AUSTRALIAN STATE TERRORISM (1). Australian State Terrorism - Zero [NOW 2] Australian Terrorism Deaths, 1 Million Preventable Australian Deaths & 10 Million Muslims Killed By US Alliance Since 9-11

Australian State Terrorism -  Zero Australian Terrorism Deaths,
1 Million Preventable Australian Deaths & 10 Million Muslims Killed By US Alliance Since 9-11

By Dr Gideon Polya

23 September, 2014
Countercurrents.org

One can estimate that 81,000 Australians die preventably each year, and over 1 million have died thus since the US Government's false-flag 9-11 atrocity (3,000 killed) as compared to only 6 Australian  deaths by terrorists (none Muslim)  in the last 36 years. Yet the major Australian parties, the currently ruling Coalition and Opposition Labor (aka the Lib-Labs or Liberal-Laborals) have committed $125 billion to the Islamophobic War on Terror and killing 10 million Muslims abroad rather than keeping 1 million Australians alive at home. Australian state terrorism indeed.

T he bottom line consideration in relation to the success or otherwise of any administration is preventable death. If a Government  presides over an unacceptable level of preventable deaths of its citizens then  that Administration should be urgently replaced by a Government that might do better. Catalogued below are documented details of about 81,000  preventable Australian deaths occurring each year in one of the World's richest countries under the Abbott Coalition Government – from which it follows that Tony Abbott  should be urgently replaced as PM of Australia .

It should be noted that there is overlap in some of the categories (e.g. road deaths and alcohol-related deaths) and in some cases major efforts are being made to reduce the carnage (e.g. road deaths, hospital risk management).  In some major categories rapid, requisite  reaction would only bring longer term benefit (e.g. in relation to smoking, alcohol abuse and obesity) but Australian Federal Administrations have had  114 years to take effective action. In all cases listed below effective actions are required but are not being taken. To be fair to the neoliberal Abbott Coalition Government, the same carnage occurred under the preceding  neoliberal Labor Governments of  Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard in the period 2007-2013.  Indeed I estimated in 2012 that 66,000 Australians died preventably each year under Labor PM Julia Gillard [1].

The analysis below provides  revised   estimates of annual Australian preventable deaths under the present Abbott Coalition Government that total 81,000 per year: 

(1). 26,000 annual Australian deaths from adverse hospital events.

According to the Australian Nurses Federation: “In Australia it is estimated that deaths from adverse events in the nation's hospitals are around 18,000 deaths per year” [2]. However recent US estimates are that 440,000 out of 2.714 million annual US deaths (i.e. 16.2%) are due to adverse hospital events [3] . Applying this figure to Australia where Medicare means that there is actually much better access to hospitals than in the US, indicates 0.162 x 159,088 annual deaths = 25,772 or roughly 26,000 annual Australian deaths from adverse hospital events. Clearly better risk management and staffing would reduce this huge loss of life.

(2). 17,000 obesity-related Australian deaths annually.

According to Modi (the Monash Obesity and Diabetes Institute based at Monash University , Melbourne , Australia ):  “Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia …   Obesity has become the single biggest threat to public health in Australia ” [4].  CBC reports that obesity in Australia (population 23.6 million) is much greater  than in Canada (population 35.4 million) and that “According to the OECD, prevention programs could avoid up to 25,000 obesity-related deaths every year in Canada ” [5]. Accordingly one could conservatively estimate 25,000  x 23.6 million/35.4 million) = 16,700 or about 17,000 obesity-related Australian deaths each year.

(3). 15,500 smoking-related Australian deaths annually.

The Cancer Council Australia states: “Tobacco smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Australia . Smoking leads to a wide range of diseases including many types of cancer, heart disease and stroke, chest and lung illnesses and stomach ulcers. It claims the lives of 15,500 Australians every year” [6]. Annual smoking-related deaths in Australia totalled  15,511 in 2003 [7].

Smoking should ideally be banned nationwide. 20% of Indigenous Australians may  have  diabetes and 50% of Indigenous adults smoke, this being a deadly combination. If smoking cannot be banned nation-wide it should certainly be banned in areas of high Indigenous population (the Northern Territory ,  northern Western Australia , northern South Australia and northern Queensland .

(4). 10,000 carbon burning pollution-derived Australian deaths annually.

From Canadian and New Zealand epidemiological  data one  can estimate that currently Australian deaths from pollutants from the burning  of carbonaceous materials currently total 9,646 or about 10,000 annually, the breakdown being 4,600 (coal–fired power stations), 2,200 (vehicle particulate emissions) and 2,800 (particulates from other burning) [8-10]. One notes that Canada , Australia ands New Zealand are quite comparable , affluent Anglosphere societies.

In 2009 the WBGU, which advises the German Government on climate change, estimated that for a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2C temperature rise (EU policy) the World can emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050. Australia 's share of  this Terminal Carbon Pollution  Budget is 600,000  million tonnes CO2  x 22 million/7,000 million = 1,885 million tonnes  CO2.  At Australia's current rate of Domestic plus Exported Greenhouse Gas (GHG) pollution of 1,415 million tonnes of CO2-e (2010) [11] Australia had 1,885/1,415 = 1.3 years to achieve zero emissions i.e. Australia had used up its” fair share” of the world's  Terminal Carbon Pollution Budget by about mid-2011 and is now stealing the entitlement of impoverished countries such as Bangladesh and Somalia [12]. Unaddressed man-made climate change is predicted to kill about 10 billion people this century [13].

The pro-fossil fuels Coalition Government and their pro-fossil fuels opponents the Labor Opposition actually have very similar climate change inaction policies of a derisory 5% off  2000 GHG pollution by 2020 and unlimited  coal, gas and iron ore exports  and iron ore exports  that would  see Australia exceed the whole world's Terminal Carbon Pollution Budget by a factor of three (3).  The Coalition wants a Carbon Price of $0 per tonne CO2-equivalent (CO2-e) and Labor a derisory  Carbon Price of $6 per tonne CO2-e as compared to the $150 per tonne CO2-e required for effective climate change action [14]. However about half of the Coalition MPs are climate change deniers and the Coalition Government under PM Tony Abbott has abolished a price on carbon, abolished  the expert Climate Change Commission, savaged  the crucial renewable energy industry, put leading climate change deniers in key economic advisory  positions, and basically done  everything it can to block climate change action.   Current Australian subsidies for fossil fuel burning total $12 billion annually [15].

(5). 2,000 avoidable Indigenous Australian deaths annually.

In 2000 about 9,000 Aborigines out of an Aboriginal  population of 500,000 died avoidably  every year but this had declined to about 2,000 annual avoidable deaths out of a population about 670,000 by 2011. Indigenous Australians are far worse off than White Australians in relation to housing, health, wealth, social conditions, imprisonment, avoidable death and life expectancy [16-20].

Australian Aborigines suffered Genocide at the hands of the European invaders in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Indigenous population dropped from about 1 million to 0.1 million in the first century after the invasion in 1788, mainly through violence, dispossession, deprivation and introduced disease. The last massacres of Aborigines occurred in the 1920s. Throughout much of the 20th century there was a policy of forcibly removing Aboriginal children from their mothers, a systematic genocidal policy involving the removal of perhaps 0.1 million children. This practice ostensibly ended in the 1970s and Labor PM Kevin Rudd made a national “Sorry” in 2008. However the forced removal of Aboriginal  children from their mothers is now occurring at an historic high [20]. The continued deliberate deprivation of Aboriginal Australians amounts to a White Australian policy of passive Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal Ethnocide. The Howard Coalition Government  with Labor support removed Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory from the protection of the 1975 Racial Discrimination  Act and in the so-called Intervention violated NT Aboriginal rights in a race-based fashion, this drawing censure from the Australian Human Rights Commission.  

(6). 5,600 Australians die alcohol-related deaths annually.

There were 5,554 Australian deaths attributable to alcohol in 2010, including 3,467 male deaths and 2,087 female deaths [21]. It would be unrealistic to propose banning of alcohol nationwide. However in view of devastating Aboriginal health problems connected with smoking, drinking and obesity it should certainly be banned in areas of high Indigenous population (the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia , northern South Australia and northern Queensland with special exemptions for defined tourist enterprises.

(7). 2,100 Australian suicides annually.

There are 2,130 suicides annually in Australia [22]. Mental health in Australia is grossly underfunded. In the US (population 314 million), of 30,000 suicides annually about 7,000 are of US veterans. Australia should cease participation in racist and genocidal   US wars. Thus post-1950 US Asian wars, in all of which Australia has participated, have so far been associated with Indigenous Asian violent deaths and avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation totalling 40 million [23-28]. Under Coalition PM Tony Abbott Australia 's spying at Pine Gap in Central Australia targets US drone attacks from Africa to Pakistan , Australian forces  are still in Occupied Afghanistan,  and the warmongering Australian PM Abbott has now returned hundreds of soldiers and airforce personnel  to participate  in Obama's Iraq War [28].   

(8). 1,400 Australian road deaths annually.

Australian road deaths in 2009  involving vehicle drivers, vehicle passengers, pedestrians, motor bikes and bicycles totalled 1,417 (2009) [29, 30].  Global warming as well as pollution and road safety considerations dictate a rapid shift to sensible and sophisticated public transport powered by renewable energy, with the phasing out of the private vehicle. Note that annual Australian deaths from vehicle exhaust pollutants total about 2,200 annually (see section #4 above), much greater than the death toll from vehicle accidents. The climate criminal Abbott Coalition Government favours building  roads over rail-based public transport.

(9). 630 Australian opiate drug-related deaths annually with 570 annually linked  to US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry.

In Australia in 2009, there were 563 accidental deaths attributed to opioids among people aged 15–54 years and in the over 55 age group, there were 70 deaths [31].

The US Alliance restored the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from about 6% of world market share in 2001 to 93% in 2007 [25, 32-36]. There were 245,000 deaths attributed to illicit drug use world-wide in 2004, which includes deaths related to heroin, and cocaine use , and deaths from HIV-1/AIDS, hepatitis B and C resulting from illicit drug use. If 60% of these deaths are opiate drug-related then such deaths total 147,000 annually.  This corresponds to 147,000 x 0.9 x 13 = 1.7 million opiate drug-related  deaths world-wide due to the  US Alliance -restored and US Alliance-protected Afghan opium industry. It was previously estimated  that there are about 398 opiate-related deaths annually in Australia [37], of which about 90% (359) are due to the US-responsible Occupied Afghan contribution to the world heroin market i.e. 359 x 13 years = 3,698 opiate-related deaths in the 13 years since the invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001. The Australian Government has fatuously obfuscated this in a detailed communication to me by saying that technically most of Australia 's heroin actually comes from places other than Afghanistan . Australia should leave Afghanistan immediately. Australia under Labor PM Kevin Rudd urged US Alliance destruction of Afghan opium poppy crops but this was rejected by the US and other countries of the US-NATO Alliance. The war criminal Abbott Coalition Government intends to keep Australian forces in Afghanistan after 2014.

(10). 300 Australian homicides annually.

The current Australian annual homicide rate is 1.3  homicides per 100.000 of population (2008) this meaning   13 per million x 22.8 million  = 296 homicides annually [38]. However it should be noted that items 1 to 9 above can be seen to involve a huge number of Australian deaths annually through reckless disregard of Australian lives by the neoliberal Liberal Party–National Party Coalition  and Labor (i.e. Lib-Lab) governments. Australia 's homicide rate of about 13 per million per year is very low in comparison  with that of other countries (e.g. 473 homicides per million of population per year in Detroit , Michigan , USA ). However if the definition of homicide is expanded to include deaths through war and imposed deprivation then consider the following - the actual number of Israelis killed by Gaza rockets and mortars since the start of the Second Intifada is about  twenty eight (28), this corresponding to an “annual homicide rate” in units of “persons killed  per million per year” of 0.5 (Israelis killed by Gaza missiles) as compared to 0.25 (Western civilians assertedly killed by Muslim-origin non-state terrorists), 0.5 (rapist Australian husbands murdered by raped wives), 1.0 (Australian violent husbands murdered by battered wives), 14 (Australians dying from opiates linked to US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry), 15 (Israelis murdered by Israelis), 43 (female Australian suicide),  48 (Americans murdered by Americans), 80 (Australian road fatalities), 100 (Americans killed by guns), 164 (Palestinians killed violently by Israelis), 164 (Australian male suicides), 172 (Australian alcohol-related deaths), 200 (African-Americans murdered), 473 (citizens of Detroit, Michigan, USA), 233 (Australians from coal burning-based power pollutants), 257 (Australians from fossil fuel-based power pollutants), 790 (Australian smoking-related deaths), 902 per million per year  (annual Palestinian non-violent deaths through war criminal, Geneva Convention-violating, Israeli-imposed deprivation), 2,600 (mainly non-European World excess deaths i.e. avoidable deaths, these being overwhelmingly from deprivation), 2,985 (annual Indigenous Australian excess deaths), 4,000 (Occupied Iraq excess deaths), and 15,000 (Occupied Afghanistan excess deaths),

There   must be major action on domestic violence including horrendous  sexual abuse of children in Australia . According to the Australian Institute of Criminology: “In general, most homicide incidents in 2007–08 were domestic homicides involving one or more victims who shared a family or domestic relationship with the offender. Intimate partner homicides comprised the largest proportion of domestic homicides (60%). A large proportion  homicides involve perpetrators and victims who are acquaintances and family members” [38].  Domestic violence occurs at a very high level  in Australia – thus in an Australian  survey , 23% of  women who had ever been married or had been in a de facto in a relationship had experienced violence by a partner and 42% of women who had been in a previous relationship reported violence by a previous partner [39]. The Australian “Little Children are Sacred” Report into abuses in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory states that “it is not possible to accurately estimate the extent of child sexual abuse in the Northern Territory” and the only quantitative  estimate offered in the Report is that “70% of all female Aboriginal prisoners in New South Wales jails had suffered sexual abuse as Children” (Report, p5) [40].  Importantly, the “Little Children are Sacred” Report refers to studies in America indicating that 25% of females and 10% of males experience childhood sexual abuse [41] and in Australia indicating that 34% of females and 16% of males experienced non-penetrative abuse with 12% females and 4% of males reporting penetrative child sexual abuse [42].

Comparing preventable deaths and terrorism deaths in Australia , the US and the UK .

As outlined above, 81,000  Australians  die preventably each year, variously from all kinds of preventable causes from smoking, drinking and obesity to homicide and suicide. The present Australian population is 24 million. Accordingly the “empirical annual probability of an Australian dying preventably  in Australia ” is 81,000 /24 million = 3.4 per 1,000 or 1 in  294. Since 1978 there have been 6 Australian residents   killed by terrorism within Australia  (the 3 killed in the 1978 Hilton Bombing that may well have been an Australian  Intelligence operation gone wrong,  the Sydney Turkish Consul-General  and his bodyguard shot in 1980, and a security guard killed by a Right to Life fanatic in Melbourne in July  2001).  The average population of Australia   in that period was 18.2 million. Accordingly,  the “empirical annual probability of Australian being killed by a terrorist  within Australia ” is 6 persons /(36 years x 18.2 million ) = 9.2  in 1 billion per year or  1 in 109 million per year. Thus it is 109 million/294 = 0.371 million  or about 370,000 times more likely for an Australian  resident  to die preventably (from smoking, alcohol, obesity, non-terrorist homicide  etc) than to die from a terrorist attack within Australia .

The US is among the richest countries on earth but an estimated 1.5  million Americans die preventable deaths each year (20 million since 9-11)  due to gross fiscal perversion whereby a long-term accrual cost of $6 trillion has been committed  to  killing 10 million Muslims  abroad this century rather than on keeping 20 million Americans alive at home [43]. 30 American residents were  killed in America by “terrorists” in the 10 years since 9/11 and the average  US population in this period was about 298 million (UN Population Division data). Accordingly, the “empirical annual probability of an American dying in the US from terrorism” is 30/10 years x 298 million = 1 in 100 million per year. An estimated 1.541 million Americans die preventably  each year out of a population of 319 million  (2014). Accordingly, the “empirical annual probability of an American dying preventably  in the US ” (P)  is 1.541 million/319 million = 4.8 in 1000 or 1 in 207. Thus it is 100 million/207 = 0.483 million  or 483,000 times more likely for an American to die preventably (from smoking, alcohol, obesity, guns etc) than to die from a terrorist attack within the US [43].

In 2011 about 150,000 people died preventably each year in the UK   (2011 population 62.4 million). Accordingly, the “empirical annual probability of a British resident  dying preventably  in the UK ”  is 150,000 /62.4 million = 2.4  in 1000 or 1 in 417.   58 people have been killed in terrorist incidents in the UK this century. The average  UK population in this period was about 61.2 million. Accordingly the “empirical annual probability of a British resident   dying in the UK from terrorism” is 58/(15 years x 61.2 million) = 63.2 in 1000 million or  1 in 15.8 million.  Thus it is 15.8 million/417 = 0.038 million  or about 38,000 times more likely for a British resident  to die preventably (from smoking, alcohol, obesity, non-terrorist  violence etc) than to die from a terrorist attack within the UK . The UK has spent US$195 billion since 1990 on killing 12 million Muslims abroad  in the Zionist-promoted, US-led War on Muslims  rather  than spending this huge sum on keeping British residents alive at home [44].

In marked contrast, the human cost of the post-1990 US, UK and Australian  War on Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia and elsewhere (Egypt, Syria, Libya, Mali, Palestine) has been  12 million Muslim deaths  from violence or war-imposed deprivation, the breakdown including 4.6 million Iraqis (1990-2011), 5.5 million Afghans (2001-2014), 2.2 million Somalis (1992-2014), 0.1 million Libyans (2011-2012),  and 0.1 million Palestinians (since 1990) [25-27].

About  4.6 million Iraqis have  been killed by US-UK state terrorism since  1990, this including 1.7 million Iraqis killed by violence and 2.9 million Iraqis passively murdered through war-imposed deprivation [26, 27].  The average population of Iraq in this period was 25.6 million and accordingly the “empirical annual probability of an Iraqi dying from US state terrorism and UK state terrorism in 1990-2011” was 4.6 million /(22 years x 25.6 million) = 8.2 in 1,000 or 1 in 122, this being 100 million/122 = 820,000 times greater than the  annual probability of a US citizen dying from a terrorist attack (1 in 100 million).

About  5.5 million Afghans  have  been killed by US-UK state terrorism since  2001, this including 1.3 million Afghans  killed by violence and 4.2 million Afghans passively murdered through war-imposed deprivation [25, 27].  The average population of Afghanistan  in this period was 26.6 million and accordingly the “empirical annual probability of an Afghan dying from US state terrorism and US Alliance state terrorism in 2001-2014” was 5.5 million /(13 years x 26.6 million) = 15.9 in 1,000 or 1 in 63 per year, this being 100 million/63 = 1,600,000 times greater than the  annual probability of a US citizen dying from a terrorist attack in the US (1 in 100 million).

Conclusions.

The worst terrorist act is invading and devastating  another country yet Australian Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral, Coalition or Labor Right) state terrorists have resumed invasion of Iraq, a country  that has now been invaded and devastated on and off for a century by the UK since 1914,  by racist White  Australia since 1915, and by the US since 1990 [23]. About  4.6 million Iraqis have  been killed by US state terrorism, UK state terrorism and Australian state terrorism since  1990, this including 1.7 million Iraqis killed by violence and 2.9 million Iraqis passively murdered through war-imposed deprivation [26, 27].  

To put US state terrorism, UK state terrorism and Australian state terrorism in context,  in the 13 years since the US Government's “false-flag” 9-11 atrocity (that killed about 3,000 people and was clearly perpetrated by the US itself as adjudged by numerous expert science, engineering, architecture, aviation, military and intelligence opinions [45]) there have been:

1. zero (0) Australian deaths from terrorism within Australia ;

2. 1,053,000 preventable Australian deaths including  130,000 Australian deaths from carbon-burning pollutants under successive pro-fossil fuels, effective climate change denialist  Australian Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral, Coalition or Labor Right) Governments, noting that the long-term accrual cost to Australia of the War on Terror is about $125 billion (money that would have been better spent on saving 1 million Australian lives at home rather than killing 10 million Muslims abroad) [46];

3. 10 million Muslim deaths (half of them of children, mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan ) from Australia-complicit US Alliance violence or violently-imposed deprivation in the Zionist-promoted US War on Terror [27]; and

4. 20 million American preventable deaths under Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI) One Percenter-dominated US Administrations [43].

Yet the Australians  involved in this carnage at home and abroad, the Coalition and Labor Right (aka Lib-Lab) state  terrorists,  have now  resumed the Iraqi Genocide with a vengeance (airforce bombing, Australia-targeted drone strikes, military “advisers”, and  arms supply including inevitable arms supply to an Australia-proscribed “terrorist organization” , the Kurdish Workers Party or PKK)). The terror-spruiking, warmongering  Coalition Government  under PM Tony Abbott now wants to add insult to injury to Australians by taking more of their  human rights  away and indeed now want Security Service personnel to be able to detain Australians without charge and to torture Australians provided that there is no rape or physical damage .

The anti-science  Australian Coalition and Labor Right state terrorists and their US state terrorist,  UK state terrorist, French state terrorist and Apartheid  Israeli state terrorist allies are, in effect, endlessly repeating the mantra of  George Orwell's Big Brother  in  “1984”: " War is peace, slavery is freedom, ignorance is strength and 2 plus 2 does not equal 4" . Indeed those who accept the “lying Bush official version of 9-11” (notwithstanding the US Center for Public Integrity finding that  the Bush Administration  told 935 lies about Iraq between 9-11 and the illegal and war criminal invasion of Iraq [47]) argue that surely the US Government could not kill 3,000 fellow Americans without the truth emerging.  Well, since 9-11 successive US Governments have been complicit in the preventable deaths of 20 million Americans and have killed 10 million Muslims (half of them children) through  violence  or war-imposed deprivation – yet the Mainstream Silence is Deafening.  

The 81,000  preventable Australian deaths occurring each year in one of the World's richest countries under the Abbott Coalition Government mean  that Tony Abbott has failed in his duty of care and  should be urgently replaced as PM of Australia. Terrorism is as terrorist does. Decent, pro-peace, pro-human rights, sane Australians will utterly reject the pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey, war criminal and climate criminal Australian Lib-Lab terrorists, vote 1 Green and put the Coalition last.

What can decent pro-peace people in general do in the face of war criminal US Alliance mass murder abroad and huge passive mass murder at home  driven by egregious lying and spin by the US Alliance state terrorists (the US state terrorists, the UK state terrorists, the French state terrorists, the Apartheid Israeli state terrorists and the Australian state terrorists)? Decent, science-informed  people must (a) inform everyone  they can  (lying Mainstream politician, media and academic presstitutes certainly won't) and (b) urge and where possible apply Boycotts, Divestment  and Sanctions (BDS) against  all  people, politicians, parties, companies, corporations and countries involved in the continuing US War on Muslims that is an obscene, state terrorist war for  fossil fuels and US hegemony. Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity.

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Dr Gideon Polya has been teaching science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ockham/stories/s1445960.htm ) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine ). When words fail one can say it in pictures - for images of Gideon Polya's huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/ .

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