Rooting for Real Farms Series
Top chef Romy Gill was a judge on Master Chef so knows the benefits of cooking with high welfare pork sourced from farmers like James Hull. James’s herd of rare breed Tamworth pigs at The Story Pig are free range so can wallow, run, graze and root just like their wild ancestors. James says, “Everyone should eat better meat and find out where it’s from so we definitely turn our noses up to factory farming!“ Please give their video a like and a share:
Read; Caitlin Johnstone: Being Anti-War Isn’t Easy
Virtually everyone will tell you they love peace and hate war when asked; war is the very worst thing in the world, and no healthy person relishes the thought of it. But when the rubber meets the road and it’s time to oppose war and push for peace, those who’d previously proclaimed themselves “anti-war” are on the other side screaming for more weapons to be poured into a proxy war that their government deliberately provoked.
Read; Mainstream media propaganda in The Daily Mail unashamedly presents the West’s’ imperialist agenda to ensure countries play by the West’s rules. Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, wants to push Russia out of Donbass and Crimea, predicts a ‘long haul’ war and calls for more weapons to fuel the proxy war where regime change is the name of the game, first in Russia…
‘She argued the crisis in Ukraine must be the catalyst for an overhaul to the West’s approach to international security.’
‘Miss Truss said the UK needed to strengthen its military while building alliances with free nations around the world, using their economic power to deter aggressors who ‘do not play by the rules’.
And then China;
‘China is not impervious. They will not continue to rise if they do not play by the rules,’ she said.
Watch; Democracy Now – Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling & Regime Change, from Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba
‘Indeed, even though he had run as the peace candidate, Zelensky put the kibosh on Minsk 2 soon after he was installed in office in 2019. The Minsk agreements, of course, had detailed how Kiev could reintegrate its breakaway regions by offering them a general amnesty, greater autonomy, and representation in the government.
But after having his very life threatened by the Azov militias embedded in Ukraine’s military, Zelensky and other senior officials declared that the Minsk agreements could not be implemented. Instead, they claimed that they could only proceed with their obligations under the agreements after retaking control of the rebel-held areas.’
Read; part 1&2 of; The Military Situation In The Ukraine By Jacques Baud;
‘Reporter Kirk confirms from having been to Mariupol four times that Azov is using residents as human shields. They show footage of Eva Bartlett, another reporter who went to the location of the supposed mass graves. Kirk gives a eye-opening report on the steel plant battle, where Azov is holding civilians. He describes Mariupol coming back to life, between neighbourhood committees and Russian humanitarian aid pouring in.
Watch; Daniel Ellsberg: “A failing war is just as profitable as a winning one.” Al Jazeera UpFront
Read; : The Age of Self-Delusion by Chris Hedges
The same cabal of generals and politicians that drained the state of trillions of dollars in the debacles in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Somalia and learned nothing from the nightmare of Vietnam, revel in the illusion of their omnipotence. They have no interest in a diplomatic solution. There are billions in profits to be made in arms sales. There is political posturing to be done. There are generals itching to pull the trigger. Why have all these high-priced and technologically advanced weapons systems if you can’t use them? Why not show the world this time around that the U.S. still dominates the globe?
Listen; Ralph Nader’s Radio Hour with Pulitzer Prize winning author and esteemed public intellectual, Chris Hedges, on the hypocrisy of war, corporate control of the press, persecution of Julian Assange, unions, grass roots activism and Christian fascists.
‘The war in Ukraine has immediately impacted food supplies to many parts of the world. Russia and Ukraine combined contribute 30 percent of global wheat exports. Millions of tons of these exports find their way to food-import-dependent countries in the Global South – mainly the regions of South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Considering that some of these regions, comprising some of the poorest countries in the world, have already been struggling under the weight of pre-existing food crises, it is safe to say that tens of millions of people already are, or are likely to go, hungry in the coming months and years.’
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Read; Ukrainian/Israeli Oligarch, Igor Kolomoisky, Zelensky and Nazi Azov Battalion by Hunter Wallace. Occidental Dissent
Since the end of the Cold War, the world has become a more dangerous place for countries that do not support the unipolar power and imperialist goals of the USA.
Read; In “War, NATO and the New World Order, Fernando Rivero writes:
“….. We are witnessing the end of the unipolar world inherited from the Cold War. Events presage the emergence of a new international reality. Undoubtedly, the US at the head of NATO defends its global hegemony while neoliberal capitalism is in crisis. . . . . For their part, the emerging powers are demanding greater space in international politics. Likewise, many peoples are resisting imperialism. It is not the end of capitalism. We are witnessing a change of epoch where multipolarity seems to be its trademark.”
‘We need a world that is multipolar, with multilateral institutions, and those multilateral institutions must abide by the UN Charter and by international law, recognizing full equality among States, they hopefully will be an instrument that will allow us, once again, to come together as humankind and address the dramatic challenges we face, from climate change to epidemics and to many others, and in which the only war we should have would be a war of those that put the planet at risk.’
However, the present unipolar geopolitics requires one narrative: global dominance of bankers/fund asset management firms, Big Ag, Big Pharma, Big Tech, Big Military Industrial Machine and their stooge politicians who, facilitated by mainstream media, must manufacture citizen’s consent by expanding and normalising censorship and propaganda.
Read; The Ultimate Goal of The Great Reset Is ‘One World Government’ – Dr. Reiner Fuellmich. Read Children’s Health Defence Breaking News
Read; What Spin Doctors Do; by Thomas Klikauer & Meg Young
Although he is a billionaire, Elon Musk buying Twitter has to be better than its present owners that include Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, State Street and The Vanguard Group.
‘Musk is absolutely correct in his view that without freedom of speech — the right to speak your mind, even if others think you’re wrong — democracy is nothing but a fantasy. What censorship mavens are calling hate speech is usually nothing but an opposing opinion.’
What chance for Julian Assange’s freedom if extradited to the US, when, like the UK, they bend the law to punish defenders of human rights and environmental crimes like Steven Donziger? Watch; Free After 993 Days: Environmental Lawyer Steven Donziger on Leaving House Arrest & His Fight with Chevron
Read; Who Is the Hero? Albright vs. Assange by Lawrence Davidson
Listen; Kevin Gosztola, of Shadowproof and Dissenter Newsletter, is joined by Matt Kennard, of Declassified UK. Gosztola and Kennard cover the latest development in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition case and what happens next as Priti Patel, secretary of Britain’s Home Office, reviews the order for extradition to the United States. Discover here also the extreme levels of secrecy, manipulation, corruption and censorship performed by the states behind Assange’s persecution and arbitrary detention.
#AssangeCase #JulianAssange #FreeAssange #FreePress #JournalismIsNotACrime #DropTheCharges #DontExtraditeAssange #FreeAssangeNow
Read or listen; Gates Threatens “We’ve Not Seen the Worst of Covid” – Dr. Paul Alexander Fires Back by Ronda Wilson.
‘…..as long as we continue with this sub-optimal non-sterilising vaccine that does not stop transmission, there WILL be variants and a lethal one. We all know this, its elementary immunology and virology…’
‘… once vaccines are approved for children, you can never sue the maker or those involved and this holds even if adults take it and die or get harmed…’
Read or listen; A UK government report admits that 19.2 million people in England have not received a single dose of Covid 19 vaccine and a further 12 million refused a 2nd or 3rd dose.
‘For months the British public has been misled with the claim that only 5 million people in the UK have refused the offer of a Covid 19 vaccination. However, this is a complete fabrication, no doubt designed to make those who have refused the vaccination feel that they are part of a minority.
Read; The COVID Pandemic and the mRNA Vaccine: What Is the Truth? Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, by Russell L. Blaylock,
Read; It’s Even Worse Than We Thought: Another Layer of Corruption in the Opioid Scandal Revealed. Yet more proof that the US Government is captured by Big Pharma
Watch: “These are massive crimes”. Congenital Malformations, COVID Vaccine Impacts on Pregnant Women with Naomi Wolf
Read; The Exposé has been censored on Facebook and Twitter and PayPal has just “defunded” it for a 2nd Time; they’re trying to control your choices and shut them down.
‘PayPal de-funding The Exposé should of course come as no surprise when ‘The Vanguard Group’ and ‘Blackrock’ are the first and second largest owners of PayPal. Powerful forces are at play, and Big Tech is among them, working to suppress, discredit and silence certain science, speech and viewpoints.
‘PayPal terminating any organisation that opposes the official narrative is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Big Tech and its censorship of the information you see daily on the Internet. Efforts to shut down public discussions and information are in full force, while Big Tech is also actively manipulating what you can and can’t see online, to the extent that they can alter perceptions of reality.’
PayPal terminating any organisation that opposes the official narrative is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Big Tech and its censorship of the information you see daily on the Internet. Efforts to shut down public discussions and information are in full force, while Big Tech is also actively manipulating what you can and can’t see online, to the extent that they can alter perceptions of reality.’
Read; Earth Day: Enemies and Opportunities by Wes Jackson & Robert Jensen
‘We use “crises” deliberately, to focus not just on rapid climate disruption but soil erosion and degradation, chemical contamination, and a dramatic reduction in biodiversity. Climate change is the most compelling crisis, but all of these threats are a derivative of overshoot, of too many people consuming too much overall.’
‘the problem is the routine expectations of people in the developed world more generally. Even if resources were equitably distributed, the ecosphere cannot sustain 8 billion people indefinitely at anything like the current level of aggregate consumption. Politicians of all stripes love to champion the middle class, but middle-class living is unsustainable. Eliminating disparities is the first step. What comes next?’
Read; Big Pharma Set to Control Entire Food Supply. Monsanto-Bayer and Bill Gates Join Hands; by Greg Reese.
‘… thanks to Big Pharma, Bill Gates and pop culture media brainwashing, Monsanto still stands strong and is ready to take complete control of your food supply with the help of the same powerful families and foundations who already control the money and the energy. Their plans to do so are comprehensively laid out in a recent report published at Corey’s Digs.’
Listen; The impact genetic modification, gene editing and pesticides are having on our personal and planetary health. Dr Michael Antoniou, leading Molecular Geneticist and Head of the Gene Expression and Therapy group at King’s College London.
‘Dr Michael explains how gene editing fits into the complex spectrum of genetic modification, and how consumers may unwittingly find themselves no longer able to avoid GM products, as government regulation eases.
‘…. herbicides, including Glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup, are nowhere near as safe as we once perhaps thought they were and we need to think twice, farming practices will have to adapt to these latest health implications of this latest evidence and change to a more regenerative, agroecological system. That is clearly the way forward, which is better for the farmer, the environment and the consumer.’
Read; Hunting shapes the countryside by Tim Bonner
Read; for the umpteenth time about yet another study that reveals how factory farmed pigs can pass deadly superbugs to people.
Read; Stop Poison Poultry
‘Wildlife, rivers and farmers in Latin America are being poisoned by toxic pesticides used to grow industrial feed for intensive poultry. This poisoning must stop.’
Listen; 23/4/22 Farming Today 0.42 seconds in, points the finger at supermarkets paying free range egg producers so little that 52% are facing bankruptcy. The only solution to this crazy supermarket competition to provide the cheapest food, is for the government to guarantee a fair price to farmers to provide local food that is healthy for the animals and planet; similar to the guaranteed price law that the Indian government was forced to keep due to farmer led demonstrations that blocked the roads into Delhi for over a year.
Read; UK pig sector in a critical situation. Though the UK pig industry is nothing to be proud of, to let UK pig farmers hit the wall and import even worse standards from abroad is obviously absurd.
Read; Food standards should be part of new Natural History GCSE, CLA says
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“Our message is simple, we want to help bring an end to this dangerous, inhumane system. Vote for real farming over factory farming.”
– Tracy Worcester, Director