Saturday, January 28, 2012

Anonymous Message To Monsanto; We fight for farmers!

Anonymous DDOS attacked Monsanto.com and released a video explaining why. Source: Anonymous via YouTube To the free-thinking citizens of the world: Anonymous stands with the farmers and food organizations denouncing the practices of Monsanto We applaud the bravery of the organizations and citizens who are standing up to Monsanto, and we stand united with you against this oppressive corporate abuse. Monsanto is contaminating the world with chemicals and genetically modified food crops for profit while claiming to feed the hungry and protect the environment. Anonymous is everyone, anyone who can not stand for injustice and decides to do something about it, we are all over the earth and here to stay. To Monsanto, we demand you STOP the following:
  • Contaminating the global food chain with GMOs;
  • Intimidating small farmers with bullying and lawsuits;
  • Propagating the use of destructive pesticides and herbicides across the globe;
  • Using “terminator technology”, which renders plants sterile;
  • Attempting to hijack UN climate change negotiations for your own fiscal benefit;
  • Reducing farmland to desert through monoculture and the use of synthetic fertilizers;
  • Inspiring suicides of hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers;
  • Causing birth defects by continuing to produce the pesticide “Round-up”;
  • Attempting to bribe foriegn officials;
  • Infiltrating anti-GMO groups
Monsanto, these crimes will not go unpunished. Anonymous will not spare you nor anyone in support of your oppressive illegal business practices. AGRA, a great example: In 2006, AGRA, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, was established with funding from Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation. Among the other founding members of AGRA, we find:
  • Monsanto
  • Novartis
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Merck
  • Mosaic
  • Pfizer
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • and Yara.
The fact that these corporations are either chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturers is no coincidence. The people of the world see you, Monsanto. Anonymous sees you. Seeds of Opportunism Climate change offers these businesses a perfect excuse to prey on the poorest countries by swooping in to “rescue” the farmers and people with their GMO crops and chemical pesticides. These corporations eradicate the traditional ways of the country’s agriculture for the sake of enormous profits. The introduction of GMOs drastically affects a local farmer's income, as the price of chemicals required for GMOs and seeds from Monsanto cripples the farmer’s meager profit margins. There are even many cases of Monsanto suing small farmers after pollen from their GMO crops accidentally cross with the farmer’s crops. Because Monsanto has a patent on their brand of seed, they claim the farmer is in violation of patent laws. These disgusting and inhumane practices will not be tolerated! Anonymous urges all concerned citizens to stand up for these farmers. Stand up for the future of your own food. Protest, organize, spread info to your friends. Say no to poisonous chemicals in your food. Say no to GMO. Say no to Monsanto. We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us! This is a transcript of an announcement sent from Anonymous to Monsanto via YouTube

CIA to pull officer from NYPD after internal probe

A series of AP articles have exposed close collaboration between the CIA and NYPD in domestic spying operations that put Muslim communities in New York under scrutiny.  It is illegal for the CIA to spy domestically; so the public have demanded investigations and explanations. Now the CIA and NYPD have made contradictory claims regarding the legal basis for the cooperation between the two agencies and the sharing of intelligence.

Source: Wall Street Journal

...the CIA's inspector general faulted the agency for sending an officer to New York with little oversight after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and then leaving him there too long. ...

The inspector general opened its investigation after a series of AP articles that revealed how the NYPD, working in close collaboration with the CIA, set up spying operations that put Muslim communities under scrutiny.

Plainclothes officers known as "rakers" eavesdropped in businesses, and Muslims not suspected of any wrongdoing were put in intelligence databases. ...

Police Commissioner Kelly said the new officer was working at the NYPD to help share foreign intelligence. Federal officials, however, said he was there on a management sabbatical and was not sharing intelligence. ...

This fall, Kelly told the city council that the collaboration was authorized under a presidential order. ...

A CIA spokeswoman, Jennifer Youngblood, said Sanchez was sent to New York at the direction of then-CIA Director George Tenet...

This is a Suspicious News Brief. Read more at the Wall Street Journal.

Police get help with vets who are ticking bombs

Source: USA TODAY

The Justice Department is funding an unusual national training program to train local police to deal with an increasing number of volatile confrontations involving highly trained and often heavily armed combat veterans.

Developers of the pilot program, to be launched at 15 U.S. sites this year, said there is an "urgent need" to de-escalate crises in which even SWAT teams may be facing tactical disadvantages against mentally ill suspects who also happen to be trained in modern warfare.

"We just can't use the blazing-guns approach anymore when dealing with disturbed individuals who are highly trained in all kinds of tactical operations, including guerrilla warfare," said Dennis Cusick, executive director of the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute. "That goes beyond the experience of SWAT teams."

This is a Suspicious News Brief. Read more at USA TODAY