Thursday, September 25, 2014

Frenchman Beheaded By Algerian Militants

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INQUISITR
09/24/2014

A Frenchman was reportedly beheaded by Algerian militants. On Sunday, Herve Gourdel, 55, was kidnapped while hiking through the Tizi-Ouzou region of Algeria. Within hours, Jund al-Khilafa claimed responsibility for the abduction.


Herve Gourdel
The Islamic militant group, also called the Soldiers of the Caliphate, has known ties to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 

Members of Jund al-Khilafa were previously associated with al-Qaeda. However, they eventually “pledged allegiance to ISIL” and formed their own militant group.

It appears that the Frenchman’s kidnapping and beheading were in response airstrikes against ISIL. Last week, France joined the United States in their pledge to “degrade and destroy” the jihadist group.


In response to the airstrikes, ISIL leader Muhammad al-Adnani called on supporters to strike out against “disbelievers.”

“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European… the spiteful and filthy French… or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever… kill him in any manner or way however it may be… Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military… “


Following Herve Gourdel’s kidnapping, Jund al-Khalifa released two videos. In the first, Gourdel outlined the militants’ demands and pleaded for his life.

“I am in the hands of Jund al-Khilifa. This group is asking me to ask you [French President Francois Hollande] to not intervene in Iraq. I ask you to do everything to get me out of this bad situation and I thank you.”


The French government was given 24 hours to comply with the demands. On Wednesday, the Algerian militants announced the Frenchman was beheaded. As reported by CNN, the announcement was made through a video — which was posted online.



In the clip, titled “A message of blood for the French government,” Herve Gourdel is beheaded by two soldiers — who identify themselves as members Jund al-Khilafa.

France’s foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, said officials are doing “everything [they] can to liberate hostages.” However, they are unwilling to surrender to the militants’ demands.


"What, me worry?"
In an official statement, French President Francois Hollande confirmed both videos were genuine, and that Herve Gourdel is dead. He called the heinous act “cruel and cowardly.”

Authorities believe the Frenchman’s beheading was prompted by Muhammad al-Adnani’s message. 

In 2014 alone, ISIL claimed responsibility for more than a dozen beheadings. Those killed include journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and British aid workers Alan Henning and David Cawthorne Haines.


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Biotechnology And The Agrarian Crisis : Streams Of Profit, GMO And Rivers Of Poison

GMO poison, industrial pollution the main cause of terminally deteriorating health of Americans    

GLOBAL RESEARCH
By Colin Todhunter
09/24/2014

Handing over agriculture to Big Agritech concerns is akin to letting the foxes guard the hen house. What do they care if they wreck the environment or human health with their chemical inputs? The more chemicals applied to crops, the better. It’s good for business. The bottom line is increased product sales.


What is good for business however is not good for agriculture. 

Big Agritech cannot provide genuine solutions to the agrarian problems it has created with its ‘Green Revolution’. 

For example, agriculture in India’s Punjab state (agritech’s original poster boy of the ‘Green Revolution’) is facing an inevitable crisis, in terms of pesticide use causing cancer, falling crop yields and groundwater depletion [1].


The model it has adopted is unsustainable. 

But this is a global phenomenon, as indicated by what is also happening in Argentina and the deleterious health impacts of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the ever-increasing, widespread and uncontrolled use of toxic chemical inputs [2]. What Big Agritech cannot get away with in places like Europe, it does so elsewhere.

Big Agritech is based on short-termism. Its predator corporations are engaged in managing and thus profiting from the crises they themselves have conspired to produce with their destruction of traditional agriculture and local economies and their chemical inputs and genetic engineering. By its very nature, this type of agriculture is designed to stumble from one crisis to the next. And it will do so by hiding behind the banners of ‘innovation’ or ‘research and development’ as it wrecks the natural ecology and attempts to arrogantly beat nature into submission.




With each new ‘fix’, with each technology, with each new pesticide, herbicide, GM innovation, we become further removed from with nature as powerful corporate entities attempt to dominate it with some or other biotechnology that further damages both ourselves and the environment. But, it’s all good business. And once peasant economies are destroyed and remaining farmers are forced onto the treadmill of chemical inputs and GMOs, it can be difficult to get off.




There’s always money to be made from a continuous state of crisis management (aka ‘innovation’ and bombarding farmers with a never-ending stream of new technologies).

Ramon J Seidler is a former Senior Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development. In a recent article, he writes that chemical companies that historically have produced DDT, PCBs, bovine growth hormone, Agent Orange, glyphosate products and, more recently, neonicotinoids have inserted themselves squarely into the seed crop production component of the world’s food supplies.

He argues:

“These corporations have a clear conflict of interest when it comes to reducing the numbers and concentrations of chemicals on crops, because any such reduction has an immediate impact on their financial bottom line. There is also a clear conflict of interest when it comes to altering farm management to avoid insect and weed resistance if it results in using fewer chemicals. As University of Nebraska entomologist Lance Meinke says, “economics are driving everything.” [3]




Over 99% of GMO acreage in the US is engineered by chemical companies to tolerate heavy herbicide (glyphosate) use and/or produce insecticide (Bt) in every cell of every plant over the entire growing season. The result has been rapidly created pest resistance – the opposite of integrated pest management where judicious use of chemical controls is applied only as necessary. There are now huge swaths of land infested with “superweeds” and “superbugs” resistant to glyphosate and Bt, meaning more volume of more toxic pesticides are being applied.

Seidler argues that the use of systemic insecticides, which coat GMO corn and soy seeds and are incorporated and expressed inside the entire plant, has skyrocketed in the last ten years. This includes use of neonicotinoids (neonics) which are extremely powerful neurotoxins that contaminate our food and water and destroy non-target pollinators and wildlife such as bees, butterflies and birds.




An ever-increasing amount of older much more toxic herbicides like 2,4 D and Dicamba are being sprayed along with huge volumes of glyphosate to deal with superweeds. Seidler notes that when the pro-GMO lobby and sections of the media talk about the wonders of GMOs, they fail to mention this. Moreover, they conveniently refer to data that predates the massive increases in toxic chemical inputs that have been witnessed over the past decade or so.

A recent international report by some 60 scientists warns that current agricultural practices in developed nations cannot be maintained [4]. Energy inputs, water table depletion, environmental destruction, deleterious health impacts, habitat loss, the impoverishment of farmers and farmers who have lost their land, the undermining of food sovereignty and food security and loss of natural biodiversity mean that rapid and significant changes in the management of agricultural production systems are essential.

The call from Seidler and many others is for agricultural practices that replace the resources consumed by intense commercial agriculture through the use of various cover-cropping strategies, ecosystem-friendly crop rotations and less use of toxic chemicals.




Big Agritech is sacrificing food security for profit [5], is profiting from the human misery and the destruction of traditional agriculture [6], is hijacking regulatory bodies to get its toxic products onto the market [7,8] and is driving a sustained attack on activists who have genuine concerns about its methods and impacts [9].

Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer, Dow, BASF, Cargill and a handful of other players increasingly dominate agriculture via control of seeds, supply chains and product inputs. Their capturing of markets, official bodies and farming represents a major threat to food democracy [10]. Big Agritech’s destruction of rural economies and the poisoning of our health and the environment is nothing less than blatant criminality.


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What Women Should Know About Power Morcellation And Cancer

Uterine cancers are on the rise - be aware of the pitfalls of some treatments

AMERICAN RECALL CENTER
By Judy Cohen
09/25/2014

September marks our calendars as National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month. The reproductive organs are breeding grounds for several types of cancer. 


Many times, these cancers are difficult to detect. A device used in common gynecological procedures, like hysterectomy and myomectomy has been discovered to unknowingly accelerate these types of cancers. 

Johnson and Johnson, one of the largest manufacturers of laparoscopic power morcellators, have recently issued a mandatory recall of their devices.


What is Power Morcellation?

Power morcellation is a surgical gynecological procedure where a device is inserted into the body to mince tissue for extraction. 

The device looks like a tube with cutters on the end. It is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen, and then it pulls up the tissue by a grasper through the tube. Morcellators have been in surgical use for many years and have been used on other organs as well as the reproductive organs. 




In recent years, this type of procedure has become more and more popular due to the minimal scarring it leaves behind. This calls for quicker recovery times for patients. The use of these handy tools has replaced incisions and extractions by scalpel. They have been around since 1993, and around 50,000 surgeries per year involve their use in the removal of uterine fibroids.

The Issue

The problem with this device occurs when the patient has undetected cancers present in her uterus, prior to morcellation surgery. Once morcellation takes place, the cancerous tissue is unintentionally diced up and spread by the spinning wheel of the device. In April 2014, the FDA released a warning to the medical community that laparoscopic power morcellators could be dangerous.




The main concern is a cancer called leiomyosarcoma, a cancer which attaches to smooth muscle tissue. It is relatively rare, but fatal nonetheless. 


If it is not malignant, then it is called leiomyoma. When the spinning blades of the morcellator dice the tissue being surgically removed, it scatters particulates around the area. Following morcellation, approximately 64 percent of women contract other diseases. These may not be as serious as leiomyosarcoma, however, their presence constitutes a growth of possibly cancerous tissues that may or may not be operable. 


A Wall Street Journal report says that some gynecologists still use morcellators despite the FDA warning and the Johnson and Johnson recall. 


Doctors in Atlanta, New Jersey and Dallas think the device does a lot of good, although most think it could be safer. One doctor even uses a bag to catch stray bits of tissue before it can do damage. 

Women are encouraged to educate themselves regarding their own bodies, and what the possibilities are when considering uterine surgery. 

Consult your doctor and find out if s/he intends to use a morcellator in your surgery and discuss alternatives.


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