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This shameless western power Legalised Colonial-era Child Torture – and its Citizens have had Enough*

This shameless western power Legalised Colonial-era Child Torture – and its Citizens have had Enough*

By Tom Coburg

Members of Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) have led demonstrations in all the major cities in Australia. Their demand was an end to the routine incarceration of Aborigines, including children. They also demanded an end to offshore processing of refugees on Manus Island and Nauru (the latter detention centre includes children). The demonstrations came only days after a broadcast on ABC television of a secretly filmed video of teenage boys being tortured in Australian youth detention centres in the Northern Territory.

Dylan Voller

 

The video showed teenager Dylan Voller held in restraints at a youth detention facility in Alice Springs in conditions more akin to Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo. Prior to that incident, Voller had been systematically tortured over a five year period in another Northern Territory detention centre: Voller and five other boys, all of Aboriginal heritage, were tortured (stripped, hooded, assaulted and tear-gassed).

A heart-rending letter from the Dylan, dated 26 July 2016, is published in full here…

The torture at the youth detention centre was conducted by racist and sadistic prison staff, supervised by racist and sadistic managers:

“[I] honestly believe if any young man had have walked into that cell with a loving heart and just sat down and talked to my brother and helped him through everything that he was going through, he would have sat down and played cards happily with any of those guys, but they all used force and acted intimidating and scary,” Kirra Voller (Dylan Voller’s sister).

Incredibly, the restraints shown in the video were legalised this year, but since the video was broadcast their use has been suspended.

There are now legal claims. The six youths who were mistreated at Don Dale instigated litigation against the Northern Territory Government. Dylan Voller is additionally seeking unspecified damages from the Government for injuries sustained. The Government is counter-suing two of the six boys and seeking $A160,000 for damage to prison property.

Child assaulted at Don Dale centre

 

The U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, released a damning statement saying the allegations of torture made on the TV documentary could amount to a violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment.

In another statement, WAR declared:

“We called for all detention centres for incarcerating children to be shut down immediately. And we didn’t forget about you mob in Manus and Nauru. We have the same enemy. Our freedom is your freedom. We speak of you at every rally. No justice no peace.”

Since the video was shown on ABC TV’s “Four Corners” programme, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been forced to agree to a Royal Commission into youth detention in the Northern Territory (but refuses to extend the Commission’s inquiries into the rest of Australia).

Melbourne demo spokesperson Meriki Onus said they were tired of royal commissions:

“If they implemented the recommendations from the royal commission into deaths in custody and the royal commission into the stolen generation, I don’t think we would be protesting here today.”

Aborigine members of WAR at Melbourne demo

 

Aboriginal elders are demanding those involved in the torture of children at these detention centres – from centre staff and their manages, right up to senior NT ministers – be sacked. Some Aborigines are demanding the entire Northern Territory government be dissolved.

Aborigines imprisoned

Australia’s aborigines are the most imprisioned people in the world, statistics show:

  • Aboriginal people represent only 3% of the total population, yet more than 28% of Australia’s prison population are Aboriginal.
  • 48% of juveniles in custody in Australia are Aboriginal
  • The NT has the highest rate of youth detention in Australia and 95 per cent of all kids locked away there are indigenous.

Australia’s shame

The above statistics speak volumes. As a people, Australian Aborigines represent some of the poorest and under-resourced in the world, with low life expectancy and poor health generally. Almost half of Aboriginal men and over a third of women die before they turn 45 (the average life expectancy for non-indigenous Australians is 80 years).

When Australia treats its own children – Aboriginal and non-indigenous – in the way the video showed, it is not surprising that it also happily detains children – refugees – indefinitely on its island prisons. These offshore detention centres, like the barbaric youth detention centres in Australia, must be closed down.

Modern Australian society has its roots in invasion and the near decimation of the indigenous population, followed by the enslavement and dispossession of those who survived. Many Australians, however, still find it difficult to accept this scenario. But it is only when they fully confront Australia’s dark past that justice for Aboriginal Australians will finally begin to be realised.

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Related Topics:

Indigenous Australians being Starved by their Occupiers*

An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma*

Australians Rally against Kicking the Indigenous off their Own Land*

Yeah.. Dumping nuclear waste on Indigenous Australian Land Would Increase their Living Standards*

Australia Still Stealing Indigenous Children*

Australia: When Recognition Means the End for the Indigenous

Child Abuse in Australian Detention Camp*

Boys Forced to Rape each other at Australian Military Schools*

Australia Pre-Drugging Kids and Psychosis Risk Syndrome*

 

Paedophiles in Australia’s Catholic Church Abused 4,445 Children, Pays US$213mn to Victims as Compensation*

Paedophiles in Australia’s Catholic Church Abused 4,445 Children, Pays US$213mn to Victims as Compensation*

By Amando Flavio

These days, the Roman Catholic Church is synonymous with child sexual abuse. We owe nobody an apology for saying this. It’s the truth.

Cases of child sexual abuse and subsequent cover-ups committed during the 20th and 21st centuries by Catholic priests, nuns, and members of the Roman Catholic Order have led to numerous allegations, investigations, trials and convictions. The abused include boys and girls, some as young as 3 years old, with the majority between the ages of 11 and 14. It is beyond imagination that these so-called men and women of God have molested innocent children in this widespread way.

The abuse is a worldwide problem in the church. There aren’t accurate statistics to determine the number of children these paedophiles in the church have abused worldwide because of the extent. From 2001 to 2010, the Holy See, which serves as the central governing body of the Catholic Church, considered sex abuse allegations involving approximately 3,000 priests dating back up to fifty years. Cases worldwide reflect patterns of long-term abuse and of the church hierarchy regularly covering up reports of alleged abuse.

Diocesan officials and academics knowledgeable about the Roman Catholic Church have revealed that sexual abuse by the paedophiles in the church is generally not discussed, and thus is difficult to measure. In 2014, the Vatican said 3,420 credible accusations of sexual abuse committed by priests had been referred to its institution over the past 10 years, and that 824 clerics were defrocked as a result.

However, a new investigation carried out in Australia has shed light on the damning practice of Catholic priests and nuns in the country. According to the report, the Catholic Church paid US$213 million to victims of sex abuse committed by priests in Australia over decades.

In 2002, a critical investigation by The Boston Globe in the United States led to worldwide media coverage of child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. By 2010, much of the reporting focused on abuse in Europe.

In 2012, Australia also announced it was to investigate the abuses by the church. By 2013, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse commenced hearings on alleged Catholic Church sex abuse of children – mostly boys.

In mid-February 2017, the commission issued a report revealing:

“Catholic Church authorities made total payments of [AU]$276.1 million [US$213million] in response to claims of child sexual abuse received between 1 January 1980 and 28 February 2015, including monetary compensation, treatment, legal and other costs.”

Of the 4,445 cases the church received between January 1980 and February 2015 in the country, the report said the church managed to identify 1,880 alleged perpetrators, who included 597 (32% ‘religious brothers,’ 572 (30%) priests, 543 (29%) lay people, and 96 (5%) religious sisters or nuns.  According to the report, 90% of abusers were male while the abused were also mostly boys.

According to the commission, sex abuse victims received AU$91,000 in compensation. The report by the commission also stated that the Christian Brothers group admitted during the hearing that both the highest total payment and the largest number of total payments is $48.5 million. It was paid in relation to 763 payments at an average of approximately $64,000 per payment. The Christian Brothers is a worldwide religious community within the Catholic Church.

Read analysis of Catholic Church Authorities’ data on claims of child abuse https://t.co/4AYWsYEytb

— CA Royal Commission (@CARoyalComm) February 15, 2017

Furthermore, the commission said the Jesuits had the highest average total payment at an average of approximately $257,000 per payment (of those Catholic Church authorities who made at least 10 payments). The Jesuit is an order of religious men in the Roman Catholic Church.

Critics, including those in the Catholic Church who want justice for the victims, say the system of payments is unfair and not all victims receive the same opportunities or compensation.

The Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council chief executive, Francis Sullivan candidly admitted to local media that not all victims have equal opportunities or compensation.

“Even though the church has paid $270 million and it took a long time to get its act together to do that, there’s no doubt the system of paying people and compensating them is best done independently of the church through a national redress scheme. Some congregations pay far more than others. Some dioceses pay far more than others. It’s still not a fair system,” he added.

“It’s a picture of great unfairness and inequity between survivors across Australia depending on where they placed their claim,” Helen Last, Chief Executive Officer of In Good Faith Foundation, which represents 460 abuse victims also told the Reuters news agency in an interview.

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Related Topics:

Satanic Paedophilia Network Exposed in Australia*

A Global Paedophile Ring Busted from Australia*

2,000 Australian Catholic Figures Accused of Child Abuse*

Australian Principal Accused of 74 Child Sex Charges Walks free in Israel*

Child Abuse in Australian Detention Camp*

Child Abuse – The Scourge of the West*

Australian Schools banned from using the terms ‘mum’ and ‘dad*

Boys Forced to Rape each other at Australian Military Schools*

Australian Prime Minister and Wife Tied to Pharma, Pushing Mandatory Vaccination*

Australian Prime Minister and Wife Tied to Pharma, Pushing Mandatory Vaccination*

Australia’s politicians are deeply tied to pharmaceutical corporations, the British Monarchy, and other corporate and institutional powers which threaten the freedom and prosperity of Australian citizens.

One product of this hegemony is Australia’s “No Jab No Pay” law, which strips welfare from citizens who refuse vaccination for themselves or their children.

You could say people should just go without government welfare, and that’s a good idea for participants in the philosophy of independence from the system (Voluntaryism or Agorism), but the “system” in Australia has been constructed to make it difficult for anyone who is left out.

They can use this as leverage to cut off other necessities from citizens who refuse vaccination.

Without regard for the world of evidence for why people should not vaccinate, politicians and mainstream media speak of “improving vaccination rates.”

In its full perspective, No Jab No Pay is an eventuality when you see who holds power in the country. Let’s start with the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

He’s a multi-millionaire, with a chairman of a pharma corporation (who works with Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline) for a wife.

According to Money Morning:

“Australia’s new prime minister is a wealthy man. Last night, much was made of the fact that he doesn’t need to be in public life to have power and financial reward. He’s already amassed quite a fortune. Even before he entered politics. Various sources estimate his net worth at between $180 million and $200 million.”

In the mid 90’s, Turnbull invested 500,000$ in OzEmail and returned with about $60 million.

He wasn’t a good actor in response to questions about his finances, saying:

When I was in business I did best out of start-ups. But OzEmail was a long time agoI can’t live off my OzEmail laurels forever.’ ‘I don’t have private equity investments any longer because a) I’m in Parliament and b) I don’t have the timeSince I’ve been in Parliament my investments are rather limited. It’s all there on the record. It’s very boring and passive.

Similar to how ex-FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s husband owns a hedge fund called Renaissance Technologies, which owned stake in pharmaceutical companies she failed to properly regulate, the Australian Prime Minister and his wife Lucy Turnbull get rich together.

While the Prime Minister leads government, and pushes for mandatory vaccination to the benefit of pharmaceutical companies, his wife Lucy is chairman of the pharma corporation Prima Biomed.

CVac, the “cancer vaccine” is a main product of this corporation, still not seeing success. As we have exposed in past articles, figures in academia and government hype cancer causing viruses over avoiding carcinogens and general good health to profit from vaccination.

Her company has worked closely with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporations, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline.

The Prime Minister even has financial ties in tobacco, which may lead to a rabbit hole if you want to research it, considering that in Australia tobacco is very strictly regulated with only pictures of mouth or lung cancer allowed on the few brands of cigarette permitted to be sold in the country.

Lucy Turnbull

According to Crazz Files:

“Malcolm Turnbull has shares in pharmaceutical companies and cigarette maker British American Tobacco.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who has been controversially targeted by Labor over his extensive offshore investments, has updated his pecuniary interests to include a European investment fund that holds shares in pharmaceutical companies and cigarette maker British American Tobacco.”

His wife is experienced with both financial and government power, holding the office of Lord Mayor of Sydney, and being on Sydney City Council in the 2000’s. She was born into deep government power, well summarized by Wikipedia:

“Turnbull is the daughter of Tom Hughes, a former Attorney-General of Australia. Her great-grandfather was Sir Thomas Hughes, the first Lord Mayor of Sydney.”

Her finances can’t be very separate from his agenda as Prime Minister. In his own words, he said: “Lucy and I work very much as a team.”

In Australia it doesn’t matter whether you choose to believe in the Labor Party or Liberal Party, because they both have ties to royal hegemony, industry, and pharma.

Bill Shorten is the leader of the Labor Party. He and his wife Chloe are also in the game of fusing corporate and government power.

Chloe Shorten is the daughter of a Governor-General of Australia, (Dame) Quentin Bryce, a position that is the commander-in-chief of Australia’s military. According to Wikipedia, the Governor-General is “the representative in Australia of the Australian monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II. The Governor-General is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister of Australia.”

As with all power structures in the 21st Century and throughout recorded history, it’s about power and profit, on both ends of the political spectrum.

If you really want to get technical about how set to pillage Australia the Prime Minister is, read the rest of this article from Money Morning:

What’s on Malcolm Turnbull’s Register of Interests?

First, there are the listed companies and funds*. Among them is the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust [NYSEARCA:SPY]. Over the last two years, SPY is up by nearly 40%. This ETF is relatively popular because it offers exposure to big-name stocks, whilst being balanced and accessible. The Trust’s top ten holdings are Apple Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Exxon Mobil, Johnson & Johnson, GE, Wells Fargo, Berkshire Hathaway (Class B), JPMorgan, Amazon.com, and Pfizer Inc. Apple is the most substantial holding, at 3.8%. To put that in context, Microsoft comes next at 2.03%. So it’s very tech heavy. But perhaps not as tech heavy as Vanguard Information Technology ETF [NYSEARCA:VGT], which Turnbull bought in July last year. VGT’s top five holdings are Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and IBM.

Then there’s the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF [NYSEARCA:HYG]. This Fund pays dividends of around US$0.40 every month or so. It has bonds from a variety of big corporations. Interestingly, most are from the US communications services market.

There’s also the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Eq [NYSEARCA:DBJP]. This fund tracks the MSCI Japan US Dollar Hedged Index. It provides exposure to Japanese equities, plus a hedge for the yen/US dollar exchange rate. Its top holdings include Toyota, Mitsubishi and Honda.

The takeaway from this? Malcolm Turnbull likes ETFs. Which, like he said, can be kind of boring. But Turnbull has also bought in to a number of actively managed funds. For example, there’s the 3G Natural Resources Offshore Fund. This Fund is run by multi-billion dollar global firm 3G Capital. 3G is based in Brazil. The Fund’s nominated jurisdiction is the Cayman Islands, because…reasons. There’s no public information on what it holds.

There were a number of others on the list, which Turnbull got rid of after he was elected in 2013. Those included iShares JPMorgan USD Emer Mkt Bnd Fd ETF [NYSEARCA:EMB] and iShares MSCI Brazil Index (ETF) [NYSEARCA:EWZ]. In other words, a significant amount of exposure to emerging markets. In July this year, he added Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Domestic Debt Fund, Inc. [NYSE: EDD]. But EDD isn’t looking for growth. It looks for government debt securities (bonds) in emerging countries. So really, it’s just another fixed income pick.”

This is not just how it works in Australia, or in the U.S. with the FDA for example, but this is the signature of power all over the world in its modern form.

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Related Topics:

Australia Bans Children who Refuse Vaccination from Attending Kindergarten*

Australia, Forced Vaccines, and Ethnic Cleansing*

Australia Threatening Parents if they don’t Vaccinate their Children*

Missouri to Ban Mercury and Foreign DNA in Vaccines*

Indigenous Land Rights Could Halt Australia’s Largest Coal Mining Project*

Indigenous Land Rights Could Halt Australia’s Largest Coal Mining Project*

Environmental concerns over the Adani mining project stem from the threat to the survival of both sacred springs and to maintaining the tradition of songlines – ancestral lines connecting across the land to protect the Earth.

By Maxine Newlands

Indigenous elders from the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) people have put mining company Adani – and Australia’s governments – on notice to quit the Carmichael mine project over native title claims.

Wangan and Jangalingou Traditional Owners this week took a step closer to filing federal court papers challenging a document Adani “is trying to pass off as an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with our people” but which is “illegitimate” according to W&J Traditional Owner Council, Mr. Adrian Burragubba. The claim is over access to land near the mining town of Clermont in Central Queensland, 600 miles north of Brisbane.

The move follows the landmark ‘McGlade’ court ruling in Western Australia, earlier this month. The “McGlade” ruling states that, unless all peoples named on any native title claim – a Registered Native Title Claimants (RNTC) document – agree to lease the land, then no mining can go ahead.

In the W & J case, 40% (five out of 12) of those named on the RNTC refuse to support the Indigenous Land Use Agreement over fears for the ecosystem and the loss of cultural heritage.

Environmental concerns over this project stem from the threat to the survival of sacred springs and to the tradition of maintaining songlines – ancestral lines connecting across the land to protect the Earth. With 12 billion litres of water, (the equivalent to 400 Olympic size pools) needed for the mine, there’s unease over the future security of the Carmichael River and sacred Doongmabulla Springs. The springs are both central to the indigenous belief of dreamtime and the creation story and are an important ecosystem to the region.

 What is native title?

Australia’s Native Title Act (1993) ensures that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are entitled to land taken from clans after the arrival of Europeans in the 18th Century.  Communities enter into an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) with mining companies over the use of traditional land rights.

ILUA is a voluntary agreement between a native title group and others over the suitable use of land and waters. ILUAs cover topics ranging from mining, future development, economic benefits including employment and compensation, preservation of cultural heritage and the safeguarding of native title rights, along with the rights of other people.

In 2004, Wangan and Jagalingou Peoples lodged a native title claim with the Registered Native Title Claimants (RNTC) for land they possess. The claim includes the right and interest to hunt, fish, camp, access natural resources, conduct traditional ceremonies, protect customs and traditions of the land, educate on the lands’ physical and spiritual attributes, and to be buried as native title holders on that land.

W&J youth leader and Council spokesperson, Murrawah Johnson, says: “We have maintained all along that Adani does not have the consent of the rightful Traditional Owners. Our Traditional Owners group have rejected an ILUA with Adani three times. We will defeat Adani’s fake ILUA and continue to fight for our land and culture until the company and Governments respect our rights and abandon this disastrous proposal”.

Adani reject claims over jobs and lack of indigenous support

Where green groups have failed in the courts, the indigenous peoples hope for success with a network of support and a different set of tools.

“Environmentalists and environmental campaigns have ways to take legal action to prevent the mines. I’m not saying for certain that we are going to win, but we’ve got a different set of tools we get to use” a W&J Council advisor told the Ecologist.

These tools include international support from other first nations and indigenous groups and the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Victoria Lucia Tauli-Corpuz.  The Tauli-Corpuz report (2016) recommends that Australia – a supporter of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People’s  (UNDRIP, 2009) – upholds Article 32, granting traditional owners legal recourse to contest their land being used without their free, prior and informed consent.

W & J is also working with the Athabasca Chipewyan battling the tar sands in Alberta; the Achuar Indians fighting oil and gas in the Amazon and the Ogoni and Ijaw’s fight against Shell in the Niger Delta, and plan to take this campaign global – a W&J Council advisor says

“we already have international connections and support. Our intention is to widen this campaign, the cause and promote it globally”.

Adani’s Response

Adani in conjunction with the Bowen Basin Mining Company (BBMC) recently held a series of roadshows in the region for those seeking jobs and supply contracts. Nearly 1,300 regional business owners and suppliers met key project team members from both Adani and the mine construction and operations contractor, Downer Group. BBMC stated that “The supplier briefings were all extremely well-attended, with exceptional support from local industry associations, indigenous communities, councils and peak economic development bodies”, adding that “there was also a strong show of support for the Carmichael project from the Wangan & Jagalingou Traditional Owner groups, as well as other Indigenous groups and businesses in all locations”.

The roadshow events began with an indigenous supplier briefing, with Indigenous groups singled out as “a large focus of the mine, rail and port projects…the key to effective supplier proposals is indigenous involvement, as indigenous training and jobs, along with regional supply, are main priorities for project procurement”.

Some members of W&J are challenging the focus on indigenous jobs: “The jobs and benefits to indigenous peoples argument is a sham. It’s the usual package to clear the regulatory hurdles around native title” warned a W&J Council advisor.

 Whilst Adani continues to work with indigenous groups over native title claims, green groups have been accused of underhand illegal tactics that could prevent jobs for the community.

 Queensland Resource Council (QRC) has accused green groups of threatening behavior, saying: ” While we believe it is a democratic right to protest, using dishonest and underhanded tactics in a bid to cheat Queenslanders out of jobs, is going too far. We can only hope that no-one has been put in danger, or hurt, as a result of these desperate tactics, which had the potential to bring these groups into personal direct conflict with regional Queensland business people in attendance” said a company statement.

Undeterred, environmental activists groups are looking to work with the W & J and planning to hold the largest protest campaign the country has witnessed in the coming months. The Galilee Blockade  campaigns will wait and see if W & J request support, and will continue to plan large scale direct actions and blockades.

Australian Government’s response is to bypass the law

In a week where Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Minister for Energy and the Environment, Josh Frydenberg passed around the parliamentary chamber a large lump of coal in support of the fossil fuel industry, both the Federal and Queensland governments are looking at ways to push through the project as a matter of national critical infrastructure development.

Australia’s pro-mining Attorney General George Brandis wants to rush through new legislation allowing the Adani mine and the remaining 40 other mining projects in Queensland all affected by the McGlade ruling to go ahead.

Any new legislation would be a reversal of current policy to a 2010 ruling (Bygraves decision) that stated that as long as a majority decision was made by a native title claimant group then all deals can go ahead.

Leading Aboriginal rights advocate, a primary W&J Traditional Owner and Council, Adrian Burragubba, says: “Our fight is far from over. Anyone who wants to bankroll Adani, and the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments, is now on notice that we will not stand by if attempts are made, in response to the Noongar decision, to put our rights and interests, and our laws and customs, on the chopping block for the mining lobby,”.

Wangan and Jangalingou Traditional Owners are currently awaiting for Adani’s official response before deciding whether to go to court.

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Related Topics:

Australia to Use Clean Renewable Energy to Source Mining*

Rothschild’s Rio Reap a $2mn Red Diamond While Aussie Miners Suffer Depression, Illness, and Exhaustion*

Australia Discontinues Services to the People Whose Land It Took*

Australia’s Aboriginal Artist’s Message Resonates in Palestine*

DNA study Proves Indigenous Australians Date Back 50,000 yrs*

Australia Still Stealing Indigenous Children*

The People of the Dreamtime

2,000 Australian Catholic Figures Accused of Child Abuse*

2,000 Australian Catholic Figures Accused of Child Abuse*

 

In some dioceses, up to 40% of priests were accused of abusing children.

Australia's Cardinal George Pell

Australia’s Cardinal George Pell

Australia’s Cardinal George Pell

 

A Royal Commission into child abuse by the Australian Catholic church has revealed a shocking picture of impunity and predation, with nearly 7% of priests accused of abusing children between Jan. 1980 and Feb. 2015.

According to the damning report released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Monday, 4,444 alleged victims suffered child abuse at the hands of the Catholic church.

But despite this, “Allegations were not investigated. Priests and religious (figures) were moved. The parishes or communities to which they were moved knew nothing of their past,” said Gail Furness, senior counsel assisting the commission.

The commission found an alleged 1,880 predators within the Catholic church. Of these 572 — over one in three — were Catholic priests. In some dioceses, up to 40% of priests were accused of abusing children.

In one case, the inquiry heard testimony from Peter Blenkiron who recounted how he was physically and sexually abused by his Christian teacher in class while the other students were told to look away.

In another case, Catholic priest Peter Searson was accused of sexually abusing a 9-year girl in his confessional booth.

The harrowing report accuses the Catholic church of fostering a perverse system of fear and shame where abuse victims were “ignored or worse, punished,” said Furness.

On average, the commission found it took 33 years for each instance of abuse to be reported.

What’s more, the Holy See refused to assist the commission, according to Furness.

She told the hearing, “The royal commission hoped to gain an understanding of the action taken in each case. The Holy See responded, on July 1, 2014, that it was ‘neither possible nor appropriate to provide the information requested.’”

In response to the shocking report, the church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council, which was set up to coordinate the response to the findings, has condemned the abuse as a “massive failure.”

“These numbers are shocking, they are tragic, they are indefensible,” said chief executive Francis Sullivan Monday, speaking on behalf of the council.

“As Catholics, we hang our heads in shame.”

The landmark royal commission was set up in 2013 to investigate allegations of sexual and physical abuse in religious, educational and sporting institutions in Australia.

The commission is now in its final stage, where the final three weeks are expected to investigate the cultural causes for the crisis and how the church can improve protections for children.

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Related Topics:

Australian Principal Accused of 74 Child Sex Charges Walks free in Israel*

Child Abuse in Australian Detention Camp*

Australian Schools banned from using the terms ‘mum’ and ‘dad*

Boys Forced to Rape each other at Australian Military Schools*

Satanic Paedophilia Network Exposed in Australia*

She was a Sex Slave to Europe’s Elite at Age 6*

Alabama Lawmaker Introduces Mandatory Castration for Child Sexual Abuse*

A Global Paedophile Ring Busted from Australia*

Thunderstorm Asthma! What Is Really Going On?*

Thunderstorm Asthma! What Is Really Going On?*

By Stefan Stanford

Back in November 29th of 2013, France’s The Observers’ reported acid rain in Ahvaz, Iran had poisoned thousands of Iranians though the exact number was never found out because Iranian authorities imposed strict censorship upon hospitals there. One of the most polluted cities in the world, residents said “it’s like the city is cursed” after also suffering through 25 years of the horrors of war

Patients suffering from breathing problems had filled up emergency rooms for several weeks as more and more ‘acid rain’ fell on the city in western Iran. According to the local media there, more than 20,000 people were hospitalized over the month of November 2013 alone though the number could have been much higher.

While some said the town looked like some kind of nuclear wasteland, ANP finds it quite interesting that Ahvaz, Iran on November 2 of 2013 is listed by Wikipedia as being one of the very few locations across the world to have ever been struck by ‘thunderstorm asthma’, the ‘death hanging in the air’ that recently hospitalized nearly 10,000+ in Australia while killing at least 8.

With respiratory illnesses growing in Kyrgyzstan and across the world, ANP has been asked by several readers to take a new look at this mystery that has caught the world by surprise that JD Heyes over at Natural News recently called “Biological warfare-like ‘thunderstorm asthma’” along with several videos that ask what is really going on there? Interestingly, an outbreak of scurvy also recently hit Australia and may be moving on to New Zealand next. Much more on that in our next story.

According to Wikipedia, there have been 10 ‘significant events’ of thunderstorm asthma, however, they only date back to July 6th of 1983 in Birmingham, England. Australia has been struck 5 times while Naples, Italy and London, England were also hit. The most recent episode of thunderstorm asthma wasn’t even Australia, however, as on December 1st, the country of Kuwait was also hit leading to the deaths of 5, rounding out the 10 significant thunderstorm asthma events. Interestingly, Susan Duclos pointed out that 2016 is the only year that ‘thunderstorm asthma’ has hit twice.

Also according to Wikipedia, most of those affected by ‘thunderstorm asthma’ have NEVER had an asthma attack before. However, 95% of those that were affected by thunderstorm asthma had a history of hayfever, and 96% of those people had tested positive to grass pollen allergies, particularly rye grass.

According to this new story from Yahoo Australia, ‘thunderstorm asthma shows a worrying trend’. Struck by thunderstorm asthma back in 1987, 1989, 1997, and 2010 before the mass outbreak in November, authorities report there is a new thunderstorm asthma warning in effect for this weekend in certain parts of the country.

And while the recent thunderstorm asthma attack that struck Melbourne has been called the worst thunderstorm asthma attack to ever strike the world and Health Minister Jill Hennessy said it was like “having 150 bombs going off at once right across Melbourne”, the people we’ve communicated with from Australia as well as each of the videographers below aren’t buying the official explanation.

Going back to the 2013 story from France’s Observers, according to Iran’s Pulse news, Khuzestan’s environmental protection officer blamed ‘acid rain’ on high concentrations of nitrates in the air. Keep in mind the Wikipedia report that Ahvaz also suffered from one of the most significant cases of ‘thunderstorm asthma’ during this exact same time period.

The weather has always been awful in Ahvaz, for as long as I can remember. But it gets worse every year. This year, we had dust storms and, more recently, acid rain that has caused people to become sick. Last time it fell, I had to go to hospital because I had trouble breathing. The people that took care of me didn’t really know what to do. The nurses just gave me medication and put me on respiratory support. It cost me 100,000 tomans (about 30 euros). There were many people, mainly children and older people, and the medical personnel looked overwhelmed. After an hour or two, I was able to go home.

Last Wednesday, a new round of acid rain caused many people to get sick. According to what I heard, thousands went to the hospital. Those people who protested against the dam on the Karun River now intend to protest against the pollution and the unbearable living conditions that cause Ahvaz to resemble a ghost town. Indeed, it looks like some kind of nuclear wasteland.

In the videos below, our videographers ask what is ‘thunderstorm asthma’ and ask what really is going on in Australia as the death toll rose again and as our videographer asks in the final video below, is thunderstorm asthma really some kind of bio-warfare or attack? Were places like Ahvaz, Iran used as testing grounds for some kind of deadly chemical/biological weapons? And might all of this be some sick part of the globalists depopulation agenda?

And were chemtrails involved in the illnesses as has been suggested by some living in Australia who had reported being heavily chemtrailed in the days prior? As Steve Quayle warned us long ago in his book, ‘Weather Warfare and Other Un-Natural Disasters,’ weather warfare IS real…are we now witnessing some kind of it dating back to 1983?

For those concerned, an interesting website called ‘Flu Trackers’ uses data from journalists, citizens and other news sources from all around the world compiled in a forum form.

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Australian School-kids Recreate Martin Shkreli’s $750 Malaria Drug for $1.50.*

Australian School-kids Recreate Martin Shkreli’s $750 Malaria Drug for $1.50.*

Martin Shkreli

 

Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has posted a video response to Australian school-kids who recreated his company’s malaria pill for a tiny fraction of its price, as well as launching into a Twitter tirade over their project.

Shkreli shot to infamy last year when he jacked up the price of anti-parasitic drug Daraprim from US$13 to US$750.

Earlier this week he was back in the headlines after a group of Sydney high school students recreated the medicine in their school lab for only $1.50.

The 33 year old took to Youtube on Thursday to congratulate the budding scientists.

 

“We should congratulate these students for their interest in chemistry and all be excited about what is to come in the stem-focused 21st century,” he said.

 

He later went even further, inviting people to call him to discuss the issue while livestreaming the calls on Periscope.

“I especially want to hear from you if you hate me,” Shkreli said.

He also specifically addressed journalists, saying:

“You throw your potshots out but you don’t have the f***ing balls to go one-on-one with the great one.”

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