(NaturalHealth365) The North Carolina State Bar clearly is on a ‘witch hunt’ by initiating a lawsuit against the nation’s leading vaccine rights attorney, Alan Phillips. What’s their intent? Mr. Phillips is required to hand over years of (confidential) client files or risk being jailed for civil contempt. Every lawyer (and civil rights advocate) should be outraged by this action.
Alan has been the only attorney in the United States focused solely on issues surrounding vaccine exemptions and vaccine legislative activism. He has been an advocate for parental rights and medical freedom. But, as you’ll soon see, this ability to freely choose which medical treatments to accept or deny is quickly being destroyed by all those supporting the pharmaceutical industry and its overbearing policies.
Vaccine Rights Action ALERT: Help Alan Phillips, J.D.
The following statement was issued by Alan Phillips as a way to describe what’s happening to him and gives all of us an opportunity to help. Feel free to share this article far and wide.
The North Carolina State Bar, the agency that licenses NC attorneys, has taken the unprecedented step of filing a lawsuit against the nation’s leading vaccine rights attorney, Alan Phillips, J.D., to force Phillips to hand over years of his clients’ files or risk being jailed for civil contempt…
Attorney Phillips is the nation’s leading Vaccine Rights attorney, the only attorney whose practice is focused solely on vaccine exemptions and vaccine legislative activism, and who works with clients, attorneys, legislators and activists nationally in virtually every possible U.S. exemption setting. North Carolina is known as “Vaccine Central” for its award-winning vaccine companies. So, it’s not surprising that the NC State Bar is going after Phillips, with what Phillips claims are invented facts and law in a series of steps that appear to have been designed from the start to disbar Phillips, for helping people legally avoid vaccines.
This is not just a personal attack against Phillips, it’s an attack on the entire vaccine awareness movement, given Phillips’ unique role in helping clients nationally with exemptions and legislative activism!
So, please 1) share this story far and wide, 2) sign the petition linked below, 3) donate to support Phillips’ legal defense fund, and 4) stay tuned for updates to this story! (links below)
The NC Bar’s lawsuit and underlying investigation are both unlawful for several reasons, according to Phillips. First, the Bar lacks the legally-required “allegation of misconduct.”
That’s right, they are not even claiming Phillips actually did anything wrong, in which case (or should we say, “witch case”?) there is no legal basis for the investigation or lawsuit!
There is also a blatant conflict of interest, Phillips points out, as he filed a good-faith complaint against State Bar attorneys for their fabrication of facts and law in a February 2017 “Letter of Warning” to Phillips. NC Bar attorneys can’t lawfully investigate Phillips while Phillips has an unresolved complaint open against Bar attorneys; both matters must be addressed by outside, independent people to avoid the obvious conflicts of interest.
But the NC Bar is ignoring that conflict; it is suppressing Phillips’ complaint against Bar attorneys, and aggressively pursuing Phillips.
Phillips is not alone in his claim that NC Bar attorneys have engaged in serious misconduct. His complaint against NC Bar attorneys is supported by two independent legal experts, and Phillips’ own preliminary investigation has turned up other witnesses to NC Bar officials fabricating facts, and other attorneys who claim they were disbarred based on facts invented by NC Bar attorneys. So, there appears to be a very serious problem at the NC State Bar!
And Phillips isn’t the only one who has filed a complaint against NC Bar attorneys! Several organizations around the country have also filed complaints in recent months, based on contradictions between a NC Bar letter and other information posted on the Internet.
NC Bar officials are suppressing these complaints as well – again, avoiding scrutiny of their own actions. Yet, they continue to pass judgment on other NC attorneys. More than just a little ironic…
Finally, according to Phillips, the NC State Bar’s demand for years of Phillips’ clients’ files amounts to an unlawful “fishing expedition.” That’s a legal term for digging around in private information or documents to see if you can find something wrong, without a legitimate basis for having access to the information in the first place.
It violates Constitutional due process. And this “expedition” would be particularly egregious, as it would violate hundreds of Phillips’ clients’ privacy rights based on the most sacred of legal tenets, the attorney-client privilege.
Phillips fears the court may rubber-stamp the Bar’s unlawful demand, as courts sometimes do with government entities and powerful private persons. But Phillips also believes there is an out-of-the-box solution to the problem that involves putting a public spotlight on the matter, to expose publicly the NC Bar’s misdeeds, on the theory that “even a bad person will do the right thing when there’s a spotlight on them…”
For example, Phillips founded a new non-profit, Bar Watch, Inc., to put a light on the NC Bar attorneys’ misconduct, and to garner support for a proper investigation of the NC Bar. But your help is needed to power that light!
A summary and detailed description of the NC State Bar saga are available at the new Bar Watch, Inc. website: https://BarWatchOnline.org.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
1. Please sign one of these petitions:
(a) Petition for Attorneys:
(b) Petition for Non-Attorneys:
2. Please share this article throughout the vaccine awareness community!
3. Please Donate to:
(a) Bar Watch, Inc.: A NC non-profit corporation to document and expose publicly the NC State Bar’s misconduct regarding Phillips and other NC attorney-victims:
(b) Vaccine Rights Attorney Legal Defense Fund: Help Phillips pay for his legal defense. Phillips has spent over two decades donating most of his time to the vaccine controversy with frequent radio shows, legislative activism, conferences, information by phone and email—and never asked for donations. But now he needs our help: https://www.gofundme.com/vax-rights-atty-legal-defense-fund
Short url: gf.me/u/jcjjwi
(c) Personal donations: PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
He was eventually taken to the hospital and died. An autopsy is scheduled, we can only wonder – at this point – what will be discovered.
But, what’s even more disturbing is how government health officials report on the ‘mystery’ behind all these symptoms. They simply can’t seem to figure out what triggered the problem.
According to Chris Sosa, Peralta’s director of communications, “he just thought he was having symptoms related to getting the flu shot.” Yet, mainstream media outlets do not seem to make any meaningful connection between the vaccination and his death.
Fair WARNING: Flu vaccine side effects are often a signal to take lifesaving action – before it’s too late
The cause of Peralta’s death was determined to be sepsis – a severe infection that overstimulates the nervous system.
This causes the body to go into shock and the organs to shut down. Simply put: the body’s inflammatory response goes into overdrive, causing overwhelming systemic inflammation. In effect, the body poisons itself.
Editor’s note: We, at NaturalHealth365, have written quite a bit about how to naturally (and effectively) respond to a bacterial or viral infection. Here’s just one example of how to minimize the threat of sepsis.
Just days before he died, Senator Peralta sponsored an event related to the death of eight-year-old Amely Baez of LeFrank City, New York. She passed away on Feb. 5 of “flu-related” symptoms, according to health authorities.
In addition, ironically, Peralta helped organize an event with NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst sponsoring free influenza vaccinations in Amely’s home city on Nov. 17. Little did he know what would happen to him – after receiving a flu shot.
Around 90 residents from the area were vaccinated. At the time, Peralta stated, “The influenza vaccine can be the difference between life and death.” No doubt, Peralta urged his fellow New Yorkers to get the flu vaccine.
Educate yourself: Flu vaccine dangers include systemic inflammation – which can lead to GBS, MS and sepsis
The most common documented side effects of the flu vaccine include soreness, swelling and/or redness at the injection site, fever, headache, muscle aches and nausea. But, let’s not forget that fainting and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), are also possible.
By the way, in case you’re not familiar, GBS is an inflammation of the peripheral nervous system.
In addition, severe allergic reactions have been reported and, in many cases, can be fatal. These reactions can include difficulty breathing, dizziness, wheezing, hoarseness, swelling, hives, weakness, paleness and accelerated heartbeat.
There have even been reports of blindness and the onset of multiple sclerosis following a flu shot.
Sadly, most people still don’t realize that vaccine ‘side effects’ – related to the flu vaccine – are actually triggered by the toxic ingredients within each shot. For example, the flu vaccine has substances like thimerosol (mercury) and aluminum – which are both known neurotoxins.
There is also evidence that receiving the flu vaccine weakens the immune system, increasing the chances of getting the flu in subsequent years.
Keep your immune system strong year-round
To avoid vaccine dangers, natural flu remedies are always the best course of action during flu season.
Eat a diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables plus take vitamin C and D to keep the immune system strong – all year round. In addition, consume probiotics to help promote an ideal balance of gut bacteria – which is essential to immune system health.
And, of course, maintain a physically active lifestyle – which is so important to maintain healthy immune function.
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By Dahr Jamail
Global Research, December 15, 2018
Truthout 21 March 2016
(Of relevance to current developments, this article was first published by Truthout and posted on Global Research in March 2016)
Humans generate more than 300 million tons of plastic annually — an amount equal to the combined body weight of the entire global adult human population — and nearly half of the plastic is only used one time before it is tossed away to eventually find its way to the oceans. So it should come as little surprise that by 2050, it is a virtual certainty that every seabird on the planet will have plastic in its stomach.
Recent estimates indicate that upwards of 8 million tons of plastic are added to the planet’s oceans every year, the equivalent of a dump truck full of plastic every minute. That is enough plastic to have led one scientist to estimate that people who consume average amounts of seafood are ingesting approximately 11,000 particles of plastic every year.
The earth’s oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050, according to a January report published by the World Economic Forum.
Experts with whom Truthout spoke on the topic confirmed that these trends are likely to continue. Biological oceanographer Dr. Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez, with the National Oceanography Centre at Britain’s University of Southampton, is very concerned about public indifference to the urgency of the situation.
“Marine pollution is a big issue,” Iglesias-Rodriguez told Truthout.
“There is this idea that oceans have unlimited inertia, but nanoparticles of plastic getting into marine animals and the food chain are affecting fish fertility rates, and this affects food security and coastal populations. Pollution is having a huge impact on the oceans and is urgent and needs to be dealt with.”
Photo: Plastic Bag via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO
In the North Pacific Ocean, there exists what has become known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a phenomenon scientists know as the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.
Miriam Goldstein, a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, warned Truthout that by adding massive amounts of plastic into the oceans, humans are causing large-scale change to the oceans’ entire ecological system.
Goldstein is the lead author of a study that revealed just how deeply into the oceanic ecosystem plastic has already embedded itself.
“We found eggs on the pieces of plastic, and these were sea skater [insect] eggs,” Goldstein said. “Sea skaters naturally occur in the gyre and are known to lay their eggs on floating objects. So we found that the amount of eggs being laid had increased with the amount of plastic.”
The North Pacific Subtropical Gyre’s eastern section, located between Hawai’i and California, is estimated to be about twice the size of Texas. According to Goldstein, this vast “garbage patch” contains an “alarming amount” of plastic garbage, the majority of which is comprised of very small-size pieces.
Goldstein’s study shows how the immense amount of plastic is creating consequences for animals across the marine food web.
Another Scripps study shows that nearly 10 percent of the fish collected during a trip to the gyre had plastic waste in their stomachs.
Published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, the aforementioned study (authored by Peter Davison and Rebecca Asch) estimates that fish at intermediate ocean depths in the North Pacific Ocean could be ingesting plastic at the staggering rate of 12,000 to 24,000 tons per year.
Yet plastic will not likely be going away anytime soon. The use of plastic bags around the world has increased by 20 times in the last 50 years. One-third of all plastic packaging then escapes collection systems, and a large percentage of that plastic eventually ends up in the oceans, according to the World Economic Forum report.
Only 5 percent of plastics are effectively recycled, and the production of plastics is expected to increase by at least 1.12 billion tons by 2050.
“Our work shows there could be potential effects to the ocean ecosystem that we can’t expect or predict,” Goldstein said.
“There are five subtropical gyres, one in each ocean basin, and they are natural currents. They are vast areas of the oceans; together they comprise the majority of the area of the oceans. So altering them on a large scale could have unexpected results on all kinds of things.”
The amount of plastic floating in the Pacific Gyre has increased 100-fold in the past four decades. Meanwhile, phytoplankton counts are dropping, overfishing is causing dramatic decreases in fish populations, decreasing ocean salinity is intensifying weather extremes, and warming oceans are speeding up melting in Greenland, the Arctic and in Antarctica.
One warning of humanity’s increasingly deleterious impact on the oceans comes from prominent marine biologist Jeremy Jackson of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In an article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jackson emphasizes that, without profound and prompt changes in human behavior, we will cause a “mass extinction in the oceans with unknown ecological and evolutionary consequences.”
The statement might sound extreme, until one considers the extent to which we impact the oceans, whether we realize it or not. As science journalist Alanna Mitchell has written about the oceans:
“Every tear you cry … ends up back in the ocean system. Every third molecule of carbon dioxide you exhale is absorbed into the ocean. Every second breath you take comes from the oxygen produced by plankton.”
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences, told Truthout he finds plastic on every beach he visits across the globe, and added, “Probably every sea turtle on the planet interacts with plastic at some point in its life.”
Not only is Nichols intimately familiar with the pollution crisis plastic poses to the oceans, but also he is well acquainted with the oceanic destruction already underway due to anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD).
He describes sea turtles as a “poster species” for the impacts of ACD: He said their eggs
“are literally cooking on beaches now because the temperatures have moved out of the tolerable range.”
“You often see the polar bear used as the poster species for climate change, but I think sea turtles are just as good of a poster species because they are everywhere and they are already being impacted as the ocean warms,”
In addition to ACD and plastic, he notes that we are introducing too much pollution into the oceans, and taking too much out of them by way of overfishing.
“We’re putting too much in, in all forms of pollution; we’re taking too much out by fishing, overfishing and bycatch; and we’re destroying the edge of the ocean, the places where there is the most biodiversity, reefs, mangroves, seagrass etc.,” he said. “Those are the three big buckets…. Almost every threat to the ocean falls into one of those. We need to put less in, take less out and protect the edges by making some of them off limits to human activity.”
Nichols is deeply concerned by the pace at which negative changes are occurring across the oceans. He said that every time scientists have attempted to predict future scenarios, the pace seems to only quicken.
According to Nichols, despite scientists’ ongoing attempts to adjust their models to keep up with the quickening of feedback loops and other issues, we are still unable to keep pace with the dramatic changes.
He believes “the clock in many ways has already run out,” due to the fact that we are still increasing our use of fossil fuels, while continuing to generate so much plastic and pollution. Nichols says he is frustrated by the fact that despite there being more conversation about these issues now than ever before, that dialogue is still not translating into societal change or evolution.
Truthout asked Nichols if he sees the future becoming worse for the oceans.
“We’re living in it now, from a climate change/fisheries/pollution/habitat destruction point of view, our nightmare is here; it’s the world we live in,” he said. “You see it everywhere now, the collapsing fisheries, the changes in the Arctic and the hardships communities that live there are having to face, the frequency and intensity of storms — everything we imagined 40 years ago when the environmental movement was born, we’re dealing with those now.”
Nichols concluded by describing three possible oceans. Ocean 1.0 is the pristine natural ocean, while Ocean 2.0 is the ocean we have now, which is a result of having, as he described it, lived under “the petroleum product regime.”
“Ocean 3.0 is the future ocean, and it can either be a dead ocean, or we can really come up with some very innovative solutions that right now people aren’t even talking about,” he said.
To Nichols, a positive vision of Ocean 3.0 would entail new ways of getting food from the ocean that don’t involve long lines and bottom trawling, both extremely destructive ways to fish commercially.
It would involve a whole new way of thinking about our packaging and a zero-waste approach to consumer goods, which, he believes, is all possible — if we can muster the political and personal motivation.
“We could have a healthy ocean in 50 years if we make some bold moves,” he said. Those moves would need to include “a cleaner, more responsible set of actions for how we get energy from the ocean and how we use them as a source of food.”
Without those actions happening en masse, Nichols fears we are headed for the “dead ocean” version of our future.
“The dire predictions — they are already here in many, many ways,” he said.
Corrections: Miriam Goldstein was originally attributed the statement of her study having “dire” consequences, which was inaccurately attributed, and hence corrected. Goldstein’s quotes were in close proximity of the sentence, “Not only is it leading to early deaths of animals that ingest it, but also humans then ingesting fish with plastic in their systems are at increased risk of cancer and other health issues.” Please note that this information is not in any way intended to be attributed to Goldstein’s research.
How Ocean Pollution Affects Human Health
Copyright, Truthout. Reprinted with permission.
Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, (Haymarket Books, 2009), and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, (Haymarket Books, 2007). Jamail reported from Iraq for more than a year, as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last ten years, and has won the Martha Gellhorn Award for Investigative Journalism, among other awards.
His third book, The Mass Destruction of Iraq: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible, co-written with William Rivers Pitt, is available now on Amazon. He lives and works in Washington State.
The original source of this article is Truthout
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