The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a probe into the Tel Aviv regime’s settlement expansion in the occupied territories.
“Israel continues to systematically violate the rights of the Palestinian people and to give a green light and support for settlers to take over more Palestinian land and to terrorize the Palestinian population,” PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat said in a statement on Tuesday.
The PLO official further called on the international community not to remain silent on Israel’s expansionist policies.
The Palestinian chief negotiator further noted that while the Israeli regime advanced plans for the construction of more than 3,200 new settlement units in West Bank last month, it concurrently razed about 30 Palestinian homes.
The demolitions made 240 people homeless and more than half of those affected were children, he added.
“The time has come to move to the next stage and investigate” Israel’s settlement construction, “two years since the initial study of the files that Palestine transferred [to the ICC] regarding the colonial settlement regime, the military actions against Palestine, the aggression against Gaza and the issue of the prisoners,” Erekat pointed out.
He described The Hague-based court as the only place to bring Israeli war criminals to justice, noting that Israel’s illegal seizure and annexation of occupied Palestinian land obligates the immediate implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolution 2334.
The statement came on the same day that Israeli officials said they plan to build 3,000 new illegal settler units in the occupied West Bank.
The Security Council Resolution 2334 demands Israel to “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem” al-Quds.
It also states that the building of settlements by Israel has “no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law.
About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.
The Palestinian Authority wants the West Bank as part of a future independent Palestinians state, with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital.
Hey Bibi, this is why the world dislikes Israel. Because it believes it is above international law. Apparently, United Nations resolutions do not apply to Israel, as it is like the USA, an exceptional country.
Boycott everything Israeli until they rejoin the human race!
Check out this cool feature from Al Jazeera (Read to me):
Netanyahu’s government announces fourth batch of construction since Trump’s inauguration.
Israel has announced the construction of 3,000 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the fourth such announcement in the less than two weeks since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump.
“Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have decided to authorise the construction of 3,000 new housing units in Judea-Samaria,” the defence ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, using the term Israel uses for the West Bank, a Palestinian territory it has occupied since 1967.
Since the January 20 inauguration of Trump, Israel has approved the construction of 566 housing units in three settlement areas of occupied East Jerusalem and announced the building of 2,502 more in the West Bank.
On Thursday last week, Israeli officials gave final approval for 153 settler homes in East Jerusalem.
The plans had been frozen under pressure from the previous US administration of President Barack Obama, which had warned that settlements could derail hopes of a negotiated two-state solution.
Trump, however, has pledged strong support for Israel, and Netanyahu’s government has moved quickly to take advantage.
“We are building and we will continue building,” Netanyahu said last week, referring to settlement approvals.
The prime minister has said he sees the Trump presidency as offering “significant opportunities” after facing “huge pressures” from Obama on Iran and settlements.
The announcements have deeply concerned those seeking to salvage a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law. The international community views them as a major obstacle to peace as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state.
More than a half million Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, according to the Israeli rights group B’Tselem.
The order posted at the site on Tuesday gave the residents – some 40 families, including more than 200 children – 48 hours to leave their homes, according to media reports.
Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan, reporting from the Palestinian village of Taibeh which overlooks the Amona, said the settlement outpost “was built illegally on privately owned Palestinian land”.
“There are only about 40 houses there, so this is very small outpost … but it means a lot to the Jewish community. They say that if that settlement is evacuated and demolished, it sets a precedent for other settlements to also be removed.”
And while the announcement Tuesday that an additional 3,000 settler homes would be built in the occupied West Bank “is likely to alleviate some of the concerns of the settlers”, Khan said, the settlement movement in Israel feels it has been given a “green light” from the incoming Trump administration in the US and that “it shouldn’t be getting rid of any settlements”.
Israel’s top court had ruled in 2014 that Amona, built on land belonging to Palestinians from surrounding West Bank towns, must be vacated by February 8.
Although all settlements are considered illegal under international law, there are more than 100 outposts that were built without authorisation and are considered illegal by even the Israeli government.
In practice, Israel has confiscated Palestinian land since its military occupation of the West Bank – including Jerusalem – and the Gaza Strip started as a result of the 1967 Middle East war.
OK, this ruling settles the issue and now of course the USA and its minions, Britain and Sweden in this case, will stop the nonsense of prosecuting this heroic man and give him a medal. Hypocrites. Liars. Scumbags.
After nearly four years of being effectively trapped inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Julian Assange, the Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, may soon walk free thanks to a United Nations ruling announced today.
The United Nations has rejected UK attempts to overturn their ruling that Julian Assange’s ‘arbitrary detention’ is unlawful and deprives him of fundamental human rights.
Credit – Reuters
After nearly four years of being effectively trapped inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Julian Assange, the Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, may soon walk free thanks to a United Nations ruling announced today. The international body had previously decided in February that Assange was being “arbitrarily detained” by the UK and Swedish governments and that he was “entitled to his freedom of movement and to compensation.” Assange sought asylum at the embassy in June of 2012 as he was facing extradition to Sweden over rape allegations. Assange feared that, if extradited to Sweden, that he would then be extradited to the United States, which has been arming a case against him for years over espionage charges for his work at WikiLeaks. However, the rape allegations against Assange have been proven to be unfounded as both alleged victims have explicitly denied being raped by Assange and the case remains a “preliminary investigation” despite being over six years old.
Since being granted asylum in Ecuador in 2012, the UK government has spent an enormous amount of money paying for a constant police presence at the embassy’s entrance, in order to arrest Assange and extradite him were he to leave the building. The practice has cost the UK over £10 million. After the UN’s February decision declaring Assange’s situation unlawful and inhumane, the UK government offered a strongly-worded appeal arguing that Assange’s “human rights have been protected throughout the process and will continue to be protected if and when he is extradited to Sweden.” However, Assange has been unable to go outside or even to see the sun for over four years and has also been unable to see his children during this entire ordeal. Because he has received asylum, Assange is permitted by international law to travel to Ecuador per the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees, which was signed by both the UK and Sweden. However, both of these countries have ignored the treaty in favor of serving their geopolitical alliances with the United States, where the political establishment considers Assange a “terrorist.” Some US politicians and political strategists have even called for his execution due to his release of sensitive US documents via WikiLeaks.
Thankfully, the United Nations has stood by its previous decision and has rejected the UK appeal as “inadmissible.” This decision requires both the UK and Sweden to take immediate steps to end Assange’s “arbitrary detention.” This is the second time the UN has rejected a UK appeal since its initial decision was reached. The UN firmly stated that today’s decision marks the official end of the UK government’s attempts to overturn the ruling. Assange said in a statement that “now that all appeals are exhausted, I expect that the UK and Sweden will comply with their international obligations and set me free.” Assange went on to call his detention “an obvious and grotesque injustice.” Even though the UN has ordered the UK to set Assange free, it is possible that the UK will refuse to abide by the UN’s decision despite the fact that it would set a dangerous precedent and put the UK in difficult territory internationally. However, the US’ influence on the UK is incredibly strong and if the US political elite want Assange badly enough, which they likely do after WikiLeak’s election season leaks, they may strong-arm the UK into working against its own best interest. It wouldn’t be the first time.
The International Criminal Court has been used by real criminals to remove uncooperative leaders around the globe. Russia is leaving the fold. More African countries are leaving, too.
The Old World Order continues to crumble…
Russia Pulls Out From International Criminal Court
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order on Russia’s refusal to take part in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, according to a document published on the Russian government’s official portal for legal information.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Putin instructed Russia’s Foreign Ministry to send a relevant notification to the UN secretary-general. The Rome Statute, which took effect in 2002, is the basis for the International Criminal Court’s activity. Russia signed the international treaty in 2000 but has not ratified it so far. “The International Criminal Court has not justified hopes placed on it and did not become a genuinely independent and authoritative body,” the document stated.
NAIROBI — Gambia has announced that it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court, the third African country to declare its departure in just two weeks.
Explaining the country’s decision, Information Minister Sheriff Bojang said on state television late Tuesday that the global judicial body was really “an International Caucasian Court for the persecution and humiliation of people of color, especially Africans.”
Last week, Burundi announced its intention to leave the court, and on Friday South Africa did the same. There are worries that this could be the beginning of an African exodus from the court, a dwindling membership on a continent with a long list of conflicts and human rights abuses.
Experts believe Kenya, Namibia and Uganda could be among the next countries to leave the court.
Why is South Africa pulling out of the International Criminal Court?
By Ellen Powell, Staff October 21, 2016
South Africa announced on Friday that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court. This makes it the second country this week to pull out, after Burundi filed to leave on Tuesday.
South Africa argues that a commitment to the peaceful resolution of conflict through dialogue involves hosting foreign leaders on its soil – including, at times, ones who have run afoul of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC binds member countries to turn in visitors wanted for alleged crimes, however.
The departures may be a sign that some African nations have lost faith in the ICC. The Court has faced repeated criticism for allegedly pursuing its own agenda with court cases, which some Africans believe disproportionately target the continent.
All but one of the ICC’s 10 investigations have been based in Africa. All five of the Court’s substantive verdicts have been against African suspects. Though cases against non-African countries, including Britain, are undergoing preliminary examinations, the trend has led to calls for an African regional court.
The push to leave the ICC began when the Court indicted Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta in 2007, charging him with crimes against humanity after more than 1,000 people died in post-election violence. The case ultimately failed because of lobbying, bribery, and allegations that witnesses had been intimidated. But it frustrated African countries, which largely saw the charges against Kenyatta – a sitting president – as a form of international intervention in the affairs of a sovereign country.
This existence of this grossly lopsided world criminal court was ratified by Russia and 120 others, but not the United States and Israel.
The International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague in the Netherlands. The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The ICC is intended to complement existing national judicial systems and it may therefore only exercise its jurisdiction when certain conditions are met, such as when national courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute criminals or when the United Nations Security Council or individual states refer investigations to the Court. The ICC began functioning on 1 July 2002, the date that the Rome Statute entered into force.
On 17 July 1998, the Rome Statute was adopted by a vote of 120 to 7, with 21 countries abstaining. Because the way each delegation voted was officially unrecorded, there is some dispute over the identity of the seven countries that voted against the treaty. It is certain that the People’s Republic of China, Israel, and the United States were three of the seven because they have publicly confirmed their negative votes; India, Indonesia, Iraq, Libya, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Yemen have been identified by various observers and commentators as possible sources for the other four negative votes, with Iraq, Libya, Qatar, and Yemen being the four most commonly identified.
On 11 April 2002, ten countries ratified the statute at the same time at a special ceremony held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, bringing the total number of signatories to sixty, which was the minimum number required to bring the statute into force, as defined in Article 126. The treaty entered into force on 1 July 2002; the ICC can only prosecute crimes committed on or after that date. The statute was modified in 2010 after the Review Conference in Kampala, Uganda, but the amendments to the statute that were adopted at that time are not effective yet.
The Rome Statute is the result of multiple attempts for the creation of a supranational and international tribunal.
The ICC is a major component of the planned New World Order administered by a One World Government controlled by the Vatican.
The monopoly of Africans in the List of Indictees and Convicted [here], and the absence of any case filed against the perpetrators of the “war of terror” strongly indicate that this is not a court of justice at all.
So, that, the only recourse is to create our own independent Tribunal…
Lawsuit Against Bush and Blair for War Crimes? International Lawyers Seek Justice for Iraqis
International lawyers and activists converged at a conference titled The Iraq Commission, in Brussels, Belgium, April 16 and 17, with the primary aim of bringing to justice government officials who are guilty of war crimes in Iraq.
“Within a few days of this, a lawless atmosphere developed within my unit,” Ross Caputi, a former marine who took part in the brutal November 2004 siege of Fallujah told the Iraq Commission. “There was a lot of looting going on. I saw people searching the pockets of the dead resistance fighters for money. Some people were mutilating corpses.”
The conference represents the most powerful and most current organized attempt in the world to bring justice to those responsible for the catastrophe in Iraq, and included powerful international lawyers like International Court of Justice lawyer Curtis Doebbler and Louie Roberto Zamora Bolanos, a lawyer from Costa Rica who successfully sued the government of his country for supporting the war in Iraq.
Their goal for the conference was to begin taking concrete steps toward international lawsuits that will bring former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and former US President George W. Bush, along with those responsible in their administrations, to justice for the myriad war crimes committed in Iraq.
… While the United States is not a member of the International Criminal Court, former president George W. Bush, along with several members of his cabinet including Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice, to name but a few, are guilty of war crimes for their roles in creating the conditions for the invasion and occupation of Iraq, according to lawyers at the conference.
“Lest current events cloud principles, and in order to restore focus on the rules of international rules, such as state responsibility, human rights, war crimes, crimes against humanity, there will be no justice for the victims of this crime against peace,” Al-Mukhtar stated, in concluding his opening remarks. “We will discuss practical approaches to ensure accountability and put an end to impunity.”
Tun Mahatir Muhammad, the fourth prime minister of Malaysia (and also the longest-serving prime minister of the country), backs the Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalize War, which aims to make all acts of war illegal. Mahatir provided the conference a video message for the occasion.
“We must criminalize war because we consider the killing of one person by another as murder, and we are even prepared to punish him by taking his life,” Mohammed said. “But if you kill a million people in war, it is glorified, and the killers are given medals and statues and honored. There is a contradiction here, and it is time that killing be made a crime, whether it be in peace or in war. And if it is a crime, whoever starts an aggressive war should be considered a criminal and tried in a court of law. That is why our tribunal has tried Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair and found them both guilty as war criminals.”
… “This ‘war without borders’ is being carried out at the crossroads of the most serious economic crisis in world history, which has been conducive to the impoverishment of large sectors of the world population,” he said. “The Pentagon’s global military design is one of world conquest. The killing of civilians is part of that agenda. The US agenda in the Middle East is to change countries into territories, this is the basis of destabilizing country after country across the world, and instituting PAX Americana.”
Chossudovsky believes that US worldwide militarization is part of a global economic agenda, and the invasion of Iraq was but one component of this agenda.
… the importance of the commission and of the work activists and lawyers have ahead of them, as they strive to bring justice to George W. Bush, Tony Blair and all other members of their cabinets who are responsible for the violations of international law that have occurred, and continue to occur, in Iraq.
“There has been a rollback of international law,” Nijar explained. “And this is why the role of the people’s tribunal now takes on an important role. Because the people alone are the motivating force in making world history.”
In short, it is a modern day Jesuit Inquisition aimed at eliminating all enemies of the Holy Crown.
Can we expect a Donald Trump to rise to the occasion and bring justice to the people of Iraq, and for all those Americans who died during and after WTC 911, by going against his own party by ordering the arrest and prosecution of the Bushes, et.al.?
Will he follow other world leaders who are already moving away from the Pyramid of Satanists into Knights of the Roundtable, in order to create a multipolar world?
Seriously Mr. Dion, do you expect us to believe this nonsense about the Saudis not being involved with the continuing genocide of the Yemeni people? Your specious words are shameful for us Canadians who know this is a fact. Have you been reading the mind control-propaganda books of the CIA?
A man who lost his relatives in a Saudi-led airstrike cries in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Sept. 21, 2015. Canada has sold Saudi Arabia billions of dollars’ worth of light-armoured vehicles and has had little to say about its customer’s attacks in Yemen, which the UN says have killed and wounded hundreds of children. (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)
For the record, Stéphane Dion’s office says he has so far been unable to find any evidence that the Saudi military is using lethal Canadian weapons platforms to slaughter civilians.
Hence, billions of dollars’ worth of weaponized armoured vehicles manufactured in Ontario are flowing as planned to the Saudis, despite Dion’s stern warning in April that:
“Should I become aware of credible information of violations related to this equipment, I will suspend or revoke the permits” that he had just signed.
“We are watching this closely,” he said, “and will continue to do so.”
The office of Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says he’s so far been unable to find any evidence the Saudi military has used Canadian-made weapons to target civilians in Yemen. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)
Asked this week how Dion’s monitoring has been carried out, his press secretary, Chantal Gagnon, replied: “Several ways. On the ground, you know, we have people. An embassy in Saudi Arabia.”
Well, there’s that, then.
Call the UN
But perhaps Dion should put in a call to the United Nations, where Canada is lobbying so strenuously to become a more influential player.
If he did, he would find there’s evidence to suggest the Saudis are carrying out war crimes in neighbouring Yemen, never mind using their security forces to crush internal dissent.
Smoke rises from the community hall where Saudi-led warplanes struck a funeral in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, on Oct. 9. (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)
Such is the extent of the Saudis’ ferocity that even its keenest sponsor, the United States, is worrying about being complicit in war crimes.
This past summer, the UN’s human rights office reported that the Saudi-led coalition attacks, ostensibly against Houthi rebels in Yemen, have killed at least 3,800 Yemeni civilians.
A UN annual report on children and armed conflict said the coalition was responsible for 60 per cent of child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year, killing 510 and wounding 667. Attacks on schools and hospitals accounted for most of that.
A girl lies on a hospital bed in Saada after she survived a Saudi-led airstrike last week, which medical sources said killed six of her family members. (Naif Rahma/Reuters)
The UN in fact blacklisted the Saudi-led coalition as a result, which includes United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal and Sudan, at least until the Saudis used crude defunding threats to cow Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
At about the same time, we now learn from Reuters, the Obama administration was warned by its own State Department officials that its support for the Saudi campaign — aerial refuelling of Saudi bombers, provision of armaments, military advisers — could make it a “co-belligerent,” a finding that would oblige Washington under international law to determine whether it is liable for war crimes.
According to Reuters, U.S. government lawyers decided not to take a conclusive view on that nasty question, and, despite significant bipartisan efforts in Congress to block it, the latest U.S. sale of $1.2 billion in weaponry to Riyadh has gone ahead.
The Obama administration was reportedly warned by State Department officials that its support for the Saudi military campaign against Yemen could make it a ‘co-belligerent,’ a finding that would oblige Washington under international law to determine whether it is liable for war crimes. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
But it is at least clear that U.S. legislators on both sides of the aisle are increasingly uncomfortable being allied to a fundamentalist, totalitarian regime that tramples human rights, sponsors jihadist preaching and wages war with little or no regard for civilian life.
As many readers know, we are living in an era of blatant evil, disregard for humanity, illegal wars, manufactured terrorism, broad corruption without consequences and outright tyranny as the global network of criminals pushing for their new world order continue to do whatever it takes to reach their stated goals. In the midst of this ongoing process truth seekers find themselves (ourselves) in an intense information war against these ruling elite. This information war strikes at the very heart of what the ruling elite do. In other words, humanity is in the state that it is in because of the information war carefully plotted and waged against humanity by the ruling elite using their information war mechanisms (CIA, US military Intelligence, Special Forces, NGOs, transnational corporations, non-profit organizations, etc). These information war mechanisms and entities, however, are systematically being exposed and stripped completely of their privacy as humanity awakens to their schemes and deceptions designed to enslave, oppress and kill off a sizable segment of humanity for their financial and personal gain.
On the heels of the revelation that the Pentagon paid a UK PR firm to produce fake terrorism videos for the purposes of manufacturing civil unrest and conflict (like we didn’t know that already) in Iraq, it’s nice to see that more and more of the ruling elite’s plans are now being widely revealed for the world to see who the bad guys are and how they operate.
In an information war which guarantees to be a roller-coaster of emotions for truth seekers involving both moments of hopefulness and helplessness it is now revealed that the environmental terrorist organization known as Monsanto will officially be the target of what amounts to a crimes against humanity (and the planet) tribunal in Hague Netherlands officially beginning on Friday October 14, 2016.
This tribunal will consist of five international judges listening to the testimonies of thirty witnesses and experts from around the world as they tell their stories profiling the nature of Monsanto’s environmental terrorism on humanity and the planet. A website dedicated to this tribunal (monsantotribunal.org) details some of the background and specifics surrounding the goals of this upcoming tribunal:
The aim of the Tribunal is to give a legal opinion on the environmental and health damage caused by the multinational Monsanto. This will add to the international debate to include the crime of Ecocide into international criminal law. It will also give people all over the world a well documented legal file to be used in lawsuits against Monsanto and similar chemical companies.Critics of Monsanto claim that the company has been able to ignore the human and environmental damage caused by its products and pursue it devastating activities through a systematic concealment strategy through lobbying regulators and government authorities, lying, corruption, commissioning bogus scientific studies, putting pressure on independent scientists, and manipulating the press.
Our endeavor is based on the observation that only through civic action will we be able to achieve compensation for victims of the American multinational. The procedures are a veritable obstacle course for the victims. They are reluctant to invest time and money in litigation, especially since there is no reason to believe in a positive outcome. Frequently, when a company like Monsanto is the defendant, the company settles out of court, whereby circumventing the establishment of a negative legal precedent.
General purpose of the Tribunal:
To get a ruling- even symbolic – against Monsanto by a bench of real judges, after veritable proceedings in an international court, and contribute to the establishment of international mechanisms to bring justice to victims of multinationals.
Assess the case against Monsanto and the damages caused pursuant to international law;
Assess Monsanto’s actions in relation to the crime of ecocide. Citizens’ movements have made an appeal for international criminal law to recognize this as a crime;
Consider a possible amendment of the Rome Statute establishing the International
Criminal Court to include the crime of ecocide, making it possible to try natural and legal persons for this crime.
As you can see, this tribunal is only looking to set the groundwork for a system that needs to be in place for not only halting all of Monsanto’s global genocidal activities but for eventually holding the criminals that run Monsanto and the conspirators who invest in this terrorist entity accountable for their direct and indirect crimes against humanity.
Interestingly this tribunal holds Monsanto to the standards of the UN’s Agenda 21/Agenda 2030 which calls for things like “sustainable environment,” the right to eat healthy food, the right to the enjoyment of the highest standard of health, and even the violation of the freedom of scientific research. Above and beyond all of this, the very serious question of Monsanto’s outright war crimes against humanity will be posed.
Ironically these questions will ultimately be posed to the UN, the same system that labels the natural and necessary nutrient known as CO2 a “pollutant,” so it will be interesting to say the least to see what if anything comes of this on the part of the United Nations.
That the UN labels CO2, arguably the most necessary compound in the planet (O2 notwithstanding) as a “pollutant” but needs to be prodded and pushed to recognize Monsanto’s obvious callous crimes against humanity and nature is alarming in and of itself. While CO2 is the source of all plant life on Earth and thus central to life as we know it, Monsanto has poisoned the planet with their GMO seeds and glyphosate-laced Roundup (admitted to be toxic by the CDC) which has caused irreversible damage to the planet and humanity. The spectrum of genetic and biochemical damage caused by Monsanto’s poisons range from the unnecessary murder of tiny insects needed for the ecologic balance of nature to the destruction and killing of plants around the world, to the poisoning of animals and humans as rates of birth defects, cancer, endocrine disruption and much more have all risen, many which have been associated with Monsanto-like poisons.
You may be wondering, how did we get here? As the tribunal summary indicates, by greed and corruption. Monsanto has employed the same model as the vaccine industry; make profits, pay hush money to those that are injured or killed by your product, and wage an information war of propaganda against your enemies even as the scientific community admits there is no proof that GMOs are safe and scientific evidence proves that GMOs are directly associated with the development of tumors in rats (Seralini study) when given for a duration of time comparable to the lifespan of that creature (unlike the Monsanto’s deceptive “6 month” studies with rats).
In the worst-case scenario I believe this will at least serve as a formal record for the future of humanity to see the criminal actions of Monsanto, and hopefully it will be a stepping stone toward justice and accountability even if it borrows the new world order’s language of “sustainability” and “prosperity.” If Monsanto is not held criminally responsible for their crimes against humanity this will also tell you all you need to know about the true nature of the pseudo “global authority” known as the United Nations, which to this day has no credibility when it comes to true justice and human rights worldwide. Failure to take decisive action against Monsanto’s atrocities against humanity and the planet will offer an opportunity to once again prove the fraudulent front that the UN represents in the first place. Let’s not forget the UN is also the useless “official” government body of the new world order conveniently created by the ruling elite themselves after world war 2. Thus getting one’s hopes up too high about this upcoming tribunal without acknowledging the true nature and commitment of the UN is naive.
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Canada’s legalization of pot will violate three international treaties. There is an easy way and a hard way to address that problem (Jim Young/Reuters)
As Canada moves forward with its plan to legalize marijuana, government officials have at least one international conundrum to sort out: what to do about the global treaties Canada has signed that prohibit making pot legal?
A senior government official said there are essentially two options available.
On the one hand, Canada could take a “principled stand” in favour of the international legalization of pot.
The other, quieter approach, would be to withdraw from the treaties and attempt to re-enter with a special exemption for legalized marijuana.
It’s the second option, causing the “least international turbulence,” that the federal government favours, said the source.
But at least one Canadian researcher believes that would be a missed opportunity for Canada.
Steven Hoffman, a professor at the University of Ottawa, is co-author of a paper that identified three treaties Canada’s new pot policy is expected to violate:
1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances.
1988 Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.
Hoffman said there is precedent for the quieter option.
In Bolivia, there is a traditional practice of chewing coca leaf, the raw ingredient for cocaine, which the 1961 convention considers a narcotic. In 2012, Bolivia withdrew from the UN treaty. The next year, other member states allowed Bolivia to re-accede with a reservation for chewing coca.
Is Hoffman surprised Canada would consider a similar approach?
“No. The quieter approach is probably the easier approach,” he said in an interview with CBC News.