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Rwanda Indicts French Generals for 1994 Genocide*

Rwanda Indicts French Generals for 1994 Genocide*

A man stands by the rows of human skulls and bones that form a memorial to those who died in the red-brick church that was the scene of a massacre during the 1994 Rwandan genocide

 

By Thomas C. Mountain

Late in 2016, the Rwandan government indicted several senior French Army generals for crimes against humanity, including genocide for their role in the 1994 Rwandan holocaust.

The Rwandan case against the French generals is based on the French having instigated and trained the Interhamwe paramilitary Hutu militia that was responsible for most of the killings of the minority Tutsi tribe and its supporters. This most inconvenient of facts is admitted to by the French media that are still trying to shrug off blame for the French crimes in Rwanda and deny any “smoking gun” exists.

This latest in a long series of Rwandan government exposés of the French military and Foreign Ministry’s role in the 1994 mass murder (some 800,000 by most accounts) provides that very “smoking gun,” for the well documented French military role in the very existence of the Interhamwe death squads in undeniable.

Who is going to believe that after creating, training and paying the salaries of the leadership, the French had no idea the Interhamwe ethnic death squads were going to carry out what they were broadcasting so rabidly? It goes further, for the evidence shows the French were actually behind the mass murder in just another storm of massacre and mayhem that typifies neocolonial French Africa.

All one has to do is view the excellent three-part series on Al Jazeera, “The French African Connection,” to hear first-hand senior French Intelligence agents matter of factly describe coup d’états and mass murder they directed in the years before the Rwandan genocide throughout neocolonial French Africa. After watching the series, tell me you still don’t believe the French were capable of the crimes committed in Rwanda in 1994?

Earlier in 2016, news broke about the French role in suppressing the anti-neocolonial rebellion that broke out in Cameroon in the 1970s, where over 10,000 Cameroonian’s were murdered by the Cameroon Army directed by French officers. All to maintain French control of their former “colonies” and continue the super exploitation of African resources that is critical to maintaining the high standards of living the French people have come to expect.

The French military is still very active in enforcing neocolonialism in French Africa, with contingents and or training operations in Mali, Central African Republic, Congo, Djibouti and Cote d’Ivoire. France has been at the forefront in demanding military intervention in Burundi by the UN, offering military forces for a potential occupation. French neocolonialism remains a potent force of reaction in Africa today and recognizing the French role in the Rwandan genocide in 1994 can play a vital role in helping the world understand this thorn in the side of the African peoples fight for independence, social equality and justice. Rwanda indicting French generals for genocide is a good start.

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French Presidential Favorite Macron sparks firestorm for Speaking the Truth about Colonization*

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French Terrorists Dispatched to Sub-Saharan Africa*

French Troops with U.K., U.S. Support Engaged In War on Libya*

 

Psychiatry is Misleading Public about Mental Disorders*

Psychiatry is Misleading Public about Mental Disorders*

Dr. Toby Watson, a clinical psychologist is the former Chief Psychologist for the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and the past International Executive Director of the International Society of Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP).

He is an outspoken critic of psychiatric industry’s claim that mental disorders are biological or medical conditions despite the fact there are no scientific or medical tests to back up this claim.

He has submitted written testimony and research to the FDA on the dangers of SSRI antidepressants and Electroshock; he has testified before the Congress of Mexico against psychotropic drugging of children and for 15 years has educated the courts and people about the harmful outcomes of psychiatric treatment, including how psychotropic drugs can cause violent and suicidal behaviour.

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Dissected Open Brains of Nazi Victims Discovered in German Psychiatric Institute*

New Mexico Law Prohibits Forced Psychiatric Drugging of Children – First Such Law in the U.S.*

Psychiatric Drugs Are Being Prescribed to Infants*

Psychology Research Really Is Just ‘Psycho-Babble’*

 

Texas School Triples Recess Time, Solving Attention Deficit Disorder*

Texas School Triples Recess Time, Solving Attention Deficit Disorder*

By Vic Bishop

Public education is more stressful than ever for our children, as standardized testing requirements increase and programs like art, music and physical education are being phased out. The result of this type of environment is predictable, and the medical establishment and big pharma are making a killing by drugging active children with ADHD medications and other psychotropic drugs in order to ensure conformity.

There are better solutions. Meditation in schools is highly effective at reducing school violence and increasing concentration for learning. Higher quality nutritious and organic foods, rather than processed snack foods and fast foods, when served in school cafeterias are another part of creating an environment more conducive to the needs of children.

The most common sense, natural solution to inattentive behaviour in school children, however, may be the basic idea of giving children more time to free play and to engage their bodies in physical activity. It’s such a simple notion in such unusual times that it actually sounds revolutionary, and several schools in Texas are being hailed for trying a new program which solves behavioral problems by doing nothing more than allowing children to play outside more often during the school day.

Simple ideas like this have been proven to work well in places like Finland, where students’ test scores improved along with increased play time, a case which serves as the inspiration for a program in Texas schools which have quadrupled the amount of outdoor recreational time, seeing amazing results in terms of overall increase in focus and decreases in distraction and behavioral interruptions.

According to Today, the Eagle Mountain Elementary in Fort Worth, Texas, has been giving kindergarten and first-grade students two 15-minute recess breaks every morning and two 15-minute breaks every afternoon to go play outside. At first teachers were worried about losing the classroom time and being able to cover all the material they needed with what was left, but now that the experiment has been going on for about five months, teachers say the kids are actually learning more because they’re better able to focus in class and pay attention without fidgeting.” [Source]

The key to the success of the program is ‘unstructured play’ four times a day to break up the physical and mental monotony of the classroom, allowing developing minds and bodies to constructively use their energies, so that there may be more effectively applied in learning.

While administrators in schools trying the program initially thought it would negatively affect testing results, the results have proven that the opposite is in fact true, which is in line with how the American Academy of Pediatrics sees playtime.

“The American Academy of Paediatrics agrees, calling recess “a crucial and necessary component of a child’s development.” Studies show it offers important cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits, yet many schools are cutting down on breaks to squeeze in more lessons, which may be counterproductive, it warns.” [Source]

Medicating restless children for them to better fit in to a dumbed down education system is a grave mistake, criminal even. Programs like these desperately need to be implemented nation wide.

“You start putting 15 minutes of what I call ‘reboot’ into these kids every so often and… it gives the platform for them to be able to function at their best level.” ~ Dr. Debbie Rhea, creator and director of the Liink Program

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U.S. Students Behind in Math*

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The Death of U.S. Education as We Know It?

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ND Governor Orders Immediate Evacuation of Oceti Sakowin Camp*

ND Governor Orders Immediate Evacuation of Oceti Sakowin Camp*

By Levi Rickert

Photo by Jenni Monet

North Dakota  Governor Doug Burgum on Wednesday afternoon issued an Evacuation Order of Oceti Sakowin camp “effective immediately.”

With between 300 to 400 campers still camping on Wednesday at Oceti Sakowin camp, several have been attempted to leave the camp. Reports out of camp are Morton County sheriff deputies have been stationed at the main entrance to the camp and been arresting some attempting to leave. Personal belongings are being confiscated. 

… February 14, 2017, Maj. French Pope of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Headquarters Operations Center will visit the main protest camp – which lies on Corps-managed federal land – to assess the situation and determine what resources are needed to complete the environmental cleanup before potential major spring flooding arrives.

The following statement was issued by the Governor Burgum on Tuesday:

“With near-record high temperatures expected later this week and significant meltwater flooding already occurring, the situation grows increasingly unsafe by the day. Immediate action is needed to protect human life and prevent any further pollution of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. Today’s assessment by the Army Corps of Engineers is crucial to accelerating the cleanup process so this land can be properly cleared of garbage, structures, vehicles and human waste before it washes into the rivers. We cannot afford to wait any longer.

The National Weather Service reports that watersheds including the Knife, Heart, and Cannonball rivers should be on the watch for rising water levels and an increased risk of ice-related high water near the end of the week.

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Police and Military Attack Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp*

Company Behind DAPL Reported 69 Accidents, Polluted Rivers in 4 States in Only 2 Years*

Trump’s Latest Executive Order Means More Criminalization of Protests*

White House Comment Line Back in Operation: Call Today with Your #NoDAPL Comment – 202-456-1111*

California City of Davis Divests from Wells Fargo in DAPL Protest*

Louisiana Pipeline Explodes, Injuring 2 Workers and Leaving 1 Missing*

Old Music Outsells New Releases for the First Time in Recorded Music History*

Old Music Outsells New Releases for the First Time in Recorded Music History*
This is not surprising with all the mindless, soulless, disgusting junk that is put out by the social engineers at the top lining their pockets, it is an indication that humanity is flickering in ashes they try to dumb us down in….

Peace Ball.

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By Jessica Murray

Credit: Free Thought Project

Credit: Free Thought Project

 

For the first time in history, “old” music is selling far better than newly released music, according to data compiled by data company Nielsen. “Catalogue album sales” refers to any music that was released 18 months ago or more. This category of music has outsold new releases of a variety of genres by 4.3 million, according to data that was compiled by Nielsen. The data company that operates SoundScan music sales statistics which enables Billboard charts to be compiled, announced the new findings which were an outcome of their 2015 year-end report. Just 10 years prior to this, newly released music tracks dominated catalog music sales by over 150 million albums, according to the research.

However, a report by VICE concluded that there could be more to the statistics than merely the popularity of new music. VICE said, “This data pertains solely to albums—either physical or digital—and does not include streaming. So, whether the Nielsen report shows a real declining sales trend for new artists, or merely that we’ve shifted away from albums entirely (the argument that young people are more inclined to stream rather than purchase music seems plausible), is shocking, though perhaps not entirely unexpected.” In recent years, streaming music from illegal websites and digital music downloads from torrents has become a lot more common, which could be an indicator to the reasons behind fewer sales of new music.

In addition to this, another reason behind the decrease in sales of current music could be the change in music style, as some have suggested. Studies have shown that music with repetitive choruses tend to be more popular, which could indicate a contributing factor of the dumbing down of musical content in recent years by the industry. The author of one of the studies, Professor Andrea Ordanini from Bocconi University, said, “Despite the many factors that go into creating a hit song, we identify repetition of the chorus as one that has important real-world implications”.

Researchers of the musical studies analyzed a mix of number one and unsuccessful songs all the way back to the 1950s. The chorus of the songs was repeated between one and 16 times in all of the songs. Their results concluded that for each additional repeat of the chorus, the song’s likelihood of making it to the number one spot increased by 14.5%. Despite this, the study reported by the Telegraph also found that this likelihood decreased by 6.1% with each additional year in the age of the performer.

Legendary hip-hop artist Darryl McDaniels, famously known as DMC of the pioneering group Run-DMC, commented on the new research from a music artist’s perspective. He made a comparison between expressive forms of hip-hop versus the multi-dollar making industry of commercialized hip-hop. He said,

“It was inevitable that Hip Hop became commercialized but along the way, our power got taken away. Now you got the same 12 records on radio being played over and over again. We wanted to change the world, taking responsibility for our actions, now everything that’s negative in stupid ass America is celebrated.”

Whilst many believe that the music market is driven by favorable likes of the consumer, reports have stated that this is not the case. Music goes through a lengthy process before it gets to the mainstream market which involves people in power deciding what is acceptable, and therefore what they can use to condition the masses through an unsuspecting source that the public receives as music.

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Solange and Esperanza Spalding Inspire ‘Hope’ at the Alternative Inauguration’s Peace Ball*

Trump surely set the world record for inaugurations as anti-Trump protests involved 700 American cities

Solange and Esperanza Spalding Inspire ‘Hope’ at the Alternative Inauguration’s Peace Ball*

Peace Ball.

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By Jaleesa M. Jones

Solange Knowles offered D.C. fans a Seat at the Table Thursday night.

Solange and Esperanza Spalding up in here! #peaceball2017

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But the crowd at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture — the site of Busboys and Poets’ Peace Ball, an alternative inaugural ball dedicated to Hope and Resistance — didn’t take a seat. Instead, they stood on their feet as if trying to absorb some of the #blackgirlmagic before them.

Esperanza!!!! #resist #peaceballdc #peaceball2017

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And Solange freely offered that much-needed energy to the audience, which counted activists and entertainers like Angela Davis, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Ashley Judd, Danny Glover, DeRay Mckesson, Melissa Harris-Perry, Eddie Huang and Alice Walker among its attendees.

Thank you @esperanzaspalding for your stunning performance tonight at the #peaceball

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Taking the stage in a white-hot jumpsuit, the singer, songwriter and style icon performed a soul-stirring set that included A Seat at the Table tracks, Rise, Weary, Cranes in the Sky, Mad and Don’t Touch My Hair, “anthems of our resistance” as Davis called them prior to her performance.

Solange wasn’t the only artist singing a sonnet to the souls of the guests, who gathered at the ball in solidarity. Esperanza Spalding also performed, soothing the crowd with the assistance of Afro Blue, Howard University’s premier choir.

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Inside the Hotbed of Israeli Settler Terrorism*

Inside the Hotbed of Israeli Settler Terrorism*

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