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A Peek Behind the World Bank’s Mask | Human Rights Watch

On June 27 we released a joint report documenting forced and child labor linked to the World Bank’s agriculture projects in Uzbekistan. We hoped it would cause bank officials to rethink their approach. But then the bank’s country team inadvertently left an internal conversation on our voicemail. Oops! It revealed their ultimate goal: to protect the bank from external pressure and get new agriculture projects through their executive board “unscathed,” as one of the voices on the phone said. He went on: “We want to avoid any more stuff that goes out that says ‘oh and look [a board member is] really taking this seriously, now they’re going to call for a full board hearing.”

Source: A Peek Behind the World Bank’s Mask | Human Rights Watch

Politicians Accused Of Violating Canadians’ Rights By Blocking Them Online Like -> @basran @cityofkelowna

Stop the sabotage of minimum wage in Ontario via @leadnowca

Loblaw’s billionaire CEO Weston is trying to sabotage the government of Ontario’s efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15.He launched a public relations offensive, complaining about the irritating cost of paying its workers a living wage – even though Loblaws doubled its profits last year and Weston took home $5 million.

Source: Stop the sabotage of minimum wage in Ontario | Actnow

Imagine a Campaign-Finance System That’s the Opposite of Today’s Dark-Money Monster | The Nation

Seattle just created it.

Source: Imagine a Campaign-Finance System That’s the Opposite of Today’s Dark-Money Monster | The Nation

NAFTA’s Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals via @cmusician

Source: NAFTA’s Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals

Indonesian cattle cruelty exhibited at class action trial via @Sue_Weber

DAY three of the Indonesian live cattle ban class action trial was dominated by the defence presenting intimate details of animal cruelty.

Source: Indonesian cattle cruelty exhibited at class action trial | North Queensland Register

As a river dies: India could be facing its ‘greatest human catastrophe’ ever via @SanghTarun @watermanofindia ‏

Dr Rajendra Singh

Source: As a river dies: India could be facing its ‘greatest human catastrophe’ ever – Channel NewsAsia

Retired Police Detective: Trump’s Comments Endorsing Police Brutality are “Treasonous” | Democracy Now!

Suffolk County Police Department

Source: Retired Police Detective: Trump’s Comments Endorsing Police Brutality are “Treasonous” | Democracy Now!

Nearly 500 researchers guilty of misconduct, says Chinese gov’t investigation – Retraction Watch at Retraction Watch @RetractionWatch

Four hundred eighty-six authors have been found guilty of misconduct by the Chinese government, the fall-out from a sweep of retractions by one journal earlier this year. In April, Tumor Biology retracted 107 papers that had been accepted based on faked reviews. Since many of the authors were based in China, the country’s Ministry of Science …

Source: Nearly 500 researchers guilty of misconduct, says Chinese gov’t investigation – Retraction Watch at Retraction Watch

March to Give Keystone XL the Boot via @BoldNebraska

Join us on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 3:00 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska for the “March to Give Keystone XL the Boot.”Hundreds of Nebraskans, along with Water Protectors and Pipeline Fighters from near and far, will come together in Lincoln on the eve of the week-long Keystone XL intervenor hearings at the Nebraska Public Service Commission, and march through the streets to send the message that Keystone XL is a threat to our land, water and climate, and not in the public interest.

Source: March to Give Keystone XL the Boot – Action Network

More arrests in anti-pipeline action: Standing Rock Sioux now part of resistance | @SugarShack413

Sugar Shack Alliance

Source: More arrests in anti-pipeline action: Standing Rock Sioux now part of resistance | The Berkshire Eagle | Pittsfield Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic

Tell the Japanese government: don’t dump nuclear waste into the ocean! Pls Sign!

We need to stop them from making a huge mistake!

Source: Tell the Japanese government: don’t dump nuclear waste into the ocean!

Make perovskite solar cells stable 

Stop these promising photovoltaics from degrading, urge Yang Yang and Jingbi You.

Source: Make perovskite solar cells stable : Nature News & Comment

Amazing New Farm Transplanting Device with @GreenCityAcres

Join us to “celebrate” exactly 10 years of nothing. @DavidVaisbord

Exactly 10 years ago BC Housing and the BC Liberal Government started pushing people out of their homes at Little Mountain Social Housing. 224 units of social housing and a successful community were destroyed by the provincial government with the promise that they would be quickly rebuilt. Today, Little Mountain is a giant vacant lot.

Source: Join us to “celebrate” exactly 10 years of nothing. | The Little Mountain Project

Two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy – Innovation Toronto

Food waste should have a high value

Source: Two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy – Innovation Toronto

tRump Names BP Oil Spill Lawyer as Top DOJ Environment Attorney

Jeffrey Bossert Clark, a lawyer who has repeatedly challenged the scientific foundations of U.S. climate policy and was part of a legal team that represented BP in lawsuits stemming from the nation’s worst oil spill, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, was nominated by President Donald Trump on Tuesday to serve as the Justice Department’s top environmental lawyer.

Source: Trump Names BP Oil Spill Lawyer, Climate Policy Foe as Top DOJ Environment Attorney | InsideClimate News

B.C. needs a Corruption Inquiry Pls Sign and Share via @qlee50

It’s time to break the silence and hold politicians accountable. We need a Corruption Inquiry in B.C.

Source: B.C. needs a Corruption Inquiry | Dogwood

“#monsanto Knowingly Sold Human Carcinogen To Consumers.” #glyphosate

The Story begins as early as the 1980s when laboratory tests on glyphosate began to show cellular changes in laboratory animals that should have been considered early signals of a relationship to cancer.In fact in 1985 the EPA during a time when it was actually effective; a time when it actually worked on behalf of a safe environment, determined that glyphosate the primary ingredient of Roundup needed to be classified as a class C carcinogen which meant that it clearly was suggestive of a relationship to cancer.But then miraculously 6 years later the EPA suddenly changes that classification to something just the opposite where they claim that NO they were wrong; and overnight glyphosate according to the EPA and Monsanto the public now has no worries about cancer. Nothing to worry about here … move on.

Source: Papantonio: Monsanto Knowingly Sold Human Carcinogen To Consumers – The Ring of Fire Network

EU is downplaying carcinogenic risk of weed killer #glyphosate – US toxicologist via @NonGMOToronto

Via RT News Published time: 30 May, 2017 20:43 Edited time: 31 May, 2017 11:41 The EU food safety and chemical agencies failed to identify “significant cancer findings” when deciding not to classify the weed killer glyphosate as a carcinogenic, a US toxicologist wrote in a letter to EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. In the

Source: EU is downplaying carcinogenic risk of weed killer glyphosate – US toxicologist – The Ring of Fire Network

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