Archive | May 12, 2016

Fifteen Foods to Detox Your Body*

Fifteen Foods to Detox Your Body*

By Michelle Schoffro Cook

When it comes to cleansing your body of harmful toxins, food really is the best medicine. You’ll be amazed to learn that many of your favorite foods also cleanse the body’s detoxification organs like the liver, intestines, kidneys and skin, preventing harmful toxic buildup. Help ward off the harmful effects of pollution, food additives, second-hand smoke and other toxins with delicious fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils and beans.

  1. Apples

Because apples are high in pectin, a type of fibre that binds to cholesterol and heavy metals in the body, they help eliminate toxic build up and to cleanse the intestines.

  1. Avocados

We rarely think of avocados as a cleansing food but these nutritional powerhouses lower cholesterol and dilate blood vessels while blocking artery-destroying toxicity. Avocados contain a nutrient called glutathione, which blocks at least thirty different carcinogens while helping the liver detoxify synthetic chemicals.

  1. Beets

Time to whip up some delicious borscht soup since its main ingredient, beets, contain a unique mixture of natural plant compounds that make them superb blood purifiers and liver cleansers.

  1. Blueberries

Truly one of the most powerful healing foods, blueberries contain natural aspirin that helps lessen the tissue-damaging effects of chronic inflammation, while lessening pain. Blueberries also act as antibiotics by blocking bacteria in the urinary tract, thereby helping to prevent infections. They also have antiviral properties and help to block toxins from crossing the blood-brain barrier to gain access to the delicate brain.

  1. Cabbage

Cabbage contains numerous anticancer and antioxidant compounds and helps the liver break down excess hormones. Cabbage also cleanses the digestive tract and neutralizes some of the damaging compounds found in cigarette smoke (and second-hand smoke). It also strengthens the liver’s ability to detoxify.

  1. Celery and Celery Seeds

Celery and celery seeds are excellent blood cleansers and contain many different anti-cancer compounds that help detoxify cancer cells from the body. Celery seeds contain over twenty anti-inflammatory substances. It is particularly good for detoxifying substances found in cigarette smoke.

  1. Cranberries

Cleanse your body from harmful bacteria and viruses that may be lingering in your urinary tract with cranberries since they contain antibiotic and antiviral substances.

  1. Flaxseeds and Flaxseed Oil

Loaded with essential fatty acids, particularly the Omega-3s, flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are essential for many cleansing functions throughout the body.

  1. Garlic

Eat garlic to cleanse harmful bacteria, intestinal parasites and viruses from your body, especially from the blood and intestines. It also helps cleanse build-up from the arteries and has anti-cancer and antioxidant properties that help detoxify the body of harmful substances. Additionally, garlic assists with cleansing the respiratory tract by expelling mucous build-up in the lungs and sinuses. For the health benefits, choose only fresh garlic, not garlic powder, which has virtually none of the above properties.

  1. Grapefruit

Add a ruby red grapefruit to your breakfast to benefit from pectin fibre that binds to cholesterol, thereby cleansing the blood. Pectin also binds to heavy metals and helps escort them out of the body. It also has antiviral compounds that cleanse harmful viruses out of the body. Grapefruit is an excellent intestinal and liver detoxifier.

  1. Kale

Steam some kale to benefit from its powerful anti-cancer and antioxidant compounds that help cleanse the body of harmful substances. It is also high in fibre, which helps cleanse the intestinal tract. Like cabbage, kale helps neutralize compounds found in cigarette smoke and strengthens liver cleansing.

  1. Legumes

Add a handful of cooked beans to your next meal since they loaded with fibre that helps lower cholesterol, cleanses the intestines and regulates blood sugar levels. Legumes also help protect the body against cancer.

  1. Lemons

Excellent liver detoxifiers, lemons contain high amounts of vitamin C, a vitamin needed by the body to make an important substance called glutathione. Glutathione helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (not the bottled variety) to pure water to support your cleansing efforts on a daily basis.

  1. Seaweed

Seaweed could be the most underrated vegetable in the western world. Studies at McGill University in Montreal showed that seaweeds bind to radioactive waste in the body. Seaweed also binds to heavy metals to help eliminate them from the body. In addition, they are powerhouses of minerals and trace minerals.

  1. Watercress

If you haven’t tried watercress add this delicious green to your next sandwich since it increases detoxification enzymes and acts on cancer cells in the body. In a study at the Norwich Food Research Centre in the U.K., smokers who were given 170 grams of watercress per day eliminated higher than average amounts of carcinogens in their urine, thereby eliminating them from their body.

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Related Topics:

Sweating Detoxifies Dangerous Metals, Petrochemicals*

Removing Radioactive Toxins from Your Body

Don’t Throw Away That Banana Peel!

GM Toxins Found in Human Blood

Some Plants that Reduce Toxins from Air*

How Toxins Change Childhood*

Big Pharma Assassinations and New Toxin Found in Vaccine*

Monsanto’s GMO Bt Toxins Found in 93% of Pregnant Women*

Known Neurotoxin Injected into “Zika” Infected Mothers in Brazil*

EPA which Spilt 3 Million Gallons of Toxic Waste Uses Oily Tanks to Deliver Potable Water to Navajos*

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Woman Who Stood up to 330 Neo-Nazis by Herself has Become the Face of Anti-Fascism*

Woman Who Stood up to 330 Neo-Nazis by Herself has Become the Face of Anti-Fascism*

Tess Asplund, a woman from Sweden, has been an activist for 26 years now and said that

“I normally stand with a raised fist at demonstrations, this is not new to me.”

However, a photo of the brave photographer/activist raising her fist in protest went viral for one iconic reason: she was raising it all alone against 330 marching Neo-Nazis.

Last week, the Neo-Nazis, part of a group called the Nordic Resistance Movement, obtained a permit to demonstrate and did so in Borlange, Dalarna, in central Sweden. The group rallied and marched on the busy streets on International Workers’ Day and were protected by police.

Asplund was taking part in a counter demonstration against the Nazis with a group called Dalarna Against Racism when she saw the Nazis approaching and decided that she could not allow them to walk by without showing her disdain for their movement.

She ran in front of them and put her fist in the air to defy the group. She told The Daily Mail about the moment.

“I just felt when they came walking that ‘you shouldn’t be here’ and then one of them stared at me and I stared back. He said nothing and I said nothing, and then the police came and removed me.”

The photographer behind the viral photo, David Lagerlof, also described the incident he saw unfold:

“In front of her, the organisations leader set moves closer in solemn silence. The woman’s gaze meets that of the man in the middle, the leader of the Nazi organisation who appears to stare back at her. There is a short ‘battle of the gazes’ before the police steps in and removes the woman.”

Asplund was removed by the police and the protest by the Nazi group went on, but the photo of her defiance has since been shared thousands of times. Her act has become a photographic representation of the outrage many people have towards the fascist forces still in motion in the Nordic nations.

The photo is already being hailed as an iconic moment in Sweden’s modern history that will last for decades and be a symbol of the anti-fascism movement. A comparable photo in history is that of “Tank Man,” where a man stood alone in front of a line of army tanks to protest the Chinese suppression of the Tiananmen Square protests.

Many of the members of the Nordic Resistance Movement have been convicted of violent crimes and their belief system is rooted in racism and violence. When asked if she was scared to face the men alone, Asplund replied:

“I am not afraid of them.”

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Related Topics:

Nazism Back in Europe

Bilderberg Founder a former Member of the Nazi Party*

Not in our Name: 225 Jewish Survivors of Nazi Genocide Condemn Israel*

Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Commander Trained in U.S.*

Neo-Nazis Tricked into Raising Money for anti-Nazi Charity*

From Nazi Germany to Modern Israel – Not a Long Shot

Neo-Nazis Help Israel Block Recognition of Palestine*

Illuminati, Nazis & The Illegal State of Israel

Greek Neo-Nazi Party Trial Begins On Hitler’s Birthday*

ISIS/L and European Neo-Nazis United under Pentagon’s 5th Generation Warfare*

Pro-Nazi Roots of Planned Parenthood was Never Hidden*

Congress Removes Ban on Funding Neo-Nazis*

Bush Family Fortune Made in Nazi Germany*

Livingstone Vindicated: There WAS a Nazi-Zionist agreement with Hitler*

Israeli Military Prison for Refusing to Join the IDF – this is my letter*

Israeli Military Prison for Refusing to Join the IDF – this is my letter*

Our prison uniforms are cast-offs from people in the US Army – so I wrote a letter to the man who once wore mine

By Tair Kaminer

Israeli soldiers stand guard at Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank Friday, March 4, 2016, after a Palestinian woman allegedly tried to run over a soldier with her car. AP

 

Tair Kaminer is a 19-year-old conscientious objector currently incarcerated in an Israeli military prison for refusing to do compulsory military service in the IDF.

Dear Mr Smith,

You don’t know me, but I feel as though we are really close.  For the past 20 days I have worn your shirt. At least, the shirt that was yours while you served in the American army.

Here’s the thing: I am sitting in an Israeli military prison. And our uniforms, here in the military prison, were donated to my country by your country.  Yes, it is really U.S. Army uniforms that we are wearing, the tiger-skinned uniforms, the uniforms of the Marines, and some of them still have the family names of the soldiers sewn on the right and left sides of the shirts.  And this time, I received your shirt with your nametag still sewn on the right side of the shirt.

I want to tell you why I am in prison.  I am sitting in prison because I refused to enlist in the Israeli army, because I am against the continuation of the policies of occupation in the occupied territories.  I requested to do alternative community service, but they are not letting me do that.  This time, when the prison uniform had a name on it, I thought of you.  I wondered what you would think, how you would feel about me wearing your uniform.

Tair Kaminer

I wonder who you are.  As one might expect, at the beginning I imagined you as a typical American, maybe chubby, a football fan, and maybe you have no idea what is happening here.  You are, perhaps, not aware that there is a very complex and sad conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians.  That actually, since the foundation of this country there have been horrible wars.

So it’s important for me to tell you, because I am wearing your shirt.  We have been in this situation for many years now.  A terrible situation where wars that keep on replaying themselves, over and over.  Thousands of people on each side have been killed as a result of this war.  The Palestinians live under Israeli occupation.  The significance of this is that they are refused the basic rights of life, liberty, security and dignity.

The Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip live under a heavy Israeli military presence, and about twice a year, the Israeli army also goes in and destroys the place.  And of course the Israelis are suffering from this situation as well.  We have a cycle of mourning that grows from year to year.  For years now, entire communities in Israel, near the city of Shderot next to Gaza, have lived with the reality of constantly running to the bomb shelters to avoid incoming missiles – not just during war times, but daily.  Huge populations of both soldiers and civilians live with trauma and anxiety.

If I can summarise, it is not safe here.  For anyone.  And the reason that this is connected to you is that your government is very involved.  The taxes you pay support these wars, meaning we receive a “security” budget, and in Israel, the meaning of “security” is really “occupation”, a siege and closure of the Palestinian population. For the security of Israelis, of course.

I didn’t get your shirt randomly; your country is a little more involved in the situation than simply donating old uniforms. So now that you know the situation, are you bothered by the fact that your clothes and your money are actually playing a part in occupying the Palestinian people? Do you sleep well at night knowing this?

Actually, I imagine you a bit differently.  I want to believe that you are a person who is active in your society, simply because it would be nice if the person whose shirt I wore was a significant person in his society. And that you are very aware of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. You even are sometimes critical of Israel. And you also know that you are not anti-Semitic just because you are against the occupation and support non-violent action against it, because Israel is committing crimes and it is important for you as a world citizen not to lend your hand to this. You are concerned about how your money is being used, and that’s fantastic.

But I wonder if you make the connection, on a higher level, between what is happening in your city or state and what is happening across the sea where we live.  Because we too, here in the Middle East, are hugely influenced by the policies there in the U.S.

I’ll explain.  It’s very important to blame Israel for this whole problem.  But that’s not enough.  You see, the atmosphere in Israel lately has become more and more violent, racist, and extremist, and our government is responsible for this; but your government continues to caress my government’s head.

Yes, I know that sometimes there is tension and I know that sometimes Bibi does stupid things in his relationship with you, but at the end of the day, you are giving the atrocities here protection:  unofficial permission, but still very significant.  So please, enough.  Enough to the cooperation, enough to channelling money to support the occupation, enough to sending war equipment, enough to the hypocritical involvement that maintains the status quo.

I am asking you, as the one who is wearing your old shirt, that you apply a little pressure there in the U.S. and don’t just give your government the legitimisation to support the crimes that are happening here.

It’s suddenly hit me that it’s possible you have actually died.  I mean, you are also a soldier, you also served in a violent campaign, and maybe the power struggles killed you too. Maybe you lost your life as well.  Maybe you had a family and children who became orphans because of some pig that wanted money. He didn’t think at all about your mother, who lost her child, while he bought a new car. He didn’t think about your sister who lost her big brother while he bought off the decision-makers so he could continue to get richer. I am sure he also didn’t think about your best friend; he probably just went quietly off to sleep.

I’m sorry, Smith, I didn’t think about that – and now I feel a little bad.  You are just like the many Palestinians, the many Israelis: a victim.  A victim of governments supporting wars and perpetuating injustice.

So Smith, I am sitting here in prison for you as well, because I am not willing to take part in the injustice that killed you and is killing many others. Thankyou for accompanying me on this struggle for a better world that I believe is possible – it’s possible for your children, and it’s possible for mine.

Tair Kaminer

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Related Topics:

Deir Yassin, the Beginning of the Palestinian Holocaust. 1948*

Palestine Before Israel*

Palestine from Sovereignty to an Israeli Enclave*

Harvesting Palestinian Organs*

Tools of Israeli Torture of Palestinian Children*

Israeli Soldier Strangle-holds Palestinian Boy*

Palestinian Child Beaten to Death after Being Shot by Military*

Palestinian Children Message to the World*

Watch Israeli Occupation Forces Shooting Palestinian Demonstrators*

Israeli Forces Invade Palestinian Hospitals*

Israel Harvesting Slain Palestinians’ Organs*

U.S. Silent on U.S. Citizens Engage in Violence against Palestinians*

The Butcher of Khuza’a*

DEBKA Report: Saudi, Egypt and Israel Orchestrated Palestinian Holocaust*

Blair’s Next Leg of The Global leaders Silence on the Palestinian Holocaust and Piping Gas to the E.U.

Egypt Signs Contract to Import Palestinian Natural Gas from Israel*

Israel Prevents Release of Palestinian Tax Revenues*

72 Percent of Aid to Palestine Ends Up ‘In Israeli Hands*

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

Israel Says “Go to Hell” to E.U. Recognition of Palestinian Statehood*

Palestine Ends Two-State System, Returns to Occupied Status*

Woman Who Led Palestinian Bid for ICC Membership Arrested 24hrs of Succeeding*

Threats from the U.S. as Palestine Submits Formal Complaint to ICC*

Israeli Geneticist: Ashkenazi Jews come from Turkey, not Palestine*

The Root Cause of the Never-Ending Conflict in Palestine; and How to Fix It*

Palestinians Call to end Israeli Occupation*

Palestine Demands Israeli Withdrawal by 2016*

Historic Chemtrails Lawsuit Filed in Canada*

Historic Chemtrails Lawsuit Filed in Canada*

Legal action has been filed and is now underway in Canada that will greatly assist with the global effort to expose and halt the ongoing climate engineering assault against the planet and the entire web of life.

By Dane Wigington

For over a year GeoengineeringWatch.org has been communicating with and forwarding data to Canadian attorneys (in addition to the US team of attorneys we are working with) in the effort to get legal action in motion.

This effort has now reached fruition, we wish to express our most sincere gratitude to the attorneys in Canada (and the US attorneys) for their diligent and ongoing work in this most critical battle.

Excerpts from the Canadian legal filing are below:

Nature of the Proceeding:

1. This is a mass-tort and environmental Proposed Class Proceeding in respect of the spraying into the atmosphere of toxic substances and particulates by the Defendant that is dangerous to human health, destructive to the environment, and has caused meaningful economic damages.

A Declaration that the aerial discharge of coal fly ash and/or other contaminants contravenes the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and appurtenant Regulations;

A Declaration that the aerial discharge of coal fly ash and/or other contaminants contravenes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

c. An interlocutory and a final mandatory order directing that the Defendant comply with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and appurtenant Regulations;

An interlocutory and a final mandatory order directing that the Defendant comply with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

An interlocutory and a final mandatory Order that the Defendant immediately cease and desist the ongoing aerial discharge of coal fly ash and/or other contaminants or substances;

Facts

On various dates, the Plaintiff observed that certain aircraft discharged trails comprising of white particulate like matter (“Aerial Discharge”), and which Aerial Discharge would persist and often span across the horizon and across the length of the sky.

The Aerial Discharges slowly dissipated, formed a thin, hazy film across the sky, and would obfuscate the sun’s rays.

The Aerial Discharges dissipate across ranges of altitudes, including lower altitudes. Thus, the Aerial Discharges dissipate in the lower altitudes which include the air that the Plaintiff, his family and the potential members of the Class breath.

The Plaintiff pleads that the Aerial Discharges are comprised of minute particles that are toxic and/or are easily absorbed into the body and the environment, and are thus dangerous when absorbed into the body or the environment.

The Plaintiff pleads that the Defendant, and/or her agent’s or instrumentalities perform the Aerial Discharges over Canadian air space.

The Plaintiff further pleads that the Defendant knows or ought to know that the Aerial Discharges are dangerous.

Negligence

11. The Plaintiff relies on his pleadings above.

12. The Plaintiff pleads that the Defendant has a duty to not perform actions that are dangerous to the Plaintiff and proposed Members of the Class.

The Plaintiff reiterates his pleadings that the Defendant engaged in the performance of the Aerial Discharges, the Aerial Discharges are dangerous, and that the Defendant knew or ought to have known that the Aerial Discharges are dangerous.

The Defendant has breached her duties to the Plaintiff and the proposed Class by engaging in the performance of the Aerial Discharges.

The Plaintiff further pleads that the Defendant’s actions have caused meaningful damages to the Plaintiff and the proposed Class Members.

The damages include, inter alia, serious injury and, in some cases, death; emotional and psychological trauma; non-pecuniary damages; pecuniary damages; and loss of income.

Nuisance and Trespass

The Plaintiff relies on his pleadings above.

The Plaintiff reiterates his pleadings that the Aerial Discharges are performed by the Defendant in Canadian air space.

The Plaintiff also reiterates his pleadings that the Aerial Discharges dissipate into the lower atmosphere.

As a result, the Plaintiff pleads that the Aerial Discharges permeate and saturate the air breathed-in by the Plaintiff and potential Class Members, and thus, cause serious health problems and injuries.

Further, the Plaintiff pleads that the Aerial Discharges also infect, saturate and damage the environment, public property and private property.

Additionally, the Plaintiff pleads that the Aerial Discharges interfere and impede with the quiet use and enjoyment of the property of the Plaintiff and the potential Class Members.

The Plaintiff pleads that as a result of the foregoing, the Plaintiff and potential Class Members are entitled to the relief sought in paragraph 4 herein.

The Plaintiff proposes that this action be tried in the City of Toronto.

The efforts toward legal action in the U.S. are also pressing forward as rapidly as possible, we hope to have initiation of the U.S. filing underway in the next few weeks.

Support for the non profit “Stop Geoengineering Legal Defense Fund” is critical in order to keep the legal efforts moving forward. Our legal efforts are not affiliated with any other groups, organizations, or websites.

Though the forward momentum of the legal efforts are extremely important and valuable to the cause of exposing and halting climate engineering, it is imperative for activists in the field to understand and remember that the front line grassroots awareness raising efforts are still critically important, now more than ever.

Exposure of the legal effort needs to be circulated as widely as possible.

This will assist with alerting activists and the public to the ongoing court proceedings which will hopefully help with producing mass public attendance at such proceedings. Reaching a critical mass of awareness on the geoengineering issue is the great imperative of our time, all are needed in this effort.

Waking the still sleeping masses to the ongoing atmospheric aerosol assault MUST BE our TOP PRIORITY, please, help us in this all important battle to sound the alarm.

The first PDF file contains the full “Statement of Claim”
The second PDF file below contains the “Submission Confirmation”
The third PDF file below contains the “Claim – T-431-16”

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Related Topics:

A Renowned Nuclear Scientist Confirms that Humans are being Poisoned by Traces of Aluminium via Chemtrails*

NASA Confesses to Dosing Americans with Air-borne Lithium and Other Chemicals*

Chemtrail, HAARP Space Fence and Weather Warfare*

How Earth’s Magnetic Field is Changing*

How Earth’s Magnetic Field is Changing*

A new study has made use of data gathered by ESA’s Swarm satellites, which have been studying the Earth’s magnetic field for more than two years (Credit: ESA/ATG medialab).

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched its trio of Earth-facing satellites – the Swarm satellites – more than two years ago. Since then, the three probes have been tirelessly making measurements of the Earth’s magnetic field, mapping it out in detail. Now, that data has been used in a new study of how the magnetic field has changed over recent years, with the results echoing what’s happening at the planet’s core.

Earth’s magnetic field might be invisible, but it’s complex and ever-changing, protecting us from cosmic radiation and solar winds. Since launching at the tail end of 2013, ESA’s Swarm satellites have been studying the different magnetic signals from the planet’s core, mantle, crust, oceans, all the way out to the ionosphere and magnetosphere.

All that data was recently used in a study to describe where the magnetic field is getting weaker, where it’s strengthening, and perhaps most importantly – how fast those changes are occurring. The findings are presented at the Living Planet Symposium, which is being held this week, and include two animations showing the changes.

The first animation, which also makes use of data from CHAMP and Ørsted satellites, shows changes in field strength between 1999 and May 2016. The red regions are where it got stronger, while the blue regions show a weakening.

Overall, the magnetic field has weakened by some 3.5% over North America, but has become around 2% stronger over Asia. The absolute weakest area of the field, known as the South Atlantic Anomaly, also weakened by some 2% as it moved steadily to the west.

The second animation is a little different, describing the rate of change between 2000 and 2015. Similar to the first animation, slowing regions are seen in blue, while those speeding up are visible in red. It’s a complex picture, with changes increasing in speed over Asia, while they slow down around South Africa.

What’s causing all of those changes?

Well, the magnetic field is thought to be the result of the vast quantities of molten iron moving around some 3,000 km (1,860 miles) beneath the surface. The changes, it’s thought, are caused by alterations in how the liquid is flowing.

“Swarm data are now enabling us to map detailed changes in Earth’s magnetic field, not just at Earth’s surface but also down at the edges of its source region in the core,” said senior scientist Chris Finlay.

“Unexpectedly, we are finding rapid localised field changes that seem to be a result of accelerations of liquid metal flowing within the core.”

As they continue to move through their third year of taking measurements, the Swarm satellites will continue to study the magnetic field. In so doing, they will continue to provide valuable insights into how the field is changing, while helping us to improve our understanding of what drives those changes.

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Related Topics:

Earth’s Axis Has Changed*

Planet Earth Blows its Trumpet*

While ‘They’ve’ Been Dumbing us Down Earth’s Vibration has been Increasing*

Schumann Frequency Resonance of the Earth Has Doubled*

Sun’s Magnetic Field 230% Stronger and Affecting the Entire Solar System*

CERN’S Tesla Tower vs. Earth’s Shields*

Navy Secretly Conducting Electromagnetic Warfare Training on U.S. Public*

The Electro-magnetic Warfare on our Consciousness*

France Imposes Widely Despised Anti-Labour Bill by Decree*

France Imposes Widely Despised Anti-Labour Bill by Decree*

By Stephen Lendman

On top of punishing austerity, new rules imposed benefit business exclusively at the expense of worker rights.

They govern layoffs, cap damages for unfair dismissals, and increase the 35-hour workweek at the discretion of employers with minimal pay for overtime.

Since early March, students, other youths and workers rallied against labour law changes proposed by Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri.

President Francois Hollande talks like a leftist, governs like a fascist, entirely beholden to monied interests.

Facing rebellion in his ruling party ranks, he and Prime Minister Manuel Valls rammed through labour law changes by decree – using controversial Constitution Article 49.9 to bypass a parliamentary vote.

After an emergency cabinet meeting, Valls said

 “(i)t is my duty to move forward and make sure this text is adopted. I won’t apologize for this.”

“This bill is good for business.” He lied, claiming it’s “good for workers.”

Ruling Socialist Party MP Laurent Baumel called the move “a heavy-handed way of using the constitution to prevent the nation’s representatives from having their say, (fundamentally) anti-democratic.”

Parliamentary opponents gathered signatures ahead of a planned Thursday no-confidence vote – expected to fall short.

Nuit Debout (Night Stand – Rise Up at Night) protesters issued a statement, calling the decree

“an insult to the people of this country…an unprecedented setback for workers’ rights in France, a return to the 19th century.”

Following adoption of the widely despised bill by decree, thousands of protesters rallied in Paris and other French cities. Clashes with police followed.

Crowds outside parliament held signs saying:

“Democracy, where are you?”

Hollande’s government is hugely unpopular. In March, his approval rating hit a record low 17%.

He hasn’t said if he’ll seek re-election next year. His anti-populism makes another term unlikely.

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Related Topics:

France’s Zionist Prime Minister, Manuel Valls*

France: Pres. Hollande Blocked on Permanent State of Emergency Constitution Amendments*

‘Up All Night’ Protests Sweep France as 100,000 Join Pro-Democracy Movement*

Beyond anti- Austerity, from Paris with Love*

Hollande Calls for Transfer of Sovereignty to a United States of Europe*

France’s Debt to Haiti Remains Despite Hollande’s and Martelly’s Attempt to Rewrite History*

How France Loots its Former Colonies*

Zionists Behind White Dispossession*

U.S. Launches European Ballistic Missile Shield*

U.S. Launches European Ballistic Missile Shield*

Back in November 2008, then Russian president Dmitry Medvedev made a stark warning to NATO:

Russia will deploy Iskander missile systems in its enclave in Kaliningrad to neutralize, if necessary, the anti-ballistic missile system in Europe.

For several years we followed up with a report that as Europe was ramping up NATO expansion, Russia may have followed through on its warning when as Bild then reported, Russia stationed missiles with a range of about 500 kilometres in its Kaliningrad enclave and along its border with the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

There was not official confirmation at the time however we expect the European ICBM theatre will get hot in the coming days because as Reuters reports, the United States’ European missile defence shield goes live on Thursday almost a decade after Washington proposed protecting NATO from Iranian rockets and despite repeated Russian warnings that the West is threatening the peace in central Europe.

“Amid high Russia-West tension, U.S. and NATO officials will declare operational the shield at a remote air base in Deveselu, Romania, after years of planning, billions of dollars in investment and failed attempts to assuage Russian concerns that the shield could be used against Moscow.”

As Robert Bell, a NATO-based envoy of U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter explained

“we now have the capability to protect NATO in Europe. The Iranians are increasing their capabilities and we have to be ahead of that. The system is not aimed against Russia,” he told reporters, adding that the system will soon be handed over to NATO command.

First agreed by the U.S. government 2007 and then cancelled and re-launched by the newly-elected U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009, the missile defence shield’s stated aim is to protect North America and Europe from so-called rogue states such as Iran and North Korea. That is part of a U.S. strategy that includes missile interceptors in California and Alaska.

To be sure the Kremlin was not content with this explanation, which is a clear defection from the carefully established Game Theory equilibrium in the aftermath of the nuclear arms race, and one which potentially removes a Russian first strike threat, thereby pressuring Russia.

As a result, Reuters notes that “Russia is incensed at such of show of force by its Cold War rival in formerly communist-ruled eastern Europe where it once held sway. Moscow says the U.S.-led alliance is trying to encircle it close to the strategically important Black Sea, home to a Russian naval fleet and where NATO is also considering increasing patrols.”

Worse, the precarious nuclear balance of power in Europe has suddenly shifted, and quite dramatically: despite U.S. assurances, the Kremlin says the missile shield’s real aim is to neutralize Moscow’s nuclear arsenal long enough for the United States to make a first strike on Russia in the event of war.

The move will also prompt further escalations on both sides: as a reminder, the readying of the shield also comes as NATO prepares a new deterrent in Poland and the Baltics, following Russia’s Crimean adventure in 2014. In response, Russia is reinforcing its western and southern flanks with three new divisions.

The missile defence shield relies on radars to detect a ballistic missile launch into space. Tracking sensors then measure the rocket’s trajectory and intercept and destroy it in space, before it re-enters the earth’s atmosphere. The interceptors can be fired from ships or ground sites. It is being launched despite repeated Russian warnings that its activation would prompt an appropriate response.

The Russian ambassador to Denmark warned a year ago that Danish warships would become targets for Russian nuclear missiles if Denmark joined the shield project by installing radars on its vessels. Denmark is upgrading at least one frigate to house a ballistic missile sensor.

“Ballistic missile defence sites could pose threats to the stability and strategic assets of the Russian Federation,” Russia’s ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko, told Reuters last month.

Meanwhile, Turkey is already hosting a U.S. radar and the Netherlands has equipped ships with radars. The United States also has four ships in Spain as part of the defences, while all NATO nations are contributing funding. U.S. officials have tried to tone down Russian concerns and dismiss the Russian view as “strategic paranoia”, blaming Moscow for breaking off talks with NATO in 2013 that were aimed at explaining how the shield would operate. What is ignored is that at the same time, the U.S. State Department and the CIA were plotting NATO expansion into Ukraine to bring the alliance that much closer to Russia.

The United States says Russia was seeking a treaty limiting the capability and range of ballistic missile interceptors. “No government could agree to that,” U.S. adviser Bell said.

Russian officials are concerned about technology that the United States says it does not have, including a missile defence interceptor capable of speeds of 10 km (6.2 miles) per second that could destroy Russian missiles.

Curiously, the U.S/ continues to push the argument that the missile shield is only there to defend against Iranian aggressions, despite a historic deal between world powers and Tehran to limit Iran’s nuclear program. The West believes Iran’s Revolutionary Guards continue to develop ballistic missile technology, carrying out two tests late last year.

 “They are looking for greater distance and accuracy,” said Douglas Barrie, an aerospace defence specialist at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

“They can still miss by hundreds of meters, but that doesn’t rule out firing against a city or a very large airfield.”

Which is strange considering that on Friday the United States will also start construction on a second site in Poland due to be ready in 2018, giving NATO a permanent, round-the-clock shield in addition to radars and ships already in the Mediterranean. Poland, one can argue, is hardly the target of militant Iranian clerics, and makes it very clear that this deterrence step is merely aimed at Russia.

But what makes this step particularly dangerous is that Russia will now have to be forced to retaliate and since it does not have a comparable defensive technology, Putin will have no choice but to deploy more ICBMs on Russia’s borders, which in turn will exponentially escalate the threat of an “inadvertent” launch. Although considering how the “market” responds to newsflow these past few years, this may also be seen as a bullish catalyst for stocks.

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