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The John James Newsletter 132

6 August 2016

This is how our leaders want us: terrified, confused and, above all, distracted.

The Saker

Is it safe to dump Fukushima waste into the sea?

Watch this 10 year timelapse of the radiation from Fukushima, Japan, contaminating the Pacific Ocean

https://youtu.be/j7UQXfN-J4E 

Fukushima Radiation: Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over, Or Worse…

Over 300 tons of contaminated water that contains radioactive iodone, cesium, and strontium-89 and 90, is flooding into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima Daichi site everyday.

http://saltytalkradio.com/fukushima-radiation-your-days-of-eating-pacific-ocean-fish-are-over-or-worse

Radiation Station Sunshine Coast Australia

http://www.enviroreporter.com/investigations/fukushima/radiation-station-sunshine-coast-australia

Fukushima Daiichi radioactive water problems seem ‘uncontainable’ 

http://enenews.com/japan-times-fukushima-daiichi-radioactive-water-problems-seem-uncontainable-believed-to-be-wreaking-environmental-havoc-upon-pacific-ocean 

Iraq families hit £150,000 target to sue Blair in just two weeks

Relatives of troops killed following the 2003 invasion said they were ‘delighted and amazed’ at the stunning speed of the public’s response. They want the former prime minister brought to justice.They believe Mr Blair misled Parliament to justify the war, which cost the lives of 179 UK servicemen and wome

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3722711/Iraq-families-hit-150-000-target-sue-Blair-just-two-weeks-5-000-members-public-dip-pockets.html 

California Civil Law Suit against George W. Bush et al

The plaintiff, Sundus Shaker Saleh, alleges that high ranking Bush-Administration officials intentionally misled the American people by making untrue claims that Iraq was in league with Al Qaida and that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. She also alleges that certain of the Defendants, and in particular, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz, publicly supported an invasion as early as 1998 and used 9/11 as an excuse to push for an invasion of Iraq, regardless of the consequences.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/california-civil-law-suit-against-george-w-bush-et-al-doj-opposes-submission-of-chilcot-report/5539327 

Victory in the heart of the Amazon!

The Brazilian environmental agency has cancelled the licence for the proposed São Luiz do Tapajós megadam in the heart of the Amazon. After 30 years fighting to protect their home, this is a huge victory for the Munduruku People and 1.2 million people from Australia and around the world who stood in solidarity with them to say no to this dam!

http://www.greenpeace.org.au/blog/victory-heart-amazon

A scary new senate

he make-up of the new Senate has been finalised and it is grim news for anyone hopeful of more reasoned debate from Australia’s upper house on climate science and policy, and renewable energy.

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2016/saving-arena-could-be-only-upside-of-scary-new-senate-51177 

The changing character of precipitation

As climate changes, the main changes in precipitation will likely be in the intensity, frequency, and duration of events, but these characteristics are seldom analyzed in observations or models

http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/BAMS-84-9-1205 

Food After Fossil Fuels

Since our current food system is so heavily dependent on fossil fuels, major changes to agriculture, farm labor, food processing, food transport, and food packaging are likely as we move toward the renewable future. The transition to 100% renewable energy thus raises some profound questions for the future of our food system.

http://www.postcarbon.org/in-conversation-food-after-fossil-fuels

Pope Francis: Capitalism is ‘Terrorism Against All of Humanity’

Pope Francis argues that modern economy’s worship of ‘god of money’ leads to disenfranchisement and extremism. He blamed the “god of money” for extremist violence in Europe and the Middle East, saying that a ruthless global economy leads disenfranchised people to violence. “Terrorism grows when there is no other option, and as long as the world economy has at its center the god of money and not the person. This is fundamental terrorism, against all humanity.”

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/02/pope-francis-capitalism-terrorism-against-all-humanity 

Anthrax outbreak triggered by climate change kills boy in Arctic Circle

Seventy-two nomadic herders, including 41 children, were hospitalised in far north Russia after the region began experiencing abnormally high temperatures

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/01/anthrax-outbreak-climate-change-arctic-circle-russia 

Indonesian seaweed farmers launch class action over Montara oil spill 

“Our investigations show that the operator of the oil rig has a serious case to answer for cutting corners that endangered lives, the environment and the livelihoods of thousands of seaweed farmers,”

http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/indonesian-seaweed-farmers-launch-class-action-over-montara-oil-spill-20160801-gqitj0.html 

AGL invests in world’s largest battery storage virtual power plant

The project will comprise a centrally controlled network of 1,000 residential and business battery storage systems with a combined total of 7MWh capacity that will both store rooftop solar power and help manage grid stability in the state.

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2016/agl-invests-worlds-largest-battery-storage-virtual-power-plant-66212

UN to Probe Whether Iconic Secretary-General Was Assassinated

Newly­ discovered documents revive claim that Dag Hammarskjold may have been killed by South African agents backed by the CIA.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/01/u-n-to-probe-whether-iconic-secretary-general-was-assassinated

False Flags Fluttering in the Empire’s Hot Air

The good news for the US “deep state” is that Blacks in the US can very much accomplish the same function as the refugees do in Europe: they are a vocal, mostly deeply alienated minority, with a great deal of pent-up anger against the rest of society which can very easily be set-off to create riots and commit crimes. It is also rather easy to find a few crazies amongst them to start murdering policemen (the ideal symbol of the oppression) and create a sense of crisis acute enough justify the use of police, National Guard and, potentially, military forces to restore and uphold “law and order”.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45202.htm 

The Coming War on China

John Pilger talks about China, Okinawa, and U.S. policy in Asia.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45245.htm 

Sugar-Coated Lies: How The Food Lobby Destroys Health

Simply because the food industry is able to resist regulation. The CEO report notes that the food industry has vigorously mobilised to stop vital public health legislation

http://www.countercurrents.org/2016/07/29/sugar-coated-lies-how-the-food-lobby-destroys-health-in-the-eu

Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is a threat to Food and Farms

“This new mega corporation would be the world’s biggest seed maker and pesticide company, defying important antitrust protections, giving it unacceptable control over critical aspects of our food supply—undermining consumer choice and the freedom and stability of farmers worldwide.”

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/03/bayer-monsanto-merger-five-alarm-threat-food-and-farms-legal-experts 

There is a Green Presidential Candidate – Jill Stein. 

The 66-year-old presumptive nominee, who has presented herself as a third-party alternative to both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, is set to be nominated at her party’s convention in Houston on Saturday.

http://time.com/4434544/jill-stein-ajamu-baraka-vice-president-green-party

Clinton: “Destroy Syria for Israel”

A newly-released Hilary Clinton email confirmed that the Obama administration has deliberately provoked the civil war in Syria as the “best way to help Israel.” In an indication of her murderous nature, Clinton wrote that it was the “right thing” to personally threaten Bashar Assad’s family with death.

http://newobserveronline.com/clinton-destroy-syria-israel

Battle of Aleppo Would Have Been Long Over if Not for the US

Russia and the Syrian government have launched a joint large-scale humanitarian relief operation in Aleppo, establishing three corridors for civilians and one for militants wishing to lay down arms,

http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160728/1043708882/syria-aleppo-battle.html 

The storms of the future are here now

“Our atmosphere is changing. We literally do not have the same sort of atmosphere as we did 20 or 100 years ago. A warmer atmosphere is able to hold more water vapor, and that means  the heaviest rainstorms are getting more intense.”

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/01/once-millenium-rainfall-descends-maryland-killing-2

Global warming and the future of storms

Hurricanes will become more frequent and more intense

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2013/jul/26/global-warming-future-of-storms

 

Turnbull government orders U-turn on climate science research

CSIRO to lose 20 positions instead of initial 96 as Greg Hunt says ‘it’s a new government and we’re laying out a direction that climate science matters’

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/04/csiro-cuts-turnbull-government-orders-u-turn-on-climate-science-research 

Erdogan’s Purge Is a Sectarian War

The alliance between Erdogan and Gulen came apart because it’s impossible to reconcile their rival interpretations of Islam  and Islamism.  They were a winning alliance of populist Islamists, led by the thinly educated ex-soccer player Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the university-educated followers of Fethullah Gulen, a religious entrepreneur on a huge scale, whose followers established more than a thousand schools from Texas to Tashkent, as well as dozens of universities, student halls, and teaching institutes. Erdogan’s talent was, and is, to rally the masses.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/03/erdogans-purge-is-a-sectarian-war-turkey-gulen

Pentagon: US Could Lose Ability For Global Dominance

In just 20 years, the US and its allies will live in a world where shaping a global order the way they have since the end of the Cold War would be increasingly difficult, if not impossible, A number of states “can generate military advantages locally in ways that match or even exceed that of the Joint Force and its partners,” while American technological superiority “will be met by asymmetric, unconventional, and hybrid responses from adversaries.”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45207.htm

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