Boycotting Apple and Amazon over National R*fle Association streaming app

Activists are calling for a one-day boycott of Apple and Amazon on March 1st because they host an app streaming material for the American National R*fle Association.

In many European countries advertising cigarettes is banned because encouraging behaviour that damages health is considered socially and legally unacceptable. So it makes sense that Europeans would support action that seeks to put a break on the promotion of gun ownership and individual accumulation of guns by an organisation like the NRA even if that plays out in a third country.… (Read more...)

Beyond elimination – rethinking democracy

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That Donald Trump is a grave danger to humanity leaves no doubt. That his supporters and backers are criminal in their intention to ransack the world and blight the poor, the marginalised and the needy for their own gain is clear to see. We, as citizens of this Earth, are understandably preoccupied and urgently need to deal with these threats.… (Read more...)

Puerto Rico: ‘We are dying,’ says San Juan’s mayor

San Juan’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, makes an emotional, heartfelt plea for help for Puerto Rica, saying that the island is devastated, that people are dying around her, that if the federal government doesn’t come to their help it will be genocide.

Meanwhile, that swine-in-chief Trump boasts about how good the US response has been in helping Puerto Rica and sneers at a mayor who, according to him is incapable.… (Read more...)

Trump guilty of crimes against humanity

Irma denying climate breakdown

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Trump is guilty of crimes against humanity. Enough is enough. Let’s call a spade a spade.

As record-breaking Hurricane Irma devastates islands in the Caribbean and heads towards Florida, as Houston reels under the impact of Hurricane Harvey, as forest fires rage through the drought-stricken west coast of the US, not to mention massive flooding around the world, Trump stands up in front of oil workers in a North Dakota refinery and boasts about quitting the Paris climate deal and giving the go-ahead for several major oil pipelines.… (Read more...)

Climate breakdown says George Monbiot, not change

George Mombiot

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Climate breakdown, not climate change. The words we use to discuss an issue like the impact of climate on the world have an important effect on the way we communicate and the way we understand what is happening. George Monbiot underlines this fact in an article entitled Natural Language saying: If we want people to engage with the living world, we should stop using such constipated terms to describe our relationship to it.(Read more...)

Every life matters!

Murdered Palestinian girl

Enough is enough. The violence has to stop!

Aseel Tareq Abu Oun – RIP

Eight-year-old Aseel Tareq Abu Oun was killed after being rammed by an Israeli settler’s car, near Furush Beit Dajan area, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The girl was leaving a supermarket with a friend when she was struck and killed in broad daylight in front of her father.… (Read more...)