Last Friday a travesty of justice occurred as a UK court paved the way for Julian Assange, the founder and publisher of WikiLeaks, to be extradited to the USA where he will face charges of espionage – namely revealing war crimes, illegal spying and political corruption – information that our authorities don’t want us to know.
Writer John Pilger said; “Mark this day as fascism casts off its disguises.”
The Assange verdict not only offers up a courageous journalist and publisher to the vengeful US military industrial complex, but also threatens the ability of the world’s press to confidently reveal wrongdoing by powerful interest groups.
‘If found guilty it will effectively criminalize the investigative work of all journalists and publishers, anywhere in the world and of any nationality, who possess classified documents to shine a light on the inner workings of power. This mortal assault on the press will have been orchestrated, we must not forget, by a Democratic administration. It will set a legal precedent that will delight other totalitarian regimes and autocrats who, emboldened by the United States, will gleefully seize journalists and publishers, no matter where they are located, who publish inconvenient truths.’
Though mainstream media profited from publishing the very revelations he is being extradited to be prosecuted in the US, they have consistently invented and repeated smears and failed to report the miscarriage of justice in British courts.
‘There is no legal basis to hold Julian in prison. There is no legal basis to try him, a foreign national, under the Espionage Act. The CIA spied on Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy through a Spanish company, UC Global, contracted to provide embassy security. This spying included recording the privileged conversations between Assange and his lawyers. This fact alone invalidates any future trial.’
Why this injustice?
Because the media and the Courts are in lockstep with the authorities and corporations who want to keep their skulduggery from public scrutiny.
Secrecy and Censorship across the board
I wonder how many have noticed that, although numerous medical experts and politicians are now questioning our government’s policies, any divergence from the mainstream narrative around the origin and severity of the covid virus, safety of giving children the jab, mandatory covid vaccination, the safety of the experimental vaccine, value of life saving covid treatments, efficacy of lockdowns and domestic vaccine passports, are silenced.
When the debate is censored we need to make every effort to seek what authorities are hiding. While Big Pharma has been fined billions for fraud, their word has been accepted by politicians as if they are a divine authority. If ever there was a time for a Julian Assange to do his Wikileaks work, this is it!
However, might doesn’t always win. In November, Pfizer was faced with the possibility of having to give up its document; Cumulative Analysis of Post-Authorization Adverse Event Records Reports, that would undermine its PR narrative of safety around the Pfizer BioNTech Covid vaccine. The US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) sided with Pfizer in wanting that data to be locked away for 55 years.
Fortunately, the Texas judge favoured the request of a government accountability group called the Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency. This esteemed group of more than 30 professors and scientists, had asked the federal government to share any and all data that factored into the agency’s hasty decision to grant Pfizer’s experimental mRNA vaccine an emergency use authorization (EUA) – which amounts to a trove of over 329,000 documents.
Plaintiffs’ lawyers argue in this Reuters report that their request should be top priority, and that the FDA should release all the material no later than March 3, 2022.
‘The entire purpose of the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) is to assure government transparency,
It is difficult to imagine a greater need for transparency than immediate disclosure of the documents relied upon by the FDA to license a product that is now being mandated to over 100 million Americans under penalty of losing their careers, their income, their military service status, and far worse.
They also argue that Title 21, subchapter F of the FDA’s own regulations, stipulates that the agency “is to make ‘immediately available’ all documents underlying licensure of a vaccine.’
The FDA and Pfizer are forced to reveal their secrets
And, as the Richardson Post report states,
‘…in just the first 90 days of the vaccine’s roll out under the FDA’s EUA (Emergency Use Authorisation) – from December 1st. 2020 to February 28th, 2021 – there were TENS OF THOUSANDS of reported adverse reactions, including OVER 1200 DEATHS.’
On December 5th, Guy Hatchard wrote in New Zealand’s Daily Telegraph;
‘Anyone reading the new Pfizer adverse event report compilation will be staggered. The sheer density of the technical medical terms and disease names (page 30-38) are nevertheless broken down into recognisable and serious categories of illness—kidney failure, stroke, cardiac events, pregnancy complications, inflammation, neurological disease, autoimmune failure, paralysis, liver failure, blood disorders, skin disease, musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, respiratory disease, DVT, blood clots, vascular disease, haemorrhage, loss of sight, Bell’s palsy, and epilepsy.’
Governments have indemnified drug companies from compensation claims when their vaccines disable or kill us!
As reported in Global Research News; Bombshell Document Dump on Pfizer Vaccine Data
‘In a twisted irony, the data revealed in this “insider report” refutes the official vaccine narrative peddled by the governments and the WHO. It also confirms the analysis of numerous medical doctors and scientists who have revealed the devastating consequences of the mRNA “vaccine”.’
What is contained in Pfizer’s “confidential” report is detailed evidence on the impacts of the “vaccine” on mortality and morbidity. This data which emanates from the “Horse’s Mouth” can now be used to confront, as well formulate, legal procedures against Big Pharma, the governments, the WHO and the media.’
See this: Vaxxer vs Truther Vax Battle song/video
Truth must prevail
The ability to hide wrongdoings in the name of profit is endemic.
Such corruption is why Julian Assange’s mission was to reveal the truth, and unlike many of us, he was successful. He cracked the corporate capture of the mainstream media, forcing them to publish in order to save their reputations, because if they didn’t publish, WikiLeaks would and their integrity would be in tatters. Julian’s success is why he is now in jail.
On Don’t Extradite Assange, you will find the journalists that have been shunned by the captured mainstream media for reporting true news. Being armed with the truth empowers us to take back control. They may hide but we can all seek, for the truth will set us free to create a free and fair society.
With knowledge we can close factory farming
Implicit in this goal is our work at Farms Not Factories to inform consumers of the true cost of cheap food – behind both the fake labels and the billions spent on PR that persuades us to buy corporate food that is bad for us, our farmers, their livestock, biodiversity, the local economy and food resilience.
One cost of cheap food is zoonotic diseases. In a November 2020 paper called Covid 19 and Factory Farming: Rethinking our relationship with farmed animals to reduce the likelihood of the next pandemic and reform the food system; The US based Animal Legal Defence Fund states:
‘An estimated 60 percent of all viruses that infect humans have come from animals, and 75 percent of new infectious diseases in the past decade are zoonotic; they need only a human–animal interaction to spill over — or “jump”— to human populations.’
To keep animals alive in Factory Farms they need routine doses of antibiotics that mutate to become antibiotic resistant and pass from the livestock to workers and people living nearby. When brave souls reveal the livestock’s cruel conditions hidden behind fortified windowless buildings, they are charged with trespass despite it being in the public interest.
Factory farming is on the rise everywhere, pushed by Big Ag Corporations who are only really interested in one type of cow, the cash-cow that their monopoly creates for them.
These profiteers are bringing local small scale farming to its knees. But just as we strive for biodiversity in nature, diversity in farming methods, particularly with local know-how, is essential for a healthy population. Literally, our individual and national health is dependent upon having a wide range of options enabling a balanced, diverse and vibrant market, not a monopoly.
Petrochemicals replace natural medicines and natural food production
However, industry consolidation continues apace and there’s a strong link between Big Ag and Big Pharma: namely petrochemicals.
The wealthiest man in American history, John D Rockefeller (1839–1937) realised that vitamins and medications could be developed from petroleum. He saw the chance to control and monopolize multiple industries at once: petroleum, chemical and medical. And of course, petrochemicals were ideal from a business perspective because they could be patented, owned and sold for high profits.
‘To eliminate the competition Rockefeller hired a contractor to submit a report to Congress in 1910. This report “concluded” that there were too many doctors and medical schools in America, and that all the natural healing modalities which had existed for hundreds of years were unscientific quackery. The report called for the standardization of medical education (allopathy), whereby only the American Medical Association (another monopoly) would be allowed to grant medical school licensure in the U.S.’
‘We should also not be surprised we are faced with the fact that the COST of medical care in America rated #1, yet the QUALITY of medicine care is rated at #37, just below Costa Rica!’
Medicines and fertilisers made from petrochemicals and promoted through universities, surgeries and newspapers have undermined natural alternatives, the network of independent farms, slaughterhouses and retailers along with independent and diverse disciplines of medicine. Big Ag generates chemical doused, highly processed, Frankenstein food that makes people ill so that they turn to the pharmacist for more Big Pharma remedies. To the chemical corporations it’s a win-win!
As Big Pharma lobbyists continue Rockefeller’s work, in the Western world natural medicine is now so sidelined that we call it alternative or complementary medicine. In believing their PR we have left ourselves prey to a small cabal of providers monopolising our physical wellbeing.
Gates follows Rockefeller’s monopolistic obsession
Bill Gates has copied Rockefeller’s success by investing, not only in Big Tech but also Big Ag and Big Pharma and then pouring tax deductible ‘philanthropy’ billions into projects that use Big Tech, Big Ag and Big Pharma products. To disguise his profiteering, he pours hundreds of millions into mainstream media to transform his bad name as a monopolist, thief, crook and bully into a worshipped philanthro-capitalist.
‘The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest charitable foundation in the world, has an agricultural agenda that supports agrochemicals, patented seeds, fake meat and corporate control.
Bill Gates owns more farmland in the U.S. than any other private farmer, having purchased a total of 242,000 acres.
Ultimately, social justice advocate Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., notes, the Gates empire “will own everything”.’
Bill is everywhere promoting GMOs, gene editing, chemicals and land grabs. Perhaps we should call him ‘Pharm Gates’! Medicine and food have been put up for grabs and are being grabbed. If only we knew the whole truth. Where’s Julian Assange when you need him? Oh, in jail for telling it like it is!
Local, natural and diverse
How many corporations do we need between us and nature and all the wellness it gives in both medicine and food? The more directly we obtain what we need from farmers and doctors who work with nature – to boost our immune system with healthy food, clean air, exercise, meaningful work and community – the more we can fight off viruses and other diseases. Rather than tech being used to alter nature and replace human labour, it can be used to ease labour for small and medium scale businesses, share wholesome recipes, procure local food, advise on natural medicine, so that money stays in the locality. Under such circumstances nothing need be hidden. Direct, harmonious, efficiency, and trust in our fellow human beings helps bring joy and fulfilment to life.
The plight of Julian Assange is the plight of transparency and free speech, so we must help ensure his freedom by becoming informed and active by sharing his story, by demonstrating for his freedom, lobbying our MP, and voting for the politician that advocates his freedom. Don’t be tricked by Sir Keir Starmer’s supposed love of liberty, when head of the UK Crown Prosecution Service, he was complicit in the illegal persecution of Julian Assange.
While he stays unjustly imprisoned, Julian Assange will remain as vulnerable and hidden away as a creature in a factory farm, slowly dying from our ignorance, apathy and neglect as we allow the authorities to divide us with smears, half-truths and lies.
🏭 IATP report: At a time when governments must dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, global meat and dairy giants in Europe are increasing emissions by ramping up production and exports.
🎞️ Watch SUSTAIN’s Annual Conference on their webinar page.
🚛 UK faces deepening food supply chain crisis, groups warn:
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🐄 Opposition to livestock has become part of climate activism.
🇺🇸 Go big or go bankrupt: Wisconsin farmers face daunting challenges as factory farms flourish
🫒 How sustainable is the globalised food supply chain?
🚜 Fiona Harvey in Guardian: Farmers fear DEFRA will not deliver post-brexit support
🌱 Organic farming could feed europe by 2050
☣️ Waitrose and M&S doing most to tackle pesticides
Growing Real Food for Nutrition is creating a demonstration and trial garden.
🛍️ Are the UK’s trade deals reflecting consumer priorities?
📰 The Guardian’s monthly news round up
🐖 Pigs with hernias ‘as big as footballs’ in squalid farm for frankfurters sold in UK
🏷️ Survey finds consumers want clearer animal welfare labels on meat products:
📰 Latest Sustainable Food Trust Newsletter
🌐 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have become the tool of choice for industrialised countries, working with corporate lobbies, to push governments of the global South to adopt new rules that restrict farmers’ from saving, exchanging and breeding seeds.
👩🌾 How can indigenous knowledge help us create sustainable food systems?
🍔 End factory farming or we’ll eat our way to oblivion
🎤 Stella Moris interview about Julian Assange extradition
✊ Chinese artist Ai Weiwei posts a video in support of Julian Assange. Press freedom is the most important pillar of a free society. Without press freedom, there is no freedom of expression, without which freedom and democracy do not exist. This is the value that we must defend today.
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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