image edited by Fernando Kaskais Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon, poses as he stands atop a supply truck during a photo opportunity at the premises of a shopping mall in the southern Indian city of Bangalore © Abhishek N. Chinnappa / Reuters Most companies become successful thanks to their stellar reputations. But not always. RT Business scraped the bottom of the barrel to find the most hated companies trending on the internet. Monsanto The company that needs no introduction, creator of DDT and Agent Orange, Monsanto is one the world’s largest pesticide and GMO seed … Continue reading World’s top 5 ‘most evil’ corporations
image edited by Fernando Kaskais By Brandon Turbeville Global Research, December 31, 2017 Activist Post A familiar sight is taking place across Iran tonight and it has been for the last three days. Protests are taking place in numerous cities citing grievances and demanding that the Ayatollah and Iranian President step down. For a few days, the protests remained non-violent but now violence has indeed flared up as protesters have laid waste to a number of government properties and those belonging to “pro-government militias.” Neo-cons in the American media and the U.S. President are all demanding that Americans stand with the “Iranian people” and the “protesters” in their … Continue reading What Is Happening in Iran? Is Another “Color Revolution” Underway?
by Vic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times Deep sea explorers continue to discover new forms of sea life in the depths of the world’s ocean, but our oceans are being pursued by mining companies as a huge potential market for minerals extraction. “The next frontier of mining is going to be in the ocean, because there’s a lot of these rare earth elements and minerals in the sea.” [Source] The seabed contains potentially trillions of dollars worth of gold alone, as well as copper, cobalt, and many other minerals useful in the production of technology and consumer items. The process is highly controversial, … Continue reading DEEP-SEABED MINING IS THE NEXT FRONTIER IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PLUNDER OF PLANET EARTH
There is no safe level of air pollution, according to a new study. LIU LIQUN / GETTY Even low levels of particulate matter correlate with kidney damage, writes Dyani Lewis. by DYANI LEWIS is a freelance science journalist based in Hobart, Australia. Next time you go for a jog with traffic roaring past, spare a thought for your kidneys. A US-based study has found that breathing fine particles of pollution – such as those found in car exhaust – increases the risk of developing kidney disease. The World Health Organisation estimates that air pollution is responsible for around seven million premature … Continue reading Kidney disease linked to air pollution
Posted By: Rob Marsh It is my contention here that Capitalism is a fatal delusion, and adherence to it without question is tantamount to willingly signing a species-wide death warrant. Capitalism as we know it in the modern world is based on the assumption that there must be infinite growth, which on a finite planet means total consumption, total exhaustion of all resources that can be monetized. Under a capitalist system, the highest goal of man is to increase his desires infinitely, in order to produce the desired goal of infinite growth. By increasing his desires infinitely, man also increases … Continue reading Capitalism and Happiness: Who’s Having Fun?
by Anna Hunt, Staff Waking Times When you hear about the impact that industry is having on the Amazon, deforestation is one of the first things to come to mind, however oil development is making a huge impact in terms of biodiversity loss, indigenous conflict and widespread air, soil and water pollution. Amazon’s Waterways Turn Black The image below makes a shocking point about the magnitude of the devastation that oil companies are bringing to the Amazon’s waterways. It shows unbelievable contamination where the waters have turned completely black. It shows indigenous people working to clean up oil spilled by Petroperu’s Northern Peruvian Pipeline in … Continue reading Viral Image Shows the Impact Oil Drilling is Having on the Amazon’s Waterways
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky The Western media in chorus is accusing the Syrian government and its allies including Russia and Iran of “crimes against humanity” for having liberated Aleppo from the clutch of Al Qaeda terrorists. “Putin and Assad could face justice for war crimes in Syria” according to the Washington Post. In the media coverage of Aleppo, the Al Qaeda affiliated terrorists are casually described as opposition “rebels” waging a “revolution” against the government of Bashar al Assad, who is portrayed as a “dictator”. The media propaganda campaign has gone into high gear. The words “Al Qaeda”, “Al Nusra” or “terrorists” are simply not … Continue reading There Are No Terrorists? Counterterrorism = Supporting Terrorism? Western Governments Are Supporting Terrorist Organizations Which They are Allegedly Combating
By Isaac Davis, Staff Writer, Waking Times The months long Dakota Access Keystone XL pipleine protest at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation by Native Americans and those sympathetic to protection of our water supply has been met with heavy-handed and brutal clamp down by police and national guard. Militarized goons in battle dress have stormed protector camps with LRAD sonic weapons, attack dogs, tear gas, tazers, and even live ammunition (killing horses), while politicians and mainstream media do their best to ignore this growing atrocity, hoping to wait it out until the protestors give up. But, as the saying goes, Water Is … Continue reading This is the Man Militarized Police at Standing Rock are Working For
Meanwhile, a Reuters investigation finds pipeline spill detection system severely flawed By Deirdre Fulton Close to 100 scientists have signed onto a letter decrying “inadequate environmental and cultural impact assessments” for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and calling for a halt to construction until such tests have been carried out as requested by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Lead signatories Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley, Anne Hilborn, Katherine Crocker, and Asia Murphy drew attention to the missive in a letter to the journal Science published Friday. “The DAPL project is just one of many haphazard approaches to natural resource extraction that overlook broader consequences … Continue reading Citing environmental risks, scientists back tribes in Dakota access fight