Archive | February 3, 2017

UC Berkeley Cancels Appearance of White Nationalist, Trump Responds with Threat to Cut School’s Funding*

UC Berkeley Cancels Appearance of White Nationalist, Trump Responds with Threat to Cut School’s Funding*

Donald Trump and Milo Yiannopoulos

Donald Trump and Milo Yiannopoulos

Donald Trump and Milo Yiannopoulos

By Tanasia Kenney

The University of California, Berkeley was the scene of angry student protests on Wednesday, Feb. 1, prompting the university to cancel a scheduled appearance by controversial Brietbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who was on the last leg of his self-titled “Dangerous Faggot Tour.”

Yiannopoulos, a known right-wing provocateur and vocal Trump supporter has made a recent career out of making incendiary remarks toward Black people, Muslims, women and social justice causes. In his recent stop at Depaul University, Yiannopoulos mused that “I’ve worked out why there are so many Black girls here. ‘Cause I f—-d their brothers” and

“I give it 20 minutes; the statistics of Black incarceration are about to go up.” Yiannopoulos, who is gay, claims he is a libertarian trying to counter political correctness.

UC Berkeley ultimately called off Yiannopoulos’ speaking event around 6 p.m. PST, citing “violence, destruction of property and … a concern for public safety” for the sudden cancellation.

Witnesses told NBC News they heard protesters shouting “No Trump, No Milo” after the cancellation was announced via megaphone and Twitter. University officials reported fires set across campus, including one sparked by a firebomb that ignited a generator-powered spotlight, according to NBC News. Cell-phone footage from the fiery protest also showed demonstrators launching commercial-grade fireworks at police.

“The violence was instigated by a group of about 150 masked agitators who came onto our campus and interrupted an otherwise nonviolent protest,” UC Berkeley said in a statement.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the violence and unlawful behaviour that was on display and deeply regret that those tactics will now overshadow the efforts to engage in legitimate and lawful protest against the performer’s presence and perspectives.”

On Thursday, Feb. 2, in an extraordinary show of public support, newly elected President Donald Trump took to Twitter to defend the Breitbart editor. Trump threatened to pull federal funding of the public university for not protecting the “free speech” of Yiannopoulos. This show of support by the president of the United States for someone openly known as a hero of the white nationalist movement is breath-taking in this day and time.

If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017

Just last year, Yiannapolus was banned from Twitter after waging a racially offensive verbal attack on African-American comedienne Leslie Jones, calling her a “black dude” because he took offense at an all-female lead cast in the remake of “Ghostbusters.” He often used his Twitter account to mock liberal opponents of the alt-right/white nationalist movement.

The university reported that some people, namely supporters of Yiannopoulos and President Donald Trump, were attacked during the protests, while authorities treated about six people for minor injuries. As demonstrations reached a fever pitch, campus police said that multiple orders for protesters to leave the area were given, after which a campus-wide lockdown was declared.

In a statement, the university expressed regret that “the threats and unlawful actions of a few have interfered with the exercise of First Amendment rights on a campus that is proud of its history and legacy as home of the Free Speech Movement.” However, this is not the first time the institution has dealt with intense protests sparked by a Yiannopoulos appearance, which also resulted in a cancellation.

NBC News reported that a Republican student organization at UC Davis called off a campus event featuring the far-right writer on Jan. 14 amid student demonstrations. Yiannopoulos, who is an avid Trump supporter, hasn’t received the warmest welcome at other universities either, as a group of Black Lives Matter activists disrupted his speaking event a Chicago’s DePaul University in May of last year, according to Atlanta Black Star.

“The whole reason we’re here is for free speech,” UC Berkeley sophomore Jonathan Gow told the San Francisco Gate.

“Milo’s hate speech is not allowed here. When it’s hate speech, our free speech is to shut him down.”

Fatima Ibrahim, a junior at the university, echoed Gow’s sentiments, adding that the timing of Yiannopoulos’ appearance on campus was hurtful, especially following Trump’s executive order barring Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. and suspending travel from seven predominately Muslim countries in the Middle East.

“As a black Muslim woman, all three of those identities have been targeted throughout [Trump’s] campaign,” Ibrahim said.

“To have someone like [Yiannopoulos] come into my campus and affirm those people’s beliefs, it’s very, very hurtful.”

Yiannopolous put out his own statement on Facebook blaming progressives and the left for the cancellation. “One thing we do know for sure: The Left is absolutely terrified of free speech and will do literally anything to shut it down.”

Campus police reported no arrests at the demonstrations Wednesday.

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Jury Finds Eight #NoDAPL Protectors Guilty*

Jury Finds Eight #NoDAPL Protectors Guilty*

A Morton County jury found eight pipeline protesters guilty of disorderly conduct in the second Dakota Access-related case to go to trial.

The defendants, who ranged in age 23 to 57 years old and hailed from Hawaii to North Dakota, were all among the first arrested in the months-long protests that began along N.D. Highway 1806 in mid-August.

None of them will serve jail time, but South Central District Judge Cynthia Feland handed out fines and fees ranging from $1,250 to $1,685 — fines higher than one defense attorney said he’d seen in his 20-year career for a Class B misdemeanor. Those with criminal histories also got 10-day suspended sentences. Those without got deferred sentences, meaning their record will wipe clean if they stay out of trouble for the year.

The fines came after a request from Ladd Erickson, a special prosecutor for Morton County, who contends the protesters wanted to inflict harm on the state, people and police. He said he plans to step up the fines he asks for in later, more violent cases.

“There will be a reckoning for what our officers went through,” Erickson said.

But the defense attorneys were aghast at the fines, which they said were very rare in B misdemeanor cases, and the imposition of $300 fees on people with public defenders.

Defense attorney Alex Reichert told the judge that a $1,000 fine was more than he’d seen imposed for this type of crime in his 20-year legal career. Defense attorney William Thomason called the fine “extremely unwarranted” and “unconscionable.”

Feland insisted she was not treating the cases as special due to the ongoing protest.

“This court looks at every case individually,” Feland said during the sentencing.

The eight defendants, represented by six different lawyers, were tried at the same time, but the jury was to consider their charges separately. They were accused of varied acts during Aug. 11 protests, including sitting on a gravel access road built by the company, pushing into law enforcement and standing in the road. It was the first day protesters were arrested while opposing the pipeline.

In finding the protesters guilty, the 7-person jury sided with Erickson, who contends they went beyond their First Amendment rights to protest and created hazards, obstructions and other harassment with no legitimate purpose.

“While I don’t doubt the sincerity of people,” Erickson said of the protester’s beliefs about the dangers of the pipeline. “We can’t have this. It affects other people’s rights.”

The defense attorneys argued their clients had a purpose — exercising their free speech — and that their actions did not cause the problems law enforcement alleged.

“Basically, what we have is somebody standing on a pile of rocks, in a public ditch with no one driving on it,” Thomason said of his client Jordan Walker, accused of sitting on the gravel access road built by the pipeline company.

“In the U.S.A., should a person be able to walk over and peacefully stand on rocks on public property?” Thomason asked.

What kind of country do you want this to be?”

Four law enforcement officers testified against the protesters Monday, with evidence ranging from an officer who remembered chasing a protester through private property and an officer who recalled seeing a protester get arrested on the gravel access road. While videos had been hotly debated in advance of the trial, the lawyers used only a few aerial shots from different points in the day.

On Tuesday, some of the defendants testified for themselves, proposing alternate versions of their stories and the reasons for their actions.

Kevin Decker, for example, said he never pushed Morton County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Jay Gruebele, but was rather pushed from the agitated crowd behind him.

“I did not come to be arrested,” Decker said counter to what Erickson has contended.

“I came to stand up for the water.”

After trial, one of the defendants, Malia Hulleman, said she believed there was bias among the jury, simply by virtue of them living in Morton County, where nearly everyone has been affected in some way.

“I would have been surprised had we been found not guilty,” Hulleman said.

Erickson said he is planning to continue to prosecute the cases, though he acknowledged some cases would be dismissed due at least to lack of evidence collected, as happened for one defendant on Monday. He does not see it as an option for Morton County to drop the 600-plus cases, in part because the protest is ongoing.

“We’re in the middle of this,” he said.

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Jury Refuses to Convict Activist for Shutting Down Pipeline*

Jury Refuses to Convict Activist for Shutting Down Pipeline*

 

Activist Ken Ward breaking into the Trans Mountain Pipeline valve in Anacortes, WA Oct. 11, 2016 | Photo: Shut It Down

Activist Ken Ward breaking into the Trans Mountain Pipeline valve in Anacortes, WA Oct. 11, 2016 | Photo: Shut It Down

 

“This trial was about climate change … and the story of the climate crisis won,” said co-accused climate activist Emily Johnston.

On Wednesday, a Washington state jury refused to convict climate activist Ken Ward on two felony counts related to the multi-state coordinated direct action against Canadian tar sands oil and in solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.

Despite clear video evidence of Ward illegally breaking into and shutting down the Trans Mountain pipeline near Anacortes, Washington, last October, the 12-member jury refused to convict, declaring a mis-trial in what has been hailed as an important win for the climate justice movement, with potential consequences for the growing resistance to the Trump administration.

In five hours, the jury was unable to decide that with all of the evidence against me, including the video of me closing the valve, that this was a crime. I didn’t contest a single piece of the evidence, only presented my story and evidence of catastrophic climate change. This is a tremendous outcome,” said Ward in a statement.

If convicted, Ward faced up to 30 years in prison for criminal sabotage and “assemblage of saboteurs.”

“This trial was about climate change,” said Emily Johnston, who also took part in the coordinated action that shut down tar sands pipelines along the U.S.-Canada border. “The prosecution presented only information about what Ken did on October 11, and Ken and the defense presented only information about climate change, so the only decision that the jury was making was which story mattered more. And the story of the climate crisis won.”

Ward mounted an explicitly political defense and did not contest any of the evidence entered by the prosecution. Instead, Ward presented the court with scientific evidence about climate change, the role of civil disobedience in social change, and his political motivations in taking the action.

Activist Leonard Higgins, who faces trial for shutting off Spectra Energy’s Express tar sands pipeline in Montana as part of the same action, said he’s “excited to see that the jury recognized the integrity, honour, and patriotism of Ken Ward, and recognized that what he did was done for all of us.”

While the prosecution is still considering whether they will attempt to re-try Ward, the decision was celebrated by many in the climate justice movement given the context of President Trump’s crackdowns on water protectors at Standing Rock, his decision to re-open the Keystone XL Pipeline project, as well as numerous Republican attempts to criminalize protest and civil disobedience.

The jury’s decision came the same day former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was sworn in as U.S. secretary of state, despite ongoing criminal investigations of his company’s decades-long attempts to cover up evidence of climate change.

This is the second time Ward has managed to persuade potential opponents of the moral necessity of direct action to combat climate change.

In 2013 Ward was charged with conspiracy and disturbing the peace for blocking a coal barge off the coast of Massachusetts. In that case, he managed to convince the district attorney to not only drop the charges, but to declare his support for the action itself.

“Climate change is one of the gravest crises our planet has ever faced,” Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter said in announcing that he was dropping the 2013 charges against Ward. “In my humble opinion, the political leadership on this issue is gravely lacking.”

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If the Noose is Still Tightening and, you Still Think It’s Austerity, the Former Governor of the Bank of England Will Tell You*

If the Noose is Still Tightening and, you Still Think It’s Austerity, the Former Governor of the Bank of England Will Tell You*

“Capital must protect itself in every possible way, both by combination and legislation. Debts must be collected, mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible.

“When, through process of law, the common people lose their homes, they will become more docile and more easily governed through the strong arm of the government applied by a central power of wealth under leading financiers.

“These truths are well known among our principal men, who are now engaged in forming an imperialism to govern the world. By dividing the voter through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting for questions of no importance.

“It is thus, by discrete action, we can secure for ourselves that which has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished.”

Montagu Norman, Governor of The Bank Of England, addressing the United States Bankers’ Association, NYC 1924

NB: This quotation was reprinted in the Idaho Leader, USA, on 26th August 1924.

Governor of the bank of England, Montagu Norman talks to Ramsay Macdonald who has chosen, appropriately, to dress as an undertaker for the occasion

Governor of the bank of England, Montagu Norman/1st Baron Norman on your right talks to Ramsay Macdonald who has chosen, appropriately, to dress as an undertaker for the occasion

The biggest “question of importance” referred to in the most revealing quote above is:

WHO GETS TO CREATE MONEY FOR A NATION? ….. ITS GOVERNMENT, INTEREST FREE, OR PRIVATE BANKING CORPORATIONS, THAT “LEND” THE MONEY TO THOSE GOVERNMENTS WITH INTEREST ATTACHED.

AND BURY US ALL IN TOTALLY UNPAYABLE DEBT.

BANKS HAVE STOLEN OUR GOVERNMENTS.

THEY OWN THEM.

THEY ALSO OWN ALL THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS, THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICES AND THE GLOBAL CORPORATIONS THAT, AS JEFFERSON* WARNED, ARE MERE INSTRUMENTS OF THIS MONSTROUS POWER.

The Montagu Norman quote is a CONFESSION OF TRUTH.

KNOW THIS.

KNOW IT FIRST AND LAST.

BROADCAST THIS TRUTH. EDUCATE YOURSELF AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW ABOUT THE PRIMARY MATERIAL CAUSE OF HUMAN WOES.

*“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…. I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

Thomas Jefferson: This quotation is often cited as being in an 1802 letter to Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin, and/or “later published in The Debate Over the Recharter of the Bank Bill (1809).”

Source*

 

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Doctors List 50 Reasons Why You Must Stop Drinking Fluoridated Water Now*

Doctors List 50 Reasons Why You Must Stop Drinking Fluoridated Water Now*

The Last Drop!

By Alex Pietrowski

Public water fluoridation continues to be one of the most controversial health topics in the United States and in other parts of the world. The American Dental Association (ADA) has been, and continues to be, one of the biggest proponents of water fluoridation, although even the government has recently admitted that fluoride may not actually be helping teeth. More scientific studies point-out that fluoride is actually very dangerous, yet this practice continues in many countries.

In Europe, only Ireland (73%), Poland (1%), Serbia (3%), Spain (11%), and the U.K. (11%) fluoridate any of their water. Most developed countries, including Japan and 97% of the western European population, do not consume fluoridated water.

In the U.S., about 70% of public water supplies are fluoridated. This equates to approximately 185 million people, which is over half the number of people drinking artificially fluoridated water worldwide. (Source)

The case against water fluoridation continues to grow and continues to be supported by an increasing body of solid scientific research.

The information in the following list was originally compiled and presented by Paul Connett, PhD, at the Irish Fluoridation Forum in October 2000. Since then, these arguments have been updated with the assistance of James Beck, MD, PhD, Michael Connett, JD, Hardy Limeback, DDS, PhD, David McRae and Spedding Micklem, and D.Phil.

Here are their 50 top reasons why you must stop drinking fluoridated water immediately:

The case against water fluoridation continues to grow and continues to be supported by an increasing body of solid scientific research.

The information in the following list was originally compiled and presented by Paul Connett, PhD, at the Irish Fluoridation Forum in October 2000. Since then, these arguments have been updated with the assistance of James Beck, MD, PhD, Michael Connett, JD, Hardy Limeback, DDS, PhD, David McRae and Spedding Micklem, and D.Phil.

Here are their 50 top reasons why you must stop drinking fluoridated water immediately:

  1. Fluoride is the only chemical added to water for the purpose of medical treatment.All other chemicals are added to improve the water’s safety or quality.
  2. Fluoridation is unethical because it is forced onto the public without their consent.Informed consent is standard practice for all other medication.
  3. The dose of the amount of fluoride consumed is impossible to controlif administered through the public water system.
  4. Fluoridated water is administered equally to everyone, without regard to age, health or vulnerability.
  5. Fluoride is provided in many other sources beside water, including food, salt, dental products, pesticide residues on food, etc.
  6. Fluoride is not an essential nutrient that is required by any of the body’s biological processes.
  7. Fluoride levels in a nursing mother’s milk are naturally very low, thus bottle-fed babies consuming formula mixed with fluoridated water may be consuming harmful levels.
  8. The kidneys of an adult are only able to excrete 50-60% of fluoride ingested each day, resulting in accumulation in the body and bones.
  9. No health agency in countries that fluoridate water is monitoring the side effects or results of fluoride exposure.
  10. There have been no randomized controlled trials to demonstrate the safety or effectiveness to water fluoridation.
  11. Acknowledged by the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the benefit of fluoride is mainly topical, not systemic.
  12. Industrialized countries that have rejected water fluoridation have experienced the same decline in childhood dental decay. See graph.
  13. The difference between tooth decay among children in fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities in the US is miniscule. See survey.
  14. A study funded by the U.S. National Institute of Health found no significant relationship between tooth decay and fluoride intake in children. See study.
  15. Tooth decay continues to be high in low-income communities that have had fluoridated water for years.
  16. There is no noticeable rise in tooth decay in communities where fluoridation is stopped.
  17. The decline in tooth decay started before water fluoridation was introduced.See graph.
  18. The studies used to justify water fluoridation have been criticized as “especially rich in fallacies, improper design, invalid use of statistical methods, omissions of contrary data, and just plain muddleheadedness and hebetude.” ~ Dr. Hubert Arnold, Statistician from the University of California at Davis
  19. Water fluoridation programs have massively failed to achieve their key objective of lowering dental fluorosis to 10% in children. As of 2014, 41% of American adolescents had dental fluorosis. See graph.
  20. Infants consuming baby formula made with fluoridated water have the highest exposure to fluoride, which has been found to be a major risk factor in developing dental fluorosis later in life.
  21. Dental fluorosis may be an indicator of wider systemic damage.
  22. Evidence exists that fluoride may damage the brain, interfere with brain functions, or lead to neurotoxicity.
  23. Multiple studies have reported an association between fluoride exposure and reduced IQ.
  24. Other studies have reported an association between fluoride exposure and non-IQ neurotoxic effects.
  25. Studies have shown that fluoride accumulates and affects the human pineal gland. See studies.
  26. Fluoride exposure affects thyroid function.
  27. Fluoride causes arthritic symptoms due to a fluoride-induced bone and joint disease called skeletal fluorosis.
  28. Fluoride damages bones.
  29. Fluoride may result in an increase in bone fractures, particularly in the hips, in the elderly. Some studies suggest that even low-level exposure may have a detrimental effect on cortical bone density.
  30. People with kidney disease are prone to higher accumulation of fluoride in their bones and blood, making them more vulnerable to bone damage.
  31. Fluoride may be one of the causes of osteosarcoma (bone cancer).
  32. Proponents of fluoridation have been unable to refute the Bassin-Oteosarcoma study (2006) that showed an increased risk of getting osteosarcoma in men that drank fluoridated water during mid-childhood.
  33. Numerous studies have shown that fluoride administered to animals damages the male reproductive system, and other epidemiological studies have shown increased rates of infertility among men living in high-fluoride areas.
  34. Individuals that are highly sensitive to low levels of fluoride can experience symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, rashes and gastro-intestinal problems.
  35. Some subsets of the population, including infants, the elderly, those with impaired kidney function (see #30), those with diabetes, and those suffering from malnutrition, are more vulnerable to fluoride’s toxicity.
  36. There is no margin of safety for the health effects of fluoridation.
  37. Low-income families have no financial support to get alternative water supplies or to treat dental fluorosis, even though they are the ones being targeted by new fluoridation programs.
  38. Black and Hispanic children are more vulnerable to fluoride’s toxicityresulting in significantly higher rates of dental fluorosis, while, once again, their families are less able to avoid drinking fluoridated water.
  39. Minorities and low-income families are not being warned about their vulnerabilities to fluoride.
  40. Highest rates of tooth decay today can be found in low-income areas that have fluoridated water.
  41. The chemicals used to fluoridate water are often sourced from wet scrubbing systems of the phosphate fertilizer industry. They are classified as hazardous waste and are not pharmaceutical grade.
  42. There is a lack of comprehensive testing on the silicon fluorides.
  43. Studies have found an association between the use of fluorosilicic acid to fluoridate water and an increased lead uptake into children’s blood.
  44. Using fluoridating agents, in combination with chlorinating agents, may lead to an increase in leaching of lead from pipes and brass fittings used in water systems.
  45. The status quo regarding fluoride has been followed for too long, without conducting key health studies. Many questions raised about fluoride are unsettled, and the scientific community has much less information than it should.
  46. Many endorsements by organizations such as the US Public Health Service were made before any significant health studies were conducted; they were not based on any type of scientific evidence.
  47. Reports used to provide necessary re-endorsements of the fluoridation practice are delivered by hand-picked panels of “well-known medical and dental researchers who actively campaigned on behalf of fluoridation.” (Fluoride Wars, Freeze and Lehr)
  48. Many scientists oppose fluoridation.As of January 2012, over 4,000 professionals have signed a statement calling for an end to water fluoridation worldwide.
  49. “The political pro-fluoridation stance has evolved into a dogmatic, authoritarian, essentially antiscientific posture, one that discourages open debate of scientific issues.”~ Dr. Edward Groth, Senior Scientist at Consumers Union
  50. Medical professionals opposed to fluoridation are apprehensive about speaking out in public in fear of recriminations, censorship and intimidation.Proponents use these tactics because fluoridation practice is not based on secure scientific and ethical grounds.

For a full listing of research and sources cited by Dr. Paul Connett in his presentation, and further explanation of these 50 argents against water fluoridation, can be found here: http://fluoridealert.org/articles/50-reasons

Further arguments against water fluoridation can be viewed here: http://www.fluoridealert.org While, arguments for water fluoridation can be found here: http://www.ada.org

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Iran Finally Ditched the Dollar: Here’s Why It Matters*

Iran Finally Ditched the Dollar: Here’s Why It Matters*

By Alice Salles

Following President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the Iranian government announced it would stop using the U.S. dollar “as its currency of choice in its financial and foreign exchange reports,” the local Financial Tribune reported.

Iran governor Valiollah Seif’s central bank announced the decision in a television interview on January 29. The change will take effect on March 21, and it will impact all official financial and foreign exchange reports.

Iran’s difficulties [in dealing] with the dollar,” Seif said,

were in place from the time of the primary sanctions and this trend is continuing,” but when it comes to other currencies, he added, “we face no limitations.”

In a piece published by Forbes, Dominic Dudley contends that this move is significant “in the light of the recent ‘Muslim ban” announced by Trump. Iran nationals were added to the order issued by the current U.S. administration, which prompted the Iranian government to vow to stop issuing visas to U.S. citizens.

Dudley notes that since 1975, “no Americans have been killed in terrorist attacks in the U.S. by the citizens of the countries included in the ban,” while countries such as Saudi Arabia — “home of 15 of the 19 terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks” — were left out of the list of prohibited countries.

Despite the country’s decision to halt the use of the U.S. dollar as its base currency for exchange with other nations, Iran’s top export is oil. In the global markets, oil is mainly purchased and sold in U.S. dollars. This fiscal year, Iran is expected to earn  $41 billion from oil saleswith countries like the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China as their top clients. It’s still uncertain how the country will manage to switch currencies without relying on the American currency. The shift, Dudley notes, “will add a degree of currency risk and volatility and is likely to complicate matters for the authorities.”

This matters because predominantly Muslim countries left out of the “Muslim ban” include Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s top oil exporters.

In the 1970s, the Arab nation struck a deal with U.S. President Richard Nixon establishing an alliance that would maintain the dollar as the standard oil exchange currency in exchange for military support from America. The use of the dollar as a standard currency for oil exchange was accepted by Saudi Arabia and the remaining block of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which include Iran and 11 other Middle Eastern, African, and South American countries.

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