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by Elmar Stellnberger

Brexit-pessimism may be wrong

Category: general,
Source: article,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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Nothing would be as bad as it seems if Europe`s leaders could agree on a new form of cooperation. Greg Clark, the new minister for „Business Energy & Industry Startegy” has already asserted not to be a climate scepticist …




Theresa May is about to Sabotage International Climate Protection

Category: general,
Source: article,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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In the past and specifically under prime minister David Cameron Great Britain has rendered an exemplary service in climate protection which has contributed decisively to the formation of the “Green Growth Group” at the climate conference of Paris. However now under Theresa May the British government is currently making an U-turn against climate protection. Even worse the country is alleviated by all GHG reduction commitments which do merely apply to the EU as a whole. Theresa May apparantly seeks to make use of this fact shamelessly …







Far Extended Mass Surveillance is Looming!

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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USA: The so called amendment of Rule 41 would legalize search warrants against uninvolved people as well as it would massively expand government spying by US-services all over the world. Almost anyone could be attacked: users of the Tor network, those who run a Tor node, people using a VPN, people who do not want location tracking on their smart phone because of advertisements or individual who simply want to retrieve web search results from other countries. The worst are search warrants against people just because they have already been infected by malware of criminals or some other government.

Please take action with EFF, the Electronic Frontier Foundation on 2016-06-21 to inhibit these catastrophic plans or inform yourself with EFF!




2015: 185 Environmental and Land Defenders murdered

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
.

In 2015 more than 185 environmentalists and land defenders have been murdered; about 40% of them were natives defending their ancestral land. This is more than ever before and more than twice as much as in 2014. Brazil, Peru, the Philippines, Colombia and Honduras are among the most dangerous countries. The people had to go for mining, agribusiness, hydropower projects and forest clearing. Global Witness identified this to be coherent with a deteriorated, worldwide infringement of freedom of expression, opinion and assembly as well as the attempts to deprive organizations of civil society from their financial basis.

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