#FreeWestPapua: Trans-Papua Highway.. Ecocide and Genocide for Quick Cash $$

A Highway Megaproject Tears at the Heart of New Guinea’s Rainforest

 

…. illustrations and #FreeWestPapua info added…. The Indonesian government is building a 2,700-mile road network on the island of New Guinea, opening up some of the world’s last great tropical rainforests to development and threatening unique indigenous cultures. Can international pressure force Indonesia to scale back this megaproject?

The Pacific island of New Guinea, which harbors one of the world’s largest and most intact tropical rainforests, is the epicenter of Australasia’s tropical biodiversity. The island’s unique denizens, including tree-kangaroos and birds of paradise, are representative of a regional flora and fauna so fantastically diverse that Charles Darwin once mused such creatures must have been made by a “separate Creator.” Today, researchers are still merely sampling its primeval intricacies.


The Indonesian military clears trees for a segment of the Trans-Papua Highway in northern Papua. Daniel Beltrá / Greenpeace

New Guinea is also among the most culturally and linguistically diverse places on earth, with human populations that are genetically distinct from all others alive today. Not until the 1930s did the Western world discover many hundreds of unique indigenous societies in New Guinea’s vast mountains and highlands. And only in the 1950s did European colonists, miners, and loggers begin to exploit the region.

Today, these unique rainforests are being carved up by a massive, ill-advised, and exceptionally risky road-building scheme. The Trans-Papua Highway will sprawl like a massive spiderweb over much of the Indonesian-ruled, western half of New Guinea, known as Papua or West Papua.


The areas circled are projected to experience intense deforestation when the Trans-Papua Highway is completed. Courtesy of William Laurance

Totalling 2,700 miles in length, this highway network will penetrate deeply into densely forested or remote mountainous regions to increase access to minerals, fossil fuels, timber, and land for agri-business ventures, including vast palm oil plantations. Many road segments will traverse precariously steep, virgin terrain. Continue reading “#FreeWestPapua: Trans-Papua Highway.. Ecocide and Genocide for Quick Cash $$”

US backed Saudis hire African Child Soldiers in Yemen Invasion

Saudi-led coalition accused of using Sudanese child mercenaries ‘like firewood’ to fuel Yemen war
Saudi-led coalition accused of using Sudanese child mercenaries ‘like firewood’ to fuel Yemen war
 by  AndreeaCampeanu,   .. shared with thanks
by RT     The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is recruiting Sudanese child soldiers from war-torn Darfur to serve on the front lines, according to a new report claiming children as young as 14 comprise up to 40 percent of some units.

Reports from Sudanese soldiers who’ve returned from Yemen indicate up to 14,000 Sudanese have been fighting for the Saudi-led coalition. Most hail from Darfur, a region still mired in chaos after a prolonged and bloody war that saw 300,000 people killed and 1.2 million displaced from their homes, and many are children, according to a shocking report from the New York Times.

So few are opportunities in war-torn Darfur that some families actually bribe militia officers to take their sons to fight in Yemen, according to the report. The Times interviewed five fighters returning from Yemen who confirmed children as young as 14 comprised at least a fifth of their units. Two soldiers said the proportion was closer to 40 percent. Continue reading “US backed Saudis hire African Child Soldiers in Yemen Invasion”

Impunity: Saudi Royals happy to Bomb and Starve with US and UK support.

 Impunity:  …..´The Saudi Royal Family can do whatever it likes , ever since 1945 they get protection from the US in exchange for oil and arms trade in dollars. ( eg. even though the 9/11 outrage was done by Saudi citizens the US attacks Afghanistan and Iraq instead ). Little by little impunity has bred arrogant religious fanaticism and the power crazed billionaire Saudi warlords seem delighted to starve and bomb Yemen, just to have their chosen puppet President Hadi in power’.

The Dramatic Situation in Hodeidah, Yemen: Relentless Air Strikes, The Suffering of Millions

Global Research, November 13, 2018

Saudi oil route Blocked as Houthi/Ansarullah missile Hits oil tanker NCC Dammam

Houthi/Ansarullah block Saudi Oil tankers in Bab-el-Mandeb StraitVessel NCC DAMMAM (click for details,position) with mock-up of missile attack       (IMO: 9335056, MMSI: 403508001) is a Saudi Chemical/Oil Products Tanker

Saudi Arabia has halted oil shipments through the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, the country’s energy minister has said. It follows a Houthi/Ansarullah missile attack on a Saudi oil tanker off Yemen’s western coast after the latest massacre of children by Saudi Air Force .

The tanker attack was ‘in response to the US-Saudi massacre in Hodaydah’  (July.16.2018)

Bob Cavnar, an oil industry expert, told Al Jazeera the announcement had already added $1 to the cost of a barrel of oil on stock markets. He said any delay in the delivery of crude from Saudi Arabia would have repercussions on global supplies and economies.

The halt in shipments will last ‘until the safety of shipments through the strait, which connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, is ensured’, Khalid Al-Falih said in a statement.

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Bab el Mandeb Strait  
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Hopefully the missile attacks will finally force the Saudis to the negotiating table. After 3 years ignoring the continuing massacre for arms profits the West may finally take notice with the threat of soaring oil prices.

Ansarullah Targets Saudi-Led Coalition Forces in with Tochka Missile

The Houthi/Ansarullah fired one of their increasingly sophisticated home made missiles at the passing Saudi oil tanker, the  NCC Dammam  in response to an air strike on Hodeidah on Monday that massacred at least a dozen civilians, including seven children.

The damage to the tanker, by chance was only slight, but the attack has forced the Saudis to suspend the hugely important passage of its tankers through the narrow Bab-el-Mandeb  strait.

Tensions have been rising in recent days after the Houthis/Ansarullah, who control most of northern Yemen, launched a series of missile strikes on Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh.

North and West Yemen are now effectively a separate country, (as they were before for many years). The war began when Saudi Arabia ”appointed” their president Hadi, (he was the only candidate in disputed elections), causing the Houthii/Ansarullah movement to eventually rise up and sweep the country.

A Yemeni girl carries plastic containers as she heads to collect donated water from a truck in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, on April 17, 2017, as Yemenis continue continue to suffer from an ongoing wide spread disruption of water supplies. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

see also.. Depraved USA and UK green light Genocide of Millions for Profit in Yemen

The Saudis then recruited the US and Sunni countries to throw out Houthi/Ansarullah, with UN acquiescence, and have been bombing, blockading, starving and fragmenting the country ever since. Continue reading “Saudi oil route Blocked as Houthi/Ansarullah missile Hits oil tanker NCC Dammam”

AGENT ORANGE AND ROUNDUP: THE CONTINUING APOCALYPSE, 3rd GENERATION

..”First let’s rewind a bit: to the days when Monsanto Corporation started out as the maker of killer poisons like DDT, PCBs, and Agent Orange.

From 1961 to 1971, the US dropped 21 million gallons of defoliants over large swathes of Vietnam, of which 12 million gallons were Agent Orange – a herbicide manufactured for the US Department of Defense primarily by Monsanto Corporation and Dow Chemical.

Its name derives from the colour of the orange-striped barrels in which it was shipped. There were other colours in the ‘rainbow herbicides’, but Agent Orange was by far the most widely used.

The use of Agent Orange was an experimental form of chemical and biological warfare, designed to strip foliage and deny the enemy jungle cover – and to deprive enemy forces of their food supply (directly spraying rice-fields, for instance). Experimental in this instance meaning no idea of the long-term effects of this deadly herbicide, which can release dioxin – one of the most potent toxins known to mankind.

According to the post-war Vietnamese government, 4.8 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange, resulting in 400,000 deaths and disabilities, and 500,000 children born with birth defects.

And now, five decades later, with the cooperation of the US government, Monsanto is knocking on Vietnam’s door with another potentially carcinogenic herbicide: Roundup. GMO seeds are considered dangerous not only because they are modified, but also because they are designed to work with the chemical herbicide Roundup, Monsanto’s market-leading glyphosate brand.

The build-up of glyphosate in crops is suspected as a leading cause of a spike in cases of autism, cancer, and long-term illnesses in America. Not to mention a possible link with bee colony die-offs. The use of Roundup is highly controversial and it has already been banned in a number of countries around the globe”.

AGENT ORANGE: THE CONTINUING APOCALYPSE, 3rd GENERATION

from the Hemlock Room here

***A WARNING FOR THE SENSITIVE: THERE WILL BE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC VIDEOS AND PHOTOS BELOW OF THE EFFECTS ON CHILDREN OF AGENT ORANGE. Continue reading “AGENT ORANGE AND ROUNDUP: THE CONTINUING APOCALYPSE, 3rd GENERATION”

After 60,000 Refugees and Massacres the media report Rohingya genocide by

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It’s taken 60,000 refugees for the media to report on a genocide by a British-backed regime [VIDEO]

   by  Tom Coburg  at the   Canary. shared with thanks

      In a corner of south-east Asia, tens of thousands of men, women and children have reportedly been massacred, tortured or displaced. The alleged perpetrators are a sadistic military, legitimised by a Western-backed puppet regime. And it doesn’t help that the regime is supported by over 200 British companies.201708asia_cheinkharli_satimage

Media reports

Mainstream media outlets are finally reporting in detail on the apparent atrocities against the Rohingya people of Rakhine province in Myanmar (Burma). The Independent reports that around 60,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh in just one week, in the wake of advances by the military. The New York Times, meanwhile, reports on “methodical assaults on villages, with helicopters raining down fire on civilians and front-line troops cutting off families’ escape”.

But the news keeps getting worse:

Myanmar army ‘beheading children and burning people alive’  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/02/rohingya-minority-beheaded-burned-alive-burma-army/# 

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Rohingya minority ‘beheaded’ and ‘burned alive’ by Burma army

Fears of mass atrocities against Rohingya civilians in Burma were growing last night after eyewitness accounts emerged of children being beheaded and people burned alive. Continue reading “After 60,000 Refugees and Massacres the media report Rohingya genocide by”

Aboriginal Australian genocide, online map of massacres

The full interactive map can be viewed at mstar.link/AusMassacres. tab maps

Australia: ‘No pride in genocide’ – 50,000 marched in Melbourne for ‘Invasion Day’, commemorating the colonisation of Australia by the British and the subsequent loss of the continent’s indigenous culture.

By Ben Chacko       AN ONLINE map detailing the genocide of Aboriginal Australians by white settlers has been launched.

The tool, developed by researchers at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, records more than 150 massacres, specifying the sites where killings took place, how many people were murdered, what weapons were used to kill them and who was responsible.Image result for amazing proud australian aboriginal kids

Professor Lyndall Ryan, who developed the resource, said: “Most massacres took place in secret and were designed not to be discovered, so finding evidence of them is a major challenge.” Continue reading “Aboriginal Australian genocide, online map of massacres”