Monday, December 10, 2007

Imagine Peace Tower and Dennis Kucinich

Take a look at the movie below.

John Lennon is alive today, he is in our hearts and is still teaching us why we are here.

We are here for love and peace, to create peace inside and around us.

What John and Yoko have been talking about is what Kucinich is telling us today within the concepts of the Department of Peace which he is pushing for.

Please visit IMAGINE PEACE as well as the IMAGINE PEACE NEWS PAGE.

Enjoy! Have a wonderful Holiday season.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Protest at Fort Benning! 25,000 People Came!

Exciting news and photos from Frank Dorrel about the biggest ever protest against School of the Americas. Frank is the publisher of Addicted To War and also made the film compilation What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy - The War Against the 3rd World (Japanese title: Who is the Terrorist?).

I really wanted to join this protest as the school is in actuality a death machine and it should be closed right away! Among the 25,000 protesters, you can see Dennis Kucinich, who is running for the US presidency in 2008. I wish every American could have the chance to hear him speak in person. If they did, then I am sure he would be the next President!

To see pictures from the protest and learn about the movement to close The School Of The Americas check out the School Of America Watch website.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Loose Change Final Cut finally Released!

I have been hearing a good things about this latest film those 3 young American men made: Loose Change Final Cut and it is going to be released today. As I am in Japan, it should be available tommorrow, but as soon as it is release, I mean to put it up online, so check it out. The DVD is already for sale on the Alex Jones Infowars store.

This is a must see for everyone who lives on this planet and who wants to know the truth about 911 and wars going on today.

I am on the way to Nara park to attend and speak at Niji no Matsuri, A Rainbow Festival:

Friday, November 09, 2007

Clean Up Your Mess and Move On

I started "Space Clearing" after reading Karen Kingston's book "Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui". She says, if you want peace, you need to start looking for it in your heart and your house first! I have known this but I have neglected it for a long time as I had been so engaged in the preparation of the 3rd Global Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace we hosted last month. It was very successful (I still have some work left), but I now have more time to take care of myself and my home.

When I visited Hollis in San Francisco last month on the way back from the Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona, we felt we could do this together. Her house is much tidier than mine and she already knew Feng Shui. Anyway, we decided to do this together, as we would encourage each other and actually accomplish what we want. So, I emailed her and she agreed to join me in cleaning up my mess. Hollis even started writing a blog about what we are doing and it is quite fun to read.

So, here I am in Kamogawa, Chiba, Japan, with Hollis in San Bruno, California. Both of us are engaged in Space Clearing and reporting our progress to each other.

Here are some photos of my progress:

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It took about a day to get to this!

My office does not look too bad now but actually I have more to do, and beyond my office I have eight more rooms! There is a lot to accomplish in front of me but I will not give up this time. Unfortunately, I gave up many times!

According to Karen, clutter is:
1 What you do not use or what you do not like
2 Things that are untidy
3 Too many things pushed into a small space
4 All unfinished work

Would you like to join us and clear your clutter. According to The Best Game on Earth, Rule 9, states: Clean Up Your Mess and Move on!

Anyway, you can read more in Hollis’ blog here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

♪ Terri: Arizona Co-ordinator for the Department of Peace ♪ - 33 min 29 sec - 7.7 MB

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I am in Phoenix staying at my friend Terri's house. Terri is the state coordinator of the Department of Peace campaign. She has asked me to report on the 3rd Global Summit for the Ministries and Departments of Peace held in Japan from Sept 21st to Oct 3rd, and that is the very reason I am here.

Please listen to what I had to say to a group of friends visiting Terri's home by clicking on the title of this blog.

Her house is the most gorgeous and beautiful house I have ever seen. I am very thankful to all my relations that brought me here. Thank YOU!

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Terri was also a witness to the Phoenix Lights, unidentified flying objects that moved slowly over the state of Arizona in 1997. Some 10,000 poeple in Phoenix saw this gigantic UFO. Dr. Lynne Kitei, a medical doctor and friend of Terri produced a documentary film about the event titled The Pheonix Lights. Terri was interviewed in the film.

Yes, very interesting.

I keep watching the sky from her house but have not seen any UFOs yet.

One day, the truth will be unveiled, including what really happened on Sept, 11th, 2001, what happened to JFK, John Lennon, and of course, about the reality of the UFO phenomena. The truth will set us free and it won't be too far future.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Third Global Summit Celebration Concert

Beautiful music touches everyone's heart and unites us all as one.

The Global Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace Celebration Concert was such a uniting event, held on The International Day of Peace, Sept 21, in Kazusa Akademia Park Main Hall, in Kisarazu, Chiba, Japan.

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You can check out photos from the event by clicking here.

The opening act for the evening was a beautiful piano solo by Yukie Ikebe who is one of the founding members of JUMP (Japan United For A Ministry Of Peace). Yukie is very active in her work supporting JUMP in the Kansai area of Japan. Following her performance was the Kanto Hibiki Daiko, a children‘s Japanese drum group based in Kisarazu, Chiba, led by Sadao Itou. Sadao started the group after he saw violent disputes in Universities around Japan and the world during the ‘60s and ‘70s, with the hope that the unifying beat of the taiko drums would help to unite the hearts of all who listen.

Participants from twenty countries took part in the opening ceremony of the Third Global Summit for Ministries of Peace by the Global Alliance with each country’s representative displaying their logo. Dot Maver, executive director of The Peace Alliance as well as the representative of the Global Alliance, gave a profound and inspiring speech.

During the intermission that followed everyone relaxed and got to know each other in the foyer. There were various peace related stalls as well as a photo exhibition put on by Days Japan, the top alternative photo magazine in Japan.

Then the second part of the concert got under way with an amazing performance by Yae, a popular singer here in Japan who happens to live in Kamogawa, the same city where I live. Yae is a farmer, like myself! She has one son and is expecting her next child!

Yae was supported by Aska, a world class violinist, as well as a guitarist and percussionist.

Aska then performed some of her own compositions that were inspired and written as she traveled around the world... Everyone was thrilled by her truly amazing technique! Her heartfelt original songs moved and united every single one of us in the hall... Yae and Aska then performed together again... What a wonderful combination they make! I just wish there were more people in the audience who could who could have enjoyed their music. Check out this excerpt from the concert...

We at JUMP are working together with the other Global Alliance members to create a world where war and violence are the things of the past. I am so happy and honored to be working with people from around the world who have the same committement as me.

I hope you too will join with us to bring about a peaceful world for all!


Thursday, August 23, 2007

New Pearl Harbor Japanese Version Released!

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Dear 911 Truth Seeker,

Finally, the Japanese version of David Ray Griffin’s book The New Pearl Harbor is out! It took us more than 10 months to translate the book (mostly because I was busy with my other volunteer work). The co-translator, Mr. Kiyoshi Toda of Nagasaki University, is an environmental specialist and a 911 truth seeker, like myself. I have known him since 1992 when we participated in the Rio Summit on Environment and Development.

This is the first book written by David Ray Griffin available Japanese and I hope to be able to sell this book far and wide so that 911 truth can spread here and to Japanese living around the world. To this day, very few people in Japan know the real truth of what really happened on September 11th, 2001.

The original title of the English version is 'The New Pearl Harbor - Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11', however, as is usually the case when translating to another language, we had to change the title to something more appropriate to the local market. The translation of the Japanese title is 'Are the Events of 9/11 a Conspiracy? - 'The New Pearl Harbor of the 21st Century' and the Bush Administration'.

If you have Japanese friends, please recommend this book to them. The title in Japanese is "9/11 jiken wa boryaku ka." 『9・11事件は謀略か』 It is published by Ryokufu Shuppan (緑風出版) and costs 2800yen plus tax.

It is available from our web store.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

An Open Letter to CNN from Michael Moore

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Something revolutionary is happening around the Michael Moore's latest film SICKO and I have to post this for you all to read.

Micheal Moore was interviewed on CNN about a week ago... You can check out the interview on YouTube below if you have not already seen it. In the interview, Michael asks CNN to apologize to the citizens of the US for not only the fudged facts made in the initial CNN story aired in the clip, but also, and more importantly, for their incorrect coverage of his movie Fahrenheit 911, as everything Michael Moore mentioned in the movie has come to be seen as true. For example, Michael was correct about there being no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and so on...

Michael gave CNN five days to apologize but they did not, so he wrote this scathing letter to them which he finishes by accusing CNN of being responsible for the war in Iraq and the lives of 3,610 soldiers...

Take the time to read it. Yes, there can be little doubt that todays media (not only CNN) is controlled by big corporations who have only one thing in mind, profit. They do not care for the truth, our health, for that matter our very lives...

Dear CNN,

Well, the week is over -- and still no apology, no retraction, no correction of your glaring mistakes.

I bet you thought my dust-up with Wolf Blitzer was just a cool ratings coup, that you really wouldn't have to correct the false statements you made about "Sicko." I bet you thought I was just going to go quietly away.

Think again. I'm about to become your worst nightmare. 'Cause I ain't ever going away. Not until you set the record straight, and apologize to your viewers. "The Most Trusted Name in News?" I think it's safe to say you can retire that slogan.

You have an occasional segment called "Keeping Them Honest." But who keeps you honest? After what the public saw with your report on "Sicko," and how many inaccuracies that report contained, how can anyone believe anything you say on your network? In the old days, before the Internet, you could get away with it. Your victims had no way to set the record straight, to show the viewers how you had misrepresented the truth. But now, we can post the truth -- and back it up with evidence and facts -- on the web, for all to see. And boy, judging from the mail both you and I have been receiving, the evidence I have posted on my site about your "Sicko" piece has led millions now to question your honesty.

I won't waste your time rehashing your errors. You know what they are. What I want to do is help you come clean. Admit you were wrong. What is the shame in that? We all make mistakes. I know it's hard to admit it when you've screwed up, but it's also liberating and cathartic. It not only makes you a better person, it helps prevent you from screwing up again. Imagine how many people will be drawn to a network that says, "We made a mistake. We're human. We're sorry. We will make mistakes in the future -- but we will always correct them so that you know you can trust us." Now, how hard would that really be?

As you know, I hold no personal animosity against you or any of your staff. You and your parent company have been very good to me over the years. You distributed my first film, "Roger & Me" and you published "Dude, Where's My Country?" Larry King has had me on twice in the last two weeks. I couldn't ask for better treatment.

That's why I was so stunned when you let a doctor who knows a lot about brain surgery -- but apparently very little about public policy -- do a "fact check" story, not on the medical issues in "Sicko," but rather on the economic and political information in the film. Is this why there has been a delay in your apology, because you are trying to get a DOCTOR to say he was wrong? Please tell him not to worry, no one is filing a malpractice claim against him. Dr. Gupta does excellent and compassionate stories on CNN about people's health and how we can take better care of ourselves. But when it came time to discuss universal health care, he rushed together a bunch of sloppy -- and old -- research. When his producer called us about his report the day before it aired, we sent to her, in an email, all the evidence so that he wouldn't make any mistakes on air. He chose to ignore ALL the evidence, and ran with all his falsehoods -- even though he had been given the facts a full day before! How could that happen? And now, for 5 days, I have posted on my website, for all to see, every mistake and error he made.

You, on the other hand, in the face of this overwhelming evidence and a huge public backlash, have chosen to remain silent, probably praying and hoping this will all go away.

Well it isn't. We are now going to start looking into the veracity of other reports you have aired on other topics. Nothing you say now can be believed. In 2002, the New York Times busted you for bringing celebrities on your shows and not telling your viewers they were paid spokespeople for the pharmaceutical companies. You promised never to do it again. But there you were, in 2005, talking to Joe Theismann, on air, as he pushed some drug company-sponsored website on prostate health. You said nothing about about his affiliation with GlaxoSmithKline.

Clearly, no one is keeping you honest, so I guess I'm going to have to do that job, too. $1.5 billion is spent each year by the drug companies on ads on CNN and the other four networks. I'm sure that has nothing to do with any of this. After all, if someone gave me $1.5 billion, I have to admit, I might say a kind word or two about them. Who wouldn't?!

I expect CNN to put this matter to rest. Say you're sorry and correct your story -- like any good journalist would.

Then we can get back to more important things. Like a REAL discussion about our broken health care system. Everything else is a distraction from what really matters.

Michael Moore

P.S. If you also want to apologize for not doing your job at the start of the Iraq War, I'm sure most Americans would be very happy to accept your apology. You and the other networks were willing partners with Bush, flying flags all over the TV screens and never asking the hard questions that you should have asked. You might have prevented a war. You might have saved the lives of those 3,610 soldiers who are no longer with us. Instead, you blew air kisses at a commander in chief who clearly was making it all up. Millions of us knew that -- why didn't you? I think you did. And, in my opinion, that makes you responsible for this war. Instead of doing the job the founding fathers wanted you to do -- keeping those in power honest (that's why they made it the FIRST amendment) -- you and much of the media went on the attack against the few public figures like myself who dared to question the nightmare we were about to enter. You've never thanked me or the Dixie Chicks or Al Gore for doing your job for you. That's OK. Just tell the truth from this point on.

Here is the CNN interview mentioned above:

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

♪ ‘Ancient Futures’ here today:An Interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge ♪ - 33 min 24 sec - 7.7 MB

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The interview is in English and Japanese.

Helena Norberg-Hodge visited the Harmonics Life Center, our 200 years old farm house and organic farm in Kamogawa, and spent two nights with us after the 4th Tokyo Peace Film Festival where her film Ancient Futures was shown. Helena was amazed at how our small rice paddy and garden could provide so much food and such rich meals for us on a daily basis.

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Her book Ancient Futures has been translated into over 40 languages around the world (actually closer to 50 she thinks) and in Korea it has recently become a best seller, with more than 300,000 copies sold. She left for Korea today and will then go onto Ladakh after that.

Please listen to the podcast so you can learn what she has to say about globalization and localization. I am of course fond of localization and what it could do to change our society for the better. The interview is in English and Japanese.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Michael Moore: 9/11 Could Be Inside Job

Aaron Dykes / Jones Report | June 19, 2007

Academy Award winner Michael Moore answered questions on 9/11 truth during a sneak peak of his new documentary, SiCKO, in New York . Our reporters were initially avoided by Moore, but he subsequently decided to approach We Are reporters for a discussion.

Moore brought up his lingering questions on 9/11, which are a clear departure from the 'government negligence' picture he painted in his film Fahrenheit 9/11, released some three years ago.

Moore told reporters, "I've had a number of firefighters tell me over the years and since Fahrenheit 9/11 that they heard these explosions-- that they believe there's MUCH more to the story than we've been told. I don't think the official investigations have told us the complete truth-- they haven't even told us half the truth."

Michael Moore brought up the blackout of video at the site of the alleged Pentagon plane crash on his own, appearing quite willing to discuss subjects that so-called left gatekeepers have previously refused to raise questions about.

"I've filmed there before down at the Pentagon-- before 9/11-- there's got to be at least 100 cameras, ringing that building, in the trees, everywhere. They've got that plane coming in with 100 angles. How come with haven't seen the straight-- I'm not talking about stop-action photos, I'm talking about the video. I want to see the video; I want to see 100 videos that exist of this," Moore said.

He went on to imply the implausibility of a pilot executing the flight pattern of the flight that allegedly hit the Pentagon.

"Why don't they want us to see that plane coming into the building? Because, if you know anything about flying a plane, when you're going 500 miles per hour, if you're off by that much, you're in the river. So, they hit a building that's only 5 stories high...[unclear] that expertly. I believe that there will be answers in that video tape and we should demand that that tape is released."

Michael Moore was not vague or bashful in discussing 9/11 truth-- rather, he demanded a "new investigation before we get too far away from this-- to find out the whole truth."

"And I intend, in my own way, to find some answers," Moore added. "Thank you for doing whatever you're doing."

Amy Goodman, who was also at the premiere, cowered from a question that brought up the fact that she witnessed WTC Building 7 collapse-- she was seen on video during news coverage of the apparent demolition. She declined even a brief response, stating that an interview was about to begin.

Moore's most recent comments on 9/11 are a far cry from statements he made to Alex Jones during the 2004 RNC convention when he told Jones, tongue-in-cheek, that he didn't report on NORAD standing down because "it would be un-American."

This is a huge development in public figures going public with 9/11 questions-- particularly on the part of 'liberals' and others who identify with the 'left.' Despite overwhelming discontent with the Bush Administration, many such voices dismiss the importance of investigating 9/11 or simply decline to discuss any outstanding questions or relevant evidence. Noam Chomsky, for one, suggested that it "wouldn't matter" even if 9/11 had been hatched from a government plot.

Will the mainstream media continue to ignore the fact that the official story on 9/11 is all but dead, and more and more figures are coming forth to demand the truth?

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Man Who Started It All!

Please check this out!

David Von Kleist Speaks on 9/11

Dave Von Kleist is a small town radio show host (The Power Hour) and the narrator in the movie 911 In Plane Site (the Japanese website can be seen here), which we translated into Japanese. In the process of translating and producing the movie my eyes were opened about the hidden facts of 911 and I often talked on the phone with Dave.

Dave is doing well and continuing his wonderful work to help wake up Americans and rest of the world to what really happened on September 11th.

Thank you, Dave!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My Heart Medicine!

Dear friends who are making a difference for a better planet and who are in my mind.

Have you watched or listened to this?

Severn's message to the world is my heart medicine. Whenever I am down and feel what I have been doing is worthless (does this happen to you, sometimes?), reading her speech has always brought me back up (By the way, I used to carry her speech with me wherever I went).

Now you can watch her speak, which is even more powerful. I hope it will do the same thing for you, as it did for me.

In 1992, Severn Suzuki from Canada, 12 years-old at the time, made this amazing speech at the Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro. I was there, too(at the NGO forum, not actually where she spoke). After her speech, governmental leaders ran up to her and praised her. Some had tears in their eyes.

After this event, Severn was asked to speak and travel all over the world in order for her to continue to wake up adults on the environmental issues and how we should stop war and help the poor.

This speech has been keeping me going, even today. Sometimes I feel down and feel like quitting the many different tasks I am doing, but once I listen to her speech, I regain energy and I can continue on.

Please listen to this speech often, especially when you feel you are not making a difference. I hope it will inspire you to carry on and help make the world a better place for us all!


Thursday, May 31, 2007

Team GOGO!


Something positive and revolutionary is about to happen here in Japan. There is a marvelous new positive action group called TEAM GOGO that is beginning to make big waves across the country.

TEAM GOGO was initiated by Tentsukuman (literally, a man who creates heaven) and Ryuichi Nakamura. They want to stop global warming, the radioactive pollution that will soon spread across Japan once the Rokkasho reprocessing plant in northern Japan becomes fully operational, and of course, they want to end all war.

They suggest that by changing just a few small things in our lives we can make such changes a reality! For example, instead of depositing money in multinational banks we should create and use local peoples’ banks... We should try to eat as much locally grown food as possible. We should choose energy saving electric appliances. grow our own food where possible, and use candles for romantic dinners and so on... They have many more wonderful ideas. If enough people were to adopt them, the effect on our planet would be enormous.

To spread the word about these changes that need to take place and the actions each of us can do, TEAM GOGO will distribute their GOGA newspaper to every home in Japan. The distribution will take place between June 10th and June 22nd.

To coordinate the distribution of the newspaper in all the cities, towns and villages across Japan, we need 1,800 Rainbow Angels. If you live in Japan, would you join us and become a Rainbow Angel or Rainbow Angel Supporter?

Even if you don’t speak Japanese you can help! TEAM GOGO has English speaking staff and will be happy to put you in touch people in your area that you can work with. Here is the email address you should use: Please include your name and address. If you can speak Japanese, let us know, as that would be advantageous!

If you cannot help us with the actual distribution of the newspaper, you can also help by donating to TEAM GOGO. We require 20 million yen to print the newspaper and to distribute it to all the families in Japan (49 million families). We are working hard to raise the required money and your contribution would be greatly appreciated!

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If you live in Japan you can send a donation from your local post office by Yubin Furikae money transfer. Here are the details you need to include.

Account number: 01670-5-75050

Thanks for in advance for your support and involvement. Together, let's make this miracle happen.

The TEAM GOGO homepage can be viewed here. Unfortunately, there is no English page available at this time.

By the way, on the 22nd, there will be a Candle Night Summer Solstice, when we hope one million people in Japan will turn off their electric lights for two hours from 8 to 10 PM and just use candles for their illumination. Check out the Candle Night English homepage here:

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Passionate Memorial Day Speech!

One of my friends just sent me the following eight minute video of Dennis Kucinich speaking in Tampa, Florida during the Memorial Day Weekend. His presentation is so direct, so heartfelt, so inspiring.

I don’t know how widely it was broadcast in the mainstream media, but I want to make sure as many people see it as possible...

He covers the war in Iraq, global warming, impeachment, price fixing and the nefarious greed of the global oil corporations and more!!

Please watch it and get your friends to watch it! We, the world, need a man like Dennis to lead us back to peace and sanity!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Dennis Kucinich on Democracy Now!

Today, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, that broadcasts on NPR (National Public Radio) around the US, interviewed Dennis Kucinich, Ohio Congressman and Democratic presidential candidate, on his views on the Democratic leadership giving in to the Bush regime by abandoning its effort to include a non-binding timetable for withdrawal from Iraq in the war spending bill.

Dennis made his viewpoint very clear, that the Democrats, who were elected in November last year to end the war have failed the wishes of the people of America. He also makes the underlying reasons for the US presence in the Gulf area have everything to do with profiteering from Iraqi oil...

A transcript of the interview can be read here. To watch the interview, click here.

I urge you to go to Congressman Kuchinich’s website in order to learn more about him and his outstanding policies. Anyone who truly desires peace for our planet needs to give him the serious consideration he undoubtedly deserves!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

William Rodriguez on Fox News Boston

William Rodriguez is still working hard to expose the horrible lies that we were all shocked and manipulated into believing! In Boston on May 17th, he was interviewed on Fox TV. Check out the clip below.

Last year in Japan at the first 911 Truth International Conference we had the opportunity to meet with William. You can hear his moving testimony from that event on my blog by clicking here.

911 was an inside job!

Friday, May 18, 2007

♪ Loose Change Japanese Version has 527,000 hits! ♪ - 23 min 33 sec - 5.7 MB

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Great news to us all. I have just found out that more than 527,000 people have checked out Loose Change 2 Japanese on Google Video. We must keep spreading this information because many people still do not know... Of course some know, but they do not yet fully believe or they don’t want to believe...

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If you are American and haven't read any of David Ray Griffin's books, I recommend you read one at least. I just finished translating The New Pearl Harbor (It will be published later this year) and started reading Debunking 9/11 Debunking. His books are a must read for all Americans.

I had the opportunity to meet with David earlier this year. What a marvelous and modest man I discovered him to be. I didn’t write about my meeting with him in my English blog, but did in my Japanese blog as it was after meeting him that I decided to translate his book to Japanese.

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In fact I interviewed him and published a podcast of our interview. I have included the podcast with this blog. Don’t be put off by the Japanese introduction, keep listening and you will be able to hear David answering my questions, along with my translations for my Japanese listeners....

You can see a picture taken during our meeting here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Resolving The Worsening Crisis At The FDA

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I received the article below directly from Steven Fox. I have decided to publish it in full as I feel it absolutely necessary for each of us to learn more the failings of the FDA. The FDA are no longer (perhaps they never have been!) the protectors of the food supply, these days they work hand in hand with the large multi-national food and drug companies, with profit, not health as their as their only goal. Our politicians are implicitly involved as well...

For some serious and insightful reading on this topic I highly recommend Marion Nestle’s book Food Politics.

May 11th, 2007

The FDA has been taken over by the very industries that it was meant to regulate. This is outrageous; this is tragic; at times, this is even criminal. The unholy alliance between corporation and state have bled out even the pretense that the FDA is working for the benefit and safety of the American people. The FDA is a failed bureaucracy under corporate control. This sad litany affects every single American, and is compellingly detailed in this article by Stephen Fox. His analyses are at times horrifying, yet are always medically and legally accurate; his recommendations concerning corrections, especially at the state (rather than Federal level) are insightful.

KP Stoller, MD
President, International Hyperbaric Medical Assoc
Medical Director, Hyperbaric Medical Center of New Mexico

By Stephen Fox

Never before in Human History has food chemistry been so precarious and so critical to the health of billions. This results from multinational corporate biochemical mayhem going unchecked by regulatory bodies in every nation, the worst two being the United States Food and Drug Administration and Chinas total lack of standards. This crisis is worsening, demonstrated by the FDA failing to discern the imported melamine from China in the wheat and rice gluten additive to pet food that has already killed at least 4000 pets, and the failure to prevent imports of diethylene glycol, the fake glycerine from China added to medications as a sweetener, which has killed hundreds, especially children, from Panama to India to Bangladesh.

These egregious vignettes, however, pale in epidemiological comparison with harm done by the manufacturing of neurotoxic and carcinogenic food additives in general, which is rapidly destroying health in hundreds of nations. My own theory is that melamine, not normally very toxic, became poisonous when mixed with cyanuric acid in the bottom of the vats in China, a theory also advanced by Richard Goldstein at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.

Food-flavoring workers in California were recently diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare and life-threatening form of lung disease, also known as popcorn workers lung, particularly in workers at microwave- popcorn factories; the disease destroys the lungs. Since 2001, studies have shown links between the disease and a chemical used in artificial butter flavor called diacetyl. Flavoring manufacturers have paid out more than $100 million as a result of lawsuits by people sick with popcorn workers lung over the past five years. One death from the disease has been confirmed among workers; how many have gone undetected in the general population?

Lawsuits against Pfizer and Zoloft have resulted in the FDA recently requiring antidepressant manufacturers to add suicide warnings to their products, a belated public relations gesture. Even the normally unflappable Dr. Andrew Von Eschenbach, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, was very recently appointed a new Assistant Commissioner for Food Safety and Security, Dr. David Acheson, M.D. A 1980 graduate of University of London Medical School, Acheson trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases then taught at Tufts Medical Center and researched food borne pathogens, focusing on Shiga toxin- producing E. coli. He also participated in FDA discussions about the fact that heating french fries to 425 degrees transforms the starch into the carcinogenic acrylamide. (In 2003 and 2004, then Attorney General of California Lockyer tried to officially label french fries as containing a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, over the objections of the fast food lobby and the FDA commission at that time. Perhaps the present AG of California, Jerry Brown will continue this vital consumer protection battle).

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat and senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, blasted Achesons appointment as a mere "reshuffling of management" doing little to prevent future outbreaks. "The agency should have a sense of the barriers, gaps and most critical needs in our food safety system," DeLauro said. "What is needed to adequately protect our food supply is strong enforcement authority that would require mandatory recalls of contaminated products and a commitment from agency management to follow-through with safety investigations."

This pet food thing has shown people, including people at the very highest levels of the administration, that something needs to be fixed. If this isn‘t a wake-up call, the people are so asleep they are catatonic, stated William Hubbard, Associate Director of FDA from 1991 to 2005. As long as the system depends on government inspectors to detect problems and pull dangerous foods, it‘s a failed system, said Michael Taylor former Director of the Agriculture Departments Food Safety Service. Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler, who served under both Bush I and Clinton, maintained that major improvements were needed from Congress, the industry and the FDA."The food safety system in this country is broken," Kessler told the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Kessler said the FDA needed more money for food safety efforts and should make it a higher priority. "Food safety can't be delegated to second-tier management within the agency, and the fact is that food is a second-tier priority within the FDA," Kessler said.

More money for more experts? Was Kessler joking? We wantonly add chemicals to almost everything we consume as food, almost none of which existed 101 years ago when the Pure Food and Drugs Act was passed, the precursor of the 1937 FDCA that created the FDA (except for Saccharin from Monsanto, invented in 1904). Ralph Nader published THE CHEMICAL FEAST in 1970. Everything is done for superficial appearance or taste. Sodium hexametaphosphate added to potatoes. Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrates and Nitrites TBHQ, BHA, and BHT, some of which chemical relatives of embalming fluid routinely added to meats and manufactured food products, result in cancers from heated carcinogenic nitrosamines. Artificial sweeteners, made by adding chlorine to sugar (Sucralose/Splenda) or Aspartame, metabolized as methanol and formaldehyde. Take coffee beans; add mercurial fungicides during the transport, then mix the coffee with chemicals like artificial sweeteners and non-dairy creamers, or even just the regular old recombinant bovine grown hormones, found in 99% of the USAs milk, all at higher temperatures which release the proven brain tumor causing diketopiperazine from the Aspartame molecule. Ship cases and cases of Diet Sodas to the Middle East, store them out in the sun at 120 degrees, and then are you surprised when the troops drinking 12-15 daily of these come home with neurological impairments conveniently dubbed Gulf War Syndrome, as if someone else were responsible for these Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Are you surprised when children drinking sodas for breakfast and having manufactured junk food at lunch doled out in the federally funded school lunch programs develop behavioral problems like the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome, or worse genetic afflictions like Autism? Or when they fail academically or develop criminal pathologies at an early age, and they develop Adult Onset Diabetes at the age of 10 or 11? Add in pesticides, herbicides, fluorine and chlorine in the water, and unburnt hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide in the air, and you have a witches brew of toxic chemicals that is destroying health in the USA and other nations. When activists, lawyers, and legislators try to take some tiny incremental step to begin to correct even one of these problems, they are met with a solid wall of bureaucratic intransigence, corporate lobbyists, stonewalling, and idiotic denial of even the basic premises of their arguments, as if that to reveal that critics are paranoiac will somehow defuse their arguments.

At the level of the New Mexico Legislature 2005-2007, it became absurd to talk to State Senators about the obvious need to prevent Aspartame from harming our children, while six out of nine of them were obliviously guzzling their own can of Diet Coke! Only when bodies pile up killed by chemicals, as they did from DDT, Agent Orange, Asbestos, Vioxx, and others, will the corporate clamor and smoke and mirrors evaporate. Only when the massive lawsuits and judgments begin to roll up will regulatory authorities like the FDA be FORCED to rescind the approval for more of these harmful chemicals, and will see state-level FDAs created by legislatures.

Once, I had hope about FDA Commissioner Von Eschenbach, a cancer survivor who proclaimed that he sought to end cancer by 2015. However, in every single case wherein he was contacted by Aspartame victims, physicians treating Aspartame poisoning, citizen activists, and even state and national Senators, he has either ignored them or else diligently toed the line of cranking out corporate-pleasing lies. In his letter responding to 21 New Mexico legislators asking for Aspartames approval to be rescinded, Von Eschenbach said FDA has yet to be presented with credible scientific evidence! Fact: FDA has always completely ignored or discredited evidence laid before them (just google Ramazzini Oncology Foundation, Dr. Russell Blaylock, Dr. H.J. Roberts, Dr. Betty Martini, and others, to read some of the evidence).

I am suspicious of Dr. Acheson, the recently appointed Food Safety and Security Deputy Commissioner. At best, he is a band-aid pasted on to thus far unsolved afflictions, another gutless apparatchik appointed to appease our increasingly angry public, yet not rock the boat of the grander Administration schemes of corporate-driven Haliburton-corrupted plutocracies, health be damned. Acheson has thus far obtained the ringing endorsement of the Grocery Manufacturers of America, who lick his boots and count on him to do absolutely nothing to correct the medical, neurological, epidemiological, and educational harm done by the biochemical mayhem and chemical feast called mainstream American cuisine.

Hillary Clinton very recently called on FDA and the Agriculture Department to strengthen regulations for imported and domestic foods. In a letter to Secretary Mike Johanns of the USDA and to Commissioner Andrew Eschenbach, Clinton wrote that "On top of the direct threat to human health, this contamination also threatens our agricultural industries. It is unconscionable that America does not have proper mechanisms in place to adequately test and track food and feed materials from overseas." She asked: "What procedures you plan to put in place to test food and feed products coming in from overseas, especially countries with lax food safety standards? How you can improve the monitoring and tracking of products once they enter into the United States? How you will alert the public to these problems in the future?"

However, as long as we have current and prior Presidents and the rest of the current Presidential candidates addicted to junk food, unable to recognize the neurological harm done by their own guzzling of aspartame in diet sodas, is there any political resolution possible to curtail general fast food corporate abuses of human health? Please let me know what you think!

Stephen Fox
Founder, New Millennium Fine Art


Monday, May 14, 2007

Mothers' Day Proclamation

We often forget how Mothers' Day originated. It started during the civil war in the US. A mother named Julia Ward Howe who was against slavery, war and for the women's vote stood up to ask other women around the world to stand together for peace and against war. Here is her original proclamation, which still is very moving.

Please read below and take a look at this video as well.


Mother's Day Proclamation

Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts,
Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!

Say firmly:
"We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

From the bosom of the devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own.
It says: "Disarm! Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of
Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day
of counsel.

Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace,
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God.

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Kucinich Sweeps California Democratic Convention Party

Check out this fabulous speech by Dennis Kucinich speaking to the California Democratic Party's 2007 State Convention in San Diego, April 28, 2007.

Kucinich is without question, the man who should be President in 2008!

The fact that Kucinich hardly gets any coverage in the US mainstream media really shows that the media is no longer giving fair coverage to all candidates and issues.

Check out a review of his speech on The After Downing Street homepage!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bravo! Canale 5 of Italy

Got this from my friend Chihaya in Australia. This is uplifting news after Virgin Airlines canceled Loose Change as an in-flight movie.


To us "9/11 victims" are not only the 3,000 people that perished on that day, but also some 650,000 civilians killed in Iraq since the invasion began, 100,000 plus Afghans who've met the same fate in their country, more than 3,000 US soldiers sent by "Dick & Rummy" to die under false pretense, and --sadly but truly -- the ever increasing number of first responders who were knowingly sent to their death by an administration that could be defined "criminal" for this one action alone.

Yes, I feel the same, as well as one guy on that audio

London 9/11 Truth Roundtable (Podcast)
Submitted by Dem Bruce Lee Styles on Sat, 05/05/2007 - 11:41am.
Listen here on 911Podcasts (MP3)


"If we let them get away with it, we haven't got any future."

and he talks about having his children work for this(if we couldn't finish this job, I suppose) and I agree with him.

Watch that 6min video from Canale 5, though we all know it.)

And if you read Italian all right,

Sunday, April 29, 2007

First Lady To Be!

Please watch this amazing impromptu interview with Elizabeth Kucinich.

I met Elizabeth the first time in September 2005 when I attended the 3rd National Conference for a Department of Peace. Dennis and Elizabeth were newly married and looked very happy. We spent three hours talking together. Yes, she is a beautiful woman inside and out.

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At the 3rd National Department of Peace Conference in Washington DC, Sep. 2005

This time in February, I was in Washington DC again to attend the 4th National Conference for a Department of Peace and I met Elizabeth again. Dennis and Elizabeth have become a really powerful and compassionate couple, which is something good for America, England and the world. Their relationship is now very close as they enjoy working together on projects and issues that they both have deep common interest in. I am very happy that Dennis has such a wonderful partner in his life.

I really hope that Americans will finally find the real leader of their country and our planet, that person, of course, I feel should be Dennis Kucinich and his wife Elizabeth.

We need a leader who is compassionate, not someone who kills and destroys.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Kucinich Introduces Impeachment Articles Against Cheney

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Check out the CNN video interview on YouTube with Dennis.


This is sooooo moving that I have to publish it in full. Hope ALL Americans read this and understand that Kucinich is the leader USA needs and the whole world awaits for.

Kucinich Introduces Impeachment Articles Against Cheney

CQ Transcripts Wire
Tuesday, April 24, 2007; 6:09 PM

REP. DENNIS J. KUCINICH, D-OHIO: Thank you very much for being here.

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We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that, among these, are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the government; and, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it.

These words from the Declaration of Independence are instructive at this moment. Because not only whenever any form of government, but whenever any government official becomes destructive of the founding purposes, that official or those officials must be held accountable.

Because I believe the vice president's conduct of office has been destructive to the founding purposes of our nation. Today, I have introduced House Resolution 333, Articles of Impeachment Relating to Vice President Richard B. Cheney. I do so in defense of the rights of the American people to have a government that is honest and peaceful.

It became obvious to me that this vice president, who was a driving force for taking the United States into a war against Iraq under false pretenses, is once again rattling the sabers of war against Iran with the same intent to drive America into another war, again based on false pretenses.

Let me cite from the articles of impeachment that were introduced this afternoon, Article I, that Richard Cheney had purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and the Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the United States armed forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security.

That despite all evidence to the contrary, the vice president actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and the Congress of the United States about an alleged threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

That preceding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the vice president was fully informed that no legitimate evidence existed of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The vice president pressured the intelligence community to change their findings to enable the deception of the citizens and the Congress of the United States.

That in this the vice president subverted the national security interests of the United States by setting the stage for the loss of more than 3,300 United States service members and the loss of 650,000 Iraqi citizens since the United States invasion; the loss of approximately $500 billion in war costs, which has increased our federal debt; the loss of military readiness within the United States armed services, through an overextension and lack of training and lack of equipment; and the loss of United States credibility in the world affairs and decades of likely blowback created by the invasion of Iraq.

That with respect to Article II, that Richard Cheney manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and the Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and Al Qaida in order to justify the use of United States armed forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security.

And that, despite all evidence to the contrary, the vice president actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and Al Qaida.

That preceding to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the vice president was fully informed that no credible evidence existed of a working relationship between Iraq and Al Qaida, a fact articulated in several official documents.

With respect to Article III, that in his conduct while vice president of the United States, Richard Cheney openly threatened aggression against the Republic of Iran, absent any real threat to the United States, and has done so with the United States's proven capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining the national security interests of the United States.

That despite no evidence that Iran has the intention or the capability of attacking the United States, and despite the turmoil created by the United States's invasion of Iraq, the vice president has openly threatened aggression against Iran.

Furthermore, I point out in the articles that Article VI of the United States Constitution states, and I quote, "This Constitution and the laws of the United States shall be made in pursuance thereof and all treaties made or which shall be made under the authority of the United States shall be the supreme law of the land. Any provision of an international treaty ratified by the United States becomes the law of the United States."

The United States is signatory to the U.N. Charter, a treaty among the nations of the world. Article II, Section 4 of the United Nations Charter states, and I quote, "All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations."

The articles conclude by pointing out that the vice president's deception upon the citizens and the Congress of the United States that enabled the failed United States invasion of Iraq forcibly altered the rules of diplomacy so that the vice president recent belligerent actions toward Iran are destabilizing and counterproductive to the national security of the United States of America.

These articles of impeachment are not brought forth lightly. I've carefully weighed the options available to members of Congress and found this path the path that is the most important to take.

The justifications used to lead our nation to war have unquestionably been disproved. Brave soldiers and innocent civilians have lost their lives in a war the United States should never have initiated. The weight of the lies used to lead us into war has grown heavier with each death. Now is the time for Congress to examine the actions that led us into this war, just as we must work to bring the troops home. This resolution is a very serious matter, and I will urge the Committee on Judiciary to investigate and carefully consider this resolution.

At this time, I'm happy to take any of your questions.

QUESTION: Congressman, at this point do you have any other -- any fellow members support this?

KUCINICH: At this very moment, the resolution is being transmitted to members of Congress. Because this resolution is so weighty in its import, it's going to be important for members of Congress to have sufficient time to study the articles. This is unlike any other type of legislation or resolution. This is not something that you can ask anyone to make a snap judgment on. It took me a while to come to this point. And I would expect that members of Congress, given the opportunity to review these articles, will be able to come to a conclusion consistent with their own concerns and the concerns of their constituents.

QUESTION: But at this point, you stand alone, at this point?

KUCINICH: At this point, I believe that I stand with millions of Americans who have expressed concern through their state legislatures, through petitions to Congress, through contact with their members of Congress, that something has to be done to reclaim our country's goodness, to reclaim a government which the American people want to be honest, want to be just.

And so I do not stand alone. I have multitudes of people backing this.

QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) Chairman Conyers to look at this?

KUCINICH: I will discuss this with Chairman Conyers, now that this has been introduced, and I will ask for his consideration. And I will communicate this to all members of the House and ask them to give it the kind of thoughtful consideration that it deserves.

KUCINICH: I might point out that -- that when you read the annotations here, you will see that everything that has been said in these articles has been carefully documented. In fact, I would imagine that some of you have even reported some of the statements, although perhaps the statements have not been challenged in this way until now.


KUCINICH: The question relates to why I'm bringing the articles of impeachment against Mr. Cheney, and not Mr. Bush. Is that it?

QUESTION: Why solely Mr. Cheney?

KUCINICH: Well, there's a practical reason here. And the practical reason is -- first of all, I want to say that each and every charge against Mr. Cheney relates to his conduct or misconduct in office.

Now, with respect to the president. I think that it's very important that we start with Mr. Cheney. Because if we were to start with the president and pursue articles of impeachment, Mr. Cheney would then become president.

It's significant and responsible to start in this way, because if the same charges would relate to the president as relate to the vice president, you would then have to go through the constitutional agony of impeaching two presidents consecutively.


KUCINICH: Well, actually -- I'll wait until that truck goes by here.

Let me tell you the difference. The difference today is that this vice president is actively encouraging aggression against Iran. It is urgent that Congress take steps to check the abuse of power. And that's what this impeachment resolution will do.

KUCINICH: There is no comparison whatsoever -- in any way, shape or manner -- between these articles of impeachment and the articles of impeachment which were presented to the House of Representatives in 1999.

In fact, these articles of impeachment are deeply researched, will stand up in a discussion in the House and in the Senate. And I believe that they are -- that they're imperative to bring forth right now because the threat of war against Iran is very real.

And this vice president cannot be permitted to continue to violate both the U.S. Constitution and the U.N. Charter.

QUESTION: Congressman, you're running for president. Are you hoping to get the others (OFF-MIKE)?

KUCINICH: Each person has to -- each person will have to make his or her own decision.

This goes beyond partisan terms. This is being done to defend our constitutional system of government. This is being done so that all those of us who took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States can understand that this impeachment is one valid way in furtherance of the defense of our Constitution.

I don't see this as being distant from anyone, in any capacity in our government. Everyone must reflect on this.

Years from now, people will ask, "Why didn't the United States government respond when they saw this threat to our democracy? Why didn't people inside the government respond?" if this doesn't move forward.

And so this really isn't so much, I might add, about the vice president as it is about who we are as a people. What is it that we stand for? What kind of government do the people of the United States expect and deserve?

KUCINICH: It's not appropriate for the government to lie to people. It is wrong for government officials -- you know, the vice president, in this case -- to take this nation into war based on lies.

And so, again, this becomes a question of who we are as a people. And so this resolution 333, articles of impeachment against the vice president, will let future generations know that no one is above the law of this country and that Congresses have the specific responsibility to provide a check to administrative abuse of power. That's the way the framers set this government up.

QUESTION: Congressman, Speaker Pelosi has said on more than one occasion she's not interested in impeachment.

Have you had conversations with her on this, or some exchange, in your mind...

KUCINICH: No, I have not discussed this with Speaker Pelosi.

I want to stress that this is not a partisan action at all. I have not confided in anyone in the leadership of my party, because I take this action beyond partisanship, beyond party, as an obligation and commitment to my nation and my loyalty to America and my willingness to say, "Stop the lies. Stop the lying. Stop the dying that's occurring in Iraq over lies."

It's imperative that America stand for the truth. It said in the Bible, "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free." Well, let then these articles of impeachment help set our nation free from the lies that have enveloped our governmental process, the lies that are trapping us still in a war in Iraq, the lies that could take us into a war against Iran.

This is about the truth.

QUESTION: Congressman, it's been said by some pundits that you're just introducing these articles to gain publicity for your presidential campaign.

What do you make of those allegations? And do you think this is going to help you out in your race for the presidency?

KUCINICH: These articles are about the conduct of the vice president of the United States, that he deceived the people of the United States to take this country into a war, that he continues to exhibit a pattern of conduct that could take this country into another war based on false pretenses. That's what this is about.

KUCINICH: And I believe that the people of this country are demanding that someone stand up and anyone has been free to do this. Anyone in the House of Representatives could take similar action if they so choose, or could take action against the vice president or the president.

QUESTION: Pelosi says it's not going anywhere.


KUCINICH: Have you talked to her today?

QUESTION: Yes, I did.

KUCINICH: Then I would say I have not talked to her. And as much as I admire the speaker, as much as I voted to support her, I feel that it's my obligation as a member of Congress to introduce these articles of impeachment. And I believe the American people will be the final arbiters as to whether or not these articles should go forward.

QUESTION: Just to follow up, when you say the vice president led us into war, wouldn't that be President Bush? Isn't Cheney working for Bush? (inaudible)

KUCINICH: Well, let's go into Article I. "Mr. Cheney: 'We know they have biological and chemical weapons.'" Said this in a press conference on March 17th, 2002. "We know they're pursuing nuclear weapons." He said this in a press briefing on March 19th, 2002. "He is pursuing, activity pursuing nuclear weapons at this time." He said this on "CNN Late Edition," March 24th. "We know he's got chemical and biological, and we know he's working on nuclear."

"Meet the Press," May 19th: "But we know Saddam has resumed his efforts to acquire nuclear weapons." "There is no doubt he's amassing them against our friends, against our allies and against us." August 26th, 2002.

On and on and on. "He has in fact activity and aggressively seeking to acquire nuclear weapons." September 8th, 2002, "Meet the Press."

"He has in fact reconstituted nuclear weapons." March 16th, "Meet the Press."

This vice president was a driving force in trying to create the circumstances to justify the United States's attack against Iran. And he not only deceived the people of the United States, and the Congress of the United States, he deceived the American media.

KUCINICH: And so these articles are tightly focused on the conduct of the vice president. And to the extent that they may reflect in some way on the conduct of the president of the United States, is another matter for another day.


KUCINICH: I think the record is very clear, that this vice president used his conduct of office to promote a war and Article I and Article II are very clear that he conducted himself in such a way as to use the power of his office to promote that war.

And so this relates to the vice president. And I think I answered the question earlier about why the vice president and not the president.

Anyone else? I want to thank you very much for being here.

QUESTION: Do you have anyone you would identify as a replacement? If Vice President Cheney were impeached, it would have to be voted on the House and the Senate for confirmation.

KUCINICH: That would be up to President Bush.

Thank you.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Great news after such tragedies in Virginia, USA and Nagasaki, Japan.

The Mayor of Nagasaki, Mr. Itoh, a strong peace and anti nuclear supporter, was shot to death during his election campaign, the following day after the Virginia Tec gun massacre. I pray that the victims and their families and friends will be able to transform the grief and pain they share into the energy our society so badly needs to create a more peaceful culture in the world.

Here is some great news I found today.
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich Intends to File For Cheney Impeachment

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the most liberal of the Democratic presidential candidates in the primary field, declared in a letter sent to his Democratic House colleagues this morning that he plans to file articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.

Kucinich has made ending the war in Iraq the central theme of his campaign. He has even taken aim at the leading Democratic presidential candidates in the field for their votes on authorizing the war.

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution gives Congress the authority to impeach the president, vice president and "all civil Officers of the United States" for "treason, bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Sources tell the Sleuth that in light of the mass killings at Virginia Tech Monday, Kucinich's impeachment plans have been put on hold. There will be no action this week, they say.

Kucinich's office had no comment on the Congressman's "Dear Colleague" letter -- which apparently was drafted over the weekend, before the school massacre -- or on what the focus of articles of impeachment against Cheney would be.

But Kucinich shouldn't hold his breath on getting anywhere with his impeachment plan. "We'll see a Kucinich Administration before we'll see a Cheney impeachment," quipped one Democratic aide.

Here is the text of his letter, a copy of which was forwarded to the Sleuth:

April 17, 2007

Dear Colleague:

This week I intend to introduce Articles of Impeachment with respect to the conduct of Vice President Cheney. Please have your staff contact my office . . . if you would like to receive a confidential copy of the document prior to its introduction in the House.


Dennis J. Kucinich
Member of Congress

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

911 Truth will Prevail

It says: 9/11 Truth Movement: Only Growing Stronger – And the Media are Frightened to Death!

Yes, I should think so. The corporate media has been covering up the truth and allowing this illegal war to continue, killing hundreds and thousands innocent people in Iraq. They SHOULD be frightened to death.

It is your turn to spread the truth. Learn more about what really happened on Sept. 11th, 2001 and tell everyone you know!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

(Unfortunately not a) Great Victory on Aspartame!

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Unfortunately, the information I received about the banning of Aspartame was incorrect. Apparently, what happened was a woman in Spain read an old article (in Spanish) from 2004 about an elected representative from Iloilo(a state in the Philippines) who had INTRODUCED a bill to ban aspartame. She mistakenly believed the article was actually news of the passing of the bill and forwarded her ‘incorrect’ news around the world. I was one of those that received the news... Unfortunately the bill was defeated by corporate lobbyists...

I am leaving the content of the news I received intact, but am adjusting the comments I made to suit the situation as I now understand it to be.


I am unhappy to learn that the Philippines is not completely banning aspartame, as I had first been led to believe when I received the news below. The banning of aspartame would be a very significant victory for all people against the global ‘biggies’ Monsanto, Serle and Ajinomoto that are deliberately attempting to destroy our health.

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Read the news release below... What good news that would be if it actually came about!

Regardless, you had better not take anything containing aspartame! If you love sweets, eat only those that contain natural sugars such as honey, maple syrup, rice syrup, and so on, or just dried fruits. There are many sweets available that don’t contain this horrible poison.

I would recommend you check out this free eBook interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock, The Truth About Aspartame, MSG and Excitotoxins.



Thanks to Mission Possible Spain for this incredible news. The Philippine Congress has prohibited the importation or the use of aspartame, punishable by heavy fines. Below are the English and Spanish.

We hope the Philippine government and physicians will record the cessation of diseases when aspartame is removed. For example, aspartame triggers seizures and they will be able to document consumers whose seizures were triggered by aspartame who become seizure free. Aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines. Mothers will birth healthy children free from autism and other aspartame birth defects. See the list of 92 symptoms on Aspartame breaks down to diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent and triggers psychiatric and behavioral problems so many with these symptoms can now recover.

In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame because of the seizures and blindness it causes but FDA refused. It causes macular degeneration, optic neuritis and blindness. The late Morgan Raiford M.D., ophthalmologist and specialist in methanol toxicity, wrote that victims if warned in time while their vision is in the wet stage can recover their sight. So the Philippines also have this benefit to look forward to, the return of sight. The methanol from aspartame converts to formaldehyde and formic acid in the retina and destroys the optic nerve.

Joint pain, memory loss and headaches will diminish. Aspartame can precipitate MS. We look forward to Philippine victims walking out of wheelchairs. One victim in the US was Cori Brackett who with her husband produced Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World. Cori was diagnosed with MS and 8 months later, off aspartame, her large brain lesion was all but gone.

There is international alarm over epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Aspartame not only can precipitate diabetes but also simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy. It causes diabetics to have convulsions and even interacts with insulin. Aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonfu/Equal/E951, Benevia). also causes weight gain because it induces carbohydrate craving. The Trocho Study in Barcelona shows the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue, and damages DNA. There is great toxicity in the liver and substantial amounts in the kidneys, brain, and in adipose tissue or fat cells.

Having worked with the Philippines in the past, we congratulate this intelligent action to remove this poison. Stephen Fox, Mission Possible New Mexico, works with Heads of State. Those wanting to ban in other areas can get SB 498 and HB 391 from the web site of the Santa Fe Legislature. Viva Philippines.

Dr. Betty Martini, D,Hum, Founder Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway Duluth, Georgia 30097

Aspartame Information List,
Aspartame Toxicity Center,

Resources: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by H. J. Roberts, M.D., 1038 page medical text

Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.

His lecture The Truth About Aspartame

Aspartame documentary on the poisoning of the world: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World

Scientific Peer Reviewed Studies and funding:

Safe Sweeteners: Stevia and Just Like Sugar

Aspartame brain tumor cases being taken in New York and New Jersey.


English translation:

Official emblem: Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce (Spain)

Philippines forbids the import and use of aspartame

A law promulgated by the Philippine congress has forbidden the importing and use, in the country, of aspartame, a sweetener that is between 180 to 200 times more potent than sugar, as well as banning distribution of four makes of saccharine, the most important brand names in the country known as: Equal, NutraSweet, Equal-Measure y Spoonful.[*] According to the said Law aspartame gives rise to a total of 75% of the negative effects reflected in consumers and other users according to the north American administration of food and alimentation, among others, brain tumours, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Parkinsons, Alzheimers and diabetes among others. The ban affects all use of this product in any type of consumable and infringement will carry penalties that go from 9,000 euros to 90,000 euros.

Spanish Institute of External Commerce (ICEX). Paseo de la Castellana 14-16, 28046 MADRID. | 902 349 000

[*] All these are the brand names for aspartame. Aspartame is listed as E951 in the Codex Alimentarius.

Filipinas prohbe la importacin y uso del aspartamo

Una ley promulgado por el congreso de Filipinas ha prohibido la importacin y el uso del aspartamo, un edulcorante entre 180 y 200 veces ms potente que el azcar, en el pas, as como ha prohibido la distribucin de cuatro marcas de sacarina, de las ms importantes del pas: Equal, Nutrasweet, Equal-Measure y Spoonful.[*] Segn dicha ley el aspartamo da lugar a un total del 75% de los efectos negativos reflejados por los consumidores y usuarios segn la administracin norteamericana de comida y alimentacin, entre otros, tumores cerebrales, esclerosis mltiple, epilepsia, sndrome de fatiga crnica, parkinson, alzheimer y diabetes entre otros. La prohibicin afecta al uso de este producto en cualquier tipo de consumible y la vulneracin de la misma acarrear penas que van desde los 9.000 euros a los 90.000 euros.

Instituto Espaol de Comercio Exterior (ICEX). P de la Castellana
14-16 28046 MADRID | 902 349 000

[*] Todas estas marcas son de aspartamo. Aspartamo se encuentra en el Codex Alimentarius bajo el nmero E951.,2956,35582_13637_16030_298341,00.html

Friday, March 30, 2007

War with Iran? No War, Yes Peace!

I received the story below from Sam Butler. I do not want any one killed. We must find an alternative to war.
Thanks to Terry Burke for this. He got it from ICUJP (Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace) a non-profit Interfaith anti-war activist group in Los Angeles California.

Let's hope the exposure of this to the light will ward it off.

Operation Bite: April 6 sneak attack by US forces against Iran planned, Russian military sources warn
By Webster G. Tarpley
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Mar 26, 2007, 01:02

WASHINGTON DC, -- The long awaited US military attack on Iran is now on track for the first week of April, specifically for 4 am on April 6, the Good Friday opening of Easter weekend, writes the well-known Russian journalist Andrei Uglanov in the Moscow weekly "Argumenty Nedeli." Uglanov cites Russian military experts close to the Russian General Staff for his account.

The attack is slated to last for 12 hours, according to Uglanov, from 4 am until 4 pm local time. Friday is the sabbath in Iran. In the course of the attack, code named Operation Bite, about 20 targets are marked for bombing; the list includes uranium enrichment facilities, research centers, and laboratories.

The first reactor at the Bushehr nuclear plant, where Russian engineers are working, is supposed to be spared from destruction. The US attack plan reportedly calls for the Iranian air defense system to be degraded, for numerous Iranian warships to be sunk in the Persian Gulf, and for the most important headquarters of the Iranian armed forces to be wiped out.

The attacks will be mounted from a number of bases, including the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Diego Garcia is currently home to B-52 bombers equipped with standoff missiles. Also participating in the air strikes will be US naval aviation from aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf, as well as from those of the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. Additional cruise missiles will be fired from submarines in the Indian Ocean and off the coast of the Arabian peninsula. The goal is allegedly to set back Iran's nuclear program by several years, writes Uglanov, whose article was reissued by RIA-Novosti in various languages, but apparently not English, several days ago. The story is the top item on numerous Italian and German blogs, but so far appears to have been ignored by US websites.

Observers comment that this dispatch represents a high-level orchestrated leak from the Kremlin, in effect a war warning, which draws on the formidable resources of the Russian intelligence services, and which deserves to be taken with the utmost seriousness by pro-peace forces around the world.

Asked by RIA-Novosti to comment on the Uglanov report, retired Colonel General Leonid Ivashov confirmed its essential features in a March 21 interview: "I have no doubt that there will be an operation, or more precisely a violent action against Iran." Ivashov, who has reportedly served at various times as an informal advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is currently the vice president of the Moscow Academy for Geopolitical Sciences.

Ivashov attributed decisive importance to the decision of the Democratic leadership of the US House of Representatives to remove language from the just-passed Iraq supplemental military appropriations bill that would have demanded that Bush come to Congress before launching an attack on Iran. Ivashov pointed out that the language was eliminated under pressure from AIPAC, the lobbing group representing the Israeli extreme right, and from Israeli Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni.

"We have drawn the unmistakable conclusion that this operation will take place," said Ivashov. In his opinion, the US planning does not include a land operation: " Most probably there will be no ground attack, but rather massive air attacks with the goal of annihilating Iran's capacity for military resistance, the centers of administration, the key economic assets, and quite possibly the Iranian political leadership, or at least part of it," he continued.

Ivashov noted that it was not to be excluded that the Pentagon would use smaller tactical nuclear weapons against targets of the Iranian nuclear industry. These attacks could paralyze everyday life, create panic in the population, and generally produce an atmosphere of chaos and uncertainty all over Iran, Ivashov told RIA-Novosti. "This will unleash a struggle for power inside Iran, and then there will be a peace delegation sent in to install a pro-American government in Teheran," Ivashov continued. One of the US goals was, in his estimation, to burnish the image of the current Republican administration, which would now be able to boast that they had wiped out the Iranian nuclear program.

Among the other outcomes, General Ivashov pointed to a partition of Iran along the same lines as Iraq, and a subsequent carving up of the Near and Middle East into smaller regions. "This concept worked well for them in the Balkans and will now be applied to the greater Middle East," he commented.

"Moscow must exert Russia's influence by demanding an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council to deal with the current preparations for an illegal use of force against Iran and the destruction of the basis of the United Nations Charter," said General Ivashov. "In this context Russia could cooperate with China, France and the non-permanent members of the Security Council. We need this kind of preventive action to ward off the use of force," he concluded.


Webster G. Tarpley is a journalist. Among other works, he has published an investigation on the manipulation of the Red Brigades by the Vatican's P2 Suite and the assassination of Aldo Moro, a non-authorized biography of George H. Bush, and more recently an analysis of the methods used to perpetrate the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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