Energy companies, biotech firms, business associations and globalists hire spies, police and mercenaries to scrutinize activists and thwart their activities. Methods include infiltration, criminal trespass, theft, computer hacking, and creating false identities and fraudulent documents to smear labor unions, environmentalists, and other progressive groups. Greenpeace, Common Cause and Protect Our Elections are fighting back with lawsuits. (Embedded links added.) ~Ed.
Greenpeace finds itself in cross hairs
By Peter Huck
New Zealand Herald
The first time Greenpeace USA realised they had a security problem was in April 2008 when Mark Floegel, senior investigator with the environmental organisation, took a call from a colleague.
“He told me Jim Ridgeway, a reporter with Mother Jones, was writing a piece and would call me for comment. I didn’t know what he was talking about,” Floegel said.
Ridgeway revealed Greenpeace had been “targeted” by a private security company and that a trove of sensitive documents was stashed in a Maryland storage locker.
Posted in Biotechnology, CorpoGov, Environment, Litigation
Tagged bank of america, bbi, carlyle group, cia, dioxin, dow chemical, E.ON, Electricite de France, friends of the earth, ge food alertm center for food safety, global open, greenpeace, hb gary, kargus consultant, mark kennedy, mi6, monsanto, pesticide action network, protect our elections, sasol, savey happy valley, scottish power, scottish resources group, solid energy, spygate, thinkprogress, us chamber of commerce, vericola, wikileaks
[18 Aug 2010 Ed. Note: Superweeds are discussed in detail at this report by Institute of Science in Society.]
By Robert C. Koehler
Today’s big news stories — the wars, the eco-disasters — all seem to have the same gaping hole in them. This hole is lack of awareness, and its thrum, once you begin to hear it, soon becomes deafening: We can’t go on like this.
We can’t keep playing conquering fool, arrogantly ordering the world to our liking by killing everything that doesn’t fit into it. We can’t keep throwing more of the same at our problems. We can’t keep fighting nature, or one another, and expect somehow to win in the end. We can’t keep buying time at an increasingly horrific price. Time is running out. And petroleum isn’t the only thing we’re addicted to.
“Just as the heavy use of antibiotics contributed to the rise of drug-resistant supergerms, American farmers’ near-ubiquitous use of the weedkiller Roundup has led to the rapid growth of tenacious new superweeds,” the New York Times informed us several months ago.
Posted in Environment, Factory Farms, Peasants, Farmers, Ranchers, pollution, Sustainable Practices
Tagged agent orange, chemical farming, dow chemical, ecocide, GMO seeds, monsanto, pesticide resistance, pigweed, RoundUp resistance, super weeds