Month: October 2020

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

Student-led Climate Victory as Stanford Divests from Coal

Student climate activists at Stanford University declared a sizeable, though not ultimate, victory on Tuesday after the prominent university’s board of trustees announced it would wholly divest the school’s holdings in the coal industry. “Stanford’s decision is a clear testament to the power of the student movement for divestment and the broader movement to combat…

By JohnValbyNation October 21, 2020 0

Burberry using gaming technology to “streamline” design process

British fashion company Burberry has teamed up with digital production agency Koffeecup to develop new software that it states is “revolutionising fashion design and engineering”. The new application merges gaming technology and fashion design and streamlines the design process as it “significantly” speeds up and simplifies the process of placing prints onto garments, explains Burberry…

By JohnValbyNation October 21, 2020 0