Brian Gerrish interviews child abuse survivor and Nottingham Beechwood children’s home whistleblower Melanie Shaw. Recently released from HMP Peterborough where she suffered nearly 6 months in solitary confinement, was denied medical treatment and was subjected to significant bullying and harassment, Melanie has also been harassed by Nottingham police.
There is a waterfall in Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. Maybe 12 feet high, it’s fairly modestly sized, though even a modest waterfall is quite a magical thing. And it’s here that chimpanzees come to dance.
You can watch a video online, narrated by the great primatologist Jane Goodall, who, as with so many chimpanzee behaviors, was the first to observe these rituals. It’s quite a show: An adult male approaches via the riverbed with a slow, rhythmic gait, so unlike yet like our own. He throws rocks and tree branches into the falls, then catches a vine and swings above them. Finally he sits on a rock in the stream, head resting on forearms, and watches the water go by.
These performances happen several times each year, but they do not have any obvious utilitarian purpose, even as social displays; though groups of chimps sometimes participate, often it’s just a solitary individual. Given how easily a chimp might slip on the rocks, it’s quite risky. Chimps also can’t swim, and typically avoid running water. Which raises the question: What are these chimps thinking?
“I can’t help feeling that this waterfall display, or dance, is perhaps triggered by feelings of awe and wonder,” says Goodall in the video. “The chimpanzee brain is similar to ours. They have emotions that are clearly similar to those that we call happiness and sadness and fear and despair and so forth. So why wouldn’t they also have feelings of some kind at spirituality? Which is, really, being amazed at things outside yourself.”
After testing 16 women from different regions all over Germany, the Green Party has found that traces of the chemical glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Round Up, are appearing in breast milk at ‘intolerable levels’ that could harm a developing baby and the mother.
The weed killer traces in breast milk were found to be between 0.210 and 0.432 nanograms per millilitre (PPB). Drinking water is allowed to have no more than 0.100 nanograms of glyphosate.
“I would never have guessed that the quantities are so high.”
Though the sample size in these initial tests was small, and Witte believed it should be expanded, it is still indicative of a major problem. These 16 women indicate that larger sections of the population are being poisoned with glyphosate – a substance which the WHO has called carcinogenic. If Monsanto is allowed to keep selling these chemicals, it amounts to mass-murder.
• Fracking planning application rejected by Lancashire council
• Major setback for Government hopes of shale gas industry
• Lancashire councillors vote 9-3 to refuse, with 2 abstentions
• Legal advice suggests Cuadrilla likely to win at appeal
From the article:
In 2012 the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, said in an interview with this newspaper, “Do you know what? As far as Athens is concerned, I also think about all those people who are trying to escape tax all the time. All these people in Greece who are trying to escape tax. And I think they should also help themselves collectively.” How? “By all paying their tax.”
In the picture above she points to the source of her problem.
A very good analysis though:
The Moral Crusade Against Greece
‘This is our political alternative to neoliberalism and to the neoliberal process of European integration: democracy, more democracy and even deeper democracy,” said Alexis Tsipras on 18 January 2014 in a debate organised by the Dutch Socialist party in Amersfoort. Now the moment of deepest democracy looms, as the Greek people go to the polls on Sunday to vote for or against the next round of austerity.
Unfortunately, Sunday’s choice will be between endless austerity and immediate chaos. As comfortable as it is to argue from the sidelines that maybe Grexit in the medium term won’t hurt as much as 30 years’ drag on GDP from swingeing repayments, no sane person wants either.
The vision that Syriza swept to power on was that if you spoke truth to the troika plainly and in broad daylight, they would have to acknowledge that austerity was suffocating Greece.
It is estimated that 80% of the world is religious, which equates to approximately 5.6 billion people who are affected with Religithexia. In psychology, the term “Mental Retardation” was changed to “Learning Disabled”.
Perhaps the term, “Religitard” might be too harsh for someone who hangs on to outdated beliefs, so maybe there will be a new diagnosis called Religithexia for those who are “Religiously Disabled”?
Etymology: Religi (reverence for the gods) and thexia (longing for or desire)
While Religithexia is not an acknowledged disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV), it could be.
Were you aware that there is a disorder called Orthorexia Nervosa, which is a preoccupation for avoiding unhealthy foods?
And with the right diagnosis by your psychiatrist along with the proper medication prescribed through Big Pharma, you can overcome your desire to eat healthily while enjoying all of the processed foods and genetically modified organisms that “normal” people eat.
The true conspiracy behind Big Pharma involves such names as John D. Rockefeller and Adolph Hitler as well as businesses such as I. G. Farben, Bristol Meyers and Standard Oil.
Following the UN’s announcement that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundupglyphosate was “carcinogenic to humans”, the herbicide has now been banned in France.
The week-killer will no longer be available in garden centres in France, following French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal’s announcement on national television, “I have asked garden centres to stop putting Monsanto’s Roundup on sale“.
The University College Utrecht has paired with the city to see if a system of welfare without requirements will produce an efficient society
The Dutch city of Utrecht will start an experiment which hopes to determine whether society works effectively with universal, unconditional income introduced.
The city has paired up with the local university to establish whether the concept of ‘basic income’ can work in real life, and plans to begin the experiment at the end of the summer holidays.
Basic income is a universal, unconditional form of payment to individuals, which covers their living costs. The concept is to allow people to choose to work more flexible hours in a less regimented society, allowing more time for care, volunteering and study.
University College Utrecht has paired with the city to place people on welfare on a living income, to see if a system of welfare without requirements will be successful.
(Acclaimed News) With previous Conservative governments, as bad as they were, essential state services such as Health and Education weren’t privatised. How things now look set to change as David Cameron is setting the stage for the privatization of the National Health Service.
The biggest risk to the NHS is the introduction of an American model in Britain, where citizens need to have a private healthcare plan to have access to medical care. This system is absolutely dangerous and classist, because it doesn’t allow to low income households to have a decent and free healthcare. Moreover the American model is often subject to insurance frauds and the influence of very rich lobbies.
Actually it seems that David Cameron already introduced a first step to favour privatization through a mysterious deal introduced in March. According to The Guardian this deal is “worth up to £780m” and “will see 11 private firms paid by the NHS to carry out heart, joint and other types of operations and perform scans, X-rays and other diagnostic tests on patients”. Obviously this change created many controversial reactions and critics for the negative consequences to British citizens. For example the Labour politician Andy Burnham said “Chunks of NHS were being sold off”. A pro NHS activist called Paul Evans declared “Despite ministerial denials, this is yet more proof that privatisation is an everyday reality in the NHS. The scale of contracts is increasing as companies are seizing the opportunity to bid to run a huge range of NHS services”. This new occult deal expects the entrance of some big corporations such as Circle, Vanguard and Virgin Care in the management of British hospitals. This new legislation completely betrays the original values of the NHS at the time of its foundation 65 years ago. In fact, after the Second World War the British Government introduced the NHS as an universal and free right for all the citizens without distinctions of income and social classes. At that time British NHS was an excellent and well respected model of universal healthcare, and other European nations introduced similar systems taking inspiration from United Kingdom.
Natural Society previously exposed how the Susan G. Komen foundation has ties to the pharmaceutical industry, and the American Cancer Society hardly helps to find a ‘cure’ for cancer. In addition to these realizations, people should know that cancer charities dupe donors in numerous ways, some of them bordering on fraud.
In recent news, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with the Attorneys General in 50 states, filed charges alleging that four different cancer charities had committed fraud. Two of these charities, the Breast Cancer Society and the Children’s Cancer Fund, are two that were accused, and have gone belly-up due to the exposure.
The lawsuit will also ‘outs’ founder James Reynolds Sr. and the Cancer Fund of America who were using approximately 96% of the donations they received on themselves, or to fund ‘private’ fundraisers. Maybe 3% went to helping find a cure or cancer, or to help cancer patients in any way.
It isn’t a surprise to many people that cancer charities are at the top of the criminal circles running the ‘sick-care’ industry in America.
Samuel Epstein, M.D. is among many writers who have exposed the cancer industry for what it really is – a total racket. His book titled National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society: Criminal Indifference to Cancer Prevention and Conflicts of Interest, details the undeniable ties between cancer charities and pharmaceutical companies, and outlines a very clear conflict-of interest.
A dance between our internal eternal spirit and the physical external realm.
It is like we have become so mesmerized that we believe that the external world is all there is. We hang on to it for dear life and since we know our resources are finite, fear and greed put us into a constant survival mode.
In the mean time our true being is not integrated as much as is healthy for our wellbeing. It is like we walk around like zombies; cleverly reflected by the large amount of zombie movies that have come out over the past 10 years.
The film ‘Mind the Matrix’ looks at all this and with the help of various experts, hands the viewer tools on how to get back to our natural state of inner and outer harmony.
This is where global change will start. With ourselves. Once we have rediscovered the nature of who we really are, this will automatically be reflected outwards. Our ‘reality’ will then be adjusted all by itself.
By remaining focused outwards, we as humans may just get exhausted of trying for change and not seeing any.
Like Mahatma Gandhi said ‘Be the change that you want in the world’.
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Palestinians carry Palestinian flags on their boats as they gather at the Gaza coast in support of the third Gaza Freedom Flotilla [Getty]
Canadian First Nations chief boards Gaza flotilla to protest against worldwide scourge of colonialism.
Robert Lovelace is a professor in the department of global development studies and a former chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. He spent 103 days in prison for defying a court injunction and continuing to protest against uranium mining on disputed land.
By Antonia Zerbisias
Robert Lovelace is still haunted by the Palestinian refugees in the grainy newsreels he saw as a boy.
Not surprising. For this former Ardoch Algonquin First Nations chief, the footage conjured up images from Canadian history’s darkest chapters – indigenous people being driven from their land and onto reserves.
“Those newsreels left a mark on me,” he tells Al Jazeera in a telephone interview. “These people who were homeless, carrying everything that they had. So I have always been interested in what has been going on in the Middle East.”
Lovelace, 67, is an aboriginal activist and semi-retired Global Development Studies professor at Queen’s University just south of his ancestral land in Ontario.
A father of eight, he has stood up against governments and corporations which have attempted to mine his people’s land, contaminate their water and plunder their sacred wild rice beds.
The most extreme government in Israel’s history is wasting no time getting down to business. One of its first acts is targeting Palestinian freedom of expression.
In June, Naftali Bennett, the Israeli education minister (who once boasted of killing “lots of Arabs”), announced he was pulling state funding from a play created by Palestinians. He claimed the play glorified terrorism, though an Israeli committee that approves funds for plays for Israeli youth to attend had approved the performance after finding it did not encourage violence. His announcement was followed by the Culture Ministry’s decision to pull more funding from the theater in Haifa. In the same month, Israeli culture minister Miri Regev (known for calling African migrants to Israel a “cancer”), threatened to cut state funding to a children’s theater because its head, Norman Issa, announced his refusal to perform in an illegal Israeli West Bank settlement. Regev has since backed down after Issa reportedly agreed to perform at the settlement theater.
It all adds up to a sustained attack on Palestinians’ right to freely express themselves. In the West Bank, which is under military occupation and governed by strict military law, freedom of expression is sharply curtailed. But the threats of cuts in state funding for Palestinian cultural performances have taken place inside the Green Line, where Palestinians have citizenship but suffer discrimination in a host of areas. (The Green Line is the name given to the armistice lines drawn up between Israel and Arab states following the 1947-’49 Arab-Israeli war.)
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Russian President, Vladimir Putin has led a strong stance against biotech and their cultivation of GM crops in his country. Now, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, has announced at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that Russia WILL NOT use GM crops to boost agricultural production.
Dvorkovich stated that the good quality of the soil across Russia’s land will allow the country to use other technological advances in agriculture, but GMOs won’t be one of them.
“Russia has chosen a different path. We will not use these [GM] technologies,” he said.
Due to Russia refusing GM seed, Russian products will be “one of the cleanest in the world,” according to Dvorkovich.
This proves that Putin wasn’t blowing hot air when he stated that Russia must protect its citizens from over-consumption of products containing genetically modified organisms in 2014.
Putin believes that he can keep GMOs out of the country, even while staying in compliance with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) commandments. In a meeting addressing the members of the Board of the Russian Federation Council he stated:
“We need to properly construct our work so that it is not contrary to our obligations under the WTO. But even with this in mind, we nevertheless have legitimate methods and instruments to protect our own market, and above all citizens.”