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Graham Vanbergen – TTIP – current EU GMO rules to be ‘disregarded’ as EU Commission caves in to US pressure

A joint report conducted by Greenpeace, Corporate Europe Observatory and Gene Watch UK issued a briefing paper last week entitled “Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying.” In essence, the European Commission has effectively deserted its principles when it comes to GMO’s entering the food chain within the 28 nation bloc. Intense lobbying by United States representatives …

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What’s Driving Deforestation?

What if you found out that just four commodities—commodities so pervasive in modern life that we encounter them daily—are responsible for more than half of the world’s tropical deforestation? What if you learned that many of the other commonly cited causes of deforestation, such as cocoa, sugar, and coffee, are now only marginal parts of the global problem? Surprisingly, all …

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Chris Hedges – Revolution Is in the Air

WASHINGTON, D.C—The sustained, daily civil disobedience at the Capitol by demonstrators denouncing the capture of our political system by corporate money is part of one of the largest and most important movements for social justice since the Occupy uprising. Join it. Six hundred of the protesters have been arrested, and I was among 100 arrested Friday. The protesters, organized by Democracy Spring, …

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Good news on rain forests: they bounce back strong, storing more carbon than thought

When you cut and burn a tropical forest, you’re left with a barren plain of cracked red mud, incapable of supporting life – the opposite of the teeming, hyperdiverse array of life that was destroyed. Once the trees are gone, the nutrients wash away and the soil degrades into a dense, brick-like layer so hardened that plant roots can’t get …

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Beyond Paris, Climate Movement Plans Global Swarm for Future of Humanity

As the United Nations climate talks in Paris near their end, global activists on Thursday said people power needs to step in where governments are failing while announcing plans for upcoming mass mobilizations that aim to “keep fossil fuels in the ground and accelerate a just transition to 100% renewable energy.” Acts of civil disobedience scheduled for May 2016, slated …

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Harvey Wasserman – Nuclear Reactors Make Isis an Apocalyptic Threat

As you read this, a terror attack has put atomic reactors in Ukraine at the brink of another Chernobyl-scale apocalypse. Transmission lines have been blown up. Power to at least two major nuclear power stations has been “dangerously” cut. Without emergency backup, those nukes could lose coolant to their radioactive cores and spent fuel pools. They could then melt or …

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Project Censored – 11.17.15

Nuclear-industry critics Arnie and Maggie Gunderson warn that, four-and-a-half years after the meltdown, Fukushima still poses a danger to Japan and the Pacific region, and that the Japanese government is trying to prevent journalists and physicians from disclosing the ongoing problems.
The program closes with an excerpt from a speech by Arnie Gunderson rebutting the idea of nuclear power as a solution to global warming.

Arnie and Maggie Gunderson both worked in the nuclear-power industry, then became whistleblowers about problems in the industry. They now operate the Fairewinds foundation
(www.fairewinds.org)

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Are Your Casual Clothes Toxic?

A Greenpeace report has found that several major sportswear brands—including Adidas, Nike, and Puma—contain polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), and phthalates. All of these chemicals are linked to major health issues. PFCs, which make items stain-proof, are linked to problems like low birth weight and prostate cancer; phthalates are linked to attention deficit disorder, asthma, breast cancer, obesity, and behavioral and neurodevelopmental issues; and …

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 07.07.15

ATOMIC POWER and the BIRTH OF GREENPEACE!

KEVIN KAMPS joins us from BEYOND NUCLEAR to fill us in on the latest developments in the fight to shut the atomic reactor business. With nuke owners begging legislatures in Illinois and Ohio for bailouts, and for help in dealing with radioactive waste, this “too cheap to meter” technology never looked more bankrupt.

Then GREENPEACE co-founder REX WEYLER talks to us about stricken singer JONI MITCHELL. And about the rise and current prosperity of one of the world’s great environmental organizations.

It’s always a joy to talk to these two great activists. JOIN US!!!

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Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs – Vandana Shiva

The two great ecological challenges of our times are biodiversity erosion and climate change. And both are interconnected, in their causes and their solutions. Industrial agiculture is the biggest contributor to biodiversity erosion as well as to climate change.According to the United Nations, 93% of all plant variety has disappeared over the last 80 years. Monocultures based on chemical inputs do …