Opposing Apartheid On Earth Is Now Illegal.

By Jerry Alatalo

PalestineAlphabet Is it an exact analogy to describe the Israeli apartheid nation with its decades-old criminal, dehumanizing, racist policies toward the Palestinian people as the world’s largest “gated community”? In an increasing number of the world’s regions, publishing the previous words represents a criminal act. This sorry state of affairs isn’t a scene from the book “1984” by George Orwell, but is actually happening in the real, nonfictional world today.

After decades of irresolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, advocates of freedom, equality and sovereignty for the Palestinian people have been left with only one option in fighting the good fight, the same successfully used to bring down apartheid in South Africa: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS). In France, it is now against the law to become involved in the BDS Movement; in France, it is now illegal to call for an end to apartheid on this Earth.

In the 2016 campaign for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), staying within the bounds of the “law” and trying to outdo each other in praise of Israel. Bernie Sanders didn’t attend the meeting, wanted to deliver his address to the crowd via video conference, but was turned down because “we don’t do that anymore”.

Sanders’ unique position among the remaining presidential candidates – essentially saying in a press conference/”AIPAC speech” days later that Palestinians are people, too – could have, if said in France, now Canada, gotten him into legal hot water for being “antisemitic”. If he were a professor in certain parts of California or other states in America, the mere mention of Palestinians as people like everyone else in the human family might get him censured or fired. In layman’s terms, on the issue of Israel apartheid it at times seems the world has gone stark-raving mad.

Unfortunately, the history of the Middle East revolves around the region’s tremendous natural resource wealth, in particular oil and natural gas, who controls it, and who profits from its sale – all people living in the region or a small group of the world’s extremely wealthy and powerful. Wars and violence of horrific scale have been carried out for the mentioned control and profit, resulting in the region’s innocent residents enduring indescribable suffering for what seems forever – including the people called Palestinian.

The psychological, philosophical and/or spiritual human characteristics of Clinton, Trump, Cruz and Kasich which prevents them from expressing an ounce of compassion or empathy toward the Palestinian people is hard to imagine, much less accurately describe. Year after year Israel continues annexing Palestinian lands, building more settlement communities, and every other year bombing Gaza to the ground – “mowing the lawn”, according to Israel’s less honorable elders. Year after year American politicians and their Western allies “scold” or “express concern” about Israeli actions, while doing nothing effective to resolve the situation equitably and honorably for the benefit of Palestinians and Israelis alike.

The Israel-Palestine conflict has become an eternal “Catch-22” situation, powerful and wealthy people seem opposed to resolution of the crisis, and immeasurable efforts of men and women of goodwill through the years has seemingly gone to waste. Human evolutionary movement feels glacial, war has yet to become abolished, but still there are reasons for being optimistic. Desperate attempts to criminalize the actions of people telling the truth about what’s occurring on Earth are perceived as just that: acts of desperation.

Lies told by corrupt leaders and politicians get caught and disseminated around the Earth in minutes or hours, therefore providing billions of people with the truth required for right action – an evolutionary development, a giant leap forward, in a process which in the past took years or decades. From such a perspective events take on a new, more positive meaning and assures civilization’s road ahead moves onward and upward.

While in 100% agreement with author Max Blumenthal and his statements during a recent interview on The Real News Network, it seems important to clarify one minor misinterpretation of Bernie Sanders’ words by Mr. Blumenthal. During the MSNBC interview Sanders, in talking about the BDS movement, mentioned with regard to antisemitism that there was “some of that” and later “some level of antisemitism” – not, as Max Blumenthal described Sanders’ remarks: “…lot of antisemitism out there”.

It’s highly regrettable that using one’s free speech right in fighting for the basic, God-given human rights of other men, women and children inhabiting the Earth has become a crime in certain circles. Israel is an apartheid state. From any reasonable perspective such a situational reality in the year 2016 is the real crime.

(Thank you to TheRealNews at YouTube)

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People Of New York Will Create Humanity’s Future.

By Jerry Alatalo

Earth Flag 11Alphabet His average political contribution is $27. Without money from billionaires, corporations or Wall Street mega-banks, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has won seven straight Democratic primaries and caucuses, eight of the last nine, over Hillary Clinton. Sanders has received high percentages in his wins:

  • New Hampshire 60.4% for Sanders
  • Vermont 78% …Sanders
  • Minnesota 61.6% …
  • Colorado 59%
  • Oklahoma 51.9%
  • Maine 64.3%
  • Kansas 67.7%
  • Nebraska 57.1%
  • Washington State 72.7%
  • Idaho 78%
  • Utah 79.3%
  • Alaska 82%
  • Hawaii 69.8% …
  • Wisconsin 57% …Sanders
  • Wyoming 56% for Sanders
  • New York State (April 19) … ?%

In the 11 months since Brooklyn, New York-born Senator Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for President of the United States on the waterfront in Vermont, his beginning poll number of 3% has steadily risen until now where he’s won 7 straight primaries, leads Hillary Clinton in national Democratic Party polls, and polls with higher margins of victory than Ms. Clinton against potential GOP general election opponents Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich or Paul Ryan.

One can only imagine how much Sanders would’ve benefited if the corporate media hadn’t effectively shut him out from coverage and air time. In the handful of debates between Sanders and Clinton which were real head-to-head battles of ideas – and not some softball casual conversation over coffee and cookies, without direct battle between candidates seeking the office of President of the United States  – Sanders, in the eyes of most critical observers, scored major victories.

Without knowing the format of the upcoming New York debate between Sanders and Clinton, one can only hope it’s the real, serious, academic-style format necessary for New Yorkers to become informed and base their – now – extremely important votes. Residents of New York State have until April 19 to study and research the differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. During the few remaining days until the New York vote, residents of that state have enough time to fully understand the immensity, the profound importance, and the massive historical consequences associated with their voting decisions on April 19.

It is not an overstatement to say that on April 19 the residents of New York will literally shape and directly participate in creating the future of humanity – the future of the world. This is not the time for any American to choose sitting on the sidelines; now – more than ever – is the time to become powerfully engaged.

All eyes are on New York. All eyes are on history.

(Thank you to Bernie 2016 at YouTube)

New York, Sanders, Clinton – And Panama.

By Jerry Alatalo

April6-1

 

Alphabet The entire world is talking about the “Panama Papers”. With 13-days between now and the New York state Democratic primary vote, it will rise to the top as an issue and become the difference resulting in a resounding victory for Sanders. The Sanders campaign was already rolling with momentum-building wins in 7 of the last 8 states – including Tuesday in Wisconsin – but when the people of Wyoming and New York learn the stances Clinton and Sanders took with regard to Panama in 2011, Clinton’s run for the White House quite possibly comes to an end.

April6-4Once the American people become aware of the profoundly different, “pro” and “anti” positions of Clinton and Sanders on the global tax haven industry, the gleeful smile and exuberance expressed by then Secretary Clinton in 2011 upon learning of the murder of Libya’s Gaddafi – and immediately after her uttering the infamously quoted “We came, we saw, he died!” – will likely transform into a deep depression. Hillary, even though her aspiration to become the 1st woman President of the United States ran into a “Panamanian Buzzsaw”, will consider herself fortunate she’s not living in Libya, at the very least.

The 2011 NATO bombing of Libya into the stone age was not about bringing freedom and democracy to the people of that nation. It was all about stopping a planned, ready to become reality, introduction of a new currency for the whole continent of Africa. Gaddafi was leading the initiative; one which, if it had come to pass, would have freed the people of Africa from the predatory actions of financial institutions and owners of the Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, City of London among others. Corrupt leaders in Africa would have found themselves without any more dirty money to stash in Panama and the other 70-plus tax haven jurisdictions around the planet.

Nobody should expect Clinton to offer an honest, accurate description of the Panama Papers and what the expose’ means for ordinary Americans. One would probably win if betting she stays away from commenting on the topic of global tax evasion to the greatest extent possible. Unfortunately for Ms. Clinton, the story has become too large to avoid (it has record-size media “legs”), and coming forward with her views on the matter is now inescapable. The political tactic she used in refusing to show Americans the transcripts of her Goldman Sachs speeches – “I’ll offer my opinion on the Panama Papers when everyone else does” – is a prescription for failure.

While the “Goldman Sachs play” would fail, it’s difficult to perceive how choosing to comment on the global tax evasion industry could be any less problematic for Ms. Clinton. If she chooses silence, she loses. If she speaks to the issue, intensifying the impression in New York voters’ minds that Sanders fought tax evasion and she facilitated it, she loses.

Why should Ms. Clinton prepare for dealing with election defeat and depression? Because an unprecedented scenario combining the phenomenon of New York voting, Goldman Sachs speeches, Wall Street corruption, record planetary wealth inequality, austerity, Middle East war and peace, now massive tax evasion by the world’s wealthiest, most powerful people has emerged. Ms. Clinton, whose true record will become revealed to Americans in the next 13 days, has been on the wrong side of the world’s most important issues. The wrong side of history.

April6-2But “Don’t cry for me, America” after Hillary finally becomes exposed and loses the Democratic nomination to Bernie Sanders, because her and Bill will have all the time in the world to “hang” with their “people”, their multi-billionaire friends – such as the mega-rich international banking family the Rothschilds, or the Rockefellers, or the Waltons of WalMart. After all, the “idle rich” have all the time in the world for working on how to make Earth a better home for this and future generations.

April6-3Or, if the Clintons aren’t interested in world peace now, after she leaves politics they can join up with George W. Bush, Jeb and dad George H.W. Bush, CFR head David Rockefeller, Dick Cheney, Tony Blair, etc. and start a “Billionaire Art Society”, donating their paintings to charities like the Iraq, Libya, Syria or Yemen Relief Fund. If only George Carlin were alive today. Carlin would’ve received some long-overdue respect and admiration, perhaps a degree of personal satisfaction, as the “Club.. that you and I ain’t in…”, and how they’ve operated in secret for decades, becomes known by everyone on Earth.

Whether one describes the amazing events occurring as part of a political revolution, an evolutionary leap for humanity, or arrives at some other explanation, there are awesome and important transforming movements happening. It’s perhaps a great stretch to equate the Panama Papers with Revelations in the Bible, but for Hillary Clinton and her “peeps” it very likely feels that way.

(Thank you to The Young Turks at YouTube)

Panama Papers? Sanders Was Fighting Tax Havens In 2013.

By Jerry Alatalo

(Photo: ImagesofMoney.org)
(Photo: ImagesofMoney.org)

Alphabet A video from February 2013 shows now 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking forcefully in opposition to tax havens. While many around the world are both thankful and enraged after learning first details of the “Panama Papers”, the largest media leak in human history, it is important – especially for American voters – to understand one candidate of the major parties was actively battling offshore tax evasion since at least early 2013. Bernie Sanders.

Hillary Clinton got busted red-handed misrepresenting Bernie Sanders’ record on healthcare a few weeks ago when she intentionally and arrogantly lied, with a fake air of moral outrage asking a St. Louis crowd, “Where was my opponent (Sanders) in 1993-94 when I was working on healthcare?” A video from 1993 of Ms. Clinton making a press statement about healthcare was found within hours, clearly showing Bernie Sanders standing directly behind her – and where she thanked Sanders personally for all of his help – and quickly went viral.

Sanders could – especially after the “Panama Papers” expose has become the issue discussed across all media, gaining worldwide attention – ask “Where was my opponent (Clinton) in 2013 when I was waging a battle against tax havens?” Sanders could ask the same question of Trump, Cruz and Kasich.

The matter of highest importance for the American people to consider between the candidates’ questions is this: Clinton’s false and misleading question was slanderous and designed to steal votes, while Sanders would be asking about an issue that is very important and clearly legitimate. The “Panama Papers” release only strengthens and adds to positive perceptions of Bernie Sanders in the eyes of the American people.

(Thank you to Bernie Sanders at YouTube)

From February 2013: