Archive for July 22nd, 2021

22/07/2021

Climate: We Are Not Doing Enough

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The Keeling Curve continues to rise steadily

Charles David Keeling started the monitoring of the carbon dioxide content of the earth's atmosphere
Charles David Keeling started the monitoring of the carbon dioxide content of the earth’s atmosphere | Image from Wall Street International.

20 July 2021 (Wall Street International)* — Measurements of the carbon dioxide content of the earth’s atmosphere as a function of time have been made ever since 1958 at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.

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22/07/2021

Media Play Up Protests, Play Down Effect of US Sanctions in Cuba

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By Alan MacLeod | FAIR-Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service*

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CNN photo labeled “Cubans take to streets in rare anti-government protest”—but actually taken in Miami. (Note sign for Eighth Street in the background.)

A wave of protests in Cuba became the somewhat unlikely focus of global attention earlier this week, the events becoming the worldwide No. 1 trend on Twitter for over 24 hours, as celebrities, politicians and even the president of the United States weighed in on the action. A statement from Joe Biden’s office read:

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22/07/2021

Abuses in Aluminum Supply Chains a Blind Spot for Car Industry

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By Human Rights Watch*

Car Companies Should Drive Up Standards at Mines, Refineries, Smelters

  •  Automobile companies need to do more to address human rights abuses in their aluminum supply chains.
  • The transition to electric vehicles means that car manufacturers are forecast to double their aluminum consumption by 2050.
22/07/2021

Vandana Shiva: A New Wave of Colonization, Carbon Slavery

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By Joseph Mercola, M.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service*

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It’s all about digitalization – they want to reduce life to software and end humans’ sacred relationship to their food and the land where it is grown.

  • Big Tech is driving a new wave of colonization in the name of sustainability and “net zero” carbon emissions
  • Tech billionaire Bill Gates, now the largest owner of farmland in the U.S., is at the root of the problem, pushing technology as the only mechanism to save the world, and in so doing denying real solutions
  • Shiva calls Gates’ book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” which pushes for the elimination of age-old farming traditions and widespread adoption of fake meat, “rubbish”

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22/07/2021

Lifesaving Help Needed for Venezuela Cancer Patients Hit by US Sanctions

(UN News)* — Independent UN rights experts on 21 July 2021 warned that hundreds of Venezuelan cancer patients could die because they have been caught up in the excessively strict application of United States sanctions aimed at Venezuela and the state-owned oil company, Petroleum of Venezuela.

© UNICEF/Alejandra Pocaterra | A mother brings her young girl to a medical appointment at a health centre in Caracas, Venezuela.
22/07/2021

Nelson Mandela: ‘Synonymous with the fight for Justice and Equality’

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(UN News)* — Celebrating what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 102nd  birthday on 21 July 2021, the UN deputy  chief hailed the man who led the struggle that ended the racist apartheid system in his native South Africa as exemplifying “courage, compassion and an unwavering commitment to social justice and equality”.

UN Photo/Loey Felipe \ Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa speaks at the General Assembly’s informal plenary meeting for Nelson Mandela International Day
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Affectionately known as Madiba, Deputy  Secretary-General  Amina Mohammed told the General Assembly meeting celebrating Nelson Mandela International Day – officially commemorated on Sunday – that he “embodied the highest aspirations of the United Nations and the human family”.
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