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Siv O'Neall was born and raised in Sweden where she graduated from Lund University. She has lived in Paris, France and New Rochelle, N.Y. and traveled extensively throughout the U.S, Europe, and other continents, including several trips to India. Siv retired after many years of teaching French in Westchester, N.Y. and English in the Grandes Ecoles (Institutes of Technology) in France. In addition to her own writing. She has been living in France for 30 years, first in Paris and now Lyon. In addition to her political activism and writing, her life is filled with friends and family, music, animals, reading, traveling and much more.

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 20, 2012
Hunger Is a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction', says Jean Ziegler "Every five seconds, a child under 10 dies of hunger. -- Thirty-five million people die each year from hunger or its immediate aftermath. -- One billion people are permanently and severely malnourished and the situation is becoming increasingly catastrophic." (Jean Ziegler)
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(58 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Capitalism Is Dying a Natural Death The curtain is going down on the lone-superpower world we know and it is now a most urgent question if and when and how forces for true democracy, human rights, peace and civilization can come out and dissipate the cloud that has spread over what was once an almost decent way of life. The long-time descent into totalitarian capitalism and neglect for anything but corporate profit has just about finished its course.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 21, 2011
Monsanto and the Mortal Danger to Traditional Agriculture The greatest threat to the future of food production in the world is the introduction of genetically engineered foods from the bio-tech industry. Contrary to their mendacious propagandized promises of solving the problem of world hunger through the so-called second green revolution, the bio-tech companies are instead in the process of destroying the world's ecosystems, and thus the natural food chains and life cycles.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Insane Prelude to the Corporate Takeover of the Planet "The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission -" founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller -" and the Bilderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against citizens."
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Nestle and Monsanto, hand-in-hand, will happily do us in It's strictly ingenious. The two big multinational corporations have found the way to ruin the earth. They care about nothing but their own coffers -- profit, profit and more profit, and step by step they will move us to the brink. Hopefully they will be the first to fall over the cliff. They will have ruined the earth, water, plants, forests, insects, mammals and all that is comprised in the concept of ecosystems.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 13, 2008
Yes, I am my brother's keeper Do we need further proof that greed is not the solution for a sound economy? Do we need further proof that capitalism is foundering? Do we need further proof that ignoring the poor is not the way to make the world go round? That selfish accumulation of wealth is not the key to peace of mind and a life worth living? The weirdoes who are presently at the helm of the world don't know a thing about what a good life is all about.
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 13, 2010
The Different Face of the Third World War Make no mistake. The third World War is right here. Now. There are two sides to this war, but it is not the East against the West. It's not even the South against the North. It is not a geographical war. It's a class war. It is the Poor against the Rich on all five continents. And right now the Rich are winning. The world is at war. Unrelenting, genocidal war. Another war
September 11 Photo Montage, From WikimediaPhotos
(54 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 1, 2017
What Really Happened on September 11 -- A Whistle-blower Comes Forward Firstly, Air traffic controllers taking no notice - Secondly, NORAD, North American Aerospace Defense Command, did NOTHING. An important addition to the points I have already made is what whistle-blower, Major General Albert Stubblebine III, says in the video:"All of the air defense systems in that part of the country had been turned off that day. - Why? Apparently because the Vice President had ordered them turned off.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Pakistan Is Dying -- The World Yawns To Americans, Pakistan is not known as the ally, but as the Muslim country that we didn't know anything about until the floods began. And Muslim equals enemy in the war on terror. Actually, for most people it did not get above their radar even then.
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(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 14, 2012
Absurdity Rules the World The absurdity of the world today is so blinding that we can barely see through the fog to discern what went so wrong. Plans had been spun for years in the dark underground caves by the enemies of man. The Neoconservatives had it all planned but one factor was missing... September 11 made it all possible... What we do know is that mass hysteria was awakened in the American people.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 18, 2010
NOMA - The Face of Poverty Malnutrition and hunger are not only direct killers of children and adults all over the developing world. A lesser-known but horrible result of the negligence and callousness of the rich Western world is a cruelly disfiguring disease called noma, a scourge which is destroying lives in large parts of the developing nations. Until very recently, little has been done to deal with this awful disease, partly because it was hidden.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Jean Ziegler: "This World Order is not just murderous, it is absurd" Fighting against the imbalance in the world, in the 'Hatred of the West', Jean Ziegler calls for a new social contract based on global solidarity and dialogue between the South and the West. ... This is the unmasking of the capitalism of the jungle. There is, on the one hand, the suffering of American workers: 25 million families evicted from their homes since March, plus 10 000 tenants evicted every day since September.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 19, 2008
William Clinton and Monsanto – a Team for Mutual Profit How did we come to this state of the world where we don't know what we eat or drink, where there is nothing but secrecy as far as what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is plotting with the gigantic Monsanto corporation?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2009
Monsanto: Public Enemy No. 1 The ‘war on terror' has become nameless since our administration changed. But it is the same war, it has the same goals and it is as unwinnable as it always was. But certainly there are other ways of conquering the planet, says Washington. And so they impose their huge industries with their humungous profits on the entire world, corporations like Monsanto,... and their goal is to make us eat only what they profit from.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Jean Ziegler: "This World Order is not just murderous, it is absurd" Fighting against the imbalance in the world, in the 'Hatred of the West', Jean Ziegler calls for a new social contract based on global solidarity and dialogue between the South and the West. ... This is the unmasking of the capitalism of the jungle. There is, on the one hand, the suffering of American workers: 25 million families evicted from their homes since March, plus 10 000 tenants evicted every day since September.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 6, 2008
The Multiple Faces of India Traveling in India is a fascinating and mind-changing experience. You are charmed by the friendly and beautiful people, even though underneath it all there are many aspects of the lives of poor Indians that are difficult to accept with equanimity. Nevertheless you are bound to fall in love with the country even though the harsh reality is so visible everywhere.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 9, 2010
Jean Ziegler: Hatred of the West - interview with BASTA! On the one hand, there is real suffering in the West. Beginning last August, every day in the United States 10,000 families are evicted from their homes for example. Thousands and thousands of pension funds traded in the U.S. were went up in smoke, generating anxiety for the future. ... But the most appalling tragedy is taking place in the 122 countries of "the South'. Every five seconds a child under 10 dies from hunger.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 5, 2011
Julian Assange Extradited To Sweden -- High Comedy Or Political Drama Since there is a strong suspicion that political interests are behind the extremely suspicious wheelings and dealings of the Swedish system of justice, we are posting excerpts from an article which was posted in The Standard, New Zealand ... There have been contradictory statements by Swedish legal officers ever since this brouhaha started in August 2010.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Jean Ziegler: "the Cannibal World Order" The victims are the poor, the former subsistence farmers in Africa who have been deprived of their land and whose countries now have to import food at exorbitant prices, due to the speculation in agricultural commodities resulting in the skyrocketing food prices today. The criminals are the World Bank and other banks and supranational organizations
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 7, 2010
The Mafia Is Running the Giant World Casino A breathtakingly powerful Mafia is running away with the world as we knew it. We now have indiscriminate killings, torture and deprivation of civil rights. We have unbound aggression on countries that present an obstacle to U.S. global power. We have colossal negligence of the environment, we have an impending economic disaster(although band-aided over for the moment in order to protect Big Money, at the expense of taxpayers)
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 16, 2012
India -- and a visit to 'Little Tibet' Tibetan Buddhists had been rebelling ever since the Chinese clamped down on their freedom to exercise their religion beginning in 1955. Armed conflict between Tibetan rebellion forces and the Chinese army started in 1956 and spread quickly to the Tibetan capital Llasa. On March 10, 1959, a revolt erupted in Lhasa. On March 17 mortar shells were fired on the Dalai Lama's palace, and it became obvious that his life was in danger
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 1, 2009
Religion and money, the way to complete power – or not? Religion and money have always been the sacred pillars of American civilization, ever since the time when it was a British colony, ever since the Puritans in New England branded the philosophy of the new country as a god-fearing and materialistic new world.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 23, 2008
The World According to Monsanto - A documentary that Americans won't ever see The gigantic biotech corporation Monsanto is threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for thousands of years. On March 11 a new documentary was aired on French television (ARTE – French-German cultural tv channel) by French journalist and film maker Marie-Monique Robin, entitled 'The World According to Monsanto'
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The Big Con Game Milton Friedman's Chicago school of deranged predators who wanted, and nearly managed as well, to completely distort the economic system on a global scale was born out of a creed that everything could be gained by a tiny minority. There has been a total lack of concern for everything but those very few who were the profiteers. What was destroyed in the process didn't bother them in the least.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The Psychopaths Are Trembling (modified version) The Psychopaths who are trembling in their chateaux, in their gated communities far away from the lowly plebs and, in the greatest contempt for the needs of the common people, are still perfectly unaware of the tremendous earth quake that will be occurring the day the people have had enough. Of course they sense the danger of driving the knife into the bodies so deeply that the victim is barely breathing.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2011
The Absurd Rush To Perdition There has been a conspiracy going on for several decades now, in subterranean bunkers and in the utmost secrecy to begin with ... How many wars will be necessary, and where? How much propaganda to fool the people into sheepish acceptance of these illegal wars? How to get the media to cooperate in this nefarious project?
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2009
Is It the Dawn We Are Seeing on the Horizon? Patriotism, the military and the economy have morphed into the present-day trinity of a religious faith that has taken over the United States and steeped its citizens in the deep belief of the unconditional superiority of their country. Mammon is God, Greed is the Son and Expansionism is the Holy Ghost. Modesty is the devil and Compassion is an unknown entity.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Food for fuel, a sure way of creating a hunger crisis Jean Ziegler, in his recently published book 'Massive Destruction - the Geopolitics of Hunger', is denouncing the brutal arms the neoliberal masters of the world are using in order to annihilate resistance to their senseless attempt to run the world as they see fit. His latest book is an outspoken denunciation of the agroindustry in its various aspects... The biofuel corporations will do all they can to silence his message.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 16, 2009
Money is God, Greed is King and Corruption Runs the Game Never has the world been subjected to as pure and destructive lunacy as at this time in history. Never have the anti-civilization voices been heard as stridently as in the so-called debate that is going on today. The insane and desperate noise of the single-party political scene in the United States, the deafening roar of the Mafia, is threatening to out-thunder the few reasonable and civilized voices that are attempting...
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 29, 2008
The Slow Death of Democracy and the Rise of the Corporate Hydra What has happened to the common sense of Americans? Has it completely gone down the drain with the propaganda of U.S. superiority? Don't they see the millions and millions of people who have died and are still dying across the world, due to U.S. empire illusions and the firmly established greed and power of the Big Corporations? Don't they see that the lone superpower as a taken-for-granted is a fiction?
Hillary Clinton, From WikimediaPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Hillary Lost -- the World Won The fundamentally most important thing in this conflictual situation where we are now, is six short words: We do not need an empire. The world has suffered during this unilateral regime for many decades, on an ever increasing level since 9/11. We have had enough of all these conflicts.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Corporatism or the True Face of Terrorism The world the way it looks today seems like a stage production by Corpocrats -- inhuman monsters who have made the entire planet into their horror-story set. It appears like a creation by insane people, one that wouldn't stand the light of day. And yet -- there it is, our world, gradually becoming annihilated by those mad Corpocrats who are cheering in their hidden castles.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 18, 2010
Poetry and Politics - Voices From the Past Playwright and poet Harold Pinter, in his Nobel prize acceptance speech on 7 December 2005, at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, made an unforgettable speech, fiercely condemning the Bush/Blair attack on Iraq and, in general, U.S. arrogance and lawlessness, saying "The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A first visit to sub-Saharan Africa -- peace and wilderness Wild animals in a healthy environment who live together, most of them getting along wonderfully well... These precious wild animals are in constant danger from poachers and also from farmers who kill the wild beasts that attack their herds of domestic animals. It seems self-evident how enormously important it is to keep protecting these precious islands of wildlife in the world.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 16, 2011
SAMIR AMIN SPEAKING ABOUT THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION These are social revolts which can potentially lead to a crystallization of alternatives , which in the long run may become part of a socialist perspective . That is why the capitalist system , capital monopolies on a global scale , can not tolerate the development of these movements . It will mobilize all possible means of destabilization , economic and finance pressure, going as far as to military threats .
The Greek Gov't Ignored 800 Bln In Black Money Transferred to Swiss Banks, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Greece: It all seems so clear -- and so complicated It was five years ago and Greece was on the verge of going bankrupt. Goldman Sachs and other vultures grasped the opportunity to fraudulently make an exceptional amount of money. False rumors were spread, the Greek financial circles were lulled to sleep
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Will Democracy Forever Remain an Illusion? The United States is sinking deeper and deeper into the poisoned slough of their own making. Moral turpitude goes hand-in-hand with naivet and arrogance. And nothing seems to have changed if it's not that there is now a president with acute intellectual abilities rather than an insensitive and illiterate clown who couldn't hold a book right side up.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 27, 2008
Time for Action Against Monsanto The French documentary that pulls the covers off all the Monsanto lies "The World According to Monsanto" is now for sale in English.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 21, 2011
Corporatism Or Survival on Earth? Globalized commerce and finance have taken over the planet and the majority of nations are above all anxious to keep up the pace with the rest of the frightened sycophants to the Empire, anxious not to fall behind when and where the big profits are being raked in off the roulette tables. Mesdames, messieurs, faites vos jeux! Tomorrow we'll be dead. But today, let us not be left out of the big game!
Hillary Clinton, the Queen of Chaos, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 4, 2016
Hillary Clinton -- Mrs Strangelove? Is Mrs. Clinton throwing stones in a glass house when she viciously attacks Donald Trump? Her efforts as Secretary of State are among the most warmongering in America's modern history. Should she become president, it seems highly unlikely that we would ever see the dawn of world peace.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 30, 2015
Greece is not the major problem -- Europe is The Greek crisis is very much the work of the so-called 'free market' where anything goes. Big banks, led by Goldman Sachs and other vicious speculators pounced on unhappy Greece already in crisis situation due to slack governments, tax evasion and a high level of corruption. The unscrupulous vultures had now secretly stored away booties at the expense of the Greek people.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Jean Ziegler: We Let the Third World Starve -- the Disaster Can Be Stopped Every five seconds a child dies of hunger -- that leaves Jean Ziegler no rest. He calls banks and corporations "mass murderers". And he hopes for a revolt from below. -- In Ethiopia, in an underground hospital of the Eritrean liberation movement. In this cave bunker I saw children dying of hunger. It's much, much worse than we can imagine.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 17, 2008
Does the United States produce a Superior Breed of People? If not inhibited by a wise and loving upbringing, human beings certainly turn out to be the cruelest of animals. Other animals kill for food and possibly to save their own lives or the life of a loved one. Humans kill and torture from a cruel sense of power or for the ultimate fulfillment of their greed.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 28, 2009
What We Can't Conquer, We Buy Lunacy is ruling the world. Eternal wars, environmental damage, neglect of the common people, are all proof of the total lack of common sense. The ever-increasing movement towards inequality and the strangling of democracy are signs that people matter no more. Culture has been replaced by the accumulation of material goods. Information has morphed into mass propaganda.Greed has won out over humane instincts of solidarity.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 23, 2007
Venezuela and Russia Voting on December 2 – Worlds Apart Hugo Chvez lost the referendum on constitutional reforms. But is he really the loser? Putin's party, United Russia, won the election. Sure. But at what price? Chvez is blacklisted by the western mainstream media, in particular by the U.S. However, he graciously conceded defeat even before all the votes had been counted. Putin is blacklisted by nobody, but who is the real dictator?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 8, 2007
The five myths of the transition towards biofuels
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Food or Fuel? However, what is the case for or against the imagined ethanol panacea? How thoroughly were the research and the arithmetic done before this huge enterprise was launched?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 26, 2008
Ask Not For Whom the Bell Tolls A World Out of Joint If there is not a restoration of some balance of power, the world will sink into a maelstrom of screwed-up governance, callous disregard for the people and a state of permanent war. The chief purpose of our neocon government is to give the Empire undisputed power and to make the giant corporations the multi-billionaire kings of this lopsided world.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 14, 2008
Will the World Survive GM Cultures and the Damage to the Earth's Eco-Systems? Monsanto and the other major biotech companies are all set on owning the world's food supply. Monsanto is by far the leader in this nightmare of destroying organic agriculture and millennia-old biodiversity. They have no respect whatsoever for the lives and the livelihood of farmers or any concern for the people who are exposed to severe health hazards ... Corporate profit is all that counts.
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 2, 2008
The Corporations – Killers of Democracy It's way too late at this moment to ask the question: Are we going to lose our democracy? We may not all have noticed it yet, but the Big Corporations stole our democracy a long time ago. How did they manage? They bought up everything, from the heavy to the light industry, arms, oil, chemical, to the people in Congress who are supposed to protect us from abuse of power. But, above all, they bought up the media.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 22, 2007
Owning the World – The Great Illusion
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Did Washington ever tell a lie? A democracy is a country where the all-powerful President does what he alone knows is good tor the people. Stand up! The United States of America, our fatherland, the only moral nation in the world. And the only powerful nation. Together we stand. Flag at the top. We have the moral right to invade and kill millions in any country that does not abide by our rules.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 5, 2008
Insurrection of the Famished – Causes and Possible Remedies of the World Hunger Crisis In a broadcast interview with Daniel Mermet on French radio*, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Jean Ziegler, stated that the current world food crisis is not due to nature, but to man. Over the past few months in multiple places in the world we have been seeing riots caused by food shortages – the revolt of the famished.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 12, 2009
The Multiple Faces of War Wars have always been fought for the profit of the very few and brought about anguish and sufferings for the very many. They have always been caused by the rapaciousness of the leaders. The people have always been the ones who had to bear the grim consequences of the selfish greed and lust for power of these very few who see plunder and destruction of lives and happiness of the many as their self-evident birthright.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 17, 2008
The Din of Exploding Bombs and the Dense Fog of Corporate Propaganda The world is standing on its head. Priorities are so totally screwed up that it seems unlikely they will ever get straightened out. There was a time when people mattered. There was a time when governments had the concerns of the people in mind when running a country. There was a time when elections had a meaning and democracy was not just an empty word.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 26, 2007
What Freedom? What Democracy?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 3, 2008
Fantasy or Reality – Is There a Way Back? The world is standing on its head. Logic and reason are gone. Humpty Dumpty had a big fall and is sliding downhill faster than has ever been seen in the times of so-called civilized life on earth. Humane priorities are ignored by the dirt-covered oligarchs who decide over the future of our all but condemned planet.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 10, 2007
The Invisible People in a Land of Plenty
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 26, 2008
Another World is Possible The world has developed into a distorted form of money market where speculation, lack of regulation of transfers of capital, accumulation of the wealth of the wealthy and letting the poor fall by the wayside has become the rule of the day. For decades nobody seemed to notice or care. The speculators were thriving, Wall Street was booming and all was well with the world.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Barbarism on the Rise – Civilization on the Wane
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 1, 2007
The March to the Edge of the Cliff
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 15, 2007
The Cracks in the Faade are Widening
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 24, 2008
The United States and Israel – The End Losers There was a time when I had hope for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, believing that peace might actually be a realistic hope for the world. ... After all the letdowns in the past I am feeling totally disillusioned as to the possibility of an equitable solution between Israel and the Palestinians.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 29, 2007
The Rule of the Vultures The vultures are running the world and their rule has only one purpose, making sure that the people are deaf and blind. That they are ignorant of the injustice and inequality that are the centerpieces of world domination.

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