Jan 152018
 
2014-04-30    Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis, NY Times Magazine

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/magazine/only-one-top-banker-jail-financial-crisis.html  By JESSE EISINGER (INSERT:  Eisinger is an investigative business reporter with ProPublica. He shared a Pulitzer Prize for a series of stories on questionable Wall Street practices that led to the financial crisis.  Eisinger was interviewed in July 2017 on U.S. National Public Radio.  I posted a couple of excerpts from that interview at   […]

Dec 212017
 
2017-12-19   Green candidate Jill Stein asked to hand over documents in Russia investigation, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/19/jill-stein-trump-russia-investigation-documents Stein says she’s cooperating with investigation into Russian interference 2016 presidential hopeful attended 2015 dinner with Putin sponsored by RT Jill Stein ran against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the candidate of the Green party and received about 1% of the vote. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/Reuters The Senate intelligence committee has asked for documents […]

Dec 112017
 

The Minerva Initiative  (American Dept of Defence (DoD)). My original source of information,  an American Dept of Defence (DoD) URL, no longer valid. (for the record – http://minerva.dtic.mil/overview.html) But keep reading.  Minerva was re-branded, it has a new website.   From the old one: The Minerva Initiative is a Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored, university-based social science […]

Dec 112017
 
2014-06-12  Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown,  The Guardian    (The Minerva Research Initiative, DoD funding of research in the Social Sciences at Universities)

RELATED:   The Minerva Initiative   https://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/12/pentagon-mass-civil-breakdown Social science is being militarised to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements The Pentagon is funding social science research to model risks of “social contagions” that could damage US strategic interests. Photograph: Jason Reed/REUTERS Nafeez Ahmed A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme […]

Nov 212017
 

View this email in your browser Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University Restoring Public Control of Public Goods: Reconstruction, not “Deconstruction” Conference October 2017 On October 5-7, researchers, policy makers, and activists gathered for a conference on “Restoring Public Control of Public Goods”, sponsored by GDAE and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF). The […]

Nov 172017
 

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/06/13/bilderberg-2015-guest-list-invited_n_7576766.html   by Jennifer MacMillan, The Huffington Post Canada (There’s a good video at the top of the Huff Post article.  Please go to the URL if you wish – – the following is a copy of the text only.)   It’s likely the most exclusive gathering of powerful people in the world, and you’ve […]

Nov 042017
 

EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkiller  (Monsanto, roundup),  The Guardian. Oct 24, very good article.  Update, Oct 25, the EU temporarily dodged the bullet (again). AVAAZ and other organizations have successfully campaigned, mobilizing millions of people to stop the poisoning.  We have been active on this file through the years. There […]

Nov 022017
 

By DANNY HAKIM   The reputation of Roundup, whose active ingredient is the world’s most widely used weed killer, took a hit on Tuesday when a federal court unsealed documents raising questions about its safety and the research practices of its manufacturer, the chemical giant Monsanto. Roundup and similar products are used around the world […]

Nov 012017
 
2017-11-01  Book: “Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science”  by Carey Gillam   (glyphosate, roundup, Monsanto)

Hart writes: Glyphosate is not necessarily the subject of a new crusade for me. But I do believe that family and friends should know about it. For their own and the health of their families. There are ways to reduce the risks. The info about the chemical is particularly important in the EU right now. […]

Oct 292017
 

Data shows companies made much higher payments to developing countries in 2016 than to Canadian, provincial governments Canada taxes its oil and gas companies at a fraction of the rate they are taxed abroad, including by countries ranked among the world’s most corrupt, according to an analysis of public data by the Guardian. The low […]