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Two whistleblowers—Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden—were nominated alongside WikiLeaks journalist and former editor-in-chief Julian Assange for the Nobel Peace Prize of 2020 by 17 members of a German parliamentary group.
Żaklin Nastić (MdB) writes:
“I am one of a total of 17 members of our parliamentary group who have nominated Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. These brave people should not be criminalized but should be recognized and honored. The war criminals and their henchmen must be held accountable.
We feel that Assange, Manning and Snowden have to be recognized for their ‘unprecedented contributions to the pursuit of peace and their immense personal sacrifices to promote peace for all.’ With the unveiling of US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq and the global surveillance program of the US secret services, the three have ‘exposed the architecture of war and strengthened the architecture of peace’.”
The full letter was published on the Courage Foundation’s website and reads:
Dear Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee,
We wish to nominate Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, in honour of their unparalleled contributions to the pursuit of peace, and their immense personal sacrifices to promote peace for all.
The year 2020 began with Julian Assange arbitrarily detained and tortured, at risk of death according to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and over 100 medical doctors, for revealing the extent of harm and illegality behind the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. 2020 began with Chelsea Manning in her secound year of renewed imprisonment for resisting to testify to a Grand Jury empaneled against Wikileaks, after having also been imprisoned seven years previously and tortured, following her disclosures that were published by Julian Assange. 2020 began with Edward Snowden in his 7th year of asylum for revealing illegal mass surveillance, in defence of the liberties underpinning revelations such as those made by Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange.
The Collateral Murder video, provided by Chelsea Manning in 2010 and published by Wikileaks, honoured the dignity of those slain needlessly in war. It gave names and identities to victims whose humanity had been kept from public view, capturing the last moments of life for a young Reuters photojournalist, Namir Noor-Eldeen. Namir, who was killed in cold blood while on assignment in Baghdad, was described by his colleagues as among “the pre-eminent war photographers in Iraq” with “a tender eye that brought humanity via quiet moments to a vicious war”.
I Have a Dream, a Blurred Vision by Michael Parenti
One of my favourite authors … worth a read EWR
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—in which Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famed “I Have a Dream” speech—has recently won renewed attention from various print and electronic media in the United States. But the more attention given to King’s extraordinary speech, the less we seem to know about King himself, the less aware we are about the serious challenges he was presenting, challenges that remain urgent and ignored to this very day.
The March on Washington took place on 28 August 1963. Despite repeated fear mongering by certain commentators and public officials who predicted there would be violence in the streets—over 250,000 people descended upon Washington D.C. in a massive show of unity and peaceful determination.
Chris Hedges: History of the Factory
Minister cautions Huawei against “heavying” NZ government
A must read/watch on 5G! This is a military grade weapon already used for crowd control & already tested in Russia on humans and animals with disturbing results. Hear the expert whistleblowers speak out!
GCSB Minister Andrew Little has cautioned Huawei against “heavying the government” with threats to exit New Zealand.
The Chinese telecom giant last month sent a letter to ministers, including Mr Little,warning it could be forced to pull outof the country if it was blocked from working on 5G upgrades.
The missive – which was leaked to NZME – said such an approach would have “a significant effect” on Huawei’s revenue and create a “real risk” causing the company to leave the New Zealand market.
The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) last year rejected a proposal from Spark to partner with Huawei to deliver 5G, citing security concerns; Spark is still deciding whether to reapply.
Homelessness is a Political Environment: Vancouver Tent City
Homelessness is happening world wide. Part of the plan (Agenda 2030 unstated as such but is happening everywhere) NZ has 43K homeless and yet our authorities are promising to house equally vulnerable folk from abroad. Perhaps the wealthy property developers who are getting our housing stock for peanuts will be happy to fund new rental housing for everybody? EWR
Vancouver’s Longest Running Tent City: A Year in Review Architects for Social Housing The post Homelessness is a Political Environment: Vancouver Tent City appeared first on Architects for Social Housing (ASH).
Chris Hedges’ Commencement Address: Integrity Forged in Cages
On May 10, 2019, Chris Hedges gave this talk to 27 graduating students who were formerly incarcerated—several of whom he taught in prison—and their families at Rutgers University on Friday. The ceremony was held by the Mountainview Program at Rutgers, which helps students complete their degrees at Rutgers after they take college courses inside prisons through the New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) program.
“Is it not criminal to allow more than 12 million children in the United States to go to bed hungry every night while Amazon, which earned $11 billion in profits last year, paid no federal taxes? In fact, in our system of corporate welfare, Amazon received a $129 million tax rebate from the federal government. Is it not criminal that half of all Americans live in poverty, or near-poverty, while the three richest men in America, including the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, have combined fortunes worth more than the total wealth of the poorest half of Americans? Is it not criminal that millions of factory jobs, which once allowed families to earn a living wage with health and retirement benefits, have been shipped to places like Monterrey, Mexico, where Mexican workers in GM plants earn $3 an hour without benefits? Is it not criminal that our families have been sacrificed to feed the mania for corporate profit, left to rot in violent and post-industrial wastelands such as Newark or Camden? Is it not criminal to harass and terrorize the poor on the streets of our cities for petty activities, such as selling loose cigarettes or “obstructing pedestrian traffic,” which means standing too long on a sidewalk, while Bank of America, Citibank and Goldman Sachs have never been held accountable for trashing the global economy, wiping out 40 percent of the world’s wealth through fraud? Is [it] not criminal that, as poverty has gone up and crime has actually gone down, our prison population has more than doubled?”
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges Nigrotime on May 21, 2019 On May 10, 2019, Chris Hedges gave this talk to 27 graduating students who were formerly incarcerated—several of whom he taught in prison—and their families at Rutgers University on Friday. The ceremony was held by the Mountainview Program at Rutgers, which helps students complete their […]
Censorship Is the Last Tool of Tyrants – Dr Mercola
“Censorship Is the Last Tool of Tyrants – Dr Mercola
Pfizer’s Prevnar 133 vaccine (which protects against common strains of pneumonia) actually made more money than Lipitor or Viagra in 2015, both Pfizer top-selling drugs,4,5 and the 2018 revenues for Gardasil 9 was $3 billion according to CNBC.6
As noted by Financial Times,7 profits from Prevnar 13 shot up in 2015, reaching $6.25 billion, nearly three times more than Viagra that year, thanks to the U.S. government recommendation to start using it in seniors over 65 and not just children. “The success of Prevnar shows [vaccines] can be as lucrative as any drug,” the article states.8
Censorship Aimed at Blocking First-Hand Testimony of Vaccine Harms
When you have a profitable business, you want to nurture and protect it, and promote its sustained growth…” via The Most Revolutionary Act
Homeless man jailed for 20 weeks for sitting on the ground ‘without reasonable excuse’
It’s getting Dickensian isn’t it? Back in the day they got deported to places like the Australian penal colony (cheap/free labour) … the nation that boasted ‘righteousness exalts a nation’ … “our Union Jack tells the world that in us they should find a Christian Nation. Let us be what we should be’. Pretty damning really. I hear many of NZ’s homeless are in deep deep debt to the leeches that currently are meeting in Switzerland.
Somerset County Gazette — Defending Sanity in the Uppity Down World
Photo credit: Pixabay.com (not the actual person in the article)
“The corporate forces that have commodified the natural world for profit have also commodified human beings. We are as expendable to global corporations as the Barrier Reef or the great sequoias. These corporations and ruling elites, which have orchestrated the largest transference of wealth upward in human history, with globe’s richest 1 percent owning half the world’s wealth, kneel, and force us to kneel, before the dictates of the global marketplace. They have seized control of our governments, extinguishing democracy, corrupting law and building alliances with neofascists and authoritarians as the ruling ideology of neoliberalism is exposed as a con. They have constructed pervasive and sophisticated systems of internal security, wholesale surveillance and militarized police, along with criminalizing poverty, to crush dissent.” — Chris Hedges, Confronting the Culture of Death
End of wars? … nah … “Ardern told Patrick Gower on Three’s The Nation that North Korea is “absolutely a genuine and real threat” and New Zealand is ready to play a role if requested.””
As some of us choose to remember today our own forbears who went & died in the Rothschild wars … I recall my own late Papa saying “Wars will never end … wars make money” … yes he was one of those who were required to defend the ‘King & Country’ lie. So, not to disrespect these ones who did what they knew to be right for their day (who had no choice really) … who later, like my Papa did, found out for whose cause their mates really gave their lives away. My dear Papa is there in the header image, visiting Cassino in his 82nd year, viewing the graves of his lost mates…. and he was right …
… the war mongering continues …. all of those glitzy weapons are making even more money today … ask the Royals, they know all about that. It’s getting harder now though to gloss it all over in nationalist type rhetoric, so the corporates have been busy repackaging their morbid trade into a nicer looking ‘defense’ package.
Watch, they are now busy manufacturing new enemies.
Anzac Day tricks: from Bill Massey to Jacinda Ardern
“This year, prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s conciliatory message tops everything. It probably has William Massey turning in his grave.
“Today our thoughts turn to all veterans, their spouses and families. We particularly pay tribute to those who served in the Second World War, a generation which sadly has almost left us. As we acknowledge their service and honour their contribution to our country, we think too of our current service personnel and their wider support community.
“As we gather together this Anzac Day we recognise that there is still much division to overcome in the world today. Through our expressions of love, compassion and unity, we reaffirm our commitment to peace and freedom of faith and we move forward together in hope.”
If the ghost of Massey worries, it is needless. Jacinda Ardern’s soothing pacifist words have less substance than mist.
In the wake of US President Trump’s 2017 threat to incinerate North Korea Ardern told Patrick Gower on Three’s The Nation that North Korea is “absolutely a genuine and real threat” and New Zealand is ready to play a role if requested.”
The increasingly parasitical nature of capitalism today is reflected today in a number of ways. One is the artificial nature of share ‘values’ and how workers’ jobs, pay and conitions are affected by this. Below is a piece dealing with the latest round of massive layoffs by GM in the United States and how these layoffs reflect the increasingly parasitical forms of capital/ism today. It is the editorial from the latest set of fortnightly workplace bulletins produced by The Spark, a US Marxist workers’ current.
General Motors is closing down five plants and laying off 14,500 workers.
That announcement – shocking because it comes in the midst of so-called “good times” – was justified by one lie after another.
Giraffe subspecies listed as ‘critically endangered’ for first time
Right on topic with today’s other posting on Tahr, as the authorities cull our own NZ wildlife, anything non native according to the UN agreement signed up to decades ago without our awareness. They are expunging every non native except farm stock. Along with this plan for eliminating ‘pests’ we are also seeing the extinction of various species, planet wide. Our own native Kea are dwindling fast.
In a profoundly dishonest society, the shared grief of World War I is one of the few things we all know the truth of. One of the few things we are all honest about. Because it’s important. Because it’s a wound too deep to ignore, a betrayal too lasting to be forgiven. The Great War…
Through much of history the abnormal has been the norm. This is a paradox to which we should attend. Aberrations, so plentiful as to form a terrible normality of their own, descend upon us with frightful consistency.
The number of massacres in history, for instance, are almost more than we can record. There was the New World holocaust, consisting of the extermination of indigenous Native American peoples throughout the western hemisphere, extending over four centuries or more, continuing into recent times in the Amazon region.
From Chemtrails Planet
Resonance – Beings of Frequency
This James Russell Documentary reveals implications to safety of cell phones, 5G technology, electromagnetic devices and covert military weapons.
RESONANCE is a sensational eye opening documentary which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies.
Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, it did so surrounded by this frequency. and Inevitably, it began tuning in.
By the time mankind arrived on earth an incredible relationship had been struck; a relationship that science is just beginning to comprehend.
Research is showing that being exposed to this frequency is absolutely integral to us. It controls our mental and physical health, it synchronizes our circadian rhythms, and it aids our immune system and improves our sense of wellbeing.