Archive | May 5, 2017

3000 Elite Paedophiles Arrested – Media Silent*

3000 Elite Paedophiles Arrested – Media Silent*

So who were they?

Former Navy SEAL Craig Sawyer says that over 3,000 paedophiles belonging to an elite satanic paedophile ring have been arrested, amid a total blackout by the mainstream media.

Speaking with Infowars‘ Michael Zimmerman at the NRA’s annual convention, Sawyer says that intelligence insiders have confirmed that Trump’s vow to take down the elite paedophile ring in Washington DC is already being fulfilled.

According to Sawyer, his independent research has led him to discover that high-level government officials routinely torture and kill young children during satanic rituals. He says that despite a concerted effort by social media and the mainstream to suppress this information, they cannot escape the avalanche of truth being released by the independent media.

Transcript of interview with Former Navy SEAL Craig Sawyer

We started a nonprofit organization called ‘Veterans For Child Rescue’ and we are raising money to expose high level elite paedophile rings that are snatching up our children. Some of them are into satanic rituals and torturing little infants and toddlers to death.

I’m getting high level information from federal law enforcement and intelligence communities. There have been over 3,000 arrests since January. We have a President now who is not ok with children being raped and tortured to death, thank God.

With all of these arrests going on, I’ve been learning more and more about it and I’ve realised I have to go independent to get around the gatekeepers in the mainstream media who refuse to report on it.

My mission is to inform the American citizens of what they’ve been denied knowing. I want to provide a non permissive environment against these acts for these children and make a better environment for the children going forward. We have to do something.

I’ve assembled a task force of high level intelligence retirees and veterans who are very capable. So we’re going to shoot this documentary and shine a light on this cesspool of corruption and help clean it up.

Immediately after I told Alex Jones and announced our founding of the organisations. I got phone calls from officials saying there are two groups planning to attack the organisation.

I’m going to allow their attacks to illuminate what they’re doing.

Social media is suppressing my reach. Crowdfunding sites have undermined us. But every day we are gaining more and more support from high level officials. Its a grassroots movement that is growing very, very quickly.

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Related Topics:

Int’l Banking Whistleblower Reveals High Level Paedophilia and Child Sacrifices*

Attorney Suing Elite Paedophile Ring Shot Dead*

Washington Paedophile Epidemic So Bad Police Tell Children to Stay Indoors*

Disruption of the Ninth Circle Cult’s Sacrificial Rituals in April*

Dutch Media Cancels Dr. Phil Show after Exposing Elite Paedophilia Ring*

U.K. Paedophile Epidemic So Big Police Ask Vigilante Group to Takeover*

‘nothing short of the nation’s first paedophile protection act’*

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Flooding Submerges California’s Drought*

Flooding Submerges California’s Drought*

After a lengthy period withering in extreme drought, California’s fortunes have reversed and the state has endured exceptional rain-and-snowfall over the past few months. Creeks, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs that were once far below normal levels are now overflowing from the onslaught of incoming water. As the abundant rain has continued to fall through the winter, employees at the 10 NWS Weather Forecast Offices and River Forecast Center that serve the state have worked tirelessly to prepare and assist local and state officials in their efforts to mitigate, and recover from, the flooding impacts due to the heavy precipitation.

California Drought status as of March 1, 2016 compared to February 28, 2017

 

A year ago, nearly 95% of California was in some type of drought condition; more than 60% of the state was experiencing “Extreme” or “Exceptional” drought. As of February 28, however, only 25% remains in any sort of drought, and for the first time since 2013, there is no extreme level drought in California. The remarkable improvement has been due to strong Pacific storm systems that have repeatedly battered the West Coast. Many of these storms are known as “atmospheric rivers” that bring moisture up from the tropics, near Hawaii, all the way into the West Coast. Each of these storms can bring several inches of rain to the CA coast and central valley as well as several feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In these mountains, the snowpack is currently almost double the annual average, and many locations are on pace for their wettest year on record. Not only have these storms nearly erased much of the remaining drought in California, the relentless rain and snow has introduced flooding issues to many areas of the state. Mudslides and debris flows have crashed down the hillsides as heavy rains have fallen, causing flash floods to surge out of previously dry creek beds. As the precipitation has continued throughout the winter, larger-scale river and stream flooding has added to the flash flood danger as rivers and reservoirs rose in response to the repeated rounds of heavy rainfall.

Even normally arid portions of Southern California have not been spared, with 3 significant heavy rainfall events of their own. The most recent event, beginning February 27, had significant impacts for the metro region of San Diego. Widespread rainfall of 2.5 to 5 inches fell onto the region already saturated from the 2 previous events, with a maximum of 9 inches falling on Palomar Mountain, northeast of the city. The resultant flooding put City of San Diego Fire and Rescue swiftwater rescue teams to work. 65 rescues were conducted, including support from U.S. Coast Guard air crews.

Near deadly but successful swiftwater rescue on the San Diego River overtopping the San Diego Mission Road during the night of February 27. Photo: Alex Tardy

Through it all, NWS employees have been at the forefront of the action, providing Impact-based Decision Support Services (IDSS) to emergency officials. When the first winter storms came ashore beginning in late November, forecasters were ready, providing officials with advance notice in briefings. Officials initially focused on areas of recent wildfire activities where the likelihood of flash flooding and debris flows would be increased. As the relentless rains continued, the NWS progressively enhanced its efforts to provide needed guidance and support to emergency officials. Staffing levels were increased, “round-the-clock” operations began at the California-Nevada River Forecast Center, and briefings were expanded from local to state, regional, and even national level agencies as the scope of the flooding concerns grew. These briefings were vital to emergency operations. Information provided by the NWS helped these officials stage relief crews and swift-water rescue teams in advance of the threat. The offices also deployed hydrologists to better assist officials at the California State Flood Operations Center. Not only have the efforts of the NWS grown in response to the threat, our vital partnerships and collaboration with other agencies have been vital to the success of emergency operations. Officials from NOAA, NASA, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), FEMA, and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have all played major roles in decision support and ensuring the protection of life and property during periods of significant flooding.

The severity of this situation of extremes came to a head in mid-February at the Oroville Dam, northeast of Sacramento, where for the first time ever, an auxiliary spillway was utilized due to extensive erosion damage to the main spillway. The torrent of water that overflowed onto the auxiliary spillway then caused more erosion, and officials were forced to evacuate over 200,000 people downstream as the auxiliary spillway’s structural integrity was threatened. The local NWS office in Sacramento sprang into action here as well, deploying an Incident Meteorologist (IMET) to provide onsite weather support for the team responsible for getting the spillway incident under control. The IMET provided critical information to support the efforts aimed at reducing the level of the reservoir so that further runoff was able to be contained utilizing only the damaged primary spillway.

Image from NWS Sacramento outlining danger at Oroville Dam

Nature has graciously given the area a brief respite from the active storms in late February, but the threat remains. Thousands of people had been forced to evacuate in the San Jose area as floodwaters from a more recent storm have inundated the area and storms across extreme southern California have brought the flooding concern further south, in areas previously spared near San Diego. Officials continue to be on high alert, monitoring dams and levees that are being put to the test, holding back more water than they’ve seen in decades. NWS forecasters remain vigilant, continuing to provide precise and accurate information to the emergency management community and protecting the lives and properties of Californians.

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Related Topics:

California Independence Movement Formally Launches #Calexit*

Leprosy in Californian Schools*

U.S. Military Create California Earthquake Using Seismic Weapon*

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Evidence Proving California Drought Was Geo-engineered*

Protestors Shut down Nestlé Plant in Drought Stricken California*

Drought Riddled California Bans GM Salmon*

1 in 4 California Families Can’t Afford Food for Their Kids

Clean Water a Luxury in E. Californian Schools

GM Crops Entrench U.S. Drought

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Declaration of the South African Federation of Trade Unions*

Declaration of the South African Federation of Trade Unions*

By South African Federation of Trade Unions

Members of NUMSA, the metal workers’ union that played a central role in the founding of the new federation

 

The following is the founding declaration of the new South African Federation of Trade Unions, the culmination of efforts by revolutionary forces in the country to chart a new path forward independent of the tripartite alliance that has governed the country since the overthrow of Apartheid. In February 2015 we wrote:

“To delay a split for any longer in the hopes of an internal Alliance rapprochement can only open up more space that will be seized by right-wing and populist forces. The centre of gravity of struggle against capital will shift to forces who actively oppose a transition to socialism. NUMSA’s initiatives represent hundreds of thousands of workers and have a truly revolutionary and internationalist spirit.

“We in the Party for Socialism and Liberation had hoped for a rapprochement between the SACP and its opponents, but that prospect has grown more and more remote. While splits break unity, they often precipitate new alliances. We can only hope that the actions of NUMSA and the allied unions will draw the lines sharply and skillfully enough to facilitate a regroupment of truly revolutionary forces.”

Seven hundred thousand workers represented by 1,384 voting delegates from 24 unions and other non-voting unions have taken the first decisive step to building a new, vibrant, independent, and democratic workers’ federation, leading the struggle against exploitation, mass unemployment, poverty, inequality and corruption and taking up the struggle for the total emancipation of the working class from the chains of its capitalist oppressors.

Delegates formally adopted the name, logo and colours of red, black and gold. A constitution was adopted and a Report from the Steering Committee which  spelt out the way forward for the coming period, and endorsed the principles adopted by the Workers Summit on 30 April 2016.

We are building a fundamentally different type of workers’ organisation – independent of political parties and employers but not apolitical, democratic, worker-controlled, militant, socialist-orientated, internationalist, Pan Africanist from a Marxist perspective and inspired by the principles of Marxism-Leninism.

Our historic mission is to rapidly build a united mass force of workers, which will transform their lives and pave the way for the transformation of society as a whole from one based on the greed of a rapacious capitalist elite to one run for the benefit of the working class and all the people of South Africa and the world.

But time is not on our side. Unless we urgently mobilise our forces to confront the quadruple challenge of unemployment, poverty, inequality and corruption and revive the trade union movement, turn the tide and fight back against their appalling conditions of life, we shall slide into a new age of barbarism, and even worse exploitation of the working class and the poor.

Principles and character of the Federation:

We have built on the founding principles adopted by the Workers’ Summit on 30 April 2016, made important additions and adopted the following:

1 Independence: Unions must be independent from employers (in the private and public sector) and from political parties. This does not mean that unions are apolitical.

2 Worker control and democracy: Unions must be worker-controlled and practice democracy, accountability, transparency and be tolerant. Within the federation affiliates must have autonomy.

3 Non-racialism and non-sexism: Unions must fight for the maximum unity of all workers and reject all divisive and negative sentiment such as racism, xenophobia, tribalism and ethnicity, all of which are the product of the capitalist system which exploits divisions within the working class. We should welcome and recruit migrant workers.

4 Financial self-sufficiency and accountability in word and deed, to business unionism, corruption, fraud and maladministration within its own ranks and in a capitalist society which is inherently corrupt, which we must fight continuously and support workers exposing corruption, eg Prasa and all state-owned industries, and former Midrand municipality.

5 Internationalist and anti-imperialist: Unions must place a high priority on international solidarity.

6 Socialist orientation: We are committed to fight the exploitation of workers and must be ready to engage in the transformation of our societies to counter capitalist exploitation, inequalities and poverty. We are inspired by Marxism-Leninism and Marxist Pan Africanism, based on a commitment to socialism, internationalism, all of which are complementary.

7 Militancy in fighting for the working class and the poor: Unions must be ready to actively campaign for change, and made links with all of the oppressed South Africans.

8 Building organisation: We are committed to building an effective organisation and representation and organise in the most effective manner to represent workers and serve their interests.

9 Solidarity: We pledge our solidarity with all workers struggling for better wages and conditions of service or to save jobs and to do everything possible to save and create jobs.

Campaigns

Our struggle is to end class exploitation, and to dismantle colonial and apartheid capitalism and land dispossession, through a programme to reclaim land and for a socialist-orientated society. In pursuance of this we shall take up the following campaigns:

We support the Section 77 Notice submitted by the Steering Committee. In addition to the demand on unemployment, poverty and attacks on workers’ constitutional right to strike, we demand the banning of labour brokers, action to resolve the health crisis, for land to be restored to its rightful owners without compensation, for the scrapping of e-tolls and toll gates and the repeal of the Employment Tax Incentive Act.

Workers pension funds should be invested in projects which build houses for the workers and the poor, not to finance glass office towers in Sandton.

We demand an urgent moratorium on farm evictions of farm workers and demands that the states restored the dignity by building better houses for dwellers, who live in houses that are no better than pigsties and go hungry even though they are the producers of food. We resolve to mobilise a campaign to end the abuses they suffer from and the fraudulent attempt to form “co-operatives” which are just fronts for the employers.

We shall mobilise workers to oppose Eskom’s planned closure of five coal-powered power stations, which could produce 30-40,000 job losses, fight the partial privatisation of Eskom by involving independent power producers, step up the campaign against nuclear energy and develop a position on transition to socially owned renewable energy.

We shall convene a Bargaining Conference to fight the attempts by the Free Market Foundation and employers to liquidate collective and centralised bargaining, and shall mobilise mass action to stop this attempt.

We shall resist with everything in our power a developing strategy by the state and their sweetheart unions to deny workers their right to join trade unions and condemn employers who refuse to grant union rights and the Department of Labour which insists on a certificate from employers that they are prepared to process debit orders, and we condemn those employers in the public service who collude with Cosatu unions to exclude independent unions and maintain conservative policies.

We also call for amendments to Section 21 of the Labour Relations Act.

We demand changes to the Pensions Amendment Act and support the call for public servants to be able to use their own pensions for housing and ensure that Public servants can’t get loans because of indebtedness and don’t qualify for RDP houses.

GEMS (Government Employee Medical Scheme) should be a choice not compulsory, as it doesn’t work in favour of public servants. Medical aid is exorbitant and the National Health Insurance still a dream; we are not deserting it but need immediate measures. We created GEMS, but its board is now dominated by Cosatu unions.

We shall tackle the health crisis, where we see long queues only to receive a Panado while the minority enjoys private care. Emergencies are not attended to and indignity and even death is imposed on psychiatric patients through outsourcing. We shall demand public quality service such as in Cuba.

The education crisis is a core issue. We shall convene an education crisis summit, which will focus on the class basis of a system which generates unemployment and poverty and creates workers who are only meant to serve the interests of the capitalists and the state is limited to what the capitalists allow them to do. SA’s education system is worse than those of many poorer countries.

We shall fight against food dumping, e.g. chickens and job losses linked to sugar tax, against both neoliberalism and predatory elite without siding with any faction and against the use of EPWP Workers, which is used as a form of increased casualisation of work in local government and exploitation.

Banks must be nationalised, in particular the Reserve Bank, not just mineral resources.

Recruitment and organisation

Unions should support each other’s struggles and big unions give special material help to small unions and not just look after their own interests. No union should further expand its scope. We must encourage mergers where it is makes the union more effective and makes organisational sense, but in the meantime unions in the same sector should co-operate.

Recruitment must focus on the 76% of unorganised workers, but should also target Cosatu affiliates because they are considered as unorganised and trapped. We must develop a budget and campaigns for recruitment to address the 76%. Shop stewards must be capacitated to take up recruitment and service.

There are disturbing developments in Nedlac proposing laws to ensure that all strikes must be peaceful, which ignores the problem that violence in strikes is instigated by employers who use police and private security to provoke and harass strikers.

We strongly condemn the refusal by government to recognise unions which have recruited in parastatals, which undermines the right to freedom of association. Those workers who have joined a union of own choice must be given organisational rights including stop orders. We shall declare war on the political interventions by government.

We shall discuss with all unions about how best to deliver quality service – working towards the development of a service charter.

Economic, social and political crisis

The current crisis, which is simultaneously political, economic and social, is rooted in the Codesa negotiated settlement which led to the end of apartheid, which conceded democratic political rights, but ensured that the economy remained firmly in the hands of white monopoly capitalism, through the property clause.

This led to capture of the state and the government, the ANC and its allies by monopoly capital, and to the adoption of neoliberal, free-market capitalist economic policies in their interests. This started with Gear was followed by the NDP. The Treasury and successive Finance Ministers were the main drivers of this process.

At the same time a section of black capitalists who were excluded from the mainstream capitalist economy, colluded with (Jacob) Zuma, his cronies, public officials which he appointed, and the Guptas to embark on an orgy of looting of public resources and self-enrichment though the manipulation of tenders in both the state and state-owner enterprises.

Saftu opposes both these factions of the ruling class and refuses to take sides to defend either the corrupt looters or the mainstream white monopoly capitalists who are both fighting each other for control of the state and government for their own selfish class interests and not those of the working class and poor majority which they both exploit. We shall never support one butcher against another.

The federation will oppose any attempt to resolve this crisis within the parameters of a capitalist system which has proved that it has no solutions. It is the working class who produce the country’s wealth and who are the main consumers of its commodities.

The only way out of the crisis has to be through a mass movement of the working-class based on a programme guided by the principles of Marxism-Leninism for the nationalisation of the mineral and manufacturing monopolies, the banks and the land, in line with the aspiration expressed in the Freedom Charter. This discussion will be further developed in an Ideological and Political Commission.

Conclusion

At this historic Congress, we have asserted our independence and enshrined it in our decisions. We have insisted that we must be independent, but definitely not apolitical. On the contrary, being independent means that we have to be more ready to explain our positions, because these are rooted in the needs of the working class.

The new federation can show how different it is from other formations by showing that its principles are a not just slogan, but guide our programmes in all that we do. There are huge expectations amongst the working class for Saftu, and therefore have to live up to these expectations of the workers.

The new leadership that is elected to lead the New Federation is conscious of the very different traditions that we are now encompassing. Our differences are not a weakness, but an advantage, especially if we draw upon them to strengthen our overall approach.

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Related Topics:

BRICS Under Attack: NWO Tentacles Extending into South Africa*

Hillary Clinton and the Ex-Im Bank Financing of the World’s Largest Coal Plants in South Africa*

Why Apartheid Still Exists in South Africa*

South African Student Uprising Wins Tuition Hike Freeze*

Destabilization of South Africa Escalates*

South Africa Delays Court Decision on Black Ownership of Mines*

South Africa’s Fight against Global Corporatization Continues*

Now the Destabilization War Begins in South Africa*

Rothschild’s Anglo American to Sell South African Mines*

South Africa’s Platinum Miners Resume Rothschild’s Work*

220,000 Metal Workers on Strike in South Africa*

South Africa: NWO’s Agenda 21 Litmus Test*

The Democracy South Africans Never Voted for*

A Reminder Why South African Mineworkers have a Right to Strike*

Corporations that Profit from Poor South Africans*

Why are World Business leaders Meeting in South Africa!

South Africa: What is Really Protected by the State Protection Bill!

India’s Top Court Upholds Death Sentences for 2012 Delhi Gang Rape Convicts*

India’s Top Court Upholds Death Sentences for 2012 Delhi Gang Rape Convicts*

India’s top court on Friday upheld the death sentences of four men who were convicted in the fatal gang-rape and torture of a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus in New Delhi in 2012.

Protesters carry candles as they shout slogans during a protest to mark the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters)

 

The court held that the nature of the crime, which triggered massive protests across India, made it a fit case for the death penalty. It described the assault as “most brutal, barbaric and diabolical,” according to the Press Trust of India news agency.

The victim’s father said he was happy with the court judgement and demanded that the convicts be hanged quickly.

“The court heard our voice and gave justice,” he said.

Prosecutors said the four Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh took their victim to the back of a private bus in New Delhi, raping her and then damaging her internal organs with an iron rod.

She died two weeks later of injuries in a hospital in Singapore, where she was taken for treatment.

The outrage over the New Delhi attack prompted quick action on legislation doubling prison terms for rapists to 20 years and criminalising voyeurism, stalking and the trafficking of women.

Indian lawmakers also voted to lower to 16 from 18 the age at which a person can be tried as an adult for heinous crimes.

Defence attorney A.P. Singh, representing three of the men, said the court should have given a chance to reform and avoided the death penalty. He said he would seek a review of Friday’s judgement from Supreme Court judges.

Ram Singh, the bus driver and the fifth suspect in the crime, was found hanging in his cell in Tihar prison in March 2013, months before the suspects were convicted.

The sixth suspect was just months short of 18 years when the crime took place.

He walked out of a correction home in December 2015 after spending three years the maximum punishment for minors sparking public outrage and an overhaul of the juvenile law.

Indian courts are notorious for delays as more than 30 million cases are pending before them.

In view of the massive protests across the country, the Indian government put the gang rape case on a fast-track trial.

Swati Maliwal, chief of the New Delhi Commission for Women, said people in India were not scared of committing crimes because of long delays in bringing them to justice.

 “The fact is that the road to justice is very, very long in this country,” she said.

“Even in this case, it has taken five years. But at least in five years, we are coming to a conclusion. There are women in the country who have been fighting court battles for 10 to 15 years.”

At least six rapes were taking place in the Indian capital every day, she said.

“Nothing much has changed because there is no fear among people that if they do something wrong, they will be punished,” she said.

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Related Topics:

10-Year-Old Schoolgirl Set on Fire, Thrown into Dry Well for Fighting Off Gang Rape

Rape, Jews, and Bollywood*

Rape in India Gains Its Rightful Status*

Justice at Last: Death Sentences for Indian Rapist – Murderers*

Rape: Challenging the Acceptable

Legal Advocacy Groups Sue DHS for Info on Treatment of Muslims at Border Stops, Airports*

Legal Advocacy Groups Sue DHS for Info on Treatment of Muslims at Border Stops, Airports*

The two federal court filings demand reports on the seizure of Muslims’ electronic devices and the revocation of their Trusted Traveller status.

By Sameer Rao

Muslim men pray at a prayer and demonstration at JFK airport to protest President Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries on February 3, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

 

Nearly two months after they first filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, two legal advocacy groups sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in federal court this week for information on the treatment of Muslims—and those perceived to be Muslims—at border stops and airports.

Muslim Advocates and the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed two lawsuits with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia demanding DHS submit records about Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents’ possible racial profiling of travelers. The first lawsuit, filed Tuesday (May 2), relates to officials’ search and seizure of individuals’ electronic devices, while yesterday’s (May 3) filing deals with the revocation of select passengers’ Trusted Traveler status, which lets them access expedited security screens at airports.

The organizations initially filed FOIA requests for this information in early March, after President Donald Trump issued the second version of his “Muslim ban,” which sought to prevent people from six Muslim-majority countries—Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Syria—from visiting the United States for 90 days. Federal Judges in Hawaii and Maryland prevented its implementation, but DHS later mandated that people flying into the United States from 10 airports in eight other Muslim-majority countries—Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates—much check all electronic devices larger than a phone with their luggage.

The March FOIA requests specifically asked for information on how DHS and CBP agents evaluated whose devices to search and whose Trusted Traveler status to revoke. They included all data from the first Muslim ban‘s implementation. Both lawsuits say DHS acknowledged receipt of the FOIA requests, but missed the April 24 deadline to provide the information. The complaints also acknowledge widespread reports that federal officials selectively profiled Muslims and others thought to be Muslim, including U.S. citizens.

“Airports and borders are not Constitution-free zones, and no one should be targeted or profiled simply because of what they look like or assumptions by federal officials about their religious practice,” says Muslim Advocates’ legal director Johnathan Smith in a statement.

“DHS can’t continue to stonewall reasonable inquiries into their actions.”

DHS, which oversees CBP, has not yet publicly responded to these lawsuits.

Source*

Related Topics:

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Trump Signs New Travel Ban Executive Order*

Trump is About to Release His ‘Religious Freedom’ Order, and It’s Looking Awful*

The New Travel Ban You Didn’t Hear About Is Against U.S. Citizens*

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CDC Gives Itself the Right to Test, Quarantine Travelers without Due Process, Informed Consent*

U.S. Congress Passes Restrictions on Trade and Travel to Cuba*

At these 3 British Airports, a U.S. Spy Agency Decides Who can Travel*

Bayer Drug, Xarelto Faces 18,000 Lawsuits*

Bayer Drug, Xarelto Faces 18,000 Lawsuits*

By Ariana Marisol

The first court test of Bayer/J&J’s blood thinner, Xarelto, is coming up in New Orleans next week. The outcome will influence how the 18,000 lawsuits behind it will be handled.

Joseph Boudreaux is the plaintiff of the first suit. Xarelto was supposed to help cut his stroke risk, yet according to Bourdeaux, it caused internal bleeding that required a week-long hospital stay in ICU, several blood transfusions, and multiple heart procedures.

Lawyers for Bayer and J&J argue that Xarelto was approved by the FDA as safe and effective.

This argument is one that many drugmakers use when being accused of putting unsafe drugs on the market.

If the government deems it safe, does that relinquish Pharmaceutical companies of all responsibility? It shouldn’t. The FDA does not develop, manufacture, and sell drugs. Pharmaceutical companies do. If their drugs are making people more sick, these companies should be held responsible.

A simple law could place the blame where it should be placed. Regardless of what the FDA states, the ultimate accountability for a drug’s effects should lie with the company that created it.

If you create a product that has 18,000 people claiming your product seriously harmed them, you are the one who should be in court facing these allegations.

While the FDA is not necessarily the most trustworthy agency, they are the only body that can certify a drug for public use. Their assessment of a drug and approval of it should not exonerate the drug company for putting something dangerous on the market.

It is time that Pharmaceutical companies pay for the damage and harm they have caused people throughout the world. With 18,000 lawsuits pending, Bayer and J&J should be held accountable.

Source*

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Ebola Didn’t Work so, U.S. Pushes AIDS-Causing Drugs on U.S. Black Population*

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U.S. Govt Exposed for Forcing Foster Kids, Even Toddlers to Take Dangerous Psychotropic Drugs*

Nixon Advisor Admitted War on Drugs Invented to Crush Anti-War and Black Movements*

Austrian President calls on All Women to Wear Hijab in Solidarity with Muslims against Islamophobia*

Austrian President calls on All Women to Wear Hijab in Solidarity with Muslims against Islamophobia*

President Alexander Van der Bellen

 

The Austrian President has called on all women to wear the hijab in solidarity with Muslims to counter “rampant Islamophobia”.

President Alexander Van der Bellen, the former left-wing Green Party leader who just about beat a far-right candidate to take office earlier in January, said freedom of expression was a fundamental right.

He told an audience of school pupils that,

 “It is every woman’s right to always dress how she wants, that is my opinion on the matter.

“And it is not only Muslim women, all women can wear a headscarf, and if this real and rampant Islamaphobia continues, there will come a day where we must ask all women to wear a headscarf – all – out of solidarity to those who do it for religious reasons.”

President Van der Bellen’s comments were in response to a question from a schoolgirl who argued for a hijab and niqab ban that she believed would reduce women to their physical appearance and isolate some out of the labour market.

The comments which were made in March amid debate in Austria and neighbouring Germany about “burqa bans”.

The President’s office said he supported bans in specific circumstances, such as for female judges, where religious attire could raise concerns over their professional impartiality.

Mr Van der Bellen would apply prohibitions to all religious symbols, including Jewish kippas and Christian kippas.

But the coalition-led government also agreed to prevent judges, magistrates, public prosecutors and police officers from wearing the hijab in the interest of appearing “ideologically and religiously neutral”.

Source*

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Middle-aged White Men Like Me Have no Right to Tell Women not to Wear the Burkini*

Silencing the Expression of Faith

Kenya overturns Hijab Ban*

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Major UK Department Store to Sell School Hijabs*

E.U.:Employers can Ban Wearing of Visible Religious Symbols*

International “modest clothing” Firm to Launch Brand in Debenhams Birmingham*

Burkini ban in France Sparks Worldwide Sales, even among non-Muslims*

European Company sells Miswak for £3.90 Calling it a ‘groundbreaking’ Raw Toothbrush*