All posts by Pam Vernon

I'm for justice and equity for all peoples everywhere. I am also for exposing lies and corruption, particularly the lies of the corporations that have a tight grip on humanity, all for profit and control. A grip that has been instrumental in the rape and pillage of indigenous peoples planet wide, for centuries.

The WWF: Thugs & Guns Against Pygmies

The WWF may have a friendly panda for a logo, but amongst the poorest of the poor it’s known for something else: violent thugs called ecoguards. 

Last week, an appalling complaint was filed against the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) by Survival International, an organization that champions the human rights of indigenous people. Invoking a process normally used against multinational corporations, the complaint accuses the WWF of abusing and victimizing rain forest dwellers in Cameroon.

Located on Africa’s west coast, Cameroon is about the size of California. Approximately half of its 23 million people lack basic sanitation, so the risk of contracting waterborne diseases there is high. Life expectancy is 57 years, amongst the shortest in the world. Per capita GDP in the European Union is $37,800. In Cameroon it’s $3,200. During the past few years, Cameroon’s government has had its hands full responding to Boko Harem terrorist attacks near the border it shares with northern neighbour, Nigeria. But fundamental rights and freedoms were fragile well before that.

READ MORE: http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2016/02/16/the-wwf-thugs-guns-against-pygmies/

Australia’s Horrendous Abuse Of Aboriginal Children The Tip Of Massive Australian Child Abuse

by July 30, 2016

The Australian ABC TV Four Corners program has revealed shocking CCTV images of mostly Aboriginal children being horrendously abused, assaulted and tortured by prison guards in a juvenile detention centre in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT). Australia has been shocked. The Coalition Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull set up a Royal Commission to investigate the matter but this (a) involves the complicit NT Government, (b) does not address horrendous nation-wide abuse of detained Aboriginal children, and (c) will ignore other massive child abuse within Australia and overseas in which child-abusing Australian Governments are complicit.

In writing this analysis of horrendous child abuse in Australia I am simply one decent Australian citizen without the vast resources of the Australian Federal Government. However it is likely the except for the shocking details revealed by Four Corners and similar abuses against imprisoned children in the NT [1], the rest of a mountain of Australian Government-complicit child abuse as detailed below will be ignored due to the highly restricted terms of reference of the proposed Royal Commission. Thus, for example, a current $500 million Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is confined to child abuse in state, religious and other institutions but will ignore a mountain of other child abuse – while it is estimated that up to 40,000 children have been subject to child sexual abuse by Catholic religious personnel in living memory, an estimated 4.4 million Australians adults have been subject to child sexual abuse, notably in the home or by family friends and relatives [2].

Australians are quite rightly upset because the Catholic Church hierarchy failed to act to expose and stop long-term, egregious child sexual abuse of up to about 40,000 Australian children by Catholic Church personnel. However look-the-other-way Australia resolutely ignores 4.4 million Australians adults who have been sexually abused as children, and the avoidable deaths since 9-11 of 27 million Muslims (half being children) in Muslim countries being war criminally violated by the US Alliance of which pro-Zionist, pro-Apartheid Israel, US lackey Australia is a slavish member.

The right-wing Australian Coalition Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced that the Royal Commission will be confined to abuse of juvenile detainees in the Northern Territory and will not be concerned with similar violent abuses occurring in other states of Australia. Further, the Royal Commission will be will be jointly run by the Coalition Federal Government together with the utterly disgraceful Coalition-like Country Liberal Party (CLP) Northern Territory Government which is clearly complicit in these atrocities i.e. this is like putting Dracula in charge of the blood bank. Furthermore, the Royal Commission will be conducted by a Northern Territory judge .

READ MORE

https://countercurrents.org/2016/07/30/australias-horrendous-abuse-of-aboriginal-children-the-tip-of-massive-australian-child-abuse/

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