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  1. 1. NEXUS NEW TIMES MAGAZINE Volume 8, Number 4 JUNE – JULY 2001 PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560, Australia Website: www.nexusmagazine.comLETTERS TO THE EDITOR.............................................4 WHERE IS ALL THE FREE ENERGY?............................53GLOBAL NEWS.............................................................6 By Peter Lindemann, DSc. Free energy technologies are a reality, but their spread has been curbed by the News you may have missed, including a study that money monopoly, governments, deluded inventors proves irradiated food can cause DNA damage, and charlatans as well as a non-demanding public. plans to create a super-currency, and research that vindicates Dr Benvenistes molecular memory find. THE DEEP DWELLERS—Part 3....................................61 By Wm Michael Mott. Modern-day accounts ofPROJECT CENSOREDS TOP 25 NEWS STORIES........13 alien abductions and Men in Black incidents have Compiled by the Project Censored team. Heading parallels with planet-wide legends of mysterious this round-up of news stories most ignored by the subterranean creatures and humanoids. US media last year is a report on water privatisation THE TWILIGHT ZONE................................................66 moves by corporations and the World Bank. This issues "out of this world" news includes HopiMILKING THE TRUTH WITH GE HORMONES..........21 "final days" prophecies compiled by John Hogue, By Jane Akre and Steve Wilson. How Monsanto Soviet military reports of underwater aliens and pressured Fox TV not to air a series that questioned UFOs from George Filer, and the discovery of an the safety of its GE bovine growth hormone is ancient Peruvian city as old as Egypts pyramids. evident in this annotated audio-video script. REVIEWS—Books........................................................71 "Medical Pioneer of the 20th Century" by Dr Archie KalokerinosUS & UN FINANCE WAR IN THE BALKANS..............29 "The Big Breach" by Richard Tomlinson By Michel Chossudovsky. Both sides of the conflict "The Arcadian Cipher" by Peter Blake and Paul S. Blezard affecting Kosovo and Macedonia are being funded "The Philadelphia Experiment Murder" by Alexandra Bruce "Cancer – Cause & Cure" by Percy Weston behind the scenes by the Pentagon, with help from "Politics in Healing" by Daniel Haley the United Nations, NATO and narcodollars. "The Land of No Horizon" by Kevin Taylor and Matthew Taylor "The Free Energy Secrets of Cold Electricity" by Peter A. LindemannHEALING POWER OF FULL-SPECTRUM LIGHT.........35 "Beyond Amalgam" by Susan Stockton By Joseph G. Hattersley. Contrary to advice from "Stone Age Farming" by Alanna Moore the US EPA, we need regular exposure to full- "Wake Up Down There!" edited by Gregory Bishop "The Elite Serial Killers of Lincoln, JFK, RFK & MLK", by R.G. Ross spectrum sunli ght with traces of ultraviolet "Sweet Poison" by Janet Starr Hull frequencies in order to maintain good health. "Underwater and Underground Bases" by Richard Sauder, PhDSOVIET AMPLIFIED MIND POWER RESEARCH.........41 REVIEWS—Video........................................................78 "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon" by Bart Sibrel By Martin Ebon. By the middle of the Cold War era, the Soviet Unions psychic research program REVIEWS—CD-ROMs.................................................78 "WingMakers: First Source – Volume 1" from the WingMakers had advanced so far that the United States had to "Gridworks 2.0" produced by Rod Maupin embark on a crash program to try to catch up. REVIEWS—Music........................................................79SCIENCE NEWS..........................................................49 "Déjà-Blues" by Steve Halpern "Breathing Rhythms" by Glen Velez By Jerry W. Decker. Free energy researchers are not "Buddha and Bonsai – Vol. 3" by Oliver Shanti, Family & Friends aiming to create "something from nothing", but to "Space Lullabies and Other Fantasmagore" by Ekova convert gravity and other ambient forces into "Gardens of Eden" by various artists mechanical or electrical energy that can do work. NEXUS BOOKS, VIDEOS, ADS, SUBS...................88–95JUNE – JULY 2001 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 1
  2. 2. EditorialNEXUS MAGAZINE Volume 8, Number 4 JUNE – JULY 2001 I t is hard to imagine that just a few weeks ago I was clambering through tunnels and shafts of the Great Pyramid, cruising the Nile and haggling with street vendors. What can I say to you, except that the "Mysterious Egypt" trip with John Anthony PUBLISHED BY West was way above my expectations. Everything—the organisational details for NEXUS Magazine Pty Ltd, ABN 80 003 611 434 our group of thirty, the temples and tombs, the food, the people in our group plus EDITOR the locals—was just fantastic. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that we all Duncan M. Roads had a great time. If you feel a desire to visit Egypt—and you want to do so with CO-EDITOR like-minded people, in style and comfort, and with a switched-on tour guide who Catherine Simons gives quality time at each site—then go on one of John Anthony Wests trips. He ASSISTANT EDITOR/SUB-EDITOR Ruth Parnell does several per year, and they are worth every cent! If theres not an advert in this EDITORS ASSISTANT edition, I suggest you visit his website at www.trueorigins.net/jaw/travel.htm. Richard Giles Catherine and I also visited Turkey prior to meeting the group in Cairo. We only OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR had a few days, so we decided to relax and explore Istanbul. During this time we Janine Carmichael met up with Haktan Akdogan, Turkeys high-profile UFO researcher/TV presenter. CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE It looks like NEXUS will soon have a Turkish edition to include in our foreign- Project Censored; Jane Akre and Steve Wilson; language stable. Prof. Michel Chossudovsky; Joseph G. Hattersley; The subject of UFOs has left its mark of late on the media, at both ends of the Martin Ebon; Jerry W. Decker; Peter A. Lindemann, DSc; John Hogue; spectrum. A few weeks ago, an obscure UFO group that hardly anyone had ever Wm Michael Mott; George A. Filer heard of announced dramatically that it was folding due to a lack of UFO reports. CARTOONS Naturally, the mainstream media reported it all around the world, thus creating the Phil Somerville impression that UFOs are a non-event. But when UFOs hover over the worlds COVER GRAPHIC largest city for hours on end in broad daylight, in full view of hundreds of thousands John Cook, jscook@ozemail.com.au of people—as they did in Mexico City in the early 1990s—the media silence is deaf- PRINTING ening. Warwick Daily News, Queensland, Australia The UFO Disclosure Project held its press conference on 9 May at the National AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTION Press Club in Washington, DC, where over 20 military, intelligence, government, Newsagents Direct Distribution corporate and scientific witnesses testified to the reality of UFOs/extraterrestrial HEAD OFFICE – All Correspondence vehicles, alien life-forms and advanced energy and propulsion technologies. Nearly PO Box 30, Mapleton, Qld 4560, Australia all mainstream media organisations have run stories, most of them neutral to posi- Tel: (07) 5442 9280; Fax: (07) 5442 9381 tive. So far, the Washington Post is the only media outlet I have seen run a sneering E-mail: editor@nexusmagazine.com Web page: www.nexusmagazine.com story, written by one Joel Achenbach. Joel probably expected the rest of the ratpack to follow suit; but surprisingly, other media organisations have treated the NEW ZEALAND OFFICE Disclosure Project with almost an air of respect. Is this a sign of change in media RD 2, Kaeo, Northland Tel: +64 (0)9 405 1963; Fax: +64 (0)9 405 1964 reporting? We hope so! E-mail: nexusnz@xtra.co.nz Meanwhile, we have plenty of thought-provoking material in this edition. Our USA OFFICE - 2940 E. Colfax, #131, first feature is a summary of Project Censoreds top 25 under-reported news stories Denver CO 80206 for 1999/2000. (Maybe one day Project Censored will realise that the UFO phe- Tel: 303 321 5006; Fax: 603 754 4744 nomenon is an under-reported news story, too!) E-mail: nexususa@earthlink.net This issue sees plenty of Russian material, ranging from Soviet-era research into UK OFFICE - 55 Queens Rd, East Grinstead, West mind-power to Russian underwater UFOs. All very fascinating! Sussex, RH19 1BG. Tel: +44 (0)1342 322854; Fax: +44 (0)1342 324574 Free energy research also gets a good serve in this edition—and without lots of E-mail: nexus@ukoffice.u-net.com technical-looking diagrams! Peter Lindemann has submitted a thought-provoking EUROPE OFFICE - PO Box 372, 8250 AJ Dronten, and informative article on why we all dont have free-energy-powered homes and The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0)321 380558; cars—yet. And the legendary Jerry Decker of KeelyNet has let us publish his excel- Fax: +31 (0)321 318892 lent piece, "Something from Nothing, Revisited". If youve never read a science arti- STATEMENT OF PURPOSE cle before, please make sure you read these two; you will then have a goodNEXUS recognises that humanity is undergoing a overview of the true status of free energy research across the globe.massive transformation. With this in mind, NEXUS Another of the must-read articles this issue is "Milking the Truth". Not only does itseeks to provide hard-to-get information so as toassist people through these changes. NEXUS is not highlight how dangerous genetically engineered bovine growth hormones are tolinked to any religious, philosophical or political cows—and to humans who drink their milk—it also reveals disturbing insights intoideology or organisation. how media organisations gag, spin and distort the truth. Fortunately in this case, the PERMISSION-TO-REPRODUCE POLICY two reporters refused to change their story, resulting in an embarrassing court caseWhile reproduction and dissemination of the infor- for Fox TV and bad publicity for Monsanto.mation in NEXUS is actively encouraged, anyonecaught making a buck out of it, without our express Until next time, our best regards to you all.permission, will be in trouble when we catch them! Duncan WARRANTY AND INDEMNITYAdvertisers upon and by lodging material with the Publisher for publication or authorising or approving of the publication of any material INDEMNIFY thePublisher and its servants and agents against all liability claims or proceedings whatsoever arising from the publication and without limiting the generality of theforegoing to indemnify each of them in relation to defamation, slander of title, breach of copyright, infringement of trademarks or names of publication titles, unfaircompetition or trade practices, royalties or violation of rights or privacy AND WARRANT that the material complies with all relevant laws and regulations and thatits publication will not give rise to any rights against or liabilities in the Publisher, its servants or agents and in particular that nothing therein is capable of beingmisleading or deceptive or otherwise in breach of the Part V of the Trade Practices Act 1974. All expressions of opinion are published on the basis that they arenot to be regarded as expressing the opinion of the Publisher or its servants or agents. Editorial advice is not specific and readers are advised to seek professionalhelp for individual problems. © NEXUS New Times 20012 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com JUNE – JULY 2001
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  4. 4. Letters to the Editor ...Mad Cow Disease is Ancient is much more valuable to me now reduction in theta indicating a escaped from a nearby research Hi, Duncan: The ABC 4 than it could ever have been reduced level of attention. Too lab." Unless I read poorly, I didCorners TV show [23 April] before. busy feeling pleasure of the smell, not see anything in the articledemonstrated that although insecti- Philip Doyle, pdoyle79@yahoo. perhaps? This neither proves nor about primates from a nearbycides can damage prions, they do com.au disproves anything about garlic! research lab. Did I miss some-not cause a contagious type of If you can help with finding out thing?damage that can be transferred to Few Medical Studies on Garlic "evidence" for the garlic claims, I About Dade County: what isanother animal. Prions damaged would be grateful, because to date going on there? A couple things: Dear Duncan: Ive trawled the the balance of research papers onby insecticide cannot transfer that PubMed papers for Garlic refer- the hurricane, the voting mess lastdamage to another animal. garlic makes it one of the few year... Also—and please dont ences for the entire 1970s and natural things on offer thats a food Manganese does replace copper could not find a study relating to think Im crazy—I read thein infected animals. The rich man- medicine that can help people, e.g. Montauk Project books, which Stanford, which is given in Bobganese in soils can accelerate that against H. pylori, bacteria, viruses, indicate the possibility of interdi- Becks article already mentioned to etc. Im not trying to discreditdamage by supplying an abun- you [see 8/02]. I also tried under mensional activity going on indance of manganese, which the Beck—I want his stuff to be government experiments and in Biofeedback and EEG, whichdisease will happily utilise, and correct—but one cant just take addition talk about the "metaphysi - starts at 1972, and could find noth-may accelerate an already existing ing about garlic. anything as read without any hard cal importance of August 23rd" indisease. But manganese does not evidence. relation to Aleister Crowley and There is the problem that not allcause the infection. details are always given "on line", Sincerely, Helen Knowles, friends who performed a "work- Petrol will fuel a fire—but unless so the research could be elsewhere, Helen@silvercrystal.freeserve.co. ing" to open that space. Then I seethere is already a fire, the petrol or theres often "no abstract avail- uk that Andrew landed August 24thwill not cause any fire. The Kuru able" to say where something is and behaved like something not ofin New Guinea happened where no being done or giving more detail. Holy Grail & Bloodline of Jesus this Earth.insecticides were used. Even so, its difficult to form an I just want to say "Hats off to I dont know what it all means, This is an ancient disease. It is opinion on what has been said you!" Well done in putting out the but it is too many coincidences formore likely to have come from without any "evidence" to hand. Holy Grail bloodline of Jesus on my taste.outer space than from insecticides. "A system for biofeedback con- the Web! All the best, Janet Brown,Reason: no life form can with- ditioning of electroencephalo- As a direct descendant of the jbrownphd@yahoo.comstand 600°C [1,112°F], yet CJD graphic activity" goes back to Stuart/Stewart line of Kings and [Dear Janet: Encounters withmultiplies even after experiencing 1975; and "Detection of EEG Queens, the Holy Grail bloodlines escaped primates are described inthis temperature. abnormalities with feedback stimu- are a direct part of my family k. t. Frankovichs book, but we ran The mark of the beast has a new lation" (Mulholland, T., Benson, genealogy, and the "Templar out of space to include a mentionmeaning. F., Biofeedback Self-Regul. 1976) Knights" a direct part of of my her- in her article. Also, I thought the Regards, Peter O., moonbeam@ says, "However, the feedback EEG itage (my paternal grandfather was significant Montauk date wasearthling.net method is not yet a proven diag- of the highest order of Knights August 12th. Ed.] nostic technique". So theres noth- Templars, and it is through his ing to go on before that time, even. wife, my maternal grandmother, Wondering about WingMakersThinking Outside the Square The early EEG and biofeedback that we get our Royal Stewart her- Dear Duncan: Articles on the Dear Duncan: I have been an work seems to have been predomi- itage and lineage back to Jesus andavid N E X U S reader for about nantly on epilepsy, then alco- subject of WingMakers have Mary Magdalene). appeared in your magazine no lessseven years now, and I want to holism, drugs and some heart Today, the names of Arthur,congratulate you on an editing job experiments. than four times now. I have read James, Joseph, John, Thomas, the articles and checked out thethat from my perspective has been The only mention of garlic and Maria (Mary), Anna, Almaexcellent. Far from making me an website, and it is, as you say, EEG was in a paper in Int. J. (Hebrew Almah), still dominate "intriguing stuff". Taking intoanti-social paranoid, your maga- P s y c h o p h y s i o l . 1998 by G.N. the first names in my immediatezine has provided and continues to account the amount of material Martin—"Human EEG response to family.provide an alternative viewpoint that you review for publication in olfactory stimulation: two experi- I am so glad that in this modernthat really makes me think outside ments using the aroma of food". NEXUS, what part of thethe square. As a third-year univer- day and age of the Internet, the WingMakers message strikes a In the first experiment, garlic truth can finally be told! This issity student, I find this of particular "smell" was tested on "synthetic" chord in you?value. the new golden age of knowledge, For me, your editorial is the most odours of chocolate, spearmint, and the truth can no longer be sup- When I first began receiving almond, strawberry, vegetable, valuable part of the magazine. I pressed by churchianity. have never met or seen you, butyour magazine as a 15-year-old, I garlic, onion and cumin, and no Sincerely, Karen Vogel, value your opinion; and when youbelieved that everything you pub- odour was recorded from 19 elec-lished was so well researched that Lassemista@iopener.net say look, I look. But WingMakers trodes in all EEG frequencies,it had to be true. I have now delta, theta, alpha, beta-1 and beta- has me wondering why.reached a slightly more reasonable 2. Hurricane Andrew Coincidences Still in the arena of other dimen-point in my life where I dont nec- In the second experiment, on the Hello! First, I think your maga- sions, Im thinking about buying aessarily believe everything I read response to odour of real foods— zine is excellent. I am very grate- Lifetools meditation device. Iin N E X U S. In fact, I now use chocolate, baked beans and rotting ful for the work you do and the dont know if you have had anyNEXUS the same way I do every pork—chocolate odour was courage you show. experience with them or any otherother publication I read: as a valu- associated with significantly less Second, a question. In your edi- alpha/theta-generating devices.able perspective on events in the theta activity than was any other torial in 8/03 you say about the Whats your view or advice?world. Not fact, not fiction; just a stimulus. It is hypothesised that hurricane survivors: "...they were Thanks heaps, Darren,perspective. the alterations in theta reflect shifts left to fend for themselves in an whipmtn@tsn.cc I hope you dont see this as a in attention or cognitive load area that had become radioactive [Dear Darren: Lifetools has andevaluation of NEXUS, because it during olfactory perception, with a and overrun by primates which had excellent reputation. 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  5. 5. ... more Letters to the Editor NB: Please keep letters to approx. 150 to 250 words in length. Ed.Reading for Vampire-Slayers! A Buddhist friend studying to be a to New Zealand for a day or two, flares and the combined influences Hi, NEXUS: As a subscriber monk told us he was asked to just to renew his visa. We know of the Sun, Moon and planets insince almost the first issue, I refrain from eating both garlic and he planned to return very quickly angular relationship to each otherthought it was time for me to con- onions—onions being in the same to Australia as he was scheduled to on Earths magnetosphere, in turntribute something. family. Another friend told us conduct a BE Intensive in affecting terrestrial weather pat- I was watching tonights B u f f y some yoga groups also discourage Toowoomba, Queensland, over terns and the molten interior of ourepisode, "Triangle" [1 May], and eating garlic, as it is believed to Easter. He had also planned to live planet. Our solar system andnoticed a copy of NEXUS in one interfere with spiritual awareness. in Toowoomba and run a natural galaxy are part of one huge elec-of the scenes. It was in Giless Many people today experience health cancer clinic there in the tromagnetic machine; everythingmagic shop and was only visible what has become known as "brain near future. in it is interdependent, interrelatedfor less than a second, but the large fog". My daughter suffered from So we, his friends, would like to and interactive.heading was unmistakable. brain fog for years until she heard know why he was detained at The reason for my writing to Regards, Adrian Sheedy, Bob Beck speak. When she elimi- Brisbane Airport and then sent off NEXUS now is to forewarn peopleadrian@sheedy.com nated garlic from her diet, she dis- with his visa stamped "Not permit- living near the east coast of covered her brain fog cleared. ted to return to Australia for three Australia—particularly from When she consumed garlic in her years". He subsequently found Bundaberg, Queensland, to north-Brazilian Healing: Another View food, she would again experience himself stranded in New Zealand ern New South Wales—of a strong Dear Sir: I read the letter by brain fog. with all his possessions left in possibility that a powerful tremorConan Mishler ["Healing In addition, a master herbalist in Australia. He died two weeks later may strike between June 12 to 21Experience in Brazil", 8/03]. I, the US warns that were now using of a heart attack. this year.too, went to be healed after I read many herbs that have excellent We cannot see how such a true My concern is not based on ayour very positive article. I trav- medicinal properties as common pioneer in the natural health field, professional observation alone—elled from the UK and spent three foods. For maximum effective- with his awe-inspiring track record i.e., that the Sun, Moon and plan-weeks there at the beginning of the ness, medicinal herbs should only and high standing (Prof. Dr Sir ets will be affecting the east coast,year. I have hypertension/kidney be used when needed. Since garlic John Whitman Ray, BA, ND, DSc, along with the solar eclipse fallingfailure. I must report that I felt no does boost the immune system, we NMD, CT, MT, CI, PhD, BC, on the winter solstice—but alsodifferent, apart from having the have come to the conclusion it may DipN, MD (MA), DAc, FFIM, stems from a powerful vision I hadgood weather and complete lack of be one of those medicinal herbs FWAIM, RM, BEINZ, SNTR, NZ almost 20 years ago.stress. I was told by the entity that that should not be used as part of Char. NMP, NPA, and winner of The vision was of the east coastI would be well, but have not so our daily food intake. the Pax Mundi World Peace of Australia where I saw a giantfar seen the proof of this. I am Sincerely, Carole Punt, Oroville, Award) could be treated in this tsunami, around 100 feet [30.5continuing to search for other ther- Washington, USA, http://www. manner. metres] high, sweeping hundredsapies that might help me, and am sharinghealth.com/ We feel that a public inquiry of people out to sea. The visionstill positive. should be held to ascertain why he was so graphic that I tried to pull I think that your readers should was banned from Australia for myself out of it; and as I did so, Ibe aware of the balanced view, as Dr John Whitman Rays Passing three years by the Immigration saw a huge white-robed arm ofMr Mishler says. If we travel long Dear Duncan: Many of you will Department, particularly in view of be as shocked as I was to learn of God extended outward from elbowdistances, which takes a lot of all the good, compassionate work to fingertips, pointing to a solartime, in sometimes difficult condi- the death of Dr John Whitman Ray he was doing. Does anyone else on 21 April 2001 in New Zealand. eclipse at 0 degrees of Cancer.tions that may be detrimental to out there feel the same way? If The whole thing was so terrifyingour health and with no insurance The founder of Body Electronics you have any further information (BE), he will be sadly missed by that I wanted to erase it from mycover for our problem, we need to or would like to assist in getting memory.have an honest view of the likely many. In his lifetime, "Dr John" some answers, please write to us at worked in several countries and I had bought a book on planetarysuccess of our efforts. In addition, the address below. phenomena, giving the degrees ofthe money we spend on such a helped thousands of people to recover from serious illnesses, Sincerely, Helene Minto and the solar eclipses from 1700 toventure could possibly be used in Peggy McDougall, PO Box 775, many of them "terminal". 2050, and was astounded to findsome other more useful treatment. Mudgeeraba, Qld 4213, Australia that there hadnt been a solar I think you are obliged, as a Five years ago I first contacted him through an advertisement in eclipse at that degree in 300 years.responsible magazine, to publish The only one coming in my life-alternative points of view so that your magazine, as I was suffering Eastern Australia Tsunami Alert from longstanding serious health Hi, Duncan: Two years ago, my time was due on June 21, 2001.readers can make up their own The next one, 2020.minds. problems and intense lower back book Violent Weather Predictions pain due to a disc injury in 1989. 2000-2001 was published, in It is possible that the June 12–21 Yours faithfully, Otto Melbye, period could bring another roundOxford, UK, otto@ntlworld.com Those who knew Dr John wont be which I gave dates for severe surprised to learn that after going weather and seismic activity of mega solar flares, which could on his BE program, my [Helenes] worldwide [see article and review, further intensify severe weatherGarlic as Medicine, not Food health improved dramatically; 7/02]. I prefaced these predictions and seismic activity. A tremor of We initially found Bob Becks those two problem discs regenerat- by stating that not all of these sizeable magnitude could wellcomments that garlic has an ed in a very short space of time events would happen, but some of raise a tsunami.adverse effect on brain function and the associated pain disap- them could well come to pass. In closing, I would like to sayshocking as well [8/02]. As Bob peared. I also watched my moth- As a professional long-range that neither visions nor predictionsexplains on the tape, his discovery ers health improve swiftly from a weather forecaster and hurricane are absolute and may never comeabout garlics effect on the brain serious throat infection when she predictor, my work primarily to pass. However, it is far better towas quite by accident when he was went on Dr Johns program. involves working in astrometeorol- be prepared for something thatinvolved in brain research. Dr John Whitman Ray had been ogy, a field not yet recognised by may never happen, than not to be We have since learned, however, living in Australia when, on 7 science. The basis of this science prepared for something that will.that some groups practising medi- April, he left Australia with an involves studying the effects of Jennifer Lawson, ms_jennifer_tation discourage the use of garlic. overnight bag. He was heading off sunspot activity, resultant solar lawson@yahoo.comJUNE – JULY 2001 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 5
  6. 6. A NEW AGE OF of about 1,000 feet or better. NEURAL IMPLANTS While such phones could be life-H ave we entered the age of neur- al implants? Research in thefield is booming. Medtronic, Inc. of savers in an emergency, the order from the Federal Communications Commission has raised serious ques-Minneapolis, USA, has developed a tions about invasion of privacy.device called a "deep brain stimula- Making mobile phones capable oftor", based on an electrode inserted tracking users locations will involvein the brain. A tiny generator planting GPS chips in the handsets orimplanted in the chest cavity sends installing new infrastructure in cellsignals to the electrode which stim- sites.ulates the brain, supposedly reduc- Cellular providers plan commer-ing neuromuscular tremors associ- cial uses for the technology, such asated with Parkinsons disease. getting directions if someone is lost, Philip Kennedy and Dr Roy finding nearby restaurants or locatingBakay at Emory University in family members and friends whoAtlanta, Georgia, have used have become separated in a crowd.implants to help speech-impaired "Wireless operators already knowpatients communicate through a where consumers are by virtue of thecomputer. And researchers at the fact that the phone is on," pointedUniversity of Southern California out Ken Arneson, the chief strategyare developing microelectromechanical to groups of neurons, could theoretically officer at Telecommunication Systems, asystems that bind to and wirelessly moni- recouple neuronal connections destroyed provider of the location-tracking technolo-tor individual neurons—devices they hope by disease or accident. gy. "Whats different here is that now car-one day will reconnect the severed bridge (Source: By Kelly Hearn, United Press riers are looking to commercialise that andbetween a paralytics mind and muscle. International, 9 May 2001) need to do that to offset the cost of putting Using very large scale integrated circuit this technology in place."technology, or VLSI, scientists can build CELLPHONES TO HAVE He estimated that it could cost billionsmillions of transistors on a single wafer, LOCATION-TRACKING BY 2005 of dollars to outfit the 110 million cell-creating circuits that mimic basic neuraloperations in mammals. A Los Angeles team at the University of B y 2005, the government will be able to track you down through your cell- phone. Cellphone manufacturers in the phones in the United States with the track- ing mechanism. (Source: Foxnews, 23 April 2001,Southern California, for example, has USA are under a federal mandate to equip http://foxnews.com)mathematically modelled neural circuitry mobiles with location-tracking technologyand recreated it on silicon-based integrated beginning this October. BIZARRE CHEMICALS FORMEDcircuits small enough to be implanted in By 2005, 95 per cent of all cellphones IN IRRADIATED FOOD CANthe brain. Those circuits, if firmly affixed must be able to be traced with an accuracy DAMAGE DNA I n a rare opportunity to speak publicly about food irradiation before a captive audience of government officials and food industry executives, Public Citizen has released the English translation of a recent German study revealing that a chemical formed in irradiated food can damage DNA. The study confirms what safe-food advocates and many pioneering researchers have known for more than 30 years: that exposing food to ionising radi- ation can lead to the formation of bizarre new chemicals called "unique radiolytic products" that can cause serious health problems. One such chemical, known as 2-DCB, caused "significant DNA damage" in the colons of rats that ate the substance. The chemical—which, ironically, is a well- known "marker" for determining whether food has been irradiated—has never been6 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com JUNE – JULY 2001
  7. 7. ... GL BAL NEWS ...found naturally in any food on Earth. EUROPEAN UNION CAN rulings, demolishing the British The study was conducted in 1998 under LEGALLY SUPPRESS DISSENT Governments pretence that the documentthe auspices of two prominent pro-irradia-tion organisations. It was performed atone of the most prestigious food irradiation T he European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in March that the European Union can suppress criticism to protect its has no real legal status. The door could be soon be open for the ECJ to start ruling on free speech caseslabs in the world: the Federal Research reputation. involving ordinary EU citizens or, indeed,Centre for Nutrition in Karlsruhe, The Court ruled that the Commission Euro-sceptic newspapers. We now haveGermany. And it was co-funded by the could restrict criticism that damaged "the two rival sets of European rights law, over-International Consultative Group on Food institutions image and reputation", and seen by rival courts with very differentIrradiation, a United Nations–sponsored that it could do so by resorting to a legal views of civil liberty: the ECJ and theorganisation that promotes food irradiation device used by fascist governments to sup- Charter on one side, set against the Humanworldwide. press dissent in the 1920s and 1930s: "the Rights Court and the Convention on the Public Citizen released an English trans- protection of the rights of others". This other. The battle is just beginning.lation of the study at a meeting on 13 ECJ ruling defies half a century of case (Source: By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, TheFebruary at the US Food and Drug law by Europes other court, the non-EU T e l e g r a p h, London, 10 March 2001,Administration in Washington, DC. The Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and www.telegraph.co.uk)meeting was held to preview the March also resurrects the ancient offence of "sedi-meeting of the Codex Alimentarius tious libel", banned by the House of Lords. NEW SMART BARCODES RAISECommission, which sets food safety stan- The Human Rights Court has ruled PRIVACY CONCERNSdards for most nations of the world. Codex officials considered a proposal toremove completely the maximum dose of repeatedly that governing bodies may not restrict criticism in such a way. Specifically, the term "protection of the W ithin a few years, unobtrusive tags on retail products will send radio signals to their manufacturers, collecting aradiation to which food can be exposed. rights of others" does not apply to public wealth of information about consumerThe current maximum dose is 10 kilo- bodies. The ruling shows that the ECJ habits—and also raising privacy concerns.grays—the equivalent of 330 million chest (despite paying lip-service) does not con- Its 2010, and an ordinary day on anX-rays, and enough radiation to kill a per- sider itself bound by the European assembly line. A bottle of root beer isson 2,000 times over. Convention on Human Rights, drafted by stamped with an innocuous little tag that(Source: Public Citizen, 11 March 2001; British lawyers after the Second World immediately begins sending messages intohttp://www.citizen.org) War to safeguard liberty in Europe. cyberspace. The tag radios the soda com- This is an extremely serious develop- panys website to report the bottles where- OESTROGEN MIMICS ARE ment, because the EUs new Charter of abouts, allowing computers to track the COMMON IN SUNSCREENS Fundamental Rights extends the ECJs bottle as it moves from the factory,G ender-bending chemicals that mimic the effect of oestrogen are common insunscreens, warns a team of Swiss competence into the area of civil liberties, transforming it from a commercial court dealing with single market issues to a fully through warehouses and distribution cen- tres and into a refrigerator at a corner store. When the bottle is sold, the manu-researchers. fledged supreme court. The ECJ has facturer is alerted and orders a new one to Margaret Schlumpf from the Institute of already begun referring to the charter in its take its place. Finally, facing reincarnationPharmacology and Toxicology at theUniversity of Zurich, Switzerland, and hercolleagues tested six common UV screen-ing chemicals used in sunscreens, lipsticksand other cosmetics. All five UVBscreens—benzophenone-3, homosalate, 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor (4-MBC),octyl-methoxycinnamate and octyl-dimethyl-PABA—behaved like oestrogenin laboratory tests, making cancer cellsgrow more rapidly. One of the most common sunscreenchemicals, 4-MBC, had a particularlystrong effect. When the team mixed itwith olive oil and applied it to rat skin, itdoubled the rate of uterine growth wellbefore puberty. "That was scary, because we used con-centrations that are in the range allowed insunscreens," Schlumpf said.(Source: New Scientist Online News, 18April 2001, www.newscientist.com)JUNE – JULY 2001 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 7
  8. 8. ... GL BAL NEWS ...at a recycling plant, the bottle radios its mega single currency by blending the euro a conference in Paris in November 1999."last words" to a robotic separator that lifts and the dollar. (Source: European Foundation Intelligenceit from a pile of plastic and newspaper and The central bank for this super-currency Digest, no. 117, 6–19 April 2001, websitetosses it into a container of broken glass. would be the Bank for International www.europeanfoundation.org) At the heart of this scenario is a little Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, todevice called a "radiofrequency identifica- whose board the United States has recently THANKS FOR THE MEMORY:tion tag"—a silicon chip that boots up and appointed members after many decades of BENVENISTE VINDICATEDtransmits a signal when exposed to theenergy field of a nearby reader. The ulti-mate goal is to put a radio tag on virtually neglect. Alan Greenspan, the US Federal Reserve Chairman, said as far back as 1994 that the BIS was likely to assume greater A bout homoeopathy, Professor Madeleine Ennis of Queens University, Belfast is, like most scientists,every manufactured item, each tracked by a importance in the future. deeply sceptical. That a medicinal com-network of millions of readers in factories, In 1995, following the Maastricht Treaty pound diluted out of existence should stilltrucks, warehouses and homes, transform- signing, the Americans took up their seats exert a therapeutic effect is an affront toing huge supply chains into intelligent, together with the Canadians and Japanese, conventional biochemistry and pharmacol-self-managing entities. thus starkly changing the composition of ogy, based as they are on direct and palpa- Manufacturers hope to use these tags as a the BIS. This move was not least because ble molecular events. The same goes for anext-generation barcode, linking manufac- the Maastricht Treaty removed most of the possible explanation of how homoeopathytured items to online databases containing BISs raison dêtre. It had previously been works: that water somehow retains aproduct-specific information. used for intra-bank settlements in Europe. "memory" of things once dissolved in it. Steve Halliday, Vice-President of It was also the clearing centre for the ecu, This last notion, famously promoted byTechnology at AIM, a trade association for the forerunner of the euro. With the intro- French biologist Dr Jacques Benveniste,manufacturers of tagging technology, said: duction of the single currency, this function resulted in his excommunication from the"If I talk to companies and ask them if they ceased to have any significance. On 11 scientific mainstream. More than a decadewant to replace the barcode with these tags, September 2000, moreover, the BIS rid later, Professor Ennis jumped at the chancethe answer cant be anything but yes. Its itself of its private shareholders by compul- to join a large pan-European research team,like giving them the opportunity to rule the sorily buying them out. This had the hoping finally to lay the Benvenisteworld." effect of closing the banks books to public "heresy" to rest. But she was in for a(Source: By Charlie Schmidt, March 2001, scrutiny. shock, for the teams latest results contro-via www.rense.com) It is also relevant that Robert Mundell— versially suggest that Benveniste may have the Nobel Prize–winning economist who been right all along. THE EURODOLLAR: was awarded his prize for being the "intel- A consortium of four independent A SINGLE WORLD CURRENCY? lectual godfather of the euro" (even though research labs in France, Italy, Belgium andT he anti-euro newsletter D e u t s c h l a n d b r i e f (April 2001)reports—strictly as an unconfirmed many economists have argued that his the- ory of optimal currency zones precisely proves why the euro is a bad idea)—called Holland, led by Professor M. Roberfroid at Belgiums Catholic University of Louvain, used a refinement of Benvenistes originalrumour—that plans are afoot to create a for a link between the dollar and the euro at experiment that examined another aspect of basophil activation. The team knew that activation of basophil degranulation by aIgE leads to powerful mediators being released, includ- ing large amounts of histamine, which sets up a negative feedback cycle that curbs its own release. So the planned experiment involved comparing inhibition of basophil aIgE-induced degranulation with "ghost" dilutions of histamine against control solu- tions of pure water. The result, soon to be published in Inflammation Research, was the same: his- tamine solutions, both at pharmacological concentrations and diluted out of existence, led to statistically significant inhibition of basophile activation by aIgE, confirming previous work in this area. Jacques Benveniste is unimpressed. "Theyve arrived at precisely where we started 12 years ago!" he said. (Source: By Lionel Milgrom, Guardian, 15 March 2001, www.guardian.co.uk)8 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com JUNE – JULY 2001
  9. 9. ... GL BAL NEWS ... FARMER UNJUSTLY LIABLE FOR THE LAST PRESIDENT TO DEFY THE FEDERAL RESERVE VIOLATING GE SEED PATENTO n 29 March 2001, a Canadian judge dealt a crushing blow to farmers rights P resident John F. Kennedy was the last President on record to defy the Federal Reserve System—and look what happened to him. The circumstances surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy remain unresolved at best. What is known, how-by ruling that Percy Schmeiser, a third- ever, is that Kennedy was in many ways a maverick, who, as President, often acted inde-generation Saskatchewan farmer, must pay pendently and at times in direct conflict with the agendas of many powerful WashingtonMonsanto thousands of dollars for violat- insider interests. One of the most powerful of these interests was the Fed.ing the corporations monopoly patent on Economist Seymour Harris described Kennedy as "by far the most knowledgeablegenetically engineered (GE) canola seed. President of all time in the general area of economics". Professor Donald Gibson, in his Under Canadian patent law, as in the US 1994 book, Battling Wall Street: The Kennedy Presidency, documents much of theand many other industrialised countries, it Kennedy economic program, including:is illegal for farmers to re-use patented • Tax proposals to redirect the foreign investments of US companies;seed or grow Monsantos GE seed without • Making distinctions in tax reform between productive and non-productive investment;signing a licensing agreement. • Eliminating the tax privileges of US-based global investment companies; If the biotech corporations and US trade • Cracking down on foreign tax havens;reps get their way, every nation in the • Supporting proposals to eliminate tax privileges for the wealthy;world will be forced to adopt patent laws • Proposing increased taxes for large oil and mineral companies;that make seed-saving illegal. The ruling • Revising the investment tax credit;against Schmeiser establishes an even more • Making a proposal to expand the powers of the president to deal with recession.dangerous precedent because it means that President George W. Bush, to bolster his tax-cut proposal, has accurately demonstrat-farmers can be forced to pay royalties on ed how Kennedy, in 1961, passed a much larger and broader tax cut than the one he isGE seeds found on their land, even if they presently proposing. At the time, Kennedy articulated a profound understanding of thedidnt buy the seeds or benefit from them. economic principle of leaving the maximum amount of capital at the source of produc- Percy Schmeiser did not buy Monsantos tion, with the taxpayer. Most economists agree that the Kennedy tax cut contributedpatented seed, nor did he obtain the seed greatly to the prosperous economy of the 1960s. And President Reagans 1981 tax cutillegally. Pollen from Monsantos GE contributed to the prosperity of the 1980s and 1990s.canola seeds blew onto his land from With regard to the Fed, James J. Saxon, Kennedys comptroller of the currency,neighbouring farms, without his consent. encouraged a policy of broader investment and lending powers to be granted to non-(Percy Schmeisers neighbours and an esti- Fed-affiliated banks. This would involve allowing for the setting of interest rates bymated 40% of farmers in western Canada these independent banks and lenders that could compete with those set by the Fed andgrow GE canola.) Shortly thereafter, its affiliates. Saxon also decided that these non-Fed banks and institutions could under-Monsantos "gene police" invaded his farm write state and local bond issuances, an area that had been a bailiwick for Fed-affiliatedand took seed samples without his permis- banks. These policies set the Kennedy administration at odds with the powerful centralsion. Percy Schmeiser was a victim of banking system. The Fed seeks to increase further its monopolistic prerogative over thegenetic pollution from GE crops, but the issuance of currency and the setting of interest rates.court says he must now pay Monsanto In June 1963, President Kennedy authorised the issuance of more than US$4 billion inUS$10,000 for licensing fees and up to debt-free "United States Notes" through the US Treasury. This extraordinary act com-US$75,000 in profits from his 1998 crop. pletely circumvented the Fed, which expects to be called upon to lend currency—at The GE canola that drifted onto interest accruing to themselves—to the US Government. Perhaps Kennedy reasonedSchmeisers farm was engineered to with- that this currency would reduce the national debt by avoiding the necessity of payingstand spraying of Monsantos proprietary interest to the Fed.weedkiller, Roundup. But Schmeiser did The last time a President tried this was in 1862, when Abraham Lincoln authorisednot use Roundup on his canola crop. After the issuance of US$450 million in debt-free currency—known at the time asall, if hed sprayed his crop, the chemical "greenbacks"—through the US Treasury, rather than borrow money from the bankingwould have killed the majority of his establishment. Lincoln stated: "Government possessing power to create and issuecanola plants that were not genetically currency…need not and should not borrow capital at interest… The privilege ofengineered to tolerate the weedkiller! creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of the government, but Schmeiser didnt take advantage of is the governments greatest creative opportunity."Monsantos GE technology, but the court It is a fascinating coincidence that Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedyruling says hes guilty of using the seed were both assassinated. Kennedy opposed many powerful interests during his all-too-without a licensing agreement. He has now brief Presidency, not the least of whom were those in his own government, such as thefiled a counter-suit against Monsanto, but likes of McNamara, Rusk, Rostow and the Bundy brothers, who were clamouring for war in Vietnam.needs help with legal costs (visit Schmeiser The widow of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, in a 1994 interview with authorDefense Fund, www.percyschmeiser.com). A. J. Weberman, said the following: "The answer to the Kennedy assassination is with Meanwhile, Monsanto has threatened to the Federal Reserve Bank. Dont underestimate that. Its wrong to blame it on [CIA"vigorously prosecute" hundreds of cases official James] Angleton and the CIA per se only. This is only one finger of the sameagainst seed-saving farmers. hand. The people who supply the money are above the CIA."(Source: Rural Advancement Foundation (Source: by Chuck Morse, 29 March 2001, www.chuckmorse.com)International, 2 April 2001, www.rafi.org)JUNE – JULY 2001 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 9
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  11. 11. S onoma State Universitys Project Censored team has released its list of the top 25 most under-covered news stories in the United States during 1999–2000. Media students, faculty staff and community experts are involved in the selection, screen - ing and evaluation process. These top 25 stories, as ranked by Project Censoreds national judges, are summarised below in edited form. We recommend that you visit the website projectcensored.org for additional text, references and updates. — Editor 1. World Bank and Multinational Corporations Seek to Privatise Water According to the G lobal consumption of water is doubling every 20 years, more than twice the rate of human population growth. According to the United Nations, more than one billion [1,000,000,000] people already lack access to fresh drinking water. If current trends per- sist, by 2025 the demand for fresh water is expected to rise by 56 per cent more than the Project Censored amount of water that is currently available. Multinational corporations recognise these trends and are trying to monopolise water voting team, these supplies around the world. Monsanto, Bechtel and other global multinationals are seeking are the top 25 news control of world water systems and supplies. The World Bank recently adopted a policy of water privatisation and full-cost water pricing. This policy is causing great distress in stories that should many Third World countries, which fear that their citizens will not be able to afford for- profit water. have received San Franciscos Bechtel Enterprises was contracted to manage the water system in Cochambamba, Bolivia, after the World Bank required Bolivia to privatise. When major coverage in Bechtel pushed up the price of water, the entire city went on a general strike. The military killed a 17-year-old boy and arrested the water rights leaders. But after four months of the US mass media unrest, the Bolivian government forced Bechtel out of Cochambamba. Bechtel Group Inc., a corporation with a long history of environmental abuses, now contracts with the last year, but didnt. city of San Francisco to upgrade the citys water system. Bechtel employees are working side by side with government workers in a privatisation move that activists fear will lead to an eventual take-over of San Franciscos water system. Maude Barlow, chair of the Council of Canadians, Canadas largest public advocacy group, and a director of the International Forum on Globalization, states: "Governments around the world must act now to declare water a fundamental human right and prevent efforts to privatise, export and sell for profit a substance essential to all life." Governments are signing away their control over domestic water supplies by participat- ing in trade treaties such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and in institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO). These agreements give transnational corporations the unprecedented right to the water of signatory companies. Water-related conflicts are springing up around the globe. Monsanto estimates that water compiled by will become a multibillion-dollar market in the coming decades. References Project Censored © 2001 • Maude Barlow (www.canadians.org), "The Global Water Crisis and the Commodification of Sonoma State University the Worlds Water Supply", International Forum on Globalization: Special Report, June 1999, 1801 East Cotati Avenue in Prime, July 10, 2000, www.ifg.org/bgsummary.html Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609, USA • Jim Shultz (JShultz@democracyctr.org), "Water Fallout", Canadian Dimension, February Telephone: +1 (707) 664 2500 2000; "Water Fallout: Bolivians Battle Globalization", In These Times , May 15, 2000, Email: censored@sonoma.edu www.inthesetimes.com; "Just Add Water", THIS, July/August 2000 Website: www.projectcensored.org • Vandana Shiva, "Monsantos Billion-Dollar Water Monopoly Plans", Canadian Dimension, February 2000, www.purefood.org/Monsanto/waterfish.cfmJUNE – JULY 2001 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 13
  12. 12. 2. OSHA Fails to Protect United States Workers 4. Did the United States Deliberately Bomb the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade?U nited States labour laws are poorly enforced and fail to meet the basic human rights of US workers. Each year, about6,000 workers die on the job from accidents and another 50,000 to E lements within the CIA may have deliberately targeted the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, without NATO approval,70,000 workers die annually from "occupationally acquired because it was serving as a rebroadcast station for thediseases". Yugoslavian Army. The London Observer and the Copenhagen The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is Politiken [dates not given] reported that, according to senior USnot capable of effectively overseeing US workplaces. The entire and European military sources, NATO knew very well where thefederal and state worker health and safety apparatus involves just Chinese Embassy was located and listed it as a "strictly prohibited2,300 inspectors who must cover Americas 102 million workers target" at the beginning of the war.in 6.7 million workplaces. That comes to one inspector for every The Observer stated that the CIA and its British equivalent,44,348 workers. Theoretically, it would take OSHA 110 years to MI6, had been listening to communications from the Chineseinspect each workplace under its jurisdiction just once. Embassy routinely since it moved to its new site in 1996. The Needed by labour and despised by business, OSHA may be Chinese Embassy was taken off the prohibited target list afterworkers best friend in government, but crit- NATO detected it sending Yugoslavianics say OSHA has never been weaker or less Army signals to forces in the field.worker-friendly. Recent studies show that "Nearly everyone involved in NATO airUnited States labour laws have loopholes, operations (radio) signals command knowsare poorly enforced and fail to meet humanrights standards required of other countries. "Nearly everyone that the bombing was deliberate," said Jens Holsoe of P o l i t i k e n, lead investigative In these times, it is hard to get the atten- involved in NATO reporter with the news team reporting on thetion of an OSHA inspector as there are sofew of them, and OSHA is woefully ill- air operations (radio) story. President Clinton called the bombing a "tragic mistake" and said it was the resultequipped to monitor the workplaces of signals command of a mix-up. NATO claimed that they wereAmerica.Reference knows that the using old maps and got the address wrong. However, O b s e r v e r reporters quoted a• Christopher D. Cook (cdcook@igc.apc.org), bombing Naples-based flight controller who said the"Losing Life and Limb on the Job", The NATO maps used during the campaignProgressive, February 2000, www.pro - [of the Chinese had correctly identified the Chinesegressive.org/cook0200.htm Embassy] Embassy. A French Ministry of Defence report3. US Armys Psychological was deliberate." stated that the flight that targeted theOperations Personnel Worked at Chinese Embassy was not under NATOCNN — Jens Holsoe, Politiken command but, rather, was an indepen-F rom June 1999 to March 2000, CNN employed military specialistsin "psychological operations" (Psyops) dent US bombing raid. In July 1999, CIA director George Tenet testified before Congress that, ofin their Southeast TV bureau and CNN the 900 sites struck by NATO duringradio division. the bombing campaign, the only one CNN had hosted a total of five targeted by the CIA was the Chineseinterns from US Army Psyops: two in Embassy.television, two in radio and one in satellite operations. The mili- Referencestary/CNN personnel belonged to the airmobile Fourth • Yoichi Shimatsu, "Reports Showing US Deliberately BombedPsychological Operations Group, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Chinese Embassy Deliberately Ignored by USMedia", Pacific News,Carolina. One of the main tasks of this group of almost 1,200 sol- October 20, 1999diers and officers is to spread "selected information". • Joel Bleifuss (itt@inthesetimes.com), "A Tragic Mistake?", In These The propaganda group was involved in the Gulf War, the war in Times, December 12, 1999, www.inthesetimes.comBosnia and the crisis in Kosovo. The military personnel stayedwith CNN for at least two weeks "to get to know the company and 5. United States Taxpayers Underwrite Global Nuclearto broaden their horizons". Power Plant Sales Still, the Psyops people in Arlington were not entirely satisfiedwith news handling during the war on Serbia. In their opinion,too much information about the results of the bombings came to T he US tax–supported Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is solidly backing major US nuclear contractors such as Westinghouse, Bechtel and General Electric in its efforts to seek foreign marketsthe surface. for nuclear reactors. CNN reports and other media coverage of the war in Kosovo Between 1959 and 1993, Ex-Im spent US$7.7 billion to helphave attracted criticism for being one-sided, overly emotional, sell American-made reactors abroad. Most countries do not haveoversimplified and too heavily reliant on NATO officials. On the the capital to buy nuclear power, so contractors, in order to beother hand, journalists have complained about the lack of reliable competitive, provide 100 per cent of the financing. Ex-Im offersinformation from NATO; for almost all of them, it was impossible terms too good for Third World and Eastern European buyers toto be on the battlefield and file first-hand reports. pass up. If the host country defaults on its loan, Ex-Im steps inReference with American taxpayer dollars.• Alexander Cockburn, "CNN and Psyops", CounterPunch, February Westinghouse built the Bataan nuclear power facility in The16 and March 1, 2000, www.counterpunch.org/cnnpsyops.html Philippines in 1985 at a cost of $1.2 billion, 150 per cent above its14 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com JUNE – JULY 2001
  13. 13. projections. However, the Bataan plant was never brought on line 7. Independent Study Points to Dangers of GE Foodsdue to the fact that it was near an active volcano. Despite this,The Philippines still pays about $300,000 a day in interest on theEx-Im loan that funded the project. Should The Philippines I n 1998, Arpad Pusztai, a researcher at Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, performed the first independent, non- industry-sponsored study analysing genetically engineered fooddefault, US taxpayers will pick up the tab. and its effects on mammals. The study had been undertaken to "American contractors are selling a product that most people determine whether or not the spliced genes themselves could bedont want," says Dave Martin of the Toronto-based Nuclear damaging to the mammal ingesting them. However, preliminaryAwareness Campaign. US taxpayers are subsidising this industry. data from the study suggested something even more startling.Without Ex-Im, which offers terms just too good for Third World Pusztais study found that rats fed transgenic potatoes (artificial-countries to pass up, American firms would not succeed in selling ly bioengineered to include a gene from another species) showednuclear power plants worldwide. evidence of organ damage, thickening of the small intestine andReference poor brain development. The potatoes used in the study had been• Ken Silverstein and Ian Urbina (iurbina2@aol.com), "Pushing the genetically engineered to contain lectin, a sugar-binding protein,Nuclear Plants: A US Agency Hooks Foreign Clients", T h e to make the plants pest-resistant. The adverse reactions onlyProgressive, March 2000, www.progressive.org occurred in the group that was fed the transgenic potatoes, and were not caused by the added lectin but by the process of genetic6. International Report Blames United States and engineering itself.Others for Genocide in Rwanda In August 1998, Pusztai appeared on the British television pro-B ill Clinton and his administration allowed the genocide of 500,000 to 800,000 peo-ple in Rwanda in 1994. In a clear effort to gram The World in Action to report the find- ings of his study. In an attempt to quell the resulting public furore, Rowett Institute direc-avoid responsibility and embarrassment, the tor Philip James (who had approved PusztaisClinton administration has refused to TV appearance) said the research didnt exist.acknowledge its role in failing to prevent the He fired Pusztai, broke up his research team,genocide in Rwanda. Physicians know seized the data and halted six other similar This allegation comes from the recent projects. It came out later that Monsanto, areport released in July 2000 by a panel affili- that antidepressants leading US biotech firm, had given theated with the Organization for African Unity are only part of the Rowett Institute a US$224,000 grant prior to(OAU). OAU set up a panel comprised of Pusztais interview.two African heads of state, chairwomen of the answer for mental Evidence emerged to support the legitimacySwedish Committee for UNICEF, a former health, but marketing of Pusztais research. The British medicalChief Justice to the Indian Supreme journal L a n c e t published a peer-Court and a former Canadian by drug companies reviewed paper that Pusztai had co-Ambassador to the United Nations. has created the authored, supporting the research. The panel was asked to review the Back in 1992, the US Food and Drug1994 genocide, the actions preceding the mythology of pills Administration determined that geneti-massacre and the worlds response to the as cure-alls. cally engineered foods were in mostkillings. The panel concluded that the cases "the same as or substantially simi-nations and international bodies that lar to substances commonly found inshould have attempted to stop the killing food" and thus are not required to under-chose not to do so. The report convinc- go specific safety tests prior to enteringingly condemns the United Nations, the market.Belgium (a former colonial occupier), ReferencesFrance (which maintained close relations • Ben Lilliston (blilliston@iatp.org),with Rwanda) and the United States. "Dont Ask, Dont Know", MultinationalThe panel found that after the genocide began, the Clinton admin- M o n i t o r, January–February 2000, www.essential.org/monitor/istration chose not to acknowledge that it was taking place. mm2000/mm0001.05.html According to the report, the killings could have been stopped • Joel Bleifuss, "No Small (Genetic) Potatoes", In These Times,before they began. The report refers to the well-known fax that January 10, 2000, www.inthesetimes.comCanadian Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire, commander of theUN peacekeeping troops in Rwanda, sent to the UN three months 8. Drug Companies Influence Doctors and Healthbefore the genocide began. In it, Dallaire warned that an extermi- Organisations to Push Medicationsnation campaign was coming. He asked for an additional 3,000UN troops, which would have brought the total to 5,000—a num-ber likely to have been able to prevent the genocide. However, M ore than 130 million prescriptions were written in 1999 [in the USA] for depression and mental health–related symp- toms at a cost of US$8.58 billion. Physicians know that antide-Madeleine Albright played a key role in the UN Security Council pressants are only part of the answer for mental health, but mar-in blocking the troop expansion. keting by drug companies has created the mythology of pills asReferences cure-alls. However, a 1999 federal research study found that the• David Corn, "Loyal Opposition: Clinton Allowed Genocide", newer antidepressants were effective in only half of the cases andAlternet, July 25, 2000, www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=9494 outperformed placebos by only 18 per cent.• Ellen Ray, "The Role of the US Military", Covert Action Quarterly, Drug companies spend $5 billion annually to send sales repre-Spring/Summer 2000 sentatives to doctors offices. Sales reps keep FBI-style dossiers• OAU report, www.oau-oua.org/Document/ipep/ipep.htm on physicians, which include information such as the names ofJUNE – JULY 2001 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 15

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