Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio – May 3, 2020 – AUDIO 53 min
Jeff Gibbs is the director, writer, and producer of “Planet of the Humans” and was co-producer of “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11.” He was born in Flint, Michigan.
Watch for the forthcoming book “Bright Green Lies” by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert, which goes into more detail on many of the concerns Gibbs raises with wind energy, solar energy, and other so-called “green technology” or “renewable energy” technologies.
International Journal of Socialist Renewal – May 14,2020 – Don Fitz
May 14, 2020 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — Genetically engineered crops are a form of food imperialism. This technology allows mega-corporations like Bayer/Monsanto to patent seeds, lure farmers into buying them with visions of high yields and then destroy the ability of small farmers to survive.
Genetic engineering produces an artificial combination of plant traits that often results in foods with less nutritional value while introducing health problems to animals and humans who eat them. It increases costs of food production, pushing millions of farmers throughout the world into poverty and driving them off their land.
Agricultural corporations get control of enormous quantities of land in Africa, Latin America and Asia, which they use to control the world’s food supply and reap super-profits from the cheap labor of those who work for them, sometimes people who once owned the same land. These crops can be developed in open-field testing, which allows the novel pollen to contaminate wild relatives of the engineered crops.
Agro-industries that dominate this process have the resources to lobby two sections of governments. They tell one government agency that their plants do not need to pass safety tests because they are “substantively equivalent” to already existing plants. Yet, out of the other side of their mouths, corporate lawyers argue that, far from being equivalent to existing plants, their engineered ones are so novel as to deserve patents, which allow companies to sue farmers who save seeds for planting during the next season.
As a resident of St. Louis, a veritable plantation of Monsanto (now Bayer), I have participated in and organized dozens of demonstrations at the company’s world headquarters, as well as forums and conferences. It is necessary to compare the use of biotechnology by food corporations with that of Cuba to decide if they are the same or fundamentally different.
Medicine in Cuba
John Kirk’s Health Care without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism (2015) provides a wealth of information regarding Cuba’s early use of biotechnology in medicine. It is a poor country suffering effects of a blockade by the US which interferes with its access to materials, equipment, technologies, finance, and even exchange of information. This makes it remarkable that Cuba’s research institutes have produced so many important medications.
Even a partial list is impressive. The use of Heberprot B to treat diabetes has reduced amputations by 80 percent. Cuba is the only country to create an effective vaccine against type-B bacterial meningitis, and it developed the first synthetic vaccine for Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib), which causes almost half of pediatric meningitis infections. It has also produced the vaccine Racotumomab against advanced lung cancer and has begun clinical tests for Itolizumab to fight severe psoriasis.
By far the best known efforts of Cuban biotechnology followed an outbreak of dengue fever in 1981 when its researchers found that it could combat the disease with Interferon Alpha 2B. The same drug became vitally important decades later as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Interferons are signaling proteins that can respond to infections by strengthening anti-viral defenses. In this way, they decrease complications which could cause death. Cuba’s interferons have also shown their usefulness and safety in treating viral diseases including Hepatitis B and C, shingles and HIV-AIDS.
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have been around for more than two centuries. While the question on
vaccine effects has been present since its inception in 1796, the debate
is at an all-time high.
resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and whooping
cough is further fueling the perceived need for vaccinations.
Nevertheless, the implication of the potential adverse effects of
vaccines continues to linger.
What’s clear is that parents are concerned. The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan recently published a study concluding that 40 percent of parents would be more likely to switch to a pediatrician who accepts unvaccinated children.
It is generally accepted that mild adverse effects following vaccination are not uncommon. However, it has been demonstrated that vaccines may also result in severe adverse events. For instance, in 2001, the vaccine court awarded Porter $2.7 million for a claim of the brain injuries he suffered from a DPT shot.
Concerns About Thimerosal
Robert Kennedy started looking at the information on thimerosal, the
mercury-based preservative used in many vaccines, he realized that the
findings as reported by the media differed significantly from the
findings of the scientific literature.
health officials assure the public that no study suggests thimerosal in
unsafe for children, numerous studies on PubMed suggested otherwise.
More than 400 studies warn of the dangers of the toxic substance that is
World Mercury Project
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental attorney and member of the famous Kennedy family, launched the World Mercury Project in 2016. His goal is ending the exposure to neurotoxic mercury in vaccines, medical products, fish, and dental amalgams. Today, the company is known as the Children’s Health Defense. The change is in line with Kennedy’s broadened claim that every child who receives a vaccine is injured differently.
World Mercury Findings
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Modernization Act of 1997, no
one investigated the effect of mercury exposure in infants from
vaccinations. After the passing of the Act by Congress, the FDA now had a
requirement for maintaining a list of the pharmaceutical products that
The findings? More than 30 of the FDA licensed inactivated vaccines contained thimerosal. Thimerosal
is a preservative that is used in vaccines that are typically
administered to children between the date of birth and 18 months of life
such as DTaP and hepatitis vaccines.
his research, Kennedy determined that vaccines were not subjected to
the safety rigors that are required for other pharmaceuticals to be
approved by the FDA. Additionally, he uncovered a 1930 Eli Lilly-sponsored experiment on thimerosal tested in patients with meningitis. The experiment failed to prove that thimerosal was non-toxic.
In 1999, the FDA released a statement after a review, addressing the possibility that infants who received numerous thimerosal preserved vaccines might have been exposed to a cumulative excess of mercury when compared to the federal safety guidelines.
In a highly significant development, Professor Luc Montagnier, the French scientist who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine
for discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), has added his
voice to those who believe the new coronavirus was created in a
laboratory. Interviewed on
the CNews channel in France, Montagnier asserted that the virus had been
designed by molecular biologists. Stating that it contains genetic
elements of HIV, he insisted its characteristics could not have arisen
Asked by the CNews interviewer what the goal of these molecular
biologists was, Montagnier said it wasn’t clear. “My job,” he said, “is
to expose the facts.” While stressing that he didn’t know who had done
it, or why, Montagnier suggested that possibly the goal had been to make
an AIDS vaccine. Labeling the virus as “a professional job…a very
meticulous job,” he described its genome as being a “clockwork of
“There’s a part which is obviously the classic virus, and there’s another mainly coming from the bat, but that part has added sequences, particularly from HIV – the AIDS virus,” he said.
Growing evidence that the virus was ‘designed’
Montagnier also pointed out that he wasn’t the first scientist to
assert that the coronavirus was created in a laboratory. Previously, on
31 January 2020, a research group from India had published a paper
suggesting that aspects of the virus bore an “uncanny similarity” to
HIV. Taken together, the researchers said their findings suggested the
virus had an “unconventional evolution” and that further investigation
was warranted. While the researchers subsequently retracted their paper,
Montagnier said they had been “forced” to do so.
In February 2020, a separate research paper
published by scientists from South China University of Technology
suggested the virus “probably” came from a laboratory in Wuhan, the city
where it was first identified. Significantly, one of the research
facilities cited in this paper, the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory,
is said to be the only lab in China that is designated for the study of
highly dangerous pathogens such as Ebola and SARS. Prior to the opening of this laboratory in 2018, biosafety experts and scientists from the United States had expressed concerns that
a virus could escape from it. As with the paper published by the Indian
researchers, however, the Chinese scientists’ paper has similarly been
Involvement of the pharma industry
Professor Montagnier has long demonstrated that he is not afraid to
challenge the prevailing views of the scientific establishment.
Previously, in an interview
recorded for the 2009 AIDS documentary ‘House of Numbers’, he had
spoken out in favor of nutrition and antioxidants in the fight against
HIV/AIDS. As the co-discoverer of HIV and a Nobel prize winner,
Montagnier’s statements in this interview gave valuable support to Dr.
Rath and other scientists who, for years beforehand, had been warning
the world about the pharmaceutical business with the AIDS epidemic.
In a similar way, his assertion today that the coronavirus was designed by molecular biologists raises serious questions about the possible involvement of the pharmaceutical industry. As Montagnier infers, a manmade virus whose genome consists of a “clockwork of sequences” and includes elements of HIV could not have been assembled by amateurs. With estimates of the total global economic cost of the coronavirus varying from $4.1 trillion to $20 trillion or more, the ongoing questions about its origins are unlikely to disappear anytime soon.