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Fracking and the Un-Hoodwinking of America

Fracking and the Un-Hoodwinking of America
VIDEO LINK BELOW. Sandra Steingraber Ph.D, sends Europe a powerful message from the USA. BIFF hopes you will watch, share and send this to MPs, MEPs, Councillors and all your representatives.
Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized authority on the environment links to[...]

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What are the likely consequences of the TTIP trade deal?

 
The latest from Glyn Moody about the Cost to Benefit Ratio in the TTIP – Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Benefits amount to less than 0.05% extra GDP added per year and the costs are a cause for concern.
As we draw near to the conclusion of TAFTA/TTIP’s first year of negotiations, the detailed[...]

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EU Greens defeated on proposal for European Court to act as filter in Investor-State Dispute Settlements

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has been the focus of critics of the EU-US Free Trade Agreement/ TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) – and European Union (EU) Greens are against the inclusion of ISDS, which would allow corporations to take nation states to court in the event that national laws were detrimental to their profit[...]

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Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries

Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries

Speculative investors are claiming more than 1,7 billion Euros in compensation from Greece, Spain and Cyprus in private international tribunals – for measures implemented to deal with economic crises, a new report released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)[...]

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Cat Hill Protection Camp Day 3

The Cat Hill Protection Camp is now on it’s third day.
http://bambuser.com/v/4539752
Donnie Vortex gives an update day three of the camp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9ygGRkiPaU&feature=youtu.be
Livestream courtesy of Occupy Hungary: Please follow for updates
http://bambuser.com/channel/occupyhungary
LINKS:
What the heck does ’active 25 year tree management mean’? Does it join the newspeak term ’Affordable housing’ translating to £400,000[...]

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Bromley Bedroom Tax Petition by Paula Peters

Bromley Bedroom Tax Petition by Paula Peters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATtT95OLndY&list=UU1ErN-pLzpiXnxBUJzzYjTA

Unanimous vote from the Bromley Tories. NO.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYqR-TWOgGI&list=UU1ErN-pLzpiXnxBUJzzYjTA
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 635 residents of Bromley who signed my local bedroom tax petition, and I have since collected more signatures as more every day want to sign the petition. Last night,[...]

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Daneshill Rig Occupied

Waking up this morning and we find out that the Daneshill Protectors have occupied the fracking rig.
Good show.
King of the Castle Dart Energy are the Dirty Rascals
The first rig to be scaled in this ecocidal push for yet more fossil fuels.
In a dramatic dawn raid at approx 5.00 am this morning[...]

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Let’s stop talking about HFT for a little while.

By Cathy O’Neil, a data scientist and member of the Occupy Wall Street Alternative Banking group. Cross posted from mathbabe
HFT – High Frequency Trading.
It’s unusual that I find myself in the position of defending Wall Street activities, but here goes.
I just don’t think HFT is that big of a deal relative to[...]

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HOLT- Hands Off London Transport MEETING 18.3.14.

HOLT MEETING 18.3.14.
Attendance: Olly, Becky, Obi, Roger, Katie, Dan, Rob, Dave.
We reviewed activities up until now and agreed that, given the short time period the group had worked together, the activities/actions had been successful including:
A well attended public meeting
Flashmobs
Public meetings at underground stations
General support for strike action
Roger had[...]

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