Konfucij (551 – 479 p.n.š.) je bil znameniti kitajski politik, učitelj in filozof. Njegova filozofija je temeljila na morali, pravičnosti in iskrenosti, njegove misli pa so se kasneje razvile v sistem, poimenovan konfucijanstvo oz. konfucionizem.
Ne stori drugemu tistega, kar ne želiš, da drugi storijo tebi.
Ko v državi vlada red, je sramota biti reven. Ko v državi vlada kaos, je sramota biti bogat.
Če narod nima, kako ima lahko vladar, ki je oče naroda?
Človek, ki naredi napako in je ne popravi, je naredil še eno napako.
Ne skrbi za to, da boš dobil dobro delovno mesto, ampak skrbi za to, da boš pridobil tisto, s čimer si boš to mesto zaslužil.
V življenju obstajata dve osnovni izbiri: da sprejmemo stanje, ki obstaja, ali pa da sprejmemo odgovornost za njegovo spremembo.
Kdor vlada s krepostjo, je kot severnica. Ostaja na svojem mestu in vse zvezde jo obkrožajo.
 Izberi delo, ki ga imaš rad, in ne bo ti potrebno delati niti en dan v svojem življenju.
Če pogledate v svoje srce in ni tam nič narobe, zakaj bi skrbeli?
Največja zmaga ni, da nikoli ne pademo, ampak da se po vsakem padcu poberemo.
Zatiralske vlade se je treba bati bolj kot tigra.
Le najbolj pametni in najbolj butasti se ne spreminjajo.
Plemenitemu človeku ni nič absolutno pozitivno ali absolutno negativno. Vse ocenjuje pravično.
Brez ljubezni ni odnosov. Brez spoštovanja ni pravičnih odnosov.
Pogosto zadostuje ena sama beseda, da nekoga razglasijo za modreca, in prav toliko, da ga razglasijo za tepca. Resnično moramo paziti, kaj govorimo.
Še nikogar nisem videl, ki bi uvidel lastne napake in bi obtožil samega sebe.
Nikogar še nisem videl, ki bi krepost cenil enako kot videz.
Naj vas ne skrbi, da vas drugi ne cenijo. Skrbi naj vas lastna nesposobnost.
Samo misliti je lahko zelo nevarno. Samo delati je lahko zelo neumno. Najbolj modro in ustvarjalno je misliti in delati.
Naj ti ne bo težko, če te ljudje ne poznajo, važno je, da ti poznaš njih; prizadevaj pa si, da boš postal vreden tega, da te ljudje spoznajo.
Kar slišim, pozabim. Kar vidim, si zapomnim. Kar naredim, razumem.
Lahko je sovražiti, a težko je ljubiti. Stvari delujejo po tem načelu. Vse dobre stvari je težko doseči, slabe pa pridobiš z lahkoto.
Če razmišljaš za eno leto vnaprej, posadi seme; za dobo 10 let posadi drevesa; za obdobje 100 let pa poučuj ljudi.
Starost, verjemite, je dobra in prijetna stvar. Res je, da ste rahlo odrinjeni z odra, vendar vam je kot gledalcu dano udobno stojišče v ospredju.
Če vemo, kaj je prav, neukrepanje kaže na pomanjkanje poguma.
Ne želi si hitrih uspehov in majhnih ugodnosti.
Bolje diamant z napako kot kamen brez napake.
Če ne poznamo življenja, kako lahko poznamo smrt?
Če svoje življenje preživljate čakajoč na neurje, ne boste nikoli uživali v sončnih žarkih.
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Cannabis ali Kako lahko konoplja reši svet
V kolikor bi v prid rešitvi planeta nemudoma prepovedali fosilna goriva ter njene derivate, krčenje gozdov za papir in gradnjo, ter pri tem poskušali zmanjšati učinek tople grede in nepotrebne deforestacije, kaj bi nam ostalo? Kateri je tisti edini naravni vir, ki bi poskrbel za svetovno povpraševanje po papirju in tekstilu, transportu, industrijski in domači energijski potrebi, pri tem pa zmanjševal onesnaženje, obnavljal prst in čistil ozračje? Rastlina, ki je za to skrbela do nedavnega – konoplja.
O konoplji
Konoplja je ena od najstarejših kultiviranih in vsestranskih uporabnih rastlin. Njeno zapuščino najdemo pri ljudstvih zmernega podnebnega pasu, ki so ji  uporabljala za pridobivanje vlaken, olja za barve in razsvetljavo, seme za prehrano, iz stebel so izdelovali papir in gradbeni material, listje pa uporabljali za prehrano živali in steljo. Zaradi vrst, ki vsebujejo psihoaktivne substance, kot je THC, smo pridelavo konoplje prepovedali, toda danes vsestranskost (industrijske) konopljeznova postaja pomembna. Konopljina uporaba je zelo raznolika, saj so jo ljudje uporabljali na tisoče različnih namenov. Uporabno je seme, iz katerega pridelujejo dragoceno olje za prehrano – slednje vsebuje kar 50 do 70 odstotkov omega 6 kislin in 15 do 25 odstotkov omega 3 maščobnih kislin, ter druge kisline, ki povečujejo imunsko odpornost in povečuje zdravljenje vnetih procesov. Uporablja se steblo, ki vsebuje vzdržljiva, dolgotrajna, vpojna, natezna in trda vlakna, uporabiti pa je mogoče tudi konopljino listje. Do leta 1850 je bilo 80 procentov vsega papirja, vrvi, goriva in olja narejeno prav iz konoplje. To je bilo še pred odkritjem premoga in nafte v poznih 1850-tih, kateremu je sledilo največje onesnaženje planeta v človeški zgodovini.
Cenjena je kot okoljevarstvena rastlina, saj sodi v skupino najhitreje rastočih rastlin ne glede na pogoje, ni je treba gnojiti in zahteva malo pesticidov in herbicidov, saj plevel preraste. Gojimo jo lahko namesto nekaterih okoljsko problematičnih rastlin, kot je bombaž, katerega vzgoja zahteva ogromne količine pesticidov (več kot 50% porabe pesticidov gre za bombaž, ki predstavlja zgolj 1% kmetijskih površin v ZDA). Ni čudno, da je nočejo lastniki nasadov bombaža, niti tovarne pesticidov.
Cenjena je tudi v kozmetični industriji, saj obnavlja naravno odpornost kože, kot gradbeni in izolacijski material, primerna pa je tudi za izdelavo plastičnih mas, lepil in barvil, pridobivanje goriva, v tekstilni industriji za izdelavo oblačil. Konopljina oblačila so danes vedno bolj pogosta, saj so močna in se ne obrabijo tako hitro. Konoplja lahko nadomesti celulozni les, ki ga uporabljamo za izdelavo papirja in kartona, s čimer zmanjša obremenjevanja okolja. S tem, da se porabi manj kemikalij pri izdelavi, je konopljin papir veliko odpornejši in ne porumeni. Medtem ko konopljina zraste v eni sezoni, potrebuje drevo celo življenje!
Vsa plastika, bi morala biti narejena iz konopljinega olja. Ta je, v nasprotju z »navadno« plastiko, biorazgradljiva in ne škoduje okolju. Tudi pionir avtomobilske industrije, Henry Ford je naredil avtomobil, ki je bil pretežno izdelan iz plastike iz konopljinih vlaken, poganjalo pa ga je konopljino gorivo. Proces izdelovanja konopljine plastike, ne bo uničila rek, kot to počnejo DuPont in druga petrokemična podjetja. Ekologija žal ni v slovarju naftnega lobija, mi pa potrebujemo obnovljivi vir energije za rešiti planet. 
Kako se je začelo?
Marihuana je NEVARNA, vendar ne človeškemu telesu in umu. Marihuana ne predstavlja grožnje ljudem - temveč naftnim gigantom, alkoholni in tobačni industriji ter številnim večjim kemičnim korporacijam. Številne velike korporacije, z velikim svežnjem dolarjev in vplivom, so prikrile resnico pred javnostjo. Združene države prikrivajo dejstvo, da je 130 let nazaj, pa vse do 4000 p.n.š., 80% naše ekonomije in do 20% zdravstva temeljilo na uporabi te neverjetne rastline.
Resnica je, da bi v primeru legalizacije marihuane, le-ta, s svojim širokim spektrom uporabe, povzročila industrijsko atomsko bombo! Podjetniki žal o tem niso nič poučeni. Elita neverjetno močnih in bogatih ljudi, je kot nič kolikokrat prej, razširila napačne in nasprotujoče si informacije o tej koristni rastlini, ki bi ob pravi uporabi uničila njihova podjetja. 
Od kod izvira izraz "marihuana"? V 30 letih preteklega stoletja je bila ta beseda ustvarjena z namenom uničiti in oblatiti dobro ime, ki ga je imela konoplja v vsej svoji neverjetni zgodovini. Naj navedem nekaj primerov: vsi šolski učbeniki do leta 1880 so bili narejeni iz konoplje, prav tako je bilo 80% tekstila, oblek, odej ipd. do leta 1820, ko je bil uveden stroj za odstranjevanje bombaževih semen.
Povsem legalno je bilo plačevanje dajatev s konopljo v Ameriki med leti 1631 in začetki 1800, poleg tega je bilo med 17. in 18. stoletjem ne-gojenje konoplje sankcionirano po zakonu! V Virginii, si med leti 1763-69 lahko šel v zapor, če si nasprotoval gojenju konoplje!
Do 20. stoletja je bila konoplja največji pridelek v številnih zveznih državah! Leta 1850 je bil višek proizvodnje za Kentucky, kjer so pridelali 40.000 ton konoplje.
Najstarejše najdišče konopljinih izdelkov sega v obdobje pred 12.000 leti, leži pa na območju današnje Kitajske. Tam so našli ostanke peščenih loncev, katerih površino so krili vzorci iz konopljinih trakov. 
Blago iz konoplje naj bi izdelovali že v 8. tisočletju p.n.š. Leta 1916 je ameriška vlada predvidevala, da bo do leta 1940 ves papir prihajal iz konoplje ter da ne bo potrebno posekati nobenega drevesa več! Študije so kazale, da bi 1 hektar konoplje zadostoval 4,1 hektarju dreves.
Mechanical Engineering Magazine (feb. 1938) je objavil članek z naslovom "Najprofitabilnejši in najbolj zaželeni pridelek, ki ga lahko gojite". Članek navaja, da če bi konopljo gojili z tehnologijo 20. stoletja, bi le ta postala največji agrikulturni pridelek v ZDA in drugod po svetu.
Zarota in medijska manipulacija
William Randolph Hearst in njegov Hearst Paper Manufactoring Division so bili lastniki velikih gozdnih območij. Podjetje, ki je proizvajalo papirnate izdelke iz dreves je hitro spoznalo grožnjo, ki jo prinaša konoplja in milijonske izgube na njen račun.
V igro je leta 1937 vstopil DuPont, danes drugo največje kemično podjetje na svetu, ki je patentiral proces izdelave plastike iz nafte in premoga. Letno poročilo je pozvalo delničarje naj vlagajo v njihovo novo petrokemično divizijo. Sintetične stvari, kot so plastika, celofan, teflon, najlon idr. so bile lahko po novem izdelane iz nafte. Po prepovedi konoplje istega leta, so bila po novem vsa vlakna narejena petrokemično (t.i. najlon) – lahko si predstavljate dobičke, ki so sledili. Andrew Mellon, DuPontov veliki investitor, je postal Hooverjev finančni minister. Svojega nečaka po zakonu, Herry J. Anslinger-ja, je nemudoma postavil za vodjo Urada za narkotike in nevarne droge.
V času razvoja avtomobilske industrije, času ko je postajala nafta pomembnejša iz dneva v dan, je konoplja pri teh oblastnikih izzvala veliko ogorčenje, saj je ogrožala njihov (bodoči) milijonski imperij. Kako lahko pustimo, da se celotno ljudstvo preživlja s plodovi ene same rastline?! Konoplja daje moč zemlji in posamezniku, ki ima zemljo, nafta pa le peščici ljudi, ki jo lahko upravljajo. Glavni cilj je bila seveda centralizacija v finančnem smislu.
Začeli so uporabljati mehiški slengovski izraz "marihuana" in ga vsilili ameriški zavesti, namesto že obstoječega »konoplja« (hemp-cannabis), ki je bil v uporabi do sedaj. Ljudje se niso zavedali, da s prepovedjo "marihuane" prepoveduje tudi konopljo. Konoplja, rastlina, ki jo je človek zavestno uporabljal preko 10 tisoč let, se je bližala svojemu koncu.
Rumeni tisk, ki je vladal med poznimi 20. in 30. letih prejšnjega stoletja s Hearstovimi časopisi na čelu, je objavljal zgodbe o grozoti, ki jo prinaša v človekov vsakdan prav marihuana. Ljudje so nemudoma vsemu verjeli in marihuana je dobivala prve strani tiska. Bralci so sčasoma spoznali, da je kriva za vse – od avtomobilskih nesreč, do izprijene morale.
Filmi, kot so Reefer Madness (1936), Marihuana: Assassin of the Youth (1935) in Marihuana: The Devil's Weed (1936), ki so se vrteli v kinematografih, so bili le dobra propaganda, namenjena ustvarjanju novega sovražnika. Namen je bil pridobitev javne podpore za Akt o prepovedi marihuane (Marihuana Tax Act).
Poglejmo si primer filma Reefer Madness in sporočila, ki jih je navajal:

nasilen narkotik,
dejanja šokantnega nasilja,
neozdravljiva norost,
pod vplivom droge, je ubil celotno družino s sekiro
resnejša in nevarnejša, kot druge škodljive droge (heroin, kokain), je grožnja, ki jo predstavlja marihuana!
Film se ni končal z običajnim "The End", temveč z opozorilom na ekranu: SPOROČITE OTROKOM!
Ljudje so nasedli...14. aprila 1937 je Marihuana Tax Law ali predlog zakona, ki je prepovedal konopljo pripeljan pred House Committee on Ways and Means, glavni pisci davkarije v državi. Predsednik tega komiteja je bil Rober Doughton, podpornik DuPonta, in oseba ki je spravila zakon skozi kongres. Sledilo je pričakovano.
Septembra 1937 je kongres konopljo prepovedal v vsega 90. sekundah. Najuporabnejši pridelek je po novem postal zgolj »droga«, in bila zamenjana s petrokemičnimi nadomestki, ki so v uporabi še danes. ZDA so poskrbele da se po drugi svetovni vojni marihuana prepove tudi drugod po svetu. To so naredile tako skrbno, da se po 1940. letu, o konoplji sploh ni učilo v šolah. Konoplja je bila izbrisana iz vsakodnevne zavesti.
Kongres je prepovedal konopljo, ker naj bi bila to droga, ki povzroči največ nasilja. Anslinger, vodja Komisije za droge pri kateri je služil 32 let, je promoviral idejo da marihuana povzroča pri uporabnikih ekstremno nasilje. V 50-tih, pod komunistično grožnjo, je Anslinger trdil ravno nasprotno - marihuana te naredi pacifista, tako, da se niti vojaki nočejo boriti. 
Kako naprej?
Danes je naš planet v resnih težavah. Dušimo se medtem ko številni deževni gozdovi izginjajo, onesnaževanje, strupi in kemikalije pa ubijajo ljudi. Te velike probleme, bi lahko rešili s ponovno industrializacijo konoplje. Konoplja, v sodelovanju z vetrno, sončno in hidroenergijo, bi zadoščala za energijske potrebe celotnega planeta, ki jih zdaj dobivamo preko fosilnih goriv. Pridobili bi energijo, gorivo, papir, vlakna in zdravila - vse naravno. Do sedaj smo porabili preko 80% naftnih rezerv in potrebe po obnovljivih virih so vsak dan večje. Konoplja je pred prepovedjo služila za izdelavo preko 25.000 različnih
izdelkov, samo pomislite! 
Tobačni, alkoholni in naftni lobiji plačujejo milijone dolarjev a programe kot so Amerika brez drog in podobne agencije. Pranje možganov se nadaljuje tudi danes, kjer propaganda, po 11. Septembru, govori: Če kupite joint... podpirate TERORIZEM! Pol milijona ljudi na leto (v Ameriki) umre za posledicami alkohola, vsaka tretja prometna nesreča v Sloveniji ima isti razlog, pol milijona je tudi statistika smrti za posledicami tobaka – nobena smrt pa ni pripisana prekomernemu uživanju marihuane, niti ena! Naša družba je prepovedala konopljo, medtem ko dovoljuje uporabo alkohola in tobaka! Konopljo bi morali dekriminalizirati, jo postaviti v lekarne – saj ima veliko pozitivnejših in naravnih učinkov, kot razna kemična zdravila.
Do danes tehtnih dokazov, iz katerih bi lahko sklepali, da uporaba marihuane vodi k uporabi drugih, trših drog, ni. Večina strokovnjakov je mnenja, da je uporaba prepovedanih drog prej povezana s stopnjo v razvoju mladostnika, ko se pri njemu pojavita želja po uporu in pripravljenost na tveganje. Stereotipno je zadetost enačena s pijanostjo, vendar je resnica velikokrat drugačna. Trava spodbuja kreativne sposobnosti, percepcija časa se upočasni in oseba postane bolj dovzetna za okolje okoli sebe. Pod vplivom bolj spoštuješ in doživljaš vse oblike umetnosti, si bližje naravi in na splošno več ČUTIŠ. To je v popolnem nasprotju z alkoholnim stanjem zavesti.
Ameriška vlada in DEA nam lažejo preko 100 let. Kako se počutite, ko VESTE, da imajo ekonomski interesi in policija več besede glede prihodnosti Zemlje, kot pa ljudje? Razlog zakaj je ta, tako vsestranska rastlina prepovedana, ni v tem kako psihično vpliva na nas… prepovedana je ker so nekateri v kapitalizmu postavili ekonomske interese pred prihodnostjo našega planeta.
VIr: Dejan Skok
Vir: https://konoplja.net/blogs/novice/zakaj-
je-konoplja-prepovedana
GORIVO PRIDELANO IZ KONOPLJE:
Industrijska konoplja je rastlina, s katero je moč izdelati veliko naravnih izdelkov, več kot 60.000 različnih proizvodov, med drugim tudi gorivo.Iz industrijske konoplje je mogoče izdelati bio gorivo, ki lahko zmanjša ali pa popolnoma nadomesti vsa fosilna goriva. Delimo jih v dve skupini:

Konopljin biodizel, ki je izdelan iz olja, katerega se stisne iz semen industrijske konoplje
Konopljin metanol/etanol, izdelan zaradi fermentacije stebel industrijske konoplje
Konopljino gorivo lahko izdelamo popolnoma iz domače proizvodnje, zaradi česar uporaba goriv ne bi bila več odvisna od zunanjega uvoza. Gojenje te rastline in uporaba njenih produktov pa bi trajnostno blagodejno vplivala na okolje, saj so izdelki ekološki, kar pomeni popolnoma razgradljivi v naravi in ima nizek ogljični odtis. Konopljino gorivo ne vsebuje žvepla, kar pomeni, da pri gorenju ne nastaja žveplov monoksid, ki je glavni krivec za »kisel dež«. Uporaba konopljinega biodizla je korak naprej pri zagotavljanju trajnostnega razvoja domačega okolja. Zaradi zagona industrije pridelave in predelave industrijske konoplje, bi se močno povečalo število delovnih mest, uporaba produktov pa bi se blagodejno poznala v državni blagajni. Vsekakor pa se tu ne sme zanemariti morebiten izvoz produktov v druge države in s tem povezanih pozitivnih izidov.
Koncept uporabe rastlinskega olja sega v leto 1895, ko je Dr. Rudolf Diesel razvil prvi motor, ki deluje na rastlinsko olje. Prvič pa je bilo predstavljeno v Parizu na razstavi World Exhibition leta 1900, kjer je Diesel uporabil kikirikijevo olje, da poganja motor. Prvo vozilo na svetu je poganjalo bio gorivo.
ZAKAJ UPORABA KONOPLJINEGA BIODIZLA:
Biodizel je edino alternativno gorivo, ki ga lahko uporabimo v vsakem dizelskem motorju, brez predelav.
Biodizel je varen za rokovanje in transport, saj je razgradljiv in je manj toksičen kot namizna sol.
Lahko ga shranjujemo v obstoječih objektih namenjenim fosilnim gorivom.
Naredimo ga lahko iz domačih surovin, v tem primeru iz industrijske konoplje.
Neodvisnost od naftnih trgov.
Ko biodizel gori, nima nadležnega vonja, ravno nasprotno, diši podobno cvrtju ali pokovki.
Biodizel ima 11 % kisika po teži in ne vsebuje žvepla
Uporaba biodizla daljša delovno dobo motorja, saj med drugimi služi tudi kot mazivo za olje, med tem pa ne vpliva negativno na preostale dele motorja in ne zmanjšuje sposobnosti.
Razlitja in posledično uničenje okolja v primeru uporabe biodizla ne bi več poznali, saj je to gorivo popolnoma razgradljivo v naravi
KONOPLJA VARUJE NAŠ PLANET:
Vsekakor bi popolna uporaba biodizla pomenila, pravo revolucijo in močno klofuto naftnim družbam, ki so zaradi monopola na trgu goriv stigmatizirali konopljo do te točke, da je človek zanemaril pridelavo in predelavo te rastline. Namreč mnogi izdelki  iz nafte, ki so škodljivi okolju, so popolnoma nadomestili konopljine izdelke. Kot je plastika, kar pa je popolnoma skregano z vsako logiko. Vsekakor je čas, za spremembe na bolje in zavedanje osebne odgovornosti do planeta, ki ga zapuščamo prihodnjim generacijam, uporaba konopljinega biodizla je le eden izmed korakov do lepšega in čistejšega okolja.

Vir: http://portal-konoplja.si/konoplja-kot-g
orivo/
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ISLAMIC extremists, including followers of the alleged
terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, are in Bosnia and pose a security threat to
western leaders descending on Sarajevo tomorrow, according to western
diplomats.
As more than 30 heads of government, including Prime
Minister Tony Blair and US President Bill Clinton, arrive for tomorrow's Balkan
stability summit, Nato forces and Bosnian police are taking extraordinary
precautions to guard against attacks by Islamic extremists and Serb
nationalists.
 
More than 4,000 troops from the Nato-led peacekeeping force,
SFor, and 5,000 Bosnian police have flooded into the city and surrounding areas
in recent days to guard against attacks. By this morning, all roads into the
city will be sealed by police and Nato troops and civilian vehicles will be
banned from main routes and the summit site, the Olympic stadium.
 
The skies above Sarajevo were alive last night with Nato
helicopters, including US Army Kiowa scouts and Apache gunships, while
American, French, Italian, and German troops stood on every street corner.
 
Nato spokesmen have played down the potential danger, but
other officers and western diplomats point out that the summit is to be held on
the first anniversary of the terrorist truck bombings of the US embassies in
Kenya and Tanzania which killed a dozen Americans and hundreds of local
civilians.
 
The alleged mastermind of those attacks, Mr bin Laden, has
reportedly vowed to celebrate the anniversary with another attack on American
interests. And, according to Western diplomats and Nato officers, his
supporters continue to live in Bosnia under the protection of Bosnian Muslim
government officials.
 
A few thousand mujahedin, foreign Islamic fundamentalists,
came here to fight beside their Muslim brethren during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.
While many were killed, or left the country at the end of the war, a few
hundred remained, were given Bosnian citizenship, and the protection of the
government in areas ruled by the Muslim nationalist Party of Democratic Action,
led by Alija Izetbegovic, now a member of the joint presidency.
 
Mr Izetbegovic has steadfastly refused to bow to US
government pressured to get rid of the remaining mujahedin. Despite the fact
that Bosnia's Muslims are perhaps the least religious and most Western-oriented in the Islamic world, Mr Izetbegovic
and his party have maintained close ties with Iran and Arab states. Since the
end of the war, there have been several bombings and attacks on Bosnian Croat
police and Catholic churches that have been linked to the mujahedin and Bosnian
Muslim extremists, but no arrests.
 
Shortly after the end of the war, Bosnian Croat militiamen
killed five mujahedin who ran a checkpoint in central Bosnia. One of those
killed was wanted in connection with the 1995 truck bombing of New York's World
Trade Center. The most notorious crime attributed to mujahedin in Bosnia was
their attempt to kill the Pope on his visit to Sarajevo in March 1997. Only
hours before the Popemobile was scheduled to pass over a bridge on the way into
the city, a citizen alerted police to a massive bomb placed under the roadway.
Again, there were no arrests.
 
Western diplomats put some of the blame for the mujahedin's
continued presence in Bosnia on Nato itself, in particular the American
division, in whose sector most of the mujahedin operate.
 
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/
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Stadion Khalifa je del športnega kompleksa Apsire Zone, čigar akademijo za usposabljanje Aspire in zdravstvene objekte Aspetar uporabljajo največji svetovni nogometni klubi .Katarci, ki v nogometnem svetu zaradi svojega bogastva igrajo pomembno vlogo (Qatar Airways je glavni sponzor Barcelone, katarska družina pa ima v lasti francoskega velikana PSG) grdoizkoriščajo nepalske in indijske delavce. 
Katarski sistem sponzorstva, imenovan kafala, po katerem migrantski delavci ne morejo zamenjati delovnega mesta ali zapustiti države brez dovoljenja delodajalca (ali »sponzorja«), je v središču groženj, ki ljudi prisilijo v delo. Konec leta 2015 pompozno najavljena reforma sponzorskega sistema bo le malo spremenila dinamiko moči med migrantskimi delavci in njihovimi delodajalci.
Nekateri nepalski delavci so Amnesty International povedali, da niso smeli obiskati najbližjih, potem ko je aprila 2015 potres, v katerem je umrlo na tisoče ljudi, več kot milijon pa jih je bilo razseljenih, opustošil njihovo državo.
Nabeel (ime spremenjeno za zaščito identitete), kovinar iz Indije, ki je obnavljal stadion Khalifa, se je, potem ko več mesecev ni prejel plačila, pritožil, a je od svojega delodajalca prejel zgolj grožnje.
»Zgolj zmerjal me je in mi rekel, da ne bom nikoli zapustil države, če se bom še enkrat pritožil. Vse od tedaj pazim, da se ne pritožujem zaradi plače ali česarkoli drugega. Če bi lahko, bi zamenjal službo ali zapustil Katar.«
Deepak (ime spremenjeno za zaščito identitete), kovinar iz Nepala, pa je dejal: »Tu moje življenje zgleda, kot da bi bil v zaporu. Delo je bilo težko, več ur smo delali na vročem soncu. Ko sem se prvič pritožil o svoji situaciji, kmalu potem, ko sem prispel v Katar, mi je vodja dejal, da se lahko pritožujem, če hočem, a bodo posledice. Če želim ostati v Katarju, naj bom tiho in nadaljujem delo.«
Med brnenjem gradbenih strojev se dogaja veliko nesreč s smrtnimi izidi. Številne demonstracije in opozorila o nevarnostih, ki v Katarju prežijo na izkoriščano tujo delovno silo, niso zalegle.
Fifa je dala vedeti, da ne bo spreminjala odločitve. Njen izbor Katarja je bil kontroverzen, mnogi so ga prepoznali kot posledico vodila, da je denar sveta vladar. Omenjale so se bogate provizije, ki naj bi jih prejele znane nogometne osebe, prek katerih je Katar leta 2010 pozival volivce, naj mu oddajo glas. Med njimi je bil tudi ambasador Zinedine Zidane, zdajšnji trener madridskega Reala, ki je v poldrugem letu na klopi belih baletnikov poskrbel za štiri velike naslove (dva evropska, španski in svetovni).
Poročilo temelji na intervjujih s 132 migrantskimi delavci v gradbeništvu, ki obnavljajo stadion Khalifa. Gre za stadion, ki naj bi bil kot prvi dokončan za turnir in naj bi gostil polfinale svetovnega prvenstva leta 2022. Predstavniki Amnesty International so govorili še z 99 migranti, ki urejajo zelene površine okrog športnega kompleksa Aspire, kjer so to zimo trenirali klubi Bayern München, Everton in Paris Saint-Germain.
Prav vsak vrtnar in gradbeni delavec, s katerim je govorila Amnesty International, je povedal za tako ali drugačno zlorabo, med njimi:
- neustrezni in prenatrpani prostori nastanitve,
- plačevanje visokih pristojbin (med 500 in 4.300 dolarji) posrednikom v njihovi matični državi, da so lahko dobili službo v Katarju,
- zavajanje o plačilu ali tipu dela (vsi, razen zgolj šestih moških, so imeli nižjo plačo, kot jim je bila obljubljena ob prihodu, nekateri celo za polovico nižjo),
- neizplačevanje plač po več mesecev, kar ustvarja velike finančne in čustvene pritiske na delavce, ki so že tako obremenjeni z velikimi dolgovi,
- delodajalci jim niso dali dovoljenj za prebivanje ali pa teh niso podaljšali, zaradi česar so bili v nevarnosti pridržanja in deportacije, ker naj bi bili »pobegli« delavci,
- delodajalci so jim zaplenili potne liste in jim niso izdali izhodnih dovoljenj, tako da niso mogli zapustiti države,
- grožnje, ker so se pritoževali zaradi svojih pogojev.
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No to se mi ne zdi prav. Gre se za mamo z otrokom in se mi ne zdi prav, da bi jo nagnali. Seveda se pa ne morem strinjati, da bi v Sloveniji futrali odrasle moške, ki bi morali doma v Sriji braniti svojo domovino, ne pa, da se pritepejo v Evropo in se priklopijo na državne jasli. Doma pa pustijo svojo družino na mllost in ne milost... 
Ai pa kupe moških, ki bi delali na črno in zraven prejemali še socialne prispevke, ter s tem prvič obremenjevali davkoplačevalce in bil zraven vsega skupaj še teroristična grožnja. Toda mama z otrokom, to je pa nekaj povsem drugega.
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In the course of the last two years, Pope Francis has been portrayed in chorus by the Western media as an antiwar activist and a left leaning champion of “Liberation Theology” committed to World peace and global poverty alleviation.  
His September 24 speech to the US Congress was described as “stunning in the breadth, depth, and conviction of its progressivism.”  
“If President Barack Obama had delivered the text of Pope Francis’s speech to Congress Thursday [September 24, 2015] as a State of the Union address, he would have risked being denounced by Republicans as a socialist.”
Who is Pope Francis?  Who was he before he became Pope? 
Pope Francis is said to have brought “Liberation Theology into the Vatican”,  in the footsteps of Francis of Assisi.  While highlighting his commitment to peace and social justice, the Western media fail to mention that Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis I) has been a staunch supporter of  US imperial interests in Latin America for more than 30 years. 
While heralded by antiwar activists as a “progressive”, Pope Francis  was one of the main supporters –within the Catholic hierarchy– of Argentina’s military dictatorship which came to power in a CIA supported coup in 1976. 
Jorge Mario Bergoglio not only supported the US sponsored dictatorship, he also played a direct and complicit role in the “Dirty War” (la guerra sucia”) in liaison with the military Junta headed by General Jorge Videla, leading to the arrest, imprisonment, torture and disappearance of progressive Catholic priests and laymen who were opposed to Argentina’s military rule.
“While the two priests Francisco Jalics y Orlando Yorio, kidnapped by the death squads in May 1976 were released five months later. after having been tortured, six other people associated with their parish kidnapped as part of the same operation were “disappeared” (desaparecidos).”
Liberation Theology
Liberation Theology has become a convenient tool of media propaganda: the protagonists of oppression are portrayed as liberators. Pope Francis I, heralded as the champion of Liberation in Latin America is now bringing his message to Palestine: According to Naim Ateek, the founder of Liberation Theology in Palestine, quoted in TIME, “We feel he has been able to speak about the poor in Latin America,… Now we would like to see him speak about the oppressed in Palestine.”
At a historic meeting at the Vatican in early May 2014 with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Pope Francis I  urged world leaders to challenge “all forms of injustice” and resist the “economy of exclusion… the throwaway culture, … and the “culture of death,” [which] … sadly risk becoming passively accepted.” (National Catholic Reporter, May 26, 2014.
Careful choice of words by Pope Francis: The CIA’s “dirty war” in Latin America under Operation Condor in which Pope Francis actively participated was predicated on the “Culture of Death”. The 1976 military coup was supported by Wall Street precisely with a view to imposing “the economy of exclusion” (namely neoliberalism)  conducive to the impoverishment of the Argentinian population. 
The following article was first written in March 2013 following the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I by the Vatican conclave.
Michel Chossudovsky, May 28, 2014, updated, September 25, 2015 
“Washington’s Pope”? Who is Pope Francis I? Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War”
by Michel Chossudovsky
March 13, 2013
[see update on the Secret Memorandum]
The Vatican conclave has elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I
Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio? 
In 1973, he had been appointed “Provincial” of Argentina for the Society of Jesus.
In this capacity, Bergoglio was the highest ranking Jesuit in Argentina during the military dictatorship led by General Jorge Videla (1976-1983).
He later became bishop and archbishop of Buenos Aires. Pope John Paul II elevated him to the title of cardinal in 2001
When the military junta relinquished power in 1983, the duly elected president Raúl Alfonsín set up a Truth Commission pertaining to the crimes underlying the “Dirty War” (La Guerra Sucia).
The military junta had been supported covertly by Washington.
US. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger played a behind the scenes role in the 1976 military coup.
Kissinger’s top deputy on Latin America, William Rogers, told him two days after the coup that “we’ve got to expect a fair amount of repression, probably a good deal of blood, in Argentina before too long.” … (National Security Archive, March 23, 2006)

“Operation Condor”
Ironically, a major trial opened up in Buenos Aires on March 5, 2013 a week prior to Cardinal Bergoglio’s investiture as Pontiff. The ongoing trial in Buenos Aires is: “to consider the totality of crimes carried out under Operation Condor, a coordinated campaign by various US-backed Latin American dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s to hunt down, torture and murder tens of thousands of opponents of those regimes.”
For further details, see Operation Condor: Trial On Latin American Rendition And Assassination Program By Carlos Osorio and Peter Kornbluh, March 10, 2013
(Photo above: Henry Kissinger and General Jorge Videla (1970s) 
The military junta led by General Jorge Videla (left) was responsible for countless assassinations, including priests and nuns who opposed military rule following the CIA sponsored March 24, 1976 coup which overthrew the government of Isabel Peron:
 “Videla was among the generals convicted of human rights crimes, including “disappearances”, torture, murders and kidnappings. In 1985, Videla was sentenced to life imprisonment at the military prison of Magdalena.”
Wall Street and the Neoliberal Economic Agenda
One of the key appointments of the military junta (on the instructions of Wall Street) was the Minister of Economy, Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz, a member of Argentina’s business establishment and a close friend of David Rockefeller.
The neoliberal macro-economic policy package adopted under Martinez de Hoz was a “carbon copy” of that imposed in October 1973 in Chile by the Pinochet dictatorship under advice from the  “Chicago Boys”, following the September 11, 1973 coup d’Etat and the assassination of president Salvador Allende.
Wages were immediately frozen by decree. Real purchasing power collapsed by more than 30 percent in the 3 months following the March 24, 1976 military coup. (Author’s estimates, Cordoba, Argentina, July 1976). The Argentinean population was impoverished.
Under the helm of Minister of Economy Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz, central bank monetary policy was largely determined by Wall Street and the IMF. The currency market was manipulated. The Peso was deliberately overvalued leading to an insurmountable external debt. The entire national economy was precipitated into bankruptcy.
(See Image right: From left to right: Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz, David Rockefeller and General Jorge Videla)
Wall Street and the Catholic Church Hierarchy
Wall Street was firmly behind the military Junta which waged “The Dirty War” on its behalf. In turn, the Catholic Church hierarchy played a central role in sustaining the legitimacy of the military Junta.
The Order of Jesus –which represented the Conservative yet most influential faction within the Catholic Church, closely associated with Argentina’s economic elites– was firmly behind the military Junta, against so-called “Leftists” in the Peronista movement.
“The Dirty War”: Allegations directed Against Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Condemning the military dictatorship (including its human rights violations) was a taboo within the Catholic Church.  While the upper echelons of the Church were supportive of the military Junta, the grassroots of the Church was firmly opposed to the imposition of military rule.
In 2005, human rights lawyer Myriam Bregman filed a criminal suit against Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, accusing him of conspiring with the military junta in the 1976 kidnapping of two Jesuit priests.
Several years later, the survivors of the “Dirty War” openly accused Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of complicity in the kidnapping of  priests Francisco Jalics y Orlando Yorio as well six members of their parish,  (El Mundo, 8 November 2010)
(Image Left: Jorge Mario Bergoglio and General Jorge Videla)
Bergoglio, who at the time was “Provincial” for the Society of Jesus, had ordered the two “Leftist” Jesuit priests and opponents of military rule  “to leave their pastoral work” (i.e. they were fired) following divisions within the Society of Jesus regarding the role of the Catholic Church and its relations to the military Junta.
While the two priests Francisco Jalics y Orlando Yorio, kidnapped by the death squads in May 1976 were released five months later. after having been tortured, six other people associated with their parish kidnapped as part of the same operation were “disappeared” (desaparecidos). These included four teachers associated with the parish and two of their husbands.
Upon his release, Priest Orlando Yorio “accused Bergoglio of effectively handing them over [including six other people] to the death squads … Jalics refused to discuss the complaint after moving into seclusion in a German monastery.” (Associated Press, March 13, 2013, emphasis added),
“During the first trial of leaders of the military junta in 1985, Yorio declared, “I am sure that he himself gave over the list with our names to the Navy.” The two were taken to the notorious Navy School of Mechanics (ESMA) torture center and held for over five months before being drugged and dumped in a town outside the city. (See Bill van Auken, “The Dirty War” Pope, World Socialist Website and Global Research, March 14, 2013
Among those “disappeared” by the death squads were Mónica Candelaria Mignone and María Marta Vázquez Ocampo, respectively daughter of the founder of of the CELS (Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales) Emilio Mignone and daughter of the president of Madres de Plaza de Mayo, Martha Ocampo de Vázquez. (El Periodista Online, March 2013).
María Marta Vásquez, her husband César Lugones (see picture right) and Mónica Candelaria Mignone allegedly “handed over to the death squads” by Jesuit “Provincial” Jorge Mario Bergoglio are among the thousands of “desaparecidos” (disappeared) of Argentina’s “Dirty War”, which was supported covertly by Washington under “Operation Condor”. (See memorialmagro.com.ar)
In the course of the trial initiated in 2005:
“Bergoglio [Pope Francis I] twice invoked his right under Argentine law to refuse to appear in open court, and when he eventually did testify in 2010, his answers were evasive”: “At least two cases directly involved Bergoglio. One examined the torture of two of his Jesuit priests — Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics — who were kidnapped in 1976 from the slums where they advocated liberation theology. Yorio accused Bergoglio of effectively handing them over to the death squads... by declining to tell the regime that he endorsed their work. Jalics refused to discuss it after moving into seclusion in a German monastery.” (Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2005 emphasis added)
The Secret Memorandum
The military government acknowledged in a Secret Memo (see below) that Father Bergoglio had accused the two priests of having established contacts with the guerilleros, and for having disobeyed the orders of the Church hierarchy (Conflictos de obedecencia). It also stated that the Jesuit order had demanded the dissolution of  their group and that they had refused to abide by Bergoglio’s instructions.
The document acknowledges that the “arrest” of the two priests, who were taken to the torture and detention center at the Naval School of Mechanics, ESMA, was based on information transmitted by Father Bergoglio to the military authorities. (signed by Mr. Orcoyen)
(see below).
While a former member of  the priests group had joined the insurgency, there was no evidence of the priests having contacts with the guerrilla movement.
“Holy Communion for the Dictators” 
The accusations directed against Bergoglio regarding the two kidnapped Jesuit priests and six members of their parish are but the tip of the iceberg. While Bergoglio was an important figure in the Catholic Church,  he was certainly not alone in supporting the Military Junta.
According to lawyer Myriam Bregman:  “Bergoglio’s own statements proved church officials knew from early on that the junta was torturing and killing its citizens”, and yet publicly endorsed the dictators. “The dictatorship could not have operated this way without this key support,” (Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2005 emphasis added)
(Image right: General Jorge Videla takes communion. Date and name of priest unconfirmed)
The entire Catholic hierarchy was behind the US sponsored military dictatorship.  It is worth recalling that on March 23, 1976, on the eve of the military coup:
“Videla and other plotters received the blessing of the Archbishop of Paraná, Adolfo Tortolo, who also served as vicar of the armed forces. The day of the takeover itself, the military leaders had a lengthy meeting with the leaders of the bishop’s conference. As he emerged from that meeting, Archbishop Tortolo stated that although “the church has its own specific mission . . . there are circumstances in which it cannot refrain from participating even when it is a matter of problems related to the specific order of the state.” He urged Argentinians to “cooperate in a positive way” with the new government.” (The Humanist.org, January 2011, emphasis added)
In an interview conducted with El Sur, General Jorge Videla, who is now [passed away in May 2013] serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity confirmed that:
“He kept the country’s Catholic hierarchy informed about his regime’s policy of “disappearing” political opponents, and that Catholic leaders offered advice on how to “manage” the policy. 
Jorge Videla said he had “many conversations” with Argentina’s primate, Cardinal Raúl Francisco Primatesta, about his regime’s dirty war against left-wing activists. He said there were also conversations with other leading bishops from Argentina’s episcopal conference as well as with the country’s papal nuncio at the time, Pio Laghi.
“They advised us about the manner in which to deal with the situation,” said Videla” (Tom Henningan, Former Argentinian dictator says he told Catholic Church of disappeared,  Irish Times, July 24, 2012, emphasis added)
It is worth noting that according to a 1976 statement by Archbishop Adolfo Tortolo, the military would always consult with a member of the Catholic hierarchy in the case of the “arrest” of a grassroots member of  the clergy. This statement was made specifically in relation to the two kidnapped Jesuit priests, whose pastoral activities were under the authority of Society of Jesus “provincial” Jorge Mario Bergoglio. (El Periodista Online, March 2013).
In endorsing the military Junta, the Catholic hierarchy was complicit in torture and mass killings, an estimated “22,000 dead and disappeared, from 1976 to  1978  … Thousands of additional victims were killed between 1978 and 1983 when the military was forced from power.” (National Security Archive, March 23, 2006).
The Role of the Vatican

The Vatican under Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II played a central  role in supporting the Argentinian military Junta.
Pio Laghi, the Vatican’s apostolic nuncio to Argentina admitted “turning a blind eye” to the torture and massacres.
Laghi had personal ties to members of the ruling military junta including  General Jorge Videla and Admiral Emilio Eduardo Massera.
(See image left. Vatican’s Nuncio Pio Laghi and General Jorge Videla)
Admiral Emilio Massera in close liaison with his US handlers, was the mastermind of “La Guerra Sucia” (The Dirty War). Under the auspices of the military regime, he established:
“an interrogation and torture centre in the Naval School of Mechanics, ESMA [close to Buenos Aires], … It was a sophisticated, multi-purpose establishment, vital in the military plan to assassinate an estimated 30,000 “enemies of the state”. …  Many thousands of ESMA’s inmates, including, for instance, two French nuns, were routinely tortured mercilessly before being killed or dropped from aircraft into the River Plata.
Massera, the most forceful member of the triumvirate, did his best to maintain his links with Washington. He assisted in the development of Plan Cóndor, a collaborative scheme to co-ordinate the terrorism being practised by South American military régimes. (Hugh O’Shaughnessy, Admiral Emilio Massera: Naval officer who took part in the 1976 coup in Argentina and was later jailed for his part in the junta’s crimes, The Independent, November 10, 2010, emphasis added)
Reports confirm that the Vatican’s representative Pio Laghi and Admiral Emilio Massera were friends.

(right: Admiral Emilio Massera, architect of “The Dirty War” received by Pope Paul VI at the Vatican)
The Catholic Church: Chile versus Argentina
It is worth noting that  in the wake of the military coup in Chile on September 11,1973, the Cardinal of Santiago de Chile, Raul Silva Henriquez openly condemned the military junta led by General Augusto Pinochet. In marked contrast to Argentina, this stance of the Catholic hierarchy in Chile was instrumental in curbing the tide of political assassinations and human rights violations directed against supporters of Salvador Allende  and opponents of the military regime.
The man behind the interfaith Comité Pro-Paz was Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez. Shortly after the coup, Silva, … stepped into the role of “upstander,”a term the author and activist Samantha Power coined to distinguish people who stand up to injustice—often at great personal risk—from “bystanders.”
… Soon after the coup, Silva and other church leaders published a declaration condemning and expressing sorrow for the bloodshed. This was a fundamental turning point for many members of the Chilean clergy… The cardinal visited the National Stadium and, shocked by the scale of the government crackdown, instructed his aides to begin collecting information from the thousands flocking to the church for refuge.
Silva’s actions led to an open conflict with Pinochet, who did not hesitate to threaten the church and the Comité  Pro-Paz. (Taking a Stand Against Pinochet: The Catholic Church and the Disappeared pdf)
Had the Catholic hierarchy in Argentina  and Jorge Mario Bergoglio taken a similar stance to that of Cardinal Raul Silva Henriquez, thousands of lives would have been saved.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was not, in the words of Samantha Power, a “bystander”. He was complicit in extensive crimes against humanity.
Neither is Pope Francis “a Man of the People” committed to “helping the poor” in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi, as portrayed in chorus by the Western media mantra. Quite the opposite: his endeavors under the military Junta, consistently targeted progressive members of the Catholic clergy as well as committed human rights activists involved in grassroots anti-poverty programs.
In supporting Argentina’s “Dirty War”, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has blatantly violated the very tenets of Christian morality which cherish  the value of human life.  Author’s message to Pope Francis: “Thou shalt not kill”
“Operation Condor” and the Catholic Church
The election of Cardinal Bergoglio by the Vatican conclave to serve as Pope Francis I will have immediate repercussions regarding the ongoing “Operation Condor” Trial in Buenos Aires.
The Church was involved in supporting the military Junta.  This is something which will emerge in the course of the trial proceedings.  No doubt, there will be attempts to obfuscate the role of the Catholic hierarchy and the newly appointed Pope Francis I,  who served as head of Argentina’s Jesuit order during the military dictatorship.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio:  “Washington’s Pope in the Vatican”? 
The election of Pope Francis I has broad geopolitical implications for the entire Latin American  region.
In the 1970s, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was supportive of a US sponsored military dictatorship.
The Catholic hierarchy in Argentina supported the military government. The Junta’s program of torture, assassinations and ‘disappearances” of thousands of political opponents was coordinated and supported by Washington under the CIA’s “Operation Condor”.
Wall Street’s interests were sustained through Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz’ office at the Ministry of Economy.
The Catholic Church in Latin America is politically influential. It also has a grip on public opinion. This is known and understood by the architects of US foreign policy as well as US intelligence.
In Latin America, where a number of governments are now challenging US hegemony, one would expect –given Bergoglio’s track record–  that the new Pontiff Francis I as leader of the Catholic Church, will play de facto, a discrete “undercover” political role on behalf of Washington.
With Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis I  in the Vatican –who faithfully served US interests in the heyday of General Jorge Videla and Admiral Emilio Massera–  the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in Latin America can once again be effectively manipulated to undermine “progressive” (Leftist) governments, not only in Argentina (in relation to the government of Cristina Kirschner) but throughout the entire region, including Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia.
The instatement of  “a pro-US pope” occurred a week following the death of  president Hugo Chavez.
“Regime Change” at the Vatican
The US State Department routinely pressures members of the United Nations Security Council with a view to influencing the vote pertaining to Security Council resolutions.
US covert operations and propaganda campaigns are routinely applied with a view to influencing national elections in different countries around the World.
Similarly, the CIA has a longstanding covert relationship with the Vatican.
Did the US government attempt to influence the outcome of the election of the new pontiff?
Firmly committed to serving US foreign policy interests in Latin America, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was Washington’s preferred candidate.
Were undercover pressures discretely exerted by Washington, within the Catholic Church, directly or indirectly, on the 115 cardinals who are members of the Vatican conclave?
Who is Pope Francis I, Interview of Michel Chossudovsky with Bonnie Faulkner, Guns and Butter, KPFA Pacifica
Global Research TV (GRTV) Interview with Michel Chossudovsky

Author’s Note
From the outset of the military regime in 1976, I was Visiting Professor at the Social Policy Institute of the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina. My major research focus at the time was to investigate the social impacts of the deadly macroeconomic reforms adopted by the military Junta. 
I was teaching at the University of Cordoba during the initial wave of assassinations which also targeted progressive grassroots members of the Catholic clergy.
The Northern industrial city of Cordoba was the center of the resistance movement. I witnessed how the Catholic hierarchy actively and routinely supported the military junta, creating an atmosphere of  intimidation and fear throughout the country. The general feeling at the time was that Argentinians had been betrayed by the upper echelons of the Catholic Church.
Three years earlier, at the time of Chile’s September 11, 1973 military coup, leading to the overthrow of the Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende,  I was Visiting Professor at the Institute of Economics, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago de Chile.
In the immediate wake of the coup in Chile,  I witnessed how the Cardinal of Santiago, Raul Silva Henriquez –acting on behalf of the Catholic Church– confronted the military dictatorship.
The original source of this article is Global ResearchCopyright © Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 2015
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