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8 Killed In Bolivia As Protesters Call For Return of Ousted President Evo Morales : NPR

8 Killed In Bolivia As Protesters Call For Return of Ousted President Evo Morales : NPR

At least eight people were killed and dozens injured in the Bolivian city of Sacaba on Friday, after security forces fired on supporters of ousted president Evo Morales, according to the Associated Press.

With tensions running high following Morales’ resignation last Sunday, demonstrators took to the streets to decry the nation’s interim president, Jeanine Añez. The protesters, made up largely of members of Bolivia’s indigenous population, view Añez’s rule as illegitimate and are calling for Morales to return. The former president has been granted asylum in Mexico.

via 8 Killed In Bolivia As Protesters Call For Return of Ousted President Evo Morales : NPR

Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men – Business Insider

Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men – Business Insider

A new law in Iceland making it illegal to pay women less than men came into effect on January 1, 2018.
Companies will now have to obtain certification for demonstrating equal pay.
Iceland has been ranked the best in the world for gender pay equality for 9 years in a row.

via Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men – Business Insider

Australia horse deaths: Wild animals perish at dried-up waterhole – BBC News

Australia horse deaths: Wild animals perish at dried-up waterhole – BBC News

Rangers found dead and dying animals in a dried-up waterhole near Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory, last week.

About 40 of the animals had already died from dehydration and starvation. Surviving horses were later culled.

It comes amid record-breaking heat, with temperatures hitting 49.5C north of Adelaide in South Australia.

via Australia horse deaths: Wild animals perish at dried-up waterhole – BBC News

Glacier in Russian Arctic Goes From Moving 60 Feet a Year to 60 Feet a Day | The Weather Channel

Glacier in Russian Arctic Goes From Moving 60 Feet a Year to 60 Feet a Day | The Weather Channel

The outlet glacier on the Vavilov Ice Cap used to move about 60 feet a day.
After 2013, it accelerated to about 60 feet a day.
This may signal a change in how fast global warming is affecting glaciers in cold, dry areas.

via Glacier in Russian Arctic Goes From Moving 60 Feet a Year to 60 Feet a Day | The Weather Channel

Trump voters now feel betrayed and want a leader to take America back

Trump voters now feel betrayed and want a leader to take America back

The movement he inspired shows that people — like the striking General Motors workers — still yearn for a leader who will take our country back from the rich and powerful. In the upcoming election, states like Ohio and Michigan will go to the candidate who does more than promise real change, but has spent his entire career building a movement to deliver it.

via usatoday Trump voters now feel betrayed and want a leader to take America back

Poll: Most Americans Want Religion Out of Politics

Poll: Most Americans Want Religion Out of Politics

(CN) – Americans acknowledge that religious institutions are losing influence in public life, but still believe they do more good than harm overall, the Pew Research Center reported Friday. Most, however, want such institutions to avoid endorsing political candidates.

In a survey of 6,364 adults from March 18 to April 1, researchers found that 63% felt that churches and other religious institutions should “keep out of political matters” generally. Seventy-six percent felt that churches should not endorse political candidates.

via courthousenews Poll: Most Americans Want Religion Out of Politics

How many of those polled realize that the US is set up to keep religion out of politics?

Exhausted polar bears cling to life on thawing ice as they face extinction – World News – Mirror Online

Exhausted polar bears cling to life on thawing ice as they face extinction – World News – Mirror Online

“We are truly in a climate crisis right now. We’re talking about species’ disappearance, the impacts of which are felt all around the globe.” The chief scientist at conservation organisation Polar Bears International added: “The loss of sea ice is critical.

“The 13 to 14% a decade decline really constitutes a crisis.

“Over the last 40 years some bears, some populations like this one and one in Alaska, are being significantly affected by sea ice loss. And if we allow the sea ice loss to continue, all the bears will eventually be gone.”

via Exhausted polar bears cling to life on thawing ice as they face extinction – World News – Mirror Online

Border Protection Commissioner Admits No New Border Wall Miles Built Despite Trump’s Claim of ‘Great Progress’

Border Protection Commissioner Admits No New Border Wall Miles Built Despite Trump’s Claim of ‘Great Progress’

“So right now, 78 miles have been built, have been built where there was an existing form of barrier,” Morgan said, effectively admitting that none of the wall that has been constructed has been in new areas.

via Newsweek Border Protection Commissioner Admits No New Border Wall Miles Built Despite Trump’s Claim of ‘Great Progress’

Half the House Members Who Wrote Trump’s Tax Law Are Out of Their Jobs After Tuesday’s Vote

Half the House Members Who Wrote Trump’s Tax Law Are Out of Their Jobs After Tuesday’s Vote

The House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees taxes and trade, saw four of its Republican members lose their seats. Those four defeats come after five other Republicans on the committee already left mid-term or decided to retire.

With three more committee members running for other offices, come January, half of the 24 Republicans who wrote the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will no longer be in Congress.

Those tax cuts, designed to create jobs, have widely been viewed as President Trump’s signature legislative achievement. Nonetheless, their emphasis on business taxes tended to favor the wealthy over the middle-class — and proved broadly unpopular in the run-up to Tuesday’s election.

via Yahoo Half the House Members Who Wrote Trump’s Tax Law Are Out of Their Jobs After Tuesday’s Vote

Homelessness a ‘Symptom of Greed’ by the Rich, Says Bernie Sanders, Not a Crime by the Poor | Common Dreams News

Homelessness a ‘Symptom of Greed’ by the Rich, Says Bernie Sanders, Not a Crime by the Poor | Common Dreams News

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday condemned a proposed ordinance in Las Vegas, Nevada that would effectively criminalize homelessness in the city by making it illegal for people to sleep on sidewalks and in other public areas.

“Homelessness isn’t a crime, it’s a symptom of the greed that is destroying housing in America,” Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said in a statement.

via Homelessness a ‘Symptom of Greed’ by the Rich, Says Bernie Sanders, Not a Crime by the Poor | Common Dreams News

Scottish Government Says Trump Refuses to Pay Legal Bills | Law & Crime

Scottish Government Says Trump Refuses to Pay Legal Bills | Law & Crime

It is no secret that President Donald Trump has no love for the proliferation of wind turbines, which he’s claimed drastically reduce property values and even cause cancer.

But in what may be a first in presidential foreign relations, the Scottish government is claiming that Trump’s family business is refusing to pay tens of thousands of pounds in legal fees accumulated after the president lost a protracted legal battle against an experimental eleven-turbine wind farm built adjacent to his Aberdeenshire golf resort, The Guardian reported Tuesday.

via Scottish Government Says Trump Refuses to Pay Legal Bills | Law & Crime

Trump Issues Pardons to War Criminals – The Atlantic

Trump Issues Pardons to War Criminals – The Atlantic

President Donald Trump has exercised his authority to intervene in three cases involving war crimes, on the side of the alleged war criminals. He pardoned one serviceman who was convicted of heinous crimes, and another awaiting trial for heinous crimes. He also reversed the demotion of a Navy SEAL convicted of taking trophy pictures with an enemy corpse. All were brought to justice by their fellow servicemen and women; each prosecution relied on testimony from servicemen in the same units who witnessed the war crimes and reported them to military superiors.

This makes Trump the first commander in chief in memory to pardon American servicemen for violent crimes committed in uniform. The justification can be found in a statement Trump made to NBC News in 2016: “You have to play the game the way they are playing the game.” That is, the U.S. should operate the way terrorists operate.

Being no different from or better than our enemies has not been the aspiration of previous presidents, nor of our military. The United States has accrued numerous advantages by being better, more principled, and more trustworthy than its enemies. Among those advantages are allies willing to have American bases on their territory and to participate in the wars we fight. Being a principled and disciplined military that operates with clear ethical norms also serves the crucial purpose of helping veterans to reintegrate into civilian society and make their individual peace with the violence they have committed on America’s behalf.

via Trump Issues Pardons to War Criminals – The Atlantic

Lawyers Call for AG Barr’s Impeachment After Federalist Society Speech | Law & Crime

Lawyers Call for AG Barr’s Impeachment After Federalist Society Speech | Law & Crime

“Another lunatic authoritarian speech as Barr goes from attacking ‘radical secularists ‘ [at Notre Dame Law School] to one month later attacking the ‘resistance’ at [the Federalist Society],” tweeted former White House ethics counsel Richard Painter. “Impeach Barr now!”

“Bill Barr is the type of bare knuckles lawyer the Church would have hired thirty years ago to cover up sex abuse cases,” Painter added. “The bishop would have been someone like Rep. Jim Jordan. Neither of these men belong anywhere near the impeachment inquiry.”

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) echoed that call late Saturday morning.

“Yesterday AG Barr addressed a radical political group and gave one of the most vicious partisan screeds ever uttered by a US cabinet officer,” Pascrell tweeted. “Barr says trump should have king-like powers. Barr is a liar and a fanatic and should be impeached and stripped of his law licenses.”

via Lawyers Call for AG Barr’s Impeachment After Federalist Society Speech | Law & Crime

Military Coup In Bolivia Backed By Violent Right-Wing Rioters, Racists, Fascists, US Government, CIA, OAS – Luis Fernando Camacho Led Overthrow As Christian Fascist Paramilitary Leader And Millionaire – Senator Anez Declared Herself Dictator In Chief | A Green Road Journal

On the evening of election day in Bolivia as votes were being counted, the rightwing candidate Carlos de Mesa realized that Evo Morales was quite possibly winning in the first round. De Mesa took that moment as the opening volley in the planned coup to topple MAS, the Movement toward Socialism led by Evo Morales Ayma. De Mesa abrogated the role of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal and declared himself in a run-off election with Morales, the Indigenous president who has led most Bolivians from conditions of nineteenth-century servitude to an era of dignity and national sovereignty.

De Mesa’s arrogance is breathtaking. It also mirrors his faith in his funders and handlers, the old elites and the Trump administration. The usual players in the Republican right wish to boycott an Evo Morales administration in Bolivia, and U.S. operatives, in addition to those in the embassy, have been wandering around the countryside to create rightwing foci of resistance. Evidence of the coup-plotting that took place in the United States may be found at

via Military Coup In Bolivia Backed By Violent Right-Wing Rioters, Racists, Fascists, US Government, CIA, OAS – Luis Fernando Camacho Led Overthrow As Christian Fascist Paramilitary Leader And Millionaire – Senator Anez Declared Herself Dictator In Chief | A Green Road Journal

As evidence of Trumps criminality becomes irrefutable, the right turns up the anti-Semitism

As evidence of Trumps criminality becomes irrefutable, the right turns up the anti-Semitism

As Goldberg has written in the past, and as has become increasingly obvious, the playbook that Republicans are following is one followed by Russia, by Central and Eastern European tinpot dictators. That’s a playbook that always, invariably, comes back to anti-Semitism. We have already seen it rear its ugly head in conspiracy theories that the right is promoting to discredit witnesses in the impeachment inquiry, notes Paul Waldman, writing for the American Prospect..

In her testimony, former National Security Council official Fiona Hill described the smear campaign spearheaded by Giuliani against then-ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch this way: “This was a mishmash of conspiracy theories” that included “the idea of an association between her and George Soros.”

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Hill testified that Soros was a frequent element in charges made against her as well: that she was “a Soros mole in the White House” and that the financier was behind a conspiracy in Ukraine to attack Trump. This is something Giuliani has repeated in public as well.

Goldberg observes that the drumbeat of anti-Semitism from the right is rising proportionally to the amount of damning evidence mounting against Trump, with Fox News as the primary source of amplification.

via Daily Kos As evidence of Trump's criminality becomes irrefutable, the right turns up the anti-Semitism

‘War on Wall Street’? Billionaires Declare Themselves a Persecuted Minority – Astute News

‘War on Wall Street’? Billionaires Declare Themselves a Persecuted Minority – Astute News

The 2020 election may trigger a “war on Wall Street and wealth,” too-big-to-fail bank Citi has warned its clients in a letter quoted by Bloomberg this week. The bank laments that the rich these days are merely seen as a cash cow for “re-distributional policies, including further tax relief for low- and middle-income persons” – never mind that the primary beneficiaries of Trump’s 2017 tax cuts were the same rich individuals who received Citi’s letter, as well as the corporations they own. The pitchforks are coming out, and Citi wants its customers to be prepared.

The Citi letter is far from an isolated case of billionaires declaring themselves a persecuted class. The wealth tax floated by Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to pay for a much-needed reinforcement of the country’s tattered social safety net has clearly struck fear into the hearts of the super-rich, combined as it is with an upsurge in populist rhetoric and the gradual realization in other parts of the world that neoliberal capitalism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

But it was one particular complaint of Cooperman’s that epitomizes the billionaires’ panic. “The idea of vilifying wealthy people is so bogus – they’re appealing to the masses!” he cried, as if appalled that any politician would speak to voters rather than the donors who typically fill their war chests. Big-time Democratic donors have even threatened the party with the removal of their support if Warren (or Sanders, who famously threw down the gauntlet with “I don’t think billionaires should exist,” now a bumper sticker) gets the nomination.

via ‘War on Wall Street’? Billionaires Declare Themselves a Persecuted Minority – Astute News

FDA warns “Z-pack” (azithromycin) Antibiotics Could Lead to DEADLY HEART RHYTHMS for Some – NationalAddictionNews.com

FDA warns “Z-pack” (azithromycin) Antibiotics Could Lead to DEADLY HEART RHYTHMS for Some – NationalAddictionNews.com

Azithromycin, a commonly-prescribed antibiotic, may trigger a potentially deadly irregular heart rhythm for some patients, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Tuesday. The antibiotic that’s sold as Zithromax, Zmax or sometimes referred to as a “Z-Pack” is prescribed to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, or ear infections.

The FDA is warning the public that the pills can cause abnormal changes in the heart’s electrical activity that may lead to a fatal heart rhythm. Not everyone is at risk. Patients with known risk factors such as existing QT interval prolongation, low blood levels of potassium or magnesium, a slower than normal heart rate, or those who use  certain drugs to treat abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias face the greatest risk.

via FDA warns “Z-pack” (azithromycin) Antibiotics Could Lead to DEADLY HEART RHYTHMS for Some – NationalAddictionNews.com

Drilling Down into Flu Deceptions and Mind-boggling Lies

Drilling Down into Flu Deceptions and Mind-boggling Lies

“[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.”

Boom.

You see, the CDC created one overall category that combines both flu and pneumonia deaths. Why do they do this? Because they disingenuously assume that the pneumonia deaths are complications stemming from the flu.

This is an absurd assumption. Pneumonia has a number of causes.

But even worse, in all the flu and pneumonia deaths, only 18 revealed the presence of an influenza virus.

Therefore, the CDC could not say, with assurance, that more than 18 people died of influenza in 2001. Not 36,000 deaths. 18 deaths.

Doshi continued his assessment of published CDC flu-death statistics: “Between 1979 and 2001, [CDC] data show an average of 1348 [flu] deaths per year (range 257 to 3006).” These figures refer to flu separated out from pneumonia.

This death toll is obviously far lower than the parroted 36,000 figure.

via naturalblaze Drilling Down into Flu Deceptions and Mind-boggling Lies

Illicit Drug Described as “10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl” Shows up in Seattle

Illicit Drug Described as “10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl” Shows up in Seattle

Right in the midst of the opioid crisis, another illicit drug has hit the streets of Seattle. Experts say it’s more potent and deadly than other opiods.

The DEA says carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. It was first detected in Seattle in March. Experts insist its usage is “very rare” in the area, but nonetheless, it has surfaced in the city.

The timing couldn’t be worse. Two people in Washington state overdose on opioids each day. In King County, at least three teenagers have died from fentanyl overdoses recently.

“I was like, ‘Oh crap!’ ” said Dr. Caleb Banta-Green when he heard that carfentanil was detected in Seattle.

via naturalblaze Illicit Drug Described as “10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl” Shows up in Seattle

Moscow Cries Foul as U.S. Bans Use of Russian Rockets | © blogfactory

Moscow Cries Foul as U.S. Bans Use of Russian Rockets | © blogfactory

The U.S. Department of Defense will ban space launch and satellite cooperation with Russia in 2023, the Pentagon said, drawing ire from Russia’s space agency.

The U.S. has been trying to cut reliance on Russian-made rocket engines, eyeing 2022 as the latest deadline, amid strained relations. Last year, Russia’s top defense and space industry official said Russian-made spaceships would stop sending American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) after April 2019.

via Moscow Cries Foul as U.S. Bans Use of Russian Rockets | © blogfactory

Ultra-Processed Foods Damage Your Heart: Study – Chemical Free Life

Ultra-Processed Foods Damage Your Heart: Study – Chemical Free Life

Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that for every 5% increase in calories from ultra-processed foods a person ate, there was a corresponding decrease in overall cardiovascular health. Adults who ate approximately 70% of their calories from ultra-processed foods were half as likely to have “ideal” cardiovascular health, as defined by the American Heart Associations’ Life’s Simple 7®, compared with people who ate 40% or less of their calories from ultra-processed foods.

via Ultra-Processed Foods Damage Your Heart: Study – Chemical Free Life

Fed’s Powell Says Forensic Work Ongoing on Liquidity Crisis; This Chart Shows Why He’s Worried

Fed’s Powell Says Forensic Work Ongoing on Liquidity Crisis; This Chart Shows Why He’s Worried

Let’s pause right here for a moment. Asking the mega banks on Wall Street, which blew themselves up in 2008 because they would much rather gamble in high risk derivatives and convoluted investment products with their depositors’ money, how much they would be comfortable holding in liquid reserves at the Fed is like giving a four-year old the choice between a pony or a book for Christmas. Naturally the Wall Street banks are going to want to yank as much liquidity as they can get from the Fed to enrich their trading books. And since when does the regulator of the most serially charged bank holding companies in America seek the opinion of the serially-charged miscreants?

As an example of what we mean, JPMorgan Chase was found by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to have used its bank depositors’ money to make hundreds of billions of dollars of high-risk wagers in derivatives in London in 2012 and lose $6.2 billion. The Subcommittee found that JPMorgan Chase “piled on risk, hid losses, disregarded risk limits, manipulated risk models, dodged oversight, and misinformed the public.” And now the Fed is going to ask the same bank how much liquidity it would like to keep locked up at the Fed and not have available to trade (read “gamble”) with? JPMorgan Chase proceeded to pull $145 billion from its reserves at the Fed. On October 15, during an earnings call with analysts, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said the bank has just $120 billion now in reserves at the Fed and that amount wasn’t enough to allow it to assist in the repo loan market on September 17 and still meet its regulatory requirements for keeping adequate liquid reserves on hand for an emergency.

Throughout Powell’s exchange with Congressman Flores he appeared nervous and fidgety and was waving his hands around. This is not Powell’s normal behavior under questioning in Congress. We found out why when Powell appeared to admit that the Fed is not completely confident that it understands “why” the liquidity crisis is happening.

via wallstreetonparade Fed’s Powell Says Forensic Work Ongoing on Liquidity Crisis; This Chart Shows Why He’s Worried

MoA – Lessons To Learn From The Coup In Bolivia

MoA – Lessons To Learn From The Coup In Bolivia

Morales had clearly won a fourth term in the the October 20 elections. The vote count was confusing (pdf) because it followed the process defined by the Organization of American States:

The [Tribunal Supremo Electoral, or TSE] has two vote-counting systems. The first is a quick count known as the Transmisión de Resultados Electorales Preliminares (TREP, hereafter referred to as the quick count). This is a system that Bolivia and several other Latin American countries have implemented following OAS recommendations. It was implemented for the 2019 election by a private company in conjunction with the Servicio de Registro Cívico (SERECÍ), the civil registry service, and is designed to deliver a swift —but incomplete and not definitive- result on the night of the elections to give the media an indication of the voting tendency and to inform the public.
The early and incomplete numbers let it seem that Morales had not won the 10% lead he needed to avert a second round of voting. The rural districts in which Morales has high support are usually late to report results and were not included. The complete results showed that Morales had won more than the 10% lead he needed to avoid a runoff.

Kevin Cashman @kevinmcashman – 1:36 UTC · Nov 11, 2019
Eventually, the official count was released: Morales won in the first round 47.08% to 36.51%. If you had been watching the polls before the election, 5 out of 6 of them predicted the same result. Weird to have a fraud that matches up with polls.
Poll Tracker: Bolivia’s 2019 Presidential Race
To allege false election results to instigate color revolutions or coups is a typical instrument of U.S. interference. In 2009 Mahmoud Ahmedinejad won his second term in the Iranian presidential elections. The U.S. supported oppositions raised a ruckus even as the results fit perfectly with previous polling.

The OAS which recommended the quick count scheme that allows for such manipulations receives 60% of its budget from Washington DC.

via MoA – Lessons To Learn From The Coup In Bolivia

US Hand in Bolivia Coup – Counter Information

US Hand in Bolivia Coup – Counter Information

November 13, 2019 “Information Clearing House” –  Only days before Evo Morales stepped down as Bolivia’s president audio tapes were published implicating opposition politicians, the US embassy and American senators in a coup plot.

Among those US senators mentioned in the leaked tapes by the Bolivian politicians seeking Morales’ ouster were Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, according to a report by Telesur.

It is believed that the US embassy in La Paz helped coordinate a deliberate campaign of street violence and media disinformation in order to destabilize the Andean country and force Morales to quit.

via US Hand in Bolivia Coup – Counter Information

7 Stages of Spiritual Alchemy ⋆ LonerWolf

Once we have broken down all of our personality characteristics that were in the way, we are left with the process of dissolution which is the beginning of feeling less identification with our false sense of self. Once we are free from our pride or self-doubt, we can take one step back and truly observe our positive and negative qualities.

In this stage, our inability to take responsibility for our many faults, our avoidance of traumatizing memories, and other inner tensions rise to the surface, causing us to become aware of how our behavior might be affecting others. This is the beginning of spiritual maturity and the spiritual awakening process. Sometimes this stage of transformation is brought about accidentally by illnesses and misfortunes in our lives that cause us to really pay attention to what we’re doing, shocking us out of our avoidance patterns (such as workaholism, drugs and TV watching).

Fermentation occurs in two parts: Putrefaction and Spiritization. Putrefaction is the decomposition of our former selves; the process of inner death by which the old elements of our conscious and unconscious minds are allowed to rot and decompose. (Some call this stage the dark night of the soul, as it can be followed by troublesome mental states such as depression.)

via 7 Stages of Spiritual Alchemy ⋆ LonerWolf

Bolivian Coup Comes Less than a Week After Morales Stopped Multinational Firm’s Lithium Deal – Centre for Research on Globalization

Bolivian Coup Comes Less than a Week After Morales Stopped Multinational Firm’s Lithium Deal – Centre for Research on Globalization

The Sunday military coup in Bolivia has put in place a government which appears likely to reverse a decision by just-resigned President Evo Morales to cancel an agreement with a German company for developing lithium deposits in the Latin American country for batteries like those in electric cars.

“Bolivia’s lithium belongs to the Bolivian people,” tweeted Washington Monthly contributor David Atkins. “Not to multinational corporate cabals.”

via Bolivian Coup Comes Less than a Week After Morales Stopped Multinational Firm’s Lithium Deal – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

The Strategic Battle for Lithium. Huge Reserves in Bolivia, Argentina, Chile – Centre for Research on Globalization

The Strategic Battle for Lithium. Huge Reserves in Bolivia, Argentina, Chile – Centre for Research on Globalization

From the neo-liberal point of view, their management must be taken away from the bad examples of “nationalization”. Thinking about extracting and producing lithium for the needs of the people and in respect for the environment, outside of speculative ambitions, is an attack at heart of globalized capitalist economy.

This is the reason why a freely elected President who enjoys the granite consensus of the popular masses of Bolivia should be ousted and forced to resign and flee the Country.

It becomes also clear which is the main enemy of the self-determination of peoples: in Bolivia there is not a song much different from the one played by the United States, NATO and the European Union in Syria, trying to break up an oil-producing country in order to throw it into easy hands to run.

Italian main press agency, ANSA, reported a few days ago that an order of capture was allegedly issued against Evo Morales. The source were statements of Mr. Camacho, who is none other than the leader of that opposition which challenged without substantiated reason the President’s legitimate election. No official charge was held by Mr Camacho at the time of that statement.

via The Strategic Battle for Lithium. Huge Reserves in Bolivia, Argentina, Chile – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Bolivia in Crosshairs of US Counter-revolution | Opinion | teleSUR English

Bolivia in Crosshairs of US Counter-revolution | Opinion | teleSUR English

On the evening of election day in Bolivia as votes were being counted, the rightwing candidate Carlos de Mesa realized that Evo Morales was quite possibly winning in the first round. De Mesa took that moment as the opening volley in the planned coup to topple MAS, the Movement toward Socialism led by Evo Morales Ayma. De Mesa abrogated the role of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal and declared himself in a run-off election with Morales, the Indigenous president who has led most Bolivians from conditions of nineteenth-century servitude to an era of dignity and national sovereignty.

De Mesa’s arrogance is breathtaking. It also mirrors his faith in his funders and handlers, the old elites and the Trump administration. The usual players in the Republican right wish to boycott an Evo Morales administration in Bolivia, and U.S. operatives, in addition to those in the embassy, have been wandering around the countryside to create rightwing foci of resistance. Evidence of the coup-plotting that took place in the United States may be found at https://postcuba.org/embajada-de-eeuu-en-la-paz-su-accionar-encubierto-e…

While the United Nations twice urged all political leaders in Bolivia to avoid violent acts and “follow the legal norms,” the United States is claiming to do the same but in fact promoting a campaign to escalate tensions and delegitimize the elections. It is a pattern that reaches back to the origins of the Movement toward Socialism. Washington gives refuge to the bloodiest of the exiles from the 2003 “Gas War,” among them Carlos Sanchez Berzain, the Defense Minister of ex-president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (or Goni for short) who killed 67 during the 2003 peaceful protests. They fled the country protected by the US embassy and are reportedly deeply involved in coup plans at present. Sanchez Berzain is leading anti-Evo protests on the turf of right-wing Senator Marco Rubio, of ultra-right fame, in Miami.

via Bolivia in Crosshairs of US Counter-revolution | Opinion | teleSUR English

Benie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveil Green New Deal for Public Housing | Democracy Now!

Benie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveil Green New Deal for Public Housing | Democracy Now!

On Capitol Hill, New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled a Green New Deal plan Thursday that seeks to end carbon emissions from public housing projects. The 10-year, $180 billion deal aims to retrofit public housing developments to make them highly energy-efficient, while producing on-site renewable energy. Senator Sanders said the deal would also add nearly a quarter-million decent-paying union jobs to the economy.

via Benie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveil Green New Deal for Public Housing | Democracy Now!

Operation Naked King: Secret DEA Sting in Bolivia Confirms Evo Morales’ Fears About U.S. Meddling | Democracy Now!

Operation Naked King: Secret DEA Sting in Bolivia Confirms Evo Morales’ Fears About U.S. Meddling | Democracy Now!

AMY GOODMAN: We turn to an explosive new report that claims the U.S. government has secretly targeted Bolivian President Evo Morales with a drug sting code-named Operation Naked King. The report, just released by The Huffington Post today, draws on court documents filed by a longtime DEA confidential informant, Carlos Toro. It appears to confirm Morales’s long-standing suspicion that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, has sought to undermine Morales’s government.

PRESIDENT EVO MORALES: [translated] And I continue to be convinced that cocaine and drug trafficking is an invention of the United States. And with that invention, they’ve been able to create this war against drug trafficking. Capitalism lives from war. Capitalism needs wars in order to sell its weaponry. So this is not an isolated drug issue. It goes to the very interests of capitalism. And on the pretext of fighting drugs, they establish military bases. It’s political control and domination that they want. It’s the new colonialism.

via Operation Naked King: Secret DEA Sting in Bolivia Confirms Evo Morales’ Fears About U.S. Meddling | Democracy Now!

Trump Insists He Can Intimidate Any Witness He Pleases Via Tweet | Vanity Fair

Trump Insists He Can Intimidate Any Witness He Pleases Via Tweet | Vanity Fair

The president, who perpetually views himself as a victim, of course disagreed, insisting he did nothing wrong and effectively proclaiming his right to intimidate any witness he pleases.

via Trump Insists He Can Intimidate Any Witness He Pleases Via Tweet | Vanity Fair

Robert Kennedy Jr. Arrested While Protesting With Jane Fonda | Hollywood Reporter

Robert Kennedy Jr. Arrested While Protesting With Jane Fonda | Hollywood Reporter

Jane Fonda continued her crusade in Washington, D.C. on Friday, leading a protest over climate change at the U.S. Capitol, marking the actress’ sixth “Fire Drill Friday.”

This time, she was joined by Abigail Disney and Robert Kennedy Jr., among others, including actresses June Diane Raphael and Marg Helgenberger, for a sit-in.

RFK Jr., Raphael and Helgenberger were arrested along with others; all likely to be charged with crowding and obstructing or incommoding. It is unclear if Disney was arrested.

via Robert Kennedy Jr. Arrested While Protesting With Jane Fonda | Hollywood Reporter

Recording Surfaces of Illinois Department of Health Planning to Medically Kidnap Newborns from Parents Who Refuse Vitamin K Shot at Birth

Recording Surfaces of Illinois Department of Health Planning to Medically Kidnap Newborns from Parents Who Refuse Vitamin K Shot at Birth

Vitamin K is available in other forms besides intramuscular injections.

The form that is injected, AquaMEPHYTON®, is produced by Merck, and comes with several warnings, including DEATH, according to the package insert found on the FDA website:

WARNING – INTRAVENOUS AND INTRAMUSCULAR USE

Severe reactions, including fatalities, have occurred during and immediately after INTRAVENOUS injection of AquaMEPHYTON* (Phytonadione), even when precautions have been taken to dilute the AquaMEPHYTON and to avoid rapid infusion. Severe reactions, including fatalities, have also been reported following INTRAMUSCULAR administration. Typically these severe reactions have resembled hypersensitivity or anaphylaxis, including shock and cardiac and/or respiratory arrest. Some patients have exhibited these severe reactions on receiving AquaMEPHYTON for the first time. Therefore the INTRAVENOUS and INTRAMUSCULAR routes should be restricted to those situations where the subcutaneous route is not feasible and the serious risk involved is considered justified.

If one were to search coroners’ reports on causes of death among newborn babies, I wonder if “death by injection of the Vitamin K shot” would ever be listed? Or do these kinds of infant deaths get lumped together with SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)?

via Vaccineimpact Recording Surfaces of Illinois Department of Health Planning to Medically Kidnap Newborns from Parents Who Refuse Vitamin K Shot at Birth

Recording Surfaces of Illinois Department of Health Planning to Medically Kidnap Newborns from Parents Who Refuse Vitamin K Shot at Birth

Recording Surfaces of Illinois Department of Health Planning to Medically Kidnap Newborns from Parents Who Refuse Vitamin K Shot at Birth

Megan Fox, writing for PJ Media, has published a recording from an April 12, 2018 meeting of the Perinatal Advisory Committee (PAC) that operates under the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In the recording, health officials that apparently include doctors and possibly nurses who are authorized to give the Vitamin K shot to newborns, discuss how they can work together with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to take custody of newborn babies from parents who refuse the Vitamin K shot at birth.

The members of the Health Department basically conclude that since it is DCFS policy to mandate the Vitamin K shot, that medical professionals have the authority to take custody of the child and administer the Vitamin K shot over the objections of the parents, even without DCFS involvement. Such “custody” can be as little as only “2 minutes,” the time it takes to give the shot.

via  vaccineimpact Recording Surfaces of Illinois Department of Health Planning to Medically Kidnap Newborns from Parents Who Refuse Vitamin K Shot at Birth

A Shot Never Worth Taking: The Flu Vaccine ~ by Kelly Brogan, MD

A Shot Never Worth Taking: The Flu Vaccine ~ by Kelly Brogan, MD

Deep into my 6th year of researching and investigating the damning science that condemns vaccine efficacy and safety – yes, all of them – I am beginning to turn my attention more to the societal memes and the individual belief systems that protect and perpetuate tragically flawed and unacceptably dangerous collective behaviors.

The information is OUT THERE, brilliant scientists, physicians, and researchers without financial ties and agendas have weighed in and presented their concerns about vaccine safety and efficacy, however, the average citizen resists and clings to a hyper-simplified, seemingly “safe” stance.

“Well, I’m not against vaccines, I mean, they’ve done a lot. I’m sure there are some risks, but they’re extremely rare.”

I understand, now, that, my collection of PubMed articles substantiating concerns about inefficacy, neurological, autoimmune, and fatal risks of these poorly conceived and anachronistically relevant immune modulators is not meaningful to someone who is not interested. The questions raised by this information are not provocative to someone who needs, above all, to believe that the government, the CDC, and doctors mean well, are doing their due diligence, and that they are holding themselves to a basic standard of ethical delivery of healthcare. They are not meaningful to someone who needs to outsource their power.

Instead of debating the science, what it may take to change to bring awareness to this egregious misuse of medical authority is, one of two, non-scientific, anecdotal exposures:

1.They see it doesn’t work, and may even cause illness

I have several pediatricians as patients. Unprovoked, all of these women have confessed to me that they have observed increased virulence in their vaccinated populations. It is this clinical experience that has given them pause about the heavy-handed mandate coming down from the CDC.

“Oh!” I say, “Have you read the studies that suggest increased risk of infection in the vaccinated population? There’s THAT ONE where they actually used a saline placebo in 115 children and found that those vaccinated had a 4.4 times increased rate of non-flu infection? Or how about that CANADIAN ONE where they looked at 4 observational studies and found that 2008-2009 H1N1 vaccination was associated with a1.4 to 2.5 increased risk of actually contracting said virus?”

Only after they have a personal template within which to fit the science affirming their observations, do they have room to hear it. But what of all of the children they have brought this ineffective and dangerous intervention to?

2.They know someone harmed

It is basic human psychology that what is out over there is irrelevant at best, and threatening at worst. What is near and familiar is what is true. Few of us seek to bridge gaps between what we are surrounded by and what may be out there to learn. The difficulty of appreciating the scale of harm brought to the population by vaccination practice is related to the insidious nature of immune and neurologic insult.

The CDC can report, as they do, that brain inflammation and death are known side effects of every vaccine, but most do not appreciate what brain inflammation looks like. That this can look like ADHD, autism, learning delay, and that autoimmune disorders can take years to manifest. Tracing the thread back to the vaccine exposure can only be done with studies that assess vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations. These have not been done.

Tragically, we all know, now, of someone who has died from the flu vaccine, just this past week. CHANDLER WEBB, a healthy 19 year old, was given a “routine” and “recommended” flu vaccine at his physical, one day before he became violently ill, and one month before he died. He died from vaccine-induced encephalitis, a known risk of this intervention. In addition to feeling remorse for the pain that this family is experiencing, I feel rage for what I believe to be manslaughter. This is a medical intervention, delivered without any regard for its objectively determined lack of efficacy, and its potential to maim and kill healthy adults.

The propaganda surrounding this CDC and government-endorsed practice is so thick that doctors treating this young man were blind to even the most obvious of causative insults. If doctors cannot appreciate a documented adverse event that occurs within 24 hours, you cannot expect the system to acknowledge more complex disturbances to the immune system and neuorologic development that will land you and your loved ones on medications and in therapies for life.

And, remember, that this family cannot sue the physician who pushed the needle or the pharmaceutical company who created the lethal product.

via A Shot Never Worth Taking: The Flu Vaccine ~ by Kelly Brogan, MD

The Tiniest Ones: Doctors Ignore Vaccine Data on Premies – KELLY BROGAN MD

The Tiniest Ones: Doctors Ignore Data on Premies – KELLY BROGAN MD

Demeo at al took 13 926 extremely low birth weight infants born at 28 weeks or less and compared compared the incidence of sepsis evaluations, need for increased respiratory support, intubation, seizures, and death among immunized infants in the 3 days before and after immunization.

Here is what the results showed:

With most infants receiving 3 or more vaccinations, the incidence of

sepsis increased from 5.4 to 19.3 per 1000 patient-days after vaccination
need for increased respiratory support increased from 6.6 to 14.0 per 1000 patient-days after vaccination
intubation increased from 2.0 to 3.6 per 1000 patient-days after vaccination
Here was the conclusion reported by the authors:

All ELBW infants in the NICU had an increased incidence of sepsis evaluations and increased respiratory support and intubation after routine immunization.

via The Tiniest Ones: Doctors Ignore Data on Premies BY KELLY BROGAN MD

 

US opens new mass facility in Texas for migrant children

US opens new mass facility in Texas for migrant children

The federal government is opening a new mass facility to hold migrant children in Texas and considering detaining hundreds more youths on three military bases around the country, adding up to 3,000 new beds to the already overtaxed system.

The new emergency facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, will hold as many as 1,600 teens in a complex that once housed oil field workers on government-leased land near the border, said Mark Weber, a spokesman for Office of Refugee Resettlement.

The agency is also weighing using Army and Air Force bases in Georgia, Montana and Oklahoma to house an additional 1,400 kids in the coming weeks

via AP US opens new mass facility in Texas for migrant children

Microplastics Found in Oysters and Clams on Oregon Coast

Microplastics Found in Oysters and Clams on Oregon Coast

On average, the researchers found 11 microplastic pieces per oyster and nine per clam in the samples, and nearly all were microfibers, which can come from clothing made from synthetic or natural materials as well as derelict fishing gear.

“These microfilaments can be shed from clothing, up to 700,000 per load of laundry,” Baechler said. “Those particles then travel out through greywater into wastewater and to the coast.”

Microplastics were found in both Pacific oysters and razor clams collected from all 15 sample sites along the Oregon coast during spring and summer 2017. Microplastics were found in all but two of the roughly 300 organisms sampled.

via naturalblaze Microplastics Found in Oysters and Clams on Oregon Coast

MSNBC Is the Most Influential Network Among Liberals—And It’s Ignoring Bernie Sanders

MSNBC Is the Most Influential Network Among Liberals—And It’s Ignoring Bernie Sanders

Sanders, meanwhile, received less coverage on MSNBC than Biden or Warren. Of the three candidates, Sanders was least likely to be mentioned positively (12.9% of his mentions) and most likely to be mentioned negatively (20.7%). The remaining two-thirds of his mentions were neutral.

Sanders received no negative mentions on Maddow’s show (which had the least primary coverage of the six programs analyzed), and only a handful on O’Donnell’s, Melber’s and Hayes’ shows. Rather, 87% of negative mentions came from just two programs: Matthews’ Hardball and Williams’ 11th Hour.

Sanders was especially criticized on 11th Hour after he suggested the negative campaign coverage coming from the Washington Post—owned by billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos—was related to Sanders’ criticism of Amazon’s labor practices. Williams and a guest both took the opportunity to liken Sanders to Trump, who frequently complains about his media coverage. Williams then quoted a tweet from an anonymous online anti-Sanders troll—sent before the Bezos controversy had even begun—accusing Sanders of not working to defeat Trump in 2016. (In fact, Sanders stumped at 17 pro-Hillary Clinton events in 11 states in November 2016.)

via inthesetimes MSNBC Is the Most Influential Network Among Liberals—And It’s Ignoring Bernie Sanders

Federal Government trying to Outlaw Tiny Homes and RV Living

Federal Government trying to Outlaw Tiny Homes and RV Living

These new HUD Regulations are no accident. In my opinion, it is part of a larger effort to control every aspect of how we live, where we live, and what we do with our so-called freedoms.

As I’ve pointed out numerous times in the past, governments at all levels, from federal to local zoning boards, are attempting to regulate us out of existence. The only reason people even started to build their tiny homes on these mobile frames was to try to get around the maze of zoning laws that forbid them from building tiny homes on their own land.

Once this HUD ruling goes into affect, these tiny mobile homes will be a thing of the past. And when that happens, most tiny homes will be a thing of the past as well, since most areas of the country ban these types of homes from being permanently constructed as primary residences.

Just look at what happened to the people of Costilla County, Colorado, a community that became a haven for those who wanted to live the Off-Grid lifestyle.

Late last year, in an attempt to stop people from living off the grid, Costilla County, Colorado banned off-gridders from camping on their own Land.

via offgridsurvival Federal Government trying to Outlaw Tiny Homes and RV Living

Rudy Giuliani’s Wife Bashes Husband Amid Divorce: ‘The Hero of 9/11 Has Become a Liar’

Rudy Giuliani’s Wife Bashes Husband Amid Divorce: ‘The Hero of 9/11 Has Become a Liar’

However, The New York Times reported the couple’s divorce has included fights over kitchen renovations, fountain pens, cigars and the dividing of their assets. They also argued over Rudy’s income, which has decreased since he left a law firm to work for President Donald Trump pro bono.

Now, the two have a trial date set for January and Judith told The New York Times that court was the only way she could prove his financial worth and receive what she was entitled to.

“I feel betrayed by a man that I supported in every way for more than 20 years,” Judith said. “I’m sad to know that the hero of 9/11 has become a liar.”

via Newsweek Rudy Giuliani’s Wife Bashes Husband Amid Divorce: ‘The Hero of 9/11 Has Become a Liar’

Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors Face 110 Years in Prison

Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors Face 110 Years in Prison

“I think that the oil being taken out of the ground and the machinery that does it … is violent, said Reznicek in a Democracy Now interview.

“We never at all threatened human life. Actually, we’re acting in an effort to save human life, to save our planet, to save our resources. And nothing at any point was ever done by Ruby nor I outside of peaceful, deliberate, and steady, loving hands.”

via Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors Face 110 Years in Prison

How Did Che Die? The CIA Helped Military-Ruled Bolivia Kill the Marxist Revolutionary

How Did Che Die? The CIA Helped Military-Ruled Bolivia Kill the Marxist Revolutionary

Two American human and civil rights lawyers however didn’t believe the CIA role could be so easily dismissed. In their book Who Killed Che? How the CIA Got Away With Murder, Michael Ratner and Michael Steven Smith reviewed previously unpublished documents from CIA, White House, State and Defense Departments and argued the CIA wanted and expected Guevara to be killed, if captured.

“The line of the government was that: ‘The Bolivians did it as we couldn’t do anything about it.’ That isn’t true. This whole operation was organized out of the White House by Walt Whitman Rostow and the CIA,” Smith told Democracy Now in 2012.

“The U.S. wanted Che dead because that was the way to end revolutionary fervour in Latin America and around the world,” Ratner added.

via How Did Che Die? The CIA Helped Military-Ruled Bolivia Kill the Marxist Revolutionary

What Is Victim Consiousness?

What Is Victim Consiousness?

Victim consciousness is a stage of consciousness in which people deny personal responsibility for the things that happen on their lives. People in victim consciousness believe that the world is acting upon or against them, and they are the innocent targets of other people’s action or behavior. They are unable to recognize that their own words or actions might have provoked others people’s responses, so they think, feel and act like victims.

It’s Everywhere!!
Victim consciousness is pervasive! We believe it’s virtually impossible to grow up without being exposed to it or feeling its impact.
Victim consciousness is a special kind of psychological “stuckness” that we believe is stalling the evolution of all of humanity.

Those stuck in victim consciousness believe that the people and situations around them are in control of their life. They believe they are powerless to change things in themselves and in their lives. They are waiting for someone or something “out there” to change so that their life will be different. This is a sure recipe for being “terminally stuck.”

via Victim Consiousness

They Are Racist; Some of Them Have Guns. Inside the White Supremacist Group Hiding in Plain Sight. Patriot Front — ProPublica

They Are Racist; Some of Them Have Guns. Inside the White Supremacist Group Hiding in Plain Sight. Patriot Front — ProPublica

They Are Racist; Some of Them Have Guns. Inside the White Supremacist Group Hiding in Plain Sight. — ProPublica

Patriot Front aspired to help chart a new way forward: spread propaganda espousing its version of a nascent American fascism; quietly recruit new members worried about a nation overrun by immigrants and a world controlled by Jews; avoid talking about guns or violence online, but engage in a mix of vandalism and intimidation to foster anxiety; wear masks in public and communicate secretly.

“The organization is not about its members,” the group’s leader, Thomas Rousseau, once wrote to its members in the secret chats. “It is about its goals. Each person behind the mask is just another awoken member of the nation, who could be anyone who’s had enough.”

ProPublica spent several months examining the makeup and operations of Patriot Front, which records suggest numbers about 300 members.

While the group is careful not to talk about guns online, two members in the last year have been arrested with arsenals of illegally owned high-powered rifles and other weapons. While many of the group’s propaganda “actions” are legal exercises of free speech, its members have been arrested in Boston and Denver in recent months for acts of vandalism. In Boston, three members engaged in a nighttime propaganda effort last winter were arrested on suspicion of weapons possession and assaulting a police officer. What the group touts as political protests have felt to those targeted like acts of menace, as was the case in San Antonio, Texas, last year when Patriot Front members filmed themselves trashing an encampment of immigration activists.

via They Are Racist; Some of Them Have Guns. Inside the White Supremacist Group Hiding in Plain Sight. — ProPublica

A Trump Tax Break To Help The Poor Went To a Rich GOP Donor’s Superyacht Marina — ProPublica

A Trump Tax Break To Help The Poor Went To a Rich GOP Donor’s Superyacht Marina — ProPublica

In the newly designated opportunity zones, investors get a trio of subsidies. If investors take capital gains — generated, for example, by the sale of stock that has increased in value — and put it into a deal in one of the zones, they don’t have to pay capital gains tax up front. Later, their tax bills are trimmed. And, most important, any appreciation on the new investment in the opportunity zone is tax-free after a decade.

The designation was an immediate boon to owners of property within the selected areas. Values on development sites went up on the expectation that new investment could come in, studies suggest.

via A Trump Tax Break To Help The Poor Went To a Rich GOP Donor’s Superyacht Marina — ProPublica

Israeli mastermind behind organ trafficking ring is arrested in Cyprus – Palestine Post 24

Israeli mastermind behind organ trafficking ring is arrested in Cyprus – Palestine Post 24

The clinic was run by urologist Lutfi Dervishi. He was convicted of participating in organised crime and organ trafficking and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

His son Arban was convicted of the same charges in 2013 and sentenced to seven years in prison. Both men went into hiding.

All told, five Kosovan doctors were sentenced to up to eight years in prison for organ trafficking. The donors, whose organs were illegally removed, were left without proper medical care and treated “like waste,” prosecutors said at the time of the trial.

via Israeli mastermind behind organ trafficking ring is arrested in Cyprus – Palestine Post 24

Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by US military’s School of the Americas, served as attachés in FBI police programs | The Grayzone

Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by US military’s School of the Americas, served as attachés in FBI police programs | The Grayzone

Commanders of Bolivia’s military and police helped plot the coup and guaranteed its success. Before they were educated for insurrection through the US military’s notorious School of the Americas and FBI training programs.

The United States played a key role in the military coup in Bolivia, and in a direct way that has scarcely been acknowledged in accounts of the events that forced the country’s elected president, Evo Morales, to resign on November 10.

Just prior to Morales’ resignation, the commander of Bolivia’s armed forces Williams Kaliman “suggested” that the president step down. A day earlier, sectors of the country’s police force had rebelled.

Though Kaliman appears to have feigned loyalty to Morales over the years, his true colors showed as soon as the moment of opportunity arrived. He was not only an actor in the coup, he had his own history in Washington, where he had briefly served as the military attaché of Bolivia’s embassy in the US capital.

via Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by US military’s School of the Americas, served as attachés in FBI police programs | The Grayzone

Garden of Eden Discovered in Africa | The African Exponent

Garden of Eden Discovered in Africa | The African Exponent

Scientists have discovered the Garden of Eden in Botswana. The Garden of Eden is believed to be where humans originated. The location was discovered through DNA analysis of our human ancestors.

The Garden, which sits in Kalahari Desert, used to be a wetland where the early humans lived. The also used to exist a lake called Lake Makgadikgadi which stretched from Namibia to Botswana and Zimbabwe. As the lake started to break up, the wetlands formed. The early humans lived here until around 70,000 years ago when the climate changed and they were forced to leave and populate the rest of the continent. Prior to this discovery, scientists thought that the early humans had evolved all over Africa.

via Garden of Eden Discovered in Africa | The African Exponent.

France Has Assassinated 22 African Presidents Since 1963 | The African Exponent

France Has Assassinated 22 African Presidents Since 1963 | The African Exponent

For African leaders who boldly stood up to the unending imperialist tendencies of the former colonial powers, this has generally been met with death. And France has never been hesitant to eliminate presidents who posed a threat to their imperialist plans. France has consistently connived and been in collaboration with other Western powers to assassinate African presidents they deem a threat to their interests.

These three French intelligent services, The External Documentation and Anti-Espionage Service (SDECE), DGSE and DST have been very active in doing the dirty work that encompasses coups and assassinations. French crimes in Africa have been made up of misinformation campaigns, “controlling black-skinned governors” (puppet presidents) and military propaganda.

France has always ensured that former colonies remain under its tight hand. This explains the existence of the CFA Franc, a colonial currency that keeps former colonies from fully attaining economic independence.

via France Has Assassinated 22 African Presidents Since 1963 | The African Exponent.