Daily Archives: May 14, 2016

Saudi officials supported 9/11 hijackers – commission member


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Published on May 14, 2016

Saudi government officials were involved in supporting the 9/11 attackers. That’s according to a former member of an independent commission, set up to investigate the terror attacks. He was one of the people who saw the unredacted final report.

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Former 9/11 Commission Member Calls for Obama to Declassify 28 Pages


May 13, 2016 Headlines

A former member of the 9/11 Commission is calling on the Obama administration to declassify 28 pages of the congressional report on Saudi ties to the 2001 terrorist attack. John Lehman, the Navy secretary in the Reagan administration, says he believes there’s evidence some Saudi government officials offered support to the 9/11 hijackers. Saudi Arabia was home to 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11.

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Hans Herren appeal to support Monsanto Tribunal


Monsanto Tribunal

Published on Apr 6, 2016

Please support the Monsanto tribunal by signing or donating
http://www.monsanto-tribunal.org

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MONSANTO TRIBUNAL – The Hague 2016


GeorgeGreekTrucker

Published on May 7, 2016

Help us to organize the International Monsanto Tribunal!
Tribunal Monsanto in The Hague –14th -16th of October 2016

For an increasing number of people from around the world, Monsanto today is the symbol of industrial agriculture. This chemical-intensive form of production pollutes the environment, accelerates biodiversity loss, and massively contributes to global warming.

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, Monsanto, a US-based company, has developed a number of highly toxic products, which have permanently damaged the environment and caused illness or death for thousands of people. These products include: PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl), one of the twelve Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) that affect human and animal fertility; 2,4,5 T (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid), a dioxin-containing component of the defoliant, Agent Orange, which was used by the US Army during the Vietnam War and continues to cause birth defects and cancer; Lasso, an herbicide that is now banned in Europe; and RoundUp, the most widely used herbicide in the world, and the source of the greatest health and environmental scandal in modern history – this toxic herbicide is used in combination with genetically modified (GM) RoundUp Ready seeds in large-scale monocultures, primarily to produce soybeans, maize and rapeseed for animal feed and biofuels.

Monsanto promotes an agroindustrial model that contributes at least one third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions; it is also largely responsible for the depletion of soil and water resources, species extinction and declining biodiversity, and the displacement of millions of small farmers worldwide. This is a model that threatens peoples’ food sovereignty by patenting seeds and privatizing life.
http://www.monsanto-tribunal.org/why-…

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Dr Ritterman speaks about the ways Monsanto Makes Us Sick


Organic Consumers Association

Published on Mar 3, 2015

On January 30th 2015, Organic Consumers Association and Moms Across America delivered scientific evidence and personal testimonials to Monsanto shareholders, to drive home the message that GMO foods and Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide pose a threat to human health. While outside the meeting, concerned consumers gathered to protest and listen to speakers who explain the impacts of Monsanto’s poisons on our health.

Learn more: http://orgcns.org/1BAv5dh #MonsantoMakesMeSick

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Support the Monsanto Tribunal: A Message from OCA’s International Director Ronnie Cummins


Organic Consumers Association

Published on Mar 2, 2016

OCA’s International Director Ronnie Cummins outlines plans for holding Monsanto accountable for crimes against humanity and nature in the people’s court in The Hague, in October. OCA will also help organize worldwide protests to coincide with the citizens tribunal and World Food Day, October 16, 2016. Please Donate here: http://orgcns.org/1QspBcz

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Washington: Nuclear Waste Leaking at Storage Site

In Washington state, workers are scrambling to move nuclear waste out of a storage facility after a leak was discovered inside one the tanks at the Hanford Site over the weekend. None of the nuclear material appears to have escaped the double-walled storage tank yet. But a former worker at the site has called the leak “catastrophic.” The tank holds 750,000 gallons of radioactive waste.

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Obama to Become 1st Sitting U.S. President to Visit Hiroshima


May 11, 2016 Headlines

President Obama will become the first serving U.S. president to visit Hiroshima in Japan later this month. The White House said Obama will not apologize for dropping an atomic bomb on the city toward the end of the Second World War. The attack on August 6, 1945, caused massive and widespread destruction. Shock waves, radiation and heat rays took the lives of some 140,000 people. Three days later, the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing another 74,000 people. Obama is expected to tour the site of the world’s first nuclear attack with Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe. We’ll have more on the visit after headlines.

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NYC: Activists Honor Slain Environmentalist Berta Cáceres on Mother’s Day


May 11, 2016 Headlines

Tuesday marked Mother’s Day in parts of Latin America. Here in New York City, activists rallied in front of the Honduran Consulate to honor slain environmentalist Berta Cáceres. Cáceres was murdered in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras, in March. For a decade, she led the struggle against the Agua Zarca Dam, planned along a river sacred to the Lenca people. Honduran authorities have charged five people in connection with her death, including a Honduran army major and employees of DESA, the company behind the dam. But Cáceres’ family has called for an independent investigation. On Tuesday, protesters presented a Mother’s Day card honoring Cáceres to a representative from the Honduran Consulate in here New York.

Luz Guel: “My name is Luz Guel, and I’m originally from Mexico, but I’m working with WE ACT for Environmental Justice. And we’re here today outside of the Honduran Consulate to bring justice to Berta Cáceres for Mother’s Day. And she was fighting for the forest, for the water, for clean air, for all the environmental rights that everybody deserves. And today is the day to celebrate motherhood of all days outside the Honduran Consulate.”

Zelene Pineda Suchilt: “My name is Zelene Pineda Suchilt. We are gathered here today to demand an independent investigation of her murder, to end U.S. aid, military aid, to Honduras and to stand against the coup in 2009 that led to these events.”

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Pentagon Gives Henry Kissinger Distinguished Public Service Award


May 11, 2016 Headlines

And Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has presented former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger with the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Pentagon’s highest award for private citizens. Writing in The Nation magazine, author Greg Grandin said: “Carter himself deserves an award for understatement, calling the man who is responsible, directly or indirectly, for the deaths of millions of people in Southeast Asia, East Timor, Bangladesh, and southern Africa, among other places—’unique in the annals of American diplomacy.’” Kissinger has been drawn into the 2016 election after Hillary Clinton praised Kissinger, while Bernie Sanders blasted his role in the U.S. bombing of Cambodia and the U.S.-backed coup against Chilean President Salvador Allende in 1973.

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