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American Holocaust of Native American Indians (FULL Documentary) ”VIDEO”

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(Bloody Island Massacre - Art by Rafael Montoliu)

American Holocaust of Native American Indians 

 

Joanelle Romero began putting this film together in 1995. It was originally intended to be a 90 minute film, but due to a lack of funding, this 29 minute version released in 2001 is all that’s been completed so far. Romero traces direct connections between the Nazi Holocaust and the slaughter of millions of Native Americans – at least 19 million by conservative estimates.

The US policy towards Native Americans was studied, praised and emulated by Adolph Hitler. That’s a historical fact.

Apartheid leaders in I$RAHEL, South Africa and dictators in Latin America emulated the US system too. Subjugation, extermination, reservations…

 

 

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New Jersey campus group celebrates as ban on Palestine “propaganda” is lifted

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Submitted by Ali Abunimah

Part of the leaflet that led to Students for Justice in Palestine at Montclair State University being fined and banned from making “political” statements.

Students for Justice in Palestine at New Jersey’s Montclair State University is expressing relief after sanctions ordering the campus group not to disseminate “political propaganda” about Palestine were lifted.

The group had been fined by the student government and threatened with losing its recognized status after members distributed an informational leaflet about Palestine.

SJP President Sereen Tartir had said the ban violated the group’s First Amendment rights and welcomed its reversal.

“I’m glad that they reversed their sanctions but up to this point, we don’t know what made them so quick to sanction us to begin with,” Tartir told The Electronic Intifada.

“My colleagues and I are going to confront the student government to find out why this happened.”

The decision to reverse the ban on SJP’s political activities also came after the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a group that defends free speech rights on campus, had weighed in.

FIRE had suggested it would take legal action if the university did not step in to overrule the student government’s unconstitutional attempt to censor SJP.

Sanctions lifted

Tartir learned the sanctions were lifted in a letter from Student Government Association (SGA) President Kristen M. Bunk this morning.

“Upon examination of this matter, and after discussion with the SGA’s legal counsel, we believe that there is an insufficient basis to sanction SJP in such a degree for distribution of the subject pamphlet,” the letter states.

As such, Bunk said, all the sanctions had been “rescinded.”

“The SGA recognize that persons and organizations on the University’s campus have the right to express their views and that those who disagree with those views have a right to express their contrary views,” Bunk’s letter adds.

In a statement emailed to The Electronic Intifada, the university said that it “is satisfied that the SGA has reached an appropriate resolution to this issue.”

“Offensive political wording”

This latest attempt to stifle speech about Palestine began last month.

On 22 September, members of SJP set up an information table at the campus student center that was “approved by the Center For Student Involvement,” SJP President Tartir told The Electronic Intifada.

She said that this semester “is the first time an SJP has ever been present on Montclair State University grounds” as previous requests for recognition “had been denied.”

“We distributed informational brochures to students and faculty, who all requested a brochure themselves, so no brochure was forced upon any individual,” Tartir said. “The brochure briefly explained the ongoing situation within the region between the Israelis and Palestinians.”

A copy of the brochure is below.

Then, on 25 September, SJP received a sanction letter (see below) from the Student Government Association’s Attorney General Demi Washington stating:

“I received a complaint from Montclair State University students and faculty regarding a recent pamphlet that was distributed in the Student Center from your organization that contained offensive political wording in regards to the Israeli-Palestinian War.”

Washington did not elaborate on what was supposedly “offensive.”

Alleging that the brochure did not “include the proper stamping,” Washington added, “Must I remind you, you are a cultural organization and not a political one.”

The Student Government Association operates as an independent, tax-exempt non-profit group, known as a “501(c)(3)” organization – after the relevant section of the US Internal Revenue Code.

Such organizations are limited by law from spending more than a certain proportion of their tax-exempt funds on federal political lobbying and election campaign activities. But there is no prohibition on them or individuals associated with them expressing opinions on any matter.

Nonetheless, Washington’s letter alleges that SJP’s brochure would endanger the Student Government Association’s tax-exempt status and “bankrupt the organization.”

“Montclair State is a university that unites students regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender or sexual preference,” Washington’s letter says. “We do not take positions in political issues.”

“Because you violated these governing rules,” Washington writes, she decided to impose “sanctions” on SJP which include an order to “cease and desist” from “political propaganda.”

She fined the organization five percent of its budget for the semester.

“Failure to comply with these sanctions or if this matter is revisited again your organization WILL be dechartered,” she warned.

Washington could not be reached for comment.

Clear violation

“Your sanctioning of SJP based on SJP’s political speech is a clear violation of our First Amendment rights,” SJP’s Tartir wrote in a response to Washington, demanding that the sanctions be lifted.

Tartir noted that SJP was given no opportunity to respond to the “complaints” against the brochure.

Tartir added that the university itself has taken a political position on the question of Palestine; in January, university president Susan A. Cole issued a statement Against the Boycott of Israeli Universities.”

FIRE steps in

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) (thefire.org), a nonpartisan group that advocates for free speech rights on campus, sent a letter to President Cole on 3 October (see below) advising her that the “sanctions and censorship demands imposed by Washington are grossly unconstitutional and must be reversed.”

“It has long been settled that the First Amendment applies with full force on public university campuses,” the letter, signed by legal and advocacy officer Ari Z. Cohn, states.

Cohn’s letter gives a detailed recital of the Supreme Court rulings protecting free speech rights.

Cohn argues that Washington’s claims that the ban was “warranted due to the tax-exempt status” of the Student Government Association “is utterly without merit.”

“More likely,” Cohn writes, is that SJP’s “speech was sanctioned because it caused offense to some members of the MSU [Montclair State University] community. But the principle of freedom of speech does not exist to protect only non-controversial speech; it exists precisely to protect speech that some members of a community may find controversial, offensive, or disrespectful.”

“If the [Student Government Association] is unwilling to comply with its constitutional obligations as an agent of MSU, the university is obligated to step in to uphold the First Amendment rights of its students,” Cohn writes.

If the sanctions against SJP and prohibitions on political speech are not “withdrawn immediately,” he warned, “FIRE is committed to using all of the resources at our disposal to see this matter through to a just conclusion.”

Politics is permitted

“The misconception that student groups are not allowed to take political stances or participate in political activities due to the tax-exempt status of their university (or the student government) is perplexing and stubbornly persistent,” Cohn told The Electronic Intifada in an email.

He noted that the “Internal Revenue Service has been equally clear that students and student organizations are presumed to speak for themselves, and may do so for even expressly partisan activity.”

“The fact that student fees, collected for the purpose of creating a forum for expressive activities and distributed on a viewpoint-neutral basis, might go to some groups with a political agenda has no bearing on the college’s tax-exempt status,” he added.

Many universities have chapters of the College Democrats and College Republicans on campus, a fact that makes it “very difficult to imagine how anyone can conclude that SJP’s pamphlet containing its broad views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could possibly jeopardize MSU’s or the SGA’s tax-exempt status,” Cohn added.

“It’s unclear whether this incident occurred due to the SGA’s misunderstanding of its own legal obligations, or because of complaints about the content of SJP’s pamphlet,” Cohn said.

The incident at Montclair State comes amid a nationwide crackdown on Palestine-related speech and advocacy – often under the guise of calls for “civility” or protecting the feelings of students.

SJP’s Tartir expressed her own group’s determination not to allow their views to be censored ever again.

“We want to let them know that we are on campus,” she said of those who tried to silence her group, “and we’re going to continue to educate about what’s going on in Palestine, and we don’t want this to happen again. Justice always prevails.”

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Warmongering Hebrew University tries to muzzle Palestinian students

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A protest against attempts Israel’s attempts to encourage military recruitment among Palestinian Christians was held in the Hebrew University during May.

Back in 1969, the civil rights activist Angela Davis complained of how third-level education was being hijacked.

Research grants were being awarded by the US government to “force the scholar to develop more efficient means, for example, of furthering the war in Vietnam.”

Speaking at the University of California, Los Angeles, Davis said: “The university has become political in a very overt sense. It has become political as far as politics are defined by the controlling political apparatus in this country.”

Her comments could be applied to Israeli academic institutions today. On Monday this week, the giant US weapons-maker Lockheed Martin announced that it had signed a cooperation agreement with Yissum Research and Development Company. Yissum is a “technology transfer” firm belonging to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The deal could lead to “more efficient means” of killing Palestinians. It also enables the privatization of knowledge.

Lockheed will reportedly be able to enjoy monopoly “rights” over any innovations realized by this partnership. Scientists working for a nominally public university are, therefore, being required to serve the interests of an American corporation that is a key supplier of weapons to the Israeli military.

While the university is happy to do business with a firm profiting from massacres — such as those in Gaza during the summer — it has displayed a hostile attitude to some of its own students.

Threatened

On 28 September, twelve of its Palestinian students received threatening letters — just before a new academic year began. The students were informed that they may be brought before a disciplinary board because they had organized demonstrations on campus, without having permission to do so from the university authorities.

The Hebrew University has seen a number of demonstrations this year — including protests against attempts to convince Palestinian Christians they should enroll in the Israeli military and rallies in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners undertaking a hunger strike in Israeli jails.

Severe restrictions

Why should students need permission to protest? Aren’t universities supposed to protect freedom of expression?

Israeli universities have an “activities charter regulating such matters as protests, public meetings and the distribution of flyers and posters.

The twelve students at the Hebrew University are accused of violating this charter. Yet it would be extremely difficult — perhaps even impossible — for any student in present-day Israel to respect the charter if he or she wished to protest against Israel’s systematic denial of Palestinian rights.

The charter places severe restrictions on any activities that have not been organized by the National Union of Israeli Students, a distinctly Zionist organization.

Whenever students are punished for violating the charter, they are almost always Palestinian students. Zionist political parties and organizations are much less likely to be have their activities placed under surveillance by the academic authorities.

It is by no means the first time that Palestinian students at the Hebrew University have been threatened in this way.

In 2012, a group of activists was summoned to appear before the university’s disciplinary board for holding a screening of the film Jenin, Jenin, attended by its director Muhammad Bakri. The students were fined on the grounds that the university considered the movie to be based on “lies and slander.”

Spreading fear

Similar incidents of repression have occurred in other Israeli universities.

The Academic Watch Project, which monitors the discrimination faced by Palestinian students in Israel, has analyzed all political cases heard by the disciplinary board in Haifa University between 2007 and 2012. We found that no Zionist or right-wing Jewish Israeli student was called before the board in that period.

That was despite the way Jewish Israeli students at Haifa University had organized many activities without first being given the green light by the academic authorities.

Tamer Massalha, a lawyer who has represented students called to disciplinary boards, has come to similar conclusions. He has reported that 80 percent of all disciplinary cases at Haifa University have been opened against Palestinian students. Yet Palestinians comprise just 25 percent of all students in that university.

Massalha has argued that the main purpose of disciplinary boards is to create fear among Palestinian students and to dissuade them from getting involved in political activities.

Ever since Israel’s universities were established, Palestinian students enrolled in them have been denied the same rights as Jewish Israelis. Disciplinary boards have been used as a means of control and suppression of Palestinian students.

The threats against the twelve students at the Hebrew University are not in the least surprising. Nor is the determination of the students to continue speaking out.

As the group said in a statement: “We will not be silenced and we will not allow the university to suppress us. We will expose the university for its racism.”

Yara Sa’di is a postgraduate student and activist from Haifa. She has undertaken research for the Academic Watch Project.

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ISIL used chemical weapons against Kobani Kurdish fighters

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Smoke rises after a strike on the Kurdish town of Kobani as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border. (File photo)

Smoke rises after a strike on the Kurdish town of Kobani as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border. (File photo)

Recent photos of Kurdish fighters killed in battles with ISIL Takfiri militants in the Syrian town of Kobani suggest that the terrorists have used chemical weapons against the Kurds.

The photographs, published by the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) on Sunday, show that the bodies of three Kurdish fighters were not damaged by bullets, but instead were marked by burns and white spots without any visible wounds or external bleeding.

The photos also suggest that the ISIL could possess a huge stockpile of chemical arms.

Earlier, Kurdish activists had said ISIL militants carried out a chemical attack in the village of Avdiko in east of Kobani on July 12.

The development comes as on Monday, Kurdish fighters in Kobani managed to hold their ground as automatic gunfire and mortar fire continued in an area less than one kilometer (0.6 miles) from the common border between Syria and Turkey.

Meanwhile, the Syrian ambassador to the United Nations has accused Turkey and Saudi Arabia of providing weapons of mass destruction for the terrorists operating inside his country.

Bashar Jaafari told a UN committee on Monday that Ankara and Riyadh are involved in giving chemical weapons to the militants, adding that Turkey supports over 100 terrorist groups in Syria.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — are reportedly supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

More than 191,000 people have been killed in over three years of fighting in the war-ravaged country, says the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), calling the figure a probable “underestimate of the real total number of people killed.

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Illinois chancellor who fired Salaita accused of serial self-plagiarism

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Submitted by Ali Abunimah

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise faces allegations of unethical behavior dating back two decades. (Ronald Woan/Flickr)

Chancellor Phyllis Wise, the top administrator who fired Steven Salaita from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after complaints from pro-Israel donors, is facing allegations from academic peers of unethical conduct that may stretch back two decades.

Evidence has emerged of several instances of duplicate publishing – a widely condemned form of unethical behavior sometimes called “self-plagiarism.”

It occurs when an author publishes the same research or the same or substantially similar paper in multiple venues without acknowledging the fact, in effect passing off the old research as something new.

Duplicate publishing is considered especially damaging in the medical sciences: the same results for a drug study published multiple times in different journals can give the false impression of numerous independent studies showing that the drug is effective.

Because of the risk that duplicate publishing may “double up creating faulty data,” the group Publishing Integrity and Ethics says retraction is often appropriate in cases of duplicate publishing.

Wise has already publicly acknowledged one case and The Electronic Intifada has requested comment from her regarding the other allegations reported in this post. No response has been received from Wise or the University of Illinois.

In one instance, research for which Wise was not the lead investigator was apparently republished in another journal with her as the lead author and the names of some co-authors removed.

As The Electronic Intifada has previously reported, there is already reasonable suspicion that Wise may have unlawfully disposed of public documents that could shed light on pro-Israel donor influence over her decision to fire Salaita.

The “missing” document and contradictory statements on the Salaita case by the university’s president Robert Easter have fed widespread doubts about the university administration’s honesty and transparency.

The allegations of unethical academic behavior will cast further doubt on the integrity of Wise’s statements regarding Salaita and are likely to increase the pressure on the beleageured chancellor.

More than a dozen university departments have already passed votes of no confidence in Wise over her handling of the Salaita appointment.

Wise “corrects serious errors”

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported Friday that Wise has made “a significant correction to a paper, published in 2006, that presents non-original work as original.”

This fact was first reported by the website Retraction Watch.

The Chronicle explains:

According to a correction in the journal Neuroscience, Ms. Wise’s paper contained “a number of serious errors” and was “written in a way that misleads the readers to think that it is an original article.” The article, “Estrogen Therapy: Does It Help or Hurt the Adult and Aging Brain? Insights Derived From Animal Models,” is a review of a 2001 article co-written by Ms. Wise. But the previous article receives no attribution.

Several of Wise’s questionable articles involve studies on the effectiveness of the hormone therapy estradiol, which is sold under various brand names.

One analysis of ethical issues in scientific publishing states that the “unethical” practice of duplicate publishing “is done to increase the number of publications” an author can list on her CV and is “more common with the pharmaceutical industry.”

Wise told Retraction Watch “she agrees with the correction” to her 2006 paper and that “there are no plans to correct any other papers.”

But she may have to revise that position based on additional allegations that are surfacing.

More cases emerging

A September posting on the website PubPeer appears to have uncovered another egregious case dating back twenty years.

PubPeer describes itself as an “online community” that reviews scientific research after its publication.

It says it is maintained by a “diverse team of early-stage scientists in collaboration with programmers who have collectively decided to remain anonymous in order to avoid personalizing the website, and to avoid circumstances in which involvement with the site might produce negative effects on their scientific careers.”

This allegation concerns the 1994 paper “Changing diurnal and pulsatile rhythms during aging” (by Phyllis M. Wise, Nancy G. Weiland, Kathryn Scarbrough, Jonathan M. Lloyd) in Neurobiology of Aging, which PubPeer notes is a duplicate of another paper published the same year in the journal Experimental Gerontology.

“Neither paper cites the other and they have different coauthors, although they share the same first author. One claims to be the Nathan Shock Memorial Lecture delivered by the first author in 1991, while the other does not,” PubPeer states.

But then, the post notes, “Upon further examination, both papers are taken almost verbatim from an earlier publication,” a 1990 paper titled Contribution of Changing Rhythmicity of Hypothalamic Neurotransmitter Function to Female Reproductive Aging in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

PubPeer states: “Again, this paper has different coauthors and the same first author. Ninety-nine percent of the text of both later papers appeared previously in this paper, which is cited in neither.”

It also notes that the same figures have appeared, but with slightly different labeling.

“Is such triplicate publication with errors remotely acceptable in this area of science?” the post asks.

Another case noted on PubPeer concerns a paper co-authored by Wise and first published in the Journal of Neurocytology in 2000.

The PubPeer posting alleges that this is a duplicate publication of data that had already appeared in a 1999 article in Neuroscience.

In the 1999 publication, Wise is not the lead author, but she has been promoted to lead author in the later version.

Diagrams from both articles then appear “without permission” or attribution in a third article published in 2000 in Biology of Reproduction.

Federal grants

Both the Neuroscience and Biology of Reproduction articles say that they were supported by grants from the Glenn Foundation and from the US government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH). They both list one NIH grant number in common.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information, part of the NIH, recently published a paper on its website on “unethical publishing behavior,” which includes precisely the kind of duplicate publishing in which Wise is accused of habitually engaging.

The paper states that “studies have suggested that retractions for plagiarism and duplicate publication have been increasing in recent years.”

Accountability

Given that Wise has repeatedly cited her paramount concern for the integrity of the University of Illinois in her decision to fire Salaita, she owes the citizens of Illinois and the university community an immediate, full and frank response to these allegations.

Her institution’s and discipline’s ethical bodies should immediately examine her full record of publications to determine whether these allegations are substantiated and whether there is more evidence of misconduct.

Many of those commenting on the PubPeer and Retraction Watch postings have noted that a student would be subject to severe sanctions, if not expulsion, for these kinds of offenses.

Separately, The Electronic Intifada is still awaiting a response from the office of the Illinois Attorney General to its request for a review of the University of Illinois’ claim that a document on Salaita handed to Wise by a pro-Israel donor cannot be located.

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Before Columbus: How Africans Brought Civilization to America

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Map of Africa

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On Monday, Americas government offices, businesses, and banks all grind to a halt in order to commemorate Columbus Day. In schools up and down the country, little children are taught that a heroic Italian explorer discovered America, and various events and parades are held to celebrate the occasion.

It has now become common knowledge amongst academics that Christopher Columbus clearly did not discover America, not least because is it impossible to discover a people and a continent that was already there and thriving with culture. One can only wonder how Columbus could have discovered America when people were watching him from America’s shores?

Contrary to popular belief, African American history did not start with slavery in the New World. An overwhelming body of new evidence is emerging which proves that Africans had frequently sailed across the Atlantic to the Americas, thousands of years before Columbus and indeed before Christ. The great ancient civilizations of Egypt and West Africa traveled to the Americas, contributing immensely to early American civilization by importing the art of pyramid building, political systems and religious practices as well as mathematics, writing and a sophisticated calendar.

The strongest evidence of African presence in America before Columbus comes from the pen of Columbus himself. In 1920, a renowned American historian and linguist, Leo Weiner of Harvard University, in his book, Africa and the discovery of America, explained how Columbus noted in his journal that Native Americans had confirmed that “black skinned people had come from the south-east in boats, trading in gold-tipped spears.”

One of the first documented instances of Africans sailing and settling in the Americas were black Egyptians led by King Ramses III, during the 19th dynasty in 1292 BC. In fact, in 445 BC, the Greek historian Herodotus wrote of the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs’ great seafaring and navigational skills. Further concrete evidence, noted by Dr. Imhotep and largely ignored by Euro-centric archaeologists, includes Egyptian artifacts found across North America from the Algonquin writings on the East Coast to the artifacts and Egyptian place names in the Grand Canyon.”

In 1311 AD, another major wave of African exploration to the New World was led by King Abubakari II, the ruler of the fourteenth century Mali Empire, which was larger than the Holy Roman Empire. The king sent out 200 ships of men, and 200 ships of trade material, crops, animals, cloth and crucially African knowledge of astronomy, religion and the arts.

African explorers crossing the vast Atlantic waters in primitive boats may seem unlikely, or perhaps, far fetched to some. Such incredible nautical achievements are not as daunting as they seem, given that
numerous successful modern attempts have illustrated that without an oar, rudder or sail ancient African boats, including the “dug-out,” would certainly have been able to cross the vast ocean in a matter of weeks.

As time allows us to drift further and further away from the “European age of exploration” and we move beyond an age of racial intellectual prejudice, historians are beginning to recognize that Africans were skilled navigators long before Europeans, contrary to popular belief.

Of course, some Western historians continue to refute this fact because, consciously or unconsciously, they are still hanging on to the 19th-century notion that seafaring was a European monopoly.

After all, history will tell you that seafaring is the quintessential European achievement, the single endeavor of which Europeans are awfully proud. Seafaring allowed Europe to conquer the world. The notion that black Africans braved the roaring waters of the Atlantic Ocean and beat Europeans to the New World threatens a historically white sense of ownership over the seas.

When most people think about ancient Mexico, the first civilizations that come to mind are the Incas, Aztecs and the Maya. However, during the early 1940′s archeologists uncovered a civilization known as the Olmecs of 1200 BC, which pre-dated any other advanced civilization in the Americas.

The Olmec civilization, which was of African origin and dominated by Africans, was the first significant civilization in Mesoamerica and the Mother Culture of Mexico.

Olmecs are perhaps best known for the carved colossal heads found in Central Mexico, that exhibit an unmistakably African Negroid appearance. Ancient African historian Professor Van Sertima has illustrated how Olmecs were the first Mesoamerican civilization to use a written language, sophisticated astronomy, arts and mathematics and they built the first cities in Mexico, all of which greatly influenced the Mayans and subsequent civilizations in the Americas. “There is not the slightest doubt that all later civilizations in [Mexico and Central America], rest ultimately on an Olmec base,” once remarked Michael Coe, a leading historian on Mexico.

Africans clearly played an intricate role in the Olmec Empire’s rise and that African influence peaked during the same period that ancient Black Egyptian culture ascended in Africa.

A clear indicator of pre-Columbus African trans-Atlantic travel is the recent archeological findings of narcotics native to America in Ancient Egyptian mummies, which have astounded contemporary historians. German toxicologist, Svetla Balabanova, reported findings of cocaine and nicotine in ancient Egyptian mummies. These substances are known to only be derived from American plants. South American cocaine from Erythroxylon coca and nicotine from Nicotiana tabacum. Such compounds could only have been introduced to Ancient Egyptian culture through trade with Americans.

Similarities across early American and African religions also indicate significant cross-cultural contact. The Mayans, Aztecs and Incas all worshipped black gods and the surviving portraits of the black deities are revealing. For instance, ancient portraits of the Quetzalcoatl, a messiah serpent god, and Ek-ahua, the god of war, are unquestionably Negro with dark skin and wooly hair. Why would native Americans venerate images so unmistakably African if they had never seen them before? Numerous wall paintings in caves in Juxtlahuaca depict the famous ancient Egyptian “opening of the mouth” and cross libation rituals. All these religious similarities are too large and occur far too often to be mere coincidences.

Professor Everett Borders notes another very important indication of African presence, which is the nature of early American pyramids. Pyramid construction is highly specialized. Ancient Egypt progressed from the original stepped pyramid of Djosser, to the more sophisticated finished product at Giza. However, at La Venta in Mexico, the Olmecs made a fully finished pyramid, with no signs of progressive learning. Olmecian and Egyptian pyramids were both placed on the same north-south axis and had strikingly similar construction methods. Tellingly, all of these pyramids also served the same dual purpose, tomb and temple.

Ancient trans-Atlantic similarities in botany, religion and pyramid building constitute but a fraction of the signs of African influence in ancient America. Other indicators include, astronomy, art, writing systems, flora and fauna.

Historically, the African people have been exceptional explorers and purveyors of culture across the world. Throughout all of these travels, African explorers have not had a history of starting devastating wars on the people they met. The greatest threat towards Africa having a glorious future is her people’s ignorance of Africa’s glorious past.

Pre-Columbus civilization in the Americas had its foundation built by Africans and developed by the ingenuity of Native Americans. Sadly, America, in post-Columbus times, was founded on the genocide of the indigenous Americans, built on the backs of African slaves and continues to run on the exploitation of workers at home and abroad.

Clearly, Africans helped civilize America well before Europeans “discovered” America, and well before Europeans claim to have civilized Africa. The growing body of evidence is now becoming simply too loud to ignore. It’s about time education policy makers reexamine their school curriculums to adjust for America’s long pre-Columbus history.

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Dempsey: Future ground role for US military advisors in Iraq likely

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Future ground role for US military advisors in Iraq likely: Dempsey

US military advisors are likely to take a more direct role in the ground campaign against jihadists in Iraq once Iraqi forces are ready to go on the offensive, the top US officer said in comments aired Sunday.

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he had not yet encountered a situation where US air strikes would be more effective if US troops were on the ground spotting targets.

But he said that when Iraqi forces are ready to take the offensive against the Islamic State jihadists who have overrun swaths of territory in northern and western Iraq, as well as in Syria, that would likely change.

“Mosul will likely be the decisive battle in the ground campaign at some point in the future,” Dempsey said in an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” referring to the northern Iraqi city seized by IS militants in June.

“My instinct at this point is that will require a different kind of advising and assisting because of the complexity of that fight,” he said.

Dempsey caused a stir last month when he told lawmakers that if he believed US military advisors should accompany Iraqi troops on the ground against IS fighters, he would recommend that to President Barack Obama.

Obama has insisted there would be no US boots on the ground.

National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on a separate Sunday talk show that US commanders have not asked to put US combat forces into Iraq and she did not anticipate such a request.

“We are not going to be in a ground war again in Iraq,” Rice said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“It’s not what is required by the circumstances that we face and even if one were to take that step, which the president has made clear we are not going to do, it wouldn’t be sustainable.”

Former defense secretary Leon Panetta, however, said Obama “has to be open to whatever recommendations are made in order to ensure that we are effective in going after ISIS.”

Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Panetta said boots on the ground were needed to stop the Islamic State group, which is also known as ISIL or ISIS.

“It doesn’t have to be American boots on the ground, but you have got to have people on the ground who can identify targets and who can help us develop the kind of effective air strikes that are going to be needed if we’re going to be able to undermine, destroy this vicious enemy that we’re dealing with.”

The Iraqi military’s weak performance, meanwhile, is another lure for more direct US military involvement.

Dempsey revealed that US Apache attack helicopters had to be called in recently to repel an IS attack on Iraqi forces 20 to 25 kilometers (12 to 15 miles) from the Baghdad airport.

“Had they overrun the Iraqi unit, it was a straight shot to the airport, so we’re not going to allow that to happen. We need that airport,” he said.

 

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Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

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 Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it was ultimately up to Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State group advancing in Iraq despite US-led airstrikes.

“Over time we believe that the strategy will build, the capacity will build, Daesh will become more isolated,” he said, referring to the jihadist IS by its acronym in Arabic.

“But ultimately it is Iraqis who will have to take back Iraq. It is Iraqis in Anbar who will have to fight for Anbar.”

Kerry also called the IS offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobane a “tragedy”, despite weeks of US-led air strikes.

But he stressed that the Syrian-Kurdish city, under siege from Islamic militants, was “just one community” and it “does not define the strategy of the coalition with respect to Daesh”.

UN officials have warned of a possible massacre in Kobane, if the militants capture the city which they have been attacking for the past three weeks.

The US has repeatedly highlighted its concerns for Kobane, but stressed that saving it from falling is not Washington’s top priority in the fight against IS.

“We have said from day one that it is going take a period of time to bring the coalition properly to the table,” Kerry told reporters after a day of talks in Cairo devoted to raising money to rebuild Gaza.

It will take time to “rebuild some of the morale and the capacity of the Iraqi army” which simply evaporated in face of a lightning June offensive by the Islamic militants in which they seized a swathe of territory.

“There will be ups and there will be downs over the next days, as there are in any kind of conflict,” Kerry said.

“But we are confident about our ability to pull this strategy together, given the fact that every country in the region is opposed to Daesh.”

The top US diplomat also said that more than 60 countries had now pledged to help the fight against IS.

During his day in Cairo, Kerry also met with his Jordanian and Qatari counterparts for talks which focused on the US-led coalition which both nations have joined.

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NY Times: Two Champions of Children Are Given Nobel Peace Prize

By DECLAN WALSH

 

Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani advocate of girls’ education, and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian who has rescued trafficked children from slavery, shared the prize.

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Today’s front page is dominated by the co-winner of this year’s fake Nobel Peace Prize; the fake “children’s rights” activist from Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai. The other winner, Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian man who has saved enslaved children (we are told), gets 2nd billing to Saint Malala.
In 2012, the then 15 year old Malala, (we are told), was shot in the head and neck at point-blank range while returning home on a school bus. The culprits (we are told) were the big bad Muslim Taliban of 9/11 fame, who (we are told) oppose education for girls. 
At a time when the controversy surrounding Obongo’s drone killings of innocent children was at its peak, the “shooting” of Malala once again reminded Boobus Americanus and Boobus Europithicus as to why the CIA’s bombings of Pakistan and Afghanistan are necessary.
How convenient.
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The Malala Hoax took the steam out of the anti-drone movement.
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“Drones kill so Malala can live.”    …WOW!
After being allegedly shot in the head, Malala was rushed to a military hospital, and then to Britain as soon as her condition “stabilized”.
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A simple bandage on a bloodless head wound and fake Malala was back up and running her lying mouth in no time!
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“Thanks for the “rehab”! I’m off to make me some CIA money for my family.”
The pinko press and dignitaries such as the UN’s Ban Ki Moon, the Hildebeast and Obongo (another Nobel Peace Prize winner) all rushed to condemn the horrible attack. And yet, the names of the other two girls allegedly shot on the bus remain unknown. Also unknown to the world are the names of the children in Pakistan, some of whom lived in towns close to Malala, who have been killed by Obongo’s Predator Drones.
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Soon after her “recovery”, superstar Malala went on to resume her studies and her CIA agitation against Islam.While tour-speaking on behalf of “children’s rights” (for a fee!) with her fake speech slur, never once has this wicked little CIA asset made mention of the Pakistani boys and girls being killed by US-CIA drone strikes. Instead, Malala, now a best-selling author, even visited with Obongo, the very man who authorizes the drone killings!
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Mendacious Malala is very selective in her concern for “the children”. 

Malala was a ‘Sandy Hook’ scam which took place a few months before the fake shootings of Sandy Hook. Her fake shooting has taken all the attention away from the drone murders of Pakistani and Afghan children. To see Sulzberger’s Slimes and the sanctimonious hypocrites of the ‘International Community” puff this phony little she-devil up to super-hero status is hard to believe, and even harder to stomach. 

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