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“Nuclear Savage” is a documentary film that explores US nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands

Source: Global Research, January 10, 2014
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  “The bomb will not start a chain reaction in the water, converting it all to gas and letting all the ships on all the oceans drop down to the bottom. It will not blow out the bottom of the sea and let all the water run down the hole. It will not destroy gravity. I am not an atomic playboy.”

– Vice Admiral William P. Blandy, Bikini bomb test commander, July 25, 1946

 When the military scientists of an advanced technological nation deliberately explode their largest nuclear bomb (and 66 others) over Pacific islands and use the opportunities to study the effects of radiation on nearby native people, which group is best described as “savage”?  And what should you call the people who prevent a documentary about these American post-war crimes from reaching a wide audience in the United States?

 “Nuclear Savage” is a recent documentary film that explores American nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands, 1946-1958, and particularly the secret Project 4.1: an American experiment in exposing Pacific Islanders to overdoses of radiation – deliberate human radiation poisoning – just to get better data on this method of maiming and killing people. The public broadcasting establishment has spent more that two years keeping this story off the air.

The preview reel of “Nuclear Savage” includes a clip with a stentorian newsreel announcer reporting on the American treatment of Marshall Islanders in April 1957, and explaining to his predominantly American audience:

 “The Marshallese caught by fallout got 175 roentgens of radiation. These are fishing people, savages by our standards, so a cross-section was brought to Chicago for testing. The first was John, the mayor of Rongelap Atoll…. John, as we said, is a savage, but a happy, amenable savage.”

So how serious is 175 roentgens (assuming the measurement is accurate)? In 1950, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) recommended that human radiation contact should not exceed 0.3 roentgen per week for whole-body exposure [“roentgen” as a measure of radiation dose has since been replaced by “rem” (for “roentgen equivalent man”)]. It’s not clear how long the Marshallese were exposed to radiation levels of 175 roentgens – or on how many occasions – but that amount was more than 580 times what was then considered a safe weekly exposure.

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Mar 20, 2014

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (Reuters/Umit Bektas)

Turkey has blocked Twitter hours after embattled Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan threatened to close it down ahead of a key election. It comes after audio recordings purportedly demonstrating corruption among his associates were posted on the site.

Just before midnight, access to Twitter was blocked, Hurriyet Daily reports.

“We now have a court order. We will wipe out Twitter,” the Islamist-leaning leader told a crowd of adulating supporters during a campaign rally in the northwestern city of Bursa on Thursday, AFP reported.

“I don’t care what the international community says. They will see the Turkish republic’s strength,” Erdogan added.

According to the Press Advisory of the Prime Ministry, Twitter officials are currently ignoring court rulings demanding they remove some links.

[In Erdogan’s speech] it is stated that as long as Twitter fails to change its attitude…

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http://www.pslweb.org/liberationnews/news/whats-annoying-north-korea.html#.UW4ZI2bUVRY.twitter A very interesting read I stumbled on. You probably wont hear much of this in any Australian mass media. I suggest a read.

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by David Pugliese
Ottawa Citizen

December 25, 2012

The Defence Department has quietly removed from the Internet a report into the killing of a Canadian military officer by Israeli forces, a move the soldier’s widow says is linked to the Conservative government’s reluctance to criticize Israel for any wrongdoing.

Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener and three other United Nations observers were killed in 2006 when the Israeli military targeted their small outpost with repeated artillery barrages as well as an attack by a fighter aircraft.

IN early 2008, the Defence Department posted on its website a 67-page report from the Canadian Forces board of inquiry into the killing. The board found Hess-von Kruedener’s death was preventable and caused by the Israeli military.

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Saudi-backed security forces in Bahrain arrest 29 protesters

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Saudi-backed security forces in Bahrain have arrested at least 29 protesters in the capital Manama as the regime continues its brutal crackdown on popular protests.

Protesters were arrested on Friday night during mass anti-regime protests held in the capital.

Bahraini activists say regime forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the rally on Friday.

Bahrainis hold almost daily anti-regime rallies to demand the release of political prisoners and an end to the rule of Al Khalifa family…

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Bahrainis condemn killing of protester in Sitra

Press TV

Bahrainis have held a demonstration in the northeastern island of Sitra to condemn the killing of a protester by the Manama regime forces, Press TV reports.

Holding the pictures of the 59-year-old victim, Hassan Abdullah Ali, the protesters chanted anti-regime slogans during the demonstration on Saturday.

Ali died when Bahraini…

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Syrian Girl
September 13, 2012

Please turn on annotations: My Previous youtube video was censored! it got 10,000 views on vimeo before it was also taken down. Even LiveLeak rejected it . It is about torture and execution of unarmed prisoners by the FSA.

I make a comment on recent events where the US Ambassador to Libya, one of the spear heads to the war on Libya was ironically lynched by the very same people who he put into power and by the very same people . The plan for a clash of civilizations.
Link to blog i mention: http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2012/09/13/reports-murdered-ambassador-libya…
facebook: www.facebook.com/partisangirl
Twitter: www.twitter.com/partisangirl

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Disclose.tv
August 8, 2012

The pineal gland (also called the pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis or the “third eye”) is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces the serotonin derivative melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions. Its shape resembles a tiny pine cone (hence its name), and it is located near the center of the brain, between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where the two rounded thalamic bodies join.The Secret: What they don’t want you to KNOW!

Every human being’s Pineal Gland or The third eye can be activated to spiritual world frequencies and enables you to have the sense of all knowing, godlike euphoria and oneness all around you. A pineal gland once tuned into to proper frequencies with help of meditation, yoga or various esoteric, occult methods, enables a person to travel into other dimensions, popularly…

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Just checked my emails that low and behold, this was in there.  As i cannot make that night (Son’s Birthday) i thought i would put the invitation on my blog so that any one in Sydney that can attend, can do so and know about the event. Please share with anyone in the Sydney Basin interested in attending. – AA

Australian Taxpayers Alliance – is the organisation running the event. Contact: http://www.taxpayers.org.au or enquiries@taxpayers.org.au or phone: 02 9864 8651.

I would like to invite you to a very special event. An event that reveals the sordid details behind the allegations surrounding Julia Gillard, Bruce Wilson, and Ralph Blewitt – and how the government tried to stifle free speech and suppress this story.

Late last year, Michael Smith, the host of Radio 2UE’s afternoon show, was set to go on air with an explosive story. He had the detailed facts behind allegations of Julia Gillard’s involvement in corrupt activities by her then partner Bruce Wilson and his accomplice Ralph Blewitt. Activities that make Craig Thompson look like a saint in comparison.

It was cleared by lawyers, by producers. The facts were all confirmed.

10 minutes before he was to go to air, the story was pulled and Michael Smith lost his job.

That very day, The Australian newspaper reported similar allegations. Julia Gillard herself phoned News Limited CEO John Hartigan, and demanded that the story was retracted, and that “News Ltd give her an undertaking that it would never again report in any way on websites or in its newspapers on this matter.” Senior Journalist Glen Milne was sacked, and Andrew Bolt ordered to never speak of this again.
The story was buried.

But the truth can’t stay buried forever. Free Speech can’t be suppressed. Two weeks ago, Mike Smith had an interview with Alan Jones and spelled out in great detail not only what he learned – but the attempts by the government to silence it. A few days later Ralph Blewitt came forward and said he’d be willing to testify in a court of law – if granted immunity.

THIS IS THE STORY THE GOVERNMENT TRIED TO KILL.

THIS IS A STORY THAT ALL AUSTRALIANS MUST KNOW.  

That’s why the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance has just arranged for Mike Smith to make a special address in Sydney detailing in full the truth behind this case – and the shameful attempts by the government to stifle any reporting on it.

This is our chance to hear from Michael Smith himself – and learn all the facts.

this is an event no Australian can afford to miss.

If you are in Sydney, or able to make it to Sydney on Monday the 20th, I hope you will be able to join Michael Smith for this very special event.

Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm start
Date: Monday, 20 August
Place: Lyceum Theatre, Wesley Centre
Address: 220 Pitt Street Sydney
Cost: $15
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/387163431350071/
RSVP: Click HERE to RSVP online (or email events@taxpayers.org.au to pay by cheque or direct debit)