December 9, 1999
Subject: A Bouquet of Timely Information: A MATTER OF A PERSONAL CHOICE + Emergencies
Act in Canada Ready for Y2K + PLANETNEWS was asked about Y2K... + Dalai Lama says
prayer alone won't bring world peace. + Thoughts from Steve Diamond on World Peace
2000 + Ideas in Action for December + Planet Heart Millennium Diary Project + PLANETARY
HEALING CELEBRATION THIS COMING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12TH 1999 AY 12:00 NOON GMT + BEYOND
DUALITY & PLANETARY CONSCIOUSNESS + Food for the soul + Got Milk - Get Sick + Chemical
Weapons were allegedly used in Seattle
It seems I'll never get around to actually focus all the needed time to wrap up the
Y2K issue. It might be a sign... A sign that there are more important things to focus
on than setting our minds on anticipating the worst and in so doing creating just
the right conditions for the worst to happen. Or so it appears.
On the one hand, there is absolutely nothing any individual can do to prevent Y2K
failures from happening. Whatever will be, WILL BE. We will just have to deal with
it as it happens - and to me, after reading so many serious and credible reports
about what *could* happen, I'm beyond the conditional "If something happens". *Some* things
will definitely happen, the only uncertainty being the scale on which it will happen
locally, nationally and globally.
On the other hand there is much each individual can do to mitigate the consequences
of it all and the way things will turn out once the cascading effects of this computer
failure start rolling on all over the world in every aspect of our lives ranging
from significant water, food and oil shortages, as well as prolonged power outages, to
potentially life-threatening Chernobyl-style nuclear catastrophies and chemical plants
noxious leakages of toxic chemicals -- not to mention rioting and a descent into
hell, security-wise, in many major Western cities and the inevitable issuing of Martial
Law decrees and/or the swift adoption of Emergencies Acts in most countries.
As for the economic repercussions of these potentially very long collective tribulations
ranging from 6 to 18 months depending of the level of Y2K failure in each country,
they may be very dire indeed: a Dow Jones index under 2000 (bye! bye! to all the
quick profits of the 90's for the 45% of US households, for instance, who massively "invested"
in the wordwide Casino Bull Markets), massive unemployement and a global depression
so deep that, according to some, the 1928 episode would pale in comparison.
But again there is nothing sure in all these pessimistic prognostications and you
will have to investigate for yourself the material I'll soon recommend to your attention
so as to make up your own mind on all this.
But one thing sure, there will be some level of fear-bloated anticipation during the
year 2000 turn of the clocks into a new millennium and we can play an immensely pacifying
role during this crucial period through holding the Light of Love and Unity during our moments of meditation (see the accompanying email to get a glimpse of all the
options available to you in this regard) and then trust our inner guidance to make
the right choices and offer a helping hand and a calming voice to maintain harmony
around us, whatever the actual occurences are in our area.
As some of us concluded a long time ago when first faced with the Y2K Problem, this
can be a blessing in disguise, opening the doors to unprecedented opportunites for
changes that will soon enough make this world a better place for all.
More on all this soon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999
From: estelle <email@example.com>
greetings once again - you are a busy bee - thank you for your continuing
efforts to disseminate information so that people can make informed choices
I AM CONVINCED THAT ALL THE ABOVE IS A CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO MAKE
A CHOICE, A PERSONAL CHOICE FOR LOVE OR FEAR.
SO HERE IS MY VISION: TO HOLD - AND SHARE YET AGAIN - THE VISION OF 2 BILLION PEOPLE
FOR WORLD PEACE 2000 !AN EASY TARGET! WILL SEND A FLOOD OF LOVE AROUND GAIA - STARTING
WHERE EACH DAY STARTS IN NEW ZEALAND.
AND BY THE TIME IT REACHES THE PARANOID AMERICA'S, THE FORCE WILL SWEEP AWAY THE FEAR,
TRANSFORMATION WILL BE THE NEW ORDER OF THE NEW DAY IN THE NEW YEAR
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 1999
From: Helen Engel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Emergencies Act Canada
A one-inch notice in the Winnipeg Free Press December 8:
Act Ready for Y2K
"Toronto--The federal government is prepared to invoke the Emergencies
Act to deal with major millennium problems that lead to widespread power
outages, the Toronto Sun reported yesterday. (Compiled from Canadian
In late October my son and I were in a major supply house, looking for a
gasoline generator. The clerk told us that the RCMP had just purchased
a quarter million dollars worth of large gasoline generators.
We need SOMETHING to awaken the public, but what?
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999
Subject: Just opinion...asked about Y2K...and 'personally' answered...
PLANETNEWS was asked about Y2K...
This is not 'news' but opinion that may be of interest when
comparing your own thoughts...please feel free to delete or
QUESTION: What are you guys (Earle and Nancie) doing??? (about Y2K)
What is your current "intuitive hit" as to how severe Y2K will be??????
My 'intuitive hit' had been going back and forth on y2k...
and then I realized I was doing this because I was being told that I AM
...and so is EARLE... going to be safe and protected...and so are a lot of
..and I don't think that means we are to go into apathy...to do nothing...
I believe it means we can trust ourselves that we will make the right
decisions at the right time...and that we will do the things that promote
a 'language of protection' by our intentions...by 'language of protection'
I mean that by doing certain things in preparation for the future without
fear or panic we are telling our Higher Selves or the Universe...(or what
ever name a person would give it)...that we TRUST...that we are in a
knowingness that all is taking shape for the Highest Good...
...this awareness did not happen over night...and neither did the present
challenges of y2k...and we think that most people have been given a length
of time in order to 'process' what is happening all over the planet...and to
its people. ...and many people have felt like "Chicken Little"...crying out
to others that the sky is falling...but I do not feel that these
broadcasts...even of panic...have been in vein...because some people have been in
a deep slumber and have needed to wake up...(fear has always been a great motivator
not to walk out over the cliffs before we are ready...and has always had its purpose)...
and I would still pass on any information that would do the
job of a wake-up call for those still sleeping even if needing a bull horn to
do it!...(do we not wake sleepers up to the burning house?...what has been
more important...their fear or their lives?) and I think we have all needed to prepare
our minds, hearts and physical bodies for more reason than just a Y2K... there is
about to be much more in our future to challenge us than just this one thing...I
don't think that having managed through a Y2K gives us a vacation ticket...and a Y2K could
be mild in comparison to what is ahead of us in the future...
I think we are about to reverse our roles as sleeping dependents to fully
awake masters of courage and faith...how much energy and awareness does
Getting back to Y2K...I see not as much challenge in the beginning as we
thought... (the nation) have resources that are immediately available) ...
but I see challenges increasing as we get further into the year...especially
from the European markets...as trade may stop with other countries...
smaller countries are behind us in repairs and resources...and I think more
easily dominated by POWERS THAT BE ...although we are becoming a close
match considering our numbers who are still invested in being taken care
of by a fantasy government...and from an oil industry that is depleting...
Oil is used to run everything and it has become the one resource after
water and food we all need...and may even be number one...as it is used to
deliver the water and the food...and can be so severely compromised
...hard to get food in the city without oil...and even in the country when it
is depended upon heavily to run farming machinery.
I do think the Y2K has been contrived to control...an accident perhaps in the
beginning... and used to some of our most power mongrels desires...(what a
great idea!!!) and I do not think this is just a conspiracy theory but a
reality ...but it may have very well 'back fired' on them...and to ultimately serve
OUR purposes much MORE as a catalyst to changing the way we now live to a
much needed balance in all areas...the way we do business needs to change and
we need recovery from our extreme dependence addictions...(upon a non-government
who only has its own selfish intentions in mind...certainly not to the
Highest Good)...and the planet needs a 'break' so that more than 50 to 70 percent
less commercial trash is buried... to a total change in the way we use energy. ..(by
creating our own without robbing any more of the earths)
....and 'free energy' is available now...just on hold... as the policing of
its delivery will change....people will not stand for that crap when oil is no
So..I asked myself why I was getting such back and forth answers to y2k's
impending problems from severe to light?... and the answer came as the
'CHARIOT'...a Tarot card...representing to me some forward movement that
is very challenging but achievable non the less...
On the card...a man is dressed in protective gear...attempting to hold his 6
wild horses...so that they are guided to be moving in the same direction...
.its a tuff call...and could be a great challenge for a time... a lot of strength
is gathered to the task...he can't go to sleep for a second...
but on the other hand...a great accomplishment is being achieved...he is
managing the struggle...and a tremendous goal to continue the journey is
in sight of him.
This guy in the chariot has COURAGE and I think he gets it from FAITH
...the 'card' also says that anyone who KNOWS where they are going (keeps
their goal in sight) and WHY they are going there...IS protected!
and that's all for now...
Dalai Lama says prayer alone won't bring world peace.
CAPE TOWN, Dec 8 (AFP)
The Dalai Lama on Wednesday challenged the world's spiritual and religious
leaders to stop relying on just prayer and meditation to bring about world
peace but rather to become involved in programmes of action.
"Change only takes place through action, not through meditation and
prayer," the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said in closing the eight-day
Parliament of the World's Religions here.
The parliament, organized by the Chicago-based Interfaith International
Board, drew some 7,000 delegates from 70 countries, representing virtually
every religious faith on the planet.
The Dalai Lama, one of the prime movers behind the gathering, urged that
future parliaments be more than mere talk-shops.
"Where there are areas of conflict, particularly areas of conflict of
religions, some people (from the parliament) should go there and study and
try to make a contribution," the Buddhist monk said. "Then one of our
wishes will be fulfilled."
At a press conference on Tuesday, the Dalai Lama, who is on a week-long
visit to South Africa, mentioned Bosnia and Kosovo as areas where members
of the parliament could play a role.
He called in his closing address for religious tolerance and "genuine
respect for other traditions."
"We need to ask, 'How can I make a contribution (to world peace)?', not
'How can I further my own religion?'" he said.
The world is entering a new millennium which, he said, was "nothing special."
"Day and night, sun and moon will happen anyway," he said. "But if
particularly the young people make good preparation for the new millennium,
it will become more peaceful, more friendly."
In his speech entitled "Taking the parliament home", the Dalai Lama urged
devotees, no matter what their faith, to "make a good contribution to the
betterment of society."
To do this, he said, devotees must develop a sense of caring for their
"If I can achieve this, I can serve others more effectively," he said.
The closing ceremony was marked by song and dance, as well as prayers by
the religious leaders, most of them dressed in colourful robes.
Among the groups represented at the parliament were African religions,
Bahais, Buddhists, Christians, Confucianists, Hippies, Jains, Jews,
Mormons, Muslims, Native Americans, New Agers, Sikhs, Taoists, Unitarians
Organisers said the intention of the parliament was not to create a new
religion but to discover the unity within the diversity of the various
A wide array of subjects, including the history and traditions of the main
religions and explorations of critical problems facing modern society, have
been addressed during the gathering, which opened Wednesday last week.
The first Parliament of the World's Religions was held in Chicago in 1893,
the second in the same city a century later, at which it was decided to
hold the gathering in a different city every five years, starting in Cape
Town in 1999.
The next parliament will be held in 2004 at a city still to be decided.
From: "steve diamond" <email@example.com>
Subject: World Peace 2000
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999
This morning, I'm seeing the globalization of the idea of World Peace 2000.
All this Millennial Peace Movement activity that's been going on (specifically) for
the past 5 years, separate of course from all the preceding 75 years worth of effort
for world peace, is leading to something more than "One Day In Peace, January 1,
This whole worldwide phalanx for peace in the New Millennium means just that: World
Whoa! Or Wau! As they say in Croatia.
Watching the rough cut of the documentary film about the Hague Appeal for Peace 1999,
I'm seeing the Youth of the World in Action, calling for a World in Peace.
In May, 1999, some 10,000 peace activists from around the world met at a gathering
at the Hague, in Holland. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Queen Noor of Jordan,
and six Nobel Peace Prize winners were present, as well as many children from all
over the world.
But it didn't merit one "blip" in the American newspapers, radio or television; why?
because our government was busy bombing in the Balkans.
And since the media is ultimately controlled by the same financial forces that are
heavily involved in producing those magical war weapons, computer-driven missles,
etc., there is limited media interest in promoting Peace, let alone World Peace
(For example, General Electric owns NBC. If you research just that one connection,
you will know what I'm talking about.)
Like the university professor who told me that "Peace is boring, Steve, no one's
interested," the media people will use the same line to keep from having to report
that "World Peace 2000 is Breaking Out Around the World."
The Interconnected International Internet has provided the world's youth with a special
tool to know and work together, even though they are thousands of miles apart culturally,
politically, religiously. And they know something's happening, something new, something both political and spiritual.
Now I'm seeing how the many different branches of the Peace Industry have always
been "working together" though they might not appear so on the surface of things.
Though they might often be driven by egos and the normal "local-self" (as Barbara
Marx Hubbard has called it) motivations, just by the nature of the work they do,
i.e. for Peace, they're all interconnected, they're all really working for the same
"parent company," ha ha, even when they're focused on their individual projects to the
exclusion of all else.
They're still on "Peace Industry" business!
Almost in spite of themselves!! Ha ha ha, God, nice one!
The documentary film of the Hague Appeal for Peace 1999 gathering also represents
a good possible tool for further organizing the Global Youth Movement for Peace.
Everything begins with Peace, please remember that. Please use the word PEACE every
chance you get. It has its own power.
It's also the "most dangerous" word in the human language.
When the intellectuals want to attack or disparage it, they will say "Peace is boring."
In other words, in their words, they are saying "War is exciting." (These people
are teaching in American universities!)
This is the ultimate double-think, the final mind control argument of words now having
the opposite of their meanings.
Promote the word PEACE any chance you get, in any language. If there is no Peace
there is no justice, there is only chaos, destruction and death.
The children of the world are tired of that path.
And they're letting their elders know. Thank God, there's hope for humanity after
In the rough footage I have been watching of the youth organizations' meetings, there
is one moment when an Israeli girl, probably about 22, says "The most important
thing isn't figuring out what's wrong with the world, the world already knows what's
wrong with it. The question is -- what are we going to DO about it? For example, I
am here with my friend, a Palestinian girl, and by being friends we're doing something
about the war situation."
So just by getting to know one another, around the world, "shaking hands" as they
say in the computer world, things are hopefully going to change. Let's keep on
praying -- and working -- for World Peace 2000.
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999
From: Ami Dar <ami@IDEALIST.ORG>
Subject: Ideas in Action for December
This is the newsletter of Idealist and Action Without
Borders, which currently has 30,000 subscribers. To
see previous issues, or to subscribe or unsubscribe,
please go to http://www.idealist.org/newsletter.html
As always, our goal is to share with you some of the most
useful news and resources we have found in the last few
weeks. Let's start with two prizes:
1. The Conrad Hilton Foundation is inviting nominations
for the 2000 Hilton Humanitarian Prize. In their words:
"The $US 1 million prize, the world's largest humanita-
rian award, is presented annually to an established
nonprofit organization that has made extraordinary
contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere
in the world. The prize is not a grant based on future
goals, but an award for recent and historic
Nomination packets are available now, and nominations
must be received by January 15, 2000. Contact: Conrad N.
Hilton Foundation, Hilton Humanitarian Prize, 10100 Santa
Monica Boulevard, Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90067-4011,
US telephone: (310) 556-4694 Fax:(310) 556-8130 E-mail:
2. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Association for
Progressive Communications (APC) is launching the
Betinho Prize, "in an effort to recognize and to document
outstanding examples of how the Internet is being
used to make a real difference."
The $US 7,500 prize is open to nonprofit organizations,
community-based groups, coalitions or social movements
anywhere in the world that have successfully used
information and communication technologies as an
essential ingredient in their work. The deadline for
nominations is January 31, 2000. For more information,
please see http://www.apc.org/english/betinho
4. At http://www.aviva.org/tree.htm you will find a great
directory of women's organizations, resources and events
around the world. (After the page loads, scroll down to
the bottom, and start by clicking on 'Groups' or
'Resources' on any continent.)
CLIP - TO RECEIVE THIS NEWSLETTER, SEE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE
That's all for now. We hope that you and yours have a
Ami, Patsy, Russ and Lorene
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HERE IS A NEW INITIATIVE WHICH I HEARTILY SUPPORT. A WONDERFUL GIFT OF LOVE AND VISION
FROM ANDREW KAEN AND A PROJECT PERFECTLY IN LINE WITH THE TRUE SPIRIT OF THE NEW
MILLENNIUM AS IT WILL ULTIMATELY TURN OUT TO BE...
From: "Andrew Kaen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999
Subject: Planet Heart Millennium Diary Project
We are manifesting the Millenium Diary Project, the biggest diary ever written, at
http://www.planetheart.org. We would like to see people from all over the world be
a part of this exciting project.
Celebrate the New Millenium by being part of written history!
As the days, hours and minutes lead up to the First Day, January 1st,
2000, we would like people to go to http://www.planetheart.org and submit
diary entries, personal accounts of this most auspicious time, and
whatever else they want to share. We especially hope people will mention
their experiences on New Year's Eve. Art work, photographs and poetry can also be
submitted. There is no fee to apply. All submissions will be permanently viewable
on the site. PlanetHeart plans to document the new millennium for the first five
All entries will also be considered for a future book (or books, depending
on the entries) to be published. People whose entries are chosen for the
Millenium Diary Book will receive, as a token of their interest in being
part of history, a hardbound copy of the book when it is published.
To add your entry or to make a comment, go to http://www.planetheart.org
and follow the directions on the site.
PlanetHeart is about opening our Hearts and realizing that we are all one heart beating
as one on Planet Earth. Living in a world where unity consciousness is in the mass
consciousness collective will bring us back home in spirit, love, song, and celebration. Let us begin this new history by being part of it forever in written word. All
of our expressions, visions, feelings are unique but we are all connected. The 21st
Century is about remembering, sharing, restructuring, renewing and fulfilling our
Highest Good for ourselves and for all mankind.
We are all one.
May Unity Consciousness sweep the globe around in the Twenty First Century.
Peace, Love and 21st Century Light,
Andy Kaen and the Planet Heart Team
UNIVERSAL HARMONY AND
PLANETARY HEALING CELEBRATION
SUNDAY DECEMBER 12TH 1999
12:00 NOON, GREENWICH MEAN TIME
5:00 AM MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME
UNIFYING GLOBALLY TO CELEBRATE OUR UNITY AND ONENESS.
We are submitting this important information for inclusion in your
calendar and Newsletter. Please help spread the word.
Every year on December 12th at 12:00 Noon, Greenwich MeanTime,people
unite around the world through prayer, music and affirmations to
energize the reality of PEACE, UNITY and HEALING by bringing it into
the consciousness of humanity, Mother Earth and All Life.
Please join us for this very special event, unifying our heart
energies with the heart energies of people around the planet. The
Light of GOD is eternally victorious and we look forward to working
with you through this sacred activity.
If you wish to expand the reality of PEACE, you can join together
every day wherever you are at 12:00 Noon, local time, to pray,
meditate, be silent, or ring a bell for PEACE. Take one minute to 12
minutes until 12:12 and feel PEACE and know we are all one divine
Cosmic Life Force living in a unified field of love and light now
Let's accept that "PEACE begins with me" is a reality.
Good Thoughts--Good Words--Good Deeds
Be a PEACE Commanding Presence and share this information
with everyone. Bring PEACE into your heart for PEACEFUL hearts
make a PEACEFUL world.
Everyone is also invited to join together on January 1, 2000 at
12:12 am to raise the consciousness of humanity and all life.
(See LightShift 2000 - http://www.lightshift.com) On May 3, 4 and 5, 2000,
there will be a planetary alignment and global meditation at 12:12 pm
each day (Greenwich Mean Time) when the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars,
Jupiter and Saturn will be aligned with the Earth and her moon during
The United Nations has also designated the third Tuesday of September
of each year (next year will be September 19,2000)as United Nations
International Day of Peace.
IN LOVE AND LIGHT!
COSMIC PEACE 12:12
P. O. Box 30502
Tucson, AZ 85751 USA
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999
From: Ron Henry <RonHenry@compuserve.com>
Subject: BEYOND DUALITY & PLANETARY CONSCIOUSNESS
From the homepage of Beyond Duality.
Well worth your time to check out.
By Noel Huntley, Ph.D.
Planet Earth is encountering extremes of both negativity but also positivity at
this time. There are increases in chaos and fear, and a severe clash of low and
high vibrations, leading to the anticipated division within our species of
those who will align with the incrementing evolutionary energies and those who
will choose not to go with the changes. From the scientific standpoint, until
these energies are directly sensed by the evolving perceptions of the
individual, via the right brain, inner-conscious, intuitive faculties,
scientists will never grasp the true workings of the universe's ubiquitous
The following articles outline some of our civilisation's present problems and
their causes as it struggles in the grip of negative influences, and
simultaneously confronts an evolutionary pressure to change its limited belief
systems and the narrow and naive format of its consciousness.
1. WHAT'S HAPPENING ON PLANET EARTH?
Part I: The Ultimate Swindle
Part II: The Visitor
Part III: The Symbiosis of Knowledge and Evolution
2.THE MEANING OF 'BEYOND DUALITY'
3. PLANETARY DEVELOPMENTS
Part I: The Photon-Belt Encounter
Part II: Believing is Seeing
Part III: The New Education
4. NEW-AGE PARADOXES AND CONFUSIONS
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999
From: "Richard Vines, Jr." <email@example.com>
Subject: Food for the soul
It is impossible to make slaves of the enlightened, for they are just as happy in
a state of slavery as in a state of freedom.
When the Greek philosopher Diogenes was captured and taken to be sold
in the slave market, it is said that he mounted the auctioneer's
platform and cried aloud, "A master has come here to be sold. Is there
some slave among you who is desirous of purchasing him?"
From: "Tashi Grady Powers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re :"CHEMTRAILS" CONTINUE TO BAFFLE, SICKEN AMERICANS
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999
I wanted to tell all the sufferers of the contrail diseases that they may be
missing another incredibly important factor. The milk they drink. The cows
eat whatever falls on their feed. And they are shot up with some amazingly
toxic substances to boost them, which in themselves are causing rampant illnesses.
There are some links on the front page of the ET that people should read
about rBGH and other poisons found in milk. The campaign should read. Got
Milk - Get Sick. Switch to Tofu or Rice Milk...Save Your Life!
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999
Subject: UCLA M.D.: Chemical Weapons were allegedly used in Seattle
Activist Mailing List - http://get.to/activist
MORE THAN TEAR GAS?
From a report by the Direct Action Medical Collective, one of the groups
that provided first aid during the Seattle demonstrations.
KIRK JAMES MURPHY, MD: Individuals exposed to chemical weapons in the late
afternoon and evening of December 1st at two locations downtown blocks
adjacent to Pike Place Market and the Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill
evinced and reported a pattern of symptoms which is inconsistent with the
pattern of symptoms which may be ascribed to irritating agents. This
"atypical" pattern of symptoms includes the rapid onset of: mydriasis
(pupillary dilation) with resultant impairment of visual acuity; tachycardia
(rapid heart rate) with some palpitations; new-onset hypertension (high
blood pressure) in one individual; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (persisting
for days after exposure); abrupt or immediate onset of menstruation
(asynchronous with usual menstrual cycle); muscular fasciculation
(twitches); muscular dyscoordination; lethargy, confusion, disorientation,
diminished concentration, nocturnal hallucinations. Moreover, some
casualties reported an abrupt experience of loss of muscular tone and
strength that sometimes (but not always) immediately preceded a loss of
consciousness; one observer of these affected individuals reported
uncontrolled, spasmodic movements in those affected.
Some individuals exposed in the Pike Place Market area reported that the
aforementioned symptoms came immediately after exposure to a non-irritating
agent which was did not cause pain, lacrimation, or burning on mucous
. . . The pattern of symptoms is not consistent with known mechanisms of
action of the irritant chemical weapons OC, CS, or CN. The pattern, however,
is consistent with disruption of neurotransmitter activity. Lamentably, the
single most compelling explanation for the observed findings is the
(deliberate or accidental) inclusion of "incapacitating agents" which
disrupt neuronal function in the chemical munitions discharged by law
enforcement agencies in Seattle during the WTO protest.
While direct cholinergic effects or indirect (inhibition of
acetylcholinesterase) effects arising from synergistic combinations (of OC,
CS, and CN) cannot be ruled out at this time, the experience and
observations Medical Collective members, together with the aforementioned
information, appears to most robustly support the hypothesis that the
casualties described above resulted from exposure to cholinesterase
inhibitors used as chemical weapons in crowd control.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported on December 4 that the Seattle
Police Department had to replenish its chemical weapons stocks by going to
outside sources. Various individuals have reported being told by individual
law enforcement officers that chemical weapons in addition to OC, CS, and CN
were deployed by various entities; these anecdotal accounts are not yet
Any information regarding the use of chemical munitions in addition to OC,
CS or CN, as well as information regarding the discharge of chemical weapons
by agencies other than the Seattle Police Department would be helpful.
. . . If you were exposed to chemical weapons during the WTO protests and
have the pattern of "atypical" symptoms discussed below, please make a
written, signed, and dated account of your exposure, including details such
as the (approximate) location in which you were exposed and the date and
part of the day (morning, midday, afternoon, evening) of your exposure, as
well as the nature of your symptoms. Please send such accounts to the email
above and to the ACLU unit investigating law enforcement actions in Seattle
during the WTO protests.
KIRK JAMES MURPHY, MD: mailto:email@example.com
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