Wikileaks To Reveal more On Obama’s Dirty Free Trade Treaties

For at least two years now, from the moment we became aware of the nature of the Obama Administration’s free trade’ deals (which are really about freeing global corporations from competition and legal constraints rather than free trade in any conventional sense,) Little Nicky and his friends at Boggart Blog, The Daily Stirrer, Boggart Abroad and elsewhere (see links at foot of article) have been trying to raise awareness of the biggest threat to invividual liberty and national sovereignty since …. well ever.

WikiLeaks has fed up by regularly publishing leaked documents relating to the highly secret Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty negotiations, which are taking place behind closed doors and involve EU and American bureaucrats and corporate lawyers but exclude our democratically elected representatives in national parliaments and assemblies.

Many campaigners agains TTIP and TPP feel these treaties, which will give corporate lawyers the ability to rewrite national law in the interests of increasing profitability, are the culmination of a long term policy to establish and unelected global government, a meritocracy of bureaucrats and academics.

Two game-changing trade agreements are now perilously close to completion.

Their basic aims are three-fold: to elevate the rights of “investors,” that is of corporations, above the rights of citizens; to transfer sovereignty from the seats of national government to the corporate HQs of the world’s largest multinationals; and to cement Western domination of the global economy for the foreseeable future.

Naturally, few voters are likely to support such a radical program. Hence the acute need for secrecy, obfuscation and lies throughout the negotiation process. Eventually, even they are not enough. The lies start showing through and the flimsy facade begins to slip. In the later stages — roughly where we are now — the only way to finish the job is to incrementally, almost imperceptibly snuff out the institution of representative democracy itself. To do that, one must still keep the illusion of democracy alive, at least until the ink on its death warrant (i.e. a fully signed trade agreement) is dry.

This explains the European Commission’s constant empty promises of increased transparency, accountability and public consultation. The latest installment in this ridiculous charade came not from Brussels but from the US government, which announced that it will open up reading rooms in its embassies across the EU, so that national politicians can read secret documents related to TTIP.

Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks is still banged up in the Ecudorian embassy in London but is still very involved in efforts to raise opposition to the corporate power grab that is going on all over the world with the complicity of elected governments. In an interview with Australian News Agency Fairfax Media, Mr Assange said that while he does not expect to leave the embassy compound any time soon, WikiLeaks very much remains in the business of publishing the secrets of diplomats and spies.

“There’ll be more publications – about large international so-called free trade deals, and about an intelligence agency,” Mr Assange said.

In a wide ranging interview Mr Assange discussed the recent establishment of a secure internet chat system to enable anonymous sources to contact WikiLeaks and the prospective reintroduction of a secure electronic drop box to facilitate the deposit of leaked documents.

Mr Assange said that a key challenge arose from the fact that any website open to receive anonymous leaks was an “exposed front door that becomes a permanent target” for intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

One part of the solution is to embed the instructions and code for the submission system on every webpage so that potential sources would be concealed amidst the estimated 500,000 unique readers who visit the WikiLeaks website each month.

“That gives a source some cover,” Mr Assange said, “but it’s important to understand that the protection of sources requires much more than a single technological fix.”

Little Nicky Machiavelli will keep you informed of developments.

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One drink a day increases the risk of breast cancer by 15 per cent, scientists claim
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Thousands Take To UK Streets To Demonstrate Against TTIP ‘Corporate Stitch-Up’

nds of people in the UK will this weekend to protest against the “corporate stitch-up” known as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which has been negotiated in total secrecy between the European Union (Euronazi) bureaucrats in Brussels and for Washington, corporate lawyers working for the global conglomerates that own The Obama Administration …

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Food Fascists: GMO and Pesticide Manufacturers Play Dirty

Pig farming is big news in Denmark as the few of you who watched the BBC4 Danish Television political drama Borgen will be aware. So when something comes along that threatens the pig farming indusrty people sit up and take notice.

And when the problems farmers are experiencing can be traced to GMO (genetically modified) feedstuffs fed to piglets, all those of us who have campaigned against the corporate businessmen and their science whores and the bought and paid for politicians are trying to force on us long suffering consumers, we in alternative media who are leading the resistance to global fascism are very happy. It means the corporate fascists have handed us another stick with which to beat them.

Danish farmer IbBorup Pedersen has made his living rearing hogs for decades so you can be sure he knows a thing or two about the animals. But when Pedersen became alarmed at the growing incidence of deformities and biological defects among newborn piglets, which included gaps in skulls, misshaped bones, missing legs and even a female piglet with testicles …

Read full post on Danish Pigs damaged by genetically modified feeds.
Food Fascists: GMO and Pesticide Manufacturers Play Dirty

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How the Globalists Are Raping Africa (and the Rest of the World, Too)

from Truthstream Media

In this second episode of Truthstream News, Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton expose the phony pretenses behind a massive corporate takeover in Africa – as well as other examples of Trojan Horse philanthropic aid on the international scene.

The United States just led the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, hosting figures from throughout the African continent to discuss its development. But despite typical rhetoric about lifting populations out of poverty and addressing Ebola outbreak concerns, the core of the conference was about promoting American-based multinational business in Africa.

This is particularly true of GMO-oriented agribusiness, which has been heavily pushed upon the continent in the name of increasing productivity and consolidating farms on Africa’s 60% share of the world’s arable land.

During this summit, Secretary of State John Kerry urged Africans not to create new farms, but rather to “improve” existing farms:

“Rather than convert natural areas to new farmland, a process that typically releases significant amounts of carbon pollution, we can instead concentrate our efforts on making existing farmlands more productive.”

The code words supporting biotech and export-oriented big business can hardly be missed between the lines.

President Obama quietly issued an executive order to back this effort up: “Establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa”. The advisory council is to be made up of 15 corporate leaders in banking, agriculture and industry.

Read full post at Truthstream Media

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Genetically Modified Truth? How Corpoate Money Corrupted Science.

Little Nicky is sceptical about many things, it’s in my job description. Incidentally, for the benefit of those over qualified, under educated idiots who think I’m right wing extremist, it is a basic tenet of Liberal philosophy that we all have a duty to question that which is presented as an established truth.

Recent established truths have included ‘Mass immigration is good for the economy’, ‘borrowing money to pay interest on debt already owed is sound financial management’, ‘the science is settled’ and ‘Genetically modified food crops will feed the world and turn us into a race of superbeings’.

No doubt you have come across many fascists who would suppress free speech in order to silence questions on such topics. They will call themselves liberals but how can anybody be a liberal when they oppose the freedom to doubt and question.

We will return to the first three areas in which the ‘liberal’ fascists are trying to control debate very soon no doubt, but for today we are looking at an article from the left leaning alternet.com (common sense has no political bias) on …

6 of the Biotech Industry’s Biggest Marketing Myths to Convince You GMOs Are Great

After an opening section which looks at how biotech corporations have bought scientific opinion (which, like Barack Obamas arse when he was a teenage ‘crack ho’) is sold very cheaply) and describes how corporate money has corrupted the scientific research process and turned higher education into a kind of brothel for compliant intellects, it gets more specific, focusing on Elanco, a biotech subsidiary of pharmeceutical giant Eli Lilley to expose the blatant lies in their document How We’ll Feed The World, which is presented as an objective study but is really nothing more than marketing puff for the products of the parent company and their partners.

Enriching life in the USA says the Elanco web page. OK, but enriching it with what you might well ask. Bovine growth hormones to create milk cows (sorry, units – we must make the process impersonal) that produce more milk.

The next lie is that consumers who want unadulterated food are a nutty fringe minority.

Actually most consumers want unadulterated food, the fringe minority is not defined by their eccentricity but their wealth. Governments and academic crooks have collaborated with corporate interests to make pure, unadulterated foods unaffordable to the majority.

And so it goes on. Click HERE to go to the Alternet page and read the full, three page exposé. And remember, its not the freethinkers and sceptics that support political movements whose leaders talk of criminalising dissent on topics like global warming scaremongering, or the lies that hide the dangers of GM foods.

Forget the warlords and the madmen, it is the truth tellers who pose the real threat to power.

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Germany Axes Canada-EU Trade Agreement, This Will End TTIP Stitch Up Too

We are winning. Well today we are at least. News broke over the weekend that Germany intends to junk the Canada Europe Trade Agreement (CETA), a template for the much bigger and therefore more threatening to freedom and democratic rule Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP). So it looks as though the shockwave of the European Parliament elections that saw parties such as UKIP, Italy’s Five Start Movement, France’s front national and Alternatif fur Deutscheland ans a host of parties in smaller nations doing well at the expense of pro – integration parties has awoken politicians to the anger of voters throughout Europe with the dictatorial attitude of the EU.

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Little Nicky’s Anti Corporatism Week

It wasn’t planned (nothing on this or my other blogs ever is) but this has turned out to be anti – corporatism week:

One day we post a long article on how the corporate cartel is taking over the world, the next we read very credible information showing the corporate businesses that make up the cartel are being bought up by the central banks. Now nominally the central banks are owned by government, i.e. we the people. In reality however most central banks are controlled by the rothschild banking dynasty which hold jaw dropping amounts of government debt. WTF is going on?

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If Free Market Capitalism Is The Global Economic System, WTF Is This All About?

While the left wail and gnash their teeth over the evils of capitalism and when they need a change scream and shout accusations of ‘racist’ anfd ‘bigot’ at those who try to enlighten them, the problem in the world is not capitalism but corporatism. And as Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini said, corporatism is fascism. Learn how the dupes who think they are left wing are helping fascim succeed in the article below.

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Monsanto, The World’s Most Evil Corporation

the gm tomato of death
Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Tomato Of Death – Waking Times

Corporate power is out of control, corporate finance owns the political systems of the free politicised systems of healthcare, justice, education, employment and the media. It is futile to talk of accountability, there was a time when those who owned businesses, even the huge, global businesses, could be held responsible for what was done in their name. Henry Ford and his descendents owned a controlling interest Ford Motors, Samuel Courtald and his family owned Courtalds Textiles, the Rockefellers owned Standard Oil, the Agnelli’s owned Italy’s giant Fiat company and people named Krupp owned Krupps engineering in Germany. you get the picture?

When I was studying economics and commerce in the 1960s there was a book, a business directory, titled Who Owns Whom. It told those with an interest things like, Brooke Bond Leibig, owners of the Brooke Bond Tea brand also owned Fray Bentos corned beef or that the Lever family firm, Unilever’s interests included Soap Powder, Coffee, Personal Hygiene products, Margarine, Ice cream, sausages and lubricants. Such a volume would be useless now, it is impossible to tell who owns anything, in the corporate and banking environment every company owns every other company. So labyrinthine is the cross ownership that it is quite possible that Corporation A which owns a controlling interest in Corporation B is in fact owned by Corporation B through Corporation B’s holdings in Corporation X and Corporation Y.

In such an environment is it surprisingp the mega cororations are out of control. One Corporate entity above all others has, however, consistently outperformed its rivals in cynical disregard for the environment and the wellbeing of humanity. Monsanto shamelessly, proudly perhaps, wears the crown as “most evil corporation on Earth!”

Fair plsy to them, even now Monsanto is not content to simply rest upon its laurels, to sit atop a plinth inscried with the words “Look on my works, you mighty and despair,*” as it surveys a vast field of skulls and rotting corpses, the corporate are focused as keenly as ever on newer, more scientifically innovative ways to harm the planet and all its people in the pursuit of corporate power and profits.
As true champions of evil, they won’t stop until … they won’t stop, unless we stop them by boycotting their products, voting out of office the politicians why try to give them immunity from prosecution in connection with the harm their scientifically innovative (and often untested) products may cause, or help them bully peasant farmers into a kind of serfdom by passing laws decreeing that naturally produced seed may not be grown or upholding patent violation lawsuits brought when natural crops are accidentally pollinated by pollens from Monsanto’s genetically modified seed stock. Ye, all these things have happened.

But who are Monsanto and how did they learn to get away with being so obscenely evil in the first place? Here’s a history of the Monsanto Corporation – I warn you however, it is far more gruesome than a series of Game Of Thrones.

Monsanto: The Most Evil Corporation In The World

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ThisSeeds of Destruction: The Diabolical World of Genetic Manipulation

from News Beacon Ireland

This is no ordinary book about the perils of GMO: Seeds of Destruction: The Diabolical World of Genetic Manipulation

“Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people.”* -Henry Kissinger

“Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation” by F. William Engdahl is a skillfully researched book that focuses on how a small socio-political American elite seeks to establish control over the very basis of human survival: the provision of our daily bread.

This is no ordinary book about the perils of GMO. Engdahl takes the reader inside the corridors of power, into the backrooms of the science labs, behind closed doors in the corporate boardrooms. The author cogently reveals a diabolical world of profit-driven political intrigue, government corruption and coercion, where genetic manipulation and the patenting of life forms are used to gain worldwide control over food production. If the book often reads as a crime story, that should come as no surprise. For that is what it is.

Engdahl’s carefully argued critique goes far beyond the familiar controversies surrounding the practice of genetic modification as a scientific technique. The book is an eye-opener, a must-read for all those committed to the causes of social justice and world peace.

What follows is the Preface to ”Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation” by F. William Engdahl available from Global Research

Continue reading at News Beacon Ireland

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The Best foods for protein are not those you have been told

Another group of scientists proved to be crooks and liars interested more in promoting the profits or corporations that provide their funding? Well that’s the way it looks as evidence mounts that intensively farmed produce, particularly meat and dairy goods are not as rich in nutrients as when our ancestors ate meat and milk or cheese from naturally grazed cattle or eggs from free range hens. As usual, its all about money in the twenty first century. Time to reclaim our humanity?

But guess what, meat, eggs and dairy food groups, all produced mainly by heavily industrialised intensive farming are the best foods for boosting the profits of Big Agriculture, Big Food and the chemicals corporations that make fertilizers, pesticides, veterinary medicines and other products used in the production of high protein food.

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Truth About The Great Swine Flu Conspiracy

The message from the World Health Organisation was clear – we are all going to die from swine flu. It spreads fast, it is dangerous, and it coming here. “But there is a way to save yourself,” the science whore and theor corporate paymasters told is, just get a flu shot (any flu shot, it didn’t matter if it was not for the right strain) and purchase a Big Pharma quack remedy for the deadly virus and the science whores and their corporate punters will save you.

The WHO now finds itself looking for a remedy for embarrassment as more and more scientists, health researchers, and even science journalists (the cheapest whores of all, offering the equivalent of a tuppenny upright round the back of the lab, are starting to question the organization’s motives behind raising the alert so quickly. Since then, research by responsible individuals (i.e. not funded by Big Pharma) has found the H1N1 flu strain (Swine Flu) was never a danger to humans.

According to the Danish Daily Information newspaper, the WHO and pharmaceutical companies are suffering from the profit bug. Or, to put it simply, the chief health care organization in the world has teamed up with the drug makers to create a phantom monster – and to rake in cash by selling a remedy for it.’

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IMF And EU Annex Ukraine

Mike St, Mark and I were having a chat yesterday about the balancing effect on the mind of watching and reading such online news channels Russia Today and Voice of Russia to balance our view of events in Ukraine.

We were only slightly ahead of the game, today Global Research ran this:

Between the Western Bloc and Russia – The BBC and CNN versus RT
Governments and major corporations control or, at least, try to manipulate public opinion and discursive processes through mass media communication. They also wage information wars through the use of mass media communication.
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Later I saw “Corporateocracy, another site that is truly sceptical (i.e. doubts everything) and they were on about the EU / IMF role in the Kiev coup while our leaders point unconvincing fingers at Putin.

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Business as usual for IMF. Picture source

from Corporatocracy
“It should be obvious that the recent putsch and regime change in the Ukraine inspired and backed by the U.S. shadow government, benefits the international banksters. For the average EU resident, only further economic displacement and diminished prospects can be expected from any inclusion of Ukraine into the EU dictatorial structure. Not so, for the corporatists who expects expanded opportunities as Consortium News analyzes agricultural and energy companies recent involvement within the Ukraine.

While corporatists want to extend their monopolies, the appeal of joining the EU with privileges of travel, relocation and better employment, has a very high price tag. So what is really behind the cover that the Brussels technocrats like to provide for the heavy hand treatment, which the banksters always demand? Look to the methods of the IMF for part of the answer.

Continue reading at Corporatocracy;
IMF and EU Capture Of Ukraine

Two posts on The Conspiracy

Transatlantic trade deal is an assault on democracy says left wing libertarian

Sneaking a transatlantic trade deal through with Obama, by – passing the elected parliament and British law is just about David Cameron’s style. But this latest exercise in dismantling democracy could have far reaching consequences for all of us, for example it will give global corporations the power to change British law.

Transatlantic trade deal is an assault on democracy says left wing libertarian

The Big Conspiracy: Corporatism Is Fascism, Democracy Is Dead

The dividing line that marks where big business ends and big government starts has become so blurred it is hardly visible. Is that any wonder with politicians being handed sinecures on corporate boards and senior executives being employed as ‘Czars’, experts hired to head up government projects. What is clearly visible is the merging of business and government is not good for democracy or individual citizens.

The Big Conspiracy: Corporatism Is Fascism, Democracy Is Dead

Two Articles On The Food Crisis, Corporate Fascism and Political Complicity

Global Food Supply Has Fallen Under The Control Of The Big Food Cartel

Food prices have rocketed over the past two decades, to the extent that even in nations like Britain and the USA poor people are having to rely on free food banks to stay properly nourished. How did the global food supply chain get in such a state. Well our dear chums The New World Oder are at the bottom of it. And then there are all the usual suspects, greedy banks and corporations, incompetent politicians, corrupt public servants and the Marxist idiots on the left who obstruct the doing of what needs to be done.

Has The Global Food Supply Fallen Under The Control Of The Big Food Cartel?
Faceless Corporations That Drive The Global Economy – In An Unhealthy Direction

Some of the most powerful corporations in the world, not the biggest in terms of turnover, profit or numbers of staff employed, but powrful in terms of the amount of control they exercise in global markets, are barely known outside their own industries. You should find out all you can about corporations that affect your life on a daily basis, from the food you eat to your underpants. Here is a good place to start.

Faceless Corporations That Drive The Global Economy

Corporate Censorship Killing Free Speech

There has been a gradual erosion of the rights we used to take for granted since the War On Terror kicked off and one of the casualities is freedom of speech. Not only is it more difficult to criticise government and the security forces now though, but manipulatioon of the legal system under the cover of anti terrorist measures has made it easier for corporate interests to draw the Cloak of Invisibility over many of their activities.

Funny, but I though the job of government was to manage the nation for the benefit of its citizens, not the shareholders in offshore corporations. Why are we letting unelected bodies exercise censorship on matters of public interest?

Here is an interesting article at Huffington Post

Here’s a website we should support

Media Lens is a campaigning website that highlights cases of government and coprorate malfeasance and gives us links to campaigning journos so we can add information to their ammunition pile.

MEDIA LENS

Here’s an example of a Media Lens media alert.

MEDIA ALERT: THE INVISIBLE CORPORATE SHADOWThe Australian social scientist Alex Carey summed up the evolution of political power in the last century as follows:

“The twentieth century has been characterised by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.” (‘Taking the risk out of democracy,’ University of Illinois Press, 1995, p.ix)

The power of the state has also grown, a major factor in facilitating the rise of corporate dominance. As we have noted before in our media alerts, the projection of the West’s military might around the globe is undertaken for profit and control. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman put it bluntly:

“The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley’s technologies is called the US Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.” (Quoted, John Pilger, ‘The New Rulers of the World,’ Verso, 2001, p.114)

Little wonder that America’s leading social philosopher, John Dewey, described politics as “the shadow cast on society by big business”.

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