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Tensions continue to rise between Sudan and South Sudan

Sudan and South Sudan

Newscast Media KHARTOUM—The African Union has expressed deep concern over the escalating security situation on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, calling for a troop pullout from border zones.

As tensions continue between Khartoum and Juba, AU Commission Chairman Jean Ping said on Wednesday any dispute over border territories can be resolved only through peaceful means.

Ping also called on both sides to pull back their forces from the border zones, AFP reported. AU Commission Chairman’s remarks come as South Sudan has accused its northern neighbor of repeatedly bombarding its oil-rich areas.

Both sides blame each other for starting the fight.

“The Sudanese army launched land attacks on Unity State and followed that by air strikes against oil fields in the state,” Atim Garang, a leading member of South Sudan’s ruling People’s Liberation Movement said on Tuesday.

These attacks constitute a provocative move by Khartoum to drag the South to war again, he added.

“This morning … I heard the Antonov hovering over Bentiu town because it has just dropped some bombs in the main Unity oil fields,” Unity state Information Minister Gideon Gatpan said.

“It has now gone back, possibly for refueling, and may come back,” he said.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he was worried about the fresh border tensions that have erupted on Monday in several places along the poorly-marked border between the two countries.

Border tensions have mounted since South Sudan split from Sudan in July last year. The two nations have yet to settle several issues including the exact demarcation of their borders, and distribution of oil revenues.


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Carville: Losing Health Care Debate Would Benefit Democrats

James Carville

Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas—Democratic strategist James Carville was one of the architects of Bill Clinton’s victory in 1992 and has played a key role in party politics for the last 20 years. Now Carville is saying if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns parts of Obamacare, the Democrats may well benefit in the November elections.

“I think that this will be the best thing that ever happened to the Democratic Party because health care costs are gonna escalate unbelievably,” said Carville Tuesday on CNN’s Situation Room. “I honestly believe this, this is not spin.”

Carville was referring to the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act that came under scrutiny this week when Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments on the provision that mandates that individuals buy health care insurance.

“You know what the Democrats are going to say, and it is completely justified, ‘We tried, we did something, go see a 5-4 Supreme Court majority.’ Then the Republican Party will own the health care system for the foreseeable future.”

Erik Erikson of took issue with Carville’s comments by saying if the Supreme Court overruled parts of the act that they would be speaking on behalf of millions who don’t agree with the rigorous mandates.

“Both sides, not just the Democrat side, even if the laws were upheld or struck down, there is a 5-4 conservative majority, and historically you see Republicans picking justices who have a greater propensity to gravitate to the left than you see Democrat judges propensity to gravitate to the right,” said Erikson in response to Carville. “This will be an undercurrent issue for both sides, though.”

The Supreme Court will most likely decide the issue sometime this summer as lower courts have both upheld and struck down President Obama’s prized health care plan.


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Mali’s Tuareg northern rebels attempting a coup within a coup

Tuareg rebels

Newscast Media BAMAKO, Mali —Although the coup in Mali’s capital has ended and the military junta which has taken power has called for a ceasefire, northern Tuareg rebels were keeping on the fight.

Late Monday, the head of Mali’s ruling junta, Captain Amadou Sanogo, called on the armed groups “to cease hostilities and to come to the negotiating table as soon as possible.”

The various rebel factions have hardly rushed to accept the offer.

“It is our policy chief of staff who must respond to the question of a ceasefire,” said Moussa Salam of the MNLA Tuareg rebel group. “On the ground, we remain vigilant.”

On the other hand, a source within Ansar Dine, a separate northern rebel faction with ties to Al-Qaeda’s North Africa satellite, said a ceasefire did not address the group’s aims.

“Call to a ceasefire or not… Sharia in the (northeastern region) Adrar remains the objective,” said the source, who is close to Ansar Dine’s leader Iyad Ag Ghaly.

The coup leaders who ousted Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure on March 22 said they were partly motivated by the government’s incompetent response to the fresh Tuareg assault, launched two months ago.

The Tuaregs — who have for years demanded autonomy for their nomadic tribes –have over the past two decades launched several uprisings against Mali’s government.

But now the rebel ranks include men who fought alongside Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi and have returned to Mali heavily armed, which has helped them win unprecedented military victories.


Source: Al Manar news

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Vaccines: Debate On Whether African Babies Are Being Used As Guinea Pigs


Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas—Much is said about the contents of vaccines being used in the developing country, but also in Africa. There is a debate about the effectiveness of the malaria vaccine, and whether they are simply used to experiment on African babies. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline have developed the vaccine candidate RTS, S to reduce the malaria disease burden by half, in infants and young children living in malaria endemic regions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Press TV’s Africa Today addresses the vaccination issue in the video below:

Video courtesy PressTV


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World Down Syndrome Day Observerd For The First Time By The United Nations

United Nations

by Brittany SmithNewscast Media, NEW YORK—The U.N. officially observed World Down Syndrome Day for the first time on Wednesday – the seventh anniversary of the day designated to promote awareness and understanding, and seek international support for people with Down syndrome.

The annual observance takes place on the 21st of March each year because the date (21/3) represents the 3 copies of chromosome 21, which is unique to people with Down syndrome. Those with the genetic condition have some degree of learning disability, but many will go on to lead full and semi-independent lives. There is an estimated 7 million people who have Down syndrome worldwide.

The Pennsylvania Family Institute says that “upwards of 90 percent of Down syndrome children diagnosed prenatally never see the light of day; and their parents never see the special light of their children’s lives.”

There is an alarming rate of babies aborted after the parents find out through prenatal testing that the child will have a genetic disorder.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has attacked President Barack Obama’s health care plan that includes free prenatal screenings, saying that it encourages abortions and will seriously decrease the ranks of the disabled in our society.

Prenatal screenings have also caused a rise in “wrongful birth” suits. A Portland couple was recently awarded $2.9 million because they say they would have aborted their little girl had they known she had Down syndrome and now needed money to pay for the costs of raising her.


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Part III: Uproar created by Obama-who runs the United States?

Barack Obama

Newscast Media LOS ANGELES, Calif—Many of the protestors are asking Obama to repeal the Trespass Bill and others are concerned that martial law is being set up for implementation. Based on my observations, it is highly likely that Obama signed the bill based on the direction and recommendation of high-ranking military officials. It could be very likely that before the November election, a foreseen emergency may prompt an announcement, because Section 103(a) and (c) state: “(a) identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand; (c) be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements…” The entire executive order can be read here.

One school of thought has gone as far as speculating that it could be a war-related emergency that might trigger anger in the public, hence law enforcement may be needed to contain any arising emergencies. The other school of thought believes Obama is simply updating the older version of the executive order to reflect current social dynamic changes.

Regardless of which school of thought is correct, he had to have military advice because it is a “Defense” executive order. We can therefore ask, “Which agency, is calling the shots?”

To answer this question, I will once again turn to Bowart, who interviewed a retired combat veteran about this subject. The retired veteran, and a former assassin, was a sixty-year-old, gray-haired, man. “. . . Don’t kid yourself,” the assassin said, “This country is controlled by the Pentagon. All the major decisions in this country are made by the military, from my observations on the clandestine side of things. The CIA’s just a figurehead. They are more worldwide—like the FBI is. They’re accountants, lawyers, file clerks, schoolboys. They are information gatherers.

“As far as intelligence goes the NSA [the National Security Agency] is far, far superior to them—far in advance in the ‘black arts.’ The CIA gets blamed for what NSA does. NSA is far more vicious and far more accomplished in their operations. The CIA gathers information, but the military heads the show. Look at how many former military officers work for the CIA. Look at how many former high-ranking military officers work for the multinational corporations. Can’t you figure it out?”

The retired officer continued to tell the investigative journalist, “There is a group of about eighteen or twenty people running this country. They have not been elected. The elected people are only figureheads for these guys who have a lot more power than even the President of the United States.”

Bowart then asked the officer if the president was powerless, to which the officer replied, “Not exactly powerless. He has the power to make decisions on what is presented to him. The intelligence agencies tell him only what they want to tell him, however. They don’t tell him any more than they have to or want to. You have to wonder at American stupidity (his words, not mine). How much does it take to get people to wake up to what has happened? (page 238-239)

“What people don’t know is that the global corporations have their own version of the CIA. Where they don’t interface with the CIA, they have their own organizations—all CIA-trained. There is a network of what amounts to double agents—they do work for the government, and may appear to be government agents, but they are first loyal to the corporations. These guys are strictly free enterprise agents. When one of these companies finds someone inside it that’s selling secrets, they take him on a fishing trip, a boat ride, and get rid of him. It’s quite common,” he said. (page 240)

We often hear of several cases whereby military operatives have memory loss of the missions in which they were engaged. It is believed that in such cases, their memories have been scrambled to prevent them from revealing their top-secret missions. The soldier or agent then experiences a “blank” and loses recall of what happened.

To elaborate on how this could happen, the retired officer says: “For example, suppose that a dictator in some South American country is setting up real problems and we try to kick him out. We call in some of my former group and say, ‘Look, the bastard has got to have a fatal accident, and it’s gotta look good—like he fell on a bar of soap and broke his neck in the bathtub or something.’ So we go down there and get the job done. But it could be quite embarrassing if any of the guys were cross-examined about where they’d been and what they’d done . . . So the guys who were in on the job suddenly have a cold or something, and they are put in a hospital for maybe just a routine checkup. They come out of the hospital in about fifteen days. They’re alive. They’re well. They’re healthy. And they’re happy, too. Lots of luck if you question them: they don’t remember anything.”

In his interview with Bowart, the retired officer then cited a specific mission he had undertaken: “…I won’t say the name of the country, but it was a South American country. We had a leader that we had supported there who suddenly got the idea that he was going to go off on his own. They tried to reason, negotiate, buy off his affections. When all that failed, my team was sent in to correct the situation. We went in very quietly and left very noisily. We went in as tourists, but the important material we brought in was the turning point. Let’s say we couldn’t reason with the man anymore. We were there about six days, and the problem disappeared.” (page 247)

The greatest fear these federal agencies face is that one of their agents could get drunk and reveal secret information to a prostitute. Usually for every agent or high-ranking government official, there is an attractive woman assigned to take care of his urges. They match the two using a computer, based on what both have in common. The relationship is kept top secret, but it also secures classified information that is not intended for public consumption.

The same applies to women who are matched with men who fit a certain profile and symmetrical desires of each woman. This way, if the woman gets drunk at some party, or if she becomes lonely due to the extensive trips required, she won’t spill classified secrets to some ex-boyfriend from her past, since she would have a computer-matched male, who works for the same agency, to take care of her emotional needs.

Working for the government means that all areas of a person’s life are monitored by whatever agency that person works for.

It is no wonder that many choose to remain in the private sector to prevent their privacy from being infringed upon. This explains why there is an uproar about the recent Trespass Bill HR 347 and the executive order on National Defense Resources Preparedness that many are interpreting as a prelude to martial law. Both signed documents appear to intrude on liberties of civilians.

This journalist has presented to you information based on assessments of both sides. It is now up to the readers to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions, regarding the events that have been unfolding as a result of the president’s signatures. This concludes the summary, or summarizes the conclusion of my Uproar series.


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Part II: Uproar created by Obama-staying on “need to know” basis


Newscast Media LOS ANGELES, Calif—Bowart believes that the cryptocracy is a brotherhood reminiscent of the ancient secret societies, with rites of initiation and indoctrination programs to develop in its loyal membership the special understanding of its mysteries. It has secret codes and oaths of silence which reinforce the sense of elitism necessary for the maintenance of its strict loyalty. It is automated, organized in the mode of a computer, where all have access to general knowledge and the most obvious aims and goals, but where the individual is isolated by tribal rituals and compartmentalization.

Since the cryptocracy violates every constitutional principle as a matter of course, and commits every crime known to man in the interest of “national security,” it cannot entirely rely on the patriotism of its agents to keep its secrets. Therefore, no single individual is told more than he has a “need to know.” (page 144)

As President of the United States and those around him, Obama, just like any other president, has to take precautionary measures to ward off any attempt by shady entities to sabotage the proper functioning of government. Had the OWS movement kept its focus of addressing social ills in a non-threatening manner, I believe we wouldn’t see the arrests we are seeing. The movement forms perfect cover for infiltrators to commit crimes and go unnoticed. Embedding oneself in such crowds, is described by Bowart as being “in the field”.

“Its members are anonymous. Its funds are secret. Its operational history is secret. Even its goals are secret. The cryptocracy is designed to function like a machine. It also has the feelings of a machine—none at all. But, unlike a machine, it does have ambition. To it, human beings are so much cheap hardware who perform certain set functions which produce certain predetermined results. They are valued relative to cost and efficiency. The cryptocracy is the perfect cybernetic organism—pure logic at the planning level—nothing but automatic response in the field,” according to Bowart. (page 145)

So the question is, did Obama sign the Trespass Bill and National Defense Resources Preparedness to initiate martial law, or did he sign them as deterrents based on intel that he received, that the public is unaware of? A possible explanation can be found in Bowart’s citing of the words of Philip Hilts, a writer.

Philip Hilts, describing the attitude prevalent in both the cryptocracy and prison bureaucracies, wrote: “There are three possibilities for criminals. The first is deterrent: Keep them from doing it again. The second is punishment: Knock the hell out of the bastards; they deserve it. The third is treatment: They’re defective; let’s fix them.” Behaviorists who work the prison circuit hold that the last is the only humane way of reducing criminal behavior. According to David Rorvich, “Behavioral Engineers” are not out to change the world but to make man adjust to it. (page 157)

If you look closely at the Trespass Bill, it not only acts as a deterrent for crime, but also includes punishment. Most people think the Bankers are the most dangerous to humanity. Others believe it the expansion of government. There is another group that believes endless wars, and famine are a greater threat. However, Walter Bowart believed that perhaps the greatest danger to freedom of thought and behavior is posed by the breed of psycho-scientists who call themselves “behaviorists.” While most psychologists once concerned themselves with the study of human thought and the rich life of the mind, the behaviorists believe that man’s problems can best be understood by studying his actions. What a man thinks, sees, feels, wants and knows—everything that a man is, behaviorists believe, can be most easily understood in terms of what he does.

According to Bowart’s investigative findings, behaviorists have developed an unholy alliance with biochemists who together are exploring genetics, hoping to find the key for breeding selected behavioral characteristics. But beyond that, what some behaviorists are looking for is a genetic factor which controls anger, docility, and other personality tendencies.

“The day has come,” said Professor James V. McConnel, head of the Department of Mental Health Research at the University of Michigan, “when we can combine sensory deprivation with the use of drugs, hypnosis, and the astute manipulation of reward and punishment to gain almost absolute control over an individual’s behavior.” Dr. McConnel expressed the sentiments of behavior modifiers who, like cryptocrats, believe that mankind’s salvation resides in the control of individual behavior in an engineered society. But engineered by whom?

” . . . We want to reshape our society drastically,” McConnel said, “so that all of us will be trained from birth to want to do what society wants us to do. Today’s behavioral psychologists are the architects and engineers who are shaping the Brave New World of Tomorrow.” (page 156-157)

The cryptocracy recruited their agents from among people who had already demonstrated a violent nature, people who had few reservations about harming or hurting other people. No homicidal maniacs were recruited because they could not be controlled. Part III- Uproar by Obama-find out who controls America>>


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Part I: Uproar created by Obama’s Trespass Bill and executive order

Barack Obama

Newscast Media LOS ANGELES, Calif—Over the weekend I was bombarded with phone calls about the recently-signed Trespass Bill and the executive order issued by Obama on National Defense Resources Preparedness. So for the sake of my readership, I will tackle both topics in this series. As usual, because I have no affiliation to either Democrats of Republicans, and as an independent journalist, I will present both sides in this series. There have been protests about the Trespass Bill because the language implies that someone could end up being arrested by law enforcement, upon entering an area that is protected, yet the person arrested is unaware of any such federal protections.

The bill in part states: “Whoever—(1) knowingly enters or remains in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so; (2) knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct in, or within such proximity to, any restricted building or grounds when, or so that, such conduct, in fact, impedes or disrupts the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions. . .shall be punished as provided in subsection (b). The punishment for a violation of subsection (a) is—(1) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both. . .” You may read or download the entire Trespass Bill here.

There have been several protests even from Obama’s supporters urging him to overturn the bill. Some believe, the bill is targeting the Occupy Wall Street movement to stifle free speech. CNN also widely covered this issue and the protests that emanated as a result of the Trespass Bill in this article.

If we take a look at the Tea Party movement that was operational between early 2009, and peaked in 2010, thereafter became docile, then compare it to the Occupy Wall Street movement that has only been active for about seven (7) months there is a big difference. If this really had to do with Obama preventing protestors from assembling and muzzling their free speech, the perfect time to do it would have been in 2010 during the mid-terms when the Tea Party was at its best. Yet they were allowed to pursue their political ambitions that cost Obama and the Democrats the mid-term elections. On the other hand, the Occupy Wall Street has recently been created and heavily supported by liberal Democrats, the liberal media and Hollywood celebrities, yet the Trespass Bill is perceived as targeting the OWS movement. Why is that so? Would Obama allow the Tea Party to function without attempting to shut them down, then shut down Occupy Wall Street, yet he himself was once a community organizer? Wouldn’t he be going against the grain since he is a promoter of activism?

I believe there is a much deeper reason than most people realize. To begin with, the OWS movement had an affinity for violence. Countless reports about rogues and criminals committing crimes intentionally have been reported. You did not see this with the Tea Party. They seemed methodical in their M.O. Anyone working in and around a federal agency would be concerned about the safety of his or her life, considering the aggressive and hostile behavior that has been exhibited at some of these public OWS events. The president himself would also be concerned about his safety considering the number of people who have tried to scale the White House fence but were tackled by the Secret Service. Some of these people might have a predisposition to committing violent acts, or might be neuro-linguistically programmed to harm others.

There is an out-of-print book by investigative journalist Walter Bowart called Operation Mind Control that details how people can be programmed to commit crimes against high-ranking officials. You won’t find this book in any American bookstore because the CIA purchased all known copies due to its controversial nature. The used ones being sold online go for over $250-plus.

In his book, Bowart talks about how we are living in a Cryptocracy. “It is the plan of a secret bureaucracy—what I call a cryptocracy—which conspires against our laws and our freedoms. “Cryptocracy” is a compound of crypto, meaning “secret,” and -cracy, meaning “rule, government, governing body.” The cryptocracy, then, is the secret government whose identity and whereabouts have slowly and reluctantly been hinted at by the Congress through its investigations into Watergate, the CIA, and the rest of the intelligence community,” Bowart says. (page 24) Part II: Uproar by Obama-understanding the mysteries>>


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Center for Public Intergrity release list of most corrupt states in the U.S.

by Napp Nazworth

Newscast Media DALLAS, Texas—New Jersey may be better known for the unruly escapades of twenty-somethings on the “Jersey Shore” reality TV show and for fictional mobster Tony Soprano, but it has the least corrupt state government, with a score of 87 out of 100, or a B+, according to CPI’s investigation.

That may come as a surprise to many. New Jersey has had some high-profile corruption cases in recent years. CPI’s report says, though, that New Jersey’s state government has responded to that corruption by passing some of the toughest ethics reforms in the country. Also, Chris Christie, the current governor, was active in prosecuting corrupt politicians in his former position as a U.S. attorney in the state. His efforts led to five successful convictions and many other legislators resigned before being charged.

Only five states scored a B-, B or B+. Thirty-seven states received scores ranging from D- to C+. Eight states, Michigan, North Dakota, South Carolina, Maine, Virginia, Wyoming, South Dakota and Georgia, got failing grades. Clicking on your state will link you to an article explaining your state’s grade.

Georgia’s score of 49 was the lowest in the nation. While Georgia has laws against state workers taking money from those seeking government contracts or a regulatory environment favorable to their business, CPI found prolific use of exceptions to those laws, such as meals, speaking fees and sports tickets.

Illinois, which holds primary elections Tuesday, received a relatively high “C” score. This news will likely surprise many coming a week after former governor Rod Blagojevich begins a 14-year prison term for extortion and conspiracy, among other charges. Blagojevich is the fourth among the last nine Illinois governors to be sent to prison.

Each of those high profile cases, though, brought about reforms, according to CPI. Illinois now has tougher campaign finance, state procurement and state budgeting rules. CPI also credited Illinois for now being able to recall misbehaving governors.


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Part III: Will The Collective Consciousness Have Staying Power?


Newscast Media NEW YORK—This is the third and final part of the series Collective Consciousness. One of our greatest desires as humans, is to be left alone, without someone else trying to impose his or her will against ours. This is evident with the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements that believe government and the large corporations have overstepped their bounds and need to be held accountable. Despite both movements having been infiltrated by dubious elements, they originally started with good intentions. The same goes for the Arab Spring that was eventually infiltrated by external elements in order to delegitimize it.

The problem with imposing one’s will against another is that the person or entity with the power to do so, will forever be restless to a point of near-paranoia. Consider the story of Dionysius as told by Cicero in his masterpiece On The Good Life. Dionysius became tyrant of Syracuse at the age of 25, and remained in power for 38 years. He was born in 430 B.C. and ruled the city from 405 until his death in 367 B.C. It was a superb and immensely wealthy city, and he held it down using involuntary servitude.

According to reliable writers, we are told that he was an efficient and hardworking administrator. However, his character was evil and malevolent: and for this reason it is impossible for anyone with a clear eye for truth to avoid regarding him as an unhappy and paranoid man. For even at a time when he believed nothing was beyond his powers, he failed to get what he wanted.

Due to extensive family connections, Dionysius possessed many friends among his contemporaries, yet he did not feel able to trust a single one of his associates. Instead, he placed his personal security in the care of slaves, whom he had picked out of the households of wealthy citizens and set free. He also enrolled in his bodyguard fugitives on the run and uncouth savages. In other words, Dionysius’s determination to maintain his tyrannical rule virtually caused him to shut himself up in a prison. He even refused to entrust his throat to the mercy of a barber, ordering his daughters to shave him instead. So these young princesses had to perform the humble job of trimming their father’s beard and head. However, when the girls grew up, he felt unhappy about letting them have the use of iron instruments, and instead got them to singe his beard and hair with heated walnut shells.

Dionysius had two wives: Aristomache, who was as Syracusan like himself, and Doris of Locri. Whenever he visited either of these ladies at night, he first had to thoroughly inspect and search their rooms, lest they have hidden weapons. Around his own bedroom, we are told that he arranged a wide trench to be dug; it could only be crossed by a wooden board, which he himself drew inside the door every time he wanted to shut himself in.

He was very fond of playing ball-games, and the story goes that once, when he was about to take off
his tunic for a game, he handed his sword to a youth whom he love dearly. One of his friends told a joke: “Here at least is someone you are prepared to trust your life to!” The young man then smiled. But Dionysius ordered both of them executed because he didn’t think the joke was funny, nor was he impressed when the young man he had trusted smiled at it.

This action caused Dionysius great sorrow than anything else that had happened in his life. The story is an illustration of the contradictory nature of an oppressor’s urges. You can only satisfy one, at the expense of another. Dionysius indicated later on in his life that happiness is out of the question if you are perpetually menaced by some terror. As for himself, the possibility of returning to lawful courses and restoring to his fellow citizens their freedom and their rights was no longer a possibility for him. This is because during his thoughtless days as a youth ascending to power, he had entangled himself in such terrible crimes and committed so many guilty acts, that he could only return the sanity at the cost of his own destruction.

Although Dionysius was so deeply suspicious of disloyalty, he showed how much he missed having friends. Indeed to be without the company of “true” friends, without the pleasures of a social life, without anybody to fully confide in privately was a truly deplorable fate—especially for someone who had received an excellent education in his earliest years, and was a thoroughly cultivated person. No one who deserved or wanted freedom could possibly be a friend of Dionysius.

I will conclude this series by demonstrating how St. Augustine would explain the global awakening, esponsible for bringing people across the world together to fight for a common cause. In Augustine’s De Musica, Book VI, verse 50, he writes: “By Prudence, the soul knows where to take a stand. To this station, it raises itself by Temperance; it turns to a righteous love called Charity (Caritas), and Fortitude and Justice go with it—since Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude and Justice operate best in adversity.” PART I: The Collective Consciousness Has Been Globally Activated>>


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Part II: The Collective Consciousness – Making False Confessions


Newscast Media NEW YORK—The Rand report outlined the following procedure that would elicit a false confession: “First, make the subject feel guilty about some acts he had thought about or had actually carried out in the past. Second, make him feel guilty about having committed some crime of which he was actually innocent. The implanted guilt would compel the subject to confess when examined by a hypnotist or anyone else designated by the hypnotist. Third, train the subject, by means of posthypnotic suggestion, to go into the trance whenever a simple signal was encountered.” The subject would be trained to give his false confession in a normal, convincing manner, so that observers would not be able to detect the trance state.

The Rand report warned that hypnosis, once accomplished, is hard to detect. Contrary to reports in the nineteenth century, “a hypnotized subject is not blindly obedient, nor does he act like an automaton when in trance,” hypnotic suggestions are acted out and elaborated in a way that is in step with the individual’s habitual social behavior and his basic personality traits. People can be trained to ignore truth even when it is apparent. The process of distorting reality and replacing it with a falsehood is the goal of subversion, because a subverted individual or audience is unable to distinguish fact from fiction.

Early practitioners of Psychology used psychoanalysis to treat patients with disorders in which they had a distorted sense of reality. One psychologist who had an unconventional approach in psychoanalyzing subjects was Persian behavioral scientist by the name of Avicenna (980-1037 A.D.) For example: When one of his patients claimed he was a cow and bellowed like one, Avicenna told the patient that a butcher was coming to slaughter him. The patient was then bound hand a foot; then Avicenna proclaimed that he was too lean and needed to be fattened, then untied him.

The patient began to eat enthusiastically, gained strength, but the thought of being slaughtered by a butcher caused the patient to give up the delusion and was completely cured that very same day. He was thereafter totally aware of his reality. (Alexander and Selesnick, 1966, page 64).

Because there is an interconnectedness with everything in the universe, politicians and the news media are finding it extremely difficult to manipulate their audiences. Their reality is incompatible with the collective consciousness. German behavioral scientist Johann Friedrich Herbart’s explanation of ideas was as relevant in the 1700s as it is today, and can be applied to explain the global awakening.

Herbart believed that the unconscious ideas seeking conscious expression will be met with resistance, if they are incompatible with ideas already in consciousness. In Herbart’s view, ideas had the power to either attract or repel other ideas, depending on their compatibility. That is, an idea’s tendency toward self-preservation naturally brings each idea into conflict with other dissimilar ideas that are also seeking conscious expression. When an idea loses its battle to seek consciousness, it also loses its intensity (clarity) and sinks into the unconscious, while the prevailing idea manifests itself through conscious expression.

Some might argue that people can be bought off or bribed to lean toward a certain political construct. True, yet Philip of Macedonia warned his son Alexander the Great about falling into that same trap. In one of his letters to his son Alexander, Philip scolded him for courting popularity with the Macedonians with monetary gifts. “Whatever gave you disastrous idea,” the monarch wrote, “that men you had corrupted with money would remain your loyal supporters?” That is what Philip said to his son, and his advice is still relevant today.

Cicero, who was the greatest mind in classical antiquity said, “The greatest renown, and profoundest gratitude, is won by defending the defenseless.” This is particularly true when a person is the victim of oppression and persecution at the hands of some powerful and formidable personage.
Part III-Find out how long this awareness will last>>


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Part I: The Collective Consciousness Has Been Activated Globally


Newscast Media NEW YORK—Many are wondering why there is an increased political awareness of current events across the world, and the willingness of people to become part of the activism we are witnessing.
This issue will be tackled in a three-part series herein. With all the activity and news being pumped and fed to audiences, it is very important for viewers and readers of news articles to decipher news from propaganda, fact from fiction, and truth from misinformation. The majority of news stories serve to put audiences in a perpetual state of doubt about the future, and in a constant state of uncertainty, yet things aren’t as bad as they appear on the surface.

Nevertheless, what is frustrating to politicians and media practitioners is that the people seem to be in an elevated state of awareness and are no longer easily manipulated. It is not just regional, this awareness is now global. The phenomenon we see happening is called the collective consciousness. Some may even call it the “Hundredth Monkey Effect”. This is where a group becomes aware of a certain truth, and this truth, produces a ripple effect causing it to interconnect with like minds.

We are currently experiencing a cross-cultural, trans-generational and multi-territorial group consciousness playing out before our eyes, whereby people no longer have faith in political entities and leaders, financial institutions, the education systems, organized religion and the mainstream news media. The collective consciousness will eventually prevail as it has in previous ages. Between the late 1400s to the late 1500s the era was called the renaissance or rebirth of knowledge. Between 1600-1800 it was called the age of reason. From the 1800s – the 1900s it was the industrial revolution; and right now we are in the information age, that is inevitable evolving as streams of consciousness within people, are being triggered.

The political systems and the majority of representatives who are supposed to be for the people, have been corrupted and tainted by politics as they thirst for more power. They have allowed themselves to be compromised and seem oblivious to why they are actually in office. They’ve been subverted by the very machine they raged against. The educational system has been infiltrated by those who seek to corrupt the minds of the gullible, that’s why when students complete school, they seem to lack the practical tools that are necessary to function effectively in the real world. Students are misled into pursuing courses that will be of little value upon graduation—the result of which makes it hard for such graduates to find employment.

Religious institutions have also been infiltrated and are filled with false teachers who feed their flock with a false sense of reality and false doctrine. People are misled into believing there is no accountability for their actions or inactions in this life, even though it is obvious that there is a segment of the population that hungers and thirsts for leaders who are unafraid to dispense truth, no matter how bitter it may be. Most leaders of today are more concerned with being popular and likeable, and not offending their followers.
Accordingly, they have rendered themselves ineffective in their message delivery, because it doesn’t resonate with their audiences.

As far as the media is concerned, need I say more? Intelligence agencies have filled newsrooms with their plants to report half-truths, but audiences are smart enough to know when they are being deceived. When stories that are newsworthy are being killed, or investigations are not being conducted but ignored by the media, it is obvious that truth is the last thing they are concerned about. It is also possible for prominent people to be programmed into doing or saying what their corporate masters want them to do or say. It is not unusual for a certain law or bill to be passed, leaving the average person to wonder how on earth someone reasonable would sign off on such a deal.

The Rand report, authored by Irving Janis, revealed that a number of experienced hypnotists had been able to train their subjects to perform “in such a way that observers could not tell that the subject was in a trance or that he was acting under hypnotic suggestions.”

“I can hypnotize a man—without his knowledge or consent—into committing treason against the United States,” boasted Dr. George Estabrooks in the early 1940s. Estabrooks, chairman of the Department of Psychology at Colgate University, was called to Washington by the War Department shortly after Pearl Harbor. Since he was the ranking authority on hypnosis at the time, they wanted his opinion on how the enemy might be planning to use hypnotism.

The Rand report also suggested that this trick of hypnotic suggestion might be used on a defendant awaiting trial. The defendant could be “prepared” in a series of hypnotic sessions to accept guilt about a criminal act he did not commit, and then, if placed in a hypnotic trance while in the courtroom, the prosecutor’s interrogation would elicit a false confession. Part II – Find out how a false confession is elicited>>


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Kony 2012 Filmmaker Detained For Public Perversion of Self

Jason Russell

Newscast Media SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Russian news agency Russia Today (RT) was among the first to break news that filmmaker Jason Russell, the maker of the controversial documentary Kony 2012 has been detained by police for masturbating publicly. San Diego Police Department Lieutenant Andrea Brown told a local NBC affiliate that Russell was found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of an unknown substance at around 11:30 am on Thursday. He was reportedly pinned down to the ground by several bystanders until the cops arrived. The entire act was caught on video of a fully-naked Russell indulging himself in broad daylight.

Because of his inaccurate portrayal of Kony, Jason Russell’s movie has been criticized by virtually every Ugandan who has watched it, even in the Acholi region from where Kony hails, because it creates a problem where none exists. Kony has been inactive since 2006, and is in neither Uganda nor the Central African

The Central African Republic is the country between Sudan, Chad and Cameroon *(It is different from Uganda that is located in East Africa next to Kenya)

Jason Russell obviously suffers from a condition whereby he has the urge to defile himself in public. It will not be surprising if the Ugandan government investigates whether Russell committed the same kind of behavior around the children in Uganda that he worked with while in the East African country. Such sexual deviation in
Psychology is referred to as a paraphilia.

A paraphilia is a sexual deviation in which the person has either acted on or has recurrent urges and fantasies involving unsuspecting people or non-human objects. The paraphilias below involve unsuspecting people:

(i) Exhibitionism: Is characterized by exposing one’s genitalia to a stranger, often with the intent of shocking the unsuspecting victim. Some take it as far as masturbating in public to make the shock more extreme.

(ii) Voyeurism: Comprises urges, acts or fantasies of observing an unsuspecting person disrobing or engaging in a sexual activity. (Also called “Peeping Tom”). Sexual contact is not the goal. Viewing the undressed body is the primary motive.

(iii)Frotteurism: Involves recurrent and intense sexual urges or acts of inappropriately touching or rubbing against a non-consenting person. Unlike voyeurism where physical contact is not the goal, frotteurism requires contact. The act of “dry humping” also falls in this category. (Many travelers say they feel sexually violated at the TSA airport checkpoints after being groped around the gluts, chest area, and mid-section area).

(iv) Sadism (the giver): This is where an individual receives sexual gratification by inflicting physical pain upon others. (Sadists love to punish others).

(v) Masochism (the receiver): This is where an individual receives sexual gratification by being humiliated, bound, or made to suffer. (spanking, whipping and bondage).

A clear example is in the popular comedy from the 90s called In Living Color, where one of the male characters gets in trouble and when caught jokes: “Slap me around and call me Susan!” (Masochists enjoy being punished).

The second category involves non-human objects:

(vi) Fetishism: Comprises an extremely strong sexual attraction to and fantasies involving inanimate objects such as female undergarments. The fetish is often used as a sexual stimulus.

(vii) Transvestic Fetishism: An intense sexual arousal obtained through cross-dressing. This should not be confused with “transsexualism” which is a gender identity disorder in which one identifies with the opposite gender.


Psychodynamic treatment and structured behavioral exercise are effective for these sexual deviations. In psychodynamic treatment all sexual deviations represent unconscious conflicts that begin in early childhood. The treatment involves helping the patient understand the relationship between the deviation and the unconscious conflict that produced it. The methods of “free association” and “dream analysis” can be applied to eliminate the deviation. (Understanding Abnormal Behavior, Eighth Edition, pages 307-350).


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April has favorite outlook for Mitt Romney, May favors Rick Santorum

GOP presidential candidates

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—Six of the eight primaries in April are in the Northeast, where Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, does well. Maryland and Washington, D.C. primaries are on April 3, and Connecticut, Delaware, New York and Rhode Island are on April 24.

Romney is also currently favored to win Wisconsin’s April 3 primary, according to University of Virginia political science professor’s Larry Sabato, Kyke Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley. The only state Santorum is currently favored to win in April is Pennsylvania, his home state, on the 24th.

In May, however, the situation is reversed. Santorum will likely do well in six of the eight contests that month: Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia on May 8, Arkansas and Kentucky on May 22, and Texas on May 29.

Nebraska is considered a “tossup” by Sabato, Kondik and Skelley, and Romney is favored in Oregon. Both of those states will hold a primary on April 15.

Sabato, Kondik and Skelley “guesstimate” that Romney will win an additional 268 delegates and Santorum will win 117 delegates between now and the end of April. According to The Associated Press calculations, Romney currently has 495 delegates to Santorum’s 252 delegates.

If the projections are correct, Romney would have 763 delegates before heading into his May dry spell.
Romney will likely win California’s 172 delegates and New Jersey’s 50 delegates on June 5, and Utah’s 40 delegates on June 26, the last contest. This means that Romney would need to pick up an additional 119 delegates in the remaining states to get the 1,144 delegates need to clinch the nomination.

While Romney has a difficult path ahead, for Santorum it is nearly impossible to get enough delegates to win the nomination before the Republican convention in August, according to Josh Putnam, assistant professor of political science at Davidson College and author of the FrontloadingHQ blog.

The only way for Santorum to win the nomination, therefore, is to deny Romney the delegates needed to win and hope that the delegates will choose him on the second, or a subsequent, ballot during the convention. The next contests will be the Missouri caucus on Saturday, the Puerto Rico primary on Sunday, and the Illinois primary on Tuesday.



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Talks between U.S. and Taliban abruptly suspended by Afghans

Karzai and Obama

by Maria Kuchma

Newscast Media MOSCOW — The Afghan Taliban movement announced on Thursday that it was suspending recently-launched negotiations with the United States over what it described as the “shaky, erratic and vague standpoint” of the U.S. leadership. Analysts say the move is yet another PR stunt by the Islamist group, which is intended to garner political points from growing anti-American sentiment in the Afghan street.

Late last year, U.S. officials and the Taliban agreed to open an office in the Gulf state of Qatar to begin negotiations in what was widely seen as an important step towards future peace talks designed to end decades of violence in Afghanistan. However, the Taliban publicly stepped back on Thursday after a series of incidents involving U.S. troops in Afghanistan brought popular discontent with the NATO-led coalition to its highest level in recent months.

In a statement published on its Voice of Jihad website, the Taliban said they had decided to “suspend all talks with Americans taking place in Qatar from today onwards.” The talks would only resume when the U.S. officials “clarify their stance on the issues concerned” and “show their willingness to carry out their promises instead of wasting time,” the statement said.

Omar Nessar, who heads the Moscow-based Center for the Study of Modern Afghanistan, said the Taliban’s decision to suspend the talks was a political trick. “The Islamists movement” understands very well that any reports of ongoing talks with the United States are not to their benefit now, he said.

Sunday’s massacre of 16 Afghan villagers by a U.S. soldier in a house-to-house shooting spree in the southern province of Kandahar was the latest in a series of incidents that infuriated Afghans. Last month, thousands took to the streets across the country demanding foreign troops leave Afghanistan immediately following reports that coalition soldiers burned copies of the Quran at a U.S. military base in Bagram.

As top NATO commanders and U.S. President Barack Obama rushed to apologize for the incidents, promising to punish those responsible, the Taliban vowed revenge, threatening to behead the “sadistic troops in every corner of the country.”

He also suggested that the Islamist movement would continue their contacts with U.S. officials “in a different, more confidential manner.”

In its Thursday statement, the Taliban downplayed its contacts with the United States, saying it “has not discussed any other issue” with Washington officials apart from the establishment of the Qatari meeting office and the release of Taliban prisoners captured by foreign troops.

Nikolai Zlobin from the Washington-based World Security Institute said the Taliban “is very skillful in turning any mistakes by the coalition to their benefit.” He also said he believed the Islamist group was much less interested in talks with the United States than President Barack Obama, who is facing strong criticism from his Republican opponents over his Afghan strategy amid an ongoing presidential campaign.

On Thursday, President Hamid Karzai urged international troops to pull out from the Afghan countryside to their main bases. Media reports quoted him as saying after talks with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that “Afghan security forces have the ability to keep the security in rural areas and in villages on their own.”

“Many believe that the Taliban will return to power once international troops have left Afghanistan,” Zlobin said. “That’s why they are trying to use any opportunity to limit their talks with the United States without halting them. They are trying to secure the image of a responsible political force, which has internationally recognized diplomatic experience and is able to confront the United States.”

Rampant corruption in the Afghan government and its failure to improve economic conditions in the country has also played in the hands of the insurgents, he said. “Unfortunately, the Americans are losing in this situation.”


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NASA Intelligent Design Lawsuit Opening Statements To Begin Monday


by Anugrah Kumar

Newscast Media LOS ANGELES —Attorneys for a NASA mission specialist, an evangelical Christian who claims he was demoted and then fired for discussing his beliefs on intelligent design, are expected to make their opening statements in a court in California Monday.

A trial involving Jet Propulsion Labs and former employee David Coppedge, who worked for NASA for 14 years as an information technology specialist on the Cassini mission to Saturn before being demoted, began last Wednesday. Opening statements are likely to begin Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Coppedge alleges he was discriminated against because he spoke to his colleagues about intelligent design, a belief that an intelligent power is responsible for the world, and that life did not come about by random occurrences. He also gave DVDs to his co-workers while at work. As a result, he says, he was stripped of his “team lead” title in 2009 and was fired last year.

William Becker, Coppedge’s attorney, says his client had a reputation around JPL as an evangelical Christian and other interactions with co-workers led some to label him as a Christian conservative, The Associated Press quoted him as saying. However, “he did not go around evangelizing or proselytizing,” he added. “But if he found out that someone was a Christian he would say, ‘Oh that’s interesting, what denomination are you?”

Coppedge’s lawyers have also pointed out that no action was taken against other JPL employees for expressing similar views in opposition of intelligent design.

“Employees shouldn’t be threatened with termination and punished for sharing their opinion with willing co-workers just because the view being shared doesn’t fit the prevailing view in the workplace,” Becker argued.

The former NASA employee also said in his lawsuit that his support for conservative issues also contributed to his demotion. He backed a state ballot measure seeking to define marriage as between a man and a woman, and he requested that the annual holiday party be named as a “Christmas party.”

“He’s not apologizing for who he is. He’s an evangelical Christian,” Becker clarified. Christian law firm Alliance Defense Fund and the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, which promotes intelligent design, are backing Coppedge’s case.

“It’s part of a pattern. There is basically a war on anyone who dissents from Darwin and we’ve seen that for several years,” said John West, associate director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute, according to AP. “This is free speech, freedom of conscience 101.”

Coppedge has claimed he was never told by a co-worker that his discussion of intelligent design was unwelcome or disruptive to their work. But his supervisor has stated that other employees complained about his actions, alleging they were harassing in nature and disruptive to the workplace, and Coppedge received a written warning prior to his demotion.

The National Center for Science Education, which rejects intelligent design, has rejected Coppedge’s claims.
“It would be unfortunate if the court took what seems to be a fairly straightforward employment law case and allowed it to become this tangled mess of trying to adjudicate scientific matters,” Programs and Policy Director Josh Rosenau noted, as reported by AP.

“It looks like a pretty straightforward case. The mission that he was working on was winding down and he was laid off.”

ADF said in a statement that Coppedge had always maintained that intelligent design is a scientific theory, “but JPL has illegally discriminated against him on the basis of what they deem is ‘religion.’”


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Libyan Blacks caged and tortured in zoo-Obama stays silent

Black Libyans

Newscast Media TRIPOLI, Libya — Before the US-supported NATO invasion was launched, we were told that it was done for humanitarian reasons. If that were really true, then why isn’t the US intervening on behalf of Blacks in Libya since they too are humans?

The video below shows Black Tuaregs caged in a public zoo and taunted by Libyans. The Blacks are forced to eat flags, but of course since they are sub-human, why should the US government intervene on their behalf? Human rights only pertain to humans, not Blacks.

“Eat the flag, you dog! Patience you dog! Patience! God is Great,”
screams a torturer. Watch video.

Blacks caged and humiliated in Libyan zoo – Video courtesy Russia Today (RT)

Russian agency Russian Today brought this video to the attention of the public because the mainstream media has decided not to cover any Black genocide in Libya. The entire report can be found here on Russia Today.

Yet the US has committed funds to the new NTC government despite the abuse of human rights. Human Rights Investigations (HRI) suspect Libyan rebels of ethnic cleansing of the black population of the country, particularly in the city of Tawergha.

Then there is the fake “Kony 2012″ and we are supposed to believe that the actual reason US troops are in Uganda is for humanitarian reasons, when blatant human rights violations are occurring in Libya and the government says nothing. Absurd!

Obama and his administration need to speak out against these violations of human rights that are occurring in Libya, and hold the current ruling NTC government accountable for the current atrocities.

If Obama doesn’t respect Black Libyans enough as humans to speak out for them, he should at least speak up for them, out of respect of the oath of office he took as President of The United States.
To whom much is given. . .


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MediaPart: Gaddafi funded Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential campaign

Gaddafi and Sarkozy

Newscast Media PARIS, France —French investigatie news outlet MediaPart has revealed that Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi funded Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential campaign to the tune of 50,000,000 Euros. MediaPart claimed that one of its investigative journalists has seen documents confirming the contributions. According to the report, the money had been laundered through bank accounts in Switzerland and Panama.

“If he [Gaddafi] had financed it [the election campaign], then I haven’t been very grateful,” Sarkozy replied to a journalist asking about the report by MediaPart.

Prior to the Libya invasion, Sarkozy denied any claims that he had received money from Gaddafi. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi then went on record to confirm that indeed the French president did receive money from his father.


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Extreme camel and ostrich racing at the Sam Houston Race Park

Extreme camel and ostrich racing

Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas —The annual camel and ostrich races debuted at the Sam Houston Race Park, attracting thousands of fans from across the state of Texas. Jockey Felicia Denniger piloted the winning ostrich, breaking cleanly from the rail and never surrendering the lead to her four rivals.

The winning camel was “Camela Anderson”, presented by ESPN 97.5 and ridden by producer Jong Lee. He defeated “Newsflash” ridden by Jerome Solomon, the Houston Chronicle sports columnist; “Sir-Drinks-A-Lot” with Alicia Nevins of The Eagle aboard and “Sam Humpty Houston”, ridden by Sam Houston Race Park’s president Andréa Young. Watch highlights of the races below:

Live racing will resume on March 22 when Sam Houston Race Park hosts a 27-day Quarter Horse Meet which runs through May 19.

Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located just 15 minutes from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at theWinner’s Circle Restaurant and the Champion
Energy Services Jocky Club.


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Women’s Day benefits from the role social media plays in bringing awareness

Social media brings people together

by Brittany Smith

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C —Never in history has the world’s social ills and the campaigns against them been more exposed than now, thanks to the use of social media and celebrity and corporate endorsements, says the founder of International Women’s Day.

March 8, marked the 101st International Women’s Day with thousands of events occurring worldwide that celebrate women’s progress.

Glenda Stone, founder of the website, said in a released statement, “Activity on International Women’s Day has skyrocketed over the last five years. This is due to the rise of social media, celebrity involvement, and corporations taking on the day sponsoring and running big events.”

Stone also noted that the International Women’s Day Twitter community has around 10,000 followers and “is phenomenal for sharing videos, information and news as it happens.” These online conversations and postings are helping to mobilize large scale rallies throughout the world.

“International Women’s Day has become a powerful day for women activists banding together to have their voice heard. The day is used to fundraise, launch research findings, announce special initiatives and even promote companies and products,” she said.

International Women’s Day saw its first event run in 1911, and today continues to provide a powerful opportunity to unite, network and mobilize worldwide for meaningful change. It provides an opportunity to make a stand against inequality, discrimination and marginalization of women.


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