In the European Court of Justice with the BeeDefenders

16 February 2017 — SumOfUs

I’m writing to you from the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, where I’ve just delivered messages of support from you and over 57,000 other SumOfUs members. The team here are so grateful to know that you’re standing beside them.

Right now, the BeeDefenders are in court defending the bees from the world’s biggest pesticide companies – Bayer, Syngenta and BASF.

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Video: Dzhangal

3 February 2017 — Autograph ABP

[I should have put this up earlier, so apologies as it closes on 11 February 2017. WB]

Gideon Mendel has created a powerful installation using objects he gathered during visits to the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais.

By focusing on items such as toothbrushes, playing cards, worn-out trainers, teargas canisters, and children’s dolls, Mendel conjures alternative portraits of the ‘Jungle’ residents that also stand in for the plight of displaced people everywhere. 

Gideon’s book of photographs and writings by people who lived in the camp, Dzhangal, is out on January 28, and the exhibition runs at Autograph ABP in Shoreditch until February 11, 2016.

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Video: Part 1 – The Empire Files: Home Demolitions for Illegal Settlements Surging

31 October 2016 — Youtube

The demolition of Palestinian homes for Israeli settlements reached a ten-year high in 2016. While this activity led by the fanatical settler movement is illegal under international law, it is completely aided and abetted by the Israeli government.

With hundreds on notice to be evicted and their homes destroyed, Abby Martin goes on-the-ground throughout the West Bank investigating this dire human rights situation. She speaks to residents living under regular settler attacks from encroaching settlements and outposts illegal even under Israeli law, and sees first-hand how this crisis is worsening. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/the-empire-files-608068/

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Video: Part 2 – The Empire Files: Inside the Hotbeds of Israeli Settler Terror

5 December 2016 – TRNN

Abby Martin goes on-the-ground to the epicenters of state-backed settler terrorism in Palestine’s West Bank, in Part II of her report on illegal Israeli settlements and home demolitions – teleSUR production Watch Part I here

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Video: Did Trump Win Through Vote Flipping and Vote Stripping?

26 November 2016 — TRNN

Robert Fitrakis, election lawyer and international election observer, says had the outcome on November 8 occurred in another country the State Department would have questioned the integrity of the vote

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Video: How White Helmets Videos Are Made

21 November 2016 — Moon of Alabama

The video below was originally uploaded on November 18 in the channel of the RFSMediaOffice (Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office), a propaganda organization supporting various groups fighting the Syrian state.

It depicts the “Making of” a scene where people in White Helmets outfit “rescue” a man. For some 20 seconds the two “rescuers” and the “victim” are motionless waiting for the command to start a hectic “rescue operation” and, when that starts, adds on the usual background sound of screaming people.

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BLOOD-SOAKED TRUMP “VOTING MACHINE” PROTEST LEAVES TRUMP SOHO RED

19 November 2016 — YesLab

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hoax Highlights Voter Suppression, Russian Intervention, Stains Trump Hotel Floor

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The NHS is hanging by a thread

7 November 2016 — 38 Degrees

Jeremy Hunt doesn’t want you to watch this video – it proves the NHS is hanging on a thread. Millions of us are reading this today. And if we all watch the video and share it with our friends and family, we’ll get the word out:

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Video: The ‘Greater Danger’ Election Debate

8 November 2016 – TRNN

Bruce Dixon and Bill Curry debate whether Trump or Clinton is the greater danger, and if people should vote Green

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Video: Whether Clinton or Trump, Tensions Will Escalate with China and Russia Under Next U.S. President By John Pilger

3 November 2016 — TRNN

Journalist John Pilger tells Paul Jay that the very real prospect of another World War is not being taken seriously by the American media

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Video: Iceland’s Pirate Party Wins Big Gains in Parliamentary Election

31 October 2016 — TRNN

The Reykjavik Grapevine’s Paul Fontaine discusses the possible outcomes after Saturday’s parliamentary vote

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TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (7/7)

31 October 2016 — TRNN

Professor Peter Drahos says a global effort will be needed to keep knowledge in the public domain

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Video: Rebels of the 9th Art A documentary film by Nicoletta Fagiolo

30 October 2016 — Youtube

Rebels of the 9th Art A documentary film by Nicoletta Fagiolo, 2009, 24images.

A rising generation of African editorial cartoonists is addressing corruption, violence and the difficulties of daily life What are their styles? Who are their heroes? What is the “African angle” they portray? How do they see the west? What censorship issues do they face? Why are cartoonists in Africa assaulted, jailed, sacked, banned and even assassinated? And some even forced to flee into exile?

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TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (5/7)

28 October 2016 — TRNN

Professor Peter Drahos explains the TRIPS Agreement gave multinational corporate owners of intellectual property rights a global form of private taxing power (inc. transcript)

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