Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Storm In Maggi’s Cup By Vandana Shiva

CC News Letter 10 June - Storm In Maggi's Cup By Vandana Shiva

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G7 Pledge Of Zero Emissions By 2100 Masks Worsening
Climate Emergency And Need For Urgent Action
By Dr Gideon Polya

The June 2015 G7 pledges of (a) zero emissions by 2100 and (b) avoidance of a plus 2 degrees C temperature rise were greeted as "the end of fossil fuels". Unfortunately (a) the World will exceed its Terminal Carbon Budget for a 75% probability of avoiding plus 2 degrees C in about 3 years, and (b) a plus 2 degrees C temperature rise is disastrous for Humanity and the Biosphere, yielding at equilibrium sea levels "at least 6 to 8 metres higher" according Dr James Hansen of NASA

Obama Hints At Escalation Of Iraq-Syria War
By Patrick Martin

President Obama ended the G7 summit in Bavaria Monday with a press conference where he took several questions on the deepening crisis in the Middle East and North Africa, and dropped hints of an impending US escalation of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

Why EIA, IEA, And BP Oil Forecasts Are Too High
By Gail Tverberg

The world economy would need to contract greatly in order to shrink down to the oil available. Such shrinkage might be accomplished by a cutback in trade and loss of jobs. Debt defaults would likely be another feature of the new smaller economy. Such a scenario would explain how future oil production may deviate significantly from the forecasts of EIA, IEA, and BP

Storm In Maggi's Cup
By Vandana Shiva

Lead-laden Maggi is a wake-up call. It's a reminder for the government of its role and responsibility in regulating corporations to ensure that public health and safety are not compromised

German Banker: Obama Is Destroying Europe
By Eric Zuesse

Interviewed on June 6th by German Economic News, the chief economist at Bremer Landesbank, Folker Hellmeyer, says that because of Obama's sanctions against Russia, German exports declined year-over-year by 18% in 2014, and by 34% in the first two months of 2015 (no later figures), but he asserts that "The damage is much more comprehensive than these statistics show," because those are only the "primary losses," and there are in addition "secondary effects," which get even worse over time

Exposing Lies, Telling The Truth
By Robert J. Burrowes

I have just read Andre Vltchek's new book 'Exposing Lies of the Empire'. Let me tell you something about this book of 800 pages. Vltchek writes with passion and poetry, describing the true horror experienced by the world at large, living at the gunpoint of the imperial powers, while also describing and drawing you into a world of progress, culture and refinement that exists in some places and, so we are tantalised, might exist elsewhere too and even, perhaps, one day for us all

The 1915−1916 Armenian Genocide: An Ideology, Course And Consequences
By Dr. Vladislav B. Sotirović

The Armenian genocide is one of the most important and influential instances of ethnic cleansing, people's transfer and economic dispossession in the history of modern times. As the first 20th century's genocide, the Armenian genocide has to be, and is, taken into consideration as an example and pattern for subsequent genocides in the coming decades. As such, it is of cardinal historical significance, and it is critically important that today's generationscan properly understand this case study of inhumanity

What This World Needs Is Some Really Honest Journalists
By Ramzy Baroud

I write this with the depth of understanding of one of those who was voiceless and under the thumb of a brutal occupier for most of my life. If there is anything this world needs, it's an honest breed of journalists - who take no sides but that of the oppressed. We can't really find resolution to the tragic events unfolding around us until we understand the truth of how we got into this grim reality in which we find ourselves. Telling the truth is a good place to start

Global Political Quagmire: Leaders Who Could Not Lead
By Mahboob A. Khawaja

The informed global community wishes to see dialogue, reconciliation and opportunities for peaceful settlement of conflicts. Have the Two World Wars resolved any problems facing the humanity? What is the cure to raging indifference and cruelty to the interests of the whole of the mankind? The 21st century new-age complex political, economic, social and strategic challenges and the encompassing opportunities warrant new thinking, new leaders and new visions for change, conflict management and participatory peaceful future-making

Sri Lanka : Deterioration Of The Legal Intellect (10):
"Justice System" As A Threat To Democracy And Rule Of Law
By Basil Fernando

In countries where modern justice systems are established, completion of a criminal trial within a year is now the rule. In Sri Lanka, when victims of crimes are strong enough not to discontinue their participation, a trial can go on even after 14 years

The Fualtlines Of Jaitapur And The Geological Suprises Of The New Century
By VT Padmanabhan1, R Ramesh, V Pugazhendi & Joseph Makkolil

While the ongoing Nepal earthquake which came in being in April 2015 is still shaking the Himalyas and the IndoGangetic belt, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and the public sector undertaking – the Nuclear Powr Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) have been placed in an awkward situation as they have no credible explanation for selecting a high seismic risk coastal zone for the biggest nuclear power park in the world which will house six French Areva reactors with a total installed capacity of 10,000 MW(e). Besides the other common issues of cancer and genetic diseases, impact on the farms and fisheries, possibility of an earthquake is the immediate concern of the people in Ratnagiri, Mumbai and other Western Ghat states

It's The Business, Stupid!
By Parvez Alam

Politics is all about business and economics. Business conglomerates are running the world and not the elected governments. The recent Oxfam report 2015 says that "1% of the world's population will own more wealth than the other 99% in 2016." This is grave issue of inequality where democracy prevails in more than 80% of the globe. Democracy stands for building egalitarian society, that's what common masses believed and accepted as the political system. But it seems that ideals of democracy is muffled and twisted for the ruling class

Vegetarian Vigilantism
By VidyaBhushan Rawat

Vegetarianism is basically considered to be a 'nonviolent' approach towards nature and our food habits. People who did not like 'animal slaughtering' and 'cruelty' on them would often turn vegetarians. Many people are vegetarians because of their taste for the food others are because of basic cultural values they inherited. The war in India is not just being vegetarian and non-vegetarian but gone further. It is a well thought action to isolate Muslims and Christians on the basis of their food habits even when the facts are that not all of them eat it. Contrary to this, a very large number of caste Hindus eat beef. It was never a taboo with communities of Dalits and Aadivasis. But the politics behind the whole debate actually intend to communalize the matter further for ulterior political profits

Political Economy Of Beef Ban
By Vidya Bhushan Rawat

Habits, culture, principles, ideologies are meant for poor but for these 'sellers' it is profit even if they have to sale the sentiments of the people and lit a fire to kill people if that give them business. The right wingers in India will never touch an issue which is 'economically' as well as politically loss making. Beef ban and the noise subsequently help it both the way, a booming business of export and rich crop of hatred to harvest during the elections. Shame!

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