Gates Unhinged: Dystopian Vision for the Future of Food

18 April 2021 — Off Guardian

Colin Todhunter

Bill gates farmland 2000x900

We are currently seeing an acceleration of the corporate consolidation of the entire global agrifood chain. The high-tech/data conglomerates, including Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Google, have joined traditional agribusiness giants, such as Corteva, Bayer, Cargill and Syngenta, in a quest to impose a certain type of agriculture and food production on the world.

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Urgent Briefing: Why We All Have a Duty to Kill The Bill

19 April 2021 — Medact

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (PCSC) threatens to undermine our fundamental rights and our safety, and implicates health workers in the expansion of violent police powers. Medact and Docs Not Cops have joined the Kill The Bill Coalition to stand in solidarity with everyone targeted by the Bill and fight back against these harmful policies.

Join us on Monday 26th April for an urgent online briefing on the impacts of the PCSC Bill – find out what the Kill The Bill Coalition is building towards and what you can do to get involved.

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China: Battles Lost, Wars Won: An Environmentalist’s Story

16 April, 2021 — Sixth Tone

After Friends of Nature director-general Zhang Boju saw his activism fail, he went another route.

Li You

This story is part of Sixth Tone’s five-year anniversary project Changemakers.

The future of China’s environment depends to no small degree on a windowless meeting room at the center of a tiny 21st-floor office in the country’s capital. Its walls lined with all manner of brainstorming notes, this is where nongovernmental organization Friends of Nature contemplates the next steps for its dozens of lawsuits.

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US’ China policy at inflection point

18 April 2021 — Indian Punchline

China-France-Germany climate summit, Beijing, April 16, 2021

Considering the US media build-up as President Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry set out for China, the 4-day visit turned out to be an uneventful affair. Perhaps, the chances of President Xi Jinping participating in the signature event in Washington — the Leaders Summit on Climate on April 22/23 hosted by US President Joe Biden — may have somewhat improved.

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NHS: ‘Centralised and secretive’ medical industrial complex being constructed

19 April 2021 — True Publica

NHS: 'Centralised and secretive' medical industrial complex being constructed

By TruePublica Editor: The mainstream media has remained silent with perhaps only The Guardian scratching the surface of what the government has planned for the NHS – by reporting that – “a new organisation is being set up with the aim of halting future pandemics.” It’s not as it seems though.

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