Seven U.S. cities to power municipal operations with 100 percent renewables

Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Houston, Portland, Orlando and Evanston commit to make local government 100% renewable by 2025.

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Seven U.S. cities to power municipal operations with 100 percent renewables

Chicago, which has committed to power its 900 municipal buildings with 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025, has joined a seven-city collaboration to request price estimates for renewable electricity. The collaboration, led by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, also includes Los Angeles, Houston, Portland, OR, Orlando, FL, and Evanston, IL.

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Insurance Companies Decline to Cover Cell Phone and WiFi Health Issues

Some cell phone companies are warning shareholders – not customers – about how they may be eventually found liable for harm caused by their products.

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22 June, 2018 by B.N. Frank

This isn’t breaking news:

High Risk Insurer, Lloyd’s of London, won’t cover any-wireless radiation hazards.  This includes cell phones, cell towers, digital and wireless utility “Smart” Meters, and other wireless devices and infrastructure.  Click here to review their policy.

Insurance firms are also refusing to cover cell phone manufacturers and wireless carriers.  They are predicting more claims and costs.  60% won’t insure purveyors against future lawsuits.

School officials who refuse to replace WiFi with wired Internet may eventually be held liable for harm caused to students and staff.

Swiss RE warns of large liability losses and classified EMF-related health issues in the highest impact category.  Other technology issues they discussed included cyber attacks, power blackouts, workplace safety and Big Data – all of which are worsened by digital and wireless “Smart” Meters.

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AMERIKA: College Was Once Free and For the Public Good—What Happened?

Students didn’t have to worry about tuition and debt until higher education became more about personal gain than contributing to society.

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“…In 1927, John D. Rockefeller began campaigning for charging students the full cost it took to educate them. Further, he suggested that students could shoulder such costs through student loans”:

College Was Once Free and For the Public Good—What Happened? – By 

Students didn’t have to worry about tuition and debt until higher education became more about personal gain than contributing to society.

The promise of free college education helped propel Bernie Sanders’ 2016 bid for the Democratic nomination to national prominence. It reverberated during the confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, and Sanders continues to push the issue.

The increase in student loan debt should come as no surprise given the increasing cost of college.

In conversations among politicians, college administrators, educators, parents and students, college affordability seems to be seen as a purely financial issue—it’s…

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Facebook bans Alzheimer’s, Dementia prevention education videos

According to Facebook, offering educational videos for improved health is not a “business model” that Facebook tolerates

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(Natural News) In yet another example of tech giants protecting Big Pharma’s evil monopolies by censoring content that helps people heal, Facebook has banned advertising of an upcoming Alzheimer’s and Dementia summit.

According to Facebook, offering educational videos for improved health is not a “business model” that Facebook tolerates. Of course, promoting toxic pharmaceuticals and antidepressant drugs to children is perfectly acceptable to Facebook, Google, YouTube and other tech giants that are now almost entirely driven by Big Pharma profits. But teaching people how to avoid toxic prescription medications and protect their health using nutrition and healthy living is utterly disallowed.

This is because the monopolistic tech giants have all thrown in with Big Pharma, and they are abusing and exploiting their positions of power to suppress public education about natural health and prevention. After all, a person who avoids a chronic disease is lost…

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Times are changing for China’s labor movement

Workers are more assertive than ever, joining the ACFTU (All China Federation of Trade Unions) in growing numbers and increasing their level of strike activity, much of it against transnational corporations and much of it legally unauthorized. This has included at least four nationwide strikes in the last two months over higher wages and labor law violations.

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by John Bachtell and Carol Ramos Widom

People’s World | June 20, 2018

Times are changing for China’s labor movement
In this June 7, 2010 file photo, workers at Foshan Fengfu Auto Parts Co. a supply factory to Honda Motor’s joint-ventures in China, strike to demand for higher wages in Foshan in south China’s Guangdong province. | AP

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series based on a conversation with An Jianhua, international Secretary of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, May 29, 2018. Part 1 can be read here.

BEIJING— It’s been a steep learning curve for Chinese unions these last forty years. The program of economic reforms initiated in 1978 has brought an influx of foreign capital and facilitated the expansion of mass production facilities in special economic zones that cater to international investment. But after 40 years of economic reforms and the government’s pursuit of what it calls a socialist market economy…

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Climate Change: A Really Inconvenient Truth

 

A Really Inconvenient Truth

Directed by Cambiz Khosravi (2007)

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This film, a moving tribute to the late radical psychiatrist Dr Joel Kovel,* is a critique of Al Gore and his signature documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Owing to his failure to make important links between capitalism and global warming, Kovel believes Gore deserves much of the blame for the failure of the current climate movement to stop global warming.

Kovel’s main criticism of Gore, who first learned of the link between carbon emissions and global warming in the late seventies, was his failure to use his immense power as Clinton’s environmental point man to pursue government action to reduce carbon emissions. Instead Gore “played the game” and continued to advance the interests of the Wall Street corporations responsible for skyrocketing emissions (eg fossil fuel companies, car makers, etc). And the banks and PR and advertising companies responsible for unrelenting psychological pressure on Americans to over-consume.

Kovel believed Gore was deliberately dishonest about labeling climate change a “moral” issue. Instead of blaming capitalism and the corporate oligarchy for climate change, Gore blamed human nature. In the process, he played along with a system that seeks to “commodify” every human need and desire for its profit making potential. Ironically his documentary resulted in the creation of two brand new commodities: carbon credits and green technology.

According to Kovel, ending climate change is impossible without ending the continual economic expansion that is fundamental to capitalism.** Individuals are helpless to stop climate change through behavior change .

Kovel, who died in April 2018, was a presidential candidate in the 2000 Green Party primary but lost out to Ralph Nader.


*Commodification is confiscation of human needs and wants (land, goods, services and ideas) into products that can be sold for a profit.

**Kovel is a bit fuzzy about why continual expansion is essential under capitalism. I suspect it relates to Marx’s failure to address the role of private banks (in creating 98% of our money as debt) in infinitely increasing debt and the necessity of continuous economic expansion to pay it.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. asks why liberals lose their minds and abandon all principles when it comes to the issue of vaccines

Somehow, making medical decisions for oneself is entirely off limits whenever these decisions defy what the rest of the “herd” is expected to comply with – something that vaccine truth advocate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. sees as a major societal problem.

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(Natural News) One of the basic tenets of liberalism, at least in a classical sense, is the idea that government is necessary to protect individual liberty. It’s a doctrine that centers around emancipating the individual from undue subservience to oppressive authoritarian ideals, whether they be cultural, ethnic or otherwise. But when it comes to certain pet issues like vaccines, for instance, many liberals take a completely opposite approach in defiance of personal freedom.

While claiming to champion “tolerance” above all else for things like abortion on demand and unlimited “rights” for members of the LGBT cult, many liberals all but lose their minds when the idea of vaccine choice is brought to the table. Somehow, making medical decisions for oneself is entirely off limits whenever these decisions defy what the rest of the “herd” is expected to comply with – something that…

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