Tuesday, March 28, 2017

David Rockefeller & a dark legacy in Brasil – A critical obituary


On March 20, David Rockefeller died at the age of 101. As the obituaries for one of the world’s richest men gush over his philanthropy, it needs to be pointed out that he was a major player in several Latin American coups, supported extremely corrupt military dictatorships, post-dictatorship neoliberal policies that greatly exacerbated income stratification and poverty and that his dark legacy will continue to influence the region long after his death.

The Rockefeller Foundation first arrived in Brazil during World War I and was embedded within the so-called “public health movement” amongst Brazilian elites. At that time, Brazilian eugenics was synonymous with public health and emphasized “hygienization”, expressed in the maxim “to sanitize is to eugenize”. With Rockefeller assistance, the creation of the Eugenic Society of São Paulo in 1918 represented the institutionalization of eugenics in Brazil. Amongst elites, eugenics was associated with evolution, progress and civilization, even treated by some as a ‘new religion’. In “War against the weak” Edwin Black explains that the purpose of the Rockefeller Foundation was to finance programs aimed at “the extermination of those considered degenerate”. In Brazil this meant the poor, the ignorant, those of mixed race and African descent.

In her thesis on David’s older brother Nelson Rockefeller, historian Elisabeth Cobbs argues that U.S. Foreign policy in Brazil was not only realized by official relations between governments and diplomats, but also by the private sector, including philanthropic organisations. Nelson had been a regular visitor to Brazil since the 1930s, and in 1941 was named by President Roosevelt as coordinator of the Office of Interamerican Affairs (CIAA), which ran intelligence and propaganda operations against the Axis Powers in Latin America.

Following the end of the War, Nelson headed the American International Association for Economic and Social Development in Brazil of AIA. The AIA was a “Capitalist Missionary” philanthropic NGO known in Brazil for its programmes for modernization of agriculture to North American models and standards (including the introduction of pesticides, herbicides and hybrid seeds), sanitation, and literacy. AIA would eventually birth two more agencies, IBEC (International Basic Economy Company) and the IRI Research Institute. As coordinator of the CIAA, Nelson acquired invaluable information about Latin America’s untapped natural resources, especially mineral reserves, information that he would go on to use following the war. IBEC became a key component in the post-World War Two opening of the Amazon rainforest to commercial exploitation, “a process that eventually led to military dictatorships, genocide of native peoples, loss of biological diversity and unprecedented misery for the majority of Brazilians“.  (more...)


Lolita Lapse: Senator Don Meredith will honour ethics committee invite to appear, lawyer says


TORONTO — The lawyer for embattled Sen. Don Meredith says his client will honour an invitation to appear before the Senate ethics committee.

However, Bill Trudell says it’s not clear what form Meredith’s appearance on April 4 will take, adding it could be via video or teleconference.

Trudell says he has concerns about the senator’s health.

Meredith is currently on sick leave following a damning report by the Senate ethics officer on his sexual relationship with a teenager.

The report found he had abused his position as senator.

The notice of invitation to Meredith gave no further details of the April hearing.  (more...)


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But, what's his record voting pro-life?

Ministry investigators urged to push for sweeping change at York school board


Parents and community members are urging the Ministry of Education to push for sweeping change within the troubled York Region District School Board, including the dismissal of its director of education and hiring a public ombudsman to deal with complaints.

The recommendations come as ministry investigators wrap up their investigation of the scandal-plagued board.

Ministry troubleshooters Patrick Case and Sue Herbert have conducted more than 75 interviews involving about 125 people, including parents, community members, students, current and former staff, unions, professional associations and trustees, according to a ministry spokeswoman. An additional 200 individuals and groups have reached out through email.

A list of seven recommendations on behalf of parents and community groups was sent to Case and Herbert on Friday, two weeks before they are to complete the investigation, as a follow-up to numerous meetings that have taken place over the past two months.  (more...)


My own experience of social engineers, who were abundant at my alma mater, is that synthetic identities were invented to displace legitimate oppressed groups. The gender ideology prevalent in our current education establishment is the tool crafted by oligarchs to suppress groups targeted by their eugenic schemes.

How US Flooded the World with Psyops

President Reagan meets with publisher Rupert Murdoch, U.S. Information
Agency Director Charles Wick, lawyers Roy Cohn and Thomas Bolan
Newly declassified documents from the Reagan presidential library help explain how the U.S. government developed its sophisticated psychological operations capabilities that – over the past three decades – have created an alternative reality both for people in targeted countries and for American citizens, a structure that expanded U.S. influence abroad and quieted dissent at home.

The documents reveal the formation of a psyops bureaucracy under the direction of Walter Raymond Jr., a senior CIA covert operations specialist who was assigned to President Reagan’s National Security Council staff to enhance the importance of propaganda and psyops in undermining U.S. adversaries around the world and ensuring sufficient public support for foreign policies inside the United States.

Raymond, who has been compared to a character from a John LeCarré novel slipping easily into the woodwork, spent his years inside Reagan’s White House as a shadowy puppet master who tried his best to avoid public attention or – it seems – even having his picture taken. From the tens of thousands of photographs from meetings at Reagan’s White House, I found only a couple showing Raymond – and he is seated in groups, partially concealed by other officials.

But Raymond appears to have grasped his true importance. In his NSC files, I found a doodle of an organizational chart that had Raymond at the top holding what looks like the crossed handles used by puppeteers to control the puppets below them. Although it’s impossible to know exactly what the doodler had in mind, the drawing fits the reality of Raymond as the behind-the-curtains operative who was controlling the various inter-agency task forces that were responsible for implementing various propaganda and psyops strategies.  (more...)


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Monday, March 27, 2017

Jail for Bellevile School Board Employee


A former office manager at Moira Secondary School will go to prison for 90 days after pleading guilty Monday to a charge of production of child pornography.

Thirty-six-year-old Steven Clarke of Belleville was charged last May after an investigation by the Toronto Police Service, which began in July of 2015.

Officers monitored internet communications between Clarke and an adult male involving descriptions of sex with children between the ages of two and four.

Then an adult male police officer engaged in online communication with Clarke and again discussion about sex with young children occurred.

There were never any actual children or images involved in the investigation.  (more...)


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Homecoming: Convicted 'swirl face' sex offender Christopher Neil to live in Vancouver


High-risk sex offender Christopher Paul Neil, once known as ‘Swirl face’, has recently been released from prison and plans to live in Vancouver.

According to a public notification Sunday by the Corrections Branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the 42-year-old former teacher has a pattern of sexual offending behaviour against both pre and early pubescent boys.

Neil is subject to close monitoring by authorities and has to follow 18 court-ordered conditions including no contact with minors in person or on the internet. He is also prohibited from possessing or accessing any electronic device or from getting any other person to do so on his behalf.

When asked about Neil’s release and plan to live in Vancouver, the VPD’s Const. Jason Doucette directed all queries to the Parole Board but said: “The VPD will continue to work closely with Corrections Canada to monitor offenders being released into Vancouver.”

Neil has a criminal history, including abduction of a minor, indecent act committed on a minor and accessing and possessing child pornography.  (more...)


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The Great Conservative Hope


Last time the little guy was called on to anoint a Conservative leader in Canada, things didn't work out exactly as expected. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The lobbyists in this country have gone a bridge too far. We reject the lying, thuggery, and gaslighting dispensed by this cult of personality. Our families and communities have absorbed enough damage at your trickster hands. Take your robocalls and junk mailings and put them where the sun don't shine.

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