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US activist Kevin Zeese calls for demonstrations against the persecution of Julian Assange

 https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/06/zees-j06.html 6 June 2018

Kevin Zeese, a prominent US activist and lawyer, issued the following statement this week endorsing action in defense of Julian Assange, including the June 17 rally in Sydney and vigils in London and around the world on June 19.

Zeese has spoken out against the escalating censorship of the Internet and the broader erosion of democratic rights. He is a co-director of the Popular Resistance organisation and is on the advisory board of the Courage Foundation which raises funds for the defence of persecuted journalists and whistleblowers.

Statement of Kevin Zeese endorsing protests and vigils in defense of Julian Assange  

Julian Assange through his work as editor of WikiLeaks has made major strides toward democratizing the media by creating a vehicle for whistleblowers to share the truth and correct the misinformation of the mass corporate media. Assange and WikiLeaks have given people a precious tool—access to the undeniable truth about what governments and big business are doing. This is a tool we can all use to educate each other about what is really going on around us.

Assange is being persecuted because a democratized media threatens the monopoly over media control of the elites. A democratized media makes it more difficult for them to misinform, mislead and propagandize.

Through WikiLeaks, Assange with whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning have exposed war crimes, the truth about the Guantanamo Bay prison, the corporate domination of US policy and the actions of governments around the world and more. This has led to popular revolts around the world that have challenged those who abuse their power.

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press is being defined by the treatment of Julian Assange. Everyone who cares about these freedoms should speak out and take action on his behalf by joining the demonstration in Sydney, Australia on June 17 and the vigils being held in London and around the world on June 19—the anniversary of when Julian sought asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy six years ago. On June 19 at 11:00 a.m. we will be holding a protest in support of Julian Assange at the White House. Please join us to call for an end to his persecution.

Kevin Zeese, co-director of Popular Resistance, member of the advisory board of the Courage Foundation

June 8, 2018 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, civil liberties | Leave a comment

Bangkok restaurants stop serving fish recently imported from Fukushima Pref.

 (Mainichi Japan)  FUKUSHIMA –– Eleven Japanese restaurants in the Thai capital of Bangkok have stopped serving imported fish caught off the coast of the Fukushima prefectural city of Soma, the prefectural government here said on March 12.

June 8, 2018 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

EFIC fail: Support for Adani opens legal and political risks — RenewEconomy

Funding Adani coal mine would expose Export Finance and Insurance Corporation to significant legal and political, report finds.

via EFIC fail: Support for Adani opens legal and political risks  — RenewEconomy

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Why you may only need to charge your EV once a week, or less — RenewEconomy

Range anxiety? Most EVs would need to be charged less than once a week to meet the average daily commute of Australian drivers.

via Why you may only need to charge your EV once a week, or less — RenewEconomy

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Martin Green – Australia’s “father of PV” – beats Elon Musk to Global Energy Prize — RenewEconomy

UNSW’s Martin Green beats Elon Musk for major energy prize for his work in revolutionising efficiency and helping make solar PV cheapest energy option.

via Martin Green – Australia’s “father of PV” – beats Elon Musk to Global Energy Prize — RenewEconomy

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Study: Cesium from Fukushima flowed to Tokyo Bay for 5 years — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

A photograph taken from an Asahi Shimbun helicopter shows the Edogawa river emptying into Tokyo Bay. June 7, 2018 Radioactive cesium from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant continued to flow into Tokyo Bay for five years after the disaster unfolded in March 2011, according to a researcher. Hideo Yamazaki, a former […]

via Study: Cesium from Fukushima flowed to Tokyo Bay for 5 years — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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June 7 Energy News — geoharvey

Science and Technology: ¶ Universities in the US, Germany and elsewhere are testing the concept of “dual use farming,” as some advocates call it, where crops grow below canopies of solar panels. They are finding they grow just fine, and in some cases, better than crops in full sun. In Minnesota, over half of solar […]

via June 7 Energy News — geoharvey

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What’s behind scare campaign on rooftop solar “blackout” threat — RenewEconomy

Scare campaigns about blackouts, this time caused by rooftop solar, are again in mainstream media. We explain what’s going on here, why the claims are dubious, and why the market operator, networks and software companies want to control your rooftop solar system.

via What’s behind scare campaign on rooftop solar “blackout” threat — RenewEconomy

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Worrisome U.S. Wildfire Risks Leading into Summer of 2018 — robertscribbler

The trend of increasing large wildfires for the U.S. West due to climate change is clear as clear can be. And as we enter 2018, fire officials are concerned that we might experience another damaging summer and fall similar to 2017. (Analysis of the present state of U.S. fire season.) According to forecasters from the […]

via Worrisome U.S. Wildfire Risks Leading into Summer of 2018 — robertscribbler

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