Category Archives: Africa

The shocking truth about Belgium’s King Leopold II and his reign of terror & genocide in the Congo

Published on Nov 6, 2016

“Recommended further reading – http://amzn.to/2zaQHn1http://amzn.to/2xGHWjg Documentary that reveals the shocking true story about how following his acquisition of the Congo region in Africa at the Berlin Conference in 1884 (Scramble for Africa}. King Leopold II of Belgium turned Congo into its private colony between 1885 and 1908. Under his control, Congo became a Slave labour camp of shocking brutality. Leopold posed as the protector of Africans fleeing Arab slave-traders but in reality, he carved out an empire based on terror to harvest rubber. Families were held as hostages, starving to death if the men failed to produce enough wild rubber. Children’s hands were chopped off as punishment for late deliveries. Leopold turned the country into one massive labour camp where the rubber was stripped with murder, amputation, mutilation and other unspeakable acts used to control and dominate the country. The Belgian government has denounced this documentary as a “tendentious diatribe” for depicting King Leopold II as the moral forebear of Adolf Hitler, responsible for the death of 10 million people in his rapacious exploitation of the Congo but the truth is that between 1880 and 1920 the population of the Congo did indeed fall from approximately 20 million to 10 million.”

Poor Tanzanian farmers are facing heavy prison sentences if they continue their traditional seed exchange … courtesy of Monsanto

Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

Monsanto who like to present themselves as the benevolent corporation that is set to solve the hunger problems of the world … is imprisoning people for sharing their seed?  

Their previous foray into that department with the production of Golden Rice that was genetically modified and supposed to be enriched with Vitamin A didn’t cut the mustard it seems.

aec-1793398_960_720.jpg “No functioning Vitamin A rice has been produced in over 20 years of research” [Independent Science News] Don’t be fooled, this company is about everything butfeeding the hungry.  Corporations have no qualms about lying and their uppermost concern is profits not people. This is what will happen if they get their foot in the door of your country. Unfortunately for NZ the foot got in the door decades ago with Roundup which farmers here love & won’t have a bar of any independent research about in my experience. Hence…

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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/