Archive | April 8, 2017

Media Goes Quiet as Russia Exposes U.S. Lies at Security Council*

Media Goes Quiet as Russia Exposes U.S. Lies at Security Council*

 

Nikki Haley shows photos of Assads alleged victims at the Security Council

 

Russia just called out the West for using the UN to promote regime change — but no one reported it

By Richard Brandt

Twitter was flooded with commentary about Nikki Haley’s call to arms against Russia during the Security Council meeting on Wednesday afternoon. But no one bothered to report what Russia had to say.

Russia’s deputy United Nations ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said that the West’s “obsession with regime change is what hinders this Security Council.

He noted that for Washington and its partners, “everything is guided by regime change” and allegations that Assad used chemical weapons in an attack in Idlib province on Tuesday are based on “falsified reports from the White Helmets“, an organization that has been “discredited long ago”.

Can someone tell us what were these kids doing inside a secret Qaeda hideout dug deep inside a mountain?! Another cheap WH act! pic.twitter.com/brNKcX9zTm

— Fares Shehabi (@ShehabiFares) April 4, 2017

He further added that “taking [the White Helmets] at face value is not professional and not serious.”

Another angle of the “fire hose” location: Seems to be a #WhiteHelmets base, with hideouts dug into the rock pic.twitter.com/Vvl5bA12Q6

— Ian Grant (@Gjoene) April 4, 2017

Safronkov pointed out that “the White Helmets are getting mixed up in their reports. Their versions keep changing. They speak of bombs from helicopters, then from planes”.

Russia’s Vladimir Safronkov exposes #WhiteHelmets, blasts imperialists, trashes report at UNSC. #SyriaGasAttack

— Zain Mankani (@zainmankani) April 5, 2017

Russia’s U.N. representative observed that in “photos and videos we see the White Helmets acting very unprofessionally. Their behavior is very relaxed in these extreme circumstances. All of this is clearly meant to provoke. All of this has been reflected in the resolution.”

Safronkov then asks the U.S., U.K. and France: “Did this event take place? Have you even checked what you wrote?”

Russia’s representative finished by slamming the U.K. for blaming Russia for the deaths of children in Syria. He said that the U.K. “does nothing” for Syria except “submit drafts meant to provoke” and “pressure investigations” into reporting politically favorable results.

We can’t find a single mainstream report that focuses solely on Safronkov’s comments.

Apparently the media can’t even identify who Safronkov is.

Here’s how the geniuses at the Interpreter reported this — but misidentifying the person who was actually speaking. What’s the difference? They’re all Russians:

So far nothing RU ambassador Pyotr Ilichov is saying is true. This speech is just filled with conspiracy hashtags like Alex Jones’s SEO

— James Miller (@Millermena) April 5, 2017

There’s something very wrong when the media won’t even report the other side.

 

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Former U.K. Ambassador Refers to the West Returning to their Own Vomit

Former U.K. Ambassador Refers to the West Returning to their Own Vomit

 

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Pentagon Trained Al Qaeda in Syria to Use Chemical Weapons*

World War 3: Trump Begins Paying His Penance to Rothschilds*

U.S. Missile Strike Killed People Fighting Terrorists*

Syrian chemical False Flag use of Dummies Identified*

Deep State in Panic Mode, Creating Events to Distract from their Activities*

U.S. Just Admitted “ISIS HQ” They Blew Up Was Actually an Innocent Family’s Home*

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The FBI Played a Central Role in the First ISIS Attack on U.S. Soil*

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U.S.-led Coalition Aircrafts Kill 15 Civilians in Raqqa, Syria*

U.S.-led Coalition Aircrafts Kill 15 Civilians in Raqqa, Syria*

Aircrafts of the U.S.-led international alliance committed a new massacre against Syrians in Huneida village in the western countryside of Raqqa city, killing at least 15 civilians.

Local sources said that airplanes from the U.S.-led alliance, under the pretext of fighting ISIS, on Saturday carried out  random airstrikes on Huneida village, about 35 km west of Raqqa province, killing at least 15 civilians, including 3 children and a woman.

The sources said that the number of victims is likely to increase because many other civilians sustained serious injuries due to the airstrikes.

The strikes also caused huge material damage to the citizens’ houses and properties.

This crime is one of the massacres committed by Washington and its allies who formed the so called “International Alliance against ISIS” outside the jurisdiction of the U.N. Security Council.

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Quaker Oats Sued Over Glyphosate Found in ‘All Natural’ Foods*

Quaker Oats Sued Over Glyphosate Found in ‘All Natural’ Foods*

Quaker Oats, owned by PepsiCo, has been sued over its “all natural” oats containing high levels of glyphosate weed killer (sold as “Roundup” by Monsanto).

The New York Times, forever a defender of Monsanto and GMOs, is blatantly lying to its readers by claiming the glyphosate found in Quaker Oats is nothing more than “traces.” In reality, the glyphosate contamination of Quaker Oats was tested at alarming levels by a St. Louis laboratory using the ELISA technique.

Natural News recently reported those numbers in a previous article. They were also released by the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA.org). The tests revealed glyphosate in whole wheat bread, bagels, hot cereals, coffee creamers, instant oatmeal and more.

Deadly glyphosate now being sprayed on oats, wheat, barley and other crops as a dessicant

Quaker Oats admits that its oats are sprayed with glyphosate by farmers. This fact is a total shock to most consumers who are completely unaware that glyphosate is now routinely sprayed on non-GMO crops. Via the NY Times:

In a statement, the Quaker Oats Company said that it did not add glyphosate during any part of the milling process but that it might be applied by farmers to certain grains before harvest… Oats are not a genetically engineered crop. But glyphosate is increasingly being used as a “dessicant” to dry out crops to speed harvesting.

The Quaker Oats company, apparently staffed by people who are scientifically illiterate, believes it can “wash off” the glyphosate even though it’s already soaked into the oats. As the NY Times continues:

The company said it puts the oats it receives through a cleansing process. “Any levels of glyphosate that may remain are trace amounts and significantly below any limits which have been set by the E.P.A. as safe for human consumption,” the company said.

But one thing I’ve come to learn as a food scientist — I’m the lab science director of CWC Labs and the author of Food Forensics — is that glyphosate survives food washing and food processing! That’s how it ends up fully intact in beer, cereals and other products.

“Glyphosate residues are neither removed by washing nor broken down by cooking. The herbicide residue remains on food for more than a year, even if processed, dried, or frozen.” – The Dirt Cure Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil by Maya Shetreat Klein MD.

NY Times refuses to call out EPA’s criminal collusion with the biotech industry

The NY Times goes on to report:

A test paid for by lawyers for the plaintiffs, the Richman Law Group, found glyphosate at a level of 1.18 parts per million in a sample of Quaker Oats Quick 1-Minute. This is roughly 4% of the 30 parts per million that the Environmental Protection Agency allows in cereal grains.

However, what the NY Times deliberately fails to report is that the EPA colludes with Monsanto to artificially raise contamination limits to outrageous levels as a way to protect the interests of industry.

The EPA (see EPAwatch.org and ¬EPA.news), now known as the Environmental Pollution Agency, has also colluded with the nation’s worst industrial polluters to legalize the mass distribution of extremely toxic “biosludge” (recycled human waste and industrial waste) onto farm lands, crop soils, forage fields for dairy cows, children’s playgrounds and city parks. Read the book Science for Sale by Dr. David Lewis for the jaw-dropping details of the EPA’s “sludge magic” program rooted in total quack science.

Just as the EPA did with biosludge, it raises allowable glyphosate contamination limits to whatever numbers are desired by the biotech industry. The EPA is America’s most anti-science regulator, abandoning real science at every opportunity so that it can push a pro-industry agenda of the mass poisoning of the soils and crops. And the scientifically illiterate NY Times pretends that whatever level the EPA sets is rooted in the science of public safety. It isn’t. It’s actually rooted in protecting corporate interests while poisoning the entire food supply.

That’s exactly how glyphosate ends up in your Quaker Oats oatmeal, a product that used to be truly natural and safe to eat. Now, I wouldn’t touch Quaker Oats with a six-foot snake stick!

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Canadian Company to Construct Brazil’s Largest Open-Pit Gold Mine—in the Heart of the Amazon*

A Canadian Company to Construct Brazil’s Largest Open-Pit Gold Mine—in the Heart of the Amazon*

Belo Sun’s Volta Grande Gold Project will source water from the Xingu River, some 20 km south of the Belo Monte Dam. Photo: Fred Almeida/Wikimedia

 

A Canadian company is planning to build the soon-to-be largest open-pit gold mine in Brazil, located in the heart of the Amazon forest on the banks of the Xingu River. Brazilian activists, NGOs and advocacy groups, however, are waging a legal battle over the land.

Belo Sun Mining Corp., which is headquartered in Toronto, is behind the Volta Grande Gold Project, which plans to extract 600 tons of gold over the course of 12 years. The mine will generate toxic waste two-fold the volume of Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf mountain. A community of 300 families, who live off the land in Vila da Ressaca, Galo and Ouro Verde villages, will have to be relocated should the project go forward.

The company, which began researching the area in 2008, secured permission in early February from the Pará state government to begin construction, but on February 22 a state court suspended that permission for 180 days by upholding a suit filed by Pará’s public defender’s office.

In the ruling, judge Álvaro José da Silva Souza says he will refer the case to the federal public prosecutor’s office to conduct an investigation into whether the company engaged in land grabbing when it purchased federal public lands. The lands in question, Vila da Ressaca, Galo and Ouro Verde, make up an area called Ituna, which was destined in the 1980s by the federal government for the use of rural people in the context of agrarian reform.

The ruling also states that in the last three years, from the issuing of a preliminary permit in 2014 and up through the recent granting of a construction permit, the company did nothing to relocate the affected riverland peoples in a dignified way.

“I understand it to be completely absurd and unjustifiable that currently the families are still at the mercy of their own luck,” the judge’s decision reads.

The ruling gave the company 180 days to devise a plan to relocate the families and requires the company in the meantime to ensure the families’ access to the lands in question.

The location of the proposed mine has already been severely affected by an unrelated development project, the Belo Monte hydropower dam, which started its testing phase in late 2015. The dam has reduced the water flow of a 100-kilometre stretch of the Xingu River by 80%, in addition to having killed off fish, worsened water quality and drastically changed the way of life of many indigenous and riverland populations since its construction began in 2011.

Environmental fears surround the Belo Sun’s gold-mining project, given the recent tragedy near Mariana in the state of Minas Gerais. In November 2015, a dam burst at a mine belonging to Samarco — a joint venture of mining companies BHP and Vale — and poured billions of liters of waste in the Doce River, killing 19 people and leaving 700 homeless.

A technical note issued by Belo Sun in 2012, which addressed concerns brought about in a public hearing, was conducted by the same engineer who had attested to the safety of the Mariana dam four months before it burst. In November 2016, he, along with 20 other executives, was indicted for homicide by a federal court.

Consultations of indigenous communities

The indigenous communities directly affected by the Volta Grande Gold Project have not been consulted as is provided for in the 169 Convention of the International Labor Organization, of which Brazil is a signatory.

Six days after the issuing of the construction permit in early February, the mining company published on its website, only in English, a detailed exploration plan that encompasses 120 kilometres throughout the Xingu River. If the company were to implement the plan, at least four officially designated Indigenous Lands (Terras Indígenas) would be affected: Paquiçamba, of the Juruna people; Ituna/Itata, where isolated indigenous peoples live; Arara da Volta Grande, of the Arara; and Trincheira Bacajá, of the Xicrin peoples. Brazilian legislation states that constructions permits in this area should be done at the federal level (rather than by Pará state government) because it directly affects indigenous lands.

Belo Sun published on their website a map with their planned activities, without showing the adjacent indigenous lands. Instituto Socioambiental produced this map that does.

 

As of now, there hasn’t been any consultation of the peoples that could be impacted if the project moves forward.

“From the way it is on the map, it looks like there are no indigenous peoples there. For Belo Sun there is no one there,” says Mukuka Xicrin, a leader of the Xincrin people.

The permit granted by Pará state in February also bypassed a motion issued by Brazil’s public authority on indigenous matters (the National Indigenous Foundation, or FUNAI), which demands reassessment of the impact on indigenous peoples and considers a study presented by Belo Sun to be insufficient.

Both federal and state public defender’s offices filed a suit to halt the permit, with the latter’s suit being upheld by the state court. The federal prosecutor’s office also filed a motion directed at Pará’s environmental agency recommending against the permit. The prosecutor’s office had already filed two other suits against the project in the past.

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New Settlement Aims to Protect Muslims from Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance*

New Settlement Aims to Protect Muslims from Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance*

“This agreement sends a critical message to the federal government and police forces around the country that law enforcement can and must do its job without resorting to discrimination.”

Soheeb Amin, who says his Muslim Student Association and mosque were targeted by NYPD informants, speaks at a March 11, 2012 press conference at One Police Plaza. Photo: Seth Freed Wessler

 

 

At a time when executive orders seek to curtail the rights of Muslims in the United States and Islamophobia is on an upswing, a new settlement provides expanded legal protection for Muslims living in New York City.

Nearly six years after The Associated Press revealed that the New York Police Department (NYPD) was secretly and aggressively surveilling Muslim mosques, businesses and student groups, a settlement to prevent future discriminatory surveillance just received final judicial approval. The settlement is the result of two federal lawsuits, Raza v. City of New York and Handschu v. Special Services Division, and it establishes rules that will govern how investigations are conducted and provides for an independent civilian representative who will work with the NYPD to prevent religious discrimination. The last of the two required judges approved the terms of the settlement on Monday (March 20).

“We and our clients are very pleased that the courts have approved this groundbreaking settlement,” attorneys for the Raza case plaintiffs said in statement issued by the American Civil Liberties Union.

“Now, New York Muslims and all New Yorkers will have strong protections from unconstitutional religious profiling and surveillance. This agreement sends a critical message to the federal government and police forces around the country that law enforcement can and must do its job without resorting to discrimination.”

The settlement includes the following provisions, as outlined in the statement:

  • Prohibiting investigations in which race, religion, ethnicity or national origin is a substantial or motivating factor.
  • Requiring articulable and factual information regarding possible unlawful activity before the NYPD can launch a preliminary investigation into political or religious activity.
  • Requiring the NYPD to account for the potential effect of investigative techniques on constitutionally protected activities such as religious worship and political meetings.
  • Limiting the NYPD’s use of undercover and confidential informants to situations in which the information sought cannot reasonably be obtained in a timely and effective way by less intrusive means.
  • Putting an end to open-ended investigations by imposing presumptive time limits and requiring reviews of ongoing investigations every six months.
  • Installing a civilian representative within the NYPD with the power and obligation to ensure all safeguards are followed and to serve as a check on investigations directed at political and religious activities. The civilian representative must record and report any violations to the police commissioner, who must investigate violations and report back to the civilian representative. If violations are systematic, the civilian representative must report them directly to the judge in the Handschu case.
  • Removing from the NYPD website the discredited and unscientific Radicalization in the West report, which justified discriminatory surveillance, and affirming that the report is not and will not be relied upon to open or prolong NYPD investigations.
  • The civilian representative is empowered to report to the court at any time if there are violations of the Handschu guidelines, is required to report to the court if there are systematic violations, and is required to report to the court on an annual basis.
  • The mayor is prohibited from abolishing the civilian representative position without judicial approval, and abolition by order of the court is only permitted if there have not been systemic violations for a period of three years.
  • The civilian representative is specifically authorized to review not just the opening or extension of investigations, but also how they are conducted. In addition, the civilian representative is specifically authorized to review the propriety of the use or extension of use of undercover officers or confidential informants.

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Portland Votes to Divest from All Corporations*

Portland Votes to Divest from All Corporations*

This includes the Dakota Access Pipeline and companies which profit from the prison industrial complex.

By Yessenia Funes

Portland City Council passed an amendment Wednesday (April 5) with a unanimous vote to end new investments in corporate securities in stocks and private bonds, including the Dakota Access Pipeline, President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, corporations complicit in prisons and the occupation of Palestine.

For years, Portland residents have been pressuring the city council to take its investments from corporations that didn’t meet these standards. Wells Fargo has been a target since at least 2011 when it faced controversy over its funding of private prison company Geo Group Inc. The pressure started growing in December when opponents to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline again targeted the bank over its involvement in the $3.8 billion project.

Local media outlets reported that the hearing included hours of testimony from the public, many of whom didn’t want their dollars supporting such issues. In order not to debate which corporations to choose, the city decided to end investments in all corporations.

City investments add up to more than $1.7 billion, with a third invested in corporate securities. Its returns could drop by $3 million to $5 million as the city moves its investments into federal bonds and non-corporate options.

This move marks the end of the city’s Socially Responsible Investments Committee, a citizen committee that was considering how its investments would better serve its constituents based on human rights and other criteria.

“This is a win,” said Hyung Nam, a member of the committee, to The Oregonian.

“The city is actually willing to lose money to their budget because they want to get out of these big corporate nightmares.”

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