drone is based on the Hermes 450, documented as being used to kill Palestinian civilians during the 2008-09 attack on Gaza.

Cooper added:

“Elbit Systems markets its drone technology as ‘battle tested’, a sickening boast that their drones have been proven to be effective at killing Palestinians. The UK government is importing technology that has been developed during the course of Israel’s crimes against humanity.”

Human rights organisations have documented the extensive use of Elbit drones in Gaza and their role in killing and terrorising civilians.

Human Rights Watch: Precisely Wrong, Gaza Civilians Killed by Israeli Drone-Launched Missiles.

War on Want: Killer Drones, UK complicity in Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.

Since the beginning of the ongoing Israeli military assault of Gaza Elbit shares have climbed 6.1%. According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Israel’s attack

“has pushed [Elbit’s] stock close to the highest level since 2010 while its valuation on a price-to-earnings basis is near the most expensive in five years.”

The British government is currently reviewing £8 billion in arms sales to Israel.

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Consumer Activism Forces Google to Withdraw ‘Bomb Gaza’ Game app…*

Consumer Activism Forces Google to Withdraw ‘Bomb Gaza’ Game app…*

“Bomb Gaza,” developed by PlayFTW and still available as an app on Facebook, simulates the on-going attacks by Israel to Gaza

A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to “drop bombs and avoid killing civilians” has been pulled from Google Inc’s app store, a company spokesman said on Monday after a public backlash.

“Bomb Gaza,” developed by PlayFTW and still available as an app on Facebook, simulates the on-going attacks by Israel to Gaza. Players drop bombs from a fighter jet while dodging missiles from Hamas fighters in black and green masks.

“We remove apps from Google Play that violate our policies,” a spokesman for Google said, confirming that the game had been removed from the Google Play app store. Google did not specify which policy the game had violated.

Google Play has rules that prohibit content that amounts to hate speech, bullying and violence and lets users flag abusive content.

The game triggered outraged comments on the Google app store review page as well as on Facebook. It had been downloaded about 1,000 times since its July 29 launch, according to Britain’s Guardian newspaper.

“You disgust me,” Saj Ishaq wrote on PlayFTW’s public Facebook page.

One Google user who commented on Bomb Gaza’s description said: “To think that you can turn genocide, murder and ethnic cleansing into a game is absolutely disgusting”, while another said it was “utterly shameful”.

A third user added: “My beloved brothers and sisters are dying in Gaza and some stupid ignoramus decides to make a game like this.”

Facebook did not immediately respond to requests for comment and PlayFTW could not be immediately reached.

“Please take this off the Play store. It is offensive and I am really let down that Google actually allowed this. If this game isn’t removed I’m starting a Google boycott,” Oma Al, a user, wrote on the game’s review page, according to the Guardian.

On July 8, Israel launched an offensive on Gaza. Gaza officials say more than 1,831 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed and about 3,000 Palestinian homes have been destroyed or damaged since the offensive began.

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Second USAID-funded anti-Cuba Programme Exposed*

Second USAID-funded anti-Cuba Programme Exposed*

A new report by the Associated Press (AP), published on Sunday, has exposed a second covert anti-Cuba programme hatched under the Obama administration and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this one consisting of sending Latin American youngsters to the Caribbean island to encourage political subversion.

In April, AP revealed the existence of another programme called ZunZuneo – a Twitter-like anti-Cuba social media platform – launched and funded by USAID in 2009 and whose aim was to become popular among Cuban youth and then to “push them into dissidence.” The USAID inspector general is investigating the programme, which was ended in September 2012.

Taking advantage of the so-called assistance for health programmes, the second anti-Cuba initiative was launched in early October 2009 by USAID. Youths from Venezuela, Costa Rica and Peru were sent to Cuba, hopefully to encourage a rebellion. They worked undercover as if they were tourists in an effort to identify people that could become political activists, according to AP.

With this aim in mind, the agents set up an HIV-AIDS prevention workshop, which was thought to be the perfect cover, but they were plagued by incompetence and risk. Nearly a dozen young Latin Americans were used in the programme, which paid them $5.41 per hour.

The Associated Press said that USAID and its contractor, Creative Associates International, continued with the subversive programmes against Cuba although US officials had said that they were considering the suspension of trips to Cuba following the arrest of USAID subcontractor Alan Gross, who is now serving a prison sentence in Cuba after being convicted of introducing illegal technology at the behest of the US administration.

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Anger against Ukraine Regime is Growing*

Anger against Ukraine Regime is Growing*

The third wave of mobilization is launched in Ukraine to compensate for losses suffered in Donbass. It hits big bumps on the way.  Nobody wants to be cannon fodder for the ruling regime to add to the death toll of thousands.  People run away from different regions of the country, even the ones situated far from the conflict zone, to find refuge in Russia. Many of them are male citizens of the right age to be called for military service.

The situation in the western part of Ukraine, especially the Transcarpathian region, has become explosive with people’s discontent getting ripe. The region has buried 70 countrymen losing their lives in the Donbass battles. The anger against the regime is growing…

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The protester camp was burned to drive them into the building where Right Sector was waiting for them

The territory of the Transcarpathian region (Sub CarpathianRus) has been part of Austro-Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania. The population is mixed. There are large Hungarians, Slovak, Romanian and Roma (gypsy) communities. The Russians make up the majority. Unlike the United States and Europe, Ukraine refuses to recognize the very existence of such people. During census and issuing IDs many of Russians were forcibly made to be registered as Ukrainians.  Kiev refused to recognize the results of the 1991 referendum on granting the Transcarpathia autonomy. It all fuels the rising resentment.

The Russian and Hungarian movements for autonomy were given a new impetus by the February coup in Kiev. The Maidan supporters made things deteriorate by their repressions against the Hungarian minority of the Transcarpathian region. As a result, the Russian and Hungarians coordinated their activities and joined together to protest the third phase of mobilization announced by Poroshenko.

An elderly woman raped and they set afire…

One of Russian leaders Petro Getsko says 90.09% of Transcarpathians don’t recognize Petro Poroshenko as a legitimate president of Ukraine. Asked about the unravelling of events in Donbass, where the punitive operation is proceeding, 76.9% responders said that now yellow-blue, not brown, has become the colour to symbolize fascism – the plague revived in Ukraine in our time.

The people of Transcarpathia refuse to comply with the decisions of the Ukrainian leader who calls for war against other Ukrainians. They block roads, including international highways, siege enlistment stations and other administrative buildings.

The roads in the Tereblya-  Tyachivs’kyi district, Mukachevo-Rogatin highway near Sinevir populated area were blocked by members of families of those who has been called for service. On July 30, the head of local administration in Sinevir tried to unblock the road and convince the local people to comply with the presidential order. The protesters cut the tires of his car. Chop-Kiev highway near Rakoshino and Strabichevo is denied to transport, as well as the road going around from Mukachevo to Uzhgorod through the village of Chervenevo and the road through Chop from Mukachevo. The protesters threaten to block the railway near the village of Goronda and the mountain crossing through Carpathian Nizhnie Vorota which is an important pass from the Transcarpathian region to the rest of Ukraine. A few days earlier the protest actions had taken place in the populated areas of Dombrovka and Chernevo of Mukachevo district in four populated areas of Khust, Muzhievo and Gat’Beregovsky districts.

Mass protests took place in the town of Beregovo mainly populated by Hungarians, the demonstrators from Beregovo, villages Dyida and VelikiyeBerega encircled an enlistment centre. Marta Chok says,

11 men aged 18 to 45 were called for service. They people demonstratively tore up call-up papers, women crossed the highway. The transport going to Hungary had to find another way to get to the place.”

The Russians and Hungarians are not the only ones to protest the conscription.  The Roma refused to be called for service to kill the people of Donbass. They started to erect barricades.  The local head of enlistment station was made to admit the conscription was illegal and had to stop the draft procedures in the district he was responsible for.

The conscription is in force only for common people. According to reports from Kiev, the former interim president and incumbent parliament speaker Alexander Turchinov has recently fired an enlistment official who dared to send a call-up paper to draft his son. The address to people of the head Mukachevo enlistment center is taken away from YouTube under the pretext of author’s rights violation, Kiev has ordered to normalize the situation in Mukachevo and re-start draft at any price till August 5.

The Ukrainian law envisages tough punishment for draft dodgers and those who resist to be called for service.   But the discontent continues to expand. People ask what should they fight for?  Why the children of high standing officials are not called to fill the military ranks? For instance, the son of Viktor Baloha, who is considered to be the boss of the Transcarpathian region.  Why should only the poor be the ones to lose lives? One of the girls among protesters said her father and one of her brothers were drafted at the same time. The family has six children.

The protesters are called the “agents of Moscow”. Everywhere in the Transcarpathian region they are looking for “Russian journalists”, “separatists” and “agents of Russian Federal Security Service – FSB.” Around 10 men are accused of activities aimed at creating obstacles on the roads. Central Ukrainian media outlets are under censorship, or what is cynically called “a moratorium on criticism of government”, they ignore the events in the Transcarpathian region, pursue the journalists who try to tell the truth.  AlinaEpremyan, a US journalist working for RT RUPTLY, was deported from Ukraine on August 1. The video journalist worked in the West of Ukraine – in the village of Rakoshyno Transcarpathian region. There she was filming a story about the protests against sending men to the East of the country for participation in the antiterrorist operation. As in the case with Graham Phillips, the SBU has removed all her records. Phillips was deported to Poland with the ban on entrance into Ukraine for three years. The repressions feed people’s anger. Lieutenant Colonel Yeremchyuk was beaten up by protesters in the Rakhovsky district. Acting Mayor of Uzhgorod VictorShchadey from Baloha clan and his deputy Alexander Volosyansky were forced to resign. They were made leave the building by public utilities workers armed with brushes.

Many of the dead had been shot, some through the head execution style

Sergei Ratushnyak,the former mayorof Uzhhorod, Sergey Ratushnyak used his Facebook page to call on the people of the district to block all the four mountain roads leading to Galicia and the airport till the status of autonomy is not granted in accordance with the referendum of 1991. He believes the region can be independent economically thanks to the transit payments for the use of seven gas routes going from Russia to Europe through its territory with the security provided by getting hold of local weapons stockpiles.

The region has a specific feature. The large ethnic minorities: Hungarians, Slovak and Romanians have close ties with the neighboring states. The Rusin-Hungarian autonomy is supported by Hungarian political party Yobbik.  It believes that the autonomy status is the only way to find a solution to the region’s problems. According to Petro Getsko, 71, 4 % of the region’s population support this point of view.

If the protest goes on the rise and the Kiev regime tries to use punitive actions to quell it, like it does in Donbass, Hungary and Romania will not leave alone their co-nationals living in the western part of Ukraine.   To avoid the divisions inside NATO the United States and its European allies will have to turn a blind eye on the support of “separatists” by Budapest and Bucharest to keep Kiev away from opening the Western front.

It will demonstrate the double standards of NATO, the image of the United States and the European Union will inevitably be damaged, but everything will be done to keep Hungary, Romania and Slovakia inside the Euro Atlantic structures.   This unraveling of events will discredit Ukrainian authorities, provoke unrest in other regions of the country, stymie the Poroshenko’s war plans and undermine the attempts of Washington and Brussels to demonize the self-defense forces of Donbass and Russia.

What if Washington and Brussels will have to sacrifice the Transcarpathian region to get a more valuable prize? What will they choose – to give a green light to a war at the European Union’s border, or agree to cut the territory of Ukraine by excluding Transcarpathia – time will show.

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A Cure for Ebola They Don’t Want You to Know About!!*

A Cure for Ebola They Don’t Want You to Know About!!*

Please note that when experts refer to nano particles in medicine they are speaking knowingly/unknowingly is derived from homeopathy… yes the same system of medicine allopathic medicine is trying to ban.

We are all one plane ride away from a cataclysm.”- Dr. Rima Laibow, MD

Medical Director of the Natural Solutions Foundation, Doctor Rima Laibow, has an urgent message, one she has sent to the presidents of the four Ebola stricken countries, “including a copy to the President of what may well be the next country afflicted, the United States since an Ebola-stricken volunteer is being flown to Atlanta for treatment, according to her latest video and an article at Sky Ships Over Cashiers, with what she considers a proven cure for Ebola, but one TPTB don’t want us to know about.

The kill rate for this disease of convenience, genetically engineered to be more deadly than ever before, just happens, I am sure coincidentally, to be the exact number depopulationists like Bill Gates and George Soros have wet dreams about: 90%.

The US government study (declassified in 2009) which showed definitively that Nano Silver at 10 PPM is the definitive prevention and therapy for Ebola virus “somehow” got “overlooked.” We do not know how long before that the work actually took place, but the US civilian authorities knew not later than 2009 that there is a cure, treatment and prevention for Ebola virus. . . .

Listen to her, go read the entire piece over at Sky Ships and ask yourself after reading it, why the study from 2009 was classified in the first place and why after it was declassified, is everyone still ignoring it?

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