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US to flood EU with ‘Frack Gas’, now proven ‘Much Worse Than Coal’

UPDATE::LATE NEWS:: The first ship carrying EEUU frack gas to Spain arrived on 22nd July in Ferrol, Galicia. Activists and Ecological groups protested bitterly and accused the company of illegal handling and storage.US 'frack-gas´to flood Europe

The first shipment of US frack-gas (‘shale gas’) has arrived in Portugal, followed by 6 more to Europe. The US plans hundreds of shipments, taking up to 20% of the euro gas market from their Russian rivals. With state help the enterprises have been busy strong arming and bribing EU companies into contracts, (eg. Galp (Portugal), Royal Dutch Shell and the Spanish Gas Natural. with the Rajoy govt only too eager to help).

ver también: EL GAS DE FRACKING DE EEUU LLEGA A GALICIA: ‘ MUCHO PEOR QUE EL CARBÓN’..EL GASODUCTO MIDCAT ‘HA MUERTO’..

A juicy business perhaps, aided by the usual US financial and military tools that have got the South Stream pipeline from Russia cancelled, have lined up countries and the EU against the German Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and have quietly forbidden their Ukraine ‘debt cow’ state from doing essential maintenance on their Russian pipeline, which still provides 16% of Europe’s gas.

first frack gas arrives in Portugal
first frack gas arrives in Portugal

All set then. A famous victory for the US billionaires and their power crazed political sponsors, who haven’t hesitated to buy out environmental law, poison aquifers and cause a health and ecological emergency in order to frack oil and gas from thousands of short term wells.

But just a minute. There’s a problem. .. One of the blatant scams of the frackers was to make it unnecessary to even measure methane leaks, and studies done were often bought out or dismissed as only local..

But now new authoritative Cornell and the Harvard studies (directed by Robert Howarth) have proven what we knew all along, now using satellite data, that fracking releases huge amounts of methane, the increase is enough to cancel out all the claimed progress in limiting climate emissions in the US since 2007.   Continue reading US to flood EU with ‘Frack Gas’, now proven ‘Much Worse Than Coal’

GMO Industry abuses Gullible Celebs to launch false ”Golden Rice Blocked by Greens” campaign

It’s easy to demonstrate (see below) that this is  a campaign of lies.  ‘Golden Rice’ has been a total flop, still doesn’t exist and so hasn’t even been presented for legalisation, never mind blocked.GMO-Rice_Filipinos-oppose_735_350_2-735x350But the damage is done.. GMO big money allies with the right wing popular media and gullible celebs to broadcast the populist message, repeated forever in the media and in homes and bars worldwide ..that ‘stupid reactionary greens are causing millions of deaths by blocking GMO ‘miracle rice’.
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By the same token if anti-GMO activists had the same money and influence they could send a true and proven  message.. That by allowing and promoting GMO crops designed to work with the ‘probably carcinogenic’ glyphosate weedkiller the industry is profiting from a crime against humanity and nature, no less than a huge and continuing massacre worldwide, and has been knowingly doing so for decades! .

Pro-GMO campaign exploits Nobel laureates to attack Greenpeace and fool the people.

by Claire Robinson. shared from The Ecologist with thanks

Golden Rice Dreams

Greenpeace is being criticized for blocking GMO golden rice – even though the crop is years away from being ready, reports Claire Robinson

A new pro-GMO propaganda campaign has been launched in which, in the words of a Washington Post article, “more then 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Continue reading GMO Industry abuses Gullible Celebs to launch false ”Golden Rice Blocked by Greens” campaign

Looting The Earth: motive behind racist Oaxaca Massacre.

Oaxaca massacre to allow Extractive Looting of the Commons

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in English and Spanish original below.  By: Agustín Ávila Romero      The massacre in Nochixtlán, Oaxaca where 11 people lost their lives, more than 100 were injured and 18 were removed from a funeral and arrested by the Federal Plice, not only shows the grave democratic backwardness of Mexico, where a civilian demonstration is answered with the use of heavy-caliber firearms against social protest despite being prohibited in international protocols; it also shows the inability of the Secretary of Education, Aurelio Nuño, to start a dialogue and carry out an education reform that fully includes those involved in teaching/learning in Mexico.A market scene in Nochixtlán, the capital of a large indigenous district. The police attack took place on a market day, thereby maximizing the number of civilians present.

A market scene in Nochixtlán, the capital of a large indigenous district. The police attack took place on a market day, thereby maximizing the number of civilians present.

But beyond clearing a highway blockade, what are the reasons why the Mexican government would act this way? What hidden and open interests are expressed behind this massacre? Why the cruel federal police attack against inhabitants of Nochixtlán, and why in this place? Here we’re try to get close to an answer. Continue reading Looting The Earth: motive behind racist Oaxaca Massacre.

Fear of freedom and the lies of the state

Posted on July 2, 2016 by

extract from Paul Cudenec’s book Forms of Freedom

The negative assumption behind the dominant attitude towards the freedom-to-run-your-own-life is that we are incapable of doing so.

This belief has taken on many forms over the centuries, but it makes little difference whether one believes from “religious” conviction that human beings are born sinners or whether one’s “scientific” view of the world sees an inherently brutal and selfish human nature, which renders us unable to arrange ourselves in a peaceful and constructive way.

Despite convincing counter-arguments which explain that co-operation and not competition is in fact the key to successful evolution, the negative view is still dominant today.

Even those who argue that there is no such thing as human nature at all, and that everything about us is conditioned by our experienced cultural environment, are essentially adopting the same position. How can humans be expected to live naturally if we have no nature? How can we expect to survive without some kind of hierarchical structure if we have to be taught to be kind to each other, to co-exist in communities? Continue reading Fear of freedom and the lies of the state

I, SNOWBOT: Fugitive Snowden Escapes Exile via a Wi-Fi robot

 
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I,  SNOWBOT

FOR A MAN ACCUSED OF ESPIONAGE AND EFFECTIVELY EXILED IN RUSSIA, EDWARD SNOWDEN IS ALSO, STRANGELY, FREE

By .. shared with thanks    Edward Snowden lay on his back in the rear of a Ford Escape, hidden from view and momentarily unconscious, as I drove him to the Whitney museum one recent morning to meet some friends from the art world.

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Along West Street, clotted with traffic near the memorial pools of the World Trade Center, a computerized voice from my iPhone issued directions via the GPS satellites above. Snowden’s lawyer, Ben Wizner of the American Civil Liberties Union, was sitting shotgun, chattily recapping his client’s recent activities.


Snowden’s case is, in fact, a study in the boundless freedoms the internet enables. It has allowed him to become a champion of civil liberties and an adviser to the tech community — which has lately become radicalized against surveillance — and, in the process, the world’s most famous privacy advocate. After he appeared on Twitter last September — his first message was “Can you hear me now?” — he quickly amassed some two million followers.


For a fugitive wanted by the FBI for revealing classified spying programs who lives in an undisclosed location in Russia, Snowden was managing to maintain a rather busy schedule around Manhattan. Continue reading I, SNOWBOT: Fugitive Snowden Escapes Exile via a Wi-Fi robot

‘Pandora’ Frame-Up of Anarchists: Case Dismissed .. Zero evidence

 
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 CASE DROPPED!!!..the 2nd part of the Pandora operation against the “anarchist terrorism”
The National Court said that after eight months of investigation it has only been proved that the nine detainees are active in anarchist collectives, but there is not even evidence that they participated in the commission of any crimes.

As we knew from the beginning our comrades are amazing occupiers, resisters and community activists fighting the plague of corrupt capitalist  evicters who are destroying the planet.. NOT ”TERRORISTS” even in the state’s wide definition of the term.piñata victory

The state is the real  terrorist, spending millions to cynically  try to suppress our movement by imprisoning activists, intimidating supporters, raiding the Occupied Social Centers and promoting a vast campaign of media lies….but this time THEY HAVE FAILED.

In fact more people than ever have shown solidarity against obvious Frame-Ups and more people identify, support or at least recognise the anarchist movement as progressive, necessary and useful.


The Pandora II operation used about 500 police agents        / VICTOR SERRI

from  Diagonal   rough translation of part..
“The accused attended certain meetings, which gathered in public places, and took part without referring to any events related to terrorist activities.”

This is one of the conclusions reached by the Central Court of Instruction No. 3 of the National Court after eight months of investigation into the nine people arrested, on October 28, 2015, in Barcelona and Manresa in the framework of the second phase Pandora operation against the alleged “anarchist terrorism.” One detainee was remanded in custody for several weeks.

All the arrested in the Pandpra and Piñata raids were related to two anarchists awaiting trial for allegedly bombing a church! The Spainish right are still furious about this as it referred to the mega crimes of the church in aiding the fascist dictatorship, many of the arrested anarchists were accused of being in a prisoners support group for the two, Fransico and Monica. The campaign for their release continues with hope after the Piñata raids seem to be falling apart.
All the arrested in the Pandora and Piñata raids were related to two anarchists jailed without evidence for allegedly bombing a church! The Spanish right, who control the courts,  were furious about this as it referred to the mega crimes of the church in aiding the fascist dictatorship, many of the arrested anarchists were accused of being in a prisoners support group for the two, Fransico and Monica. The campaign for their release continues with hope after the Piñata raids cases have fallen apart.

The head of the court, Judge Carmen Lamena, has decided to shelve the case against these nine persons, who the Catalan police accused of belonging to a terrorist organization.

Read more:Monica and Francisco trial. Day 1 report. State has NO EVIDENCE

….Records made the day of this second phase of the operation Pandora,  note that “despite the elapsed time” researchers have not yet contributed any result of the study of computer devices and documents seized. The case also refers to the judgement of Monica and Francisco, in which the court ruled out the existence of an “anarchist terrorist conspiracy”…

 'piñata' is a multi wrapped parcel full of goodies that's hung up at kids birthdays and whacked by blindfolded children till all the treasures fly out.
‘piñata’ is a multi wrapped parcel full of goodies that’s hung up at kids birthdays and whacked by blindfolded children till all the treasures fly out.

….”The only result obtained by researchers is the finding that the investigated relate to people from anarchist collectives. They  have been limited to report on their meetings, trips and visits to prisons,” explains the document.

“Faced with such poor results, I believe that they have not obtained in the present process objective data accessible to third parties and verifiable that may be considered evidence to state, not even circumstantially, participation in the alleged offences”…….


Archivada la segunda parte de la operación Pandora contra el “terrorismo anarquista”

La Audiencia Nacional afirma que, tras ocho meses de investigación, sólo se ha probado que las nueve personas detenidas militan en colectivos anarquistas, pero no hay ni siquiera indicios de que hayan participado en la comisión de delitos.

  from   Diagonal

La operación Pandora II tuvo un dispositivo formado por alrededor de 500 agentes de los Mossos d’Esquadra. / VICTOR SERRI

“Los investigados asisten a determinadas reuniones, que se reúnen en sitios públicos, y que mantienen conversaciones, sin que se refiera en ninguna de ellas hechos relacionados con actividades terroristas”. Ésta es una de las conclusiones alcanzadas por el Juzgado Central de Instrucción Número 3 de la Audiencia Nacional después de ocho meses de investigación sobre las nueve personas detenidas, el 28 de octubre de 2015, en Barcelona y Manresa en el marco de la segunda fase de la operación Pandora contra el supuesto “terrorismo anarquista”. Uno de los detenidos estuvo en prisión preventiva durante varias semanas.

La titular del juzgado, la magistrada Carmen Lamena, ha decidido archivar el causa contra estas nueve personas, a las que los Mossos d’Esquadra acusaba de pertenencia a organización terrorista.

Leer más: Nueve detenciones en una nueva fase de la Operación Pandora

El auto señala que de cada uno de los investigados se han referido acciones pasadas ya y se ha afirmado su integración en determinados grupos anarquistas catalanas –denominados en el auto también con las siglas GAC como Grupos Anarquistas Catalanes–, “sin que se les relacione con acciones concretas constitutivas de delito”.abolish prisons

En cuanto a los registros realizados el día que tuvo lugar esta segunda fase de la operación Pandora, el auto apunta que “pese al tiempo transcurrido” los investigadores no han aportado aún resultado del estudio de los dispositivos informáticos y documentos intervenidos. El auto hace referencia también a la sentencia de Mónica y Francisco, en la que el tribunal descartó la teoría del “terrorismo anarquista”

Leer más: La Audiencia Nacional condena a 12 años de prisión a los acusados por la detonación de El Pilar

“El único resultado obtenido por los investigadores es la comprobación de que los investigados se relacionan con personas del colectivo anarquista. En los sucesivos oficios se han limitado a informar sobre sus reuniones, viajes y visitas a centros penitenciarios”, explica el auto. “Ante tan escasos resultados, estimo que no se han obtenido en el presente procedimiento datos objetivos, accesibles a terceros y verificables que puedan considerarse indicios para afirmar, ni siquiera de manera indiciaria, la participación de los investigados en los hechos que se les imputa”, continúa.

solidarity demo against the earlier raids and arrests.. attacking one of us they attack us all..
Huge solidarity demo against the earlier raids and arrests.. attacking one of us they attack us all..

La magistrada finaliza el texto afirmando que no hay avances que permitan continuar la investigación y que el Ministerio Fiscal se ha limitado a “afirmar de manera genérica la existencia de indicios sin concreción alguna sobre persona determinada”.

read more here
3rd day: Can Vies Uprising spreads like Wildfire # EfectoCanVies

 

Inspiring Activists disrupt obscene Paris arms fair

eurosatory.. all weapons kill

Activists in Paris kicked off a week of action against the Eurosatory arms fair by covering an armoured vehicle in paint.

WFYcuVbO_400x400People from Belgium, Germany and England have joined French activists to take action against one of the world’s biggest arms fairs that takes place every two years.

Actions will continue throughout the week. Follow #EurosatoryKills for updates. Continue reading Inspiring Activists disrupt obscene Paris arms fair