The Ghosts Of Robespierre

MAN'S ENDLESS MARCH TO REALIZATION

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veganmovement2012:

Silencing the Scientist: Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted by Herbicide Firm Syngenta

We speak with scientist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, who discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Hayes was first hired in 1997 by a company, which later became agribusiness giant Syngenta, to study their product, atrazine, a pesticide that is applied to more than half the corn crops in the United States, and widely used on golf courses and Christmas tree farms. When Hayes found results Syngenta did not expect — that atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could cause the same problems for humans — it refused to allow him to publish his findings. A new article in The New Yorker magazine uses court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta to show how it sought to smear Hayes’ reputation and prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from banning the profitable chemical, which is already banned by the European Union.

More… http://m.democracynow.org/stories/14216

veganmovement2012:

Silencing the Scientist: Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted by Herbicide Firm Syngenta

We speak with scientist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, who discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Hayes was first hired in 1997 by a company, which later became agribusiness giant Syngenta, to study their product, atrazine, a pesticide that is applied to more than half the corn crops in the United States, and widely used on golf courses and Christmas tree farms. When Hayes found results Syngenta did not expect — that atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could cause the same problems for humans — it refused to allow him to publish his findings. A new article in The New Yorker magazine uses court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta to show how it sought to smear Hayes’ reputation and prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from banning the profitable chemical, which is already banned by the European Union.

More… http://m.democracynow.org/stories/14216

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The Story Behind the Hanley Mellon Clothing Line

lamaracuya:

this is a parody of real people, surely:

The Hanley Mellon line will have 10 pieces of clothing, including a coat and blouses meant to be wardrobe staples for a jet-set life, priced from $250 to $2,000. Each collection will be inspired by a different place in the world, with New York City being the first. And then, who knows? “I’ve never been to Africa, but I feel like I have this deep affinity for it,” Ms. Hanley Mellon said. “I’ve read every Hemingway, we collect Peter Beard, I’ve watched ‘Out of Africa.’ It touches your soul to visit and smell the smells, and you can’t recreate the experience without immersing yourself.”

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ecowatchorg:

Why the BLM Battle at Bundy Ranch Matters
A 20-year feud between private rancher Cliven Bundy, 68, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) turned violent late last week when hundreds of armed Americans came together in support of Bundy, whose cattle were being removed from federal land by court order for illegal grazing.
If Bundy is going to get technical about who owns the land his cows are grazing on, he may want to have a conversation with Native American tribal members and send his money to them …
SEE MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/15/blm-battle-at-bundy-ranch/

ecowatchorg:

Why the BLM Battle at Bundy Ranch Matters

A 20-year feud between private rancher Cliven Bundy, 68, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) turned violent late last week when hundreds of armed Americans came together in support of Bundy, whose cattle were being removed from federal land by court order for illegal grazing.

If Bundy is going to get technical about who owns the land his cows are grazing on, he may want to have a conversation with Native American tribal members and send his money to them …

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/15/blm-battle-at-bundy-ranch/

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NYPD abandons program that spied on Muslim neighborhoods
The New York Times: The New York Police Department said it has abandoned a program that sent plainclothes detectives to eavesdrop on conversations in Muslim neighborhoods. 

The decision by the nation’s largest police force to shutter the surveillance program represents the first sign that William J. Bratton, the department’s new commissioner, is backing away from some of the post-9/11 intelligence-gathering practices of his predecessor. 

Follow this story on Breaking News. 
Photo credit: Richard Perry / The New York Times 

breakingnews:

NYPD abandons program that spied on Muslim neighborhoods

The New York TimesThe New York Police Department said it has abandoned a program that sent plainclothes detectives to eavesdrop on conversations in Muslim neighborhoods. 

The decision by the nation’s largest police force to shutter the surveillance program represents the first sign that William J. Bratton, the department’s new commissioner, is backing away from some of the post-9/11 intelligence-gathering practices of his predecessor. 

Follow this story on Breaking News

Photo credit: Richard Perry / The New York Times 

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ecowatchorg:

Report Shows Sharp Rise in Murders of Environmentalists, Only 1% of Killers Convicted

“While governments quibble over the text of new global agreements, at the local level more people than ever around the world are already putting their lives on the line to protect the environment,” Simms continued. “At the very least, to start making good on official promises to stop climate change, governments should protect and support those personally taking a stand.”

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/15/report-shows-rise-in-murders-environmentalists/

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nickturse:

Air War In Vietnam
LIFE magazine captioned this as “Thatched huts suspected of housing Viet Cong burn after they were napalm bombed by American planes during the Vietnam War.”  “Thatched huts” in villages sometimes housed “Viet Cong,” but almost always also housed women, children, and old men.
 Location:    Vietnam Date taken:    1966 Photographer:    Larry Burrows

nickturse:

Air War In Vietnam

LIFE magazine captioned this as “Thatched huts suspected of housing Viet Cong burn after they were napalm bombed by American planes during the Vietnam War.”  “Thatched huts” in villages sometimes housed “Viet Cong,” but almost always also housed women, children, and old men.


Location:    Vietnam
Date taken:    1966
Photographer:    Larry Burrows

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