From the personal to the political-and back again By William Bowles

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By William Bowles
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June 13, 2009

The last few months have not been pleasant for me, wrestling with my own inner demons. Yeah, we Brits are not meant to be open about our inner selves, stiff upper lip and all that crap, and, in the scheme of things there are more than enough demons stalking the planet without me adding to them.

That said, what the fuck! Where do you think our demons come from in the first place! So in the midst of all the mayhem around us, here I am struggling to write, something that has up until now anyway, been the most natural thing in the world for me to do.

That such an innate act, that of creating should be denied to me, came as a shock. Denied my own voice, I felt imprisoned inside my own skull. But even writing about such things feels like an indulgence, after all who wants to read about my personal problems when the world is going to hell in a hand-basket?

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The A H1N1 Pandemic: Pig to Human Transmission of the Swine Flu? by Michel Chossudovsky

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, May 15, 2009

The initial outbreak of the H1N1 swine virus is said to have occurred in Mexico. The emphasis, at the political level, has been on tracking the spread of the Mexican swine flu virus as well controlling and monitoring the movement of people in and out of Mexico. A global campaign of fear and insecurity was unleashed following the WHO April 28 announcement of a phase pandemic. The decision of the WHO, which was taken after consultations with Washington and Brussels, was based on unconfirmed and incomplete data regarding the spread of the swine flu and the numbers of cases.

What proves that Mexico was the epicentre of the WHO’s global swine flu pandemic?

There are several important issues underlying this question:

1. The official data pertaining to morbidity and mortality were, in numerous cases, both in Mexico, the US and around the World, not firmly corroborated by laboratory testing of the H1N1 virus.

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Swine Flu May Be Human Error, Scientist Says; WHO Probes Claim

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By Jason Gale and Simeon Bennett
Bloomberg.com

May 12 Bloomberg — The World Health Organization is investigating an Australian researcher’s claim that the swine flu virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human error.

Adrian Gibbs, 75, who collaborated on research that led to the development of Roche Holding AG’s Tamiflu drug, said in an interview today that he intends to publish a report suggesting the new strain may have accidentally evolved in eggs scientists use to grow viruses and drugmakers use to make vaccines. Gibbs said that he came to his conclusion as part of an effort to trace the virus’s origins by analyzing its genetic blueprint.

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via Swine Flu May Be Human Error, Scientist Says; WHO Probes Claim – Bloomberg.com.

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Mosaic News – 5/11/09: World News From The Middle East

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“Fifty-Two Taliban Fighters Killed in Swat,” Al Arabiya TV, UAE
“Netanyahu: Israel Ready to Renew Peace Talks,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
“Hamas Criticizes Pope Benedict,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
“Pope in Israel Calls for a Two-State Solution,” Dubai TV, UAE
“Peres Greets Pope in Official Residence,” IBA TV, Israel
“American kills 5 fellow soldiers at clinic in Iraq,” Press TV, Iran
“‘Promise of Good’ Military Operation Resumes in iraq,” Al-Iraqiya TV, Iraq
“The Sahwa Movement in Iraq,” Nile TV, Egypt
“Dealing With The Swine Flu Epidemic,” Abu Dhabi TV, UAE
“Iran Frees American Journalist Roxana Saberi,” Al Jazeera English, Qatar
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stimulator: A.C.R.O.N.Y.M.

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This week:

1. Hamthrax
2. NAFTA Flu
3. Super Pork Pandemic
4. Flatulent Toxic Ass Amonia
5. COKECANUCK
6. T.R.E.A.S.O.N.
7. Gabriel Teodros
8. Political Boxes
9. What is Anarchy?

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Dr Ron Paul: Swine Flu Just An Attempt For Government To Scare The People!

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May 02, 2009 CNN

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Mosaic News – 5/1/09: World News From The Middle East

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The Lethargy Virus by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
May 1, 2009

The Swine Flu (or H1N1 virus) is in the air. The public health authorities are acting “in excess of caution” to curb its spread from Mexico into this country. Already, however, this virus and the publicity around it is providing another occasion to question our nation’s priorities.

Let’s put it this way—the gravest terrorists in the world today are viruses and bacterium and their astonishing ability to mutate, hitchhike and devastate human beings. Yet despite small outbreaks—such as the SARS virus from China—we collectively seem to be waiting until the “big pandemic” before we come to our senses and redefine national security and national defense.

It is not that we are unaware of the massive toll that tuberculosis, malaria, AIDS and many other infectious diseases exact year after year. Just those three diseases take over 5 million lives a year. It is not that we fail to realize how international trade, tourism and other travels—together with environmental disruptions—accelerate the spread and range of these silent forms of violence.

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Mosaic News – 4/30/09: World News From The Middle East

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Political Lies and Media Disinformation regarding the Swine Flu Pandemic by Michel Chossudovsky

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, May 1, 2009

What is the flu? Influenza (the flu) is a serious contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Millions of people in the United States get the flu each year. Most people are sick for about a week. Some people (especially young children, pregnant women, older people, and people with chronic health problems) can get very sick and may die from the flu. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

The World Health Organization (WHO) raised its pandemic alert level to Phase 5 on a 6 point scale.

The WHO’s Phase 5 alert means “there is sustained human-to-human spread in at least two countries and that global outbreak of the disease is imminent… It also signals an increased effort to produce a vaccine… Human cases have been confirmed in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Britain, Israel, New Zealand and Spain.” (emphasis added)

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Agri-biz at root of swine flu? + DHS Guidelines For Possible Swine Flu Quarantines

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Evidence points to industrial pig farm as source of outbreak, if so, Bernice Wuethrich tried to warn us.

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Flying Pigs, Tamiflu and Factory Farms by F. William Engdahl

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by F. William Engdahl
Global Research, April 29, 2009

If we are to believe what our trusted international media report, the world is on the brink of a global pandemic outbreak of a new deadly strain of flu, H1N1 as it has been labelled, or more popularly, Swine Flu. As the story goes, the outbreak of the deadly flu was first discovered in Mexico. According to press reports, after several days, headlines reported as many as perhaps 150 deaths in Mexico were believed caused by this virulent people-killing pig virus that has spread to humans and now is allegedly being further spread from human to human. Cases were being reported hourly from Canada to Spain and beyond. The only thing wrong with this story is that it is largely based on lies, hype and coverup of possible real causes of Mexican deaths.

One website, revealingly named Swine Flu Vaccine, reports the alarming news, ‘One out of every five residents of Mexico’s most populous city wore masks to protect themselves against the virus as Mexico City seems to be the epicenter of the outbreak. As many as 103 deaths have been attributed to the swine flu so far with many more feared to be on the horizon. The health department of Mexico said an additional 1,614 reported cases have been documented.’ We are told that the H1N1 ‘shares genetic material from human, avian and swine influenza viruses.’1

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The “NAFTA Flu”

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Democracy Now!
April 29, 2009

The “NAFTA Flu”: Critics Say Swine Flu Has Roots in Forcing Poor Countries to Accept Western Agribusiness

As the US reports its first known death from the global swine flu, the World Health Organization has raised its pandemic threat level. Several countries around the world have banned the import of US and Mexican pork products. We speak to professor and author Robert Wallace, who says the swine flu is partly the outcome of neoliberal policies that forced poorer countries to open their markets to poorly regulated Western agribusiness giants. [includes rush transcript]

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Indonesian minister says swine flu could be man-made

Mexico City on lockdown to slow swine flu spread

Swine Flu Scare: Stock Market Bonanza for “Politically Connected” BioTech Companies by Michel Chossudovsky

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Indonesian minister says swine flu could be man-made

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Agence France-Presse | 04/28/2009 3:22 PM

JAKARTA – Indonesian Heath Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said Tuesday the deadly swine flu virus could have been man-made, as she urged calm over its spread around the world.

The controversial minister did not elaborate but in the past she has said Western governments could be making and spreading viruses in the developing world to boost pharmaceutical companies’ profits.

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via Indonesian minister says swine flu could be man-made | ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

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Mexico City on lockdown to slow swine flu spread

Swine Flu Scare: Stock Market Bonanza for “Politically Connected” BioTech Companies by Michel Chossudovsky

BBC NEWS | Americas | Swine flu virus kills child in US

Ron Paul on the Recent Swine Flu Scare

Washington’s Blog: Industrial Hog Farming Is Just Like Wall Street