An Economic Hit Man Confesses and Calls to Action. Nestlé Is Sucking the World’s Aquifers Dry. At Bloomberg Businesweek, Caroline Winter visits Nestlé’s bottling plant in Mecosta County, Michigan to analyze how the multinational corporations targets small communities with promises of jobs, and buys up public land to gain control of water resources.
Amazon is the invisible backbone behind ICE’s immigration crackdown. In June, when the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) began separating migrant children from their parents, several tech companies came under fire for providing the agency with the software that helped them do it.
At the center of the criticism was data mining company Palantir, which designed the Investigative Case Management system. The ICM is a critical component of ICE’s deportation operations—it integrates a vast ecosystem of public and private data to track down immigrants and, in many cases, deport them. Little is known about how the software actually works or how extensively ICE uses it.
50 Years Ago, The Sugar Industry Paid Researchers To Blame Everything on Fats. In the 1960s, the sugar industry quietly funded research that blamed fats for all the diseases we now know sugar causes The sugar industry secretly funded a famous study blaming fats for coronary heart disease, while downplaying the role of sugar, researchers discovered last year while digging through old records. study, published in in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1965, made headlines just as scientists around the world were starting to make the association between sugar and heart disease, seemingly intended to get them to look the other way.
The link today is crystal clear and uncontroversial. Now the same researchers have found documents revealing the industry also covered up its own study linking sugar to cancer a few years later. Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, report finds. Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation.
The new estimate of the massacre of wildlife is made in a major report produced by WWF and involving 59 scientists from across the globe. It finds that the vast and growing consumption of food and resources by the global population is destroying the web of life, billions of years in the making, upon which human society ultimately depends for clean air, water and everything else. “We are sleepwalking towards the edge of a cliff” said Mike Barrett, executive director of science and conservation at WWF. “If there was a 60% decline in the human population, that would be equivalent to emptying North America, South America, Africa, Europe, China and Oceania.
Capitalism is killing the world's wildlife populations, not 'humanity' The latest Living Planet report from the WWF makes for grim reading: a 60% decline in wild animal populations since 1970, collapsing ecosystems, and a distinct possibility that the human species will not be far behind.
The report repeatedly stresses that humanity’s consumption is to blame for this mass extinction, and journalists have been quick to amplify the message. The Guardian headline reads “Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations”, while the BBC runs with “Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption”.
Electronics-recycling innovator faces prison for trying to extend computers' lives. His Last Words Were: “They poisoned me”. Meet The Man Who Invented The Car That Runs On Water. In today’s world, with each passing day, we outdo ourselves with respect to technology.
And one of those technological marvels which demonstrate how far we’ve come is a car that is fuelled with water. This modern marvel derives its energy directly from water and needs nothing more to function. Sadly, crony capitalism has ensured that this next step in scientific evolution is never really made available to the masses. “KILL EVERYBODY!” — Soldier’s Share Chilling Testimonies (Viewer Discretion Advised) I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers.
In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. Does Apple deliberately slow its old iPhones before a new release? A new study is backing up long held suspicions that Apple slows down older models of its iPhones to encourage users to buy a new release.
The U.S. study analysed worldwide searches for 'iPhone slow' and found that the search term spiked significantly around the time of new iPhone launch. It then compared those results with similar searches for the term 'Samsung Galaxy slow', and discovered the term was unaffected by new releases from Samsung. A new study is backing up long held suspicions that Apple slows down older models of iPhones to encourage users to buy its new release. PlayGround + - ‘The city also rapes’. John Perkins Explains How Economic Hitmen Rob The World In Service of Corporate Profit. Tanzanian farmers are facing heavy prison sentences if they continue their traditional seed exchange. In order to get developmental assistance, Tanzania amended its legislation, which should give commercial investors faster and better access to agricultural land as well as a very strong protection of intellectual property rights.
‘If you buy seeds from Syngenta or Monsanto under the new legislation, they will retain the intellectual property rights. If you save seeds from your first harvest, you can use them only on your own piece of land for non-commercial purposes. You’re not allowed to share them with your neighbors or with your sister-in-law in a different village, and you cannot sell them for sure. But that’s the entire foundation of the seed system in Africa’, says Michael Farrelly. Under the new law, Tanzanian farmers risk a prison sentence of at least 12 years or a fine of over €205,300, or both, if they sell seeds that are not certified. 10 companies that control almost everything we eat & drink. Three Massive Mergers - Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water, and Climate. Dakota Access construction and Standing Rock water protectors.
Photo by Rob Wilson Photography. By Wenonah Hauter / yesmagazine.org You probably learned in high school that monopolies are bad for consumers; they eliminate the field of competition in the marketplace, leaving people with fewer options and higher prices. Mega-mergers in the food and energy markets are allowing a handful of corporations to dominate market sectors. Their market dominance means that when it comes to influencing public policy, politically powerful companies call the shots.
Beyond the corporate quest for market dominance, there is another reason these mergers keep coming at everyone else’s expense: the deals make big money for the powerful banks that wield enormous power over our democracy. Chefredaktör för känd medicinsk tidskrift säger att upp till hälften av alla artiklar är osanna. Svensk läkare: ”Det satsas mer pengar på att muta läkare än på forskning” "Myndigheten är köpt av matjättarna" Inventor Of The World Wide Web Sends Open Letter To "Save The Open Internet In Europe"
The inventor of the World Wide Web has ridden into battle for, what might be, the last chance to preserve an open Internet in Europe.
Briton Tim Berners-Lee has gathered together nearly half a million online voices to guide European regulators in their advice for the European Union's (EU) laws on net neutrality and to not favor big business. The Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) has to prepare a draft set of guidelines, which the EU will use to inform their laws and legislations on how the Internet is regulated. What are the Panama Papers? A guide to the biggest leak in history. Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak - Craig Murray. Unaoil Bribery Scandal: The company that bribed the world. A massive leak of confidential documents has for the first time exposed the true extent of corruption within the oil industry, implicating dozens of leading companies, bureaucrats and politicians in a sophisticated global web of bribery and graft. After a six-month investigation across two continents, Fairfax Media and The Huffington Post can reveal that billions of dollars of government contracts were awarded as the direct result of bribes paid on behalf of firms including British icon Rolls-Royce, US giant Halliburton, Australia’s Leighton Holdings and Korean heavyweights Samsung and Hyundai.
The investigation centres on a Monaco company called Unaoil, run by the jet-setting Ahsani clan. Gates Foundation Supports Research to Fight Zika Virus. Monsanto is Suing California for Telling People the Truth About Its Chemicals. Is the US undermining India's solar power programme? Image copyright AFP Whatever happened to all the talk of international co-operation to tackle climate change that we heard during the climate conference in Paris just a few months ago? That is what many environmentalists are asking after the United States delivered a damaging blow to India's ambitious solar power programme this week.
In response to a US complaint, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has ruled that India's National Solar Mission breaches trade rules. World Trade Organization shutting down India's massive solar project is what's wrong with the world. Our Worst Nightmares Confirmed: Full Text of TPP Finally Revealed. Plague of Insects Ravages Monsanto GMO Cotton, Causing 15 More Farmer Suicides in India. 'Corporations Bleeding Rural India, Killing Our Farmers' Forbes Welcome. Welcome. The Vegetables of Truth - How Modern Science Keeps You In Your Place. How Monsanto Manipulated America and Is Still Giving Cancer Causing Milk To Millions. Ecuador indigenous leader found dead days before planned Lima protest.
A Rough Guide to the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) - A Raw Deal That Puts Corporate Power Above People Power.
Monsanto Buys Up Heirloom Seed Suppliers. Monsanto Buys Up Heirloom Seed Suppliers. Monsanto Patent for a Pig (Pt.1 of 5) Facebook and Monsanto are Basically Owned by the Same People. Attendoanställda: Vi ljög i upphandlingar och gav flyktingbarn mindre mat för att öka vinsten. 'Fed Up' Film Examines Food Industry. “I Was Literally Surrounded By Them When I Was 14″ – Corey Feldman Exposes Hollywood Pedophilia. Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act. Six Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read. Who Owns Organic. MMR Vaccine Causes Autism, Courts Quietly Confirm. His First 4 Sentences Are Interesting. The 5th Blew My Mind. And Made Me A Little Sick. Find Out Which Companies You Support When Buying Organic. The Real Reason They Still Play 'Mrs. Robinson' On The Radio.
Now Here’s A Good Reason To Cross Sodas Off My Grocery List. Forever. Bayer and US Government Knowingly Gave HIV to Thousands of Children.