News-in-Transition

2 July 2015

cesar acaté matsés shaman - Deep in the farthest reaches of the Amazon rainforest, the last remaining elder shamans of the Matsés tribe came together from distant villages in a quest to save their ancestral knowledge from the edge of extinction. This meeting concluded over two years work and culminated in the first encyclopedia of indigenous knowledge written by Amazonian tribal shamans ever produced.

The health of Amazonian peoples has always depended on the wisdom of their elders. Passed down through the centuries, the knowledge of medicinal plants and techniques of treatment that have been accumulated are a product of their deep spiritual and physical ties to the natural world. The Matsés live in one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world and have mastered knowledge of its healing properties. 

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1 July 2015

US megastar and social justice philanthropist Oprah Winfrey wore diamond earrings made by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev on the cover of the May 2015 edition of O, the Oprah Magazine.

Please join the call for Ms. Winfrey to support the human rights of Angolans and Palestinians.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

 - Fair Play For Palestine: 6 September 2015 - March in Cardiff from the City Hall to the Cardiff City Stadium. Join the march and rally against Israel playing in the UEFA Championship.

 - Khader Adnan, Palestinian political prisoner and long-term hunger striker, has achieved victory for the second time via hunger strike; on the early morning of 29 June, after 55 days of hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial, Adnan’s wife Randa announced that an agreement has been reached with his Israeli captors to release him on 12 July.

- Tell the new UK government: impose immediate sanctions on Israel: We’re making the final push on our petition demanding immediate sanctions on Israel. The petition will be delivered to government next month, and publicised widely. Tariq Ali, Ken Loach, Brian Eno, Maxine Peake and Ahdaf Soueif are among the 16,000 who’ve already signed. Join them and help push the figure past 20,000.

- Please take action wherever you are, and support some of the many ongoing campaigns and actions taking place around the world to lift the siege of Gaza, bring the war criminals to justice, and to Free Palestine. Global actions in support of Palestine continue to be organized in cities around the world, and are updated weekly in our calendar.

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29 June 2015

 - At 02:06AM today (Gaza time) the “Marianne” contacted Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) and informed us that three boats of the Israeli navy had surrounded her in international waters, while sailing approximately 100NM from Gaza coast. After that we lost contact with the “Marianne” and at 05:11AM (Gaza time) the IDF announced that they had “visited and searched” Marianne. They had captured the boat and detained all on board “in international waters” as they admitted themselves. The only positive content in the IDF announcement was that they still recognize that there is a naval blockade of Gaza, despite Netanyahu’s government recent denial that one exists.

We have no reason to believe that Marianne’s capture was “uneventful”, because the last time the IDF said something like that, in 2012, the people on board the “Estelle” were badly tasered and beaten with clubs. Back in 2010, ten passengers of Mavi Marmara were murdered by the IDF during a similar operation in international waters.

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29 June 2015

 - 6/29 ~ Venus (relationships) ~trine~ Uranus (unique):This energy is likely to bring a little excitement into your life, one way or another. This is a good time to do something different; shake up your routine...

7/1 ~ Venus (values) ~conjunct~ Jupiter (truth): This is an extremely powerful energy that makes you very mentally "present" to the fact that both your values and your truth are shifting...

7/1 ~ Sun (authenticity) ~trine~ Neptune (intuition):This energy triggers your idealistic side and provokes a desire to understand things on a deeper, more spiritual level. Try to use this energy to reflect on where you are and where you want to be, mentally, spiritually and physically...

7/2 ~ Mercury (acumen) ~sextile~ Uranus (the Awakener):This energy says, it's time to go with the flow - "new and different" being the flow. It wants to shake it up a bit - in a good way...

7/3 ~ Mercury (your voice) ~sextile~ Jupiter (expansion):This energy can make you focus on the larger issues in your life. Your dreams are tapping you on the shoulder, demanding some attention...

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28 June 2015

 - A former Canadian First Nations chief, Robert Lovelace, is on board the Freedom Flotilla due to arrive in two days' time in Gaza, in protest against the worldwide scourge of colonialism. He was also part of the 2011 attempt to break the siege of Gaza.

Robert Lovelace is a retired professor and a former chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. He spent 103 days in prison for defying a court injunction and continuing to protest against uranium mining on disputed land.

Lovelace is still haunted by the Palestinian refugees in the grainy newsreels he saw as a boy, which conjured up images from Canadian history's darkest chapters - indigenous people being driven from their land and onto reserves.

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27 June 2015

 - Despite the sabre-rattling and economic, military and police crackdowns, most think the world will just keep trundling on with little adjustments here and there, but all will be fine. Their faith and reliance on authority refuses to be shaken. The consequences of such thinking may require individual action and that option was engineered to be discarded in most cases since birth.

If anyone isn’t aware of the grand plan to institute global governance they are seriously hindered from connecting the dots of this worldwide meltdown. Once you understand the plan, everything from the Agenda 21 driven land grabs, gun control false flags, and the plethora of other One World driven programs, to the deliberate evisceration of the world’s food and water supply while toxifying anything that brings life to the planet and its inhabitants come into focus.

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26 June 2015

 - Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Israel dropped by almost 50% last year in comparison to the year before as the country continues to feel the effects of last summer's Gaza conflict, a new UN report has revealed.

The report, published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), shows that only €5.7bn was invested into the country in 2014 in comparison with €10.5bn in 2013, a decrease of €4.8bn, or 46%. Israel's FDI in other countries also decreased by 15%, from €4.2bn in 2013 to €3.5bn last year.

Dr Ronny Manos, one of the report's authors, said that the decline was primarily caused by the fallout from the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Operation Protective Edge and international boycotts against the country for alleged violations of international law.

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25 June 2015

 - Some multimillionaires buy boats and use them for leisurely cruises from one paradisiacal port to the next. Multimillionaires Christopher and Regina Catrambone bought a boat and are using it to save desperate migrants from drowning at sea instead.

As founders of Migrant Offshore Aid Station, the Catrambones have gotten creative with their resources, setting a repurposed fishing vessel outfitted with drones and other high-tech gear sailing around the Mediterranean to seek out and rescue African and Middle Eastern migrants trying to get to Europe in overcrowded and dangerous boats.

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25 June 2015

 -In order to understand what is really going on around the globe in terms of the collapsing economy, we must set aside false mainstream versions of reality. When it comes to the EU and its current fiscal turmoil, it is very important to, in some respects, ignore Greece entirely. That’s right; forget about all the supposed drama surrounding Greek debt obligations. Will they find a way to pay creditors? Will they default? Will they make a deal with Russia and the BRICS? Will there be last-minute concessions to save the system? It doesn’t matter. It’s all a soap opera, an elaborate Kabuki theater run by international financiers and globalists.

It is most important to remember the fundamentals. Greece will default on its debts. Period. There is no way around it. Maybe Greece makes a deal today, maybe it makes a deal tomorrow; but eventually, the country’s ability to stretch out its resources in order to meet its exponential liabilities will end. It is inevitable, and no last-minute “deal” is going to change the math at the core of it all.

Why are so many economists so worried about a little country like Greece?

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24 June 2015

 - The hideous experiments to be conducted upon baby monkeys at the University of Wisconsin at Madison are to start this month and have, as of yet, not been cancelled despite public outcry on a national and international level. 

To be conducted by the sociopath psychiatrist Dr. Ned Kalin, these tortures (dubbed “maternal deprivation”) involve yanking innocent baby monkeys from their mothers, purposeful infliction of fear and pain upon them for months on end, ending in their murder and subsequent dissection of their brains.  

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24 June 2015

 - This is it, folks. Last call. Gonna step up or not? This is the final fight, perhaps the last for humanity. What are you going to do? Observe, wait, watch, criticize or just ignore it all? That’s what most people have been doing – why break the streak? That’s what humanity appears to love to do.

The amount of people cratered in their own selfish cyclical lives is repugnant. The lack of response to our clearly contrived and very dangerous condition is anathema to me. It’s not that I do not understand it, it is simply unacceptable.

How can human beings watch while their world is caving in on them by clearly ill intentioned forces? Do we really think there’s nothing we can do? -

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23 June 2015

 - Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes.

Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who invented the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, says patients would have perfect vision and that driving glasses, progressive lenses and contact lenses would become a dim memory as the eye-care industry is transformed.

Perfect eyesight would result "no matter how crummy your eyes are," Webb says, adding the Bionic Lens would be an option for someone who depends on corrective lenses and is over about age 25, when the eye structures are fully developed.

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