We could work together to set a new agenda to restore the stolen pride and peace of Africa continent.
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Masai people living in northern Tanzania are facing eviction from their historical homeland, as the Tanzanian government reportedly reneged on a promise and is proceeding with plans to remake the land into a hunting reserve for Dubai's royal family.
There are about 80,000 Masai living on the 1,500 square kilometer “wildlife corridor” bordering the famous Serengeti National Park. They are known for their semi-nomadic ways and have their own distinctive culture.
The original proposal by a company based in the United Arab Emirates to turn the land into a commercial hunting park was turned down last year.
But the deal seems back on track now and the Masai people were notified to leave their ancestral lands by the end of the year.
Tanzania’s prime minister, Mizengo Pinda, is scheduled to meet with the Masai’s representatives, who will speak out against the decision.
In their view, the sale of the territory will in some way or another impact the lives of at least 80,000 people and will leave those residing on the land without their heritage or livelihood, as Masai are reliant on the livestock living on the land.
In return for the sale, the government has proposed to offer an investment of one billion shillings (US$590,000) into socio-economic projects, which the Masai people have rejected.
“I feel betrayed,”co-ordinator of the local Ngonett civil society group, Samwel Nangiria, told PALM.
“One billion is very little and you cannot compare that with land. It’s inherited. Their mothers and grandmothers are buried in that land. There’s nothing you can compare with it.”
Nangiria revealed his suspicions that the government probably never intended to back down from the proposal.“They had to pretend they were dropping the agenda to fool the international press.”
Those who speak out publicly against the deal in Tanzania get killed by local authorities, Nangiria said, adding that his life was threatened as well.
“For me it is dangerous on a personal level. They said: ‘We discovered you are the mastermind, you want to stop the government using the land.' Another said: ‘You have decided to shorten your life. The hands of the government are too long. Put your family ahead of the Masai.’”
Last year, an international media campaign against the hunting reserve proposal was led by theonline activism site Avaaz.org.
The organization was behind the ‘Stop the Serengeti Sell-off’ petition, which gathered more than 1.7 million signatures. It also organized protests against the move.
“The Masai stare out from every tourism poster, but Tanzania’s government wants to kick them off their land so foreign royalty can hunt elephants there,”campaign director for Avaaz, Alex Wilks, said.
“Two million people around the world have backed the Masai’s call for president Jakaya Kikwete to fulfill his promise to let them stay where they’ve always lived. Treating the Masai as the great unwanted would be a disaster for Tanzania and Africa's
|Posted by sjaugu on October 22, 2014 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
In October every second week on Monday, Columbus Day is celebrated in western culture in general and in the America's specifically. This is an American tradition and school children of all ages are taught about his so-called discovery of his New-World. Annual parades are given around the country, and every year dignitaries participate in these festivities.
Unfortunately, most people celebrate his holiday without knowing the truth about Columbus's purpose for taking such risky voyages, and his horrendous behavior against the indigenous population, together with brutality against his own men.
At the other end of the spectrum, Columbus's impact has been most devastating on the indigenous people together with African communities everywhere. For a better understanding, three historical events before Columbus's four voyages are presented, along with the reasons for these voyages.
Three Historical Events :
The first event occurred when the African Berbers/Moors conquered the Iberian peninsula (present-day Portugal and Spain). Back then the conquered territory was identified as Andalusia and at that time was most of Spain, Portugal, parts of France, Italy and Gibraltar. Their conquest began in 711 and lasted up to the fall of Granada on January 2, 1492.
The second event is the conquest of Ceuta an Islamic city in North Africa by the Portuguese in 1415. Notably, that was over three decades before the fall of Constantinople in 1453. In the meantime, Portuguese mariners sailed beyond Cape Bojador, Morocco, for the first time in the 1430s.
By 1445, a trading post was established on the small island of Arguim off the shores of present-day Mauritania. As Portuguese ships continued to explore coastlines and rivers over the following decades, they established trade with the preexisting industries. Portuguese traders procured not only various west African commodities such as ivory, peppers, textiles, wax, grain, copper, as well as captive African slaves for exporting. At this time, these slaves were only used as servants in Europe.
In addition to building trading posts, Portugal established colonies on previous uninhabited islands off the African shores that would later serve as collection points for captive slaves, and commodities to be shipped to Europe, and eventually sent to the colonies in the Americas. After several generations, Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias sailed around the Cape of Good Hope in 1488, opening up European access to the east Indies.
By the close of the fifteenth century, Portuguese merchants could circumvent commercial, political, and military strongholds in both north Africa and in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Indeed, they were successful in using maritime routes to bypass trans-Saharan overland trade routes controlled by Islamic Ottoman Turks.
The third event occurred in 1453, when the Islamic Ottoman Turks successfully captured Christian Constantinople (present-day Istanbul)—formerly western Europe’s main source for spices, silks, paper, porcelain, glass, and other luxury goods produced in India, China, Japan, and the spice islands (present-day Indonesia) collectively these areas were known as the east Indies, and the silk road trade route was shutdown by the Ottoman Turks conquest.
The Fall of Granada in 1492:
Obviously, the passages to the east Indies were denied to the Christian west by the Ottoman Turks who controlled the main overland routes to the Orient. Desert robbers, along with the heat and sand storms, as well as other unforeseen hazards eventually made the trip too dangerous and expensive.
The Portugal's alternate route, by sea, was now in demand. Christopher Columbus spent the better part of his adult life embracing a different navigational solution other than Portugal's already established maritime route. The core of his idea was sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean to the east Indies would be shorter, and quicker. Moreover, knowing modern geography makes his idea a guaranteed failure. In hindsight if his idea was correct, a world of opportunity would open up not only for him but other fortune hunters. Of course, this did not happen.
By the late 13th century, the Spanish Christian kingdoms of Castile and Aragon had reconquer most of the Islamic Berber/Moors controlled territory. In 1479, the two kingdoms were united as a result of the marriage of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. The last Islamic kingdom, Granada, was lost in 1492. For Christian Spain, this conquest was the most important event in their history. After nearly eight centuries of fighting, the Christian Iberians finally defeated the African Islamic Berbers/Moors. On the second of January, 1492, King Ferdinand together with Queen Isabella rode into Granada victoriously. Columbus was present at that joyful event.
The Spanish monarchy agreed to sponsor his voyage but with stringent modifications. He angrily refused their offer and went to France for financial support. A short time afterward, the king and queen had second thoughts and decided to meet Columbus's demands. Eventually, their courier caught up with him just before he reached France.
Upon his return, he was promised huge amounts of gold plus given the title captain of the ocean seas, along with absolute power as administrator for the future to be colonized New World. Columbus promised to bring back gold, spices, and silks, to spread Christianity, and at the same time charter a quicker route to the east Indies. Consequently, he was outfitted with three ships, the Nina, La Pinta and the Santa Maria.
Columbus's Four Voyages:
This set the stage for his four voyages. All of them had some sort of disaster. Which begin with his maiden voyage in 1492 that was disaster number one. While exploring an uncharted island he name Hispaniola (present-day Dominican and Haitian Republics), on Christmas Day he wrecked his flag ship the Santa María; together with the help of the indigenous Taino people using wreckage from the ship and anything else they could find to built small fortress named La Navidad (Christmas in English). He left 39 men at the fortress, and proceeded to Spain to request funding for another voyage.
Unknowing to Columbus, the left-behind Spaniards began enslaving the Taino women for domestic work, which, after several months, led to armed conflict with the Taino's, who destroyed the temporary settlement, killing them. Upon returning to Spain on the La Niña with a little gold, parrots, spices, and Taino captives that Columbus displayed for the Spanish Monarchy convinced them of the need for a rapid second voyage. He received a great deal of fanfare. Columbus was cheered and followed everywhere he went. After all he was " admiral of the ocean sea " and governor-general of the new lands he discovered.
In reality, he did not bring anything in the way of gold or other valuable items like he promised, and he certainly did not find a shorter route to the east Indies. However, he did display some indigenous Taino's whom was forcibly bought to the Monarchy with a few trinkets of gold. His persuasiveness convinced the Spanish monarchy to finance a second voyage of discovery and colonization; later with the blessing of Pope Alexander VI in the Treaty of Tordesillas on June 7, 1494. Which assign spheres of influence in the Americas to Portugal and Spain.
Leaving the Canary's Islands on October 13, 1493, Columbus's second voyage of conquest was outfitted with a huge fleet of 17 ships, domesticated animals, with over 1,000 colonists together with six priests, attack dogs and canons. Notably, from an African perspective, this was the precursor to chattel slavery and colonialism.
Arriving in Hispaniola in late November to find the fort of La Navidad destroyed with no survivors. Immediately, other fortified places were built, including a city, founded on January 2, and named La Isabella in honor of the queen. On February 2 Antonio de Torres left La Isabella with 12 ships, some gold, spices, parrots, and Taino captives (most of whom died en route), as well as the bad news about Navidad and some complaints about Columbus’s methods of governance.
Meanwhile, he managed to find a small source of gold on Hispaniola. Columbus forced the natives to work in gold mines as slaves until they died of exhaustion. If a Taino did not deliver his full quota of gold dust by his deadline, soldiers would cut off the man's hands and tie them around his neck to send a message. Slavery was so intolerable to the island people that at one point, 100 of them committed mass suicide. Catholic law forbids the enslavement of Christians, but Columbus solved this problem. Although, priests were available to convert natives into Christians, he simply refused to have them baptize, in all likelihoods never intended to do so.
One of his men, Bartolome De Las Casas, was so mortified by Columbus' brutal atrocities against the native peoples, he became a Catholic priest. He described how the Spaniards under Columbus's command cut the legs off of children who ran from them, to test the sharpness of their blades. According to him, the men made bets as to who, with one sweep of his sword, could cut a person in half.
In a single day, De Las Casas was an eye witness as the Spanish soldiers dismembered, beheaded, or raped 3000 native people. " Such inhumanities and barbarisms were committed in my sight as no age can parallel, " He wrote. " My eyes have seen these acts so foreign to human nature that now I tremble as I write. "
Columbus had been appointed governor and Viceroy of the new lands by the Spanish crown, and for the next year and a half, he attempted to do his job. Although, he was a good ship’s captain but an inapt administrator. The one thousand or so colonialist sole purpose was to seek gold, and none was to be found. The gold they had been promised never materialized, and what little gold was discovered was sent to the Spanish crown. In the meantime, supplies began to run out, and it was discord in the colony. Columbus used brutality and cruelty to restore order. With the supplies almost gone in March of 1496, he returned to Spain for more resources to keep the struggling colony from failing.
In Spain this time around he was not met with jubilation, on the contrary, there were skepticism and doubt about his venture. However, he managed to get enough financial support, and his third expedition left on May 30, 1498 with six ships. The fleet split into two squadrons; three ships to sail directly for Hispaniola with supplies to the colonists, and the other three led by Columbus's further exploration of the uncharted islands.
After a short time exploring, Columbus returned to Hispaniola on August 19, 1498, he found open hostility. As a matter of fact, it was civil unrest by the colonist. The constant unrest was resolved when Ferdinand and Isabella appointed Francisco de Bobadilla as royal commissioner, with administrative powers in Hispaniola.
His first order of business was to send the Admiral and his two brothers Bartolome and Diego back to Spain in chains in October of 1500. At this point, he came from being the Admiral of the Oceans seas to a miserable failure. Despite the justifiable charges brought against Columbus and his two brothers, the Spanish Monarchy released them. Considering, he was sending them gold all along, perhaps not as much as he promised but gold non-the-less.
Christopher Columbus made a fourth voyage, to search for the Strait of Malacca to the Indian Ocean. Mindfully, when examining a current map his westward theory was doomed from the beginning; On May 11, 1502, four old ships and 140 men under Columbus's command put to sea from the port of Cadiz. Insultingly, he was forbidden to enter Hispaniola the colony he founded.
He proceeded to explored parts of southern, and central America. However, his ships were damaged by a hurricane and termites. Columbus and his men unable to seek assistances in Hispaniola were stranded on Jamaica for a year before being rescued.
This concludes Columbus four voyages, which were all failures; beginning with wrecking the Santa Maria in Hispaniola, and on the second voyage running out of supplies; and on the third upon his return was arrested together with his two brothers and sent back to Spain in chains. On his fourth voyage, he was not allowed in Hispaniola, although it was the island, he founded. More insulting was he was stranded on Jamaica for a year before returning to Spain.
Contrarily, the Caribbean Islands is often called the west Indies. With certainty, the descendants of the native inhabitants are mistakenly called Indians around the world because Columbus believed until his death, he was in the east Indies. After 25 years of Spanish occupation, the Taino's populations, numbered several million in 1492, were reduced to about 50,000.
In today's contemporary world, he would be guilty of crimes against humanity with evidence from his diary, as well as, accounts from his own men. In all probabilities, he would be sentenced to death or life in prison.
Columbus Day, was brought on by the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal service organization. Back in the 1930s, they were looking for a Catholic hero as a role-model. In 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus, Congress and President Franklin Roosevelt signed Columbus Day into law as a federal holiday.
In western culture, there are some whom honor and worship him, and others recognized his atrocities, and loathe him. For those that honor and worship him, it might be worthwhile to Google " Columbus slave trade, " it just might change their opinions.
None the less, Columbus Day from an African perspective has a different dynamic altogether. His decade of exploration was founded on the principals of conquering and destroying other culture's economic livelihoods and at the same time enhancing the Spanish crown. The rest of Europe followed these principals resulting in 500 years of their domination. More specifically, it started with Columbus's second voyage in 1493 as previously mentioned.
Shortly after his alleged discovery the world was divided by two European world powers at the time, which was Spain in Portugal. The Roman Catholic Pope was ecstatic over the discovery of the so-called New World by Columbus. The Pope divided the world between Portugal and Spain in the treaty of Tordesillas in 1494. Where Portugal was assigned Brazil, both coastal shores of Africa, the southern and eastern shores of Asia, and the east Indies.
On the other hand, Spain was given the Americas, the Philippines, and future lands encountered by Columbus. These two historical events set the precedent of conquering other cultures, which was condoned and embrace by the two super powers then, and later all of Europe.
Within these same scenarios, White-Supremacy evolved based on color. Whereas, white represent supremacy in contrast to people of color whom were deemed inferior, which is the foundation of racism. After 500 years these principals, although modified for all intents and purposes are still prevalent today.
By establishing a permanent foothold based on conquering, Spain took the first steps towards building their mighty empire by destroying indigenous Aztecs, Incas and Mayan cultures, and then a century later the rest of Europe followed using the same conquering techniques. The evidence is 500 years of Western domination.
In the process of profitable plantations during the 1500s, expanded the demand for African slaves in the colonies in the New-World. Trade in slaves soon overshadowed gold as the main export of the area. At this time in history, Portugal's trading post off the shores of Africa became one of the principal sources of slaves. By the early 16th century, the native slave trade was not sufficient. As they died out, Africans were imported for the plantations in the New-World.
The wealth and the trade it generated by the Spanish conquests were enormous and within Europe was the backbone around which capitalism was built. As the native populations of the Americas were wiped out merchants made more profits by importing Africans and selling them to work the tobacco, sugar, cotton plantations and mines.
Later in the century, England, France, and the Dutch joined in the enslavement of Africans. Notably, Portugal together with Spain already had an established slave trade in Latin America a century before their arrival.
A hidden fact is the majority of the African slaves were sent to Latin America led by Spain and Portugal, whom were influenced by Columbus's enslaving the native Americans. These fact still prevails today where the majority of the slave descendants are in Latin-America.
It would be a gross oversight not to mention Australia, together with Africa. The aborigines of Australia suffered the same fate as the natives in Columbus's so-called New World. Summarily, three continents were destroyed and now being controlled by victors of western culture based on Christopher Columbus conquering principals.
Although, Africa has been colonized and their cultural and economic progress has been altered forever. Colonization was planned during a conference held in Berlin from 1884 until 1885. The purpose of this conference was to use their superiority of weapons to partition Africa. There were six countries evolved led by England, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany and Belgium, partition Africa according to their economic interest.
Due to Columbus’s conquering precedent Africa and Australia were also victimized just as the other two continents in his New-World. It can be said with certainty that Christopher Columbus conquering exploits have benefited western culture. At the other ends of the spectrum, to some degree people of color and Africans particularly are at the same time suffering.
Obviously, there are two sides to every story. Specifically, this presentation is from the African communities' perspective. It must be said, collectively, these communities are the victims of slavery as well as colonialism along with other Africans scatter around the world.
Conclusively, for the descendants of the native populations in the New-World, and within the African, communities everywhere together should conclude that Columbus Day is nothing but a huge April Fool's Joke.
Moors in Spain Stanley-Lane Poole
A short Account of the Destruction of the Indies Bartolome De Las Casa
American Holocaust David E Stannard
Christianity Islam and the Negro Race Edward W. Blyden
African Slavery in
Latin America and the Caribbean Herbert S Klein, Ben Viinson III
The Afrikan Holocaust John H. Clarke
Lies My Teach Told Me James W. Lowen
The Scramble for Africa Thomas Parkenham
How Europe Undeveloped Africa Walter Rodney
A people History of the United States Howard Zinn
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on October 19, 2014 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
Ebola, AIDS Manufactured By Western Pharmaceuticals Scientists Allege
By:Dr. Cyril Broderick, Professor of Plant Pathology
Dear World Citizens:
I have read a number of articles from your Internet outreach as well as articles from other sources about the casualties in Liberia and other West African countries about the human devastation caused by the Ebola virus. About a week ago, I read an article published in the Internet news summary publication of the Friends of Liberia that said that there was an agreement that the initiation of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was due to the contact of a two-year old child with bats that had flown in from the Congo. That report made me disconcerted with the reporting about Ebola, and it stimulated a response to the “Friends of Liberia,” saying that African people are not ignorant and gullible, as is being implicated. A response from Dr. Verlon Stone said that the article was not theirs, and that “Friends of Liberia” was simply providing a service. He then asked if he could publish my letter in their Internet forum. I gave my permission, but I have not seen it published. Because of the widespread loss of life, fear, physiological trauma, and despair among Liberians and other West African citizens, it is incumbent that I make a contribution to the resolution of this devastating situation, which may continue to recur, if it is not properly and adequately confronted. I will address the situation in five (5) points:
1. EBOLA IS A GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM (GMO)
Horowitz (1998) was deliberate and unambiguous when he explained the threat of new diseases in his text, Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola - Nature, Accident or Intentional. In his interview with Dr. Robert Strecker in Chapter 7, the discussion, in the early 1970s, made it obvious that the war was between countries that hosted the KGB and the CIA, and the ‘manufacture’ of ‘AIDS-Like Viruses’ was clearly directed at the other. In passing during the Interview, mention was made of Fort Detrick, “the Ebola Building,” and ‘a lot of problems with strange illnesses’ in “Frederick [Maryland].” By Chapter 12 in his text, he had confirmed the existence of an American Military-Medical-Industry that conducts biological weapons tests under the guise of administering vaccinations to control diseases and improve the health of “black Africans overseas.” The book is an excellent text, and all leaders plus anyone who has interest in science, health, people, and intrigue should study it. I am amazed that African leaders are making no acknowledgements or reference to these documents.
2. EBOLA HAS A TERRIBLE HISTORY, AND TESTING HAS BEEN SECRETLY TAKING PLACE IN AFRICA
I am now reading The Hot Zone, a novel, by Richard Preston (copyrighted 1989 and 1994); it is heart-rending. The prolific and prominent writer, Steven King, is quoted as saying that the book is “One of the most horrifying things I have ever read. What a remarkable piece of work.” As a New York Times bestseller, The Hot Zone is presented as “A terrifying true story.” Terrifying, yes, because the pathological description of what was found in animals killed by the Ebola virus is what the virus has been doing to citizens of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in its most recent outbreak: Ebola virus destroys peoples’ internal organs and the body deteriorates rapidly after death. It softens and the tissues turn into jelly, even if it is refrigerated to keep it cold. Spontaneous liquefaction is what happens to the body of people killed by the Ebola virus! The author noted in Point 1, Dr. Horowitz, chides The Hot Zone for writing to be politically correct; I understand because his book makes every effort to be very factual. The 1976 Ebola incident in Zaire, during President Mobutu Sese Seko, was the introduction of the GMO Ebola to Africa.
3. SITES AROUND AFRICA, AND IN WEST AFRICA, HAVE OVER THE YEARS BEEN SET UP FOR TESTING EMERGING DISEASES, ESPECIALLY EBOLA
The World Health Organization (WHO) and several other UN Agencies have been implicated in selecting and enticing African countries to participate in the testing events, promoting vaccinations, but pursuing various testing regiments. The August 2, 2014 article, West Africa: What are US Biological Warfare Researchers Doing in the Ebola Zone? by Jon Rappoport of Global Research pinpoints the problem that is facing African governments.
Obvious in this and other reports are, among others:
(a) The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), a well-known centre for bio-war research, located at Fort Detrick, Maryland;
(b) Tulane University, in New Orleans, USA, winner of research grants, including a grant of more than $7 million the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund research with the Lassa viral hemorrhagic fever;
(c) the US Center for Disease Control (CDC);
(d) Doctors Without Borders (also known by its French name, Medicins Sans Frontiers);
(e) Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company;
(f) The UK’s GlaxoSmithKline; and
(g) the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
Reports narrate stories of the US Department of Defense (DoD) funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, to conduct Ebola research. This research work involved injecting and infusing healthy humans with the deadly Ebola virus. Hence, the DoD is listed as a collaborator in a “First in Human” Ebola clinical trial (NCT02041715, which started in January 2014 shortly before an Ebola epidemic was declared in West Africa in March. Disturbingly, many reports also conclude that the US government has a viral fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Kenema, a town at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The only relevant positive and ethical olive-branch seen in all of my reading is that Theguardian.com reported, “The US government funding of Ebola trials on healthy humans comes amid warnings by top scientists in Harvard and Yale that such virus experiments risk triggering a worldwide pandemic.” That threat still persists.
4. THE NEED FOR LEGAL ACTION TO OBTAIN REDRESS FOR DAMAGES INCURRED DUE TO THE PERPETUATION OF INJUSTICE IN THE DEATH, INJURY AND TRAUMA IMPOSED ON LIBERIANS AND OTHER AFRICANS BY THE EBOLA AND OTHER DISEASE AGENTS.
The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are. There is the need to pursue criminal and civil redress for damages, and African countries and people should secure legal representation to seek damages from these countries, some corporations, and the United Nations. Evidence seems abundant against Tulane University, and suits should start there. Yoichi Shimatsu’s article, The Ebola Breakout Coincided with UN Vaccine Campaigns, as published on August 18, 2014, in the Liberty Beacon.
5. AFRICAN LEADERS AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES NEED TO TAKE THE LEAD IN DEFENDING BABIES, CHILDREN, AFRICAN WOMEN, AFRICAN MEN, AND THE ELDERLY. THESE CITIZENS DO NOT DESERVE TO BE USED AS GUINEA PIGS!
Africa must not relegate the Continent to become the locality for disposal and the deposition of hazardous chemicals, dangerous drugs, and chemical or biological agents of emerging diseases. There is urgent need for affirmative action in protecting the less affluent of poorer countries, especially African citizens, whose countries are not as scientifically and industrially endowed as the United States and most Western countries, sources of most viral or bacterial GMOs that are strategically designed as biological weapons. It is most disturbing that the U. S. Government has been operating a viral hemorrhagic fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Sierra Leone. Are there others? Wherever they exist, it is time to terminate them. If any other sites exist, it is advisable to follow the delayed but essential step: Sierra Leone closed the US bioweapons lab and stopped Tulane University for further testing.
The world must be alarmed. All Africans, Americans, Europeans, Middle Easterners, Asians, and people from every conclave on Earth should be astonished. African people, notably citizens more particularly of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are victimized and are dying every day. Listen to the people who distrust the hospitals, who cannot shake hands, hug their relatives and friends. Innocent people are dying, and they need our help. The countries are poor and cannot afford the whole lot of personal protection equipment (PPE) that the situation requires. The threat is real, and it is larger than a few African countries. The challenge is global, and we request assistance from everywhere, including China, Japan, Australia, India, Germany, Italy, and even kind-hearted people in the U.S., France, the U.K., Russia, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and anywhere else whose desire is to help. The situation is bleaker than we on the outside can imagine, and we must provide assistance however we can. To ensure a future that has less of this kind of drama, it is important that we now demand that our leaders and governments be honest, transparent, fair, and productively engaged. They must answer to the people. Please stand up to stop Ebola testing and the spread of this dastardly disease.
Thank you very much.
Dr. Cyril E. Broderick, Sr.
|Posted by yasmin on October 15, 2014 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
This website is very usefull for educating people. However my question is what are the steps to uniting and making project Africa successful ?
There are thousands of people out there who want to help Africa develop and nourish however is anyone really taking a step ?
What we need to do is put key steps and focus out there and take a giant step forward TOGETHER. The reason why counties like Somalia (Which im from) is not developing at all (instead underdeveloping) is because there is NO strong community thats is willing to be selfless and help move the country forward.
Can we please introduce these steps please.
Peace and Blessings
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on September 30, 2014 at 2:50 AM||comments (0)|
we didn't go through this, to be GAY.
One must remember that the vast majority of our ancestors enslaved were young from ten to sixteen. A very few in their mid to late teens. Who had been forced violently away from their families and tribes and place in a situation by strange pale complexion people who beat rapped tortured and psychologically manipulated into an unnatural conditipn until no memory of their home lands or customs existed. How are xhildren to fight back and with what. Dont be deceived by the propagandist that it was just the warrior class that was captured and enslaved. Very few were because this group was the most deadly. So when you have children raising child to be submissive and weak for hundred of years you have bred a weak and insignificant people. Who now worship and follow the evil of those that enslaved your mind body and to most their spirit. In short you imitate the imitator. While today you except their religions, their manners, you celebrate their holidays and the whitewash goes on. Yet you deny your own creator or paying homage to your ancestors, or work towards unity; heck our youth and the police are killing what should be our warriors every day while those who escape are being turned out to drugs and criminal activity or locked up and you see but you never ask why or demand our leaders and preachers to come out in force against this it seems they are too busy maintaining the status quo of our enemy. But by the grace of the creator and our ancestors many of us are waking up to the reality of our plight and are begining to reach out some good some false yet creating dialog for honest discussing for solutions.
By the homosexuality is unnatural and goes against nature and our African spiritual system of beliefs. You can seek to justify it using any school of though created by the enemy you want to. Spiritually and morally its wrong .so what to do about it you can only educat and pray for them and ask the creator and our ancestors to lead them to understanding. Just think about why there is a big increase in homo activity in the black youth what does it mean. .....Lacy Ellis
EFFEMINIZATION: In order for us to be in the conditions that we are in, the black male must be perceived as irresponsible.
An oppressor recognizes that it’s far more likely that it’s the males of the species who are going to resist domination, AND RESIST IT VIOLENTLY! Any oppressor worth its weight in salt knows that you MUST destroy the males: imprison them, humiliate them, block and or retard their socioeconomic growth & development and do anything to them in order to hold a people down – Dr. Amos Wilson
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on September 26, 2014 at 3:55 AM||comments (0)|
There are two circumstances that can be interpreted as part of an ongoing attempt to destroy African people, both on the continent and in the Diaspora. One is the infamous Tuskegee Experiment (1932-1972); the other is the current existence and spread of the AIDS virus and Ebola
For forty years the United States Government via its Public Health Service (PHS) conducted a study of the effects of untreated syphilis on Africans in Macon County, Alabama. Referred to as 'The Tuskegee Experiment' after the name of the county seat and the famous educational institute founded by Booker T. Washington, the experiment involved 399 African men with syphilis and 201 African men free of the disease, who were used as 'CONTROLS'. This 'experiment' is documented in a book entitled Bad Blood, written by James H. Jones
A variety of tests and medical examinations were performed on the men during scores of visits by PHS physicians over the years, but the basic procedures called for periodic blood testing and routine autopsies to supplement the information that was obtained through clinical examinations.
The men with Syphilis were chosen because they were in the last or 'tertiary' stage of the disease. The scientists wanted to learn about the serious complications that occurred during the final phase. The study established that the men with Syphilis died more quickly than those who did not have it. This conclusion hardly seems worth the effort. BUT since the objective was simply to observe the devastating effects of Syphilis, coldly, 'rationally' and 'scientifically', the study was deemed a 'success'.
The physicians involved, in the service of the United States Government, can be charged with anti-human, genocidal behavior, behavior that makes hypocritical nonsense of the Hippocratic Oath.
James Jones comments: “The Tuskegee Experiment had nothing to do with treatment.” No new drugs were developed or tested! No old drugs were evaluated! “It was a non-therapeutic experiment”. In other words, diseased patients were diagnosed by physicians and then not treated so that their condition
could deteriorate, leading in most cases, to untimely death.
If there is any doubt as to the severe nature of the disease under discussion, let us take the time to describe it briefly. Syphilis has been divided into three states of progression: primary, secondary, and tertiary. The details of these stages were known to European medical science in 1932. The primary stage lasts from ten to sixty days and involves a chancre ulcer. The secondary stage begins
within six weeks to six months with a rash and often skin eruptions. Other complications are the aching of bones and joints, circulatory disturbances, fever, indigestion, and headaches. Skin lesions may develop, causing hair to drop from the scalp. “The greatest proliferation and most widespread distribution of the infectious spirochetes throughout the body occurs in secondary syphilis.” The tertiary or final stage is the most severe and most significant for an understanding of this grotesque human experiment. In the tertiary state a person develops gummy or rubbery tumors, lesions, and tumors that coalesce on the skin forming large ulcers covered with a crust consisting of several layers of dried exuded matter. They produce deterioration of the bone, sometimes eating away the bone. The liver may also be affected. Syphilis also attacks the cardiovascular and central nervous systems, and patients often die of problems related to this condition.
The tumors may attack the walls of the heart or the blood vessels. When the aorta is involved, the walls of the heart become weakened, scar tissue forms over the lesions, the artery dilates, and the valves of the heart no longer open and close properly and begin to leak. The stretching of the vessels walls may produce an aneurysm, a balloonlike bulge in the aorta. If the bulge bursts, and sooner or later most do, the result is sudden death.
Neurosyphilis effects the brain. The most common form is paresis, which is a softening of the brain that causes progressive paralysis and mental disorder. Syphilis also can effect the spinal cord, the optic nerve (causing blindness), or a cranial nerve (causing deafness).
What is described above is what the physicians were able to coldly observe in the name of 'science'. In Jones' book, there is testimony from patients to the effect that they did not know that they had syphilis but were told vaguely that they had 'bad blood'. And, what is worse, that they were given the impression (some for over 30 years) that they were being treated for whatever condition they had. On the other hand, officials at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta told reporters in 1972 that participants had been informed that they had syphilis and were given the opportunity to withdraw from the program and receive treatment. But this was contradicted by a physician who had been involved in the experiment in 1932. He said that neither the attending interns nor the subjects knew what the study involved. Why would anyone who knew that they were seriously ill remain in a program that denied them treatment when they could leave and get treatment elsewhere?
The implications of the Tuskegee Experiment are staggering but only if one does not understand the nature of European culture and the character of European Ideology. Black men were asked to allow themselves to be tested for 'bad blood'. If chosen, either because they tested positive or as a part of the 'control' group, they were to come periodically to the clinics for observation. They were under the impression that they were coming for treatment. Why did they respond at all? They were mostly poor and were given incentives such as free physical examination, free rides to and from the clinics, hot meals on examination days, free rides to and from the clinics, hot meals on examination days, and free treatment for minor ailments. They were also 'befriended' by a negro nurse, Nurse Rivers, whom they trusted and who served as a liason between whites and their black objects of study. She made the men feel that they were part of an exclusive social club and burial society that guaranteed their relatives $50 for their funerals. Eunice Rivers was perhaps the most victimized of all: transformed into an enemy of her people.
After 25 years in the experiment the participants were given 'certificates'. What images allowed such hypocritical, anti-human behavior? Europeans were saying to themselves: Let a group of black men die and suffer from syphilis without treatment so that we can observe its effects. Fortunately (for them) black people are available- the cultural 'other'.
In 1972, when the experiment was finally publicized, newsman Harry Reasoner reported that human beings had been used ' as laboratory animals in a long and inefficient study of how long it takes syphilis
to kill someone.” But these men of African descent were not considered 'human beings'. 'Human Beingness' is not merely a scientific classification; it denotes a spiritual empathetic relationship.
The cleverness and deceit of Europeans as a cultural group is systematic and effective. Syphilis, a notorious disease resulting from sexual license and non-hygienic practices of a morally decadent European society, was introduced to indigenous peoples all over the world during European colonial penetration and its aftermath, in some cases decimating whole populations. Then centuries later the disease becomes associated with the victims of European contamination, while Europeans admonish each other against contact with cultural others, lest they be contaminated by the disease that originated among them.
“From our knowledge of the Negro we should be inclined to the opinion that a chance for an education or even its acquisition does not materially influence his well-known sexually promiscuity” wrote Dr. Louis Wender. “Another 50 years will find an unsyphilitic negro a freak” said Dr. Bruce McVey. This pernicious association of people of African descent with sexual promiscuity established the atmosphere in which the Tuskegee Experiment could be tolerated. There was another critical ingredient to the image: ignorance. “Ignorance and uncleanliness have ever gone hand in hand with disease...” Low moral standards were said to be in the 'very nature' of black people. Ignorance and sexually promiscuity – the double barrel leveled at Africans in America- set us up to be deserving guinea pigs; even worse, objects of genocide.
It is a moot question as to whether the european physicians failed to treat the Africans because they wanted to observe them dying or because they wanted to kill them. From an African-centered perspective, it is the same thing. ( and what about all of the people who could have been and were infected by the men with syphilis who didn't know that they had it? Perhaps this was also part of the 'experiment')
In the last 2 decades of the twentieth century, the most discussed and thought-about disease, without doubt, will be Acquired Immune Deficieny Syndrome ( AIDS). Contrary to the projections of the medical establishment and the U.S. Government, confusion is generated by and is reflective of the
confusion of the European-American and European scientists. If one keeps abreast of the information released by various agencies and experts, the pattern of contradiction, conflicting 'findings', and vagueness becomes obvious. The message is clear. They simply do not know what they are talking about. The public is told repeatedly “There is no proven case in which AIDS has been transmitted by casual contact. Objects touched or handled by people with AIDS are not contaminated and need not be feared; the only possible exceptions are objects which might be contaminated with blood- especially razors, toothbrushes, tweezers.” “Don't worry, HTLV-III is an extremely fragile virus”. Yet at the same time we are told that it is ' lenti' or 'slow' with an incubation period of 7 years. Statements abound such as “there is no evidence that...” and “There is only a small risk that...” and “it is not thought that...” This phraseology is not the least reassuring. In May 1987, three nurses contracted AIDS supposedly from 'accidents' in which they touched contaminated blood samples. The point is that AIDS kills and that there is no known cure. With an incubation period of seven years ( Dr. Strecker doubles his figure) a person could be infected without knowing it or without others knowing it. This certainly limits the exact knowledge that medical science has of the disease. Therefore most lay people, and justifiably so, are not willing to take chances with speculation- scientific or not.
AIDS has been associated with the male homosexual community in the US, which is by and large of European descent but includes men of African and other non-European backgrounds. In 1985, 70-75 percent of the people with AIDS were homosexual or bisexual men; 17 percent were intravenous drug abusers. Hemophiliacs and other blood transfusion recipients are also at high risk, for obvious reasons. The retrovirus HTVL-III or AIDS-causing virus is said to be present in the body fluids of people who are infected. The virus is transmitted through exchange of bodily fluids.
What does all of this mean from an African-centered perspective, and how is it related to European behavior towards others? Suddenly Africa emerged as the 'probable' birthplace of the AIDS virus. 'Experts' on talk shows focusing on AIDS would briefly make statements to this effect, and then quickly move on to another point, never giving evidence to support such a conclusion. Homosexuality is not associated with African civilization since African cultural values place priority on female-male conjugal relationship as the basis of the 'extended' family and for the procreation of children. Yet the experts get around this: AIDS in Africa is a heterosexual disease, and the virus has a slightly different chemical composition. They begin to talk about the Green monkey as somehow being associated with the contracting of AIDS. In the minds of the American public were conjured pictures of bizarre practices in which Africans had sex with monkeys. Later it was ‘clarified’ that STVL-III (S for ‘simian’ was carried by monkeys, but that they did not die from it and that Africans could have gotten it from eating the monkeys or being bitten by them.
As of August 5, 1987, the World Health Organization (WHO) figures for known AIDS cases worldwide were 54,661 overall, 38,160 in the United states, and only 4714 in Africa. That is one reality. But on ABC’s Nightline a very different reality was created for the American public. On Wednesday night, May 13, 1987 (when the figures for Africa were even less) Ted Koppel, (with Dr. Milton Silverman, Renee Sabatier and George Strait) assaulted the international African community. The gun barrels had been reloaded. The parallels with the Tuskegee Experiment were striking in terms of the associations, arguments, and images that were presented. To a mind trained to recognize patterns of European cultural/ political behavior towards others, the game plan was clear. People of African descent were being set up as objects of ‘justified’ genocidal behavior by people of European descent. Our minds were being prepared to accept the self-fulfilling prophecy that by 1992 5 ½ million people would be infected in the motherland, and that men, women, and children of African descent in the US would be the largest group at risk.
The program began with a visual focus on people suffering and dying from AIDS in Africa (at least we were told that the disease in question was AIDS). Mothers were shown wasting away with their children around them. Projections were made of rapid growth in the number of AIDS cases in Africa by the year 2000. The number of people already infected with AIDS virus was estimated to be 10 million! The picture was one of disaster. Why did the future look so bleak for Africa? The ‘experts’ said because of ‘ cultural difference’, ‘lack of communication(lack of television sets)’, ‘sexual practices’, polygamy, and the fact that the spread of AIDS could be controlled by ‘better public understanding’.
The association was clearly made between AIDS and sexual promiscuity. The inference was that African culture in general and the practice of polygamy in particular condoned sexual promiscuity, as well as undisciplined behavior with regard to sexual relations. It does not matter that polygamy (polygyny) is not the predominant form of marriage in Africa, nor that it involves a controlled situation of sexual relations. It does not matter that the African value system placed on having children does not raid the degree of sexual promiscuity; Africans also value stable family situations that provide cultural and emotional support for children. It does not matter that traditional African culture is an extremely disciplined (compared to contemporary American society), morally ordered, kin-based and spiritually-based construct. None of these realities that abound in anthropological descriptions were made visible. Instead a white woman was shown teaching a coeducational group of 15 year old Africans how to use condoms. It does not matter that both homosexual and heterosexual prostitution were introduced by Europeans into Africa or that moral discipline breaks down with ‘Europeanization’.
The conclusion reached was the since it would be difficult (for all of the reason listed above) for European ‘experts’ to communicate with the afflicted Africans so that their ‘behavior’ could be modified through an’ understanding of the problem’ AIDS could be expected to spread at an alarming rate throughout Africa. AIDS means death. We must remember that as we listen to those arguments. According to the program, women with AIDS were not told that they had AIDS, in this case supposedly for their own protection, which hardly sounds like a program of ‘education’. The ‘protection’ program is another interesting parallel with the Tuskegee experiment. In their capacity as ‘saviors’ they are now experimenting with Africans who are ‘desperate’. Dr. Daniel Zagury, a French physician, has been experimenting in Zaire. The program portrayed involving the injection of purified AIDS virus into human beings in order to stimulate the immune system! Could that be done to Europeans? The answer is “NO”, only the cultural other.
That was the prognosis for Africa (with actually about 4,714 known AIDS cases with 43 countries reporting). By 1992 there were reportedly 5 ½ million people infected in Africa. What about the outlook for the United States ( with about 38,160 known AIDS cases)? According to Silverman we can actually be optimistic about the future of AIDS in the US. WHY? Because in America people can be educated, they can be reached through media (2 or 3 televisions in every home), and their behavior can be modified. How does he know? Because the male homosexual community in the US has already, according to Silverman and Sabatier, responded to education about the disease and demonstrated that it is possible to consciously change sexual practices through an understanding of the implications of AIDS. Americans have cause for hope! But does that include all of those who live within its boundaries?
Ted Koppel raised the question: “ You talk about polygamy in Africa, but there is casual sex in the United States…” (Note the incorrect association between polygamy and casual sex). Silverman never answered Koppel’s implied question. But what he did say parallels the position taken by the medical establishment as far back as 1913 with regard to black people. Silverman said, “I didn’t say we wouldn’t have some problems. There are the inner city youths; the minorities; the blacks and Hispanics who must come to grips with what we are saying, and the drug addicts.” The message is clear- just as it was in 1932 when the Tuskegee Experiment was initiated. Control comes with ‘education’ and change. European-American male homosexuals can be ‘educated’. Blacks and Latinos cannot. AIDS among male homosexuals will be contained. AIDS among blacks and Latinos will spread. Magically, everything reversed. The percentage of known AIDS cases is highest among male homosexuals, but the future we can expect it to be the highest among blacks and Latinos across the board. If AIDS is associated with sexual promiscuity, undisciplined behavior, ‘cultural difference’ ( different from what?), and ignorance, then what does this imply about blacks and Latinos. People of African descent are being set up as the victims, who victimize themselves; who because of their own inadequacies can expect to be ravaged be a killer disease.
In 1913, according to James Jones (1986), The American Social Hygiene Association took the position that ‘”social hygiene for whites rested on the assumption that attitudinal changes could produce behavioral changes. A single standard of high moral behavior could be produced by molding sexual attitudes through moral education. For blacks, however, a change in their nature seemed to be required.” This supported their position of neglect with regard to the African community. Later it allowed the US Government to watch black people die of syphilis and to allow it to be spread. In the 1980s the stage was set for AIDS to be understood as an African disease that spreads amidst ‘sexual promiscuity’, ignorance, and drug abuse. With this understanding the scenario of the suffering and death of our people will appear to ‘make sense’, no matter how much it may lamented. The latest word from the ‘experts’ is that Africans have a blood factor GPC that makes them more susceptible. This can be said even though initially AIDS among Europeans outnumbered AIDS among Africans by 10 to 1. Now the ratio is much closer. Already the AIDS ‘disinformation’ is being used to discriminate against Africans. In an article entitled: “AIDS: Racist Myths, Hard Facts,” correspondent David Dickson says the following
Some have complained bitterly that the suspicion that Africans have a higher chance of carrying the virus than populations of other continents is already used as a covert from of racist discrimination. For example, in many countries African students complain that they are being made the target of restrictions and health requirement that are not being imposed on other nationals. On April 2, 1990, 100,000 African-Haitians demonstrated in New York City, protesting the fact that they were not being allowed to donate blood to their relatives
AIDS is a mystery. That is clear. Let us suppose that it is a human made virus. Suppose that it is primarily a product of a biochemical warfare, secondarily spread through sexual and other contact. Dr. Frances Cress Welsing puts for this hypothesis, which she says is a good as any until it has been proven to be wrong. Is there any supporting evidence? In Dr. Welsing’s view:
Indeed, a number of aware black people systematically raised the question as to whether or not this new virus was ‘ man-made’ and possibly manufactured at a facility such as the center at Ft. Derrick, Maryland or other such centers in the western world that are involved in the research on and the production of chemical and biological warfare weapons
The Tuskegee experiments were conducted by the US Government, namely, The US Public Health Administration and the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. It was even verbalized that allowing the spread of syphilis could be a method used to destroy black population
Thus, aware black people do not find it at all inconceivable that persons with the same mind set and psychological orientation would not go further and develop a deadly disease that could be spread via the venereal route and then introduce this disease into black and other ‘undesirable’ population groups…. again for the purpose of a systematic depopulation agenda.
The Vervet Monkey disease is referred to in a survey of Chemical and Biological Warfare (1969) as a disease created by European scientists to be used to kill the enemies of Europe and Euro-American. It is unrelated to any other organism known and impervious to any known antibiotics. Handling of blood and tissues can cause infection. Infection causes death in some cases and it can be transmitted venereally. The Vervet Monkey and the African Green monkey are of the same genus. Vervet Monkey disease is similar to the African Green Monkey disease found in East and Southern Africa. There is 95 percent nucleotide homology between STLVI (Simian) and HTLVI (human). This is evidence that the two are related and not for spontaneous mutation. Yet SLTIII and HTLVIII have only 75 percent nucleotide homology, a development which would not be expected under the normal process of evolution. This argues for intentional human manipulation. The other evidence is what we know of the capacity of Europeans to destroy those whom they consider to be cultural others. The African continent is rich with resources needed by Europe, but they do not need large numbers of African people. In fact, Europeans believe that their problems would be solved if we were to disappear from the face of the Earth. Understanding the European (culture) as it works out; it is possible to develop an interpretation of AIDS that makes sense. Dr. Robert Strecker and Dr. William Douglass (along with Dr. Frances Cress Welsing) are convinced that AIDS is a human- made retrovirus. For a Thorough explanation of their theory and the evidence with which they support it, the reader is referred to The Strecker Memorandum (a video tape) and “Who Murdered Africa”, an article by Douglass. We will only mention a few of the facts and suppositions here, which impact on the question of the attempted genocide of Africans and other ‘majority’ or ‘non-white’ peoples.
Both Strecker and Douglass suggest that the World Health Organization is the culprit in a deadly crime that has inadvertently been perpetrated against the human race: An experiment that has gotten out of hand, to put it mildly. According to both men, without intervention, the continued existence of the human race may be in question
WHO (World Health Organization) is reported to have written in their bulletin that, an attempt should be made to see if viruses can in act exert selective effects on immune function. The possibility should be looked into that the immune response to the virus itself may be impaired if the infecting virus damages, more or less selectively, the cell responding to the virus.
AIDS does just that. It destroys the T-Cell system of infected human beings. Dr. Strecker claims that the AIDS virus resembles Bovine virus in cattle and the Vesna virus in sheep. He does not believe that it is related to the Green monkey. According to Strecker, if the Bovine and Vesna viruses are crossed, AIDS is the result. Experiments have, for a long time, taken place in which animal viruses are grown in human tissue.
If the WHO had been successful in creating the virus that they have evidently ‘called for’, how would they test it, and how would they use it? Clearly, knowing what we do about white supremacy in European nationalistic ideology, the guinea pigs would not be Europeans, and if they were, they would be ‘expendable’ Europeans. In the ‘numbers game’ it is very important to understand that t people who prefer to have sexual relations with their own gender are likely to produce very few offspring , if any. Therefore AIDS would most likely be introduced to African populations, their descendants, other majority peoples, and European homosexuals.
It is reported that a front page article in the times of Long (May 11 1987) makes the connection between centers established by the WHO, ostensibly to vaccinate people against smallpox and the same: Africa, Haiti, Brazil, Japan. In addition, 15,000 Haitians were working in Africa during the vaccination project and participated in it. As for the male homosexual community, the connection was made via the injection of homosexual men with hepatitis B Vaccine in a ‘program’ in New York in 1978 and in San Francisco in 1980. The Hepatitis B Vaccine-Study limited itself to males between the ages of 20 to 40, who were not monogamous”
AIDS can live outside of the body. An AIDS virus can be carried by a mosquito. These are claims for which Strecker makes rather convincing arguments. If what Strecker and Douglass say is true, “Safe sex” will not prevent AIDS. All the ‘education’ in the world will not prevent or control an AIDS epidemic. An AIDS vaccine can never be ‘discovered’ because AIDS changes. It is estimated that there are 9,000 possible kinds of AIDS viruses. It appears to spontaneously mutate and recombine.
To develop smallpox vaccine, scabs are taken from cattle infected with the disease. The Bovine virus could have been in the vaccines used in Africa and other areas in 1970 for people inoculated in the WHO project. In could have been accidental. If so, what a costly error! It could also have been intentional, since the creation of such a deadly disease is consistent with the rationale for biochemical warfare and with European megalomania. There is also a theory that AIDS was introduced in a Pollo Vaccine. The only mistake made by the ‘mad’ European scientists this time may have been losing control of the disease. If therefore threatens to destroy those who it was intended to serve. But ultimately, such are the implications of the their ‘culture’(asili)
Dr. Barbara Justice, a New York surgeon of African descent, believes: 1. The AIDS virus has been adapted to Melanin and is related to the experiment in 1951 with the death of a Diasporic African patient, Henrietta Lass, in which European scientists were able to grow viruses outside of the body in her cells after she had died. 2. The purpose of AIDS is to ‘clean out’ the European gene pool, i.e., to eliminate ‘undesirables,’ Africans, and homosexuals; as well as to finally capture the continent of Africa by destroying its present, indigenous population. She refers us to the work of Jack Felder and Alan Cantwell, Jr.
In 1989 African Scientists in Kenya, after years of research, developed a possible cure for AIDS based on Interferons. Its success attracted pharmaceutical companies, and together they are now manufacturing a product known as Kemron. In July 1990, an international conference was held in Kenya at KEMRI ( the Kenyan Medical Research Institute) to announce what they said was a tremendous breakthrough. According to Dr. D. Koech and Dr. A. Obel, writing in the East African Medical Journal.
One hundred and ninety nine symptomatic and 5 asymtomatic patients seropositive for the human immunodeficiency virus type I ( HIV-I) were treated with KEMRON, a natural human interferon alpha (nHIFa) stabilized in a complex polysachariche carrier. Treatment was given for at leat 10 weeks at a daily oral dose of approximately 2.0 IU of nHIFa per body weight. Karnofsky performance score increased from an average of 60.5 on entry into the study to 100 by the 10th week after treatment. Similarly, common clinical complaints associated with HIV-I infection rapidly reduced per patient from an average of 3.8 to 0.05 and 0 by week 8 and 10 of treatment. Eighteen of the patients serodeconverted by by both ELISA and western blot assays during the study period. These observations suggest that KEMRON used as recommended is beneficial in HIV-I seropositive individuals.
This fact demonstrates the relationship between the European genocidal enterprise against African people, white and western nationalism, and the European self-image and image of others. The idea of African scientists discovering a cure for a disease that threatens to destroy the world’s human population is such an anathema to a ‘ positive’, ‘ functional’ European self-image, that the Kenyans cannot be given credit, nor could pictures appear of the African scientists in the Euro-American media. We must remember that these are, according to Europeans, the same people who are too ignorant and ‘backward’ to understand the nature of the disease. The US media did not report KEMRON until it felt comfortable discussing the ‘controversy’ in which it was ‘embroiled.’ At the same time Kemron is being discredited, European scientists are working with interferons in the hope of implementing an AIDS cure, and a Euro-American physician from Texas is claiming to have created it. So that African people still lose, for the manufacture, distribution, and ‘ownership’ of KEMRON is denied us.
Perhaps we are face with the same situation as with the syphilis experiment. Perhaps in both cases we were ‘given’ this disease by Europeans as a genocidal act. Our destruction is then justified to the world by our supposed lack of humanity. The New York Times, in May of 1987, printed an article that discussed the alarming rate of population growth in Africa and the equally alarming decline in population for whites. Dr. Welsing and white racists themselves have told us that Europeans are afraid of the implications of minority status. Now the US government is talking about mandatory blood tests (Reagan: May 31, 1987 speech). What intelligent African would trust such a program? If Aids does not destroy us, it can be certainly used to control us. The rule is to always reverse European statements in order to ascertain the truth, and to ALWAYS interpret their actions and statements politically. When they discuss cures for our diseases, we know that they must already be in the process of causing our annihilation by giving us another disease they have created.
-YURUGU, Marimba Ani
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Cuba says will send 165 health workers to Sierra Leone in Ebola fight
GENEVA: Cuba will send 165 doctors and nurses to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, Cuba’s health minister and the World Health Organisation announced Friday.
“We will contribute with a brigade of 165 collaborators, consisting of 62 doctors and 103 nurses,” Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda told reporters in Geneva.
The health workers had all “previously participated in post-catastrophe situations,” and had all volunteered for the mission, he said, adding that some had already arrived in the west African country.
From the first week of October, the doctors and nurses would remain for six months in Sierra Leone, where more than 500 people have so far died in the epidemic that has killed 2,400 across four west African countries since the beginning of the year.
WHO chief Margaret Chan hailed Cuba’s commitment, stressing it was “the largest” made so far in the global fight to stop the deadly outbreak.
“Our response in running short, …but the thing we need most of all is people,” she told reporters.
As the epidemic continues to swell, WHO said Friday another 500 foreign health professionals and around 1,000 local doctors and nurses were needed to stop its spread. — AFP
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MasterCard Power Nigerian Identity Card Program
President Goodluck Jonathan Nigeria national identity card with a "Mastercard" logo amounts to commercialization of our national insignia;its reminiscent of the logos of transatlantic slave trading companies,pasted on the bodies of Africans while they set forth for a cruel and dangerous journey across the oceans...
“... the vintage of history is forever repeating ~ same old vines, same old wines!”
Some Major Corporations that Finance and Profited from Slavery.
The enslavement of African people in the Americas by the nations and peoples of Western Europe, created the economic engine that funded modern capitalism. Therefore it comes as no surprise that most of the major corporations that were founded by Western European and American merchants prior to roughly 100 years ago, benefited directly from slavery.
N M Rothschild & Sons Bank in London was linked to slavery. The company that was one of the biggest names in the City of London had previously undisclosed links to slavery in the British colonies. Documents seen by the Financial Times have revealed that Nathan Mayer Rothschild, the banking family’s 19th-century patriarch, made his first personal gains by using enslaved Africans as collateral in dealings with a slave owner...MASTERCARD OWNER
According to reports, FleetBoston evolved from an earlier financial institution, Providence Bank, founded by John Brown who was a slave trader and owned ships used to transport enslaved Africans.
The bank financed Brown’s slave voyages and profited from them. Brown even reportedly helped charter what became Brown University.
Brown Brothers Harriman is the oldest and largest private investment bank and securities firm in the United States, founded in 1818. USA Today found that the New York merchant bank of James and William Brown, currently known as Brown Bros. Harriman owned hundreds of enslaved Africans and financed the cotton economy by lending millions to southern planters, merchants and cotton brokers.MASTERCARD SHARE HOLDER
Brooks Brothers, the high end suit retailer got their start selling slave clothing to various slave traders back in the 1800s. What a way to get rich in the immoral slave industry!
Barclays, the British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom has now conceded that companies it bought over the years may have been involved in the slave trade.MASTERCARD SHARE HOLDER
Lehman Brothers, whose business empire started in the slave trade, recently admitted their part in the business of slavery.
According to the Sun Times, the financial services firm acknowledged recently that its founding partners owned not one, but several enslaved Africans during the Civil War era and that, “in all likelihood,” it “profited significantly” from slavery.
“This is a sad part of our heritage …We’re deeply apologetic … It was a terrible thing … There’s no one sitting in the United States in the year 2005, hopefully, who would ever, in a million years, defend the practice,” said Joe Polizzotto, general counsel of Lehman Brothers.MASTERCARD SHARE HOLDER
Aetna, Inc., the United States’ largest health insurer, apologized for selling policies in the 1850s that reimbursed slave owners for financial losses when the enslaved Africans they owned died.
“Aetna has long acknowledged that for several years shortly after its founding in 1853 that the company may have insured the lives of slaves,” said Aetna spokesman Fred Laberge in 2002. “We express our deep regret over any participation at all in this deplorable practice.” MASTERCARD SHARE HOLDER
JPMorgan Chase recently admitted their company’s links to slavery.
“Today, we are reporting that this research found that, between 1831 and 1865, two of our predecessor banks—Citizens Bank and Canal Bank in Louisiana—accepted approximately 13,000 enslaved individuals as collateral on loans and took ownership of approximately 1,250 of them when the plantation owners defaulted on the loans,” the company wrote in a statement...JPMorgan Largest MASTERCARD SHARE HOLDER
New York Life Insurance Company is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States. They also took part in slavery by selling insurance policies on enslaved Africans.
According to USA Today, evidence of 10 more New York Life slave policies comes from an 1847 account book kept by the company’s Natchez, Miss. agent, W.A. Britton. The book, part of a collection at Louisiana State University, contains Britton’s notes on slave policies he wrote for amounts ranging from $375 to $600. A 1906 history of New York Life says 339 of the company’s first 1,000 policies were written on the lives of slaves.
Nigerians expressed shock and fury Thursday at how the Nigerian Government, through the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, would surrender a symbol of national sovereignty and pride to a foreign commercial organisation by not only sharing the biometrics of 170 million Nigerian to the firm but by also allowing the firm to boldly engrave its insignia on the IDs.
Many Nigerians raised the alarm over the implications of the agreement in an age that has seen intense data surveillance by the National Security Agency of the United States of America, Mastercard’s home country. One commentator said allowing MasterCard’s emblem on the Nigerian National ID Card could only compare to the trans-Atlantic slave trade abolished in the nineteenth century.
“The new ID card with a MasterCard logo does not represent an identity of a Nigerian. It simply represents a stamped ownership of a Nigerian by an American company,” said Shehu Sani of the Civil Rights Congress. “It is reminiscent of the logo pasted on the bodies of African salves transported across the Atlantic.”
Few Questions that need answers;
1 - Why is the FGN so desperate to produce an IDC without giving preference to National security? Don't they know that war in this age, than ever before, are won with information?
2 - Why must the logo of a Business (Non-Governmental and Non-Nigerian) entity be on the Nigeria NATIONAL ID Card for that matter?
3 - Why do Nigeria have to indirectly and continuously advertise for this company? Is the company not being paid for the contract?
4 - Where are these cards being produced, Nigeria or US? How many jobs are created for Nigerians as a result of this contract?
5 - Are we really sure that somebody in Government is not seriously benefiting from this contract to have gone to the extent of indirectly trading Nigeria sovereignty/security for selfish interest?
It's a shame that our people trusted with authority could not see, or decided to ignore, the big picture. As much as the success of having the ID cards produced is laudable, the stain in its outcome is too conspicuously irritating to be ignored. It has to be reversed or else the whole project would end up being a waste of resources because it CANNOT stand the test of time.
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Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki’ : The Relationship Between Africa And Its Ex-Colonizers Is Illegal
Charity begins at home, and Africans need to take the first bold steps to deal with problems affecting them instead of depending on the west. Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki’s message was met with a resounding applause at the 6th edition of Africities in Dakar, Senegal.
Whilst it is no secret that conflicts are a bane of African development, the responsibility of conflict resolution should be left to Africans. Mkebi appears relentless when it comes to the Western interventions on the African continent.
“The Ivorian and Libyan crises confirmed a dangerous tendency with western countries who believe that they can intervene in every conflict on the continent,” Mbeki thundered with a clenched fist.
According to him, this behavior reveals an “illegal relationship between Africa and its former colonial masters!”, and Africa had become too dependent on the West”.
But what are the solutions that would allow Africans to better manage the string of conflicts plaguing the continent?
Thabo Mbeki, suggests that encouraging unity between African states is key, and that the African Union (AU) needs to provide the needed support. “We must stand united to protect our interests” he says.
His words come as the organization continues to suffer from its inability to reach a unanimous decision in its handling of the Libyan conflict.
Nonetheless, Mbeki argues that the competence of the AU must be strengthened. “Our country must pass on part of their sovereignty to the African Union to ensure peace and security”.
Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki’
"How can you turn to a system that got its feed money from enslaving you, to SAVE you??" - Dr. John Henrik Clarke
We need to gain control of Africa by genuine African leaders, with right structures and policies, before we can talk of dealing with any foreign government...
Africa experience is that the invaders of Africa always relentlessly pushed for command position in Africa, no matter how small their number.
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Cop Fired For Killing A Dog, Paid Leave for Killing A Black Man.
According to sources, a cop from Hometown, Illinois was fired for shooting and killing a family dog. The incident happened in July of 2014, just a few weeks before Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, MO, despite being unarmed.
ABC 7 reported Apollo, a 14 month old German sheperd-pit bull mix was shot and killed by the officer without any remorse what’s so ever.
On Friday, Apollo was shot and killed by a Hometown police officer in the front yard of the dog owner’s home, and she says her daughter Alexis saw it all.
“My quick reaction was to grab her and run inside because she fell to the floor and started screaming,” said Nicole Echlina, Apollo’s owner.
Echlin says Apollo had run out of the front door. Hometown police had been alerted, and encountered the dog as he returned to the front yard. Echlin says she tried coaxing Apollo back in the house, but he turned and bared his teeth at one of the officers. According to police, that’s when the officer withdrew his weapon and fired one shot, striking the dog.
Echlin says she questioned the use of deadly force- especially in front of her daughter- but she says the officer showed no remorse.
“He just said it had to be done. He walked up to me, told me that and walked away,” said Echlin.
The video report is below. The community was outraged an officer would use deadly force on the dog in front of the little girl, but many are wondering where is the compassion for laundry list of unarmed, black men being shot and killed by police around the country?
The real disappointment in the American legal system is Darren Wilson, the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, is still on administrative leave, in witness protection and sucking up tax payers dollars.
But the officer who shot and killed a dog has been removed from the police force. They are showing you the life of black men isn’t worth that of a dog.
Dr. Neely Fuller Jr stated that under the system of racism white supremacy the social ranking order is...
3. Whoever else.
4. Black people.
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Lloyd Hall Inventor Of Food Preservation And Sterilization Revolutionized The Way Foods Were Processed.
In the course of his work, Hall publish more than 5 scientific papers and receive more than 100 patents.
Lloyd Hall was born on June 20, 1894 in Elgin, Illinois. He was an honor student while attending West Side High School in Aurora, Illinois and captained the school debate team while competing in baseball, football and track. Lloyd graduated High School in the top 10 of his class and had to choose between four college scholarship offers. He decided to attend nearby Northwestern University, earning a Bachelor Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1916.
While at Northwestern, Hall attended classes with a fellow student named Carroll L. Griffith who would later go on to become the founder of Griffith Laboratories. After graduation, Hall earned a graduate degree from the University of Chicago.
Hall was soon hired by the Western Electric Company through a telephone interview. When he showed up for his first day, however, he was told by a personnel officer that “we don’t take niggers.” Recovering from this slight, he began working for the Chicago Department of Health as a chemist and was promoted in 1917 to senior chemist. The next year he moved to Ottumwa, Iowa where he held the position of chief chemist at the John Morrell Company. During this time, World War I broke out and Hall received an appointment as Chief Inspector of Powder and Explosives for the United States Ordnance Department.
On September 23, 1919 Lloyd married Myrrhene Newsome, a teacher from Macomb, Illinois. Two years later, the couple moved to Chicago where Lloyd began working for the Boyer Chemical Laboratory where he took the position of chief chemist and focused on the emerging field of food chemistry, and began looking at a way of preserving meats with chemicals. In 1922 he moved on to Chemical Products Corporation where he served as President and Chemical director of their consulting laboratory and often consulted with Griffith Laboratories. In 1925, Hall was offered a position with Griffith Laboratories as chief chemist and director of research. Griffith Laboratories, of course, had been founded by Hall’s former classmate Carroll Griffith and after years of moving from company to company, Hall accepted the position and remained there for the next 34 years.
Hall had been working for a number of years exploring different areas of food chemistry and upon joining Griffith Laboratories began looking into methods for preserving foods. Up to that point, foods, and especially meats had been preserved by using sodium chloride (table salt). As well, nitrogen-containing chemicals were also used to preserve meats. It was found that nitrates chemically changed into nitrites and then into nitrous acid which caused the meats to maintain a healthy, red color (the process was referred to as curing meat). Hall found, however, that when sodium chloride, sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite were used in order to preserve and cure the meat, the nitrates and nitrites penetrated the meat much faster than did the sodium chloride. In doing so, the nitrates and nitrites adversely affected the meat by breaking it down before the sodium chloride had a chance to preserve it. In order to correct this, Hall found a while of encasing the nitrates and nitrites within a sodium chloride “shell” by utilizing a process called “flash-drying” the crystals over heated rollers. This allowed the sodium nitrate to be introduced to the meats first and dissolved, and then the nitrates and nitrites were able to penetrate the “preserved” meat and therefore “cure” it.
Hall next addressed a problem which arose when meats were stored in containers. The sodium chloride/nitrate/nitrite combination tended to absorb the moisture from the air inside or the container and caused them to form a caked mass on top of the meat. Hall was able to determine that by adding a glycerine and alkali metal tartrate to the original combination, the glycerine and tartrate would effectively absorb the moisture without “caking” and thus preventing the chloride/nitrate/nitrite combination from absorbing it.
Hall also maintained an interest in sterilizing foods, utensils and tools. Although many people thought that certain spices and flavorings also had the added benefit of preserving foods, Hall found that many of these agents actually exposed the foods to an abundance of germs, molds and bacteria. Hall set out to prevent this while at the same time allowing the spices and flavorings to retain the aroma and color (many of these lost their color and aroma and flavor when exposed to high (sterilizing temperatures.) He eventually found a gas called ethylene oxide, which he introduced to the foods within a vacuumed environment which eliminated the germs and bacteria while maintaining appearances, taste and aroma.
These contributions to food preservation and sterilization revolutionized the way foods were processed, prepared, packed and transported, eliminating spoilage and health hazards and improving efficiency and profitability for food suppliers. In the course of his work, Hall would publish more than 5 scientific papers and receive more than 100 patents. He also served as an advisor to the United States during two World Wars, served on dozens of advisory panels and boards and received hundreds of awards and accolades.
In 1959 Hall retired from Griffith Laboratories and moved to Pasadena, California where he died in 1971. He left behind a legacy as a pioneer in the field of food chemistry and is responsible for improving health conditions in all areas of the food industry.
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Four Dead Unarmed Men And The Police: What You Need to Know
Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford and John Crawford III all died after confrontations with police, and their deaths are still shrouded in mystery, even as the black community reels from the losses.
Eric Garner. John Crawford III. Michael Brown. Ezell Ford.
You should recognize these names. They all belong to unarmed black men who were killed by law enforcement since July 2014 for seemingly inexplicable reasons: allegedly selling loose cigarettes, allegedly holding a toy gun in the toy section of Wal-Mart, allegedly running away after a scuffle with the cops, and allegedly complying with police and lying down on the street.
All of these cases are in varying stages of investigation. Here’s a roundup of what you need to know about each one:
Family says: Ford’s family claims that when he was shot Aug. 11 in South Los Angeles, he was obeying Los Angeles Police Department officers and lying on the ground. The 25-year-old, who was mentally disabled, was stopped by police for what was described as “investigative” reasons. A cousin, who did not want to be identified, said that the unarmed young man was laid out before he was shot in the back three times. Ford was rushed to the hospital, where he had to undergo surgery, but he did not make it. Tritobia Ford, who was identified as the young man’s mother, said that the police would not tell her where her son was hospitalized.
Officers say: During the “investigative stop,” there was allegedly a “struggle” that caused shots to be fired, according to an LAPD news release. The officers involved did not require medical attention, although they did reportedly have minor scrapes. The department also said that it was unaware of any information being withheld from the family.
Any charges? So far no charges have been filed in this particular case, but the officer responsible, who has yet to be identified, has been put on paid administrative leave as the incident is investigated. According to reports, LAPD police Chief Charlie Beck, the Office of the Inspector General and the Board of Police Commissioners are expected to review the case.
Community reaction: Twitter has taken the lead on this case, as usual, with the hashtag #EzellFord. News of Ford’s death is still spreading online and in real life as the nation reels from the loss of Ferguson, Mo.’s “gentle giant,” Michael Brown. According to reports, a rally for Ford is being planned for Sunday, Aug. 17, at LAPD headquarters.
Family says: Details remain extremely sketchy in this particular case. One eyewitness to the shooting, Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson, told MSNBC in an exclusive interview that the young men were confronted on Aug. 9 by a cop in Ferguson, who told them to “get the f--k off the sidewalk.” The officer tried to get out of the squad car, but the door slammed against Brown’s body and closed. The officer allegedly reached out of the car, grabbing Brown by his throat before threatening to shoot.
That was when Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran, ended up firing the first shot. The young men allegedly started running, and Johnson ducked behind a car. Brown, 18, kept running and was hit again by another bullet. At this point he tried to surrender, holding up his hands and attempting to get to the floor, but the officer continued shooting, according to reports. In the aftermath, Brown’s body was left lying in the street for hours, and his mother claimed that she was not given an opportunity to identify her own son.
Officers say: Police claim that Brown was attempting to reach for the officer’s gun when a scuffle ensued and he subsequently took off running, resulting in the shooting.
Any charges? So far the officer is on paid administrative leave. The FBI has gotten involved in the case and is said to be conducting an investigation parallel to that of local authorities. The Department of Justice is apparently also watching this case closely.
Community reaction: This particular case has rocked the community both online and on the ground with incredible force. Almost immediately, people took to the streets of Ferguson demanding answers and justice and refusing to be budged by police, who eventually came out with dogs, SWAT teams and heavy equipment to try to quell the protest.
Eventually, some of the protesters turned to violence, with looting and destruction of property. Police have been deploying tear gas and smoke bombs into the crowd, which has responded by throwing back tear gas and Molotov cocktails. Online, the powerful hashtag #iftheygunnedmedown surfaced, while citizen reporters tweeted pictures and video from the scene. Currently, black community leaders like the Rev. Al Sharpton, and organizations like the NAACP, are urging protesters to stay calm and peaceful while adding their own voices to the calls for justice.
John Crawford III
Family says: His relatives tell the story of a young, loving father who was just handling a toy gun in the toy section of Wal-Mart in southwestern Ohio on Aug. 5 before he was inexplicably gunned down by law enforcement. Since then the family have been demanding that surveillance video from the store be released so that they can prove exactly what happened. They have taken their case to civil rights organizations in hopes of finding closure.
Officers say: Authorities say they responded appropriately to a 911 call about a man who was supposedly holding a rifle and seemed to be loading the weapon. Officers claim that Crawford, 22, was waving the rifle at a customer and would not drop it, which was the reason the police opened fire. That weapon turned out to be a pump air rifle, a type of BB gun, which cannot kill people but can kill small animals.
Any charges? The two law-enforcement agents who fired their weapons—Officer Sean Williams and Sgt. David Darkow—were put on leave after the incident and pending an investigation. Local authorities have asked the state to take over, with Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers requesting that the state attorney general and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation look into whether the use of deadly force was justified, according to reports.
Community reaction: Social media have led the campaign on this slaying, with Twitter users pointing out the disparity between the reaction to Crawford holding what ended up being a toy rifle and the response to (white) open carriers of assault rifles, who have walked into business establishments without worry or confrontation.
Family says: The tragic video showing the death of the Staten Island, N.Y., father of six on July 17 was widely publicized. From the moment the footage was released, Garner’s family has been demanding justice.
Video footage taken at the scene of the incident shows Garner in what appears to be a choke hold after he was accused of selling loose cigarettes illegally. His family pointed to the fact that he did not have any cigarettes on him or in his car at the time of his death. His widow, Esaw Garner, alongside black leaders like Al Sharpton, called for a thorough and prompt investigation and civil rights probe into the incident, given that it is illegal in New York to subdue suspects using a choke hold.
Officers say: An internal report by the New York City Police Department after the death did not make any mention of the alleged choke hold and stated that officers apparently did not pick up any cues that Garner was in distress.
Any charges? Internal Affairs was looking into the matter as of last month, and in the immediate aftermath two officers, Daniel Pantaleo and Justin Damico, were put on desk duty. A medical examiner ruled at the beginning of August that Garner did, in fact, die as a result of the choke hold, ruling the 43-year-old father’s death a homicide.
Community reaction: Once again, social media has led the battalion in the call for justice. The video of Garner’s confrontation with police spread like wildfire as viewers questioned the need to apprehend the father in such a violent manner.
With distrust of the NYPD running deep within the black community—fueled by rampant stop-and-frisk tactics—Sharpton, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton decided to come together for a community roundtable about the relations between the two groups. De Blasio stayed in the middle of the argument, carefully walking the line between holding the NYPD responsible and praising Bratton for his job thus far. Bratton proposed retraining for all NYPD officers, especially those walking the streets, while Sharpton called for appropriate punishments to be meted out in order to curb such inappropriate behavior.
Breanna Edwards is a newswriter at The Root.
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If They Gunned Me Down Shows How Black People Are Portrayed in Mainstream Media
The hashtag demonstrates that the narrative the media continues to portray regarding black people isn’t always truthful.BY: YESHA CALLAHAN
The vicious slaying of Mike Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police has once again shown that the narrative the media paints surrounding black people in America more often than not includes depicting us as violent thugs with gang and drug affiliations. It’s safe to say that Brown has become a victim of what I like to refer to as the “Trayvon Martin effect” in the media.
Trayvon, who was killed by George Zimmerman, was depicted as a gold-grill-wearing, weed-smoking teenager in the photos used by the media. There were no photos of Trayvon smiling with his family members or being just your average happy teen, which his family members said he was. Similarly, the photos of Brown that have been picked up by the media included him throwing up a peace sign, which conservative media has translated into a “gang sign.”
You’d be hard-pressed to find mainstream media showing Brown at his high school graduation or with members of his family. Ironically, all of those photos exist courtesy of Brown’s Facebook page. Unfortunately, because of Ferguson police, we’ll never be able to see a photo of Brown attending his first day of college today.
As tensions remain high, not only in the town of Ferguson but also on social media, Twitter users created #IfTheyGunnedMeDown to make a statement on how the media draws a biased narrative when it comes to telling the stories of black men and women. The following images not only tell a truthful story but also prove that we, as black people, know what our narrative is, but we are also not blind to the fact that the media will, of course, be biased in showing the truth.
"The hunting down of our youth in the streets by agents of the state, the bombing of Afrikan neighborhoods and churches, the murder of members of revolutionary and passive Afrikan organizations, the riots against Afrikans before both European wars on the world, the thousands of lynchings and the “retaliations” after real and imagined revolts by our enslaved ancestors as well as the lynchings that still see no end, are but a very, very small number of the examples where acts of terrorism were used to insure our submission to the whim of white supremacy. All these acts testify to a strong history of unwarranted, violent encroachments on peaceful, independent, as well as passive, dependent, Afrikan communities. So it is illogical for us to expect Europeans to allow us to live in an autonomous, independent peace in their midst without our enforcement of our freedom to be Afrikan in a language they can understand. Arguing otherwise makes no historical sense. No people can begin to feel safe in a historical climate of terrorism. Their accumulated frustration and uncertainty about the duration of the siege leads them to want to either seek shelter within (ranging from full assimilation and amalgamation to pluralistic integration) or away from (pluralistic segregation to full separation) their relentless assailants. For those who feel they cannot or should not leave or know that the terror will follow them wherever they go but who refuse to accept a vanquished status, rage and rebellion are natural and necessary characteristics. They know themselves as warriors engaged in a great struggle for the sanity, identity and sovereignty of their people."
Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti
Asafo: A Warrior's Guide to Manhood
A Black person is killed by "police, security guards and self-appointed vigilantes" every 28 hours in America.
This is where your Police,CIA,ATF,Feds,came from.Everything was arround fear of the Black man&woman &to keep us down .
YOU CANNOT HAVE JUSTICE IN A RACIST SYSTEM! The only way we're going to get JUSTICE is thought enhancing our POWER.
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House of Bondage. Photographer: Ernest Cole, South Africa . Ernest Cole was a black South African, born in Eersterust in Pretoria, in 1940
He left school when the Bantu Education Act was put into place in 1953, and instead completed his matric via correspondence. He started taking photographs at a very young age.
In 1958, Cole applied for a job with Drum magazine. Jürgen Schadeberg, the chief photographer employed him as his assistant. Cole also started a correspondence course with the New York Institute of Photography. With their support, he decided on a project which entailed recording the evils and social effects of apartheid.
He then worked at the Bantu World newspaper (later renamed The World - now The Sowetan), where he continued his career as a photographer. In the early 1960s, he started to freelance for clients such as Drum, the Rand Daily Mail, The World and the Sunday Express. This made him South Africa’s first black freelance photographer.
Seeking to leave South Africa, he became re-classified as a "coloured." As a result, he was able to leave for New York in 1966. He took his apartheid project prints with him. He showed his work to Magnum Photos which resulted in a publishing deal with publishing rights owned by Random House. The book, House of Bondage, was banned in South Africa.
In the book, Cole writes: "Three-hundred years of white supremacy in South Africa has placed us in bondage, stripped us of our dignity, robbed us of our self-esteem and surrounded us with hate.
Later he received a grant from the Ford Foundation for another book, A study of the Negro family in the rural South and the Negro family in the urban ghetto. This was never published although he did take a number of photographs.
Cole then moved to Sweden where he took up film making. The apartheid photos he had taken were used extensively by the ANC in their various publications.
He died of cancer in New York on 18 February 1990.
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Opinion: Dear Africa, your Ebola salvation is not in America
Weep not, Africa. Weep not, Africans for your salvation is not in Washington DC, Europe or Asia. Rise and hold your leaders responsible.
Lately I have been bereft of sleep. No thanks to Ebola. I believe I’m not alone, it’s a panic that grips almost all of West Africa. The fear of contracting the deadly Ebola virus which has ravaged many countries in West Africa and has risen to an epidemic scale is devastating especially because of how it has reduced patients to chicken in the face of mortality. The level of helplessness that dying Africans have had to face is the main cause of my nightmares.
I keep recalling the disturbing stories of how Ebola victims in Sierra leone had fallen by the way side and are left to die even by road users who could have acted good Samaritans. In fact it gets so worst that some families had to dump infected loved ones on the street to die.
It breaks my heart that the spread of the virus has not been curtailed and confined to minor incidences and so depressing that it has overwhelmed the capacity of our “myopic” health care systems.
Few days back, over 40 African leaders converged in Washington DC for the US-Africa Summit while their countries and continent was on fire and their citizens dying daily like animals. You could have thought saving lives could have been their priority? May be not! They were more concerned about Obama’s $33 billion planned investment. Nevertheless, to say that their attitude resembled and painted a “Berlin conference mood” which was more like partitioning Africa but this time with permissions from our leaders.
They trooped to Washington like Pilgrims in search of salvation, alas! Their salvation wasn’t in Washington as the virus kept spreading rapidly.
I’m not in power so I may not really say what is and what is not at the helms of affairs but my anger is born out of the dire dearth of infrastructure in Africa and the level of non-challant attitude of her leaders. Walter Rodney’s indictment of our Leaders sometimes paints a real picture of what’s in an average African leader’s political DNA.
West African nations have suffered heavily since the rise of the scourge still we are yet to hear of any meaningful research going on in Africa to help fight the virus. Americans are the only ones who have come up with a possible drug experiment even before any case of Ebola was reported in the country. The Japanese have also intensified their research to find a cure while they’re yet to witness any Ebola case and Africa where the problem has moved from minor to a major scale cannot even provide a good medical system to curb the spread.
I ask myself, who are we and what is our role in the scheme of things? Is it that our leaders are clueless or simply not interested in the welfare of their people? We have leaders who live in grand splendour with their families while the vast majority of the population suffer hunger, poverty, epidemics among others
Many have coined conspiracy theories, others have blamed different people and accused them of neglecting Africans. What they have failed to realize is that they have been neglected by their leaders.
African countries and Nigeria in particular do not think of the future and do not make plans with the future in mind. People showed concern on how Nigeria should prepare to prevent the Ebola virus from getting here months before a certain Dr. Sawyer brought the virus to Lagos and nothing was done.
African leaders had to beg President Barack Obama for the only vaccine that has shown promises of curing the sickness and he responded by saying,
“I think we have to let the scientist guide us. And I don’t think all the information is in on whether this drug is helpful.
“I think it’s premature for me to say that because I don’t have enough information. I don’t have enough data right now to offer an opinion on that.
“the countries affected are the first to admit that what’s happened here is the public health systems have been overwhelmed. They weren’t able to identify and then isolate cases quickly enough. As a consequence, it spread more rapidly than has been typical with the periodic Ebola outbreaks that occurred previously.”
Sad as the statement may seem considering the number of people dying daily in West Africa from the disease and the positive effect the drugs had on the Americans that are being treated, Obama made a point.
A nation that cannot take care of its own shouldn’t bother other nations with their problem.
It reminds me of the troubling image of a naked black man on his knees in a seemingly dishonorable position and the inscription, “Am I not a man and a brother” on Josiah Wedgwood’s 1787 anti slavery medallion. Why can’t we help ourselves? Must we beg for everything? Why can’t we be self sufficient?
When attacked by terrorists we beg for foreign assistance. When a deadly virus like the Ebola case breaks out, we also beg for foreign aid. Our salvation is within and not in far away places like Washington DC or depends on Barack Obama’s approval, and until we realise this, we will continue to wallow in this state of helplessness.
Africa today is ravaged by civil wars and terrorism. You have the Talibans of the Mahgreb, Al Qaeda, Al shabbab and most recently Boko Haram destroying lives and properties daily. With all these happening to some of the poorest people in the world, I keep asking myself what is the way forward? How did we get here? What is the future of our children?
In my heart I came to the conclusion that we hate ourselves even more than outsiders do. We must rise above this present state and lift our nations and continent high above these setbacks. We must build a soceity where the human life is valued.
Weep not, Africa. Weep not, Africans for your salvation is not in Washington DC, Europe or Asia. Rise and hold your leaders responsible.
Onyeka ‘Kerous’ Ibeanusi is a Nigerian musician, motivational/entertainment writer and speaker and a social commentator
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AU head warns US about Africa
African Union commission chair, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said that the United States of America will lose out if they don't take more interest in Africa peopl.
Dlamini-Zuma said it’s in the US’s best interests to know what is happening in Africa because “if they don’t come to the party eventually the party will happen without them”.
“Business people really know about Africa from the media and American media is not really kind on Africa. They tend to report what bleeds and leads.”
She made reference to the closing press conference by US president Barack Obama on Wednesday after a three-day US-Africa Leaders Summit.
The Independent reports that, at the summit, most of the questions asked by White House press corps were not focused on what happened at the summit but, instead, on the conflicts in Gaza and the Ukraine.
Dlamini-Zuma attended the US-Africa summit representing the African Union Commission, despite the United States not organising the event through the AU.
President Obama sent individual invitations to a little more than 40 African countries, leaving out some AU partners such as Zimbabwe.
Source: Independent Online
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African colonization helped spread HIV and AIDS more than a century ago, study says.
Although acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) didn't hit mainstream collective consciousness until the early 1980s, new research out of the University of Arizona in Tucson indicates that the most pervasive global strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) began spreading among humans between 1884 and 1924, a finding that suggests growing urbanization in colonial Africa set the stage for the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Michael Worobey, an assistant ecology and evolutionary biology professor at Arizona, led the research, which studied a number of HIV-1 (the strain found in most cases outside of Africa) genetic sequences to determine the time periods when the virus genetically diverged from its predecessors. These findings, published in the current issue of Nature, were mapped out in the form of a family tree whose roots date back to the beginning of the 20th century.
The research, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, included a team of scientists from four continents who screened multiple tissue samples and uncovered the world's second-oldest genetic sequence of HIV-1 group M, which dates from 1960. The scientists used that, along with dozens of other previously known HIV-1 sequences, to construct a range of plausible family trees for this viral strain.
The scientists recovered the 48-year-old HIV gene fragments from a wax-embedded lymph node tissue biopsy from a woman in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The oldest known HIV-1 group M genetic sequence comes from a 1959 blood sample given by a Kinshasa man. A comparison between the same genetic regions of the 1959 and 1960 viruses provided additional evidence that their common ancestor existed around 1900.
Earlier estimates indicated that HIV first appeared in 1930, still well before most people had heard of either the virus or AIDS.
Bloomberg.com today reported that the AIDS virus is infecting more women, heterosexual couples and gay men in China as the epidemic spreads from intravenous drug users to the general population, according to a study to be published Thursday in Nature.
Elsewhere, The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., Tuesday announced it has received a $30-million grant from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), a large philanthropy in New York City, to create the world's only center dedicated to the "neutralizing antibody" approach, a promising way to develop an AIDS vaccine, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Web site. IAVI created the Neutralizing Antibody Consortium six years ago to address a neglected area of AIDS vaccine research and development, according to the La Jolla Light Web site.
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Singling out the international “aid group” (NGO-CIA) Doctors Without Borders, one Guinean charged, “Wherever those people have passed, the communities have been hit by illness.”
Africans Accuse 'Westerners' of Spreading Ebola! U.S. Peace Corps Removes All Volunteers!
In Africa and perhaps rightly so africans are now waking up to the fact that WHO May be spreading deadly diseases among them.
A NY Times article with a huge front page photo is intended to portray frightened African villagers as paranoid, superstitious and ignorant: But it seems perhaps ignorant and superstitious people have more sense than the dumbed down western equivalent.
“We don’t want any visitors,” said their leader, Faya Iroundouno, 17, president of Kolo Bengou’s youth league. “We don’t want any contact with anyone.” The others nodded in agreement and fiddled with their slingshots.
Singling out the international aid group Doctors Without Borders, Mr. Iroundouno continued, “Wherever those people have passed, the communities have been hit by illness.”
it was first detected in March, and fear, which has produced growing hostility toward outside help. On Friday alone, health authorities in Guinea confirmed 14 new cases of the disease.
Workers and officials, blamed by panicked populations for spreading the virus, have been threatened with knives, stones and machetes, their vehicles sometimes surrounded by hostile mobs. Log barriers across narrow dirt roads block medical teams from reaching villages where the virus is suspected. Sick and dead villagers, cut off from help, are infecting others.
Singling out the international “aid group” (NGO-CIA) Doctors Without Borders, one Guinean charged, “Wherever those people have passed, the communities have been hit by illness.”
On a recent day, a Red Cross truck drove up to the cemetery to deliver the body of Marie Condé, 14, wrapped in plastic sheeting.
As the body was carried off the truck, a high-pitched wail pierced the country stillness. “There is no cure!” a woman cried. “There is no cure!”
The gravedigger, Marie’s half brother Famhan Condé, 26, was sweating as he heaved shovels of dirt. The grave, he said, would be the 26th he had dug since the epidemic began.
“We’re all scared here,” he said. “There’s no solution. We can do nothing. Only God can save us.”
Astute students of ‘New World Order Conspiracy Theory’ understand the dirty game by which “humanitarian” fronts known as NGO’s (Non Governmental Organizations) will often infiltrate a target nation and wreak havoc from within.
The “health group” with the high-sounding name “Doctors Without Borders” is in fact one such NGO, with links to George Soros and other shady characters.
Doctors Without Borders (in French, Médecins Sans Frontières) was founded by WHO hatchet man
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Ebola As West Africa faces its worst outbreak ever.One question: WHY IS THIS VIRUS ONLY ACTIVE IN AFRICA?
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AIDS and Ebola Viruses Were "Man-Made:"Expert Shocks National Radio Audience
San Francisco - AIDS and Ebola viruses did not originate from monkeys left alone in the wild - they were bioengineered in American laboratories. So says an internationally known public health authority with Harvard credentials, Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz, based on a review of more than 2,500 government documents and scientific reports, some gained through the Freedom of Information Act and never before revealed to the general public. "The Gary Null" show, originating in New York on WBAI radio, syndicated in 20 cities and heard by more than a million people, will air this information, and more, during a one hour interview with Dr. Horowitz beginning on Tuesday, April 23, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM e.s.t., and later in the week throughout the country. Listeners will learn that HIV-1, and its parent, HIV-2, have been traced to National Cancer Institute (NCI) and military funded cancer virus experiments which used infected African green monkeys to produce vaccines intended to prevent hepatitis, leukemia, and other cancers.
The documented evidence revealed in Dr. Horowitz's new book, Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola - Nature, Accident or Genocide? (Tetrahedron Publishing Group, 1996), shows that NCI researchers, during the 1960's, mixed viral genes from different animals to produce leukemia, sarcoma, general wasting, and death. This provided the "cancer models" used to study human cancer and begin human vaccine trials. The book, described as the first in-depth exploration into the origins of AIDS and Ebola, and its controversial conclusions, have offended many top AIDS researchers, and been hailed by numerous others who have long questioned the green monkey theory, or feared disease outbreaks from viral vaccine experiments.
Reconciling the origin of AIDS and Ebola, as Dr. Horowitz has now done, is important for several reasons: First, many feel that victims of AIDS should not be blamed for starting the epidemic. With this evidence, those living with HIV/AIDS may now be freed from the stigma, shame, and guilt associated with the infection - a boost to their natural immunity. Second, new therapies might be developed from a better understanding of HIV's origin. third, the events precipitating such epidemics should never be allowed to happen again. It is ethically important to understand, and therefore prevent, future outbreaks. Finally, those directly implicated in HIV's development and transmission are the same individuals and institutions capitalizing on the epidemic and humanity's suffering. Though many might consider this preposterous, as one Emerging Viruses review recently cautioned, "withhold any out-of-hand dismissal until you read this book," or tune into Dr. Null's extraordinary program.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control owns a patent on a particular strain of Ebola known as "EboBun." It's patent No. CA2741523A1 and it was awarded in 2010. You can view it here. (Thanks to Natural News readers who found this and brought it to our attention.)
Patent applicants are clearly described on the patent as including:
The Government Of The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health & Human Services, Center For Disease Control.
The patent summary says, "The invention provides the isolated human Ebola (hEbola) viruses denoted as Bundibugyo (EboBun) deposited with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC"; Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America) on November 26, 2007 and accorded an accession number 200706291."
It goes on to state, "The present invention is based upon the isolation and identification of a new human Ebola virus species, EboBun. EboBun was isolated from the patients suffering from hemorrhagic fever in a recent outbreak in Uganda."
It's worth noting, by the way, that EboBun is not the same variant currently believed to be circulating in West Africa. Clearly, the CDC needs to expand its patent portfolio to include more strains, and that may very well be why American Ebola victims have been brought to the United States in the first place. Read more below and decide for yourself...
Harvesting Ebola from victims to file patents
From the patent description on the EboBun virus, we know that the U.S. government:
1) Extracts Ebola viruses from patients.
2) Claims to have "invented" that virus.
3) Files for monopoly patent protection on the virus.
To understand why this is happening, you have to first understand what a patent really is and why it exists. A patent is a government-enforced monopoly that is exclusively granted to persons or organizations. It allows that person or organization to exclusively profit from the "invention" or deny others the ability to exploit the invention for their own profit.
It brings up the obvious question here: Why would the U.S. government claim to have "invented" Ebola and then claim an exclusively monopoly over its ownership?
U.S. Government claims exclusive ownership over its "invention" of Ebola
The "SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION" section of the patent document also clearly claims that the U.S. government is claiming "ownership" over all Ebola viruses that share as little as 70% similarity with the Ebola it "invented":
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/046290_Ebola_patent_vaccines_profit_motive.html##ixzz39nehqcjM
This is a call for an immediate, thorough, and independent investigation of Tulane University researchers (see here and here) and their Fort Detrick associates in the US biowarfare research community, who have been operating in West Africa during the past several years.
What exactly have they been doing?
Exactly what diagnostic tests have they been performing on citizens of Sierra Leone?
Why do we have reports that the government of Sierra Leone has recently told Tulane researchers to stop this testing?
Have Tulane researchers and their associates attempted any experimental treatments (e.g., injecting monoclonal antibodies) using citizens of the region? If so, what adverse events have occurred?
The research program, occurring in Sierra Leone, the Republic of Guinea, and Liberia—said to be the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak—has the announced purpose, among others, of detecting the future use of fever-viruses as bioweapons.
Is this purely defensive research? Or as we have seen in the past, is this research being covertly used to develop offensive bioweapons?
For the last several years, researchers from Tulane University have been active in the African areas where Ebola is said to have broken out in 2014.
These researchers are working with other institutions, one of which is USAMRIID, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, a well-known center for biowar research, located at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
In Sierra Leone, the Tulane group has been researching new diagnostic tests for hemorrhagic fevers.
Note: Lassa Fever, Ebola, and other labels are applied to a spectrum of illness that result in hemorrhaging.
Tulane researchers have also been investigating the use of monoclonal antibodies as a treatment for these fevers—but not on-site in Africa, according to Tulane press releases.
Here are excerpts from supporting documents.
Tulane University, Oct. 12, 2012, “Dean’s Update: Update on Lassa Fever Research” (.pdf here):
“In 2009, researchers received a five-year $7,073,538 grant from the National Institute of Health to fund the continued development of detection kits for Lassa viral hemorrhagic fever.
“Since that time, much has been done to study the disease. Dr. Robert Garry, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Dr. James Robinson, Professor of Pediatrics, have been involved in the research of Lassa fever. Together the two have recently been able to create what are called human monoclonal antibodies. After isolating the B-cells from patients that have survived the disease, they have utilized molecular cloning methods to isolate the antibodies and reproduce them in the laboratory. These antibodies have been tested on guinea pigs at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and shown to help prevent them from dying of Lassa fever…
“Most recently, a new Lassa fever ward is being constructed in Sierra Leone at the Kenema Government Hospital. When finished, it will be better equipped to assist patients affected by the disease and will hopefully help to end the spread of it.” [The Kenema Hospital is one of the centers of the Ebola outbreak.]
Here is another release from Tulane University, this one dated Oct. 18, 2007. “New Test Moves Forward to Detect Bioterrorism Threats.”
“The initial round of clinical testing has been completed for the first diagnostic test kits that will aid in bioterrorism defense against a deadly viral disease. Tulane University researchers are collaborating in the project.
“Robert Garry, professor of microbiology and immunology at Tulane University, is principal investigator in a federally funded study to develop new tests for viral hemorrhagic fevers.
“Corgenix Medical Corp., a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, announced that the first test kits for detection of hemorrhagic fever have competed initial clinical testing in West Africa.
“The kits, developed under a $3.8 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health, involve work by Corgenix in collaboration with Tulane University, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, BioFactura Inc. and Autoimmune Technologies.
“Clinical reports from the studies in Sierra Leone continue to show amazing results,” says Robert Garry, professor of microbiology and immunology at the Tulane University School of Medicine and principal investigator of the grant.
“We believe this remarkable collaboration will result in detection products that will truly have a meaningful impact on the healthcare in West Africa, but will also fill a badly needed gap in the bioterrorism defense.
“…The clinical studies are being conducted at the Mano River Union Lassa Fever Network in Sierra Leone. Tulane, under contract with the World Health Organization, implements the program in the Mano River Union countries (Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea) to develop national and regional prevention and control strategies for Lassa fever and other important regional diseases.
“Clinical testing on the new recombinant technology demonstrates that our collaboration is working,” says Douglass Simpson, president of Corgenix. “We have combined the skills of different parties, resulting in development of some remarkable test kits in a surprisingly short period of time. As a group we intend to expand this program to address other important infectious agents with both clinical health issues and threat of bioterrorism such as ebola.”
The third document is found on the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation Facebook page (no login required), dated July 23 at 1:35pm. It lays out emergency measures to be taken. We find this curious statement: “Tulane University to stop Ebola testing during the current Ebola outbreak.”
Why? Are the tests issuing false results? Are they frightening the population? Have Tulane researchers done something to endanger public health?
In addition to an investigation of these matters, another probe needs to be launched into all vaccine campaigns in the Ebola Zone. For example. HPV vaccine programs have been ongoing. Vials of vaccine must be tested to discover ALL ingredients. Additionally, it’s well known that giving vaccines to people whose immune systems are already severely compromised is dangerous and deadly.
Why Was Ebola ‘Miracle’ Drug Only Administered to 2 White Americans?
One of the things that made Ebola so terrifying was that it appeared there was no cure for the devastating disease. But a secret serum developed by a San Diego-based company may be an Ebola miracle cure, as it apparently saved the lives of the two Americans who contracted the disease in Liberia.
Amid the stunning media reports about the possible Ebola miracle drug, some observers are wondering why the drug was tried only when two white Americans contracted the disease, considering that Ebola has been wreaking havoc in West Africa for months. Ebola has been diagnosed in 1,600 people and killed more than 700 in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. It has thus far killed about 60 percent of those infected.
The World Health Organization told CNN it was not involved in the decision to give the drug to the Americans, who had to provide consent because the drug, called ZMapp, had only worked on primates and had never been tried on humans. Patrick Sawyer, a naturalized American originally from Liberia, died at a Nigerian hospital without receiving a dose of ZMapp.
The saga of how the drug made it to Liberia and was administered to the Americans—Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol—reads like something out of a Hollywood movie.
San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical has been working on an Ebola serum for several years with the National Institutes of Health and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, an arm of the military responsible for countering weapons of mass destruction.
While it is well understood what happens to the human immunodeficiency virus -- the virus that causes AIDS -- once it is inside the human body, it remains unknown how HIV got into humans to become one of the world's worst plagues. Depending on whom you ask, the answer lies with monkey hunters in Africa or a polio vaccine given to people in the Congo in the 1950s.
The latter hypothesis is the subject of a documentary that premiered in the United States last week at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The Origins of AIDS, directed by Peter Chappell and Catherine Peix, follows the evidence laid out by British journalist Edward Hooper in his 1999 book, The River. In it, Hooper proposed (based on nearly two decades of research) that one man's part in the race to create the polio vaccine launched the AIDS epidemic.
Hooper's conclusion, described by one biologist in the film as "medical science's worst-hated hypothesis" directly challenges the findings of other investigators who were interviewed for the documentary, but whose diverging opinions ended up on the cutting-room floor.
"The public doesn't hear my view, nor does it hear the view of anybody else who has doubts about this theory," said Beatrice Hahn, a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Hahn's work tracking chimpanzees in the forests of Africa has produced a conclusion that nearly everyone agrees upon: HIV originally came from chimpanzees.
But how and when the virus that infects chimpanzees -- simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV -- became HIV is where Hooper and his detractors diverge.
Several scientists, Hahn included, pinpoint bushmeat hunting, an African practice during which hunters can incur bites or cuts while hunting or preparing wild animals (including chimpanzees) for food.
"From all the things we know, it's pretty clear that it crossed the species barrier naturally," said Dr. Michael Worobey, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, who has worked with Hahn to track the simian beginnings of HIV.
Hooper's theory, which forms the plot line of the documentary, argues against the bushmeat hypothesis. If bushmeat hunting was a historical practice, Hooper wondered, why did the AIDS epidemic only take off in the latter half of the 20th century? He found his answer in one of science's most noble endeavors: polio eradication.
The film profiles Dr. Hilary Koprowski, an American scientist racing Dr. Albert Sabin and Dr. Jonas Salk to create the polio vaccine, primarily in the 1950s. Koprowski tested his oral vaccine in the Belgian Congo. By mapping locations where the vaccinations were given and early cases of AIDS emerged, Hooper showed a geographic correlation between the two. The first documented case of HIV is from a blood sample taken in the Congo in 1959.
"The location coincides dramatically," wrote Hooper on his website. "The earliest known cases of AIDS occurred in central Africa, in the same regions where Koprowski's polio vaccine was given to over a million people in 1957-1960."
So, how could a vaccine give a monkey virus to humans? In the documentary, grainy archival footage of white-coated lab scientists shows the polio virus being grown in a soup of chopped-up monkey organs before it is made into a vaccine.
Hooper charges that during Koprowski's vaccination campaign, kidneys from chimpanzees infected with SIV were used to grow the virus. The film cites a historical precedent: Another anti-polio campaign in the 1950s injected millions of people with vaccines containing the monkey virus SV40, though none became ill from the injections.
[Note - According to many researchers and scientists, SV40-contaminated Salk polio vaccines have led to the cancer deaths (kidney and brain) of tens of millions of Americans. The statement above: 'though none became ill from the injections' is total disinformation. Furthermore, the evidence that HIV was created by the US DoD bioweapons program and its various research contractors is compelling and well-documented. See the works of Dr. Lorraine Day, MD, Dr. Robert Strecker, MD, Dr. Alan Cantwell, MD, and Dr. Len Horowitz among others. All of these issues were covered in my own book, AIDS Exposed, published in 1990. - ed]
Koprowski and scientists who worked with him deny that chimp kidneys were used. Independent testing of leftover samples of the vaccine in the United States, where it was produced using organs from other types of monkeys, showed no traces of chimp DNA or SIV. However, the documentary crew found several local workers in the Congo who allege that chimpanzee kidneys were harvested and may have been used to produce more vaccine locally. Samples actually used in the Congo are no longer available for testing.
But even if Hooper proves this allegation conclusively, his detractors say he must still show that SIV transferred to humans at the right time, from the right monkeys, carrying the right virus.
Bette Korber, a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, has "collaborated" with a supercomputer named Nirvana to chart the genetic history of HIV. Looking at the mutations the virus experienced from the mid-1980s to 1999, Korber created a molecular clock to determine the rate at which HIV changes.
Using that rate and calculating backward, she and Nirvana dated the last common ancestor of HIV, the virus from which all present variations descended, to 1931. If Korber is right, the virus must have jumped from monkeys to humans before that date and well before Koprowski was trying out his vaccine. Korber published her results in the journal Nature in 2000.
While Korber and her computer contributed a time line to the debate, Hahn has traipsed through the jungles of Africa picking up chimp feces and urine. Analyzing those samples for genetic traces of SIV, she has found that different subspecies of chimpanzees harbor different variants of SIV, and only one of those variants is the likely ancestor of HIV-1, the virus responsible for infecting more than 60 million people worldwide.
"In 1999 we published a paper in Nature that said that not all chimpanzee viruses are the likely source of HIV-1, only those found in West Central Africa are," said Hahn. Hahn's findings place the probable origin of the epidemic west of Koprowski's vaccination campaign.
More recently, Hahn and Worobey published findings from a trip last year to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the April 22, 2004, issue of Nature. The team went to the region where Koprowski's vaccine campaign was carried out and collected 97 fecal and urine samples. One contained genetic traces of SIV, but it was not the right kind. "It was on the wrong branch of the phylogenetic tree," said Worobey. "So instead of being a sister virus to HIV-1, it was a distant cousin."
Some investigators agree with Hooper.
"What Hooper got right was the timing," said Preston Marx, chairman of the microbiology and immunology division at the Tulane National Primate Research Center. "It looks like it mostly happened after World War II and into the early '60s." Since the bushmeat trade was in place well before that, Marx thinks human intervention must have created the rapid spread in the second half of the century.
Still, Marx doesn't believe that chimpanzee kidneys were used to make Koprowski's vaccine, and, even if they were, he is unsure that the virus, which normally requires blood-to-blood or blood-to-mucosal transmission, could be passed through organs used in a vaccine. READ MORE WITH VIDEO http://www.reunionblackfamily.com/apps/blog/show/42049631-the-origin-of-aids-is-the-polio-vaccine-dr-koprowski-tested-his-oral-vaccine-in-the-belgian-congo
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In 2014, Harvard's Houghton Library confirmed a book in its collection, Des destinées de l'ame by Arsène Houssaye was bound in afrikans blood skin.
Anthropodermic bibliopegy is the practice of binding books in human skin. Though extremely uncommon in modern times, the technique dates back to at least the 17th century. The practice is inextricably connected with the practice of tanning human skin, often done in certain circumstances after a corpse has been dissected.
The trend for anthropodermic bibliopegy likely began in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, although the first reputed example, a French Bible, dates back to the 13th century.
Surviving historical examples of this technique include anatomy texts bound with the skin of dissected cadavers, volumes created as a bequest and bound with the skin of the testator (known as "autoanthropodermic bibliopegy"), and copies of judicial proceedings bound in the skin of the murderer convicted in those proceedings, such as in the case of John Horwood in 1821 and the Red Barn Murder in 1828.
The libraries of many universities include one or more samples of anthropodermic bibliopegy. The rare book collection at the Harvard Law School Library holds a book that was long believed to be bound in human skin, Practicarum quaestionum circa leges regias Hispaniae, a treatise on Spanish law, though testing on the binding has proven that it was bound in human skin
In 2014, Harvard's Houghton Library confirmed a book in its collection, Des destinées de l'ame by Arsène Houssaye was bound in African skin.
The John Hay Library's special books collection at Brown University contains three human-skin books, including a rare copy of De Humani Corporis Fabrica by Vesalius. The University of Pennsylvania medical school created a few human-skin books in the late 19th century.
The French astronomer Camille Flammarion's book Les terres du ciel (The Worlds of the Sky) (1877) was bound with the skin donated from a female admirer.
Some early copies of Dale Carnegie's Lincoln the Unknown were covered with jackets containing a patch of skin from an African American man, onto which the title had been embossed. A portion of the binding in the copy that is part of the collection of Temple University's Charles L. Blockson Collection was "taken from the skin of a Negro at a Baltimore Hospital and tanned by the Jewell Belting Company".
The National Library of Australia holds a book of 18th century poetry with the inscription "Bound in human skin" on the first page.
Another such book resides at the University of Georgia in the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library.
Several anatomical volumes, including at least one belonging to and apparently prepared by the renowned anatomist Joseph Leidy (September 9, 1823 – April 30, 1891) are in the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. As of August 2012, these volumes and samples of human-skin leather were on public display.
Moyses Hall, at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, contains a book said to be bound in the skin of murderer William Corder.
There is also a tradition of certain volumes of erotica being bound in human skin. Examples reported include a copy of the Marquis de Sade's Justine et Juliette bound in tanned skin from female breasts.:98 Other examples are known, with the feature of the intact human nipple on one or more of the boards of the book. Popular culture ...The binding of books in human skin is also a common element within horror films and works of fiction:
In H.P. Lovecraft's horror story "The Hound", the narrator and his friend St John, who are graverobbers, have a collection of macabre artefacts. Amongst them, "A locked portfolio, bound in tanned human skin, held certain unknown and unnameable drawings which it was rumoured Goya had perpetrated but dared not acknowledge."
In "The Eye of God" by James Rollins, Vigor receives a package from Father Josip Tarasco that contains a skull and an ancient book bound in human skin.
P. C. Hodgell's Kencyr series features "the Book Bound in Pale Leather", which appears to be bound in living human skin.
Peter Greenaway's 1996 film The Pillow Book contains a sequence in which the body of a writer's lover is exhumed by an obsessed publisher; and his skin, which she wrote upon after his death, is painstakingly tanned and bound into a book.
In the Evil Dead series of films and comic books originally created by Sam Raimi, a fictional Sumerian book called the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis is bound in human skin and inked with human blood.
The video game Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem centers around a book called the Tome of Eternal Darkness which is bound in human flesh.
Chuck Palahniuk's novel Lullaby features a book bound in human skin called The Grimoire.
Mayhem's 1994 album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas references books bound in human skin in the title track.
In the episode "Like a Virgin" of the TV series Supernatural, the book containing the spell to release the Mother of All is printed on Negro skin.
In the Disney movie Hocus Pocus, the eldest Sanderson sister's (played by Bette Midler) fictional spellbook is bound in a patchwork of human skin with an enchanted, moving human eye embedded in the cover.
In the video game Shadow Hearts one of the characters is able to use a book bound from human skin as a weapon.
The titular book in the Canadian television series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil is allegedly bound in Negro skin.