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 […]

Aug 202017
 

With thanks to Cliff.  From The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/aug/18/neoliberalism-the-idea-that-changed-the-world?CMP=share_btn_twtheguardian.com Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf Friday 18 […]

Aug 072017
 

(The links work;  I don’t know why the line is through them.) Please help stop more corporate takeover; Politicians who sell us out.  Add your name to the petition:  http://www.erinweir.com/save_sasktel_petition?utm_campaign=july2017media&utm_medium=email&utm_source=erinweir  Christy Clark lost her position as Premier of B.C., in large part due to her servicing of corporate interests, and the money flowing into the […]