Work In Unity To Heal Mother Earth.

Posted on May 28, 2014

COUNCIL STATEMENT

This statement reflects the wisdom of the Spiritual People of the Earth, of North and South America, working in unity to restore peace, harmony and balance for our collective future and for all living beings. This statement is written in black and white with a foreign language that is not our own and does not convey the full depth of our concerns.

The Creator created the People of the Earth into the Land at the beginning of Creation and gave us a way of life. This way of life has been passed down generation-to-generation since the beginning. We have not honored this way of life through our own actions and we must live these original instructions in order to restore universal balance and harmony. We are a part of Creation; thus, if we break the Laws of Creation, we destroy ourselves.

We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold the Original Instructions, which sustains the continuity of Life. We recognize our umbilical connection to Mother Earth and understand that she is the source of life, not a resource to be exploited. We speak on behalf of all Creation today, to communicate an urgent message that man has gone too far, placing us in the state of survival. We warned that one day you would not be able to control what you have created. That day is here. Not heeding warnings from both Nature and the People of the Earth keeps us on the path of self destruction. This self destructive path has led to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Gulf oil spill, tar sands devastation, pipeline failures, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and the destruction of ground water through hydraulic fracking, just to name a few. In addition, these activities and development continue to cause the deterioration and destruction of sacred places and sacred waters that are vital for Life.

Powerful technologies are out of control 

and are threatening the future of all life

The Fukushima nuclear crisis alone is a threat to the future of humanity. Yet, our concern goes far beyond this single threat. Our concern is with the cumulative and compounding devastation that is being wrought by the actions of human beings around the world. It is the combination of resource extraction, genetically modified organisms, moral failures, pollution, introduction of invasive species and much much more that are threatening the future of life on Earth. The compounding of bad decisions and their corresponding actions are extremely short-sighted. They do not consider the future generations and they do not respect or honor the Creator’s Natural Law. We strongly urge for the governmental authorities to respond with an open invitation to work and consult with us to solve the world’s problems, without war. We must stop waging war against Mother Earth, and ourselves.

We acknowledge that all of these devastating actions originated in human beings who are living without regard for the Earth as the source of life. They have strayed from the Original Instructions by casting aside the Creator’s Natural Law. It is now critical for humanity to acknowledge that we have created a path to self destruction. We must restore the Original Instructions in our lives to halt this devastation.

The sanctity of the Original Instructions has been violated. As a result, the Spiritual People of the Earth were called ceremonially to come together at the home of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle. These Spiritual Leaders and those that carry great responsibility for their people from both North and South America came together with the sacred fire for four days at the end of September 2013 to fulfill their sacred responsibilities. During this time it was revealed that the spirit of destruction gained its’ strength by our spiritually disconnected actions. We are all responsible in varying degrees for calling forth this spirit of destruction, thus we are all bound to begin restoring what we have damaged by helping one another recover our sacred responsibility to the Earth. We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, offer our spiritual insight, wisdom and vision to the global community to help guide the actions needed to overcome the current threats to all life.

We only have to look at our own bodies to recognize the sacred purpose of water on Mother Earth. We respect and honor our spiritual relationship with the lifeblood of Mother Earth. One does not sell or contaminate their mother’s blood. These capitalistic actions must stop and we must recover our sacred relationship with the Spirit of Water

The People of the Earth understand that the Fukushima nuclear crisis continues to threaten the future of all life. We understand the full implications of this crisis even with the suppression of information and the filtering of truth by the corporate owned media and Nation States. We strongly urge the media, corporations and Nation States to acknowledge and convey the true facts that threaten us, so that the international community may work together to resolve this crisis, based on the foundation of Truth.

We urge the international community, government of Japan and TEPCO to unify efforts to stabilize and re-mediate the nuclear threat posed at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. To ensure that the Japanese government and TEPCO are supported with qualified personnel and information, we urge the inclusion of today’s nuclear experts from around the world to collaborate, advise and provide technical assistance to prevent further radioactive contamination or worse, a nuclear explosion that may have apocalyptic consequences.

The foundation for peace will be strengthened 

by restoring the Original Instructions in ourselves

Prophecies have been shared and sacred instructions were given. We, the People of the Earth, were instructed that the original wisdom must be shared again when imbalance and disharmony are upon Mother Earth. In 1994 the sacred white buffalo, the giver of the sacred pipe, returned to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people bringing forth the sacred message that the winds of change are here. Since that time many more messengers in the form of white animals have come, telling us to wake up my children. It is time. So listen for the sacred instruction.

All Life is sacred. We come into Life as sacred beings. When we abuse the sacredness of Life we affect all Creation

We urge all Nations and human beings around the world to work with us, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, to restore the Original Instructions and uphold the Creator’s Natural Law as a foundation for all decision making, from this point forward. Our collective future as human beings is in our hands, we must address the Fukushima nuclear crisis and all actions that may violate the Creator’s Natural Law. We have reached the crossroads of life and the end of our existence. We will avert this potentially catastrophic nuclear disaster by coming together with good minds and prayer as a global community of all faiths.

We are the People of the Earth united under the Creator’s Law with a sacred covenant to protect and a responsibility to extend Life for all future generations. We are expressing deep concern for our shared future and urge everyone to awaken spiritually. We must work in unity to help Mother Earth heal so that she can bring back balance and harmony for all her children.

Middle East Peace Conference Will Bring Historic Achievements.

Posted on July 29, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“There are no warlike people – just warlike leaders.”

- RALPH J. BUNCHE (1904-1971) American diplomat

aaa-40What would happen if a Middle East Peace Conference were held? The results could be such that circumstances and events continue as they have, circumstances and events worsen while violence increases, violence decreases to the extent that coöperation and understanding became generated, near total peace comes to the Middle East after agreed upon steps become written into a regional treaty and signed, or some other eventuality between the worst and best outcomes.

As millions of men, women, and children around the world have taken to the streets in their nations to try to stop the warring and deaths of innocents in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel, it would probably be a safe bet that those millions of people have the view a peace conference is a good path to seriously consider. A civilized, enlightened path.

This is a serious proposal meant to reach the world’s leaders, convince them that such a conference could bring peace to the long-suffering Middle East people, and to find out which world leaders truly want to see peace in the region – and which do not. To those leaders and politicians who do not wish for peace in the Middle East and everywhere on Earth, who believe that killing innocent people is an acceptable way of “doing business”, let it be said here on behalf of humanity that you need to resign from your leadership position. For you are not a leader.

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In 2014, taking the lives of innocent human beings is no longer acceptable.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu said recently that the people of his country need to get prepared for a long military campaign. Instead of saying this, why wasn’t Mr. Netanyahu calling for a Middle East Peace Conference? Has any leader in the Middle East – in the world for that matter – suggested the idea of a peace meeting? Millions of men, women, and children have lost their lives in past and current wars in the Middle East, many more millions have suffered life-long injuries both physical and psychological, trillions of US dollars were wasted, countless $billions worth of homes, land, infrastructure, and commercial buildings were destroyed, and generational hatreds – leading to even more violence – were created/intensified through these wars.

As the death toll in Gaza passes 1,200, wouldn’t it make sense now to arrange for – as soon as possible – a week-long peace conference attended by the leader of every Middle East nation and relevant group of people, as well as the five permanent United Nations Security Council countries? The conference attendee/speakers’ rules would be very simple. Each speaker shall be allowed to speak extemporaneously (without written speeches) for as long as they wish. After every speaker has taken their turn and spoken, each attendee will be once more allowed to speak for as long as they wish. The same simple formula will be followed for a total of four unlimited rounds/talks per attendee.

If – when – such an event takes place, good ideas for peace in the lands of the Middle East would certainly come forward and enter each attendees’ consciousness, along with the world’s people watching and listening on television or the internet. The greatest benefit of such a peace talk conference/meeting is that the attendees won’t be shooting anything at each other but ideas for peace. Looking at the results of United Nations’ time-limited rules for speakers, the idea of unlimited, no-restrictions dialogue may allow for enough time to explain and fully convey good ideas which are impossible to explain in 20 minutes, a half hour, or sixty minutes.

University lecturers in every field of study fill entire semesters and years of classes on subjects like Middle East Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Economics, History, and so on. It is worthwhile to compare the university professor to members at the United Nations Security Council, become aware of those members’ really inadequate time to fully delve into highly involved matters of war and peace, and then see the need for a peace conference without speaking time limits. Considering the high level of violence taking place in the current situation in the Middle East, unlimited dialogue is necessary to explain/arrive at good options and peaceful results.

If – when – a Middle East Peace Conference is held, the world’s people would be served well because their hearing of ideas and viewpoints will both increase awareness and eliminate information that is incorrect, rumor, or been disseminated to intentionally deceive. What this means is that the world’s people will become more aware of the truth about events and circumstances in the Middle East, and better informed about the world they live in and share with all people. Besides the possible, great achievement of creating peace in the Middle East – the only purpose of the conference for attendees – a major added benefit is the rejection of erroneous thoughts, speech and actions by people around the Earth who will now, after hearing truth, base their thoughts, words and deeds on truth.

A Middle East Peace Conference, made available for the world’s people to view and hear, would raise awareness and consciousness in profoundly positive ways and could literally transform life on Earth for the better. A Middle East Peace Conference would be – will be – a win/win/win for humanity…

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(Thank you to The Real News Network at YouTube)

U.S. Congress’ Silence On Gaza Beyond Words.

Posted on July 25, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking; where it is absent, discussion is apt to become worse than useless.”

- LEO TOLSTOY

aaa-26The number of Palestinian men, women, and children who have died in the 20 days of Israeli bombing has reached over 1,000 and those injured over 6,000. The great Russian writer of “War and Peace” Leo Tolstoy considered war “the naked, criminal business of murder”. Tolstoy, who spent time in the military and directly experienced war, was entirely correct.

Millions of people around the world have taken to the streets in public demonstrations of solidarity with the Palestinian people and are saying what no United States Congressman or Senator has had the courage to say: Israel is an apartheid, terror state. Since the state of Israel came into existence in 1948 after the military displacement of 750,000 indigenous people from their ancestral lands, Palestinians were subjected to increased confiscation of homes and property, tightening of restrictions on movement and efforts to raise their standard of living, and perpetual placing of roadblocks in attempts to create a sovereign nation.

Although on a smaller scale, the history of Palestinian people mirrors the history of Native Americans in the United States, the genocide of which – perhaps 100 million killed – represents the largest in human history. The West Bank and Gaza (described as the world’s largest open-air prison/concentration camp) could be described as modern-day equivalents to Native American reservations, and some call the situation for Palestinians much worse than that experienced by black people in South Africa before world public opinion and economic sanctions ended apartheid there.

While American elected representatives spend Sunday July 27, 2014 doing a variety of things with their families and friends, attending campaign events if running for re-election, or reading for knowledge of current events, there is one thing none of them are doing: speaking out or writing about the over 65-year-old Israel-Palestine conflict. The silence, as they say, is deafening.

And what exactly is the reason for silence on Gaza by America’s elected representatives – or those who are running election campaigns against them? Some suggest that American politicians, if they speak critically of actions by Israel – the destruction of property and deaths being carried out against people living in Gaza – will certainly decrease in large measure chances for either getting re-elected or defeating their incumbent opponent. Cutting to the chase on this issue for elected politicians and candidates running to become elected, the greatest question regarding Israel-Palestine is: “are you more concerned about getting (re)elected or ending the violence, injustice, and literal apartheid conditions for Palestinian people?”

Heartbreaking events are occurring in Gaza – both America’s elected representatives and candidates for office need to issue public statements addressing the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The American people can not tolerate their politicians’ continuing silence and turning away on this urgent issue, and the people need to demand that their politicians go on record with their views, options, and proposals for not only bringing about a ceasefire but resolving the decades old conflict once and for all. Elected representatives, those vying for re-election, and those who have decided to run for national office would be wise to understand that every day the Israeli military kills more innocent Palestinian people – every day that apartheid lives in Israel – politicians who decide to remain silent will remain remembered for that inaction – in the voting booths during the next election and far into the future.

To Americans holding or seeking national office, innocent men, women, and children in Gaza are having their homes and communities destroyed, suffering physical and psychological injury of soul-shattering extents, and dying the worst imaginable deaths. For the love of humanity, forget your voter opinion surveys and market research, your campaign fundraising events, your hired consultants and speechwriters, and tailoring your messages to extract the greatest number of votes according to your district’s “demographics”.

Become totally aware how sad, pathetic, and unimportant are those matters you presently direct your attention and focus toward in comparison to real, life and death situations/events you can help resolve in the best possible ways. To the men and women of America’s political class, end your silence on Gaza and other war-torn lands around the Earth, tell the American and world’s people the truth you know but have been afraid to share, and raise the level of discussion with your fellow politicians to the highest possible human limit of morality, integrity, and ethics.

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Besides Gaza and the West Bank mirroring conditions for Native Americans on small, poor-land reservations, they also share the conditions of Jews during World War II in the Warsaw Ghetto. Jews who rose up in protest in the Warsaw Ghetto were never labeled as “terrorists”, but were in fact heroic freedom fighters – no different from Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Eighty percent of Palestinians are unemployed, 80% live on an average of $1.50/day, 80% of children suffer malnourishment or are undernourished, and 80% are refugees driven into Gaza.

Gaza is 25 miles long by 4.5 miles wide, one of the most densely populated areas on Earth, and the people living there have experienced decreasing levels of living standards until some now consider conditions far worse than black South Africans experienced during apartheid. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said recently that “Israel is under siege from Hamas” – Palestinians “die” while Israelis are “killed” – Israel’s operation is “against militants” while 25% of those killed are women and children, and corporate media spins the Gaza story in ways that seem almost beyond Orwellian (Ignorance is Strength, Freedom is Slavery, War is Peace).

Before typing the word “Israel”, journalists are aware that they’ll face an onslaught of criticism and outrage, so coverage of Gaza is almost fully one-sided, especially in the U.S. and western media. Tens of thousands took to the streets in Britain in the past few days, but the “great” broadcasting organization BBC, whose main offices are located only a short distance away, reported zero, nada, zilch about the Palestinian solidarity demonstration on air. No western media has reported the facts surrounding the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teens – blamed by Israel on Hamas – which set off 21 days of high levels of violence, nor interviewed any of many men and women who tell a version of facts that contradicts Israel’s.

To this day, Israel has presented no evidence to back their allegations against Hamas.

Media, politicians, and Israelis know that world public opinion has changed in profound ways, even though they neither report or speak about it. Israel has become the most unpopular nation on Earth, the true reality of the situation is known by leaders, and must become known by the public – the time for world statesmen/states women has come.

Statesmen like British MP Gerald Kaufman.

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(Thank you to Molucca Media at YouTube)

Palestinian Trail Of Tears.

Posted on July 24, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

aaa-37Alison Weir was a weekly small-town newspaper editor in America in 2001 when she began researching the Israel-Palestine conflict. She read many books on the issue by respected authors, journalists, and academics, authored books, and written many articles found at the website she started: ifamericansknew.org. She traveled to Gaza to see for herself the situation there while talking to both Palestinians and Israelis. At the bottom of this post she delivers a fifteen minute talk on what she’s learned, at a speakers conference held in March 2014.

Ms. Weir points out facts that most who’ve done a moderate amount of research into the Israel-Palestine conflict are aware of, although the number of men and women who’ve done that moderate research is not nearly large enough. One would probably be right in saying that Alison Weir finds it strange that her conveying the truth regarding the history of Israel-Palestine-America has become viewed by many as a “courageous act.”

Israel became established through a war of conquest from 1947-49 where 750,000 Palestinian people were forcefully driven  from their homes and land, in a military operation to take land for the new Israeli state. Since that time the Palestinian people have seen the amount of land under their control steadily reduced, until today, where the land is but a small fraction of what it was over 60 years ago. During those over six decades, the United States government has enabled Israel to take more and more land from the Palestinians – then building two-state-solution-destroying settlements on the confiscated land – by providing annual financial and military aid. Israel is the largest of all the world’s recipients of American aid; now around $3.1 billion per year, or $8-10 million per day.

While Israel has received well over $100 billion in American taxpayer support, Palestinians have increasingly suffered under a more intense version of apartheid as experienced by black South Africans – until organized worldwide pressure led to the dismantling of the racist South African system. Alison Weir suggests at the end of her talk that Americans need to demand an end to Israeli aid transfers as a leverage for resolving the conflict once and for all.

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The Middle East region may offer the best example on Earth when thinking about the biblical passage: “The love of money is the root of all evil.” The history of Middle East wars does not coincide with what some describe as “those people have warred for thousands of years, and nothing can be done to stop it”, but the wars have been fought over natural resources, land, and corporation owners’ profits. There was no such thing as Middle East “terrorism” before Israel’s establishment in the late 1940’s, when American/western corporations began pushing for control of resources in the Middle East nations.

Those national governments which decide to emulate the universally admired Egyptian President Nasser’s model of Pan-Arabism – that directs resource profits to the people instead of outside entities and powers – soon find a military target on them. With regard to Syria – which has been the scene of an over three-year war over natural gas pipeline routes, a banking system outside of western private-central bank control, and perhaps large newly discovered Syrian natural gas deposits to rival Qatar’s enormous deposits – over 100,000 Syrians have died and millions have become refugees in what is now the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

In a matter of days recently, 700 Syrians died in attacks by paid mercenaries from over 80 countries around the world.

Since the 1953 CIA coup/overthrow of democratically elected Iranian President Mossadegh after he nationalized Iran’s oil resources, the Middle East has been the scene of war after war, all over energy resources. The 2003 War in Iraq – which destroyed that nation – killed 500,000 to 1 million Iraqis, 5,000 Americans, was pre-planned by Bush officials and oil corporations (complete with charts pointing out division of oil fields), cost American taxpayers trillions; based on the lies of George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Dick Cheney and other assorted war criminals.

The world’s people need to start demanding that war criminals be punished just like people convicted of murdering one person. Providing deadly weapons to mercenaries needs to become punished just as when an individual provides to others the murder weapons. In other words, the world can no longer allow wars of aggression facilitators to act with impunity. Crime is crime, and no person is above the law, no matter if he or she is the leader of a nation, a multi-billionaire banker, or oligarch owner of a corporation.

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The paths walked by Native Americans starting over 500 years ago, the Palestinian people since 1947, the people of Africa, and indigenous people in nations and regions around the Earth share many aspects. Through history all indigenous people at some point came into contact with people coming from outside their lands, frequently leading to experiences of extreme suffering from methods used by the “newcomers” to take land, natural resources and – when talking about slavery from hundreds of years ago to today’s sex trade/worker slaves – human beings.

Coming up with an analytical, reasoned explanation for history’s many examples of man’s inhumanity to his fellow-man is certainly no small task, yet any efforts which intend to decrease man’s inhumanity are worth entering into. In the United States, Native Americans were forcefully removed from the land of their ancestors and onto reservations where the land was poor for growing food and raising animals; on foot in inhuman marches that have fallen under the umbrella term “trail of tears.”

All people through history who’ve been on the receiving end of man’s inhumanity to man have essentially walked the “trail of tears”, and today the people of Palestine are the world’s most publicized example of those still walking that trail. The thing about man’s continuing inhumanity to man is that men and women who are out of the line of fire experience the trail in a less intense form. Many who receive their information of world events on a superficial level from the corporate media – through the lens of its owners – are unaware of the true extent of inhumanity’s presence.

Men and women around the world, although not present in Gaza and personally witnessing the tragic events there, experience various levels of empathy, compassion, indignation, and heartache depending on the amount of accurate information they’ve seen or read. The current violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict has led to a global recognition of the need to get the differences and concerns finally resolved. In common terms, people are more and more demanding an end to the nightmare; the continued prison-like living conditions, senseless wars, killing and injury (physical and psychological).

Those who’ve viewed the Academy Award winning film “Dances With Wolves” may agree the most powerful scene in the production came near the end, when the Kevin Costner character (John Dunbar) and his white, native-adopted wife Stands With A Fist (played by Mary McDonnell) were leaving their indigenous friends to protect them from the Army. American troops were coming over the mountains after Dunbar, closing in to eventually kill the natives, and Dunbar’s native friend Wind In His Hair (played by Rodney A. Grant) is seen on a cliff-top on his horse.

Wind In His Hair would come to call Dunbar “loo-ten-tent”, he senses a possibility of never seeing friends Dunbar and Stands With A Fist again, and perhaps senses his own imminent death. Alone on the mountain cliff, Wind In His Hair yells to the Great Spirit, “John Dunbar is my friend! John Dunbar is my friend forever!” – in one of the most memorable, artistic, emotionally moving dramatic film scenes of all time.

“Dances With Wolves” is a film that tells about another example of people on the “trail of tears” – man’s inhumanity to man – and in that powerful closing scene suggests another way of living. One wonders what went through the minds of those who died in Palestine as they lived out their last moments on this Earth. Were there intense thoughts about love shared with husbands, wives, brothers, sisters and family, joyful laughter with friends and neighbors, and feelings of lost chances to develop lasting peace, friendship, and brotherhood between Palestine’s people and the people of Israel?

Man’s inhumanity to man has become no longer acceptable for a rapidly increasing number of men and women around the world, and solving the Israel-Palestine conflict would mark the beginning of the end for humanity’s “trail of tears.” Then soon, the human race will no longer shed tears of physical, psychological, and spiritual pain – but tears of joy from seeing every man or woman one meets as “my friend forever!”

Mankind’s greatest challenge and promise lies in taking actions which close the “trail of tears” – man’s inhumanity to man – forever.

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Boycott, Divest, Sanction: A Possible Two State Solution.

Posted on July 23, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“For what can war, but endless war still breed.”

- JOHN MILTON (1608-1674) English poet

ocean55The number of Palestinian men, women, and children killed by Israeli weapons has risen to near 700, and the number injured to over 3,500. It is important to remember that the event which led to the current tragic situation was the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers, that the world has yet to see the evidence to support Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement “we know Hamas did it”, and that the identities of the kidnappers/murderers has not been announced.

So, is it possible that the kidnap and murder of the three Israeli teens was in fact what has become known by more and more of the world’s people as a “false flag” operation, and was carried out to bring about the exact events that are now occurring? As the death toll of Palestinians and now Israeli soldiers, and the number of injured, rises, the kidnappings/murders have almost been forgotten, faded out of awareness like an inconsequential historic event – old news already discussed.

But the kidnap/murders were what began this whole nightmare scenario, so it is urgent that Israeli law enforcement officials present the results of their investigation. The basis of Israeli actions since the three teens’ murder has – in the over two weeks of military assaults on Gaza – been the allegation that Hamas was the guilty party, which makes revelation by Israeli law enforcement of their investigative findings imperative. The fact that the world has not been told the names of the triple murderers has resulted in increasing doubts about Israeli officials’ originally pointing the finger at Hamas, combined with no public announcements about the investigation process to identify the murderers.

Some news reports now include mention by journalists or guests about the possibility the murders were indeed a false flag, which the Israeli government has neither denied or disproved. So, the obvious question asks why the Israeli authorities have not shown their evidence of Hamas’ guilt to the world. There are only two possibilities when talking about Israeli law enforcement’s investigation of the triple kidnap/murders and Hamas: Israeli law enforcement either has evidence in their possession of Hamas’ guilt or they do not.

If they possess the evidence, they need to hold a press conference and share that evidence with the world’s news organizations. Then Israeli officials will need to explain why the effort to find and prosecute the murderers did not proceed in the routine way that all law enforcement agencies on Earth proceed in the case of a triple homicide. Israeli officials will need to explain why they apprehended and imprisoned some 560 Palestinian men instead of the perhaps 6 or 7 who actually carried out the crime.

If Israeli law enforcement officials cannot provide evidence that proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Hamas is the guilty party, then “Tel Aviv, we have a really big problem.”

Because nearly 700 Palestinian men, women, and children, along with over 30 Israeli soldiers, are dead because of a lie. Apparently the Israeli government has bulldozed the homes of those they “identified” as the murderers, so this means they’ve the names of those persons. Publicize the faces of those wanted criminals on the world media stage, offer a million dollar reward for information leading to their arrest and apprehension, you know who they are… right? So then why is it necessary to continue with the bombardment of Gaza? Why haven’t you released the  550-something men who weren’t involved with the triple homicide?

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The world must demand a thorough explanation for the actions of Israel, establishment of a week-long United Nations Truth Commission on the current tragic situation, and hearings in every national government body to arrive at the facts for analysis to determine if punishable war crimes have occurred. United Nations observers are now speaking openly about Israel’s war crimes.

People who are not indigenous to the Middle East – who have no ancestors from that region – need to step back and out of the Middle Eastern region and let those people decide their futures free from outside interference. Each additional action which results in harming Middle Eastern people only worsens your reputation and future prospects – because people remember who treated them honorably – and who did not.

Because the world is recognizing that Israel is the last apartheid government on Earth, the “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” movement is rapidly growing and isolating Israel just as occurred to end apartheid in South Africa. There is debate whether the “two-state” solution is still possible, but given the present intensified estrangement between Israelis and Palestinians there may be only the two-state arrangement left. Israel will need to give back stolen lands, even though apartments, homes and infrastructure have been illegally built.

Israel and Palestine could agree on a legal settlement over lands and resources to be considered and decided upon by a retired 20-judge panel. Israel and Palestine would each name 10 retired judges – nominated to serve on the special panel. Of the ten, one legal expert from Israel or Palestine would be named, and the remaining nine would come from outside of the area, from nine separate countries. These 20 retired judges would hear witnesses presented by both parties until 15 judges agreed on a fair and just, two-state legal resolution. Both Israel and Palestine agree to abide by the 75% decision/rule. Yes, it would be an unprecedented and historic event. But, the situation is also unprecedented and historic.

The meaning of integrity is “soundness of character, honesty.” The world’s people have come to the point in history where leaders without integrity are no longer viewed as “leaders.” Those who lie and deceive for malevolent, manipulative purposes are being called out more often, and there will come a day soon when it is impossible for any man or woman to rise to positions of leadership without integrity.

Given the world’s reaction to heart-breaking events in Gaza, that day may arrive sooner than anyone knows.

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(Thank you to PressTV News Videos at YouTube)

Israel’s Apartheid Options: Submit, Leave, Or Die. A Century From Now…

Posted on July 19, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

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“Dover Beach” (1867)

Ah, love, let us be true

To one another! for the world, which seems

To lie before us like a land of dreams,

So various, so beautiful, so new,

Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,

Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help from pain;

And we are here as on a darkling plain

Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,

Where ignorant armies clash by night.

MATTHEW ARNOLD (1822-1888) English poet, critic, essayist

ocean11In July 2014 humanity may have started down the road of ending apartheid conditions and thinking forever. The world public protest of Israel for its military actions against the people of Gaza has unleashed a tsunami of articles explaining what the mainstream corporate news has never reported: Israel is an apartheid state.

The “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” (BDS) movement, first proposed and talked about years ago, has become recognized by men and women the world over as the essential tool for ending the intractable, decades-old stalemate that is the Israel-Palestine struggle. As awareness of the history, facts, and truth about Israel-Palestine grows exponentially now, so do demands for a real agreement which finally resolves the conflict – one based on genuine human rights for both Palestinians and Israelis.

A hundred years from now, when Palestinian and Israeli children read about the years between 1948 and 2014, they will try to understand how such a reality could be created and endured for so many years. They will ask themselves questions like “how could people use bulldozers on other people’s homes and farms, then take the land of those people passed down to them for generations?”

They will find it astonishing that their respective ancestors lived in such unenlightened ways, yet gain hope for the human race from the example provided in 2014 when people from every nation and region called for that enlightened vision of brotherhood in Israel-Palestine and other war-torn areas.  Those young people of 2114 will experience wonder when learning that one hundred years earlier the human race had only begun to see the negative consequences coming out of a philosophy that endorsed killing of innocent people for selfish reasons, and at the same time express gratitude that the philosophy was in a short time absolutely discredited – then discarded forever.

How could human beings kill each other – back there in 2014?

Those Palestinian and Israeli children of 2114 – all children on Earth –  will learn that the turning point for humanity in 2014 came when there emerged a wide and deep understanding of the absolute value of truthful dialogue, mutual honor and respect based on a shared recognition of each human being’s inherent worthiness and rights, and full awareness of the “Golden Rule” – not harming others.

The young people of 2114 will smile at each other in deep appreciation of their ancestors who broke through old, tired, and harmful thinking and acting, rising to higher, nobler ways of interacting with each other while building mutually beneficial, peace-insuring, and confidence/trust-enhancing systems, structures, and lasting agreements. Those young ones in 2114 will know that the world they live in and take for granted took some heroic effort on the part of people living in 2014, including a shared goal of guaranteeing all actions have a positive effect on people living one hundred years in the future.

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Mr. Jeff Halper has earned a lot of respect and honor since becoming degreed in Anthropology and moving to Israel in 1973. In the little over 40 years he’s lived there, Mr. Halper has worked to bring an end to the Israel-Palestine conflict, having been nominated with a Palestinian intellectual/activist for the Nobel Peace Prize. He co-founded the Israeli Coalition Against Home Demolition which has tried through the years to stop illegal destruction of Palestinian homes and confiscation of land/farms.

In the following Real News Network interview, Mr. Halper points out Benjamin Netanyahu said a few days ago that  “there will never be a Palestinian state.” He views the current military campaign being carried out by the Israeli government as one more effort to break the Palestinian resistance, and that Israelis are in effect saying to Palestinians, “it’s over, you are going to be in prison; there’s no more peace process.” Jeff Halper sees the present situation one in which the Israeli government has given the Palestinians three options: 1. Submit 2. Leave the country 3. Die.

He finds that there’s an almost total lack of context in the minds of the media, Israeli citizens, and people around the world. The media portrays the conflict as a kind of Arab-Israeli historical, solution-less situation which cannot be improved upon because Israelis and Arabs (Palestinians) have some type of incompatible DNA, ignoring the real context of what has occurred in the over six decades since Israel came into existence.

He finds these days ones which are very difficult for leftist groups in Israel, the media very rarely reporting those groups’ perspectives, and that now “the genie is out of the bottle” – everything’s become possible. He’s found that reasoned and rational dialogue has become greatly diminished to almost non-existent; that near no chance remains for talks potentially leading to a good settlement of the conflict; and violence, racism, and hatred have become the major focus of too many groups of people.

Mr. Halper sees a possibility that Israel will attempt to re-occupy Gaza and the West Bank permanently, yet he maintains optimism because the world has determined that “Israel has overplayed its hand.” Jeff Halper was one of the first to advocate and speak out for a worldwide “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” effort to end apartheid in Israel – based on the South Africa model of apartheid banishment – and he sees reason for hope in that the world has recognized BDS as the only remaining solution.

A woman announcer on public radio just reported that Palestinian deaths have increased to 338 and the number injured to more than 2,500.  With Jeff Halper’s near 40 years of life experience in Israel and working to end the conflict, there is no reason to differ with his perception of the three options Israel now offers Palestinians. It may, however, be helpful to the peace process if one more option became added to his perceived option list.

After adding option four, Jeff Halper’s Israeli option list looks as follows:

  1. Submit.
  2. Leave the country.
  3. Die.
  4. Israeli-Palestinian honorable decisions/actions based on vision for the well-being of humanity – now and into the future.

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(Thanks to The Real News Network at YouTube)

Timeless Messages Of Returned Spirit Travelers.

Posted on July 19, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

aaa-44Most men and women who’ve read books or internet accounts written by persons who traveled to the “other side” in a near death experience (NDE) share a number of effects. Perhaps the most common effect that comes to persons is a combination of awe, astonishment, fascination, and addiction to reading more books and personal accounts. In recent years, books about NDEs have consistently risen to the top of bestseller lists – a trending phenomenon almost as mystical as the NDE itself.

When one considers the rising popularity of “all things NDE”, one’s personal readings of the books and internet accounts, and how profoundly moved are both experiencers and those who read about them, it becomes almost impossible to turn away from the spiritual concepts unveiled. The men and women who attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous will begin their address to others with “my name is John/Mary, and I’m an alcoholic.”

Well, my name is Jerry, and I’m a “NDEholic.” As opposed to alcohol addiction and its progressive health-harming consequences up to madness and death if not defeated, being addicted to NDEs is an addiction to keep for both the spiritual and physical health benefits. One could think about the timing of rising worldwide interest and wonder whether the profound information entering the minds of persons across the Earth hasn’t been somehow divinely determined to become revealed in this period of history.

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The first time I’d come across the NDE was after hearing about Dannion Brinkley, one of the first to write a book about their memory of time spent on the “other side.” Mr. Brinkley wrote a book titled, “Saved By the Light,” and if not mistaken the first NDE info came when he was a frequent guest on “Coast to Coast” during the time I was a regular listener in the Chicago area years ago. So, the book was found and purchased, and thus began the “addiction.” Dannion wrote the book before Dr. Raymond Moody wrote his book, “Life After Life” where he compiled the accounts of NDErs he had interviewed over a period of years – another equally fascinating read.

From the most recent interview of Mr. Brinkley available he has been a force in organizing a national veterans care group – the Twilight Brigade – whose volunteers spend time at Veterans Administration hospitals with vets who are close to moving on from this lifetime. Dannion has yet to really explain his motivations for making the effort to help vets, but one could surmise that the combined effect of his time in Vietnam as a marine, his “panoramic life review” when he had the NDE and felt the pain he inflicted on others during that war, and his wish to prepare vets for that life review and the death experience led him in that direction.

Dannion Brinkley’s life story became made into a TV movie and people can find it on YouTube. Reading his book years ago, the life review process many NDErs go through was described by Dannion as he experienced it, and the description he gives of feeling the other persons’ feelings during every moment of his life review was very astonishing. Because Dannion was a self-described “prick” up to the time of his NDE, his actions afterward, including the search for, and apologizing to, every man or woman he could remember ever hurting gives his story more credibility.

He was a bully in high school who got into fights for the fun of inflicting pain on others, he went to Vietnam as a marine and committed atrocities, regularly treated others in disrespectful ways, and during his life review on the other side he relived every harmful action he had ever carried out – once again feeling the same pain as the people he hurt. He tells people in interviews, public speaking engagements, and personally that we are all mighty, powerful spiritual beings who are eternal. Before we’re born, we co-create the life we are about to have; we choose to come here and we’re chosen to come here; we created the obstacles we face to overcome them on the way to accomplishing a mission.

Dannion Brinkley believes humanity now is living in a time when actions which are missing integrity are coming to an end, and says, “we need to start thinking that war is unthinkable.”

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Another man who’s had a NDE is Lewis Brown Griggs, and I recently listened to him speaking at a TED Talk. His NDE came when he totaled his automobile years ago and he describes going through a “white tornado” – which many NDErs call a “tunnel” – and leaving his body behind only to find himself in a place of pure bliss, pure light, and pure love. He described his talks with his father who was ready to pass on, suggesting to the audience that when a loved one is close to dying to “let go of the spirit to 100% light, love, peace, truth, freedom like never experienced before.”

Despite the familiar NDEr observation that where they were was “beyond the human language”, Mr. Griggs said he thought he was experiencing all consciousness, all knowingness, complete oneness with all that ever was, and all that ever will be. He described “complete understanding of all of it” and told the audience to “imagine such consciousness.” He told the people there in the audience that “in that light some of us are given the chance to come back and some are not.” He recalled a distinctive voice which said to him, ” Lewis, you are called here to have this conversation, and to be sent back because you’re not doing your work.”

Mr. Griggs then asks the audience, “what is it that keeps people from becoming all they can be?” For him, because he’d been born into privilege and had developed a feeling of “betterment” – some call this a superiority complex – he learned that “you have more than others, so give back.”

During a later whitewater rafting trip with his sons, he had another brush with death when a 100-foot cottonwood tree fell directly on his head and fractured his skull so badly he was clinically dead, leaving him no memory of being in a coma for a long time. He’s learned that every person is both unique and in the oneness at the same time. He said, “inside the center of all this uniqueness and oneness there is still the individual soul separate from even the oneness and personality, and the soul never dies.”

“The soul cannot be killed, cannot be damaged, and cannot be abused. The soul is 100% light and truth and love and inside every one of us in every minute. How can such a weakness become such a strength, and how can any of us at any moment forget that?’

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Anita Moorjani was close to death from terminal cancer. She describes her NDE as like having 360-degree vision, where she expanded outside of her body, and she “felt as though I could be everywhere at one time.”  Her father and best friend – both of whom had already crossed over – were guiding and communicating with her. She describes a profound clarity during her NDE, a realization that people are “much greater and more powerful than we realize”, and the feeling of “being connected to everybody, like we shared the same consciousness.”

Ms. Moorjani “could feel what everyone was feeling, that my father was telling me it wasn’t my time, and that I didn’t want to go back into that sick and dying body.” She learned that “if I chose to go back my body would heal quickly, so I decided to go back into my body, and in five days 70% of the tumors were gone; after five weeks I was cancer-free and released from the hospital.”

Anita Moorjani tells her audience to remember:

  • Love, including yourself
  • Remember fear doesn’t keep you safe, but love keeps you safe
  • Experience more humor, laughter, and joy
  • Remember that life is a gift / She says it took losing her life to realize the value of life – “cancer saved my life”
  • Always be yourself / Shine your light as brightly as you can
  • Live fearlessly

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Of every interview of men and women who’ve had a NDE and every personal written account I cannot remember one where there were hints or any evidence of dishonesty or intentional deception. It is my view that the majority of NDE accounts as told by or written by men, women, and children who have become so profoundly moved by what they’ve seen that it is now impossible for them to live anything but 100% truthful lives.

Scientific researchers have proven that near death experiences are real. The intense, growing interest in NDE books, internet sites, and interviews on radio and television further confirms the truth that persons who go through the near death experience – and return to share what they saw and heard – are bringing humanity perhaps the most amazing and profound spiritual wisdom ever revealed/discovered in our history.

How the human race uses that wisdom to create a more loving, peaceful, unified, and just world of higher spiritual consciousness will become known soon enough.

The Near Death Experience Research Foundation has compiled the largest internet collection of NDE personal accounts from men, women, and children around the Earth on its website: nderf.org.

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BRICS Nations Announce New International Development Bank.

Posted on July 17, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”

- SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709-1784) English essayist, poet

aaa-28At the latest BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)Summit held in Brazil on July 15-16, the organization signed an agreement to form a new world development bank. This entity will create/replace development loans that have historically been made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB) and similar international financial institutions. The main difference between BRICS’ proposed financial entity and the “unopposed” IMF, WB, etc. is each entity’s ownership and philosophical reasons for operations.

One could compare BRICS nations’ announcement to a credit union opening in an area where privately owned banks had total and competition-less control of the financial market. The market which has been completely dominated in monopolistic fashion by the privately owned Federal Reserve, IMF, WB, European Central Bank and other national, private central banking entities is the world market. Given the increasing criticism coming from the so-called 99% of the world’s people against large private central banking institutions in recent years, it is not surprising that “blowback” in the form of BRICS’ development bank has come to pass.

The without-competition historical monopoly of the largest private-owned central banks on Earth, when BRICS” development bank becomes operational, will have come to an end because now nations will hold the option to borrow any necessary funds from the BRICS bank. Considering that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa represent 40% of the world’s people and 25% of economic activity, there is no doubt this is a major-league game changer for international finance.

Those who’ve read John Perkins’ book “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” will understand how the BRICS development bank agreement came about. Perkins’ “hitman” job consisted of selling leaders – of nations which possessed natural resources that multinational corporations wanted to extract for profit – on taking World Bank or IMF multi-billion dollar loans. Perkins would tell the presidents of nations that going ahead with large loans would make the president’s family very wealthy, but rejecting Perkins’ loans plan could result in “problems” for the various leaders.

The “problems” Perkins warned leaders about were unfortunately real. According to Perkins, those leaders who declined on putting their nations in deep debt, and making themselves wealthy, would face what Perkins describes as “the jackals.” A number of actions were available to bring about the removal of leaders who wouldn’t agree to “play the game”. Various destabilization actions like organizing protests, creating propaganda critical of the leaders, planted news reports, “false flag” events, assassination plans, and other covert operations have been carried out through the decades to overthrow “stubborn” elected leaders.

Perkins personally knew democratically elected leaders who died from assassination.

If the “jackals” overthrow plans failed, then war becomes used to forcefully remove the leaders. While “democracy” was the stated reason for military operations which have resulted in the deaths of millions over the decades, financial and resource extraction corporations waited for the destruction to end. When nations became militarily defeated, the financial and resource extraction corporations moved in and began operations. The national, historical memory of war and killing and destruction during tens to hundreds of small to large wars is most certainly the largest motivating factor in the genesis, planning, and eventual agreement on a BRICS development bank.

Those leaders who succumbed to monetary temptation agreed to loans putting their nations and people into deep debt, the billions became spent on roads, ports, energy installations, etc. – built often by U.S./western companies to ease resource extraction – making the countries’ wealthy few more rich, along with the owners of corporations which eventually extracted. On many more occasions than not, the nations whose leaders’ actions led to impossible-to-repay debt would come to the point where public assets became sold/privatized at deep discount, public expenditures became cut in “austerity/structural adjustment” measures, and average citizens saw their quality of life deteriorate.

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The world’s largest banking entities and their owners have looked upon small and developing nations as customers, and BRICS has agreed to set up a new bank for those “customers” to do business with. Perhaps if private banking institutions had dealt more fairly and honorably with their nation-customers, they wouldn’t face the loss of those large accounts now to the “new bank on the block”. The private central bank owners have no one to blame for the loss of their international reputations but themselves. Customers, whether small or large in every size banking business, will only tolerate so much disrespect from, and difficult dealings with, bank owners.

In the broadest sense, BRICS’ agreement on a new development bank is evidence of a growing worldwide movement toward international relations based on greatly increased levels of integrity.

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(Thanks to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, India @ YouTube)