Glyphosate is Carcinogenic: EU Regulatory Authorities Colluding with Agrochemicals Industry

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Back in 2016, I posed the question in The Ecologist whether regulators in the EU were acting as product promoters when it came to the relicensing of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. The renewal of the license

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Bases, Bases, Everywhere… Except in the Pentagon’s Report

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The U.S. military is finally withdrawing (or not) from its base at al-Tanf. You know, the place that the Syrian government long claimed was a training ground for Islamic State (ISIS) fighters; the land corridor just inside Syria, near

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Breaking US News and Analysis: William Barr Will be a Loyal Foot Soldier in King Trump’s Army

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At his attorney general confirmation hearing, William Barr sought to reassure senators on the Judiciary Committee that Robert Mueller’s probe would be allowed to continue, saying, “I believe it is vitally important that the Special Counsel be allowed to

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Monsanto/Bayer Giant Moving to “Genome Edit” Fruits and More

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Not surprising, Monsanto, today hidden behind the Bayer logo, as the world leader in patented GMO seeds and the probable carcinogenic Roundup herbicide with glyphosate, is attempting to quietly patent genetically modified or GMO varieties of fruits using controversial gene-editing.

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Trump Driving Doomsday Clock Towards Midnight

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Next Thursday, 24 January, should the atomic scientists push forward the Doomsday Clock, it will be a third successive year it has progressed towards midnight (apocalypse). The Doomsday Clock is currently set at two minutes to midnight, as advanced a

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Spy Theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian Agent

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The level of absurdity in US politics has now reached such vertigo inducing levels as to render all manner of things permissible.  Contact with the unwashed implies collaboration; discussion with the enemy implies assent.  To go to a dinner party

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Neofascist Push for Europe’s Implosion Is Not in EU Members National Interest

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The European Union is under numerous existential threats. On one hand, there are the internal threats, with the rise to power of the so-called nationalist-populist eurosceptics — which are in reality racist neofascists — in Austria, Hungary, Poland, and to

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US Crimes against Humanity. The People of Nicaragua

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I am writing to request that both the 1) member states of the UN General Assembly and 2) member states of the Security Council hold hearings, debate and vote on an effective plan of action against various crimes that have

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Rwanda to hear petition challenging adultery, political cartoon laws

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Rwanda’s Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a petition filed by a lawyer challenging sections of the country’s penal laws was legitimate and would be heard.

The court subsequently set a March 18, 2019 date to hear submissions from Richard Mugisha’s lawyers, Rwanda’s The New Times portal reported.

The portions he is challenging include criminalizing of adultery, publication of cartoons and defamation against the head of state among others.

The portal quoted Chief Justice Rugege as saying: “Mugisha’s petition is legit and he has genuine interest as a citizen. He represents people and understands legal affairs.

“He has the right to petition provisions that contravene the letter and spirit of the Rwandan Constitution.”

The said law came into effect in August 2018 and was widely criticized by a sections of the media and media rights groups.

Political cartoonists and satirists who fell foul of the law could face a two-year prison sentence and a fine of more than a thousand dollars. Media professionals called it a huge blow to that was certain to hamper their work.

Some of the provisions that were challenged by Mugisha, through his lawyers, include those that criminalise adultery, publication of cartoons and defamation against the Head of State, among others. #MugishaPetition— The New Times (Rwanda) (@NewTimesRwanda) January 18, 2019

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Ethiopia's ruling coalition happy over execution of Eritrea deal

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Ethiopia’s ruling coalition says it is happy about the level of execution of a peace deal with neighbouring Eritrea. The deal was signed in Asmara in July 2018.

The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF, Executive Committee at a regular session held in the capital Addis Ababa said deal had so far been a big success, state-affiliated portal FBC reported.

“The economic ties between the two countries laid a foundation to bring change in the horn of Africa and build Ethiopia’s image at the global level,” the FBC report said in part.

The landmark deal was signed when leaders of both countries met in Asmara during the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s historic visit. The two sides reestablished all friendly ties for the first time in two decades.

The EPRDF session was led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who is chairman of the EPRDF. It also evaluated successes since its last meeting last year. Amongst others the widening of the political landscape and increased human rights.

The session however expressed concerns about insecurity in parts of the country which had triggered mass displacements. It also identified the activities of anti-peace elements as a threat to reform efforts.

The Committee further tasked the media to play its rôle in advancing the course of peace and unity among Ethiopians. It identified the media as a key player that needed to contribute to the journey towards a multi-party system.

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Nigeria police cautions reckless political actors ahead of polls

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Nigeria’s Acting Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Mohammed Adamu, has tasked members of the force to remain steadfast and resolute in keeping the peace during upcoming polls in February and March this year.

The Ag. IGP who was appointed earlier this week stressed that as the main election security management body, he was committed to leading the force to deliver professional and stern policing to all citizens across the country.

He however warned people he described as misguided political actors who could attempt to disrupt the peace. He cautioned such persons to desist from such acts because it was going to land them in trouble.

He said in his inaugural address published on Friday: “I am confident that we have the operational capacity to ensure the success of both exercises, I am not unaware of the possible security threat that some misguided political actors and their followers may attempt to pose during the general elections.

“To such elements, I must sound a note of warning that as a nation, we have had enough of electoral violence.

“Hence while the Nigeria Police under my watch shall work with the Independent National Electoral Commission and sister security agencies in guaranteeing a peaceful and secure space for all political parties and the citizens to freely exercise their electoral rights, we shall not hesitate to identify, isolate and bring to deserved justice any person or group that attempts to threaten our sacred democratic order.

Message to potential political troublemakers

“To the unrepentant felons that may want to put our common will to test, the message is being relayed here loud and clear that in securing the law abiding citizens during the elections, we shall not hesitate to deploy our potent assets to deal firmly and decisively with electoral deviants.

“Consequently i call on political actors to assist the Police and other law enforcement agencies in sustaining the gains recorded in our democratic journey.

“They should always remember that politics is a game guided by rules and it behooves them to play within the dictate of such rules.”

About Nigeria’s 2019 elections

According to the elections board, INEC, some 82 million Nigerians are registered to vote in the elections.

First, is the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on 16 February, 2019 and second is the Governorship, State Assembly, and Federal Capital Territory Area Council Elections on Saturday 2nd March 2019.

The main race is for the presidency, even though there is a crowded field of over 70 candidates, the top aspirants are incumbent Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second and final term against ex-veep Atiku Abubakar leading the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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