UK: The Hostile Environment Will Affect All EU/EEA Citizens Not Covered by The EU Settlement Scheme from 30th of June

5 March 2021 — Migrants Organise

Solidarity

EU citizens with complex mental health needs risk being removed and indefinitely detained from 30th June. Migrants Organise is taking the Home Office to court to prevent this injustice.

In this blog, our Legal Organiser, Brian Dikoff, argues that unless action is taken now, tens of thousands more vulnerable people are at risk of being left without any immigration status and plunged into the Hostile Environment.

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We’ve got some good news. The US has kicked the US-UK trade deal into the long grass

5 March 2021 — Global Justice Now 

Throughout last year Donald Trump and Boris Johnson wanted to do this high risk deal in a hurry, but public pressure from activists like you stopped them from being able to hustle it through before the US election.

Since then we’ve been waiting to hear if the Biden administration would pick up where Trump left off or not – but last week they said that they won’t. Instead, the deal has been put on hold.

Thank you

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Fuels errand

5 March 2021 — DesSmogUK

This year’s spring budget was like the worst kind of meal: A lot of fanfare before it, yet in the tasting rather bland, leaving much to be desired.

There were crumbs to be had. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans for the “world’s first” green bond, designed to give UK savers the chance to buy bonds which help support green projects, and gave the Bank of England a new mandate to align with the government’s net zero target.

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UK Crony Capitalism: Boris Johnson misled Parliament

5 March 2021 — Good Law Project

3 days after the High Court ruled Government had acted unlawfully by failing to publish Covid contracts, Boris Johnson stood up in the House of Commons and reassured MPs and the public that all Covid-related contracts were “on the record”. However, the final Order handed down by the Judge today shows that what the Prime Minister told the House was not true.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 5 March 2021

5 March 2021 — Sustainable Pulse

Glyphosate Releases DDT and Chlordecone from Soil into Water by Increasing Erosion – New Study

The toxic pesticide chlordecone was used on banana plantations in the French West Indies until 1993 but continued to pollute the waters surrounding the islands long afterwards. This pollution puzzled researchers, who expected the hydrophobic chemical to adhere to contaminated soil and not enter the watershed. A new study finds that use of the herbicide glyphosate, […]

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Continued Israeli Airstrikes on Syria Are Testing Moscow’s Patience, Jerusalem Would Do Well Not to Poke the Russian Bear

5 March 2021 — RT Op-Ed 

How Russia responds to Israel’s attacks on Iranian targets inside Syria could make all the difference as to whether the region boils over into full-scale war or continues to simmer at its current, already dangerous, level.

Purging Inconvenient Facts in Coverage of Biden’s ‘First’ Air Attacks

5 March 2021 — FAIR

NBC: Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iran-backed militias

NBC‘s headline (2/26/21) is more confident than the article it accompanies, which says that “Iranian-backed militias were most likely behind the attack the US said it was “retaliating against.”

When the Biden administration bombed Syria on February 25, the attack killed “at least 22,” most of them members of Iraqi militias, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based monitoring organization opposed to the Syrian government. The US said the bombing was retaliation for three rocket attacks on US bases in Iraq that it claims were carried out by groups allied with Iran (NBC2/25/21). In one of the attacks, rockets fired at Erbil airport killed a military contractor and an Iraqi civilian.

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Recent Amazon Revelations: What do they tell us about the ongoing farm protests?

Rahul Varman[1]

Amid the continuing farm protests, with the farmers completing almost three months camping at the borders of Delhi, the international news agency Reuters published a report based on multiple internal documents of Amazon regarding its India operations over the last few years.[2] Amazon is a global e-commerce giant, and it has already achieved close to $10 billion annual sales (value of merchandise sold) in India. Its CEO is supposed to be one of the richest persons on the planet. What do the documents reveal?

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460 Dead 243,612 Reported Injuries from COVID-19 Vaccines Reported in the U.K.

5 March 2021 — Health Impact News

By Brian Shilhavy

The UK Government’s reporting system for COVID vaccine adverse reactions from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency released their latest report today, March 4, 2021.

The report covers data collected from December 9, 2020, through February 21, 2021, for the two experimental COVID vaccines currently in use in the U.K. from Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

They report a total of 460 deaths and 243,612 injuries.

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GMO Soy, Popular Resistance, and Corporate Power

4 March 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Book Review
Why does GMO soy dominate Argentine agriculture? ‘Seeds of Power’ exposes the forces that have overwhelmed voices of resistance.

December 2013: Demonstrators in Buenos Aires support anti-Monsanto resistance in Cordoba


Amalia Leguizamón
SEEDS OF POWER: Environmental Injustice and Genetically Modified Soybeans in Argentina
Duke University Press, 2020

reviewed by Brian Tokar

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Drone Wars continues to pursue details of secret UK drone operations

5 March 2021 — Drone Wars

Chris Cole

Drone Wars is undertaking legal action in an attempt to gain details of secret British Reaper drone operations that has been taking place since at least 2019.  Appealing against the MoD’s refusal to answer both FoI requests and parliamentary questions about these missions, Drone Wars is seeking answers before an Information Tribunal.

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