Baroness Shirley Williams: American Democracy for Sale — A Warning to Us All …

Baroness Shirley Williams

Baroness Shirley Williams

American democracy is up for sale, and it’s a warning to us all

By the end of June this year, $388m had been contributed to the campaigns of presidential candidates in 2016

It is imperative in a democracy that those opposed to the government of the day can cherish the prospect of peacefully changing its leaders and its policies. Otherwise the alternatives are some form of violent action, a revolution or a coup.

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Sep 1

CounterPunch: How US and WTO Screwed India Over Domestic Production of Solar Energy

counterpunch squareHow the US and the WTO Crushed India’s Subsidies for Solar Energy

The subsidies which provoked the ire of the United States are in the form of Domestic Content Requirements (DCRs). These mandate that a set proportion of specified materials used in the NSM must be manufactured in India. . . .  The US attack on India’s energy subsidies represents breathtaking hypocrisy. The US itself provides subsidizes for renewables.

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Sep 1

Yoda: Sea Water into Farm Water and Sea Salt into Energy

Categories: 05 Energy,12 Water

yoda with light saberMIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

Tip of the Hat to Jim Ellsworth at LinkedIn.

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Sep 1

Koko: Ocean Plastic in 99% of Seabirds by 2050

Koko

Koko

Koko sad.

Ocean Plastic Could Be Found in 99 Percent of Seabird Species by 2050

60 percent of all seabird species have plastic in their gut [today], and that figure will rise to 99 percent by 2050, based on current trends.

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Sep 1