News-in-Transition

30 March 2015

 - The efforts and actions of dedicated individuals and organizations opposing the annual killing of the harp seals have a history of about 50 years. Although strategies have been discussed, argued over, and altered over the years by the different groups and individuals involved in the opposition, much of the original strategy remains the same; and it is no secret.

As Brian Davies, founder of IFAW once wrote in his book Red Ice, "My fight to Save the Seals," the idea for an effective opposition campaign is to "attack on 3 fronts.

Firstly, I would set out to create in Canada a public attitude hostile to the hunt. At the same time Europeans, who formed the main market, must be persuaded not to buy anything made from harp seal pelts. And foreigners must be encouraged to deluge the Canadian government with protest letters."

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30 March 2015

 - 3/30 ~ Venus (relationships) ~trine~ Pluto (transformation): This energy tends to "intensify" relationships and/or emotions. You may feel extremely drawn to someone, emotionally as well as physically...

4/2 ~ Mercury (your voice) ~trine~ Saturn (reality): This energy is good for deep thinking. You are sharp and your standards are high because you are in 'strategy mode'...

4/2 ~ Sun (core-Self) ~trine~ Jupiter (expansion): You should take advantage of this good energy to connect to something useful - get something solid accomplished this week after the emotional roller coaster...

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30 March 2015

 - Around 2 200 Palestinian children, including more than 500 from Gaza, attended a football training session given by Spanish giants Real Madrid in the West Bank over three days last week, as part of a charitable project organised through the UN.

The Real Madrid Foundation sent professional coaches to the Palestinian territories for three days of training with children at schools run by the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA.

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30 March 2015

 - It's time to pull out all the stops to prevent the Canadian government from allowing the slaughter of nearly 470,000 seals as part of the biggest marine animal hunt on the planet.

Canada's annual 'commercial seal hunt', which mainly takes place during March and April, sees thousands of young seals clubbed to death for their furs.

The annual quota for the seal hunt has gone up in recent years, despite the market for seal pelts collapsing following an near world-wide ban on the furs.

Last month, Canada's Fisheries Minister Gail Shea set the seal hunt quota to 400,000 harp seals, 60,000 grey seals and 8,200 hooded seals  - a total of more than 468,000 animals.

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29 March 2015

 - In swift but careful movements, Ahmed al-Sawaferi, 25, moves around his tiny apartment. The same hand that places a teapot on the fire then maneuvers his wheelchair as he gets his things ready for the day ahead.

It’s time to say goodbye to his children: Jana, 4 and Motasem 10 months - before he leaves for Safad School in Zaytoun, one of the areas next to Shejaiya, east of Gaza City, a neighbourhood hard hit in last summer’s attack by Israel. He drives to the school determined to be as independent as possible and ensure that his own will should decide his future and not his disability. 

As he makes his way around his neighbourhood, he cannot help but remember how drastically his life changed in a split second last year. One minute he was heading home to study for an exam and the next an Israeli missile struck and both his legs and one of his arms were torn from his body, rendering him wheelchair bound.

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28 March 2015

 - Starting in June, the University of Wisconsin at Madison is to begin torturous and unfathomable experiments on baby monkeys bred for such evil purposes. These innocent and helpless beings will be put through torture and purposeful induction of fear only to be murdered after one year of enduring this hell so that their brains can be dissected and the results upon their physiology quantified. The purposes of such hideous experiments are not known other than the morally bankrupt excuse of researching “anxiety and depression” (as if there weren’t enough humans around to observe for such knowledge). But even if there were a benefit to science that could be gained, it would still not justify such crimes being committed against any kind of baby or being. Undoubtedly, there is no real benefit to these experiments save the sociopathic gain of earning grant money for such practices or of learning better torture methods that could be applied against other primates (i.e. humans) for military purposes.

Suggested contact information for this action is below. Please sign the petition to stop these crimes.

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28 March 2015

 - A new sanctions campaign against Israel has been launched in UK after Netanyahu's re-election, which pro-Palestine activists in the UK warn will destroy any hopes for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, given his election campaign commitments.

  - UK artists call for immediate sanctions on Israel: The actors Maxine Peake and Miriam Margolyes, rock musician Brian Eno, and film director Ken Loach, are among those who have joined Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s call for immediate sanctions to be imposed on Israel.

 - Southampton University update: Those seeking to cancel Southampton's conference on Israel and international law have been getting increasingly desperate. Seddons law practice was forced to distance themselves from partner Mark Lewis, after the latter told the Telegraph that he would look less favourably at CVs of Southampton law graduates.

 - Birzeit University student Lina Khattab has been denied release upon serving two-thirds of her 6-month sentence in Ofer Military Court on 16 March. Lina Khattab received a 6 month prison sentence on 16 February 2015, in addition to a fine of 6,000 NIS and a 6 month sentence for the 6 years. The military court decision also stated that if Lina participates in any similar offenses for the next 3 years, she will be required to pay a 3,000 NIS fine.

 - 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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28 March 2015

 - The perils of ingesting food that has any contact with a Monsanto-produced product are in the news on nearly a weekly basis.

As Dr. Jeff Ritterman has documented, Monstanto's herbicide, Roundup, has been linked to a fatal kidney disease epidemic, and has also been repeatedly linked to cancer.

Recently, a senior research scientist at MIT predicted that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup, will cause half of all children to have autism by 2025.

Farmers in El Salvador are acutely aware of the importance of producing their own seeds, and avoiding those from the bioengineering giant. The farmers, who have already been consistently outperforming Monsanto with their seed, as the local seed is far healthier and more productive, have just managed to bring about a giant defeat of Monsanto by preventing it from supplying El Salvador with its seeds. Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture released a new round of contracts to provide seed to subsistence farmers across the country.

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28 March 2015

 - There’s nothing natural about the recent climate disasters in Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Seven years’ worth of rain just fell in Chile in 12 hours, while several feet of hail was dumped on areas of northern Ecuador and southern Colombia, both on or very near the equator.

Tell me that’s by natural causes.

We know the hydrological cycle has been completely disrupted via massive aerosol spraying and its manipulation by a worldwide array of HAARP type technologies.

As Dane Wigington pointed out: "More alarming articles and studies are surfacing each day which confirm the rapidly changing state of Earth’s life support systems and climate. Humanity has decimated the planet in countless ways and the repurcussions are becoming catastrophic…"

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27 March 2015

“The olive trees! What did the olive trees do? This olive tree that prays to God, what did it do?”

- Bassem Abu-Rahma in 5 Broken Cameras (2011)

27 March 2015

 - Is it possible that the global power structure is desperate enough and insane enough to attempt  to slow or shutdown the thermohaline circulation? Could this be an effort to slow the rapid warming of our planet by attempting to reduce the catastrophic thawing of methane on the seabed of the Arctic (which is a risk to all life on Earth) by cutting off the flow of warm ocean currents to that region?

It is impossible to know the answer to this question, but if a shutdown of the thermohaline occurs (whatever the cause or causes), it will come with yet more dire consequences to the climate. If the thermohaline does drastically slow or collapse, it will only make an already bad climate scenario far worse still.

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26 March 2015

 - Ultimately those who awaken invariably come up against a very big question; why would the so-called “elite” self-appointed rulers of this planet bring the house down around their own ears? Don’t they get irradiated, chemtrailed and ultimately modified like the rest of us? Aren’t their children in peril just like ours?

Underground bunkers or not, the rapid deterioration of our environment is leading toward a dead planet if their machinations aren’t halted some time very soon.

What these manipulators are up to is not life giving, it is death dealing. For humanity and all of nature. Why would anyone/anything do such a thing? To answer that, people first need to realize that that’s what they’re doing.

Deliberately trashing our planet.

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