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Rise of The Butterfly: Artists Tackle The Issue of Human Trafficking

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  • The Facts:

    In a new show called Rise of the Butterfly, artists showcase the juxtaposition between those of us that are adding to the destructive forces and those vying to have creative energy take center stage.

  • Reflect On:

    Are you aware of the issue of human trafficking and how deep it spreads into our system?

“Art changes people and people change the world,” -Layla Love. When art is paired with social purpose and given license for personal transformation, it becomes a transcendent force of nature with the power to shape all who come into contact with it. Rise of the Butterfly is applying this profound wisdom to address the issue of human trafficking world-wide.

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With her new show, Rise, opened in New York on May 17th of this year and will be toured globally, Love enlists her viewers to actively participate in the liberation of her subjects. This is not the sort of activism that overwhelms one by reminding them of endless problems, it instead seduces audiences with the beauty of solutions while empowering them to take action.

“Love has recently brought her service through art to a new level in the launching of her own nonprofit, Rise of the Butterfly, conceived with Gloria Steinem. The mission is to expand the reach of art as visual-aid to evoke activism in a public domain, and provide a sustainable source of funding for grassroots organizations working to help women and girls around the world rise.” –Layla Love Website

Empathic Expression has the power to transcend even the darkest aspects of the human condition and Layla Love has spent her life exemplifying this in her work. Having spent time as a photojournalist in war-torn countries, and been put in foreign prisons, her work has appeared in the White House, been shown with Eric Franck Fine Art at Paris Photo, Art Basel, the MoMa sponsored AiPAD Photography Show in New York, and beyond. The beauty of art isn’t about distracting us from the ugliness of this world. It is about reminding us of our resilience, our compassion, along with our responsibility to take action towards healing and transformation.

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Human Trafficking is more prevalent than most people realize. The majority of victims are young women and the result of war-torn countries or places stricken with poverty. It will take a truly global movement to address the policies that allow this atrocity to happen, but in the meantime there needs to be an outpouring of love and support to those who are caught in this unspeakable suffering. Layla Love’s nonprofit organization, Rise of the Butterfly, is committed to supplying a sustainable source of funding for grassroots organizations working diligently to protect those who are affected by human trafficking and environmental displacement.

The Approach is Threefold:

1. Create safe and soothing spaces where viewers and survivors alike can recover, see the world from a different perspective, and take practical steps toward change.

2. Provide sustainable funding to social justice efforts through gallery exhibitions, with half of all proceeds directly supporting benefactors and half supporting administrative needs and necessary art supplies.

3. The art produced creates a cycle of funding and final tier of fundraising, a series of limited edition pieces by Layla Love.

“Artists who choose to unite in strength counterbalance how fragile the state of the world is. How we treat the earth, how we treat each other, and how we treat ourselves give us all the ability to rise. That is the beginning and end of this mission: to collectively and individually rise.” -Rise of the Butterfly Website

A Gallery Show in New York City on May 17 will be the official launch, but this show is slated to travel the world. The total collection includes over 70 pieces. Each image comes from a limited edition collection of under 10 with half of the images being available only as a single piece of fine art with no further edition. Collectors are not the only ones who will cherish these beautiful pieces by bringing them home. Each person will bring home a fire of passion to become active in this important matter. It is through this deep human emotion of connection, and compassion that we will bring healing to this heart wrenching problem of human trafficking.

Gallery Space: 555 West 25th St, New York, NY

Permanent Showroom: 150 West 28th St with a 40 piece collection of Love’s work for the past three years shared at the National Organization of Women headquarters.

Proceeds from sales of works and books at the show and online go toward supporting Rise of the Butterfly and other organizations working to address this important issue.

“I was speaking with Gloria Steinem in her living room several years ago as we established the foundation, and now as I’m ready to launch, I ask if you would like to support our mission or share the message in any way. It would be an honor to collaborate and share in the art of living with you.” -Layla Love

A Global Movement. Artists in collaboration, across platforms and mediums have an unprecedented ability to lead the way to a better future. It is not sustainable to look the other way, to drown in the problems, or to fill one’s self with anger and despair. Together we rise with compassion, empowered to be the salve for the wounds of our own human shadow. Visit the website, host an event in your community, create your own art, and share this story with your social networks. We are the ones we have been waiting for.

What other ways will artists take lead in this time of uncertainty and pain on our beautiful planet? What ways will you step up to become those changes that you would most like to see in the world?

Sometimes it is those who merely add a touch of color to another’s dream that are the invisible hands of magic. Rise of the Butterfly showcases the juxtaposition between those of us that are adding to the destructive forces and those vying to have creative energy take center stage. Every action is an action of creation or destruction. This is a call to action that we may each be the creators of awareness and viable solutions.

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The US Prosecutor Wants Prince Andrew To Speak With The FBI After Ghislaine Maxwell’s Arrest

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  • The Facts:

    U.S. attorney Audrey Strauss, who is involved in working Ghislane Maxwell's case, welcomes Prince Andrew's co-operation with the FBI.

  • Reflect On:

    Will Prince Andrew be the only high profile person to go down? Could this be a dam that breaks to truly has the majority of the population questioning the character of many people in positions of power? Will this spur conscious self-governance?

What Happened: Jeffrey Epstein’s right hand person, Ghislaine Maxwell was recently arrested on charges connected to Jeffrey Epstein with regards to child sex trafficking and abuse. Now, the acting U.S. attorney Audrey Strauss, said U.S. prosecutors would “welcome Prince Andrew coming in to talk to us” during a press conference announcing the charges against Maxwell on Thursday, as many media outlets are now reporting.

“We would like to have the benefit of his statement,” Strauss told reporters. Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a survivor of Epstein’s abuse, has claimed he and Maxwell trafficked her to have sex with Prince Andrew three times when she was 17 in 2001.

This isn’t the first time the Royal Family has been implicated in such activity. A member of the Royal family was claimed to be part of a suspected pedophile ring under investigation by the police in the late 1980s, a former Metropolitan police officer has said.  The officer was told by a detective sergeant that the investigation into the ring, which was also claimed to include an MP, was shut down for national security reasons. “I was in a car with two other vice squad officers … The detective sergeant said he had just had a major child abuse investigation shut down by the CPS regarding a royal and an MP,” he told the Sunday Mirror newspaper. “He did not mention names, but he said the CPS had said it was not in the public’s interest because it ‘could destabilise national security’.”

In fact, there are many examples from many different countries within Europe that correlate with elite level pedophilia and not only sexual abuse of children, but physical abuse as well as the murder of them. Multiple Royal Families have been implicated, as well as Vatican Personnel, high ranking global leaders, politicians and more.

This is not to say all are involved, but from the outside looking in, it seems a significant amount are.

If you want to dive deeper into the topic and see more examples, you can refer to this article I published a few months ago.

We have also interviewed a survivor of elite pedophile rings like the one Epstein and Maxwell ran. Her name is Anneke Lucas and you can watch her full testimony here on CETV.

You can also watch a recent documentary called Out of Shadows that explores this topic in detail on CETV as well.

If you want to read more about Epstein ad Maxwell, you can do that here.

Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein & Ghislaine Maxwell pictured together at Prince Beatrice’s 18th birthday party. Beatrice is the daughter of Prince Andrew obtained by the Sun.

 

Why This Is Important

Could Maxwell’s arrest bring down more high profile people? It could, and that’s why it’s important. With this, the collective would really see how far this goes and we would have the opportunity to ask ourselves why high profile people are involved, and why there is such a big cover up. Further, we could explore why we support these people making major decisions for the human race with regards to political policy that governs all aspects of life, from health, to education and more.

If politicians ad high profile individuals are in fact involved in this, which survivors of their rings commonly claim, we are giving our power over to people who are in a state where they lack empathy and connection, and are capable to doing thigs the general public would never dream of doing to others. This is why more people are starting to really explore this topic, because it changes how we go about giving our power to people like this.

The Takeaway

Humanity is in a process of ‘Breaking the Illusion’ we have come to accept about our reality. We have been living from a collective story that states we elect good people into government, and they act in our best interest. This categorically is not the case, and part of our collective awakening to creating solutions that can make our world thrive is waking up from this illusion we have chosen to accept.

People are beginning to learn en masse that high profile figures are involved in such acts like extreme occult rituals, sex trafficking and pedophilia, and they are beginning to wonder why.

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Jeffrey Epstein & Ghislaine Maxwell Are Just The Tip of The Iceberg: This Goes Much Deeper

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What Happened: Jeffrey Epstein’s confidant, Ghislaine Maxwell, has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to persuade minors to travel and engage in sex acts as well as enticing and transporting a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. Many of Epstein’s victims have mentioned Maxwell a number of times as Epstein’s right hand person. They have also stated that Maxwell has been involved in these sexual acts with minors along with Epstein.

She, as well as Epstein, attracted young girls by promising them money, fame, careers and more. In some cases they became very close with their victims, which has been seen as a form of brainwashing that has resulted in extreme trauma for many of their victims.

According to the BBC, Maxwell “assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom and ultimately abuse victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18”.

How Deep This Really Goes: Epstein’s case goes beyond just the dealings involving Maxwell and himself, and the issue of trafficking very young children, and teenaged children, is much more widespread than Epstein. Epstein is being made out to simply be a rich billionaire with connections that allowed him to entice young women into his home to be sexually abused, but we really need to talk about just how widespread this type of abuse is among people who are made out to be idols, like multiple Vatican officials, politicians and celebrities.

There is reason to believe that Epstein’s his job was actually to entice powerful people within politics to have sex with young women and then ultimately entrap them, whether it’s with photographs or hidden cameras or thorugh other methods. For example, in an interview with Zev Shalev, former CBS News executive producer and award-winning investigative journalist for Narativ, the former senior executive for Israel’s Directorate of Military Intelligence, Ari Ben-Menashe, claimed not only to have met Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged madame Ghislaine Maxwell, back in the 1980s, but that both Epstein and Maxwell were already working with Israeli intelligence during that time period.

There are multiple allegations that Epstein was not only a pedophile involved in the trafficking of children, but actually an intelligence agent as well. This isn’t the only time “Defense” organizations have been implicated in this type of activity. In the recent past, multiple military personnel have been arrested, hundreds of Pentagon employees were found to be involved with child porn.

It’s also important to acknowledge that this isn’t the only example. Another great example would be the  NXIVM case, where multiple members were implicated in some shady activity. Billionaire Clare Bronfman was indicted on racketeering charges. These charges were connected to her role as “Operations Director” for NXIVM. Clare Bronfman is the daughter of Charles Bronfman, a Canadian/American businessman and philanthropist. A very powerful person.

Just like with the Epstein case, the Clinton’s are mentioned with regards to NXIVM as well.

The Rolling Stone reported:

“There are strange political connections as well. Mark Vicente, a documentary filmmaker and former high-ranking member of the group, testified at the trial of NXIVM head Keith Raniere that Clare Bronfman, the billionaire Seagram’s heiress and alleged benefactor of the organization, approached him and a few other members of the group to help her make a contribution to a Clinton campaign.” (source)

This kind of stuff is all over the place, and the theme involves high ranking people. As a paper published in European Psychiatry details:

Research eventually led to the Franklin scandal that broke in 1989 when hundreds of children were apparently flown around the US to be abused by high ranking ‘Establishment’ members. Former state senator John W DeCamp, cited as one of the most effective legislators in Nebraska history, is today attorney for two of the abuse victims. A 15 year old girl disclosed that she had been abused since the age of 9 and was exposed since the age of 9 and was exposed to ‘ritual murder’ of a new born girl, a small boy (who was subsequently fried and eaten) and three others.

There are many more examples that implicate the Royal Families of multiple countries, and many other shocking examples of elite level pedophile rings.

If you want to dive in a bit deeper into more research, I published an article a few months ago that goes a lot deeper.

To go down the rabbit hole even deeper on this, we have conducted an interview with a survivor of elite child sex trafficking/slavery. You can access the full interview and start your free trial HERE on CETV, a platform we created to help combat internet censorship and allow us to continue to do our work and get the word out about various issues and topics.

The Takeaway

There is so much evidence showing that the global financial elite (various members of upper tier politics, corporations, Hollywood, Royal Families, and people in positions of great power, the Vatican, etc.) are engaged in such behaviour, and quite a significant amount of them. This article doesn’t even represent the tip of the iceberg and the countless amounts of examples that are out there. This activity has been able to sustain itself because of the power people involved hold.

We are talking about people who have not only experienced a tremendous amount of trauma themselves most likely. So we have to ask ourselves, are you really surprised that our world economic and political systems are plagued with corruption? If these powerful people wanted to, they could come together, pool their resources and help the citizenry create a human experience where everybody thrives. Yet instead, we have a different experience, why? Why is their desire abuse and control? Why do we do the same in our individual lives at times?

Why do we keep participating?

If you watch our interview with Anneke Lucas, you will see how there is a very expansive and uplifting message that comes out of all of this, despite the disheartening subject matter. Human trafficking and child abuse represent the most untold stories of our generation, as they affect hundreds of thousands of people every year, many of them children. We are slowly coming to terms with the fact that this happens at elite levels, done by some of the most ‘prominent’ and powerful people. It’s time to talk about it, and it’s time to ask more questions. Let’s keep disclosure coming and continue to ask ourselves why were hand over our thoughts and power to people who are lacking morality, empathy, and have no desire to see the human race thrive.

Watch Anneke Lucas’ full testimony here on CETV.

You can also watch a recent documentary called Out of Shadows that explores this topic in detail on CETV as well.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested By FBI on Charges Connected To Jeffrey Epstein

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What Happened: Jeffrey Epstein’s confidant Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested this morning in New Hampshire according to FBI spokeswoman Adrienne Senatore. At this time, charges against Maxwell are sealed, and prosecutors have scheduled a midday press conference in New York to provide more details on the case.

Charges against Maxwell came almost a year after Epstein was arrested by FBI agents on July 6, 2019. Jeffrey Epstein allegedly killed himself in a federal jail in August 2019, although many believe he was killed given he could name many high profile figures connected to his ring.

Why It Matters: Maxwell is heavily connected to sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein who operated a sex/pedophile ring that tailored to high profile individuals, business people, entertainers and politicians.

Her arrest may be important in helping to bring down more people connected to the ring which include Hillary and Bill Clinton amongst other high profile names.

The Takeaway:

Humanity is in a process of ‘Breaking the Illusion’ we have come to accept about our reality. We have been living from a collective story that states we elect good people into government, and they act on our best interest. This categorically is not the case, and part of our collective awakening to creating solutions that can make our world thrive is waking up from this illusion we have chosen to accept.

People are beginning to learn en masse that high profile figures are involved in such acts like extreme occult rituals, sex trafficking and pedophilia, and they are beginning to wonder why. They are also beginning to question why we put our trust and support in people who operate in this manner.

Looking Deeper:

We have interviewed a survivor of elite pedophile rings like the one Epstein and Maxwell ran. Her name is Anneke Lucas and you can watch her full testimony here on CETV.

You can also watch a recent documentary called Out of Shadows that explores this topic in detail on CETV as well.

Read more about Epstein ad Maxwell here.

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