Mexico bans GMO corn, plans to phase out imports

By Andrea Gantz|January 5, 2021 As published in Feed Strategy Objective of the decision is to contribute to food security, sovereignty Mexico has banned genetically modified corn and plans to phase out GMO corn imports and the use of glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide, by January 2024. The government decree, published in the Official Federal Gazette on […]

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Why China’s control of rare earths matters

Beijing’s control of rare earths threatens to become a new source of friction with Washington but some warn any aggressive moves by China could backfire by prompting rivals to develop their own production capacity. China is exploring limiting the export of rare earth minerals that are crucial for the manufacture of American F-35 fighter jets […]

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Essential Farmworkers Deserve Pesticide Protections

Environmental Health News Feb. 09, 2021 By Iris Figueroa and Amy K. Liebman COVID-19 is having disproportionate impacts on our nation’s two million farmworkers, who as essential workers continue to toil in the fields despite numerous deadly outbreaks and no federal COVID-related workplace protections. COVID-19 has pulled back the veil on the strikingly poor workplace conditions of these essential workers, built by […]

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Restricted U.S. Army Internment and Resettlement Operations Manual

FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations This manual addresses I/R [Internment and Resettlement] operations across the spectrum of conflict, specifically the doctrinal paradigm shift from traditional enemy prisoner of war (EPW) operations to the broader and more inclusive requirements of detainee operations.   I/R operations facilitate the ability to conduct rapid and decisive combat operations; […]

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The Inside Story of How Alexey Navalny Uncovered Putin’s $1.3 Billion Palace

BY MADELINE ROACHE JANUARY 29, 2021 As published in Time Magazine Two days after Alexey Navalny, head of Russia’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) was arrested on his return to Moscow from Berlin, he released a video expose that shocked Russians and people around the world. In the video, “Putin’s palace. History of the world’s largest bribe,” Navalny alleged that […]

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Understanding Alexei Navalny

David Mandel / February 1, 2021 Canadian Dimension   To understand Aleksei Naval’nyi’s significance for Russia, one needs some idea of the nature of the political regime. This is a ‘Bonapartist’-type regime, in which the state administration, and proximity to it, are the principal sources of accumulation. Consequently, for this administration, holding onto power is the […]

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The power, potential and peril of the GameStop affair

Is the online rebellion of small investors a sign of a wider revolt against capitalism, or financialization in a new form? ROAR Magazine Author_ Max Haiven February 3, 2021 There is an apocryphal story that, in the ancient mediterranean, slaves being transported to market in the hold of a ship realized that, though otherwise powerless, […]

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Do you know what’s happening in India? | FARMERS PROTEST

WE HAVE NOT COME TO ASK, WE HAVE COME TO DEMAND OUR RIGHTS. CIVILIANAIRE  January 16, 2021 “…Also during the lockdowns, Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg invested 5.7 billion dollars for a 9.99% stake, and Google/Alphabet Inc , invested 4.5 billion dollars for a 7.7% stake, into Ambani’s mega-corp Jio [Reliance/JioMart] to capture India’s internet boom and oblique, […]

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