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Thoughts on Independence Day Weekend

July 4th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

As Americans festively celebrate Independence Day weekend, their leaders are busy conducting business as usual.

Attempting to topple popularly elected Ecuadorean and Venezuelan governance takes precedence over barbecues, outings and other celebratory activities.

So does waging genocidal direct and proxy wars as well as covert mischief worldwide - against Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Donbass freedom fighters, Libyans wanting to live free, Somalis, partnered with Israel against Palestine and elsewhere - besides at home against Blacks, Latino immigrants, Muslims, environmental and animal rights activists, as well as political dissidents and people believing popular rights matter more than monied ones willing to risk harsh recrimination for refusing to accept less than equity and justice in a nation systematically denying both to most of its people while high-mindedly claiming otherwise.

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Britain, The Empire of Evil, Pushes Genocide and World War

July 4th, 2015

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June 24 (EIRNS)-As Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrived Wednesday in Germany for a three-day visit, the truly Satanic nature of the British Empire was on full display. Prince Philip's top aide, Martin Palmer, is the principal organizer of a French government-sponsored Paris conference in July, peddling the same genocidal program of "Earth stewardship" that would-be mass murderer John Schellnhuber inserted into the recent Papal Encyclical on Climate Change. The Paris conference is part of the propaganda assault, leading to the next Copenhagen conference at the end of the year, also in Paris.The Worldwatch Institute, foundedby Lester Brown, has just issued a report,demanding an end to all subsidies for fossil-fuel and nuclear power, as part ofthe drive for a total conversion to renewables like solar and wind power.

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The Greek Crisis:The Only Way Out of This Mess Is To Repudiate the Greek Debt

July 4th, 2015

LaRouche
 

(EIRNS)-The European Union is just stalling, economist LyndonLaRouche said today. The Greeks have made it clear that the issues are limited, that they can not and will not pay illegitimate debt by killing their citizens. Otherwise, the Greeks will simply leave Europe. Some parts of Europe are refusing to admit the fact that their governments, or their representatives, have committed a fraud against the Greek people. Those elements are demanding that the Greeks have to pay the debt, which a fraud has created. We must tell them: The fraud will not be honored. You stole the money, for pure speculation, and you're now demanding to get it all over again. We're saying, "No. You've stolen more than enough from us already."

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Guarantee

July 4th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

On Monday, Obama signed regressive Fast Track legislation into law - giving himself diktat power to ram through Congress anti-populist trade bills like TPP with minimal debate and no amendments.

Besides other provisions benefitting investors at the expense of public welfare, it's a jobs killer/environment destroyer.

Nothing Obama says is credible. "The Trans-Pacific Partnership includes strong protections for workers and the environment," he blustered in remarks before signing what demands rejection.

"This agreement will help us level the playing field," he added - like NAFTA and the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement among others.

On January 1, 1994, NAFTA's destructive life began. Like ALL US trade bills, it's anti-labor, anti-environment, anti-consumer, and anti-government serving everyone fairly and equitably.

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Israel Violently Assaulted Ship to Gaza Activists

July 4th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

Israel lied saying interdicting Marianne Ship to Gaza's humanitarian mission was an "uneventful event." It was lawless and violent.

Israeli Shayetet 13 elite Naval Special Forces were used. Their missions involve violence. They're brutal warriors, highly trained in clandestine sea operations, sea-to-land incursions, assassinations, counterterrorism, and sabotage with a reputation for ruthless efficiency.

Marianne activists weren't treated gently as Israel implied. Four or more were brutally tasered - stunned by enough high-voltage to cause cardiac arrhythmia or arrest in vulnerable subjects, risking death.

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Pentagon Calls Russia, China, Iran and North Korea Threats to Global Peace

July 4th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

The Pentagon's new National Military Strategy (its first update since 2011) signaled possible major wars with US adversaries.

The world's leader aggressor on a global scale named four nations threatening no others as major US security threats: Russia, China, Iran and North Korea - plus non-state groups like ISIS (without mentioning they're US creations).

The document turns truth on its head blaming Russia for violating "numerous agreements" and "military actions." It says Iran and North Korea seek nuclear weapons.

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Russia Vows Continued Support for Embattled Syria

July 4th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

Obama's war is in its fourth year - using Islamic State and other takfiri terrorists as US proxies to replace Bashar al-Assad with a pro-Western puppet.

Continued conflict killed over 200,000, displaced millions more and created the world's greatest internal and external refugee crisis. Nothing in prospect suggests ending things diplomatically.

Putin and Sergey Lavrov met with Syrian Foreign Minister Wali al-Moualem in Moscow. They pledged continued support in fighting terrorism.

"Our policy of supporting Syria, its leadership and its people remains unchanged," said Putin. "Syrian people will win in the final run."

Lavrov stressed Russia will continue "all possible assistance to increase (Syria's) ability to resist the evil" of terrorist forces battling to overthrow its government.

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Ukraine: Rogue State Deadbeat

July 4th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

Ukraine is Exhibit A for everything a nation shouldn't be. It's run by illegitimate, Nazi-infested putschists - lunatics risking war with Russia. It's a brutal dictatorship by any standard.

Its US-anointed president is an oligarch mega-crook war criminal. Its top officials look like an FBI most wanted list.

Corruption is the national pastime. So is police state ruthlessness and naked aggression on its own people.

Poroshenko finds new ways to disgrace himself. Earlier he claimed 10,000 Russian soldiers on Ukrainian territory. Now he says, "on Putin's order, there are 200,000 men and an arsenal of armored vehicles, sophisticated missile systems and anti-air arms amassed in our territory."

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Offended Hospital Causes 5 Month Old To Be Taken From Parents

July 3rd, 2015

[Editors Note: Offended Hospital Causes 5 Month Old To Be Taken From Parents is the first in a series of articles about The Corrupt Business of the Child Protection Services in the United States. I am republishing these articles in an attempt to honor the brave men and women who gave their lives trying to fix a system that intentionally harms families and children in order to balance local and state budgets.

Martin Burns was a courageous advocate journalist who campaigned mightily for the protection of vulnerable children, especially those caught within the system. His brand of investigative journalism was known for its fearlessness and ferocity. He left no stone unturned in his quest to know what was really happening to children who wound up in the custody of Child Protective Services.

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Child abuse is a horrific act, no matter how you define it. Which explains 1) why we have so many laws, and public and private agencies, set up specifically with the charge to protect children and maintain their safety and 2) why so much funding is directed toward this goal.

However, what most of us do not know is that the money funneled to states and child protective services actually encourages them to accuse you of child abuse. The Child Protective Services agencies throughout the United States have a not so hidden financial agenda to take your children, even if you’re not guilty, and even though they have absolutely no proof that you harmed your child, in order to order to balance local and state budgets. Click here to read How Child Abuse Laws Were Written To Help Balance State And County Budgets.

Only by understanding that YOU as a taxpayer are benefiting directly from this abuse can the defects of the CPS system be appropriately addressed. End of Editor Note]

Offended Hospital Causes 5 Month Old To Be Taken From Parents

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CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: Fails To Protect And Sometimes Endangers Children Nationwide

July 3rd, 2015

In Some Cases Abused Children Are Actually Kept Or Put In Harm’s Way
By Concerned Citizen Advocates For Abused Children

If you knew a young child was being physically abused — routinely — in their home, what would you do about it?

If you became aware that an adolescent girl was subjected to a pattern of sexual abuse by a family member, what would your reaction be?

If you were informed that a neighborhood baby’s most basic needs were being neglected because of chronic drug and alcohol abuse by an unemployed single parent, how would you respond?

Believe it or not, these 3 situations are commonly reported to Child Protective Services and yet sometimes ignored or mishandled in such a way that it is the abused child that continues to suffer their plight.

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Consider, for instance, the following report and excerpt which portrays a pervasive CPS predicament that is far more widespread than acknowledged, even by this investigative report.

Dozens of CPS caseworkers caught lying, falsifying documents

When Child Protective Services received a complaint that a Harris County father had choked his teenage daughter, caseworker Michelle Robinson said she hurried to the house, conducted a thorough investigation, determined there was no merit to the allegations and closed the case.

Except she didn’t. In October, a Harris County jury convicted Robinson for falsifying CPS records, concluding that she’d lied when she said she’d interviewed key sources in the case and that she left the young girl in danger. Robinson was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to pay a $300 fine.

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