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The John James Newsletter 112

9 April 2016

Terrorist don’t try to win through direct confrontation; they attempt to break public morale with spectacular. televisual displays that at once expose the enemy’s vulnerability and their own capacity for cruelty

Naomi Klein

The Kogi Fight to Preserve Their Ancient Wisdom

The Kogi consider themselves the “elder brothers” of humanity. If two Kogis disagree, they are put into a room together to work on their conflict, and they stay together until they solve it. 

Climate Fraud Investigation of Exxon Draws Attention of 17 Attorneys General

Officials vow to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for their conduct on climate change. 

Survey Shows How Extremely Stupid America Has Become

Many college graduates can barely put two sentences together.  They aren’t being challenged, and the quality of the education most of them are receiving is incredibly poor. Hardly anyone takes time to read a book anymore, and yet the average American spends 5 hours a day watching television. 75% cannot find Israel on a map of the Middle East 

The Holocaust is “a bar and grill in southern California”

“This is how braindead many Americans have become” 

A third of Americans under 35 now live with their parents

Half of them spend half their incomes servicing debts. You’re not likely to get married if you’re living with mom and dad, and soon enough three generations under one roof again, out of economic necessity. And more couples with their kids all in one room. Poor people worldwide already live this way. 

The Globalisation Of Bad Food And Poor Health: Sustainable Development or Sustainable Profits?

The proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12% in 1990 to 15% in 2013. Globally, cancer is already the second-leading cause of death after cardiovascular diseases. 

Africa’s Petrostates Are Imploding

Africa is witnessing a gradual shift in the continental balance of economic power — away from petrostates like Nigeria and Angola and toward less flashy but more diversified economies like Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Millions Starve As Ethiopia Rejects Eritrean Ports

As famine stalks millions of Ethiopians, and aid ships wait forever to unload at Ethiopia’s port of Djibouti, offers of free use of Eritrea’s Red Sea ports fall on deaf ears in Addis Ababa.

Embedding Transnational Agribusiness Into African Agriculture Under The Veil Of Philanthropy

The GMO industry’s expansion across Africa into non-commercial traditional crops, such as cassava, sorghum, sweet potato, pigeon pea, cowpea, banana and rice, which corporations are attempting to genetically modify and roll out under the guise of philanthropy 

Turkey’s Plan to Expand Its Periphery

Ankara envisions Syrian refugees as a means to strengthen its geopolitical projection into northern Syria and its geo-economic posture into other Arab countries in order to weaken and ultimately squash the Kurdish nationalist movements in Turkey and Syria.

New British Empire? UK to re-establish military bases east of Suez 

Britain hopes to re-establish substantial, permanent bases east of the Suez Canal to complement its Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia – currently leased to the US Air Force – and training facilities in the Sultanate of Brunei.

Another case of using public funds to channel jobs to the boys? Just as the Mafia built unwanted freeways in Sicily just to get public funds redistributed – but now its global

Development banks threaten to unleash an infrastructure tsunami on the environment

We are living in the most explosive era of infrastructure expansion in human history. The G20 nations, when they met in Australia in 2014, argued for $60 to $70 trillion in new infrastructure investments by 2030, which would more than double the global total value of infrastructure. Some people had hoped that these banks would promote sustainable and socially equitable development, but it now seems that they could end up doing precisely the opposite. 

21 countries are cutting carbon emissions and growing the economy  

Nearly all are European, bar the United States and Uzbekistan. The list is fascinating, and you will see that Australia is not eligible as our C02 emissions have risen

Australia’s electricity emissions now 5.5% higher than before the carbon price was dumped, 

Thousands of Canberra homes to receive subsidised battery storage

Around $25 million will be raised from the auctions for the specific purpose of subsidising battery storage installations in the national capital.

We’ve found a Shakespeare folio but a swag of original plays are still missing

Whilst 543 plays survive from the commercial theatres of Shakespeare’s London, a staggering 744 remain known by their titles or descriptions only. At least two of them were by Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Won, and Cardenio. 

Naomi Klein Explains Why Clinton’s “Corporate Worldview” Cannot Be Ignored

Hillary Clinton’s historically “pro-corporate ideology” shows she does not have the willingness to take on “fossil fuel companies and the banks that finance them.” She is “uniquely unsuited” to the task of stopping climate change that “requires a willingness to go head-to-head with the two most powerful industries on the planet.” 

Big Oil’s $500 Million Annual Climate Obstructionism

‘While the world came together in Paris to embrace climate action in 2015, Exxon was doubling down with Big Tobacco tactics and obstruction’

Iraq’s Artefacts of Exile

In the initial aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, looters swept through the National Museum in Baghdad and carted off 15,000 items of incalculable value. Some of these items were destroyed in the attempt to spirit them away. Some disappeared into the vortex of the underground art market. Only half of the items were eventually recovered. 

Britain’s Empire of Tax Evasion

The “Panama Papers” show that the sun never sets on the United Kingdom’s tax havens. 

What the Panama Papers Mean for China’s Leadership

Relatives of Chinese elites have concealed assets abroad, no surprise to China’s anti-corruption watchdogs.

The Panama tax haven leaks reveal a lot about the lawlessness of the rich, as well as the ideological bias of the western press.

The worst criminals on earth are not the poor who sit behind bars in jails and prisons. The biggest thieves are found among the rich. The 1% can buy legislation, politicians and the media to carry out and hide their dirty work. 

The Panama Papers confirm that the world’s elite cheat, lie, and steal. 

Will the masses finally do something about it? The documents, which show the extraordinary lengths the global elite have gone to in order to shield their wealth from taxation, are at once big news and old hat.

Goebbels had less-biased articles

The world’s media has been pointing at one person who wasn’t even mentioned. In 11.5 million documents that were published; Putin’s name was not mentioned once.

Russia Leads the Way to a Private Military Contracting Future

Unlike every other head of state, Vladimir Putin has spoken firmly in support of PMCs. Fontanka noted that, “In 2012, when he was Russian prime minister, he argued they should be legalised saying they were “a tool for the implementation of national interests without direct participation of the state.” .

Australia’s first 100% locally made, electric vehicles to roll out July

A Melbourne-based electric vehicle maker has revealed plans to become Australia’s first manufacturer of 100 per cent locally made EVs, after securing a production facility in Avalon, Victoria. 

Australian all-electric bus drives 1,018km on one charge

The buses combine a high performance lithium ion battery with proprietary eMotor, battery management and a regenerative braking system. 

Zika Mystery Deepens with Evidence of Nerve Cell Infections

the mosquito-borne Zika virus is causing a vast range of neurological diseases beyond microcephaly and the Guillain Barre syndrome. Fueling that suspicion are recent discoveries of serious brain and spinal cord infections — including encephalitis, meningitis and myelitis — in people exposed to Zika. 

Fishing Disputes Could Spark a South China Sea Crisis

Indonesia blew up 23 fishing boats from Vietnam and Malaysia that were poaching in Indonesian waters. It wasn’t the first time: the country demolished 27 fishing boats in February and has scuttled more than 170 in the last two years.

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