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NSA Whistleblower Karen Melton-Stewart: Open Letter to Media, NYT on Schizophrenic Coverage of Microwave Weapon Use on US Diplomats in Cuba versus US “Targeted Individuals”

–Ramola D/Posted 10/3/2018

We’ve all been privy to the coverage in recent times by self-identified “journalists” in mainstream corporate media, of “Targeted Individuals” as pathetically deluded, paranoid people desperately in need of psychiatric help who tend to coagulate on the Internet in private “echo-chamber” communities where their delusions supposedly support and enforce each other’s paranoia about Government surveillance, covert military/Intel implantation, organized stalking, and other such.

We’ve also noticed that mainstream media coverage of the diplomats in Cuba assailed by what was first reported as sonic weapons now increasingly being reported as microwave weapons has been markedly different in focus and tone in its respectful reporting of symptoms and seemingly sincere investigation of recorded injuries and harm, by various physicians and scientific researchers.

Now 28-year veteran National Security Agency Intelligence Analyst Karen Melton-Stewart, in her inimitable style pulls apart the publicly observable disjunct between these two focuses, raising pertinent questions and offering an inside look into the whole military-industrial/intelligence complex which she notes has been developing radio frequency weapons for decades, is testing those weapons, and is running Psy Ops and Character Assassination Ops on the non-consensual Military Industrial Complex (MIC) test subjects (reporting victims of EMF-weapon assaults) who are being increasingly rolled into these lucrative Government and Intelligence contracts.

The stakes are high, and it is only “TI”s who are sounding the alarm for all humanity that these are traitorous actions of a domestic enemy, Karen says, a shadow government which thinks nothing of subjecting its own citizenry to covert “non-lethal” torture and experimentation unto death. The Press has always had the opportunity to call the truth of this situation out, to publish the truth, and has failed ignominiously in this charge. The future of this nation, the world, all life is at stake, in the face of “extinction-level weaponry” which has been manufactured and is in use.

From her letter:

The Press must decide immediately, is it the propaganda arm of the Military Industrial Complex monster and its cannabalistic “Homeland Security” façade offspring, which are soon to put an end to the Free World, if not to all life with these weapons, or will it remember its purpose and calling, to stand as watchman on the wall, to awake, investigate in earnest, and courageously report unbiased facts with accuracy and veracity and therein warn its fellow citizens – among them their own mothers, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, etc. of the extinction-level event awaiting them at the hands of a pathocracy? A shadow government run by psychopaths.

–Karen Melton-Stewart

Many thanks to Karen Melton-Stewart for this detailed discussion and questioning, and may this letter reverberate far and wide and awaken conscience and integrity in the souls of all true writers, journalists, historians, intelligence analysts out there who could rise to the task of investigating this matter deeply and reporting the truth.

Originally published on September 13 at Activist Post, posted here by permission of the author. Subheadings included below for ease of reading. Please share widely.

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Karen Melton-Stewart: Open Letter to the Media, Especially the New York Times

September 13, 2018

This is an open letter to the media, but especially the New York Times. I will be addressing your schizophrenic coverage of two issues you pretend are not related but are indeed intimately related.

First Issue/Assaults on US Diplomats in Cuba with Microwave Weapons (First Reported as Sonic)

In the summer of 2017 the media went crazy covering the assaults upon Diplomatic personnel in Cuba by what many surmised were weapons of a sonic nature. Diplomats and their families were evacuated back to the states where many were diagnosed with actual concussive brain damage from the seemingly auditory assaults, despite no exterior skull damage. Science News, on 29 August 2018, ran a preview of a paper written for the September 15 issue of Neural Computation, in which Beatrice Golomb MD, PhD., a professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, says that “publicly reported symptoms and experiences of a ‘mystery illness’ afflicting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and China strongly match known affects of pulsed radio frequency/microwave electromagnetic (RF/ME) radiation.”

IMG_4222 modifiedAccording to a New York Times report on 5 September 2018, Douglas H. Smith, Director of Center for Brain Injury and Repair, and Professor of Neurosurgery at the Perelman Center at the University of Pennsylvania became familiar with these injuries after tending to affected diplomatic personnel and assessed them as more likely microwave weapon attacks victims than sonic. The Federal government for the most part, played dumb, despite the Cold War attacks on the US Embassy in Moscow by the Soviets using microwave weapons from the 1950’s to the 1970’s and at least one relatively recent incident of an NSA agent named Mike Beck coming down with highly unusual, early on-set Parkinson’s disease after an apparent microwave attack on him and a partner simultaneously in a hostile foreign country in the 1990’s, and who also developed early on-set Parkinson’s and has already succumbed to it. Beck is being denied disability because NSA will not admit they know about microwave weapons (and perhaps use them against the strictures of Geneva Convention?)

Neurologist Dr. Ed Spencer Reports Seeing Numerous Patients with Symptoms Attributed to Remote Electronic Attacks

With these recent revelations, Dr. Ed Spencer, a graduate of Stanford University, Yale Medical School, and Neurology Residency at The University of California, San Francisco, and who practiced general neurology in Sonoma County until his retirement in 2010, but who is still very active with the International Center Against Abuse of Covert Technologies (ICAAT), penned a letter to his colleagues in neurology and neurosurgery featured on the StopTheCrime dot net site, that he has “only recently become aware of an enormous deficit in our neurology education. This is the massive amount of information on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on brain function. During the last ten years of my practice I have seen a number of patients with symptoms they attributed to remote electronic attacks, and I have been perplexed. Frequently these patients are labeled ‘crazy’ as there is no physical evidence to support their allegations. Now, after reviewing the information available on the sites listed below, it appears that we are dealing with a vast weapons program hidden in secrecy, and that U.S. Citizens have been used as nonconsensual experimental subjects.”

And he adds “Without having some knowledge of such technologies, the neurologist is clearly hobbled in effectively practicing neurology, the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric problems exceedingly difficult, and in some cases, almost impossible.”

Terrifying Technology: Directed Energy Weapons, “Non-Lethal” Weapons, Microwave Weapons, Voice of God/Voice to Skull Weapons

Contrast the above medical opinions proffered in regard to the 2017 Cuba “sonic” incidents (really microwave weapons attacks), with an attempt that was made a few weeks after it was reported, by an “expert”, a medical sociologist from the James Cook University at Queensland, Australia, to dismiss the incident as “mass delusion”, as reported on 3 July 2018 by MailOnLine reporter Phoebe Weston, which I suspect many in the public did not believe at that point. I imagine it did take a long time to find any self-respecting professional to parrot such desperate intelligence community drivel in a feeble attempt to put the genie back into the bottle. The so-called mystery attacks revealed publicly the now indisputable existence of a terrifying technology the public by and large had no idea existed, being kept secret by the military, intelligence communities, military industrial complex (MIC), contractors, and the scientists involved, although such weapons under the moniker of Directed Energy Weapons in reality have been under development in earnest for 60 or so years in an electronic arms race no one can ultimately win for losing.

Watered-down versions of these weapons are being rolled out to our now post-9/11 militarized police as “non-lethal weapons”, though they were always designed to be lethal, according to retired military security specialist P. David Gaubatz, in Virginia. His job entailed guarding the testing of these weapons on animals. After watching a particularly misleading 60 Minutes episode years ago, wherein the high-ranking military officer being interviewed touted the non-lethal nature of these electronic weapons (tested on presumably young, healthy males only), Gaubatz tried to warn the public and set the record straight by getting in touch with a program producer to clarify that the weapons were always designed and intended to be lethal, but were merely being used at a lower power to garner the questionable non-lethal designation.

He recounted that truckloads of animals were brought into test facilities after dark and truckloads of carcasses were removed pre-dawn, victims of horrific deaths by variations of Directed Energy Weapons at full strength. Microwave of course sucks every bit of moisture out of your body, with an accompanying high-pitched tell-tale whine, if your hearing is good enough to notice it. It must be an excruciating way to die.

You may even remember reports coming out from unofficial sources regarding the fierce Battle for the Fallujah Airport in Iraq where Iraqi citizens and soldiers reported Iraqi soldiers rendered into dried out bags of bones and teeth by some weapon unfamiliar to them, silent, long-ranged, and impossible to defend against. The bodies plus two inches of top soil were reportedly taken by the Americans to an unknown location in the desert and disposed of. (See the Youtube video “Star Wars in Iraq 2003” by Maurizio Torrealta and Sigfrido Ranucci.) Would the top soil have revealed radiological contamination? We’ll never know.

But that was not the only unconventional weapon rolled out in Iraq. Something else called “The Voice of God” weapon was used on the Iraqi soldiers to make them believe that Allah himself was telling them to put down their weapons and surrender. This is also called “Voice to Skull” aka V2K – sound that is sent along a radio frequency microwave that can actually put that sound, even the spoken word, into someone’s head. President Putin of Russia has even been reported as saying that the Russians attempted to use this technology (a neuro-electronic device which uses microwave transmission of sound into the skull of a person, by way of pulse-modulated microwave radiation) during the Cold War, to securely communicate with their agents, but “we had to stop because we found it was giving our own agents brain damage”.

Testing Microwave Weapons on Americans Before Battlefield Use in Clear Violation of US Law

In an article in the Houston Chronicle on 13 September 2006 by L. Baldor, Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne was quoted as saying, “Non-lethal weapons such as high-powered microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before they are used on the battlefield”. Then the article describes how non-lethals should weaken people not injure them, and the deleterious affects on nearby electronics are also mentioned (I call it the canary in the coal mine affect).

So, we know now as a nation, that these weapons exist. That horse has definitively left the barn with the Cuba story, followed by similar revelations even more recently from our diplomats in China. This is not science fiction nor “mass delusion”. We know that the weapons manufacturers and their military customers require testing on human subjects to prove efficacy and sell lucrative contracts. But have they already been doing such testing on human beings, albeit covertly and decidedly non-consensually? Are they indeed torturing, injuring and killing innocent people (and animals)? And by what legalistic sleight of hand are they doing it, since that would clearly violate these US Codes and more:

  • 10 US Code §950t (2) which forbids attacking non-combatant civilians with weapons of war;
  • 18 USC §2441 which prohibits the Federal governments and agents thereof from committing acts of war upon unarmed, non-combatant civilians;
  • 42 USC 1985 – which prohibits conspiracy to interfere with civil rights;
  • 18 US Code (sections) §241 and §242, which prohibits conspiracy to deprive anyone of their Constitutional Rights.

Second Issue/Americans Reporting Stealth Microwave Weapon Assault Dismissed as Delusional “Targeted Individuals”

Herein we come to the second issue I wish to address, where we begin to see the media and governmental schizophrenia in regard to a decades-long and growing phenomenon called “Targeted Individuals”. These are people who report that they suddenly find themselves under what would appear to be electronic assault by so-called “invisible weapons”, from strangers using devices from nearby homes, apartments, cars, backpacks, or handheld devices, often trained on them at a strength of low to medium-high, or worse, 24/7, often accompanied by a painfully high-pitched whine.

In desperation to protect themselves and lessen the unthinkable pain and discomfort of being cooked alive slowly (which often induces death by catastrophic organ failure, heart attack, stroke, cancer, singed or liquefied internal organs, desiccation, etc.) they often grab the easiest potentially protective material – tinfoil. Hence the reference to “tinfoil hat club” as what society has come to accept as “conspiracy theory”, i.e. people “imagining” something nebulous is attacking them. Nothing to see here, no need to listen and investigate, or think. (The CIA is credited with introducing this concept into society to cover up a host of ills done to us.) Soon the “lucky ones” through diligence and desperation, discover that copper sheets, malleable silicon, and Teflon mitigate or deflect many more types of energy weapons directed at them than aluminum foil.

The McPhate Article in the New York Times Decries Victims PsyOpp’d by Relay-Stalking: “They See Gang Stalkers”

This phenomenon of so-called mass paranoia where people of all ages, ethnicities, vocations, educations, religious beliefs, backgrounds, locations, etc. “just happened” to believe exactly the same thing was happening to them down to the smallest detail, was even covered in the New York Times in 2016 by a quasi- journalist named McPhate, in a piece of yellow journalism called “They See Gang Stalkers”.

United States of Paranoia_ They See Gangs of Stalkers - The New York Times - Mozilla Firefox 2018-10-04 00.20.35He interviewed people who reported being non-consensual targets of such energy weapons on less than lethal full strength, but certainly horrifically more than “crowd control level”, though also victims of contracted stalking, a technique used first and foremost as a psychological operation against the individual chosen to be sacrificed for the greater good (MIC profit margins) in order to make their complaints about being hit with invisible electronic weapons sound just as paranoid as claiming large numbers of strangers were relay-stalking them for no known reason.

This PsyOp, which is illegal under Executive Order/E.O. S-1233 , DoD Directive S-3321.1 and National Security Directive 130 – – the United States military and Intelligence Communities are forbidden by law from targeting U.S. citizens with PSYOPS within US borders – has its origins in the previous Communist East Germany, and was called “Zersetzung” which means “deconstruction” of every aspect of a person’s life. It was used on dissidents to drive them to suicide, hence ridding the ruling Communist elite of a conscienced opposition.

McPhate Portrays Interviewees as Mentally Ill, Forgets To Mention One is NSA Whistleblower with Intelligence Background in Advanced Weaponry

Those Targeted Individuals whom McPhate interviewed under the pretense of wanting to expose this heinous program, were – a housewife, a lawyer, a practicing doctor, and even a scientist who had been involved in the development of these weapons and had discovered they were being used to covertly injure and kill people simply because they could get away with it due to the nature of the weapons and the ignorance of the public. McPhate only identified two interviewees, Timothy Trespass, obviously in a state of severe distress from unrelenting abuse, and “Karen Stewart, from Tallahassee, Florida”, as both reporting the weapons attacks and the stalking abuse and implying the only explanation was that they both could only be mentally ill.

McPhate used extremely little however of the good, solid information provided him by the professionals who gave him hours of their time. He also failed to mention that Karen Stewart, was a 28 year veteran intelligence analyst with the National Security Agency, with ten of those years spent within the Weapons and Space Directorate reporting on advanced weaponry.

He also failed to mention Stewart had come under attack for stumbling onto a sex-for-promotion ring that traded in honeypots, blackmail, and espionage inside of NSA, emanating from their own Security directorate and Inspector General’s Office. And it did not help her cause that she knew that warnings about 9/11 had been purposely squelched by leadership. This got her speedily, viciously, targeted with prejudice. I should know, I am she. Anyone looking up my name on the internet with the terms NSA whistleblower can view the details.

You will also learn that I am one of the most psychologically vetted people you will ever find, not only passing the rigorous NSA entrance exam including psychological fitness and over 20 years of periodic, routine, psychological exams, but also being thoroughly vetted by two independent senior psychologists as completely sane and not likely at all by known medical norms to suddenly “go crazy” late in life with no personal or family history of such.

MIC Victims Smeared as Mentally Ill as New York Times Fails to Inform Public of Heinous Betrayal, Endangerment of Citizenry with Radio Frequency Weapons by Turncoat Government

Consider too that the vast majority of MIC victims have no history of mental illness whatsoever before being targeted. But this was of no importance to McPhate’s Mockingbird agenda, to try to smear me and all the rest of the MIC victims known as “Targeted Individuals” rather than McPhate informing the public about the heinous betrayal and endangerment of the citizenry by their own turncoat government, which has an egregious history of covert, non-consensual lethal experiments on unsuspecting citizens, which now entertains the idea of not only perfecting extinction-level weaponry, but obsesses with using microwave frequencies and knowledge of how certain frequencies flooding the environment can be used to pacify and dumb down the populace in a type of electronic mind-control prison. (Frequencies can also control mood and mind set.)

Instead of utilizing the gold mine of information at hand, McPhate ignored insights from uniquely qualified and well-educated individuals in order to concentrate on discrediting the historic “Zersetzung” PsyOps methodology being used once more by rogue government against individuals. Methodologies that were designed specifically to mimic “paranoia” when reported to family, friends, authorities and 1-dimensional mental heath professionals unaware of counterintelligence operations methodologies or historic oppression techniques used on the masses.

MIC Victims Discredited with Classic Stalking to Remove Basic Human & Constitutional Rights, Transform Victims Into MIC Chattel

McPhate failed to qualify that the methodology of relay stalking by multitudes of civilian mercenaries, is exactly what the Feds (specifically DHS/FBI/Fusion Centers with input from other agencies) and their proxies (Infragard, Neighborhood Watch, criminal gangs) use purposely and with intent to simultaneously discredit their victims and secretly signal authorities to deny certain people their Constitutional Rights and equal protection under the law, because they are being used as Military Industrial Complex chattel, that is to say, the new secret “Untouchables”, a reference to a historic caste system in India wherein the bottom of society was ignored completely as human.

When “Targeted Individuals” report the onset of multi-person stalking, they are immediately dismissed by the authorities, with inane reasons such as “only one person stalking you is illegal, not multiple people”, contradicting known RICO laws. Mention Electronic Weapons and assaults and the authorities from local Leos to FBI feign comatose incredulity, despite US Codes and Executive Orders, such as –

  • 50 USC Ch 40, §2301 Congressional Findings clearly states that Congress recognizes that chemical, biological, radiological and other (electronic) weapons of mass destruction are now capable of being made by domestic terrorists and criminals; or
  • E. O. 13606, wherein all who conduct or conspire to facilitate prohibited activities using sophisticated electronic technology to harm communications equipment, communications networks, or human beings, are Axis of Evil, Rogue State Actor or sympathizers or terrorist infiltrators working against the American people and public at large, by the definition in (section) § 7, to include transmission and display; as well as those using information and communications technology to commit serious and grave human rights abuses, in violation of the Counterfeit access device fraud and Computer Abuse Act of 1984.

So much for the DHS/Fusion Center mantra, “See something, say something”? I must have missed when enforcing or following the laws of the land became whimsical, personal choice? Or applied differently according to whether you are declared predator or prey caste?

US Citizens are Being “Marked for Eradication”; Mainstream Media is Not Sounding the Alarm

How does one become a “Targeted Individual”, marked ultimately for eradication? Some are whistleblowers, journalists of conscience, do-gooders, people who ask intelligent questions, but the vast majority are entirely random, wrong place, wrong time, and they never know “what they did wrong”. And the program like mushrooms steeped in manure and kept in the dark, is expanding, silently and exponentially, because the same elite believe there are simply too many of you for their taste.

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Image & Meme: Nick Myer

But our mainstream media is not sounding the alarm nor even trying to piece together the story. They even want you to believe anyone who is, is simply mad. Never mind that these weapons are mobile and all but ubiquitous and your DNA is being altered along with that of the present crop of “Targeted Individuals” or that the plethora of young male shooters in our society today may actually be being manipulated by “Voice of God” (V2K) technology or other covert military/intelligence neuro-influencing technology as a means to an end in regard to gun control and confiscation.

Targeted Individuals” Are Posting Domestic-Enemy Alert; End of Free World & Life Ahead if Press Continues to Lie

So here we are, after decades of society, the press, the authorities, ignoring, marginalizing, mocking, and even further heaping abuse on those “Targeted Individuals” who through pain and terror, desperately warned that rogue government infiltrators were expanding their reach and influence and were simultaneously fielding highly advanced, covert, lethal technologies against individuals in the populace, (as a precursor to more and more of the populace), we are seeing the key elements of their “impossible” claims proven – though at a rather sudden and rapid pace.

The press must decide immediately, is it the propaganda arm of the Military Industrial Complex monster and its cannabalistic “Homeland Security” façade offspring, which are soon to put an end to the Free World, if not to all life with these weapons, or will it remember its purpose and calling, to stand as watchman on the wall, to awake, investigate in earnest, and courageously report unbiased facts with accuracy and veracity and therein warn its fellow citizens – among them their own mothers, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, etc. of the extinction-level event awaiting them at the hands of a pathocracy? A shadow government run by psychopaths.

We are calling out the press to duly alert fellow citizens that the time is short to act and demand action by those whose jobs it is to detect and protect you from domestic as well as foreign enemies. We have never faced such an ominous enemy and one who is already a hair from victory thanks to a suppression of and rejection of truth. Harsh truth may pull us back from the brink and save millions of lives, as well as preserve our country, but continued pretty lies from the press will sleep walk us into oblivion.

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Related:

Robert Duncan, Regarding 6/10 NYT Article on Gang-Stalking & Targeted Individuals: “When Weapons Are “Field Tested” They Need To Be Very Secretive”

Censorship, Lies, Deception: WIRED Removes Writer’s Comment Exposing DOD/CIA Crimes at Laura Yan’s POPPCon (Psy Op Propaganda Piece) for the Deep State

Seth Farber, Ph.D: The Psychiatric Metanarrative, Targeted Individuals, and the Deep State: A Response to The New York Times

United States of PsyOps: Call Them Paranoid. Call Them Delusional.

Dr. Eric Karlstrom: Four Estimates of the Size, Scope, Structure, Costs, and Personnel Requirements of ¨GOG´S NeW GESTAPO* (¨Global Organized Stalking Neuro-Warfare Groups´ Electronic Slavery, Torture, and PsyOp Operations¨)

Deep State Treason–NSA Whistleblower Karen Stewart Reveals Massive Surveillance Abuse of Innocent Americans, Civilians Worldwide Beyond FISA Memo: #BIGGERthanReleaseTheMemo

Suzanne Maher/The Liberty Beacon: The Human Target – Directed Energy Weapons and Electronic Warfare

Geral Sosbee, FBI Whistleblower: Murderous Corruption of FBI and Federal Magistrate Judges, Sample Secret FMJ Court-Order Requiring Inhumane Community Persecution of Innocent Targets

9/11/2018: Expose the Treason, Challenge & End Domestic US Fusion Center & Military Terrorism Masquerading as Surveillance

Launching NewsBreak, a Mini Newscast for all Consciousness-Raisers, Activists, True-Media Journalists, Surveillance State Targets Worldwide

–Ramola D/Posted 7/7/2018

I’m pleased to be announcing NewsBreak, my new mini-cast news show, a Youtube livestream 5-20 minute podcast covering breaking news, current news on any subject related to science, technology, surveillance, Defense, current-day reality, activism, journalism, consciousness, ethics, and human rights.

Please see below for coverage focus. Contact Information also below.

Upcoming Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Campaigns on Consciousness-Raising, Banning 5G/GMOS/Flouride/Vaccines/Neurotech/AI Weapons/DEWS/Chem Trails/Weaponized Drones

If you are organizing or participating in a conference, seminar, workshop, or other event or launching a campaign anywhere on any kind of consciousness raising subject and to help humanity move toward peace and harmony and creative latitude free of authoritarian imposition of any kind, please drop in to announce it at Newsbreak.

True-Media Journalism, Free Speech, Freedom of Press, Whistleblower Protection Advocacy

If you are working to protect free speech, freedom of the press, and whistleblowers of government and military abuse and have an issue to report or an event to promote, please drop in at NewsBreak to report.

Rights Advocacy: Environmental/Animal Rights/Health/Nutrition/Human Rights/Ethics/Child Rights/Parent Rights/Worker Rights/Women’s Rights Activism

If you are a human/animal/child/eco rights group seeking to make an announcement, statement, call for action or report/briefly discuss a new finding of significance or an issue of import, please drop in at NewsBreak.

Incidents/Whistleblowing Related to Targeting and Surveillance Abuse Here

If you have something to report related to targeting of any kind, to the use of EMF/Neurotechnology on your person, to whistleblowing about any kind of surveillance abuse or police aggression, or any other in-community discrimination for any reason, please drop in at NewsBreak for a mini-interview to report your news.

Books Related to Current-Day Reality or Consciousness

If you have published a book relating in some way to current-day reality that will help raise humanity’s consciousness—no matter if recently or earlier—and would like to present it in a mini-interview, please contact NewsBreak.

Disclaimer on all: I cannot promise to cover all requests and reserve the right to decline coverage when unable to, for whatever reason. I will make every effort to cover requests as possible. Also please note, I am not a major news outlet and am not promising to cover all breaking news events but creating a very special livestreaming forum-on-call for activists and citizens who need it.

Mission: My intention with NewsBreak is to create a True-Media news platform for all activists, campaigners, writers and groups working to raise consciousness and help humanity awaken from this long mind-controlled thrall to repressive, criminal systems we are facing all over the world to present their work and extend the reach of their voice on an ongoing basis.

My intention is to also provide a space for all those experiencing unlawful and extreme targeting and surveillance abuse of any kind by the Global Surveillance State to publish their ongoing experiences and actions to expose targeting and non-consensual DEW weapons testing and neuro-experimentation and false-narratives-of-terrorism to the world public in a quick and easy format.

Contact

NewsBreak can be activated by calling or emailing me with your news; we can schedule a mini-livestream podcast as soon as possible. Please see above for coverage focus. Please contact me via email at ramolad@hushmail.com with NewsBreak in the subject line; you can also call me at 202-378-7485. Only serious enquiries, please, and I do prefer email, thanks!

Again, please note, I am not a major news outlet and am not promising to cover all breaking news events but creating a very special livestreaming forum-on-call for activists and citizens who need it.

For longer reports, I continue to run my regular podcasts, please check my channel Ramola D Reports at Youtube, Vimeo, Bitchute for focus and interests and please feel free to contact me anytime via email on those as well as relevant. Thanks so much.

My work can be supported, funded, subscriber-supported at Paypal (link on bar to right) and at Patreon–I so appreciate all support, it fuels my work since I am not exactly being supported by that certain large intelligence agency which supports other so-called journalists. This becomes a True-Media co-creation with your support!

Here are the first two NewsBreaks–the first was recorded, second livestreamed:

NewsBreak 1

NewsBreak 2

NSA Whistleblower William Binney/InfoWars: NSA is after Total Global Population Control

william-binney-nsa-goal-total-population-control1William Binney, ex-Technical Director of the NSA, recently spoke with Alex Jones of Infowars.com, spelling out how the vast surveillance spy grid constructed by the NSA, in collusion with other Intelligence agencies, is a step toward establishing total control over all populations, and why it is important for citizens in every country to become aware of these aims and act to counter them, if only at the voting booth.

Among various interesting aspects of this scenario he discusses are the fact that multi-national corporations with their own motives of profit, expansion, and suppression of criticism are now running all Intelligence agencies, which obviously are no longer working for “the people” therefore, but rather for “the corporation”.

The push toward global government and global surveillance seems to be a push then by that same small coterie of vastly powerful corporations working behind the scenes to propel Intelligence agencies and governments into setting up massive fortifications—via international laws, regulations, trade deals, and surveillance agreements–against the will, wants, better interests, needs, or visions of people worldwide—most of whom simply wish to live in harmonious community with each other.

Why are Governments Worldwide Seeking to Suppress the Voices of People?

Because certain profit-centered mega-corporations worldwide are seeking to fully control the conversation. Mr. Binney speaks of first, second, and third party agreements made by the NSA with various countries, permitting the global flow of NSA surveillance—in actions of co-operation with governments which essentially help to extend the totalitarian watch of this mega-corporate group.

Moves to hustle in One Global Government by, for, and of crooked corporations manifest now in the public eye as soothing mentions of “world community” as Obama offered recently at his last UN address—excerpted in the Alex Jones video below—and as a need to create systemic means to exchange Intelligence globally, as Brennan and other Intelligence heads noted publicly at yet another symposium at George Washington University recently.

From InfoWars/Top NSA Official: Spy Grid Helping Establish World Government:

The endgame of the National Security Agency is to obtain total information awareness on a global scale, NSA whistleblower and former technical director William Binney said on the Alex Jones Show Thursday.

After being questioned on the larger plan of the national security state as a whole, Binney, who worked at the NSA for more than 36-years, revealed his belief that the agency’s goal of total population control would lead to the creation of a global surveillance apparatus.

“Certainly it is population control, but not just of any given country – but of the world,” the whistleblower said. “And so what they’re after, and I think Obama has stated this from various points, that he wanted a ‘world community,’ so I think that’s probably what they’re after.”

“And in order to do that they need to be able to control the people of the world. So in order to do that, you have to have knowledge of them to know who’s doing what so you can stop it, or manipulate it any way you want.”

From the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security: “Panel discussion entitled “The View from Foreign Intelligence Chiefs” at Third Ethos and Profession of Intelligence Conference, Sept. 20, 2016. Speakers were: Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, Afghan National Directorate of Security; Nick Warner, Director-General, Australian Security Intelligence Service; and Alex Younger, Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service. Moderated by John Brennan, Director, Central Intelligence Agency”

World Community/One World/Unify/Global Government

Then there is the One World movement, and others similar to it, using the language of community and unity to draw us into unsuspectingly supporting Total Surveillance and Systemic Control across borders, because we’re being persuaded to think of Global Government as beneficent. It’s not hard to be lulled into a false sense of security by apparently palliative talk of Unification, Global Voices, One-World Government—which has begun to surround us today, in every field, whether it’s arts, science, literature, music, education. This, while—as a matter of US and NATO policy–intelligent observers can all see fairly clearly that certain countries are being selectively demonized and attacked, terrorists and terrorist-suspects, false-flags and pandemics continue to be created, keeping the military-industrial-surveillance complex and “War on Terror” interminably going.

While many of us welcome ideas of building world community and reaching across barriers of nationality and language to connect with, care for, and support people worldwide, this conversation with Mr. Binney reminds us rather thoroughly that the “World Community” and “One World” being envisioned today by Intelligence agencies, certain governments, and the shadow mega-corporations pulling the strings is anything but benign—and must be questioned and resisted, locally and individually–with the power of our vote, our voice–by each of us.

Depopulation Activist Kevin Galalae Opens Center of Global Consciousness (CGC) to Public Membership

by Ramola D, with Kevin Galalae/The Everyday Concerned Citizen/Posted 9/28/2016

In an expansive move to provide a viable alternative to the long-standing and ongoing “Global Depopulation Policy” of the United Nations that he has done much to raise awareness about, Canadian/Romanian author, scholar, historian, and activist Kevin Galalae has recently opened his Center of Global Consciousness (CGC), founded in 2013, to active public membership.

The idea is to join forces to preserve the integrity of our minds and bodies, protect our offspring and ensure the continuation of our genetic lineages while governments and the UN system wage war on fertility and longevity to complete the depopulation genocide.’

Despite being a very young NGO, the CGC’s accomplishments to date, Kevin Galalae reports, are second-to-none.

In the past five years, we have shattered the walls of secrecy and deception that have veiled the global depopulation program, provided incontestable scientific evidence of the use of covert chemical and biological methods of depopulation, exposed and explained every hidden aspect of the covert depopulation and coerced globalization axis around which the world revolves since 1945, changed policy in at least two dozen countries, discredited the UN system and the 189 governments that have cooperated in genocide, altered the public discourse and the relationship between people and governments, triggered a global reform of the chemical environment that will lead to the elimination of depopulation poisons, forced the Church to approve the use of contraceptives, and put the UN system and every government on earth on notice.

All in all, we have saved more lives than all old-time prophets combined and have given a future to 7.3 billion people. And we have started changing the world before we even had a name.”

Depopulation Genocide: Ongoing Policy, Not a Rumor, Not a Theory

unThe “Global Depopulation Policy,” a term Kevin Galalae coined to address the philosophies of “demographic transition” used by 189 countries worldwide in service to the UN’s policies of covert population control, has come under public scrutiny recently thanks primarily to his extensive scholarship and unflinching activism.

In several books—Killing Us Softly, Peace Without Poison, Survival or Extinction, Chemical and Biological Depopulation, and now his newly-released work, Depop Secrets—he has traced for a yet unaware public how the once-peace-oriented policies of the United Nations, in seeking to preserve the Earth’s resources and limit populations, have gradually led to the worldwide establishment of a covert depopulation agenda quietly endorsed by governments and involving the use of subtle, undercover methods of endocrine disruption, chemical infiltration, and immune system overload.

This agenda, covered here earlier, diabolical as it sounds, has apparently been a scheme in action for decades, embraced worldwide in different ways by governments, while populations have been kept in the dark. The vehicles? Vaccines, GMOs, chemtrails/aerosols, fluoride in public water, BPA in plastics, chemicals that act as endocrine disruptors in food additives and supplements.

The effect? Essentially, to decrease human fertility and increase human morbidity, meaning, prevent women and girls worldwide from having babies, and, at the other end, among adult populations, increase the incidence of chronically debilitating diseases, reduce lifespan, and hasten death.

All Roads Lead to Rome: 7 Billion Targeted Individuals

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Kevin Galalae/Hunger Strike in Rome/Summer 2016

Kept secret by governments, sanctioned at the highest levels by religious leaders including the Pope, as per an encyclical from Pope Paul VI in 1968, these protocols and policies appear to be connected with the Vatican.

Kevin Galalae writes:

“In its 1968 encyclical letter “Humanae Vitae: On the Regulation of Birth”, the Church gave secular authorities its blessings for subverting fertility so long as diseases are cured in the process. This is the passage that betrays the Church’s complicity in genocide:

Lawful Therapeutic Means

15. On the other hand, the Church does not consider at all illicit the use of those therapeutic means necessary to cure bodily diseases, even if a foreseeable impediment to procreation should result there from—provided such impediment is not directly intended for any motive whatsoever.’

http://w2.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-vi_enc_25071968_humanae-vitae.html”

Moves to mandate vaccines worldwide as well as the grid of unnatural white streaks from planes leaving clouds of haze to whiten our skies are all apparently part of this Church-endorsed package.

The inevitable, tragic, yet aimed-for results continue to come in as fertility in Western countries has plummeted, diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and cancer have risen, the incidence of autism, particularly in the West, has skyrocketed, and increasing numbers of men and women even in their forties and fifties are being struck down by various means, including cancer.

While non-governmental groups and activists worldwide tackle varying issues, in separation, of GMOs which cause DNA-alteration and sterility, chemtrails or aerosols which rain heavy metals in nanoparticulates down on Earth and its 7-billion human inhabitants alike, vaccines which sterilize and overburden the immune system, Galalae points out in his books that all of these are tied into the overarching umbrella of depopulation policy, and need to be addressed together as such.

Raising Awareness and Growing Public Consciousness: Physicians Are Waking Up

Seeking to raise public awareness, Kevin Galalae, who has paid a personal price for his work, including being imprisoned several times by the Canadian government and being separated from his children, has worked tirelessly on researching and writing books and articles, his fervour finally paying off as medical journals have started to take notice and publish his work, and physicians worldwide have welcomed his attendance and presentations at conferences. Notably, he reports being approached three times with substantial financial offers to buy his silence, which he has obviously refused, as he continues to make his research openly available.

His article “The Subversion of Medicine and Public Health by International Security Prerogatives” appeared in the journal Epidemiology and Public Health and can be found at the Open Access site here:

http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/the-subversion-of-medicine-and-public-health-by-international-securityprerogatives-2161-1165-1000208.php?aid=65519

His article “TURNING NATURE AGAINST MAN: The Role of Pandemics, Vaccines and Genetics in the UN’s Plan to Halt Population Growth” was published in Epidemiology and may be found online here:

http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/turning-nature-against-man-the-role-of-pandemics-vaccines-and-genetics-in-the-uns-plan-to-halt-population-growth-2161-1165-1000232.pdf

And most recently, “BEHIND THE MASK: Malaria Eradication and Involuntary Sterilization” was published by Malaria Control and Elimination and can be accessed here:

http://www.omicsonline.com/open-access/behind-the-mask-malaria-eradication-and-involuntary-sterilization-2470-6965-1000145.pdf

Last week, Kevin Galalae reported: “China’s doctors and scientists have reiterated their plea that I attend their International Conference on Vaccines in March 2017 and speak there on Methods of Depopulation and the Misuse of Vaccines.” Further presentations await: “The Chinese are not the only people who have invited me to speak at medical conferences. I am sitting on five invitations: two from the US, one from the UK, and two from China.”

In a letter inviting known friends and activists from his substantial networks on Facebook and Linked In to become active members, he further explained his vision for the Center, which would function both as an online community of like-minded individuals sharing vital information on safe organic foods and unsafe chemical ingredients in processed foods on the market, as well as eventually a physical community with its own schools, farms, and hospitals.

UN’s “Sustainable Development Goals” Euphemism for Depopulation

Galalae says he turned to this initiative as a direct consequence of his activism, now that he has realized that the United Nations and the Vatican are continuing with their plans:

The latest official actions and statistics show that the world’s governments and the UN system have no intention whatsoever of stopping the depopulation genocide and will continue to poison us into sterility and early death until the developed world has reached optimal population levels, as calculated in the Overshoot Index, and the developing world reaches replacement level fertility.

They are committed to genocide and that is how they intend to accomplish sustainability now that the Sustainable Development Goals have been unanimously adopted. Indeed, in the absence of an enlightened population and a global replacement level fertility law, this is the only way they can accomplish sustainability.

And this means that approximately half the population of the developed world will be annihilated over the next 20 to 30 years through low fertility and high mortality and the birth of at least 3 billion babies will be prevented in the developing world over the same period of time. Our health and our children’s genetic and intellectual endowment will be collateral damage unless we protect ourselves on a daily basis.”

Yet, large numbers of people have either not learned of this or connected the dots yet.

Since the vast majority of people refuse to believe this brutal reality, let alone do anything about it, and therefore we cannot change this international system that is based on genocide, we who are awake and aware will have to protect ourselves while continuing to do all we can to save the rest.”

Organize, Co-operate, Counteract, Create

The purpose of membership in the Center for Global Consciousness is to start a movement focused on health, well-being, and preserving the wealth and diversity of humanity’s genetic heritage. The intention is for awareness to ripple through all layers and levels of society so people can pull together around these aims, despite the playing out of detrimental policies around us, which, he says, really comprises a war. “This is a war. The authorities are the enemy and we are their targets.”

To survive these dangerous times unscathed we have to organize and cooperate. Every individual who becomes a member will be on the lookout for foods, beverages and products in their country of residence that are free of depopulation poisons and will feed this information into the CGC’s central database that will cover every nation and region. We will all scout for food sources we can trust and that we know to be depopulation poisons free. Such products will receive the designation “Depop Free” and we will lobby farmers and manufacturers to adopt this designation on their product labels.

We will also identify new and existing methods of depopulation and ways to counteract them and feed this information into a central database that will be continually updated since the depopulationists seek to sterilize, sicken, weaken, and prematurely kill all of us and will feel threatened by healthy people with healthy minds.”

New members are invited to draw others in, with the perks including Galalae’s new book Depop Secrets, information about the Global Depopulation program, general safety guidelines (to cover food, cosmetics, vaccines), a list of depopulation chemicals and where they are hidden, and as the organization grows, annual retreats, health care, and eventually the creation of self-sustaining organic communities replete with farms, housing, hospitals.

For more information on the Center for Global Consciousness, and to join, please contact Kevin Galalae via Facebook, Linked In, Twitter or email, as below:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevingalalae

https://www.facebook.com/kgalalae

https://twitter.com/Galalae

@Galalae

Contact: k.galalae@outlook.com

For more information on Kevin Galalae’s books and articles, please see the articles below for lists. Kevin Galalae’s bio can be found here.

Related:

Kevin Galalae Calls On Humanity to Help Stop Global Depopulation Genocide: This is a Time to Stand Up and Be Counted–So Stand Up Interview with Kevin Galalae, June 16, 2016

Kevin Galalae: A Message to World Leaders–Stop the Depopulation Genocide June 9, 2016

Kevin Galalae’s Ongoing Hunger Strike at the Vatican to Stop Global Depopulation Genocide June 1, 2016

Exposing the Planned Destruction of Humanity: Global Depopulation as UN/Govt./Vatican Policy Via Vaccinations, Chem Trails, Fluoride, Chemical Additives, GMOs April 7, 2016

Exposing the Global Depopulation/Genocidal Agenda: Dr. Rima Laibow Relays Insider Information on “The Great Culling” November 18, 2015

It’s Official: Covert Global Depopulation is Long-Standing United Nations Agenda, Not Conspiracy Theory October 17, 2015

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Sue Udry/Defending Dissent Foundation: Stopping Secret Police Surveillance, One City At a Time

Re-posted in the public interest, from Defending Dissent/BORDC, with many thanks for this news and this initiative. Please visit there for ongoing news and action to protect citizens from unwarranted and intrusive surveillance. Please note that this initiative requires public engagement, by anyone who’d like to see arbitrary, unwarranted, intrusive, and violatory surveillance ended.

Surveillance technologies that are being used by local police departments today plausibly include the use of pulsed radar, micro-Doppler radar, and Through The Wall Surveillance (TTWS) Devices, all using sophisticated military-grade Electronic Warfare microwave/radar “Target Recognition” and target-tracking technologies (radiation/sonic weaponry) (under electronic/biometric surveillance labels) which most know little about, to be covered here soon.

DDF provides information below and at their web site regarding how to get involved at the city council level, how to find more information, and how to assist in this new and growing community initiative to protect our communities and ourselves, to challenge wrongful and abusive surveillance, and to restore meaningful and helpful community governance. Activist Post also has an article on this initiative, they too stress this won’t move forward without our own active participation, yours and mine: National Effort Launches to Fight Surveillance State on Local Level/Derrick Broze

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Stopping Secret Police Surveillance, One City at a Time

Do you know what surveillance equipment your local police force has? Do they roam the streets with an ALPR, scanning license plates of parked cars on the chance one of them is a stolen vehicle? Are ShotSpotters installed in your neighborhood, recording all the sounds that go on around them and around you? Is your cell phone being tricked into connecting to a police Stingray device rather than the nearest cell tower when you make a phone call?

Chances are good that your local police is making use of at least one of these invasive surveillance tools, or perhaps some other, unbeknownst to you or even your city council.

On Tuesday September 21, we joined the ACLU and 14 other groups to launch a new campaign to make police surveillance more accountable to the communities law enforcement is supposed to serve. It’s called Community Control Over Police Surveillance (CCOPS). The campaign will engage with local coalitions to pass ordinances to require that any new aquisitions of surveillance technology be approved by the city council. While this may seem like an obvious policy decision, in many communities elected officials, much less the public at large, are completely in the dark about what technology their local police are using. Before the city council even considers allowing police to acquire any surveillance technology, the ordinance mandates that the community be given significant involvement in the decision and the city must consider civil liberties and civil rights impacts of using such technologies.

Already, eleven different cities are considering legislation to accomplish this end, but our goal is to pass CCOPS ordinances in many more cities across the country. The Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation (BORDC/DDF) is proud to join the partnership, which was spearheaded by the American Civil Liberties Union and includes many of our long time allies, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations, Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, and the Tenth Amendment Center. See the CCOPS guidelines below.

BORDC/DDF grassroots partners have successfully passed local ordinances and resolutions through the years. Over 400 cities and towns passed resolutions against the Patriot Act, and cities from Asheville, NC to Hartford, CT have passed laws based on BORDC/DDF’s Local Civil Liberties Protection Act (LCLPA). The CCOPS campaign provides an opportunity for grassroots groups to to come together to make significant progress to promote transparency and push back against the surveillance state.

As technology evolves, police across the country are equipping themselves with even more sophisticated ways to spy on us. While unchecked law enforcement surveillance poses a threat to all of our liberties, this technology is disproportionately deployed against working class neighborhoods and communities of color. This constant surveillance and criminalization of entire communities only heightens the need for the people to know what technologies the police intend to turn on them, and to have a chance to say NO.

Get involved!

CCOPS Guiding Principles by Defending Dissent Foundation on Scribd

https://www.scribd.com/embeds/324787395/content?start_page=1&view_mode=scroll&access_key=key-QCnwbhsdcO6T6upOtDSO&show_recommendations=false

Source: Defending Dissent Foundation

 

Jeffrey Sterling Update: John Kiriakou/Truthdig: “Our Grass-Roots Pressure May Be The Only Thing That…Could Save His Life”

Sep 22: Jeffrey Sterling has suffered a heart attack in prison, John Kiriakou writes Sep 21 in Truthdig:

Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Appears to Have Suffered a Heart Attack in Prison

Excerpt, urging concerned communities to engage, take action, pick up the phone and call the Warden or Bureau of Prisons, or send an email message:

“Holly Sterling has been tireless in her work to get her husband to a cardiologist. She asked Jeffrey’s sentencing judge, Leonie Brinkema, to intervene. Brinkema refused. She then enlisted the support of Norman Solomon’s Roots Action, which has asked supporters to call Warden Deborah Denham at 303-763-4300. In addition to the warden, Solomon recommends contacting the Bureau of Prisons’ North Central Regional Office by calling Sara M. Revell at 913-621-3939 or writing to her at ExecAssistant@bop.gov. Our grass roots pressure may be the only thing that gets Jeffrey Sterling to a cardiologist. It could save his life.”

Please read the Truthdig article in full to discover how exactly the prison system has been structured to prevent outside interference and permit bureaucratic mayhem, as per the Administrative Remedy Process which all prisoners are supposed to go through if they need immediate medical attention or have a complaint, a “Process” involving paperwork, delays, and weeks/months/up to a year of processing. For immediate medical attention, it looks like prisoners need our help from the outside; we need to make those calls and write those emails immediately.

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Sep 21: Please write, call, or email to speak on Jeffrey Sterling‘s behalf, to ensure timely and urgently needed medical treatment for him in prison. Jeffrey Sterling as you may know is the CIA whistleblower who had sued the CIA for discrimination related to employment issues and was later charged under the Espionage Act for leaking of classified information regarding the CIA’s “bungled” undercover operations in Iran to James Risen of the New York Times. More on his story may be found at this Nation article. RT covers the urgent call for humane treatment and urges treatment of his heart condition. The Intercept calls this week for a pardon of all whistleblowers. Roots Action features this call from his wife Holly Sterling to all Americans and citizens worldwide of conscience: please speak out to assist this CIA whistleblower, whose health from all accounts needs immediate attention. Source: Email/Roots Action.
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Sep 17, 2016

Hello Friends,

During this morning’s telephone conversation with Jeffrey, he informed me there was a date he was to see the medical specialist. Sadly, that date has come and gone. I remain in complete and utter disbelief that Jeffrey’s dire medical issues continue to be blatantly ignored to the point of medical negligence by the prison.

To cause further angst, Jeffrey told me a fellow individual recently requested to report to sick call immediately. His request was denied by the corrections officer as it was prior to the “official” sick call time. Tragically, he died a couple hours later. The cause of death, a HEART ATTACK!

Friends, I cannot and will not let Jeffrey suffer the same tragic consequences. I am requesting your help once again to get my beloved husband the medical treatment he is inherently entitled to as a human being.

Every day I am plagued by unimaginable fear when my telephone rings, as when the caller ID says “private,” I am terrified if it is going to be Jeffrey’s voice on the other end or that of a prison employee with terrible news.

Please help us:

**  You may once again email or phone the Warden, Deborah Denham, demanding that Jeffrey receive the necessary and proper medical care. You can contact her at ExecAssistant@bop.gov or call 303-763-4300.

In addition to contacting the Warden, please email or call the North Central Regional Office that is responsible for oversight and support to FCI Englewood and other prisons in its jurisdiction. You may email Sara M. Revell at NCRO/ExecAssistant@bop.gov or call 913-621-3939.

**  Chances are you’ve already signed the petition for President Obama to grant Jeffrey an immediate pardon. Now I hope you’ll encourage others to sign it as well. Mindful that the president will be vacating his office soon, I will be making my way back to DC for a final plea.

**  Your help for the Sterling Family Funddonating here — would assist with me hiring a lawyer, as it currently appears that may be the only way for Jeffrey to receive proper medical care. The Fund also continues to allow me the privilege to visit with Jeffrey, and I pray my recent visit will not be the last.

**  Lastly, please continue to send words of encouragement to my dear husband Jeffrey. You may write letters and/or send cards to him at the following address:

JEFFREY STERLING, 38338-044
FCI ENGLEWOOD
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
9595 WEST QUINCY AVENUE
LITTLETON, CO 80123

Jeffrey and I remain grateful and humbled by your actions and support standing in solidarity to get him the medical help he is entitled to. We honestly could not continue without your support and help, as tragically our government continues to demonstrate how powerful and evil it truly can be. We wish all of you health, happiness, and peace to you and your families.

Fondly,
Holly Sterling

Background:
>>  AFP: “Pardon Sought for Ex-CIA Officer in Leak Case”
>>  Marcy Wheeler, ExposeFacts: “Sterling Verdict Another Measure of Declining Government Credibility on Secrets”
>>  Norman Solomon, The Nation: “CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced to Prison: The Latest Blow in the Government’s War on Journalism”
>>  Reporters Without Borders: “Jeffrey Sterling Latest Victim of the U.S.’ War on Whistleblowers”
>>  ExposeFacts: Special Coverage of the Jeffrey Sterling Trial
>>  BBC News: “Jeffrey Sterling’s Trial by Metadata”
>>  Documentary film: “The Invisible Man: NSA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling”
www.RootsAction.org

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John W. Whitehead/The Rutherford Institute: Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution: A Graduation Message for a Dark Age

Re-posted, with many thanks to John Whitehead for this profound message, from The Rutherford Institute. Inspiring and relevant to our times, an address to everyone, really. It’s not the time to sit back and remain silent, for our rights are daily being stripped from us–rather a time to get informed, to find our inner courage, to speak out, and to take action. 

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Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution: A Graduation Message for a Dark Age

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By John W. Whitehead
May 02, 2016

“The most striking fact about the story of Rip Van Winkle is not that he slept 20 years, but that he slept through a revolution. While he was peacefully snoring up on the mountain, a great revolution was taking place in the world – indeed, a revolution which would, at points, change the course of history. And Rip Van Winkle knew nothing about it; he was asleep.”—Martin Luther King Jr., Commencement Address for Oberlin College

The world is disintegrating on every front—politically, environmentally, morally—and for the next generation, the future does not look promising. As author Pema Chodron writes in When Things Fall Apart:

When the rivers and air are polluted, when families and nations are at war, when homeless wanderers fill the highways, these are the traditional signs of a dark age.

Those coming of age today will face some of the greatest obstacles ever encountered by young people. They will find themselves overtaxed and struggling to find worthwhile employment in a debt-ridden economy on the brink of implosion. Their privacy will be eviscerated by the surveillance state.

They will be the subjects of a military empire constantly waging war against shadowy enemies and on guard against domestic acts of terrorism, blowback against military occupations in foreign lands. And they will find government agents armed to the teeth ready and able to lock down the country at a moment’s notice.

As such, they will find themselves forced to march in lockstep with a government that no longer exists to serve the people but which demands they be obedient slaves or suffer the consequences.

It’s a dismal prospect, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, we who should have known better failed to guard against such a future.

Worse, as I document in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we neglected to maintain our freedoms or provide our young people with the tools necessary to survive, let alone succeed, in the impersonal jungle that is modern civilization.

We brought them into homes fractured by divorce, distracted by mindless entertainment, and obsessed with the pursuit of materialism. We institutionalized them in daycares and afterschool programs, substituting time with teachers and childcare workers for parental involvement. We turned them into test-takers instead of thinkers and automatons instead of activists.

We allowed them to languish in schools which not only often look like prisons but function like prisons, as well—where conformity is the rule and freedom is the exception. We made them easy prey for our corporate overlords, while instilling in them the values of a celebrity-obsessed, technology-driven culture devoid of any true spirituality. And we taught them to believe that the pursuit of their own personal happiness trumped all other virtues, including any empathy whatsoever for their fellow human beings.

We botched things up in a big way, but hopefully all is not lost.

Not yet, at least.

Faced with adversity, this generation could possibly rise to meet the grave challenges before them, bringing about positive change for our times and maintaining their freedoms, as well.

The following bits of wisdom, gleaned from a lifetime of standing up to injustice and speaking truth to power, will hopefully help them survive the perils of the journey that awaits:

Wake up and free your mind. Resist all things that numb you, put you to sleep or help you “cope” with so-called reality. From the day you are born, enter school, graduate and get a job, virtually everything surrounding you is notsomething you entered by free will. And those who establish the rules and laws that govern society’s actions dictate what is proper. They desire compliant subjects. Those who become conscious of the chains that bind them and free their minds and decide to disagree are often ostracized and find themselves behind bars. However, as George Orwell warned, “Until they become conscious, they will never rebel, and until after they rebelled, they cannot become conscious.” It is these conscious individuals who change the world for the better.

Be an individual. For all of its championing of the individual, American culture advocates a stark conformity. As a result, young people are sedated by the flatness and predictability of modern life. “You can travel far and wide and have a difficult time finding a store or restaurant that is even mildly unique,” writes Thomas More in The Care of the Soul. “In shopping malls everywhere, in restaurant districts, in movie theaters, you will find the same clothes, the same names, the same menus, the same new films, the identical architecture. On the East Coast, you can sit in a restaurant seat identical to that you sat in on the West Coast.” In other words, the repetition that is modern life means the death of individuality.

Resist the corporate state. Don’t become mindless consumers. Consumption is a drug. It makes us unaware of the corruption surrounding us. As Chris Hedges writes in Empire of Illusion:

Corporations are ubiquitous parts of our lives, and those that own and run them want them to remain that way. We eat corporate food. We buy corporate clothes. We drive in corporate cars. We buy our fuel from corporations. We borrow from, invest our retirement savings with, and take our college loans with corporations and corporate banks. We are entertained, informed, and bombarded with advertisements by corporations. Many of us work for corporations. There are few aspects of life left that have not been taken over by corporations, from mail delivery to public utilities to our for-profit health-care system. These corporations have no loyalty to the country or workers. Our impoverishment feeds their profits. And profits, for corporations, are all that count.

Realize that one person can make a difference. If we’re going to see any positive change for freedom, then we must change our view of what it means to be human and regain a sense of what it means to love one another. That will mean gaining the courage to stand up for the oppressed. In fact, it’s always been the caring individual—the ordinary person doing extraordinary things—who has made a difference in the world. Even Mahatma Gandhi, who eventually galvanized the whole of India, brought the British Empire to its knees, and secured freedom for his people, began as a solitary individual committed to the idea of nonviolent resistance to the British Empire.

Help others. We all have a calling in life. And I believe it boils down to one thing: You are here on this planet to help other people. In fact, none of us can exist very long without help from others. This is brought home forcefully in a story that Garret Keizer recounts in his insightful book Help: The Original Human Dilemma. Supposedly in hell the damned sit around a great pot, all hungry, because the spoons they hold are too long to bring the food to their mouths. In heaven, people are sitting around the same pot with the same long spoons, but everyone is full. Why? Because in heaven, people use their long spoons to feed one another.

Learn your rights. It’s easy to complain, throw up your hands and just accept the way things are. Unfortunately, for all the moaning and groaning, very few people take the time to change the country for the better. Yet we’re losing our freedoms for one simple reason: most of us don’t know anything about our freedoms. Lest we forget, America is a concept. You have to earn the right to be an American, and that means taking the time to learn about your history and the courageous radicals who fought and died so that you and I could live in a free country. At a minimum, anyone who has graduated from high school, let alone college, should know the Bill of Rights backwards and forwards. However, the average young person, let alone citizen, has very little knowledge of their rights for the simple reason that the schools no longer teach them. So grab a copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and study them at home. And when the time comes, stand up for your rights.

Speak truth to power. Don’t be naive about those in positions of authority. As James Madison, who wrote our Bill of Rights, observed, “All men having power ought to be distrusted.” We have to learn the lessons of history. People in power, more often than not, abuse that power. To maintain our freedoms, this will mean challenging government officials whenever they exceed the bounds of their office.

Don’t let technology be your God. Technology anesthetizes us to the all-too-real tragedies that surround us. Techno-gadgets are merely distractions from what’s really going on in America and around the world. As a result, we’ve begun mimicking the inhuman technology that surrounds us and lost sight of our humanity. If you’re going to make a difference in the world, you’re going to have to pull the earbuds out, turn off the cell phones and spend much less time viewing screens.

Give voice to moral outrage. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” There is no shortage of issues on which to take a stand. For instance, on any given night, over half a million people in the U.S. are homeless, and half of them are elderly. There are 46 million Americans living at or below the poverty line, and 16 million children living in households without adequate access to food. Congress creates, on average, more than 50 new criminal laws each year. With more than 2 million Americans in prison, and close to 7 million adults in correctional care, the United States has the largest prison population in the world. At least 2.7 million children in the United States have at least one parent in prison. At least 400 to 500 innocent people are killed by police officers every year. Americans are now eight times more likely to die in a police confrontation than they are to be killed by a terrorist. On an average day in America, over 100 Americans have their homes raided by SWAT teams. Since 9/11, we’ve spent more than $1.6 trillion to wage wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It costs the American taxpayer $52.6 billion every year to be spied on by the government intelligence agencies tasked with surveillance, data collection, counterintelligence and covert activities.

Cultivate spirituality. When the things that matter most have been subordinated to materialism, we have lost our moral compass. We must change our values to reflect something more meaningful than technology, materialism and politics.

Standing at the pulpit of the Riverside Church in New York City in April 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. urged his listeners:

[W]e as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motive and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.

We didn’t listen then, and we still have not learned: Material things don’t fill the spiritual void.

Unfortunately, our much-vaunted culture of consumerism and material comforts has resulted in an overall air of cynicism marked by a spiritual vacuum, and this generation of young people is paying the price. For example, at least one in 10 young people now believe life is not worth living. A survey of 16- to 25-year-olds by the Prince’s Trust found that for many young people life has little or no purpose, especially among those not in school, work or training. More than a quarter of those polled feel depressed and are less happy than when they were younger. And almost half said they are regularly stressed and many don’t have anything to look forward to or someone they could talk to about their problems. Equally alarming is a recent report by The Washington Post indicating that the U.S. suicide rate has increased sharply since the turn of the century, particularly among women.

No wonder many young people have such a pessimistic view of the future. But that can change. As King said, we have to start putting people first.

Pitch in and do your part to make the world a better place. Don’t rely on someone else to do the heavy lifting for you. As King noted, “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” In other words, don’t wait around for someone else to fix what ails you, your community or nation. As Gandhi urged: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Finally, you need to impact the government, be part of the dialogue on who we are and where we’re going as a country. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your political ideology is. These are just labels. If you have something to say, speak up. Get active, and if need be, pick up a picket sign and get in the streets. And when civil liberties are violated, don’t remain silent about it. Take a stand!

The only way we’ll ever achieve change in this country is for this generation of young people to say “enough is enough” and fight for the things that truly matter.

I shall end as Dr. King ended his commencement address to the graduates of Oberlin College in June 1965:

Let us stand up. Let us be a concerned generation. Let us remain awake through a great revolution. And we will speed up that great day when the American Dream will be a reality.