SR has been covering the rise of Oklahoma earthquakes since they first began, and it has been fascinating in a macabre kind of way to watch the people of Oklahoma vote again and again for politicians who support Fracking, even as their homes are falling down as a result of Fracking.
SchwartzReport: Global Warming Is Now a “Medical Emergency” That Could Wipe Out 50 Years of Global Health Gains
I have reached a point where I just wonder: what is it going to take to wake us up? How many alarms have to go off before we awaken from the profit trance and begin to make decisions based on creating wellness? Will we survive?
The arguments for fast-track are completely ridiculous.
The terms of the TPP and the TiSA are so secret that drafts of the negotiations are to remain classified for four years or five years, respectively, after the deals have been passed into law. How can laws be enforced against people and governments who are not allowed to know what was negotiated?
The TPP, TiSA and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (or TTIP, which covers Europe) will collectively encompass three-fourths of the world’s GDP; and they ultimately seek to encompass nearly 90 percent of GDP. Despite this enormous global impact, fast-track authority would allow the President to sign the deals before their terms have been made public, and send implementing legislation to Congress that cannot be amended or filibustered and is not subject to the constitutional requirement of a two-thirds treaty vote. Read full article.
SchwartzReport: Monsanto Herbicide Labeled Carginogenic (Our Generation’s DDT) by World Health Organization
This report has good news. Glyphosate is the modern DDT — whose lingering presence now decades later it should be noted is still killing people. Like DDT it has been hugely profitable, but grotesquely destructive, not only as intended, but in other ways as well. Now a gathering resistance driven from the bottom up challenges this corporate greed, and is succeeding.
Monsanto Herbicide Faces Global Fallout After World Health Organization Labels It a Probable Carcinogen