UNDP Colombia had announced a new private sector partnership to implement a program called “United for Territorial Reactivation” funded by the Chile based oil company Geopark. GeoPark is accused of environmental devastation and support for illegal paramilitary groups that were threatening the grassroots Amazon defenders. After mounting opposition UNDP Colombia has begun to scrub their social media timelines of any reference to the GeoPark deal but UNDP has not yet announced a cancellation of the agreement.
Pacific Climate Warriors around Australia called on the Morrison Government to Fund our Future NOT Gas. The majority of Australians don’t want public money handed to oil and gas companies who will damage the land, water, and climate.
Climate Strikers Mobilise Globally to Demand #NoMoreEmptyPromises. ‘Actual emission reductions and net emission reductions are not the same, as the latter allows for compensation of continued emissions with insecure methods, such as tree planting, and are reliant on technology that frankly doesn’t exist in the scale required. Scientists clearly state that what we need isn’t meaningless net zero targets filled with loopholes.’ see also: the Guardian.
The nation’s largest broadband companies funded a massive campaign of fraud that flooded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with fake comments to influence the agency’s net neutrality proceeding. The identity of citizens had been stolen and used to submit a fake comment to the FCC opposing net neutrality.
The practice of religious customs was only possible to a very limited extent. Forced sterilizations followed, non-Chinese schools were closed. The pressure was almost unbearable, many people got sick, some died. I was a principal and had to work 24 hours in the school. If you were caught sleeping during an inspection, that was a reason to be taken to a camp. Sayragul Sauytbays: “These are definitely not re-education camps. They are concentration camps as we know them from National Socialism.” An estimated one to three million people have so far disappeared in these camps. I particularly remember one bad experience when guards brought in a young woman and raped her in front of my eyes. Once a poor old woman spoke to me in my mother tongue. As a punishment, I was beaten and tortured all night. This time left deep marks. China has a plan: the first goal is to eliminate its native folks. Then they want to control many neighboring countries in Central Asia. In the third step, they will seize world power. Sayragul Sauytbay wrote the book “The Chief Witness” with Alexandra Cavelius.
The malaria parasite is complex, with more than 5,000 genes, meaning it has many different characteristics for vaccine designers to choose to target. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has just 12 genes, and its spike protein was the obvious target for vaccine scientists. From the 1980s onwards and, today, over 140 malaria vaccine candidates have been tested in humans. The R21 malaria vaccine on the other side was studied with 450 children and prevented the disease in 77% of the time. Work on this vaccine helped speed the development of the Oxford vaccine for COVID-19 as well. In Africa, for example, malaria has probably caused four times as many deaths as COVID-19 over the past year. Another promising vaccine candidate – from GlaxoSmithKline, called RTS,S – hit safety issues in its major phase 3 trial five years ago, and this has delayed its approval.