Cultivated by the US government as human rights activists, Uyghur American Association leaders partner with far-right lawmakers and operate a militia-style gun club that trains with ex-US special forces.
ANTHONY RICHARDSON ET AL., THE CONVERSATION10 APRIL 2021
The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest diversity of marine life on Earth, with vibrant coral reefs and large aggregations of tunas, sea turtles, manta rays, and whale sharks. The number of marine species naturally tapers off as you head towards the poles.
Ecologists have assumed this global pattern has remained stable over recent centuries – until now.Our recent studyfound the ocean around the equator has already become too hot for many species to survive, and that global warming is responsible.
In other words, the global pattern is rapidly changing. And as species flee to cooler water towards the poles, it’s likely to have profound implications for marine ecosystems and human livelihoods. When the same thing happened 252 million years ago, 90 percent of all marine species died.
International lawyers, environmentalists and a few polituicianssay “ecocide”—widespread destruction of the environment—would serve as a “moral red line” for the planet.
Humans have always exploited the planet while replenishing little or nothing. Modern Capitalist insane mass consumerism is devouring vital and often irreplaceable ecosystems for short term profits and usually with zero obligation to pay the real ecological costs. The Earth is no longer a seemingly infinite treasure storehouse, as corporations ”are obliged to” loot resources to win the rat race to disaster.
In 1948, after Nazi Germany exterminated millions of Jews and other minorities during World War II, the United Nations adopted a convention establishing a new crime so heinous it demanded collective action. Genocide, the nations declared, was “condemned by the civilized world” and justified intervention in the affairs of sovereign states.
Environmental ‘Ecocide’ Lawyer Polly Higgins Dies Age 50… Environmental lawyer Polly Higgins, best known for campaigning for ‘ecocide’ to be recognized as a crime against humanity, has died from cancer aged 50. The British barrister gave up her high-level job and sold her home to dedicate herself to her cause, lobbying legislation makers and writing the book Eradicating Ecocide, among many other actions.
Now finally, a small but growing number of world leaders including Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron have begun citing an offense they say poses a similar threat to humanity and remains beyond the reach of existing legal conventions: ecocide, or widespread destruction of the environment.
The Pope describes ecocide as “the massive contamination of air, land and water,” or “any action capable of producing an ecological disaster,” and has proposed making it a sin for Catholics.
”In the uprising that began with the call for the abolition of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police force in Nigeria, revolutionaries have burned police stations, government buildings and banks across the country. Revolutionaries have also taken actions allowing prisoners to escape to freedom..” .amwenglish
(editing note: the insurgency in Imo and Owerri are in SE Nigeria (Biafra), (which has a different racial, historical and religious context to the ongoing international Boko Haram jihadi war in the NE.) Politicians blamed each other claiming the attackers “ aim is to discredit non- violence pro-Biafra freedom fighters like MASSOB and IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra”). )
Police Station Bombed, Prisoners Freed in Ehime Mbano
The Ehime Mbano police station was bombed on Tuesday and the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters was attacked on Thursday in Imo State, Nigeria.
Welcome to Zizania, a squatted social center in Victoria, at the corner of Fylis and Feron streets. May it be a neighbourhood space for self-organisation, social interventions, collective resistance and community building. .
Let’s meet in this space for sharing thoughts, food, coffee, clothes and whatever else we can imagine. For freeshops and free haircuts, for caffeneios and screenings, for learning and reading, for workshops and assemblies.
Let’s celebrate it as a step towards the liberation of more public spaces, let’s make the best of this opportunity, as we are the ones who shape and take on our own struggles and shouldn’t rely neither on other people, designated institutions, nor better circumstances to do so.
AnimaNaturalis will take legal action against Vivotecnia laboratory, because of the continued abuse of animals
AnimaNaturalis and Acción Legal Animalista announce legal action for the alleged crime of animal abuse with prison sentences of up to 18 months for those responsible and a professional disqualification of up to 4 years.
Given the evidence that appeared in different media of the existence of a systematic practice of mistreatment, torture, and death of animals subjected to experimentation in the laboratory of the Vivotecnia company, based in the town of Tres Cantos in Madrid, AnimaNaturalis announces that they are going to take legal action by filing a criminal complaint for a continuing crime of animal abuse in article 337 of the penal code, sections 1 to 3, which includes prison sentences of up to 18 months and professional disqualification of up to 4 years.
Likewise, AnimaNaturalis will verify if any alteration or falsity has been committed in the documentary records or controls so that these degrading and inappropriate practices of civilized society have been able to escape the control of public verifiers or auditors.
In November 2020, lawyers for ClientEarth and 13 other organisations successfully secured an emergency injunction to prevent the clearance of woodland for Project One, a E3 billion ethane cracker and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant.
Life has become very strange indeed for billions of people since March 2020.
We are no longer allowed to do what we always did, see who we want to see, live freely in the way we fondly imagined we were entitled to do.
Everything has changed. Now we have to check the latest restrictions on our movements and activities. We can’t go to concerts, football matches, pubs or cafés. We are told to avoid other people and to wear masks to cover our faces when we do share the same spaces.
Nobody knows what the future holds for them or their family. Insecurity and anxiety are rife.
To start with, these were supposedly emergency measures, but the weeks turned into months without any end in sight.
Now we are being told that it could be years before we are allowed to resume our lives and even then we are going to need a “vaccine passport” to carry out even the most basic activities.
In 2021, not only viruses, but also ideas, are sweeping around the world. There is a renewed global push for equality for women. A newly revitalised movement to end racism. The pandemic means that the health of each nation now depends on the health of all nations. The climate crisis is headed to affect the whole world…
Curiously absent from these global anxieties is the nuclear threat. Nuclear war could annihilate not only millions of people, but also our chances of a liveable climate. Nuclear pollution affects mainly indigenous peoples , just as nuclear weapons testing was cheerfully imposed by the rich nations on distant indigenous lands.