Police admit that not only is slavery thriving in London, but that they have no idea how to stop it as the elite have all but normalized it.
London — As human trafficking scandals rock the world, London has been at the forefront of the child sex market. Now, it appears, they are also operating a massive modern day slave trade. According to a London top cop, Britain’s capital has become a hotspot for forced labor and sex slavery.
There are an estimated 13,000 victims of forced labor, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude in Britain, according to Government data and the police have no idea how to handle it.
According to Detective Chief Inspector Phil Brewer, head of Scotland Yard’s anti-slavery unit, human trafficking is now on the rise in Britain’s capital.
The cases of slavery in 2017 that have been referred to the police are already nearing the totals for 2016. As of the end of June, 820 cases of slavery were reported to authorities as compared to just 1,013 in all of 2016.
Police admit they are not sure how to deal with the problem. The chief said this admission came after they were treating many of the victims of slavery as actual suspects.
Detective Inspector Brewer told Reuters: “Everyone realizes now we’re never going to police our way out of this.
“Labor exploitation in London is really misunderstood or not understood, it’s quite clear that it’s about what we don’t know rather than what we know.”
Police have since taken proactive measures in an attempt to curb the spike in numbers. The Met announced that it is now relying more on industries like construction and hospitality to blow the whistle on the crime and help find victims while charities who come into contact with vulnerable people could also help, according to the Mail.
‘There’s not really been any conversation about how companies can actually interact with policing. There’s probably some reassurance that we need to do, that if you come to us and say we found this, it won’t compromise your position,’ Detective Inspector Brewer said.
According to the Mail, domestic servitude is also fuelled by cultural factors that might make it acceptable in some sections of London’s population to have a worker from a lower social group working as a domestic slave even though it is against the law.
Aside from forced labor, these sickos trade in children to carry out their demented and torturous sexual depravities.As the Free Thought Project has previously reported, Sir Edward Heath, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has reportedly been accused by the police chief as being a pedophile. His vile crimes against children were allegedly ‘covered up by the establishment.’
Unfortunately, pedophilia and human trafficking, as the Free Thought Project has exposed, is all too common among those in power. Sadly, however, those who attempt to draw attention to this problem are labeled as conspiracy nuts or perpetrators of fake news.
As CBS anchor Ben Swann pointed out, the information gleaned during Pizzagate, while some was outlandish, showed the issue was deserving of an investigation. However, it was quickly marked as fake news and written off.
As more cases, like the thousands of slaves in London, come to light, those who attempt to keep pushing this issue to the fringe expose themselves as being complicit in covering it up.
Please share this article with your friends and family to show them that modern day slavery still exists and, as the case in London shows, is thriving.
A study out of Aberdeen University found that eating foods like salmon, chia seeds and walnuts can increase your chances of surviving colorectal cancer. It is the omega-3 fatty acids found in these foods that stop the spread of deadly tumors throughout your body.
by: Isabelle Z.
July 07, 2017
(Natural News) By now, most of us are aware that eating foods like processed meat can cause colorectal cancer, but are there foods you can eat that have the opposite effect? According to a new study, piling some salmon onto your plate could have a very positive impact when it comes to this common type of cancer.
A study out of Aberdeen University found that eating foods like salmon, chia seeds and walnuts can increase your chances of surviving colorectal cancer. It is the omega-3 fatty acids found in these foods that stop the spread of deadly tumors throughout your body. After eating these foods, molecules are released that target and attack cancer cells.
To reach these conclusions, the scientists measured the enzymes created when 650 colorectal cancer patients ate foods containing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The results were then compared to the people’s chances of survival. Those who had the highest proportion of the omega-3 metabolizing enzymes in proportion to the omega-6 metabolizing enzymes had the best chances of surviving and their tumors spread the least.
The study’s lead author, Graeme Murray, identified what made this study so groundbreaking. He said that before the study, scientists were not aware of a relationship between the enzymes studied and colorectal cancer survival. It provides even more evidence that omega-3 fats can provide some very useful health benefits.
In addition, they found that having a higher proportion of the omega-6 metabolizing enzyme when compared to omega-3 can create worse outcomes for patients.
According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the nation’s third-most common cancer in both genders, with men having a lifetime risk of 1 in 21 of developing it and women having a risk of 1 in 23. It’s the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and the third in women, and it’s expected to kill more than 50,000 Americans this year.
Past research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids can prevent this type of cancer in the first place, with a study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention finding that men with the highest omega-3 levels in their blood had a lower risk of colorectal cancer.
Other studies have found that raising omega-3 fatty acids while lowering omega-6 fatty acids can slow prostate cancer progression by reducing inflammation, tumor size and tumor growth rates. These fats have also been shown to help slow the proliferation of breast cancer.
Salmon packs quite a punch when it comes to omega-3 and is easy to incorporate into your diet. It’s simple to prepare on a grill or in the oven, and it pairs well with every vegetable you can imagine. If you’re thinking of increasing your salmon intake, however, there is one caveat: you’ll want to seek out wild-caught salmon that hails from non-polluted waters.
This type of salmon is high in astaxanthin, which is what gives salmon its beautiful hue. It is believed to give the fish the antioxidant protection that powers their ability to swim up rivers. In addition, wild salmon offers a full spectrum of essential amino acids that can help optimize immune function and boost cellular repair.
Unfortunately, the cheaper farm-raised salmon tend to be fed genetically modified grains. With flesh that is closer to grey than white, these salmon are deficient in omega-3 as well as astaxanthin. Making matters worse, some fish farms use chemical-based coloring to make this sick salmon appear pinker. Alaskan salmon is usually a safe bet as long as it is wild-caught, as this type has been shown to have very little chemical residue. If the source of your salmon cannot be verified, it’s safer to stick with omega-3-rich alternatives like organic chia seeds, walnuts, spinach, and flaxseed oil.
Berlin — The largely unrecognized global pandemic of child pornography has once again been thrust into the glare of the public spotlight after a massive child porn network with over 87,000 members was dismantled by German police.
A web platform called “Elysium” was utilized by the pedophile network, which existed since the end of 2016 and was accessible only through the Darknet, a hidden part of the Internet uncatalogued by search engines. The site was used to facilitate the exchange of videos and images of children, as young as toddler age, being physically and sexually abused.
According to German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle:
Investigators said the site had been in operation since the end of 2016 and that it was accessible only via the darknet, a part of the World Wide Web that cannot be found using conventional search engines but requires the use of encrypting software.
Most of the suspects were arrested in the countries of Germany and Austria.
A German police spokesman said that Dutch authorities were also involved in the case:
We are certainly expecting things that are important to the Netherlands, but at the moment it is not yet possible to indicate to what extent.
Surprisingly, the network of nearly 90,000 individuals is not the largest bust in history, as another online Darknet pedophile platform called Playpen was dismantled earlier this year, and 58-year-old American Steven Chase sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Chase was held responsible for the existence of Playpen, a child pornography network established in 2014, which had 150,000 active pedophiles on the site.
The Playpen case was extremely controversial, as the U.S. Department of Justice acknowledged in court filings that the FBI actually operated the site, themselves, from Feb. 20 to March 4, 2015.
Moreover, in a move that left many in dismay, the Department of Justice filed a motion in Washington State federal court to dismiss an indictment against the child porn site.
According to a report in Wired:
It wasn’t for lack of evidence; it was because the FBI didn’t want to disclose details of a hacking tool to the defense as part of discovery. Evidence in United States v. Jay Michaud hinged at least in part on information federal investigators had gathered by exploiting a vulnerability in the Tor anonymity network.
“Because the government remains unwilling to disclose certain discovery related to the FBI’s deployment of a ‘Network Investigative Technique’ (‘NIT’) as part of its investigation into the Playpen child pornography site, the government has no choice but to seek dismissal of the indictment,” federal prosecutor Annette Hayes wrote in the court filing on Friday.
To make a long story short, the feds decided to let an alleged child pornographer go to keep secret, and illegal, the methods they use to catch criminals on the dark web.
In regard to the “Elysium” network, public prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt said that the suspected operator of the site, a 39-year-old man from the central German state of Hesse, had already been arrested on June 12.
The suspected operator of the platform was arrested after his apartment was searched and the server seized, according to DW. Numerous other suspects have also been arrested, according to police officials.
German and Austrian police said they will hold a press conference on Friday to provide further details about the investigation.
Jay Syrmopoulos is an geopolitical analyst, freethinker, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs and holds a BA in International Relations. Jay’s writing has been featured on both mainstream and independent media – and has been viewed tens of millions of times. You can follow him on Twitter @SirMetropolis and on Facebook at SirMetropolis. You can support his work at Patreon. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.
Such a ridiculous vaccine statement made by the WHO ought to automatically disqualify the WHO from any further participation in global health politics!
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have maintained their VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) since the late 1980s, almost like a post-marketing survey/analysis, since no one probably pays attention to all the adverse events reported, or actually is doing something to correct what is chemical abuse to children. Is that what consensus vaccine science amounts to?
Even more importantly, we find confirmation of damages awarded by the Vaccine Court Masters, plus attorneys’ fees, which now total $3.56 BILLION . What I think readers really ought to understand is vaccine awards went from $1,371,761.92 for fiscal year 1989 to $230,140,251.20 for fiscal year 2016. Fiscal year 2017 seems to be lagging behind in postings and updates. What do those 2016 payout figures for “Petitioners’ Award Amount” shout out? There’s an almost 230 times increase in vaccine damages paid from FY 1989 to FY 2016! So, what’s going on?
It appears more vaccinees are experiencing post-vaccination damage. However, mandatory vaccine reporting may not be submitted to VAERS with subsequent filings to the Vaccine Court. However, there is a most significant data bank, which emerges from Page 5 of the HRSA reports, insofar as DEATHS are recorded as filed and attributed to vaccines and their adverse events. I encourage readers to check out Page 5 to understand the gravity of what’s going on within the World Health Organization stating vaccines cannot cause death!
According to that HRSA report, here are the deaths as reported:
Vaccines: DT 9; DTP 696; DTP-HIB 8; DTaP 80; DTap-HepB-IPV 30; DTaP-HIB 1;
DTaP-IPV-HIB 18; Td 3; Tdap 2; Tetanus 2; Hepatitis A 6; Hepatitis B 56;
HIB 3; HPV 14; Influenza 115; IPV 14; OPV 28; Measles 19; Meningococcal 2;
MMR 58; MMR-Varicella 1; Pertussis 3; Pneumococcal Conjugate 9;
Rotavirus 1; Rubella 4; Varicella 9; Nonqualified1 9; Unspecified2 9 for a total
of 1,209 deaths and 16,523 injuries.
But there’s a snake in the woodpile regarding those statistics. Only 5,143 claims were compensated while 10,169 were dismissed! An absolute disgrace since the 1986 law passed by Congress has not been honored in its fullest intent, i.e., everyone harmed by vaccines will be compensated.
However, the more the Vaccine Court Masters can ‘cheat’ damaged vaccinees out of what’s rightfully due to claimants, the more the U.S. Treasury can deposit and keep from the taxes paid on each vaccine sold! I’ve written about that and even tried shaking it down at Treasury, only to be totally disregarded. What does that tell you?
Another thing happening with vaccine information and data is the Internet is being sanitized of incriminating vaccination information and one is most likely to receive the following prompt from numerous search engines:
Page Not Found
404 The page you’re looking for is not available.
It has been moved, removed or temporarily taken off-line.
What is totally incomprehensible to me, who has been researching and studying vaccine damages since they first started appearing via moms telling doctors I either knew or worked with that their children were damaged after receiving a vaccination! That began in the late 1980s. No doctor knows a child better than a mom who has given birth to and lovingly cared for her child.
However, the white coats have not been faithful to their Hippocratic Oath: First, do no harm. Vaccines contain inordinate amounts of neurotoxic chemicals and heavy metals, plus there have been no long-term studies proving vaccines—just short term studies for vaccine licensure—only a religious-like belief system of consensus science that vaccines cannot cause harm or even death, and any adverse vaccine event is a ‘coincidence’.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has a huge can of worms to deal with regarding its 2013 pontification and “new methodology to classify adverse events following immunization (AEFI) in March 2013.” 
July 4, 2017, two Indian medical personnel published a “letter stating that the methodology was flawed.” It was published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 
The critical and flawed issue involved is:
According to the two, WHO’s new classification, in essence, implies that no death can result from vaccination and, if any death does occur, it is only coincidental and not due to the vaccine. This, they say, does not address children’s safety. 
Here is the letter published by Jacob Puliyel, a pediatrician and member of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, and Anant Phadke, an executive member of the All India Drug Action Network, who have expressed their concerns over the new system for classifying AEFI.
According to them [Puliyel and Phadke], WHO’s new classification, in essence, implies that no death can result from vaccination and, if any death does occur, it is only coincidental and not due to the vaccine. 
Such an outrageously ridiculous statement made by the World Health Organization ought to automatically disqualify the WHO from any further participation in global health politics! For such an asinine statement to blatantly emerge from what ought to be considered a prestigious health organization is nothing short of medical malpractice or total public health ineptness, plus a lack of backbone to stand up against what amounts to chemical child abuse. To deny health harms can occur after vaccinations is nothing short of tobacco science taken to a zenith!
What seems to be happening is a corporate-mandate-and-rule-siege has taken over at every level of society, especially those areas where controllers can enforce their consensus science about vaccines, which has decimated more than two generations of children globally.
James Lyons Weiler says in his article “Fake Science: When is Medical ‘Science’ Not Science?”
If Science is to survive in the new Corporatocracy, this practice must be met with strongly worded letters to the deciding Editor by the Editorial Board with threats of mass resignation and counter-boycott, if necessary. An Editorial Board must stand by the Journal’s peer-review process, and the Journal must stand by the outcome of that process. To do otherwise is to allow Corporations to sanitize the literature of what they deem to be “problematic” studies, one study at a time.  [CJF emphasis]
The Indian medical personnel are correct in taking on the WHO, especially since India experienced 47,500 children being paralyzed in a 2011 Bill Gates Foundation polio vaccination campaign, plus the problems with the HPV vaccine [3-4].
This video explains the problems with the oral polio vaccine; which polio vaccine is considered ‘safer’.
Dr. Maurice Hilleman, MD, Merck’s premiere vaccine inventor candidly discusses SV-40.
There’s a lot more monkey business going on in vaccine pseudoscience than we apparently know, especially now with new vaccines coming to market. They can contain nanobots, RFID chips and other genetically modified microorganisms, which can be included in mandated vaccines. Do you really know what’s in your vaccine? How about those patented ‘corporate secrets’? Also, we must remember vaccines go hand-in-hand with the UN’s Agenda 21!
UN Agenda 21 is the linchpin of global depopulation plans. Defeating Agenda 21 locally requires understanding the Delphi Technique of manipulated consensus… but the core of this attack on humanity, through our food, health and property, is The Great Culling – the plan to reduce the human population by ninety-five percent. This will not happen if we stand our ground!
There is an extreme and serious medical-legal problem in deliberately obfuscating medical, scientific and research information.
Stating deaths after vaccines is only coincidental and cannot be due to vaccines must be objected to by the entire medical community, if it has any scruples left, and the entire global population. We can’t let them get away with vaccine pseudoscience!
 https://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/data/statisticsreport.pdf, Pg. 9
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
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“…recording police activity in public falls squarely within the First Amendment right of access to information.”
“As no doubt the press has the right, so does the public,”
Writing the opening opinion for Friday’s ruling was Judge Thomas Ambro, who cited the famous Rodney King case from 1991, when Los Angeles police were filmed beating King. Judge Ambro said that “filming police on the job was rare then, but common now.”
“These recordings have both exposed police misconduct and exonerated officers from errant charges,” he said. Ambro added that “this increase in the observation, recording and sharing of police activity has contributed greatly to our national discussion of proper policing.”
This latest judgement overturns the year-old controversial ruling from the lower US district court level in Philadelphia. Last year, Judge Mark Kearney found no free speech violations in two instances of citizens recording police officers. The incidents in question relate to Amanda Geraci who was pushed to the ground by an officer in 2012 after attempting to take photos during an anti-fracking protest, and Richard Fields, who was arrested in 2013 after filming police as they broke up a college party.
Kearney’s ruling had declared that since neither Garaci nor Fields offered a reason for filming, they did not have the First Amendment right to do so, according to court documents from 2016.
The Philadelphia Police Department, however, already had a memorandum for officers that instructed them to not interfere if a citizen is filming them on the job.
A year after the memo was released in 2011, the Internal Affairs division received eight complaints from citizens that said police retaliated against them for recording the officers and their conduct while they were on duty.
“I really think it’s an acknowledge that civilians, and not just the formal press, have a tremendously important role to play in how police use their power,” said Molly Hooper-Tack from the ACLU of Pennsylvania, one of the civil rights lawyers who successfully appealed the lower court’s decision.
In the reversal ruling, Judge Ambro wrote that access to filming police “is particularly important because it leads to citizen discourse.” He further stated that “recording police activity in public falls squarely within the First Amendment right of access to information.”
“As no doubt the press has the right, so does the public,” he continued.
The opinion also states that every federal appeals court that has addressed the issue has held that there is a First Amendment right to record police in public.
However, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in a 2-1 vote, said due to “qualified immunity,” police officers could not be held liable for actions taken against Garaci and Fields because the right to record had not been “clearly established” at the time.
July 7, 2017
In significant ways popular condemnation of Donald Trump and the corporate titans and billionaires he brought with him to ‘public’ office is cluttered beyond what makes analytical sense. Mr. Trump is the quintessential plutocrat— a self-interested man of inherited means and limited life experience who stumbled upward through political economy engineered to benefit his class. It is this very public nature of his ‘success’ that attaches class culpability to his actions.
If the problem is plutocracy, this is the one that must be addressed. Otherwise, who are these wise and caring plutocrats who are preferred to Mr. Trump? When Hillary Clinton was giving speeches to Wall Street ($21 million in speaking fees in two years), was she speaking to the intelligent, competent and socially ‘woke’ plutocrats who will someday soon save the environment and end U.S. militarism? When Barack Obama was bailing out Wall Street, was he bailing out the good and just plutocrats who really care about the rest of us?
Graph: The economic circumstances of people who have to work— middle-aged breadwinners, has been declining since the onset of the neo-capitalist coup in the mid-1970s. The Clinton ‘boom’ was weak relative to earlier history and the (George W.) Bush and (Barack) Obama booms (a/k/a economic calamities) were weaker still. Bi-partisan political actions have supported the ‘right’ of capitalists to crush labor and that is what they have done. How surprising then are the consequences? Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve.
The conceptual challenge of the moment is reconciling the form and function of late-capitalist political economy with its product(s). Even if Mr. Trump were a ‘rogue’ plutocrat, he brought enough of his class-mates into his administration to provide ballast to the ‘ship of state’ were they collectively interested in doing so. The most public political tension now playing out is between those who prefer the veil of ‘system’ against the venal vulgarity of that system’s product now visible for all to see. What Mr. Trump’s political opponents appear to be demanding is a better veil.
The howls of outrage coming from displaced Democrats would be hilarious if they weren’t so pathetic. Quickly, who wrote Barack Obama’s ‘signature’ legislation, the ACA (Affordable Care Act)? A health insurance industry lobbyist named Liz Fowler wrote it. Who are the intended beneficiaries from the ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement) provisions of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) ‘free’ trade agreement that Mr. Obama so vigorously supported? Wall Street, hedge funds and multi-national corporations at the expense of national, state and local governments and their citizens.
Furthermore, some fair measure of what is so vile about Donald Trump’s scapegoating of immigrants is that the American government, at the behest of the plutocrats who control it, created serial refugee crises through economic policies and military adventurism. Barack Obama was the ‘deporter in chief’ of economic refugees from Mexico displaced by Bill Clinton’s passage of NAFTA. Mr. Obama’s Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, supported a right-wing coup in Honduras and then argued that the orphaned child-refugees fleeing the resulting violence should be forcibly returned there.
The charge here isn’t that ‘both parties do it,’ but rather that they— Democrats and Republicans, are partners on the side of reigning plutocrats in a class war against a broadly-defined global working class. Democrats have spent decades cynically overwriting / overriding demands for meaningful employment, food, health care and pension security with identity politics that reduce to the right of people who can afford rights to receive them. Another name for this is class warfare.
Graph: relative labor force participation by race is a function of institutional racism and economic cycles, not a ‘will to work.’ From slavery to convict leasing and Jim Crow, American Blacks have been systematically separated from the product of their labor. White privilege promotes the illusion of absolute working class division where degrees of exploitation define factual outcomes. Graph is: [(white labor force participation – black labor force participation) / white labor force participation]. The division is to (mathematically) normalize the difference to account for economic cycles. Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve.
To state what was occasionally obvious to earlier generations, the way to support civil ‘rights’ is through inclusive political economy. (Martin Luther King was murdered about the time he started arguing this point). The political problem with Donald Trump isn’t that he’s a boorish bigot. It’s that he has the social power to force his boorish bigotry on the rest of us— power that he inherited as part of his (socially given) ‘fortune.’ And the power to refuse boorish bigots comes from employment, housing, health care and pension security that is independent of the good graces of boorish bigots. Another term for this power is economic democracy.
Here Democrats have long partnered with Republicans to do their masters’ bidding. The imperialist roots of capitalism are found in the neo-colonialist mantra that economic insecurity motivates labor to work harder and demand less in return. From the end of WWII through the early 1970s regularly recurring recessions engineered by the Federal Reserve kept labor scrambling. From the 1970s forward ‘offshoring’ and institutional racism (reserve army of the unemployed) have served this purpose.
It is hardly accidental that the more successful proponents of the ‘free trade’ agreements that have facilitated offshoring have been liberal Democrats. In pushing policies to benefit connected capitalists the language of the Left — against welfare dependence (jobs, not welfare) and economic nativism, were used by cynical liberals to recover pre-New Deal capitalism with entirely predictable consequences. Economic mobility has declined in precise proportion to the concentration of wealth as plutocrats have used their newfound political power to close off economic competition.
In more locally visceral terms, it was only a few short years ago that Barack Obama’s Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, worried about ‘moral hazard’ when it was proposed that ill-sold home mortgages be forgiven while he shoveled untold billions in public funds to connected bankers and their families and friends. The language used was similar but the facts weren’t— the bankers and their families and friends got the money while those with ill-sold mortgages didn’t.
Hillary Clinton’s much decried declaration against ‘deplorables’ was telling in that it conflated the dim social-pornographic sentiments of the marginally connected and partially and wholly dispossessed with the dismal factual outcomes her major campaign contributors bring into being on a daily basis. Institutional racism (graph above) has waxed and waned with economic ‘cycles’ and not with the moral sentiments of bourgeois hate-mongers and the righteously pissed dispossessed.
To take one dimension of the Democrats’ cynical bullshit at face value: who is to be held to account for institutional racism— the type we can collectively do something about, and who is going to do the accounting? Well, let’s see— Democrats have held (national) power about as often as Republicans over the last half-century and the answer so far is no one and nobody. Any look at initial economic distribution finds the ‘heavy hand’ of government handing out corporate welfare to people and organizations who have the capacity to end institutional racism in labor markets if they were made to— the levers to force the issue exist. But they haven’t been used.
More to the point, when Democrats actually held power (1) the Clintons slashed social spending, demonized immigrants and Black children, militarized the police, built out mass incarceration, pushed racist drug laws and demonized the poor while (2) Barack Obama gave voice to economic austerity while bailing out Wall Street, had a lobbyist for the health insurance industry redesign the health care payments system; ended due process to murder citizens without evidence at will and pushed the power of corporate lawyers to override civil legislation through so-called ‘free’ trade agreements.
This is what plutocracy looks like. In this regard, Donald Trump is archetypal, quintessential. Resisting Mr. Trump while supporting the political economy that gives him social power is paradoxical, and as such, doomed. Bernie Sanders sold his soul to the Democrat party decades ago. If the national Democrats had two functioning brain cells they would support Mr. Sanders up to his election as president and then undermine him to ‘prove’ that socialism doesn’t work. Proof that they don’t have two functioning brain cells is that they didn’t do this in 2016.
by Tyler Durden
For at least three decades, experts have noted the growing militarization of America’s police forces. The proliferation of Special Weapons and Tactics forces, or SWAT forces, is the most obvious example of that trend. Originally, such units were designed to deal with exceptionally dangerous situations (such as mass hostage incidents) in which lightly armed police would be outgunned. Not surprisingly, the first SWAT contingents originated in America’s largest and most dangerous cities.
That situation has changed dramatically. Small cities and even some modest-sized towns now have such heavily armed units utilizing military hardware and traveling in armored vehicles. They look—and act—far more like military combat units than anyone’s traditional conception of police. And the missions of SWAT forces have greatly expanded since their original formation. Increasingly, local authorities use them in routine matters that involve little or no danger of major violence from the targets of police action.
Needless to say, the neighbors were both stunned and alarmed to see such an operation take place in their quiet community. One mother stated: “I went to my daughter’s room and looked outside their window to see if I could get a better view of what was going on, and there was a man in fatigues with a sniper rifle laying in my neighbor’s driveway.”
Unfortunately, such incidents have become all-too-common as local authorities seek new missions to justify the existence of SWAT teams and to keep the personnel alert and well trained. The expansion of SWAT units and missions is closely correlated to the existence of federal programs making surplus military hardware available at little or no cost to local police forces.
Such deadly toys have become a prime justification for law enforcement budget increases and the receipt of federal grants in communities around the country.
The war on illegal drugs has been the primary justification that authorities use to create and expand SWAT units, and antidrug raids are their primary mission. The drug-war rationale has some plausibility, since narcotics traffickers are sometimes extremely violent criminals. As concerns about terrorism became more salient, especially after the 9/11 attacks, that mission augmented the drug-war justification. Politicians, even in small communities with virtually a nonexistent possibility of being a terrorism target, highlight the alleged danger (along with the menace of illegal drugs) to pump-up police budgets and gain the military hardware from Washington.
Thus far, efforts to rescind or even curtail the federal program have proven unsuccessful. The militarization of America’s local police proceeds unabated. That is an alarming development. General Colin Powell, at the time chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, observed that the military’s purpose is to “kill people and break things.” Military forces operate in enemy territory and tend to view all people there as potential adversaries who could prove deadly to them.
The purpose of America’s police forces is (or at least should be) totally different. Their legitimate role is to protect the life, liberty and property of people living in a free, constitutional republic. It is extremely unwise to confuse or conflate that role with the function of the U.S. military. Yet, that is what is occurring at an alarming rate.
The Posse Comitatus Act, which Congress passed in 1878, severely restricts the role of the military in domestic law enforcement. Unfortunately, that restriction has experienced significant erosion in recent decades, with some prominent political figures deriding the statute as “archaic.”
Even if the language of the act remains more or less intact, it will have little relevance if the proliferation of SWAT units continues. SWAT personnel are combat soldiers in everything but name. It matters little if they are technically police operating as part of a local government if their weapons and tactics are those of an occupying army. The old adage that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck, applies to the SWAT phenomenon. The sight of such combat forces deployed in civilian neighborhoods in the United States is jarringly reminiscent of the images Americans once believed confined to repressive police states. It is tragic that such images are now the norm in America itself.
Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
July 7, 2017
Police have moved more than 2,000 refugees and migrants off the streets of Paris, where they had been sleeping rough for weeks in squalid and insanitary conditions.
Riot officers watched the refugees as they were bussed to temporary shelters in school gymnasiums on Friday morning.
Hundreds of refugees and migrants had arrived in the Porte de la Chapelle area of northern Paris, sleeping under road bridges and on the side of the road with almost no access to water, sanitation and food, outside Paris’s new aid centre for asylum seekers that was opened in November.
The operation to move them began at dawn and took place calmly. Groups of men and women from countries including Afghanistan and Eritrea – some only with small rucksacks or plastic bags of belongings – were sent on to buses and driven out of Paris.
It was the 34th police removal of large numbers of refugees and migrants sleeping rough in the French capital since 2015.
Aid workers warned that France needed to establish an efficient long-term strategy for processing and housing asylum seekers in decent conditions rather than constantly taking emergency action at the last minute.
Many of those sleeping rough had queued each day for access to the aid centre only to find it was full. Hundreds had bedded down on the pavement outside the gates, alongside traffic-choked roads. In recent weeks, more than 1,000 people had been sleeping here, with aid associations saying 200 more arrived each week.
The numbers of refugees and migrants sleeping rough in Paris has grown after the closure last October of the Calais migrant camp – a vast makeshift shanty town near the Channel coast where thousands had lived in squalid conditions, hoping to get into Britain by stowing away on board motor vehicles entering the Channel tunnel.
On Friday, French authorities organised buses to take people to temporary locations in the Paris region, mainly school gymnasiums that had become available during the holiday season.
A 25-year-old former veterinary student who described fleeing violence in Somalia, said he had been sleeping on the street in Paris for one week, with little water or food and no blankets to lie on. He had come to Paris from Calais after several weeks in squalid conditions there. “I’m exhausted from living on the street,” he told the Guardian. “I’m not sure where they are taking us today. I just want to be somewhere fit for humans. I’m so tired and hungry, but you just have to be patient.”
Putin’s Assessment of Trump at the G-20 Will Determine Our Future
Putin’s Assessment of Trump at the G-20 Will Determine Our Future
The backdrops to the Putin/Trump meeting are the aspirations of Israel and the neoconservatives. It is these aspirations that drive US foreign policy.
What is Syria about? Why is Washington so focused on overthrowing the elected president of Syria? What explains the sudden 21st century appearance of “the Muslim threat”? How is Washington’s preoccupation with “the Muslim threat” consistent with Washington’s wars against Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad, leaders who suppressed jihadism? What explains the sudden appearance of “the Russian threat” which has been hyped into dangerous Russophobia without any basis in fact?
The Muslim threat, the Russian threat, and the lies used to destroy Iraq, Libya, and parts of Syria are all orchestrations to serve Israeli and neoconservative aspirations.
The Israel Lobby in the United States, perhaps most strongly represented in Commentary, The Weekly Standard and The New York Times, used the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon to urge US President George W. Bush to begin “a determined effort to remove Saddam Hussein from Power in Iraq.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century
See also: http://www.ihr.org/leaflets/iraqwar.shtml
Saddam Hussein was a secular leader whose job was to sit on the animosities of the Sunni and Shia and maintain a non-violent political stability in Iraq. He, Assad, and Gaddafi suppressed the extremism that leads to jihadism. Saddam had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11, and under his rule Iraq constituted a ZERO threat to the US. He had been a faithful vassal and attacked Iran for Washington, which had hopes of using Iraq to overthrow the Iranian government.
Removing secular leaders is what unleashes jihadism. Washington unleashed Muslim terrorism by regime change that murdered secular leaders and left countries in chaos.
Fomenting chaos in Iraq was the beginning for spreading chaos into Syria and then Iran. Syria and Iran support Hezbollah, the militia in southern Lebanon that has twice driven out the Israeli Army sent in to occupy southern Lebanon so that Israel could appropriate the water resources.
The neoconservatives’ wars against the Middle East serve to remove the governments that provide military and financial support to Hezbollah. By spreading jihadism closer to the Russian Federation, these wars coincide perfectly with the US neoconservative policy of US World Hegemony. As expressed by Paul Wolfowitz, US Undersecretary of Defense for Policy:
“Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.”
Israel wants Syria and Iran to join Iraq and Libya in American-induced chaos so that Israel can steal the water in southern Lebanon. If Syria and Iran are in chaos like Iraq and Libya, Hezbollah will not have the military and financial support to withstand the Israeli military.
The neoconservatives have broader aims than Israel’s. The neoconservatives want Syria and Iran in jihadist turmoil so that the neoconservatives can send jihadism into the Russian Federation and into China. China has a Muslim province that borders Kazakhstan. By causing internal problems for Russia and China, the neoconservatives can reduce Russia and China’s abilities to hinder US unilateralism.
That is what Syria is about. It is not about anything else.
The “Muslim threat” appeared suddenly with the 9/11 attack on the WTC and Pentagon. The attack was instantly blamed on Muslims. Although the US government maintained that it had no idea that such an attack was in the works, the US government knew instantly who did it. Quite clearly, it is impossible to know instantly who did an attack about which the government had no idea. In what has become the hallmark of every “terrorist attack,” IDs left at the scene conveniently identified the “terrorists.”
There are now 3,000 architects and engineers who put their reputation on the line by challenging the official story of the collapse of the WTC buildings. According to all known science, the official explanation of the destruction of the 3 highrise WTC buildings is strictly impossible. There is endless evidence online provided not by ignorant presstitutes, conspiracy theorists, and lying politicians, but by real experts. Just go to the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth website, to the Firefighters and First responders for 9/11 Truth website, to the Pilots for 9/11 Truth website. Research what some foreign government officials have to say about the absurd story told by the US government. That any percentage of the US population believes the obvious false official 9/11 story is proof of the total failure of education in America. Much of the population is incapable of thought. People simply accept whatever the government tells them regardless of the absurdity of the explanation.
Where did the alleged “Muslim threat” come from? What produced it? 9/11 happened before Washington destroyed in whole or part seven Muslim countries, killing, maiming, orphaning, and displacing millions of Muslims who are now overrunning Washington’s vassal states in Europe. Such wars on innocents could produce terrorists, but 9/11 was prior to Washington’s wars against Muslims.
Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda were Washington’s allies against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda most certainly did not have the inside information and inside connections to outwit all 17 US intelligence agencies, the National Security Council, all intelligence agencies of Washington’s NATO vassals and Mossad, and airport security four times in the same hour on the same morning.
Moreover, in the last video attributed to bin Laden by independent experts, bin Laden said he had no motive for any such attack and had nothing to do with it. Generally speaking, real terrorists claim responsibility whether they did it or not in order to build the movement by showing its capability. It makes no sense that “the mastermind” allegedly determined to overthrow the West would disavow the greatest humiliation ever inflicted on a major power. The United States was completely humiliated by its impotence against a handful of Muslims with nothing but box cutters. This humiliation is a world record that will stand forever. It is impossible that the alleged terrorist, bin Laden, would repudiate such an accomplishment.
This fact alone proves that Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11.
Anyone who believes the official 9/11 story, like anyone who believes Oswald killed JFK, like anyone who still believes that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and Al-Qaeda connections, that Assad used chemical weapons, who believes the Gulf of Tonkin lie, who believes that Sirhan Sirhan killed RFK, that Russia invaded Ukraine, etc., is too far gone to ever be rescued from The Matrix in which they live.
I do not know if the insouciance and gullibility of peoples in the West extends into Latin American, Africa, and Asia. Some of the people in Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia, whose governments are slated for regime change by Washington, must be aware that they are not in control of their own fate. But how widely spread is awareness of Washington’s lust for world hegemony? The only signs of awareness are the initial and limited agreements between Russia and China.
To this day, not a single European government has made the connection between Washington’s wars, supported by Europe, and the millions of refugees from Washington’s wars that are overrunning Europe, intent on collecting welfare from European peoples while raping European women. We hear all sorts of complaints about the refugees, but never is a connection made between the refugees and Washington’s European supported wars.
Washington so successfully portrayed itself during the Cold War as peace, justice, and truth astriding the white horse that the world cannot see Satan sitting in the saddle.
Now that Washington’s 16 years of inhumane war against Muslim populations have destroyed the lives of millions of peoples, why aren’t there 9/11s every day? Instead are there only a few alleged terror attacks carried out by individuals, which appear to many to be orchestrated false flag events, such as individuals running over people with trucks in France and England, shooting up a French deli and magazine office. But nothing in the US, “the Great Satan.” Very suspicious.
The orchestrated event of 9/11 was the neoconservative’s “New Pearl Harbor” that provided the excuse for wars that advanced their purpose and Israel’s. It was the neoconservatives themselves who said that they needed a “new Pearl Harbor” in order to begin their wars in the Middle East.
Why don’t Americans and Europeans know this? The answer is because the US and Europe do not have independent medias. They have presstitutes.
Washington created “the Russian threat” when the Obama regime’s frameup of Assad on his alleged use of chemical weapons failed. The UK PM David Cameron pledged Great Britain’s cover for Washington’s invasion of Syria, but the UK Parliament voted no. No more UK coverups for Washington’s war crimes, said the Parliament. Russia stepped in and said, no need for more war. We have an agreement with Syria. We are going to collect all chemical weapons and turn them over to the US for destruction. The US is probably using these chemical weapons turned over by naive Russians for the false flag chemical attacks in Syria.
Stymied in their war aims against Syria, the neoconservatives turned with fury against Russia. How dare the insignificent Russians get in the way of the exceptional, indispensable people! We will teach Russians a lesson! Washington unleashed on the democratically elected government of Ukraine the US-financed NGOs in the amount of $5 billion according to Assistant Secretary of State neoconservative Victoria Nuland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2fYcHLouXY
Not realizing its vulnerability, Russia was focused on the Sochi Olympics and suddenly found that Ukraine had undergone a US coup and was committing violence against the Russian populations in Ukraine. Previously in history Soviet leaders had assigned Russia provinces to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the USSR. These Russians faced with violence by the neo-Nazi government installed in Kiev by Washington demanded to be reunited with Russia from whence they had come.
Russia agreed to take back Crimea because of the Russian Black Sea Naval Base, but refused the other Russian areas, Donetsk and Luhansk. Hoping against all rationality to convince Europe that Russia was non-aggresive, Russia refused the Russian breakaway republics and left them to the mercy of the Kiev neo-Nazis that continue to attack them in violation of the agreements.
The Russian government’s tolerance for provocations and insults makes the Russian government look like a weakling to the American neoconservatives, who continue to demonize Russia and its president and to press for more sanctions and more bases on Russia’s borders. Prior to his meeting with Putin, Trump, according to the BBC, called “on Russia to stop ‘destabilising’ Ukraine and other countries, and ‘join the community of responsible nations.’” How is that for standing truth on its head?
The Russian desire for Western acceptance could end up compromising Russia’s sovereignty. Washington is figuring out how much sovereignty Russia will give up in exchange for being granted acceptance by the West.
The Russians are also endangered by their belief that Muslim terrorism is a world threat. It is a delusion for the Russian government to think they can reach an agreement with Washington to fight terrorism jointly. The Russians simply cannot accept that terrorism is Washington’s weapon directed against them.
The only reason Muslim terrorism exists is that Washington created it. Washington first used jihadism against the Soviet army in Afghanistan. Then against Gaddafi in Libya. Then when Obama’s plan to invade Syria on the trumped-up chemical weapons charge was blocked by the UK Parliament and Russia, Obama sent ISIS to overthrow Assad. General Flynn, who was the director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency stated this matter-of-factly on Al Jazeera. Flynn said it was a “willful decision” of the Obama administration to send ISIS to overthrow Assad. This is why Russia’s hopes of a common front against ISIS never made any sense.
Jihadism is Washington’s best weapon with which to destabilize Russia. Why would Washington help Russia to defeat this weapon?
There is so much fake news and disinformation spread in the Western media that it even affects the Russians, perhaps even the Chinese.
Even Western analysts who reject the official Syria story still buy into the lie that Assad is a dictator.
When Putin meets with Trump, Putin will have to assess whether Trump is a real president or just another front man for the powerful interest groups that run Washington’s empire.
If Putin concludes that Trump is merely a front man, then Putin has no alternative but to prepare for war.
The Canadian government’s research arm is weeks away from proposing a nation-wide trial that could involve giving prescription heroin to drug users, one way of fighting the country’s growing opioid crisis. London could be one of the sites where the treatment is tested.
By Kate Dubinski
July 07, 2017
The Canadian government’s research arm is weeks away from proposing a nation-wide trial that could involve giving prescription heroin to drug users, one way of fighting the country’s growing opioid crisis.
London could be one of the sites where the treatment is tested because of this city’s high injection drug-use rates.
That idea has the support of Chris Mackie, the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s medical officer of health, who met with Canada’s health minister Thursday.
“There is evidence that injectable heroin works, and that it works better than other opioid maintenance therapy, and it should be more widely prescribed than it is now,” Mackie told CBC News.
Health Minister Jane Philpott was in London Thursday and met with health officials and politicians about the city’s alarming drug problem.
She has previously said giving people with severe addictions prescriptions for heroin could save lives. A clinic in Vancouver is the only one in North America to prescribe heroin.
There are thought to be 6,000 injection drug users in London, as many as in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. That’s more than the number of injection drug users in Toronto and Montreal, Mackie said.
A recent survey of injection drug users in London found that almost 75 per cent inject drugs in public places and that 65 per cent do so daily.
“People are dying of overdose, people are dying of HIV and Hepatitis C. It’s tragic, it’s totally unnecessary, and we want to try to prevent that,” Mackie said.
He explained Philpott said London would be the perfect site for a planned national study of treatment and harm reduction for opioid users.
The study is being developed by the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse, and will include communities across the country, said Dr. Supriya Sharma, Health Canada’s chief medical advisor.
Details of what exactly the study will look at and which communities will participate are expected in the next few weeks, Sharma said.
“London, with the numbers in terms of substance use and misuse and overdoses, (the minister) was very much encouraging health researcher and institutes there to participate,” Sharma said.
“The idea of having a national program is about having more evidence.”
The study would be similar to, but not the same as, studies in Vancouver and Montreal which gave medical grade heroin or hydromorphone to drug users who had tried other treatments and failed.
Study participants used fewer street drugs and committed fewer crimes. Their lives became more stable because they weren’t using dirty needles or committing crimes to get a fix.
Funding for the national study would come from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), which is expected to receive the study proposal in the next few weeks. After CIHR gives it the go-ahead, the study would then have to be approved by Health Canada.
One of the things the national study could look at is community-specific treatment, prevention and harm reduction, Sharma said.
Philpott’s support of supervised injection sites and this nation-wide study has helped shape how Canadians — and Londoners — look at drug use and addiction, Mackie said.
“Would we benefit? Absolutely. If we have local evidence that this sort of thing works, or perhaps it doesn’t work for some reason in our community, that’s going to be really effective to shape practice,” he said.
“What we’ve seen is that people are really starting to understand why harm reduction is necessary. With the legalization of marijuana coming, people might be more open to this sort of approach.”
London is also continuing public consultations this fall about how many supervised injection sites the city might open, and where they would go.
The circus act that is the mainstream media these days has created total disillusionment among many in the United States. No longer can Americans trust their favorite news outlets to tell them the truth because of the widespread purveyance of fake news.
July 07, 2017
(Natural News) The circus act that is the mainstream media these days has created total disillusionment among many in the United States. No longer can Americans trust their favorite news outlets to tell them the truth because of the widespread purveyance of fake news. And many in the “alternative” media are now declaring that this must come to an end – and as quickly as possible – if there is to be any chance at preserving even a shred of journalistic credibility in today’s news climate.
Leading the charge to stamp out fake news once and for all is Project Veritas head James O’Keefe, who recently released undercover video footage depicting a CNN producer openly admitting that the Atlanta-based network publishes and airs fake news. Pretty much everything that CNN put forth as news over the past year concerning Russian interference in the 2016 election, for instance, was completely false – a fact that was essentially proven when three CNN employees suddenly decided to “quit” their jobs.
CNN and others have been endlessly repeating the now-debunked claim that President Trump was somehow involved with Russian efforts to turn American voters against Hillary Clinton. The failed Democratic presidential candidate has continually alleged that she lost not because people didn’t like her, and thus didn’t vote for her, but rather that Russian agents somehow mind-controlled enough people to vote for Donald Trump.
It’s a wild conspiracy theory that’s completely without merit, of course. It even sounds crazy without having any evidence whatsoever to the contrary. But the fact remains that there’s no evidence to support it, and yet CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and countless other news outlets picked up the story and ran with it, to their own demise.
“I think this is the year that we end fake news,” O’Keefe told Raheen Kassam, Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart London, during a recent airing of Breitbart News Saturday on Sirius X.M. radio.
Knowing what we already know about the fabrications that have surfaced concerning the Russia conspiracy theory, it’s clear that the mainstream media has utterly failed to perform due diligence in fact-checking what it publishes. But O’Keefe says there’s a whole lot more where that came from, and that his group plans to release even more damning information in the coming days.
“All these media companies will be exposed one by one,” he added about the intolerable prevalence of fake news.
Concerning President Trump’s willingness to take a public stand against this fake news, O’Keefe added the following about its impact:
“He is forcing the media to report on things that otherwise they would not report on. This is going to expose the propaganda apparatus for what it is, and that’s a great thing for the rest of civilization.”
The Times voluntarily retracted its own fake news story this past week after it was no longer possible to publicly defend it without becoming the laughingstock of the world. The paper reluctantly admitted in an article footnote that its claim of “17 intelligence agencies” that had supposedly confirmed Russian hacking of last year’s election – a completely made-up conspiracy theory concocted by none other than Hillary Clinton herself – was, indeed, false.
The Associated Press (AP) issued its own retraction as well, admitting that it had published fake news about the “17 intelligence agencies” on at least four separate occasions – including on April 6, June 2, June 26, and June 19. However, the AP still insinuated that the information it published about alleged Russian ties to election tampering may have been valid because the Director of National Intelligence “represents all U.S. intelligence agencies.”
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