Hundreds of Farmers Block Roads Protesting Monsanto

Poland’s largest farmer uprising ever has occurred as convoys of tractors took to the roads recently in protest of GMO infiltration and land grabs by biotech and Big Ag corporations.

More than 150 farmers blocked roadways and held numerous demonstrations in order to bring attention to the important issue of food sovereignty in Poland. Their focus is a ban on GMOs and a restoration of small farmer’s rights after decades of oppressive health and safety regulations which take rights away from small farms and give them to mono-cropping, poisoning Big Ag mega-companies.

The farmers have been stalwart – refusing to call off their demonstrations until their demands are met. Rallies and demonstrations have littered the country – in over 50 locations. Hundreds are picketing government offices in addition to the road blockades.

In the largest organized farmer’s protest the country has likely ever seen, the farmers are demanding that legislators protect the small farmer from exploitation by monopolizing companies and refuse the sell off of their country’s land to these behemoths. As the farmers point out, once the land is sold, the Big Ag model can’t be stopped, and the land is forever lost….

There are 4 simple key demands the farmers would like to be heard:
•Regulation of land grabs by primarily Western companies (translation – biotech and Big Ag) to prevent small farmers from losing their livelihoods.
•The legalization of direct sale of produce and other foods from farms to the people. This cuts out the middle man and allows the higher quality produce of many farms to reach its customers directly. Poland currently has some of the most extreme policies of all of Europe in this regard, making it nearly impossible for small farmers to compete with big food companies who are notorious for selling us fake and highly processed foods.
•Change inheritance laws so that families can rightly leave land under lease to their heirs.
•BAN THE CULTIVATION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS!

One farmer stated:“We demand the introduction of legislation that will protect Polish land from exploitation by foreign capital! Agricultural land cannot be sold to commercial companies. It’s part of Polish territory. Once sold it will be lost….

By Christina Sarich – Natural Society –

Arkansas honors Robert E. Lee on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

A bid to end Arkansas’ practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day was rejected by lawmakers Wednesday after opponents said the move would belittle Southern heritage.

The proposal would have removed Lee from the state holiday honoring King.

Arkansas is one of three states to jointly celebrate the two on the third Monday in January.

The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee rejected the proposal by a voice vote. The proposal called for designating Nov. 30 as “Patrick Cleburne – Robert E. Lee Southern Heritage Day,” a state memorial day but not a legal holiday.

Cleburne was a Confederate general who lived in east Arkansas.

The legislation also would have repealed a state law declaring June 3 as a state memorial day in honor of former Confederacy President Jefferson Davis’ birthday.

“This bill is not a bill meant to disregard heritage or to downplay history. It is not a bill to cause division of conflict,” said Rep. Charles Blake (D-Little Rock), who presented the measure to the panel.

“The spirit of this bill is to allow Arkansans to honor our heritage and honor our progress without them being in conflict with each other.”

But opponents of the measure packed the committee hearing room, with several saying the Legislature was insulting their heritage.

John Crain, an attorney from Mountain Home, said removing Lee from the holiday would tell him “my ancestry and my heritage is not worth honoring.”

“I think Martin Luther King, if he were here today standing beside me, would tell you, ‘Why can’t we celebrate a birthday of two men, one of color and a white man?’ ” Crain said. “Surely we’ve progressed that far in our race relationships.”

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – New York Daily News –

AFA Supports ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’‏

Tony Perkins of the American Family Association encourages you to contact your Representative and urge them to support passage of the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 36) sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn). This legislation is essential to stopping late abortion. It would also help stop so-called doctors, like the now imprisoned Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who are willing to allow babies be born alive to more easily kill them if the abortion doesn’t work. Tragically, this problem goes way beyond Gosnell in Philadelphia.

Lila Rose’s undercover video in 2013 showed a doctor in the District of Columbia claiming “Let’s say you went into labor, the membranes ruptured, and you delivered before we got to the termination part of the procedure here, you know? Then we would do things — we would — we would not help it. We wouldn’t intubate.”

Medical experts have testified that unborn children can feel pain as early as 20 weeks after fertilization, which is about 4 and a half months. You can download FRC’s pamphlet “Fetal Pain: Can Unborn Children Feel Pain in the Womb?”explaining more detail about the pain unborn children experience. The fact is that anesthesia is given during prenatal surgery, precisely because scientists have come to realize that, as Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand testified:

“The human fetus possesses the ability to experience pain from 20 weeks gestation, if not earlier and the pain perceived by the fetus is possibly more intense than that perceived by term newborns or children.”

This legislation is an essential step in restoring the sanctity of human life and stopping the painful killing of unborn children at 20 weeks or later.

By Tony Perkins – American Family Association –

THE NEW AMERICAN ARISTOCRACY

“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” – Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776 –

A recent study by professors Martin Gilens of Princeton and Benjamin I. Page found that the U.S. now resembles an oligarchy rather than a democratic republic.

“The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and very well heeled organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.” Means the aristocracy gets the lion share of the pie and everyone else gets the crumbs…

The author of a recent commentary about oligarchy in the 21st century, Matthew Continetti, of the Free Beacon, might even suggest that last phrase be repeated.

“Mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence on legislation or the law…..”

Continetti wrote:
“What we, the commoners, are now in danger of losing is the classical liberal values of personal freedom, of religious liberty, of equality before the law, of free markets,”…….WHY???? Because of the ‘extreme inequality in terms of political influence and the production of knowledge and information is managed and controlled by the elite….’.

Continetti continues “The inequality of income our bipartisan ruling class sanctimoniously condemns is the very tool it uses to shore up the inequalities of power and communication from which it benefits. Affluent, self-righteous, self-seeking, self-possessed, out of touch, hostile to dissent, triumphalist like Soros– is what oligarchy looks like in the 21st century,” .

The study looked at 1,779 policy issues and found that, “The probability of policy change is nearly the same (around 0.3) whether a tiny minority or a large majority of average citizens favor a proposed policy change. Commoners have little or no influence over the law and legislation…

By Tony Passaro – Bel Air Tea Party Patriots –

Corporate Lobbyists Writing Our Laws

A pivotal component of the process that manipulates the legislative cover that claims to be representative federalism is the consortium of influential pressure and bribe distributors that populate the lobbying capital of the planet, K Street. This group of ex elected officials, shyster lawyers and con artists make up the revolving door of access and sway that keeps the DC Scalawag Culture Preserves Scoundrels alive and expanding. Corporatist Lobbying Replaced a Free Market long ago. The Camelot dream has become the granddaddy of all extenders. For the updated version of JFK’s Inaugural Address in the era of transnational political ascendancy in the Totalitarian Collectivist un-commonwealth state, take heed.

“Let every Citizen know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of Corporatist Control. To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United, there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided, there is little we can do–for we dare not meet a powerful grass roots populist challenge at odds and split asunder. To those subservient states whom we welcome to the ranks of the New World Order, we pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We shall not always expect to find them resisting our view. But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own dictates-and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside. To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them serve our interests, for whatever period is required–not because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is our right to rule. If a globalist society cannot exploit the many who are poor, it cannot protect the few who are rich. To our sister regimes south of our border, we offer a special pledge–to convert our empty words into nefarious deeds–in a new alliance for corporate service–to assist captive men and controlled governments in casting off the chains of abundance. But this peaceful revolution of acquiescence cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose liberation or self-determination anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that this Global Empire intends to remain the master of its own world.

To that world assembly of subservient states, the United Nations, our last best scheme in an age of deception where the instruments of debt have far outpaced the instruments of prosperity, we renew our pledge of support–to prevent it from becoming merely a forum for newspeak–to strengthen its dominance of the new and the weak–and to enlarge the area in which its rule may run.

Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a guarantee: that opposing factions begin anew their surrender for coexistence, before the NWO powers of destruction unleashed by science destroys all opposition to our planned universal self-destruction.”

The fairy tale of JFK’s world is forever gone. The corporate corruption environment that fuels the lobbyists’ machine would make Jack Abramoff proud. The Hill points the finger squarely at GE who reaps unconscionable Tax extenders a lobbying bonanza from the latest taxpayer abuse passed with overwhelmingly bipartisan support by the House of Representatives.

“Almost 300 of those K Street officials lobbied specifically on a tax break known as the active financing exception, a preference that expired at the end of 2013 and allows financial services companies to defer paying taxes on profits made abroad.

General Electric, the study says, was among the most persistent company lobbying for the break – perhaps not surprising, given that GE has said its tax bill will rise significantly without the exception.”

….When separate and often conflicting legislation is bundled together to be pushed through in lame duck sessions, the meaning of election consequences blur. The Text of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 is a disgrace.

Radical Reactionary readers know that the GOP has no real conservative principles or guts to close the door on the corporatists. The essay, “House Democrats Sell Out And Back GOP Tax Extenders Bill– So Why Should Anyone Vote For A Democrat”, concludes “All that Democratic support in the House makes it more difficult for any grouping of principled Democrats in the Senate to kill this travesty.” The lobbyists know that Business as Usual still operates.

By Sartre – Radical Reactionary –