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What's Happening To The Weather? letter PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Sue Hiscocks   
Monday, 05 July 2021 14:45

 

The following is a letter sent to the PM
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Dear Justin Trudeau PM
'Unprecedented heat waves, high pressure, thermal troughs' - terms from the weather channel, don't quite describe the total picture.  The 2021 documentary "The Dimming; Exposing the Geo-Engineering Cover-up" (on YouTube) reveals an ongoing covert manipulation of weather by the military-industrial complex and 'Deep Pockets'.  The SRM solar radiation program to deflect UV rays uses harmful toxic particles in a complex process which alters the ionosphere, the weather and affects human and plant life.
This is a highly secretive project with meteorologists issued 'gag orders' based on the premise "Whoever controls the weather controls the world". The film discloses patents and scientific evidence, together with several prominent witnesses, retired military personnel, concerned about the outcomes of this life-altering program.
Dear Justin could you please regulate or terminate this program to spray these chemicals in the atmosphere to protect our health.  These nanoparticles are absorbed in the bloodstream causing harmful effects.
Sincerely,
Sue Hiscocks 
Victoria BC
Ref:
The documentary by Dane Wigington ( http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org )
Further Information:
book - "Under an Ionized Sky" - Elana Freeland Feral House 2018
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HOW THE U.S. IS OBSTRUCTING THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF THE PALESTINIAN ISSUE PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 27 May 2021 10:23

HOW THE U.S. IS OBSTRUCTING THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF THE PALESTINIAN ISSUE

 

By Joan Russow, Victoria, B.C. and Dimitri Lascaris, Montreal, Quebec,

Global Compliance Research Project

 

Over the past 75 years, there have been many United Nations Security Council resolutions acknowledging Israel’s violations of international law, including a Security Council Resolution under Chapter VI of the U.N. Charter, that could have addressed, if implemented, the plight of the Palestinians 

In addition, in 2004, the International Court of Justice issued a legal opinion unanimously declaring Israel’s settlements to be a violation of international law.

 

Despite these interventions, today the Palestinian people seem further than ever from realizing their right to self-determination.

 

After the United States veto of a proposed May 16 2021 Security Council resolution relating to the current round of violence, which Israel provoked by unlawful actions in Jerusalem, the 1950 Uniting for Peace Resolution 377 should have been invoked.

Instead, member states sought to appease the U.S. with a new, insufficient resolution from the Security Council.

Of course, a ceasefire is welcome news, but nothing will be solved without sanctions on the State of Israel. By pursuing a decades-long policy of settlement expansion and forcible dispossession of Palestinians, successive Israeli governments have revealed the peace process to be a sham, a tool to buy time for further land theft by the State of Israel. Without sanctions, any demand that the Israelis and Palestinians return to the negotiating table will prove utterly ineffectual.

 

As Independent Jewish Voices Canada has stated: “A temporary absence of Israeli bombs is not justice.”  Rabbi David Mivasair added "Jews in our communities in Canada are overcome with grief and anger... We say loud and clear, 'not in our name.' Israel can no longer continue to commit these atrocities in the name of the Jewish people."

 

1. The structure of the UNSC violates, through the veto, the fundamental principle of the United Nations: The sovereign equality of states; the UN General Assembly, however, does embody this principle.

The 1950 Uniting for Peace resolution 377 was a precedent set by the United States for finding a way of preventing the Russian veto of the U.S. military actions in Korea.

The Uniting for Peace resolution is applicable to the plight of Palestinians because it stipulates that, in any cases where the Security Council, because of a lack of unanimity among its five permanent members, fails to act as required to maintain international peace and security, the General Assembly shall consider the matter immediately and may issue appropriate recommendations to UN members for collective measures, in order to maintain or restore international peace and security.

The purpose of the Uniting for Peace resolution was to facilitate prompt action by the United Nations General Assembly in the case of a deadlocked Security Council. The resolution created the mechanism of the "emergency special session". Undoubtedly, the General Assembly could call for an emergency special session to consider drafting a resolution which could include solutions which have been proposed for years in Palestine, but continually vetoed by the U.S.

The May 16, 2016 Security Council resolution 2443 is reminiscent of the situation in 2003, when at least two permanent members opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq. As a result of failure of unanimity of the P5, many were calling for the invoking of 377 resolution to prevent the invasion of Iraq. By invoking the Uniting for Peace resolution, the U.N. could have initiated an emergency meeting of the UNGA. This was in fact underway until the U.S. circulated an intimidating letter to all member states of the UNGA.

Why was Resolution 377 used  against the Russian and not against the US veto

2. The lack of action by the UNSCto implement the ICJ opinion on the proposedIsraeli wall

In 2004 the ICJ used the 1950 resolution 377 to legitimize the issuance of a legal opinion[1] when the request came from the General Assembly rather than the Security Council:

“Council is exercising its functions in respect of any dispute or situation the Assembly must not make any recommendation with regard thereto unless the Security Council so requests. The Court further observed that the General Assembly had adopted resolution ES-10/14 during its Tenth Emergency Special Session, convened pursuant to resolution 377 A (V), whereby, in the event that the Security Council has failed to exercise its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, the General Assembly may consider the matter immediately with a view to making.”

The International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion to the General Assembly that Israel's building of a barrier in occupied Palestinian territory is illegal and that its construction must stop immediately and Israel should make reparations for any damage caused.

The Court’s legal opinion concluded  with the following statement:

                                                                                         “Finally, in regard to the United Nations, and especially the General Assembly and the Security Council, the Court indicated that they should consider what further action was required to bring to an end the illegal situation in question, taking due account of the present Advisory Opinion.”

Why did the security council not consider what further action was required to bring to an end the illegal situation in question, taking due account of the present advisory opinion?

3. Security council resolution 2334 on Israeli settlements used chapter VI and never addressed enforcement to international law

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 was adopted on 23 December 2016. It concerns the Israeli settlements in "Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem". The resolution states that Israel’s  settlement activity constitutes a "flagrant violation" of international lawand has "no legal validity". It demands that Israel stop such activity and fulfill its obligations as an occupying powerunder the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Critically, the resolution did not include any sanction or coercive measure and was adopted under the non-binding Chapter VI of the United Nations Charter - the peaceful resolutions of disputes.

The resolution passed in a 14–0 vote by members of the U.N. Security Council. Four members with United Nations Security Council veto power, China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom, voted for the resolution, and the United States abstained.[1]

 In response, the government of Israel retaliated with a series of “diplomatic actions” against some members of the Security Council.[9]

Why did the security council not move this resolution beyond chapter VI so that there could be provisions for sanctions and coercive measures? Was the security council reticent because of the potential U.S. veto or U.S./Israeli retaliation?

 

4. The uniting for peace resolution must be invoked and the power moved to the general assembly

If only the 1950 RES 377 had been invoked after May16 2001, then peace and security could have been achieved, and there could have been a potential emergency General Assembly resolution addressing the years of Security Council Resolutions that failed because of U.S. intransigence.

The time has come for the Uniting for Peace Resolution to be brought to bear on Israel’s persistent and “flagrant” violations of international law. Below we set forth the proposed text of such a resolution:

 

RECALLING THE 1950 RES 377 which bestows responsibility for peace and security on the General Assembly;

DEPLORING the years of Security Council Resolutions supporting Palestinian rights that failed because of the U.S. veto:

The General AssemblyCalls for the implementation of UN General Assembly Resolution 194, which stressed the "inalienable rights of the people of Palestine" which would include the following:

Abiding by the right to return;

Ending Israeli settlements and evictions;

Setting up United Nations sanctions against the State of Israel;

Condemning Israel’s settlement activities in Occupied Palestinian Territory as violations of international humanitarian law;

Making reparations for physical and mental harm caused by the construction of the wall on occupied territory;

Urging the UN Secretary General to release the report of Professors Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley on Israeli Apartheid; and

Invoking Article 22 of the Charter of the United Nations to set up an International Tribunal to investigate Israeli crimes against Palestinians.

 

For further information, please see this presentation on the oppression of the Palestinian people:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bNyus69iYo

 

 
The Day UN Buried its Report Focusing on Apartheid in Israel PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 12 May 2021 19:31

The Day UN Buried its Report Focusing on Apartheid in Israel

Credit: The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
  • by Thalif Deen (United Nations)
  • Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 30 (IPS) - When the UN’s Beirut-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), released a landmark 2017 report on “apartheid” in Israel, the United Nations disassociated itself with the study and left it to die--- unceremoniously and unsung.

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The Pentagonization of America PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 13:24
Tom dispatch
Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung, The Pentagonization of America
POSTED ON JANUARY 28, 2021
It’s ever more obvious that the forever wars the U.S. military has been fighting for almost two decades are coming home, especially in the wake of the creation of a Baghdad-style “Green Zone” in Washington, D.C., for the recent inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  We now know as well that, on January 6th, during the storming of the Capitol by a mob of white nationalists and QAnoners, the military arrived in Washington earlier than most of us imagined.  NPR reports that, among those in that vast crowd who broke into the Capitol, ran riot, and have so far been charged with crimes, nearly one in five was a military veteran or a member of the armed forces. And keep in mind that National Guard officials removed 12 of the troops they sent to Washington to protect the inauguration, at least some for fear of similar inclinations. Of course, none of this should be surprising since, among the crew of Wolverine Watchmen arrested last October for planning the kidnapping and possible assassination of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, at least two were Marine veterans.
 
Today, TomDispatch regulars and Pentagon experts Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung note a particular irony of this century: the less effective the U.S. military has been abroad, the more it’s fought those pointless forever wars to hell and back, the more it’s come to be prized, respected, and treasured here at home.  In the process, as those two authors suggest today, American democracy, too, has been transformed into a kind of Green Zone. There should be a distinct irony in that, if anyone were paying real attention. Joe Biden typically ended his Inaugural Address, “May God bless America and may God protect our troops.” The question Smithberger and Hartung ask is, if God is protecting the troops, who’s protecting us?  Not, it seems, the powers-that-be in Washington when it comes to the militarization of our political system. Tom
 
 
A GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGENCY STATEMENT FOR CLIMATE ACTION AND FOR COP26 PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 26 February 2021 13:05

 

 

 

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