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Protests erupt in Eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov. Donetsk announced Independence

nsnbc international
Apr 7, 2014

nsnbc : Protesters in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, occupy the City Council building and announced independence of the region from Ukraine and a referendum to be held no later than May 11. Yesterday, thousands of protesters went into the streets in eastern Ukraine’s predominantly Russian-speaking cities of Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov, seizing public buildings and demanding a federalization of Ukraine. The situation reflects the volatility of the Western-imposed Kiev government and its policies and metaphysical questions about Ukrainians as a people’ and the feasibility of a Ukrainian state construct, that was created by German World War I Generals.

donezk_UkraineIn Ukraine’s industrial capital Donetsk, yesterday, some 2,000 protesters gathered in Lenin Square, denouncing the trials against security police officers from the special police unit Berkut in Kiev, whom the post-coup government in Kiev accused of being responsible for the killing of 90 and injuring of over 500 protesters and police officers.

Evidence to the contrary, and evidence for the involvement of right-wing members of the new administration is reportedly being swept under the rug.

The protesters denounced the new government in Kiev and newly installed local authorities in the region as illegal. Demands ranged from a federalization of Ukraine to a referendum on independence similar to that held in Crimea. Protests were reportedly sparked after the unelected local administration aired a “Good bye Russia” banner on the administrations life TV report. Several hundred protesters began occupying the city council building. Clashes between protesters and police have taken place, at least two were killed.

A similar situation evolved in Lugansk, where protesters, according to TV Channel 5 stormed the offices of the Ukrainian Security Service SBU. After negotiations between the governor of Lugansk, the local SBU chief and the protesters, police released six persons who had been arrested during previous protests.

In Kharkov anti-Maidan protesters clashed with members of the ultra right wing Pravy Sector. Police intervened to separate the two groups. Following that incident, some 1,500 anti-Maidan protesters stormed Kharkov’s regional headquarters, where after several thousand protesters surrounded the building. According to the anti-Maidan protesters own account, some 10,000 people took part in Sunday’s protest in the city.

People's Council announced independence and a referendum, no later than May 11.

People’s Council announced independence and a referendum, no later than May 11.

Today protests continued, with protesters in Donetsk announcing independence from Kiev. At 12:30 local time, a session of “the people’s council of Donbass (Donetsk)” was held in the Regional Council building’s main hall, with the absolute majority of those present voting in favor of declaring “The Independent Republick of Donetsk“.

The people’s council proclaimed, that it is the legitimate governing body of the region and denounced Kiev and the local administration enforced by Kiev after the ousting of the elected government. The council called for a referendum on the independence of Donezk to be held no later than May 11. A statement, issued by the council said:

“The Donetsk Republic is to be created within the administrative borders of the Donetsk region. This decision will come into effect after the referendum”.

Ethnic distribution map.

The council called on Russia and the Russian president for protection, saying that without support, it will be hard to stand against the junta in Kiev, adding, “we are addressing Russian President Putin because we can only entrust our security to Russia”. Protests continue throughout eastern Ukraine as well as in Kiev, where a growing number of protesters voice their dissatisfaction with the new regime.

The interim secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Andrey Parubiyis set to visit the Lugarsk together with the acting head of the Security Service of Ukraine, while Interim First Prime Minister Vitaly Yaremail and acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov reportedly are visiting Kharkov.

The protesters in Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov have been threatened with counter-terrorism operations by acting President Alexandr Turchinov, announcing harsh measures to be taken. Experts warned as early as December that the situation risks escalating and that Ukraine risks developing into a failed state and, or break apart.

The founding fathers of modern Ukraine: Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (left) and General Erich Ludendorff (right), who ruled Germany in the name of the German General Staff in 1917-1918

The founding fathers of modern Ukraine: Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (left) and General Erich Ludendorff (right), who ruled Germany in the name of the German General Staff in 1917-1918

The renown Historian Webster G. Tapley points out that Ukraine did not exist on European maps until German generals aided its creation as a communist nation state, with the intend to weaken the Russian Empire and the Tsar.

The founding fathers of Ukraine, stressed Tarpley in an article titled “Metaphysical Doubts Concerining the Existence of Modern Ukraine, a 1918 Creation of the German General Staff”, that the de-facto founding fathers of Ukraine were the German Field Marshal von Hindenburg and General Erich Ludendorf.

One of the German strategies to aid the creation of a “Ukrainian national identity”, was to school some 50.000 Russian prisoners of war, where off some 10.000 were successfully indoctrinated and shipped back east after the Austrian army had conquered Lemberg/Lvov in June 1915.

Tarpley stressed that these troops became a vital catalyst in the cause of Ukrainian autonomy or independence.

The situation in Ukraine continues deteriorating, with the post-coup Kiev government having to take increasingly drastic and desperate steps to hold onto power.

Although both Moscow, Washington, Berlin and Brussels attempt to downplay the volatility of the situation, the number of independent observers who warn about a Sarajevo like situation, where developments on the ground begin to determine the decisions of policy makers, rather than the other way around, persists and increases the risk of a military escalation.

Ch/L – nsnbc 07.04.2014

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VIDEO — German police beat protesters as far-right march sparks disturbance in Wittenberge

RT
Apr 5, 2014

Clashes between police, left-wing protesters and demonstrators participating in a march aligned with the far-right group ‘Freie Kraefte Neuruppin/Osthavelland’ (NSFKN) broke out in the German town of Wittenberge, resulting in several people being detained.

The group marched under the slogan ‘Don’t watch as your city dies, become active!’ as counter-protesters rallied with the slogan ‘Stop the Nazi march in Wittenberge!’ While the NSFKN was allowed to march, police in riot gear were deployed to keep the protests separated.

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Imagine the Outcry If There Was a White Male Or Heterosexual Only Cemetery

Infowars
Apr 3, 2014

In Germany the Safia association, consisting primarily of elderly lesbians, has established a lesbian-only cemetery. Photo: Natalie Maynor

Politically correct exclusivity knows no bounds. Government preferred minorities have screamed for decades about prejudice, racism, homophobia, etc., but given the chance they return the same multiplied.

In Germany, where merely questioning the official historical narrative gets you thrown in prison, the Safia association, consisting primarily of elderly lesbians, has established a lesbian-only cemetery.

From Time today:

Dr. Astrid Osterland, a member of Safia, told German newspaper The Local that this effort has “absolutely nothing against men” and that technically, there are no rules prohibiting men (or heterosexual women) from selecting plots in the lesbian section.

Heterosexuals, of course, would be treading on thin ice if they attempted establishing their own cemetery. Imagine a group creating a cemetery for white males only. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have a field day. MSNBC would dedicate exclusive news coverage and run ancient footage of the Ku Klux Klan marching. States and municipalities would rush into law prohibitions against the practice.

Expect this trend to reach the United States soon. Radical lesbianism and politically correct “gay rights” are about exclusivity and government enforced privilege at the expense of everybody else, in particular white males, who are now routinely demonized.

This article was posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Politically correct exclusivity knows no bounds. Government preferred minorities have screamed for decades about prejudice, racism, homophobia, etc., but given the chance they return the same multiplied.

In Germany, where merely questioning the official historical narrative gets you thrown in prison, the Safia association, consisting primarily of elderly lesbians, has established a lesbian-only cemetery.

From Time today:

Dr. Astrid Osterland, a member of Safia, told German newspaper The Local that this effort has “absolutely nothing against men” and that technically, there are no rules prohibiting men (or heterosexual women) from selecting plots in the lesbian section.

Heterosexuals, of course, would be treading on thin ice if they attempted establishing their own cemetery. Imagine a group creating a cemetery for white males only. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have a field day. MSNBC would dedicate exclusive news coverage and run ancient footage of the Ku Klux Klan marching. States and municipalities would rush into law prohibitions against the practice.

Expect this trend to reach the United States soon. Radical lesbianism and politically correct “gay rights” are about exclusivity and government enforced privilege at the expense of everybody else, in particular white males, who are now routinely demonized.

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Politically correct exclusivity knows no bounds. Government preferred minorities have screamed for decades about prejudice, racism, homophobia, etc., but given the chance they return the same multiplied.

In Germany, where merely questioning the official historical narrative gets you thrown in prison, the Safia association, consisting primarily of elderly lesbians, has established a lesbian-only cemetery.

From Time today:

Dr. Astrid Osterland, a member of Safia, told German newspaper The Local that this effort has “absolutely nothing against men” and that technically, there are no rules prohibiting men (or heterosexual women) from selecting plots in the lesbian section.

Heterosexuals, of course, would be treading on thin ice if they attempted establishing their own cemetery. Imagine a group creating a cemetery for white males only. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have a field day. MSNBC would dedicate exclusive news coverage and run ancient footage of the Ku Klux Klan marching. States and municipalities would rush into law prohibitions against the practice.

Expect this trend to reach the United States soon. Radical lesbianism and politically correct “gay rights” are about exclusivity and government enforced privilege at the expense of everybody else, in particular white males, who are now routinely demonized.

Delivered by The Daily Sheeple

- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/imagine-the-outcry-if-there-was-a-white-male-or-heterosexual-only-cemetery_042014#sthash.YqXhKlR5.dpuf

Politically correct exclusivity knows no bounds. Government preferred minorities have screamed for decades about prejudice, racism, homophobia, etc., but given the chance they return the same multiplied.

In Germany, where merely questioning the official historical narrative gets you thrown in prison, the Safia association, consisting primarily of elderly lesbians, has established a lesbian-only cemetery.

From Time today:

Dr. Astrid Osterland, a member of Safia, told German newspaper The Local that this effort has “absolutely nothing against men” and that technically, there are no rules prohibiting men (or heterosexual women) from selecting plots in the lesbian section.

Heterosexuals, of course, would be treading on thin ice if they attempted establishing their own cemetery. Imagine a group creating a cemetery for white males only. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have a field day. MSNBC would dedicate exclusive news coverage and run ancient footage of the Ku Klux Klan marching. States and municipalities would rush into law prohibitions against the practice.

Expect this trend to reach the United States soon. Radical lesbianism and politically correct “gay rights” are about exclusivity and government enforced privilege at the expense of everybody else, in particular white males, who are now routinely demonized.

Delivered by The Daily Sheeple

- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/imagine-the-outcry-if-there-was-a-white-male-or-heterosexual-only-cemetery_042014#sthash.YqXhKlR5.dpuf

Politically correct exclusivity knows no bounds. Government preferred minorities have screamed for decades about prejudice, racism, homophobia, etc., but given the chance they return the same multiplied.

In Germany, where merely questioning the official historical narrative gets you thrown in prison, the Safia association, consisting primarily of elderly lesbians, has established a lesbian-only cemetery.

From Time today:

Dr. Astrid Osterland, a member of Safia, told German newspaper The Local that this effort has “absolutely nothing against men” and that technically, there are no rules prohibiting men (or heterosexual women) from selecting plots in the lesbian section.

Heterosexuals, of course, would be treading on thin ice if they attempted establishing their own cemetery. Imagine a group creating a cemetery for white males only. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have a field day. MSNBC would dedicate exclusive news coverage and run ancient footage of the Ku Klux Klan marching. States and municipalities would rush into law prohibitions against the practice.

Expect this trend to reach the United States soon. Radical lesbianism and politically correct “gay rights” are about exclusivity and government enforced privilege at the expense of everybody else, in particular white males, who are now routinely demonized.

Delivered by The Daily Sheeple

- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/imagine-the-outcry-if-there-was-a-white-male-or-heterosexual-only-cemetery_042014#sthash.YqXhKlR5.dpuf

Politically correct exclusivity knows no bounds. Government preferred minorities have screamed for decades about prejudice, racism, homophobia, etc., but given the chance they return the same multiplied.

In Germany, where merely questioning the official historical narrative gets you thrown in prison, the Safia association, consisting primarily of elderly lesbians, has established a lesbian-only cemetery.

From Time today:

Dr. Astrid Osterland, a member of Safia, told German newspaper The Local that this effort has “absolutely nothing against men” and that technically, there are no rules prohibiting men (or heterosexual women) from selecting plots in the lesbian section.

Heterosexuals, of course, would be treading on thin ice if they attempted establishing their own cemetery. Imagine a group creating a cemetery for white males only. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have a field day. MSNBC would dedicate exclusive news coverage and run ancient footage of the Ku Klux Klan marching. States and municipalities would rush into law prohibitions against the practice.

Expect this trend to reach the United States soon. Radical lesbianism and politically correct “gay rights” are about exclusivity and government enforced privilege at the expense of everybody else, in particular white males, who are now routinely demonized.

Delivered by The Daily Sheeple

- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/imagine-the-outcry-if-there-was-a-white-male-or-heterosexual-only-cemetery_042014#sthash.YqXhKlR5.dpuf


Neue Afrika Korps: Germany Mulls More Troops In Africa

Stop NATO…Opposition to global militarism

Xinhua News Agency
January 26, 2014

Germany considering troops increase in African missions

BERLIN: German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is considering increasing the international engagement of German national defence forces, or Bundeswehr, local media Spiegel reported Sunday.

She said the Bundeswehr could provide a helicopter to evacuate wounded soldiers in Central Africa, where “a bloody war between Christians and Muslims unfolds.”

“We cannot allow that the conflict sets the entire region in flames,” said Von der Leyen.

The minister also said she was considering increasing the German contingent in Mali.

“Currently, the mandate upper limit is 180 men with 99 soldiers on site. We could strengthen this commitment, which is also expected from our allies, especially the French government. I could imagine that the mandate will be increased up to 250 men,” said Von der Leyen.

She replied “yes” when asked whether Germany should assume more international responsibility, suggesting the replacement of national armies in the European Union by united European forces in the long run.

However, the minister admitted that there is still a long way to go before reaching the goals, and the requirement of parliamentary approval needs to be considered as well.

“But I think unified armed forces will be a logical consequence of an ever-increasing military cooperation in Europe,” said Von der Leyen.


Germany now registering ‘genderless’ babies with both male and female characteristics

by Jonathan Benson
Natural News

November 7, 2013

(NaturalNews) They are sometimes referred to as “intersex” people — individuals with chromosomes, genitalia or even just characteristics that resemble both the male and female sex — and for the first time ever, they now have their own gender category on birth certificates in Europe. According to BBC News, Germany has officially become the first nation in the world to allow parents to register their newborn babies as genderless, or “indeterminate sex,” when it is determined that they bear both male and female attributes.

Traditionally, parents who birthed children with intersex characteristics had to immediately decide their child’s sex at the hospital, a high-pressure situation with potentially catastrophic ramifications. Depending upon which sex the parents chose, doctors had the option to immediately begin hormone therapy and even surgery to help the children develop more towards the parents’ chosen sex, which as you might imagine is not always an easy or obvious decision.

In one example case cited by reports, an intersex child born with ambiguous genitalia underwent modifying surgery after being born, only to later lose all sense of his defined sexuality. Now as a grown adult, this individual recently told reporters, “I am neither a man nor a woman. I will remain the patchwork created by doctors, bruised and scarred.”

Such gut-wrenching emotional damage and heartache can be avoided, say intersex advocates, if parents are allowed to simply register their intersex babies in a completely separate category from just the male and female classifications. The logic behind this maintains that parents will be less pressured to try to modify their intersex children physically, thus allowing them to develop on their own into whatever sex their bodies ultimately choose.

“Babies are still being operated on routinely,” says Sarah Graham, an intersex woman and counselor who advocates around the world for more recognition of intersex people. “Often these operations are not necessary for the child’s development. Sometimes they take away fertility and sexual responsiveness.”

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St. Jude Day Storms: 13 Dead as Hurricane-Force Winds Batter Britain, France, Germany

weather.com
October 28, 2013

LONDON — A savage coastal storm powered by hurricane-force gusts slashed its way through Britain and western Europe on Monday, felling trees, flooding lowlands and snarling traffic in the air, at sea and on land. At least 13 people were reported killed.

It was one of the worst storms to hit the region in years. The deadly tempest had no formal name — and wasn’t officially classified as a hurricane due to a meteorological standard — but it was dubbed the St. Jude storm (after the patron saint of lost causes) and “stormageddon” on social networks.

Gusts of 99 miles per hour were reported on the Isle of Wight in southern England, while gusts up to 80 mph hit the British mainland. Later in the day, parts of Denmark saw record gusts up of to 120 mph and an autobahn in central Germany was shut down by gusts up to 62 mph.

“This was not just a British storm,” said weather.com meteorologist Nick Wiltgen. “The core of powerful winds marched relentlessly east, raking northern France and the Low Countries before slamming into northern Germany, Denmark, and southern Sweden. That latter phase in particular was exceptionally intense, with a 105-mph gust in extreme northern Germany and many many places gusting over 85 mph in the surrounding area.”

Wiltgen warned the high winds would sweep across the southern Baltic Sea and into the countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania Monday night.

(MORE: Track the UK Storm)

All across the region, people were warned to stay indoors. Hundreds of trees were uprooted or split, blocking roads and crushing cars. The Dutch were told to leave their beloved bicycles at home for safety’s sake.

At least thirteen storm-related deaths were reported, most victims crushed by falling trees. Germany had six deaths, Britain had five and the Netherlands and Denmark had one each. One woman was also missing after being swept into the surf in France.

Two people were killed in London by a gas explosion and a British teen who played in the storm-driven surf was swept out to sea. A man in Denmark was killed when a brick flew off and hit him in the head.

Despite the strength of its gusts, the storm was not considered a hurricane because it didn’t form over warm expanses of open ocean like the hurricanes that batter the Caribbean and the United States. Britain’s national weather service, the Met Office, said Britain does not get hurricanes because those are “warm latitude” storms that draw their energy from seas far warmer than the North Atlantic. Monday’s storm also did not have an “eye” at its center like most hurricanes.

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Thousands of activists march on Washington to rally against NSA spying

Stop Watching Us rally credit: @johnzangas/Twitter

by Madison Ruppert
Activist Post
October 27, 2013

Thousands of activists joined forces on Saturday to protest the NSA surveillance of both domestic and international targets by marching on Washington, D.C.

This comes shortly after it was revealed that the NSA spied on the phones of 35 world leaders. Furthermore, both France and Mexico have recently responded quite critically to U.S. surveillance in their countries, though Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a cleverly worded denial of the reports.

On Saturday, it was also reported that 21 countries are in the process of creating a UN resolution to condemn NSA surveillance.

The march was organized by Stop Watching Us, a coalition of over 100 groups ranging from the ACLU to the Electronic Frontier Foundation to FreedomWorks to Demand Progress to the Council on American-Islamic Relations to Occupy Wall Street and many more.

A statement from Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor responsible for leaking the now famous documents exposing mass collection of phone records and widespread internet surveillance, was read to rally participants.

“Our representatives in Congress tell us this is not surveillance. They’re wrong. Now it’s time for the government to learn from us,” Snowden wrote in the statement read by Jesselyn Radack, national security director for the Government Accountability Project.

Radack gestured in the direction of the Capitol building and said, “We are watching you,” according to USA Today.

“Today, no telephone in America makes a call without leaving a record with the NSA. Today, no Internet transaction enters or leaves America without passing through the NSA’s hands,” Snowden’s statement read, according to the Christian Science Monitor.

Participants carried a wide variety of signs, but all promoted the same goal of an end to mass surveillance.

The rally featured many notable speakers, including Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican noted for his defense of privacy.

Amash was an early critic of the NSA’s surveillance and has been an ardent opponent of other pieces of legislation he deemed to be a threat to the Constitution.

Dennis Kucinich also spoke at the rally:

Multiple NSA whistleblowers also showed up at the rally, including Russell Tice:

And Thomas Drake:

There were even rallies in Germany to protest the NSA surveillance in their country:

It remains to be seen if the government will react to the rise of negative popular sentiment in response to NSA spying.

Up until this point, it hasn’t seemed to sway the Obama administration, many legislators and government agencies all that much, since, as the Chicago Tribune put it, they “have defended the NSA programs as crucial in protecting U.S. national security and helping thwart past militant plot[s].”

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VIDEO — Merkelism = Thatcherism 2.0? Critics accuse Merkel of pushing EU in wrong direction

RT
September 23, 2013

Angela Merkel has won Germany’s top job again – but the landslide victory is overshadowed by some tough coalition choices. The conservative bloc – Christian Democrats – took 41.5 per cent of the vote. And that’s not enough support for Merkel’s party to rule on their own – as their main rivals; the Social Democrats, led by Peer Steinbrueck came in with 25.7 per cent. A coalition between the two will be hard to reach.

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Germany rules out joining strike on Syria

PressTV
August 31, 2013

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert

Germany has ruled out taking part in any possible military action against Syria over alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Arab country.

“We have not considered it and we are not considering a military strike,” said German government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Friday, condemning chemical weapons use.

Elsewhere in his remarks Seibert said, “I don’t want to speculate here on what the correct clear international answer to this crime should or can be,” and added, “The U.N. Security Council has to consider this.”

On the same day, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle also stated that such military action had “neither been asked nor is it being considered by us.”

Westerwelle’s also said, “We are pushing for the United Nations Security Council to find a common position and for the work of UN inspectors to be finished as quickly as possible.”

On Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the developments in Syria during a telephone conversation.

“In particular, it is important that the Security Council examines a report by UN inspectors about possible facts of the use of chemical weapons in Syria,” the Kremlin said in a statement after the conversation.

Seibert also said that during her talk with Putin, Merkel had emphasized that discussions at the UN Security Council should result in a “unanimous and quick international reaction.”

The rhetoric of war against Syria primarily intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21.

The United States was quick to engage in a major publicity campaign to promote war against Syria despite the fact that Damascus categorically rejected the claim that it has been behind the attack.

On Tuesday, August 27, speculations became stronger about the possibility of a military attack on Syria. Media outlets reported US plans for likely surgical attacks, which would be in the form of “cruise-missile strikes,” and “could rely on … US destroyers in the Mediterranean [Sea].” The plan was said to be awaiting US President Barack Obama’s go-ahead.

On Wednesday, however, the British government announced that its support for military intervention in Syria would require a second vote in the country’s parliament. A first non-binding vote in the British legislature on August 29 rejected a British role in a potential war on Syria.

On Friday, August 30, NATO also distanced itself from participating in any military intervention in Syria, with the chief of the Western military coalition, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, saying he did not “foresee any NATO role” in an international war on Syria.

Nevertheless, Washington has remained defiant, saying that it is willing to go ahead with its plans for a strike on Syria without the approval of the United Nations or even the support of its allies.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

Iran, Russia, and China, as well as the United Nations, have warned against war.

IA/HN


Cannabis plants spring up all over German town after campaigners plant thousands of seeds in protest against the ‘demonisation’ of the drug

by Olivia Williams
Mail Online
July 21, 2013

  • Gottingen in Germany is sprouting Marijuana plants all over town
  • A group called ‘A Few Autonomous Flower Children’ sowed seeds in June
  • Members say the guerrilla gardening is to protest restrictive drug policies

Cannabis plants are sprouting up all over a German town after pro-marijuana supporters planted tens of thousands of seeds last month.
Supporters of the group A Few Autonomous Flower Children spread several kilograms of seeds around the university town of Gottingen last month.They say they are protesting its ‘demonisation’ in Germany’s ‘restrictive drug laws’.

Pro-marijuana activists have planted tens of thousands of seeds around the university town of Gottingen

Pro-marijuana activists have planted tens of thousands of seeds around the university town of Gottingen

The German town has cannabis plants sprouting in public parks, allotments, gardens and window boxes all over its public spaces

The German town has cannabis plants sprouting in public parks, allotments, gardens and window boxes all over its public spaces

[hat tip: Frank Gotz]

More than 700 European Mercenaries Terrorizing Syria

Friends of Syria
May 18, 2013

Syria remains terrorized by European mercenaries … The intelligence service of the German government recognizes the presence of terrorist mercenaries in the Arab country. Only psychopaths unemployed undergo to go to another country to kill …

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“The Syrian press said on Friday that about 700 citizens are infiltrated in the country as mercenaries, armed gangs belonging to opponents who wish to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Mercenaries in Syria

The reports are based on statements by the Minister of Interior of Germany, Hans Peter Friedrich, who revealed the figure on Thursday (16) during a press conference in his country.

The media highlighted the warning Friedrich authorities of the European Union (EU) on the need to establish laws to prevent such effective return to their respective countries for at least two years.

This proposal will be presented next month at a summit of EU high level, he added.

The news agency Sana reports that this is the first time that the intelligence services of a western governments recognize the presence of terrorists in the Arab country.

Public officials in Berlin said they are looking for 40 people who came out last year in Germany with German passports to Syria to join those Islamist groups who want to impose a Caliphate governed by sharia (Islamic law), said.

Likewise, the German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle reiterated on Thursday that his country refuses to send weapons to armed groups and mercenaries in Syria, warning that guarantees are needed for military equipment from falling into terrorist hands .

The governments of Britain and France openly demonstrated its intention of arming irregular groups to promote what they call regime change in Damascus. “

Source: Prensa Latina

http://www.vermelho.org.br/noticia.php?id_secao=9&id_noticia=213970

S.Al-Assad


VIDEO — Police Brutality Against Blocupy Frankfurt Protest Makes Headlines

The Real News
June 15, 2013

What began as a protest against the ECB, German banks and the German government turned into a protest against police brutality

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Iran condoles with German flood victims

german flood

PressTV
June 7, 2013

An aerial view of the flooded banks of the Danube River in Deggendorf, Germany, on June 7, 2013

Iran has offered its condolences to the German government and people over the recent flooding which resulted in a number of deaths and forced thousands from their homes.

In a telephone conversation with his German counterpart, Guido Westerwelle, on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi conveyed his sympathies over the flooding incident.

Salehi also announced Iran’s readiness to send relief aid to flood-hit areas.

The Elbe, Danube and other rivers in Central Europe have inundated their banks due to heavy rain over the past few weeks, causing widespread damage in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. At least 18 people have reportedly died in the floods across Central Europe.

On Sunday, some 23,000 people were evacuated from the eastern German city of Magdeburg after a dam burst on the Elbe. The water levels reportedly rose to a record 7.48 meters – about five meters above normal.

Nearly 70,000 firefighters and 11,000 soldiers have reportedly been deployed to help the flood-hit areas across the country.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to meet the governors of the country’s 16 states on Thursday to talk about the aftermath of the floods.

MT/HGH/SS

Iran has offered its condolences to the German government and people over the recent flooding which resulted in a number of deaths and forced thousands from their homes.

In a telephone conversation with his German counterpart, Guido Westerwelle, on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi conveyed his sympathies over the flooding incident.

Salehi also announced Iran’s readiness to send relief aid to flood-hit areas.

The Elbe, Danube and other rivers in Central Europe have inundated their banks due to heavy rain over the past few weeks, causing widespread damage in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. At least 18 people have reportedly died in the floods across Central Europe.

On Sunday, some 23,000 people were evacuated from the eastern German city of Magdeburg after a dam burst on the Elbe. The water levels reportedly rose to a record 7.48 meters – about five meters above normal.

Nearly 70,000 firefighters and 11,000 soldiers have reportedly been deployed to help the flood-hit areas across the country.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to meet the governors of the country’s 16 states on Thursday to talk about the aftermath of the floods.

MT/HGH/SS – See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/06/12/308646/iran-condoles-with-german-flood-victims/#sthash.f6QTFoX5.dpuf

Iran has offered its condolences to the German government and people over the recent flooding which resulted in a number of deaths and forced thousands from their homes.

In a telephone conversation with his German counterpart, Guido Westerwelle, on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi conveyed his sympathies over the flooding incident.

Salehi also announced Iran’s readiness to send relief aid to flood-hit areas.

The Elbe, Danube and other rivers in Central Europe have inundated their banks due to heavy rain over the past few weeks, causing widespread damage in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. At least 18 people have reportedly died in the floods across Central Europe.

On Sunday, some 23,000 people were evacuated from the eastern German city of Magdeburg after a dam burst on the Elbe. The water levels reportedly rose to a record 7.48 meters – about five meters above normal.

Nearly 70,000 firefighters and 11,000 soldiers have reportedly been deployed to help the flood-hit areas across the country.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to meet the governors of the country’s 16 states on Thursday to talk about the aftermath of the floods.

MT/HGH/SS – See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/06/12/308646/iran-condoles-with-german-flood-victims/#sthash.f6QTFoX5.dpuf


Why We Oppose U.S. and Israeli intervention in Syria

Why We Oppose U.S. and Israeli intervention in Syria | Global ResearchGlobal Research
May 24, 2013

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Having overthrown the Governments in Iraq in 2003 and Libya in 2011, the U.S. government has sought to topple the Syrian government during the past two years. The CIA has been the coordinating agency for massive weapons shipments from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey to armed groups fighting to topple the Syrian government.

The conflict in Syria that began more than two years ago was fueled by a wide range of grievances, some legitimate, some reactionary. But the armed rebellion inside the country is today inextricably bound to imperialism and the most reactionary regimes in the Arab world. Its aim is to destroy a secular, nationalist government that U.S. leaders view as an obstacle to their goal of dominating the entire Middle East.

The United States, Britain, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been funneling vast quantities of arms, money and supplies to the Syrian opposition, and training thousands of anti-government fighters in Turkey, Jordan and elsewhere. On May 5, Israel heavily bombed an area close to the capital, Damascus.

Israeli air strikes on May 5 near Damascus (right)

Harsh economic sanctions have been imposed on Syria. The United States and its allies have waged a worldwide campaign to isolate and demonize the Syrian government.

Outside support has sustained the opposition, but not brought it victory. Thus, the leaders of the U.S.-organized “National Coalition of Opposition and Revolutionary Forces” and the “Free Syrian Army” have been making repeated and urgent appeals for more direct imperialist intervention, including an air war against their own country. Those appeals have become even more urgent due to losses suffered by the splintered opposition forces in recent weeks.

“Friends of Syria”: another face of imperialism

Stepping up the imperialist-led campaign, on May 22, the so-called “Friends of Syria” met in Amman, Jordan. Led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the other “Friends” at the meeting were the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

The open aim of the “Friends” is the overthrow of existing government in Syria. Its concluding statement speaks of “supporting the legitimate rights of the Syrian people” and “a new Syrian constitution with equal rights for all.”

This supposed concern for “human rights” in Syria is nothing but the crassest cynicism.

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Jordan are all police-state, absolute monarchies, sustained in power by U.S. support. Saudi Arabia has never had an election, women are forbidden to drive cars and public beheadings are a frequent occurrence. Britain and France are the former colonizing powers in the region, striving to retain their influence today. Germany and Italy shared in the colonial division of Africa; half the population of Libya died under Italian rule during World War II. Turkey has long repressed the Kurdish population inside its borders, as well as unions, leftist parties and other progressive organizations. The Egyptian government is suppressing the opposition as it seeks to consolidate its power.

As the dominant world power over the past 70 years, the United States has carried out genocidal wars from Korea to Vietnam to Iraq, leaving tens of millions dead, wounded and displaced. In addition, U.S. military and intelligence forces have intervened hundreds of times in countries around the world, and today the United States maintains more than 900 military bases on every continent. Death by U.S. drone is today a regular and terrorizing feature of life for people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen.

The “Friends” are in reality a criminal gang who have no concern whatsoever for the interests of the people of Syria – or any people anywhere, for that matter.

Say no to U.S./NATO and Israeli intervention

An international peace conference on Syria has been jointly proposed by Russia and the United States, and is tentatively set to take place in Geneva, Switzerland, in June. It is not clear yet whether it will actually take place.

Regarding the proposed conference, the “Friends of Syria” statement ended by threatening, “[U]ntil such a time as the Geneva meeting produces a transitional government, they [the “Friends”] will further increase their support for the opposition and take all other steps as necessary.” By “transitional government,” the “Friends” mean one absent the present leadership. In other words, until there is “regime change,” they will escalate the war.

The anti-war movement in the United States has a duty to unequivocally oppose all forms of intervention by the United States, the other imperialists and their clients, and to support the right of the Syrian people to determine their own future, free from imperialist intervention.

 

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Topless Female Protestors Attack Putin, Merkel [video]

Alexander Higgins
April 8, 2013

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As Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel toured the Hannover Messe trade fair on Monday they were greeted by topless female protestors from the Ukrainian based feminist rights group FEMEN.

As the activists charged at the pair they ripped their tops off while screaming obscenities and calling President Putin a dictator.


UK invites Syria’s foreign-backed opp. members ahead of G8 meeting

PressTV
April 10, 2013

British Foreign Secretary William Hague

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has invited the leaders of Syria’s foreign-backed opposition coalition to London in a latest instance of foreign meddling in the domestic affairs of the Arab country.

Hague said on Tuesday that senior members of the foreign-backed opposition, the so-called Syrian National Coalition, will attend meetings with top diplomats from the G8 leading industrial states ahead of a formal summit of the group.

The individuals, including Ghassan Hitto, George Sabra and Soheir Atassi, are expected to ask for further support from the Western governments in their fight against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The move by the British foreign secretary to invite members of the foreign-backed Syrian opposition, who are not considered representatives of the Syrian people, is considered the latest attempt by Western governments and their allies to interfere in the domestic affairs of Syria.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he would meet with Syria’s foreign-backed opposition leaders in the British capital, adding that the US administration is looking at possible ways to help the militants in Syria.

Foreign ministers from eight countries – Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Russia, Italy, Japan and the United states – will hold formal talks on Thursday.

The ministers will discuss the issues of Syria and North Korea.

Hague also said that Britain and France would continue efforts to facilitate the arming of the militants in Syria.

In another act of foreign meddling, the Arab League handed Syria’s seat to the so-called National Coalition during a two-day summit held in the Qatari capital, Doha, on March 26.

Damascus condemned the move, saying the League has “forgotten that it is the people who grant the powers and not the emirs of obscurantism and sand.”

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of Syrian army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

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Default Rolls In? Cyprus gets no Russian cash, ‘EU no help’ [video]

Russia Today
March 22, 2013

Chancellor Angela Merkel is now warning Cyprus, quote ‘not to test the boundaries of the Troika’s patience’. That is after one avenue of rescue, a deal with Russia, all but evaporates. Nicosia and Moscow failed to agree on a rescue plan, after intense negotiations in the Russian capital.

The Cypriot government is due to present the EU and IMF with a new plan, dubbed Plan B, to secure a bailout. Andreas Tiedtke, a Free Voters Nuremberg candidate for the Bavarian Parliament, gives a German perspective on the crisis.

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Separation Anxiety: Breakaway touted in Bavaria tired by poor Berlin [video]

Russia Today
March 10, 2013

Bavaria is the latest province to be caught up in a wave of European separatism triggered by Scotland and Catalonia. Widely considered Germany’s economic powerhouse, politicians there insist they would be better off as an independent state. RT’s Peter Oliver looks at how far Bavaria is ready to go.

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P5+1 eases nuclear demands on Iran, offers sanctions relief

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February 28, 2013

Top officials from the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China, Russia and Iran take part in talks on Iran's nuclear programme in the Kazakh city of Almaty on February 27, 2013 (AFP Photo / Pool / Shamil Zhumatov)


Top officials from the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China, Russia and Iran take part in talks on Iran’s nuclear programme in the Kazakh city of Almaty on February 27, 2013 (AFP Photo / Pool / Shamil Zhumatov)

Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 nations ended with offers of eased demands on the Islamic Republic. While it’s a good start, experts say, the crippling US sanctions on the country are unlikely to be changed as they are written into American law.

A new proposal finalized during the Wednesday meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan would require Iran to suspend – but not completely close down – operations at its underground uranium enrichment facility in Fordo. It would also create a set amount of 20-per-cent-enriched uranium for Iran to stockpile.

The offer marks a new turn in the long term of negotiations between world powers and Iran, which previously had made stark demands on the Islamic Republic. The P5+1 – the United States, Russia, France, Britain, China and Germany – are now only asking for scaled down operations in Iran’s nuclear program, which some governments allege is aimed at developing a nuclear bomb.

Iran would also now be able to keep enough enriched uranium to produce medical isotopes at a research facility in Tehran.

The group asked Iran to allow International Atomic Energy Agency monitors to visit its facilities more often in exchange for the suspension of selected current sanctions and a moratorium on new ones.

However, Hillary Mann Leverett, CEO of Strategic Energy and Global Analysis, a Washington-based political risk consultancy, told RT this part may be only an empty gesture.

Everyone knows the United States has very little that it can give on sanctions,” she said. “President Obama essentially ceded his foreign policy on this issue to the US Congress; almost all of those sanctions are written into US law. They are not something President Obama can give away.”

In any case, the European Union’s embargo on Iranian oil was not brought up for negotiation at the meeting, though the P5+1 would reportedly consider easing restrictions on Iran’s gold and petrochemicals trades, as well as those on its banks.

But, after all, it may not matter in the long run, Mann Leverett told RT. “There’s not much the US can give on sanctions, and in the meantime Iran is becoming more and more self-sufficient in a range of issues so that it’s not vulnerable to such sanctions.”

Said Jalili, Iran’s chief negotiator at the meetings, called the talks “positive” in comments to the press in Almaty. He added that some of the offers coming from Western governments looked “more realistic than those presented in the past and made an effort to approach the positions of Iran.”

Mann Leverett explained what Jalili might have been getting at: “The critical issue for the Iranians, and I think this is where they perceived a slight – and I stress slight – movement on the US side, is in the recognition of their rights: their sovereign and their treaty-based rights to enrich uranium.”

Jalili stressed that Tehran saw “no justification” for shutting down the Fordo facility.

Next, Iranian and EU officials are set to meet in Istanbul on March 18 for negotations that will include experts on nuclear technology.

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Animal Urges: Bestiality banned by Bundestag amid zoophilia rise [video]

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Germany’s lower house has passed a ban on bestiality, which has been considered technically lawful in the country since 1969. The act has split the nation, as some complain the decree would make gossip enough to land one with a hefty fine. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/5wu00h

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Military Escalation, Dangerous Crossroads: Russia-US Confrontation in Syria?

by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research
December 15, 2012

On December 14, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed a Pentagon order to deploy 400 US missile troops to Turkey.  According to Washington, the security of Turkey, NATO’s heavyweight, is threatened.  US military personnel will to be deployed to Turkey in the coming weeks to operate two US Patriot missile batteries.

According to the Pentagon’s spokesman, George Little:

“The United States has been supporting Turkey in its efforts to defend itself,… [against Syria]

“I’m not going to go into precise locations at this time, he added, “but I wanted to let you…know that we signed that order and that we are prepared in the context of NATO to support the defense of Turkey for an unspecified period of time.”

“The purpose of this deployment is to signal very strongly that the United States, working closely with our NATO allies, is going to support the defense of Turkey, especially with potential threats emanating from Syria,”  US Air Force News, December 14, 2012)

The Patriot surface-to-air interceptors are deployed to deal  “with threats that come out of Syria” According to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. these threats “include Syrian strikes inside Turkey and fighting between the government and rebels that extends into Turkey”  (CNN, December 14, 2012):

“We can’t spend a lot of time worrying about whether that pisses off Syria,” said Panetta [sic] after signing the order Friday. (Ibid, emphasis added)

In addition to the US missile deployment, Germany and the Netherlands have confirmed that they will also deploy Patriot missiles in Turkey directed against Syria.

Not mentioned in the official Pentagon statement, this buildup of patriot missile batteries is not only directed against Syria, it is intended to confront Russia’s military presence  in Syria as well  as its support to the development of Syria’s air defense system.

The US-NATO Led Insurgency

The Pentagon’s initiative in Turkey is part of the US-NATO-Israeli led insurgency against Syria. In recent months, this insurgency has evolved towards an unofficial (yet de facto) allied invasion characterized by the presence inside Syria of French, British, Turkish and Qatari Special Forces.

These Special Forces are “embedded” within rebel ranks. They are not only participating in the training of rebel forces, they are also involved in de facto paramilitary command and coordination, in liaison with NATO.

In other words, member states of the Atlantic Alliance through their Special Forces and intelligence operatives on the ground  largely determines the nature and thrust of rebel activities. Of significance, the main fighting force directly recruited and trained by US-NATO, Saudi Arabia and Qatar is the Al Nusra Front, (see image right) an Al Qaeda affiliated militia involved in countless terrorist acts against civilians.

The Broader Middle East War

The US Patriot missile deployment in Turkey is part of a regional process of  militarization which includes the establishment of US command posts and the stationing of American troops in Jordan and Israel.  This  regional military deployment also threatens Iran.

Moreover, US-NATO-Israeli war preparations with regard to Syria are coordinated with those pertaining to Iran. The command posts in Israel, which oversee some 1000 US troops, in coordination with Israel’s IDF, are under the jurisdiction of  US European Command (EUCOM).

In a recent statement Iran’s chief of staff warned that the stationing of Patriot anti-missile batteries on Turkey’s border with Syria “was setting the stage for world war”

It is worth noting that in addition to the Patriot missiles in Turkey, Patriot batteries targeted at Iran have also been deployed to Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE and Bahrain (2010).

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Meet the Syrian National Coalition – James Corbett on PressTV [video]

PressTV
December 12, 2012

Since the flop of the foreign-created Syrian National Council Germany is trying desperately to put a new face on the latest Syrian National Coalition creation.

PressTV talks to James Corbett about this latest move from his home in Japan.


The Cashless Society is Almost Here – And With Some Very Sinister Implications [video included]

by Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

November 29, 2012

Among the long list of items bundled by consensus reality merchants under the banner of ‘conspiracy theory’, is a world without cash – where technocrats rule over the populace, and everything and anything is exchanged via plastic and RFID chips.

In this sterile and controlled Orwellian hi-tech society, the idea of cash being passed from hand to hand would be as archaic as the thought of carrying around a rucksack of tally sticks today.

Still, despite the incredible penetration of credit and debit card transactions into economic aggregate, and the boom in internet shopping, few will comfortably admit that a cashless society is nearly upon us. In part, it’s a natural denial by many fueled by the idea of our society is indeed on a collision course with the sort of dystopic impersonal future like that depicted in the 1970′s sci-fi film classic, Logan’s Run’.

Cashless money is here, and growing rapidly.

Cashless money is here, and growing rapidly.Over the years, futurists and commentators alike seemed to agree that a cashless society would be a slow creep, and cash would automatically phase itself in simply by virtue of the sheer volume of electronic transactions that would gradually make paper less available and more costly to redeem and exchange. This is still true for the most part. What few counted on, however, was how the final push would take place, and why. Some will be surprised by these new emerging mechanisms, and the political and sinister implications they will ultimately lead to.

What’s the time frame on all this? Difficult to say, but what is certain is that the initial phases are already in motion…

Introduction of Parallel Currencies 

There has been a lot made about the ‘cashless society’ in media, but this cannot fully happen until there is a cashless currency.

Every revolution needs a good crisis in order to germinate its seed. The cashless revolution is no different. It should be abundantly clear by now that the global financial meltdown has been engineered at every juncture of its unfolding by the very private central banks who expand and contract the money supply. A dollar or euro collapse will trigger a global economic crisis, which is a prime opportunity to introduce the next phase.

In the summer of 2012, at the height of the European Central Bank (ECB) ritualistic raping of the Greek economy, financial expert Max Keiser, alongside Mexican billionaire Hugo Salinas Price, traveled to Athens to promote the idea of a silver Drachma as a parallel currency to the ever-failing euro. In theory and in practice, this parallel currency was ‘sound money’ for individual Greeks and would allow them to retain some say in their financial destiny, and also allow them to accumulate real wealth. It should have caught on.  But this great idea did not go down well with media moguls and technocratic elites loyal to their overlords in the ECB, Wall Street and the City of London. Still, too many people remain unaware of how money is created, entered into circulation and how their private central banks control inflation, and Greece is no different.

Watch this clip from Greek television:

The US dollar is pure fiat, but it does have a theoretical backer. It is an oil-backed currency – and for better of for worse, it’s on its way to losing its long-lived status as the world’s reserve currency. There are signals that China is moving towards a gold-backed currency and has already agreed to buy the majority of its oil supply from Russia off of the US dollar peg. This could mean two things: the US could be forced to fight a war to maintain dollar supremacy, or the dollar will begin to drop as the top dog. This shift will open up a window of opportunity for money masters to insert not only a brand new global currency, but also its universal cashless attributes as well.

Common sense and free market wisdom would expect to see a sound money option replace the current fiat disaster, but as we saw in Greece, a great solution was not taken up and straddled with the dysfunctional euro, that society will continue to pay the cost of that reality.

The euro crisis was a great opportunity to throw out the euro in favour of something that could create wealth, rather than debt. As the fiat currencies continue to slide downhill, globalist are preparing their solution behind closed doors.

Enter the Cashless Currency…

It’s arguable that we approaching the cusp of that US Dollar collapse, and perhaps a Euro implosion on the back end of it. Risks of hyper inflation are very real here, but if you control the money supply might already have a ready-made solution waiting in the wings, you will not be worrying about the rift, only waiting for the chaos to ensue so as to maximise your own booty from the crisis.

Many believed that the global currency would be the SDR unit, aka Special Drawing Rights, implemented in 2001 as a supplementary foreign exchange reserve asset maintained by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). SDRs were not considered a full-fledged currency, but rather a claim to currency held by IMF member countries for which they may be exchanged for dollars, euros, yen or other central bankers’ fiat notes.

With the SDR confined to the upper tier of the international money launderette, a new product is still needed to dovetail with designs of a  global cashless society.

Two new parallel currencies are currently being used exclusively within the electronic, or cashless  domain – Bitcoin and Ven

Among the many worries Ben Bernanke listed in his speech at the New York Economic Club last week  was the emergence of Bitcoin. But don’t believe for a second that these digital parallel currencies are not being watched over and even steered by the money masters. Couple this latest trend with done deals by most of the world’s largest mobile networks this month to allow people to pay via a mobile ‘wallet’, and you now have the initial enabler for a new global electronic currency.

These new parallel cashless currencies could very quickly end up in pole position for supremacy when the old fiat notes fade away as a result of the next planned economic dollar and euro crisis.

Both Bitcoin and Ven appear on their surface to be independent parallel digital money systems, but the reality is much different. In April 2011, Ven announced the first commodity trade priced in Ven for gold production between Europe and South America. Both of these so-called ‘digital alternatives’ are being backed and promoted through some of the world’s biggest and most long-standing corporate dynasties, including Rothschild owned Reuters as an example, which should be of interest to any activist who believes that a digitally controlled global currency is a dangerous path to tread down.

The Electronic Deutsche Mark

Much is made of Germany’s prominent financial position within the EU, with a popular talking point being that, “Germany is carrying the majority of the load in ‘bailing out’ countries such as Greece in the south”. If the Euro is ‘heading south’ as many a financial commentator are claiming, then how would a country like Germany – or even the US Federal Reserve for that matter, hedge their bets with an impending currency collapse looming just over the horizon?

Economics professor Miles Kimball from the University of Michigan thinks he knows the answer:

“In short, for a smooth transition, a reintroduced mark needs to be an electronic mark. I recently made the case for the electronic dollar in a previous Quartz column, “E-Money: How paper currency is holding the US recovery back.” The trouble with paper money is that the rate of interest people earn on holding paper money puts a floor on the interest rate they are willing to accept in doing any other lending. For the US, I proposed making the electronic dollar the “unit of account” or economic yardstick for prices and other economic values, and having the Federal Reserve control the exchange rate between electronic dollars and paper dollars to make paper dollars gradually fall in value relative to electronic dollars during periods of time when the Fed wants room to make the interest rate negative.

In the case of Germany, there would be no need to reintroduce a paper mark along with the electronic mark, since the euro itself could continue in its current role as a “medium of exchange” for making purchases in Germany, alongside the electronic mark. A “crawling peg” exchange rate could be used to let the electronic mark gradually go up in value relative to the euro, without causing a huge rush into the mark, since with no paper mark other than the euro itself, interest rates in Germany could be close to zero when measured in euros, which would make them strongly negative in terms of marks.”

A dollar or euro crash could be the perfect storm for the introduction of a major global digital currencies, and this will do nothing but fast-track our entry into the new cashless society.

Contactless Payments

This past year’s Summer Olympic was a beta testing exercise for a number of new programs. We witnessed troops deployed en mass for the first time to marshal the international sporting event and new facial recognition technology tested to monitor its attendees. One of the chief sponsors of London 2012 Olympic was VISA, used the event as a springboard to launch its new ‘contactless payment’ technology, acclimatising the international public to making routine payments via smartphones. VISA now predicts that this new method will carry 50 per cent of its transaction volume by the year 2020.

Mastercard has also rolled out its own version called Paypass, and Barclaycard has already implemented its own mobile phone payment chip in 2011. It conceivable here, that a bank like Barclays could one day takeover a major mobile service provider in order to streamline the endless profits it could accrue from monopolising cashless payment facilities for its customers. A recent edition of Marketing Week further explains how this is program is being rolled out:

“Barclays launched Pingit this year, a mobile payment service that allows customers to send and receive money with a mobile phone number, which has sparked The Payments Council to work on a similar project. And the three leading mobile operators in the UK – EE, Vodafone and O2 – are working on a joint project under the name Weve, one of the aims of which is to develop standardised technology for ‘digital wallets’ on mobile.

These industry innovations reflect the changing attitude and behaviour by consumers to cashless payments. Barry Clark, account director at Future Foundation, which identified the trend towards a cashless society in its recent report into the changing face of payments, explains that this move towards digital is a “banking nirvana” for brands, since replacing cash with electronic payments takes high costs out of the system.”

These mobile enablers will effectively cover the small services and contractor’s market for the cashless society. In addition, digital payment terminals like iZettle and Square (created by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey), have brought in most small traders, including taxi drivers, plumbers etc, and street side retailers – meaning that the barrier for entry into the new cashless society has been effectively dissolved.

The Socialist ‘Oyster’

The darker aspect of a cashless society, is one which few are debating or discussing, but is actually the most pivotal in terms of scial engineering and transforming communities and societies. In London, the electronic touch payment Oyster Card was introduced in 2003, initially for public transport, and since that time the card has been co-opted to be used for other functions, as the UK beta tests the idea of an all-in-one cashless lifestyle solution.

Ironically, and alongside biometric chipping now in India, it’s the United States, supposedly the birthplace of modern capitalism, who is beta testing its own socialist technocracy.  As the ranks of the poor and unemployed grow and dollar inflation rises in America, more and more people are dependent on traditional ‘Food Stamp’ entitlements in order to feed their families. The US has now introduced its own socialist ‘Oyster’ to replace the old Food Stamp program. It’s called the ‘EBT’, which stands for “Electronic Benefit Transfer“, as a means of transferring money from the central government to people living below the poverty line. Advocate Mike Adams for Natural News describes it another way:

“EBT benefits have more than doubled during the Obama administration’s last four years, creating tens of millions of new dependents who now vote based almost entirely on who gives them the most handouts.

The purchase of vitamins is specifically prohibited by the EBT program. This is done as a way to keep EBT recipients sick and diseased while suffering from nutritional deficiencies, which is precisely what the federal government wants.

EBT cards create high-profit handouts to corporations, too: Pharmaceutical companies and the sick-care industry; Big Government which gets re-elected based on entitlement handouts; global banks which earn a percentage off every swipe; and even the processed junk food industry which preys upon nutritional ignorance of the poor.

In fact, for every dollar’s worth of food handed out to EBT recipients under the program, at least 50 cents is driven right into the profit coffers of wealthy corporations.”

Adams has pointed out the endgame here. Where collectivist technocrats are concerned, a global digital currency is not only a means for a centrally controlled economy, but also a centrally controlled society. And as Adams also pointed out, they can even control what you eat.

There’s also the small matter of  the Verichip, or ‘class 2′ implantable medical devise, an RFID chip already set to be implemented through Obamacare. It will transmit medical records, bank accounts, keyless entry and much more. The technology could be a $100 Trillion industry over the coming decade.

Bottom line: We’ve got a big problem when the state can – and will cut-off your electronic financial lifeline should you fall foul of the system. No negotiations, no gray areas – and definitely no place for a free individual in this type of globalist system.

Social Networks Gradually Supplanting Real Communities

In 2011 Facebook launched its own virtual currency, which was taken up immediately by the games developer industry. Facebook created it’s own internal digital market overnight. If customers didn’t like it, they had two choices – jump ship, or stay in the biggest market place. That’s a lot of power to wield, and you can wield it if you have the big numbers.

A severe lack of choice in the world of online communities has unwittingly(or not) positioned Facebook to play the roles of not only data collector, but also as banker, retailer, archivist and governor.

As 2012 comes to a close, many people have certainly become, in one way or another, sans border citizens of the Facebook Nation. In the future, one corporation or cartel’s success in capturing a near global monopoly of membership to a particular online platform might give it the ability to dictate a digital  economic mandate to both producers and consumer.

The digital data industry now claims in a recent study by fast.MAP, that consumer confidence in sharing personal information has risen. But the reality is that most people do not know which data is being used and to who it is being shared or sold to. Most users are unknowingly trading “access” to networks, as well convenient speed of registration – for data privacy. We do this on a daily basis now.

It’s a question of speculation at this point how deeply the new digital currencies will be integrated into social networking giants like Facebook, or Second Life - where users are already buying virtual property with virtual currency, but few can deny that the potential for consolidation in the early 21st century is already there.

History Will Repeat Itself

Whenever the status quo is seen as a failure, the architects of society will rarely allow the whole show to come to a grinding halt, for fear that new and non-centrally controlled organic systems of organisation will emerge. The ruling establishment will spare no opportunity to tell society this, over and over, making people truly believe that it is in their best interest to adopt whatever alternative is handed down to them. This is why, when faced with a crisis, society will almost always seek to implement a parallel alternatives, rather than rethink the whole system.

In 2008, the public had an opportunity to collapse the predatory banking system that has been trading insolvent and gambling on thin air. But the very same ruling establishment who engineered the crisis to  begin with, masterfully presented their own solution as the remedy by establishing the precedent of the state bailing out any gambling losses incurred by the banking community.

In the end society relented, and with help of pro-banking political leadership on both sides of the Atlantic, they adopted the pre-packaged belief that a cluster of bloated and corrupt financial institutions were simply too big to fail. Aside from being a massive redistribution of wealth upwards into the hands of the speculative elite classes, this was merely a test by the establishment to see how far they could go in robbing the public, pushing up inflation, hoovering up real assets, robbing pension funds and enslaving taxpayers to generations of debt the bankers created – all in one swoop.

It has long been the dream of collectivists and technocratic elites to eliminate the semi-unregulated cash economy and black markets in order to maximise taxation and to fully control markets. If the cashless society is ushered in, they will have near complete control over the lives of individual people.

The financial collapse which began in 2007-2008 was merely the opening gambit of the elite criminal class, a mere warm-up for things to come. With the next collapse we may see a centrally controlled global digital currency gaining its final foothold.

The cashless society is already here. The question now is – how far will society allow it to penetrate and completely control each and every aspect of their day to day lives?

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In Bergamo Italy chemtrails now also being studied at school! [chemtrail video included]

by Rusty
AirCrap.org
November 7, 2012

[GO HERE TO SEE THE PICTURES FROM THE TEXT BOOK]

In Bergamo Italy chemtrails now also being studied at school!

Posted by Milena Battle on November 4, 2012

http://www.losai.eu/a-bergamo-le-scie-chimiche-si-studiano-a-scuola/#.UJrJr8XA_1H

Translation by Google

- Battle of Milena -

The evidence of what is going on above our heads is so obvious that the denial has no reason to exist if not for debuker wasters or hired.

The media began to spread, more and more information about the possible “good” use of geoengineering seen as miraculous tool to treat the manipulated global warming.

Obviously indoctrination, as well as the media, so that the effect is certain, it must also involve the school system. So here is the book that magically Natural Sciences of ninth grade, in particular, elements of Earth Sciences of Tarbuck and Lutgens – ed. Pearson, speaking calmly what for some is still erroneously result of conspiracy minds distore: geoengineering and, specifically, the change in climate through the emission of aerosols in the stratosphere.

The book contains verbatim:

“ An increasing number of scientists are conducting special studies to apply the current scientific and engineering at reducing the causes of climate change: this new discipline called geoengineering . [...] Geoengineering is therefore proposed as a discipline able to develop ways of handling large-scale terrestrial environment, intervening artificialmnete on weather systems to try to counter the effects induced by human activities. [...] To increase the Earth’s albedo and decrease the radiation scientists [...] have proposed to increase the cloudiness in some regions of the globe, releasing clouds of aerosol artificial , while others have proposed to put into the atmosphere thousands of tons of sulfur , through the use of balloons: following a chain of chemical reactions, the sulfur would form tiny particles of sulfate, creating a “shield” capable of absorbing the solar radiation. “

Admittedly, if the authors had written instead that sulfur, barium and aluminum , the information would have been more correct.

Apparently then simply to return to the first class of secondary schools the great professors and scientists CICAP … who knows what a refresher on school books could finally convince them of the ongoing genocide!
For more information about geoengineering and chemtrails can view the following link: Chemtrails: ALL the answers to your questions

A special thanks to Ayoub to Know Bergamo report for a book.

German Skywatch vom 09.09.2012


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