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by Elmar Stellnberger

Say No to the Arms Industry

Categoria: general,
Origem: action,
Língua: en,
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Europe has launched an unprecedented programme that would give the military industry billions of euros in public funding. The EU wants to finance deadly drones, surveillance tech and powerful new weapons which would then be exported to other countries.



No New Coal Power Plant

Categoria: general,
Origem: action,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
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Stop the construction of a new coal-fired power plant in La Union, Philippines. Besides the pollution at the surfing capital of the Philippines there is plenty of reason not to build the coal-fired power station: competable prices of renewables, no import of coal, climate protection. Even newly industrializing countries like India and China step away from coal these days: India has canceled new coal capacity and China has established a moratorium on new coal plants in 28 of 31 provinces.



To Austria´s President: Do Not Ratify CETA

Categoria: general,
Origem: action,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
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Tell the Austrian president Van der Bellen from the Green Party not to ratify CETA after the Austrian parliament has prematurely approved the trade deal. An overwhelming majority of Austrians is against CETA. Furthermore it is illegal not to wait for the judgment of the EuGH which will tell whether investor state dispute settlements are in accordance with the law of the European Union.






Swiss Full Money Initiative

Categoria: general,
Origem: info,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
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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.