The Shameful Link Tax!

13 July 2017 — Open Media

Just a few days ago we wrote to you about key votes in the European Parliament this week, where our right to link and to share content was hanging in the balance.

We hoped MEPs would side with citizens. But what we got instead was truly shameful.

Both parliamentary committees voted to endorse the Link Tax AND censorship machinery — ignoring tens of thousands of EU citizens and caving to pressure from industry lobbyists.[1]

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Degeneration Nation

13 July 2017 — Organic Bytes

indusrial grain silos

After decades of trying to reform public policy on food and farming, including an intense four-year battle to force mandatory labeling of GMOs (rudely terminated in 2016 when Congress and the Obama administration rammed through the outrageous DARK Act), food activists and conscious consumers find ourselves wondering “what’s the use of lobbying the government?”

Do we really think the Trump administration, the Republican Congress, and farm state and Establishment Democrats care about the toxicity, exploitation and environmental destruction of our food system?

The culinary directive from Congress and the White House this summer goes something like this: Don’t worry. Shut up and eat your Frankenfoods, cheap junk foods, and factory-farm meat, dairy and poultry.

Don’t worry about Monsanto’s Roundup or Dow’s neonic residues in your food and water. Don’t worry about the dubious fare at your local supermarkets, including thousands of products fraudulently labeled or advertised as “natural.”

It’s time to step up the attack on Monsanto, pesticides, factory farms, fake “natural” products, organic fraud, and the entire degenerative food and farming system. It’s time to make organic and healthy food the norm, not just the niche market that it still is.

Read Ronnie’s essay: ‘Degeneration Nation’

Black Agenda Report 13 July 2017

13 July 2017 — Black Agenda Report

How Did Berniecrats Claim the Jackson Mississippi Movement? Do They Want To Be Claimed? Should They?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
When Jackson’s mayor-elect Chokwe Antar Lumumba stepped to the podium at the cynically misnamed “Peoples Summit”, the annual June pilgrimage of Berniecrats, he carried with him the credibility of a half century’s organizing and struggle in Mississippi and around the country. He put this clout behind Our Revolution and the Berniecrats, who are fundamentally allergic to even the mention of global empire, Israeli apartheid, regime change, drone wars and the disastrous impact of the warfare state. Is that what the Jackson movement wanted? Continue reading

The Public Network By Dan Hind

12 July 2017 — Return of the Public

If you’ve tried to access the BBC’s online TV and radio content from the UK recently you will have been asked to create a login profile. By tracking the behaviour of each profile the corporation will now be able to develop a far more detailed and sophisticated understanding of its audience. This is a structure that seeks to replicate and enhance the power relations of broadcast in the digital age. Market research and the complaints procedure are to be supplemented by automated and permanent consumer surveillance.

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Selected Articles: The US Is the Real Warmonger

13 July 2017 — Global Research

The imperial agenda of the United States has wreaked havoc across the globe – economically, politically and socially. Millions have died and are threatened through its diabolical machinations including the funding of terrorists as well as unlawful interventions and militarization.

Global Research has compiled some articles that showcase the destructive foreign policy of the US.

The evidence is compelling. NATO willfully blew up with meticulous accuracy containers of toxic chemicals with the intention of creating an ecological nightmare. (Prof. Michel Chossudovsky re Catastrophe in Yugoslavia)

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Syria, A “Civil War” Supported by Washington and Its Allies. US Wants to Partition and Reconfigure the Middle East

By Ollie Richardson, July 12, 2017

USA wants to partition and reconfigure the Middle East according to the desires of neocons. The means and ways of achieving this aim have chopped and changed throughout the war, but the general theme of “temporary business partners” hasn’t changed at all. Continue reading