A federal appeals court (TRF-1) in Brazil has ordered the suspension of “Operation Tapajós,” a military and police intervention organized to control indigenous protests over technical studies on their lands in preparation for the controversial São Luíz do Tapajós Dam in the Amazonian state of Pará. Judge João Batista Moreira ruled that federal law and ILO Convention 169, to which Brazil is a part, require that indigenous Munduruku communities and other traditional populations threatened by the proposed dam be guaranteed a process of free, prior, and informed consultation and consent prior to further technical studies for dam construction. Although the dams are still officially in a phase of environmental assessment, the Brazilian government has made a political decision to build up to seven large dams on the Tapajós River and one of its major tributaries, the Jamanxim River.
Torfason was already in his 60’s when he inspired the Icelandic people to take action after the country’s economic crash in 2008.
Peacefully, they managed to achieve the resignation of the entire government. Then they re-elected another with the only stipulation being that candidates are adults and have the support of at least 30 people. The Icelandic banks were nationalised and at the start of this year, two former senior bankers were imprisoned.
By gauging opinion on the streets, he devised several demands which reflected the people’s immediate wishes and ultimately resulted in:
1. Resignation of the whole government.
2. Nationalization of the bank.
3. Referendum so that the people can make economic decisions.
4. Incarcerating the responsible parties.
5. Rewriting of the constitution by its people via Twitter and Facebook etc
All of this was accomplished peacefully.
The Icelandic economy improved and two years later is doing better than the European Union. The IMF and other heavyweight economists agree that Iceland did the right thing. Nobel prize-winning economist Joe Stiglitz notes: “What Iceland did was right. It would have been wrong to burden future generations with the mistakes of the financial system.”
Monday, 18 March 2013
7:30pm until 9.45pm
Waged $10 Unwaged $5. Plenty of free parking.
Hillsborough Room, Fickling Centre,
Cnr Mt Albert and Mt Eden Rd,
And Tuesday 19th March 2013-03-02
6.pm – 9.pm
Fisher and Paykel Lecture Hall
Owen Glenn Building
More details (including venues) here:- http://www.theawarenessparty.com/?page_id=3103
We are also collecting essential donations to help with travel costs for Hordur Torfason.
Please send donations to
Hordur Torfason Tour
Nelson Building Society, Takaka
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You will be able to hear Hordur Torfason on Kim Hill – on Saturday March 16th.
Please suuggest this to your friends. Thanks.
Ron Paul filed an international UDRP complaint againstRonPaul.com and RonPaul.org with WIPO, a global governing body that is an agency of the United Nations. The complaint calls on the agency to expropriate the two domain names from his supporters without compensation and hand them over to Ron Paul.
All 13 episodes of the David Fincher produced, Kevin Spacey drama
- based on the fantastically excellent BBC miniseries
will be available on Netflix from the first of February.
The ever-expanding tentacles of the elusive and secretive Bilderberg Group have once again encroached into the inner circles of the Obama Administration.
As expected, another Bilderberg Group member will be appointed to the upper echelons of the Obama Administration.
Chuck Hagel, a prominent member of the Bilderberg Group who on record attended the 1999 and 2000 Bilderberg Group meetings, has been nominated by President Obama to be the next Secretary of Defense.
The appointment of Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense comes at a time when President Obama has also ‘coincidently’ appointed John Kerry (An equally devoted Bilderberg Group Member) as Secretary of State.
Unfortunately, the appointment of Chuck Hagel comes as no surprise considering that of recent times (2012), Bilderberg Group members have been appointed to a variety of senior positions within Government. For Obama and his New World Order cronies, this move will serve him well.