Sunday, November 4, 2007

keeping those JFK assassination files out of sight

22 OCt 2007
Jefferson Morley on Huffington Post:
 

"...Lawyers for the Central Intelligence Agency faced pointed questions in a federal court hearing Monday morning about the agency's efforts to block disclosure of long-secret records about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Three appellate judges probed for explanations of the agency's rationale for withholding records concerning a deceased undercover CIA officer named George Joannides whose role in the events of 1963 remains unexplained.

For the past three and a half years, CIA has blocked the release of the Joannides files, denying my Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and spurning scholarly appeals for full disclosure. At stake is the viability of the 1992 JFK Assassination Records Act, which mandates the immediate review, and release of all government records related to Kennedy's murder in Dallas on November 22, 1963. One of the strongest open government measures ever enacted, the future of the JFK Act is now in question as the CIA seeks judicial permission to defy its provisions.

The three-judge panel, chaired by Judge Karen Henderson, heard oral arguments in the federal courthouse here about whether the FOIA requires release of the records, most of which are more than 40 years old. These records were never shared with any JFK assassination investigation.

"Do you know where the records are located?" Henderson asked CIA lawyer John Truong in reference to a series of monthly reports that the Joannides was supposed to file in 1963. Truong said he did not know. Judge David Tatel questioned Truong's contention that Joannides was not the subject of congressional investigation in the late 1970s. "Aren't these key records?" asked Judge Judith Rogers.

Joannides served as the chief of psychological warfare operations in the Agency's Miami station at the time of Kennedy's assassination. Using the alias "Howard," he was the case officer for a Cuban exile group whose members had repeated contact with accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in August 1963 -- rendering any records of Joannides' secret operations at that time potentially relevant to the JFK assassination story.

The JFK Records Act of 1992 was supposed to spur full disclosure on the much-debated subject. Approved unanimously by Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush, the law sought to quell public doubt and confusion raised by Oliver Stone's JFK.

"All Government records concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy should carry a presumption of immediate disclosure," the Act declared, "and all records should be eventually disclosed to enable the public to become fully informed about the history surrounding the assassination."

To insure compliance, Congress created an independent civilian review panel, the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) to determine what documents would be made public and to oversee the public release those records. The five-member board -- not federal agencies -- were given final say over what should be declassified. Between 1994 and 1998, the ARRB, chaired by federal judge John Tunheim, oversaw the release of four million pages of once-secret JFK records.

These new JFK files not only illuminate the events that led to the gunshots that took Kennedy's life; they also provide an unprecedented glimpse of U.S. covert operations against Cuba, CIA propaganda and surveillance techniques, U.S. law enforcement action against organized crime figures, and efforts to assassinate Fidel Castro. The JFK Records Act, according to the watchdog group OMB Watch, "is the best example in existence of a successful targeted declassification effort."

The CIA, however, now appears to be evading a signed memorandum of understanding that it gave to the ARRB about the release of JFK records. On September 30, 1998 the Agency committed itself to releasing any newly discovered JFK records under the criteria established by the board. Today the Agency is ignoring the ARRB criteria and blocking the disclosure of records that meet the legal definition of "assassination related" records.

The National Archives and Records Administration has responsibility for maintaining the JFK Records Collection but limited ability to compel the Agency to turn over sensitive documents. Even though the JFK Act states that all assassination records must be made public by 2017, a top CIA official noted in a court filing that the Agency has the right to keep as many as 1,100 still-secret JFK records out of public view beyond that date.

In my admittedly subjective view, the JFK Records Act is being slowly repealed by CIA fiat. In defiance of the law and common sense, the Agency continues to spend taxpayers' money for the suppression of history around JFK's assassination. In the post-9/11 era, you would think U.S. intelligence budget could be better spent..."

proposed EU passenger name record plan

PNR (passenger name record) scheme proposed to place under surveillance all travel in and out of the EU

- All passengers to be "profiled" and the data kept for 13 years
- EU PNR plan mirrors controversial EU-US PNR scheme
- European Parliament only to be "consulted"
- Data protection fiasco
- "not convinced of the necessity of such a proposal and is therefore opposed to the proposal"
(Article 29 Data Protection Working Party)

The European Commission is to put forward, on Tuesday 6 November, a proposal to collect personal data (PNR) on everyone flying in and out of the EU. Full-text of Commission's PNR proposal (pdf).

The data to be collected is almost exactly the same as that being collected under the controversial EU-US PNR scheme. Every passenger's data is to be subject to a "risk assessment" which could lead to questioning or refusal of entry. The data is to be kept for 5 years (EU-US scheme is 7 years) and then for a further 8 years in a "dormant" database (the same as the EU-USA scheme). See: Observatory on the exchange of data on passengers (PNR) with the USA

It also begs the question of why the 2004 EC Directive on the collection of API (Advance Passenger Information), due to be put into effect by all member states by September 2006, is not sufficient and why it appears only one state, Spain, is operating it? [Footnote 1] The API data required is more limited than PNR - it is the data held in the machine readable zone of EU passports (name, nationality, passport number, date of birth plus details of the flight: place of entry into EU, plane code, departure and arrival time, number of passengers and point of embarkation).

As it has not been implemented no data is available as to why this is not sufficient for the purposes of combating terrorism and organised crime. [Footnote 2] See: Observatory: EU surveillance of passengers (PNR) See also Difference between API and PNR

One of the most controversial aspects will be the "profiling" (risk assessment) of all passengers, including visitors from the USA. The "profile" will be updated and held for 13 years. The "profiling" of all passengers raises fundamental questions of privacy, data protection and human rights.

It should be noted that this is a proposal for legislation by the Commission which the Council - in its secret working parties - can change at will (and ignore European Parliament's opinion under "consultation"). So will the scope be extended cover internal EU flights (ie: between EU countries) as well?

Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, comments:

"This is yet another measure that places everyone under surveillance and makes everyone a "suspect" without any meaningful right to know how the data is used, how it is further processed and by whom. Moreover, the "profiling" of all airline passengers has no place in a democracy.

We have already got the mandatory taking of fingerprints for passports and ID cards and the mandatory storage of telecommunications data of every communication, now we are to have the mandatory logging of all travel in and out of the EU.

The underlying rationale for each of the measures is the same - all are needed to tackle terrorism. Yet there is little evidence that the gathering of "mountain upon mountain" of data on the activities of every person in the EU makes a significant contribution. On the other hand, the use of this data for other purposes, now or in the future, will make the EU the most surveilled place in the world".

The Commission's rationale

The Commission proposal notes that only "UK, France and Denmark" have enacted legislation for the "capture and use of PNR" - that is, only three member states out of 27 - and because there are "divergences" of standards in these three states harmonisation is needed across the EU. Moreover, as only "a limited number of Member States have adopted legislation" (just three) the "potential benefits" of an EU-PNR scheme is "not fully realised".

The Commission further says that on the basis of the EU-USA PNR agreement it has been able to:

"assess the value of PNR data"

Have they? Even in the USA they have difficulty in providing data to justify the the collection of PNR data. In October 2006 the US Department of Homeland Security said that out of 63 million visitors they had detected:

"1,200 criminals and immigration violators"

Well, that a very small number, and "criminal", how many were suspected terrorists? And what are "immigration violators" and what has this category got to do with terrorism?

The Commission also says it has learnt from:

"the experience of the UK from its pilot projects"

This is a reference to the "Semaphore" project. The long-term objective in the UK is to profile every air passenger travelling inside the UK, to and from the EU and visiting from outside the EU - is the EU going down this road?

The Commission proposes that "decentralised system" is set up, that is, one operated at national level rather than creating an EU-wide centralised system. This lends itself to different standards of data protection, different criteria for assessing risk, different criteria for watch-lists etc.

The reason for the rejection of a centralised collection of data is interesting as this is turned down because there would be: "a high risk of failure because of the vast amounts of data" - which is interesting as the VIS (Visa Information System for those visiting the EU) database is designed to hold 100 million records.

This document COM 654 (2007) is the proposal as put to the full meeting of the Commissioners dated 22 October 2007. With a bit of cleaning up (references) and a new front page it is due to be put out on Tuesday 6 November.

The Commission's proposal for EU PNR

It is being proposed as a Framework Decision (Art 43.2.b of TEU) which means that the European Parliament is only "consulted" and means that the EP's Opinion can be ignored as they routinely are.

Article 1: Objectives

Making available PNR (passenger name record) data on passengers on "international flights" to "competent authorities" in the EU member states for tackling terrorist offences and organised crime. [Footnote 3]

Article 2: Definitions

Includes: the "pull" system, where data is taken from airline reservation systems (as US does now) and "push" one, where relevant data is sent to agencies by the airlines

Article 3: Passenger Information Units

Each member state is to designate a "competent authority" as a "Passenger Information Unit" (Art 3.1)

PIU's are to collect data related to its own state. The only "good" point is that "special categories" of data like sexlife, trade union membership, political views if obtained are to be deleted "immediately" (Art 3.2)

THE PUI is to analyse the PNR data and reach a "risk assessment" for each passenger" - effectively introducing the "profiling" of all passengers. The criteria of "risk assessment" is to be based on national laws (Art 3.3). So the basis of each "risk assessment" could be different as each member state has different "watch-lists" based on different criteria and different national laws.

We now know that the USA has 755,000 people on its terrorist watchlist. However, it also uses watchlists to apprehend anyone who has broken any US law. How many people are on EU member states' lists? Will names and details be checked against the Schengen Information System (SIS and SIS II) databases whose scope goes well beyond terrorism and organised crime?

Art 3.5: says that risk assessments should:

"identify persons who are or may be involved in a terrorist or organised crime offence, as well as their associates"

The phrase "may be involved" seems very vague as does "associates". Putting the two categories together means that a person who "may be" involved in terrorism (or organised crime) and an unlimited number of "associates" can be added to the file.

Article 4: Competent authorities

Art 4.1 says that each member state shall provide a "list" of:

"competent authorities which shall be entitled to receive PNR data from the Passenger Information Units and to process them"

These PIUs and "competent authorities" in each member state would handle not just nationally gathered data but also that passed to it from other member states.

Under Art 4.2 "competent authorities":

"shall only include law enforcement authorities responsible for the prevention or combating of terrorist offences and organised crime"

But will the data be passed to internal/external security and the military defence agencies? The notion that this measure gives power solely to "law enforcement agencies" is nonsense - they may compile watchlists on organised crime but the one for terrorist suspects will be done by the security and intelligence agencies.

Almost certainly (see data protection implications below).

A key issue raised in the consultation process (see below) was which data should be transferred by the PIUs to other national agencies. Should "non-suspects" be screened out and only those presenting a risk passed to other national agencies? Or should there be the bulk transfer of all the PNR data to say MI5/MI6/GCHQ in the UK?

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party said:

"Bulk transfer of personal data, which would include unsuspected travellers to other authorities would be disproportionate, as data may only be provided to an authority if necessary for a given purpose. This would automatically entail case-by-case provision only"

The draft Framework Decision is silent on this issue - presumably leaving it uncontrolled and up to national laws (a study of which in the security and law enforcement context has never been produced).

It also leaves quite open the issue of the onward transfer of bulk data to non-EU states such as the USA.

Article 5 : Obligation on carriers

PNR data is to be given by carriers 24 hours before departure and again and after flight boarding closure. They may be "required" to make data available earlier if there is a specific threat.

Art 5.4: Carriers based in EU must use "push" method", those outside EU "push" or "pull"

Article 8: Period of data retention

The Commission's own consultation options observed that a period long than 3.5 years:

"would be seen as excessive and not respecting data protection concerns"

Personal PNR data on every traveller is to be held in an active database for 5 years then a further 8 years in a "dormant" database (the EU-US PNR scheme: data held for 7 years then a further 8 years in "dormant" database).

Data is to be deleted after 5+8, a total of 13 years, except where data is being used for an: "ongoing criminal investigation or intelligence operation"

Why does data on passengers who have been cleared as a "risk" need to be kept for so long? This will involve millions of quite innocent people being kept on record - with the possibility that, in time, the scope of the measure is extend from organised crime, to serious crime then crime in general?

Article 10: Data protection

Art 10.1 says that

"The Council Framework Decision on the protection of data for police and judicial cooperation applies to the processing of data under this measure."

But this measure has not been adopted and is highly controversial having been completely changed by the Council ignoring the Opinions of the European Parliament, the European Data Protection Supervisor, and the EU's Article 29 Data Protection Working (Data Protection Commissioners from all 27 states) Party.

This Data Protection Framework Decision offers little or no "protection" to the individual and allows the unhindered exchange of personal data with third states like the USA. See: Statewatch's Observatory on data protection in the EU

Most crucially this Framework Decision only applies to the exchange of data between EU member states and not the collection and processing of data at national level (which the PNR proposal is based on).

No reference is made to the main 1995 EC Directive on data protection which cover the collection of PNR data by the airlines in the first place. Thus the data provided by the passenger to the airlines for the purpose of buying a ticket to travel is then to be used for an entirely different purpose - to vet people suspected of involvement in terrorism or organised crime.

To summarise:

- passenger data is collected by airlines under the national laws in place in every country on data protection under the "first pillar" (1995 EC Directive)

- this data is then access by Passenger Information Units in each state where data protection is said to come from the yet-to-be-adopted Framework Decision on data protection in police and judicial cooperation (under the "third pillar") which only regulates the exchange of data between member states - not the national laws of member states. In effect there will be no data protection law regulating the national collection and processing of data.

- internal security and intelligence agencies are expressly precluded from this proposed Framework Decision

ANNEX 1

Categories of data - EU copies US list

During the negotiations on the new EU-US PNR agreement the number of categories of data to be transferred was reduced from 34 to 19. However, the 19 items included all the data from the 34 items.

The EU is set to adopt almost exactly the same 19 sets of PNR data to be accessed - which have been criticised by the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party on more than one occasion. [Footnote 4]

Consultation process - EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party "opposed"

In the run-up to this proposal the Commission put out a consultation document listing options. The EU's Article 29 Data Protection Working Party in response was not convinced of the necessity of the measure and concluded that it:

"have not seen any information presented by the Commission that would substantiate the pressing need to process PNR data for the purpose of preventing and fighting terrorism and related crimes or law enforcement"

It further concluded:

"Evaluation of the necessity and proportionality of the measures can only be based on the experiences with the US PNR framework. A lack of available information in this context makes it problematic to assess the necessity, effectiveness and proportionality. Anecdotal information on the processing of API and PNR data by US authorities however concerns mainly passengers incorrectly identified as a risk to air security." and

"For the reasons mentioned above, and until the Working Party is provided with clarification on these fundamental points, the Article 29 Working Party cannot conclude that the establishment of an EU PNR regime is necessary. Therefore, under these circumstances, the Working Party would be opposed to its development."

Their submission further states that:

"To the extent that measures to be developed, be they at EU level or at national level, entail a breach of Article 6 of Directive 95\46\EC and limitation to the right to private life, they should in any case respect the limits of Article 13 of Directive 95\46\EC and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human ~rights.

The Commission will have to substantiate the pressing need for the processing of PNR data' in particular in light of the following:

· The operational need and purpose of collecting PNR data at the entrance of the European Union Territory.

· The added value of collecting PNR data in light of the already existing control measures at the entrance of the EU for security purposes, such as the Schengen system, the Visa Information System, and the API system.

· The relationship with Directive 2004/82/EC. Does the Commission already have information on the implementation of this directive and its effects?

· The added value of the processing of PNR data over the processing of API data.

· The use that is foreseen for PNR data. For identifying individuals in order to ensure air security? For identifying who comes into the territory of the EU? For general negative or positive profiling of passengers? Is there an interest in specific PNR fields for specific purposes of investigating and fighting particular crimes? Would PNR data be the most adequate data for these purposes?"

Footnotes

1: Spain requires API data for flight inside the EU as well as those arriving from external destinations.

2: The 2004 Directive on the collection of API data on every travellers covers flight into the EU under border controls provisions. The new proposal covers flights in and out of the EU under police cooperation legislative powers.

3: The definition of "terrorism" is to be taken from Articles 1-4 of the Framework Decision 2002/475. The definition of "organised crime" from the, as yet not adopted, Framework Decision on the fight against organised crime - indeed, the discussions in the Council on this measure have stalled since a "general agreement" was reached in April 2006, over 18 months ago.

4: The exception being that under "General remarks" any "sensitive data" accessed is to be deleted.

Sources

- Commission proposal on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) for law enforcement purposes

-
Observatory on the exchange of data on passengers (PNR) with the USA

-
Observatory: EU surveillance of passengers (PNR)

- Difference between API and PNR

- Commission: Transfer of Air Passenger Name Record (PNR) Data: A Global EU Approach (COM 826, December 2003)


~ link ~

"Tell the truth and run"

The Forgotten Man of American Journalism: A Brief Biography of George Seldes

By Randolph T. Holhut

" ... The story of George Seldes is the story of the Twentieth Century. He has written 21 books and is the archetype of the independent and crusading journalist. He was a witness to and occasional participant in some of the most important events of this century.

Seldes was one of a group of four journalists who snuck into Germany at the end of World War I to get an exclusive interview with Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg, the supreme commander of the German Army. The interview might have changed the course of history had it not been censored by the Allies.

In 1922, Seldes was in Russia and there he met Lenin, Trotsky and the founders of the Soviet Union. He spent a year reporting from that country was was eventually expelled by the Soviet government for not bowing to its censorship of the news.

He chronicled the rise of Benito Mussolini in Italy in the 1920's and was also expelled from that country country when he refused to write what the Fascisti wanted him to write.

He and his wife Helen Larkin went to Spain in the mid-1930's when General Francisco Franco, aided by Germany and Italy, overthrew the democratically elected government and established a fascist dictatorship. The Seldeses reported on how the dress rehearsal for World War II was being played out on Spanish soil as the world impassively watched.

Disatisfied with censorship and the Right-wing bias of the American media, the Seldeses started In fact, the first publication in America solely devoted to press criticism. It was published from 1940 to 1950 and had a peak circulation of 176,000 before being Red-baited out of existence.

Because of his insistence upon writing the truth, George Seldes has been ignored by the mainstream media and has been denied his rightful place in the history of American journalism. But he harbored no bitterness toward the media establishment. "One of the greatest sources of comfort to me is knowing that I have lived long enough to be vindicated. I've outlived all of my enemies, but I've also outlived all of my friends," Seldes said. ... "

 ~ full article ~

Rumsfeld Flees France, Fearing Arrest

From links by our friend George:
 
Alternet.org
29 Oct 2007
 
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld fled France today fearing arrest over charges of "ordering and authorizing" torture of detainees at both the American-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the U.S. military's detainment facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, unconfirmed reports coming from Paris suggest.

U.S. embassy officials whisked Rumsfeld away yesterday from a breakfast meeting in Paris organized by the Foreign Policy magazine after human rights groups filed a criminal complaint against the man who spearheaded President George W. Bush's "war on terror" for six years.

Under international law, authorities in France are obliged to open an investigation when a complaint is made while the alleged torturer is on French soil.

According to activists in France, who greeted Rumsfeld, shouting "murderer" and "war criminal" at the breakfast meeting venue, U.S. embassy officials remained tight-lipped about the former defense secretary's whereabouts citing "security reasons".

Anti-torture protesters in France believe that the defense secretary fled over the open border to Germany, where a war crimes case against Rumsfeld was dismissed by a federal court. But activists point out that under the Schengen agreement that ended border checkpoints across a large part of the European Union, French law enforcement agents are allowed to cross the border into Germany in pursuit of a fleeing fugitive...

cancer treatment: the alternatives

Coming across this article Black Listed Cancer Treatment Could Save Your Life prompted me to dig up and update some old bookmarks. 
 
The field of alternative therapies and cures is an interesting one that has polarized pro and con adherents into fanatically opposed camps.
 
I became seriously interested in the topic a decade ago after meeting an Austrian post-graduate student specializing in altertnative medicine studies. He raised some interesting points - the first one being that the majority of officially certified doctors could not name a single book on alternative healing when asked. From studies he conducted in hospitals in Austria and Poland he found that, in the case of diseases for which vaccines had been developed, patients were equally divided percentage-wise among those who had and had not been immunized.
 
He lent me the book 'A Time to Heal: Triumph Over Cancer - The Therapy of the Future' by Beata Bishop. It was a book that had a profound effect on me and introduced me to the concepts of the Gerson method for treating cancer. I highly recommend it. (The book is available for purchase here, and,no, I am not affiliated with the seller nor do I earn commission on its sale). It is interesting to note that a few years ago, the website for the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, Austin, cited below contained much more detailed information on alternative cures than at present. Back them, nearly a decade ago, it reported that the Gerson method had a higher survival rate for melanoma than mainstream allopathic medicine.
 
The need for more research in alternative cures cannot be overstated. Even the Quackwatch site concedes as much. For example, it would be good to settle once and for all a reports of a potentially lethal glitch concerning the coffee enemas used in the Gerson method. The problem allegedly arose in people with too many accumulated toxins in their systems whose livers went into shock from too-rapid detoxification. In years of reading about this method I was to find the use of coffeee enemas to be an on-again, off-again proposition.
 
In any case, here are some links for further reading on alternative therapies for cancer:
 
Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Complementary/Integrative Medicine Resources
 
BC Cancer Agency - Uncomventional Therapies
 
Alternative Cancer Treatments Information Center
 
Natural Cancer Therapies
 
CureZone
 
Ralph Moss
 
 
Also check out:
 
Time for a fresh look at complementary medicine
Edward Baldwin, member of House of Lords
 
Effective non-toxic treatments for cancer are available – if you leave North America
 
Dr. Moerman's Anti-Cancer Diet
 
Shirley's Wellness Cafe
Alternative and Self-Help Cancer Therapy Programs For People and Animals
 
Alternative Cancer Therapies FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Non-Harmful (Natural) Cancer Therapies and Treatments (NCT) FAQ
 
News Target: Alternative Medicine
 
The History Of Quackery
 
Quackwatch
 
An FDA Guide to Choosing Medical Treatments

Anti-Slavery Award for US Workers Group

From US site of OneWorld.net:
 
Anti-Slavery Award Winner 2007- The Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Anti-Slavery International is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2007 Anti-Slavery Award is the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for their exceptional contribution towards tackling modern-day slavery in the United States agricultural industry.

The CIW is a worker-led community organisation based in Florida, which works with Mexican and Central American migrant workers trafficked into forced labour. They uncover and investigate cases of slavery whilst raising awareness of forced labour practises amongst the migrant farm worker community. Their determined efforts have resulted in the prosecution of six slavery cases in the past decade and the liberation of over a thousand workers held in debt bondage. The CIW also seeks to prevent forced labour within the industry and has successfully campaigned for corporate buyers to take responsibility for the conditions in their supply chain, leading to historic agreements with the largest fast-food corporations in the world.

Anti-Slavery International instituted the Anti-Slavery Award in 1991 to draw attention to the continuing problem of slavery in the world today and to recognise the long-term, courageous campaigning by organisations or individuals in the countries affected. The Award offers the CIW a chance to gain international recognition for their work and to highlight the existence of slavery in developed countries in the year that we are commemorating 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade in Britain.

The Award ceremony will take place on Wednesday 21 November 2007 at
7.30pm

Trades Union Congress
Congress House
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3LS

Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road

Everyone is welcome but attendance must be registered by calling +44
(0)20 7501 8936 or emailing g.wolfes@antislavery.org

More information is available at www.antislavery.org
www.antislavery.org/ (registered charity 1049160)
 
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weight gain partly attributed to toxic chemicals

" ... Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton suggests the root cause of all weight gain is directly related to our own natural weight control system being overloaded and poisoned with toxic chemicals that we encounter through our skin care, food, cleaning products and general environment. In her book, The Detox Diet –Eliminate Chemical Calories and Enhance Your Natural Slimming System, Dr Baillie-Hamilton explores the link between the current fat epidemic and toxic synthetic chemicals.

Toxic synthetic chemicals are highly fat soluble therefore when the body is exposed to these substances it then gets busy creating fat tissue as a storehouse for those toxins that cannot be processed and eliminated from the body.

A group of insecticides and herbicides used in the growing of food, cosmetic, and medicinal ingredients, known as Carbamates, are also used as growth promoters in battery-farm situations because they slow down the metabolic rate. So, the same synthetic chemicals used on our fruit and vegetables are used to fatten livestock! Carbamates are also used in medicine to promote
weight gain in humans. ... "
 
 
 

AIPAC espionage case court memorandum

Downloadable file in PDF format at http://www.myantiwar.org/view/134474.html

50th anniversary of the death of Wilhelm Reich

Finally, time for his archives to be opened.
 
Spotted by Dan Clore:
 
50 years after his death, supporters promote scientist's work
The 50th anniversary of his death is being marked by a major exhibition
on Reich and his work that opens Nov. 15 at the Jewish Museum in Vienna,
the city where he attended medical school, began his psychiatric
practice and studied under Sigmund Freud.

In New Jersey, the American College of Orgonomy, which provides training
and research support for physicians and others interested in Reich and
his legacy, scheduled a conference and dinner to coincide with the
anniversary.

Also this month, archives comprised of nearly 300 boxes of Reich's
unpublished papers that were placed in storage at the Countway Library
at Harvard Medical School will become available to researchers for the
first time.
~ Link ~
 
American College Of Orgonomy To Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of The
Death Of Wilhelm Reich
 
Press Release Summary: Reich -- A Man Of Vision Before His Time; Only
Victim of Book
Burning In The United States
Reich’s Influence Has Dedicated Worldwide Following
Conference Will Feature Keynote On “The Decline and Fall of Modern
Psychiatry”
 
[ ... ]

Additional information on the conference and the American
College of Orgonomy may be obtained at
http://www.orgonomy.org
 
Reich Museum:
http://www.wilhelmreichmuseum.org

American College of Orgonomy:
http://orgonomy.org

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