Tanzanian Farmers Face 12 Years In Prison For Selling Seeds As They’ve Done For Generations

from the why-not-adopt-big-ag’s-patented-approach-instead? dept

Seeds might not seem to have much to do with digital technology, but the DNA that lies at their heart is in fact digital information, and thus many of the issues that concern Techdirt also apply here. One of the key battlegrounds for seeds and their ownership is Africa, as we discussed back in 2013. The Belgian site Mondiaal Nieuws has an update on what’s happening in one of the poorest African countries, Tanzania.

 

This can be a reality in Europe, too. Remember the war on Plant Reproductive Material Law !

Even I was at risk of becoming a criminal dealer when sharing flower and vedgetable seeds with friends.

The European Commission may try again to ban all heirloom seed and criminalize the planting of seeds not registered with the government.

There is another article:

Svalbard Arctic Seed Vault: How the Elite Plan to Survive an Engineered Extinction Event

I don’t give much for the conspiracy  theory in this story. The most important part is this passage:

Endangered Seed

…Currently, there are at least 100,000 global plant varieties endangered in the world. Extreme weather events, over-exploitation of ecosystems, habitat loss, and the cross-pollination of seed by genetically altered, terminator seed, contribute to the problem….

…Many are concerned that the EU Commission will not enhance agriculture with the Plant Reproductive Material Law, but give more control to the handful of agriculture corporationswhich are already monopolizing the world’s seed. The draft text of the law reads such that the act of passing seed from one generation to the next would be a criminal act….

 

Source: Tanzanian Farmers Face 12 Years In Prison For Selling Seeds As They’ve Done For Generations

Whistleblower John Bolenbaugh tears up explaining Standing Rock’s importance

Whistleblower John Bolenbaugh, explains the dangers of oil pipelines everywhere, and why they are designed to fail: Oil companies profit from the insurance companies who pay them to clean up their own messes.

John Bolenbaugh is a former oil employee . During he last five years he has spent his savings and risked his life to tell us the truth about oil companies They are covering up oil spills instead of properly cleaning up the oil . The toxic chemicals remain in the environment for generations causing cancer, neurological symptoms and death.

John Bolenbaugh has 100+ videos on Youtube.  This is uploaded on 11 Aug 2011:

Playlist: Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

 

BREAKING: GOWDY GETS FBI DIRECTOR TO CONFIRM CLINTON HAD BROKEN LAW

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Jason Chaffetz “Hillary Clinton Made A Conscious Decision That Put Our Country At Risk!”

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FBI FINDS HILLARY CLINTON GUILTY! JASON CHAFFETZ AND FBI DIRECTOR COMEY AGREE

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WikiLeaks Damning Evidence State Department Never Wanted To Prosecute Hillary Clinton

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Did Companies & Countries Buy State Dept. Access by Donating to Clinton Foundation?

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WIKILEAKS 30 JUST RELEASED: FBI Finds Clinton’s Top Secret Classified Emails on Weiner’s Laptop

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Kept me out of jail’ Top DOJ official involved in Clinton probe represented her campaign chairman

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JASON CHAFFETZ: YOU CAN NOT LIE TO CONGRESS HILLARY

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Trey Gowdy God Forbid We Question The FBI Over Hillary Clinton’s Emails

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Jim Jordan Loses It With FBI Director: “Admit It, This Case Was Different”

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“FBI, You are hereby Served!” Congressman Explains Constitutional rights to FBI?

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Hillary Clinton’s Server Administrator Shrivels Up When Questioned

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Trey Gowdy: Defends Gen. Colin Powell During Clinton Email Scandal Hearing With State Department

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Rep Mica Chastises FBI For Withholding Clinton Investigation Documents

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Trey Gowdy Schools FBI Director: “You Don’t Get To Decide What You Give To Congress”

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Trey Gowdy Utterly Destroys Hillary Clinton Defender Congressman Lynch

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Doug Collins Proves Without A Doubt That FBI Director James Comey Covered Up Hillary Clinton’s Lies

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Jason Chaffetz “State Department & FBI Attempted To Cover Up Hillary Clinton’s Emails”

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State Dept. Won’t Acknowledge Potential Conflict of Interest With Clinton Lawyers Working There

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Jason Chaffetz Outraged At James Comey “Who Told Him To Delete Hillary’s Emails”

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Leaked Doc Shows Hillary Revealed Classified Info About Bin Laden During Paid Speech

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SHOCKER! Clinton Caught by ABCNews ON CAMERA Pay-to-Play ?!! Nuclear Nightmare?

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James Comey Is Trying to Warn Us that Clinton Is Corrupt as Hell

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Hillary Admits She’s Brain Damaged!

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Breaking News: Hillary Clinton Top Email Architect Found To Be In Contempt of Congress

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Trey Gowdy ass blasts James Comey on Hillary Clinton’s emails

 

Muslim mum, 34, marched off French beach by cops and fined for wearing a HEADSCARF

THE French Burkini scandal exploded into further controversy today when a young Muslim mother was marched off a beach and fined for simply wearing a headscarf – and another ordered to strip o…

Source: Muslim mum, 34, marched off French beach by cops and fined for wearing a HEADSCARF

When there is  a identification needed, the Swedish police do it with respect and female officials. This is a pure violation of human rights every decent person should condemn. If not humiliated, maybe she or her daughter will take off the burka. Now there is young woman taking on the traditional clothes as a protest. What else there is left to mark their dignity.

At same time France one of countries throughout Europe introducing laws, which are worsening of work conditions and labour relations. Millions have demonstrated recently, many of the demonstrations descending into violence. Terror attacks, cultural and human right issues are welcomed by rulers, because it will change the focus. Growing the gap between rich and poor made easy.

Bernie Sanders and the DNC deaths

 

Wikileaks never reveal the sources. But Seth Rich is  no longer alive. Julian Assange is not actually saying it, but he makes it seem as though DNC Staffer Seth Rich was the source of emails published by Wikileaks:

Our whistleblowers run serious risks in order to provide us with material. A 27 year-old man , Seth Rich, who worked for the DNC , was recently murdered. It is not known why. He walked on the streets of Washington. It was said in US media that it would be a robbery , but according to Assange that has not been established.

We are investigating what exactly happened with Seth Rich.

Shortly after the interview Wikileaks Twitter offered a reward of $20,000.00 dollars for information on the murder of the staff member Seth Rich.

Seth Ritch

I shared a little about the murder of Seth Rich July 30, on Google+, and hinted a connection with e-mail leaks. Felt pretty lonely that time in my circles:

..Seth Rich, a data analyst for the Democratic National Committee, who worked on polling station expansion was shot and killed as he walked home on Sunday, July 10. According to a comment to this article the investigation of the DNC for voter fraud started in mid-June 2016. Sanders endorsed Clinton at a July 12 event in New Hampshire. Then e-mail leaks..

It was a discussion of the source  of the DNC email.  The Clinton’s campaign announced that the leaks were a Russian attempt to get Trump elected. Instead of people raging over misdeeds and  dishonesty of the party officials the Clinton gang got the media to focus on  the question, who was the source supplying the information to WikiLeaks. What is more effective than blame that Trump, Assange and others who may undermine support for Hillary Clinton, are working for Russia. I think that the young idealist  revealed the Election fraud because he wanted a better future for his own country.

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Rich’s father, 68-year-old Joel Rich, said in an interview with The Washington Post that his son’s killing was “a waste.” “He wanted to make a difference,” Joel Rich said. “Politics was in his blood.”
In his final posting on Facebook, Seth Rich addressed a nation racked by shootings by and of police:

“Too much pain to process. We have to be better and defend each other. . . . A life is exponentially valuable. I have family and friends on both sides of the law. Please, stop killing each other.”

Bernie Sanders

Before WikiLeaks, there were already a number of complaints about the Democratic Party presidential primaries. Bernie December 21, 2015:

 

David, let me give you a little bit of background here. The DNC has hired vendors. On two occasions, there were breaches in information. Two months ago, our staff found information on our computers from the Clinton campaign. And when our staffers said, “Whoa, what’s going on here?” they went to the DNC quietly. They went to the vendor and said, “Hey, something is wrong,” and that was quietly dealt with. None of that information was looked at. Our staff at that point did exactly the right thing.

 

A few days ago, similar incident happened. There was a breach. Because the DNC vendor screwed up, information came to our campaign. In this case, our staff did the wrong thing: They looked at that information. As soon as we learned that they looked at that information, we fired that person. We are now doing an independent internal investigation to see who else was involved.

Thirdly, what I have a really problem with—and as you mentioned, this is a problem; I recognize it as a problem—but what the DNC did, arbitrarily, without discussing it with us, is shut off our access to our own information, crippling our campaign. That is an egregious act. I’m glad that late last night that was resolved.

Fourthly, I work—look forward to working with Secretary Clinton for an investigation, an independent investigation, about all of the breaches that have occurred from day one in this campaign, because I am not convinced that information from our campaign may not have ended up in her campaign. Don’t know that, but we need an independent investigation, and I hope Secretary Clinton will agree with me for the need of that.

Last point. When we saw the breach two months, we didn’t go running to the media and make a big deal about it. And it bothers me very much that rather than working on this issue to resolve it, it has become many press releases from the Clinton campaign later.

(The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.)

democracynow.org

Shawn Lucas

I guess Bernie was involved in the background even in the lawsuit against the Democratic party officials June 28, 2016, which the activist Shawn Lucas served   at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Friday, July 1. He was not a prosecutor, (There is, however, a lawyer  with the same name).
We contacted Lucas’ employer on 4 August 2016 to ask whether there was any truth to the rumor. According to an individual with whom we spoke at that company, Shawn Lucas died on or around 2 August 2016. The audibly and understandably shaken employee stated that interest in the circumstances of Lucas’ death had prompted a number of phone calls and other queries, but the

company had not yet ascertained any details about Lucas’ cause of death and were unable to confirm anything more than the fact he passed away in early August 2016.

 

Conclusion

Shawn Lucas died 2 August 2016. Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton officially August 9, 2016 in New Hampshire. I believe that he had no choise. He learned, that there was a threat, more or less specific, against him and his loved ones.

 

More to read:

But now everyone’s fears that Bernie Sanders was potentially a plant, blackmailed or threatened, may have been confirmed in an email from 2015…

..There is a decent sized of bruise around that gash…

http://wearechange.org/wikileaks-suggest-sanders-blackmailed-threatened-by-robby-mook/

Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton because his life was threatened

So that explains a lot. Like why Bernie endorsed someone we all know in our guts is as evil as it gets for the highest political office on planet earth, despite our tears, despite our begging him not to. They had him. By whatever “leverage” they possessed over Senator Bernard Sanders, they had him. He could have kept his head down, kept to his work in the Senate and let Hillary run essentially unopposed against novelty muppet candidates like Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee, but he didn’t. He humbled himself, succumbed to all the chains and degradations they wrapped him in, and made his very best run against long, long odds with both hands tied behind his back out of love for his country and his grandchildren.
 http://www.inquisitr.com/3680558/new-wikileaks-emails-suggest-bernie-sanders-was-leveraged-into-endorsing-clinton/#m37oq6uTU1Fj7XOo.99

 

 

Disgraced ex-UN official’s death ‘conveniently timed’

John Ashe would not testify against Clinton, but figures as witness and defendant in a series of bribery and money laundering with a significant Clinton donor is accused . According to some media reports The Clinton Foundation was also involved .

Death of Shawn Lucas Brings Attention to DNC Role of Prestigious Law Firm

A politically connected law firm in Washington, D.C., Perkins Coie, may find itself in the embarrassing and reputation-damaging position of being named a co-defendant in a high profile case where it is the sole legal counsel of record for the defendants. The Federal lawsuit was brought by Senator Bernie Sanders’ supporters against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and its Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for overt acts to undermine the Sanders’ campaign while boosting the prospects of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Presidential nominee. Under the DNC’s own bylaws, it must act in a fair and impartial manner to all Democratic candidates

during the primaries.

WikiLeaks offers reward Last point. When we saw the breach two months, we didn’t go running to the media and make a big deal about it. And it bothers me very much that rather than working on this issue to resolve it, it has become many press releases from the Clinton campaign later.

 

(The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.)

democracynow.org

Shawn Lucas

 

I guess Bernie was involved in the background even in the lawsuit against the Democratic party officials June 28, 2016, which the activist Shawn Lucas served   at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Friday, July 1. He was not a prosecutor, (There is, however, a lawyer  with the same name).

We contacted Lucas’ employer on 4 August 2016 to ask whether there was any truth to the rumor. According to an individual with whom we spoke at that company, Shawn Lucas died on or around 2 August 2016. The audibly and understandably shaken employee stated that interest in the circumstances of Lucas’ death had prompted a number of phone calls and other queries, but the for help finding DNC staffer’s killer

The speculation started within days of Seth Rich being gunned down in what D.C. police believe was an attempted robbery near his townhouse in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest Washington.

Some on the Internet wondered if Rich was killed because of his work as a staffer with the Democratic National Committee, even suggesting he had handed WikiLeaks the 20,000 emails that embarrassed the DNC and forced the ouster of its chairwoman. Others suggested he was helping the FBI expose wrongdoing in the presidential election, and that made him a target.

On Tuesday, WikiLeaks shoved those conspiracy theories into the mainstream when it announced on Twitter a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in Rich’s killing on July 10 in the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW. It adds to a $25,000 reward offered by D.C. police, customary in all District homicides.

 

Sanders Supporters Stunned by Sudden Death of 38-Year Shawn Lucas Who Served the Lawsuit on the DNC and Wasserman Shultz
On Friday, July 1, just ahead of the long Fourth of July weekend, a happy, exuberant process server, 38-year old Shawn Lucas of One Source Process, served a lawsuit at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Senator Bernie Sanders’ supporters and named the DNC and its then Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as defendants. It leveled the following serious charges: fraud, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive conduct, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence.

Trump, Putin and the Russian aggression

 

Putin on Trump

+John Baez  : “In December, Putin called Trump “an outstanding and talented personality…..Putin now appears to be backing Trump even more strongly..”

It’s just  that Putin didn’t actually say those words. What is  better, read a journalist´s analysis/opinion about what a politician said, or check the original source? And then we often still have different translations. This story was first published in Russia.

Here you can see, what he really said ( some difficulty to look neutral and diplomatic when asked..   🙂

Well…hmm…, I only said, in passing, that  Trump is a bright (colourful, youtube autotext) person. Do you not find him to be so? I do. I did not ascribe any other characteristics to him. But there’s one thing that I paid attention to, and that I definitely welcome, that Mr. Trump said that he’s ready to restore relations with Russia. What is bad about it? Don’t you welcome it? We all welcome this.        -Vladimir Putin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBTBBNOtbhM

 

The myth of Russian aggression

Did you find Putin’s words threatening?  We all know, that Big Business is paying media, even science and politicians, to get what they want. (See the previous post)

Just check the statistics of arms industry: The immediate consequence of the two-year-old myth of Russian aggression. From 7, 687  to 10, 484   in 2 years.

 

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http://www.statista.com/statistics/248521/us-arms-exports/

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

More:

…In all, governments and corporations involved in the arms deals approved by Clinton’s State Department have delivered between $54 million and $141 million to the Clinton Foundation as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to the Clinton family, according to foundation and State Department records. The Clinton Foundation publishes only a rough range of individual contributors’ donations, making a more precise accounting impossible….

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Arms Industry

The old journalism informed about the information and opinion of all parts. So  to balance here is the point of view that is hard to find in western media:
http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/merkel-urged-temper-natos-belligerence/ri15482

The Myth about Russian “Aggression”

by Rick Sterling / July 14th, 2016

  Sterling is a retired aerospace engineer who now does research/writing on                      international issues.

Likewise, what would be the US reaction to the deployment of a Russian missile defense system in Cuba? Indeed, we already know the answer to the second question vis-à-vis the Cuban Missile Crisis, which in 1962 brought the world the closest it has ever been to a nuclear conflagration.

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/349884-nato-summit-idiocy-western-imperialism/

Anti-Obama plot by warmongering NATO general

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

1 July 2016

Hacked private emails of the US general formerly in charge of NATO reveal a campaign to pressure the White House into escalating the conflict with Russia over Ukraine, involving several influential players in Washington.

The emails, posted by the site DCLeaks, show correspondence between General Philip M. Breedlove, former head of the US European Command and supreme commander of NATO forces, with several establishment insiders concerning the situation in Ukraine following the February 2014 coup that ousted the elected government in favor of a US-backed regime.

Breedlove served as the NATO Supreme Commander between May 2013 and March 2016. His personal email incorporated his Air Force call sign “Bwana” – a Swahili word for “boss.”

The hacked emails reveal his frequent and intense communications with retired General Wesley Clark, as well as former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and involving…

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