Facebook Censorship Continues, Dozens of Alternative Health Pages Deleted But They Vow to Fight Back

Facebook Censorship Continues, Dozens of Alternative Health Pages Deleted But They Vow to Fight Back

Facebook has taken down over 80 pages devoted to alternative health in an effort to clamp down on fake news. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently vowed to purge fake news from the social media platform, and it appears the crackdown has begun. Without warning or explanation, Facebook started deleting dozens of pages centered on alternative health issues, such as natural remedies and organic living. Many of the pages and groups affected enjoyed a massive following,…

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The World Bank’s role in the systematic looting of Africa

The World Bank’s role in the systematic looting of Africa

Attracting foreign direct investment in mining is counter-productive. The bank concedes, “Especially for resource-rich countries, the depletion of natural resources is often not compensated for by other investments. The warnings provided by negative adjusted net savings in many countries and in the region as a whole should not be ignored.” But warnings such as the 2012 Gaborone Declaration by 10 African leaders are mainly ignored. There is a simple reason, related to power. “The adjusted…

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Water Shortages Amplify The Potential For Violence In The Developing World

Water Shortages Amplify The Potential For Violence In The Developing World

Water Published on October 7th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor October 7th, 2017 by Guest Contributor Originally published on Nexus Media. By Marlene Cimons Human survival depends on access to water. It sustains living bodies and nourishes the land. Wars have been waged over water, often called “blue gold,” for centuries. Not surprisingly then, prolonged drought renders societies volatile. When drought strikes a particular part of the world — especially in developing nations — agricultural production decreases, incomes drop, food becomes…

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Poachers Using Academic Journals to Find Endangered Species

Poachers Using Academic Journals to Find Endangered Species

Hunters and poachers have begun trawling scientific journals and academic papers to learn the locations of endangered species in Australia and abroad. Biology professor David Lindenmayer from the Australian National University (ANU) told nine.com.au that the locations of rare Australian species like the night parrot needed to be kept a secret to prevent poachers and amateur wildlife enthusiasts contributing to their dwindling numbers. “The reason why we have tried to keep the location of the…

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Saving Javan Rhinos from Extinction Starts with Counting Them, But it’s not Easy

Saving Javan Rhinos from Extinction Starts with Counting Them, But it’s not Easy

The Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus) is found only at the very western tip of the Indonesian island of Java, in the rainforest habitats of Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP). However, this wasn’t always so. Many species have small natural ranges, but Javan rhinos once inhabited much of Southeast Asia. Now landscape changes, habitat loss and hunting have reduced their numbers to a precarious few. The last known Javan rhino in mainland Asia was poached in…

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Health Care Law Would Increase Hunger and Poverty Among Millions in the U.S.

Health Care Law Would Increase Hunger and Poverty Among Millions in the U.S.

May 25, 2017 Bread for the World is alarmed that 23 million people, including 14 million on Medicaid, would lose health insurance coverage under the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House of Representatives on May 4. The new estimate was recently released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), weeks after the AHCA was passed. This will only serve to increase hunger and poverty in the United States, which already has the highest…

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16 European Nations Vote Against GMO Crops

16 European Nations Vote Against GMO Crops

The majority of European Union governments voted against a proposal to authorize two new strains of genetically modified (GMO) maize today. The two varieties of maize, DuPont Pioneer’s 1507 and Syngenta’s Bt11, kill insects by producing its own pesticide and is also resistant Bayer’s glufosinate herbicide. If approved, the varieties would be the first new GMO crops authorized for cultivation in the EU since 1998. However, as Reuters noted, the votes against authorization did not…

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Bill would authorize GMO trespass lawsuits against patent holders – Capital Bureau

Bill would authorize GMO trespass lawsuits against patent holders – Capital Bureau

A bill under consideration in Oregon would allow landowners to sue biotech patent holders over trespass by genetically engineered crops. EO Media Group Malheur County farmer Jerry Erstrom points out a genetically engineered creeping bentgrass plant June 14, 2016, on an irrigation ditch bank near Ontario, Ore. Erstrom testified March 16 in favor of proposed legislation in Oregon that would allow farmers whose crops are damaged by GMOs to sue patent holders for damages. …

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