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by Elmar Stellnberger

Update about TTIP / TTIP Leaks

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
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TTIP would severely undermine environmental, labour and consumer protection standards in the EU differently from what the European Comisssion and the Federal Government of Germany have claimed. That is what can be extracted from the papers known as TTIP Leaks which had been passed on to Greeenpeace. Genetic engineering and hormone meet are also still part of the negotiations.

While the French ministery for foreign trade has already said according to the BBC on May the 3rd that negotiations about TTIP are likely to stop because they thwart the Paris Agreement on Climate, Mrs. Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany appears to remain obstinate. Ask Mrs. Angela Merkel now, who has not moved yet, to stop the negotiations about TTIP; take action (in German language) or directly ask the EU Commission to stop TTIP.




Save the Internet!

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
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Net Neutrality is once more at stake in Europe. This means that encrypted data transfers could be thwarted in the future or that it could be no more free to download free software while offers of monopolists like Netflix would become cheaper or even free; all at your own cost! Do not let the free and innovative internet be turned into some sort of cable television; sign at savetheinternet.eu!

From the side of the USA a new progress for DRM (Digital Rights Management) is looming which could become obligatory through the HTML5 standard. Certain functionality in your browser would be disabled or only still available at cost. DRM can not be implemented meaningful with free software like Linux oder Firefox. The responsible US-ministery has refused to accept a list of signatures by the FSF (Free Software Foundation). Protest against this misbehaviour and join them on Twitter or simply read more about it.




No Patents On Life!

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
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Raise your voice against patents on conventional breedings. Unfortunately the given protest at the European Patent Office against Monsanto trying to appropriate common goods as nature needs to be signed today. Signature lists valid for a longer period of time are currently only available in German.



Our Moving to dotplex.de

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
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In order to protect you as a visitor as well as our site we have moved to a new hosting provider which offers state of the art TLS encryption and an automatic verification of our security certificate via DNSSEC/DANE. Whenever you should visit our site from now on do that via TLS (https://) and assert the validity of our certificate via DANE. A browser plugin for DANE can be found at www.dnssec-validator.cz.




Protect our Environment and Nature

Category: general,
Source: action,
Link: about:blank,
Language: en,
Type:
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to the European Parliament: Forbid Glyphosphate!

Thanks to the engaged and vehement protests by citizens the readmission of Glyphosphate in the European Union for another 15 years could be stopped up to now: However Monsanto will not give up its box office hit easily. Now the European Parliament is up to vote for or against it. This is the first time that we have the chance to permanently forbid Glyphosphate which is carcinogenic: SumOfUs: Parlamentarians of the EU: Decide against Glyphosphate!

Bees in Danger!

While France has already forbidden the substance group of Neonicotinoides farming minister Christian Schmidt in Germany wants to macerate the partial ban on Neonicotinoides there. Protect our bees! — Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides is at Threat to Fall