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Community Organizing: UN Science Panel shows importance of climate actio...

Community Organizing: UN Science Panel shows importance of climate actio... : Climate scientists in the UN panel on climate change (IPCC) are wrapping up their latest meeting, held in Copenhagen over the past week. T...

UN Science Panel shows importance of climate action now

Climate scientists in the UN panel on climate change (IPCC) are wrapping up their latest meeting, held in Copenhagen over the past week. Their fifth report is fresh on the table, and it is full of predictions about our future. The head of the ACT Alliance delegation to the meeting, Mattias Söderberg, says: “Scientists are giving us a preview of a huge bill we will have to pay for the effects of climate change. The cheapest path forwards - for people, companies and governments - is to invest in climate action now. Transforming our countries for a low carbon future will save lives and money”. “The report highlights that climate change will have an increasing impact on food security, and that there are limits for adaptation to the increasing global temperature. Sea level rise and persistent droughts will force many people to move.” Söderberg says. “For the families and communities that are going to be hardest hit, the report is a horrific prediction. We can’t adapt our way out o

World Day to Combat Desertification: Using Nuclear Technology to Strengthen Soil and Water Conservation Strategies

Soils are critical for all life—they act as a water filter and growing medium, supply nutrients for plant growth and contribute to biodiversity.  Yet, despite the universal importance of healthy soil, we continue to lose approximately 5 to 7 million hectares each year through soil degradation – 24 billion tons of this non-renewable resource have been lost over the last century from the world’s arable land. Today, land and soil degradation affect approximately 1.5 billion people, and not just in arid or dry environments. June 17 is World Day to Combat Desertification, and this year’s theme is ‘Land Belongs to the Future - Let’s Climate Proof’. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), through its technical cooperation programme and the Joint FAO/IAEA Division, is helping Member States to address this goal by supporting the collection of data on soil and water interactions. Nuclear technology, and radioactive and stable isotope techniques in particular, play a very important p

Kenya:Getting it right: the security agencies in modern society.

By Robin Ramsay “ Lobster  has had its moments.  It has been denounced  in the House of Commons... ” “ Where were the  shouts of derision ... when MI5 and MI6... overspent the budgets on their new builings by  £200 million ... why do MPs take no notice... The Labour Party's passivity... is a more compled phenomenon... ” “ A member of [Neil Kinnock's] personal staff actually phoned 'Spycatcher' Peter Wright in Australia...  every phone within a mile of Wright and his legal team was tapped of course... the information about the call from Kinnock's office was duly passed -- presumably from the NSA via GCHQ -- to the Tories. Mrs Thatcher then stood up in the Commons and denounced Kinnock for talking to a traitor... [Kinnock] should have asked how she knew the contents of the phone call... ” “ Peter Mandelson...  has been around MI6 since his early 20s ... Four of the Blair cabinet are alumni of the Anglo-American elite group the British American Project; three o

The influence of intelligence services on the British left:Kenya Scenario

The influence of intelligence services on the British left A talk given by Robin Ramsay to Labour Party branches in late 1996 This is an adaptation and massive compression of the pamphlet The  Clandestine Caucus  written and published by Robin Ramsay in 1996. In that the sources for most of the claims contained in this talk are to be found. Dirty tricks and covert operations In the official theory of British politics the state in general and the intelligence services in particular have no role. This is what I think of as the Disney version of politics; and this is the one that is still largely taught in British universities and regurgitated by the mass media. In the Disney version, the state is neutral. Interests in society align with political parties; and the parties contest elections. The election winners form governments whose policies are then implemented by the state. This was the view, for example, of Ron Hayward, the General Secretary of the Labour Party. In 1974 Hayward

Mobile Phones: How To Trace A Mobile Number?

How To Trace A Mobile Number? Are you sick and tired or getting missed calls from an unknown number? Do you tend to get all the information belongs to that ‘very’ number which is not only disturbing but also spooky at time? Don’t worry, now with the help of extensive technological growth all over the world,   mobile number tracker becomes an easy source of solution. It is a doubtless solution for recognizing the offender. With the help of few ‘quick to do’ steps, one can easily get to the ultimatum. You don’t have to be the son of Homes (excuse the pun) but need to check the first 4 to 5 digits which generally stands for the telecom service providers. But at the same time you need to be an Einstein to know all the service providers which no man on Earth can think of. So you are stuck, the answer is no!! You just need to go for the web engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing) which will search for you in seconds. The hunt would easily speak about the number along with its location.

Snowden documents:Classified 2013 Covert Mission Intelligence Reports:Caribbean, Mexico, Kenya,Philippines .

The National Security Agency is secretly intercepting, recording, and archiving the audio of virtually every cell phone conversation Kenya,  Caribbean, Mexico,Philippines and other unnamed counties . According to documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the surveillance is part of a top-secret system – code-named SOMALGET – that was implemented without the knowledge or consent of the Bahamian government. Instead, the agency appears to have used access legally obtained in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to open a backdoor to the country’s cellular telephone network, enabling it to covertly record and store the “full-take audio” of every mobile call made to, from and within the Bahamas – and to replay those calls for up to a month. SOMALGET is part of a broader NSA program called MYSTIC, which   The Intercept   has learned is being used to secretly monitor the telecommunications systems of the Bahamas and several other countries, including