About Truthout’s lead story today: I would agree that the use of DU *does* constitute attempted genocide.
The same type as they’ve been doing to the Native Nations in the Four Corners region of the United States-radiation is mutagenic as well as carcinogenic.
I believe that while many people, thanks to radio like Alex Jones and the old version of Coast to Coast, have become fascinated by multiple conspiracy theories, most people have little skill in discerning the nonsense and disinformation from genuine hidden activities that are actually planned and executed by groups who benefit from various ways of harming others.
The endless wars in the middle east, imho, are not *just* all about oil or even land and resources such as rare earth metals.
The only technology savvy tribal/indigenous population on Earth with sufficient numbers to really disrupt the cabals/illuminati/NWO groups plans is the Arabic people.
With no disrespect at all intended toward the many other indigenous peoples who are quite effectively resisting and disrupting those plans in multiple local regions, only the Arabic empires have ever caused the colonizers serious problems over the long term.
Not only are they inherently brilliant scholars and intellectuals (they invented algebra and introduced the vast majority of science, medicine, history and other intellectual fields to the western world), they have oil wealth and multiple strategic advantages.
It makes perfect sense that the NWO fears them. On top of all that there is a coherent cultural identity across a huge section of the planet and multiple different tribal/national groups because they share the Muslim religions and worldview.
It’s not really because of the radical groups that oppress women and have basically crazy ideas. Plenty of Christian nutter groups aren’t much different really and no one is bombing THEM. It’s because they are the only coherent large population on the planet that provides a highly visible threat to the NWO.
I have no idea what to do about this. I just noticed it and wanted to share my observations; -).
In the long run we not only have to stop that NWO/neocon nutters; we have to construct a global society that respects everyone and protects our environment and the living beings we share it with so we all have a future.
I guess we start by recognizing the value of all living beings and refusing to join in the ridiculous hate-fests that vilify Muslims, Russians, China, America, Africa, Christians, pagans-or whoever.
No one deserves DU.
Dahr Jamail, Truthout: Contamination from depleted uranium munitions is causing sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq, according to numerous Iraqi doctors.
William C. Anderson, Truthout: Death penalty states like Missouri have been treating their predominantly black death row prisoners like test subjects while protests over the worth of black life continue in Ferguson and around the country. Although there hasn’t been as much protest around those condemned to death, their lives matter, too.
Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News: Some research suggests that the chemicals that farmers and their workers spread on fields may alter certain brain chemicals, and that chronic exposure to low levels of herbicides over time may raise the risk of depression.
Laura Flanders, Truthout: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, argues that an understanding of the history and functioning of the settler state is essential to all of us.
Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism: Hank Greenberg, the former CEO of AIG, is hardly a sympathetic figure. Yet in his lawsuit against the governmental team that led the AIG bailout, he may come out looking better than the defendants.
Anusha Kedhar, The Feminist Wire: Unlike other slogans, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” is not just voiced. It is also embodied. Contained within the phrase is both a plea not to shoot, as well as the bodily imperative to lift one’s hands up. The hands up gesture “has been transformed into a different kind of weapon.”
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: While jingoistic politicians might argue that the United States is the greatest country in the world, the facts really speak for themselves: We aren’t and inequality is to blame. The United States will only be exceptional when all Americans have an equal shot at success.
Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog: A publicly owned bank can provide security from risk while generating a far greater return on the local government’s money. As we peer into the jaws of another economic meltdown, moving our public funds into our own banks is an investment we can hardly afford not to make.
Laura Gottesdiener, TomDispatch: In the US heartland, thousands of workers shaken loose from other worlds have been heading for boom times in North Dakota and elsewhere in our fracklands. The author reports from the front lines of this fossil fuel extraction boom.
Alison Fitzgerald, The Center for Public Integrity: When the Center for Public Integrity requested records from Florida’s 17th judicial circuit regarding the procedures and policies surrounding foreclosure cases, officials were more than happy to comply – for a price. A price of $132,348, to be exact.
In today‘s On the News segment: Most of us know how bad income inequality has become in the United States, but pollution inequality is even worse; researchers have discovered a new way to see the features hidden deep under water; humans aren’t the only multilingual species; and more.
Paul Kiel, ProPublica: USA Discounters, promising to change how it pursues military debtors, will now be known as USA Living. The Virginia-based retailer was the focus of an investigation in July into its lending practices to service members.
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Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: There’s a new wave of free trade agreements coming down the pike – unless they are defeated by an uprising of those concerned about unsustainable farming, climate change, corporate interests superseding sovereignty, unfair labor practices and many more perilous threats.
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