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In this sedition we bring you an exclusive interview with prison inmate Melvin Ray, secretly filmed inside Holman Prison in Alabama. Melvin is a member of the Free Alabama Movement, a national organization against mass Incarceration and prison slavery.

They have teamed up with the IWW’s Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, to organize the largest prison strike in history, set to kick off on September 9th. Read more about the actions leading up to the strike at It’s Going Down.iww

You can listen to our entire interview with Melvin Ray here.

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On the news section we give you a blow by blow of the recent Milwaukee rebellions that erupted, following the police murder of African American Sylville K. Smith.

We follow this up with the growing resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline in so called North Dakota.NODAP2-e1460826233760 Continue reading submedia TV: Dakotas block Pipeline..IWW Prison Strike.. Burn Down the Plantation

exposed: The GMO industry Began with a Cover-up of Mass Murder for Profit


tumblr_o1o2r4KGLh1uok23ao1_500The GMO food venture is built on a foundation of mass deception

by Steven M. Druker at The Ecologist.shared with thanks. Article referenced below. 

The very first GE product, a dietary supplement, poisoned thousands of people of which dozens died. The first GE food, the ‘Flavr Savr’ tomato, caused stomach lesions. But a long campaign of concealment and deception by regulators and corporate scientists re-engineered the truth to present GMOs as so safe they did not even need to be tested for safety.

The first ingestible GE product, L-typtophan, derived from GMO bacteria.contained impurities that killed dozens of Americans and seriously sickened thousands, permanently disabling many of them. Image: Bin im Garten via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA). Continue reading exposed: The GMO industry Began with a Cover-up of Mass Murder for Profit

7 Million Nth Americans Refuse To Pay Student Loans

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Students protest the rising costs of student loans for higher education on Hollywood Boulevard on September 22, 2012 in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. Citing bank bailouts, the protesters called for student debt cancelations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

According to a new report by the Wall Street Journal, 7 million Americans are flat-out refusing to pay back their student loans because they feel scammed by their universities and government.


  see also   Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans

They feel like they were told to go to school and are now left with worthless degrees, no jobs, and no prospects for the future. Continue reading 7 Million Nth Americans Refuse To Pay Student Loans

Anti Russia Campaign by US behind Doping Witch-hunt

The US ”war against Russia” has reached a new low with the banning of innocent Russian athletes from the Olympics on the flimsy fabricated accusations of state sponsored doping.Sochi-Olympics-Figure-Skating.JPEG-0e06a-870x552

With days to go over 100 Russian athletes are banned, while NO OTHER COUNTRY IS INVESTIGATED. the remaining  completely innocent 300 Russian athletes are still waiting for permission to compete by the IOC as an obscene lobbying battle rages behind the scenes

The ”proof”  produced against Russia is pathetic and clearly manipulated. The 3 witnesses are all ex criminals  who were rescued from poverty and welcomed and rewarded in the west, in exchange for elaborating their stories.. little direct evidence apart from their self serving stories has ever been produced of a state link to doping.

Obviously some Russian athletes have been guilty of doping, but that they are no more guilty than anyone else. The push to ban all the athletes without proof and humiliate and expel Russians was timed for the Olympics and in the context of a continuing campaign of anti-Russian hysteria fomented  by the US media.

keep-calm-and-blame-putinFrom a European viewpoint it looks like another CIA sponsored campaign, obvious, cynical and cruel, which fits in with the multi level attack on Russia from all sides and the daily demonization of President Putin and Russia.

The latest ”independent” report finally does find some evidence. It claims tiny invisible scratches on all the bottles of urine samples at the last winter olympics prove that they were ‘tampered with’. Really?  Then how about some conclusive DNI tests before condemning an entire country?

Since its inception a few years back the so called World Anti Doping Body, WADA has become increasingly dictatorial. It has been constantly obsessed (and well financed) with finding evidence of doping in Russia.. (google WADA and you’ll see.. In fact on Google I can find no evidence of any WADA reports or investigations EXCEPT AGAINST RUSSIA.)

The Three Stooges used in Campaign to discredit Russia

‘One important fact that escaped most international observers was that the media campaign began shortly after the 2014 deep freeze in Russian-US relations.

It was constructed around the “testimonies” of three Russian citizens who were all interconnected and complicit in a string of doping scandals, and who later left Russia and are making new lives in the West, using their ‘confessions’ as collateral.

Yulia Stepanova née Rusanova

Yulia Stepanova née Rusanova

Yulia Stepanova, a 29-year-old middle-distance runner, can be seen as both instigator and victim of this scandal. This young athlete’s personal best in global competition was a bronze medal at the European Athletics Indoor Championship in 2011….  Her career went off the rails in 2013, when the Russian Athletic Federation’s Anti-Doping Commission disqualified her for two years based on “blood fluctuations in her Athlete Biological Passport.”   In 2015 she requested political asylum in Canada. But many see Yulia as largely a victim of a corrupt anti-doping officer, her husband Vitaly Stepanov

Vitaly StepanovVitaly Stepanov

Vitaly Stepanov, now Yulia Stepanova’s husband, is a former staffer at RUSADA, the national Russian anti doping body.  He had lived and studied in the US since he was 15, but later returned to Russia. and in 2008 somehow began working for RUSADA as a doping-control officer.

He met Yulia Rusanova in 2009 at the Russian national championships in Cheboksary. Vitaly has confessed that he was fully aware that his wife was taking banned substances,  Stepanova’s blood tests went positive starting in 2011 – i.e., from the time that her husband, an anti-doping officer, left RUSADA.

The Stepanovs, now married, accepted prize money from professional races until Yulia was disqualified for positive doping tests.  Then they no longer had a source of income and the prize money suddenly had to be returned. That’s when Vitaly Stepanov sought recourse to foreign journalists, offering to tell them the “truth about Russian sports” for cash.

In early June he admitted that the World Anti Doping Body WADA had not only helped his family move to America, but had also provided them with $30,000 in financial assistance.  It looks like Vitaly was bought to further the WADA campaign against Russia.

So, it seems Vitaly took money for covering up doping in sport, then took money from Yulia’s winnings, (knowing she was cheating and would get caught,) took money from foreign journalists to ”tell the truth”, and, he admits, took the $30,000 from WADA and help to move to the US.. (and is suspected by some of being a CIA infiltrator from the beginning.)… And now? we are expected to condemn and punish the whole of Russian Sport on his ‘snow white’ testimony.

Gregory RodchenkovGregory Rodchenkov. And finally, the third figure in the campaign to expose doping in Russian sports – the former head of the Russian anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, Gregory Rodchenkov.  According to star witness Vitaly Stepanov, he was the man who sold performance-enhancing drugs while helping to hide their traces.  He had previously worked in Canada and for Russian petrochemical companies, and in 2005 he became the director of Russia’s national anti-doping laboratory in Moscow.

In 2013  Marina Rodchenkova – Gregory s sister – was found guilty and received a sentence for selling anabolic steroids to athletes.  Her brother was also the subject of a criminal investigation into charges that he supplied banned drugs.  Threatened with prosecution, Gregory Rodchenkov `tried to commit suicide‘, was hospitalized and “subjected to a forensic psychiatric examination.”

A finding was later submitted to the court, claiming that Rodchenkov suffered from “schizotypal personality disorder,” exacerbated by stress.  As a result, all the charges against Rodchenkov were dropped, but suspiciously he continued in his post. ……..in September 2015 a WADA Commission accused Rodchenkov of intentionally destroying over a thousand samples in order to conceal doping by Russian athletes.

He personally denied all the charges, but then resigned and left for the US where he was warmly embraced by filmmaker Bryan Fogel, who was shooting yet another made-to-order documentary about doping in Russia.

see much more detail here   Oriental Review

Conclusion? Yes there is doping in Russian Sport, and possibly the State did turn a blind eye in some cases in the nationalist fervour of the Ukraine crisis surrounding the Sochi Winter Olympics. But making this a reason for banning all 400 Russian athletes from Rio is just more dirty cold war politics.


But Why Why Why the ‘War on Russia’?

The US anti Russian campaign has become a common ‘blame everything on Putin’ joke around the world.  But what is the point?putin

This behaviour is often explained as part of a desperate battle to re-assert US ”exceptionality” and defend the economic privileges enjoyed ever since the economic system and petro-dollar were set up after WW2. Because if not they face a mega economic crash due to the multi-trillion $ debts they have run up. No matter that their ‘War with Russia’  policies appear insane, psychologically they fit the mindset of the macho schoolyard
bully attitudes of both US and Russian capitalist elites.

Also there’s an economic benefit, the US has a huge war economy sector, stimulated by weapons sales to controlled clients and its own use in a long series of continuous wars. (US politics, beneath the veneer of democracy, are largely controlled by these same corporations.)  When Russia News Weekly Coverdefended its Crimean base by annexing (after a referendum) it was the starting signal for a general anti Russian psychosis, (which at least is forcing the NATO ‘allies’ to re-arm with US weapons).

European ‘allies’ were forced, many reluctantly, to apply sanctions against Russia, with both sides losing billions in trade, and now ( August 2016) the first tankers filled with liquid US gas from Fracking are docking in Europe, with the aim of taking customers from Russia. However new Harvard research shows that the gas from Fracking is ‘twice as bad as Coal’ as a climate change forcer. ( see US to flood EU with ‘Frack Gas’, now proven ‘Much Worse Than Coal’)

It’s about time NATO allies, France, Germany and Britain, stood up to the ‘US bully’ ( a personification of a clique of power-crazed billionaires) before it destroys the planet in its rage at gradually losing the unfair economic privileges it has become accustomed to.

Meanwhile spare a thought for the many innocent (as any other) athletes from Russia who will miss the high point of their lives due to malevolent Machiavellian machinations.


 

 

 

US to flood EU with ‘Frack Gas’, now proven ‘Much Worse Than Coal’

UPDATE::LATE NEWS:: The first ship carrying EEUU frack gas to Spain arrived on 22nd July in Ferrol, Galicia. Activists and Ecological groups protested bitterly and accused the company of illegal handling and storage.US 'frack-gas´to flood Europe

The first shipment of US frack-gas (‘shale gas’) has arrived in Portugal, followed by 6 more to Europe. The US plans hundreds of shipments, taking up to 20% of the euro gas market from their Russian rivals. With state help the enterprises have been busy strong arming and bribing EU companies into contracts, (eg. Galp (Portugal), Royal Dutch Shell and the Spanish Gas Natural. with the Rajoy govt only too eager to help).

ver también: EL GAS DE FRACKING DE EEUU LLEGA A GALICIA: ‘ MUCHO PEOR QUE EL CARBÓN’..EL GASODUCTO MIDCAT ‘HA MUERTO’..

A juicy business perhaps, aided by the usual US financial and military tools that have got the South Stream pipeline from Russia cancelled, have lined up countries and the EU against the German Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and have quietly forbidden their Ukraine ‘debt cow’ state from doing essential maintenance on their Russian pipeline, which still provides 16% of Europe’s gas.

first frack gas arrives in Portugal
first frack gas arrives in Portugal

All set then. A famous victory for the US billionaires and their power crazed political sponsors, who haven’t hesitated to buy out environmental law, poison aquifers and cause a health and ecological emergency in order to frack oil and gas from thousands of short term wells.

But just a minute. There’s a problem. .. One of the blatant scams of the frackers was to make it unnecessary to even measure methane leaks, and studies done were often bought out or dismissed as only local..

But now new authoritative Cornell and the Harvard studies (directed by Robert Howarth) have proven what we knew all along, now using satellite data, that fracking releases huge amounts of methane, the increase is enough to cancel out all the claimed progress in limiting climate emissions in the US since 2007.   Continue reading US to flood EU with ‘Frack Gas’, now proven ‘Much Worse Than Coal’

GMO Industry abuses Gullible Celebs to launch false ”Golden Rice Blocked by Greens” campaign

It’s easy to demonstrate (see below) that this is  a campaign of lies.  ‘Golden Rice’ has been a total flop, still doesn’t exist and so hasn’t even been presented for legalisation, never mind blocked.GMO-Rice_Filipinos-oppose_735_350_2-735x350But the damage is done.. GMO big money allies with the right wing popular media and gullible celebs to broadcast the populist message, repeated forever in the media and in homes and bars worldwide ..that ‘stupid reactionary greens are causing millions of deaths by blocking GMO ‘miracle rice’.
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By the same token if anti-GMO activists had the same money and influence they could send a true and proven  message.. That by allowing and promoting GMO crops designed to work with the ‘probably carcinogenic’ glyphosate weedkiller the industry is profiting from a crime against humanity and nature, no less than a huge and continuing massacre worldwide, and has been knowingly doing so for decades! .

Pro-GMO campaign exploits Nobel laureates to attack Greenpeace and fool the people.

by Claire Robinson. shared from The Ecologist with thanks

Golden Rice Dreams

Greenpeace is being criticized for blocking GMO golden rice – even though the crop is years away from being ready, reports Claire Robinson

A new pro-GMO propaganda campaign has been launched in which, in the words of a Washington Post article, “more then 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Continue reading GMO Industry abuses Gullible Celebs to launch false ”Golden Rice Blocked by Greens” campaign

Looting The Earth: motive behind racist Oaxaca Massacre.

Oaxaca massacre to allow Extractive Looting of the Commons

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in English and Spanish original below.  By: Agustín Ávila Romero      The massacre in Nochixtlán, Oaxaca where 11 people lost their lives, more than 100 were injured and 18 were removed from a funeral and arrested by the Federal Plice, not only shows the grave democratic backwardness of Mexico, where a civilian demonstration is answered with the use of heavy-caliber firearms against social protest despite being prohibited in international protocols; it also shows the inability of the Secretary of Education, Aurelio Nuño, to start a dialogue and carry out an education reform that fully includes those involved in teaching/learning in Mexico.A market scene in Nochixtlán, the capital of a large indigenous district. The police attack took place on a market day, thereby maximizing the number of civilians present.

A market scene in Nochixtlán, the capital of a large indigenous district. The police attack took place on a market day, thereby maximizing the number of civilians present.

But beyond clearing a highway blockade, what are the reasons why the Mexican government would act this way? What hidden and open interests are expressed behind this massacre? Why the cruel federal police attack against inhabitants of Nochixtlán, and why in this place? Here we’re try to get close to an answer. Continue reading Looting The Earth: motive behind racist Oaxaca Massacre.