12 Apr 2019

Julian Assange, Justine Damond And The Derogation Of Men’s Rights

By : Julian Assange and Justine Damond are both Australians who frightened agents of the United States.
One alerted the public to war crimes and fraud, the other allegedly ran up to and slapped the side of a car in the affluent neighborhood where Antifa started, making two police officers believe, for a split second, that they were in danger.
Sidenote: What is Antifa?
Both are likely to end up dead at the hands of the US State.
One, according to Dr. Tania Reynolds is perceived as agentic, responsible for their actions, the other, as a victim. While the death of one is perceived as a tragedy and met with outrage, the other will be watched in slow motion to the cheers of half the country.
The trial of officer Mohamed Mohamed Noor, in Minneapolis, Minnesota is likely to tear the fabric of reality for many Minnesotans, should he, like the 24 officers since Damond’s death, be cleared of all charges.
The 11 seats open to the public have been mostly filled with agents of the court, city employees, and the corporate media.

Baseline Of A Desecrated Land IX: Toxic Leaks & Spills

Part 9 of a 12 part series examining the ecological impacts
of Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
By Dick Callahan:
Recognition 9: The ‘Toxic Tsunami’ and Other Disasters
Petroleum contamination: Chronic leaks and spills in Israel
“… we discovered a layer of gasoline near a gas station in the Tel Aviv area that was four meters (13 feet) deep in the ground water.” Barach Weber, Tel Aviv District Director, Environmental Ministry.
In a 2014 article entitled A bleak history of Israeli fuel pollution, Zafrir Rinat noted Israel has some 870 miles of fuel pipes, 19 large fuel storage facilities with capacities above tens of thousands of cubic meters, about 1,000 retail gas stations, 180 other gas stations, and petroleum storage tanks above and below ground at plants, military bases and residences. When the Israeli water authority drilled at 640 fuel storage sites to check for fuel pollution, 190 tested positive, mostly in ground water sources. Authorities also found pollution at all 14 gas stations they tested. Likewise, 13 of 17 fuel storages tested were polluted.

Terrorist Jewish Israel Regime’s Night Raids In Nablus

Jewish Israeli Death Forces IDF raid occupied West Bank cities and towns on a daily basis and in the middle of
the night to arrest and murder Goyim and Shiksas.
The Electronic Intifada: In Nablus, however, there is another reason for regular raids.
Joseph’s Tomb, an archeological site located in the heart of the city, is considered sacred by Muslims, Christians and Jews.
Israeli settlers make regular visits to the site under heavy escort from the Israeli army.
Israeli forces sometimes shoot at Palestinians, injuring them with live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas.
The army imposes curfews and strict military closures on the city, disrupting people’s lives.

A Classic 50s Fairy Tale

By : The 1950s are often derided by people who weren’t alive at the time.  According to contemporary enlightened social pundits, the decade was characterized by patriarchy, the corporation man, conformity, suppression of minorities and women, suburban sprawl necessitated by gas-guzzling automobiles with gaudy tail fins, and all sorts of things that are considered icky-poo today.
As time passes, fewer and fewer people who walked the earth during the 1950s are around to comment on that decade, for better or worse, but we do have cultural artifacts which testify to the temper of the times.  One such artifact is Marty, a mid-decade (made in 1954, released in 1955) movie greatly honored in its day.
In an era noted for widescreen Technicolor extravaganzas, Marty definitely went against the grain.  It was shot in black and white on location in the Bronx and featured characters who were anything but glamorous.  Nominated for seven Oscars, it won awards for Best Picture, Best Actor (Ernest Borgnine in the title role), Best Director (Delbert Mann), and Adapted Script (Paddy Chayefsky).  For good measure it won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and a copy of the film has been placed in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.  So its establishment bona fides are impressive.

Sick Of US Hostility, Chinese Turn To Europe For BIG DEALS

The joint statement reads in fact like a rose garden: “The high level of ambition will be reflected in substantially improved market access [and] the elimination of discriminatory requirements and practices affecting foreign investors.”
By Pepe Escobar: Sparks did fly in Brussels, but in the end the European Union and China managed to come up with an important joint statement at their summit this week, signed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and head of the European Council, Donald Tusk.
In theory, there’s agreement on three quite sensitive fronts: a complex, wide-ranging EU-China investment deal to be signed “by the end of next year, or earlier”, according to Li; Beijing to increasingly commit to erasing industrial subsidies and the obligation of technological transfers; and a substantial opening-up of the Chinese market to EU companies.

'Me, Me, Me!' Feminists Force Renaming Of Buildings

StudioBrule: Professor Francisco Ayala, esteemed geneticist at UC Irvine.

#FreeJulian Livestream Roundtable

#Unity4J: Yesterday 11 April 2019 Julian Assange was arrested by the London Metropolitan Police inside the Ecuadorean Embassy. Subsequently it has been revealed by the US Department of Justice that he will be subjected to extradition to the United States to face federal charges of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/pr/... Join #Unity4J to discuss the latest developments.

President Carter: Congress Should Reject Unconstitutional Jewish Lobby Anti-BDS Laws

Former President Jimmy Carter encourages the House of Representatives to reject Jewish Lobby's S.1, the anti-BDS bill: “Under our Constitution, people and legal entities have the right to express political views without fear of consequences.”

Carter Center: In the past year, 26 states in the U.S. have adopted legislation to discourage support to the “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions” (BDS) campaign advocated by Palestinian activists. The campaign aims to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian rights. These laws apply to individuals and business entities, and prevent them from receiving U.S. government contracts. Courts in Kansas and Arizona have struck down anti-BDS laws, declaring them unconstitutional as they infringe on rights protected by the First Amendment to freedom of expression.
On February 5, 2019, the US Senate adopted a bill to safeguard the right of states to adopt such anti-BDS laws.