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,