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Corporate investors lead the rush for control over overseas farmland

GRAIN, October 2009

With all the talk about “food security,” and distorted media statements like “South Korea leases half of Madagascar’s land,”1 it may not be evident to a lot of people that the lead actors in today’s global land grab for overseas food production are not countries or governments but corporations. So much attention has been focused on the involvement of states, like Saudi Arabia, China or South Korea. But the reality is that while governments are facilitating the deals, private companies are the ones getting control of the land. And their interests are simply not the same as those of governments. More

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Notes from Wisconsin: Something funny happened after court the other day!

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ppjg-48By: Paul Griepentrog

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surrender_forever_sHaving attended the trial of Pat and Melissa Monchilovich at Balsam Lake, I found it more like viewing a site being cleared by a bulldozer.  Judge Molly GaleWyrick cleared the path for Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture to further its agenda of an alleged disease control program.   The Media in their true slanted fashion picked away at the obstructions around the edges, avoiding the hard facts like stones.

I had arrived at Pat’s house before the trial to find a young family supported by the community via phone calls and a helpful sister in law waiting to baby sit.  Pat was understandably nervous, as a way of life he had come to know for generations was being threatened. 

During the proceedings the Judge indicated that Pat and Melissa should have made their arguments in an administrative hearing not in her courtroom.  Interesting thought, as the original motion to dismiss voided by the Judge was based on the failure of DATCP to provide just such a hearing. 

When Pat raised the point of not having a premises on title, the Judge turned to the assistant district attorney Moria Ludvigson for an explanation of what Pat was saying, “he must mean that there isn’t a 911 address where the cattle are kept” Moria replied.  More

The hide you save just might be your own

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ppjg-48By: Sue Diederich

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  • animalfarm1Since I did not express my personal views in sending this link to people and groups on my list directly, I want to do so here:

    What really saddens me is that these cases never had to be… But, when that could have been arranged, people would not listen. They would not give up their 4H, FFA, county and state fairs, Farm Bureau and all the rest. Now that they have happened, where is the support from people who don’t want this program to happen to them?

    They have paid their money and given their support to national “heroes” and national organizations who purport to be against NAIS. I’ve fallen for that in the past as well, and have ALWAYS been sorely disappointed.

    So…. More

    Wisconsin DATCP proudly announces plans to target several more private property owners

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    ppjg-48Copyright (C) 2009 Marti Oakley All rights resrved without exception
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  • 27673_1thThis is a public announcement of a premeditated assault on property owners in violation of the Wisconsin Constitution and individual property rights made by Donna Gibson on behalf of Wisconsin DATCP (Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection) in an interview with AgriView.    

    Why is no one pressing charges against her and other DATCP personnel and officials for making public threats and plans of harm to sovereign property owners in the state?

    On October 21, 2009 in Wisconsin Circuit Court, Polk County, Judge Molly E. Galewyrick found Pat & Melissa Monchilovich guilty of failure to register premises.   During that court proceeding and under oath, DATCP representatives admitted the program was not of benefit and probably never would be.  Still, DATCP seems quite proud of their targeting of this family, and their subsequent threats to target others in Wisconsin.

    In my opinion, this is nothing less than a threat of intended harm and the use of coercion and duress to force compliance to what is nothing more than an assault on private property rights perpetrated by state officials in violation of their offices and in violation of the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin.   It would appear that state officials launching these attacks on property owners are not aware that Wisconsin has such a document or that they are bound to work within its scope and limitations.  More

    Afghanistan – State Department Spin Exposed

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    Afghan troops

    By Barbara H. Peterson

    As usual, the U.S. government’s official position on the living conditions of women in Afghanistan is rosy. Things are improving, and we are proud of our country’s role in their liberation.

    Kenyan-born Barack Hussein Obama has recently sent even more troops into Afghanistan, so things should be getting better, eh?

    Here is the State Department’s official position on the plight of women in Afghanistan:

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    Speaker Pelosi Unveils Monster Bill – HR 3962

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    From CCHC Health Care News   info@cchconline.org 

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    Speaker Pelosi Unveils Monster Bill – HR 3962

    Today, Speaker Pelosi released the U.S. House health care takeover bill, H.R. 3962. They say they want to debate the bill beginning on Nov 2nd.  The 1,990 page bill is nearly 1,000 pages longer than the original House bill, H.R. 3200.
    Do you trust a 2,000-page health insurance reform bill to keep your life and liberty intact? Will your Representatives read it? They didn’t bother to read the first House bill when it was only 1,018 pages

    . Here are just 11 of many concerns in the bill: More

    Mark Dankof’s America: the history and ideology of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq

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    RBNlogoMark Dankof’s America on RBN Radio

    Anne Singleton on the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK/MKO):
    … Anne Singleton covers the history and ideology of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK) for one hour on Mark Dankof’s America on the Republic Broadcasting Network…
    Republican Broadcasting Network, October 25, 2009

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    One hour Program

     

    Link to the Audio file (One hour, 13 MB)
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    Also read:
    http://iran-interlink.org/?mod=view&id=7099

    Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote on the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (Mek/MKO): Mark Dankof’s America on RBN Radio

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    … Cal State-Fullerton professor, Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote, covers the history and ideology of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK) for two hours on Mark Dankof’s America on the Republic Broadcasting Network…
    Republican Broadcasting Network, October 18, 2009
    http://republicbroadcasting.org/

                         
                          (Professor Paul Sheldon Foote)

    Two hour program

    Link to the First Part      (one hour Audio file)

    Link to the Second Part (one hour Audio file)

    Link: to Mark Dankof’s on RBN radio October 18/
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    Cal State-Fullerton professor, Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote, covers the history and ideology of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK) for two hours on Mark Dankof’s America on the Republic Broadcasting Network.
    Dr. Foote’s sites include:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/traitorsusa, http://360.yahoo.com/paulsheldonfoote, http://www.youtube.com/paulsheldonfoote , and http://business.fullerton.edu/accounting/pfoote.
    A current Iranian web site which discusses the Muhahedin-e-Khalq is that of the Habilian Association at http://www.habilian.com.
    Mark Dankof’s own article on the MeK is entitled, The Mujahedin-e-Khalq: The Peril of Paradox in American Middle East Policy.”
     

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