US Legislators: To Punish Putin, Frack More

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, some U.S. legislators have pushed for exporting the nation’s natural gas to be used as a “weapon” or leverage point to weaken Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s influence on the region. Yet others charge that this is an idea “untethered from reality.” Ukraine is heavily dependent for natural gas…

By JohnValbyNation October 23, 2020 0

Hamilton ‘surprised’ by Petrov choice as FIA steward

Lewis Hamilton says he is surprised by the FIA’s decision to enroll former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov as its driver steward for this weekend’s Portuguese GP. Hamilton questioned the Russian driver’s nomination because of Petrov’s criticism earlier this year of the Mercedes driver’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ activism and F1’s anti-racism stance. “For me, a Black…

By JohnValbyNation October 23, 2020 0

US Law Firm Caught Up in Global Surveillance Web

An American law firm was monitored by the National Security Agency’s Australian counterpart while it supplied legal advice to a foreign government in trade disputes with the United States, according to a document provided by N.S.A. whistleblower Edward Snowden, and reported in The New York Times Saturday. As The New York Times reports: SCROLL TO…

By JohnValbyNation October 22, 2020 0

Voices Blast Dow Chemical's 'Agent Orange' Seed Warfare

As the final public comment period wrapped up on Tuesday for the approval of Dow Agrosciences’ new genetically engineered and herbicide-resistant seeds,hundreds of thousands of people are demanding that the U.S. Department of Agriculture halt the “chemical arms race” that is poisoning our people and planet. Dubbed “Enlist,” the corn and soybean seeds are resistant…

By JohnValbyNation October 22, 2020 0

In 2014 Budget, Israel's Little-Known 'Attack Iran' Line Item

Israel’s budget for the year 2014 includes at least $2.9 billion for a possible attack on Iran, Haaretz revealed Wednesday. Reporter Barak Ravid explains: SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT According to Ravid’s sources, representatives of the Israeli Army said they had received orders from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to…

By JohnValbyNation October 21, 2020 0