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The Oracle Report | Thursday, July 31, 2014



New Audio July 26, 2014: Overview for New Lunar Month – “The Singing Stones Bridging Over the Chaos”

Leo 2014 Singing Stones Bridging the Chaos

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Crescent Moon Phase: expand

Moon in Virgo/Libra

Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Bhairavi (The Goddess Who Breathes Life)

Skill: follow where you are lead

Negative Imprint: shattering, narrow-mindedness, hopelessness, fear of change

Positive Imprint: delicacy, assurance, solutions, creativity, inspiration, imagination

An airy, breathy day is in store today. The energy blows in to bring refreshment and vitality. It brings things to life and to light. It creates form out of the formless.

With this comes a shift in perspective. Our eyes are greatly opened to a bigger picture. Like rock formations towering over a deep canyon, we find the need to rise above a situation. Things may appear puzzling at first, but the pieces will begin to fit together. Take this in as you are able. Don’t rush yourself. Master your emotional reactions by taking the stance of observer until you have integrated the whole picture.

In the midst of great changes that necessitate leaps of faith this month, the tendency today is to fall back into old patterns, behaviors, and beliefs. This makes obstacles. The Crescent Moon phase energy usually creates challenges in order to help us grow. If you are in “mid leap” in a leap of faith, keep going. There is ample support for leaps toward the future, but minimal support for diving back into the past.

Today Venus is located at the energetic degree of “a man studying a mandala in front of him with the help of a very ancient book.” The symbol implies that we find what we need and we do so artfully. The hidden or deeper meaning of things is discovered. In celebration of this energy, today’s picture is a grayscale colorization of the Oracle Report logo created by wise owl Szabi. Szabi colorized the logo in various ways, and each rendition reveals new pictures within the mandala. What do you see within and behind the tree in the version pictured here? Coloring or studying any kind of mandala or picture or symbol today will yield impressive insight. The line drawing of the mandala is availablehere to download, print off, and color for yourself in your own way. Or choose another. Mandalas to print and color are easily found on the internet. (Like reading the Oracle Report, coloring the Oracle Report mandala is challenging but worthwhile. They both work on integrating the layers of the mind. Thank you, Szabi!)

This month’s ruling Mahavidya, Bhairavi, is associated with books (in line with the “very ancient book” of the Sabian symbol for Venus today) and also associated with breath (in line with the Sabian symbol of the Sun today with “glass blowers shape beautiful vases with their controlled breathing”). Knowledge comes to us from the breath of spirit – inspiration. Follow where you are lead. A book may call you to open it. A long-lost notation may be discovered. An unfinished piece of art may beckon to be completed. A forgotten wish may be recaptured. A heavily-defended heart may open like a lotus. Again, just follow where you are lead and prepare to be expanded.


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The manuscript of survival – part 422

Thank you Aisha! I love the skill you and Denise have in clearly drawing out the structure and meaning of the moment. I’ve been feeling very strongly lately that I need to clear all the buzzing thoughts, worries, distress and agitation over horrors beyond my ability to control and simply get properly still and peaceful, grounded, centered in the peace of the void outside of the mental hamster wheel this modern globalized culture works so hard to keep us on.
And just as my feelings clarified into that tonight’s see your post explaining why;-).
It’s very like we are all weaving a vast multidimensional tapestry together without being able to see the picture, just flowing our individual threads into the weave by following the flow of breath.

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You have for a long time now been prepared to step fully back up to the helm and take over the rudder. In other words, you have been primed to reenter your roles as co-creators of this magnificent world of yours and now, we would like to add some additional information on the topic of said Creation. You see, you have in many ways been trained to focus in a direction that will enable you to literally overlook the obvious, but now your lenses have been corrected as it were, and it is time to once again turn your eyes to the very core. And when we say core, we mean that in a very literal way, for you have been well trained to focus on all of the fuzz and interference and static that has been brought into your line of vision, so you could not see through it…

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Truthout Daily Digest Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Mike Lofgren | An Inquiry Into the 9/11 Commission’s 10th Anniversary Report: How to Read a Government Commission Report

Mike Lofgren, Truthout: As an inquiry into the complex subject of international terrorism, the 9/11 Commission’s 10th anniversary reprise is a slipshod farrago of circular argumentation, faulty reasoning and naïve gullibility about the claims of senior officials – but it does serve official Washington’s purpose.

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William Rivers Pitt | All the Blood in Your Body

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: “The worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history is currently burning through several countries in Africa. In the strongest possible terms, I suggest the Centers for Disease Control, along with any and all pertinent federal and state agencies, pool their resources and go to Africa as soon as possible.”

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New Study Reports Sexual Harassment, Assault May Be Dissuading Women From Careers in Science

Candice Bernd, Truthout: In a recently published study of scientific researchers, 64 percent of participants surveyed said they were sexually harassed or assaulted while doing fieldwork. It’s an overlooked issue that likely dissuades many women from entering careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Stand With Kerry Against Netanyahu

Robert Naiman, Truthout: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thumbed his nose at John Kerry’s Gaza ceasefire proposal because Netanyahu believed he could count on Congress to undermine the Obama administration. But if enough Americans urged Kerry to continue to “stand tall,” he would.

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Is Freeing Minks Terrorism? Questions We Should Be Asking Ourselves

Lauren Gazzola, Truthout: Tyler Lang and Kevin Olliff’s terrorism indictment for allegedly releasing caged minks and foxes, along with efforts to enact so-called “ag-gag” state legislation that punishes undercover investigations and whistleblowing in animal agricultural facilities, suggest these laws infringe on more than civil liberties.

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The Changing Map of Latin America

Santiago Navarro F. and Renata Bessi, Truthout: The map of Latin America is in full flux, with the recognition of indigenous peoples’ “ownership” of lands proving in some countries to be a disguised path to capitalist exploitation of the resources of those same territories.

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Is the Future of the Planet in ALEC’s Secret Hands?

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Tomorrow, the American Legislative Exchange Council kicks off its annual meeting in Dallas. According to the agenda, legislators will be schooled on how industry wants them to talk about climate change, with a heavy focus on the EPA’s new regulations. Corporate lobbyists from ExxonMobil, BP and Koch Industries will be crafting model legislation.

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The Original Geo-Engineers: Or How to Save the Iconic West From the Cow

Chip Ward, TomDispatch: If we want to construct a healthy and resilient world for ourselves and our fellow creatures, we could do worse than look to the lowly beavers for hints on how it can be done. They build a vibrant world for themselves and so many others by weaving one small limb into another, stick by stick by stick.

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Paul Krugman | Inflation Mythology

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: The answer is that inflation paranoia isn’t a simple misunderstanding that can be corrected by pointing to evidence; it’s deeply embedded in the modern conservative psyche. According to that worldview, government action must, by definition, have disastrous results.

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A Top-Secret Agreement to Carve Up Public Services

Bruno Odent and Translated by Isabelle Métral, L’Humanite in English: In June, WikiLeaks shed light upon an offensive launched by Washington, and followed by EU member states, to make it possible for multinational companies eventually to monopolize the trade in financial products and also the trade in all services on the great trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific markets.

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Paul Ryan Does Christmas in July

Karen Garcia, Sardonicky: This year’s Paul Ryan excrescence, in the form of his poverty plan, is only a slight variation on his usual social Darwinist theme. Since wealth inequality is “in,” and deficit hawkery is “out,” the GOP has to be especially careful in this year’s framing of its inbred sadism.

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It’s Not Just Low Pay Stressing Out Part-Time Workers

Neha Tara Mehta, Moyers & Company: Besides struggling to make ends meet because of low wages, millions of part-time workers in the United States also face uncertainty over when they will be called in to work. Irregular schedules and last-minute notice make it hard for these workers to find other work, go to school and make arrangements for child care.

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The Empire Economy Does Not Serve the Economy or People

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance: While ending war and US empire would be monumental changes, they seem reasonable when we look at the predicament of the United States: The economy is failing, the world is looking for alternatives to the dollar, and the military has not won a major war since World War II and is stretched thin.

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Leading Gun Zealot Wants Guns to Scare Members of Congress to Death

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Fanning the flames of fear that members of Congress could be shot is not only inciting violence, but it takes on a particular malodorous, offensive and heartless opprobrium considering the shooting of former Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Read the BuzzFlash Commentary

Official: More Than 100 Palestinians Killed on Tuesday in Gaza

Read the Article at Talking Points Memo

Eugene Robinson | Time for Republicans to Put Up or Shut Up on Immigration Reform

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail

Watch the Video at Vice News

A Bill to Get the Labor Movement Back on Offense

Read the Article at The Nation

Market Basket Revolt a Sign of Fed-Up Times

Read the Article at the Portland Press Herald

The NRA’s Murder Mystery

Read the Article at Mother Jones

The IRS Says It Will Finally Enforce the Rules Barring Pastors Endorsing Candidates From the Pulpit

Read the Article at Patheos


New post on HighHeartLife! “Escalating Attacks…” (Denise le Fey)


If you have also wondered why the more you personally grow, change, heal and ascend, the more the mean people seem to crawl all over you and get all up in your business for seemingly NO logical reason-then read Denise’s latest post.

Someone told me something similar a few years ago when my own personal fan and manure mountain were getting acquainted and I was utterly horrified but it does make perfect sense.

The better your kung fu gets, the more situations arise to test it. Eventually I guess we will get to the stage past that, like Michelle Yeoh, Ip Man and the 8 immortals where we are left alone by the bad guys but can choose to help when others ask. I’m looking forward to it anyway!;-)

Escalating Attacks from Strangers

by Denise

Yep, that sign about sums up the last half of July 2014 pretty darn well I’d say. Wowza fellow Ascension travelers, it’s been something lately hasn’t it? And this sign rather simply explains why. I’m in the mood to write this entire article using 21st Century Internet “pictograms”! 😀 (Because it’s been rather intense lately, […]

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Truthout Daily Digest Monday, 28 July 2014

Exposing Monsanto: Herbicide Linked to Birth Defects – the Vitamin A Connection

Jeff Ritterman, M.D., Truthout: Monsanto claims that Roundup poses a low risk to human health because one enzyme it disrupts is not present in the animal kingdom. But the company doesn’t mention the devastating effect that Roundup has on other enzyme systems present in humans.

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The Silent Anguish of Pregnant Women Who Struggle With Addiction

Erika L. Sánchez, Truthout: Pregnant women who struggle with addiction face incredible obstacles, including difficulty in obtaining the health care they need. The criminalization of pregnancy and the lack of resources available to this vulnerable population exacerbate the problem by pushing these women into hiding.

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Ellen Brown | You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme: Time to Reboot

Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog: All the king’s horses and all the king’s men could not rein in the growth of the shadow banking system, despite the 828-page Dodd-Frank Act. Instead, the derivatives pyramid has continued to explode under its watch, to a notional value now estimated to be as high as $2 quadrillion.

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Dean Baker | Finance in the United States: Promoting Inequality and Waste

Dean Baker, Truthout: The bloated financial sector in the United States is a major engine of inequality, sucking money away from poor and middle-income households and making some people incredibly rich. The government should stop playing a role in creating that inequality when it supports the financial industry.

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Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas: Why Fossil Fuels Can’t Solve the Problems Created by Fossil Fuels

Naomi Oreskes, TomDispatch: Insanity is sometimes defined as doing the same thing but expecting a different result. Whatever we call it, that seems to be what is happening. Natural gas is not the bridge to clean energy; it’s the road to more climate change.

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Does the Powerful Paul Ryan Feel Empathy?

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: It shouldn’t be a surprise that a man with as much wealth and power as Paul Ryan has would propose a poverty plan that does very little to fight poverty, misunderstands the root causes of poverty and totally fails to empathize with the millions of Americans suffering through poverty.

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Amy Goodman | Turning Point? Largest West Bank Protest in Decades Raises Specter of a Third Intifada

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!: Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip has triggered the largest West Bank protest in years, with more than 15,000 people marching Thursday from Ramallah toward Jerusalem. Two Palestinians were killed and more than 200 were wounded when Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition.

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Afghans Don’t Like Soybeans, Despite a Big US Push

Alexander Cohen and James Arkin, The Center for Public Integrity: Afghanistan has a rich culinary tradition, but soybeans have not been a part of it. American agricultural experts who consider soybeans a superfood find this dismaying, and so over the past four years, they have invested tens of millions of US taxpayer dollars to try to change the way Afghans eat.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Last Month Was the Hottest June on Record, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: Last month was the hottest June on record; new research says that giving up your hamburger may have a bigger impact on reducing global emissions than giving up your car; adults often struggle trying to learn a new language, while children seem to pick it up without a hitch; and more.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

The Mystery of a Ukrainian Army “Defector”

Robert Parry, Consortium News: US intelligence officials suggest that the person who fired the missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been “a defector” from the Ukrainian army, in an apparent attempt to explain why some CIA analysts thought satellite images revealed men in Ukrainian army uniforms manning the missile battery.

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Under Water: The EPA’s Struggle to Combat Pollution

Naveena Sadasivam, ProPublica: For years, the US Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution – repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect.

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Seven Parenting Tips for a World That Harms Women

Kim Simon, Yes! Magazine: Yes, all women experience harassment – and often violence. But parents can play a role in steering their sons away from those behaviors. How do you raise sons and daughters who respect their bodies and know how to respect others?

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Average US Household Now Worth a Third Less, While Assets of the 1% Soar

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: When it comes to economic inequality, it doesn’t get any more telling than a study that proves that the typical US household has decreased in net worth by a third since 2003.

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How Capitalism Is Cheating Young Americans

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Companies Proclaim Water the Next Oil in a Rush to Turn Resources Into Profit

Read the Article at The Guardian

Not in My Backyard: US Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

Read the Article at The Associated Press

Gun Guys Are Into Racial Provocation

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Top Journalists and Lawyers: NSA Surveillance Threatens Press Freedom and Right to Counsel

Read the Article at The Intercept

The Secret Report That Helps Israelis to Hide Facts

Read the Article at The Independent

Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out on Net Neutrality

Read the Article at Republic Report

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Malaysian Plane Shot Down by Ukrainian Army in Attempt to Blame Russia and Rebels?

According to the article quoted below from Truthout, CIA analysts identified the people who fired the rocket as wearing what appeared to be Ukrainian Army uniforms.

My first thought when I heard it was shot down was “Do the fascist black ops a**holes ever do ANYTHING original? “.

I thought it was a “false flag” operation with the intention of blaming the separatist rebels and increasing the pressure on Russia.

Then I thought I was too cynical and maybe it really was an accident. But the evidence has been stacking up in favor of my gut reaction.

The Powers that Were are getting pathetically predictable. Not that they weren’t 30 years ago-but how many times can you use the exact same tricks and really think people will believe your lies?

Not everyone on Earth is stupid, even if half of America is trained to believe complete nonsense just because it is repeated often enough on television!

I’m spending a lot of time just praying for all those in harms way. No matter how stupid the tricks, they are harming and murdering real human beings;men, women and children who do not deserve to be used to further some idiot greed based agenda (or any agenda!).

The fascist takeover of Ukraine was another old standard from Central and South America, with occasional uses in Asia and Africa as well.

The separatists are like any of us who simply would not stand for a military coup of our country without doing our best to ensure our families and communities future-even if it involved armed resistance.

I’m extremely disappointed that the monsters in charge have made our President, Barack Obama, the person who has to justify their insanity. I don’t believe he agrees with them but he can hardly say the opposite of what the rest of our government is saying on foreign policy-it would cause havoc.

So they make him the scapegoat-when he surely knows more than most of us how utterly corrupt the whole mess really is.

I so loved his “The 80’s called, they want their foreign policy back.” comment too. I should have guessed they would make him pay for mocking them. ;-(

I still believe in the long run that he and Putin will beat them and achieve peace. Obama and Putin are both much smarter than their handlers realize.

The Mystery of a Ukrainian Army “Defector”

“As the U.S. government seeks to build its case blaming eastern Ukrainian rebels and Russia for the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the evidence seems to be getting twisted to fit the preordained conclusion, including a curious explanation for why the troops suspected of firing the fateful missile may have been wearing Ukrainian army uniforms.”

Read the whole article at the link below on Truthout-


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A letter from a Norwegian Doctor at Shifa Hospital in Gaza



Letter from Norwegian hero doctor who is in Gaza right now
Dr. Mads Gilbert MD PhD

Dearest friends –
The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying – all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.

The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza’s hospitals are working 12-24hrs shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to understand the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. HUMANS!

Now, once more treated like animals by “the most moral army in the world” (sic!).

My respect for the wounded is endless, in their contained determination in the midst of pain, agony and shock; my admiration for the staff and volunteers is endless, my closeness to the Palestinian “sumud” gives me strength, although in glimpses I just want to scream, hold someone tight, cry, smell the skin and hair of the warm child, covered in blood, protect ourselves in an endless embrace – but we cannot afford that, nor can they.

Ashy grey faces – Oh NO! not one more load of tens of maimed and bleeding, we still have lakes of blood on the floor in the ER, piles of dripping, blood-soaked bandages to clear out – oh – the cleaners, everywhere, swiftly shovelling the blood and discarded tissues, hair, clothes,cannulas – the leftovers from death – all taken away…to be prepared again, to be repeated all over.

More then 100 cases came to Shifa last 24 hrs. enough for a large well trained hospital with everything, but here – almost nothing: electricity, water, disposables, drugs, OR-tables, instruments, monitors – all rusted and as if taken from museums of yesterdays hospitals.But they do not complain, these heroes. They get on with it, like warriors, head on, enormous resolute.t

And as I write these words to you, alone, on a bed, my tears flows, the warm but useless tears of pain and grief, of anger and fear. This is not happening!

An then, just now, the orchestra of the Israeli war-machine starts its gruesome symphony again, just now: salvos of artillery from the navy boats just down on the shores, the roaring F16, the sickening drones (Arabic ‘Zennanis’, the hummers), and the cluttering Apaches. So much made and paid in and by US.

Mr. Obama – do you have a heart?

I invite you – spend one night – just one night – with us in Shifa. Disguised as a cleaner, maybe.

I am convinced, 100%, it would change history.

Nobody with a heart AND power could ever walk away from a night in Shifa without being determined to end the slaughter of the Palestinian people.

But the heartless and merciless have done their calculations and planned another “dahyia” onslaught on Gaza.

The rivers of blood will keep running the coming night. I can hear they have tuned their instruments of death.

Please. Do what you can. This, THIS cannot continue.

Gaza, Occupied Palestine
Mads Gilbert MD PhD
Professor and Clinical Head
Clinic of Emergency Medicine
University Hospital of North Norway

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Common Dreams Highlights Monday July 28, 2014

Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community


Government Surveillance Threatens Journalism, Law and Thus Democracy: Report


Dirty Coal Exports Are a ‘Global Shell Game’

In ‘Ugly’ Resolution, US Politicians Back Israel’s Assault on Gaza

Lack of Oversight, Damaged Tankers Caused West Virginia Chemical Spill

‘Climate Criminality’: Australia OKs Biggest Coal Mine

Liberia Shuts Down Border Crossings as Ebola Death Toll Climbs

Ukrainian Military Takes Control of MH17 Crash Site as Police Team Retreats

and more…



Brent Patterson: The Right to Water in Gaza

Sr. Megan Rice: Open Letter from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center

Naomi Oreskes: Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

Paul Buchheit: How Capitalism Is Cheating Young Americans

Buddy Bell: Sacred Hearts, Sacred Lives: Children Crossing the Border

Peter Hart: CBS Host: Palestinians Force Israel to Kill Kids



Center for Biological Diversity:Settlement Will Help Safeguard Nation’s Endangered Wildlife From 5 Dangerous Pesticides

Oxfam International: General Mills Takes Bold Stand for Climate Action

ACLU: Over Two Dozen Civil Rights and Legal Groups Demand Florida Counties Halt Enforcement of Unconstitutional Immigration Detainers

and more…

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Uri Avnery Interview, news from Israel, Palestine and global demonstrations from Tikkun

This is a very heartening read despite the many sad and disturbing references. We have always known that evil and cruelty exist, but when the people rise together across all of Earth to resist it, to call for its end-something beautiful is born from the horror.

We shall overcome. We shall cry, mourn the dead, the wounded and the pointless destruction. But then we will rebuild-not just Gaza, but the spirit of humanity.

We will rebuild our collective humanity as a species made not of war and hate, but of love and compassion, a beautiful thread woven in the tapestry of Life not a tear rent in the fabric of the Universe.

* *Listen to Uri Avnery’s interview from Tel Aviv*, and then read some other articles below from Israel and Palestine. As always, the views we send out reflect our desire to expose our readers to a range of discourse usually unavailable in the Western media–but NOT necessarily our views, which are expressed only in articles signed by Rabbi Michael Lerner or listed as Editorials in Tikkun magazine. We trust our readers to not confuse our desire to expand your range of analyses with a desire to advance any particular analysis unless it is filled with love, hope, compassion, open-hearted generosity and empathy!! Interview with Uri Avnery conducted by Rabbi Michael Lerner and Cat Zavis. Tel Aviv, Friday, July 25 Click here [ http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/israelgaza-teleconference-audio ]to listen or go to : http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/ [ http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/israelgaza-teleconference-audio ]israelgaza-teleconference-audio [ http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/israelgaza-teleconference-audio ] The first 15 minutes is background by Rabbi Michael Lerner while waiting for technological issues to be resolved till we could reach Uri Avnery on the phone. Lerner has some important insights on how to contextualize the current war in Gaza. Then most of the rest of the call is Uri Avnery, for the next hour or so. Then we have fifteen minutes of questions and conversations from call participants with Cat Zavis about the pain and strain that many who care about both the Israeli and Palestinian people are feeling as we watch the carnage contiue. If you wish Tikkun to conduct more interviews of this sort, but you are not yet a member of the Network of Spiritual Progressives or a subscriber to Tikkun, help us keep going by joining the NSP now by clicking here: www.tikkun.org/donate [ http://www.tikkun.org/donate ]
*Demonstators Assaulted in Tel Aviv After Protesting the Gazan War* Editor’s note: this is a communication we got from Tel Aviv last Friday evening. . It happened after the demonstration -the biggest in Tel Aviv against the war yet, estimates of over 6,000 demonstrators- had mostly dispersed. The now-familiar group of right-wing demonstrators had worked themselves up into a frenzy throughout the speeches by left-wing Knesset Members and bereaved parents and chants to end the war, end the siege, end the occupation, end the violence. They were screaming: “Traitors!” “Death to Arabs and Leftists!” “You all get fucked in the ass!” The usual. The two demonstrations had been tightly cordoned off by the police, though. And then, after. A large number of us were walking away, in a cluster, for safety’s sake, and then suddenly, there’s yelling, screaming, pushing. I don’t know how it started, but I do know that I looked over to see the rightists begin hitting people on the heads with their flag poles, blue and white flags crashing down. I rush over to try to calm things, speaking in an easy tone, making eye contact, and it seems to work with a few of the guys, who hesitate as they look at me. And then: Ffffsssst. And my eyes are burning. I blink rapidly. Could this be tear gas? No. My throat feels clear. But my eyes are stinging and fuzzy. I ask a bearded man next to me, also blinking and tearing up, what happened, and he says: “Pepper spray.” I don’t know if it was the right-wingers or undercover police. Next thing I do know is that I look up to see another demonstrator hit over the head with a aluminum crutch– and then blood starts pouring out, and everything seems more serious and scary. photo 5 [ https://morielrothman.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/photo-53.jpg ] Some activists -a few who I recognized as anarchists experienced at dealing with violence- ask everyone to stay together, and we walk away quickly, as a group. After a block or two, Kobi [ http://www.justvision.org/portrait/kobi-snitz ] asks me to take a few others off to the left, so five of us branch off, and the rest of the group begins to disperse in different directions. We walk, alternating between shocked laughter and silence, my eyes still fuzzy but the pain dulling. A group of about six guys- a few wearing kippahs, all seeming to be Mizrahi/Jews of Middle Eastern descent (a devastating element of these clashes is the race breakdown, with many of the leftists being Ashkenazi/white, and many of the rightists being Mizrahi. My friend, Daria [ https://twitter.com/nehedari ], who is leftist and Mizrahi said that at another demo, she wore a shirt with some phrase about being Moroccan, and folks on both sides of the barrier seemed terribly confused) saw us, recognized something or someone, and started yelling “You all get fucked in the ass!” “Fuck you all!” “We should kill you, traitors.” We kept our eyes down, did not respond, and they walked onwards. Then we got a drink -because we needed to process and because most of Tel Aviv seemed to be bopping along as usual, drinking, chatting, flags flupping, et cetera- and then went home. And the demonstration? The demonstration was good, considering. It was big, it was somber, it took itself seriously. The crowd was by far the biggest since the beginning of this recent violence, and it looked like people were trickling in all night. Here were a few of my tweet-observations: And that is all for tonight. Facebook and twitter report of more demonstrators injured, which is horrible but also really not the story, just the subplot. Gaza. All of the people there. I can’t imagine. I am wired and alert with sadness; it is 1:00 in the morning. Please, enough.



by Mazin Qumsiyeh

The holiday at the end of Ramada brings mixed feelings and we could sense
this here in Bethlehem on the faces of our Muslim neighbors, friends and
colleagues. They tell us of their sadness at the massacres of whole
families but they also tell proudly of resistance, persistence, resilience,
self help and help to other. It is still a month of blessings. I was at the
bank of Palestine on Saturday and saw lines of people sending money to
colleagues and friends in Gaza. We had cloth and food drives. Convoys
bringing medical aid are finally being allowed to enter even as 150 bodies
were pulled from under the rubble in one neighborhood alone. Israeli
soldiers speak to Haaretz of large scale destruction of civilian
neighborhoods in Gaza and surprise and fear at the resistance fighters.
Most people understand that Gaza is a big crowded prison that is being
subjected to a most ruthless occupation that destroyed its economy and
means of livelihood. Yet, some Zionists want to convince people that
somehow resistance should not come from within this population! But there
are no winners in the latest conflict started by Israel even though both
resistance forces and Israel claim victory. Israel can claim victory by
destroying so many neighborhoods, killing nearly a thousand civilians (very
few resistance fighters). This they hope will teach a lesson not to resist.
That is a foolish dream for all this does is stoke hatred and call for
revenge from the killers and not decrease support among the population for
resistance. Israeli intelligence agents know this (see for example below
interview with ex-head of the Shin Bet). Israeli leaders know that with
every strike on “Arabs” as they like to call us, resistance actually grows
in strength and supporters. Hamas and other resistance forces gain in
stature and Netanyahu appeared tough and gained some voters from teh racist
right quarters in Israeli politics. Yet, Palestinians lives are lost that
are irreplaceable and faith in human dignity tarnished as western leaders
were forced to defend a an ongoing genocide so that they can please their
Zionist lobbyists.The price paid by all humanity is far too high.

Let me start by actual pictures and names of those Israel murdered. They
are not just numbers (1070 murdered so far including over 200 children).
PLEASE take time to get to know some of themhttp://humanizepalestine.com/ [ http://humanizepalestine.com/ ]
(there were also at least 45 Israeli soldiers killed by resistance fighters
and in some cases directly by Israeli forces; see below)

Now what is the real reason for the Gaza attack? Benjamin Netanyahu blamed
Hamas for taking three young Israeli settlers (colonial squatters in
occupied areas). It turns out even Israeli police knew that Hamas leaders
were not involved (even though teh suspects were never apprehended let
alone charged). Hamas itself said it was not involved. see
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/killed-turning-onslaught.html [ http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/killed-turning-onslaught.html ]

But maybe this is the real reason
Armed robbery in Gaza: Israel, US, UK carve up the spoils of Palestine’s
stolen gas
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2489992/armed_robbery_in_gaza_israel_us_uk_carve_up_the_spoils_of_palestines_stolen_gas.html [http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2489992/armed_robbery_in_gaza_israel_us_uk_carve_up_the_spoils_of_palestines_stolen_gas.html ]

Governments lie, people die. Netanyahu is a consummate liar interested in
one thing only: his political and economic career. Most Israelis know that
he told them lies about this latest attack on Gaza, most know he lied to
them about settlements and why he opposed Oslo accords. Most know their
government lied to them about the success of the so called Iron Dome” (a
scam to make millions with success rate below 30%). After all they could
see for themselves falling home made rockets on their cities regularly.
They also know much more. They know that Israeli forces sometimes do the
unthinkable: e.g. Israel Murders IDF Soldier to Prevent His Capture
http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/07/26/israel-murders-idf-soldier-to-prevent-his-kidnapping/ [ http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/07/26/israel-murders-idf-soldier-to-prevent-his-kidnapping/ ]

Yuval Diskin was the director of Israel’s internal security service Shin
Bet between 2005 and 2011 and he recently 24 July 2014 had an Interview
with Der Spiegel/Reuters. He was asked ” Is Israel not essentially driving
Palestinians into the arms of Hamas? He answered “It looks that way, yes.
The people in the Gaza Strip have nothing to lose right now, just like
Hamas. And this is the problem. As long as Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim
Brotherhood was in power in Egypt, things were going great for Hamas. But
then the Egyptian army took over and within just a few days, the new regime
destroyed the tunnel economy between Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula, which
was crucial for Hamas. Since then, Hamas has been under immense pressure;
it can’t even pay the salaries of its public officials.”

Divkin also Stated that “The army is now trying to destroy the tunnels
between Israel and the Gaza Strip with a kind of mini-invasion, also so
that the government can show that it is doing something. …It is in equal
parts action for the sake of action and aggressive posturing.” But then he
even reveals something that all Israeli leaders know but choose to ignore:
“They [Palestinians] will never accept the status quo of the Israeli
occupation. When people lose hope for an improvement of their situation,
they radicalize. That is the nature of human beings. The Gaza Strip is the
best example of that. All the conditions are there for an explosion. So
many times in my life I was at these junctions that I can feel it almost in
my fingertips.”

He goes on to predict accurately increased shifts to extremism in Israeli
society and admitted that Israel deals with Palestinian terror different
than it does with Jewish terror. Full interview here:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-former-israeli-security-chief-yuval-diskin-a-982094.html [ http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-former-israeli-security-chief-yuval-diskin-a-982094.html ]
His observations while from a Zionist colonial perspective fits in
predicting a pressure cooker about to explode with other observers for
example see this from someone who lived in Jenin for a while: The Paper
Thin Underpinnings to Peace: Occupation and Intifada in 2014

Those of us who cut through the lies act. There were demonstration in over
100 cities including Tokyo, Paris, London, Chicago, New York, Washington,
Cairo, Tunis, Rabat etc). Some had tens of thousands and some over 100,000
participants. Here are just some inspiring photos:
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/worldwide-protest-israeli.html [ http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/worldwide-protest-israeli.html ]
There was even a demonstration of a few thousand in Tel Aviv objecting to
the slaughter in Gaza. Some Israeli soldiers and reserves refused orders to
mobilize to Gaza. All these demonstrations had mixed groups of people (all
ethnicities and all religions). The few demonstrations for Israel and in
support of killing Palestinians were tiny and included only Jewish Zionists
(the largest was as expected in New York with a few hundred particularly
angry and racist ones). We must concentrate on doing more positive actions
and publicizing them. “Lighting a candle instead of cursing the darkness”
as the old Chinese saying goes. I leave you with poignant note that a
Church in Gaza is now home to dozens of displaced Muslim families. The
pastor said that Islamic prayers in his church are welcome as Israel
destroys mosques. That is the Palestine I love. That is the Palestine that
will win. Decent Jewish citizens in the US were arrested as they
demonstrated inside the NY offices of “Friends of the IDF” (a group
supporting child killers tax deductible). That is the humanity that I love.

Let me end again with the pictures of Gaza Palestinians. Meet them and
remember them http://humanizepalestine.com/ [ http://humanizepalestine.com/ ] for they are not just numbers
(1060 so far including 200 children)

Action is the best antidote to despair



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Clif High ~ The War on the Living Consciousness of Water Here on Terra

Thank you for sharing this Laura! I’m so grateful to see others are aware of this reality. I’ve been trying to explain it for so long I had all but given up on people “getting it”. The “bad guys” we see are all puppets and tools-even the not seen but conjectured lizard/annunaki etc.
But the wonderful thing about this terrible truth is that each one of us has far, far greater power to turn the tide against the destruction of life in every moment we are conscious and alive. Our loving intention, our kindness, compassion, prayers, loving thoughts and actions, rituals, reiki-everything good, loving and supportive of life, of water, the Earth and all living beings is a blow FOR life and against destruction, hate, cruelty and oppression.
It may sound too simple but that is because colonization is a mind virus that oversimplified the truly complex and complicates the elegant simplicity of nature and reality. It makes all of life a “through the looking glass” experience.
I highly recommend all of Laura’s suggestions and links as well as Masaru Emoto’s ideas on healing the waters, the Earth and ourselves. The elementals are all around us at all times. Giving them kindness, respect and love moment to moment is easy to do and helps weave us personally back into the true fabric of reality.