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Covid-19 update Wednesday 16th April

Good morning from the UK. It’s Thursday April 16th.

Virus news in depth


U.S. International Aid Groups Sending Help Home - PBS in the USA is reporting that international aid groups (so often the grateful recipients of donations from American sources) are now setting up emergency responses in the US due to the severity of the situation in the country. Doctors without borders has set up just a few streets away from its office in New York by supporting soup kitchens, setting up hand-washing stations, and training local officials how to prevent the spread of infection. Samaritan’s Purse International has erected a 14-tent field hospital with an ICU in Central Park. “That international aid groups are supporting the U.S. healthcare system shows how dire the need is domestically, and how inadequate the federal response has been.” says PBS. “Clearly, we have been caught flat-footed,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, director of Harvard University’s Global Health Institute. “The fact that resources from these organizations are coming to the U.S. is, on one hand, helpful to Americans, but pathetic in terms of what it says about American responsiveness.” CARE, a 75-year-old humanitarian group, is sending relief packages to medical workers, caregivers and individuals in need. “CARE has never delivered in the US before now, but this pandemic has meant a scale up in our response internationally and here at home as well,” said CEO Michelle Nunn. Dr. Jean Fritz Jacques, a general surgeon in Haiti who runs Healing Arts Mission Clinic, is bracing for the worst. His country is utterly unprepared for the pandemic, and he’s watching the group’s U.S.-based donors supply American institutions. In Haiti, private hospitals are closing for lack of supplies and equipment, and public hospitals aren’t ready, he said. “We are just praying that the chaos will not happen,” Jacques said.

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Supply chain news in depth


US factory shutdowns near Second World War demobilization levels - Supply professional reports that American industry collapsed in March as the pandemic wreaked havoc on the US economy. Manufacturing and overall industrial production posted the biggest declines since the United States demobilized after World War II. The Federal Reserve reported Wednesday that manufacturing output dropped 6.3 per cent last month, led by plunging production at auto factories that have entirely shut down. Overall, industrial production, which includes factories, utilities and mines, plummeted 5.4 per cent. The declines were the biggest since 1946 and far worse than what economists had expected. Production of autos and auto parts went into freefall, dropping 28 per cent. The lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed to combat COVID-19 have brought economic activity to a near-standstill. Output dropped 3.9 per cent at utilities and 2 per cent at mines as oil and gas drilling plunged, the Fed said. Factories were running at 70.2 per cent of capacity last month, down from 75.1 per cent in February and lowest since 2010 when the US economy was still recovering from the 2007-2009 Great Recession.

‘Unprecedented disruption’ to supply chain slams US port volumes - Freightwaves reports that the ports of Seattle, Tacoma, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Houston, Jacksonville and Charleston have all reported volume drops in March 2020. Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) Chief Executive Officer John Wolfe said during a press conference Wednesday he expects second-quarter volumes will be soft as the “unprecedented disruption” to the global supply chain continues and container shipping lines cancel more sailings. “Total container volumes in March were down approximately 21% as compared to March of 2019,” Wolfe said. “That brings our year-to-date first-quarter decline to 15.4%.” The NWSA, which operates the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, said it handled 264,133 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in March. Full imports in March declined 28.2%, while full exports decreased 8.6% year-over-year.

Coronavirus in the Caribbean: Container volumes plunge - Freightwaves reports that container volumes for Carribean destinations are down 30-50% - a main cause of which is the collapse in tourism. The tourism shutdown doesn’t just erase cargoes that would have gone to hotels and restaurants; it slashes islanders’ spending power. “All the people who worked in hotels and restaurants won’t be able to go to the supermarkets because they’ll have no money to spend,” Tom Paleinck Executive vice president of Caribbean Feeder Services (CFS), a neutral carrier that provides intraregional connections for mainline carriers said. “They’ll fall back on buying from local farmers. Imported corn flakes from the U.S. have suddenly become a luxury item.” Tourism is not the only headwind. Oil-producing nations in the Caribbean Basin such as Trinidad and Colombia — and those that hoped to be big players, such as Suriname and Guyana — are being hit hard by plunging crude prices. “Each island and each country have a different story,” Paelinck said. The ones with oil exposure “got a double whammy.” On a positive note, he sees one trade that’s not being affected: Caribbean Basin fruit and vegetable exports. “Fruits are still growing, people in the U.S. on lockdown are still eating fresh fruit, and I haven’t seen any coronavirus effect on this yet,” he said.

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Good news


I flagged a story yesterday of 99 year old Capt Tom Moore’s sponsored walk round his garden - he wanted to do 100 laps of the 25m walk before he hits 100 at the end of April. Good news, he finished with a guard of honour this morning live on BBC 1. His fundraising appeal continues to attract considerable attention and donations though; it’s currently at £12.3m.

Donations


Several asked if they can send me $/£/€ via Patreon (in some cases because I've saved them time or money, others for no reason at all). I don't need the cash (that's lovely though) but food bank charities are getting really hit hard with all this panic buying. Please consider giving whatever you'd have given me to a foodbank charity instead:
UK: https://www.trusselltrust.org/
France: https://www.banquealimentaire.org/
Germany: https://www.tafel.de/
Netherlands: https://www.voedselbankennederland.nl/steun-ons/steun-voedselbank-donatie/
Italy: https://www.bancoalimentare.it/it/node/1
Spain: https://www.fesbal.org/
Australia: https://www.foodbank.org.au/
Canada: https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
USA: https://www.feedingamerica.org/
Thanks in advance for any donations you give. If there's foodbank charities in your country and it's not listed above, please suggest it and I will include it going forward.
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Musical Criminology: A Comparative Analysis of Jihadist Nasheeds and Narco Corridos part 1

Jihadists have their nasheeds, and the Islamic State (IS) became popular for its nasheed compositions used in propaganda videos. Nasheed is an a cappella song praising the Prophet Muhammad and reciting Quranic verses glorifying jihad. Similarly, drug cartels have bands that compose and sing narco corridos, or “drug ballads,” based on Mexican folk music, which glorify cartel leaders as modern-day “Robin Hood” figures and announce executions of enemies. Both nasheeds and narco corridos have much in common: glorifying historical victories over enemies in wars and revolutions; using lyrics to warn their enemies about their invincibility and strength and bravery; calling out specific enemies as targets; and using their respective ideologies to justify their acts, behaviors, and beliefs. This study examines and comparatively analyzes the two musical genres in the context of terrorism and narco-terrorism, and how these musical traditions affect their respective followers, admirers, and devotees. The analysis also highlights how these musical genres popularize crime and violence, and desensitize audiences to the extreme brutality praised and glorified in their songs. There are some contextual distinctions that separate the two genres as well, and these entail part of the comparative analysis. The use of social media in both contexts is an essential tool to popularize nasheeds and narco corridos; they use YouTube videos, Twitter and Facebook, and other Internet resources to spread their music and messages. In particular, Western democracies provide freedom of expression, which further facilitates the proliferation of nasheeds and narco corridos. Specifically, the nasheeds are sung with religious references, verses, and lyrics, which endow them with greater allure and legitimacy in the eyes of the religious public. However, even some drug cartels and their leaders and followers embrace religious cult-like ideologies related to their narco-paradigms. They come complete with cults of personality attributed to specific drug lords and folkloric heroes from Mexican and Latin American history. An entire industry in entertainment, jewelry, amulets, shrines, icons, and spiritual “saints” and shaman-like figures flourishes in advancing what is called the “narco-culture.”
Moreover, law enforcement faces substantial hindrances to monitor and control online materials. How have governments responded to these social and religious musical media that glorify violent crimes? What are the implications of these for counterterrorism and counternarcotics strategies, bearing in mind that drug cartels often resort to narco-terrorism in much of the same ways as religious terrorist organizations operate, and, in fact, in many cases, the narco-terrorists are even more brutal and heinous in their tactics, shock value, and impacts. Yet, each type of terrorist—religious and narco-terrorists—still secures a loyal following. Their audiovisual tools for glorifying their respective causes, leaders, ideologies, and roles in society have made them extremely popular, especially among the youth. Each type of terrorist claims to fight against corrupt political elites and to stand for and support the masses, especially the poor, disenfranchised, and oppressed in society. In their propaganda, they use words like “oppression,” “persecution,” the “corrupt officials,” and the like, and they present themselves as the heroic warriors rising from among the masses to fight against oppression and injustice, but never mind the drug production, drug and human trafficking, and senseless violence that they perpetrate. And, in the case of ISIS and al-Qaeda, their violent repression and brutality against anyone who fails to accept their creed, leadership, and way of life are clearly paradoxical to their claims of serving as fighters against oppression and injustice. Thus, we see that both narco corridos and nasheeds have much in common, while at the same time they are contextually different.
The fact that narco-terrorists and religious terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda use songs at all is rather surprising. For the world of narcos, traditional Mexican and other Latino folk music and songs in Spanish provide an historical backdrop for their narco corridos. However, in more contemporary times, narco-corrido singers and composers have been increasingly inspired by American hip-hop and rap music and what has evolved into the “gangster-rap,” or “gangsta rap” genre. This is easily correlated to drug cartels and dealers, because many gangs engage in the buying, processing, and selling of illegal drugs, mostly in urban streets, but now the target market is also expanding into the more suburban and rural areas of the United States.
Groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda present nasheeds without music, hence a nasheed is a religious hymn sung a cappella, mainly in Arabic. According to their extremist interpretations of Islam, instrumental music and female voices are not allowed. Therefore, only male voices are heard in nasheeds, which are sung and chanted without any instrumental accompaniment, especially when it comes to jihadist nasheeds. This is conducive to the traditional oral traditions of poetry and storytelling in Arab culture and history.
In order to understand the modern usage of nasheeds and narco-corridos, one must first understand each genre’s history, concepts, and cultural contexts. Then, it is imperative to analyze each genre’s messaging, propensity for glorifying grotesque violence, and tools of dissemination. Finally, it is essential to assess the effectiveness of each genre’s lyrics, strategic use of propaganda, profiteering, and growth of the cult-like cultures and industries associated with them, which could not happen without their music increasing in popularity among the masses, despite their criminality.
Nasheeds: The Hymns of Jihad
In the Muslim world, the nasheed (plural, anasheed) is a song without musical instruments with lyrics that resemble hymns that praise God (Allah). The person who sings a nasheed is called a munshid. According to the Islamic Board website, in Islam “what is meant by Nasheed is a song that carries with it an Islamic belief, practice, etiquette, lesson, etc. They do take many forms. Some are just pure simple praises of Allah, some have very specific lessons related to Qur’anic passages, some are lessons of life stated in an Islamic manner; . . . a Nasheed should be voice only with no use of musical instruments.”1 Sometimes a simple percussion is used in the background to accompany the a cappella singing. Most nasheeds are sung in Arabic, but they are contextually known in comparable terminology in other languages, for example, as Islami nazam in Urdu.2
According to some music scholars, nasheeds evolved from seventh century Arabia, similar to Christian hymns or psalms, which were sung as “tributes to the spiritual life.”3 With the worldwide spread of Islam, “worshippers began using elements from their own musical traditions, including instruments, to sing their own songs of praise. This led to the growth of several new subgenres of Islamic music stretching across continents. Today’s youth have also incorporated the latest styles, such as hip-hop and pop music, to craft their own modern odes to Islam.”4 In his article, “Music of the Arab World,” Saeed Saeed explains the nasheed’s traditional contents, rules, evolution, and iterations:
Islamic music was originally defined by what it didn’t contain: no strings, brass, or wind instruments and no female vocals. The only instrument initially allowed was minimal percussion by an Arabic drum called the daf. This minimal form remains widely practiced in the Gulf and some other parts of the Arab world.
However, in places such as Turkey and Southeast Asia, several new styles of spiritual songs have developed. In Turkey, Sufi adherents incorporate music into worship. The most popular are services undertaken by Mevlevi Sufis, which include chanting and the famous whirling dervishes.
In Pakistan and Southeast Asia, the most recognized form of devotional music is qawwali. Performed by up to nine men, a qawwali group would often use instruments such as the harmonium (a type of keyboard) and percussion instruments including a tabla and dholak. The songs often run from 15 to 30 minutes and include instrumental preludes, repeated refrains and vocal improvisation. In recent times, nasheed artists from the Gulf have found innovative ways to overcome the no-instrument rule.
Albums by Sharjah’s Ahmed Bukhatir and Kuwait’s Mishary Rashid Al Afasy use studio trickery and manipulate backing vocals to sound like a synth piano or string section. In the West, groups such as America’s Native Deen and Australia’s The Brothahood use hip-hop music to get their spiritual message across to a new generation of young Muslims. The nasheeds in English by South Africa’s Zain Bhikha secured him a large following in Europe and the Middle East.5
Global jihadists have composed their own brand of hymns derived from this tradition of nasheeds, and they have been using the nasheed genre in their propaganda videos, audio recordings, and recruitment tactics. These chants “are now the soundtrack of jihad.”6 In his Euronews article, Thomas Seymat says that, “Nasheeds were not always so significant in the jihadi culture, their rise has been only recent. ‘There was an increase of songs after the outbreak of the Arab Spring and the diversification of the jihadi scene which was no longer represented by al-Qaeda alone’,” quoting Behnam T. Said, a doctoral candidate at the University of Jena; “’But an even stronger increase of new nasheeds could be observed during the last years within the context of the war in Syria and Iraq’.”7
Two scholars have focused on jihadi nasheeds: Behnam Said, whose 2012 journal article in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism explains how nasheeds constitute a significant “Contribution to the Study of Jihadist Culture.” Also, Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi has been translating jihadi nasheeds from Arabic to English for many years and has posted his work on his website.8 Behnam Said makes a startling discovery in his article, stating that the songs represent an inspiration for many modern jihadists, for instance Anwar al-Awlaqi, whom the United States killed in an airstrike in Yemen in September 2011, made an “interesting statement [in] his pamphlet ‘44 Ways to Support Jihad’,” saying:
In the time of Rasulullah (i.e., The Prophet Muhammad) he had poets who would use their poetry to inspire the Muslims and demoralize the disbelievers. Today Nasheed can play that role. A good Nasheed can spread so widely it can reach to an audience that you could not reach through a lecture or a book. Nasheeds are especially inspiring to the youth, who are the foundation of Jihad in every age and time. Nasheeds are an important element in creating a ‘Jihad culture.’ Nasheeds are abundant in Arabic but scarce in English. Hence it is important for talented poets and talented singers to take up this responsibility. The nasheeds can cover topics such as: Martyrdom, Jihad is our only solution, support of the present-day leaders of Jihad (to connect the youth to them), the situation of the Ummah (global Muslim community) the responsibility of the youth, the victory of Islam and defending the religion. The nasheeds should focus on Justice rather than peace and strength rather than weakness. The nasheeds should be strong and uplifting and not apologetic and feminine.9
Hence, we see that jihadists have used nasheeds strategically in a concerted effort to spread their propaganda, legitimize their ideologies in the façade of religion, and popularize their genre to gain recruits and loyal followers. Nasheeds are “used by different Islamic groups who are engaged in battle, Sunni or Shia. But many new songs are produced by one of the most powerful actors on the battlefield: the Islamic State”10 (IS, also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS; and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL). During the peak of the IS’s power and ubiquitous presence on the Internet, especially Twitter, newly composed nasheeds would be announced with great fanfare. The IS has produced Hollywood-quality propaganda videos that play nasheeds in the background, sometimes providing the lyrics in subtexts on the screen. In addition, al-Qaeda has used nasheeds for its own propaganda purposes as well.
According to Behnam Said, “There are more nasheeds, which are not subsumed under one special category due to the reasons that they are less common in jihadi publications than other ones. These nasheeds are related to Palestine, prisoners, or current political situations.”11 He goes on, providing an example for a Palestine nasheed:
‘Sahm al-Ams’ (The arrow of yesterday) . . . by Abu Ali. This song has been used by Al Qaeda in its video ‘al-Quds lan tuhawwada’ (Jerusalem will not be judaized) from 19 July 2010 as well as in the ‘Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghrib’ (AQIM) film ‘Adkhulu al-bab aleihim’ (Enter through the door against them), which was released in July 2011. The song’s text is about the loss of Jerusalem and Palestine and the loss of dignity, which can be restored only by means of fighting for the land. The text itself is not militant but is apparently attractive for the militant scene as we can conclude from the fact that core Al Qaeda and its branches used this song for their videos.12
In addition to finding Jihadi nasheeds in propaganda videos, you can also hear them on the Internet, and prior to the technology of today, there was “already a distribution [before the Internet] via song books, cassettes and videos but the Internet worked as a catalyst.”13 The Internet also provides forums containing audios (sautiyat) and sections for discussions “about the permissibility of nasheeds, [and] they are asking for specific songs they come across in videos, etc.”14 Seymat reports in Euronews:
​In a few clicks, euronews found similar forums, web portals and even a subreddit, that host hundreds of MP3s of nasheeds, available to stream or download.
On YouTube, a search for “nasheed” returns 1.3 million results (and more than 80,400 for ‘jihad nasheed’), large parts of which use military imagery and claim geographical origins from Chechnya to Bosnia.
Militant Islamist groups have no qualms using Western inventions like the Internet to circulate their hymns: ‘Jihadists are very pragmatic,’ [Behnam Said] tells euronews. ‘You will find that skepticism more amongst purist Salafis, like Nasir al-Din al-Albani and many Wahhabi scholars from Saudi Arabia.’
Peter Neumann, a professor of Security Studies at the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, sees irony in the situation. ‘There has never been an objection to using Western technology, for example, as long as its use is for a religiously permitted purpose,’ Neumann explained during an interview on NPR.
‘That’s always been the sort of irony and contradiction of this movement – that they are essentially trying to establish states that are following medieval rules, but they are taking advantage of the Internet’ and other cutting-edge technologies, according to Neumann, who is the director of The International Center for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR).15
Nasheeds have been attached to jihadi videos, which often contain graphic, grotesque, and morbid imagery from battlefields, terrorist attacks, and executions that include beheadings. Sometimes nasheed music attributed to particular Jjihadi videos are banned “from video-hosting platforms, but in most cases not because of the nasheeds but because of the footage.”16 “But you can still access nasheed videos on internet platforms quite easily. The songs have spread so far and there are so many that it is not possible to control their spread via internet. Also, in many cases you need experts telling you whether the song is a radical one or not and why it should be banned or not. So this is a quite complex task.”17 Jihadi nasheeds convey a range of messaging, some specific, and some more ambiguous. Often, the “pictures or footage which illustrate the videos leave no doubt of its support for violent jihadist groups, at times the symbols used, such as lions, or scimitars, are ambiguous. Other propaganda videos do not contain violence but are posted by accounts claiming to be linked to ISIL.”18
The IS “has used nasheeds to spread its message since its founding, disseminating battle hymns online through its own media unit and other affiliated propaganda outlets.”19 Most IS nasheeds “are in Arabic, but the language of delivery can be as diverse as the foreign fighters who have joined its ranks.”20 In 2017, the IS released a new nasheed, entitled, “Dawlati Baqia,” or “My State Is Remaining,” which was “professionally recorded and has an Auto Tune quality to it.”21 The song begins:
My state is remaining, firing at the enemy.
Its soldiers shout that it is remaining.
Its path will not be eliminated; its light seeks to expand.
Like other ISIS nasheeds, this one was disseminated across the Internet, on encrypted messaging applications, and likely on the organization’s radio station—still broadcasting in areas under its control. The verses are a defiant reply to those who believe IS’s battlefield setbacks signal the group‘s demise.22
Law enforcement finds it difficult to monitor and police Internet content. However, YouTube, which is owned by Google, “has ‘clear policies prohibiting content intended to incite violence, and [we] remove videos violating these policies when flagged by our users. We also terminate any account registered by a member of a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization and used in an official capacity to further its interests,’ a YouTube spokesperson told Euronews. ‘We allow videos posted with a clear news or documentary purpose to remain on YouTube, applying warnings and age-restrictions as appropriate’.”23 Furthermore, YouTube has “given a number of government agencies ‘trusted’ flagger status to prioritize their reporting of dangerous or illegal material.”24 However, that might not suffice, since the Internet is global and the sheer capacity and capability to police it around the clock for each platform is impossible. Moreover, as Seymat indicates, “For video-hosting platform YouTube, it is a case of finding the right balance between freedom of expression and removing violent videos.”25
From the 1970s until the present, nasheeds have evolved in three contexts and purposes: (1) the “Islamic Resurgence” period as a means to counter cultural changes in Muslim societies and against various governments; (2) the anti-occupation context and causes, such as Hamas’s nasheeds against Israeli occupation, and militant groups fighting against Western forces in Iraq and Afghanistan—the precursor to this has been the much glorified jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan; and (3) the “singing” or chanting of nasheeds as battle hymns, which include mourning for special martyrs and praising hymns that invoke jihadist and ideological leaders like Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Sayyid Qutb, and Samir Salih Abdallah al-Suwailam (aka “Saif al-Islam Khattab”), a highly-respected foreign commander in the Chechnya War (1994–1996).26
According to Behnam Said, the prominence of nasheeds grew in modern history based on the preaching of Sayyid Qutb, an Egyptian author, educator, Islamic theorist, poet, and a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in the 1950s and 1960s, which means that the MB embraced nasheeds, within certain parameters, to invoke Qutb and praise him and his “martyrdom.”27 This phenomenon has mainly targeted internal changes within Muslim societies to repel secular Western cultures and ideas because they threaten Islamic principles and ways of life, as the MB interprets them. In general, most Salafists and Wahhabis do not find nasheeds incompatible with Islam, as long as musical instruments are not used. Salafism and Wahhabism are ultra-orthodox ideologies that usually inspire global jihadists and jihadist movements. Therefore, they use nasheeds to promote Islamism and Islamic principles and teachings and as morale boosters on the battlefield. The IS, which claims to follow Wahhabism, in particular, has popularized nasheeds in their videos and audios, and their videos frequently have extremely violent and graphic images.
The global jihadist movements use nasheeds strategically to connect “between the global jihadist scene to which [nasheeds] are helpful in creating a common narrative and building up a collective historical mind.”28 Jihadist nasheeds pose significant problems for counterterrorism—specifically countering terrorist ideologies—because they are “very widespread throughout the Internet, so that not only adherents of the jihadist movements but also their sympathizers can get in touch with this material easily, because you will find many hard-core nasheeds not exclusively on jihadist websites but also on sites that claim to provide ‘Islamic nasheeds’.”29 Scholar Behnam Said warns that, “by those websites people can come in touch with this material, which can, in combination with other factors, radicalize individuals on a rational and emotional level.”30 Hence, the lines are increasingly blurred between the legal dissemination of nasheeds that are used in peaceful worship and those promoting violent extremism and jihadism.
Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi translates IS documents and nasheeds for counterterrorism purposes. He provided the English translation from Arabic for an IS nasheed in November 2017 intended to boost morale following the loss of territories of the Caliphate, as mentioned above. According to Al-Tamimi,
The Islamic State’s Ajnad Media, which produces nasheeds in Arabic, has released a new production entitled Dawlati la tuqharu ("My state will not be vanquished"). As with the other nasheeds produced in recent months by Ajnad Media, this nasheed follows the same theme of the endurance of the Islamic State despite the loss of its core territories in Iraq and Syria. Below is my translation of it:
Cry the takbir [Allahu Akbar] and rejoice: my state will not be vanquished.
My state, for we have continued supporting it.
My state’s edifice is built from our blood.
My state’s banners proudly fly in Excellence.
On the day of the tumult, our soldiers’ horse does not slacken.
Their determination does not bend, their spear is not broken.
What noble men they are! For loftiness they have embarked.
In their efforts, our soldiers have bewildered mere men.
Oh our enemies, come forth, mobilize and issue the summoning call.
Gather your soldiers, in hellfire they will be burnt.
You will either be killed or taken prisoner.
Our swords have not ceased to drip with your blood.31
Thus, we see that nasheeds remain as paramount strategic tools for the global jihadist movement that includes al-Qaeda, the IS, and a host of other militant groups and cells. The nasheeds have penetrated the spirit and psyche of thousands, if not millions, of admirers and sympathizers who have taken the nasheed as bait. Counterterrorism efforts must consider tackling nasheeds without violating freedoms and rights and without offending religious sensitivities. These are not only challenging goals and aspirations, but given the nasheeds’ religious legacy, legitimacy, and history, they might be nearly impossible to achieve, especially since the Internet provides the ultimate platform for global reach and individual exposure to the “Islamic hymns.”
Similarly, drug cartels have been using narco ballads called narco corridos to promote narco culture, beliefs, messages, and paradigms. The next section examines narco corridos and their impact on what can be described as “adoring fans,” despite the narco stigma of criminality and reputation for excessive violence.
Narco Corridos: The Drug Ballads of Narco-Culture and Narco-Terrorism
In 2013, Netflix aired a shocking documentary entitled Narco Cultura, or “Narco Culture.” The film depicts the contrasting circumstances of drug cartels, or narcos, and a law enforcement forensics team (SEMEFO, a crime scene investigation service) in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, which is located at a mere stone’s throw to the border town of El Paso, Texas. The film provides homicide statistics, stating that in 2007 Juárez suffered 320 murders; in 2008, 1,623 murders; in 2009, 2,754 murders, and in 2010, 3,622 murders; whereas, El Paso, Texas had less than eight murders per year.
The film opens with scenes and narrations about pistols, AK-47 and R15 machine guns, 9 mm handguns, beheaded and dismembered bodies, and, the narrator points out that, “sometimes the heads have messages” attached to them. These are the crimes of the narco cells in Juárez, and obviously, by looking at the statistics for homicides, these terrorists have increased their presence and bloody operations in the city. The local civilians suffer terribly from the narco gangs’ extortion, bullying, kidnappings, and grotesque violence. The locals yearn for peace, security, and stability, and some desire to cross the border to safer ground in El Paso. The film also profiles Edgar Quintero, a popular narco corrido singer who is married and has two small children.32 Quintero breaks into song on camera:
I was walking in peace around Guadalajara
The damn government started a battle
With an AK-47 but no bulletproof vest,
I cruised in my white truck
I hit one, my rifle never fails
With a good eye and a good pulse, my school fights back33
Edgar Quintero then talks on the phone with “El Ghost,” his narco benefactor. Quintero asks his employer what he wants in the next song. He gets paid a bundle of US dollars. He informs the viewers that he was approached in prison to be in a band called Buknas de Culiacan. In another scene, Quintero’s wife says on camera, “I like narco-corridos. People like hip-hop . . . There’s nothing better than narco-corridos, you know.”34
If you go to “Narco-Corridos” in Amazon.com, you will see the following:
Audio CD (2001)
Editorial Review
The corrido, or ballad, is one of Mexico’s oldest and most respected song styles, and also one of its most contemporary and controversial. The classic corridos are Mexico’s equivalent of the Spanish romances, the British broadside ballads, and the cowboy songs of the old West. Today, the form has been reborn as one of the most popular musics in Mexico and the U.S., but most of the corrido protagonists now are drug traffickers, and in Los Angeles or the border towns these narcocorridos are regarded by many people as a sort of Mexican equivalent of gangsta rap. While narco songs dominate the field, groups like Los Tigres del Norte also use corridos to tell eloquent stories of immigrant life, and to deal with the twists and turns of contemporary politics.
This album, designed to accompany the book ‘Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas’ (Rayo/HarperCollins) is the first to survey the modern corrido boom. It focuses on the work of the genre’s defining band, Los Tigres del Norte, with examples of other styles and artists showing the breadth and variety of the current scene. Like the book, it gives particular attention to the great corridistas, the writers who have made this medievaly-rooted form into one of the most exciting and relevant musics of our time. It has full notes on all the songs and artists by author Elijah Wald, in both English and Spanish.
This music is far more popular than most English-speakers can imagine. In the year 2000, Mexican regional music accounted for over half of all Latin and Spanish-language record sales in the United States—selling almost four times as many records as all the ‘tropical’ styles (salsa, merengue, cumbia) put together. It is hard to say what proportion of those records are corridos, but one of the five top stations in Los Angeles is playing corridos and narcocorridos virtually all day long, and corrido stars appear regularly on the Billboard Latin charts.35 [emphasis added]
In the aforementioned documentary, viewers see extremely disturbing scenes, including Quintero riding a bicycle with his child in tow, singing, “We’re bloodthirsty, crazy, and we like to kill,” and then he turns to his child and says, “Sing it!” The scene brings home the fact that narcos often use children to kill; some are as young as 14 and 15 years old.36 This is similar to the IS and various other militias and terrorist organizations, who increasingly see value in indoctrinating children and getting them to carry out their operations.
In his book Narco-Cults, Tony Kail describes the Mexican drug cartels as “a sophisticated breed of criminal enterprise,” adding that, “The growth of the cartel networks and their expansion throughout the world also produced extreme acts of violence in a campaign to spread drug distribution routes.”37 He cites the statistics that since 2006, “more than 60,000 people have been killed in cartel-related violence and more than 26,000 have gone missing”38 in Mexico. He adds,
Acts of violence, including public hangings, beheadings, and torture, have become trademarks of the cartel culture. Cartels publicly claim ownership of communities by flying ‘narco banners’ (narcomantas) or signs that display the cartel’s name and challenges to rivals in the area. Internet postings, including videos of beheadings and shootings, are used to intimidate communities and rivals. Bodies of victims are displayed as warnings to rivals and threats to local communities. There are increasing acts of violence toward innocent civilians as well as journalists covering the drug war. . . . Once small-time drug trafficking rings, many of these groups have evolved into international terrorist groups.39
Along with beheadings, hangings, and shootings, cartels are known for training recruits in disemboweling, filleting, boiling victims in vats (referred to as a “stew”), torturing, and flaying. Drug cartels have left rows of decapitated heads on public streets long before the IS began indulging in this grossly violent crime. Yet, despite these atrocities, narco corridos are extremely popular throughout Latin America and even in the United States.
Narco corridos–singing bands engage in concert tours in major US cities. Their concerts are packed with screaming audiences, who know all the lyrics by heart and sing along with the chorus. Often, the band members carry machine gun and bazooka props on stage while they sing and interact with the audience. The documentary shows a number of such scenes, one in which Buknas performs in El Paso, Texas, and gets the audience to sing along to these lyrics:
With an AK-47 and a bazooka on my shoulder
Cross my path and I’ll chop your head off
We’re bloodthirsty, crazy, and we like to kill
[The audience repeats]
We are the best at kidnapping; our gang always travels in a caravan, with bulletproof vests, ready to execute!
I’m number one, code name ‘M1’ . . . I’m backed up by El Chapo
My name is Manuel Torres Felix, sending greetings from Culiacan (Sinaloa)40
Performing in Los Angeles, lyrics by Los Twiins, Culiacan, who founded the Movimiento Alterado bands, include the following:
Sending reinforcements to decapitate
El Macho leads wearing a bulletproof vest
Bazooka in hand with experience
Wearing grenades, death is within
The girls take off their clothes
A private party like you can’t imagine! 41
On camera, one of the founders of Los Twiins says, “Hundreds of clubs play this kind of music in the United States;” people go to the clubs and “feel narco for that night. It’s an anti-system rebellion that makes a hero out of somebody that operates outside of the law.”42 Many people respect Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán—who is currently in a federal prison in the United States—because of his “Robin Hood”–like reputation for helping the poor in Sinaloa.43 People get drunk and take drugs at these concerts, and they get into fights. Young kids really like the corridos, and the bands that perform them, and they are practically giddy for singers starring in Mexican narco films.44 In one scene of Narco Cultura, a young schoolgirl interviewed on camera says in Spanish, “I would like to be the girlfriend of a Narco, because it’s a way of life, not anything bad. . . . Well, okay, it’s something bad, but it’s a way of life. It’s something that’s a culture for us.”45 Walmart, Target, and all the major chain stores sell music CDs of narco corridos. The music “is becoming more professional,” says Adolfo Valenzuela of Twiins Enterprises.46
The top-selling narco corrido singer is El Komander, whose logo is an AK-47. He aspires to enter Hollywood. In addition, Mexico has an entire film industry that caters to narco soap operas and action films, but many narco singers and actors want to make it big in the United States, particularly in Hollywood films. Narco corridos are enormously popular throughout the Western hemisphere, particularly in the United States, and the drug cartels even use them to taunt law enforcement personnel. For example, in Juárez you always hear narco corridos playing on police radio frequencies, signifying that there has been an execution.47 The documentary Narco Cultura points out that the, now defunct, website www.narco.com provided songwriters with ideas; it was loaded with extremely violent images, including real dead bodies.48 The website contained videos and audios, including videos of cartels interrogating rival cartel members, as well as executions, all taking place to narco corridos playing in the background. They also make direct threats to the Juárez forensics personnel, SEMEFO, a number of whom have already been killed.49
Narco culture encompasses more than just drug production and smuggling and excessive violence; it also incorporates religious and cult-like beliefs, including the deification of some saints and drug lords, diverse iconography, spiritual roles of shaman figures, tattoo symbols, secret hand codes, and some even practice animal sacrifices and voodoo-like rituals. At least two Mexican cartels, La Familia Michoacana and Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templars), base their ideologies on Christian beliefs, symbols, and rituals. According to Tony Kail, “approximately 83 percent of Mexico identifies itself as Catholic (U.S. Department of State). Various forms and denominations of Christianity are widely accepted and embraced among the Mexican population. Drug traffickers who appropriate Christian elements into their practices may find that potential recruits feel as if they can identify with the religious aspects of the group if they are predisposed to this culture.”50 Consequently, the convictions of the recruits are deeply entrenched, which are reinforced by fear tactics through excessive violence that the narcos utilize to deter operatives from disobeying orders, snitching on the drug lords, betraying the narcos, and/or withdrawing from cartel membership.
Mexico is locked in a drug war that appears unwinnable. The security forces and police have to hide their faces in public, or else they risk getting threats, or worse, from the narcos. Also, corruption and co-optation of government officials, the police, and a host of other figures and business people throughout the social spectrum pose significant challenges and obstacles to effective law enforcement efforts to rein in the narcos. Moreover, the drug gangs, leaders, and operatives who are in prison are capable of continuing their narco-related operations even behind bars. Therefore, if physical containment of the narcos is so difficult in the real world, one can only imagine how incredibly challenging control of their messaging in the virtual world/cyberspace becomes for law enforcement.
Furthermore, the drug cartels are meeting the high demands for consuming narcotics north of the border in the United States. The top drugs of choice over the last several years in the United States have been marijuana, methamphetamine (Meth), heroin, cocaine, and most recently fentanyl, which has emerged with the opioid abuse epidemic. The drug cartels in Mexico and Central and South America are very savvy in adjusting the drug supplies to meet the contemporary demand trends. Thus, it is important to note that if the demand for illicit drugs is so high and the volume of consumption and addictive traits only reinforce the needs for the supplies, then there remains very few ways and means—if any—to tackle the popularity of narco corridos and narco culture. In other words, the drug consumption culture, statistics, and demographics have skyrocketed in the United States. These trends provide immensely lucrative profits to the narcos, who then use the revenue to push and market the narco culture in the form of narco corridos and narco films. The narco world and its culture, messages, violence, and criminal behavior are proliferating not only in the real world but also in cyberspace, and until now, there is practically nothing that law enforcement can do about it—especially for long-term impacts against these variables and forces. In turn, the public seems to love narco corridos, the bands that sing them, and the drugs that the cartels produce and traffic particularly to consumers in the United States.
In many ways, the narco culture, organizational structures, methods of operations, ideologies and beliefs, use of narco corridos to popularize the culture, use of excessive violence, and taking advantage of cybertools bear striking similarities to the IS. In the same vein, both the narco corridos and culture and the IS also have distinct differences. The next section comparatively analyzes the similarities and differences between the narco culture/narcoterrorism and the IS. In particular, the comparative analysis focuses on the similarities and differences between narco corridos and jihadist nasheeds.
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The Limitless Girls

TLDR: avoid avoid avoid
Over the past year or so someone I have on social media has been posting about her ‘business’ as part of the limitless girls. It seems to be predominantly based in Melbourne, Australia. All the standard red flags for an MLM are present, including:
-offering a limited number of monthly spots to be ‘mentored’
-joining fee of $165 (since discounted to $55 due to corona)
-subtly peddling health products on social media
However, I’m unsure if it is actually an MLM and their website (www.thelimitlessgirls.com) is suspiciously lacking in specifics of what business is going on. There is a lot of talk about financial independence and working from home though.
I was wondering if anyone had more info. The organisation’s Instagram account is @thelimitlessgirls if that helps. It seems to be following a bunch of people who are potentially members.
Edit:
I did some more digging and found the following info.
The Limitless Girls are likely affiliated with an organisation known as Juice Plus (some members posted pictures of bonus checks with their logo on it). Juice Plus is a well known MLM according to this sub’s list and other online sources.
Juice Plus products are questionable and may not have actual health benefits. From its Wikipedia page:
“There is no good evidence that Juice Plus offers health benefits. Many marketing claims made about Juice Plus products are false or misleading.”
The Limitless Girls seem to derive revenue from three sources (that I’m aware of, at least): product sales, event admission fees (targeted mostly at people outside of the organisation, often focussed on female empowerment) and joining fees of course.
There is some kind of promotion system with ranks and bonuses, another indicator of an MLM.
Some members attended a large Network Marketing Plus conference. There has been discussion of Network Marketing Plus on this sub before; it is essentially a consulting service to ‘network marketers’ which is likely an alternative term for MLM.
Given this evidence, it is highly likely that The Limitless Girls is an MLM. I’ll see what I can do about adding it to our list. On a positive note, posts from this sub (including this one) are on the first page of Google when the term “The Limitless Girls” is searched. Hopefully this results in potential recruits taking a second look before joining.
Edit 2:
https://www.thelimitlessgirls.com/network-marketing
A buried page in their own site basically confirms that they are an MLM, with the standard excuses and justifications for what they’re doing. At the end they literally recommend that members listen to a podcast called MLM Nation.
Edit 3:
https://www.thelimitlessgirls.com/australia-1
(in case it was remotely unclear)
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The Anarchist Library - Authors

Work in progress. I'll finish this later.
Name Description Focus
325 Magazine Alternative media outlet for people who are accused or convicted of anti-capitalist, anti-state, anarchist and earth/animal liberation direct actions. DIY media, direct action
A. Morefus Writer for Green Anarchy, a magazine published by a collective located in Eugene, Oregon. The magazine's focus was on primitivism, post-left anarchy, radical environmentalism, African American struggles, indigenous resistance, earth and animal liberation, anti-capitalism and supporting political prisoners. Anti-Civ, Post-left
Abdullah Öcalan Kurdish leftist political theoretician, political prisoner and one of the founding members of the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Democratic Confederalism
Albert Camus French existentialist/absurdist philosopher. Camus is known for articulating the case for revolting against any kind of oppression, injustice, or whatever disrespects the human condition. He is cautious enough, however, to set the limits on the rebellion. Existentialism
Albert Libertad Individualist anarchist militant and writer from France who edited the influential anarchist publication L’Anarchie. L'Anarchie was against Anarcho-syndicalism and the traditional anarchism of Kropotkin or Bakunin, believing in the act of rebelling as individuals rather than the utopian egalitarian society most Anarcho-Syndicalists fight for. Individualist anarchism
Albert Meltzer British anarcho-communist activist and writer who fiercely opposed individualist strains within anarchism. Albert Meltzer was a contributor in the 1950s to the long-running anarchist paper Freedom) before leaving in 1965 to start his own venture. He was a co-founder of the anarchist newspaper Black Flag), and involved in the founding of the Anarchist Black Cross. He joined the anarcho-syndicalist Direct Action Movement in the early 80s, and its successor organisation, the Solidarity Federation, until his death. Anarcho-communism, Anarcho-syndicalism
Alexander Berkman Lifelong friend of anarchist Emma Goldman. In 1892, undertaking an act of propaganda of the deed, Berkman made an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate businessman Henry Clay Frick, for which he served 14 years in prison. His experience in prison was the basis of his first book, Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist. Initially supportive of the Bolshevik revolution, Berkman and Goldman soon became disillusioned, voicing their opposition to the Soviets' use of terror after seizing power and their repression of fellow revolutionaries. They left the Soviet Union in late 1921, and in 1925 Berkman published a book about his experiences, The Bolshevik Myth. Anarcho-communism, Insurrectionary anarchism 
Alfredo Cospito Imprisoned. Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito were arrested on September 14 2012 and accused of being the perpetrators of Ansaldo Nucleare manager Roberto Adinolfi’s wounding, an action which occurred on May 7 2012 in Genoa and claimed by the Olga FAI/FRI nucleus in the following days. -
Alfredo M. Bonanno A main theorist of contemporary insurrectionary anarchism who wrote essays such as Armed Joy, The Anarchist Tension and others. He has been involved in the anarchist movement for over four decades. Insurrectionary anarchism
Allan Antliff Founding member of the Toronto Anarchist Free School (now Anarchist U), and art editor for the interdisciplinary journals Anarchist Studies. Art, history
Anarchist Federation AF - An anarchist-communist organisation in Britain affiliated to the International of Anarchist Federations which publishes the magazine Organise! Anarcho-communism
André Lorulot Individualist anarchist from France, co-founded the newspapers L'Anarchie and La Calotte Individualist anarchism, religion
Andrew Flood Irish Platformist and member of the Workers Solidarity Movement. Flood created the Anarchist Writers archive/blog (http://anarchism.pageabode.com/) Anarcho-communism, platformism
Anton Pannekoek Dutch philosopher, Marxist theorist, and socialist revolutionary. He was one of the main theorists of council communism, and a sharp critic of anarchism, social democracy, Lenin and Leninism. Council communism
Apio Ludd Pseudonym for a contemporary anarchist editor and writer, also known as Wolfi Landstreicher and Feral Faun. He edited the anarchist publication Willful Disobedience, which was published from 1996 until 2005. Egoist anarchism, insurrectionary anarchism
Aragorn! Aragorn! founded the anarchist news outlet anarchistnews.org, one aspect of the larger platform anarchyplanet.org. Aragorn! was probably best known as the publisher of Little Black Cart books, and as the person behind theanarchistlibrary.org Anarchy without roadmaps or adjectives, infrastructure
Aufheben UK-based libertarian communist journal founded in 1992. Notorious for Aufhebengate. Libertarian communism
Awareness League A Nigerian anarchist organisation active since the 1990s, estimated to have had several thousand members at one time in its history. Anarcho-syndicalism
Ba Jin Considered to be one of the most important and widely read Chinese writers of the 20th century. He translated many anarchist works into Chinese. During the Cultural Revolution, Ba Jin was heavily persecuted as a counter-revolutionary. His wife, Xiao Shan, died during the Revolution after being denied medical care. Chinese anarchism
baedan Anarchic queer nihilist journal. Explores questions of gender, queerness, domestication, civilization, and identity. Queer, nihilism, anti-civ, identity
Benjamin Tucker A 19th-century proponent of individualist anarchism. Tucker harshly opposed state socialism and was a supporter of what he termed anarchistic socialism as well as a follower of mutualism. He connected the classical economics of Adam Smith and the Ricardian socialists as well as that of Josiah Warren, Karl Marx and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon to socialism. Later in his life, Tucker converted to Max Stirner's egoism. Individualist anarchism, left-wing market anarchism, mutualism
Bernard Lazare French literary critic, political journalist, polemicist, and anarchist. He was also among the first Dreyfusards. In the spring of 1894 he published Anti-semitism, its History and Causes, an in-depth study and critique of the origins of antisemitism. Emancipation of Jews
Black Rose Anarchist Federation US-based federation, founded in 2014. anarcho-syndicalism, especifismo, platformism
Bob Black American author and anarchist. Black is best known for a 1985 essay, "The Abolition of Work". He later wrote lengthy critiques of Murray Bookchin and Noam Chomsky. Post-left, anti-work
Bobby Whittenberg-James Iraq veteran turned anarchist and activist. After becoming involved with the anti-war movement in 2008/2009, he soon became disenchanted with sign-holding, chanting, and marching behind police escorts. He ended up identifying as an anarchist and a revolutionary. Anti-war, post-left
Brian Morris Retired professor of anthropology, and anarchist. He has published books on the anthropology of religion, conceptions of the self, ecological humanism, and Kropotkin. Anthropology, social anarchism
Camillo Berneri Camillo Berneri was an Italian professor of philosophy, anarchist militant, propagandist and theorist. He had to leave Florence due to fascist persecution, and was later expelled from France as a "dangerous anarchist". Once the Spanish Civil War broke out, Berneri was among the first to rush to Catalonia. Berneri was assassinated by Stalinists. Anti-fascism, spanish revolution, war
Carla Bergman Community artist, writer and filmmaker from Vancouver. Joyful militancy, deschooling
Charles Fourier French philosopher, influential early socialist thinker and one of the founders of utopian socialism. His social views and proposals inspired a whole movement of intentional communities. Fourier's concern was to liberate every human individual, man, woman, and child, in two senses: education and the liberation of human passion. Kropotkin considered Fourier to be the founder of the libertarian branch of socialist thought. Libertarian socialism, women’s rights, education
Charlotte Wilson English Fabian and anarchist. Co-founded Freedom newspaper in 1886 with Peter Kropotkin, and edited, published, and largely financed it during its first decade. Anarcho-communism
Chekov Feeney Irish revolutionary anarchist writer living in Melbourne Australia. He has visited and written about many of the most unfortunate parts of the globe in an attempt to understand the hidden foundations of suffering on which our world order is built. Africa, anti-colonialism
Cindy Milstein Anarchist activist and educator who talks at various anarchist and socialist gatherings. She has been engaged in numerous collective projects aimed at creating autonomous spaces of resistance, reconstruction, and education, including the decentralized Institute for Anarchist Studies. Community organizing, infrastructure
CIRA-Nippon CIRA-Nippon was established in 1970 and modeled upon CIRA in Lausanne. The aims of CIRA-Nippon are to collect literature, documents, periodicals, bulletins and other materials on theoretical and practical aspects of anti-authoritarian, anti-state and libertarian movements; to arrange them and classify them; and eventually to open them to the public. CIRA-Nippon consists of members who agree to its purposes and activities and who each pay an annual membership fee. Archive, library
CNT The Confederación Nacional del Trabajo is a Spanish confederation of anarcho-syndicalist labour unions. During the Spanish Revolution of 1936, the collectivization of many sectors of the economy was primarily orchestrated by the rank-and-file members of the CNT and the Federación Anarquista Ibérica, with the two often abbreviated as CNT–FAI due to the affinity between the two organizations and the major role of the latter within the former in maintaining anarchist "purity." Libertarian communism
Colin Jenkins Colin Jenkins is founder, editor and Social Economics Department chair at the Hampton Institute. His academic work includes concentrations in Community & Government, African American Studies, and Political Economy, with focuses on Marxian and Anarchist analyses. Analysis, economics
Colin Ward Colin Ward was a British anarchist writer. In 1973 he published the introductory text “Anarchy In Action”, which differs considerably to others by concentrating on the possibility of an anarchism rooted in everyday experience, and not necessarily linked to industrial and political struggles. His ideas are heavily influenced by Peter Kropotkin and his concept of Mutual Aid. Praxis, mutual aid, housing and urban issues
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire Anarchist organization based in Greece, designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. Department of State. The organization first surfaced on 21 January 2008, with a wave of 11 firebombings against luxury car dealerships and banks in Athens and Thessaloniki. Monthly waves of arson have been followed by proclamations expressing solidarity with arrested anarchists in Greece and elsewhere. Urban guerilla tactics
CrimethInc Decentralized anarchist collective which emerged in the mid-1990s, initially as the hardcore zine Inside Front. Its main goal is to inspire people to take more active control of their own lives, becoming producers of culture and history instead of passive consumers. Among their best-known publications are the book Days of War, Nights of Love, and the pamphlets To Change Everything and Fighting For Our Lives. Zines, posters, essays, critique
Curious George Brigade An anarchist collective based in Queens, New York. It is a part of the larger CrimethInc. network. The CGB produced the book Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs, a meditation on anarchism which displays tendencies of post-left anarchy. Post-left, insurrectionary anarchism
Daniel Guérin Daniel Guérin was a French anarcho-communist author, best known for his work Anarchism: From Theory to Practice, as well as his collection No Gods No Masters: An Anthology of Anarchism in which he collected writings on the idea and movement it inspired, from the first writings of Max Stirner in the mid-19th century through the first half of the 20th century. His revolutionary defense of free love and homosexuality influenced the development of queer anarchism. Anarcho-communism, anarcho-syndicalism
David Graeber American anthropologist, anarchist activist and author known for his Debt: The First 5000 Years (2011), The Utopia of Rules (2015) and Bullshit Jobs: A Theory (2018). He is a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics. Anthropology, culture
David Van Deusen Co-founder of the Green Mountain Anarchist Collective (GMAC) in Vermont, which was politically active between the years 2000 and 2009. Anti-war movement, black bloc tactics
David Watson Longtime Fifth Estate writer and editorial collective member. Ecology, anti-civ
David Wieck During WWII, David Thoreau Wieck spent 34 months in prison as a war resister and was involved there in protests against racial segregation. After his release, he became involved with the anarchist paper, Why?, later renamed Resistance, which he wrote for and edited during the 1950s.  
Deric Shannon Contemporary anarchist currently living in Connecticut, co-editor of The Accumulation of Freedom: Anarchist Writings on Economics (AK Press 2012), Political Sociology: Oppression, Resistance, and the State (2010), and Contemporary Anarchist Studies (2009). Sociology, Economics, Food Not Bombs
Derrick Jensen American author, ecophilosopher, radical environmentalist, and anti-civ advocate. Co-founder of DGR. Anti-civ
Diego Abad de Santillán Anarcho-syndicalist, economist, author, and a leading figure in the Spanish and Argentine anarchist movements. Anarcho-syndicalism, economics
Don LaCoss Don was a contributing editor for The Fifth Estate and an active member of the Chicago Surrealist Group. Surrealism, history
Do or Die Do or Die was an occasional journal published in the UK from 1992-2003, crammed with reports and analysis from the world-wide ecological frontlines. Eco-activism
dot matrix US-based post-left anarchist, with writings published in “Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed” Post-left, post-civ
 
 
 
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I unknowingly attended an MLM seminar focused on affiliate commissions, and now I’m trying to look for the name of the Australian company. Does this ring a bell?

Two years ago, I quit my last full time job. During my newfound unemployment, my mom found an ad for a “work from home business” seminar so she encouraged me to go there.
When I went there, there were testimonials of people who found success with the seminars, etc. You know, the whole rise to the upper middle part of success... and when the seminar started, the speakers were very energetic not in a Bill Gates or Steve Jobs sense when they present their innovations. It was more like they were Zumba instructors in terms of enthusiasm.
Anyway, moving on. The presentations started well, like they focused on entrepreneurship tips, business lessons summarized for the seminar, etc. (23 year old me dozed off a bit because I was a graphic designer for an ad agency.) But what really set me off was a few things:
• It was work from home, but they were presenting a team of different people in the same polo shirt with the networking company’s logo. So I thought... was this a corporate system? Because my first job was a corporate system and I quit after four months. The work from home idea they were trying to tell us contrasted with their uniform “team building” montage that was supposed to be a “travel incentive”.
• There were rankings. Like if you’re doing well enough, you’d be silver, gold, etc. I forgot the exact name of the rankings though. Then again, MLMs have these ranks so my unaware self knew something was up but I couldn’t point out.
• You have to make cold emails and do affiliate marketing. Now I used to blog a lot and I’ve heard of affiliate marketing, but they didn’t explain what the website we were going to link to was... that was until the end, which is the company of course. It wasn’t something like a budget Amazon or E-bay, it was just an MLM that had no purpose other than to email people and annoy them I think.
• Then they mentioned a sign up fee of around $500 or something like that. That was the red flag. College recruitment simulation interviews taught me that payment is a HUGE sign that the job is a scam. I wanted to get out when they mentioned this because I had no money and I expected a freelancer workshop, not some e-mail marketing.
BONUSES that prove this company has cringe qualities MLMs possess:
• Right now, I‘m looking at my notes from back then since I used my small Moleskine for drawing concepts on the go, which I still use until today. One of the notes was the overused Warren Buffet quote: “The best investment you can make is yourself.” (Just yesterday I’ve seen around 4 Facebook profiles of MLM recruits with this quote...)
• The obsession with money. It was all “how to generate $500, $10,000, $20,000...” without explaining the purpose or selling point of the business. It was all about the numbers and if you’ll join in their “tribe”.
While they mentioned they don’t sell any product whatsoever, they tell people to ask the “members” to go sign up for around $500 so they can “start their business” as e-mail marketers or some shit. I felt a little guilty to go out, since these people weren’t even done at 9 PM which was their said time on social media or so. I told my mom this experience, and she was annoyed at first since I didn’t take it (my brother is a PWD so finances have to be consistent) but explained to her that a sign up fee was required and it sounded like a scam. Two years later, I remembered this story upon reading MLM seminar horror stories, and the rest is history.
I don’t remember the name, but I’m trying to find out which one it is. All I know are the following:
• The event was on August 11, 2017 at Marriott Hotel Manila (my notes had the date at that time) • The affiliate MLM is based from Australia • Company name either starts with an A, E or L. Most likely a vowel, but I’m not really sure • Company is based on affiliate links but has a sign up starter fee.
TL;DR: I attended an MLM seminar that was disguised as a freelancer / digital nomad workshop. There were no physical products, but there were ranks and travel incentives—and the red flag of the $500 signup fee led me to believe there was something off with this group. (And I was right.) As I remember this, I’m trying to look for the name of this Australian company so I can do more research on it.
Any information would be appreciated, thank you antimlm!
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It is time to talk about Christchurch's racist past, and present

https://thespinoff.co.nz/atea/18-06-2019/it-is-time-to-talk-about-christchurchs-racist-past-and-present/
" Cantabrians have shown great compassion and generosity to Muslim and migrant communities following the terrorist attacks. But properly healing the wounds of March 15 also requires facing up to the city’s racist history, writes Dr Rawiri Taonui
Content warning: this post includes offensive images and descriptions of violence and racist language.
Following the terrorist attacks in Christchurch three months ago, Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the shooter was an outsider who had imported “hatred” and “extremism” into a city that was neither white supremist nor Islamophobic. It is certainly true that the accused gunman was born and raised in Australia, and that his New Zealand base had been Dunedin. It is true, too, that the tragedy inspired an overwhelming display of compassion and generosity from the wider Christchurch community toward Muslim and migrant communities. But none of that should blind us to another truth: the seam of racism that runs through the city’s history.
On Friday, outside the High Court in Christchurch, where the accused in the mosque murders had earlier pleaded not guilty, a man was reported to be expressing Nazi views in the direction of survivors of the attacks. It would be comforting to think this was an aberration in Christchurch’s story. It is no such thing.
The city’s violent, white supremacist past needs to be addressed in order to heal from the wounds of March 15.

My life in Christchurch

Christchurch is a great city. I lived there for 10 years. During the aftermath of the main earthquake, people helped each other. Neighbours dug liquefaction out of each other’s yards. My family ran a relief effort in the eastern suburbs.
On my first day as a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury a neighbour rang to report that “a large Māori man has just come out of one of your houses on Ilam Road.” Without checking the rental list, security stormed our house. On the second day, someone at the Recreation Centre refused to believe I was staff. I complained and received a verbal apology that this had never happened before. Months later, a long-serving Māori colleague asked me “Guess what happened to me at the Recreation Centre?” I guessed correctly. On our third day in Christchurch, a skinhead approached my wife in a supermarket saying: “You look pretty, pity you aren’t white.” Her reply: “Pity I’m not desperate.”
And on it went. Constantly being asked what I was studying, and replying “I am the new Senior Lecturer.” An anonymous hate note in the internal work mail; the hand writing later matched to a retired Pākehā colleague. A college funding committee requesting only my CV from a research team. My daughter called a ‘nigger’ at a football game.
In many ways, Christchurch is no different than anywhere else in New Zealand. We’ve experienced racism in Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North and elsewhere; but much more of it in Christchurch. I lost count of the people who asked if ‘Doctor’ was my first name.

White racism against Māori

Contemporary white racism has origins in the slave trade and colonisation during which European countries applied a pseudo-scientific hierarchy of races, from white to brown to yellow to black, to justify the exploitation of labour and extraction of natural resources from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.
Māori bore the brunt of colonial racism in New Zealand. When forced selling and confiscation of impacted Māori populations, Member of Parliament Robert Bruce declared ‘we could not devise a more ingenious method of destroying the whole of the Māori race than by these land courts … a great number die’.
Racism expressed itself in violence. The Kai Iwi Colonial Calvary sabred and shot naked Māori boys at Handleys Woolshed. There were summary executions in the Urewera Forest, bounties for Māori heads in the Taranaki and pacifist Parihaka was sacked.
With suppression of culture and language added to war and land loss, Māori entered an intergenerational cycle of poverty, poor housing, differential rates of arrest, conviction and imprisonment, unequal health care and poor pass rates in education.
Conversely, the economic, political and cultural benefits that accrued from this racism established a ‘white privilege’ in ‘power, advantage and patterns of thinking’, one most often less understood by those it benefits.

White racism against other communities

During the 19th and early 20th centuries racism reached into fledgling Chinese and Indian communities. Edward Terry shot and killed Joe Kum Yung to highlight the ‘danger of the yellow peril’. Prime Minister William Massey said New Zealand should remain a ‘pure Anglo-Saxon … white man’s country’. Chinese and Indians were denied citizenship until 1952.
Supported by 160 of 200 local government bodies, Pukekohe threaded three anti-non-white strands together excluding Māori, Chinese and Indians from barbers’ shops and private bars and segregated seating in the cinema and public pool.
Racism haunted the Jewish community. The 1930s New Zealand Social Credit Party and later League of Rights drew on the anti-Semitism of fascist Nazi Germany. In the 1970s, Pacific peoples were targeted through Dawn Raids searching for ‘overstayers’. Changes to New Zealand’s immigration policy in the mid-80s saw a renewed targeting of Asians and more recently the Muslim community.
CHINESE, INDIAN AND MĀORI LABOURERS IN PUKEKOHE’S MARKET GARDENS IN THE 1960S. THESE GROUPS WERE EXCLUDED FROM BARBER SHOPS AND PUBS, AND MADE TO SIT IN A DESIGNATED AREA IN THE LOCAL CINEMA. IMAGE: ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY

White racism in Christchurch

Racism varies by demographic mix, is higher in European dominated areas, follows international trends, intensifies during hardship and grows in response to real and imagined threats.
The 1970s New Zealand economic downturn, rising unemployment, and 1980s/1990s Roger and Ruthanomics restructuring, which disproportionately impacted low socio-economic Māori and Pacific communities, also differentially impacted predominantly white working class communities in the European dominated South Island.
Add a strengthening women’s movement, the Māori Renaissance, changes to New Zealand immigration laws and the emergence of alt-right online opportunities for young white males burdened with the inadequacy of not advantaging from white privilege and Christchurch had the perfect mix for the rise of white-supremacist racism.
From the late 1960s onwards, more street level white racist groups emerged in Christchurch than elsewhere in New Zealand. Some were local. Others such as the Harris Gang branched out with offshoots like the Road Knights and Bandekreig Skinheads. The Skinhead Bastards and the Fourth Reich formed in Christchurch’s Paparua Prison.
Most adopted Nazi ideology and regalia. Some affiliated overseas. The New Zealand National Front followed the anti-immigrant British National Front, another became a chapter of the British based Blood and Honour, the Southern Hammerskins joined the American centred Hammerskins Nation. Umbrella organisations formed uniting multiple groups. The Skinhead Bastards, the New Zealand Hammerskins and other groups joined the National Front forming the National Front Skinheads.
Violence followed. Harris gang member Neil Swain took witnesses hostage, firebombed houses and nail-bombed a police station. In 1989, skinhead Glen McAllister shot and killed an innocent bystander then took his own life.
Racist violence was exported out of Christchurch. Members of the Fourth Reich were convicted of killing a young Māori man, Hemi Hutley, and throwing him in the Buller River. Afterwards, killer Aaron Howie allegedly told his brother “We killed that nigger”. Hayden McKenzie and another member, Shannon Flewellen, killed South Korean student Jae Hyeon Kim on the West Coast because they wanted an ‘Aryan and pure’ New Zealand.
In 2004, members of the Christchurch Asian community organised an anti-racism march after skinheads assaulted a student from Vietnam. Canadian Professor Audrey Kobayashi, who analysed debate around the march, concluded that rather than focusing on the needs of the victims, community leaders concentrated instead on minimising the perception that the white community harboured racism. For example, then-mayor Garry Moore accused the organisers of staging a “forum for extremists” and a previous mayor, Vicki Buck, said that apart from the odd incident by peripheral groups, she “didn’t see any racism” in Christchurch.

The extent of white racist violence

The full extent of this violence will never be known because New Zealand does not record hate crime data. From 2004 onwards, we do have informal monitoring of media-reported hate crimes via the Human Rights Commission’s Annual Race Relations Report – Tui, Tui, Tuia (these were discontinued after 2013 by incoming Race Relations Commissioner Susan Devoy).
The available reports between 2005 and 2013, cross-checked with media, show 108 incidents of racist violence and harassment against more than 200 victims, ranging across murders, three firearms incidents, a bombing, assaults, vandalism of Jewish cemeteries and synagogues and mosques, arson of a synagogue, setting dogs on Asians, and driving new immigrant citizens from their homes and in some cases to leave the country.
The targets were Asian (37%), Muslim (28%), Indian (14%), Jews (6%), Māori (5%) and Pacific (4%) and other non-white immigrants (4%).
By number of incidents, 52% were in the South Island (home to 23% of the New Zealand population); 48% were in the North Island (77% of the population).
The highest percentage by city were Christchurch (24%), Nelson (12%), Wellington and the Hutt Valley (11%), Auckland (10%), Invercargill and Dunedin (6% each).
The higher rate in Christchurch (population 400,000) compared to Auckland (1.4 million) reflects the demographic differential: Christchurch is 87% European and Auckland is 59% European. Similarly, Nelson, with the second highest rate, lies in the 93%-European Tasman region.

Racism in Christchurch today

Christchurch racism continues to the present day. In 2011, Jared Peck was sentenced to two years in prison after he and others attacked five Asian people on Riccarton Rd. That same year, Phillipa Parker and her boyfriend Steven Donaldson set dogs on Asian people walking along Lincoln Rd. A Chinese man was attacked three-on-one and had his jaw broken.
In 2015, 40 to 50 rugby supporters racially harassed Fijian player Sake Aca, including calling him a “black cunt”. In the same year, student Malo Seumanutafa said his Christchurch school experience regularly included the epithets “black nigger”, “darkie” and “fuckin boonga”.
In 2016, Newshub obtained a video of Christchurch businessman Philip Arps delivering a pig’s heads to the Al Noor mosque, performing a Nazi salute and declaring he’d prefer to deliver “molotov cocktails … get the fuckers out, the rules are changing, bring on the cull”.
The website for Arps’ Nazi-themed Christchurch business Beneficial Insulation was named ‘BIIG.com’, after a barracks in Auschwitz concentration camp. Meterage was charged at $14.88, a numeric symbol that references a 14-word Nazi phrase from Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf and the eighth letter of the alphabet, standing for ‘Heil Hitler’. His ‘Black Sun’ business logo, also used by the Christchurch shooter, is one Heinrich Himmler had embossed on the floor of the SS Centre at Wewelsburg Castle.
On social media, Arps described the shootings as ‘excellent’. Other posts say he would “machine gun Jews” because “Hitler was right”: the “filthy little Jew lies behind everything”. Arps is now convicted for distributing the video of the mosque shootings, including asking an associate to add “cross hairs” and a “kill counter”. When questioned he said, “I could not give a fuck”.
This year, Darius Shahtahmasebi, a specialist in humanitarian refugee and immigrant law, said racism is “normalised” for Muslims and Asians living in Christchurch, including skinhead harassment and regular swastika and ‘Asian go home’ graffiti in high school toilets.
Last month Against Racism Ōtautahi launched a poster campaign highlighting racism in Christchurch. The images included skinheads stomping the sandwiches of Pacific kids playing in a park, and African and Muslim women being told to take off their scarves, go back to their own country and being called ‘terrorists’.
CHRISTCHURCH BUSINESS OWNER PHILIP ARPS, WHOSE COMPANY LOGO IS A SUNWHEEL, AN INDO-EUROPEAN SYMBOL APPROPRIATED BY NAZI GERMANY, WAS ARRESTED IN MARCH ON TWO CHARGES OF DISTRIBUTING THE MOSQUE MURDERS VIDEO. (IMAGE: FACEBOOK)

The Right Wing Resistance

Far-right expert Professor Paul Spoonley has said that we ought not over-estimate right wing groups “because very often they are exceedingly small”. He points out that numbers have declined and figures such as Kyle Chapman have moved on.
True, street level white supremacist groups are small. But that is precisely what makes them dangerous. Small resists infiltration and conceals violence. Small is agile. Units move from Skinhead, National Front, Right Wing Resistance and now Resistance 14. And numbers are growing.
Founded in 2009 by Kyle Chapman, the Right Wing Resistance (RWR) created a new model of street level white supremacy. They denied being racist or fascist and avoided public displays of the swastika and Nazi salute. The public face included marches, leafletting, celebrating ‘white European culture’, ‘street patrols’ to ‘protect the public’, a Fight Club for fitness and a Survive Club for paintball and camping. Like the Boys Brigade, there were smart black uniforms and ranks like general, colonel and unit leader.
However, archived posts from now banned sites (links withheld) paint an entirely different picture. Members believe whites are superior, Māori are dumb, Asians are not to be trusted and Muslims here to “take over New Zealand”, “rape white women” and “kill all our pets”.
The ‘Aryan symbols’ the RWR used to replace the swastika were invariably drawn from the Waffen SS. The wolfsangel insignia on the RWR logo is from the SS Das Reich Division; the lapel and cuff insignia on uniforms also from the SS. Away from the media, leaders and members appear in numerous photos performing Nazi salutes and wielding swastika flags, including on a wedding cake.
Small militia units called ‘Retaliators’ wore balaclavas and carried weapons including hatchets, slashers and rifles and likely tasked with beating non-whites. The Fight Club and Survive camps were about preparing for inter-racial war. RWR leader Vaughan Tocker said that since his wife had left him for an Egyptian man he was preparing for “inevitable race war”.
Members were encouraged to obtain firearms. They often posed with firearms, several of which remain legal under the new Arms Act. The emergence of RWR paralleled the rise of white violence in Christchurch.

Exporting hate out of Christchurch

Utilising the web, the RWR exported their model around New Zealand and overseas. By 2012, a dozen other New Zealand branches had emerged. By 2015, there were RWR units in 27 other countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, a dozen in mainland Europe, two in Latin America and several in the United States and Canada. Chapman and later Tocker held the position of World Leader. Scandinavia’s newly emerged and very strong Nordic Resistance Movement resembles the RWR model.
In 2016, the RWR joined the Black & Silver Solution, which included the Sadistic Souls MC, the Aryan Nations, the Creativity Movement), a pantheistic white church advocating ‘holy racial war’, and the remnant United Klans of America, whose members carry convictions for bombing a black church, lynching a black man and other murders.
The networks were such that there is no doubt that the shooter in Christchurch was aware of the RWR. It is difficult not to think that some of them knew of him. And, rather than Chapman moving on, he has been busy advising on the setting up of groups on university campuses.
As the RWR label waned, other groups have formed, such as the defunct Auckland University European Club, the Western Guard and the Dominion Movement. Currently in hiding, they are smarter, better educated and more security conscious than the RWR, and will re-emerge.

Combatting white supremacy

Natasha Frost wrote that “the biggest barrier to fighting racism in New Zealand is a reluctance to admit that it exists”. There is denial about racism in Christchurch. As Green MP Golriz Ghahramanhas said, “We can’t pretend this was an aberration from overseas. The truth is it happened here.”
Māori Party president Che Wilson has called for a national conversation on racism. We can be braver about treating white supremist racism and violence as terrorism. It took several hours for the ‘t’ word to be used on the day of the Christchurch shootings, but better than not at all.
Prime Minister Jacinda Adern’s campaign against harassment and hate speech on social media is good, but will only go so far. There are many options for hate on the dark web and sites in other countries. At the highest level we need stronger hate speech laws. We need a database of hate crimes and incidents including the ethnicity of both victims and perpetrators.
We must also consider banning violent hate groups. Finland is currently in the process of outlawing the Nordic Resistance. We can also ban Nazi symbols, including not only the swastika and Nazi salute, which are barred in Germany and France, but also Waffen SS symbols. None of these measures infringes constructive free speech.
We should also acknowledge the heroes in the struggle against racism: generations of tireless Māori activists and Treaty proponents, groups like Asians Supporting Tino Rangatiratanga, people like those on Twitter who exposed Arps, others who are reporting distributors of the shooting video, Helene Wong who has called for more peer pressure to challenge racism, Pearl Little who has challenged her university about alt-right racism and Vera Alves who has called on people to report racism in personal and online contexts.
We can commend cities like Nelson which, rather than deny the problem, decided a decade ago to confront racism with the Nelson – Tasman Speak Out initiative. We should also support Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel. She has a difficult task ahead, but she’s gutsy, and on the day itself was the first to describe the attack in Christchurch as ‘an act of terrorism’. We’ll need more bravery like that in order to win the long, hard battle in front of us."
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The Economist 2015 Cover Predictions and Serco

Everyone needs to keep in mind at all times that the symbol of the Illuminati is the PHOENIX. It's colors are Purple, Red and Gold. It is associated with and the Sun. It represents immortality through death and rebirth. Dragons, Eagles and Falcons will sometimes be used as alternative symbols to represent the Phoenix to try and hide it.

Cover of The Economist - The World in 2015
Anything bolded in brackets is my own added commentary. [EXAMPLE]
The Economist 2015 Cover is Filled With Cryptic Symbols and Dire Predictions
January 8, 2015
I wouldn’t normally dedicate an entire article analyzing the cover of a publication, but this isn’t any publication. It is The Economist and it is directly related to the world elite. It is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, attended several times to the Bilderberg Conference – the secretive meeting where the world’s most powerful figures from the world of politics, finance business, and media discuss global policies. The outcome of those meetings is totally secret. It is, therefore, safe to say that the people at The Economist know things that most people don’t. For this reason, its “2015 prediction” cover is rather puzzling.
The bleak and sinister cover features political figures, fictional characters and pop culture icons that will surely make the news in 2015. However, most importantly, it also includes several drawings that are extremely symbolic and allude to important elements of the elite’s Agenda. Here’s the cover :
At first glance, we see political figures like Obama and Putin, references to the Rugby cup and the new Spider-Man movie. But a closer look reveals a plethora of disturbing elements. Here are some of them.
Two-Faced Globe
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[Just like the Double Headed Phoenix of Russia, Trump's and the Scottish Rite Freemanon's Coat of Arms]
One side of the globe gazes stoically towards the West while the other side appears irate. Does this represent a confrontation between the East and the West? The cover features a few other symbols referring to the “rise of the East”. What’s more unsettling is that immediately under that angry globe, are pictured a mushroom cloud (the kind that happens after a nuclear bomb goes off) and a spy satellite launching into space.
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[The NASA spy satellite could represent Trump's Space Force. We're going to drop a nuke on North Korea or Iran]
The Color of the Faces
Take a closer look at the faces of the personalities featured on the cover. Some of them are in full color while others are in black and white. Why is that?
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Among those in black in white are Putin, Merkel, Obama, Hilary Clinton and David Cameron. Among those in color are David Blaine, a young person holding a “Singapore” banner (Singapore is the host of the 2015 SEA games) and a random guy wearing virtual reality equipment. A quick compilation of this data reveals that those in black and white appear to be part of the elite (including the ISIS guy who probably works for them) and those in color are “outsiders”. Is this how the elite perceives the world?
Pied Piper
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The presence of the Pied Piper on this 2015-themed cover is downright unsettling. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a German legend about a man who used his magical flute to lure away the children of the city of Hamelin, never to be seen again.
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The Pied Piper leads the children out of Hamelin. Illustration from Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”
This folkloric figure dating from the Middle-Ages is said to represent either massive death by plague or catastrophe, or a movement of massive immigration. It also perfectly represents today’s youth being “lured” and mystified by the “music” of mass media. Conveniently enough, there’s a small boy right under Piper’s flute.
[Pied Piper is obviously Trump/Putin. Leading people into their deaths as well as the child separation thing at the border]
Clueless Boy
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Right under the Pied Piper, we see a young boy with a dumbfounded look on his face. He is watching a game called “Panic”. The words “Federal Reserve” and “Chi” (which probably stands for China) are on top while the words “Green light!” and “sis!” (which probably stands for “Isis!” or “Crisis!”) are at the bottom. The little boy watches as this twisted game of Plinko unfolds the same way the clueless masses watch powerlessly while various events unfold on mass media. As the name of the game states, the ultimate goal is to cause Panic around the world as crises are almost randomly generated by those who control the game. And that’s on a magazine cover owned by the Rothschilds.
[Trump is poised to try and take over the Federal Reserve and China could dump our bonds just like Russia is doing while his supporters look on like the "Clueless Boy"]
Crop-O-Dust
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In front of Putin is a small aircraft on which is written Crop-O-Dust. This refers to the concept of crop dusting which is “the process of spraying crops with powdered insecticides or fungicides from an aircraft.” Right under the helicopter is a kid … eating something. Unsettling.
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Sitting right under the crop-o-dust, this kid is eating a heavily processed package of noodles. Is he ingesting the poison that was spread by the aircraft?
China
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A panda bear wearing a China-flag Speedo while flexing its muscles is a rather clear way of portraying the fact that China is gaining power. Next to it is a sumo wrestler holding a big battery on which the polarities (+ and -) are clearly indicated. Are they alluding to a switch in polarity in world power from the West to the East?
[This is definitely happening right now]
Ghost
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Emerging from behind Obama’s leg is a ghost reading a magazine entitled “Holiday”. Why is this ghost, which represents a dead person, planning a vacation? Does it represent the fact that the masses will be so impoverished that the only time they’ll be on a holiday is when they’re dead? Does it relate to the countless people who died while traveling in the past months? Creepy.
Turtle
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Standing in front of everything else, gazing right into our souls is a turtle with emphasis lines around its shell. What does it represent? Will turtles make a huge comeback in 2015? Probably not.
An angry tortoise is the symbol of the Fabian Society, an extremely powerful organization that has been working for over a century towards to formation of a single world government.
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The motto of the Fabian Society is “When I strike, I strike hard”.
The philosophy behind Fabian socialism is basically the blueprint of what we call today the New World Order.
The Fabian Society is a very old group originating in England in 1884, with the purpose of forming a single, global socialist state. They get their name from the Roman general Fabius, who used carefully planned strategies to slowly wear down his enemies over a long period of time to obtain victory. “Fabian Socialism” uses incremental change over a long period of time to slowly transform a state as opposed to using violent revolution for change. It is essentially socialism by stealth. Their original emblem was a shield with a wolf in sheep’s clothing holding a flag with the letters F.S. Today the international symbol of the Fabian Society is a turtle, with the motto below: “When I strike, I strike hard.” – The Fabian Society, The Weather Eye
The Fabian Society used to openly advocate a scientifically planned society and supported eugenics by way of sterilization. Its original logo was a wolf in sheep’s clothing … But I guess that was not the best way to conceal the wolf from the masses.
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The original logo of the Fabian Society was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Bringing forth a global system through small incremental changes is exactly what the world elite is currently doing. This is probably why there’s an angry tortoise on the cover of this Bilderberg-connected publication – standing in front of the chaos behind it.
11.3 and 11.5
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The lower right side of the cover features some more cryptic symbols. There’s a pile of dirt on the ground and two arrows on which are inscribed 11.5 and 11.3. Are those dates to remember? Why are they next to a pile of dirt? If you look up these figures as coordinates, they point to somewhere in Nigeria. Displaying numbers that can only be truly understood by “those in the know” is one of the occult elite’s favorite hobbies.
Standing in front of the dirt is Alice in Wonderland looking upwards towards the Cheshire Cat.
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This iconic cat is known for disappearing entirely, leaving only visible its creepy grin. We, therefore, see another allusion to a world of fantasy, illusion, and deceit as perceived by Alice – a representative of the masses. Along with the somewhat unnecessary inclusion of David Blaine – a magician – the cover mixes real-world events with illusions.
Other notable symbols on this cover include a piggy bank flying from James Cameron’s pockets; A model wearing an Alexander McQueen creation (the elite’s favorite designer who died in strange circumstances) and an Asian officer wearing a facemask to protect him from a deadly disease.
2015 seems great, doesn’t it?
In Conclusion
The Economist is not a random newspaper that publishes quirky 2015 predictions to sell a few additional copies. It is directly connected to those who shape global policies and who make sure that they are applied. The publication is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor regularly attends Bilderberg meetings. In other words, The Economist is connected to those who have the means and the power to make “predictions” a reality.
The 2015-themed cover basically reflects the overall Agenda of the elite and is peppered with cryptic symbols that appear to be included for “those in the know”. And the masses, like Alice watching the Cheshire Cat disappear, will focus on illusions while the wolf in sheep’s clothing will strike … and strike hard.
Keep in mind that this was posted in January of 2015, 3 and a half years ago, and almost all of it is happening right now.
Some things the author of the article couldn't have known, you notice how Obama is wearing a deep blue suit with a red tie? When has he ever worn that? But you know who does?
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Merkel and Putin standing side to side with Merkel doing the supposed Illuminati hand signal, just like Trump does all the time.
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Apparently she's made this "her" hand signal and a signal that Germany is in good hands...
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Trump does this all the time.
Why Are Trump’s Hands Always Making the Symbol for ‘Vagina’?
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The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the far right. He is a big proponent of AI and the Transhumanism agenda. As well as being one the leaders to ushering in the use of blockchain for all sorts of things.
PM Modi Pitches For Usage Of AI and Blockchain In Agriculture
“India’s youth can lead a revolutionary movement using AI and blockchain technologies with a value addition,” PM Narendra Modi said during a convocation ceremony held recently at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu.
“With blockchain technology, this problem can also be controlled. Through a real-time monitoring of the supply chain, the technology can bring in transparency in the agricultural trade — starting from the production process to making it available for the farmers as products can be examined at every stage.”
“This will have a complete network comprising farmers, processing units, regulatory authorities and consumers. Because one affiliated to this chain can keep an eye on this, therefore, the scope of corruption will also be reduced. Most importantly, this will check the mischievous acts of the middlemen and the harvest will not go wasted,” PM Modi said.
G20 Countries Eye For Cryptocurrency AML Regulation Standards By October 2018
After the G20 watchdog the Financial Stability Board (FSB) recently submitted its report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on the work of the FSB and standard-setting bodies on crypto-assets, the G20 nations now plan to bring in the cryptocurrency market under the purview of international AML standards, said an official statement released during a meeting in Buenos Aires recently.
The G20 forum, in which India is a prominent member, plans to apply the anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory standards for the cryptocurrency sector by October this year.
For its part, the FSB has already developed a framework in collaboration with the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), to monitor the financial stability implications of developments in crypto-asset markets. The report published recently sets out the metrics that the FSB will use to monitor crypto-asset markets as part of its ongoing assessment of vulnerabilities in the financial system.
As per the statement, members agreed to the implementation of the FATF standards and have asked the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – an international body of 37 nations – to clarify in October 2019 how its standards apply to crypto-assets.
Iran Turns To Cryptocurrency Post The US Sanctions
As the US President Donald Trump recently took a U-turn from the multi-nation Iran-US-EU nuclear deal and announced fresh Iran-related sanctions which might curb Iran’s oil business, Iran is reportedly working on its cryptocurrency to bypass the new economic sanctions posed by the US.
Iran government’s official news channel PressTV reported quoting the department’s deputy head in charge of investment affairs Alireza Daliri that a fiat cryptocurrency development project is ongoing in cooperation with the Central Bank of Iran.
“We are trying to prepare the grounds to use a domestic digital currency in the country,” stated Daliri.
Canada wants to help India lead 'blockchain revolution'
Blockchain Technology used to record 50 Million DNA data in India
Notice the woman with the Phoenix on her head? Gold wings with purple in them. A nest with eggs right in the center of her forehead.
Putin has sunglasses on as a way to hide from something I think and he and Obama/Trump both have red ties on symbolizing unity I'm thinking.
Does anyone know who the two guys looking over Obama's shoulders are? That seems significant but I don't know who they are.
See the drawing of a Chinese man hiding behind the Singapore banner? The North Korea situation anyone? Especially with David Blaine right in front of it.
It looks like Hillary and Putin are looking at each other and that's why Putin has sun glasses on. Putin has sort of a sly smirk on his face and Hillary's is pretty expressive. I think they all wanted Trump to get elected. Even in those DNC hacked emails they said their strategy was to make Trump the guy they ran against. Even referred to him as a "Pied Piper Candidate". Which is why Obama told everyone to stand down when they realized that Russia was hacking us.
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The Pied Piper is right next to Putin for a reason and the fish coming from behind his legs? Those are Christians. Jesus told his disciples to be fishers of men.
The leader of China seems to be pretty aligned with Obama/Trump. Which makes sense because the infamous Steele Dossier says that Trump and his team didn't care much about the Russia stuff because then people won't be looking into his other business dealings like those with China.
I'm really curious about the football shaped Earth that looks like its about to be punted away. Hope that doesn't mean what I think it means. Maybe its an egg in a nest just like the Phoenix lady with the nest in the middle of her forehead?
The fact that the Cheshire cat and the Ghost looking at a vacation magazine are coming from behind Obama/Trump is really interesting and just shows that it's all just an illusion. Not sure what the ghost represents. Maybe the Holy Ghost?
Then there's a big vehicle right behind India and China's legs (mostly India's). I wonder if that means they'll be taken out somehow.
What looks like 2 Islamic terrorists, one in the back holding up an AK and one on the left looking through some binoculars to the west, seem to be reminding us that they're still here, watching us, waiting to strike. Are they waiting for the "green light" that is under the Planco Panic game? I wonder if the conspiracy theory about the White Helmets is true and the real reason they got evacuated so quickly from Syria by Israel and other allied nations was so they could be relocated to where they need to be when the power gets cut off.
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This is the portrait on the bottom right corner of the cover.
La belle ferronnière - Wikipedia
La belle ferronnière is a portrait of a lady, usually attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, in the Louvre. It is also known as Portrait of an Unknown Woman. The painting's title, applied as early as the seventeenth century, identifying the sitter as the wife or daughter of an ironmonger (a ferronnier), was said to be discreetly alluding to a reputed mistress of Francis I of France, married to a certain Le Ferron. The tale is a romantic legend of revenge in which the aggrieved husband intentionally infects himself with syphilis, which he passes to the king through infecting his wife.
Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine, has also been known by this name. This was once believed to be a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani—one of the mistresses of Lodovico 'il Moro' Sforza, Duke of Milan.[1] The narrative and the title were applied to Lady with an Ermine when it was in Princess Czartoryski's collection, and became confused with "La Belle Ferronniere" by the presence in this image also of a jewel worn on a delicate chain across the forehead, called a ferronnière.
Not sure really what that means. Maybe Trump will get syphilis from banging all these Playboy models.
https://fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/spiderman-serco.jpg
That vehicle that looks like a rocket, aside from having the flag of Great Britain on it, has a bunch of company names. One of which is called Serco. Apparently, they are involved in a lot of shady shit.
Serco - The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of - Youtube
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serco
Serco Group plc is a British provider of public services with headquarters based in Hook, Hampshire. Serco operates in six sectors of public service provision: Health, Transport, Justice, Immigration, Defence, and Citizens Services.
It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The majority of Serco's turnover is generated from UK operations, but the company also operates in Continental Europe, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region and North America.
UK operations
Border security
Serco operates the National Border Targeting Centre for UK Visas and Immigration and provides the carrier gateway—the interface between carriers and the agency.
Work and pensions
Serco is contracted to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide telephone advice on behalf of DWP to recipients of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI), which ends in April 2018.
Transport
Serco operates the Santander Cycles scheme (for Transport for London) and the NorthLink Ferries Northern Isles lifeline ferry service in Scotland. Serco also has a joint venture with Abellio, the international arm of Dutch national rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen, to operate passenger trains in the UK. Serco-Abellio has a 25-year concession for Merseyrail in Liverpool until 2028 and operated the Northern Rail franchise from December 2004 until March 2016. Serco's Home Affairs division, run by Tom Riall, also operates speed camera systems throughout the UK and, until November 2013, designed, wrote and tested the software that controls the matrix message signs, signals, emergency roadside telephones (SOS) and traffic monitoring on England's motorway network including, until 2011,[20] the National Traffic Control Centre. It previously operated the Docklands Light Railway.
On 31 March 2015, Serco commenced a 15-year contract to operate the Caledonian Sleeper between London and Scotland.
Science
Serco managed the UK's National Physical Laboratory until 2015 and also provides IT Services, Industrial Support and Cryogenic Operations Support and Maintenance at CERN. Serco also was part of a consortium running the National Nuclear Laboratory under contract, until October 2013.
Prisons and justice
In Britain Serco supplies electronic tagging devices for offenders and asylum seekers. Serco, as well as its rival G4S, was accused of overcharging the Ministry of Justice on its contract to tag offenders. The firm issued a profit warning for 2014 as a result of the costs of becoming embroiled in an electronic tagging scandal. Serco repaid £68.5 million to the government for its overcharging on the contract. In May 2014 a Survation poll for campaign group We Own It, found that 63% of respondents thought Serco should be banned from bidding for any new public contracts after the firm was investigated for overcharging on government contracts.
It runs four prisons, a Young Offenders Institution and a Secure Training Centre. It has also operated two Immigration Removal Centres since 2007. Serco is also responsible for the contracted-out court escort services in the south-east area (formerly a role undertaken by HM Prison Service).
In September 2013, Serco was accused of extensive sexual abuse coverups of immigrants at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre prison in Bedfordshire, England In August 2014, Serco was criticised for using immigrant detainees as cheap labour, with some being paid as little as £1 per hour. The decision to give the firm a new £70 million eight-year contract to run Yarl's Wood has been criticised. Natasha Walter, of Women for Refugee Women, said "Serco is clearly unfit to manage a centre where vulnerable women are held and it is unacceptable the government continues to entrust Serco with the safety of women who are survivors of sexual violence."
Defence
Serco held defence contracts in 2004, including the UK Government's contract for the maintenance of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System at RAF Fylingdales; contracts are also held for the operation and maintenance of RAF Brize Norton, RAF Halton, RAF Northolt[39] and RNAS Culdrose in the UK and RAF Ascension Island in the mid-Atlantic. Serco also provides support services to garrisons in Australia. Serco also manages many aspects of operations at the Defence College of Management and Technology in Shrivenham. Serco is one of three partners in the consortium which manages the Atomic Weapons Establishment. Serco also has a 15-year contract worth £400 million to provide facilities management services to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Serco Marine Services is responsible for fleet support at the three main UK naval bases, HMNB Portsmouth, HMNB Devonport and HMNB Clyde.
Aviation
Serco provides air traffic control services at international airports in the United Arab Emirates and at some smaller airports in the United States and Canada. Starting in 2004 Serco had a £5m a year contract from the US government to manage airports in Iraq for 18 months.[49] Serco also operate Scatsta Airport on Shetland. In June 2010 Serco signed a £4 million contract to operate all air traffic control services for Coventry Airport.
Health
Serco provide facilities management services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Wishaw General Hospital and at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.
The company had the contract for out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall from which it withdrew in December 2013 after the company left the county short of doctors. The company also said it would stop running Braintree hospital in Essex as it pulled out of managing GP services and large hospitals.
In health services, Serco's difficulties include the poor handling of pathology labs and fatal errors in patient records. At St Thomas' Hospital, the increase in the number of clinical incidents arising from Serco non-clinical management has resulted in patients receiving incorrect and infected blood, as well as patients suffering kidney damage due to Serco providing incorrect data used for medical calculations. A Serco employee later revealed that the company had falsified 252 reports to the National Health Service regarding Serco health services in Cornwall.
It emerged in November 2013, Serco, which won a contract for Suffolk Community Healthcare in 2012, had 72 vacancies after earlier cutting 137 posts. Problems identified by Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group include “staff capacity, skill mix, workload, succession planning and morale, training, communication, mobile working, care co-ordination centre processes, incidents and near miss incidents”.
In April 2014 Serco revealed that it would lose almost £18 million on three of its NHS contracts. The firm has made provisions for losses in its Braintree and Cornwall contracts, which were cancelled early. It has also made provisions for losses in its contract for services in Suffolk. The company claims it will take longer to deliver the operational efficiencies it hoped for, despite saying in May 2013 that it expected to make a profit on the three-year, £140 million contract for community services. It said that staff had not recorded activity accurately on the Electronic health record and that activity had increased significantly during the course of the contract.
In August 2014 it was reported that the company had decided to withdraw from the clinical health services market in the UK after a review of the cost of delivering “improved service levels” and meeting the performance requirements of several existing contracts.
On 24 October 2017, it was reported that Serco was preparing to buy healthcare contracts from facilities management business Carillion. The deal included 15 contracts, with annual revenues of approximately £90m, for which Serco would pay £47.7m, with Carillion losing £1bn from the value of its order book.
Education
Serco held a ten-year contract with Bradford City Council between 2001 and 2011 to manage and operate the local education authority, providing education support services to the city's schools. This period was marked with "real problems" according to senior council officials and was taken back in house by the local authority after this period. Serco similarly manages and operates Walsall[66] and Stoke-on-Trent local education authorities. Serco is one of Ofsted's three Regional Inspection Service Providers, responsible for school inspections in the English Midlands.
Leisure
Serco Leisure Operating Ltd. operates a number of leisure centres across the UK including Wet 'n' Wild in South Shields and the Manchester Aquatics Centre, the aquatic venue for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Information technology
Serco administers the publicly funded UK Business Link website. It won a five-year tender in 2007 to run the IT Infrastructure for the London Borough of Southwark.
Waste
Serco operates waste collection services for local councils.
Outside the UK
Drivers' licensing
Serco, through a purpose-made division Serco DES, holds a ten-year, $114 million contract with the Province of Ontario to operate the province's DriveTest driver examination centres. These tests include vision, road, and knowledge tests for all persons seeking to become a licensed automobile driver in the province.
Parking meter servicing
Serco has a contract with the City of Chicago, Illinois, to enforce parking meter regulations.
Health in the United States
In July 2013 Serco was awarded a $1.25 billion contract to manage the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Prisons and Justice
Serco runs partly privatised Hünfeld Prison in Hesse, Germany.
In Australia, Serco runs Acacia Prison in Western Australia and Borallon Correctional Facility in Queensland as well as the national contract for immigration detention centres, including Christmas Island and the Villawood detention centre in Sydney.
The Union of Christmas Island Workers highlighted the systemic failure by Serco to manage the Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre. The centre detains a large number of refugees including 1,000 children. Under Serco, there has been an increase of deaths in custody, self-harm, and of Serco staff beating prisoners. As well, there has been a deterioration of facilities leading to the decline of the physical and the mental health of detainees and of staff. Ombudsman Allan Asher said on the Australian radio show AM, "In the first week of June when I visited Christmas Island, more than 30 incidents of self-harm by detainees held there were reported". Serco, in a staged memo leaked to The Australian, blamed the detainees for "creating a culture of self-harm", in order to use it as a "bargaining tool". The former manager of the Serco run detention centre stated the centre was grossly understaffed whereby it was "typically 15 staff members short every day".
In Auckland, New Zealand, Serco operated the Mount Eden remand prison and in March 2012 was awarded a contract to build and operate a 960-bed prison at Wiri. Serco was heavily criticized for the existence of 'fight clubs' within Mount Eden prison that were not investigated until after they became public knowledge on 16 July 2015 when footage emerged online and was reported by TVNZ. On 24 July 2015, Serco's contract to run the Mount Eden prison was revoked and operation was given back to the New Zealand Department of Corrections. Serco was ordered to pay $8 million to the New Zealand government as a result of problems at Mount Eden Prison while it was under Serco's management. The New Zealand government did not accept that this was a failure of governmental contracting and oversight. It brought in correctional officers from afar to provide adequate staffing at Mount Eden, and by December 2016 had spent NZ$2 million housing up to 40 of them in Auckland hotels.
Transport
From 1997, Serco ran Great Southern Rail in Australia. In March 2015, the business was sold to Allegro Funds.
Serco operates the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Serco formerly operated the Copenhagen Metro in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Ansaldo STS, until it sold its share with effect on 1 January 2008.
In Sydney, Serco has operated the Transport Info service since 1 July 2010.
It secured an eight-year contract in 2013 with its Swedish joint venture partner Strömma Tourism & Maritime (sv) to operate four Djurgården ferries on behalf of Stockholm County Council and public ferry company Waxholms Ångfartygs.
Offshore holdings in Mauritius
The 2017 Paradise Papers revealed that Appleby carried out a risk assessment of Serco and noted it had a "history of problems, failures, fatal errors and overcharging" and had faced allegations of fraud and cover-ups.
Anything look familiar on this helicopter? It's a Phoenix. This is even a part of their "Fire Services" division.
http://www.stuartsaviationpictures.co.uk/Fire%20Burning%20Ground/IFTS%2031%20(D12-362)%20(XZ652).jpg%20(XZ652).jpg)
Notice how he keeps positioning his hands?
Ronnie Coutts- Serco Fire Services - Youtube
They sure seem to like the color purple with a bit of yellow mixed in.
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bb/12/61/bb1261a577231c9df189c749d4178ef7.jpg
http://gunningdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/maria-photo-kux3vtsnafpq0c6vbyqyl6uk0d8ncaieee2j8d05fs.jpg
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SERCO Owns the World, | Big Brother Watch - Youtube
SHOCKING Global Control System Exposed - Youtube
Serco = Serpent Company?
They partnered with this company in 2013 who's symbol is a Red Dragon.
http://www.cardiffaviationtraining.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Banner_1v2-940x300.png
Cardiff Aviation partners with Serco to deliver painting services in South Wales
This company is undoubtedly the big player in the NWO agenda, connecting everything together under it's umbrella. If Trump is REALLY on OUR side, the people, he'll get rid of Serco's hold on America and the world if he can. If not, he's just another puppet.
I wonder what the significance of the drum set with the 50th on it is with the guitar smashed through it. Then there's still the Drone with the Amazon package, a bunch of other people I don't recognize including a picture of maybe a Frenchmen right next to the Singapore banner. Not sure who the black guy is behind Hilary and Merkel. Is that his hand above Putin's head? The woman in color between Putin and the Pied Piper. The Japanese (I think) man all the way in the back inbetween the black gentleman and the blonde Phoenix lady. The lady with the purple sash around her neck in between China and India. The guy directly to the right of her. Winston Churchill with the 2 fingers held up high in a bright blue suit and a red bow tie. And the white woman with glasses all the way on the right side, looking towards everything to the left. I think that's everything.
Anyone have any answers for these other people or other interpretations? Amazing how this was over 3 years ago and this stuff is coming true. I'm really starting to think that time travel or at least traveling to parallel universes is real.
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The Economist: The World in 2015 Cover & Serco

The Economist: The World in 2015 Cover & Serco

Everyone needs to keep in mind at all times that the symbol of the Illuminati is the PHOENIX. It's colors are Purple, Red and Gold. It is associated with and the Sun. It represents immortality through death and rebirth. Dragons, Eagles and Falcons will sometimes be used as alternative symbols to represent the Phoenix to try and hide it.

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Anything bolded in brackets is my own added commentary. [EXAMPLE]
The Economist 2015 Cover is Filled With Cryptic Symbols and Dire Predictions
January 8, 2015I wouldn’t normally dedicate an entire article analyzing the cover of a publication, but this isn’t any publication. It is The Economist and it is directly related to the world elite. It is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, attended several times to the Bilderberg Conference – the secretive meeting where the world’s most powerful figures from the world of politics, finance business, and media discuss global policies. The outcome of those meetings is totally secret. It is, therefore, safe to say that the people at The Economist know things that most people don’t. For this reason, its “2015 prediction” cover is rather puzzling.The bleak and sinister cover features political figures, fictional characters and pop culture icons that will surely make the news in 2015. However, most importantly, it also includes several drawings that are extremely symbolic and allude to important elements of the elite’s Agenda. Here’s the cover :At first glance, we see political figures like Obama and Putin, references to the Rugby cup and the new Spider-Man movie. But a closer look reveals a plethora of disturbing elements. Here are some of them.

Two-Faced Globe



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[Just like the Double Headed Phoenix of Russia, Trump's and the Scottish Rite Freemason's Coat of Arms]
One side of the globe gazes stoically towards the West while the other side appears irate. Does this represent a confrontation between the East and the West? The cover features a few other symbols referring to the “rise of the East”. What’s more unsettling is that immediately under that angry globe, are pictured a mushroom cloud (the kind that happens after a nuclear bomb goes off) and a spy satellite launching into space.


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[The NASA spy satellite could represent Trump's Space Force. We're going to drop a nuke on North Korea or Iran]

The Color of the Faces


Take a closer look at the faces of the personalities featured on the cover. Some of them are in full color while others are in black and white. Why is that?

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Among those in black in white are Putin, Merkel, Obama, Hilary Clinton and David Cameron. Among those in color are David Blaine, a young person holding a “Singapore” banner (Singapore is the host of the 2015 SEA games) and a random guy wearing virtual reality equipment. A quick compilation of this data reveals that those in black and white appear to be part of the elite (including the ISIS guy who probably works for them) and those in color are “outsiders”. Is this how the elite perceives the world?

Pied Piper


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The presence of the Pied Piper on this 2015-themed cover is downright unsettling. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a German legend about a man who used his magical flute to lure away the children of the city of Hamelin, never to be seen again.


The Pied Piper leads the children out of Hamelin. Illustration from Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”

This folkloric figure dating from the Middle-Ages is said to represent either massive death by plague or catastrophe, or a movement of massive immigration. It also perfectly represents today’s youth being “lured” and mystified by the “music” of mass media. Conveniently enough, there’s a small boy right under Piper’s flute.

[Pied Piper is obviously Trump/Putin/Qanon. Leading people into their deaths as well as the child separation thing at the border]

Clueless Boy

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Right under the Pied Piper, we see a young boy with a dumbfounded look on his face. He is watching a game called “Panic”. The words “Federal Reserve” and “Chi” (which probably stands for China) are on top while the words “Green light!” and “sis!” (which probably stands for “Isis!” or “Crisis!”) are at the bottom. The little boy watches as this twisted game of Plinko unfolds the same way the clueless masses watch powerlessly while various events unfold on mass media. As the name of the game states, the ultimate goal is to cause Panic around the world as crises are almost randomly generated by those who control the game. And that’s on a magazine cover owned by the Rothschilds.
[Trump is poised to try and take over the Federal Reserve and China could dump our bonds just like Russia is doing while his supporters look on like the "Clueless Boy"]

Crop-O-Dust

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In front of Putin is a small aircraft on which is written Crop-O-Dust. This refers to the concept of crop dusting which is “the process of spraying crops with powdered insecticides or fungicides from an aircraft.” Right under the helicopter is a kid … eating something. Unsettling.

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Sitting right under the crop-o-dust, this kid is eating a heavily processed package of noodles. Is he ingesting the poison that was spread by the aircraft?

China

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A panda bear wearing a China-flag Speedo while flexing its muscles is a rather clear way of portraying the fact that China is gaining power. Next to it is a sumo wrestler holding a big battery on which the polarities (+ and -) are clearly indicated. Are they alluding to a switch in polarity in world power from the West to the East?
[This is definitely happening right now]

Ghost

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Emerging from behind Obama’s leg is a ghost reading a magazine entitled “Holiday”. Why is this ghost, which represents a dead person, planning a vacation? Does it represent the fact that the masses will be so impoverished that the only time they’ll be on a holiday is when they’re dead? Does it relate to the countless people who died while traveling in the past months? Creepy.

Turtle

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Standing in front of everything else, gazing right into our souls is a turtle with emphasis lines around its shell. What does it represent? Will turtles make a huge comeback in 2015? Probably not.
An angry tortoise is the symbol of the Fabian Society, an extremely powerful organization that has been working for over a century towards to formation of a single world government.

The motto of the Fabian Society is “When I strike, I strike hard”.
The philosophy behind Fabian socialism is basically the blueprint of what we call today the New World Order.
The Fabian Society is a very old group originating in England in 1884, with the purpose of forming a single, global socialist state. They get their name from the Roman general Fabius, who used carefully planned strategies to slowly wear down his enemies over a long period of time to obtain victory. “Fabian Socialism” uses incremental change over a long period of time to slowly transform a state as opposed to using violent revolution for change. It is essentially socialism by stealth. Their original emblem was a shield with a wolf in sheep’s clothing holding a flag with the letters F.S. Today the international symbol of the Fabian Society is a turtle, with the motto below: “When I strike, I strike hard.” – The Fabian Society, The Weather Eye
The Fabian Society used to openly advocate a scientifically planned society and supported eugenics by way of sterilization. Its original logo was a wolf in sheep’s clothing … But I guess that was not the best way to conceal the wolf from the masses.

The original logo of the Fabian Society was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Bringing forth a global system through small incremental changes is exactly what the world elite is currently doing. This is probably why there’s an angry tortoise on the cover of this Bilderberg-connected publication – standing in front of the chaos behind it.

11.3 and 11.5

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The lower right side of the cover features some more cryptic symbols. There’s a pile of dirt on the ground and two arrows on which are inscribed 11.5 and 11.3. Are those dates to remember? Why are they next to a pile of dirt? If you look up these figures as coordinates, they point to somewhere in Nigeria. Displaying numbers that can only be truly understood by “those in the know” is one of the occult elite’s favorite hobbies.
Standing in front of the dirt is Alice in Wonderland looking upwards towards the Cheshire Cat.

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This iconic cat is known for disappearing entirely, leaving only visible its creepy grin. We, therefore, see another allusion to a world of fantasy, illusion, and deceit as perceived by Alice – a representative of the masses. Along with the somewhat unnecessary inclusion of David Blaine – a magician – the cover mixes real-world events with illusions.Other notable symbols on this cover include a piggy bank flying from James Cameron’s pockets; A model wearing an Alexander McQueen creation (the elite’s favorite designer who died in strange circumstances) and an Asian officer wearing a facemask to protect him from a deadly disease.
2015 seems great, doesn’t it?
In Conclusion
The Economist is not a random newspaper that publishes quirky 2015 predictions to sell a few additional copies. It is directly connected to those who shape global policies and who make sure that they are applied. The publication is partly owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and its editor regularly attends Bilderberg meetings. In other words, The Economist is connected to those who have the means and the power to make “predictions” a reality.The 2015-themed cover basically reflects the overall Agenda of the elite and is peppered with cryptic symbols that appear to be included for “those in the know”. And the masses, like Alice watching the Cheshire Cat disappear, will focus on illusions while the wolf in sheep’s clothing will strike … and strike hard.
Keep in mind that this was posted in January of 2015, 3 and a half years ago, and almost all of it is happening right now.
Some things the author of the article couldn't have known, you notice how Obama is wearing a deep blue suit with a red tie? When has he ever worn that? But you know who does?
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Merkel and Putin standing side to side with Merkel doing the supposed Illuminati hand signal, just like Trump does all the time.
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Apparently she's made this "her" hand signal and a signal that Germany is in good hands...
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Trump does this all the time.
Why Are Trump’s Hands Always Making the Symbol for ‘Vagina’?
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The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the far right of the cover. He is a big proponent of AI and the Transhumanism agenda. As well as being one the leaders to ushering in the use of blockchain for all sorts of things.
PM Modi Pitches For Usage Of AI and Blockchain In Agriculture
“India’s youth can lead a revolutionary movement using AI and blockchain technologies with a value addition,” PM Narendra Modi said during a convocation ceremony held recently at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu.
“With blockchain technology, this problem can also be controlled. Through a real-time monitoring of the supply chain, the technology can bring in transparency in the agricultural trade — starting from the production process to making it available for the farmers as products can be examined at every stage.”
“This will have a complete network comprising farmers, processing units, regulatory authorities and consumers. Because one affiliated to this chain can keep an eye on this, therefore, the scope of corruption will also be reduced. Most importantly, this will check the mischievous acts of the middlemen and the harvest will not go wasted,” PM Modi said.
G20 Countries Eye For Cryptocurrency AML Regulation Standards By October 2018
After the G20 watchdog the Financial Stability Board (FSB) recently submitted its report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on the work of the FSB and standard-setting bodies on crypto-assets, the G20 nations now plan to bring in the cryptocurrency market under the purview
of international AML standards, said an official statement released during a meeting in Buenos Aires recently.The G20 forum, in which India is a prominent member, plans to apply the anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory standards for the cryptocurrency sector by October this year.For its part, the FSB has already developed a framework in collaboration with the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), to monitor the financial stability implications of developments in crypto-asset markets. The report published recently sets out the metrics that the FSB will use to monitor crypto-asset markets as part of its ongoing assessment of vulnerabilities in the financial system.As per the statement, members agreed to the implementation of the FATF standards and have asked the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – an international body of 37 nations – to clarify in October 2019 how its standards apply to crypto-assets.Iran Turns To Cryptocurrency Post The US SanctionsAs the US President Donald Trump recently took a U-turn from the multi-nation Iran-US-EU nuclear deal and announced fresh Iran-related sanctions which might curb Iran’s oil business, Iran is reportedly working on its cryptocurrency to bypass the new economic sanctions posed by the US.Iran government’s official news channel PressTV reported quoting the department’s deputy head in charge of investment affairs Alireza Daliri that a fiat cryptocurrency development project is ongoing in cooperation with the Central Bank of Iran.“We are trying to prepare the grounds to use a domestic digital currency in the country,” stated Daliri.
Canada wants to help India lead 'blockchain revolution'
Blockchain Technology used to record 50 Million DNA data in India
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Notice the woman with the Phoenix on her head? Gold wings with purple in them. A nest with eggs right in the center of her forehead
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Earth sure looks like an egg in a nest here being disguised as a football on a tee.

Putin has sunglasses on as a way to hide from something I think and he and Obama/Trump both have red ties on symbolizing unity I'm thinking.
Does anyone know who the two guys looking over Obama's shoulders are? That seems significant but I don't know who they are.
See the drawing of a Chinese man hiding behind the Singapore banner? The North Korea situation anyone? Especially with David Blaine right in front of it.
It looks like Hillary and Putin are looking at each other and that's why Putin has sun glasses on. Putin has sort of a sly smirk on his face and Hillary's is pretty expressive. I think they all wanted Trump to get elected. Even in those DNC hacked emails they said their strategy was to make Trump the guy they ran against. Even referred to him as a "Pied Piper Candidate". Which is why Obama told everyone to stand down when they realized that Russia was hacking us.
https://images.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/pied-piper.jpg
The Pied Piper is right next to Putin for a reason and the fish coming from behind his legs? Those are Christians. Jesus told his disciples to be fishers of men.
The leader of China seems to be pretty aligned with Obama/Trump. Which makes sense because the infamous Steele Dossier says that Trump and his team didn't care much about the Russia stuff because then people won't be looking into his other business dealings like those with China.
The fact that the Cheshire cat and the Ghost looking at a vacation magazine are coming from behind Obama/Trump is really interesting and just shows that it's all just an illusion. Not sure what the ghost represents. Maybe the Holy Ghost?
Then there's a big vehicle right behind India and China's legs (mostly India's). I wonder if that means they'll be taken out somehow.
What looks like 2 Islamic terrorists, one in the back holding up an AK and one on the left looking through some binoculars to the west, seem to be reminding us that they're still here, watching us, waiting to strike. Are they waiting for the "green light" that is under the Planco Panic game? I wonder if the conspiracy theory about the White Helmets is true and the real reason they got evacuated so quickly from Syria by Israel and other allied nations was so they could be relocated to where they need to be when the power gets cut off.
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This is the portrait on the bottom right corner of the cover.
La belle ferronnière - Wikipedia
La belle ferronnière is a portrait of a lady, usually attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, in the Louvre. It is also known as Portrait of an Unknown Woman. The painting's title, applied as early as the seventeenth century, identifying the sitter as the wife or daughter of an ironmonger (a ferronnier), was said to be discreetly alluding to a reputed mistress of Francis I of France, married to a certain Le Ferron. The tale is a romantic legend of revenge in which the aggrieved husband intentionally infects himself with syphilis, which he passes to the king through infecting his wife.Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine, has also been known by this name. This was once believed to be a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani—one of the mistresses of Lodovico 'il Moro' Sforza, Duke of Milan.[1] The narrative and the title were applied to Lady with an Ermine when it was in Princess Czartoryski's collection, and became confused with "La Belle Ferronniere" by the presence in this image also of a jewel worn on a delicate chain across the forehead, called a ferronnière.
Not sure really what that means. Maybe Trump will get syphilis from banging all these Playboy models.
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That vehicle that looks like a rocket, aside from having the flag of Great Britain on it, has a bunch of company names. One of which is called Serco. Apparently, they are involved in a lot of shady shit.
Serco - The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of - Youtube
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serco
Serco Group plc is a British provider of public services with headquarters based in Hook, Hampshire. Serco operates in six sectors of public service provision: Health, Transport, Justice, Immigration, Defence, and Citizens Services.It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The majority of Serco's turnover is generated from UK operations, but the company also operates in Continental Europe, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region and North America.
UK operations
Border security
Serco operates the National Border Targeting Centre for UK Visas and Immigration and provides the carrier gateway—the interface between carriers and the agency.
Work and pensions
Serco is contracted to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide telephone advice on behalf of DWP to recipients of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI), which ends in April 2018.
Transport
Serco operates the Santander Cycles scheme (for Transport for London) and the NorthLink Ferries Northern Isles lifeline ferry service in Scotland. Serco also has a joint venture with Abellio, the international arm of Dutch national rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen, to operate passenger trains in the UK. Serco-Abellio has a 25-year concession for Merseyrail in Liverpool until 2028 and operated the Northern Rail franchise from December 2004 until March 2016. Serco's Home Affairs division, run by Tom Riall, also operates speed camera systems throughout the UK and, until November 2013, designed, wrote and tested the software that controls the matrix message signs, signals, emergency roadside telephones (SOS) and traffic monitoring on England's motorway network including, until 2011,[20] the National Traffic Control Centre. It previously operated the Docklands Light Railway.On 31 March 2015, Serco commenced a 15-year contract to operate the Caledonian Sleeper between London and Scotland.
Science
Serco managed the UK's National Physical Laboratory until 2015 and also provides IT Services, Industrial Support and Cryogenic Operations Support and Maintenance at CERN. Serco also was part of a consortium running the National Nuclear Laboratory under contract, until October 2013.
Prisons and justice
In Britain Serco supplies electronic tagging devices for offenders and asylum seekers. Serco, as well as its rival G4S, was accused of overcharging the Ministry of Justice on its contract to tag offenders. The firm issued a profit warning for 2014 as a result of the costs of becoming embroiled in an electronic tagging scandal. Serco repaid £68.5 million to the government for its overcharging on the contract. In May 2014 a Survation poll for campaign group We Own It, found that 63% of respondents thought Serco should be banned from bidding for any new public contracts after the firm was investigated for overcharging on government contracts.
It runs four prisons, a Young Offenders Institution and a Secure Training Centre. It has also operated two Immigration Removal Centres since 2007. Serco is also responsible for the contracted-out court escort services in the south-east area (formerly a role undertaken by HM Prison Service).
In September 2013, Serco was accused of extensive sexual abuse coverups of immigrants at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre prison in Bedfordshire, England In August 2014, Serco was criticised for using immigrant detainees as cheap labour, with some being paid as little as £1 per hour. The decision to give the firm a new £70 million eight-year contract to run Yarl's Wood has been criticised. Natasha Walter, of Women for Refugee Women, said "Serco is clearly unfit to manage a centre where vulnerable women are held and it is unacceptable the government continues to entrust Serco with the safety of women who are survivors of sexual violence."
Defence
Serco held defence contracts in 2004, including the UK Government's contract for the maintenance of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System at RAF Fylingdales; contracts are also held for the operation and maintenance of RAF Brize Norton, RAF Halton, RAF Northolt[39] and RNAS Culdrose in the UK and RAF Ascension Island in the mid-Atlantic. Serco also provides support services to garrisons in Australia. Serco also manages many aspects of operations at the Defence College of Management and Technology in Shrivenham. Serco is one of three partners in the consortium which manages the Atomic Weapons Establishment. Serco also has a 15-year contract worth £400 million to provide facilities management services to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Serco Marine Services is responsible for fleet support at the three main UK naval bases, HMNB Portsmouth, HMNB Devonport and HMNB Clyde.
Aviation
Serco provides air traffic control services at international airports in the United Arab Emirates and at some smaller airports in the United States and Canada. Starting in 2004 Serco had a £5m a year contract from the US government to manage airports in Iraq for 18 months.[49] Serco also operate Scatsta Airport on Shetland. In June 2010 Serco signed a £4 million contract to operate all air traffic control services for Coventry Airport.
Health
Serco provide facilities management services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Wishaw General Hospital and at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.
The company had the contract for out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall from which it withdrew in December 2013 after the company left the county short of doctors. The company also said it would stop running Braintree hospital in Essex as it pulled out of managing GP services and large hospitals.
In health services, Serco's difficulties include the poor handling of pathology labs and fatal errors in patient records. At St Thomas' Hospital, the increase in the number of clinical incidents arising from Serco non-clinical management has resulted in patients receiving incorrect and infected blood, as well as patients suffering kidney damage due to Serco providing incorrect data used for medical calculations. A Serco employee later revealed that the company had falsified 252 reports to the National Health Service regarding Serco health services in Cornwall.
It emerged in November 2013, Serco, which won a contract for Suffolk Community Healthcare in 2012, had 72 vacancies after earlier cutting 137 posts. Problems identified by Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group include “staff capacity, skill mix, workload, succession planning and morale, training, communication, mobile working, care co-ordination centre processes, incidents and near miss incidents”.
In April 2014 Serco revealed that it would lose almost £18 million on three of its NHS contracts. The firm has made provisions for losses in its Braintree and Cornwall contracts, which were cancelled early. It has also made provisions for losses in its contract for services in Suffolk. The company claims it will take longer to deliver the operational efficiencies it hoped for, despite saying in May 2013 that it expected to make a profit on the three-year, £140 million contract for community services. It said that staff had not recorded activity accurately on the Electronic health record and that activity had increased significantly during the course of the contract.In August 2014 it was reported that the company had decided to withdraw from the clinical health services market in the UK after a review of the cost of delivering “improved service levels” and meeting the performance requirements of several existing contracts.
On 24 October 2017, it was reported that Serco was preparing to buy healthcare contracts from facilities management business Carillion. The deal included 15 contracts, with annual revenues of approximately £90m, for which Serco would pay £47.7m, with Carillion losing £1bn from the value of its order book.
Education
Serco held a ten-year contract with Bradford City Council between 2001 and 2011 to manage and operate the local education authority, providing education support services to the city's schools. This period was marked with "real problems" according to senior council officials and was taken back in house by the local authority after this period. Serco similarly manages and operates Walsall[66] and Stoke-on-Trent local education authorities. Serco is one of Ofsted's three Regional Inspection Service Providers, responsible for school inspections in the English Midlands.
Leisure
Serco Leisure Operating Ltd. operates a number of leisure centres across the UK including Wet 'n' Wild in South Shields and the Manchester Aquatics Centre, the aquatic venue for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Information technology
Serco administers the publicly funded UK Business Link website. It won a five-year tender in 2007 to run the IT Infrastructure for the London Borough of Southwark.
Waste
Serco operates waste collection services for local councils.
Outside the UK
Drivers' licensing
Serco, through a purpose-made division Serco DES, holds a ten-year, $114 million contract with the Province of Ontario to operate the province's DriveTest driver examination centres. These tests include vision, road, and knowledge tests for all persons seeking to become a licensed automobile driver in the province.
Parking meter servicing
Serco has a contract with the City of Chicago, Illinois, to enforce parking meter regulations.
Health in the United States
In July 2013 Serco was awarded a $1.25 billion contract to manage the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Prisons and Justice
Serco runs partly privatised Hünfeld Prison in Hesse, Germany.
In Australia, Serco runs Acacia Prison in Western Australia and Borallon Correctional Facility in Queensland as well as the national contract for immigration detention centres, including Christmas Island and the Villawood detention centre in Sydney.
The Union of Christmas Island Workers highlighted the systemic failure by Serco to manage the Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre. The centre detains a large number of refugees including 1,000 children. Under Serco, there has been an increase of deaths in custody, self-harm, and of Serco staff beating prisoners. As well, there has been a deterioration of facilities leading to the decline of the physical and the mental health of detainees and of staff. Ombudsman Allan Asher said on the Australian radio show AM, "In the first week of June when I visited Christmas Island, more than 30 incidents of self-harm by detainees held there were reported". Serco, in a staged memo leaked to The Australian, blamed the detainees for "creating a culture of self-harm", in order to use it as a "bargaining tool". The former manager of the Serco run detention centre stated the centre was grossly understaffed whereby it was "typically 15 staff members short every day".
In Auckland, New Zealand, Serco operated the Mount Eden remand prison and in March 2012 was awarded a contract to build and operate a 960-bed prison at Wiri. Serco was heavily criticized for the existence of 'fight clubs' within Mount Eden prison that were not investigated until after they became public knowledge on 16 July 2015 when footage emerged online and was reported by TVNZ. On 24 July 2015, Serco's contract to run the Mount Eden prison was revoked and operation was given back to the New Zealand Department of Corrections. Serco was ordered to pay $8 million to the New Zealand government as a result of problems at Mount Eden Prison while it was under Serco's management. The New Zealand government did not accept that this was a failure of governmental contracting and oversight. It brought in correctional officers from afar to provide adequate staffing at Mount Eden, and by December 2016 had spent NZ$2 million housing up to 40 of them in Auckland hotels.
Transport
From 1997, Serco ran Great Southern Rail in Australia. In March 2015, the business was sold to Allegro Funds.
Serco operates the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Serco formerly operated the Copenhagen Metro in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Ansaldo STS, until it sold its share with effect on 1 January 2008.
In Sydney, Serco has operated the Transport Info service since 1 July 2010.
It secured an eight-year contract in 2013 with its Swedish joint venture partner Strömma Tourism & Maritime (sv) to operate four Djurgården ferries on behalf of Stockholm County Council and public ferry company Waxholms Ångfartygs.
Offshore holdings in Mauritius
The 2017 Paradise Papers revealed that Appleby carried out a risk assessment of Serco and noted it had a "history of problems, failures, fatal errors and overcharging" and had faced allegations of fraud and cover-ups.
Anything look familiar on this helicopter? It's a Phoenix. This is even a part of their "Fire Services" division.
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Notice how he keeps positioning his hands?
Ronnie Coutts- Serco Fire Services - Youtube
They sure seem to like the color purple with a bit of yellow mixed in.
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SERCO Owns the World, | Big Brother Watch - Youtube
SHOCKING Global Control System Exposed - Youtube
Serco = Serpent Company?
They partnered with this company in 2013 who's symbol is a Red Dragon.
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Cardiff Aviation partners with Serco to deliver painting services in South Wales
This company is undoubtedly the big player in the NWO agenda, connecting everything together under it's umbrella. If Trump is REALLY on OUR side, the people, he'll get rid of Serco's hold on America and the world if he can. If not, he's just another puppet.
I wonder what the significance of the drum set with the 50th on it is with the guitar smashed through it. Then there's still the Drone with the Amazon package, a bunch of other people I don't recognize including a picture of maybe a Frenchmen right next to the Singapore banner. Not sure who the black guy is behind Hilary and Merkel. Is that his hand above Putin's head? The woman in color between Putin and the Pied Piper. The Japanese (I think) man all the way in the back inbetween the black gentleman and the blonde Phoenix lady. The lady with the purple sash around her neck in between China and India. The guy directly to the right of her. Winston Churchill with the 2 fingers held up high in a bright blue suit and a red bow tie. And the white woman with glasses all the way on the right side, looking towards everything to the left. I think that's everything.
Anyone have any answers for these other people or other interpretations? Amazing how this was over 3 years ago and this stuff is coming true. I'm really starting to think that time travel or at least traveling to parallel universes is real.
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