Posted onNovember 25, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on Serco Renews Yarl’s Wood Prison Contract, Govt Overlooks Sexual Misconduct Claims – 25 November 2014
A Serco immigration detention center where two staff members were fired for alleged sexual misconduct has been awarded a renewed £70 million contract by the British government.
Yarl’s Wood in Bedfordshire has been the subject of heated criticism by human rights activists amid damning reports of women being detained for prolonged periods, sexual misconduct by prison staff, and pregnant women being held without reasonable justification.
Despite these allegations, Britain’s Home Office has officially awarded Serco the lucrative contract to manage the immigration prison for another eight years.
Iran has reduced its stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas to comply with the terms of the interim nuclear agreement signed with the six world powers in 2013, a report by a UN nuclear agency has said.
The paper was released on Monday, the same day as the P5+1 bloc (China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Russia, and the US) agreed to prolong the talks on Iran’s controversial nuclear program until the end June.
Posted onNovember 25, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on PoliticalVelCraft – 6 GMO [Genetically Modified Organism] Loaded [Food] Brands You Should Avoid Buying: Pepsis Pays $9 Million In Lawsuit For Calling GMOs Natural – 25 November 2014
Political Vel Craft
Ever wonder which companies you should totally avoid, whether it’s because they create low-quality food or because they infringe on our food rights?
Below you will see 6 huge players in the food industry to avoid and boycott.
You can boycott their products for the best effect or you can petition them and ask them to stop throwing money at the anti-labeling campaigns.
Here are 6 huge conglomerates aiming to ruin your right to know what is in your food.
Police officers have been responsible for more homicides in the state of Utah since 2010 than gangs or drug dealers, a new report has revealed.
Of the nearly 300 homicides in the state in the past five years, from the beginning of 2010 through October 2014, Utah police have killed 45 of those victims, or 15 percent, according to a review of records – ranging from media reports and crime statistics to medical-examiner and court documents – by the Salt Lake Tribune. Police account for more killings than gangs, drug dealers or from child abuse, the newspaper reported, but less than spouse or dating-partner fatalities.
A fatal police shooting that occurred on Saturday was not counted and remains under investigation, the Tribune reported.
The UK government approved £7 million worth of military licenses to Israel during the six months leading up to the recent assault on Gaza, according to campaigners.
The figures show the UK granted 68 export licenses for £6.96 million of military-use items to be sent to Israel between January and the end of June this year, the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) revealed.
The licenses include components for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones), combat aircraft and helicopters, technology for weapons sights and spare parts for sniper rifles.
Andrew Smith, spokesman for the CAAT, said: “Right up until the eve of the bombing the UK was supporting licenses for the same kinds of weapons that [Business Secretary] Vince Cable’s own review found are likely to have been used against the people of Gaza.”
Hundreds of people have protested against oil drilling by Spanish oil giant Repsol, in Spain’s Canary Islands. The islanders’ protest follows previous Greenpeace’s actions stopped by the Spanish Navy.
Protesters gathered in front of Gran Canaria’s government delegation building waving banners and chanting “Canaries, not for sale”. They are opposed to exploratory drilling on an oil platform around 50 km off the island’s coast. An organizer from ‘Coordinate Canaria Against Surveys’ said that despite drilling having begun, protesters would “continue to fight.”
Simultaneous protests also took place across the Canary Islands, coinciding with a public ballot over the issue, which Spanish Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria has defended.
The French city of Grenoble will become the first in Europe to remove all commercial advertising from its streets, with the city’s Green mayor promising to replace the signs and billboards with trees and community noticeboards.
“The municipality is taking the choice of freeing public space in Grenoble from advertising to develop areas for public expression,” the office of Grenoble mayor, Eric Piolle, is cited by The Local news website.
Between January and April next year, the city will get rid of all of its 326 advertising hoardings, including 64 large billboards.
“About 50 young trees will be planted before spring” where the ads used to be, the mayor’s office said.