Despite all the media
hype about reparations for African-Americans, one major lawsuit involving reparations has not
received much publicity. Find out why.
to American Free Press
Michael Collins Piper
It hasn’t made much of a splash in the
mainstream media, but the world’s wealthiest, most powerful and highly respected international
banking family—the Rothschilds—has been targeted in a lawsuit by African-Americans who allege
that numerous Rothschild empire-related corporations profited from the African slave trade.
Neither ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN nor Fox—all
of which are owned by a clique of powerful, interconnected families and corporations with ties to
the Rothschild interests—have reported on this story.
However, on Sept. 4 a brief item
appearing in The Washington Post, referencing the Reuters news service, provided some
of slaves—have filed suit against a number of major global corporations demanding reparations
for reaping profits on the backs of slaves.
The Post cited Deadria Farmer-Paellman,
who is filing lawsuits against a diverse series of corporate targets demanding that they release
corporate archives which might shed light on how those corporations may have profited from the
Farmer-Paellman had previously filed a
federal class action suit against CSX railroad, which used slave labor in building its lines, and
Aetna, the insurance giant. Aetna apologized for insuring owners against injured and runaway
slaves, but has refused to make restitution.
What the story in the Post did not
mention—but which is very much the case—is that many (if not all) of the corporations targeted
are corporations historically controlled by the wide-ranging international web primarily dominated
by the Rothschild family.
The diverse targets include: J. P. Morgan
Chase & Co., Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., Brown Brothers Harriman, the Loews Corp, and
Lloyds of London among several others. These named corporations are all part of the Rothschild
sphere of influence, which includes such wealthy families as the Bronfmans, the Reichmanns, the
Belzbergs, the Newhouses, Murdochs, Sulzbergers and others.
Other corporations named include American
Inter national Group, Inc., the insurance firm, as well as Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern
Corp. railroads. WestPoint Stevens Inc., a textile firm, and such tobacco makers as R.J. Reynolds
Tobacco Holdings Inc., Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. and Liggett Group, which is now
indirectly owned by Vector Group Ltd.
The interests, which dominate the American media, have downplayed the significance of these lawsuits, but the ramifications are far reaching: rather than asking every American taxpayer to “kick in” for reparations, those who are asking for payback are targeting those who actually profited directly from the slave trade.
The Cape Times of South Africa
We've been eating GM food for five years
September 18 2002 at 10:14PM
By Melanie Gosling
South Africans have been eating genetically modified organisms for the past
five years, according to Monsanto, the world's biggest biotechnology
Willie Maree, director of business relations for the South African branch of
Monsanto, said at a press briefing on Wednesday that genetically modified
organisms (GMOs) were in South African chickens, meat, milk, eggs and a
variety of processed foods that contain soya.
This included foods as varied as icecream, burgers, fish paste and
Maree said South Africa consumed 800 000 tons of soya, of which 600 000 were
imported from Argentina, where 70 percent of soya was genetically modified.
"And chickens, whether they're Rainbow or whatever company, they're all fed
on genetically modified soya beans.
"The government has approved it, so it's not kept separate from the
non-genetically modified soya. It's all mixed," Maree said.
He said over 100 000 hectares of genetically modified yellow maize was grown
in South Africa, which would increase to 150 000 hectares next year and to
one million hectares by 2005.
Monsanto would soon introduce genetically modified white maize, "the staple
diet of most South Africans", he said.
There were 6 000 hectares of genetically modified soya grown locally which
would increase to 20 000 hectares next year.
'We contribute to eliminate poverty'
South Africans have no way of knowing whether food contains GMOs or not, as
food products are not labelled.
"Why label? To inform the consumer about what? About 3 percent of the
population is allergic to bread because of gluten intolerance, but bread is
"Peanuts are one of the most dangerous substances to eat because there is a
high percentage of people allergic to peanuts, but I've not seen any labels
on packets of peanuts," Maree said.
Graham Leslie, Sub-Saharan area director for Monsanto, said the EU had spent
$64-million (about R677-million) on proving that GMOs are safe.
"Why do people keep harping on it? I'm not against organic farmers or
Greenpeace, but I don't believe they will be able to provide food for the
future," Leslie said.
Kobus Lindeque, also a Monsanto area director for sub-Saharan Africa, said
GMOs were one way of feeding the projected world population of 10 billion in
"The biggest problem with people who oppose GMOs is that they are ignorant.
Already 42 billion portions of GM food have been consumed worldwide and not
one person has got sick from it. People in the United States have been
eating GM foods for 15 years," Lindeque said.
"At Monsanto we believe we contribute to eliminate poverty and food
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