North Dakota Access Pipeline

The proposed Dakota Access pipeline will transport light, sweet crude oil from the North Dakota Bakken region through South Dakota and Iowa into Illinois. If completed, the pipeline will carry about 500,000 barrels of crude per day.

North Dakota Native Americans oppose this project on the grounds of its potential harm to the environment, and its impact on climate change. Experts suggest that a small earthquake could potentially break the pipeline, causing a catastrophe in the area. If that ever happens, a large amount of oil may be spilled into several rivers, poisoning them. In such a context, the relevant authorities from the affected states would be forced to set up water consumption restrictions that could affect millions of U.S. citizens. Drinkable water scarcity, and the families’ inability to pay the additional cost of it may provoke epidemic diseases in several cities.

Energy Transfer Partners (the owner of the pipeline) has ensured that the pipeline will positively impact people’s lives in the area.

The company has announced that it will use new technology in order to ensure the viability and safety of the project. However, experts from all around the country suggest that the completion of the project will cause an irreparable environmental catastrophe. There is clear evidence that the construction of the pipeline is already damaging the environment.

Neither the North Dakota government nor Energy Transfer Partners negotiated with Native Americans over the terms of the pipeline’s construction, to avoid harsh conflicts between them. They adopted this unilateral decision, ignoring thousands of warming from experts’- and locals. (this project costs several billions of dollars)

In this context, thousands of Native Americans Tribes from the U.S. and Canada have united to try to halt the project. For that reason, they have sat up “resistance camps” blocking the pipeline’s path.

imagpps        They claim that hundreds of new activists from all across the country are joining them daily.

Energy Transfer Partners and the government have sent the police to repress all defenseless protesters. The police are using controversial methods to oppress all protesters including [tear] gas, tasers, and dogs. According to the police department, they are acting proportionally against the protesters.

protesters_in_front_of_humvee_960The North Dakota police are also repressing journalists, who are trying to cover the protests, by fabricating evidence and charges against them. In some cases, they are arrested and threatened with imprisonment.

gettyimages-598987004Deia Schlosberg was charged earlier this month with three felonies for filming an act of civil disobedience in which climate activists manually turned off the safety valves to stop the flow of tar sands oil through pipelines spanning the U.S. and Canada.

She was there covering the protest as a reporter when she was arrested and charged with a Class A felony and two Class C felonies—which combined carry a 45-year maximum sentence.

1341433252Unfortunately, she was covering the protest as a freelancer, which means that she does not have any important support from any TV station. The police confiscated her camera and destroyed the content. It’s been suggested that they fabricated evidence against her.There have been other police abuses.

Amy Goodman, reporter from the Democracy Now, is a popular journalist who has won several awards for her work in journalism.

indiceAmy went to North Dakota to cover the protests against the pipeline. During one protest she filmed security guards unleashing dogs against defenseless protesters, who were bit by them, and needed urgent medical attention.

After the North Dakota coverage, the relevant authorities from the state presented riot charges against her. However, the judge refused to authorize that indictment, alleging that she did not commit any crime.

Watch Goodman’s report that led to charges against her below:

(Judge for yourself if she committed any crime)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=kuZcx2zEo4k

Actor Shailene Woodley was arrested during the Standoff at Standing Rock on October 10th, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, while attempting to blockade the Dakota Access pipeline construction at two separate worksites. Her detention was streamed live to roughly 40,000 viewers on her Facebook page.

imagesShe was officially arrested for criminal trespassing, though the reality is that she was peacefully protesting, with a large number of Native Americans. The judge dropped all charges.

Here is the video, judge for yourself if she committed any crime:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-ybEPcUNT8

Unfortunately, the U.S. media are not reporting these protests, leaving thousands of activists defenseless. In doing such, they are indirectly supporting the police oppression against/over thousands of protesters.

Energy Transfer Partners and the North Dakota government are focusing on arresting all freelance journalists that are covering the protests. They do it intentionally in order to hide what is happening from U.S. citizens. They think that the journalistic coverage of these protests may attract thousands of new activists.

There is clear evidence that Energy Transfer Partners and the North Dakota government will make a big business when the pipeline will be operative and will transport millions of crude oil barrels. In doing such, they are risking millions of lives that will be affected as soon as the pipeline is operative.

Everything indicates that no one will be able to halt this project. However, there is a ray of hope at the end of the tunnel, since thousands of people around the country have suggested that they will join the protests in order to sabotage the pipeline project.

It is a project that concerns a large number of communities across several states because this project is risking many peoples’ lives, and it’s unacceptable.

Hopefully, the U.S. media will decide to cover it……

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Why Are U.S. Journalists Targeting Julian Assange?

For a month, a large number of journalists have accused Julian Assange of interfering in the U.S. presidential elections. They have suggested that Julian is collaborating with the Russian government in order to help Donald Trump become the next U.S. president. For that reason, “Wikileaks has fabricated thousands of fake emails to damage Hillary’s Clinton reputation”. However, some of these journalists had been venerating Julian’s work for years until they suspiciously changed their opinion of him.

Why have some U. journalists changed their opinions about Wikileaks?

According to Guccifer 2.0’s leaks, these journalists have been collaborating with Hillary Clinton for months in order to ensure her victory in the US elections. They repeatedly met with John Podesta (Campaign Chair to Hillary Clinton), to plan a strategy to manipulate U.S. citizens into voting for her. The latest Wikileaks revelations have corroborated this version. They have also fabricated stories against Julian in an attempt to hide their collaboration with Hillary Clinton.

According to the term journalism, they are not true journalists because they are working with the government to rig the elections.To dissipate doubts, here is the definition of journalism: Journalism is the discipline of collecting, verifying, analyzing and presenting information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues, and people.Those who practice journalism are known as journalists.

Why is the U.S. government targeting Julian Assange?

President Obama holds animadversions against Julian because he has compromised his mandate by releasing U.S. secrets. These releases were related to a wide spectrum of crimes including mass surveillance, unfounded detentions, violations of privacy, war crimes, violation of human rights etc.

Why is the U.S. Democratic Party attacking Julian?

Hillary Clinton rigged the primaries to become the Democratic candidate to run for the U.S. presidential elections. She and her collaborators have committed multiple crimes in their careers as politicians.They are now targeting Wikileaks in order to hide these crimes from the public view since Wikileaks has presented clear evidence regarding these crimes.

The FBI is collaborating with Hillary Clinton.

Why?

The FBI has traditionally been controlled by the U.S. government. The director James Conney refused to prosecute Hillary Clinton, against all the opinions of the investigators, who suggested that she should be prosecuted.

Glenn Greenwald and Naomi Klein,

two great journalists, have criticized Julian Assange for the Podesta’s email disclosures. They made harsh comments about Julian during an interview, suggesting that it was not morally correct to publish the Podesta’s private emails because it may implicate innocent people who cannot defend themselves.

Wikileaks has been publishing secrets from important people, who have committed crimes or violated the law. They do not reveal secrets from honest people, so in such context, Wikileaks is doing a great job. Therefore, honest people should not worry about appearing on Wikileaks’ disclosures.

Glenn Greenwald suggested that Julian’s ideas are conditioned by the isolation that he is suffering in the Ecuadorian Embassy. “ This statement was pretty nasty”

Wikileaks has never compromised people’s lives for over a decade. No one has died as a consequence of any publication. Wikileaks staff are working under intense pressure “ 24/7” , they work pretty much on verifying all documents before they are published.

How transparent would this world be without Wikileaks?

Without Wikileaks, the transparency from governments would be poor, and no one would know when governments commit crimes. Thousands of people would be oppressed.

Everyone should protect Wikileaks against those who try to destroy it.

Before you criticize Wikileaks, stop to think for a few hours, about how the world would be without this journalistic platform.

State Violence In Western Countries

Terrorism carried out or sponsored by a government, which involves deliberate attacks on civilians, for the purpose of attaining a political or religious goal”

Over the last decade, Western governments have greatly increased their attacks against their citizens, causing thousands of dead.

In 2008, coinciding with the world financial crisis, all Western governments set up packages of reform to restrict several human rights. These restrictions affected the right to protest, freedom of the press, and freedom of speech. Whoever tried to break these restrictions faced high penalties and prosecutions.

The government’s purpose was to spread fear in people, to ensure that no one would protest against them. In the US, Spain, Italy, and the UK, thousands of journalists and activists were preventatively detained for two years. As a result, many innocents lost two years of their lives in prison without any charge against them. Indeed, most of them were released because they weren’t found guilty by any court.

State violence has existed since the first government in the world was formed.

Analysis of state violence in several Western countries.

The USA:

North Dakota pipeline

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Big corporations and the US government want to construct a pipeline to support the production, transportation, and utilization of North Dakota energy-related commodities. However, native Americans living in the area want to paralyze it, alleging that it will cause irreparable damage to the ecosystem, and that it may poison all the rivers in the area. According to experts from all across the country, the Natives Americans are right, and this construction will ruin the ecosystem, as well as many people’s lives, who will have to move somewhere else, where the water is drinkable.

All Native Americans around the country have united to try to halt this project by protesting in the construction area. Unfortunately, the government and big corporations involved in the project have sent the police to protect the construction site. In doing such, the police are using controversial methods to restrict the people’s right to protest, including [tear] gas, tasers and dogs.

The North Dakota police are also arresting thousand of peaceful activists, including journalists that are covering the protest. In many cases, the police are fabricating charges against many of them. However, there are many freelance journalists who that are recording what is happening in the area.

The North Dakota government has attempted to spread fear throughout US society in order to ensure that no one else joins these protests.

Once again, the government is using oppressive methods to keep their privileges.

So far, they are succeeding and the pipeline is being constructed.

France:

State reform

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Everyone thinks that France is a democratic country, however, a few months ago the government decided to reform the state, and remove several rights from French citizens.

Workers went peacefully on strike to protest against these reforms, but soon the police oppressed those who [that] were supporting the strike by using gas, beating them, and arresting thousands of workers around the country. The police also killed a journalist who was covering the protests.

French people responded with massive radical protests against the government.

(French people have traditionally been highly revolutionary against totalitarian governments throughout history.)

Finally, the French government has already approved these reforms, but the biggest trade unions in the country, supported by millions of citizens, are organizing new protests against the government to ensure that French people take back their rights. After these protests, the popularity of the French president is so low that he will not have any chance of being re-elected in [the next French presidential elections of] 2017. It is clear that the French government has acted anti-democratically by keeping their privileges in spite of the people’s interests. However, it seems that they will not be able to keep these reforms for a long time, since French people are very combative against unfair policies.




The Degradation of the American Democracy

Democracy is government by the people, a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system”.

Analysis of U.S. democracy.

For decades, the US had been the most democratic country in the world. But in 2001, when George W. Bush became the 43rd president of the United States, the government became progressively totalitarian. The Twin Towers attack on September 11th gave Bush the pretext to repeatedly violate the U.S. Constitution alleging security reasons, while people were still in shock.(There are many speculations that the US government perpetrated this terrorist attack in order to impregnate fear into people with the purpose of becoming more influential over people around the world). However, there is not clear evidence to prove it, so we will never know what really happened.

According to The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein:

The most effective way to modify the Constitution is by impregnating fear into people, and keeping them in shock”

People think that the government does the best for them when there are conflicts.

Six days after the terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C., President George W. Bush sent a 12-page Memorandum of Notification to his National Security Council That memorandum, we know now, authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to set up and run secret prisons to torture prisoners, including thousands of innocents, to ensure that they would incriminate themselves for being terrorists.

Thousands of innocents incriminated themselves to avoid more torture from the US Army. citizens and foreign nationals in the United States, despite previous legal prohibitions against such domestic spying.

President Bush signed a secret order in 2002 authorizing the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in the United States, despite previous legal prohibitions against such domestic spying.

George Bush was able to modify within two years the US Constitution and international law without any opposition.

At this point, the US democracy was already broken.

George W. Bush opened its doors to the NSA to spy on US citizens without any court order, which means that everyone in the country could have been targeted by the NSA without any suspicion.

In 2003,Bush violated the US constitution, when he invaded Iraq alleging “security reasons”, We eventually knew that he had fabricated proofs to invade Iraq. He made this decision, which was provoked by the US Army, who was, as one would say,“thirsty” for war, and the US weapons companies.

A few Years later, in 2009 Barack Obama became the new president of the United States of America. Initially, everyone around the world trusted him, and people thought that he could change the world for the better. However, during his second term, Obama violated US law, by allowing the NSA to do mass surveillance over US citizens.

Currently, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not ceasing to accuse each other of personal attacks that are mining peoples’ mind with dangerous ideas around the country. It is turning dangerous because people are radicalizing, and racial crimes have greatly increased.

According to the US media, more than 41% of people in the US think that the (US) elections are rigged by Hillary Clinton and her team. Donald Trump has encouraged this idea by saying that he will only accept the results of the US presidential elections if he wins. This statement has spread hatred all over the country, which may cause riots in the streets.

Both candidates should not be allowed to run in the US elections: Hillary because there is clear evidence that she is a criminal, and Donald because he is racist.

Trump followers have said that they may organize militias to fight against the next government if Donald loses the elections. These sorts of things do not happen in a democratic country.

In conclusion, there is still a sort of democracy present in the US, but if politicians do not become more honest, and allow people to decide how they want to live, then the US will soon turn into a dictatorship of sorts.

 

Will Julian Assange Be Extradited To The US ?

The Ecuadorian Embassy in London has cut off the Internet of Julian Assange, an individual, who has been living there for over four years. It happened shortly after WikiLeaks released new documents suggesting that Hillary Clinton was paid for giving private speeches for Goldman Sacks. But why did Ecuador cut off Assange’s Internet Access ?

Let’s analyze all events from the beginning. 

Analysis of the situation:

Last Sunday, Wikileaks posted on Twitter three mysterious encrypted pre-commitments:

Wikileaks:

pre-commitment 1: John Kerry 4bb96075acadc3d80b5ac872874c3037a386f4f595fe99e687439aabd0219809

Wikileaks:

pre-commitment 2: Ecuador eae5c9b064ed649ba468f0800abf8b56ae5cfe355b93b1ce90a1b92a48a9ab72

Wikileaks:

pre-commitment 3: UK FCO f33a6de5c627e3270ed3e02f62cd0c857467a780cf6123d2172d80d02a072f74

Shortly after, Everyone on the Internet started to speculate about the meaning of these messages, and some IT people suggested that they were a “Death Man’s Switch”.It is based on encrypted messages that contain relevant information that if ever released, it might be the political end of someone. According to the three tweets, they are related to John Kerry, Ecuador and FCO (United Kingdom, Foreign and Commonwealth Office). If Julian is ever assassinated, or extradited to the USA, the passwords to decrypt these enigmatic messages would be spread on the Internet, and everyone would have access to its content.

How can I decrypt these messages ?

These messages can only be decrypted by having a key code, which will be given in the event of an Assange’s death. No one can decrypt its content due to the complexity.

Can I modify encrypted messages ?

No one can modify an encrypted message. Therefore Everyone knows that the content is original.

After a few hours from the three commitments, Wikileaks published on Twitter:

Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.

At this point, everyone suspected that something else was happening and that Julian may be dead.

After a short while, Wikileaks Tweeted:

We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet access Saturday, 5pm GMT, shortly after publication of Clinton’s speeches at Goldman Sachs.

This publication depicts that Ecuador cut off his Internet, but why Ecuador, which had given an asylum to Julian would do it?

Journalists around the world have suggested that Ecuador had ceded to the USA pressures in order to in communicate Julian Assange. People then speculated that the USA had threatened Ecuador with implementing Financial sanctions against them.

Today, Tuesday the 18th Wikileaks has published two new tweets:

1-BREAKING: Multiple US sources tell us John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop him. 

Today, Tuesday 18th, Wikileaks has published two new tweets:

2-The John Kerry private meeting with Ecuador was made on the sidelines of the negotiations which took place principally on Sep 26 in Colombia.

It confirms that the USA has been pressing Ecuador to stop Julian Assange from disclosing new documents related to Hillary Clinton.

Why has Ecuador accepted to censor Julian Assange?

Here, there are three theories:

1- The USA has threatened Ecuador with implementing sanctions against them, which may affect the Ecuadorian economy still weak from the big earthquake, This fact could make Ecuador Go into a recession.

2- Goldman Sacks has invested millions of dollars in Ecuador, and the recent revelations suggesting a connection to Hillary Clinton could damage its reputation, so the company has threatened to remove their investments in Ecuador if they government does not censure Julian.

3- The USA may have also threatened Ecuador with a military intervention, though it seems unrealistic. We all know that the CIA has done this many times against governments that are submissive to the US.

Ecuador has declared that they will not extradite Julian Assange to the USA. However, they will not allow Julian to interfere in other countries political issues. It seems that they are not going to succeed because Wikileaks has continued publishing new documents on a daily basis even though the Ecuadorian government blocked Julian’s internet connection.

Everything indicates that Wikileaks will not cede to any external pressure coming from the USA and Ecuador. Julian and other Journalists, who work on Wikileaks have suggested that they will continue releasing new secrets until the last consequences.

So far, Julian Assange is still alive, but his determination to do his work until the end does not guarantee that he will not be extradited to the USA . Hopefully, the US government will not achieve its goal to censor him.

Long live Wikileaks!

The Day After The US Presidential Elections

Everything seems to indicate that the day after the US presidential elections, the new president will have to deal with social conflicts across the country. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are using a dangerous rhetoric in their endeavor to attract new voters. As a result, American society has been radicalized, and now, millions of people are willing to take any action in order to ensure that their candidate will win the elections. Some people have even suggested that they will not accept the result if their candidate does not win the elections. If this is as widespread as it appears, some people might be tempted to organize anti-government militias, with the idea of taking the control of the country in order to restore democracy. The reasoning here is that, it has been asserted, the US presidential elections have been rigged.

Currently, American society has been divided into three groups:

1- Donald Trump supporters: They are fanatics willing to do whatever Donald says regardless of the consequences. The most recent revelations talk of collusion between Hillary and the government against Trump, and this is empowering the latter’s followers to organize militias in order to take the control of the country if he loses the election.

2- Hillary Clinton supporters: They are moderate, and they are supporting Hillary because they do not like Trump since they think he could be the “Hitler” of our times. However, they acknowledge that Hillary is a corrupt person, who is collaborating with [type] terrorism.

3- Anti-system supporters: This group is formed by the vast majority of Americans, including Hillary and Trump supporters. They have lost trust in both political parties since they have been colluding for many years in order to keep their privileges. As a result, they are willing to organize militias in order to fight against the US establishment because they do not have anything to lose in this war.

This is the current situation in the country, and unless the present tensions are reduced before the elections, the conflict may be long and hard to handle, and millions of people will die. It is time to ensure that democracy prevails above any other thing. Police departments should charge Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, media directors, and people from the US establishment because all of them are criminals.

Journalism Around The World

Originally, journalism was seeking the truth about events happening around the world on a daily basis. Back then, journalists had a good reputation because they were risking their lives in order to inform people about governments and establishment crimes. In those days, many people around the world were dreaming of someday becoming journalists to make the world a better place lo live in. However, governments in collaboration with the establishment planned a media revolution in order to stop pro-journalistic movements becoming powerful in the world. For that, governments spread indecorous ideas against true journalists in order to make people think that they were traitors. After a few years, governments succeeded in this, and called upon people to unite against enemies of the country. While this was happening true journalists were arrested, tortured, and killed by these states. As a result, governments could easily mislead people, in any way they wanted to. Dictators and prime ministers around the world were depicted by the media as heroes. However, people were living below the poverty line, and starvation had gripped the world.

Nowadays, big corporations control 90% of the world media. These corporations influence governments to do what they want them to do. They do this by fabricating stories against true journalists, who might have dared to investigate them. Corporations in collaboration with governments interfere in presidential elections in many countries around the world in order to maintain their privileges. Most of the journalists working for the corporations are seeking wealth in order to have a luxurious life, by prostituting themselves and their profession, as puppets of the establishment.

Fortunately, in recent years, alternative media seeking truth have been created all across the world, returning journalism to its origins. Now, journalistic platforms like Wikileaks have become very popular among people who want to know the truth about what is really happening in the world. This is a very hopeful sign as people are starting to trust these more than the established media. Thanks to this fact, millions of people are joining true-journalistic movements to defend real democracy in the world. There are also some tenuous signs that people could finally take actions to change the system in order to implement real democracy in the world. However, time will tell us if all of this has been just a simple hallucination, or reality.