Crimes Against Humanity: Pro-War NGOs

As Cory Morningstar reported in 350: Agent Saboteur, the April 2010 World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, was the first and only climate conference that was led by indigenous peoples and recognized by the United Nations. The People’s Agreement — that resulted from this conference — called for 300 parts per million of carbon dioxide, and a 1 degree Celsius limit.

 

Attending the 2010 conference in Bolivia — created in response to the failure of the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen — was 350 co-founder Kelly Blynn. After undermining emission reduction targets at Copenhagen, Blynn’s role at Cochabamba was to press for 350 parts per million, and a 2 degree Celsius limit, thus protecting the fossil fuel industry and the very lucrative 350 brand.

 

Four years later — financed by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Warren Buffett’s NoVo Foundation – 350 used the Charms of Naomi as a powerful new tool of social engineering by Wall Street. The civil society fad led by Ms. Klein in 2014 evolved into a cult of celebrity worship, as she and Bill McKibben hypnotized thousands of college students into believing divestment of fossil fuel was part of a magical social revolution.

 

The KXL hoax — yet another example of hypnotic behavior absent critical judgement — was funded by Buffett in order to distract attention from his oil-by-rail empire, now threatening communities across North America with “bomb trains” for fossil fuel export. By the time Klein’s followers figure out they were duped into being Buffett’s pawns, he and his friend Bill Gates will have made a fortune shipping Tar Sands bitumen and Bakken Shale crude.

 

In the U.S. Army War College manual on psychological warfare, the stated objective is to destroy the will and the ability of the enemy to fight, by depriving them of the support of allies and neutrals. Some of the methods used in the manual are sowing dissension, distrust, fear and hopelessness. Since this manual was published, a new type of psywar has emerged in the form of false hope.

 

With support from foundations like Ford, Gates, NoVo, Rockefeller and Soros’ Open Society Institute, U.S. propaganda now has a vast new army of non-profits that serve as a fifth column for destabilization campaigns worldwide. Embodiments of false hope – like Avaaz, Purpose and 350 – use social media as a means of social manipulation.

 

In Welcome to the Brave New World—Brought to You by Avaaz, Morningstar notes that Avaaz co-founder Tom Perriello has had a long relationship with the convicted inside-trader George Soros, and was one of the most pro-war members of the U.S. Congress. Along with Ricken Patel, Perriello made it popular for civil society to become complicit in crimes against humanity.

 

In 2014, the New York public relations firm Purpose created a campaign to rally international support for NATO to bomb Syria. The campaign was backed by the New York lobby Avaaz. The CEO of Purpose, Jeremy Heimans, is a co-founder of Avaaz. His associate, David Madden, is co-founder of Purpose, Avaaz and MoveOn—a Democratic Party associated PAC. Avaaz and MoveOn are funded in part by the billionaire hedge fund mogul Soros.

 

In Imperial Civil Society, Jay Taber observes that the power of moral sanction is something Wall Street takes very seriously. So seriously, that hostile takeovers of authentic civil society organizations, and full-fledged displacement by corporate false fronts, has led compromised NGOs to promote privatization, austerity, and military aggression. According to Maximilian Forte, the main purpose of the burgeoning civil society fad – that comprises the international bureaucracy of neoliberalism — is to take over basic functions and powers of the state.

 

Destabilizing foreign governments, using NGOs like Avaaz as provocateurs, puts authentic non-profits and journalists at risk. Indeed, the imperial network of financiers like Soros makes NGO entrepreneurs in the pro-war champagne circuit accomplices in crimes against humanity.

 

As affiliated entities, 350, Avaaz, Ceres, MoveOn and Purpose enable the Democratic Party to market itself as a friend of the environment and supporter of democracy, while simultaneously serving Wall Street’s agenda. What those familiar with serious fraud might call “the long con”. As Morningstar describes The Art of Social Engineering by Avaaz, the role they serve for their funders is not unlike that of corporate media.

 

Paralyzed in a state of collective hypnosis, naive followers of the non-profit industrial complex have become missionaries of empire. From Bolivia to Syria, NGOs now help destabilize and overthrow foreign regimes hostile to American dominance. “Avaaz,” says Morningstar, “is arguably the world’s most powerful NGO”.

No Mercy

In Secrecy, Intransigence and War — last of a three-part series on Hillary Clinton — CounterPunch examines the former First Lady’s “propensity for overkill.” As authors Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair observe, “repression has always been one of Mrs. Clinton’s most prominent characteristics.” As a war hawk, Senator Clinton showed no mercy, supporting President Bush and Vice President Cheney without reservation.

NO JEWS ALLOWED

If you wonder why nothing good is happening, look no further than the White House. No, I’m not talking about the Bush/Obama bank bailouts; I’m talking about the Bush/Obama Faith-Based Initiative, that allows religious organizations to receive federal grants and contracts, while discriminating in hiring according to religious status. In case that’s not clear, Christian organizations can receive Head Start, AmeriCorps and other federal program money, while maintaining a hiring policy of NO JEWS ALLOWED.

Internet Fraud: Avaaz, Purpose, 350

Soliciting donations and selling memberships in an enterprise that is wholly contrary to that promoted on the Internet is a federal felony in the United States. Internet fraud in the US is policed by the Federal Trade Commission, and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney General.
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Avaaz, Purpose and 350 use the Internet for fraudulent purposes, i.e. “humanitarian intervention” and fossil fuel divestment campaigns. As these organizations are a product of the Democratic Party, and tools of Wall Street moguls like Buffett and Soros, they will not be prosecuted for fraud.
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They could be charged under international law for abetting crimes against humanity, but with the UN controlled by the US, this will not happen. That leaves civil society moral sanction. Moral sanction against these NGO adjuncts to the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense, because they are politically immune to prosecution by the Department of Justice.

Bomb Trains

The 23-minute video documentary Bomb Trains dispels all doubts about this unacceptable hazard, and why it has become a growing threat to communities across North America.

Christian Fascism in the US

Understanding Christian fascism in the US requires a lesson in Christian Right politics, whose overwhelming success in subverting American democracy is attributable to the supreme strategist Paul Weyrich. Bruce Wilson reports on how this right-wing analyst made the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush possible.

Public Good Network Rebukes Racism Funded By Gateway Pacific Terminal

On March 20, 2015, IC Magazine reported on the racism funded by corporations promoting a carbon corridor through a proposed coal port on the Salish Sea at Cherry Point. Citing recent articles by award-winning journalists Sandy Robson, Terri Hansen and Winona LaDuke, IC notes the political and financial relationships between Gateway Pacific Terminal, Whatcom Tea Party, and Citizens Equal Rights Alliance–“the Ku Klux Klan of Indian Country.”

Since 2013, Peabody Energy, SSA Marine and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad have financed Tea Party-led PACs to drum up resentment against Lummi Nation and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians that oppose fossil fuel export in treaty fishing areas of the San Juan Islands and Strait of Georgia. Environmental organizations, churches and tribes are now coming together to condemn the deplorable GPT attack on Coast Salish First Nations intended to undermine their cultural survival.

Story: Indigenous Cultural Survival: A Matter of Human Rights

Timeline: White Power on the Salish Sea: Gateway Pacific Terminal Timeline

Press Release: Public Good Network Rebukes Racism Funded by Coal Export Consortium Behind Proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal

Privatizing Political Power

As anyone who follows news from the U.S. Department of Justice knows, Bill Gates is an adherent of monopoly capitalism. His empire, built on privatizing public information and technology, reflects his belief in plutocracy.

Like earlier captains of industry — who used public investment to privatize political power — Gates has harnessed his fortune to evangelize on behalf of privatizing schools, prisons, and plantations.  His investments in social engineering have made it possible for Gates to largely avoid public censure.

Along with his close friend Warren Buffett, Gates is now making money shipping Tar Sands bitumen and Bakken Shale crude via tank cars on Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad (owned by Buffett) and Canadian National Railway, of which Gates is the largest shareholder.

National Energy Bank

In the US, it should be a national security priority to save our coal, oil and gas reserves for our future needs. Selling our fossil fuel reserves now means future Americans will have to rely on nuclear power. These reserves should be socialized as a national energy bank, not privatized for bargain sales to China.
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Climate change campaigns should focus on this reality, rather than fantasies about renewable energy, which at best will only supply 10% of electrical demand. With 4 billion urban dwellers worldwide, living off-the-grid is not an option. Efficiency in electrical delivery can be vastly improved, but consumption is rising rapidly.