Conservation as genocide in Kenya: REDD versus Indigenous rights By Martin Crook

15 March 2018 — Climate & Capitalism

Sengwer people attacked

Neo-colonial ‘developmentalist’ forces with a green sheen are evicting and murdering people in the guise of conservation and climate change mitigation

Martin Crook is a PhD candidate and research associate at the Human Rights Consortium School of Advanced Study, University of London. His research interests include human rights and the environment and the political economy of genocide, ecocide.  Continue reading

An even worse version of the Link Tax now on the cards!

9 July 2017 — OpenMedia

Crucial votes on the Link Tax are happening TOMORROW [Today], and a major EU political party just u-turned to officially back this costly and reckless proposal.1, 2

The European People’s Party (EPP) has decided to go all-in for the broadest, worst version of the Link Tax — which gives copyright ownership and the right to collect fees over single sentences and headlines for 20 years!3

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MAYfly, Brexit, the Economy and the SWP

12 June 2017 — theplanningmotivedotcom

Theresa May claimed that she called the election having been inspired to do so while on a walk. This fairy tale, like the election, lies in ruins. As the Tory hierarchy fall out and individuals try to duck blame, the ugly truth is dribbling out of fiery arguments between those who saw the advantages of an election and those who saw the risks. Even key EU officials were consulted over the wisdom of this act. The fairy tale of the inspiring walk and the leader’s idea was conjured up to prepare a presidential style campaign that backfired so spectacularly.

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Last ditch effort to save the Link Tax!

1 June 2017 — Open Media

Our opponents are getting desperate.

Yesterday in one of the key parliamentary committees tasked with reviewing the European Commission’s copyright proposals, we saw a last ditch attempt to take control of the narrative and sideline the concerns of the public in favour of the narrow interests of big publishers.1

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Monsanto Tribunal: Report from The Hague

21 April 2017 — Organic Consumers Association

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Most opinion tribunals have had a considerable impact, and it is now accepted that they contribute to the progressive development of international law. – International Monsanto Tribunal Advisory Opinion, The Hague, April 18, 2017

On Tuesday, April 18, representatives of the Organic Consumers Association and our Regeneration International project gathered in The Hague, Netherlands, along with members of other civil society groups, scientists and journalists.

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EU Commission: Yes, we will create new ancillary copyright for news publishers, but please stop calling it a “link tax”

25 August 2016 — Communia

No to a failed german-style ancillary copyright for the EU!

By Paul Keller

Well that was quick: just two days after Commissioner Ansip delivered a non-denial denial that “this Commission does not have any plans to tax hyperlinks” Statewatch published a draft of the Commission’s own Impact assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules which clearly states that the Commission will indeed propose the introduction of an EU wide ancillary copyright for news publishers.

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The European Union: Part of America’s Imperial Project: Selected Articles

20 July 2016 — Global Research

Video: The European Union: Part of America’s Imperial Project

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and James Corbett, July 18 2016

The EU is a Cold War Construct, a US imperial project formulated by the Washington Consensus. The growing movement against EU domination is an anti-imperial initiative of Worldwide significance.

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