Lawlessness / Ruined – part 52

Wounded Palestinians, who were lose their legs during the clashes with Israeli troops, stand in front a sand draw during a protest calling to boycott Puma sport company, on the beach of Gaza city on May 29, 2019. Puma is the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes teams in Israel’s illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Photo by Mahmoud Ajjour

“Why Palestinians are calling for a boycott of Puma” by Aubrey Bloomfield (Mondoweiss)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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alestinians activists are protesting this weekend at storefronts and offices for the German athletic wear manufacturer Puma. The reason? Puma sponsors the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes six teams in settlements in the West Bank.

Last year Puma signed a four-year sponsorship deal with the IFA to provide equipment, including the kits, for all of Israel’s national football teams. In doing so they replaced Adidas, which had been the sponsor for the preceding 10 years until it ended its relationship with the IFA amid a similar campaign.

At the heart of the issue is that the football teams the IFA allows to play in the West Bank are located in occupied territory in violation of both international law and the rules of football’s global governing body FIFA. Through its agreement with the IFA, Puma is not only helping to normalize this situation but is also profiting from it. More broadly, by sponsoring Israeli national teams, Puma is helping Israel harness the power of football’s global popularity and potent symbolism “to use participation in European and international competitions as a means to launder its international image and present itself as a normal country.”
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“US Middle East commander proposes permanent buildup against Iran” by Bill Van Auken (WSWS)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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The chief of Central Command (CENTCOM), which oversees all of the Pentagon’s operations in the Middle East, claimed over the weekend that Iran continues to pose an “imminent” threat to Washington’s interests in the region and that a permanent military escalation against the country and its 82 million people may be required.

Gen. Frank McKenzie during a tour of the region that included both Baghdad and the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, sailing in the north Arabian Sea, told reporters that he is “negotiating” with the Pentagon on plans for “bringing additional resources into the theater” to step up the military campaign against Iran…

Speaking with reporters, he said that US intelligence on Iranian threats was “clear” and “compelling,” adding that these alleged threats were “advanced, imminent and very specific.”

The AP noted, however, that the general provided no specific information on the “threats,” insisting that the “compelling” intelligence was all classified…

If Washington has failed to provide any evidence of Iranian “threats,” it is not because the intelligence is classified, but rather because none exists.

Yet the corporate media, sending its “embedded” reporters to slavishly record McKenzie on his Middle East tour, has largely repeated the Pentagon’s unsubstantiated allegations against Iran as if they were facts.

None of them bother to place these allegations in the context of the unrelenting threats and aggression of US imperialism against Iran, an oppressed country that was ruled for more than a quarter century by the brutal US-backed dictatorship of the Shah, before it was overthrown in the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
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From teleSUR:
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump react to remarks from Poland’s President Andrzej Duda, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/ Kevin Lamarque | photo: Reuters

“Russia Blasts Trump for Destabilizing Europe With Plan To Increase Troops in Poland” by ? (teleSUR)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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The Kremlin said Thursday the Russian military was closely tracking United States plans to beef up its forces in Poland and taking steps to ensure Russia’s national security was not threatened by what Moscow regards as a betrayal of trust.

U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to Polish President Andrzej Duda Wednesday that he would deploy 1,000 extra U.S. troops to Poland as well as surveillance drones, an action welcomed by Warsaw to deter potential aggression from Russia.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow would not stand by idly…

Russia’s foreign ministry said it regarded the U.S. deployment as a betrayal of Russia’s core agreement with NATO in 1997 under which it said the Western military alliance had agreed not to permanently deploy significant military forces on the territory of new member states.
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America is ruined. It is certainly run by psychos. It isn’t good enough that you try to stay out of the way of the rampaging US empire. You must get in front of it, let it destroy you and pledge allegiance to it in order to be left alone (but non existent). If you don’t surrender to and worship the rampaging US empire, that’s called ‘aggression’ by its perverted spokespersons. Conversely, imperial aggression is labelled ‘pacifism’ by the perverted imperialists.

From teleSUR:
The detaine[d] activists (clockwise from top left): Ziad Eleimy, Hisham Foad, Omar Shenety, Hossam Mones. | Photo: Twitter / @Monasosh

“Egypt Detains 5 Leftist Activists, Journalists for Planning Progressive Coalition in Election” by ? (teleSUR)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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In the latest crackdown on dissent by the administration of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, five leftist and liberal activists were detained Tuesday.

According to the families, the police raided their homes in the early hours and took them to unknown locations. Among the detained were lawyer Ziad Eleimy, journalists Hisham Foad and Hossam Mones, economist Omar Shenety, and left-wing activist Osama Aqbwy.
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Rampaging alongside the American empire are all of the smaller empires within it. Their rampaging won’t be on the scale of the main component in the gangster Corporatocracy, but it’s still brutal. Just as you have to worship the False Prophet (United States) within the wild beast of Corporatocracy, or else, so too you have to worship the Corporatocracy State you find yourself living in, or else. (Here in Canada, they are putting into place a law forcing citizens to help fund fake news, aka corporate media.) Being law-abiding, peaceful and progressive will get you nowhere. The war-making State demands complete obedience and loyalty.

Mujtaba al-Sweikat, arrested at 17 and executed Tuesday in Saudi Arabia

“US-backed Saudi regime beheads 37 political prisoners” by Bill Van Auken (WSWS)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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The monarchical dictatorship of Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it had carried out another killing spree, publicly executing 37 people in the cities of Riyadh, Medina and Mecca, as well as in central Qassim Province and in the kingdom’s Eastern Province.

One of the headless corpses was then crucified and left hanging in public as a hideous warning to anyone who would even contemplate opposing the absolute power of the ruling royal family.

The regime announced that those who were brought into public squares to be decapitated with swords had been punished “for adopting terrorist and extremist thinking and for forming terrorist cells to corrupt and destabilize security.”

In Saudi Arabia, an antiterrorism law adopted in 2017 defines as a “terrorist” anyone “disturbing public order,” “shaking the security of the community and the stability of the State” or “exposing its national unity to danger.” The law essentially provides the death penalty for anyone daring to criticize the Saudi monarchy or its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Under bin Salman, the Trump administration’s closest ally in the Arab world, the number of executions has doubled. While last year, the regime beheaded 149 people, it has already chopped off the heads of 105 people in 2019…

It is known that at least 33 of the 37 put to death this week were Saudi Shias. In the case of 14 of them, their alleged “crimes” stemmed from the mass protests that swept Saudi Arabia’s predominantly Shiite Eastern Province in 2011, expressing popular demands for democratic reforms and an end to the discrimination and oppression of the Shiite population at the hands of a Sunni monarchy, whose rule is bound up with the official, state-sponsored religious doctrine of Wahhabism, an ultraconservative Sunni sect.

Another 11 were accused of spying for Iran.

None of these individuals were allowed to speak to lawyers during investigations that were carried out by means of torture. They were denied visits from their families and kept in solitary confinement during these ordeals, and were sentenced to death in sham mass trials that lacked even a modicum of due process.

The barbaric mass state murders carried out by the regime in Riyadh constituted a calculated political act driven by both domestic and international objectives. Its immediate aim is to intimidate the Shia minority, which constitutes approximately 15 percent of the population and is concentrated in the Eastern Province, a key oil-producing region.

At least three of those put to death were minors at the time of their alleged offenses, making their executions a flagrant violation of international law barring the death penalty for children…

The main responsibility for the crimes of the Saudi regime rests with its principal patron, US imperialism. The savage monarchy in Saudi Arabia, with its public beheadings, is not merely some remnant of feudal backwardness. It is rather the direct product of US imperialist intervention in the Middle East, from the concessions secured by Texaco and Standard Oil in the 1930s and 1940s to the current massive arms sales that make the Saudi monarchy today’s number one customer of the US military-industrial complex.

Washington has responded to the mass beheadings in Saudi Arabia with a deafening silence.
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From teleSur:
The dead bodies of a migrant and his daughter on a bank of the Rio Bravo river in Matamoros, Mexico, June 24, 2019. | Photo: EFE

“Salvadoran Father, ​​​​​​​Daughter Die Trying to Cross River on US-Mexico Border” by ? (teleSUR)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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A Salvadoran father and his under 2-year-old daughter lost their lives Sunday trying to cross the Rio Bravo river near Matamoros city, in the state of Tamaulipas, near at the U.S.-Mexico border, local and regional media reported Tuesday.

Tania Avalos, the wife of Oscar Martinez and mother of Valeria, said the current of river dragged her daughter and her husband tried to save her. A few minutes later, however, both disappeared down the river.

“When he managed to hold his child, he put her into his shirt, but his attempts were in vain since the current dragged them and plunged them into the river,” local media reported.
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related: “Mexico Deploys Nearly 15,000 Troops to US Border”

A WSWS article about this is more detailed and looks at a few other incidents, including one that is similar to the incident in the above entry. This escalation of the war on the people, and faker President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s behavior, deserves a duplicate entry:

“Horror across US-Mexico border with multiple parents, infants dead” by Eric London (WSWS)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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Catastrophe struck Central American immigrants attempting to flee imperialist war and violence across the US-Mexico border last weekend, generating widespread outrage in the Latin American working class.

On Sunday morning, US officials discovered the bodies of four people—a 20-year-old, a young child and two babies—dead in the Texas desert on the US side of the Rio Grande, known to Latin Americans as the Rio Bravo. The Guatemalan embassy has since identified the young people as Guatemalan nationals. Temperatures in the area reached 113 degrees Sunday.

The FBI has announced it is reviewing the deaths, a highly unusual step which raises questions about whether the immigrants were murdered on the US side of the border. Regardless of the exact cause of death, the immigrants were killed by the policies of the Trump administration.

The same day, a young father and his infant daughter drowned attempting to cross the river on the border of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Tamaulipas. ElSalvador.com wrote, “Sunday afternoon, a Salvadoran and his 1 year, 11-month-old daughter were overcome by the current of the Rio Bravo in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico when they attempted to cross it to enter the US.”

The father was named Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramirez, he was just 25 years old. His daughter, whose arm was draped around her father’s back when their bodies washed up on the shore, was named Valeria.

The deaths have sparked mass outrage across Latin America and engendered even deeper hatred against the Trump administration and American imperialism. Practically every major newspaper across the region ran banner headlines describing the deaths and a litany of other horrors confronting immigrants fleeing north.

Salvadorans were outraged after Mexican police assassinated a young Salvadoran woman traveling to the US along Mexico’s east coast this weekend. Elsalvador.com wrote:

“María Senaida Escobar, 19 years old, died after being shot in the head when Mexican police from Veracruz intercepted the truck in which she and other immigrants were driving to the United States.”

On Friday, Mexican National Guardsmen wielding assault rifles were filmed tearing two Nicaraguan mothers from the arms of their young daughters at the border with the US in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Photos of the National Guardsmen in battle gear frog marching the crying mothers back to Mexico was widely viewed on social media throughout Mexico and Central America and particularly in Nicaragua.
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There is no Biblical hell. Christendom (mainstream, fake Christianity) has pushed that idea. But there is a God and Donald Trump does not reflect him at all. Indeed, We are all free to self-modify ourselves into believers in inequality, deceit and violence. Donald Trump and much of the world has done just that. While we do possess that freedom, we do not get a pass on consequences, even if it seems that we do. It’s horrifying the way that our money system works. What would the self-modified do without money? Money, in this world, means life. It shouldn’t, but then this world shouldn’t exist, for which reason it won’t – for much longer. But Hollywood couldn’t do better, in trying to come up with the ultimate horror story, than to simply talk honestly about this world, in which a parasitic, neoconservative (where you end up when you self-modify) minority is able to pay a large part of the global population to suppress the remainder of humanity – just because.

“Video shows neo-Nazis attacking woman at Detroit Pride festival while police look on” by Muhammad Khan (WSWS)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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Days following the June 8 march by 15 neo-Nazis at the Motor City Pride festival in Detroit, a video was published on YouTube showing Detroit Police Officers looking on as a woman is assaulted by a member of the National Socialist Movement (NSM)…

The video, published on Jun 12, further shows the woman in question being shoved to the ground while police stand by and making no attempt to intervene. The neo-Nazi who shoved her then states “touch us again and I’m going to f****** put you out.” One of the Nazis then proceeds to yell “f*** you, n*****” at a man standing nearby and the entire group proceeds towards the main thoroughfare…

On June 8, members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), an American neo-Nazi organization, disrupted Motor City Pride, an annual LGBTQ festival held in downtown Detroit. The NSM members, numbering around 15 in total, were provided a police escort by the Detroit Police Department as they marched through the festival.

Yelling racist slurs and performing Sieg Heils, the Nazi demonstrators ripped a Rainbow Pride flag and simulated urinating on an Israeli flag. “F**k n*****s” and “f**k you, f*****s” were among the slurs they hurled at Pride Festival goers over megaphone and many of the NSM members made chimpanzee noises at black Detroiters…

The appearance of Nazis at the Gay Pride Festival, hurling racist epithets and threatening festival-goers, while being protected by a police detail, provoked criticism of police conduct. Cell phone footage and photos of the police with Nazis went viral on social media platforms later in the day, forcing the police chief to hold a media conference to address the backlash…

In response to denunciations of police conduct the Detroit Police Department (DPD) Chief, James Craig, claimed that the police were only seeking to prevent a violent conflict between festival-goers and the NSM members.

“They [the Nazis] wanted something even more substantive than Charlottesville. That’s according to credible intelligence we received… I’m told through our intelligence sources (the Nazis) wanted (Charlottesville 2.0),” Craig said…

He stated that DPD received intelligence on NSM’s plans a week before the festival. No explanation appears to have been provided of why the police chose not to inform anyone, including festival organizers, of the NSM’s plans to crash the parade and potentially attack those in attendance.
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“Child abuse? Outrage as US Army posts VIDEO of baby in helmet singing military song” by ? (RT News)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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The US Army has once again misjudged the internet, after apparently thinking it would be cute to post a video of small boy decked out in camouflage singing the military branch’s official anthem. The Twitterati thought otherwise.

In a failed attempt to drum up enthusiasm for the organization’s “birthday” on June 14, the US Army decided to share a clip of a small boy singing ‘The Army Goes Rolling Along,’ the military’s official song, on Twitter.

Wearing an army combat helmet and clad in camouflage face paint, the youngster is heard singing: “Proud of all we have done / Fighting till the battle’s won / And the Army Goes Rolling Along.”

“The best thing you’ll see today,” the US Army suggested in its ill-fated tweet…

This isn’t the first time that the US Army has suffered the wrath of the Twitterati. Last month, the military branch asked Twitter users to share how serving in the army has “impacted” them.

From damaged mental health and suicide, friends lost to war, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), nightmares and life-changing injuries, almost none of the responses were positive.
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“US Sanctions Violate Human Rights, International Law: UN Expert” by ? (teleSUR)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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The United Nations (U.N.) Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, expressed deep concern on Monday at the recent measures against Cuba, Venezuela, and Iran by the United States (U.S), arguing the use of economic sanctions for political purposes violates human rights and international law.
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“‘Wheat is a weapon’: US gov-funded, Democrat-linked think tank proposes starving Syrian civilians to weaken Assad” by Ben Norton (The Grayzone)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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As the eight-year war in Syria winds down and the US regime-change operation falters, strategists in Washington are plotting new ways to terrorize Damascus into submission.

An analyst at a think tank bankrolled by the US government and NATO has an idea: Use the “wheat weapon” to starve Syria’s civilian population.

“Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict,” insisted Nicholas Heras, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, DC.

Washington can pressure its Kurdish allies to restrict the country’s food supply, Heras argued, “to apply pressure on the Assad regime, and through the regime on Russia, to force concessions.”

As a CNAS fellow, Nicholas Heras has produced a paper offering “bottom up” steps to facilitate the arming of Syria’s “moderate opposition.” The header image of the document features fighters from the Salafi-jihadist militia Nour al-Din al-Zinki using US-made TOW missile systems in Syria. In 2017, just months after Heras published his paper, al-Zinki entered into a formal coalition with local al-Qaeda affiliates, including a group that called itself “The Bin Laden Front.”

CNAS is also directly funded by NATO and the governments of the United States, Japan, Germany, and Switzerland; the Open Society Foundations (OSF) of anti-communist billionaire George Soros, and giants from the fossil fuel industry.
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related: “Starvation Sanctions Are Worse Than Overt Warfare” by Caitlin Johnstone (CaitlinJohnstone.com)

related: “Daesh-like “Scorched Earth” Terror Policy Sets Syrian and Iraqi Agricultural Land Ablaze” by Sarah Abed (The Rabbit Hole)

From Mint Press News:
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers during a training exercise in Fort Irwin, Calif., June 10, 2019. Photo | Dvids

“Pentagon Has Emitted Over a Billion Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gases in Its War on Terror” by Kevin Gozstola (ShadowProof via Mint Press News)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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The United States military has emitted over a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases since the beginning of the global war on terrorism in 2001, according to a report from Brown University’s “Costs of War” project.

It is equivalent to the annual emissions of 257 million passenger cars, “more than double the current number of cars on the road in the U.S.”

With over 800 military bases in more than 80 countries, the Pentagon remains the “world’s largest institutional user of petroleum” and “producer of greenhouse gases.”
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The False Prophet, aka the United States, is busy mentally and spiritually ruining the world. In that way, it is also helping to physically ruin the world. From spiritually ruined minds comes physical ruin. Hand your child over to a psychopath and let the psychopath raise your child and see how that ends. Who can check the hand of the all powerful (by permission) American-led Corporatocracy? The above entry presents a snapshot of how its military is helping to ruin the world. And those who get in the way of the Pentagon in its destructive rampage will be destroyed by it. And all it took was money. So much for evolution.

Demonstrators carry cutouts of MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard and Premier John Horgan

“Comox Valley Decries ‘Extinction Level’ Logging” by Gavin MacRae (Watershed Sentinel)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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Thursday June 6, around 120 protesters marched through downtown Courtenay as part of a wider campaign calling on the BC government to protect the province’s remaining old growth forests.

The rally began at the Courtenay courthouse and moved through downtown to the office of MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard before culminating at the intersection of 6th St. and Duncan Avenue.

Leonard had been formally invited to meet and speak with the demonstrators, but declined, said one of the event organizers…

The largest assessment of global biodiversity ever undertaken was released in May by the UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

The findings of the report show human exploitation of the natural world is driving a million species to extinction. Over a third of mammals, 40 per cent of amphibians and a third of corals are threatened.

“Direct exploitation of organisms” (harvesting, hunting, fishing, logging) is second only to land and sea use changes such as expanding agricultural lands in driving biodiversity declines, according to the report.

Since 1970, the assessment found that global raw timber harvests have increased by 45 per cent, reaching 4 billion cubic metres in 2017.

On Vancouver Island, this pace has seen about 80 per cent of productive old growth logged, said Jens Wieting, senior forest and climate campaigner for Sierra Club BC. He calls the push to cut what remains “extinction level logging.”

The argument that old-growth logging is a “jobs versus the environment” issue doesn’t hold up, Weiting said. He pointed to recent announcements of sawmill closures at the same time the industry is taking every opportunity to increase profits and reduce jobs through increased mechanization.

“They’re also very interested in exporting some of the old-growth as raw logs instead of seeking to ensure that if we log the forest that we seek the maximum number of jobs per cubic metre [of timber],” he said.

Doug Donaldson, the Minister of Forests, is fudging the numbers on how much old-growth on Vancouver Island is protected, according to Wieting. By reporting 55 per cent of the remaining old-growth as protected, instead of basing the percentage relative to the original state of the forests prior to any logging, “in the near future they can report that we have 100 per cent protected old-growth – all they have to do is continue to destroy the unprotected old-growth.”

“The BC government seems to be entrenched in the old thinking that we have a limitless resource in old-growth. They refer to sustainable management of old-growth logging, despite the fact that this is a non-renewable resource, because they are not allowing young forests to grow old again. All the secondary forest gets logged over and over again, before old growth features grow back. They are stressed-out about finding fibre. They are in denial about the impact of climate change on environmental services, and that business as usual will make climate impacts worse…. Intact forests are our last defense to mitigate some of these climate impacts, and the government is not acting based on science. Instead, they continue to use short term profits as a decision making factor.”
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The system we live under is a Corporatocracy. There’s nothing democratic about it. It’s fascist. I also refer to it as the gangster Corporatocracy. Lawlessness is a central feature of that system. There’s nothing sane about it. Also, It’s sad to see enviros who know better referring to climate crisis as climate change.

“As EPA Continues To Shield Fossil Fuel Industry, Report Warns Of Future Filled With Hazardous Waste” by Kevin Gozstola (ShadowProof)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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In a follow-up report, Earthworks once again warns the Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect the environment from hazardous waste from oil and gas drilling.

“Still Wasting Away” builds on a report from 2015 that called attention to exemptions or loopholes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has permitted for around two decades. And, four years later, the “volume of waste is increasing per well and per unit of energy.”

There are 1.3 million oil and gas facilities in the United States. An oil and gas “threat map” indicates about 12.6 million people live within a half mile of these facilities.

The U.S. leads the world in producing toxic oil and gas waste, and from now until 2030, the country is expected to “unleash 60 percent of all new oil and gas production globally.” That is four times more than any other country.

President Donald Trump’s administration has granted much more influence to fossil fuel industry interests to deregulate and expand loopholes throughout the U.S. in ways that exacerbate the public health and environmental hazards for communities.

Yet, the regulatory capture the industry enjoys is not entirely a product of Trump. The EPA under President Barack Obama had an opportunity to end an exemption carved out of a regulation in 1988 but chose to maintain that loophole…

According to Earthworks, before the “shale boom,” the EPA submitted a report to Congress that acknowledged that oil and gas waste contained a “wide variety of hazardous constituents.” However, under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the waste was granted an exemption from the regulation’s definition of “hazardous.”

Officials made this decision despite the fact that they found contaminant levels higher than “one hundred times the EPA’s health-based standards.”

This development was a result of industry lobbying. The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) fought against regulation as early as 1979. Individuals with ties to industry have promoted a state regulatory body, State Review Of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations, Inc. (STRONGER), to ensure states determine which regulations are adopted, which can undercut the federal government…

Several states have weakened rules since 2015 and “most oil and gas states” still cannot say “for sure how much waste is being produced, where it all ends up, and what happens over time after it gets there.”

“Many waste sites are built in disadvantaged communities with higher than average illiteracy rates, aging or minority populations, and people living below the poverty line. In other words, the ‘Achilles’ Heel’ of the oil and gas industry is stepping down much harder on disempowered communities.”
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“Elephants beaten and jabbed by handlers to ‘play games’ in horrifying footage” by ? (RT News)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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A disturbing video from Nepal shows a number of elephants, forced to take part in the Chitwan Elephant Festival, being hit and gouged with sharp bullhooks, sticks, and other weapons, and their ears being violently pulled.

Elephant handlers, known as mahouts, are seen beating the animals with the hooks and jabbing them into their skin during a football match the animals were forced to partake in.
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You don’t have to be a supporter of PETA in order to be shocked at what they are reporting here.

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