the Women of Chiapas and Donald Trump’s Potential

downloadIs Donald Trump the man to lead a peasant revolution, oops, I mean middle class revolution that honors God, Fair and Just Economics with the People’s Participation in Policy Making, an Ethical Foreign Policy that doesn’t make the host population vulnerable to blowback  such as 9/11, Benghazi, and San  Bernandino, a Foreign Policy that is  also subjected to the American People’s active participation and approval?

If we hire Donald Trump, who will supervise him?  Will we make the mistake of not paying attention again until we are in a critical position once again? .And furthermore, once he’s in…it won’t be over…He will need our help to make the changes his presidency, which will be a mandate, will demand.  We need to be awake and alert and willing to do more than watch and critique…we need to make our voices heard in support of him….because if the ‘establishment’ thinks for one minute we are not paying attention…this campaign of Donald Trump will be a complete waste of time….and a tragedy.

So the Chiapas women comes to the United States to fight against North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), because it will, they tell us, adversely affect the thriving economies of the peasant class peoples of Mexico, namely the small farm owner and craft-artisan.  The reason why I am making an analogy of the peasant revolution of Chiapas with that of the middle class revolution which is symbolised by Donald Trump currently,  is to highlight the fact that,  historically and traditionally, peasants were and are an economically diverse group and their makeup is analogous to the middle class and lower class citizens’ economic position here in the United States.  In other words, we don’t say peasants anymore, we say middle class or working class or lower class: but the middle class (or working class or lower class) is just another word, in my opinion for the peasant class.  And in my opinion, the middle class as we understand it now is an euphemism for the third estate: which included craftsmen, skilled labor, professionals and bureaucrats who were not nobles or members of the aristocracy, who were also known as the second estate, the ruling or warrior class in medieval culture.

Some peasants were landowners, tavern owners, and manufacturing owners and created jobs for other folks in their villages.The Protagonist Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, is representative of a factory owning class in early post-revolutionary France.

Currently, both of these classes, the job makers and the job-takers (i mean this in a good way) are being affected by the Global economic new regulatory parameters which were ushered in during the 1948 Bretton Woods Conference which created the IMF, World Bank and the Central Banking System; and  the Petro-Dollar decision of President Richard Nixon. Based on the results of the NAFTA, will also be negatively affected by the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP); Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trade Promotion Authority(TPA) which is a type of executive order concerning trade treaties. What we should be asking our congressional representatives however is why is there a need for a piece of legislation called the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)Bill, which was defeated this pass June, 2015 and which was created to deal with the lost jobs that would occur to United States citizens when the aforementioned Trade Treaties will became law via Congressional ratification.  Oh…the lost jobs….

Just leading up to ratification of NAFTA, in i think it was 1995, the women of Chiapas came to the United States touring colleges campuses to make their case against NAFTA, which President Bill Clinton was pushing through Congress.  Chase Manhattan was also behind this legislation.  The women of Chiapas  were the opposition to the richly suited young Mexican politicians and business representatives who were also making their cases for NAFTA at college campuses.   The suited men said that NAFTA would help the region’s economy by making trade easier and more fair and the women were saying it would destroy their nascent local economies which was based on agriculture.  I didn’t understand it fully then…but I remember being shocked when the memo was leaked implicating President Bill Clinton in a plot to kill Subcommandante Marcos.  It was something folks in my circle at Evergreen State College spoke about..in disbelief….After all we voted for President Clinton. And I remember arguing fervently with my Native American friends why President Clinton had to become the next President of the United States….and I have to say…I remember how disappointed we all became with him….notwithstanding the short-lived rebirth of the economy.   Well, my Native American friends, understood this NAFTA, much better than I did, and their fears about it came true and the women of Chiapas, and the men, are still fighting for economic equity in Mexico.  Even if Ford is building factories in Mexico as Mr. Trump informs us.  I must admit…I don’t understand it fully, but I am a witness to the boarded up houses, the buildings that once housed industries, empty and worn down by neglect here in the United States and so are the ‘middle class’ peoples of this countrya witness.

It seems now that not only the women of Chiapas,  their families have been negatively affected by such treaties, but so have the American Middle Class.  And with even more such Treaties about to be leveled upon the “third estate” in the interest of “facilitating trade” we need to become more aware of what these treaties are about, how will they affect us, and what multi-national corporations will gain when the treaties become law.  We need to deal with them before they become law. We need to have a voice in the policy that these treaties will enable toward working class and middle class peoples.  If they are already talking about a Trade Adjustment Assistance Act to enable our government to help workers and middle class peoples who will be displaced by policies implemented when these treaties become law we should  demand that there are town meetings and time to read these treaties and to assess  their potential effect on citizens and on the sovereignty of our country, and on our ability to be, as a country,  good neighbours in the global economy. Ethically, it is better to trade with your neighbour than to trade with your enemy.

And this will be a task for Donald Trump and the people he chooses for the cabinet. And this will be a task for us, the citizens of the United States, to educate ourselves about so that we can be participants in making economic policy that makes sense to us and our families. We can’t let this movement that Mr. Trump has become a symbol forto go to waste…If he becomes President of the United States, it may be our only chance to be able to sit at the table and make our voices proactively heard and help create the policy that make sense for our families and our country.Donald Trump_People

Ted Cruz:Switch and Bait Birth Keep the Mom Out of the Debate

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a Republican presidential candidate, speaking during a campaign event in Newton, Iowa, Nov. 29, 2015. A big favorite of self-described “very conservative” voters, Cruz faces an uphill battle unless he can broaden his base among the GOP’s center. (Scott Morgan/The New York Times) XNYT17

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I sincerely commiserate with my friends who are so excited for Senator Ted Cruz to be the next President of the United States. The debate seems to be focusing on his mother, and not Canada Law.  Unfortunately, By the Canadian Citizenship Act, It doesn’t matter whether Ted Cruz’s mom was born in the United States or became a Naturalized Citizen while in Canada.

What matters is that under Canadian Law, being a babe born in Canada in 1970, made you a Canadian Citizen and a British Subject.  Automatically. Ted Cruz was born in Canada, and under Canada Naturalization laws this makes him a natural born Canadian citizen.  Ted Cruz did not renounce this citizenship, until  2014.

To see how broadly Canada applies this law, on the 4th of January, 2009,  an Ugandan national gave birth on Northwest Airlines to a 6 1/2  baby girl named Sasha on a transatlantic flight from Amsterdam to Boston, in Canadian airspace.  The baby is considered, by Canadian Authorities, and subsequently by American authorities, as  a Canadian citizen, and this was accepted even when the child was later attended to in a hospital in Massachusetts when the plane touched down in the United States, after the birth. So the child more than likely has dual citizenship…that of the mother’s and that of her circumstances, in that she was born in an airplane  over Canadian air space.

The proof of burden is where you are  when you are born..not whether your mom is a Canadian citizen or not.  And this has been the application of Canadian Citizenship Laws since 1947.  The Amendments in 2009, and 2015 to the Citizenship Act have only underscored the mechanism by which naturally born citizens are considered by Canadian Law citizens even if their parents are not. The three sections of the law that apply to  Senator Ted Cruz are these:

  1. You, a person, irregardless of your parents citizenship status
  • were born or naturalized in Canada on or after January 1, 1947 and lost your Canadian citizenship;

the exception here proves the rule:

2.   You were not considered a Citizen by Canadian Law if  you:

    • were born in Canada but were not a Canadian citizen at birth because when you were born, one of your parents was a foreign diplomat and neither of your parents was a permanent resident or Canadian citizen;  

Ted Cruz’s parents were not diplomats, they had a business they were running together in Canada. The operative conjunction is ‘and/or’…you had to be a diplomat and neither a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.

3.      In order for Senator Ted Cruz parents to be a citizen of Canada, they had to have substantial interest in Canada, driver’s license, bank accounts, they had a business, they allegedly were listed as Canadian voters etcetera, all of which apply to his parents, but none of this actually applies specifically to  Senator Ted Cruz’s case, because he was born in Canada.

Simply being born in Canada or in Canada’s airspace makes you a citizen. Furthermore,  Ted Cruz did not renounce his citizenship at 18 years of age, he renounced it at 44 years of age, in 2014.

I posted these articles here so it would be easier for you to access them and subsequently do your own research in the matter.  If the United States starts changing it’s laws to accommodate wishes or manufactured public opinion contrary to the constitutional law and the bill of rights…we start to exist in a surreal Orwellian Animal Farm. And I hope that none of us wants that.  For further reading see below:

Baby delivered on plane is given Canadian citizenship

TIMESONLINE.CO.UK  JAN 04, 2009

 http://www.eturbonews.com/7030/baby-delivered-plane-given-canadian-citizenship

TIMESONLINE.CO.UK  JAN 04, 2009

A transatlantic flight arrived in America with an extra passenger after a Ugandan woman gave birth to a baby girl with the help of two doctors aboard.

Passengers cheered and applauded the arrival of little Sasha aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 59 from Amsterdam to Boston on New Year’s Eve, and even offered the new-born baby food.

The healthy 6 1/2lb infant was immediately taken to Massachusetts General Hospital on landing in Boston. But she is considered a Canadian citizen because she was born in Canadian airspace.

The mother, a Uganda citizen whose name was not released, was eight-months pregnant and travelling with her toddler daughter and a friend, fellow passengers said.

Six hours into the eight-hour fight, the crew asked over the intercom if there were any doctors aboard.

Dr Paresh Thakker, returning home from his medical school reunion in India, and Dr Natarajan Raman, who had been at a wedding in India, both responded to the call. They found the woman doubled over and wailing in her seat in row 33 with labour pains.

The flight crew asked Dr Thakkar, a former emergency room doctor who now works as the medical director at a Massachusetts health centre, if he wanted the plane to make an emergency landing.

“I said, ’No, let me examine her first. I examined her and the head was coming out. So I said, ’No, it’s an emergency and we will do it here,’ “ he told the Boston Globe.

The woman lay across three seats in the back of the plane while a couple of fellow-passengers held up a blanket to curtain off a makeshift delivery room. Flight attendants handed the doctors rubber gloves, a clamp and scissors from an emergency medical kit as they delivered the baby in about 30 minutes.

“She looked perfect,” Dr Thakkar said. “She opened her eyes and was very happy.” The mother thanked the doctors, telling them: “We love you.”

Dr Raman, an oncologist in Minnesota, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he had not delivered a baby for 20 years. “It just came right back to me,” he said. “It’s somewhere stored in the back of your mind and it comes together at the right time.”

“I’m usually dealing with patients at the end of life, so it was a very pleasant surprise dealing with the beginning of life. But I’m not planning to switch specialties.”

The airline does not restrict travel by pregnant women, though it recommends that women in their eighth month of pregnancy consult a doctor before flying.

Baby delivered on plane is given Canadian citizenship

The mother was eight-months pregnant when she went into labour on flight to Boston / WBZ/Channel 4

From Canadian Website:

Changes to citizenship rules

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/rules_2009.asp

 

Changes to citizenship rules around who is or who is not a Canadian citizen were affected when the Citizenship Actwas amended in 2009 and 2015.

Changes made to the Citizenship Act in 2009 and 2015 gave Canadian citizenship to certain people who lost it and recognized others as citizens for the first time. The following information may help you find out who did or did not become a Canadian citizen under the 2009 and 2015 changes to the citizenship rules.

Note: These changes did not take Canadian citizenship away from any person who was a Canadian citizen immediately before the rules came into effect.

In 2015, you became a Canadian citizen if you were:

  • born or naturalized in Canada before January 1, 1947 (April 1, 1949, in the case of Newfoundland and Labrador) but ceased to be a British subject and did not become a citizen on either of those dates;
  • a British subject ordinarily resident in Canada on January 1, 1947 (April 1, 1949, in the case of Newfoundland and Labrador) but were not eligible for Canadian citizenship on January 1, 1947 (on or before April 1, 1949 in the case of Newfoundland and Labrador);
  • born outside Canada before January 1, 1947 (April 1, 1949 in the case of Newfoundland and Labrador) in the first generation to a parent described above;
  • born outside Canada in the first generation before January 1, 1947 (or April 1, 1949, in the case of Newfoundland and Labrador) to a parent who became a citizen on January 1, 1947 (or April 1, 1949, in the case of Newfoundland and Labrador) and you did not become a citizen on either of these dates; or
  • foreign-born and adopted before January 1, 1947, and at least one adoptive parent became a Canadian citizen on January 1, 1947 (or April 1, 1949, in the case of Newfoundland and Labrador for adoptions that took place prior to April 1, 1949); and the adoptive parent is eligible to pass on citizenship by descent.

In 2015, you did not become a Canadian citizen if you:

  • were born outside Canada after the first generation (unless one of the exceptions to the first generation limit to citizenship by descent apply);
  • renounced your Canadian citizenship or British subject status;
  • had your  British subject status revoked; or
  • had your Canadian citizenship revoked by the government because it was obtained by fraud.

In 2009, you became a Canadian citizen if you:

  • became a Canadian citizen on January 1, 1947 and subsequently lost your Canadian citizenship;
  • were born or naturalized in Canada on or after January 1, 1947 and lost your Canadian citizenship;
  • were born outside Canada in the first generation to a Canadian parent on or after January 1, 1947 and you lost or never had citizenship due to former citizenship provisions; or
  • were foreign-born and adopted by Canadian parents on or after January 1, 1947.

In 2009, you did not become a Canadian citizen if you:

  • did not become a citizen on January 1, 1947;
  • were born in Canada but were not a Canadian citizen at birth because when you were born, one of your parents was a foreign diplomat and neither of your parents was a permanent resident or Canadian citizen;
  • as an adult, renounced your citizenship with the Canadian government;
  • had your citizenship revoked by the government because it was obtained by fraud;
  • were born outside Canada to a Canadian parent, were not already a Canadian citizen or you had lost your citizenship in the past, and you were born in the second or subsequent generation (this includes people who failed to retain citizenship).

Amendments to the Citizenship Act limit citizenship by descent

On April 17, 2009, the rules for Canadian citizenship changed for persons born outside Canada to Canadian parents and who were not already Canadian citizens when the rules changed.

These rules did not take Canadian citizenship away from any person who was a Canadian citizen immediately before the rules came into effect.

Canadian citizenship by birth outside Canada to a Canadian citizen parent (citizenship by descent) is now limited to the first generation born outside Canada.

This means that, in general, persons who were not already Canadian citizens immediately before April 17, 2009 and who were born outside Canada to a Canadian parent are not Canadian if:

  • their Canadian parent was also born outside Canada to a Canadian parent (the person is therefore the second or subsequent generation born outside Canada), or
  • their Canadian parent was granted Canadian citizenship under section 5.1, the adoption provisions of theCitizenship Act (the person is therefore the second generation born outside Canada)

unless their Canadian parent or grandparent was employed as described in one of the following exceptions to the first generation limit.

Exceptions to the first generation limit

The first generation limit to citizenship does not apply to a person born outside Canada in the second or subsequent generation if:

  • at the time of the person’s birth, their Canadian parent was employed outside Canada in or with the Canadian Armed Forces, the federal public administration or the public service of a province or territory, other than as a locally engaged person (a crown servant);
  • at the time of their Canadian parent’s birth or adoption, the person’s Canadian grandparent was employed outside Canada in or with the Canadian Armed Forces, the federal public administration or public service of a province or territory, other than as a locally engaged person (a crown servant).

The rules may also affect children adopted by Canadian parents outside Canada, depending on how the child obtained, or will obtain, citizenship.

Persons born to a Canadian parent who are not eligible for citizenship by descent due to the first generation limit may apply for and obtain permanent resident status and subsequently submit an application for a grant of citizenship under section 5 of the Citizenship Act.

Skirmishes in Ukraine Commences after Brennan’s Visit

Military storm airfield, town in eastern Ukraine, killed, wounded reported – protesters

Published time: April 15, 2014 13:27
Edited time: April 15, 2014 16:27

Ukranian troops stand guard at a checkpoint near the city of Izium in the Kharkiv region of east Ukraine April 15, 2014. (Reuters / Maks Levin)

Ukranian troops stand guard at a checkpoint near the city of Izium in the Kharkiv region of east Ukraine April 15, 2014. (Reuters / Maks Levin)

Ukrainian troops have seized an airfield in the eastern city of Kramatorsk, said anti-government protesters. Four people were killed and two injured, activists added. At the same time Slavyansk is being raided by the Ukrainian military.

Kramatorsk

Coup-imposed President Aleksandr Turchinov said that he received a telephone call confirming the military have seized the airfield in Kramatorsk.

Ukrainian troops approached the military airfield in armored personnel carriers between the eastern cities of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk, the people’s militia located at the airfield told RIA Novosti on the phone.

“They started negotiating with the people’s militia, which is in control of the airfield. The shooting started unexpectedly. There are injured among the people’s militia, and there may be deaths,” they said.

Ukrainian soldiers are seen near armored personnel carriers at a checkpoint near the town of Izium in Eastern Ukraine, April 15, 2014. (Reuters / Dmitry Madorsky)

Ukrainian soldiers are seen near armored personnel carriers at a checkpoint near the town of Izium in Eastern Ukraine, April 15, 2014. (Reuters / Dmitry Madorsky)

 

Other members of the militia have blocked the entrance to Kramatorsk and are ready to defend the city, the activists added.

The activists who controlled the base said they were forced to retreat.

However, the city is still under the control of the people’s militia, the activists said.

“We were forced out of the airfield, but the city itself is under our control, we won’t allow [the Ukrainian troops] to enter,” one of the activists told Interfax.

According to the Ukrainian army, planes and helicopters were mobilized during the raid to “defend the machinery, as it was not known how the [security operation] would end.”

Videos of military jets and helicopters flying over Kramatorsk, as the attack was launched, appeared on YouTube.

The activists who controlled the base said they were forced to retreat.

“There are about 60 units of armored vehicles. They have been preparing for several days, and now they started to storm [the airfield]. The protesters blocked their way, they started shooting, there are wounded. Our people retreated. There are about 15 tanks, the other units are armored personnel vehicles,” another member of the people’s militia told RIA.

In turn, the Ukrainian media, quoting the Ministry of Defense, announced a special operation in Kramatorsk on Tuesday. However, they provided no further details

Ukrainian troops stand guard at a checkpoint near the city of Izium in the Kharkiv region of east Ukraine April 15, 2014. (Reuters / Maks Levin)

Ukrainian troops stand guard at a checkpoint near the city of Izium in the Kharkiv region of east Ukraine April 15, 2014. (Reuters / Maks Levin)

 

Slavyansk

At the same time, the eastern city of Slavyansk is being raided by Ukrainian troops, the head of the Donbass people’s militia, Sergey Tsyplakov, told RIA Novosti.

“Currently there is a major attack on Slavyansk, armored personnel vehicles are entering the city… there are many troops. The men are getting ready to defend [the city],” he said.

“There is a lot of military machinery here,” said one of the activists. “But the shooting hasn’t started yet.”

Anti-government protesters have been holding rallies in the south-eastern part of the country following the coup in Kiev on February 22. Activists have seized government buildings in most of the cities in the Donetsk region. On Sunday, the Kiev government launched a crackdown operation in Slavyansk. Following the event, Ukraine’s Security Council approved a full-scale security operation in the country’s eastern regions. On Monday, coup-imposed President Aleksandr Turchinov signed a decree to officially begin a “special anti-terrorist operation” in the east of the country.

A Ukrainian security authority, who was appointed chief of the security operation in eastern Ukraine, said on Tuesday that all activists who do not lay down their arms would be “destroyed.”

“They must be warned that if they do not lay down their arms, they will be destroyed,” Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) General Vasily Krutov told reporters as cited by AFP.

Moscow slammed Sunday’s order as “criminal.” It was issued by the coup-imposed acting President Aleksandr Turchinov, and approved a full-scale security operation in the country’s eastern regions.

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Anti-Maidan protesters burn tires as they prepare for battle with Ukrainian special forces on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 13, 2014. (AFP Photo / Anatoliy Stepanov)

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