War and the Environment: The Disturbing and Under-researched Legacy of Depleted Uranium Weapons – Global Research

23-07-20 02:19:00,

While on a research trip to the Iraqi city of Basra in 1996, environmental engineer Souad Al-Azzawi encountered a mother taking care of three young children, all of them sick and unable to move on their own. With no idea why her children were ill, the mother hoped Al-Azzawi had come to help her family. Unfortunately, there was little Al-Azzawi—or anyone else—could do.

As the director of the doctoral program in environmental engineering at the University of Baghdad, Al-Azzawi had been researching radioactive contamination in Basra for years. She would go on to publish studies showing that cases of leukemia in children in Basra increased by 60 percent between 1990 and 1997, and that the number of children born with severe birth defects increased by a factor of three.

Al-Azzawi’s research points to depleted uranium as the culprit. Depleted uranium is a by-product of the enrichment of natural uranium, a process used to create fuel rods for nuclear power plants. Due to its incredible density, the United States and United Kingdom have used depleted uranium for tank armor and ammunition during military combat since the early 1990s, during the First Gulf War. While not as radioactive as natural uranium, the metal nevertheless poses a threat.

Basra is located in the very southern tip of Iraq, wedged between Iran, Kuwait, and the Persian Gulf. It is the northern terminus of Highway 80, which runs due south all the way to Kuwait City. Iraqi forces used the road to stage the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Months later, as those same troops retreated, they were pinned by 10 hours of US aerial bombardment that left a trail of hundreds of smashed cars, tanks, and other vehicles and equipment strewn along the road.

“The kids were playing on the tanks [leftover from the Gulf War], and they were collecting the bullets,” Al-Azzawi said. “For some of the people, those bullets stayed in their houses for years. It was a disaster.”

Al-Azzawi first learned about the effects of depleted uranium in the early 1990s from environmental activists. Since then, she has devoted her life to researching its impacts, producing more than 50 research papers on chemicals used in the region and conducting three exploration programs to collect data from across areas in Iraq exposed to weapons of war.

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A Disturbing Glimpse Into The Future: Bill Gates, Elon Musk & The 4th Industrial Revolution – Activist Post

07-07-20 06:32:00,

By Spiro Skouras

Welcome everyone, thanks for tuning in and congratulations! If you are reading or watching this, that means you have officially survived the first half of 2020. Something tells me, the second half will be just as crazy, if not more crazy than the first half was.

In this report we will be taking a glimpse of what the not-too-distant future may look like. Yes, some of this will be speculation, but it is speculation projecting forward based on the facts we have today.

To be clear, the road humanity is being led down does not look very human at all according to the social engineers AKA technocrats who are deciding and dictating what the future of humanity looks like for us — we have no say according to the elite.

Watch this report and decide for yourself, will humanity benefit from this projected future? Or will this digitalized system of control be the final nail in the coffin of free will and expression of individuality.

Links

World Economic Forum’s 4th Industrial Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpW9JcWxKq0&t=18s

IN MICHIGAN, HOUSE PASSES BILL TO ‘VOLUNTARILY’ BEGIN PLACING HUMAN IMPLANTABLE MICROCHIPS INTO THE BODIES OF ALL STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/michigan-house-passes-bill-voluntarily-begin-placing-human-implantable-microchips-iall-state-government-employees/

Mass-Tracking COVI-PASS Immunity Passports To Be Rolled Out In 15 Countries
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/mass-tracking-covi-pass-immunity-passports-be-rolled-out-15-countries

Digital Tattoo
https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/digital-tattoo

An Invisible Quantum Dot ‘Tattoo’ Could Be Used to ID Vaccinated Kids
https://www.sciencealert.com/an-invisible-quantum-dot-tattoo-is-being-suggested-to-id-vaccinated-kids

Human Mind Control of Rat Cyborg’s Continuous Locomotion with Wireless Brain-to-Brain Interface
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-36885-0

Michigan Makes Worker Microchips Voluntary … Wait, What?
https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/security/a33003219/michigan-bill-worker-microchips-rfid/

Bill Gates Calls for a “Digital Certificate” to Identify Who Received COVID-19 Vaccine
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/0OdBn0BX/bill-gates-calls-for-a-digital-certificate-to-identify-who-received-covid-19-vaccine

CIA Mind Control
https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/search/site/mk%20ultra

Forgot To Include RFID Vaccine Needles
https://www.dcvmn.org/IMG/pdf/2019_rommelag_vaccine_packaging_cpad_apiject_-blue_bklt_158-min_sm.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0qMVPBZSGnwH2Mr950-283Bnh4VxCNWqMoCYO97z02P1IXKjf6ODwBClM

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Disturbing New Report Reveals How Many Environmental Activists Are Murdered Each Week

31-07-19 11:12:00,

By Julia Conley

The fight to protect land, homes, livelihoods, and wildlife from destructive, pollution-causing industries turned deadly for more than 160 environmental defenders in 2018, international human rights group Global Witness revealed Monday night in a new report.

Organizers campaigning against the destruction of the environment face governments, contract killers, and private security firms trying to stop them—sometimes working together. In total, 164 people were murdered last year while fighting such forces as the mining, logging, and agribusiness industries from taking over swathes of ancestral lands, communities, and natural habitats.

The number recorded by Global Witness in its report, “Enemies of the State,” means an average about three eco-defenders were killed per week—but the group notes that because so many of these deaths go unreported, its study represents a “sizable underestimate.”

“These are ordinary people trying to protect their homes and livelihoods, and standing up for the health of our planet,” Global Witness reported. “Often their land is violently grabbed to produce goods used and consumed across the world every day, from food, to mobile phones, to jewelery.”

BREAKING: More than 3 Land & #EnvironmentDefenders died every week in 2018 and many more were attacked and arrested. Calls to save the planet are growing louder – but those protecting it are being silenced. Read our report #EnemiesOfTheState: https://t.co/rZkZERlI7L pic.twitter.com/9STzUdtimN

— Global Witness (@Global_Witness) July 30, 2019

The Philippines was the deadliest country for eco-defenders in 2018, with 30 people killed for protecting land and the environment. Nine victims were killed on the country’s island of Negros when gunmen shot the sugarcane farmers as they occupied a plot of land which was covered by President Rodrigo Duterte’s land reform program but had not been distributed to the poor farmers.

The National Federation of Sugar Workers said at the time that the government has not created an effective land distribution program and instead “red baits those who assert their rights to the land,” linking the farmers to communist guerillas.

The criminalization of eco-defenders is a common tactic used by state forces and corporations to discredit organizers,

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