Thursday, February 19, 2015

Big Brother comes to Canada!

From: Avaaz, https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bvBIybb&v=53765
 
Breaking news: A new RCMP report identifies the environmental movement as a threat to the petroleum industry. This could open the door to being suspected of terrorism under the new Big Brother bill, ramping up surveillance for protesters, so share this with everyone!


Dear friends across Canada,



PM Harper wants to create a new law that would let spies get permission to break into our homes. But there's time to stop this Big Brother bill if we show our politicians we won't stand for it -- click now to take action:

SIGN THE PETITION
They won’t be able to kill or harm us, or “violate our sexual integrity” -- but the Prime Minister just introduced a new anti-terrorism act that could let CSIS do just about anything else. Unless we make this Big Brother bill politically untouchable.

And worse, Stephen Harper is using the fear of terrorism to give our spy agency crazy new powers like letting them get secret warrants to break into our houses, copy or take documents, and even install monitoring devices. But we can still show him we won't let trumped up fears override our freedoms.


The Conservative and Liberal parties are planning to vote for the bill -- and the only way to stop it is to show them that Canadians value freedom more than fear. 
When 50,000 join we’ll build a non-partisan coalition of freedom-loving Canadians, and use every tactic in our toolbox to persuade MPs and Senators to split from their parties. Click now to join:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bvBIybb&v=53765

In 2006, PM Harper warned that “You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it”, and now he’s making that promise come true. Under this bill, peaceful protests that break a law and challenge Canada’s economic stability -- possibly even protests against a tar sands pipeline -- could be considered terrorism. Harper’s poisonous fearmongering threatens our freedoms, but we can make this bill political poison to any MP supporting it.

Harper’s implied that the horrific attacks in Ottawa and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu make this bill necessary. But experts say that our security agencies already have the powers needed to stop terror attacks, and there’s no proven link between these lone killers and terrorist groups.
 

This is an election year, and analysts say that leaders who oppose this law risk being seen as soft on terror. If we can show our politicians that this isn’t true -- that our basic freedoms can not be traded for fear -- we can win. Click now to take action:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bvBIybb&v=53765

Prime Minister Harper is always telling us that we’re at war, and now he’s trying to turn this fear against us and trample on our rights. Our community is bigger than this fear. Let’s stand up to the government and show them that when it comes to our freedoms, Canadians stand united.

With hope,

Danny, Jo, Ari, Ricken, and the rest of the Avaaz team

SOURCES

Parliament must reject Harper’s secret policeman bill (Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/parliament-must-reject-harpers-secret-policeman-bill/article22729037/

Anti-terror bill: Experts worry about sweeping powers for CSIS (Ottawa Citizen)
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/anti-terror-bill-experts-worry-about-sweeping-powers-for-csis

Security bill risks too much (Winnipeg Free Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/security-bill-risks-too-much-290752621.html

Canada Seeks to Strengthen Spy Agency After Attacks (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/world/americas/canada-seeks-to-strengthen-spy-agency-after-attacks.html?_r=0


‘Anti-petroleum’ movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say (Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/anti-petroleum-movement-a-growing-security-threat-to-canada-rcmp-say/article23019252/


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Big Brother comes to Canada

From: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bvBIybb&v=53646


Dear friends across Canada
 
They won’t be able to kill or harm us, or “violate our sexual integrity” -- but the Prime Minister just introduced a new anti-terrorism act that could let CSIS do just about anything else. Unless we make this Big Brother bill politically untouchable.

And worse, Stephen Harper is using the fear of terrorism to give our spy agency crazy new powers like letting them get secret warrants to break into our houses, copy or take documents, and even install monitoring devices. But we can still show him we wont let trumped up fears override our freedoms.


The Conservative and Liberal parties are planning to vote for the bill -- and the only way to stop it is to show them that Canadians value freedom more than fear. 
When 50,000 join we’ll build a non-partisan coalition of freedom-loving Canadians, and use every tactic in our toolbox to persuade MPs and Senators to split from their parties. Click now to join:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bvBIybb&v=53646

In 2006, PM Harper warned that “You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it”, and now he’s making that promise come true. Under this bill, peaceful protests that break a law and challenge Canada’s economic stability -- possibly even protests against a tar sands pipeline -- could be considered terrorism. Harper’s poisonous fearmongering threatens our freedoms, but we can make this bill political poison to any MP supporting it.

Harper’s implied that the horrific attacks in Ottawa and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu make this bill necessary. But experts say that our security agencies already have the powers needed to stop terror attacks, and there’s no proven link between these lone killers and terrorist groups.
 

This is an election year, and analysts say that leaders who oppose this law risk being seen as soft on terror. If we can show our politicians that this isn’t true -- that our basic freedoms can not be traded for fear -- we can win. Click now to take action:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bvBIybb&v=53646

Prime Minister Harper is always telling us that we’re at war, and now he’s trying to turn this fear against us and trample on our rights. Our community is bigger than this fear. Let’s stand up to the government and show them that when it comes to our freedoms, Canadians stand united.

With hope,

Danny, Jo, Ari, Ricken, and the rest of the Avaaz team

SOURCES

Parliament must reject Harper’s secret policeman bill (Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/parliament-must-reject-harpers-secret-policeman-bill/article22729037/

Anti-terror bill: Experts worry about sweeping powers for CSIS (Ottawa Citizen)
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/anti-terror-bill-experts-worry-about-sweeping-powers-for-csis

Security bill risks too much (Winnipeg Free Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/security-bill-risks-too-much-290752621.html

Canada Seeks to Strengthen Spy Agency After Attacks (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/world/americas/canada-seeks-to-strengthen-spy-agency-after-attacks.html?_r=0








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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

No Hillary it's called LYING!!!

"I remember landing under sniper fire," Mrs Clinton, 60, had said in recalling the March, 1996 Bosnia visit.
"There was supposed to be some sort of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."

When this was pointed out to the then Senator she said she misspoke and said “So I made a mistake. That happens. It shows I’m human, which for some people is a revelation.”

NO! Hillary! It's called lying! You know like "I did not have sexual relations with that women" But then again I can see how you might see it as just a mistake, it appears the whole family considers lying as just "oh I'm sorry, I must have been mistaken"

Again: NO HILLARY. IT'S LYING!!!

But on the brighter side, that does qualify you for the presidency! You should fit in just fine girl, (if I'm not mistaken:)

My point here?

If Brian Williams deserves to be fired for lying about the facts just to gain public opinion then so does everyone else, Including Obama, the Bushes, (the father and the restarted one) your dear and ..uummm almost faithful husband and anyone else that works for and is paid by the American people to tell them the Truth, so that they can make an educated decision when it comes to who they trust to run their country in the best interest of the people!!!

And that my dear lady (if I'm not mistaken) is, the truth!

Ray

Children and poems – not snipers and gunfire.

The problem with lying is, one lie leads to another and then to another and before you know it your whole life is just one big lie! and if your living a lie, I really don't want you deciding what is best for the country and/or the world!!!

Just my opinion but you know, I'm Canadian and I can still have one.....for now!





Monday, February 9, 2015

Noam Chomsky day, "December 7th" (The Day of Enlightenmen)

 THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

The Enlightenment advocated reason as a means to establishing an authoritative system of aesthetics, ethics, government, and even religion. which would allow human beings to obtain objective truth about the whole of reality.

That was taken from here: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Age_of_Enlightenment

Go there and read the page, I think you will agree that everything about Noam Chomsky, his life, his undying devotion to truth and his fellow man, screams out everything that the Age of Enlightenment stands for!

For that reason, I'd like to declare December 7th as Noam Chomsky day, The Day of Enlightenment.


 Noam Chomsky: Born Dec. 7 1928

If you don't know who Noam Chomsky is (shame on you!) but understandable because of the Main Stream Media that has suppressed his work for over 50 years!

Go here, http://www.chomsky.info/ listen, read and learn the Truth about our world history (our past, present and our future) a dirty truth that the elite don't want you to know!

Thank you Noam for all you have done for Mankind!!!!

One World! One God! One Race!
The Human Race!
Standing together to make a better world,
For All Mankind!

Love Always
&
Forever Peace

Ray

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Coca-Cola Faces Growing Opposition

 
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Coca-Cola Faces Growing Opposition
Newsletter February 4, 2015
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Contents
  1. American Federation of Teachers Bans Coca-Cola Products
  2. 400 Park Slope Food Coop Members Vote to Ban Coke Products
  3. Spain: Trabajadores de Coca-Cola Denuncian el Desmantelamiento de la fábrica
  4. India: Coca-Cola seeks to Subvert Constitutional Process
  5. English/Spanish Video from SINALTRAINAL President Javier Correa
  6. Soda Industry & Medical Organizations Blasted by Doctors for Conflicts of Interest
  7. Oregon Hospital System Bans Sugary Drinks
  8. Harvard Study Shows Link Between Fizzy Drinks and Cancer in Girls
  9. Coca-Cola Settles California Unpaid Overtime Class Action
  10. Mexico's Fight Against Sugary Drinks & Coca-Cola
  11. New Book—Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism

1. American Federation of Teachers Bans Coca-Cola Products
"American Federation of Teachers Bans Coca-Cola Products" by Editor, Corporate Crime Reporter., November 24, 2014
Read Article
The American Federation of Teachers has passed a resolution banning all Coca-Cola products from its facilities and events.
In the resolution, the union called on affiliates to "participate in campaigns to remove Coca-Cola products from their schools, colleges, hospitals and other places in which they work..."
"You can always count on the American Federation of Teachers to stand up for children, labor and human rights," said Ray Rogers, lead organizer, human rights advocate and director of Corporate Campaign, Inc. and Campaign to Stop Killer Coke.
"Teachers Toss Coca-Cola!" by Joe Maniscalco, Labor Press, December 1, 2014
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"Grabbing a can of Coca-Cola at your next union meeting might be out of the question now that the American Federation of Teachers has decided to dump the soft drink giant citing a plethora of disturbing anti-labor practices dating back decades and stretching around the globe....
"Contrary to Coca-Cola's cheerleaders, Rogers says that the AFT's action is 'very significant' and follows the loss of numerous school contacts, and a growing number of other labor unions banning Coca-Cola products.
" 'I hope and expect that the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will take similar action to protect the well-being of children and advance human rights everywhere,' Rogers added."
"1.6 Million-Member American Federation of Teachers Bans Coca-Cola Products Citing Child Labor and Human Rights Record" by Corporate Campaign, Inc., November 18, 2014
From Newsletter
PRWeb Press Release
"Corporate Campaign, Inc. applauds the American Federation of Teachers (AFT, AFL-CIO) for its historic move to ban all Coca-Cola products from its facilities and events, based on Coke's human rights record. The Union calls on affiliates to 'participate in campaigns to remove Coca-Cola products from their schools, colleges, hospitals and other places in which they work.' "
2. 400 Park Slope Food Coop Members Vote to Ban Coke Products
Brooklyn, New York's Park Slope Food Coop (PSFC), one of the largest co-ops in the U.S. with 16,200 members, again voted to continue its boycott of Coca-Cola products.
On October 28, 2014, about 400 participants in the General Meeting voted to keep the PSFC Coke-free of Coca-Cola products, including Honest Tea, Odwalla, Dasani, Minute Maid ...
Coop member and Campaign to Stop Killer Coke representative Lew Friedman began his presentation with a short history of the campaign. Then Friedman brought the Campaign up to date and pointed out the donations that Coke had laid out to stop GMO labeling, described the continuing struggle of Coke workers in Spain dismissed from their jobs, the new resolution passed by the American Federation of Teachers to ban Coke products, and that Coke has had two plants shut down in India and was forced to recently abandon a $25 million newly-built bottling plant in Mehdiganj as a result of demonstrations against the company.
At one point when Friedman brought up the dangers of excessive sugar in Coca-Cola beverages and noted that artificial sweetener aspartame may even be more dangerous than sugar, numerous heads began nodding in agreement.
The November 13, 2014 issue of The Linewaiters Gazette reported on the meeting and the outcome of the vote:
" The October General Meeting...decided nearly unanimously to continue the boycott of Coca-Cola products...
"...The Coop also voted to continue its longstanding boycott of Coca-Cola products, a response to that company's documented union busting, child labor and destructive environmental practices around the world. Readers can learn more at www.killercoke.org and www.indiaresource.org."
3. Spain: Trabajadores de Coca-Cola Denuncian el Desmantelamiento de la fábrica (Workers of Coca-Cola Denounce the Dismantling of the Factory)
Watch on YouTube
E-mail from Coke worker and union activist Dani Sobrino:
"This happened on January 15, 2015. Police protected people inside the factory who were dismantling the factory. We took those people out and got inside the factory twice. You can see in the video that the police used violence against us. They used the sticks on our faces and heads — mine was one of them. But we stopped the dismantlers."
Background from our August 30, 2014 newsletter
In Spain, Coca-Cola workers, as of August 28, have been on strike for 209 days. Sales of Coca-Cola in Spain are reported to have slumped by half, in the wake of a call for a boycott over an attempt by the company's Spanish bottler to lay off workers.
The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke received the following note from striker and union organizer, Dani Sobrino: "Thank you, very much to promote the news against Coke in Spain. I've been in contact with you before and I'm one of the 236 people that are fighting against the capitalist Coke Company. We have at the moment been on strike for 158 days [209 days as of 8/28] and we have beaten the company in the courts, but we are still waiting to get our jobs back because Coke went to the Supreme Court. We just can say thanks for all your help and we are still promoting a Coke boycott in Spain until we get our jobs back."
" 'Boycott Coca Cola,' say Spanish workers" by Barry Weisleder, Socialist Action, August 3, 2014
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"I spoke to Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) union organizer Daniel Andres Sobrino about the issues in dispute with the soft drink giant. He told me that Spain's national labour court overturned Coca Cola's dismissal of 1190 workers in that country. The decision was a big boost for the union-led campaign against four factory closures in that depressed economy. The Audiencia Nacional also called for the workers' reinstatement and payment of lost wages."
4. India: Coca-Cola seeks to Subvert Constitutional Process
Dr. S. Faizi, Expert Member, Plachimada High Power Committee issued a media release in January 2015 highly critical of Coca-Cola's continued efforts to undermine the Constitutional and judicial process in India. Coca-Cola continues its decade long efforts to avoid responsibility for the damage it did to people's lives, livelihoods, land and water in Plachimada, Kerala.
The Coca-Cola factory in Plachimada, after a firestorm of investigations and protests, was forced to shut down in 2004. It has not been allowed to reopen.
The International Environmental Law Research Centre issued a report in 2007 that stated, in part, "The deterioration of groundwater in quality and quantity and the consequential public health problems and the destruction of the agricultural economy are the main problems identified in Plachimada. The activity of The Coca-Cola Company has caused or contributed a great deal to these problems...The availability of good quality water for drinking purposes and agriculture has been affected dangerously due to the activity of the Company. Apart from that, the Company had also polluted the agricultural lands by depositing the hazardous wastes. All these point to the gross violation of the basic human rights, that is, the right to life, right to livelihood and the violation of the pollution control laws."
In 2009, the government of Kerala set up the High Power Committee to Assess the Extent of Damages Caused by the Coca-Cola Plant at Plachimada. The Committee "recommended that Coca-Cola be held liable for Indian Rupees 216 crore (US$ 48 million) for damages caused as a result of the company's bottling operations in Plachimada."
For years, Coca-Cola has continued to use its economic and political clout to avoid paying for the damage it has inflicted on Plachimada and its residents. Meanwhile other Coke plants have been forced to shut down and the protest movement against Coca-Cola's flagrant injustices across India continue to grow.
Dr. Faizi calls on the State Government not to "further delay initiating criminal proceedings against the recalcitrant company for which show cause notice was given by the Pollution Control Board in 2007, under the Hazardous Wastes Management and Handling Rules."
Contact Dr. Faizi: s.faizi111@gmail.com
5. English/Spanish Video from SINALTRAINAL President Javier Correa
SINALTRAINAL President Javier Correa sent a video of an interview with James Quincey, The Coca-Cola Company's Europe Group President (formerly president of the South Latin Division and president of the Mexico Division) by Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman on the British Broadcasting Company.
Watch James Quicey squirm at Paxman's tough questions, such as "What good does Coca-Cola do you physically?" and it gets much tougher from there.
NEWSNIGHT Paxman shows Coca Cola boss how much sugar is in a supersize cup ps3
Watch onYouTube
6. Soda Industry & Medical Organizations Blasted by Doctors for Conflicts of Interest
"The Not-So-Sweet Relief: How The Soda Industry Is Influencing Medical Organizations" by Richard Bruno, MD and Kevin Burns, MD, Union of Concerned Scientists, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, October 15, 2014
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"With increasing scrutiny over the dire health consequences of sugar-sweetened beverages, soda manufacturers have turned to obscuring the science, confusing the consumer, and sponsoring medical organizations whose recommendations influence both providers and patients. Unfortunately these corporate partnerships are conflicts of interest that undermine the credibility of the organizations and stymie reform.
"Most notably, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has had a corporate partnership with The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) since 2009, which has resulted in educational materials and underwriting of their patient information website FamilyDoctor.org. A striking example of how the partnership undermines the family physician's credibility occurs on the page for 'Diabetes,' which recommends a healthy diet, while nestled neatly next to an advertisement for Coca-Cola and a footnote acknowledging TCCC as 'partial underwriter' for the page."
7. Oregon Hospital System Bans Sugary Drinks
"Oregon hospital system Providence bans the sale of sugary drinks" by Tom Hallman Jr., The Oregonian/Oregon Live, January 6, 2015
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"...Providence Health & Services...will no longer sell or stock sugary drinks in Oregon hospitals and business offices as part of what's called a healthy dining initiative.
"On Monday, the organization removed the drinks at its Northeast Portland business office.
"During the next two months, the drinks will phased out at all eight of Providence's Oregon hospitals, clinics and businesses offices, said Sandy Miller, the organization's director of Health and Nutrition.
"Miller said studies have shown the average person in the United States consumes 48 gallons of sugary drinks each year. She said a 20-ounce bottle of soda contains as much as 18 teaspoons of sugar. Studies have shown, she said, that sugary drinks play a significant role in obesity, Type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.
8. Harvard Study Shows Link Between Fizzy Drinks and Cancer in Girls
"Fizzy drinks cause early puberty and increases cancer risk in girls, study finds: A Harvard study has shown a link between fizzy drinks and cancer in girls," The Telegraph, January 29, 2015
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"Girls who frequently drink fizzy sugary drinks are putting themselves at risk of breast cancer, research warned.
"Drinking just one-and-a-half cans a day causes early puberty and that increases their cancer risk...
"The Harvard Medical School study of 5,583 girls aged nine to 14 found those who drank more than 1.5 servings of sugary drinks a day had their first period 2.7 months earlier than those who drank two or fewer drinks a week."
9. Coca-Cola Settles California Unpaid Overtime Class Action
"Coca-Cola Settles California Unpaid Overtime Class Action " by Peter S. Lubin and Vincent L. DiTommaso, Business Litigation Lawyer Blog, January 27, 2015
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"A recent class action wage and hour lawsuit filed against Coca-Cola in California, alleges that the soft drink company had a 'use it or lose it' vacation policy, in which employees were not paid for any vacation time they did not take. According to the recent lawsuit, such practices are illegal under California labor law. Coca-Cola argues it has already revised its vacation policy and paid out all earned, unused vacation time dating back to 2008.
"The lawsuit further alleges that Coca-Cola refused to pay employees for time spent driving between job sites during the day, including driving to the first job site of the day and driving home from the last job site of the day. According to the lawsuit, employees were driving Coca-Cola vans during these commutes...
"Despite these arguments, Coca-Cola has agreed to settle the class action lawsuit for $750,000. The class covers current and former customer service technicians who responded to and repaired problems reported by Coca-Cola fountain soda machine customers. All told, the class consists of 86 class members who worked for the company between July 31, 2009 and the day the court approves the settlement. If a judge approves the settlement, Daniel Ambriz, the lead plaintiff in the class action lawsuit, will be awarded $10,000 as an incentive award for filing the lawsuit. After his award and attorneys' costs and fees, each class member will receive about $7,500..."
10. Mexico's Fight Against Sugary Drinks & Coca-Cola
"As Mexico's Sugary Drink Tax Turns 1 Year Old, US Health Proponents Hope It Can Sway American Voters" by Maria Gallucci, International Business Times, January 11, 2015
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"Mexicans are guzzling fewer sodas, juices and flavored waters since a nationwide sugary drink tax took effect in 2014. The policy aims to help curb rising rates of obesity and diabetes in Mexico, which recently overtook the U.S. as the world's fattest country. Now public health proponents north of the border say they're hoping Mexico's positive start can sway U.S. voters to adopt similar taxes...
"Proponents of taxes on sugary drinks, including public health researchers, say raising the price of sweetened beverages is an effective way to reduce consumption and, in turn, lower health risks. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto approved the action in October 2013 after years of interest from national health experts, who saw the tax as one antidote to Mexico's alarming diabetes rates. As many as 10 million Mexicans have diabetes, or roughly one-sixth of the population, according to government data. Nearly a half-million people died from diabetes from 2006 to 2012, a rise of nearly 60 percent from the previous six-year period...
"A year later, preliminary data suggest consumption rates are falling, though it's too early to say precisely how much...The institute's earliest results suggest in the first three months of 2014, purchases of sugary drinks dropped by 10 percent from the same period in 2013...
"This Mexican ad blames Coke for the country's obesity epidemic" by Svati Kirsen Narula, Quartz, Dec. 10, 2014
Read Article (The English translation of the video, Haz feliz a alguien, is in this article)
"In a powerful new public service announcement, the public health advocacy group El Poder del Consumidor seeks to turn even more Mexicans off soda. It borrows Coca-Cola's "Haz feliz a alguien" ("Make someone happy") tagline, but instead of depicting people raising Coke bottles in festive cheer, it features families whose Christmases have been saddened by complications of Type 2 diabetes...
El Poder del Consumidor also orchestrated a demonstration against Coca-Cola in Mexico City to coincide with the launch of this ad, according to the nutrition activist and New York University professor Marion Nestle.
Haz feliz a alguien (Video — You don't need to understand Spanish to understand the ad.)
Watch on YouTube
11. New Book—Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism: "How Coca-Cola built a sugary empire, by outsourcing as much as possible"
"Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism: 'How Coca-Cola built a sugary empire, by outsourcing as much as possible'" by Bartow Elmore, Fortune Magazine, Nov. 25, 2014
(Bartow Elmore is a professor of U.S. history at the University of Alabama and is the author of Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism.)

Read Article
"...What made Coke great, in other words, was not really what it did, but what it didn't do. It proved incredibly adept at getting independent businesses and local governments to bear the majority of the costs of producing and distributing its products."
"If we lose this fight against Coke,
First we will lose our union,
Next we will lose our jobs,
And then we will all lose our lives!"
--Sinaltrainal Vice-President Juan Carlos Galvis--
 

 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Canada’s New Anti-Terror Bill, is not for YOU!

From: http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/canadas-new-anti-terror-bill-is-everything-you-hoped-it-wasnt-723
 
Canada’s New Anti-Terror Bill Is Everything You Hoped It Wasn’t
January 30, 2015

 By Justin Ling

Photo via Pixabay
 
Under the broad anti-terror legislation tabled Friday, Canada's spy agency, the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), will be given broad new powers to investigate and "disrupt" terrorist plots. Canada's police services will be able to go after online terrorist propaganda.

When the bill was tabled on Friday afternoon, the Prime Minister vowed to prevent attacks like the ones that hit Ottawa and Quebec in October.

The powers included in Bill C-51 come with little new oversight or transparency. The core of the provisions will allow CSIS to disrupt attacks the organization believes may occur in Canada or abroad.

The government calls them "disruption warrants," and they will let Canada's spies do just about anything. According to the legislation those warrants authorize the spies to "enter any place or open or obtain access to any thing," to copy or obtain any document, "to install, maintain or remove any thing," and, most importantly, "to do any other thing that is reasonably necessary to take those measures."

To use the new measures, once passed by Parliament, the spies will need to apply to a judge to authorize operations to stop a terrorist attack. The legislation doesn't offer many caveats on that power, instead enabling the spies to take whatever measures they feel are necessary, in Canada or abroad. So long as a judge agrees, it's all fair game—even if it's illegal.

The word install appears to be an indication that CSIS should have powers to install malware and keyloggers, which the government has already moved toward legalizing.

On top of that, the bill offers no new oversight for CSIS. Currently, it is policed by the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), which has been lambasted for being woefully inadequate and staffed by political appointees.

The opposition NDP have already raised concerns about these new powers and the corresponding lack of oversight.

"This is obviously a serious addition to the powers that CSIS would have, and it requires some serious questions," said NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar.

The proposed "disruption warrants" are good for up to 120 days, and can be renewed twice. The legislation is explicit that authorities can ignore the laws of Canada and any foreign state while operating under such a warrant.

Also included in the bill are new powers for the government to put Canadians on the no-fly list and keep them there, and to share information about possible security risks with airline carriers and other departments.

The proposed law allows people placed on the no-fly list to appeal the decision. But the bill also gives the minister new powers to ensure that it's harder for people to get off the list—including, as C-51 lays out, the power to introduce evidence "even if it is inadmissible in a court of law." That could include evidence obtained illegally.

What may prove the most controversial part of the bill is the provision allowing police to order what the government deems terrorist propaganda taken off the internet, and allowing the authors of websites calling for terrorist attacks to be arrested and hit with significant jail time.

Police will be able to issue takedown notices, subject to the approval of a judge, to force website hosts based in Canada to destroy comments, blogs, or webpages that are found to promote or glorify terrorist organizations or attacks. People who have posted such material will be allowed to appear in court and defend their postings, although they will open themselves up to self-incrimination if they do so. If they don't appear in court, the judge can decide to order the information to be deleted anyway.

Promoting terrorist attacks on a website could also net you up to five years in prison. The bill says that if someone intentionally advocates or promotes terrorism, "knowing or reckless as to whether it would result in terrorism," it is a crime.

The legislation also allows both Public Works and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to share information proactively, without being asked, to national security agencies, if they believe there is a terror threat.

Immigration handles Canadians' passport information, while Public Works maintains the Controlled Goods Program. The utility of information they might share was laid out in briefing documents provided to reporters: "During a routine inspection, officials discovered that 10,000 large-caliber NATO ammunition rounds were unaccounted for. What's more, a foreign delegation recently visited the facility. Following this visit concerns were raised about potential links to a terrorist organization."

In that hypothetical scenario, the document says, Public Works could contact public safety agencies independently.

Concerns will obviously be raised that, without any legal protections or oversight, letting bureaucrats share individuals' personal information on a whim infringes on privacy. This government has already made it possible for tax agents to share Canadians' personal information if they believe a crime has been committed. These measures essentially encourage bureaucrats to surveil Canadians, even if it's well outside their mandate.

The legislation also seeks to lower the threshold allowing police to investigate and arrest suspected terrorist planners and hold them without charge while they investigate the possible threat.

Police will only need to prove to a judge that an attack "may be carried out," as opposed to establishing that the attack will be carried out, as is currently necessary.

Under the same changes, police can detain individuals for up to seven days without charge. They will also be able to apply for a 'terrorism peace bond' which will allow them to surveil, track, and limit the travel of individuals for up to five years. Police will be able to forbid that person from having a passport, and can even limit their travel to a specific geographic area.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the new legislation in Ontario, alongside Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Justice Minister Peter MacKay.

He brushed aside criticisms that the bill adds no new oversight while vastly expanding CSIS' powers. He even went so far as to chastise opposition parties for suggesting that security and civil liberties are mutually exclusive.

"[Canadians'] freedom and their security, more often than not, go hand in hand," Harper told a crowd of supporters, continuing that "it was a jihadi terrorist that took away our freedoms," not police officers.

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What the Jewish people learned from Hitlers Gestapo.

When are we going to make our governments, Canada,England,United States,stop supporting these atrocity!!

My father fought in the second world war to free the Jewish people form the atrositys that Hitler (and the sick people that followed his orders) forced apon them, and now the Jewish people are no better than the Gestapo!!

When are we going to put a stop to this????

God didn't give the Jewish people a chunk of land!!

If he did, SHOW me the dead trasfer signed by God!!

You don't belive in God!! YOU BELIEVE IN A FUCKING BOOK!!!!! THAT WAS WRITEN BY MAN YOU CRAZY SON'S OF BITCHES!

This world was ment to be shared by all man kind! NOT JUST ONE RACE THAT THINKS IT IS SUPEROUR TO OTHERS!!!

What the fuck is the matter with you people??

God's not Dead! He's hiding! because he's ashamed of you fucking ass holes!!!

Ray

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Israelis torturing non-Jewish children. 2014 Australian documentary film. Viewer discretion.


 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Wake up Canada!! A quiet Dictaroship, is still a dicatorship!!

The Bank Of Canada Vs Comer
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Breaking News, Update on the COMER VS. Bank of Canada law suit,

Jan 26 2015 Today COMER (Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform EST. 1986) and constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati won yet another round of appeals. Galati the most prominent constitutional lawyer in the country says he does not believe Canada is a democracy any longer and that the media is controlled by the government.

Check out some of our previous coverage on this case The Case To Reinstate The Bank Of Canada and The Case Against The Bank Of Canada

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Canada engages in large-scale warrantless surveillance.

 This isn't Democracy, this is just another form of Dictatorship and if we don't stop them now we are going to lose what ever freedom we have left, FOREVER!!!

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From: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/01/28/canada-cse-levitation-mass-surveillance/

Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads

By Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald
@rj_gallagher@ggreenwald Wednesday at 2:01 AM






Canada’s leading surveillance agency is monitoring millions of Internet users’ file downloads in a dragnet search to identify extremists, according to top-secret documents.

The covert operation, revealed Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept, taps into Internet cables and analyzes records of up to 15 million downloads daily from popular websites commonly used to share videos, photographs, music, and other files.

The revelations about the spying initiative, codenamed LEVITATION, are the first from the trove of files provided by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden to show that the Canadian government has launched its own globe-spanning Internet mass surveillance system.

According to the documents, the LEVITATION program can monitor downloads in several countries across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and North America. It is led by the Communications Security Establishment, or CSE, Canada’s equivalent of the NSA. (The Canadian agency was formerly known as “CSEC” until a recent name change.)

The latest disclosure sheds light on Canada’s broad existing surveillance capabilities at a time when the country’s government is pushing for a further expansion of security powers following attacks in Ottawa and Quebec last year.

Ron Deibert, director of University of Toronto-based Internet security think tank Citizen Lab, said LEVITATION illustrates the “giant X-ray machine over all our digital lives.”

“Every single thing that you do – in this case uploading/downloading files to these sites – that act is being archived, collected and analyzed,” Deibert said, after reviewing documents about the online spying operation for CBC News.

David Christopher, a spokesman for Vancouver-based open Internet advocacy group OpenMedia.ca, said the surveillance showed “robust action” was needed to rein in the Canadian agency’s operations.

“These revelations make clear that CSE engages in large-scale warrantless surveillance of our private online activities, despite repeated government assurances to the contrary,” Christopher told The Intercept.

The ostensible aim of the surveillance is to sift through vast amounts of data to identify people uploading or downloading content that could be connected to terrorism – such as bomb-making guides and hostage videos.

In the process, however, CSE combs through huge volumes of data showing uploads and downloads initiated by Internet users not suspected of any wrongdoing.

In a top-secret PowerPoint presentation, dated from mid-2012, an analyst from the agency jokes about how, while hunting for extremists, the LEVITATION system gets clogged with information on innocuous downloads of the musical TV series Glee.

CSE finds some 350 “interesting” downloads each month, the presentation notes, a number that amounts to less than 0.0001 per cent of the total collected data.

The agency stores details about downloads and uploads to and from 102 different popular file-sharing websites, according to the 2012 document, which describes the collected records as “free file upload,” or FFU, “events.” Only three of the websites are named: RapidShare, SendSpace, and the now defunct MegaUpload.

SendSpace said in a statement that “no organization has the ability/permission to trawl/search Sendspace for data,” adding that its policy is not to disclose user identities unless legally compelled. Representatives from RapidShare and MegaUpload had not responded to a request for comment at time of publication.

LEVITATION does not rely on cooperation from any of the file-sharing companies. A separate secret CSE operation codenamed ATOMIC BANJO obtains the data directly from internet cables that it has tapped into, and the agency then sifts out the unique IP address of each computer that downloaded files from the targeted websites.

The IP addresses are valuable pieces of information to CSE’s analysts, helping to identify people whose downloads have been flagged as suspicious. The analysts use the IP addresses as a kind of search term, entering them into other surveillance databases that they have access to, such as the vast repositories of intercepted Internet data shared with the Canadian agency by the NSA and its British counterpart Government Communications Headquarters.

If successful, the searches will return a list of results showing other websites visited by the people downloading the files – in some cases revealing associations with Facebook or Google accounts. In turn, these accounts may reveal the names and the locations of individual downloaders, opening the door for further surveillance of their activities.

Since the secret 2012 presentation about LEVITATION was authored, both RapidShare and SendSpace have toughened security by encrypting users’ connections to their websites, which may have thwarted CSE’s ability to target them for surveillance. But many other popular file-sharing sites have still not adopted encryption, meaning they remain vulnerable to the snooping.

As of mid-2012, CSE was maintaining a list of 2,200 particular download links that it regarded as connected to suspicious “documents of interest.” Anyone clicking on those links could have found themselves subject to extra scrutiny from the spies.

While LEVITATION is purportedly identifying potential terror threats, Canadian legal experts consulted by CBC News were concerned by the broad scope of the operation.

“The specific uses that they talk about in this [counter-terrorism] context may not be the problem, but it’s what else they can do,” said Tamir Israel, a lawyer with the University of Ottawa’s Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic. Picking which downloads to monitor is essentially “completely at the discretion of CSE,” Israel added.

The file-sharing surveillance also raises questions about the number of Canadians whose downloading habits could have been swept up as part of LEVITATION’s dragnet.

By law, CSE isn’t allowed to target Canadians. In the LEVITATION presentation, however, two Canadian IP addresses that trace back to a web server in Montreal appear on a list of suspicious downloads found across the world. The same list includes downloads that CSE monitored in closely allied countries, including the United Kingdom, United States, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Portugal.

It is unclear from the document whether LEVITATION has ever prevented any terrorist attacks. The agency cites only two successes of the program in the 2012 presentation: the discovery of a hostage video through a previously unknown target, and an uploaded document that contained the hostage strategy of a terrorist organization. The hostage in the discovered video was ultimately killed, according to public reports.

A CSE spokesman told The Intercept and CBC News in a statement: “CSE is legally authorized to collect and analyze metadata, including from parts of the Internet routinely used by terrorists. Some of CSE`s metadata analysis activities are designed to identify foreign terrorists who use the Internet to conduct activities that threaten the security of Canada and Canadian citizens.

“CSE does not direct its activities at Canadians or anyone in Canada, and, in accordance with our legislation, has a range of measures in place to protect the privacy of Canadians incidentally encountered in the course of these foreign intelligence operations.”

The spokesman declined to comment on whether LEVITATION remained active, and would not provide examples of useful intelligence gleaned from the spying, or explain how long data swept up under the operation is retained.

Discussion of “operations, methods or capabilities,” the spokesman said, would breach the Security of Information Act, a Canadian law designed to protect state secrets.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Canadian Cops Can Now Search Your Phone!!

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