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  • Encouraging Illegal Planting of Bt Brinjal in India
    Colin Todhunter In February 2010, the Indian government placed an indefinite moratorium on the commercial release of Bt brinjal. Prior to this decision, numerous independent scientific experts from India and abroad had pointed out safety concerns regarding Bt (insecticidal) brinjal based on data and reports in the biosafety dossier that ... read more
    Source: OffGuardianPublished on 17-06-19
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  • Meanwhile in that other leadership race…
    Dr Foxy on how the Swinson Davey battle is shaping up Understandably the focus of political interest and betting is on the contest to succeed Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party, and most likely Prime Minister. This does rather overshadow the ongoing contest for the leadership of ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 17-06-19
    4 hours ago
  • Why more and more leaders of color are leaving nonprofits – and what we can do about it
    We need our leaders to look like the people we serve, or there’s no way we can effectively tackle systemic injustice. ... read more
    Source: openDemocracyPublished on 17-06-19
    4 hours ago
  • Start the Week Open Thread 17 June 2919
    Over to You … ... read more
    Source: BBC BiasedPublished on 16-06-19
    6 hours ago
  • Leadership hopefuls turn on one another in Channel 4 debate
    The first televised Tory leadership debate drew as much attention for who wasn’t there than who was. After Boris Johnson… ... read more
    Source: Spectator Coffee HousePublished on 16-06-19
    8 hours ago
  • Matt Hancock: why I’m backing Boris
    The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, dropped out of the leadership race last week and had been mulling whether to support… ... read more
    Source: Spectator Coffee HousePublished on 16-06-19
    8 hours ago
  • Jeremy Hunt’s pledge for the elderly
    When you consider that Theresa May’s unwise decision to campaign for a ‘dementia tax’ almost single-handedly cost her the general… ... read more
    Source: Spectator Coffee HousePublished on 16-06-19
    8 hours ago
  • REVIEW: Generations apart – high hopes and stolen dreams
    >There was a time, in the not-so-distant past, when the English fishing town of Grimsby proudly lived up to its full name – Great Grimsby (so named to distinguish itself from a nearby village, Little Grimsby). Situated at the mouth of the Humber in North East Lincolnshire, it was the ... read more
    Source: OffGuardianPublished on 16-06-19
    14 hours ago
  • The revolution will not be televised
    The sleeper topic that will corrode the government’s ratings  
    Save the TV Licence for the over 75's. #BBC pic.twitter.com/50UPYjonJi — HWYEB (@hwyeb) June 12, 2019 Allow me to tell you the most middle class joke in existence.  Q: What do gay men do in ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 16-06-19
    14 hours ago
  • The Danger of Leaving a President Out of the Loop
    Donald Trump was kept in the dark about a possible U.S. nuclear response to a Russian cyber-weapon attack. The U.S. has now ramped up offensive cyber-warfare against Russia’s power grid, putting Trump in a deep bind, says Caitlin Johnstone. By…Read more → ... read more
    Source: Consortium NewsPublished on 16-06-19
    15 hours ago
  • Speeding into the Void of Cyberspace as Designed
    Speed and panic go hand-in-hand in today’s fabricated world of engineered emergencies and digital alerts. “We have no time” is today’s mantra – “We are running out of time” – and because this mood of urgency has come to grip most people’s minds, deep thinking about why this is so ... read more
    Source: OffGuardianPublished on 16-06-19
    18 hours ago
  • Daily Source Bias Check: The Duran
    QUESTIONABLE SOURCE A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit ... read more
    Source: Media Bias/Fact CheckPublished on 16-06-19
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  • To show they’re back in the game the LDs need the Brecon & Radnor recall petition to succeed and to win the ensuing by-election
    An early by-election test for the new CON leader? This weekend has seen the last intensive campaigning in the Brecon and Radnor constituency to persuade those on the electoral roll to sign the petition that the sitting MP br recalled. This would create an immediate vacancy and a Westminster ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 16-06-19
    22 hours ago
  • Names and Locations of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet
    by Jordan Engel, 13 June 2019, via Films for Action “The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses.” – Utah Phillips Just 100 companies are responsible for more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. The guys who ... read more
    Source: OffGuardianPublished on 16-06-19
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  • The Tories move to 21% in a YouGov poll and this is being described as a “surge”
    Who'd have thought only four months ago that the Tories moving to 21% rating in a national voting intention poll would be described as a "surge" pic.twitter.com/eiAKTwSdSs — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) June 15, 2019 Politics has been turned upside down Mike Smithson Follow @MSmithsonPB Tweet ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 15-06-19
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  • Cleansing the Platforms: YouTube, Censorship and Grievance
    Stripping the altars, burning the heretics and cleansing the stables are the usual fare of a morally crazed order. The engaged agents think they have found the reason for existence and need to bother everybody else about it. Some of this can be a very dangerous thing indeed – at ... read more
    Source: OffGuardianPublished on 15-06-19
    2 days ago
  • The real driver behind Johnson’s CON MP campaign has been Gavin Williamson, not Lynton Crosby
    Marf cartoon first appeared after Williamson was sacked A guest slot by The Kitchen Cabinet There are some events that seem unimportant and innocuous at the time but which have far reaching consequences on the longer-term. Historically, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 is the biggest example, an ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 15-06-19
    2 days ago
  • THE SATURDAY ESSAY: Our Parliament is like the EU – it can’t be changed from within
    ‘Give us the tools and we’ll finish the job’ was a famous slogan as the Second World War came to an end. To be unusually vulgar at the outset today, we are not short of tools in ... read more
    Source: The Slog – An incorrigible Cognitive DissidentPublished on 15-06-19
    2 days ago
  • Daily Source Bias Check: The Real News (TRNN)
    LEFT BIAS These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation.  They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. ... read more
    Source: Media Bias/Fact CheckPublished on 15-06-19
    2 days ago
  • Boris will be the next prime minister. Then what?
    Airy assertions and motivational phrases do not deliver deals or organise governments The landslide victory for Boris in the first round of the Tory leadership contest comes close by itself to assuring him of the outright win. Even at the 1/5 odds currently widely quoted, he’s still value. Put ... read more
    Source: Political BettingPublished on 15-06-19
    2 days ago