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You’d Think It Were WWII! Video: East Ukraine Children Evacuate to the Sound of Bombings

Thank you for posting this Lada! I’m so sorry to read about more of this violence and horror created and reinforced by my country’s bizarre meddling on behalf of her corporate masters:-(

I’m keeping the people there in my prayers. I hope this goes viral and that more news outlets start reporting the truth. I also hope that Putin and China have some surprise lined up to stop the usual tricks from working this time. It’s so wrong for these people to be punished for choosing to believe in democracy.

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As Kiev intensifies its punitive military operation against what it insists is part of the Ukrainian population, US and EU deny the atrocities. The body count grows as apartment blocks, hospitals and kindergartens get bombed, as people have to hide in cellars and parents are desperate to save their children. In the past weeks the Kiev military did not allow the refugees to leave the country. If a bus or car approached the border, they would turn them around or shoot at them. Per reports, the Kiev military would laugh at crying women and children attempting to escape the war by saying: “Go back where you belong, and we’ll get you there.”

The Kiev junta is without a doubt a stellar example of a truly democratic regime, and that’s why it is 100% supported and happily financed by the US and EU!

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Humanity beyond the Regime of Labor: Antiblackness, Indigeneity, and the Legacies of Colonialism in the Caribbean

Thank you for sharing this. This is exactly the problem I had with Marxism but was unable to effectively articulate. My less effective than this explanation was that both capitalism and Marxism define the problem or central important thing in life as production and who controls the means of production. I believe that is in error because the central important thing in life is LIFE. Living beings and the actual moment to moment process and experience of living is of far greater importance than producing things. As a species we lived at least 2million years quite free of factories, industrialism and the noxious results both physically and experientially, of them. I love the way this author has pulled apart the fibers of colonized worldview to show the process by which we are all colonized. Even though she is discussing specifically the experience of African indigenous peoples who were transported to the Caribbean, this process of trading our truth and reality in for a seat at the colonized table is, I think, consistent from ancient times to the very current colonization of just born minds today.


In 1970, the late Caribbean historian Elsa Goveia wrote that what unifies Caribbean society and culture is the subordination of blacks. It is a claim that has been roundly ignored within contemporary political and cultural work that seeks to frame Caribbean cultures in terms of survival, continuity, transformation, and the embrace of blackness. Goveia’s words, however, are as true today as they were then. Blacks were brought in to work on Dutch, French, British and other plantations because they were seen as the absolute lowest point of humanity. They could not be redeemed, even as Gentiles, as the Dominican friar Bartolomé de Las Casas strove to do for Indigenous peoples within the Spanish territories in the 16th century. This anti-blackness became foundational for the societies that ultimately emerged from colonialism.

However, this anti-blackness cannot be understood apart from the subordination of Indigenous peoples in early Empire, under colonialism, and ultimately…

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Truthout Daily Digest Thursday, 5 June 2014

For Immigrants Who Return After Deportation, Little Chance at Due Process, Say Advocates

Yana Kunichoff, Truthout: Despite increased risks of jail time or deportation without a hearing in immigration court, deported immigrants still struggle to return to the United States.

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Border Patrol Nation: How US Creates War Zones at Boundaries With Mexico, Canada

Mark Karlin, Truthout: Todd Miller speaks with Truthout about his new book, Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security, and about how the public is unaware that this country’s borders are being transformed into heavily militarized zones, north and south.

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Who Is Behind the National Right to Work Committee and Its Anti-Union Crusade?

Jay Riestenberg and Mary Bottari, PRWatch: The National Right to Work Committee’s success and the demise of unions in the United States has directly contributed to the erosion of high-paying middle-class jobs and to growing inequality.

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VA Also Not Telling the Truth About Veteran Disability Claims

Glenn R. Bergmann and Joseph R. Moore, Truthout: Instead of actually reducing the delays for veterans receiving medical care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is gaming the system by changing how it counts the claims backlog, making it harder for the most vulnerable veterans to file claims.

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Is the US Headed Toward Another Recession?

Jessica Desvarieux and Paul Jay, The Real News Network: Economists Dean Baker and Robert Pollin say that the US economy remains weak more than five years after the recession, despite recent job growth, due to low wages and weakened unions.

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Anti-Choice Extremism: Cultural Denial and Political Consequences

Katie Klabusich, Truthout: The extremist rhetoric and subculture of violence within the anti-abortion movement is largely ignored, leading to political as well as real-world consequences. We cannot afford to disregard the danger to providers and loss of access to reproductive health care for millions of Americans.

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Questions Raised About Integrity of Keystone XL’s Southern Route After Conditions Added for Northern Leg

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog: According to an Associated Press story on the new conditions, the defects in the southern route of the pipeline “have all been fixed,” but the story doesn’t explain how they came to that conclusion.

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The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: By floating around anti-Obama conspiracy theories, and by using Republicans in Washington to do their dirty work, the billionaires and economic royalists of the United States know that they’re weakening and disempowering the Democratic Party.

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The Real Villains of the Bergdahl Tale

Ray McGovern, Consortium News: The right-wing media is denouncing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as a “deserter” who wasn’t worth ransoming from the Taliban, but the real villains are the architects of the disastrous Iraq and Afghan wars, who frivolously put the many Bergdahls in harm’s way.

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Portland’s E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It

James Trimarco, YES! Magazine: Mycologist Paul Stamets believes that cities like Portland should consider an out-of-the-box solution to prevent future E. Coli scares: running water through filters that contain fungi specially selected for their antibiotic abilities.

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Clueless in Cairo

Dilip Hiro, TomDispatch: Egypt has undergone a tumultuous journey, and the US has been reduced to the role of a helpless bystander. The Egypt case study is indicative of how so many ruling elites no longer feel that listening to Washington is a must.

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Ukraine’s IMF Agreement Could Worsen the Country’s Problems

Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic Policy and Research: Ukrainian President-elect Petro O. Poroshenko wouldn’t want to leave himself completely at the mercy of the IMF-Washington-EU decision makers. They have a plan to restructure Ukraine’s economy, and it could turn out to be a mass-unemployment nightmare.

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Paul Krugman | The Unlucky Unemployed

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: The association between worker quality and unemployment should be much stronger in a good economy than in a bad economy. However, what people are actually experiencing is the opposite.

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Trickle-Down Economics Confronts an Insurmountable Challenge: Reality

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: We should be wary of an economic system that is based on a fairy tale. One day, it will implode.

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How Acidification, Overfishing and Plastics Threaten the World’s Oceans

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German Nuclear Waste May Be Headed to South Carolina Site

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The Obama Administration’s Ongoing Assault on Freedom of the Press

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McCain Called Out on Prisoner Swap Shift

Read the Article at The Huffington Post

Democrats Unveil Program to Boost Voter Registration

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Families of Drone Victims: No Hope for Justice in US Courts

Read the Article at Common Dreams

Failed GOP Senate Candidate Arrested for Perjury, Election Fraud

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What’s Happening on 6/14/14?

Thank you Laura! I love this post. I don’t know if the exact date will be dramatic either but I feel that the pointing dedication and commitment to our path are of great import right now.

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I wasn’t going to write about this date again, but so many people have emailed me privately or asked about it in private sessions that I think it warrants some additional comment. As I said when I first mentioned my dream about 6/14/14, I do not know what the dream means:

… Several months ago, I had what felt like a prophetic dream, which mentioned the date 6/14/14 over and over again. I don’t normally dream about dates, but in this dream, not only was it 6/14/14, but the characters kept pointing to calendars and remarking on 6/14/14 as a birthday. At the end of the dream, someone handed me a lotus blossom, with the mud still dripping from their hand. I got the impression that the “lotus” was the world, blossoming from a period of “mud.” When I opened my eyes (in waking life), a large, pink rectangle…

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Inelia Benz | In My Defense

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If my life is in danger, or someone in my environment is in physical or psychological danger from an aggressor, I will defend myself, or them, without question. But when it comes to defending my integrity, my name, my work, pride, or anything else, I will simply walk away even if affected by it.

Sometimes, I do get affected, there is an emotional charge to being “betrayed” by someone who professed their friendship, for example. Or someone who goes behind my back and speaks against me so that they are liked by others, while pretending to be my friend and supporter. Or someone who would viciously attack me on the internet (often anonymously of course), in order to feel important, or get some attention, or because my power and influence threatens them. It does upset me sometimes. But instead of reacting to that upsetness, what I do is process it, the disappointment and pain, and continue on my path.

It’s hard though. When we receive a negative energy of engagement in the form of insults or attacks it often incurs a cost. This cost is the effect it has on the “small self”.

And I DO have a small self. It’s not very influential in my life, but it does affect me at times. It wasn’t always there, but at some point in linear time I created it in order to understand what other’s are going through in this life. Most of the suffering, stress, pain, fights, and conflicts we experience are due to the small self in us and/or others.

Take a look at a conflict you are in right now. Step back and see if it has any bearing to your physical survival. If it does not, then it’s about the small self.

Some cultures will teach that people should kill to defend their pride, their honor or their family’s honor. Or be severely punished if they dishonor themselves or their family. But what is honor, and pride but an egoic projection of importance?

Often, we use the story of all the physical, emotional and psychological attacks we have received throughout our lives to validate our own brutality.

The nature of attacks

Most personal (non life threatening) attacks have very basic patterns. Three of these patters are:

1. The making oneself right by making the other wrong.

2. Validating oneself by invalidating another.

3. Reacting to an unconscious (or conscious) fear.

In my experience, number one is the most prevalent in our society. It is, in fact, encouraged. We find this being used in politics and debates of all sorts in science, religion, and social organizations and think tanks around the world.

More than once, I have received messages and emails “demanding that I respond” to some claim or other that I am [enter comment making me wrong here]. Or that I defend or validate my views on things. I don’t respond to or answer these messages now, but have done so in the past due to giving in to external pressure. I tend not to give in to external pressures these days.

Recently, a friend of mine told me that he has seen that the more powerful, confident and capable I appear to become as a publicly known individual, the more vicious and insidious the attacks get. This is simply a reflection of number 3 above. People are afraid of influential individuals. They are afraid of power (and with good cause), and are afraid of being conned. The energetic attack (at a mystical level) has also increased tremendously every month since I accepted the mission to become publicly known so as to deliver the message of empowerment to the masses.

How we deal with mystical attacks is pretty much the same as we deal with overt attacks. We process any effect they may have in us, and we move on. Retaliation, defense, or “justice” is irrelevant. and would only feed into the attack and the lowering of our vibration.

If we spend any time defending, attacking our attackers or getting payback, we are simply feeding the aggression cycle. All that energy is much better spent inspiring and empowering others.

How does observing our defenses empower the planet?

Conflict and war, at any level, lowers our human collective vibration. It doesn’t matter whether you are shouting at your dog, or shooting bullets at an enemy. The energy of conflict goes against our nature and it is only there through heavy programming.

The past week, as I was recuperating from long hours on airplanes, I watched several shows on TV. I was shocked at the normalization of violence. And the brutality of the violence depicted.

In one show, a film about a gangster family in witness protection relocated to France, showed children and adults being brutally beaten up by the protagonists. It was supposed to be funny because the kids and adults who were brutalized had said something wrong to the protagonists, or done some minor wrong to them. In another show, an extremely popular TV series, the level of violence was simply incredible. It included rape, sexual abuse, brutal murders children, men and women, and extreme psychological abuse. All “normalized” in some fantasy time and geographical area.

Reality TV is popular because is conflict driven. Violence of many kinds are depicted, even physical fights.

And it doesn’t stop at TV shows, most computer games are about killing other people, creatures or monsters.

But here’s the thing, the programming to be and act from a place of aggression and violence cannot succeed unless we subscribe to it. Once we see that it is simply programming, that it is indeed an attempt by a faction of the human collective to walk a low vibrational and highly addictive path, then we can simply switch that programming off.

How do we switch it off? We make a list, and observe, all the areas where we feel wronged, where we are defending ourselves, where we are attacking others. We observe each item on our list until we see the larger picture. Until we are no longer energetically affected by the conflict or attack. Until we no longer “want to do something about this”, to bring it to justice. But remember, if it involves your or someone else’s physical or psychological survival or wellbeing, do get yourself or the person under attack away if possible and if not possible, then defend, act and protect. Why? Because survival of our person is different to the survival of our small self.

Do note that aggression and conflict are highly addictive. They are dramatic, and we love drama. Drama and conflict do not exist outside of the small self. The fact that they do not exist outside of the small self is often the reason why we hold on to the small self so strongly.

Our reality, our planet and species, still supports low level experiences such as war, conflict, drama and such. This is a fact. Our species is empowered with the choice. It is up to us whether we want to hold on to those low level games or not. That’s why there is such heavy programming happening via our media, culture and religions, to hold onto the small games. We are exposed to them and the effect is the same as someone being exposed to crack cocaine for the first time. We either become totally addicted to it, refuse to ingest it, or “recover” after being addicted to it for a long or short time.

We can help our species to drop the addiction by observing it within ourselves, and empowering others to enable them to observe it within themselves. Just observing, without any intent, expands our awareness on the facts behind this addiction at a global scale.

Do share this article with anyone whom you feel will benefit and be empowered by it, send to your lists and re-blog. The more of us who act by sharing this information, the easier the load will become and the faster our species will expand in awareness.

Inelia Benz

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The manuscript of survival – part 418

Thank you Aisha! This is beautiful! I’ve always felt that we would be working together to co-create the new world and solve the problems we now face. It’s lovely to read the CC’s explaining so much that I feel I have always known. What we create is shaped by what we believe and how we see ourselves and our world. When we choose to believe in tge beauty and sacred nature of all that exists we manifest a beautiful, sacred world to live in. Indigenous peoples all over Earth from the most ancient times til now have done this so it’s not like we are facing a totally mysterious task. The good patterns of creation are still sleeping in our bones where our ancestors left them for us.

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You have by now surpassed any and all of your predecessors, dear ones, as you have indeed accomplished a feat few would have thought possible. For if it were not for you, none of the imminent changes that are about to start to unfold would be coming about, at least, not in the manner and at the speed that they will be appearing at now. For as you anchored yourself fully into this integrated new level of merged energy, you automatically opened up a new and much faster lane if you will for these energetically charged particles, these small but ever so powerful harbingers of change, and now, you stand before a veritable smorgasbord of opportunities. For you have come to the shores of the sea of potential, and now there is nothing stopping you from taking the plunge and immersing yourselves completely in what lies before you.

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