Modern society is technologically far superior to any that has gone before, we have all the means to head off the worst effects of climate change and adapt to those we cannot avoid. History tells us however that the most common reason societies collapse is not inadequate science or technology but failure to take the [...]
By the 1870s, John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Empire had a virtual monopoly over the United States, and even many foreign countries. In 1890, the King of Holland gave his blessing for the creation of an international oil company called Royal Dutch Oil Company, which was mainly founded to refine and sell kerosene from Indonesia, [...]
“The flu season is upon us. Which type will we worry about this year, and what kind of shots will we be told to take? Remember the swine flu scare of 1976? That was the year the U.S. government told us all that swine flu could turn out to be a killer that could spread [...]
A Swedish newspaper reported on July 24 that approximately 50 troops from the country serving under NATO in the so-called International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) had engaged in a fierce firefight in Northern Afghanistan and had killed three and wounded two attackers. The report detailed that the Swedish troops were traveling in armored vehicles and [...]
Startling New Evidence That The ‘Swine Flu’ Pandemic Is Man-Made Novartis Patent Detailed And Mass Murder Charged
Murder suspects are either convicted or acquitted at trial based on the prosecution’s presentation of EVIDENCE which usually hinges on MOTIVE, OPPORTUNITY, and TIME-LINES combined with physical documents. To gather such hard evidence, detectives and/or federal agents often spend months following leads and interviewing witnesses. In the trial phase, re-creating the sequence of events is [...]
On March 25, Shepard Ambellas, reporting for Infowars, documented preparation of mass graves at the Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. Ambellas’s story followed a harrowing report by D. H. Williams of the Daily Newscaster in February. Williams reported on revelations of an Indiana county municipal official in the vicinity of Chicago who [...]
The highest efficiency solar cells use innovations in optics to concentrate sunlight. Much progress has been made in utilising new materials to produce low efficiency, low cost solar cells, but currently the backbone of the global solar industry is still silicon. The same semiconductor material that was used to build the physical infrastructure of the IT [...]
With a view to restoring financial stability, World leaders have called upon the Group of 20 countries (G-20) to instigate a new global currency based on the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (SDRs).
The media has presented the global currency initiative as a consensus building process, in which BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) would participate [...]
GMWatch has just launched its new website: www.gmwatch.org, which replaces the one forced off the web by 14 months of cyber attacks. A network engineer brought in to advise on the damage described these as the worst attacks he’d seen in his 20 years in the industry.
The new site has been designed to be user-friendly, [...]
How much insider trading occurred in the days leading up to 9/11? How compromised is the evidence against alleged hijackers because of serious authentication problems with a key Dulles Airport videotape? To what extent does the testimony of more than five hundred firefighters differ from official reports of what happened at the World Trade Center [...]
Deep in a recession and with scary ecological scenarios looming, now may be the ripest moment we’ll ever have to power-shift global capitalism onto a new path. Adbusters #85 asks economics students around the world to join the fight to revamp Econ 101 curriculums and challenge the endemic myopia of their tenured neoclassical profs. Go [...]
Farmers managed 32.3 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide in 2007, a 118-percent increase since 2000. This rapidly growing practice appears in 141 countries but still accounts for less than 1 percent of the world’s agricultural land. According to the latest Vital Signs analysis on organic agriculture:
Consumer demand led to $46 billion in global [...]
This weekend the OANZ team is in Melbourne, attending Oceania’s largest organic expo. It’s an opportunity to catch up on developments in the organic sector across the Tasman, and to meet with our counterparts from around the world.
Travelling makes it very apparent that the world looks to New Zealand as a leader in global agriculture, [...]
Auckland , New Zealand - Kiwi comedian and actor Rhys Darby has released a poem on YouTube, calling for New Zealand to reduce its emissions by 40 per cent by 2020. See the clip here: http://www.signon.org.nz/people/rhys-darby-poem-video
In a happy coincidence, the poem - “Global Warning” - is premiering on Montana Poetry Day.
Rhys Darby is one of [...]
Two new documentary films, Food, Inc. and Fresh, have injected new energy into the national dialogue about what we eat and how we grow food in America. The two movies cover much of the same ground, but differ greatly in tone. Food, Inc. strives to leave viewers alarmed and eager for change, while the stories [...]
The PON1 enzyme plays a critical role in detoxifying organophosphate insecticides. The conventional wisdom held that by age two, infants were producing as much PON1 as adults, and were therefore no more or less susceptible than adults to neurological damage following a given exposure episode.
Scientists have now shown that PON1 levels are as much as [...]
The U.S.-based International Action Center, founded by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, condemns in the strongest terms the Armed Forces of Honduras’ criminal coup d’état against the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya and the Honduran people. The incident occurred today, Sunday, June 28 at dawn, on the date when a referendum was scheduled so that the [...]
The US Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into post-9/11 interrogation practices, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder released today. “It’s crucial the Justice Department investigate the torture and ill-treatment of detainees,” said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. “The United States can’t truly claim [...]
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers has called on Attorney General Eric Holder to open a criminal investigation into the misdeeds of former president George W. Bush and former vice president Richard B. Cheney. Holder, in turn, has now called on Conyers to open impeachment proceedings against former head of the Office of Legal Council [...]
On June 29 US President Barack Obama hosted his Colombian counterpart Alvaro Uribe at the White House and weeks later it was announced that the Pentagon plans to deploy troops to five air and naval bases in Colombia, the largest recipient of American military assistance in Latin America and the third largest in the world, [...]
I believe one of the goals of the swine flu vaccine is depopulation. Perhaps it is the goal of a swine flu epidemic as well, whether bio-warfare or hype around a flu season. These days, I keep remembering my sense of urgency leaving the Bush Administration in 1991. We had to do something to turn [...]
Latest evidence confirms world’s top-selling herbicide used with GM crops is toxic and disrupts sex hormones at infinitesimal doses; time for a worldwide ban. Glyphosate is the world’s top selling herbicide, and Monsanto’s formulations Roundup is used with more than 80 percent of all genetically modified (GM) crops grown globally. But evidence of its extreme [...]
Several groups including Greenpeace, ETC Group and Biofuelwatch are warning that the biotech lobby will mount a major green-washing public relations exercise during the Sixth Annual Conference on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing that will be held at the Palais de congrès (19-22 July 2009).
During the Conference, the biotech industry will present various untested biotechnology innovations [...]
The threat to New Zealand from the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) fodder crops is both economic and environmental, and demands the government intervenes to prevent it. Directly or indirectly our whole economy benefits from the protection of Brand New Zealand. “It would be insane to permit the introduction of GE fodder crops to our agricultural system. Farmers and consumers at [...]
Shumei Natural Agriculture demonstration site features food sustainability, green roof and energy-saving elements
Marking the formal opening of a new demonstration feature at the Rodale Institute, the coming dedication of the Shumei Natural Agriculture Garden will highlight sustainability features in a gardening project scaled for a family of four. Water management, energy savings and year-round food production are design attributes of the garden’s elements, all contributing to lowering [...]