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by Elmar Stellnberger

Film Recommendation

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
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“Woman at War” — a very impressive film which is worth seeing.



It is Raining Plastics

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Those who have been in wonder why plastics is found in salt from land as well as in the blood of people from Amazonian tribes will now be provided with an explanation. Plastic particles have been detected in rain water from the Rocky Mountains. It is very likely that micro plastics is also spread via the wind and breathed in by humans. When washing clothes with synthetic fibre micro plastics is emitted into the environment; not only by litter thrown away carelessly. Noxious substances like heavy metals as well as bacteria attach to the micro plastic particles which can already be poisonous themselves.






Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Ola Bini, an open source developer with the scope of computer security, has been arrested in Ecuador due to flimsy allegations. Someone who engages for the security of the ordinary user is obviously already suspicious to government officials.



USA: Environmental Groups Facing Increased Surveillance by Law Enforcement

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Lauren Regan, the executive director of the Oregon-based Civil Liberties Defense Center, says the SWOJTF’s activities reflect a nationwide trend. “Police and corporations are working together to suppress movements against fossil fuels,” she said.

“It’s really just to discuss any current issues in the domestic terrorism arena. This could be local issues, all the way up to international issues,” the spokesman said. He said protest movements would be “within the scope” of its discussions even if no criminal activity had occurred.