One Palestinian Child has been Killed by Israel Every 3 Days for the Past 13 Years

4 June 2014 — Middle East Monitor

palestinian-child-israeli-soldier-childrenOfficial statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel’s occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That’s the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel’s occupation has now reached 6,000.

“The International Day for the Protection of Children is on June 1,” said a spokesman, “but Palestinian children are still subject to attacks by the Israelis and Jewish settlers on an almost daily basis.”

Noting that 2012 saw an unprecedented rise in the number of children arrested by Israeli forces, the report pointed out that 9,000 Palestinians under 18 years old have been arrested since the end of September 2000. Almost half of the Palestinian population is under 18. Almost two hundred and fifty Palestinian minors are being held in prison by Israel; 47 of them are children under 16 years of age.

Acquiescing to Big Biotech: Relentless Drive to Force GMO Crops into Britain By Colin Todhunter

3 July 2014 — Global Research

A report just published by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee on food security in Britain supports Environment Secretary Owen Paterson’s plan to push ahead with growing genetically modified (GM) crops in England. However, it doesn’t mention which crops would actually be grown [1].

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UK: Political Party Funding – Billionaires and Lobbyists at Lavish Party with David Cameron By Nick Mathiason, Melanie Newman, and Tom Warren

1 July 2014 — The Bureau of Investigative Journalism


David and Samantha Cameron arrive at the 2013 Conservative Summer Party (Alan Davidson/The Picture Library)

‘We do not go there to lobby ministers in any form … Apart from shaking a hand I don’t believe I have ever spoken to a minister at any of these events.’ – James Henderson, Bell Pottinger chief executive

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Highly Placed Media Racists By Steve Rendall

3 July 2014 — FAIR Blog

Nicholas Wade was a leading New York Times science writer for three decades. He left the paper weeks after the May publication of his book, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, a book many reviewers say is a full-throated defense of “scientific racism.” Wade’s views raise questions about his tenure at the Times, and about corporate media vigilance on coverage of racism.

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UK Committee Tells Government to Push ‘Benefits’ of GM Crops

1 July 2014 — Sustainable Pulse

A report on Food Security published by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee today supports Environment Secretary Owen Paterson’s plan to push ahead with growing genetically modified (GM) crops in England, but is silent on the crops that would actually be grown (1)

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ISPs haul GCHQ into COURT over dragnet interwebs snooping By Kelly Fiveash

3 July 2013 — The Register

‘Exploitation of network infrastructure is unlawful,’ says co-claimant

Britain’s eavesdropping nerve centre GCHQ has been accused of unlawfully accessing the private communications of potentially millions of people – and angry internet service providers are dragging the snooping agency to court.

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