Gates to a Global Empire

(Navdanya International: Oct' 20) This collaborative report by 14 authors throws light on how Bill Gates' philanthro-capitalism is boosting the corporate takeover of our global seed, agriculture, food, knowledge and health systems,

Manipulating information and eroding our democracies, his rhetoric of promoting global technological development under the guise of humanitarian efforts is shallow justification for Bill Gates’ monopolistic aims.

As the report details, his consolidation of global development has huge implications. Chained to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s million-dollar grants are private corporations and private market interests, the negative feedback loops of technological solutionism, and the further decay of legitimacy for international institutions.

Throughout the report we see how the same patterns of an aggressively imposed consensus through direct influence over all global development actors, repeat over and over again, and how technocratic solutionism, powered by an “unholy alliance” between the science and technology institutions, states, and big capital, are embodied by the Gates’ Foundation and dangerously put into accelerated action through a philanthropic development.

You will see how the patterns of 'technocratic solutionism', powered by an unholy alliance between big-capital, science and technology institutions and states, are embodied by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and put into accelerated action through philanthropic development. Through its various initiatives, sub-organisations, development schemes and funding mechanisms, the Gates weave an intricate web of wide-ranging power and influence, obscured through all its separate strands.
The report addresses a large part of this web of power. A power which deliberately ignores the past failures of the very same technologies they hope to push, in blatant disregard of the potential problems their initiatives might yield, focused only on profit and market expansion.
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INTRODUCTION

ESTABLISHING A GLOBAL EMPIRE OVER LIFE, THROUGH MONOCULTURES, PATENTS AND MONOPOLIES, BY RUPTURING A WORLD OF DIVERSITY, SELF ORGANIsaTION AND FREEDOM – Vandana Shiva


SECTION 1 – ONE EMPIRE OVER SEED, BIODIVERSITY, AND KNOWLEDGE

ONE EMPIRE OVER SEED: CONTROL OVER THE WORLD’S SEED BANKS – Vandana Shiva

BMG FOUNDATION AND IRRI: CORPORATE HIJACK OF RICE SCIENCE – Chito P. Medina

OWNING SEEDS THROUGH PATENTS AND NEW GENE EDITING GMO TECHNOLOGIES – Vandana Shiva

GENE EDITING: UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES AND RISKS – GM Watch, Technical advisor: Dr Michael Antoniou


SECTION 2 – BIOPIRACY – THE PLUNDER OF BIODIVERSITY AND KNOWLEDGE

DIGITAL BIOPIRACY TO UNDERMINE INTERNATIONAL TREATIES THAT PROTECT BIODIVERSITY AND PREVENT BIOPIRACY

A TREATY TO PROTECT OUR AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY – Josè Esquinas-Alcazar

BEYOND GREEN GOLD: MEGADIVERSE COUNTRIES AS PROVIDERS OF GENETIC RESOURCES AND DIGITAL SEQUENCE INFORMATION – Aidé Jiménez-Martínez and Adelita San Vicente Tello

PIRACY THROUGH PATENTS

BIOPIRACY OF CLIMATE RESILIENT SEEDS – Navdanya

BANANA BIOPIRACY THROUGH GMO BANANA – Vandana Shiva

CAMPAIGN – ‘NO GMO BANANA’ – Navdanya

AN OPEN LETTER TO QUT’S DR JAMES DALE, THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION AND THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY – Mantasa


SECTION 3 – ONE EMPIRE OVER AGRICULTURE


GATES AG-ONE AND THE RECOLONISATION OF AGRICULTURE – Navdanya

GATES AG ONE IN ARGENTINA – Fernando Cabaleiro

COLONISING AGRICULTURE THROUGH THE FAILED GREEN REVOLUTION

BILL & MELINDA GATES: THE DYSTOPIA OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA – Nicoletta Dentico

GATES FOUNDATION’S GREEN REVOLUTION FAILS AFRICA’S FARMERS – Timothy A. Wise

SEEDS OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM: THE THIRD “GREEN REVOLUTION” – Navdanya


SECTION 4 – ONE EMPIRE OVER FOOD: FORCE-FEEDING US GMOs AND FAKE FOOD


PROMOTING FAILED GMOS

THE GOLDEN RICE HOAX – Vandana Shiva

WHY WE OPPOSE GOLDEN RICE – Stop Golden Rice Network

INDIAN MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT HEEDS PUBLIC CALL FOR A MORATORIUM ON BT BRINJAL

BT BRINJAL: ALLIANCE FOR CROOKED SCIENCE & CORPORATE LIES – Farida Akhter

FAKE FOOD

LAB MADE BREAST MILK AND LAB MADE MEAT – Vandana Shiva

SOFTWARE TO SWALLOW: IMPOSSIBLE FOODS SHOULD BE CALLED IMPOSSIBLE PATENTS – Seth Itzkan


SECTION 5 – ONE EMPIRE OVER MEDIA, HEALTH AND EDUCATION


MEDIA AND LOBBY EMPIRE

THE POWER OF PROPAGANDA AND THE LANGUAGE OF PERSUASION – Nicoletta Dentico

MESSENGERS OF GATES’ AGENDA: HOW THE CORNELL ALLIANCE SPREADS DISINFORMATION AND DISCREDITS AGROECOLOGY – Community Alliance for Global Justice / AGRA Watch

COLONISING EDUCATION

DIGITAL DICTATORS – Satish Kumar

PEDAGOGY OF FREEDOM – Satish Kumar

COLONISING GLOBAL HEALTH

THE PHILANTHROPIC MONOPOLY OF BILL & MELINDA GATES – Nicoletta Dentico


SECTION 6 – ONE EMPIRE OVER THE EARTH: AMPLIFYING CLIMATE CHANGE, ACCELERATING THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION


THE SUGAR DADDY OF GEOENGINEERING: BILL GATES’ FOSSIL FUEL INTERESTS AND FUNDING FOR GLOBAL CLIMATE ENGINEERING – Dru Jay and Silvia Ribeiro, ETC Group

DRIVEN TO EXTERMINATE: HOW BILL GATES BROUGHT GENE DRIVE EXTINCTION TECHNOLOGY INTO THE WORLD – Zahra Moloo and Jim Thomas, ETC Group.

SCIENTIFIC TERRORISM IN BURKINA FASO – Tapsoba Ali De Goamma

GLOBAL RESISTANCE TO GENETIC EXTINCTION TECHNOLOGY – Navdanya

GATES FOUNDATION HIRED PR FIRM TO MANIPULATE UN OVER GENE DRIVES – Jonathan Latham

BIODIVERSITY, GMOS, & GENE DRIVES OF THE MILITARISED MIND – Vandana Shiva


CONCLUSION

GAIA SPEAKS…

There is no more destructive force on this earth than the tight alliance of nations loosely centralised around the United States which functions as a single empire on foreign policy. The only beneficial thing such a blood-soaked empire can do for the world is to cease its behavior and cease to exist. It is not the benevolent good guy staving off the bad guys, it is the bad guy, and its depravity must come to an end.

Let the world sort out its own affairs without the "help" of the psychopathic force which unleashes such horrors upon our species.

Statement of the Cuban Movement for
Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples

The Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples strongly condemns the most recent warlike escalate undertaken by the President of the United States Donald Trump against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Cuba.

There is no more destructive force on this earth than the tight alliance of nations loosely centralised around the United States which functions as a single empire on foreign policy. The only beneficial thing such a blood-soaked empire can do for the world is to cease its behavior and cease to exist. It is not the benevolent good guy staving off the bad guys, it is the bad guy, and its depravity must come to an end.

Let the world sort out its own affairs without the "help" of the psychopathic force which unleashes such horrors upon our species.

In its effort to seize global control (it is not necessary to recall all the aggressions perpetrated against the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean since the formulation of the pernicious Monroe Doctrine in 1823, and even before), the present USA administration has not ceased to become defiant, and particularly against the land of Bolívar and Martí it designs and puts into practice recycled and new stratagems that impact because of their perversity.

The truth is that almost since Trump’s arrival to the Oval Office in January, 2017, a wide number of sanctions and all kinds of measures were enforced against both revolutionary processes. Different officials and the President himself do not cease to repeat the same thing: that all the options against Venezuela are on the table, including the military attack, and that they are going to put an end to the socialist Cuba by intensifying as never before the wide network of sanctions that make up the more than 60-year old trade, economic, and financial blockade.

Only a few hours ago the paroxysm of the present White House tenants reached especially dangerous levels for the entire region. The display of naval military forces in zones close to the Bolivarian Republic, and the statement that Cuba and the brotherly South American nation participate in drug traffic, in addition to being an insult not to be allowed by the international community reveals that those falcons’ hotheads are plotting any invention and pretext to unleash all their hatred and contempt against us.

Days ago, along that same line, they called the legitimate government headed by Nicolás Maduro drug dealer, to which they added – in the worst Old Western style – that they would pay millionaire sums for any information that would contribute to oust and capture President Maduro and other chavista leaders. Such gangster-like behavior has to be condemned, with full vehemence, by the peace movements in the world.

In the case of Cuba, the Trump administration has enforced over 200 measures with the purpose of crushing the revolution. The Program of Undercover Actions signed on March 17, 1960 by President Dwight Eisenhower, and the Memorandum elaborated by the Assistant Secretary of State Lester Mallory a few days later, on April 6 – bases on which the attack platform represented by the blockade was elaborated and fully outlined by the Proclaim 3447 signed by John F. Kennedy on February 3, 1962 – reappear more violently under the stamp of the main danger to world peace that is undoubtedly President Trump.

From the largest of the Antilles we call upon the most diverse sectors of the universal society to prevent the growth of imperialist greed at a time when the only possible task is to unite in order to stop the horror caused by this coronavirus.

The USA is the country with the highest number of infected and deceased. There is a unanimous opinion that Trump badly managed the situation at the start of this illness, which he described as a plain flu with his characteristic arrogance and not listening to the scientists and experts from his own nation. No one can calculate how many lives could have been saved if, from the beginning, he would have acted with common sense and effectiveness. And if that were not enough, the real estate tycoon just accused the World Health Organization (WHO) and China of causing this pandemic. In fact, Trump’s sole concern is how he succeeds in re-installing himself another four years in Washington. Shamefully, it is the election hopes that determine the actions of those who conduct the biggest economic and military power of the planet.

Only hours ago Pope Francis, like numerous personalities and leaders of different religions and political trends expressed from Rome that these are times to leave behind conflicts and aggressions that endanger the human species.

The Cuban Movement for Peace, conscious that this is an exceptional moment to foster solidarity among all nations as sole pillar on which to structure effective strategies against this illness, declares likewise that nothing or nobody will be able to destroy the Cuban Socialist Revolution, constructed on profound and unyielding convictions and principles.

Neither our people nor the Venezuelan one will lose sleep or the capacity to found. Each internationalist brigade of the Henry Reeve Brigade, displayed to save lives on any corner of the planet, will be a new and eloquent testimony that we shall overcome.

Havana, April 13, 2020
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Only a global wave of popular protest can stop these anti-human policies and actions.

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InPower Recharging

The Heart of the Matter

An organisation-wide update, 17 February 2018.

For background see: Inpower

We realise that there are rumours that InPower is dormant, or has even ‘gone away’, due to the seeming inactivity. This is FAR from the truth. We have been working hard to prepare for a major promotional push of the Notice of Liability (NoL) process. This preparation had to go back to starting with a proper foundation, in order to “build the house on the rock” so that WHEN the storm comes, it will stand. Last summer when we released the NoL and simultaneously did promotional pieces with Dr. Mercola and other groups, we were overwhelmed by the response. This showed that we were not prepared for what will be coming.

But in that influx of responses, some very astute and capable people joined the movement, and have stayed. We have gone through a re-structuring of the leadership of InPower Movement, in obedience to Divine order, to get the correct people into positions to build ‘the house’ so that it can accomplish all that needs to happen. To this end, we temporarily stopped all promotions and interviews, until we could get in proper order.
From the outside it may look like we’ve gone silent or gone away, but know that WE ARE HERE. Since getting in order, and without any promo, the movement is picking up momentum, like a locomotive, and groups are joining every week across North America, and now also overseas.

World Bank Pushes Water Privatisation in India

A Campaign against the World Bank

Water is our most essential public resource, and it is vital that it be managed by public utilities for the public interest, not private profit. The World Bank continues to promote and fund water privatisation despite the failure of this model around the globe.

For years, the World Bank has promoted a failed water privatisation project in Nagpur, India as a “success” to be repeated worldwide. And now it is backing new plans for hundreds of Indian cities to follow the privatisation model that has been disastrous in Nagpur.

The World Bank continues to promote and fund water privatisation despite the failure of this model around the globe, in cities from Nagpur to Manila, Cochabamba to Paris – advancing corporate interests at the expense of human rights, workers’ rights, public health, the planet, and democratic principles.

Corporate Accountability International claims that the the World Bank shouldn’t get away with the propaganda and the false promises about water privatisation. So they are partnering with Indian allies to expose the truth behind the World Bank’s spin and demand strong, democratically-controlled water systems.

Stand with the p
eople of Nagpur today and tell the World Bank to stop pushing its dangerous water privatisation schemes.

Water privatisation is proven not to work in poorer countries. Inevitably, the private sector doesn’t find it profitable to invest in the level of infrastructure really needed to ensure that communities have access to clean and affordable water.  That is done more effectively by the public sector than by private corporations

It has had disastrous consequences for the poor in Nagpur,  India; including lengthy project delays, service failures, inflated bills, labour abuses, and the shut-off of scores of connections. While problems persist for the people of Nagpur, the scheme remains lucrative for global water privatising giant Veolia.

Despite these persistent failures, the World Bank Group continues to promote Nagpur as a so-called “success story” as it supports privatisation of water systems in hundreds of other Indian cities.

Working with media, international allies, labor, and community groups in Nagpur and throughout India, Corporate Accountability International are challenging the expansion of the dangerous private water industry by exposing the World Bank and industry lies.

Furthermore, financing by the International Finance Corporation (IFC – World Bank Group), which is both investor and adviser on these projects, poses a conflict of interest. On the one hand, the IFC is advising governments to privatise the sector; on the other, it is investing in the corporations that are getting those contracts. When the IFC was established in 1956, it was expressly prohibited from purchasing corporate equity to avoid this sort of conflict, but the board amended this rule a few years later, allowing these kinds of deals.

Download: “SHUTTING THE SPIGOT ON PRIVATE WATER: The case for the World Bank to divest”

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