“Let’s have a federal court where the judge pretends the lawyers for the defense are fully informed about the facts of the case. The plaintiff, a giant corporation, pretends it’s concerned about the safety of the public. The press pretends it’s covering the court case. Activists for the public who live more than a hundred miles away from the courthouse pretend they care about what happens. The overwhelming number of federal employees don’t even know there is a case. The defendants, who are being poisoned by the giant corporation, at one time lived on their land in an undisturbed way—until outsiders, whose descendants now control the court, took away the land by force. Perfect justice, correct? Absolutely no problem.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Two days ago, I reported on a scandal occurring in the Monsanto vs. Maui court case:
Namely, heavily redacted documents, which Monsanto has offered to the court in defense of its position that it should be allowed to continue toxic pesticide and GMO experiments in Maui County.
Federal Judge, Susan Oki Mollway, who will decide the case, has read the full unredacted versions of these Monsanto documents—but the lawyers representing the people of Maui have not. And they can’t. The blacked-out information is off-limits to them.
This means they can’t argue their case with full knowledge. They’re hamstrung. To conclude this situation is unfair and illegitimate is a vast understatement.
A scientist familiar with this court case has commented to me about the current situation.
Dr. Lorrin Pang’s CV reads in part: retired US Army Medical Corps, former consultant to the World Health Organization for 20 years, currently advisor to the US Congress for medical research. Americas Best Doctors listing.
Dr. Pang offers his important assessment of what might sit underneath all those Monsanto blacked-out lines:
“There are two worries I have about the redacted lines which only Monsanto and the judge sees. What if…[the redacted lines] reference a Monsanto…chemical similar totoxaphene (banned for toxicity and spreading hundreds of miles). Can she [Judge Mollway] tell us what [Monsanto] chemicals are similar enough to toxaphene to be worrisome? Can she recognize the chemical structure of toxaphene (from multiple choice diagrams)? What if it is toxaphene itself? Furthermore…the [Monsanto legal] argument depends intimately on untested combinations [of Monsanto chemical pesticides]……I need to know the number of chemicals used AND the amounts used to see their potential for [toxic] overlap. I feel I am competent to make these assessments.“I don’t have access to the [un]redacted versions of Monsanto documents]. Only two other parties do. 1) Monsanto is grossly biased and 2) the Judge who is not scientifically qualified. If she brings in a third party “independent” (say UH) to assess for her, they have to be both non-biased and scientifically qualified. I am not even convinced she can recognize the scientific qualifications of her own advisers. For example, ask them their opinion on the recent ruling of WHO on glyphosate risk of cancer [glyphosate is the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s pesticide Roundup]. On the mutational potential of glyphosate for human pathogens related to antibiotic resistance. On the gene toxicity (same mechanism as cancer) relationship [of glyphosate] to birth defects (widely published, even before the cancer risk publications).
“If [the Monsanto] info is redacted because of threat of vandalism [at their secret facility locations on Maui]—that is a police issue to be resolved if it occurs, not a court decision.”
Dr. Pang is raising vital issues that obliterate any rationale for Monsanto and the federal court to heavily censor Monsanto documents.
How in the world can Judge Mollway evaluate what Monsanto is saying about its pesticide/GMO experiments in Maui County—namely that there are no health problems, the work is safe, and no one is threatened?
What experts will the Judge rely on? Who are they? What bias do they bring? The Judge has no way of evaluating scientists.
Indeed, the case is already stacked in favor of Monsanto and against the people of Maui, and the likely scientific experts on tap will support Monsanto’s position.
This court case is a poorly staged charade, the objective of which is to exonerate Monsanto and permit it to continue to use the “open-air laboratory” of Maui as a testing ground for unapproved toxic pesticides and GMOs.
I continue to be astonished by the lack of coverage this case is getting in the alternative press. Maui is ground-zero in the battle against Monsanto, because the corporation has established its primary experimental premises there.
On Election Day, the people of Maui legitimately voted to place a temporary ban on all Monsanto/Dow experimentation in the County. Not a label, a ban.
They voted to order a deep and independent investigation of all Monsanto/Dow experiments in the County.
That vote has been suspended and suppressed and neutralized and stepped on by Monsanto and Dow’s court filings.
Now, Dr. Pang has come forward and correctly expressed his refusal to believe that the Judge in the case, Susan Mollway, is even remotely competent to rule.
What else do we need to know?
This is a rig-job. A legitimate vote by citizens has been obliterated.
The “science” favoring Monsanto has been cooked.
A corporation is running a federal court.
Why not just say, “A Monsanto Federal Court has ruled that Monsanto is innocent. Don’t worry, be happy.”
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails atNoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.
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