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Money Masters – How International Bankers Gained Control of America – Full Documentary

The Money Masters is a 1996 American documentary film produced by attorney Patrick SJ Carmack and directed and narrated by William T. Still.It discusses the concepts of money, debt and taxes, and describes their development from biblical times onward. It covers the history of fractional-reserve banking, central banking, monetary policy, the bond market, and the private ‘Federal’ Reserve System in the United States. Profit from issuing money is currently being used in the United States to benefit a few wealthy individuals. This situation should be remedied, so that the profit benefits the public good, as during four periods in the history of the United States without a private central bank (Federal Reserve). A Monetary Reform Act could be implemented as such a remedy. As support, the film provides many quotations from notable figures including economists, members of the financial system, kings of England and United States presidents. This film tells the truth about fractional-reserve banking and the control aspects of both modern banking regulation and centralized banking systems such as the private ‘Federal’ Reserve System. It describes the history of money and banking, how central banks came to be and how they operate. Watch this documentary to find out how the US Congress gave the power of money creation to private banks through the ‘Federal’ Reserve Act and how the banks accumulate large amounts of interest using this power. Wealth is slowly being drawn into the hands
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About the Speaker: Professor Simon Hix is Director of the Political Science and Political Economy Group at the LSE and the co-editor of the journal European Union Politics. He has written several books on EU and comparative politics, including most recently What’s Wrong With the EU and How to Fix It (2008) and Democratic Politics in the European Parliament (2007). A leading expert on European Union politics and policy, Professor Hix has held visiting appointments at several top universities, including Stanford, Berkeley, UC San Diego, Sciences-Po in Paris, the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, the College of Europe in Bruges, and the Korean Institute for International Economic Policy in Seoul. He has extensive consultancy experience, including for the UK Cabinet Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European Policy Centre, and the Asian Development Bank. About the Event: The issue of the democratic legitimacy of the European Union has been prominent in national debates across Europe in recent years. The Lisbon Treaty contains many apparent remedies to the EU’s “democratic deficit”, including a strengthened European Parliament, a new citizens’ initiative, and a bigger role for national parliaments in legislative scrutiny. Professor Hix will analyse the prospects for these measures as well as the broader issue of what can be done to make the EU a more vibrant and democratic political space.
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International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA5), Dhaka, Bangladesh
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On 24-31 March 2011, CCAFS participated in the 5th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA 5), hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and partners in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The aim of the event was to "Upscale Community-based Adaptation", which involves both knowledge transfer and policy implementation. 350 delegates from 60 countries participated and went on a three-day field trip to different sites in the Dhaka region, sites which demonstrated different impacts from climate change, and different community-based adaptation measures.
Photo: N.A. Omolo

In the picture: Researchers in the field.

For more information about this event, read our related blog stories "Community-based adaptation: the missing link" and "Scaling up community based adaptation: coping or adaptation strategies?"

International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA5), Dhaka, Bangladesh
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On 24-31 March 2011, CCAFS participated in the 5th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA 5), hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and partners in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The aim of the event was to "Upscale Community-based Adaptation", which involves both knowledge transfer and policy implementation. 350 delegates from 60 countries participated and went on a three-day field trip to different sites in the Dhaka region, sites which demonstrated different impacts from climate change, and different community-based adaptation measures.
Photo: N.A. Omolo

In the picture: a flood proof homestead

For more information about this event, read our related blog stories "Community-based adaptation: the missing link" and "Scaling up community based adaptation: coping or adaptation strategies?"

Conference: A MORE ACCESSIBLE ARCTIC: MYTHS, FACTS AND ISSUES AHEAD
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Image by Polish Institute of International Affairs
On 1 March 2011 Embassy of Embassy of Canada to Poland and the Polish Institute of International Affairs organized a conference devoted to Arctic region.
“This half-day conference brought together Polish and Canadian Arctic experts and decision
makers to support and consider the emerging discussion in Poland on this important region.

Poland has been a distinguished member of the Arctic research community and a prominent
Observer State of the Arctic Council since its inception. While to Canadians the Arctic is home,
and to Polish researchers it is a challenging but familiar workplace, to much of the international
community and indeed Polish society it remains relatively unknown or misunderstood. Far from
being a ‘wild west’ frontier as it is sometimes portrayed, the Arctic is a well-governed and
thriving homeland to numerous indigenous communities with enormous development potential.

Canada’s vision for the Arctic is that of a stable region with clearly defined boundaries, dynamic
economic growth and trade, vibrant Northern communities, and healthy and productive
ecosystems. The Arctic Council is for Canada the well-established and principal forum for
international cooperation in these areas. Poland’s vision of the Arctic is similar, as an observer
in the Arctic Council, which convenes and supports sustained dialogue and cooperation.

Canada, like Poland, has made a strong commitment to Arctic science—the foundation for sound
policy- and decision-making on the environment. Canada was the single largest financial
contributor to International Polar Year research activities and has announced the construction
of a state of the art international High Arctic research facility in Cambridge Bay, and Poland
maintains a world-class scientific research base in Spitsbergen. New opportunities and
challenges are emerging across the Arctic, in part as a result of climate change and the pursuit
of resources. While this may well support social and economic development, it may also bring
new environmental threats, search and rescue incidents, civil emergencies and, potentially
even illegal activity*”.

*Quote from conference’s agenda

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Ambassador Lars Møller (Senior Arctic Official Chair, Arctic Council) and Mr. Giles Norman (Director of the Canadian International Center for the Arctic Region)
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On 1 March 2011 Embassy of Embassy of Canada to Poland and the Polish Institute of International Affairs organized a conference devoted to Arctic region.
“This half-day conference brought together Polish and Canadian Arctic experts and decision
makers to support and consider the emerging discussion in Poland on this important region.

Poland has been a distinguished member of the Arctic research community and a prominent
Observer State of the Arctic Council since its inception. While to Canadians the Arctic is home,
and to Polish researchers it is a challenging but familiar workplace, to much of the international
community and indeed Polish society it remains relatively unknown or misunderstood. Far from
being a ‘wild west’ frontier as it is sometimes portrayed, the Arctic is a well-governed and
thriving homeland to numerous indigenous communities with enormous development potential.

Canada’s vision for the Arctic is that of a stable region with clearly defined boundaries, dynamic
economic growth and trade, vibrant Northern communities, and healthy and productive
ecosystems. The Arctic Council is for Canada the well-established and principal forum for
international cooperation in these areas. Poland’s vision of the Arctic is similar, as an observer
in the Arctic Council, which convenes and supports sustained dialogue and cooperation.

Canada, like Poland, has made a strong commitment to Arctic science—the foundation for sound
policy- and decision-making on the environment. Canada was the single largest financial
contributor to International Polar Year research activities and has announced the construction
of a state of the art international High Arctic research facility in Cambridge Bay, and Poland
maintains a world-class scientific research base in Spitsbergen. New opportunities and
challenges are emerging across the Arctic, in part as a result of climate change and the pursuit
of resources. While this may well support social and economic development, it may also bring
new environmental threats, search and rescue incidents, civil emergencies and, potentially
even illegal activity*”.

*Quote from conference’s agenda

I just got an email from the International Monitary Fund about an ATM card?

Question by White Sox: I just got an email from the International Monitary Fund about an ATM card?
OK, I’m only 14 and I don’t ever remember anything like this! I don’t even know what ATM cards are for or what the ITM is!

It says it will take 20,000 from my account until I pay off my debt.

I don’t get this!!! I never had an ATM card!

Here is the message:

INTERNATIONAL MONITARY FUND
External Review Committee on
Debt Statistics Andfund audit
Balance DebtIMF-World Bank
Collaboration.

Attention:Beneficiary,
We wish to inform you that your overdue payment has be scheduled
to pay to you through certified ATM Card which you will be only
required to proceed to any ATM Cash Point to withdraw $ 20,000 per
day till your complete payment fund are completed.

This development was as result of new payment policy revolution of
2007 carry out by the World Financial Body in collaboration with
World Bank Audit unit and United Nations Policy maker unit under
world bank new year payment constitution.

This effort is to help the international monetary fund
restrict and
monitor every international transaction to avoid money laundering
activities and will help us to fight against fraudulent activities
from scam experts.

Furthermore you areadvice to reconfirm you billing address including
(1)FullName..(2)Contact:Homeor Office-Address..(3)Phone AndFax#..
(4)Your age and current occupation…Attach Copy ofyour Identification
to the Euro Finance Investment Bank for the issuing of certified ATM
Credit Card,the contact information is as follows:

EURO FINANCIAL BANK ACCRA,REPUBLIC OF GHANA
2 ROYAL,EXCHANGE BUILDINGS ACCRA,EC3V3LF
E-mail: financialbghservice@yahoo.cn
TELE/FAX+233274051850
NAME:MR:KrestWest-Richard.

NB:Note that you can only withdraw just $ 20,000.00 per day till your
fund is completed.Please do not reply to this E-mail contact the Bank
immediately with the necessary information required from you so that
they commence on proceeding.Once again,I apologize toyou on behalf
Of IMF(International Monitary
Fund) failure to pay your funds in time,
which according to records in the system had been long overdue.
By the way, I’m from America and it says Europe on it.

What does this mean? Should I be worried?
Phew, thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by hirebookkeeper
It’s a scam that goes by various names

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Chris Taylor: The Private Sector in National and International Security

Another lecture in IHMC’s award winning lecture series. www.ihmc.us Chris Taylor is currently the Director of the Harvard Defense and Security Initiative. He recently held the position of Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Blackwater Worldwide, a professional security, training, peace support, and stabilization operations firm, where he was responsible for developing and leading strategic initiatives and alliances, building new business, and assisting in the development and implementation of corporate strategy. He was also responsible for the sales and marketing efforts for all business units and acted as the primary media and public relations point of contact for Blackwater. Chris has been instrumental in developing security, training, stabilization, and counterterrorism initiatives in the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, Africa, and South America. These programs include counterterrorism strategy and training, emergency response and disaster relief programs, C4I systems design and implementation, integrated vulnerability assessments and physical security solutions, strategic force transformations, political and economic consequences consulting, and turnkey solutions for unique security challenges. With 14 years in the US Marine Corps as an enlisted infantryman and Force Recon Marine, Chris has held both operational and policy leadership positions. Chris earned his undergraduate degree on active-duty, left the Marine Corps in 1999 and attended graduate school at
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First Time Author Kevin Clemons is Making a National and International Buzz with Newly Released Children?s Book, ?Why Am I Blue??

First Time Author Kevin Clemons is Making a National and International Buzz with Newly Released Children’s Book, “Why Am I Blue?”












(PRWEB) April 06, 2012

“Why Am I Blue?”, is a Christian oriented children’s book with a beautiful, inspirational yet practical message for all ages.

“Why Am I Blue?” is a small book with a big message. Through the thoughtful storytelling of first-time author Kevin Clemons and vivid colors and emotion of the illustrations by Suganthi Manickam, children are not only taught to identify colors but are guided through a journey of patience, individuality, self-confidence and self-worth; a better-suited bedtime or anytime story would be hard to find.

Blue, the unassuming protagonist patiently awaits his turn while the other colors get assigned their role in the world. As the roles diminish, Blue questions his place and his worth. And then finally learns how truly important he is. “Why Am I Blue?” Is a multi-dimensional tale that offers many teachable moments both practical and psychological for children of all ages.

The first children’s book from KLC Productions, Clemons hoped to emphasize quality content as well as showcase amazing artwork. The fundamental belief that there is no child more important than the other and every child is important and has a special gift from God is very important to the development of today’s young minds.

The debut effort of Clemons has received quite a bit of buzz. “Why Am I Blue?” Received Honorable Mention nods at both the San Francisco and London Book Festivals and Runner-Up at the Paris Book Festival (2011). As well as a 4-out-of-5 star review from the San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review (2011).

About the Author

Kevin Clemons (born in Oakland, CA) the youngest of three boys is the owner of KLC Group, LLC. Clemons attended Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Florida where he studied Computer Science and Business Administration. Some of his passions include music (both as a singer and musician), athletics, and public speaking, working with youth and helping others enhance the quality of their lives through sound, practical and creative ideas.

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Africa Symposium at U.S. Army War College, February 2011
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Amb. Vicki Huddleston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, talks in Bliss Hall Feb. 1 during the African Symposium at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

Photo by Megan Clugh

The U.S. Army War College dedicated two days to bring together government, civilian and military experts to talk over the issues, challenges and potential success stories for the African continent during a regional symposium Feb. 1-2.

"This symposium was designed to shape and inform the discussion of the complex issues facing the African continent," said Col. Tom Sheperd, U.S. Army War College director of African Studies. "The goal is to provide an exposure to some of the underlying key strategic factors that play a role in shaping the way the United States achieves its national interests in a regional context."

Guest lecturers included Margaret Culbert, Dr. Jeff Herbst, Col. Tom Galvin, Dr. William Reno, Joshua Eisenman, Amb. Vicki Huddleston and retired Amb. Lou Nigro. Each brought their unique perspectives to the diverse continent of Africa.

"This region presents a nuanced set of challenges that will help shape the future of stability and security not only for Africa, but the entire world," Sheperd told the college’s student body. "You will find these same themes continuing throughout the rest of the year as you continue to wrestle with the ‘wicked problems’ of national security.

"The game has changed. When these students leave they will be encountering these complex issues and challenges," Sheperd said.

This was especially true for USAWC student Lt. Col. Kristin Baker, who will assume a position in U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) after graduation.

"This was a great opportunity to enhance my knowledge of the issues and challenges facing the region," she said. "Each of the speakers brought their own unique perspective to the topics discussed which creates a great discussion."

"The symposium really challenges you to think about the challenges that the African continent faces, and what the implications may be for the rest of the world," said student Marine Corps Col. Terry Trenchard.

"What really makes it valuable for a nation like Georgia, that is so far away, is that it helps to show how truly universal these issues are," said Georgian Fellow Col. Bondo Maisuradze. "A nation’s problems don’t always stay within their own borders. It can spread to other areas, so we need to be aware of that and be prepared to help."

The symposium serves as a capstone event after the completion of many of the USAWC core courses, and challenges students to apply their skills.

"This is an opportunity for the students to sit, listen and apply the critical thinking skills we’ve been emphasizing all year in relation to strategy, policy and the operational environment," Sheperd said. "Then we hope they use these skills to get to the crux of how these issues shape and affect the U.S. during the seminar discussion sessions."

Given the current context of civil unrest in Tunisia and Egypt, Sheperd said that one of the symposium objectives was to help explore how one incident in Tunisia, no matter how small at first glance — such as someone setting himself alight — may have far-reaching effects.

"It’s easy sometimes to see how a large incident has a big impact on the strategic environment," he said. "But it’s sometimes more important to see that seemingly small things, under the right circumstances, can have a huge effect on the long-term strategic environment. We hope the students are able to take a longer view toward complex issues and regions."

Culbert, a senior defense ontelligence analyst for Africa at the Defense Intelligence Agency, focused her remarks on how factors such as demographics, population growth, urban growth and climate change may shape the region’s future.

"It’s important that schools like the Army War College are taking time to focus on Africa," she said. "If you are going to be deployed to Africa, then you really need to have a grasp of the multiple concerns on the continent, no matter whether you are there for military, human rights or other reasons."

She also said that the complex nature of the problems necessitate the use of all of the elements of national power.

"When you are building these professional military institutions, they have to be built simultaneously with political, social, judicial and penal institutions," she said. "You have to build an environment in which democracy can grow."

Herbst, president of Colgate University, spoke of the effect that decolonization has had for Africa and how it at times carries an incorrect label as an unstable region.

"If you look at the changes in boundaries in Europe and the former Soviet Union in the last 50 years, there has actually been more change there than in Africa," he said. "What really hurt the region was the destruction of the existing military structure when the continent was decolonized, which has helped to create the instability we see now."

Herbst also discussed the potential challenges that the recent South Sudan referendum for independence and the still unstable Somalia status quo may pose for the region.

Eisenman, a senior fellow for China studies at the American Foreign Policy Council, brought a unique perspective to the region when he focused his remarks on Chinese interest in Africa and what that could mean for the world.

"There is a dearth of information about why China is interested in Africa, and what they are trying to achieve there," he said. "Resources are a key, but there are diplomatic and trade advantages for them as well. How this situation unfolds could say a lot for the future of the continent."

Galvin, chief of the AFRICOM Commander’s Action Group, provided students with a wealth of information about AFRICOM and what security challenges face the region.

"It’s important to remember that African problems are global security challenges," he said.
Galvin said that AFRICOM activities such as supporting partner counterterrorism efforts, promoting interoperability and balancing ground, maritime and air capabilities, have led to success. He said that lessons about the importance of partnership, executing a resourced comprehensive approach and communications strategically have already been learned and applied to future operations.

Huddleston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, spoke about the need for building African capacity.

"We’re there to reinforce and enable the African states — militarily, through training, as well as through civilian assistance like health and education," she said. "As President Obama says: Africa for Africans.

"African military under civilian control allows them to protect their citizens and defend their borders," she said. "If it’s well done, as with Egypt and Tunisia, the military is the friend of the people, the constitution and the state." In large part, that’s "because of experiences with the U.S. military, like the U.S. Army War College."

Nigro, a former ambassador to Chad and DNSS faculty member, spoke about the challenges facing AFRICOM.

"AFRICOM is still a new organization, evolving," he said. "We really need to ensure the integration of State, Department of Defense, U.S. Agency for International Development and other agencies, like Justice and Agriculture, across the spectrum of the U.S. government to achieve our national goals. Resources are never enough if we don’t integrate and synchronize and harmonize efforts."

Nigro also touched on the importance of the establishment of the nations’ militaries.

"African militaries will develop as their societies develop," he said. "A state acquires legitimacy when the military and law-enforcement elements of the state are [at an equal pace] with the development of the state itself, and when the society is willing to hand off control of their lives to a state they consider legitimate."

In seminar later, students discussed the difficulty of finding agreement among nations about agreeing on the definition of security and its sources. The dialogue considered the challenges of achieving the regime’s security, territorial security and human security.

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Ibrahim Thiaw Director, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI) at UNEP
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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. Throughout the International Year of Forests, the World Agroforestry Centre will be celebrating and promoting the planting and nurturing of trees, both inside and outside forests.

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an international rides a donkey #2
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Stones and fire in Kufr Qallil – yet the olive harvest continues
October 7th, 2006

by ISM Nablus, report filed October 5th

Omar Suleiman from Kufr Qallil walked through his 10 dunums of olive trees on Saturday the 30th of September, occasionally grabbing hold of a tree trunk and nimbly climbing up to inspect the higher clusters of fruit. He shook his head and gestured toward the empty branches here and there. Nestled on a slope between Berakhya colony and Huwarra checkpoint and military base, his olive grove is frequently invaded by Israeli colonists. They beat the trees to make the ripest olives fall to the ground in order to steal them, and also sabotage the harvest in other ways. About two months ago, they set fire to a 16 dunum large plot of land below the olive grove. Haj Suleiman’s family now have to trudge up a slope of desolate scorched earth in order to reach their land – an ugly reminder of the threat that the Israeli colonists of Berakhya present to their Palestinian neighbours.

Two years ago, the family was attacked by a group of Israeli colonists armed with machineguns. Haj Suleiman bears scars on his chin and scalp from big rocks thrown at him in unprovoked outbursts of colonist violence. When he attempted to defend himself by physically restraining his attackers, the Israeli military retaliated by forcing him and his family out of their house at two o’clock in the morning for five nights in a row – threatening the family members with violence and randomly breaking parts of their furniture. The family is now afraid to go to harvest their olives from the land closest to the colony. After having kept silent and submissive for a few years, the family have now had enough, and therefore decided to request international and Israeli accompaniment this year.

The first three days of harvesting in Kufr Qallil were relatively quiet, apart from an incident of theft from land on the south side of the road leading up to Berakhya colony. Israeli colonists were spending the eve of Yom Kippur bathing at a holy mountain spring adjacent to the road, some of them also having brought bags to fill with Palestinian figs and pomegranates. (http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/2006/10/07/settlers-steal-fruit/)

On the fourth day of harvesting (Tuesday October the 3rd), an armored jeep full of soldiers arrived at the scene, shouting and motioning at the olive pickers to cease their work. They told the group – Haj Suleiman, his family and volunteers from IWPS and ISM – to pack up and leave as they had not obtained permission from the DCO (District Coordination Office) and were therefore not allowed to work the land on that particular day. Although the group argued that this order was unlawful and requested that the soldiers consult their higher commanders and the DCO before chasing them off the land, the soldiers insisted and threateningly escorted everyone back to the village. Afraid of retaliation, the family did not wish to directly resist the order but after hours of phone calls to the International Committee of the Red Cross and various levels of command at the DCO, it was ascertained that the order given by the soldiers was actually contrary to Israeli law and military policy, in light of recent judicial developments.

On 26 June 2006, the Israeli High Court of Justice issued a ruling in response to a petition regarding the right of Palestinian farmers, who are residents of the West Bank, to gain access to their land (H.C.J. 9593/04 Rashad Morar v. The IDF Commander for Judea and Samaria). In short, the court decision means that Palestinian farmers have a right to enter and work their land, with or without DCO permission, and that the military commander in the area must defend this right. In the past, Israeli military have often opted for attempting to stifle any violence on the part of Israeli colonists by declaring land a “closed military zone.” They have justified this by saying that the law is aimed to protect the Palestinian residents, but has in reality saved them from any real confrontation with Israeli colonists. The court ruling stipulates that this is no longer allowed and that territorial closure is subject to a number of strict preconditions.

This decision is crucial to many Palestinian farmers in providing them with a legal weapon to use in fighting for their rights to their land. Apart from land in “red zones,” which are not subject to such rapid status changes as “closed military zones,” and can be checked on military maps, all farmers should in theory be unhindered and protected in working their land and harvesting their olives this season. Tuesday’s events, however, clearly illustrate how this new policy, whether due to misinformation or malice, is not being implemented by soldiers on the ground.

It seems that the more senior and legally conscious echelons of the Israeli military are reluctant to inform foot-soldiers about the changes unless faced with farmers or volunteers who know the law and can argue their case. This was made apparent yesterday, as the DCO tried to dissuade Haj Suleiman from harvesting his olives on the day he wanted, instead suggesting a later date more suitable to them. Despite this, the family continued harvesting, their numbers boosted by international and Israeli volunteers, the latter from Rabbis for Human Rights and other anti-occupation organizations. The Israeli military were also present, although this time as protection from Israeli colonists.

Despite manipulation and lies from the Israeli military and the DCO, the olive harvest continues. We urge all internationals to do their utmost to come to Palestine in solidarity with farmers who have been denied safe and unconditional access to their land. Harvesting is resisting.

Footnote: Wednesday night, more violence befell the village of Kufr Qallil, when 40 year old Nasir Hasan Mansur was shot by Israeli military. Mansur was sitting in front of his home when the soldiers fired north from Beit Ur checkpoint, hitting him in the left foot.

For another account of the fourth day of the picking (October 3rd), see this report on the IWPS site. (http://www.iwps-pal.org/en/articles/article.php?id=973)

A reporter from The Times in London joined ISM, IWPS and Rabbis for Human Rights volunteers for one of these picking days. His report, focusing on the Rabbis, is published on the Times website. (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,251-2394974,00.html)

The “Programme” for Steve Prefontaine’s first race in London, during his first international track meet tour, a 5000 “Metres” race in which he came in 4th, White City Stadium, London, August 13, 1969
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The "Programme" for Steve Prefontaine’s first race in London, a 5000 "Metres" race in which he came in 4th, White City Stadium, London, August 13, 1969. Pre’s event is the page to the right, Frank Shorter and Kenny Moore ran the 10,000m on the page to the left–Kenny came in 2nd and Frank 4th. Marty Liquori was slated to enter the 1500m, but he was a no-show.

The venerable White City Stadium served as the venue for the 1908 London Olympic Games. In 1931, a 440yd running track was installed for the Amateur Athletic Association Championships, held there from 1932 to 1970. The stadium was torn down for new development in 1985 after serving various uses, including greyhound racing, rugby and soccer league play, a motor speedway, the 1934 British Empire Games, and a match of the 1966 World Cup.

This was the fourth international meet in Pre’s first international tour the summer after he graduated from Marshfield High School. Because he was not yet enrolled in the University of Oregon, he ran this meet with the AAU’s US Team as being from Coos Bay, Oregon, his home town.

This was the first of Pre’s three meets in London–the other two were at the Coca-Cola Meet on September 15, 1972, six days after he placed fourth in the 5000m of the Munich Olympics; and the Coca-Cola Meet on September 13, 1974, which was the only race he never completed, due to injury.

This London meet was a two-day track and field meet, with the 5000m as the 9th event of the second day. The 5000m event page above from the program displays a photo of Washington State University Runner Gerry Lindgren, the featured US runner for this event–Pre was still little known outside Oregon, and especially not known in Europe.

To see a brief clip of Pre in this race, go to the link below and go fullscreen with the video–Pre’s race shows up about 44 seconds into the clip, first showing the two Brits, followed by Gerry Lindgren, then Pre. www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=46140

Pre had graduated from high school in the spring of 1969 and qualified for the AAU’s US Team by placing fourth in the AAU Championship 3-mile event on June 29th in Miami, Florida—the only high school runner in the race. He was picked up from the AAU Team alternates list and ran the 5000 meter events in Los Angeles (5th//US-USSR-Commonwealth meet), Stuttgart (3rd//US-Europe meet), Augsburg (2nd//US-W. Germany meet), and London (4th//US-Great Britain meet). His London race was his last before enrolling in the University of Oregon in the fall.

While Pre had a spectacular high school racing history, he was not yet a headliner in the international or collegiate running community. The big news for the London 5000m race was the slated competition between US runners Gerry Lindgren, formerly of Washington State University, Tracy Smith, formerly of Oregon State University, and the British runners Ian Stewart and Dick Taylor. Pre had been slated for the US Team 3000m event but was added to the 5000m race instead when Tracy Smith decided not to enter (see Smith’s name crossed out above and Pre listed as a "reserve" runner).

Dick Taylor went on to win the race, setting the fastest time of the year in the 5000m in 13:29.0 and a new British record:

Finishing times–there were only four runners competing:

1. Dick Taylor (Britain) 13:29.0
2. Ian Stewart (Britain) 13:36.4
3. Gerry Lindgren (So. Lake Tahoe) 14:16.8
4. Pre (Coos Bay, OR) 14:38.4

Oregon athletes gained points with Neal Steinhauser winning the shot put in 64-3, and Kenny Moore placing second with 29:08.8 in the 10,000m behind the UK’s Ron Hill and his 29:03.8. Frank Shorter placed 4th in the same event in 29:16.4. US athletes also won other events: the women’s 100 meters by Iris Davis of Nashville, the Women’s 400 meters by Kathy Hammond of Sacramento, the men’s 200 meters by Ben Vaughn of Atlanta, the discus throw by Tim Volmer of Oregon State, and the high jump by Otis Burrell of Los Angeles. The US men won the meet 131-90, the women’s title went to Britain 67-66.

Pre wore an AAU team singlet–Pre’s combat against AAU treatment of athletes was to be a signature part of his running career in the future. This European tour would be his baptism. Most members of the US track team returned to the US carrying a letter of protest to President Nixon after a European tour full of dissension and some disappointment.

The trouble blew up in Germany where the athletes complained of poor accommodations. When the US athletes arrived in London they formed a committee which drew up the letter to Nixon, listing what they considered are essential changes which should be made in AAU policy. At one stage the athletes threatened to pull out of the London meet. They cabled a copy of the letter to the White House.

The info above was derived from the August 13 & 14, 1969 issues of the Eugene Register-Guard.

Q&A: Government order prohibiting trade in certain goods. subsidy sanctions embargo 18. International accord m?

Question by : Government order prohibiting trade in certain goods. subsidy sanctions embargo 18. International accord m?
17.Government order prohibiting trade in certain goods.
a.subsidyb.sanctions
c.embargo

18.International accord made by the President that does not require the consent of the Senate.
a.executive agreementb.Presidential order
c.declaration of war

19.Principles and methods used by a country in its dealings with other countries.
a.international peacekeepingb.foreign policy
c.foreign affairs

20.The name given by journalists to Ronald Reagan’s economic policy, also known as “trickle down economics,” which thought that reduced government spending, tax cuts, and increased military spending would reduce inflation.
a.voodoo economicsb.Reaganomics
c.demand-side economics

21.The continued rise in the cost of goods due to the decrease in purchasing power of the dollar. This problem was a key issue throughout several administrations, including Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.
a.inflationb.deficit
c.surplus

22.Based on the theories of Karl Marx, a system of government in which the state, run by a single party, plans and controls the economy and distributes goods evenly to the population. The fight against it influenced many of the U.S. government’s actions throughout the 1960s-80s. Because the government feared the spread of it, the U.S. cut off relations with Cuba, was involved in the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, entered the Vietnam War, supported groups fighting it around the world, and was immersed in the Iran-Contra Affair.
a.socialist democracyb.communism
c.Taoism

23.During Bill Clinton’s presidency, the federal deficit ________.
a.shrankb.increased
c.did not change

24.Bill Clinton made statements about Monica Lewinsky during a deposition taken investigating his relationship with what woman?
a.Gennifer Flowersb.Paula Jones
c.Hillary Clinton

25.________ was a confidante of Monica Lewinsky’s but turned over illegally recorded telephone conversations to help with the prosecution of Bill Clinton.
a.Bettie Currieb.Hillary Clinton
c.Linda Tripp

26.After the impeachment of Bill Clinton, ________ was forced to resign amid rumors of his own extramarital affair.
a.Newt Gingrichb.Henry Hyde
c.Strom Thurmond

27.After the 2000 election the Supreme Court ruled that ________.
a.Bush was President by defaultb.the Florida recounts would stop
c.the election would be redone

28._________’s Green Party candidacy in 2000 was called a “spoiler” candidacy by some who thought he took votes from Gore.
A.Pat Buchananb.Ross Perot
c.Ralph Nader

29.In Operation Desert Storm, the U.S.S.R. and many Arab countries, as either direct or traditional allies of Iraq, _________.
a.still joined the U.N. coalition of allied forces against Iraqb.did not participate and held a position of strict neutrality
c.actively fought against the Allied coalition and helped Iraq
30.During the 1980s, Reagan sent troops or aid to support anti-communist or anti-Marxist groups in all of the following areas except
a.Caribbeanb.North Africa
c.Eastern Europe

Best answer:

Answer by Rock and Rollin
17. C: Embargo

18: C: Declaration of War.

19: B: Foreign Policy

20: B: Reaganomics

21: A: Inflation

22: B: Communism

23: B: increased

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Dr. Marcin Zaborowski – Director of The Polish Institute of International Affairs
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On the 12th of September on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks the Polish Institute of International Affairs organized a seminar under the title 9/11 TEN YEARS ON: Past Experiences and Future Challenges Different Perspectives on Countering Terrorism in the 21st Century.
The event was opened by the director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs Dr. Marcin Zaborowski who spoke about the fundamental changes in security policy following September 11 and the new types of threats that the world is facing today. In the keynote speech delivered by His Excellency Lee Feinstein, Ambassador of the United States to Poland the role of international cooperation in the fight against terrorism was addressed with a stress on the tasks and challenges of the American society in this respect.
Guest speakers Ryszard Machnikowski from the University of ?ód?, Marcin Piotrowski Senior Analyst at PISM and Martina Strong Political-Economic Counselor at the United States Embassy in Poland shared their views on the achievements and failures of countering terrorism during the past ten years. Marcin Piotrowski presented the Asian perspective explaining the significant role South-Asia plays in the activity of al-Qaeda. Martina Strong outlined the three dimensions of the American war on terrorism: military, ideological and that of broad international cooperation, pointing also to the lessons of the American experience in the interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Presenting the European perspective on the topic Ryszard Machnikowski emphasized the significance of the global character of the fight against terrorism and the implications of technological development on it.
In the last part of the seminar the floor was opened for the audience. During the several rounds of questions addressed to the guest speakers various issues were touched, for instance the financial aspect of anti-terrorism in the shadow of the global economic crisis, the consequences of the Norwegian terrorist attack for the future of global terrorism and Poland as a potential target of terrorist activities during the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship.

Photo by Jadwiga Winiarska

Global Village at the XVIII International AIDS Conference
International development policy
Image by WITNESS.org
www.witness.org – The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.