Posted in Denmark USA

Billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates back mining firm to seek electric vehicle metals in melting Greenland

[REUTERS] “Mineral exploration company KoBold Metals, backed by billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, has signed an agreement with…

Posted in Brazil

Under Bolsonaro, illegal migrants (miners, loggers, ranchers) invading ever-larger Indigenous territory, leading to conflicts and a surge in killings of local activists

[E360] “One afternoon last month, several vehicles descended on a village in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, where Avelin…

Posted in Global Village USA

Propaganda Watch: Is Jeff Bezos ghostwriting for the Washington Post, a newspaper he owns?

[Alan Macleod, The Washington Post] Read more: Think twice before changing the tax rules to soak billionaires (archived) Read more:…

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Biden will withdraw 2,500 troops from Afghanistan but over 18,000 Pentagon contractors and special operatives to remain

[CovertAction Magazine] “On Wednesday April 14th, President Joe Biden announced that he would end the U.S.’s longest war and withdraw U.S….

Posted in USA

Zero federal tax paid by at least 55 of the largest U.S. companies – like FedEx, Nike – on billions in profit

[The New York Times] “Just as the Biden administration is pushing to raise taxes on corporations, a new study finds that at…

Posted in Global Village Sweden USA

Bill Gates backs geoengineering efforts to counter climate change through “sun-dimming technology”

[Forbes] “Microsoft’s MSFT+1% billionaire founder Bill Gates is financially backing the development of sun-dimming technology that would potentially reflect sunlight out of Earth’s atmosphere,…

Posted in China Ukraine USA

Hunter Biden Laptop: Emails implicate Joe Biden in son’s China and Ukraine business deals

[New York Post] “Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy…

Posted in Ecuador USA

Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger under house arrest for winning landmark Amazon pollution case against Chevron

[The Nation] “More than a quarter-century ago, Steven Donziger, a young American human rights lawyer, joined the legal effort to force…

Posted in Global Village UK USA

Amazon employs a ‘small army’ to tweet nice things about working conditions after horror stories

[Insider] “A small army of accounts have popped up on Twitter to tweet positive things about the working conditions at…

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Documentary Film: Post-war Japan, Asian Financial Crisis, IMF, Central Banks, the EU, and enforced reforms

[Richard Werner] Director: Michael OswaldWriter: Michael Oswald (screenplay)Stars: Andrew Piper, Richard Werner, Noriko Yamagiwa “Michael Oswald’s film “Princes of the…

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Yadana Gas Pipeline: US oil firm Unocal settles lawsuits over abuses with Myanmar villagers

[Environment News Service] “Oil giant Unocal has settled out of court in two lawsuits filed in the United States by…