Electromagnetic weapons operate at the speed of light; they can kill, torture and enslave; but the public are largely unaware that they exist, because these weapons operate by stealth and leave no physical evidence. Electromagnetic weapons have been tested on human beings since 1976. By widely dispersing the involuntary human test-subjects, and vehemently attacking their [...]
The Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA New Zealand) has
approved an application by the New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food
Research to field test genetically-modified brassicas in the Lincoln region.
However, ERMA New Zealand has included strict controls to manage the
risk of GM material escaping from the site.
Crop and Food applied for permission to assess the agronomic [...]
COMMENT FROM ALEX JONES
More disgusting spin from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. I awoke Memorial Day to see more than a dozen news stories trumpeting that Charlie Sheen was no longer involved in Loose Change Final Cut. Within hours, the distortions of Page Six (known for blackmailing people with real and manufactured dirt) had mutated into [...]
A former Crop & Food GE scientist, Dr Elvira Dommisse, said today that proper scrutiny by ERMA of evidence would have prioritised the need for food studies over fund-wasting field trials. The Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) has once again approved an application to field test genetically engineered (GE) crops, namely GE brassicas - cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and [...]
The Christchurch Save Happy Valley group met Tuesday night with Ryan, the infiltrator hired by Thompson & Clark Investigations to gather information for state owned enterprise Solid Energy. The Save Happy Valley Coalition is today reiterating its demand for the resignation of CEO Don Elder for engaging in devious, underhanded and illegal practices.
“It was an [...]
Auckland, New Zealand - Greenpeace says it’s concerned Solid Energy isn’t the only State Owned Enterprise spying on community groups.
It has been revealed that Solid Energy indirectly hired spies to infiltrate a community group campaigning against it. The company employed private investigators Thompson and Clark, who in turn paid students to spy.
Greenpeace says a news [...]
auckland, New Zealand - Greenpeace has condemned the Environment Risk Management Authority’s (ERMA) decision to approve a field test of GM Brassica.
“ERMA’s finding that risks to the environment are negligible flies in the face of all the.scientific uncertainties,” said Greenpeace Campaign Manager Carmen Gravatt. “The trial is a pointless waste of money and it poses [...]
Tuesday 29 May 2007 the Soil Association launched its air freight consultation to look at ways of reducing or eliminating the environmental impact of organic air freight. This is the first time the Soil Association has engaged in such a wide-ranging public discussion on a change to its organic standards as far reaching as this. [...]
Gland, Switzerland - Despite the enormous potential of energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the planet from dangerous climate change, too many existing efficiency policies and measures in the G8 industrialized countries are ineffective, WWF’s latest report reveals.
The global conservation organization shows in its report, Making Energy Efficiency happen: From Potential to [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C.- The solar industry is poised for a rapid decline in
costs that will make it a mainstream power option in the next few years,
according to a new assessment by the Worldwatch Institute in Washington,
D.C., and the Prometheus Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Global production of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, which turn sunlight
directly into electricity, has risen [...]
London) Powerful governments and armed groups are deliberately fomenting fear to erode human rights and to create an increasingly polarized and dangerous world, said Amnesty International today as it launched Amnesty International Report 2007, its annual assessment of human rights worldwide.
“Through short sighted, fear-mongering and divisive policies, governments are undermining the rule of law and [...]
GE-Free NZ are seeking legal advice on a possible High Court challenge to ERMA’s decision announced yesterday, to approve a 10-year trial of GE brassica. The decision to allow the GE brassica field trial to proceed without prior human and animal safety testing has stunned many of the hundreds of submitters opposing the application, including scientists and [...]
Forest & Bird is pleased that contamination at the Tui Mine near Te Aroha will finally be cleaned up. Environment Minister David Benson-Pope announced today that the abandoned Tui Mine would be cleaned up, and that the Government would pay nearly $10 million to do the job, which is expected to be completed by 2010.
ERMA’s summary of its decision to approve the field trialling of GM brassica crops makes clear just how few benefits are expected to result from the exercise.
ERMA confirms in this written decision that the only benefits that can be expected are a “minimal” contribution to scientific knowledge and “minimal at most” upgrading of the skills [...]
There is no doubt that the heavy metal mercury (Hg) is one of the most toxic substances on earth. The role of mercury as a major possible cause of autism has come to light only in the last 18 months after it was realised that the amount of mercury preservative in many vaccines was well [...]
WASHINGTON, DC, - The Pew Environment Group calls on members of the International Whaling Commission meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, this week to resolve an impasse over commercial and scientific whaling that threatens the conservation of whales. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of an international moratorium on commercial whaling, an historic conservation achievement [...]
Washington, DC, May 22, 2007)-The Venezuelan government’s
politically motivated decision not to renew a television broadcasting
license is a serious setback for freedom of expression in Venezuela,
Human Rights Watch said today. The decision will shut down Radio
Caracas Television (RCTV), the country’s oldest private channel, when its
license expires on May 27, 2007.
President Hugo Chávez has repeatedly threatened to [...]
Paris, 25 May 2007 - The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) expresses its great concern about the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and in the Gaza Strip in particular.
In a report published in October 2006 on “The impact of the Economic Strangulation On Human Rights within the Occupied Palestinian Territory”, FIDH was extremely [...]
Today’s Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) decision approving a Crop and Food application to field trial brassicas (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and forage kale) genetically engineered with a toxin derived from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis(Bt), lacks justification in New Zealand’s new era of sustainability, and is full of contradictions, according to Soil & Health’s spokesperson Steffan Browning.
The Save Happy Valley Coalition is calling for the immediate resignation of CEO Don Elder following a Sunday Star Times expose of Solid Energy’s use of an infiltrator into the Christchurch Save Happy Valley group.
“It is a disgrace that Solid Energy employ such underhanded and potentially illegal tactics,” said Frances Mountier, Save Happy Valley Coalition [...]
The Save Happy Valley Coalition is rubbishing the claim of Solid Energy CEO Don Elder that his company only acts in “legal, moral and ethical” ways after a spy was found to have infiltrated the Christchurch Save Happy Valley group, employed by private investigation firm Thompson & Clark who were in turn hired by Solid [...]
The decision by ERMA to approve 10-years of field trials of GE brassica is a defeat for common sense and undermines the Authority’s credibilty as a regulatory body.
The decision excludes any consideration of “the future”, effectively ring-fencing the process from common-sense. It also ignores proven alternatives to “solving the insect problem” the GE field trials are supposed to [...]
In this bulletin of Prism Webcast News Budget 2007 and Global Warming Special
ˇ Vanessa Atkinson of Greenpeace New Zealand on global warming and the New Zealand budget.
ˇ Steffan Browning spokesperson for the Soil & Health association on organics in the budget and its relation to global warming and sustainability.
ˇ Steve Shallhorn CEO for Greenpeace Australia on what happened in [...]
ABC News, May 22, 2007. The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert “black” operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, say President Bush [...]
auckland, New Zealand - Genesis Energy has filed new legal proceedings against Greenpeace in an extraordinary attempt to have a High Court ruling protecting the climate reversed.
“We are dumbfounded that Genesis is doing this, and even more astonished that the shareholding government ministers Michael Cullen and Trevor Mallard are letting it,” said Greenpeace climate campaigner [...]