Thursday, April 18, 2024

Tag: EU

EU bans neonicotinoid insecticides everywhere except greenhouses

The risk neonicotinoid insecticides poses on both honeybees and wild bees as well as concerns for food production and the environment brought the EU to its announcement on Friday.

Bayer, Monsanto merger gets green light from the DOJ

A proposed merger between Bayer AG and Monsanto passed a United States regulatory hurdle despite opposition from various food and farm groups.

European Commission gives green light to Bayer-Monsanto merger

"The coming together of these two is a marriage made in hell – bad for farmers, bad for consumers, and bad for our countryside."

Investigation reveals EU exported animals are being abused and kept in...

The animals are kicked, thrown and beaten before being slaughtered.

VIDEO: 'Everybody Is a Suspect:' European Rights Chief on Edward Snowden's...

In a new campaign to establish global privacy standards, Edward Snowden along with others proposed the International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers. Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, discusses the treaty.

Destructive Austerity: Poverty and Social Hardship in the UK

While the Oxfam states “the economic, ethical and financial argument for change could not be stronger,” the U.K. needs more than a policy change to fix its "divisive materialistic values." The country needs more humane values that unites people and engenders trust.

Four More Bankers Put on Ice

With four former executives of Kaupthing Bank having their convictions upheld this week, Iceland is showing the world that it's possible to prosecute bankers. So when will the U.S. catch on?

The Migrant Crisis: Arms that Welcome, Arms that Kill

More than 12 million people have been displaced from Syria, where a brutal civil war has killed hundreds of thousands of people. How ironic many of the migrants are running to the countries that sold the weapons fueling the warfare in Syria.

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New report reveals millionaires’ tax rates slashed by half since 1950s, fueling wealth inequality

This stark reduction in tax rates for the wealthiest Americans coincides with an era of escalating income disparity and could be costing the federal government hundreds of billions in lost revenue annually.

Missouri Republican Attorney General Bailey sues Media Matters using consumer law to censor the...

An analysis of Mo. Attorney General Andrew Bailey's bogus allegations against Media Matters.

Democrats challenge Biden administration: Are US weapons used by Israel in accordance with international...

This inquiry, led by Texas Representatives Veronica Escobar and Joaquin Castro, targets the very heart of America's foreign arms policies and its ethical implications.

New study reveals microplastics’ alarming journey from everyday items to human organs

The extensive reach of these particles beyond the gut and into critical body tissues, raises significant concerns particularly for the most vulnerable: Our children.

An urgent plea to leftists in the 6 battleground states likely to decide the...

If we want to remain a country where we still have the ability to agitate for justice and equality, then it’s incumbent on us to vote with that in mind.