Clark says he is concerned Canada and its First Nations are headed in a dangerous direction.

Clark says  he is concerned Canada and its First Nations are headed in a dangerous direction.

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Canada, First Nations headed in ‘dangerous direction’ as Idle No More hunger strike continues: Former PM Joe Clark

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/12/30/canada-first-nations-headed-in-dangerous-direction-as-idle-no-more-hunger-strike-continues-former-pm-joe-clark/

Clark says says he’s concerned Canada and its First Nations are “headed in a dangerous direction.”

“My experience has been that direct and honest dialogue is always useful and sometimes essential, particularly in dealing with issues as complex and multi-faceted as the relations between First Nations and Canada,” his statement read.

“Chief Spence expressed a humble and achievable vision — one which I believe all Canadians can embrace.”

Other current politicians, both opposition NDP and Liberals, issued similar cautions, but also expressed concern for Spence’s health.

Fred Chartrand / The Canadian PressAttawapiskat First Nations Chief Theresa Spence, centre, prepares to meet reporters prior to meeting members of parliament in Ottawa on Sunday.

“She’s a very determined woman and she’s heard the message from others that she’s done what people think she needed to do, but she noted that the prime minister has not talked to anyone, or put out a message that he is willing to meet with leaders, and that’s all she’s asking for,” said New Democrat MP Paul Dewar, who was among 16 of the party’s politicians to be invited inside.

Both Dewar and fellow New Democrat Craig Scott said they were worried about her condition.

“She’s very peaceful in her demeanour, but that goes along with being quite weak now,” said Scott. “She talks about sleeping more than she had earlier, in the first two weeks. I think it’s very clear it’s starting to take a physical toll.”

Concern is strong enough that some have urged to give up and let Opposition politicians take up the fight — something Craig said tried to convey to to her.

“I spoke directly to her and said: ‘You know, you’ve done more anybody could expect one person to do, and there’s no reason you and you alone should have to carry this burden.’ And she said: ‘It’s my burden to carry.’ “

Spence stopped eating solid food on Dec. 11.

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RoundDance FlashMobs happening EVERYWHERE in support of your First Nations brothers and sisters

RoundDance FlashMobs happening EVERYWHERE in support of your First Nations brothers and sisters
Dec 31, 2012
RoundDance FlashMobs happening EVERYWHERE in support of your First Nations brothers and sisters

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shared Occupy Canada‘s photo.

Watch The Video here: >>http://bit.ly/WG0sUZ
BREAKING NEWS! December 22. 2012- #Idle No More Round Dance FlashMob Took Over Winnipeg’s Polo park shopping mall tonight! It’s the largest shopping mall in Manitoba -#Winnipeg #idlenomore

Click on picture#idlenomore RoundDance FlashMobs happening EVeRYWHERE in support of your First Nations brothers and sisters

TORONTO!
Idle No More Toronto On December 21. 2012 Over 1000 people took part in the Idle No More FlashMob Round Dance, Over 8 rows people deep stopped the busiest intersection in Canada @ Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto as part of the #IdleNoMore rallies happening in solidarity with First Nations across Canada and the world.
Watch The Video here: >>http://bit.ly/Zp4F0P<<

SASKATOON!
Idle No More FlashMob Took Over Saskatoon’s Midtown Plaza shopping mall -Over 2000 people showed up on December 20, 2012 for an Idle No More Flashmob round dance.
Watch The Video here: >>http://bit.ly/XSihvh

ALBERTA!
Idle No More Flash Mob in Lethbridge, Alberta,
December 21, 2012
Watch The Video here: >>http://bit.ly/YzEMtQ

EDMONTON!
A round dance flash mob at West Edmonton Mall for Idle No More on December 18, 2012.
Watch The Video here: >>http://bit.ly/Tgz0IW

WINNIPEG!
IDLE NO MORE takes over Portage Place shopping Mall Flash Mob Round Dance – December 22, 2012
Watch The Video here: >>http://bit.ly/WG0sUZ

CALGARY!
#idlenomore flash mob round dance at the core (td square), downtown Calgary! – December 22, 2012
Watch The Video here: >>http://bit.ly/ZrPDYd

BURNABY B.C !
#IDLENOMORE Round Dance @ Metrotown mall Dec 22, in Burnaby, BC on unceded Coast Salish Territories.
Watch The Video here: >>http://bit.ly/105jV25

MANITOBA!
Dec 22, 2012- Idle No More Flash Mob Round Dance at Brandon Shopper’s Mall Manitoba
Watch The Video here: > http://bit.ly/UlQTYM

MONTANA, U.S.A!
#Idle No More flash mob round dance in Billings, MT
December 22, 2012
Watch The Video here: >>http://bit.ly/VZhxmQ

SEATTLE!
South Center Mall, Tukwila (Seattle) WA
December 22, 2012- 1300 strong!
Watch The Video here: >> http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200155792368445

There’s a google map of all the worldwide #IdleNoMore events and rallies scheduled , find your local rally! >communities that have taken part now includes 111 #idlenomore events in 90 places and growing!
View the Google Map here >http://bit.ly/ZWzvNA<
Map courtesy of the fantastic work of Tim Grows

If you’re helping to organize a rally that isn’t showing, please email the map admin below.- “If you are interested in collaborating on this map, have information you want shared on it, or want to email for any reason you can reach me at timgrovesreports@gmail.com”

#IDLENOMORE Use this form to add new events to the map: http://bit.ly/VhkvSx

Action Alert: Tell Harper You Support Idle No More and Chief Theresa Spence >>http://bit.ly/UWKUq5<<- Takes 30 seconds to make a difference! Fill the online auto form & tell Harper to meet with First Nations Leaders, include First Nations in decision-making, and observe and honour treaty rights. Hundreds of letters have been sent so far. Let’s make it thousands, flood harper’s email.

Public Response is voicing its support for the Idle No More movement and Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike through its petition urging Harper to meet with First Nations leaders.

Takes 30 seconds to make a difference! Fill in online auto form here>>http://bit.ly/UWKUq5<<

FOR UPDATES AND MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.IdleNoMore.com/

LIKE THE IDLE NO MORE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/IdleNoMoreCommunity

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Watch the video on the significance of December 21 2012 >> http://bit.ly/WvI6SJ<<Quote starts @ 31:20“”I wish to take this opportunity to announce an invitation to an international meeting on the 21 of December this year. A meeting closing the age of non-time and receiving the new age of balance and harmony for Mother Earth. It would take so long to tell you about the knowledge of our indigenous brothers in Mexico, in Guatemala, in Bolivia, in Ecuador, but basically we are issuing this invitation to hold a virtual debate, and also in person, on the following topics”..

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shared Occupy Canada‘s photo.

#IDLENOMORE Toronto today! Watch The Video here: >>http://bit.ly/Zp4F0P<<Protest sign: “Harper is a criminal he’s murdering democracy”Dec. 21, 2012- Over 1000 people flooded downtown Toronto outside Toronto Eaton Centre – Idle No More FlashMob Round Dance Took Over Yonge-Dundas Square today in Toronto as part of the #IdleNoMore rallies happening in solidarity with First Nations across Canada and the world. -D

 

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#Idle No More Spreading Across The World! (SHARE)
There’s a google map of all the worldwide #IdleNoMore events and rallies scheduled, find your local rally! View the Google Map here: http://bit.ly/ZWzvNA(upcoming events in order by place and date included below)If you’re helping to organize a rally that isn’t showing, please email the map admin “If you are interested in collaborating on this map, have information you want shared on it, or want to email for any reason you can reach timgrovesreports@gmail.com

#IDLENOMORE Use this form to add new events to the map: http://bit.ly/VhkvSx

(Open link. A lot of reading. However its fast to get thru.
Find your location and attend!)

 

Idle No More Gaining Momentum and Forming Plan of Action.

Idle No More is a movement to assert indigenous sovereignty, and to work towards sustainable, renewable development. The movement began in response to Canadian Bill C-45, the government’s omnibus budget implementation bill, that includes changes to land management on reservations which critics feel would enable Canada to control reserves. Along with other areas limiting the control of First Nations in their own territories.

Read more:
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/article/idle-no-more-gaining-momentum-and-forming-plan-action-146581

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Four inspiring women who started the #IdleNoMore movement have empowered people everywhere across First Nations!

 

‘IDLE NO MORE’
co-founders Here are the four women who started the Idle No More movement. Sheelah McLean, Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam and Jess Gordon.
“These four Warrior women woke the world up and brought unprecedented attention and solidarity to our cause! The four female warriors did what political leaders could never do! They are the true example to our people and the world that the true leaders of Indigenous Nations are our women! I am so darned proud of them!”-Ozaway Pinesse
Photo: 'IDLE NO MORE'<br /> co-founders Here are the four women who started the Idle No More movement. Sheelah McLean, Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam and Jess Gordon.<br /> "These four Warrior women woke the world up and brought unprecedented attention and solidarity to our cause! The four female warriors did what political leaders could never do! They are the true example to our people and the world that the true leaders of Indigenous Nations are our women! I am so darned proud of them!"-Ozaway Pinesse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVAAZ PETITION: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Chief_Theresa_Spence_help_end_her_Hunger_Strike/
URGENT! PLEASE CONTACT YOUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA! (links to media FB pages where you can post this photo, and to this story, below) Please support Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, on her indefinite hunger strike (started on 11th December 2012) to get Stephen Harper, Canada’s Prime Minister, to help her People, as should have happened a very long time ago. She is willing to die for her People if needs be. Stephen Harper has now ‘broken up’ from Parliament for his Christmas Holidays, and is now in his warm, luxurious home, surrounded by all the trappings of wealth, whilst Chief Spence is spending more and more time sleeping, now in her 8th day of hunger strike, in blizzard conditions, growing weaker by the day…
First Nations “war drums” will “ring loudly” if Attawapiskat Chief Spence dies:
http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/12/16/first-nations-war-drums-will-ring-loudly-if-spence-dies-nepinak/
Huffington Post – Why Chief Theresa Spence is hunger-striking:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/craig-and-marc-kielburger/theresa-spence-hunger-strike_b_2311944.html?utm_hp_ref=canada
Canadian Call To Action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_psdw1xuf1U
I Am Willing To Die For My People
http://rabble.ca/news/2012/12/attawapiskat-chief-theresa-spence-begins-hunger-strike-i-am-willing-die-my-people
MEDIA LINKS TO POST THIS PHOTO TO:
CTV https://www.facebook.com/ctv
GLOBAL https://www.facebook.com/globaltelevision
CBC https://www.facebook.com/cbcnews

 

 

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Red Nation Television Channel shared Poonjin’s photo.
RED NATION NEWS!
BEAUTIFUL PROTEST
That’s a giant middle finger made of NDN’s as First Nations people protest the Canadian government’s new assault on their treaties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Theresa Spence Resolute in Hunger Strike, as Her Body WeakensRead more:
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/article/chief-theresa-spence-resolute-hunger-strike-her-body-weakens-146538

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round Dance at Portage Place 

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Gathering Tribes

 

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shared Aboriginal and Tribal Nation News‘s photo.

Idle No More rally in Los Angeles: Native Celebrities Red Cloud, Crystal Lightning, Sam Bear Paw, Adam Beach to stand in solidarity.
Watch Exclusive Video – Photos – Read Story Here ===> http://bit.ly/Idle-No-More-Los-Angeles-Solidarity-Rally-Photos-Video

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ACTOR ADAM BEACH MEETS WITH CHIEF THERESA SPENCE.
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence talks with First Nations actor Adam Beach and his daughter, Phoenix Beach, on Tuesday as she continues her hunger strike in a teepee on Victoria Island in Ottawa. /COLE BURSTON-THE CANADIAN PRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shared AIM of Twin Cities & AIM Patrol of Minneapolis‘s photo.

Idle No More
American Indian Movement representing at the Idle No More at the IDS tower at the Crystal Court in Minneapolis minutes before the arrest of AIM’s National Director and Founder Clyde Bellecourt was arrested.

 

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Respected Elder Clyde Bellecourt, 75 yrs old, being arrested in Minneapolis, MN because they believed he started the INM action there. Our Elders are standing up for us – peacefully & with honour. We must do the same. Respect & love to the Bellecourt family.

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HE’S OUT!!!!!!! 

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Quote: shared Walking the Red Road‘s photo.

The Prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle is Continuing to Unfold, As Prophecied More Than 500 Years AgoPrior to the arrival of the first European explorers an Indigenous kinship network based in spiritual and cultural relationships and protocols existed for centuries across the Western Hemisphere. Through this network of many networks, this Hoop of Many Hoops, Indigenous Peoples shared knowledge, capacity and resources for mutual aid, trade and development. This ancient network, based in life-preserving and life enhancing spiritual values and principles, known by many Indigenous Peoples across the Hemisphere as the Union of the Condor and Eagle, was broken apart by European colonization and the subsequent decimation of Indigenous Nations and Peoples across the Americas. An ancient prophecy, that predates the arrival of Columbus in 1492 predicts, after a long and bitter spiritual wintertime that the “Reunion of the Condor (Indigenous Peoples of the South), and the Eagle, (Indigenous Peoples of the North),” will be realized. It is promised that when the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle is fully realized, a great era of peace, well-being and prosperity will follow for all members of the Human Family. The Reunion of the Condor and Eagle is intimately connected to other Indigenous prophecies across the Americas. These include, the Time of the Eighth Council Fire, the Hopi Prophecies, the Slaying and Return of the White Buffalo, the Mayan 2012 Prophecy, the Emergence of the Fourth World, the Return of Quetzalcoatl, the Prophecies of Chilam-Balam, and the fulfillment of Black Elk’s Daybreak Star Prophesy. So strong is the belief in this prophecy among some Indigenous Peoples, that the Otomi Peoples in the state of Mexico have built a vast ceremonial amphitheatre dedicated to the “Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle.” The focal point of this amazing construction is a gigantic stone carving of a Condor and an Eagle joined in a loving embrace. It was built largely by the volunteer labour of thousands of materially poor Indigenous Peoples out of love and faith in this prophecy. It was at this location that the first Reunion of the Condor and Eagle, International Indigenous Trade and Social Development Agreement and Unity Pact was signed on May 5, 1999, between grassroots Indigenous leaders of more than 100,000 Indigenous Peoples from Mexico and representatives of First Nations from Canada and the U.S.A. The Movement of the Condor and the Eagle continues to gain strength and momentum through the dedicated action of many different Indigenous networks and their allies across the Americas despite on-going opposition from adverse political and economic forces, especially natural resource extraction interests. This opposition is easy to understand. Collectively the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas have the social capital, land base, natural resources, including water, petroleum, natural gas, timber, rare minerals and gems, fishing and hunting rights and those rights and resources that are still to be justly acquired, that once the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle is fully realized, Indigenous Peoples and their allies will become a decisive and major economic and spiritual force not only in the Americas, but around the world. Indigenous Peoples will then be in a position to mandate the wise and harmonious ways Mother Earth’s gifts should be safely and sustainability developed, as well as, when development is not appropriate, no matter how much profit is to be made. Following the end of the long-count of the Mayan Calendar, December 21, 2012 and the beginning of the 5th Sun, the rising of Indigenous Peoples and their Allies iis destined to accelerate everywhere on Mother Earth. Indigenous women and young people are destined to play a great role in this global transformation process! A movement of unprecedented, principle-centered, unified action! Warm Love and Greetings, Brother Phil Lane Jr. Ihanktowan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations
December 21, 2000

 

 

 

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How pretty are these? Easy. To. Do.
Cut a baguette on an angle, scoop out a little, fill with dip and add a few strips of veggies.photo and idea courtesy of : Martha Stewart
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Buffalohair: Dec. 21st: End of Times on Planet Stupid

Buffalohair: Dec. 21st: End of Times on Planet Stupid

Dec. 21st: End of Times on Planet Stupid

As people scurry around trying to prepare for the end of the world and even killing themselves one must query, “Are people really that lame?” Apparently they are and frankly I don’t have one ounce of empathy for them. If folks are so hell bent on the notion the end is near then maybe it is, for them. If these dolts actually followed the axioms of their respective dogmas they would not be in such a panic. There is nothing wrong with preparedness but there is something inherently stupid about suicide. more »

 

 

 

Dec. 21st: End of Times on Planet Stupid

As people scurry around trying to prepare for the end of the world and even killing themselves one must query, “Are people really that lame?” Apparently they are and frankly I don’t have one ounce of empathy for them. If folks are so hell bent on the notion the end is near then maybe it is, for them. If these dolts actually followed the axioms of their respective dogmas they would not be in such a panic. There is nothing wrong with preparedness but there is something inherently stupid about suicide.

 

 

If only those Euro-Boneheads did not wipe out the Elder Aztecs and destroy millions of codices then they would have known “The rest of the story” as the late Paul Harvey would have said. Yup, we are living in a time of great change and eventually things will be different here on Planet Earth or should I say Planet Stupid. But waiting for December 21st for change to occur is actually pretty dumb since the change has already begun, many years ago. Waiting for the Anti-Christ? Umm, we’ve already lived many centuries of false profiteering and death in the name of G*D and it should be plain as day elitists and secret hand shaking societies have been following the false G*D, for millennia’s I might add.

 

 

I faced him already and I call him ‘Mork the Dork’. Others know him by his long hard to pronounce names within their secret little click, oh brother. Just because this pinhead of deception possesses advanced technology does not make him a G*D. But for ancient people who first witnessed his ‘miracles’ he and his chums were G*Ds. If I went back in time with a BIC lighter I wager that I would have been considered a G*D and lodges around the world today would have BIC lighter shrines all over the place. Technology is not sacred, its mechanical and if any of these boneheads had one ounce of brain matter left in their star struck cabeza they would have realized this Mork dude and his spindly chums were not G*Ds at all. In fact these cretins are bottom feeders much like the rest of us in the grand scheme of things. But to even consider any being with fancy and shiny mechanical gizmos were G*Ds is ludicrous to say the least. Spirits I hang with don’t need toys.

 

 

December 21st only marks the official end of this era of greed and death for material wealth and ushers in a new era. Like the thieves in the night change has already begun and predictably the greedy are busy grabbing so called assets they actually believe will tide them over but tide them over for what? Material wealth as we know it will eventually be meaningless. But if you boneheads had a belief system and actually had absolute faith within your respective dogma, you would already know the drill and you would already know the spirits who will assist you in the coming times of chaos & tribulation. Unfortunately it was prophesized that the majority of earth’s dim bulb population would be faithless and march to their demise, with bells on. If you don’t ‘get it’ now then you deserve what is coming homie and like they say; when you snooze you loose and humanity, as a whole, has been asleep at the wheel. But at least elitists got to be boss of the world and steal all kinds of stuff from innocent people, just like their mislead ancestors did. Hope it was worth it eh.

 

 

One of the dumbest things I had ever heard is this rash of suicides that is taking the world by storm. “Oh my, the end of the world is near. I had better kill myself before I die” How far beyond stupid is that eh?? One thing is for sure, it was the end of the world for that bonehead, oh well, to bad so sad. Sorry for my indifference but I do not have much sympathy for suicide schmucks for the real victims are the people these boneheads kill or leave behind. I’ve cleaned more than my share of bone matter and brains from friends who took their lives. I don’t have an opinion for those who are suffering cancer and physical pain and leave that for the Creator to sort out. My beef is with the weak minded ones who think they are taking a short cut because they fear loosing their stuff or having to face the reality of what they have done to others. If you think whacking yourself is the key to avoiding the consequences of your life’s choices, sorry stupid, you can run but you can’t hide and that is the bottom line, like it or not.

 

 

So December 21st is just around the corner and yes, I made preparations. I got my yard clean, chopped more firewood and I stashed a few gallons of cheap Dago Red in the shed. I also got a goose to cook and a load of Asian spices to enhance my culinary experience. Goose to cook? Hmm I made humor. There is nothing like the taste of cooked wild goose though. Same holds true for wild turkey since they don’t taste anything like store bought hormone birds. I might bake another mince meat pie for my elderly parents and swig down some cheap wine with them and if by chance some meteor crashed down on our humble abode, at least we went out smiling. I doubt that will happen but you just never really know for sure. I’ve already seen the other side or at least several levels of existence and I do not fear transitioning to the other side for there is no such thing as death in the grand scheme of things. But if you don’t have a belief system in earnest you will be one lost puppy whence you cross over. Its pretty busy there eh.

 

 

Ole Edgar Casey and some other psychic types saw destruction and so did I in one of the many visions I’ve had over the years and I believe they will occur over a period of time. Some already have. But for Dec. 21st to be the end of the world, give me a break. Just remember; the elitists and their sacred chums have it all wrong and you can take that to the bank. Granted they are struggling to alter their destiny metaphysically but that was also prophetically envisioned and the Shiza will eventually hit the fan for these dim bulbs of deception. The funny part is the fact their so-called G*Ds will turn on them as their day of reckoning comes to pass. If you have not already noticed, the elitists have begun tossing their operatives under the bus and more will soon follow. There is little room at the top of this elaborate New World Order pyramid scheme for there is no honor among thieves and those underlings who know the secrets will eventually be discredited or die mysteriously, poetic justice.

 

 

For folks with vision & crafts and have their spiritual tool box in order, just hang in there because you are not alone for I know thousands of other people around the world like you who posses medicine of a wide variety. You are here for the future and your destiny is already charted for the betterment of humanity. Just don’t be stupid and think you are a G*D, king/queen of medicine people or other lame ego based ideological ka ka. That is what brought humanity to this juncture in the first place. And no, your religion is not the only true path for the Creator sent messengers throughout the universe so get that nonsense out of your pointed little head. Walk your talk and don’t whore your craft and perform parlor tricks to wow your friends and pick up chicks either.

 

 

As for me, on December 21st I’ll probably head to the 7-11 and buy a few GMO laden textured soy protein burritos, grab my FN and go target shooting with Bear the Wonder Dog in the woods. But I’ll have a clean pair of boxers on, just in case. Gads, what if I’m frozen like Otzi and my body is discovered 10,000 years from now? Nothing worse then experiencing Armageddon with color coded underwear on, you know; yellow to the front and brown to the back. I hate that. Maybe I should take the label off my shorts so the people of the future don’t think my name is ‘Hanes’ or worse, ‘Fruit of the Loom’. So you see, I have my concerns about the ‘End of Times’ also.

 

 

Your Devil’s Advocate

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DR Oz while lying by omission in his TIME Magazine article that failed to disclose the pesticide GMO

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Organic Consumers Association calls out Dr. Oz for ‘flip-flopping’ with high-profile attacks on organics

Organic Consumers Association calls out Dr. Oz for ‘flip-flopping’ with high-profile attacks on organics

Posted by: Mr.M on 7 December, 2012 in news Leave a comment

A few days ago, I sounded the alarm on Dr. Oz and his attack on organic consumers. In my article published here on Natural News, I called Dr. Oz a “sellout” for his labeling of organic consumers as “elitist” and “snobs” while lying by omission in his TIME Magazine article that failed to disclose the pesticide and GMO risks of non-organic foods.

Health freedom pioneer Gary Null also penned a piece, saying Dr. Oz now appears to have been propagandized by corporate interests.

Now the Organic Consumers Association has published its piece on Dr. Oz, calling him a “flip-flopper” who has suddenly and mysteriously abandoned organics in favor of conventional GMO + pesticide foods.

This piece by the OCA is authored by Ronnie Cummins and Katherine Paul, and we reprint it here in its entirely. It originally ran on Alternet.org

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Dr. Oz Flip-Flops as High-Profile Attacks on Organic Food Intensify

America’s most popular TV doctor seems to have forgotten his own words that organic food is “worth the investment” and is instead trashing organics. Why the flip flop?

“So you’re being told organic food is no more nutritious than conventional and it’s not worth your extra money. Well I’m here to say that it is worth the investment. Why do I say that? Pesticides.” – – Dr. Oz, Oct. 19, 2012

Less than two months after telling millions of TV viewers that organic food is “worth the investment,” America’s most popular TV doctor is singing a different tune. In the December issue of Time magazine, Dr. Oz described organic foodies as “elitist” — part of the 1% – and claimed that conventional foods are nutritionally equivalent to organic foods. According to Dr. Oz:

The rise of foodie culture over the past decade has venerated all things small-batch, local-farm and organic – all with premium price tags. But let’s be clear: you don’t need to eat like the 1% to eat healthily.

Suddenly, the pesticides Dr. Oz was so concerned about a couple of months ago, the ones he warned viewers were “one of the greatest threats to your kids’ health,” no longer matter. What’s more, if you’re spending extra money to avoid them, you’re a food snob — instead of a responsible, health-conscious parent.

Dr. Oz’s flip-flop is just the latest in a series of highly-publicized mass media attacks on organic food and farming. It follows on the heels of a much-ballyhooed, controversial Stanford University study, released in September. The Stanford study concluded that fruits and vegetables labeled organic were, on average, no more nutritious than their conventional — and far less expensive — counterparts.

Ironically, it was this same study that Dr. Oz bashed on his October 19 television show for ignoring the obvious: Conventional food is loaded with toxic pesticides, which makes it not only less healthful, but downright dangerous. Especially for children.

At a time when the health of Americans is rapidly deteriorating — skyrocketing obesity, childhood diabetes, ever-increasing cases of asthma, allergies, autism, and cancer — there appears to be a concerted and insidious effort to smear organics, to convince consumers that there’s no connection between their poor health and the low-grade chemical food on their plates. Food routinely grown in nutrient-deficient soil, sprayed with toxic pesticides, pumped full of antibiotics and hormones, and genetically modified in Monsanto’s laboratories.

Instead, anti-organic forces are pushing the message that cheaper food is better for your wallet. And just fine for your health. Both the Stanford Study and Dr. Oz’s Time article focus on cost to consumers at the checkout counter. Neither addresses the long-term cost of poor health caused by toxic chemicals, or the long-term cost to the planet of chemical-intensive, climate-disruptive, unsustainable agricultural practices.

That Stanford study, which was highlighted by major media outlets including the New York Times , Associated Press, and CBS News, didn’t address pesticides and their proven link to health problems, especially in children. It didn’t address waterways polluted by tons of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. The study was limited to fruits and vegetables, so it didn’t have to address the growing public health crisis of antibiotics and hormone residues in meat and dairy, nor the millions of annual food poisoning cases attributed to filthy meat and animal products coming out of the nation’s factory farm feedlots and slaughterhouses.

The Stanford study also completely ignored the horrendous damage to the environment by non-organic industrial farms and feedlots, including the devastating consequences to the planet of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions from chemical fertilizers and huge factory farm operations. Recent statistics indicate that the direct (greenhouse gas pollution) and indirect (tropical deforestation) impacts of industrial food and farms are the largest contributor to global warming.

What the Stanford study did, thanks to a huge public relations push, was spread the message that organic fruits and vegetables are expensive, and conventional fruits and vegetables are just as good but cheaper. No doubt, the authors hope that consumers will carry over that message from fruits and vegetables, to all things organic.

It’s no surprise that the Stanford study would focus on cost. As it turns out, the study was produced by Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute, which gets millions in funding from agribusiness giant Cargill, the world’s largest agricultural business enterprise, and foundations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which have deep ties to agricultural chemical and biotechnology corporations like Monsanto. These giant corporations are all part of the same cabal that contributed at least half of the $46 million spent between October 1 and November 6 to defeat Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. Just a coincidence that the Stanford study and the mass media propaganda barrage that accompanied it was released during the election season, when voters were still weighing their options on the high-profile California GMO labeling law that was making national headlines?

The motives behind the Stanford study and the Freeman Spogli Institute are obvious. What caused Dr. Oz to flip-flop is anyone’s guess — and just might make for a good story someday. Informed sources behind the scenes have told us that Dr. Oz is under tremendous pressure from the biotech industry after airing a segment earlier this fall that supported GMO labeling. He’s also getting pressure from Big Pharma and federal regulatory agencies for his previous exposures of industry malpractices.

Consumer demand for organics is rising steadily. Last year, organic foods accounted for $31.4 billion in sales, according to a recent Obama administration report. Compare that with just $3.6 billion in 1997, and it makes sense that multinational junk food companies, like Pepsi, General Mills, Coca-Cola and others, are buying up organic brands. But these companies also know that there’s more money in the $50-billion “natural” foods market, an unregulated market with higher profit margins and lower barriers to entry, than there is in certified organics. That explains why these same multinational companies pitched in the other half of the $46 million to defeat Prop 37. After all, if passed, the initiative would have banned the use of the word “natural” on any product containing genetically modified foods. That would have forced companies to use more expensive, certified organic ingredients in their highly profitable “natural” products.

Estimates are that if Prop 37 had passed, it would have triggered a multi-billion dollar increase in the sales of organic and non-GMO foods, and a corresponding decrease in the sales of so-called “natural” foods. Could it be that Big Ag and Big Pharma, who supply the drugs for non-organic factory farms, are feeling threatened by the fact that the market for organics is growing ten times faster than the market for conventional foods? The bottom line is that the real 1%, America’s giant food processors and supermarket chains, are alarmed by the fact that consumers are wising up — and rising up — in greater numbers than ever before to demand transparency in labeling, and greater access to organic, locally-sourced, humanely-produced, nutritious food.

In a struggling economy, the quickest way to grab the attention of consumers is to promise them short-term savings. Messages like the ones transmitted by the Stanford study and Dr. Oz’s recent article grossly oversimplify the issue of organics versus conventional foods, while propping up an unsustainable but highly profitable factory farm and processed food industry. They miss the point, intentionally, that pesticides, drug residues, and filthy factory farms damage public health and raise U.S. medical costs, which are already the highest in the world.

But no matter how hard Big Ag and the mass media try to misinform consumers, they are fighting a losing battle. There is mounting scientific evidence that genetically engineered foods are hazardous to human and animal health, and are severely damaging the environment and the climate. This is the reason why millions of Americans are turning to certified organic food, which bans GMOs, synthetic pesticides, and animal drugs. The big lie is that cheap chemical and GMO food isn’t really cheap, if you take the long view.

Shame on you Dr. Oz, and the rest of the mass media for perpetuating this big lie.

No matter how many universities pump out however many studies, no matter how many famous TV personalities — including those wearing scrubs — try to tell us otherwise, our current systems of food and agriculture are unsustainable. That’s why the organic food and farming movement is growing by leaps and bounds. That’s why organic foods and agriculture will soon become the norm, just as they once were for thousands of years, not just the alternative.

About the authors:
Katherine Paul is director of development and communications at the Organic Consumers Association.

Ronnie Cummins is founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association. Cummins is author of numerous articles and books, including “Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers” (Second Revised Edition Marlowe & Company 2004).

source: http://www.naturalnews.com (310)

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