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by Elmar Stellnberger




Swiss Full Money Initiative

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On Sunday Switzerland will hold a national referendum on the so called Full Money (gr: Vollgeld) Initiative. The initiative would secure people´s savings-account holdings from the bankruptcy of a commercial bank because the money would in deed be deposited on an account of the central reserve bank. It can furthermore prevent financial bubbles like in the finance crises because commercial banks may no more create money on their own by this initiative; instead they need to lend the money from other banks, the central bank or people´s savings. Money could even be dispensed directly from the reserve bank to people in order to increase the volume of money.



Cities for Climate Protection

Categoría: general,
Origen: action,
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Cities account for more than two-thirds of energy use worldwide. Ask the government of your city to take action against climate change. This may currently be an important way especially for the USA since the Trump administration is slashing on climate protection. New York´s Mayor Bill de Blasio has commited to reduce ghg-emissions this Jannuary. New York's pension funds will divest from the big oil and gas companies, and the city is suing the biggest of these corporations for the climate damage they've caused and the deception of the public.



World Oceans Day: Protect our Oceans

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USA: • Halt the proposed 5-year offshore drilling (OCS) plan, • Protect marine national monuments, • Block all efforts to weaken the Marine Mammal Protection, • Reject permits that would open our coasts to large-scale seismic exploration (harms the sense of hearing of marine mammals), • Halt efforts to gut the Magnuson-Stevens Act — our oceans´ primary defense against overfishing, • Protect threatened and endangered marine wildlife from extinction



Palm oil in your fuel

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Half of the palm oil imported to Europe is transformed into biodiesel. While fuel companies like Total, Shell and BP make billions in profits, palm oil deforestation is destroying pristine rainforest and carbon-rich peatland in Indonesia and Malaysia, pushing orangutans and other species to extinction. Energy ministers of all 28 member states are meeting on Monday in Brussels. We only have a few days left to convince the Commission and a few reluctant key member States like Germany, Spain, and Italy. Now’s the perfect time to get our voices heard!