Archive | March 20, 2015

The French Patent an African Indigenous Plant (anti-cancerous)*

The French Patent an African Indigenous Plant (anti-cancerous)*

Research by Edward Hammond that reveals patent claims by three French universities over a promising new anti-cancer compound in a plant called “sabara” that is found from Senegal to Sudan. It has long been used by the Dogon people of Mali who are known for their well-developed traditional medicines system.

The French researchers freely concede that Dogon traditional knowledge led them to the drug, but their patent applications list French inventors and are owned by French institutions. The Universite Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, one of the applicants, is advertising rights to the candidate drug, seeking to attract private sector bidders.

This case is one of many that reaffirms again the urgent need for countries with biodiversity and traditional knowledge of its uses, especially developing countries, to put in place effective laws to prevent misappropriation.

Guiera senegalensis (sabara)

By Edward Hammond

The  Dogon  people  of  Mali  are  widely known  for  their unique culture, including a well-developed system of traditional medicine. Attracted by the strength of Dogon traditional  knowledge, since  at least  2006, a  group  of French bio-prospectors from Auvergne has focused a drug discovery effort on Dogon medicinal plants.

The bio-prospectors were recently successful, finding a  promising  new anti-cancer compound in a  plant  used  in traditional medicine not only by the Dogon, but by other peoples across the Sahel and nearby regions. Three French universities have together filed patent claims, but there’s no evidence that Africa will benefit from this “French discovery”.

The researchers freely concede that Dogon traditional knowledge led them to the drug, but their patent  applications  list French  inventors  and are owned  by  French institutions. The Universite Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, one of the applicants, is advertising rights to the candidate drug, seeking to attract private sector bidders.

The French  researchers, who  also  include  staff  from  Clermont  University  and  the Superior  National  School  of  Chemistry  (Ecole Nationale Suprieure de Chimie), also in Clermont-Ferrand,  are affiliated  with the  “Analgesic  Institute”, a public-private partnership including pharmaceutical companies and the French government.

As part of their work under the banner of the  Analgesic Institute, the researchers were initially seeking new pain killers in Malian  medicinal  plants.  After collecting samples in a Dogon town,however, the bioprospectors realized  that they had a potential cancer drug, which they have named Guieranon B.

The source of the compound is Guiera senegalensis, a widely distributed shrub found from Senegal to Sudan. Guiera senegalensis has a variety of common names given by peoples   that live across its range, many of whom also use it in their traditional medicine. The  shrub’s name in  the  Hausa  language, sabara, is the most  frequently used name for the plant in English.(In French it is called guiera du Senegal.)

In 2011, before filing for patent, Pierre Chalard, one of the “inventors” of Guieranon B, was unequivocal in crediting traditional knowledge  with leading the group to sabara. Based at Universite Blaise Pascal, Chalard  sought to drum up interest in his group’s research, writing:

The perfect  knowledge of the cultural milieu of West African traditional medicineof our Malian partners led us to select a plant, Guiera du Senegal (Guiera  senegalensis), prescribed  by  Malian  practitioners for  the treatment  of visceral pain since the dawn of time, in order to study its chemical composition

Chalard has also specified the origin of the sabara samples used, writing, “the plant material was collected at Sgu, a village of the Dogon located northeast of Bamako…”

How the French research group moved from painkillers to cancer drugs is not publicly documented, although a 2011 article by Chalard mentions screening sabara extracts for anticancer activity, in addition to the analgesic interest.

The bio-prospectors were perhaps  propelled by a 2006 article  by French, Belgian, and Burkinabe researchers identifying another sabara extract, Guieranon  A, as having anti-cancer potential. Those and other researchers that have subsequently studied Guieranon A, however, do not appear to have filed any patent claims.

Sabara  is also related  to  the  bushwillow  (Combretum)  family,  the source of combrestatin, another  promising anticancer drug and that, taken together with sabara’s widespread traditional medicinal use, is another suggestion of sabara’s potential anticancer activity.

A reading of the patent claims of Blaise Pascal and Clermont Universities would Suggest that use of sabara extracts to treat cancer is a novel idea, but that is not the case according to Nigerian (and Malaysian) researchers, who report that sabara is a well-known cancer treatment in Nigeria.

According  to  the  researchers,  knowledge of  sabara’s anti-cancer potential  stems from its use for that purpose by Hausa and Kanuri peoples in the country’s north, where sabara is traditionally used to treat breast  cancer, one of  the same uses of Guieranon B claimed as a French “invention” in the patent applications:

[Sabara] is widely used  by  the Hausa and Kanuri tribes  in  the  Northern-Eastern  parts of  Nigeria…  the  recommended cultural practices for treatment of breast cancer and associated breast inflammatory lesions(e.g. mastitis) include regular drinking and taking bath with fresh water decoction of G. senegalensis leaves…poultices of fresh leaves are made in some instances and rubbed all over the affected breast.

And that is only one of several reports linking sabara to cancer treatment in African traditional medicine. In 1994, Sudanese researchers reported that sabara leaves and bark were used to treat tumors in that country’s White Nile Province. And Plants Used Against Cancer (by Jonathan Hartwell), a highly regarded 1982 compilation of 1960s and 70s papers written by US National Institutes of Health researchers, states that Guiera has a long history of use in treatments against cancer.

The French universities’patent applications  claim Guieranon B as matter, other compounds  that are  similar  to Guieranon B, pharmaceuticals that include  those compounds, use to treat cancer in general and, more specifically, use of Guieranon B to treat breast, colon, and prostate cancers. As the first claim of the patent application is not specifically linked to cancer therapy, future patent applications might build on the first by claiming other uses of Guieranon B (e.g. as ananalgesic).

A patent has been granted in France (FR2980196) and is pending in the remainder of  Europe. To date, patent applications have also been filed in the United States, South  Korea,  and China. The search report of the international patent application (WO2013037964) is positive with respect to the patent’s claims, apparently because the molecule Guieranon B  has not  been specifically described before in Western scientific literature.

The “inventors” of Guieranon  B have, in the past, co-authored articles with Malian researchers, including staff from the country’s Traditional  Medicine  Department (D้partement M้decine Traditionnelle) in Bamako. Pierre  Chalard, the lead Inventor in the patent applications, however, did not respond to questions regarding informed consent and benefit sharing arrangements[9], and  no references to  any relevant benefit sharing arrangement could otherwise be found.

Guieranon B does not appear to merit the description of being a French invention. More accurately, it might be said that, using African traditional medicine and Malian genetic resources, the  French researchers refined anti-cancer knowledge  about sabara into the terms of modern Western chemistry. While this research will prove useful if Guieranon B pans out as a cancer drug, the use of sabara extracts to treat cancer  is not a French invention and affording the French  institutions  exclusive rights over  the compound is unjustifiable.  Instead, use of sabara extracts to treat cancer is something that belongs to the African peoples that have used the plant in their traditional medicine for hundreds, maybe thousands, of years.

For  the  implementation  of the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity, which entered into force in  October 2014,  this case draws particular attention to the Protocol’s Article 8(a),which references the need for national access and benefit sharing laws to address cases of changes of researchers’ intent.

The  project that  resulted  in patent  claims  on Guieranon B did not begin as cancer research. At the time samples were collected in Mali, the researchers’ intent was to develop  drugs  to  treat  pain.  The  Universite Blaise Pascal has not responded to requests  for further  information  to  shed  light  on  this  question, but it  seems quite possible that the Dogon that provided samples were not fully aware of the scope of ways in which the French Universities would use the samples.

More generally, like other misappropriation cases before it, this signals the need for national laws and bio-prospecting contracts to establish and enforce the bio-prospector’s obligations independent of the stated intent of the research, due to ever-present possibility of unexpected findings or changes in intent. Indeed, if care is  not taken to either apply benefit sharing  to any use of collected  materials and knowledge, or (preferably) to specifically itemize and restrict the purposes for which access  is  allowed,  a  shift in  intent  of  research –  undertaken  for honest  or  less honorable  reasons – could  be  a  way  for  a  bio-prospector  to  evade benefit sharing obligations.

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Related Topics:

A Whole Medicinal Tree Now Privatized by Pharmaceutical Companies

Gates and Friends to Meet Privately on how they can Profit from African Seeds*

Biotech Takeover of African Seed Companies*

Six Companies Have Patented 76% of the Global Seed Market*

Five Easy Steps towards Israeli Presidency*

Five Easy Steps towards Israeli Presidency*

By Anthony Bellchambers

  1. Ensure that you are the leader of the Likud party that originated as a terrorist organisation but convince the United States, your primary funder, and also the United Nations, that your negotiations over the past five years for a peaceful settlement with a 2-state solution, have been absolutely genuine.

 

Emblem of the Irgun, a terrorist organization (1931–1948) which is the predecessor of the Likud Party. The emblem shows both Mandatory Palestine and the Emirate of Transjordan, which the Irgun claimed in its entirety for a Greater Israel. The acronym “Etzel” is written above the map, and “raq kach” (“only thus”) is written below.

 

  1. During the election for a new Knesset, you suddenly proclaim that all your so-called negotiations have, in fact, been false and deceitful and that you will never, ever, allow a Palestinian State whilst you are in charge.

 

 

1931 propaganda poster of the Irgun for distribution in central Europe – the map shows Israel defined in the borders of both Mandatory Palestine and the Emirate of Transjordan.

 

  1. When you perceive that the vote may be going against you, you post an urgent message on social media that the Israeli Arabs are coming to vote in great numbers and must be stopped at any cost and that, furthermore, there is a global conspiracy to ensure your defeat.

 

The King David Hotel bombing was a terrorist attack carried out on Monday July 22, 1946 by the militant Zionist underground organization, the Irgun, on the British military and administrative headquarters for Palestine,

 

  1. In the event, when the votes are counted, and thanks presumably to your racial scaremongering, you have actually gained 30 seats out of 120, enabling you to proclaim a great victory!

  1. 24 hours later, after re-considering your conduct, you are forced to remember that it is the United States that enables your country to survive – so you then insist that you were not really serious about rejecting a state for the 5.8 million indigenous Arab population of former Palestine – you were only joking and please could you still have the money and the guns and the F16s and the cluster bombs so as to allow you to carry on talking for another 20 years whilst contemporaneously extending the illegal settlements to cover the entire West Bank and ethnic-cleansing the whole of Arab East Jerusalem?

Source*

LIST OF MASSACRES BY Jewish (Zionist) terrorists, FROM 1937-1948

‎1937, March, 2 Arabs killed on Bat-Yam beach. 1937, November 14 10 Arabs killed by Irgun units launching attacks around Jerusalem, (“Black Sunday”)

    • 1938, April 12 2 Arabs and 2 British policemen were killed by a bomb in a train in Haifa.1938, April 17 1 Arab was killed by a bomb detonated in a cafe in Haifa

      1938, May 17 1 Arab policeman was killed in an attack on a bus in the Jerusalem-Hebron road.

      1938, May 24 3 Arabs were shot and killed in Haifa.

      1938, June 26 7 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jaffa.

      1938, June 27 1 Arab was killed in the yard of a hospital in Haifa.

      1938, June (late) Unspecified number of Arabs killed by a bomb that was thrown into a crowded Arab market place in Jerusalem.

      1938, July 5 7 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks in Tel-Aviv.

      June 23 2 Arabs were killed near Tel-Aviv.

    • 1938, July 5 3 Arabs were killed by a bomb detonated in a bus in Jerusalem.1938, July 5 1 Arab was killed in another attack in Jerusalem.

      1938, July 6 18 Arabs and 5 Jews were killed by two simultaneous bombs in the Arab melon market in Haifa.

      1938, July 8 4 Arabs were killed by a bomb in Jerusalem.

      1938, July 16 10 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jerusalem.

      1938, July 25 43 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa.

      1938, August 26 24 Arabs were killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Jaffa.

      1938, February 27 33 Arabs were killed in multiple attacks, incl. 24 by bomb in Arab market in Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by bomb in Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem.

      1939, May 29 5 Arabs were killed by a mine detonated at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem.

      1939, May 29 5 Arabs were shot and killed during a raid on the village of Biyar ‘Adas.

      1939, June 2 5 Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem

    • 1939, June 12 1 British bomb expert trying to defuse the bombs killed, during a post office in Jerusalem was bombing1939, June 16 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Jerusalem.

      1939, June 19 20 Arabs were killed by explosives mounted on a donkey at a marketplace in Haifa.

      1939, June 29 13 Arabs were killed in several shooting attacks around Jaffa during a one-hour period.

      1939, June 30 1 Arab was killed at a marketplace in Jerusalem.

      1939, June 30 2 Arabs were shot and killed in Lifta.

      1939, July 3 1 Arab was killed by a bomb at a marketplace in Haifa.

      1939, July 4 2 Arabs were killed in two attacks in Jerusalem.

      1939, July 20 1 Arab was killed at a train station in Jaffa.

      1939, July 20 6 Arabs were killed in several attacks in Tel-Aviv.

      1939, July 20 3 Arabs were killed in Rehovot.

      1939, August 27 2 British officers were killed by a mine in Jerusalem.

      1944, September 27 Unknown number of casualties, around 150 Irgun members attacked four British police stations

    • 1944, September 29 1 Senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department assassinated in Jerusalem.1945, November 1 5 locomotives destroyed in Lydda station. Two staff, one soldier and one policeman killed.

      1945, December 27 3 British policemen and 4 Basuto soldiers killed during the bombing of British CID headquarters in Jerusalem; 1 British soldier killed during attack of British army camp in north Tel Aviv

      1946, February 22 Destroyed 14 aeroplanes at 5 RAF stations.

    • 1946, July 22 91 people were killed at King David Hotel Bombing mostly civilians, staff of the hotel or Secretariat,41 Palestinian Arabs, 15-28 British citizens, 17 Palestinian Jews, 2 Armenians, 1 Russian, 1 Greek and 1 Egyptian.

      1946, October 30 2 British guards killed during Gunfire and explosion at Jerusalem Railway Station.

      1946, October 31 Bombing of the British Embassy in Rome. Nearly half the building was destroyed and 3 people were injured.

      1947, January 12 4 killed in bombing of British headquarters.

      1947, March 1 17 British officers killed, during raid and explosion.

      1947, March 12 1 British soldier killed during the attack on Schneller Camp

    • 1947, July 29 2 kidnapped British sergeants hanged.1947, September 26 4 British policemen killed in Irgun bank robbery.

      1947, September 29 13 killed, 53 wounded in attack on British police station.

      1947, December 11 13 killed in attack on Tireh, near Haifa

      1947, December 12 20 killed, 5 wounded by barrel bomb at Damascus Gate.

      1947, December 13 6 killed, 25 wounded by bombs outside Alhambra Cinema.

      1947, December 13 5 killed, 47 wounded by two bombs at Damascus Gate.

      1947, December 13 7 killed, 10 seriously injured in attack on Yehudieh.

      1947, December 16(ca) 10 killed by bomb at Noga Cinema in Jaffa.

      1947, December 20 6 Arabs killed, dozens wounded by bomb at Haifa refinery, precipitating the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre, which lead to the Balad al-Shaykh massacre.

    • 1947, December 29 14 Arabs killed by bomb in Jerusalem.1948, January 1 2 Arabs killed and 9 injured by shooting attack on cafe in Jaffa.

      1948, January 5 14 Arabs killed and 19 injured by truck bomb outside the 3-storey ‘Serrani’, Jaffa’s built Ottoman Town Hall

      1948, January 7 20 Arabs killed by bomb at Jaffa Gate.

      1948, February 10 7 Arabs killed near Ras el Ain after selling cows in Tel Aviv

      1948, February 18 12 Arabs killed and 43 wounded at a marketplace in Ramla

      1948, March 1 20 Britons killed and 30 wounded in the Bevingrad Officers Club bombing

      1948, April 9-April 11 107-120 Palestinians killed and massacred (the estimate generally accepted by scholars, instead the first announced number of 254) during and after the battle at the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, by 132 Irgun and 60 Lehi fighters.

      1948, April 6 7 British soldiers, including Commanding Officer, killed during an arms raid on Pardes Hanna Army camp.

      Between 1937-1948 During 11 years of attacks, Hundreds of Arab civilians, over 20 British officers and over 20 Jewish civilians were killed in total by the Irgun

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ISIS Preserving Jewish Cultural Heritage in Iraq*

For Greater Israel: 3,200 acres of Palestinian Land Near Jerusalem*

For Greater Israel: Israeli Legal Jurisdiction to be Extended to Judea and Samaria*

Iraqi Forces Arrest ISIL’s US, Israeli Military Advisors*

Behind the Occult Significance of the Israeli Supreme Court*

Zionist Owned Guardian Told Journalist to Stay Clear of Gaza*

And One Ring to Bind Them All*

Poor Kate: What it is to be a Rothschild*

Poor Kate: What it is to be a Rothschild*

This proves the criminally depraved, blackmailing thieves that have played Monopoly with world since the 16th century are not born, but made.

It’s pretty inconceivable to most of us what it means to be so filthy rich (by any means deemed necessary). Having come across too many spoilt brats who have no concept of any life than the one’s they have, who have no connection to their real selves, the mental and sometimes cognitive deterioration has been assisted by the kind of emotional neglect that encompasses missing human developmental needs that renders one incapable of physically unable to do anything.

Kate Rothschild in this article by Richard Price is portrayed as ‘wild’ because she hangs out with a rapper, when maybe all it is the fundamental human need to feel alive. That, along with the possibility that she is a member of a dynastic family that has caused so much misery in the world that some of us are only beginning to wake up to.

This is posted for the young people of today whose only desire is to be rich, and not shed a drop of sweat.

By Richard Price

Pulling hard on a cigarette as she sauntered down the road, the unkempt brunette in the hoodie barely drew a glance from photographers outside Ronnie Scott’s nightclub in Soho last week.

The flashbulbs duly exploded into action for Kate Moss, Noel Gallagher, Stephen Fry and many more. But what of the girl in the tracksuit and grubby trainers? She would have looked more at home begging for change.

It was only when her companion was refused entry to the club, sparking an unseemly argument with door staff, that the penny dropped. This was no beggar; it was Kate Rothschild, mother-of-three and heiress to one of the world’s most illustrious — and notorious — banking dynasties, with her rapper boyfriend, the extravagantly monikered Jay Electronica.

‘To be quite frank I was shocked when I saw the pictures,’ a long-standing family friend of the Rothschilds told me this week.

‘One tries not to jump to conclusions, but when she goes out looking like that it is terribly worrying.

‘The past 18 months have been particularly difficult for Kate. Everyone had been hoping that things would settle down, but she is increasingly out of reach. Fundamentally, she is a wonderful girl with a sensible head on her shoulders. She’s also a great mum. But there is a wild, creative side which has a tendency to give everyone around her sleepless nights.

‘From what I hear of the events the other day, they made quite a spectacle of themselves. What was she thinking?’

Indeed, Kate Rothschild’s life has undergone a total transformation since 2005, when she was happy to describe herself as a housewife. Now she is a rock chick, hanging out with rappers.

It is certainly hard to believe that Tuesday’s apparition is the stunning girl who lit up the gossip columns a decade ago in the society wedding of the year.

The fairytale couple

Kate, then 21, was a vision of understated beauty with flowers in her hair as she wed Ben Goldsmith, bringing together two of Britain’s most fabulously wealthy dynasties. He was worth £300 million; his bride a comparatively paltry £18 million.

Now, her marriage destroyed, she spends her life trying to control a wannabe rapper. As Jay’s manager, Kate, 31, has had to fit in with him — swapping designer dresses and jolly lunches for tracksuits and snatched cigarettes outside recording studios.

Meanwhile, Jay, who has a daughter by a previous relationship and a penchant for marijuana and Jack Daniels, has introduced her to life a world away from her comfortable upbringing.

When they go out partying, which is often, Jay likes to make an impression. His reputation is as a man who doesn’t care who he offends — a trait that many blame for his failure thus far to turn talent into record sales.

A smitten Kate, however, feels he can do no wrong. Witness the events of last week, when Jay, 37, (real name Timothy Elpadaro Thedford) demonstrated that while you can take the rapper out of the deprived housing projects of New Orleans, a questionable legacy remains.

‘He got into a massive argument with the bouncers because they wouldn’t let him into the club,’ says a witness to the fracas, which ended with the couple being admitted. Then, when they left, Jay was clearly the worse for wear because he started trying to open car doors, saying he was going to drive them home. Kate had to drag him away.

‘Then he got into another argument — I think it was something to do with the ridiculous shorts and knee-high socks he was wearing — and Kate just leaned against a car, looking fed up.

‘Eventually, they headed off home, but not with any dignity.’

Dignity, sadly, has been in short supply since Kate’s marriage spectacularly imploded in 2012 after Ben uncovered her year-long affair with Jay after reading texts between the two. He was so angry that he is alleged to have slapped her and kicked a child’s toy at her.

Cue the police being summoned and a hugely unedifying public spat on Twitter, which culminated in divorce. Since then, Kate’s life has changed almost beyond recognition. Always interested in the performing arts, she had been dabbling in the music industry and had set up her own business, Roundtable Records, for whom Jay was a star client, before the marriage broke down.

She has now swapped life within the London society bubble for a more chaotic existence with Jay. A number of society invitations have been discreetly withdrawn, not least because many of her and Ben’s mutual friends were unimpressed by the public manner of their split.

‘Kate leads a dual life,’ adds the family friend.

‘She is a fantastic mother, utterly dedicated to her three children, but when not on mummy duty she and Jay have a very different lifestyle.

‘When I met him I found him perfectly charming. In a curious way, he’s not at all dissimilar to Russell Brand because he is very passionate and articulate in an unconventional manner.

‘He’s a peacock, but a very masculine peacock. Whereas Ben is socially confident and comfortable dealing with huge financial deals, he wouldn’t be able to change a tire. Jay could strip down the entire engine and put it back together. I think Kate finds that exciting. There is a passion in this relationship which was sadly lacking with Ben, for all that they were best friends.’

Like Brand — currently in a relationship with Kate’s erstwhile sister-in-law, Jemima Khan — Jay is not your typical ‘bit of rough’.

His home, secured with the assistance of his ever-attentive manager, Kate, is a fifth-floor apartment in Belgravia. The few who have been invited in speak of a minimalist space with record decks, ashtrays (he and Kate are unreconstructed smokers) and bookshelves lined with weighty tomes including Sartre’s Being And Nothingness and The Communist Manifesto.

Kate shares Jay’s social conscience and believes his brand of spiritual rap can make a difference to the world

Jay nips around London on a motor scooter and spends the evenings at gigs with his girlfriend.

Kate, who lives with her three children in a £20 million mansion in nearby Kensington, likes nothing more than to drop round to Jay’s at the end of the day and cook dinner.

‘It’s not like they’re jetting around the world and he’s hanging on her coat tails,’ adds the friend. ‘They’re living quite a basic existence and he’s very old-fashioned — when they go out, he pays his way.

‘It’s his combination of incredible talent and unassuming manner which appeals to Kate. She’s a thoroughly nice girl who just wants to be normal. She loves urban music, and she’d far rather go to Nando’s than sit in a VIP suite sipping Bollinger and chatting to chinless wonders.

‘They’re both square pegs in round holes. Perhaps that’s what has kept them together through everything.’

Certainly, they have weathered more storms than anyone expected. Last year, rumours abounded of an impending split when Jay was said to be spending time chatting up Cara Delevingne and her fellow models. But harmony returned. Today, Kate is happily divorced, combining motherhood with her new life. Family time is, in the words of a well-heeled contemporary, ‘a life of Batman costumes, cupcakes and play-dates’.

Those who have observed her at close quarters say she is following her heart. Kate is understood to believe that were it not for her illustrious surname, she would have followed a different path. She shares Jay’s social conscience and believes his brand of spiritual rap can make a difference to the world.

In America, many influential figures still have high hopes for him. Beyonce’s husband Jay Z, the billionaire overlord of rap, has signed him up. Yet for all his undoubted talent, he has yet to produce the goods.

His debut album has been so long awaited it has become an industry joke. Occasionally, he gets drunk and takes to Twitter railing against his critics.

His reputation as a womaniser is enhanced by the fact he has a daughter with Erykah Badu, the Grammy award-winning singer. Sadly, he has never seen much of the little girl, who lives in America.
Kate’s faith in Jay seems unshakeable, but her music business is still to take off. According to her company accounts, Roundtable Records had stocks of £1,885 and cash of £761, but owes Kate £365,606.

Looking on the bright side, her relationship with her ex-husband has improved markedly as they share custody and strive to do their best for the children.

While Ben, 33, remains hurt by her behaviour, he, too, has moved on and lives near to the family home with his new partner, Jemima Jones, 26, a lingerie model now working as a film producer. It is a conventional life, but he is happy.

Whether the same can be said of Kate is questionable.

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Related Topics:

Angelina Jolie – Who is She!

The Mind Control Music Industry: Beyonce*

Real Hip-Hop Versus the Music Industry*

Ukraine Snapped up by the Rothschilds*

Princess Diana’s Mother Is A Rothschild

Barbie: From Sexualizing Children to Spy*

Barbie: From Sexualizing Children to Spy*

Hello Barbie is “the world’s first interactive Barbie doll” … and it is rather creepy. Equipped with a microphone and internet connectivity, the doll asks questions to children, records their answers and send the information back to Mattel servers where it is filed and processed by a powerful algorithm.

Hello Barbie works by recording a child’s voice with an embedded microphone that is triggered by pressing a button on the doll. As the doll “listens,” audio recordings travel over the Web to a server where the snippets of speech are recognized and processed. That information is used to help form Hello Barbie’s responses.

– Washington Post, Privacy advocates try to keep ‘creepy,’ ‘eavesdropping’ Hello Barbie from hitting shelves

At the New York toy fair, Mattel representatives demonstrated Hello Barbie’s capabilities.

At the demonstration at the New York toy fair, the Mattel representative chatting with Hello Barbie mentioned that she liked being onstage. Later in the conversation, when the Mattel representative asked Hello Barbie what she should be when she grew up, the doll responded, “Well, you told me you like being onstage. So maybe a dancer? Or a politician? Or how about a dancing politician?”

A quick review of the privacy policy of ToyTalk (the subdivision that handles Hello Barbie), reveals that the information recorded could be used for a variety of reasons.

We may use, transcribe and store such Recordings to provide and maintain the Service, to develop, test or improve speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms, and for other research and development or internal purposes. We may make such Recordings available to the parent account holder and permit the parent account holder to share such Recordings with third parties. These Recordings may contain additional personal information if such information is provided in the Recordings, but we do not use personal information contained in Recordings to try to contact anyone. Please see “What Information Do We Share With Third Parties?” for information on how this information is shared with third parties.

How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect?

We use personal information collected through our Service for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere on the Service. For example, we may use personal information we collect:

  • to obtain parental consent and create a parent account;
  • to provide and maintain the Service and to process and complete any transactions in connection therewith;
  • respond to your communications and requests, provide customer service, request feedback, and otherwise contact you about your use of the Service;
  • to monitor and analyze usage and trends and demographic information, and to personalize and improve the Service, our technology and our users’ experiences;
  • to provide you with news and information about our events, activities, offers, promotions, products, and services we think will be of interest to you (with your consent where prior consent is required by applicable law);
  • to send you confirmations, updates, product announcements, security alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the Service;
  • to notify you about important changes to our Service and our terms and policies;
  • to develop, test or improve speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms and for other research and development or data analysis purposes; and
  • for any other purpose for which the information was collected, as identified at the time of collection.

We may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries.
What Information Do We Share With Third Parties?

We will not share the personal information we collect through the Service with third parties, except as described in this Policy. For example, we may share personal information as follows:

  • with vendors, consultants, and other service providers (“Service Providers”) who need access to such information to carry out their work for us, such as vendors who assist us in providing the Service, in developing, testing and improving speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms or in conducting research and development;
  • when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you in connection with the Service that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
  • in an aggregated or anonymized form that does not directly identify you or others;
  • when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to (a) comply with any law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders; or (b) protect the rights, property, or safety of ToyTalk, our users, our employees, copyright owners, third parties or the public, to enforce or apply this Policy, our Terms of Use, or our other policies or agreements.

ToyTalk Privacy Policy

That last bullet point is quite open-ended and dangerous as the information recorded by the doll could be sent to authorities, governments and other entities if “required to”. Specialist on privacy issues have recommended scrapping the doll – which is scheduled to be available in store in fall, just in time for Christmas.

“If I had a young child, I would be very concerned that my child’s intimate conversations with her doll were being recorded and analyzed,” Angela Campbell, faculty adviser at Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology, said in a statement. “Children confide in their dolls,” she said. “When children have conversations with dolls and stuffed animals, they’re playing, and they reveal a lot about themselves.”– Op cit. Washington Post.

While people at Mattel assure that the information collected will only be used to “improve the product”, it is obvious that Hello Barbie could be easily intercepted by all kinds of agencies such as the NSA.

Children often confide their most private thoughts to their favorite doll. Recording that stuff and sending it to a mega-corporation’s server is simply creepy and exploitative. It is yet another mind-boggling way of turning our society into an insidious, Big-Brotherish nightmare. Time to say goodbye to Hello Barbie.

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Global Jewish Population in 1933 and 1948*

Global Jewish Population in 1933 and 1948*

Zionists are well known for their powers of deception so if the global Jewish population between 1933 and 1948 rose from 15,315,000 to 15,753,000 the 6 million Jews who died in the holocaust is a lie or the original global population was inaccurate or other deaths have not been accounted for.

For over a century, the Jewish World Almanac has been widely regarded as the most authentic source for the world’s Jewish population numbers. Academics all over the world, including the editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica, used to rely on the accuracy of those numbers. Here is what the World Alamanacs of 1933 and 1948 had to say about the world population of Jews.

World Almanac 1933

World Almanac 1948

In other words, according to the World Almanac the world population of Jews increased (!) between 1933 and 1948 from 15,315,000 to 15,753,000. If the German government under Adolf Hitler had – as alleged – murdered six million Jews those losses should have been reflected in the Jewish population numbers quoted in the World Almanac.

The suspicions raised by above numbers concerning the veracity of the allegations made against the Hitler government are confirmed by the official three-volume report by the International Committee of the Red Cross, released 1948 in Geneva, according to which 272,000 concentration camp inmates died in German custody, about half of them Jews. The following article elaborates.

A Factual Appraisal of The ‘Holocaust’ By The Red Cross

The Jews and The Concentration Camps: No Evidence Of Genocide

There is one survey of the Jewish question in Europe during WWII and the conditions of Germany’s concentration camps which is almost unique in its honesty and objectivity, the three-volume Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross on its Activities during the Second World War, Geneva, 1948.

This comprehensive account from an entirely neutral source incorporated and expanded the findings of two previous works: Documents sur l’activité du CICR en faveur des civils détenus dans les camps de concentration en Allemagne 1939-1945 (Geneva, 1946), and Inter Arma Caritas: the Work of the ICRC during the Second World War (Geneva, 1947). The team of authors, headed by Frédéric Siordet, explained in the opening pages of the Report that their object, in the tradition of the Red Cross, had been strict political neutrality, and herein lies its great value.

The ICRC successfully applied the 1929 Geneva military convention in order to gain access to civilian internees held in Central and Western Europe by the Germany authorities. By contrast, the ICRC was unable to gain any access to the Soviet Union, which had failed to ratify the Convention. The millions of civilian and military internees held in the USSR, whose conditions were known to be by far the worst, were completely cut off from any international contact or supervision.

The Red Cross Report is of value in that it first clarifies the legitimate circumstances under which Jews were detained in concentration camps, i.e. as enemy aliens. In describing the two categories of civilian internees, the Report distinguishes the second type as “Civilians deported on administrative grounds (in German, “Schutzhäftlinge”), who were arrested for political or racial motives because their presence was considered a danger to the State or the occupation forces” (Vol. 111, p. 73). These persons, it continues, “were placed on the same footing as persons arrested or imprisoned under common law for security reasons.” (P.74).

The Report admits that the Germans were at first reluctant to permit supervision by the Red Cross of people detained on grounds relating to security, but by the latter part of 1942, the ICRC obtained important concessions from Germany. They were permitted to distribute food parcels to major concentration camps in Germany from August 1942, and “from February 1943 onwards this concession was extended to all other camps and prisons” (Vol. 111, p. 78). The ICRC soon established contact with camp commandants and launched a food relief program which continued to function until the last months of 1945, letters of thanks for which came pouring in from Jewish internees.

Red Cross Recipients Were Jews

The Report states that

“As many as 9,000 parcels were packed daily. >From the autumn of 1943 until May 1945, about 1,112,000 parcels with a total weight of 4,500 tons were sent off to the concentration camps” (Vol. III, p. 80). In addition to food, these contained clothing and pharmaceutical supplies.

“Parcels were sent to Dachau, Buchenwald, Sangerhausen, Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg, Flossenburg, Landsberg-am-Lech, Flöha, Ravensbrück, Hamburg-Neuengamme, Mauthausen, Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, to camps near Vienna and in Central and Southern Germany. The principal recipients were Belgians, Dutch, French, Greeks, Italians, Norwegians, Poles and stateless Jews” (Vol. III, p. 83).

In the course of the war,

“The Committee was in a position to transfer and distribute in the form of relief supplies over twenty million Swiss francs collected by Jewish welfare organisations throughout the world, in particular by the American Joint Distribution Committee of New York” (Vol. I, p. 644). This latter organization was permitted by the German Government to maintain offices in Berlin until the American entry into the war. The ICRC complained that obstruction of their vast relief operation for Jewish internees came not from the Germans but from the tight Allied blockade of Europe. Most of their purchases of relief food were made in Rumania, Hungary and Slovakia.

The ICRC had special praise for the liberal conditions which prevailed at Theresienstadt up to the time of their last visits there in April 1945. This camp, “where there were about 40,000 Jews deported from various countries was a relatively privileged ghetto” (Vol. III, p. 75). According to the Report, “‘The Committee’s delegates were able to visit the camp at Theresienstadt (Terezin) which was used exclusively for Jews and was governed by special conditions. From information gathered by the Committee, this camp had been started as an experiment by certain leaders of the Reich … These men wished to give the Jews the means of setting up a communal life in a town under their own administration and possessing almost complete autonomy. . . two delegates were able to visit the camp on April 6th, 1945. They confirmed the favourable impression gained on the first visit” (Vol. I, p . 642).

The ICRC also had praise for the regime of Ion Antonescu of Fascist Rumania where the Committee was able to extend special relief to 183,000 Rumanian Jews until the time of the Soviet occupation. The aid then ceased, and the ICRC complained bitterly that it never succeeded “in sending anything whatsoever to Russia” (Vol. II, p. 62). The same situation applied to many of the German camps after their “liberation” by the Russians. The ICRC received a voluminous flow of mail from Auschwitz until the period of the Soviet occupation, when many of the internees were evacuated westward. But the efforts of the Red Cross to send relief to internees remaining at Auschwitz under Soviet control were futile. However, food parcels continued to be sent to former Auschwitz inmates transferred west to such camps as Buchenwald and Oranienburg.

No Evidence of Genocide

One of the most important aspects of the Red Cross Report is that it clarifies the true cause of those deaths that undoubtedly occurred in the camps toward the end of the war. Says the Report:

“In the chaotic condition of Germany after the invasion during the final months of the war, the camps received no food supplies at all and starvation claimed an increasing number of victims. Itself alarmed by this situation, the German Government at last informed the ICRC on February 1st, 1945 … In March 1945, discussions between the President of the ICRC and General of the S.S. Kaltenbrunner gave even more decisive results. Relief could henceforth be distributed by the ICRC, and one delegate was authorised to stay in each camp …” (Vol. III, p. 83).

Clearly, the German authorities were at pains to relieve the dire situation as far as they were able. The Red Cross are quite explicit in stating that food supplies ceased at this time due to the Allied bombing of German transportation, and in the interests of interned Jews they had protested on March 15th, 1944 against “the barbarous aerial warfare of the Allies” (Inter Arma Caritas, p. 78). By October 2nd, 1944, the ICRC warned the German Foreign Office of the impending collapse of the German transportation system, declaring that starvation conditions for people throughout Germany were becoming inevitable.

In dealing with this comprehensive, three-volume Report, it is important to stress that the delegates of the International Red Cross found no evidence whatever at the camps in Axis occupied Europe of a deliberate policy to exterminate the Jews. In all its 1,600 pages the Report does not even mention such a thing as a gas chamber. It admits that Jews, like many other wartime nationalities, suffered rigours and privations, but its complete silence on the subject of planned extermination is ample refutation of the Six Million legend. Like the Vatican representatives with whom they worked, the Red Cross found itself unable to indulge in the irresponsible charges of genocide which had become the order of the day. So far as the genuine mortality rate is concerned, the Report points out that most of the Jewish doctors from the camps were being used to combat typhus on the eastern front, so that they were unavailable when the typhus epidemics of 1945 broke out in the camps (Vol. I, p. 204 ff) – Incidentally, it is frequently claimed that mass executions were carried out in gas chambers cunningly disguised as shower facilities. Again the Report makes nonsense of this allegation. “Not only the washing places, but installations for baths, showers and laundry were inspected by the delegates. They had often to take action to have fixtures made less primitive, and to get them repaired or enlarged” (Vol. III, p. 594).

Not All Were Interned

Volume III of the Red Cross Report, Chapter 3 (I. Jewish Civilian Population) deals with the “aid given to the Jewish section of the free population,” and this chapter makes it quite plain that by no means all of the European Jews were placed in internment camps, but remained, subject to certain restrictions, as part of the free civilian population. This conflicts directly with the “thoroughness” of the supposed “extermination program”, and with the claim in the forged Höss memoirs that Eichmann was obsessed with seizing “every single Jew he could lay his hands on.”

In Slovakia, for example, where Eichmann’s assistant Dieter Wisliceny was in charge, the Report states that “A large proportion of the Jewish minority had permission to stay in the country, and at certain periods Slovakia was looked upon as a comparative haven of refuge for Jews, especially for those coming from Poland. Those who remained in Slovakia seem to have been in comparative safety until the end of August 1944, when a rising against the German forces took place. While it is true that the law of May 15th, 1942 had brought about the internment of several thousand Jews, these people were held in camps where the conditions of food and lodging were tolerable, and where the internees were allowed to do paid work on terms almost equal to those of the free labour market” (Vol. I, p. 646).

Not only did large numbers of the three million or so European Jews avoid internment altogether, but the emigration of Jews continued throughout the war, generally by way of Hungary, Rumania and Turkey. Ironically, post-war Jewish emigration from German-occupied territories was also facilitated by the Reich, as in the case of the Polish Jews who had escaped to France before its occupation. “The Jews from Poland who, whilst in France, had obtained entrance permits to the United States were held to be American citizens by the German occupying authorities, who further agreed to recognize the validity of about three thousand passports issued to Jews by the consulates of South American countries” (Vol. I, p. 645).

As future U.S. citizens, these Jews were held at the Vittel camp in southern France for American aliens. The emigration of European Jews from Hungary in particular proceeded during the war unhindered by the German authorities. “Until March 1944,” says the Red Cross Report,

“Jews who had the privilege of visas for Palestine were free to leave Hungary” (Vol. I, p. 648). Even after the replacement of the Horthy Government in 1944 (following its attempted armistice with the Soviet Union) with a government more dependent on German authority, the emigration of Jews continued.

The Committee secured the pledges of both Britain and the United States

“to give support by every means to the emigration of Jews from Hungary,” and from the U.S. Government the ICRC received a message stating that

“The Government of the United States … now specifically repeats its assurance that arrangements will be made by it for the care of all Jews who in the present circumstances are allowed to leave” (Vol. I, p . 649).

Biedermann agreed that in the nineteen instances that “Did Six Million Really Die?” quoted from the Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross on its Activities during the Second World War and Inter Arma Caritas (this includes the above material), it did so accurately.

A quote from Charles Biedermann (a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Director of the Red Cross’ International Tracing Service) under oath at the Zündel Trial (February 9, 10, 11 and 12, 1988).

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Rothschild’s Central Banks Losing Control*

Rothschild’s Central Banks Losing Control*

From Phoenix Capital Research

The biggest issue facing the financial system today is the US Dollar rally.

The Fed and other Central Banks are trying to maintain the illusion that they have everything in control by talking about interest rates, but the reality is that the US Dollar carry trade is ABOVE $9 trillion in size. That is almost as big as ALL of the money printing that occurred between 2009 and 2013.

And it’s imploding as we write this.

Globally, the world is awash in borrowed money… most of it in US Dollars. The US Dollar carry trade is north of $9 trillion… literally bigger than the economies of Germany and Japan COMBINED.

When you BORROW in US Dollars you are effectively SHORTING the US Dollar. So when the US Dollar rallies… you have to cover your SHORT or you blow up.

And the US Dollar has been rallying… HARD. Indeed, the move that began in July 2014 is already larger par in scope with that which occurred during the 2008 meltdown.

Moreover, this move has occurred with little to no rest. The US Dollar barely corrected 2% after rallying a stunning 16+% in a matter of months before beginning its next leg up.

You only get these sorts of moves when the stuff hits the fan. CNBC and the others are babbling about the Fed’s FOMC changes, but all of that is just a distraction from the fact that a $9+ trillion carry trade, arguably the largest carry trade in history, has begun to blow up.

Rate hikes, QE, all of this stuff is minor in comparison to the carnage the US Dollar is having on the financial system. Take a look at the impact it’s having on emerging market currencies.

Here are the monthly charts for the USD/ Aussie (black line), USD/ Brazilian Real (blue line), USD/South African Rand (red line), and USD/ Mexican Peso (green line) pairs. The carnage over the last six months has been extreme with double digit moves across the board.

The US Dollar took down Oil, commodities, even emerging market currencies. Stocks will be next. The first REAL sign that the 2008 Crash was coming occurred when the US Dollar began to skyrocket in the summer of 2008.

The time to prepare is now, BEFORE the crash hits.

If you’ve yet to take action to prepare for the second round of the financial crisis, we offer a FREE investment report Financial Crisis “Round Two” Survival Guide that outlines easy, simple to follow strategies you can use to not only protect your portfolio from a market downturn, but actually produce profits.

You can pick up a FREE copy at: http://www.phoenixcapitalmarketing.com/roundtwo.html

 

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A Celestial Catalyst for Beginnings and Endings

A Celestial Catalyst for Beginnings and Endings*

By Carmen Di Luccio

Image: Ryan Bliss

On March 20th at 5:36am (ET) we will be having a total Solar Eclipse in Pisces on the same day as the Equinox. It will be visible from Greenland, Iceland, most of Europe, and parts of Asia and Northern Africa. In astrology, solar eclipses create changes and new beginnings in our lives. It is a super-charged New Moon whose effects are more impactful and last beyond the month of its moon cycle. The effects are usually noticed or felt more in the weeks leading up to it, on the day of, and in the weeks following.  However, the themes of the eclipse are still very much prevalent for the following 6 (or more) months.

We usually have 2 of them per year but can have up to 3 in some years. Depending on your specific day and time of birth, the eclipses influence different areas of your life unique to you. They also affect us as a collective and sometimes correlate with major global events. For example, around the time of our last Solar Eclipse in late October, there were terrorist attacks (potentially false flag) in Ottawa, Canada. The astrological position of that eclipse shows that it had an effect on Canada’s Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms. So now in the months following, the Canadian government has introduced a new anti-terror bill (Bill C-51), which is seen as an abolishment of the Charter, as it violates many of the rights and freedoms listed therein.

 

This Solar Eclipse is 13 Hours Before the Spring Equinox!

The spring Equinox is not only the beginning of spring, but also where the astrological tropical zodiac ends and begins, transitioning from Pisces to Aries. The exact time of the Equinox is at 6:45pm (ET), which is roughly 13 hours after the Solar Eclipse. This is very interesting because Solar Eclipses and Equinoxes are associated with ‘new beginnings,’ yet the actual moment of the Eclipse happens at the tail end of the entire Zodiac in late Pisces. This is associated with ‘permanent endings’  and ‘crisis.’ So we can expect these themes to affect us in a powerful way not only in this upcoming month, but throughout much of 2015 as well. For some people it can also be viewed as a new beginning for certain things they have been trying to end, or just simply need to end, resulting in a permanent ending.

Comment: The number of beginnings and endings is 13…

Metaphorically, this eclipse is like turning the water valve on a pressure washer… which will wash away whatever it needs to… over the next 6 months!

Heavenly Signs: Pluto Discloses

This Eclipse and the Collective

On March 11th,  2011, Uranus (the planet of surprises and sudden disasters) was in its last hours in Pisces when the Earthquake-Tsunami happened in the Pacific Ocean which hit Fukushima. In Astrology the oceans are associated with Pisces. The unfortunate aftermath of Fukushima has led to global outrage and has inspired some of humanity to push towards seeking more sustainable and clean energy practices. This Solar Eclipse is near the same position where Uranus was at that time, and it is possible that we could again see the occurrence of critical events or circumstances related to the oceans, or perhaps even related to Fukushima. Whether or not it does manifest in that way, ultimately the theme here is about circumstances that help to push us towards a new reality. In my last Full Moon article, I mentioned that the last 2.5 years have been a time of ‘pressure for change.’ Global protests, uprisings, increased activism, political reforms, countries going bankrupt, and the growth of new currencies are some of the themes reflecting this time of upheaval, and we can attribute this trend to the tension between Uranus and Pluto right now, due to their astrological positions. Earlier in the same week as this eclipse, these two planets made their final ‘square off’ which will carry their themes into this upcoming 6 month period. The difference between now and the last 2.5 years is that there is greater potential for significant changes.

This Eclipse and the Individual

As mentioned above, this is a time for great change, but ultimately this is an opportunity to wash away negative aspects of yourself which do not reflect who you truly are. It can be a time to escape from a self-imposed prison, which could consist of negative patterns, habits, addictions, lifestyle, etc. Saturn and Jupiter in relation to this eclipse suggest finding and connecting with your inner truth and eventually unleashing it. This theme can apply to different areas of everyone’s lives. This eclipse will affect some people more strongly than others and it can apply to different areas of everyone’s lives depending on how it influences one’s natal chart.

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20th March 2015

From above a mosque in Oxford, U.K.

The Church of St Nicholas, Bulgaria

The solar eclipse from Stonehenge
The Madeira Islands

The eclipse could not be seen clearly in the Netherlands  because of cloud cover

King Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima watch the eclipse in Germany.

 Svalbard, Norway

A partial solar eclipse of the sun , Rabat, Morocco

 

A partial solar eclipse as seen in Tuineje, the Canary Islands, Spain

A partial solar eclipse at the Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt

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France Gagging the Opposition*

France Gagging the Opposition*

By Thierry Meyssan

Translation Roger Lagassé

At the request of President François Hollande, the French Socialist Party has published a note on the international “conspiracy theorist” movement. His goal: to prepare new legislation prohibiting it to express itself. In the US, the September 11, 2001 coup established a “permanent state of emergency” (Patriot Act), launching a series of imperial wars. Gradually, the European elites have aligned with their counterparts across the Atlantic. Everywhere, people are worried about being abandoned by their States and they question their institutions. Seeking to retain power, the elites are now ready to use force to gag their opposition.

January 27, 2015, President François Hollande made “conspiracy theorists” responsible for the crimes committed by the Nazis against the Jews of Europe. He called for a ban on their freedom of expression

January 27, 2015, President François Hollande made “conspiracy theorists” responsible for the crimes committed by the Nazis against the Jews of Europe. He called for a ban on their freedom of expression

The President of the French Republic, François Hollande, has assimilated what he calls “conspiracy theories” to Nazism and called to prevent their dissemination on the Internet and social networks.

Thus he declared, on January 27, 2015 at the Shoah Memorial:

[Anti-Semitism] maintains conspiracy theories that spread without limits. Conspiracy theories that have, in the past, led to the worst “(…)” [The] answer is to realize that conspiracy theories are disseminated through the Internet and social networks. Moreover, we must remember that it is words that have in the past prepared extermination. We need to act at the European level, and even internationally, so that a legal framework can be defined, and so that Internet platforms that manage social networks are held to account and that sanctions be imposed for failure to enforce” .

Several ministers also decried what they called conspiracy theorists as so many “fermenters of hate and disintegrators of society.”

Knowing that President Hollande calls “conspiracy theory” the idea that States, whatever their regimes – including democracies – have a spontaneous tendency to act in their own interests and not in that of their constituents, we can conclude that he presented this confused amalgam to justify a possible censure of his opponents.

This interpretation is confirmed by the publication of a note entitled “Conspiracy theories, current status” by the Jean-Jaurès Foundation, a Socialist Party think tank of which Mr. Holland was the first secretary.

Let’s leave aside the political relations of François Hollande, the Socialist Party, the Fondation Jean-Jaurès, its political radicalism Observatory and the author of the note and let’s focus on its message and its ideological content.

Definition of “conspiracy theories”

The terms “conspiracy theories” and “conspiracy theorism” have developed in France in the wake of the publication of my book on US imperialism post-September 11, titled The Big Lie . At the time, we had trouble understanding what the terms meant because they referred to American political history. In the United States, are commonly called “conspiracy theorists” those according to whom President Kennedy had not been assassinated by one man but by many, forming a conspiracy (in the judicial sense). Over time, these expressions entered in the French language and have overlapped with memories of the 30s and the Second World War, those of the denunciation of the “Jewish conspiracy”. These are therefore now polysemous, sometimes evoking the law of the state-Stator silence and, at other times, European anti-Semitism.

In its note, the Jean-Jaurès Foundation gives its own definition of conspiracy theorism. It is

“an ’alternative’ narrative that claims to significantly upset the knowledge we have of an event and therefore competes with the “version” which is commonly accepted, stigmatized as “official”” (p. 2).

Observe that this definition does not apply solely to the delusions of the mentally ill. Thus, Socrates, through the myth of the cave, affirmed his challenge to the certainties of his time; Galileo with his heliocentric theory challenged the prevailing interpretation of the Bible of his time; etc.

For my part, and since they see me as the “pope of conspiracy theorists” or rather the “heretic” in the words of Italian philosopher Roberto Quaglia, I reaffirm my radical political commitment, in keeping with the French republican radicalism of Leon Bourgeois, of Georges Clemenceau, of Alain and of Jean Moulin.  For me, as for them, the state is a Leviathan which by nature abuses those it governs.

As a radical Republican, I am aware that the state is the enemy of the common good, of the Res Publica; which is why I wish not to abrogate it, but to tame it. The republican ideal is compatible with various political regimes-including monarchies, as was enacted by the authors of the Declaration of 1789.

This opposition, which the current Socialist Party disputes, has so shaped our history as Philippe Pétain repealed the Republic to proclaim the “French State“. Immediately after his assuming presidential office, I denounced Hollande’s Petainism. Today, Mr. Hollande claims to be of the Republic to better fight it and this inversion of values ​​plunges the country into confusion.

Who are the “conspiracy theorists”?

The “conspiracy theorists” are thus citizens who oppose the omnipotence of the State and who wish to place it under surveillance.

The Jean-Jaurès Foundation describes them as follows:

[It’s] a heterogeneous movement, heavily entangled with the Holocaust denial movement, and which combines admirers of Hugo Chavez and fans of Vladimir Putin. An underworld that consist of former left-wing activists or extreme leftists, former “malcontents”, sovereignists, revolutionary nationalists, ultra-nationalists, nostalgists of the Third Reich, anti-vaccination activists, supporters of drawing straws, September 11th revisionists, anti-Zionists, Afrocentricists, survivalists, followers of “alternative medicine”, agents of influence of the Iranian regime, Bacharists, Catholic or Islamic fundamentalists “(p. 8).

One will note the amalgams and abuse of this description aiming to discredit those it designates.

Myths of the “conspiracy theorists”

The Jean-Jaurès Foundation continues its vilification by accusing “conspiracy theorists” of ignoring the realities of the world and naively believing hackneyed myths. Thus, they would believe in the “World Zionist plot”, the “illuminati conspiracy” and the “Rothschild myth” (p. 4). And to credit these three statements, it cites an example solely on the “Rothschild myth”: blogger Etienne Chouard – whose work is not simply about the Republic, but goes beyond to treat Democracy – says the Pompidou-Rothschild 1973 law is the source of the debt of France. And the Foundation goes on to refute this assertion by quoting an article published by Libération.

One will note here that the example of Étienne Chouard leaves one unsatisfied about the two other cited myths. Especially, the Foundation addresses ignorant people who have neither read the response from Mr. Chouard to Libération nor the contribution of the “conspiracy theorist”, former Prime minister Michel Rocard.  Indeed, in this debate, it is clear that the 1973 law allowed the explosion of the French debt in favour of private banks, which would have been impossible before.

The “conspirasphere”

For the Fondation Jean-Jaurès, conspiracy intellectuals would be

essentially North Americans. Particular mention is made of Webster Tarpley and William Engdhal (both former members of the US political-sectarian organization led by Lyndon LaRouche), Wayne Madsen (WayneMadsenReport.com), Kevin Barrett (VeteransToday.com) or Michel Chossudovsky (Mondialisation.ca ). With their European counterparts, they form a kind of International to which Thierry Meyssan, president of Voltaire Network, tried to give concrete form in November 2005 in Brussels, bringing together an “anti-imperialist conference” – “Axis for Peace “- the list of participants of which reads like a who’s who of conspiracy authors most prominent at the time” (p. 8).

First, let’s observe that the Fondation Jean-Jaurès must only read in French and English, and have barely skimmed over the participants’ lists of Axis for Peace, to believe that the phenomenon it describes only concerns France, Canada and the United States. In fact it includes a very large literature in Arabic, Spanish, Persian and Russian; languages ​​which are also in the majority in Axis for Peace.

Let’s note also the malicious nature of the reference to “the politico-sectarian American organization led by Lyndon LaRouche.” Indeed, William Webster Tarpley and Engdhal quit this organization more than 20 years ago. And at the time when they were members, this party was represented in France at an extreme-left organization’s congress.

A little further on, the Jean-Jaurès Foundation does not fail to mention the comedian Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala, whose shows the State seeks to prohibit, the sociologist Alain Soral, whose website (EgaliteEtReconciliation.fr ) obtains audience records in France, and Alain Benajam (facebook.com/alain.benajam), chairman of Voltaire Network France and representative of the Novorossian Government of Donbass.

In 1989, the former head of US intelligence in Europe, Irving Brown, revealed to reporters Roger Faligot and Rémi Kauffer that he had recruited Jean-Christophe Cambadélis when he militated in Lambertists Trotskyists. 25 years later, Mr. Cambadélis became First Secretary of the French Socialist Party

The political ideas of “conspiracy theorists

After these appetizers, the Fondation Jean-Jaurès comes to the heart of the debate, that of political ideas. It defines those of the “conspiracy theorists” thus:

  • the erasure of any distinction in kind between liberal democracies and authoritarian regimes (deemed more “totalitarian” than the worst of totalitarianism)”;
  • [Opposition to] any anti-racist legislation under the pretext of defending “freedom of expression“;
  • [Rejection of] the relevance of the left-right divide, the real divide is the one between” the system “(or” Empire “or the” oligarchy “) and those who resist it“; (P. 8)
    the idea that Zionism is a project of world domination” (p. 9).

The Jean-Jaurès Foundation specifically targets areas of conflict, but exaggerates to discredit its opponents. For example, no one is opposed to all anti-racism legislation, but only and exclusively to the Fabius-Gayssot law that punishes by imprisonment any debate about the extermination of the Jews of Europe.

What is Zionism?

The Foundation then engages in a very long analysis of my works on Zionism. It disfigures them, then comments:

Thierry Meyssan’s anti-Zionism bears no resemblance to the criticism of a situation, that of the governments that have been able to succeed each other at the head of the State of Israel. It does not arise from an anti-colonialism that would be resolved by Israel’s withdrawal from the territories occupied after the Six Day War and the creation of a Palestinian state. It also does not proceed from an internationalism that would hold in suspicion, in principle, any national movement wherever it comes from, precisely because it does not liken Zionism to a national movement. This paranoid anti-Zionism does not pretend to fight Zionism in the diversity of its historical expressions, but as a fantastic hydra that is the source of evil in the world.

In wanting to conclude this debate by giving it considerable space in its analysis, the Jean Jaurès Foundation highlights its importance. I indeed defend a position thus far absent in the Western political debate:

The first head of state who stated his intention to bring together Jews from around the world in a state that would be theirs was Lord Cromwell in the seventeenth century. His project, clearly explained, was to use the Jewish Diaspora to expand English hegemony. This project has been defended by all successive British governments and registered by Benjamin Disraeli in the agenda of the Berlin Conference.

Theodor Herzl himself was a disciple of Cecil Rhodes, the theorist of the British Empire. Herzl originally proposed to create Israel in Uganda or Argentina, not in Palestine. When he succeeded in having Jewish activists adhere to the British project, he bought land in Palestine by creating the Jewish Agency whose articles are a carbon copy of the Rhodes society in Southern Africa.

In 1916-17, the United Kingdom and the United States reconciled themselves by committing together to create the state of Israel through the Balfour Declaration in London and Wilson’s 14 points in Washington.

It is therefore perfectly absurd to claim that Herzl invented Zionism, to separate the Zionist project from British colonialism, and to deny that the State of Israel is a tool of the common imperial project in London and Washington.

The position of the Parti socialiste on this subject is not innocent. In 1936 it proposed with Léon Blum to create the state of Israel on the territory of the Lebanon mandate. However the project was quickly dismissed because of the opposition of the French High Commissioner in Beirut, Damien de Martel de Janville.

Concluding remarks

In 2008, Professor Cass Sunstein, an adviser to President Barack Obama and husband of the US Ambassador to the UN, had written a similar note.

He wrote:

We can easily imagine a series of possible answers.
1. The government can ban conspiracy theories.
2. The government could impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories.
3. The government could engage in a contrary discourse to discredit conspiracy theories.
4. The government could initiate credible private parties to engage in a discourse against conspiracy theories.
5. The government could engage in informal communication with third parties and encourage them.

Ultimately, the US government had decided to fund individuals, both at home and abroad, to disrupt the forum websites of conspiracy theorists and to create groups to contradict them.

This not having sufficed, France is called upon to take authoritarian measures. As in the past, the French elites, of which the Socialist Party forms the pseudo-left wing, have placed themselves under the orders of the main military power of the time, in this case, the US.

Let’s not be naive, we are approaching an inevitable showdown. It remains to be determined which instance, necessarily administrative, will be in charge of censorship and what will be its criteria.

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