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Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres gave the game away when she issued a press release admitting that their *aim is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.* (LINK) Naomi Klein in her latest book: This Changes Everything admits something very similar: (link) *Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to ...more »
*Did Trump's campaign pay for his election rally in Melbourne, FL Saturday?* *-by Tracy B Ann* I was reading last night that it cost $98 million to guard President Obama during his 8 years as President. This weekend they we, are guarding Trump in Florida, his wife and youngest son in Manhattan and I think his older sons are in Dubai with tax payer security. Plus there are staffers at the White House in DC who get security, as does the White House itself. According to a report from David Choi at *Business Insider*: *•* Three trips to Mar-a-Lago since Trump's inauguration may have co...more »
On 13 February, a debate about immigration on ABC News Australia led to an explosive argument on air. Nationalist senator Jacqui Lambie started sparring with TV presenter and activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied on the topic of Sharia law. Soon afterwards, Abdel-Magied faced a backlash, with a petition to get her fired quickly gaining steam. But she raised a crucial point during […] The post TV presenter faces public fury over her message on Islam, but it’s one that we really need to hear [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
Why is it a categorical imperative to spell Objectivism with a capital “O”? There are those who argue that “O” in Objectivism should not be capitalized because the word "objectivism" is a noun and not a proper noun. They point out that it is not a norm to capitalize the first letter in words like “socialism,” “communism,” or “fascism.” The name of a philosophy is capitalized only when the name is coined by modifying the name of the original philosopher—for instance, Platonism, Aristotelianism, Marxism, Leninism, etc. So why capitalize the “O” when the word “Objectivism” is not form...more »
CT Take Action: Hearings on 8 vaccine rights bills Tues. & Wed. 2/21-22 From our friends At Health Freedom Action Connecticut: Now is the time for action and we ask you to join us on Tuesday February 21st & Wednesday...
*AFP:* *US-led coalition expects to stay in Iraq after Mosul* The commander of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said Monday he expected its forces would be allowed to stay in Iraq after Mosul is recaptured. "I don't anticipate that we will be asked to leave by the government of Iraq immediately after Mosul," Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend said. The US commander was speaking at a press conference in Baghdad wrapping up a brief visit by the new Pentagon chief, Jim Mattis. "I think the government of Iraq realises it's a very complex fight and they need the ...more »
Published on Feb 20, 2017 Around two million Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip have grappled with long power outages recently amid the cold weather. They have faced the problem for nearly a decade due to the Israeli blockade. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of […]
Published on Feb 13, 2017 Consumer spending will dip in February because the delay in refunds from the IRS. Baltic Dry Index has now fallen back to 688 pts. Bloomberg comes out with article that fake news drives markets. China, Japan, Russia and many other countries are dumping Treasuries. The corporate media is blaming it […]
Farage supports Donald Trump and claims Swedish city could be ‘rape capital of the world’ by CHRIS CAMPBELL, http://www.express.co.uk/ NIGEL FARAGE has supported the US President’s claims on Sweden stating his comments were “valid” even though there had not been any “specific terrorist attacks” there. – The former Ukip leader suggested the property mogul had been unfairly […]
Published on Feb 20, 2017 Alex Jones breaks down President Donald Trump’s coming strategy to rally small business and interest rates to benefit the American people. Ensuring domestic tranquility and the values of prosperity promised to the hard working citizens of the United States. end
4 Times Bill Gates Said Vaccines Would Reduce World Population by Dr. Eowyn, https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/ Bill Gates is the multibillionaire founder of Microsoft, whose net worth as of 2/19/2017 is estimated to be a mind-boggling $85.6 billion. – Via his eponymous foundation, Gates is also famous for his philanthropy, a word that the dictionary defines as “the desire […]
Science Confirms Turmeric as Effective as 14 Drugs by Sayer Ji, http://www.tbyil.com/ (The Best Years in Life) Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred […]
Silver Could Be the Greatest Potential Investment of All Time as Paper Sales of Metal in Comex and LBMA are Close to 3000 to 1 by http://www.thedailyeconomist.com/ While China is currently in the process of trying to wrench price determination for gold from the Comex and LBMA, these futures markets still have absolute control over how […]
This Week The ‘Arch Of Baal’ Was Displayed For The Third Time In Honor Of ‘The World Government Summit’ by Michael Snyder, http://endoftheamericandream.com/ , 16 Feb 2017 Did you know that 4,000 world leaders from 130 different countries gathered in Dubai this week for the World Government Summit? It was held from February 12th to February 14th, […]
The Stakes for Trump and All of Us by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ We need to understand, and so does President Trump, that the hoax “war on terror” was used to transform intelligence agencies, such as the NSA and CIA, and criminal investigative agencies, such as the FBI, into Gestapo secret police agencies. Trump is […]
Why Melania Trump Leading The Public In The Lord’s Prayer At A Rally In Florida Was A Historic Event by Michael Snyder, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ We just witnessed Melania Trump’s finest moment as First Lady so far. After a week in which her husband declared war on the mainstream media, Melania absolutely electrified a huge crowd at a rally […]
NBC’s Russian gifting of Snowden to Trump was Fake News by http://macedoniaonline.eu/ The US Network NBC ran a fake news report, of course citing “anonymous sources” that Russia was prepared to extradite Snowden to the US as a gift to Trump. – Astonishingly, all of the major US news network picked up on the story, even […]
Putting privacy right in the code. Keyhole image via shutterstock.com When I was 15, my parents did not allow me to use AOL Instant Messenger. All of my friends used it, so I had to find a way around this rule. I would be found out if I installed the software on my computer, so I used the web browser version instead. Savvy enough to delete my internet history every time, I thought my chatting was secret. Then one day my mother confronted me with all the times I had gone on Instant Messenger in the past week. Whenever I visited the site, it had left a trail of cookies behind. Intende...more »
An insider can bypass many layers of security. Los Alamos National Laboratory Now that they are in office, President Donald Trump and his team must protect the nation from many threats – including from insiders. Insider threats could take many forms, such as the next Edward Snowden, who leaked hundreds of thousands of secret documents to the press, or the next Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood mass killer. Indeed, in today’s high-tech and hyperconnected world, threats from insiders go far beyond leakers and lone-wolf shooters. A single insider might be able to help adversaries steal nucl...more »
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center right, and Iraqi Defense Minister Erfan al-Hiyali, left, meet in Baghdad on Feb. 20. (Reuters) *FOX News*: *US troops in Iraq operating closer to front lines* BAGHDAD – After three years of being told they could not go to the front lines, U.S. troops advising Iraqi forces as they evict ISIS from Mosul no longer face those tight restrictions, according to the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, as the new defense secretary stood by his side in Baghdad. "It is true that we are operating closer and deeper into the Iraqi for...more »
*Washington Post:* *Trump taps Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser* President Trump on Monday named Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn — a move meant to help put the White House on firmer footing after missteps on multiple fronts. Trump called McMaster “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience” while introducing him to reporters at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida before returning to Washington. “He is highly respected by everyone in the military, and we’re very honored to ...more »
Schoolchildren play on a New York subway. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Racial and ethnic diversity is no longer confined to big cities and the east and west coasts of the United States. In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan areas were more likely to vote for Hillary Clinton. Whiter metro and rural areas supported Donald Trump. This pattern reinforced the stereotype of “white rural” versus “minority urban” areas. However, our research shows that the populations of communities throughout the nation are being transformed. The share of racial a...more »
Stuart Cunningham, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of TechnologyatPolitics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Tyler Oakley speaking in California. Gage Skidmore/flickr, CC BY-SA In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. elections, numerous accounts surfaced of nefarious content creators profiting by posting fake content on social media. The most successful engaged in “anti-Clinton fervor,” promoted Donald Trump’s candidacy and spread right wing news, all for profit. Buzzfeed editor Craig Silverman described how “teens in the Balkans” earned up to US$3,000 a day “duping Trump supporters.” MSNBC and NPR interviewed creators who operate as members of a “new industry.” Similarly, Tomi Lohren, a right...more »
The view from Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Cropped from nicholas_t/flickr, CC BY Rural people and issues generally receive little attention from the urban-centric media and policy elites. Yet, rural America makes unique contributions to the nation’s character and culture as well as provides most of its food, raw materials, drinking water and clean air. The recent presidential election also reminds us that, though rural America may be ignored, it continues to influence the nation’s future. “Rural America” is a deceptively simple term for a remarkably diverse collection of places. I...more »
Here are my quick takes on 31 sci fi movies to expect in 2017 (as selected by Bobby Bernstein on NerdMuch): 1. *Underworld: Blood Wars:* Kate Beckinsale is very watchable and there are moments of irony in the Underworld series, and action. But it betrays the essence of the lycanthrope - wolfman - mythos, making them just smellier vampires. If vampires are the aristocratic monsters, and zombies the proletarians, then wolfmen have always been the bourgeoise, middle class monsters! With a mortgage to pay, a lawn to mow, kids who don’t understand him, and now the full moon is approachin...more »
*-by Michael Wolkowitz* No not Flynn’s conversations with the Russians. Not Manafort’s with the Russian clients in Ukraine. Or anything else from this century. Remember, earlier this century, when the current President (hereinafter referred to as “T”) took a side-trip from his crusade to prove that the prior President (hereinafter referred to as “0”) was not an American citizen? The one where T pointed out that O first went to Occidental before going to Columbia, and then on to Harvard Law? The trip that implied, in case after case after case, it proved the perverse privilege tha...more »
Premiering February 21, the first part of this documentary profiles the isolated and agonizing life of Mansoor Dayfi after release from Guantanamo The post Frontline Documentary Tells Riveting Story Of Guantanamo Prisoner’s Kafkaesque Resettlement In Serbia appeared first on Shadowproof.
Ohio prison officials wrote a conduct report for Siddique Abdullah Hasan in connection to his appearance in an episode for the Netflix series, “Captive.” In the episode, he discussed the 1993 prison rebellion known as the Lucasville Uprising. The conduct report accuses Hasan of making an “unauthorized release of JPay videos” to The post Ohio Prisoner May Face Punishment For Participating In Netflix Show, ‘Captive’ appeared first on Shadowproof.
*Washington Post:* *In Brussels, Pence says he ‘fully supported’ ouster of Mike Flynn* BRUSSELS — Vice President Pence said Monday that he “fully supported” Michael Flynn’s ouster last week as national security adviser, setting himself firmly against the former general, who told untruths about his contacts with Russian officials. “I was disappointed to learn that the facts that have been conveyed to me by Gen. Flynn were inaccurate,” Pence told reporters during a visit to NATO headquarters in his first public comments about a scandal that has rocked the young Trump administration...more »
"The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messier's famous 18th century list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, debris from the death explosion of a massive star, witnessed by astronomers in the year 1054. This sharp, ground-based telescopic view uses narrowband data to track emission from ionized oxygen and hydrogen atoms (in blue and red) and explore the tangled filaments within the still expanding cloud. *Click image for larger size.* One of the most exotic objects known to modern astronomers, the Crab ...more »
*"Sunshine"* by Chet Raymo "Deep in the belly of the Sun, where the temperature is 10 million degrees, protons- the nuclei of hydrogen- are fused together to form the heavier nuclei of helium. By a marvelous magic of nature, the helium nuclei weigh about one percent less than the total weight of the four protons out of which it was made. Mass has vanished from the universe. And in its place- energy. Every second at the Sun's core, 660 million tons of hydrogen is converted into 655 million tons of helium. The missing 5 million tons is turned into an amount of energy equal to the v...more »
"Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is time. If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by time. You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate indecision!" - Elbert Hubbard
*“Rescreening Dr. Strangelove”* By Hugh Iglarsh "A friend of mine saw Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” when it first opened in Paris in 1964. He and his American army friends were rolling on the floor throughout. The French audience, however, sat in stony silence. It wasn’t a comedy to them; it was a documentary. What is it now? In general, Hollywood is America dreaming– but Strangelove is something different, a “nightmare comedy,” in Kubrick’s words. It is prophecy disguised as farce– the finest dramatic analysis we have of t...more »
Yesterday we discovered that in New Zealand it is not illegal to steal the fruit of other people's labour. I learned that from reading the Herald this morning, who on page three quoted the High Court judgement against Kim DotCom, which said, and I quote: “online communication of copyright protected works to the public is not a criminal offence in New Zealand under s131 of the Copyright Act." This is passing strange for many reasons, not least because this was the very section of the law that led to the fat German’s arrest. But also because s131 of New Zealand’s 1994 Copyright A...more »
Here’s a minor extract of a debate between Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders when a lady owning a hairdressing business asked how was she going to afford Obamacare if here payroll number reaches 50 people? Lower wages, or raise prices? … Continue reading →
It is very difficult assigning a date to a sedimentary rock, especially ones of recent origin. One modern technique is Optical Stimulated Luminescence where doses of ionising radiation are measured in quartz grains and estimates made when those grains were … Continue reading →
By Robert Parry In the anti-Russian frenzy sweeping American politics and media, Democrats, liberals and mainstream pundits are calling for an investigative body that could become a new kind of House Un-American Activities Committee to hunt down Americans who have communicated with Russians. The proposed commission would have broad subpoena powers to investigate alleged connections between Trump’s supporters and the Russian government with the apparent goal of asking if they now have or have ever talked to a Russian who might have some tie to the Kremlin or its intelligence agenci...more »
*ABC News Online*: *Mosul: The biggest battle anywhere on the planet* For three months a gruelling battle has been underway to take back the city of Mosul from Islamic State. As government forces now push into the final Islamic State-held areas in the city's west, they find themselves locked in a brutal street-by-street fight. Reporting under fire, Middle East correspondent Matt Brown and cameraman Aaron Hollett have been charting the battle for Four Corners: Mosul is the Islamic State group's most important stronghold in Iraq and the battle will be key to fighting the broader th...more »
*L.A. Times*:* U.S. advisors are now fighting alongside Iraqi forces in the battle for Mosul* U.S. military advisors are now fighting alongside Iraqi forces near the front lines against Islamic State, a sign of President Trump's willingness to grant more latitude to American commanders than they've had since Iraq’s ground war against the militants was launched more than two years ago. The Trump administration has not yet granted new authorities, but have loosened the reins for U.S. generals running the war, allowing hundreds of U.S. troops to join advancing Iraqi forces as they em...more »
[image: mccain-attacks-trump-for-tweet-about-the-press-while-saying-i-hate-the-press] While defending the New World Order on Sunday’s *Meet The Press*, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) told host Chuck Todd that he is concerned that President Trump is “suppressing the free press” in what may be a move toward a dictatorship. He also attacked the president for expressing what McCain called “moral equivalency” where Russian President Vladimir Putin is concerned. McCain was careful to pull up short of* actually* calling President Trump a dictator-in-the-making, but his point was clear: Puti...more »
[image: in-response-to-trump-executive-order-illegal-aliens-are-fleeing-u-s-into-canada] Illegal aliens fearful about President Trump’s executive order barring refugees from countries of concern have been seen crossing the U.S. border into Canada recently.
[image: pence-pledges-u-s-continued-cooperation-and-partnership-with-eu] Vice President Mike Pence went out of his way Monday to reassure EU leaders that the United States will continue its support of the European Union.
I used to cycle a lot back in the day. We all did. That day was sometime back last century. Young, carefree, wind still legally allowed in the hair. It was fun, cycling, and necessary: as a kid there was no other way to get around. We delivered papers on them, cycled to sports on them, carried too many library books on them - or tried to, and had to walk them all home instead. And we showed off on them. Wheelies, skids, jumps. That’s how I went over the handlebars the first time, discovering in mid-air that the first wheel to hit the ground should probably not be the front one,...more »
*Terran note: thought I'd get this out, as part 1, there's more data to be posted separately after this, and I will try to update this with some sketches, as crude as my art ability is when it comes to drawing.... I have other posts to come but have been really wacked hard with these new frequencies and am still assimilating them best I can. Finding I'm having to wear my "readers" to even see the computer screen! I haven't had to wear them in a good 18 months. Perhaps that Italian pasta sauce in Italy gave my eyes lots of Lutein! LOL... * *Sesssion with Loie 2/17/2017 -- A.O.L....more »
I often begin my blog with something about the irving press (the newspapers of New Brunswick - all owned by the Irving family and dedicated to a mix of trivia and propaganda). Today, Canada and World News is all of four pages. Almost all of one page is dedicated to stories about people who play hockey outdoors on frozen ponds in New Brunswick. So much for news of Canada and the World. And the rest is just as good - except.... An important story sneaked in. It seems that up to a year ago, Canadian planes were bombing Syria. Odd. I don't recall reading about that a year ago. Odder st...more »
"Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that's why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that's why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living." - Alysha S...more »
*"Spring Morning"* "Where am I going? I don't quite know. Down to the stream where the king-cups grow- Up on the hill where the pine-trees blow- Anywhere, anywhere. I don't know. Where am I going? The clouds sail by, Little ones, baby ones, over the sky. Where am I going? The shadows pass, Little ones, baby ones, over the grass. If you were a cloud, and sailed up there, You'd sail on water as blue as air, And you'd see me here in the fields and say: "Doesn't the sky look green today?" Where am I going? The high rooks call: "It's awful fun to be born at all." Where am I going? The ring-...more »
"So we all ran around in mad, mindless, meaningless circles, as if we were in a cotton-candy eating contest where the grand prize was getting kicked in the face. We were oblivious to everything around us that no truly sane person would ever tolerate. And we needed someone else to tell us to stop it." - Edward M. Wolfe
AIM Co-founder Dennis Banks (center) urges water protectors to come to Standing Rock Camp on the evening of Feb. 21, 2017, to prepare for the forced eviction now threatened for camps on Feb. 22, 2017. The BIA served trespass notices last week, with the intent of eviction, last week to all camps for Feb. 22, including Sacred Stone Camp on the private land of LaDonna Allard. Video below by
The general rule of batteries like AA, AAA, C, D types, is that you should always replace old batteries with three NEW ones of EXACTLY the same type. The reason for this, is that if you use three batteries of … Continue reading →
Since his election, Donald Trump has been the subject of many trolling memes and videos. How could we forget Sweden’s picture troll, for example? Or the Netherlands welcoming Trump in his own words? But the latest video to come from France could just pip these countries to the post for the most hilarious troll of Trump so […] The post France just trolled Donald Trump, and it’s left us in stitches [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
*VOA*: *Ukraine Cease-fire in Effect But Doubts Persist as to Sustainability* LONDON — A cease-fire in eastern Ukraine aimed at halting fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Moscow-backed separatists went into effect Monday. Ukrainian officials, however, warn it is at risk of falling apart. Under the cease-fire announced in Munich by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, both sides are supposed to abide by the two-year-old Minsk agreement and withdraw heavy weaponry from the front lines. Yet, just hours before the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germ...more »
I've heard rumors that the British are starting to get serious about defending their island(s). I've heard those same rumors before, but this time they're different by degree partly because of BREXIT. The changing nature of advanced surface-to-air missiles has changed the way that the UK's Royal Air Force trains to fight. Since getting a few feet off the deck can mean an unhappy ending, they train to hug the terrain. I personally feel as if they need to buy some F-18G electronic warfare aircraft from the US in an attempt to help resolve their vulnerability. GR3A Jaguar GR4 Tornad...more »
*Continuing to make America great* The dark strain of American Know Nothing hatred towards immigrants is hardly new. German, Irish, Chinese, Jewish, Italian, Polish, Japanese families... have all felt its ugly sting-- and their progeny have then gone on to inflict it on those who came after them. So horrible! Saturday there was a report by Sam Levine in *HuffPo* about the campaign of one of the GOP sociopaths running for Tom Price's abandoned seat in the Atlanta suburbs, Karen Handel. Handel, best known as an unhinged anti-Choice fanatic sent out a fundraising e-mail promising "to b...more »
This is a guest post by Paul Beaumont, PhD Candidate at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). Previously, he worked as an academic writing advisor at NMBU and as a Junior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). Some time ago, back when Duckpods still happened, Nicholas Onuf talked to Dan […]
*MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017The 9.1 percent lack of a solution:* Under the circumstances, the thing you need to know about Washington, D.C.'s schools appears on page 44, deep inside this new report by UCLA's Professor Orfield. Under the circumstances, here's the thing you need to know: The 2013-2014 school year is the most recent year the professor records. In that year, student enrollment in the D.C. schools, "traditional public" plus "public charter," stood at 9.1 percent white. Only 9.1 percent of D.C. students were white. For that reason, there is no way to create a city full of...more »
Dandelion Salad TheRealNews on Feb 18, 2017 Matthew Fox and Paul Jay discuss the Pope’s message to social movements and comparing the European far right and the rise of Trump to Hitler. Transcript *** Steve Bannon Allies with Catholic Theo-Fascism Against Pope Francis (2/2) TheRealNews on Feb 19, 2017 Matthew Fox says Pope Francis is fighting against […]
[image: trump-s-muslim-immigration-ban-and-media-myths-lies-and-censorship] The “Muslim Ban” that wasn't. President Trump has been accused of instituting an unprecedented unconstitutional ban on Muslim immigrants that was so flagrant that it was immediately overturned by the courts. So wrong.
*ABC News Online*:* Kim Jong-nam death: Japanese network releases purported CCTV footage of assassination* *CCTV footage purportedly showing the deadly assault in Malaysia on the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by a woman, who is believed to have wiped a fast-acting poison on his face, has been released by Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV.* Kim Jong-nam died last Monday a short time after the attack in the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where he had been preparing to take a flight to Macau. Malaysian police have detained four suspects — a Vietna...more »
There were so many uncertainties in the lead up to this morning’s US election result, but one thing is clear: journalism, just like the pollsters, failed. Now more than ever, we need strong, independent, fearless and deep reporting that holds power to account.
The Bureau has appointed Megan Lucero to run its ambitious new project, the Local Data Lab. Lucero, one of the UK’s leading data journalists, joins the Bureau from The Times and Sunday Times where she is currently Head of Data. The … Continued
Gavin MacFadyen, a strong supporter of investigative journalism. Gavin MacFadyen, director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism and adviser to the Bureau, has died after a short illness. An investigative journalist for many decades, Gavin who died on Saturday October … Continued
Every day 35,000 live pigs roll over Denmark’s border into Germany on heavily-loaded trucks, heading for countries across Europe. More than two thirds of them are likely carrying infectious Livestock Associated MRSA bacteria. Once they arrive at their destinations they … Continued
A new report highlights how dirty production methods and dumping of industrial waste at antibiotic factories in China and India is fuelling the growth of superbugs, which pose a catastrophic threat to global public health.
Teachers across England are drastically less ethnically diverse than their pupils, analysis by the Bureau can reveal. The size of the diversity gap varies across different regions and local authorities. Click on the map to see how your area compares. South … Continued
One in four samples of chicken from the UK’s largest supermarkets contains antibiotic-resistant E.Coli bacteria, new research has revealed. The bacterium was found in meat from Asda, Aldi, Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose, Cambridge University researchers found. They tested whole … Continued
The Bureau sent Freedom of Information Requests to every police force in England and Wales, asking them to provide complete outcome data for all hate crimes recorded in 2014/15 and, separately, 2015/16. Forty police forces responded to our request. Because of discrepancies in … Continued
Funeral of Akram Shah and at least four other civilians in June 2011 (THIS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images) The US government today claimed it has killed between 64 and 116 “non-combatants” in 473 counter-terrorism strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya between … Continued
Targeted killings or assassinations beyond the battlefield remain a highly charged subject. Most controversial of all is the number of civilians killed in US covert and clandestine drone strikes since 2002
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is launching an ambitious journalism project aimed at providing data-led stories to local journalists. We are recruiting a director to lead this new project, who will build a four-person team and over the three year grant period … Continued
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s Victoria Parsons has been shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year in Britain’s premier celebration of health and medical journalism, the Medical Journalists’ Association awards. She made the 2016 shortlist for an investigation into the threat to … Continued
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is looking to recruit an experienced journalist with a biomedical or science background. This is a six-month contract working on a project focused on antibiotic resistance. The role will involve producing investigative content – both … Continued
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is looking to recruit a new member to its award-winning drones team. The Bureau has become a well-respected global source of information on targeted killing and the use of drones in counter-terrorism missions. Our work … Continued
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has hired award-winning journalist Meirion Jones. His appointment is part of a major expansion plan for Britain’s biggest not-for-profit investigative news unit. Jones, who is best known as the journalist behind the Jimmy Savile abuse … Continued
Bureau reporters Abigail Fielding-Smith and Crofton Black. Image: Garlinda Birkbeck The Bureau’s investigation into the use of contractors in the US military’s drone programme has been shortlisted for a Global Editors Network Data Journalism Award. The investigation, by Abigail Fielding-Smith and Crofton Black, … Continued
Lord O’Neill (pic: Getty) The danger to human health from the world’s antibiotic resistance crisis is “a much more troubling train wreck” than even the great financial crash of 2008, former Goldman Sachs chief and now UK minister Lord Jim … Continued
World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva Not all antibiotics are equal. According to the World Health Organization, some classes of antibiotic are so medically important they’ve labelled them “critically important antibiotics”. If an antibiotic is critically important it means it’s … Continued
Ciprofloxacin tablets. Photo via Flickr Resistance to a key antibiotic used in the treatment of serious food poisoning cases has reached its highest level for a decade, new figures obtained by the Bureau suggest. Previously unpublished data collated by Public Health England … Continued
City investors issue antibiotics warning to high street pub and restaurant chains A group of powerful City investors who together control more than £700 billion have written to leading fast food, pub and restaurant chains urging them to take immediate … Continued
A free, fun and engaging event for creative & investigative journalists, designers & technologists organised by The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, in partnership with the Google News Lab. What is it about? TechRaking … Continued
Inside London’s Supreme Court The British legal concept of “joint enterprise” has been wrongly interpreted by courts for 30 years, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday, in a victory for campaigners, lawyers, politicians and academics who believe the doctrine has led … Continued
Antibiotic pills. Photo via Flickr The Bureau has launched a new investigation into drug resistance in the UK, with the first story, Banned in America, soaring use in Britain: The poultry farm drugs that put human lives at risk, published today in the … Continued
Antibiotics are used on poultry farms to treat and prevent disease (Photo: Ecostorm) Campylobacter has plagued the poultry industry for years, with some studies revealing that as much as two-thirds of fresh retail chicken sold is contaminated with the bug. … Continued
I've been 'around' for a few years now, pursuing the shifting goal of a sharable home-made surfers resource site focused on ease of use and variety of mostly adult ( whoa : I didn't say prurient ) content.