Archive for November 5th, 2015

05/11/2015

Soros’s ‘European Values’ Mean Losing Your National Identity – Paul Craig Roberts

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**Photo: 47th Munich Security Conference 2011: George Soros, Chairman of the Soros Fund Management, during the Discussion | Author: Harald Dettenborn Link back to Creator infobox template| Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Germany license | Wikimedia Commons

**Photo: 47th Munich Security Conference 2011: George Soros, Chairman of the Soros Fund Management, during the Discussion | Author: Harald Dettenborn Link back to Creator infobox template| Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Germany license | Wikimedia Commons

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05/11/2015

Nicaragua’s Interoceanic Canal, a Nightmare for Environmentalists

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MANAGUA, 3 November 2015 (IPS) – The international scientific community’s fears about the damage that will be caused by Nicaragua’s future interoceanic canal have been reinforced by the environmental impact assessment, which warns of serious environmental threats posed by the mega-project.
Hundreds of small farmers came to Managua from the Caribbean coastal region in southern Nicaragua on Oct. 27 to take part in the 55th protest against the construction of the interoceanic canal, which is set to displace thousands of rural families. Credit: Carlos Herrera/IPS

Hundreds of small farmers came to Managua from the Caribbean coastal region in southern Nicaragua on Oct. 27 to take part in the 55th protest against the construction of the interoceanic canal, which is set to displace thousands of rural families. Credit: Carlos Herrera/IPS

The report “Canal de Nicaragua: Executive Summary of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment” was carried out by the British consulting firm Environmental Resources Management (ERM) and commissioned by the Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development (HKDN Group), the Chinese company that won the bid to build the canal.

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05/11/2015

Emptying the Jungle: Internal Transfers of Refugees in France to Intensify

‘Every week, dozens of refugees are transferred from Calais to detention centres across France. The controversial measure looks set to increase’

Refugees and migrants in Calais in September 2015 (MEE / Dilly Hussain)

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On Tuesday, 20 October, Mahmoud (pseudonym), a Syrian refugee in his 50s, was arrested on a train to London. First transferred to the administrative detention centre (CRA) of Coquelles, a town near Calais, he was then transferred by air to the CRA of Nimes, 1006 kilometers away, without being provided with any information regarding the destination or the purpose of the transfer.
05/11/2015

Brazil’s Mega-projects, a Short-lived Dream

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ITABORAÍ, Brazil , November 2015 (IPS) – Working as a musician in a military band is the dream of 21-year-old Jackson Coutinho, since hopes that a petrochemical complex would drive the industrialization of this Brazilian city near Rio de Janeiro have gone up in smoke.
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Part of the Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex (COMPERJ) in October, seen from the banks of the Caceribu river, the closest to the installations that the public can get. Credit: Mario Osava/IPS

Part of the Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex (COMPERJ) in October, seen from the banks of the Caceribu river, the closest to the installations that the public can get. Credit: Mario Osava/IPS

“I’ll try out for the navy, army and even the military police, but only to be a musician, not a police officer,” said Coutinho, who plays the double bass in bands he has set up with friends in Itaboraí.

Until last year he was working for the QGIT consortium on the construction of the Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex (COMPERJ).

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