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Uganda Bans Dutch film for ‘glorifying homosexuality’*

Uganda Bans Dutch film for ‘glorifying homosexuality’*

The Dinner Club, a Dutch film made in 2010, is barred in Uganda the whole film revolves around the idea of cheating spouses

 

The Ugandan movie rating council denied classification to a homosexual film in a move that effectively bans the motion picture from being shown in the country.

The Uganda Media Council explained that the Dutch movie, The Dinner Club, “depicts and glorifies homosexuality” in addition to voicing other objections. Sodomy is illegal in Uganda.

The 2010 pro-gay movie was selected to be the Dutch entrance in Uganda’s third annual Euro-Uganda Film Festival but was cancelled after the Council’s decision. The Dutch Embassy in Uganda responded by pulling out of the movie festival altogether.

Bucking a global trend to normalize homosexuality, Uganda is banning the motion picture on moral grounds. The media council noted extensive moral objections to the movie, summarizing, “The film depicts and glorifies homosexuality, which is a criminal offense in Uganda.”

The media watchdog listed four scenes in the movie where homosexuality is positively shown and quoted from a scene in which normal, traditional, heterosexual marriage is disparaged, concluding, “This is against Ugandan values.”

It also listed various crimes depicted in the movie such as arson and violence against a hospital patient that “are not resolved and/or culprits apprehended.”

“The film is replete with various scenes of imitable behavior,” the media council continued, listing sexualized “deep kissing” in front of children, gulping alcohol (“almost throughout the movie”), smoking, nudity, and several steamy scenes of “sexual activity.”

“The whole film revolves around the idea of cheating spouses,” the movie ratings council wrote in its decision. The plot line, according to the council, is that “women form a ‘Dinner Club,’ which is in reality a sort of brothel.”

Further moral objections included “various scenes with lurid language,” including “the a-word, d-word and h-word” as well as “S and F words used a few times each and ‘bastard’ used several times.”

Homosexual activists objected to the decision. “The Ugandan Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of speech and expression under Article 29, and this decision denies that right,” complained Henry Maina, regional director for ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa.

“This is not only a significant blow to artistic expression in Uganda but a worrying example of discrimination against LGBT expression.”

The ARTICLE 19 group demands that The Dinner Club be shown in the name of “artistic expression.”

The Dutch Embassy in Uganda posted on Facebook its disappointment with the Ugandan media council’s decision. Comments to the post from individuals were both supportive and critical.

One supporter of morality commented, “People from the West should know that Uganda has a culture and it’s very right to prohibit what they see as evil or will torment our culture.”

The Ugandan government has taken steps since its AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and early 1990s to bring back traditional values that they associate with health and societal good.  Public health messages funded by the government promoted abstinence before marriage, fidelity in marriage, and the use of condoms “as a last resort.”

Abstinence is emphasized over condoms. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni explained that condoms “cannot become the main means of stemming the tide of AIDS.” Rather, condoms were only in the event that a man “cannot manage” to control himself, “as a fallback position, as a means of last resort.”

Before the AIDS epidemic, the practice of “concurrency” was common in Ugandan culture, where men would have more than one sex partner at a time, whether heterosexual or homosexual. Posters, newspaper ads, billboards, and radio and television campaigns delivered “Zero-Grazing” and “Love Carefully” messages to those men throughout the 1990s.

Community and religious leaders worked hand-in-hand with the government to encourage sexual morals among the populace. Schools taught abstinence before marriage, and fidelity in marriage.

In 1991, 15% of the population was infected with HIV. By 2007, that number had been cut by nearly two-thirds to six percent.

Homosexual activists in the West criticized Museveni’s morals campaign as unconstitutional throughout the 1990s and first decade of the new millennium.

More recent moral campaigns funded by the government include laws designed to curb alcohol abuse and discourage public smoking.

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Canada: The Effect of Homosexual Parenting on One Child*

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Sex Education, the Key to Social Engineering*

Pornography and the Social Engineering of Human Sexuality*

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The Aftermath of the Ninth Circle Disruptions and Arrests of April 30*

The Aftermath of the Ninth Circle Disruptions and Arrests of April 30*

ITCCS Special Communique of May 5, 2017

Brussels:

All of our special action teams have reported in. This Communique is a compilation of their separate reports, excluding information that must be kept confidential for now in the interest of the safety of children or witnesses, or impending legal action.

  1. The nineteen cult members arrested by our teams and local police in Zwolle Holland, Dijon France and Lucerne Switzerland are presently in custody in police facilities in those cities. We do not know if the detained have been formally charged by local prosecutors yet. However, the police recovered considerable evidence of cult activity at the arrest sites, including Satanic regalia, blood-marked torture devices and children’s clothing, and in the case of the Zwolle site even the physical remains of dead and mutilated children held in cold room containers.

 

  1. Our teams in these three towns have retained their own record of this evidence, including the photographs and recorded statements of the cult members. Some of them have positively identified more senior members of the Ninth Circle cult, including Catholic Cardinals and European Union politicians and military leaders. One of the arrested men, who claims to be a secondary level leader of the cult, has agreed that for certain benefits he will provide detailed evidence against the cult including by naming those who are heading its organization.

 

  1. The eight children who were liberated and saved by our teams in these three towns have either been returned to their families of origin, if they were kidnapped from them, or held under protection in independent safe houses until they can be relocated with safe and caring families. Three of the children were immigrants from Romania or Tunisia, and five were native to France and Holland. None of them were older than six years old. They are all still in a state of shock and recovery after having been starved and beaten, and confined in small padlocked cages that were recovered in our raids.

 

 

  1. The teams in the other cities, save Washington DC and Montreal and Vancouver Canada, have had nothing else to report besides the general fact that the cult sites they had targeted were heavily protected by paramilitary personnel. However, our sources tell us that their ritual killings were relocated or suspended as a result of the announced disruptions. These other cities were Rome, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels and Geneva. The suspected Ninth Circle ritual at the Opus Dei centre in Tara, Ireland was also suspended and no activity was detected there.

 

  1. Three of our action teams, in Vancouver and Montreal Canada and Washington DC, were halted and arrested by plain clothed security forces who refused to show any identification. All of our team members were released the next day except for one individual in Vancouver who remains incommunicado. We assume the cult killings in these cities – in a sub-basement crypt at the Vancouver Club, in a sub-basement hall at Marie Reine du Monde Cathedral in Montreal and within the interior of the St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House – proceeded as scheduled.

 

  1. The day after these raids our Executive received a back-channel communication from a party claiming to represent “an element” within the Roman Catholic Curia, the so-called College of Cardinals. This party carried a message requesting a meeting between “influential officials” at the Vatican and the ITCCS leadership. We have stated to this messenger that any such meeting must occur outside Italy and be subject to monitoring and recording in the presence of our security staff and legal counsel. We are awaiting a reply.

 

  1. One of our sources close to the Ninth Circle leadership has indicated that the Circle is moving its dual headquarters from the Club Lorraine in Brussels and a private chateau in Belgium to an undisclosed location in North America. This shift may explain the rapid shut down of our North American teams. We have also learned that Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec, the senior Roman Catholic official in Canada who was appointed to that position by the criminally convicted Pope Benedict / Joseph Ratzinger, was present during March of this year at secret high level coven gatherings of the Ninth Circle in Brussels and Rome. Both Lacroix and Ratzinger were reported to be active participants in a Ninth Circle ritual killing of a young boy on February 22, 2014 at the San Lorenzo Jesuit Church in Rome along with Pope Francis, Jorge Bergoglio, and Denis Lebel, a federal cabinet minister in the Canadian government of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (see http://itccs.org/2014/11/04/ottawa-false-flag-killings-covered-huge-scandal-itccs-breaking-news-november-4/ – note that the videos connected to this report were banned from the internet within days of their posting). This suggests that the relocated Ninth Circle headquarters may be near to Montreal or Ottawa, Canada, both of which have had a long history of Satanic ritual killings and military MKULTRA/mind control programs closely tied to the Ninth Circle cult.

 

  1. In response to our actions, police and judges associated with the Ninth Circle have escalated their attacks on our organization and clinical counselors allied with us who have diagnosed and publicly named Satanic Ritual crimes. Three of these counselors (in Canada, the USA and England) are now suddenly facing professional discipline and possible criminal charges, along with the usual public smear campaigns. But of related and even greater concern is that our top Field Secretaries have been targeted for elimination by the Ninth Circle. Here are the details:

 

  1. Our Ninth Circle source reports a “private” discussion of the top Ninth Circle leaders that occurred on May 2 in Rome. The details were passed on by a disenchanted Catholic priest who is placed closely to a senior Cardinal and Ninth Circle member. At this private meeting it was stated that the highest priority for the Circle had to be “eliminating” once and for all the operational leaders of the ITCCS, namely the three Field Secretaries for North America, Europe and Australia. The latter include Kevin Annett, “John Street” and the Australian secretary. Our source was unable to discover whether the Vatican’s normal channel for assassinations – the espionage agency known as the Holy Alliance – would be handling these killings or whether they would go to contracted “local assets” from their partner the Mafia Ndrangheta. Regardless, since of our Field Secretaries Mr. “Street” and Kevin Annett have been especially public and visible leaders of our campaigns, their safety is of the highest importance. We have directed them and the Australian Field Secretary to go underground for now and to follow the normal protocols of those who are in protective custody.

 

  1. These expected counter-attacks are in fact a sign that the Ninth Circle and its Vatican/corporate backers are beginning to panic and are resorting to fearful self-defensiveness. We expect more cracks to appear in the ranks of their cult and for more defectors and informants to emerge. We are optimistic that this murderous three century old Jesuit cult is in collapse, which means that our efforts must intensify.

 

  1. We urge all people of conscience to join us, receive common law Sheriff training, and mobilize your communities to arrest the Catholic clergy and others who are funding and aiding the Ninth Circle. Follow our updates at itccs.org and every Sunday at 3 pm pacific, 6 pm eastern and 11 pm GMT on Radio Free Kanata at www.bbsradio.com/radiofreekanata .

 

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3000 Elite Paedophiles Arrested – Media Silent*

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The Desecration of Childhood

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Sex Abuse Victim Allowed Euthanasia as mental health problems Considered ‘INCURABLE’*

Sex Abuse Victim Allowed Euthanasia as mental health problems Considered ‘INCURABLE’*

By Laura Mowat

The victim was given a lethal injection after health professionals decided her post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions were incurable.

Her condition included severe anorexia, chronic depression and suicidal mood swings, tendencies to self-harm, hallucinations, obsessions and compulsions.

Although the Dutch victim showed improvements after intensive therapy, she was given the right to die after doctors said treatment was hopeless.

British MPs said the case proved euthanasia should never be legalised in the U.K.

The woman had been abused between the age of five and 15 and had suffered from mental disorders since.

It was revealed the woman had post-traumatic stress disorder that was resistant to treatment.

Although the woman had had treatment, which was “temporarily partially successful”, treatment was stopped last year when independent consultants said the case was “hopeless”.

One Labour MP criticized the decision saying it meant sex abuse victims were now being punished with death.

MP Robert Flello said:

“It almost sends the message that if you are a victim of abuse, and as a result you get a mental illness, you are punished by being killed, that the punishment for the crime of being a victim is death.”

Tory MP Fiona Bruce, chairman of the Parliamentary All-Party Pro-Life Group, said:

“This tragic situation shows why euthanasia should never be legalised in this country.

“What this woman needed, at a desperate point in her young life, was help and support to overcome her problems, not the option of euthanasia.”

The issue of assisted dying campaign is one that splits opinions in the U.K.

The numbers heading to Switzerland to be killed have increased with around one person a fortnight going to Dignitas from the U.K.

In total around 300 people from Britain have ended their lives in the Swiss clinic.

Campaign groups are encouraging the U.K. government to change the laws, however when MPs voted on the issue last year, they voted against euthanisia.

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The Desecration of Childhood

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Sexual Harassment on the Rise in the U.K.*

Boy Scout of America Encyclopaedia of Sexual Abuse 1947 -2005

Sexual Assaults on Children Rise to 85 a Day in the U.K.*

Normalizing Paedophilia through Sex for Children*

Taking School Sex Education too Far*

Parents Attacked for Protesting against the Sexualization of their Children*

Ontario Teacher Disciplined for Criticizing Child Sex Ed. – Paedophilia Program*

Where Children are Imprisoned and Sexually Abused*

The West Exports Porn, Casual Sex, and the Blood of the pre-born not Freedom*

Oklahoma Plan to Castrate Sex Offenders*

With Cover-ups UN Quietly Offers DNA Tests for ‘Peacekeeper Babies’ & Sexual Abuse Claims*

Priests Accused of Child Sex Crimes are Moved to Poor Countries Instead of Facing Prosecution*

 

By Laura Mowat

The victim was given a lethal injection after health professionals decided her post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions were incurable.

Her condition included severe anorexia, chronic depression and suicidal mood swings, tendencies to self-harm, hallucinations, obsessions and compulsions.

Although the Dutch victim showed improvements after intensive therapy, she was given the right to die after doctors said treatment was hopeless.

British MPs said the case proved euthanasia should never be legalised in the U.K.

The woman had been abused between the age of five and 15 and had suffered from mental disorders since.

It was revealed the woman had post-traumatic stress disorder that was resistant to treatment.

Although the woman had had treatment, which was “temporarily partially successful”, treatment was stopped last year when independent consultants said the case was “hopeless”.

One Labour MP criticized the decision saying it meant sex abuse victims were now being punished with death.

MP Robert Flello said:

“It almost sends the message that if you are a victim of abuse, and as a result you get a mental illness, you are punished by being killed, that the punishment for the crime of being a victim is death.”

Tory MP Fiona Bruce, chairman of the Parliamentary All-Party Pro-Life Group, said:

“This tragic situation shows why euthanasia should never be legalised in this country.

“What this woman needed, at a desperate point in her young life, was help and support to overcome her problems, not the option of euthanasia.”

The issue of assisted dying campaign is one that splits opinions in the U.K.

The numbers heading to Switzerland to be killed have increased with around one person a fortnight going to Dignitas from the U.K.

In total around 300 people from Britain have ended their lives in the Swiss clinic.

Campaign groups are encouraging the U.K. government to change the laws, however when MPs voted on the issue last year, they voted against euthanisia.

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Related Topics: 

The Desecration of Childhood

Child Sacrifice and Trafficking in Holland, and Abroad: An Eyewitness Comes Forward and Names her Torturers – An Exclusive Breaking News Report from ITCCS Central Office and its Dutch Affiliates

Sexual Harassment on the Rise in the U.K.*

Boy Scout of America Encyclopaedia of Sexual Abuse 1947 -2005

Sexual Assaults on Children Rise to 85 a Day in the U.K.*

Normalizing Paedophilia through Sex for Children*

Taking School Sex Education too Far*

Parents Attacked for Protesting against the Sexualization of their Children*

Ontario Teacher Disciplined for Criticizing Child Sex Ed. – Paedophilia Program*

Sexual Violence Ruled a Crime against Humanity in Guatemalan Court*

Where Children are Imprisoned and Sexually Abused*

The West Exports Porn, Casual Sex, and the Blood of the pre-born not Freedom*

Oklahoma Plan to Castrate Sex Offenders*

With Cover-ups UN Quietly Offers DNA Tests for ‘Peacekeeper Babies’ & Sexual Abuse Claims*

Priests Accused of Child Sex Crimes are Moved to Poor Countries Instead of Facing Prosecution*

Amsterdam Schools Increasingly Segregate the Social Classes*

Amsterdam Schools Increasingly Segregate the Social Classes*

Amsterdam secondary schools are becoming increasingly segregated and children from families with well-educated parents rarely mix with those from more disadvantaged backgrounds, according to a new report by the city council’s research department.

Pupils at one in four schools are almost exclusively from highly-educated parents, while in four out of 10 schools, children from low-skilled families make up 80% or more of the school population.

For example, twice as many pupils go to schools in the districts of Centrum and Zuid as actually live in the city’s wealthiest districts, the report said. In just eight schools is there a 50/50 split, which accurately reflects the city’s general population, the OIS statistics office said. Two years ago, 11 schools had the ‘ideal’ mix.

One reason for the segregation is the rise in single stream schools in the city. In the main, Dutch pupils are divided into pre-university (vwo), pre-college (havo) and vocational training (vmbo) streams at the age of 12 but an increasing number of schools only offer one type of education. ‘

This means that children from different social classes rarely come into contact with each other,’ Amsterdam university professor Herman van de Werfhorst told the Parool.

The rise of schools which only cater to pre-university or pre-vocational training streams is increasing the divisions, he said.

‘The best children go to the best schools, with the best teachers,’ he said.

‘This inequality is only increasing and no one seems to find it an issue.’ Research also suggests that children with low-skilled parents are more likely to be sent to vocational schools.

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Related Topics:

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Known Carcinogen Used In Chemotherapy*

Known Carcinogen Used In Chemotherapy*

Now we know why chemotherapy kills us faster than no chemotherapy… and while they’re busy killing us of the pharmaceutical industry makes a big ongoing profit!

By Luis R. Miranda

Adriamycin is part of intravenous chemotherapy supposedly aimed at hindering the growth and spread of cancer cells

The Dutch Health Council, an independent scientific body which advises the government and parliament of the country, has advised the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment a substance known as adriamycin, which is marketed as Doxorubicin or Rubex, is in the list of products considered carcinogenic.

According to experts, manufacturing, administration and subsequent cleaning of the remains of the substance and material used to administer it to patients by qualified personnel “increases the risk of developing cancer.”

Although members of the Board of Health do not talk about percentages because they “still lack enough data on animal experiments and human clinical trials,” they still recommend adding  adriamycin to the so-called Category 1B pharmaceuticals.

The classification that has been established by the Health Commission of the European Union include the use of the “substance capable of causing cancer.” In Category 1A the list includes other “known carcinogenic” compounds.

“While epidemiological studies to date are inconclusive, we do have sufficient evidence in animals about adriamycin being a carcinogen”, said experts from the Dutch entity.

Elsewhere in the report, which was referred to the Government, scientists explained that exposure of medical personnel may occur by contact with the skin, ingestion or inhalation. “The likely moments of contact are during handling in pharmacies and hospitals, or even in research laboratories.”

Adriamycin is part of intravenous chemotherapy supposedly aimed at hindering the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. It is classified as an antitumor antibiotic, and among others, it is used to treat cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, bladder, thyroid, stomach, liver, lung, pancreas, prostate, Hodgkin’s disease and some leukemias.

It is known that the use of adriamycin can affect the heart, cause tissue damage if it escapes from the vein, and increase the possibility of developing various cancers treated at source. The latter sometimes happens with other treatments.

The analysis was carried out at the request of the Ministry of Social Affairs himself, who wanted to know the risk from occupational exposure, and concentrations of hazardous substances.

Given the lack of laboratory tests, the Health Council has been unable to estimate the annual number of cancers that could result from contact with adriamycin. Social Affairs will now report its findings to different Dutch medical authorities.

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Gaza Unable to Export Produce*

Gaza Unable to Export Produce*

By Hana Salah

Translator Cynthia Milan

A Palestinian laborer holds up a box of freshly picked strawberries, intended for export, on a farm in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, Dec. 7, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza’s farmers have increasingly suffered since the Israeli siege was first imposed in 2006. Despite the Ministry of Agriculture’s announcement of self-sufficiency, the fluctuation of international support and Israel preventing the exportation of agricultural products have destroyed the only source of livelihood for farmers, especially after the recent war.

In the western part of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, Israeli reconnaissance planes never stopped their sweeps over the vast agricultural land, where only one farmer was planting flowers. Al-Monitor’s correspondent handpicked the last of the clove flowers that once flourished in the Strip — which was famous for exporting flowers around the world — before the farmers stopped planting them due to the lack of Dutch support for this year.

Notably, the cultivated flowers here are not up to the international standards and flowers are now worn out cuttings from an Israeli mother-plant as farmers cannot buy seedlings. Some are cultivated for the domestic market, where the demand for flowers has significantly decreased as a result of the deteriorating economic situation.

The director of the Marketing Department at the Ministry of Agriculture, Tahseen al-Saqqa, told Al-Monitor

“The Dutch government was implementing a project to provide farmers with seedlings and the necessary supplies for the cultivation of flowers, at a rate that was being reduced every year since 2010. However, the support completely stopped this year and the farmers could no longer afford the costs, so the cultivation of flowers ended.”

Farmer Ziyad Hijazi said during a tour west of Rafah around his own shrinking fields,

“Years ago, I used to walk around 100 dunams of flowers. I used to supervise dozens of workers and prepare to export my production. That has all vanished today.”

Hijazi, who is now in economic distress and accumulating debt, now rents only 20 dunams. He uses 19 to grow vegetables, instead of flowers, for the local market. He sells them at a cheap price that is barely enough to feed his children. He is currently using the last dunam to plant cloves, the last such field in the Strip of a once prosperous trade.

Hijazi believes that growing flowers is pointless.

“In the early years of the siege, when the crossings were closed and we could no longer export, I fed the sheep the flowers I was supposed to export, and whose quality was 10 times better than the ones we have today,” he explained.

Saqqa pointed out

“The Gaza Strip used to produce on more than 600 dunams 50 million flowers for export each year before the blockade, and 150 million flowers a year during the blockade. But this year, there are no more than five dunams planted for domestic consumption.” He added,

“The Dutch support was the key factor for our flower agriculture, until it stopped this year. We can no longer grow without support and even if we do, we cannot afford the high costs without exporting, due to the closing of crossings.”

He noted, “So far, the Strip’s agricultural export losses amounted to about $40 million a year, since the beginning of the siege in 2006.”

The situation of strawberries, whose exportation is the most important in Gaza, is no better than that of the flowers. Although Israel announced in November 2014 economic relief for the Gaza Strip — including allowing the export of strawberries from Gaza to the West Bank after banning the practice for several years — this period did not last long. Strawberry exports to the West Bank was once again banned in mid-January after the Israelis found Palestinian strawberry cartons smuggled from the West Bank into Israeli markets and sold at a cheaper price than the Israeli product.

“The Israeli decision to allow the export of strawberries did lead to a rise in exports [to Europe], as Gaza was not allowed to export its vegetables to Europe. Vegetables are sold at cheap prices in the domestic market, as self-sufficiency in vegetables reached 98%. Israel has only allowed the export of tomatoes to Jordan,” Saqqa said.

Bakr Abu Halima, a strawberry farmer from Beit Lahia, told Al-Monitor,

“Since we are not allowed to export to the West Bank or Europe, the strawberry is now flooding the domestic market.”

Abu Halima explained that the local market does not offer suitable conditions for the sale of strawberries.

“The ministry decided to ban the import of agricultural products that have a local alternative. But which is better for the consumer with weak purchasing power, to buy four kilos of Israeli oranges, or just a kilo of local strawberries at the same price? At a time when we cannot force the consumer to export our products, it remains our only hope,” he said.

As a result, the reluctance to purchase and the accumulation of large quantities of agricultural products in the domestic market led to a decline in the prices of strawberries destined for export, and they are being sold at prices so low they do not even cover their production costs.

In 2012, the Gaza Ministry of Agriculture banned the importation of Israeli fruits after reaching a self-sufficiency rate of approximately 70%. However, it has allowed the import of fruits in the event that local production is unable to meet the market’s needs. For instance, it has allowed the import of citrus.

Meanwhile, the technical director of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees, Majdi Dabbour, told Al-Monitor,

“Government support for farmers is lacking, as well as compensation after the war, as a result of the political division that weakens the capacity of the Palestinian farmer. International institutions support local institutions more than the Ministry of Agriculture does. Therefore, we are implementing programs to help farmers after the ministry refers them to us, because it is incapable of providing suitable compensation.”

Dabbour went on, “There is no marketing plan for farmers. The sea is closed, and so are the Israeli borders and the Rafah crossing. Our ability to achieve vegetable self-sufficiency under such circumstances is a great national achievement.”

The Palestinian farmer’s life remains dependent on the policies of a government that is still suffering from political division and the Israeli policies that prevent exportation, control crossings and raise transportation costs across its borders.

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Humanitarians to Provide #SolarGaza*

Palestine from Sovereignty to an Israeli Enclave*

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Dutch Parliament Bans Weedkiller for Private Use*

Dutch Parliament Bans Weedkiller for Private Use*

From the end of 2015 onward the sale of Glyphosate -based herbicides to private persons, including the World’s number one herbicide ‘Roundup’, will be prohibited in the Netherlands over health fears.

Glyphosate is an ingredient of Roundup, which is sold to private persons as a weed control product. The Dutch Lower House gave consent to a motion by Dutch Member of Parliament Esther Ouwehand, which prohibits the sale of glyphosate to private individuals.

Glyphosate is increasingly associated with health problems such as infertility, birth defects, damage to the nervous system, Parkinson’s disease and several forms of cancer. In addition to health risks for humans, the usage of chemical pesticides can also lead to loss of biodiversity and difficulties with purifying drinking water.

In 2011 the Dutch Lower House asked for a total ban on the use of glyphosate outside the agricultural sector. Municipalities also use this pesticide for weed control and even private persons can buy it everywhere. Contrary to the wish of the Lower House the cabinet made all kinds of exceptions to the requested ban. Private individuals were allowed to use products containing glyphosate in their gardens, but not on their terraces. This is unclear, uncontrollable as well as irresponsible, given all risks to health and environment.

Now that the Party for the Animals motion has been adopted the cabinet has to get pesticides containing glyphosate, such as the commonly-sold RoundUp, off the shelves. Political parties PvdA, CU, 50+, GroenLinks, SP and PVV support the motion by Ouwehand, which she has submitted together with Gerard Schouw (D66).

Esther Ouwehand: “Agricultural pesticides in user-friendly packaging are sold in abundance to private persons. In garden centres RoundUp is promoted as harmless, but unsuspecting customers have no idea what the risks of this product are. Especially children are sensitive to toxic substances and should therefore not be exposed to it.”

The Lower House, led by the Party for the Animals, makes a stand against agricultural pesticides more and more. The Lower House supported motions by Esther Ouwehand for a ban on neonicotinoids, toxins that cause massive bee mortality. Moreover, at the urging of the Party for the Animals measures are being taken to restrict agricultural pesticides in order to protect residents. Ouwehand’s plea has recently been underlined by the Dutch Health Council.

Many people are concerned about the use of glyphosate in their living environment. This is demonstrated by dozens of reports at Gifkikker.nl, the notification centre that the Party for the Animals and foundation Bollenboos launched in April last year. The Dutch Health Council praised this initiative, because up until then civilians who worry about the use of pesticides in their neighbourhood could not turn to anyone with their concerns and complaints.

 

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As Expected EU to Approve GM Corn

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Chinese Finance Ministry Bans GM Oil for Staff to Safeguard Health*

Senegal Farmers Tell Transnational Corporations to get off their Land*

Sudan Seizes “Anonymous ” GM Soybean Shipment*