Friday, 26 February 2016

‘Land Grabbing’: Exposing the Impacts of Large-scale Agriculture on Local Communities

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Chris Lang
The Ecologist

Agriculture is big business and with the EU pumping money at the sector, the corporate profiteers are holding all the aces, writes Chris Lang. The documentary ‘Land Grabbing’ investigates what happens when well-financed agro-investors take over rural communities' land and water.
"It's very attractive. The earnings are very high and we've got hybrid material now. You harvest in the 24th month, and the repayment period is about seven years at the most. For the next 20 years it'll be laughing yourself all the way to the bank."

That's Suriya Moorthy, a consultant for agricultural investments in Malaysia, talking about oil palm investments. The quotation is from the documentary film, 'Land Grabbing'.
It's well worth a watch - if you're in London, it's showing at Bertha DocHouse until 11 February.

Director Kurt Langbein visits the scenes of land grabs and talks to farmers, local communities and to the investors behind the schemes.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Former Japan PM Naoto Kan: If You Love Your Country Don't Go Nuclear

 Kaoto Kan, as prime minister of Japan, responding to the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe on live television, 14th August 2013. Image: NNK World TC via Youtube.

Linda Pentz Gunter

Nuclear power is a uniquely hazardous technology that can destroy entire nations, Japan's prime minister at the time of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has warned British MPs. The lessons of from such catastrophes must be heeded in other countries that believe that nuclear fission can be harnessed safely, writes Linda Pentz Gunter - or they, and the world, will reap the whirlwind.

It's widely agreed here in the rapidly Disuniting States of America that the most notorious of the Republican presidential candidates have not only abandoned, but torn up the rulebook of acceptable behavior. Lies, taunts, profanities all have become the norm.
But what if one of those candidates promised, if elected, to risk the death or permanent exile of a quarter of the country's population? That would surely evoke the well-used slur of the Right: 'unpatriotic!'

And insane, you say. Except that being certifiably unhinged doesn't seem to be a disqualifying factor in US presidential campaigns these days. Still: purposely putting your electorate at risk when other choices are open to you certainly smacks of treachery.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Immediate Adverse Reactions In UK School Vaccination Program

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Causation with provocation—that is, a meningitis vaccination! It’s happened rather big time during the Northampton School for Boys in Northampton, England, on January 26, 2016.
According to reporting by The Sun, this is part of what transpired:
HORROR unfolded at a secondary school after paramedics were called out to treat up to 15 pupils who collapsed after having vaccinations.
Between ten and 15 Year 10 students keeled over after having a meningitis jab at Northampton School for Boys yesterday. One boy was taken to A&E as a “precaution”.
One parent, whose son saw the drama unfold, told how children were seen “on their backs on the floor with their legs up on chairs”.
One commenter in The Sun said, “Rumours say there may have been a duff batch of vaccines.” Isn’t every batch of any vaccine a duff with all their neurotoxins and toxic chemicals? [1]
Depending upon which meningococcal vaccine the Northampton boys were jabbed with, they could have received any of the following toxic ingredients, which are those listed in the USA CDC’s PinkBook of vaccine ingredients [1]:
Formaldehyde, phosphate buffers, Mueller Hinton agar, Watson Scherp media, Modified Mueller and Miller medium, detergent, alcohol, ammonium sulfate (MCV-4 Menactra®) Package Insert 2013

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