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Flames engulf a building following the outbreak of hostilities between the Panamanian Defense Force and U.S. forces during Operation Just Cause.

Opium poppy production in Afghanistan 1994-2014Dear Friends, Family, Future Employers… If you do not vote Legalise you are supporting terrorism.

It is an open secret that ISIL, ISIS, Al Qaueda or القاعدة‎‎  use cash sourced from Heroine crops in Afghanistan, and in 1991 USA killed over 3,000 innocent civilians in Panama city via a single bomb blast to an apartment block over cocaine.

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The ironically named Operation Just Cause was the exact opposite of justified. It blows my mind to think that whomever came up with that disgusting name for a military operation didn’t consider the irony of the injustice of it.

The United States Invasion of Panama, code-named Operation Just Cause, was the invasion of Panama by the US between mid-December 1989 and late-January 1990. It occurred during the administration of U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and ten years after the Torrijos–Carter Treaties were ratified to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama by 1 January 2000. wikipedia.org/US_invasion_of_Panama 

Marines of Company D, 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, stand guard with their LAV-25 light armored vehicles outside a destroyed Panamanian Defense Force building during the first day of Operation Just Cause.

Marines stand guard outside a destroyed Panamanian Defence Force building during the first day of Operation Just Cause.

Target Practice For Desert Storm

Noam Chompsky had points out how the US Attorney-General has blocked the evidence proving the “Target Practice” conspiracy theory (this was practice for Desert Storm, only a few months away) this to say which shows the terrifying control over NYT:

Central American sources continued to give considerable attention to the impact of the invasion on civilians, but they were ignored in the occasional reviews of the matter here. New York Times correspondent Larry Rohter devoted a column to casualty estimates on April 1, citing figures as high as 673 killed, and adding that higher figures, which he attributes only to Ramsey Clark, are “widely rejected” in Panama. He found Panamanian witnesses who described U.S. military actions as restrained, but none with less happy tales. zcomm.org/…chomsky…dd-c05-s11 … The Mexican press reported that two Catholic Bishops estimated deaths at perhaps 3000. Hospitals and nongovernmental human rights groups estimated deaths at over 2000. … Eyewitnesses interviewed in the urban slums report that U.S. helicopters aimed their fire at buildings with only civilian occupants, that a U.S. tank destroyed a public bus killing 26 passengers, that civilian residences were burned to the ground with many apartments destroyed and many killed, that U.S. troops shot at ambulances and killed wounded, some with bayonets, and denied access to the Red Cross. … The Spanish language press in the United States was less celebratory than its colleagues. Vicky Pelaez reports from Panama that “the entire world continues in ignorance about how the thousands of victims of the North american invasion of Panama died and what kinds of weapons were used, because the Attorney-General of the country refuses to permit investigation of the bodies buried in the common graves.” An accompanying photo shows workmen exhuming corpses from a grave containing “almost 200 victims of the invasion.” Quoting a woman who found the body of her murdered father, Pelaez reports that “just like the woman at the cemetery, it is `vox populi’ in Panama that the North americans used completely unknown armaments during the 20 December invasion.”

Panamanian civilians killed according to:

U.S. military:  202
United Nations:  500
CODEHUCA:  2,500–3,000

1 Spanish journalist killed

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Afghan farmers collect raw opium as they work in a poppy field in Khogyani district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 10, 2013. Opium poppy cultivation has been increasing for a third year in a row and is heading for a record high, the U.N. said in a report. Poppy cultivation is also dramatically increasing in areas of the southern Taliban heartland, the report showed, especially in regions where thousands of U.S.-led coalition troops have been withdrawn or are in the process of departing. The report indicates that whatever international efforts have been made to wean local farmers off the crop have failed. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Source: Jamie Han 2013 blogs.ft.com/photo-diary/2013/05/opium-farming-in-afghanistan/

 

Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta -£44 billion

According to the Herald:

The Catanian Mafia in turn works closely with the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta, an international criminal network whose mastery of the cocaine market means it has a turnover of £44 billion, greater than McDonald’s and Deutsche Bank combined.

The investigators’ principal concern is that the weapons may fall into the hands of extremists. “The Egyptian citizen was previously arrested in Italy for belonging to an organisation dedicated to human trafficking in the Med. We’ve been investigating possible connections with terrorist organisations,” a carabinieri source said.

Organised criminals are increasingly open to trading with extremists, complicating the battle against terrorism.

Ballistics experts are aware that petty criminals and drug dealers usually require small pistols they can conceal, while terrorists want assault weapons to inflict maximum damage.

 



Smooth psychedelic funk from Auckland based The Triptonites – playing a guerilla style set outside the Auckland District Court at Dakta Greens overnight vigil.

Playing at Thirsty Dog on Friday 17 June 2016



Labour leader Andrew Little
Labour leader Andrew Little is backing a referendum to decriminalise cannabis, despite reservations from his deputy leader.

Mr Little spoke out publicly in favour of the proposal, following a plea from Helen Kelly, to hold referenda on medical and recreational cannabis at the next election.

The Cannabis Party confirmed it had been assisting Labour to prepare the referendum legislation, which would soon be introduced as a private member’s bill.

Cannabis Party leader Julian Crawford contradicted comments made by Annette King, who said the issue of decriminalising recreational cannabis was “not even being looked at by her party”.

“Labour has been consulting actively with the Cannabis Party on recreational cannabis policy for many months,” Crawford said.

“It is clear from Mr Little’s public statements that he supports the cannabis referendum, despite his deputy’s reservations. Mr Little promised Helen Kelly that the relevant legislation would be drafted and entered into the member’s ballot.”

Mr Little met with the president and leader of the Cannabis Party in Oamaru and Dunedin in early 2016. He also met with the deputy leader of the Cannabis Party at Parliament in 2015. On each occasion he declared that referenda on medical and recreational cannabis were planned by Labour for the next election.

Only a referendum created by an Act of Parliament can be binding.

Source: cannabis.org.nz/node/219

Evidence that Chris Finlayson uses marijuana. "I love the ganja"



Fact: It is fully legal to import medical cannabis to NZ in certain circumstances!

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24/03/2016
Media Release
The Cannabis Party

Customs admits cannabis importation exemption is real
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New Zealand Customs Service has admitted an exemption in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 allows medical cannabis to be imported legally, despite a misinformation campaign by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.

Dunne blurred the boundaries between the legislature and judiciary, following the Police Vs Reider court case, by making numerous inaccurate statements about Section 8(2)(l)(iii) of the act.

Dunne initially claimed that the exemption didn’t even exist. He had to back down and admit he was wrong when challenged by law professor Andrew Geddis.

Dunne then claimed that patients would not be allowed to take cannabis out of the United States. In reality the US authorities only prevent cannabis coming into the country.

Dunne claimed that very few patients would use the exemption because of the limit on one month’s supply. In reality thousands of foreigners and New Zealand travellers are likely to make use of the exemption each year.

Dunne claimed that the exemption would not apply to raw cannabis and anyone who imported it could face arrest. In reality nothing in the law prevents raw cannabis from being lawfully obtained overseas and brought into New Zealand to treat a medical condition.

Despite initially taking an illegal position that all cannabis would be confiscated, Customs have now had to back down and admit on TV3’s Story programme that travellers can bring cannabis into New Zealand under the exemption, if it is lawfully supplied overseas for treating a medical condition and is no more than one month’s supply.

Even Dunne avoided discussing the issue directly on Story, once the exemption had been accepted by Customs.

ENDS

http://cannabis.org.nz/node/189



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The Cannabis Party has officially opened its candidate selection pool for the 2017 general election.

The party’s president Abe Gray said they would be standing candidates in electorates throughout New Zealand.

“Anyone who is passionate about the legal use of cannabis for medical, recreational or industrial purposes should be thinking about standing,” he said.

“We will be announcing some well known New Zealanders as candidates in the near future.”

Potential candidates just need to become paid up members of The Cannabis Party, if they haven’t done so already.

The Cannabis Party is the only party to contest every general election and by-election since MMP began in 1996.

For more information email: secretary@cannabis.org.nz

ENDS



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Here it is – the first blog post. There is much to setup still.

The idea behind this site is to initially disseminate a pro-marijuana poster then raise funds to get the poster put up at A0 size in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch hoping to gain national news status and get repeat coverage for the sheer awesomeness of the campaign. Later a video competition will run, but during all this some cross promotion and web 2.0 style user participation stuff will be getting setup: free blog accounts and emails, a forum for people to organise 420 smoking events and so forth.

Coming soon will be:

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A website is born. November 12, 2009. After learning of the prospect of impeding roadside impairment tests.