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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Forced Vaccinations: Schools Inject Children Vaccines Without Notifying Parents, Checking Medical Records

by MIKAEL THALEN | INFOWARS.COM OCTOBER 21, 2014


A mother in Meridian, Idaho is speaking out after a school nurse administered a flu vaccine to her 8-year-old child without her permission.

The West Ada School District, which is running a flu vaccination pilot program, allegedly vaccinated the third grader by mistake according to school administrators.
The child’s mother, Letisha Huff, says the misstep could have been detrimental to her young son’s health.
“At first I was very, very upset,” Huff told KTVB.
Although the district requires parents to sign a consent form beforehand, school administrators claim that Huff’s son was confused with an absent student with the same first name.
“These are our children, these are not Guinea pigs,” Huff said. “This isn’t something we should be practicing. They should know what they’re doing.”
According to the nurse who administered the vaccine, Huff’s son allegedly obtained and presented her with the other student’s permission slip – although information on how the boy obtained the slip was not provided.
“I see there is two Zacharys in that class, and that certainly doesn’t excuse it, but now I understand how he ended up with a consent in hand,” the nurse said. “The other Zachary was absent that day.”
Eric Exline, a representative with the school district, stated that the pilot program would continue regardless, asserting that schools would now “triple-check” permission slips.
Given the possible adverse reactions and reoccurring nature of such situations, the decision to allow school’s to vaccinate children has slowly lead to an erosion of parental rights.
Just last March, a 14-year-old Canadian girl was pulled from class and given multiple vaccinations unannounced. According to reports, the public nurse who administered the vaccines even failed to check the student’s medical history beforehand.
“The fact that they did this without our knowledge or consent sickens me, sickens me,” the student’s father said. “I’ve never felt so violated.”
In 2012, a 14-year-old student in Detroit developed a severe rash after the school’s nurse demanded she take four vaccinations as well.
“I’m angry with everybody,” the student’s mother said. “You know, St. John’s should have better nurses… How are you going to overlook something like this – you injected my child with medicine I never wanted her to have.”
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Sick: 100% of Democrat Senators Vote for Late-Term Abortion Up to Nine Months of Pregnancy


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Cassy Fiano - Right Wing News


Today’s abortion advocates are so extreme that there are no limits to which they’ll agree to. Example? Every Democrat in the Senate voted in favor of a bill that would allow abortion up to nine months of pregnancy.

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Four months before the mid-term congressional election, Senate Democrats are pushing into the national spotlight “the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations.
Tobias was one of two non-congressional witnesses who testified against the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” (S. 1696), at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this morning.
“This bill is really about just one thing: it seeks to strip away from elected lawmakers the ability to provide even the most minimal protections for unborn children, at any stage of their pre-natal development,” Tobias told the committee. “Calling the bill the ‘Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act’ would be more in line with truth-in-advertising standards.”
The bill has been heavily promoted by pro-abortion activist groups since its introduction last November, although it has been largely ignored by the mainstream news media. The measure has 35 Senate cosponsors, all Democrats, including nine of the 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. The chief sponsor of the bill, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), chaired today’s hearing.
If, say, a baby was born a month premature and then killed, it would be considered murder — but do the same thing a minute before the baby moves out of the birth canal, and Democrats are A-OK with it. How sick and depraved must your mind be to be in favor of something so despicable?

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kundalini and God Connection: Staggering Hidden Message Discovered in Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam"

Eddie L. — WordTruth.TV
The Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo (A) with human brain superimposed (B)

Pretty much everyone is familiar with the ‘Creation of Adam’, even if they might not know that it is a section of a fresco painted by Michelangelo for the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. Like the Mona Lisa, the picture is so commonly parodied and depicted on T-shirts and postcards as to have become a piece of kitsch. However, what almost everyone has missed is the hidden message that Micheloangelo inserted: a human brain dissimulated in the figure of God.

Although the Creation of Adam was painted around 1511, it is not until 1990 that Frank Lynn Meshberger, a physician in Anderson, Indiana, publicly noted in the Journal of the American Medical Association that the figures and shapes that make up the figure of God also make up an anatomically accurate figure of the human brain. Take a close look at the picture above and you will see the Sylvian fissure that divides the frontal lobe from the parietal and temporal lobes: it is represented by a bunching up of the cape by one of the angels and by a fold in God’s tunic. The bottom-most angel that appears to support the weight of God is the brainstem, and his trailing scarf the vertebral artery. The foot of another angel is the pituitary gland, and his bent knee the optic chiasm where the optic nerves from the eyes partiallycross over. The ingenuity and level of detail is simply staggering, and a lasting testament to Michelangelo’s extraordinary—and, for the time, very unusual—knowledge of human anatomy.


Some have gone so far as to argue that the point at which the finger of God and the finger of Adam touch represents the synaptic cleft across which neurons communicate by means of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. However, the concept of bioelectricity only dates from the 18th century, when Luigi Galvani demonstrated that electrical stimulation of the frog sciatic nerve leads to twitching of the leg muscles. And it is not until 1921 that Otto Loewi discovered the first neurotransmitter (acetylcholine, which he called ‘Vagusstoff’), and thereby earned himself a Nobel Prize. So Michelangelo’s ‘synaptic cleft’ is either an uncanny coincidence or a remarkable prophecy.

In Michelangelo’s picture, God has been superimposed on the phylogenetically ancient limbic system which is the emotional centre of the brain and arguably the anatomical counterpart of the human soul. God’s right arm extends through the prefrontal cortex, which is the seat of human reason and deliberation and so of the imagination andcreativity that marks us out from all other animals. Another very human emotion that is linked to creativity is melancholy (see my recent TED talk, Can Depression be Good for You?). Remarkably, Michelangelo has painted a forlorn looking angel in an area of the brain that is sometimes activated when a sad thought is experienced.


The Creation of Adam is traditionally thought of as illustrating the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into Adam (‘Earth’), the first man. However, the hidden brain in the picture could radically change this interpretation of the painting. Michelangelo might simply be suggesting that our brain is a piece or extension of God.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Monsanto Losing Hundreds of Millions, Investors Pulling Out: End of GMO Giant to Come

Anthony Gucciardi - Natural Society



Ladies and gentlemen, the stage has been set since around early 2011 for Monsanto's corruption to truly be exposed. An increasingly large number of intellectually powerful individuals have decided that they simply will not stand for the genetic manipulation of the food supply.

As a newsletter subscriber to NaturalSociety, you are one of these highly instrumental figures that has helped reveal the numerous ways in which mega corporations like Monsanto have thrown our health to the side and placed profits in front of people.
It was in 2011 that NaturalSociety declared Monsanto to be the ‘Worst Company of the Year’ in a major press release that reached thousands of news outlets. It was during that same year that we authored a key piece surrounding Hungary’s stand against Monsanto – burning hundreds of acres of their GMO corn.
It is now 2014, and the stage is set in the fight against GMOs to truly land a winning intellectual stand against Monsanto’s genetic manipulation.
Whole Foods plans to label all GMOs by 2018, however we hope to push this date much closer through spreading the word. Meanwhile, other top grocery chains are labeling and abandoning GMO-containing products following their statistical analysis that informed customers simply aren’t buying them anymore.
Let’s make 2014 and 2015 key years in the fight for our food supply and food freedom.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

ATTN: Mandatory Ebola Vaccines Will Soon Be a Reality in the United States

Dave Hodges

My friend and broadcast colleague, John Moore, attempted to reach me today by phone. Unfortunately, I was not able to call Mr. Moore back.  I was unable to hear Mr. Moore’s message until after he would have retired for the evening as I am two time zones behind him. As I listened to John’s groundbreaking broadcast of his morning show during the wee hours of the morning, I know why John reached out to me. 
This morning, I received a message that I was to meet a familiar party at a familiar location where “many previously held secrets would be revealed”.  I was not allowed to take my cell phone to the meeting which is why I did not receive John’s message in a timely fashion. The meeting consisted of four people, one of which, has been a primary source of information for me on a variety of national security issues covering the last several years. This source has never been wrong.
What I learned from the meeting is that 0ver the next several days, the public is going to see several journalists revealing both classified and non classified material l related to the Ebola outbreak, and the subsequent deliberate spreading of Ebola through governmental inaction. The American people are also going to hear about operational details about how the government plans to deal with the Ebola outbreak.

John Moore’s Radio Show

Below is John Moore’s morning broadcast, from October 9, 2014,  in which he details the unreported spread of Ebola across this country and a subsequent media cover-up. John’s show reveals the fact that it is highly likely that an Ebola pandemic is underway in the United States.


John reported that Ebola is presently in 9 states. I was told that within two weeks, Ebola will be diagnosed in at least 40 states and the media cover-up will likely still be in play by this time and then the American people will be hit with shock and awe media coverage designed to frighten every American into compliance in terms of receiving a series of mandatory vaccines.
In the first few minutes of his show, John Moore revealed the following information:
1. Both military and civilian personnel at MacDill AFB  in Florida have told him that “frantic” preparations are being made in regard to efforts to try and respond to an impending attack upon the United States.  
This information has not been revealed to me. What I suspect is that someone on the base uncovered information and the base is acting accordingly.
2. John Moore’s sources have told him that an Urgent Care clinic in Frisco, Texas, has been closed and subsequently quarantined.
3. John Moore also revealed that an entire floor at a Galveston, TX.  hospital has been isolated and is to be used for anticipated Ebola patients.
With regard to items #2 and #3, I have some confirmation of these events, but on a much larger scale. I was told, and have reported, that containment facilities are being prepared in a variety of venues including sports facilities and shopping malls. Isolation and quarantine facilities have been prepared on certain military bases (e.g. Lackland AFB) and old abandoned bases are being retrofitted for isolation and are designed to quarantine persons with active Ebola.
I was also informed that some state officials will no doubt play by the CDC’s timetable for the eventual release of information with regard to a formal announcement of a pandemic within the United States. In fact, Dannel Malloy, Governor of CT., may be the first state official to publish quarantine guidelines within the country.
“In response to the epidemic of the Ebola virus currently affecting multiple countries in western Africa, and in order to provide the Commissioner of Public Health and other appropriate officials with all authorities necessary to prevent any potential transmission of the Ebola virus within the State of Connecticut, I hereby declare a public health emergency for the State, pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131a, for the duration of the epidemic. Specifically, in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131b, I authorize the Commissioner of Public Health to Order the isolation or quarantine, under conditions prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Health, of any individual or group of individuals whom the Commissioner reasonably believes to have been exposed to, infected with, or otherwise at risk of passing the Ebola virus.”
– Governor Dannel P. Malloy, October 7, 2014
Governor Malloy has clearly been briefed on what is coming because he could not have issued this order based upon sheer rumor and innuendo. The effect of this order, The CT. State of Public Health Emergency, allows bureaucrats to detain and forcibly vaccinate people without informed consent or any semblance of due process.

VACCINE MADNESS IS ACCELERATING

sheep-forwardAs previously stated,  I was told the same and when the virus reaches “critical mass” we will see a media blitz like we have never seen before in this country. Most of the sheep will be frightened into turning to the government for help. They will willingly comply with the new vaccine requirements.
The rest of us, who are presumably awake, will be forced to take the vaccine, or we will eventually be isolated where we will not be allowed to spread our anti-CDC rhetoric. Multiple vaccines, not just the Ebola vaccine, will be required. Ebola will be the excuse to impose mandatory vaccinations but this madness will not stop with this deadly virus.
Gates has announced that he plans to vaccinate every child in the third world with multiple vaccines, which could result in a dramatic population reduction of 10-15%. Do you realize the enormous profits that can be realized by vaccinating every child in the third world? If we apply Gates’ penchant for investing in causes which produce a hefty “return on investment” (ROI) then one could reasonably suspect that Gates is positioning himself to profit on the $560 million he has invested in the Ebola cause which conveniently includes the CDC, the holder of the patent for Ebola.The NIH presently holds all patents on Ebola vaccines. Vaccinations have two goals, depopulation and making money!
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Bill Gates
When an unsuspecting public is finally told of the existence of an completed Ebola vaccine, the Global Fund will be in charge of the distribution of the vaccine. Interestingly, Bill Gates has donated a total of $560 million dollars to the Global Fund. The Global Fund has also positioned themselves to be in charge of the distribution of the “newly developed”, and not yet announced vaccines for TB and HIV.  Since the goal is the vaccination of every man, woman and child on the planet with multiple vaccines, Gates’ $560 million contribution to the Global Fund is chump change compared to the expected ROI. However, on deck is the Ebola virus.
I was also told by my sources that the polio vaccine will be a part of the vaccination cocktail. When I asked how many vaccines are we talking about, I was told as many as two dozen vaccines will be required and forcibly administered by various levels of government. The easiest place to enforce the mandatory vaccines will be through the schools and it will include all schools, both public and private. My sources told me about pending and recently passed legislation in several states which are requiring mandatory vaccinations. In the brief time I have had to process this information, I have found enough confirming information to publish the fact that this undeniably true.

Mandatory Vaccines Will Commence In the Schools

One out of six Americans, 50 million total, enter a school on a daily basis. Mandatory vaccines are going to begin in schools and then the requirement will be expanded to daycare employees and healthcare workers. Right now, required vaccines are a part of the 2014 State legislative agenda across the country. I was told that an executive order will expand all mandatory vaccine requirements to include Ebola, TB, HIV and about two dozen, in total, vaccines.
In the 12 hours I have had to process this information, I have found solid confirmation of what I was told by my sources.
Some proposed legislation this year goes so far as to require schools to provide vaccine education programs for children and parents, which is effectively turning our schools into marketing departments for vaccine manufacturers.  AL  SB 75 (Alabama) and NY A 3703/S 2070 (New York) would require schools to provide meningococcal vaccine education/promotion, while GA HB 162 requires schools in Georgia to educate the parents of sixth-graders about why their children should get HPV vaccine…Several states are proposing to set up school- based vaccination clinics, including Pennsylvania (PA SB 251) where state health officials would be authorized to give flu vaccines to kids while they are attending school and SC HB 3236 (South Carolina) that will give the green light to state health officials to give the HPV vaccine to girls entering  seventh grade while in school…want to require schools to post their vaccination rates in the town square. Vermont Senator Kevin Mullin, who unsuccessfully attempted to remove the state’s philosophical vaccine exemption in 2012, is proposing a bill (VT S 194) to require schools and child care facilities to publicly post their specific vaccination rates…Health care workers, teachers, daycare employees and students in NINE states are targets of new legislation that proposes to force children and adults to get federally-recommended vaccines or suffer economic and other sanctions –  from denial of employment and education to denial of parental rights to be informed if a minor child has NOT received one or more vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases…Health care workers inIllinois (Il SB 1610) and Massachusetts (H 1975) may be required to get flu shots every year in order to keep their jobs. If either of the Vermont bills pass (VT H 114 or VT S 103),Vermont would become the first state in the country with pertussis containing vaccine mandates for teachers that could result in teachers being fired for declining vaccination (daycare workers in Vermont are also being required to get pertussis vaccines in these bills). Legislation has been introduced in Illinois (HB 4406) that would require day care centers in the state to mandate all day care workers get federally recommended vaccines”.  This represents the tip of the iceberg of what I have found.

Vaccine Cards


Americans are going to be required to obtain a vaccine card which demonstrates that they have complied with the federal list of vaccines. DHS is lobbying to have the information to be included on one’s drivers license and it will be a pre-requisite to obtaining a drivers license. Admittance to movie theaters, sporting events, to make a purchase at a grocery store or a mall will soon require the showing of one’s card. I was lightheartedly told that a person will not even be able to get a pizza delivered to their home without giving their vaccination card number over the phone.
Does the marginalization of the people who do not have a vaccination card remind you of any other group in world history?

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Without a vaccine card you will NOT be legally allowed to perform important tasks such as buying groceries
  

The vaccination card will only be the beginning of the incremental practice of mass vaccinations in which my sources believe will leave much of the population in a debilitated condition. At one time, these allegations would have been considered to be lunacy. However, when one considers how Ebola is being allowed to spread by keeping both the borders open and our airports open to travelers from West Africa,  these allegations are very conservative.
The mandatory vaccine cards will be a pre-requisite for all employment, much like an I-9 card was intended to be.

As I have already reported, healthy people, in an impact zone (i.e. the term being used for a pandemic outbreak) will be assigned and relocated until such time as they have taken the soon-t0-be mandatory GSK Ebola vaccine.
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As both Greg Evensen and myself have revealed, there will be vaccine roadblocks designed to arrest and transport, for detainment, individuals who refuse to be vaccinated. I was told that the lion’s share of the work will be performed by the militarized local police. However, integrated within the roadblock forces will be DHS personnel along with “UN observers” and foreign troops (i.e. Russian and Chinese military). Their presence at these roadblocks will be for the purposes of habituation only. In other words, the globalists want the American people to get conditioned to the idea of seeing UN troops on American soil.

I have 12 pages of notes to process and I have not been to bed for 27 hours. Subsequently, there will be a Part Two.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Truth is Out: Modern Art Originally Used as CIA Weapon

Frances Stonor Saunders


For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art - including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko - as a weapon in the Cold War. In the manner of a Renaissance prince - except that it acted secretly - the CIA fostered and promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the world for more than 20 years. 


The connection is improbable. This was a period, in the 1950s and 1960s, when the great majority of Americans disliked or even despised modern art - President Truman summed up the popular view when he said: "If that's art, then I'm a Hottentot." As for the artists themselves, many were ex- communists barely acceptable in the America of the McCarthyite era, and certainly not the sort of people normally likely to receive US government backing. 


Why did the CIA support them? Because in the propaganda war with the Soviet Union, this new artistic movement could be held up as proof of the creativity, the intellectual freedom, and the cultural power of the US. Russian art, strapped into the communist ideological straitjacket, could not compete.


The existence of this policy, rumoured and disputed for many years, has now been confirmed for the first time by former CIA officials. Unknown to the artists, the new American art was secretly promoted under a policy known as the "long leash" - arrangements similar in some ways to the indirect CIA backing of the journal Encounter, edited by Stephen Spender.


The decision to include culture and art in the US Cold War arsenal was taken as soon as the CIA was founded in 1947. Dismayed at the appeal communism still had for many intellectuals and artists in the West, the new agency set up a division, the Propaganda Assets Inventory, which at its peak could influence more than 800 newspapers, magazines and public information organisations. They joked that it was like a Wurlitzer jukebox: when the CIA pushed a button it could hear whatever tune it wanted playing across the world.


The next key step came in 1950, when the International Organisations Division (IOD) was set up under Tom Braden. It was this office which subsidised the animated version of George Orwell's Animal Farm, which sponsored American jazz artists, opera recitals, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's international touring programme. Its agents were placed in the film industry, in publishing houses, even as travel writers for the celebrated Fodor guides. And, we now know, it promoted America's anarchic avant-garde movement, Abstract Expressionism.


Initially, more open attempts were made to support the new American art. In 1947 the State Department organised and paid for a touring international exhibition entitled "Advancing American Art", with the aim of rebutting Soviet suggestions that America was a cultural desert. But the show caused outrage at home, prompting Truman to make his Hottentot remark and one bitter congressman to declare: "I am just a dumb American who pays taxes for this kind of trash." The tour had to be cancelled.


The US government now faced a dilemma. This philistinism, combined with Joseph McCarthy's hysterical denunciations of all that was avant-garde or unorthodox, was deeply embarrassing. It discredited the idea that America was a sophisticated, culturally rich democracy. It also prevented the US government from consolidating the shift in cultural supremacy from Paris to New York since the 1930s. To resolve this dilemma, the CIA was brought in.


The connection is not quite as odd as it might appear. At this time the new agency, staffed mainly by Yale and Harvard graduates, many of whom collected art and wrote novels in their spare time, was a haven of liberalism when compared with a political world dominated by McCarthy or with J Edgar Hoover's FBI. If any official institution was in a position to celebrate the collection of Leninists, Trotskyites and heavy drinkers that made up the New York School, it was the CIA. 


Until now there has been no first-hand evidence to prove that this connection was made, but for the first time a former case officer, Donald Jameson, has broken the silence. Yes, he says, the agency saw Abstract Expressionism as an opportunity, and yes, it ran with it.


"Regarding Abstract Expressionism, I'd love to be able to say that the CIA invented it just to see what happens in New York and downtown SoHo tomorrow!" he joked. "But I think that what we did really was to recognise the difference. It was recognised that Abstract Expression- ism was the kind of art that made Socialist Realism look even more stylised and more rigid and confined than it was. And that relationship was exploited in some of the exhibitions.


"In a way our understanding was helped because Moscow in those days was very vicious in its denunciation of any kind of non-conformity to its own very rigid patterns. And so one could quite adequately and accurately reason that anything they criticised that much and that heavy- handedly was worth support one way or another."


To pursue its underground interest in America's lefty avant-garde, the CIA had to be sure its patronage could not be discovered. "Matters of this sort could only have been done at two or three removes," Mr Jameson explained, "so that there wouldn't be any question of having to clear Jackson Pollock, for example, or do anything that would involve these people in the organisation. And it couldn't have been any closer, because most of them were people who had very little respect for the government, in particular, and certainly none for the CIA. If you had to use people who considered themselves one way or another to be closer to Moscow than to Washington, well, so much the better perhaps."


This was the "long leash". The centrepiece of the CIA campaign became the Congress for Cultural Freedom, a vast jamboree of intellectuals, writers, historians, poets, and artists which was set up with CIA funds in 1950 and run by a CIA agent. It was the beach-head from which culture could be defended against the attacks of Moscow and its "fellow travellers" in the West. At its height, it had offices in 35 countries and published more than two dozen magazines, including Encounter.


The Congress for Cultural Freedom also gave the CIA the ideal front to promote its covert interest in Abstract Expressionism. It would be the official sponsor of touring exhibitions; its magazines would provide useful platforms for critics favourable to the new American painting; and no one, the artists included, would be any the wiser.


This organisation put together several exhibitions of Abstract Expressionism during the 1950s. One of the most significant, "The New American Painting", visited every big European city in 1958-59. Other influential shows included "Modern Art in the United States" (1955) and "Masterpieces of the Twentieth Century" (1952).


Because Abstract Expressionism was expensive to move around and exhibit, millionaires and museums were called into play. Pre-eminent among these was Nelson Rockefeller, whose mother had co-founded the Museum of Modern Art in New York. As president of what he called "Mummy's museum", Rockefeller was one of the biggest backers of Abstract Expressionism (which he called "free enterprise painting"). His museum was contracted to the Congress for Cultural Freedom to organise and curate most of its important art shows.


The museum was also linked to the CIA by several other bridges. William Paley, the president of CBS broadcasting and a founding father of the CIA, sat on the members' board of the museum's International Programme. John Hay Whitney, who had served in the agency's wartime predecessor, the OSS, was its chairman. And Tom Braden, first chief of the CIA's International Organisations Division, was executive secretary of the museum in 1949.


Now in his eighties, Mr Braden lives in Woodbridge, Virginia, in a house packed with Abstract Expressionist works and guarded by enormous Alsatians. He explained the purpose of the IOD.


"We wanted to unite all the people who were writers, who were musicians, who were artists, to demonstrate that the West and the United States was devoted to freedom of expression and to intellectual achievement, without any rigid barriers as to what you must write, and what you must say, and what you must do, and what you must paint, which was what was going on in the Soviet Union. I think it was the most important division that the agency had, and I think that it played an enormous role in the Cold War."


He confirmed that his division had acted secretly because of the public hostility to the avant-garde: "It was very difficult to get Congress to go along with some of the things we wanted to do - send art abroad, send symphonies abroad, publish magazines abroad. That's one of the reasons it had to be done covertly. It had to be a secret. 


In order to encourage openness we had to be secret."If this meant playing pope to this century's Michelangelos, well, all the better: "It takes a pope or somebody with a lot of money to recognise art and to support it," Mr Braden said. "And after many centuries people say, 'Oh look! the Sistine Chapel, the most beautiful creation on Earth!' It's a problem that civilisation has faced ever since the first artist and the first millionaire or pope who supported him. And yet if it hadn't been for the multi-millionaires or the popes, we wouldn't have had the art."


Would Abstract Expressionism have been the dominant art movement of the post-war years without this patronage? The answer is probably yes. Equally, it would be wrong to suggest that when you look at an Abstract Expressionist painting you are being duped by the CIA.


But look where this art ended up: in the marble halls of banks, in airports, in city halls, boardrooms and great galleries. For the Cold Warriors who promoted them, these paintings were a logo, a signature for their culture and system which they wanted to display everywhere that counted. They succeeded.


The full story of the CIA and modern art is told in 'Hidden Hands' on Channel 4 next Sunday at 8pm. The first programme in the series is screened tonight. Frances Stonor Saunders is writing a book on the cultural Cold War. 


Covert Operation


In 1958 the touring exhibition "The New American Painting", including works by Pollock, de Kooning, Motherwell and others, was on show in Paris. The Tate Gallery was keen to have it next, but could not afford to bring it over. Late in the day, an American millionaire and art lover, Julius Fleischmann, stepped in with the cash and the show was brought to London.


The money that Fleischmann provided, however, was not his but the CIA's. It came through a body called the Farfield Foundation, of which Fleischmann was president, but far from being a millionaire's charitable arm, the foundation was a secret conduit for CIA funds.


So, unknown to the Tate, the public or the artists, the exhibition was transferred to London at American taxpayers' expense to serve subtle Cold War propaganda purposes. A former CIA man, Tom Braden, described how such conduits as the Farfield Foundation were set up. "We would go to somebody in New York who was a well-known rich person and we would say, 'We want to set up a foundation.' We would tell him what we were trying to do and pledge him to secrecy, and he would say, 'Of course I'll do it,' and then you would publish a letterhead and his name would be on it and there would be a foundation. It was really a pretty simple device."


Julius Fleischmann was well placed for such a role. He sat on the board of the International Programme of the Museum of Modern Art in New York - as did several powerful figures close to the CIA.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

“Please Leave Our Neighborhood”: Rich White Woman Defends Elderly Black Man From Cops

John Vibes
The Free Thought Project
jody westby



Last week, an elderly African-American man was walking through a wealthy neighborhood just outside of Washington D.C when he was confronted by two African-American Washington Metro Police.
Without any reason, the officers stopped the man and began to question him.  The man had allegedly expressed some dissatisfaction with how he was being singled out, and the officers then ordered him to get on the ground.
Jody Westby, a white, female attorney and CEO of a company called Global Cyber Risk LLC, witnessed the altercation while working from her home office.  She immediately ran out to confront the police, and asked her housekeeper to record the developing situation.
Westby quickly ran to the man’s defense, saying that he was a friend and associate of many people in the area.
The police informed Westby that they were responding to a report of burglary, and said that they stopped to question the man to see if he had anything to do with the incident.
Westby did not back down, and demanded that the officers tell her the address of where the report came from.  When they provided her with the address, she informed them that they were blocks away from the alleged crime and weren’t even in the right neighborhood.
She then informed the officers that she is an attorney and that they did not have the right to detain him.  After threatening to report the officers, she picked the man up and carried him away, saying to the them “please leave our neighborhood.”
Westby then said to the officers as they were driving away, “Just because he’s black doesn’t mean he’s here to rob a house. He works for us. He’s been in this neighborhood for 30 years.”
Westby later said that “You got a white woman and a Hispanic woman standing up for a black man against two black cops…It was shameful how they behaved. And if it were Columbia Heights, or some other neighborhood, it’d probably just be worse. It was very interesting, in the sense of getting a picture of how black cops treat black people…And how humiliating that was for him. And how they were treating him just like a dog.”
This incident shows how important it is for people to stick up for one another and start recording and asking questions when someone is being hassled by a police officer.  If there was just one person like Jody Westby on every street, this world would be a much safer place.

WATCH VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT HERE


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