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by Elmar Stellnberger

Stop the Fires in the Amazon!

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
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This petition asks European leader not to sign the Mercosur trade agreement and to furthermore impose trade sanctions on Brazil. Far right wing president Bolsonaro foments the fires by his policy of fostering and impunity for agrobusiness. President Emanuel Macron has already said that he wants to table the issue with high priority on the G7-summit. In our opinion trade sanctions are the only thing which can make Bolsonaro turn into.

If you wanna sign the petition you may want to read an English translation first: to the translation (you may need to scroll a little bit down to get to the text).




New GnuPG - Keys for elstel.org

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
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From now on you may again send us messages securely encrypted via GnuPG. You may furthermore verify the signatures of our SHA512SUMs lists for software and blue rays (software/) with our public key. The new RSA keys have a length of 4096bit and are stored securely on a smartcard.



Thousands of Fires in the Amazon

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
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On Moday afternoon the sky was obscured by heavy smoke in São Paolo in the South of Brazil. Strong winds had blown the smoke over 2,500km (1550 miles) from the federal states of Amazonas and Rondonia in the North up to the South of the country. In July the area of the Amazon rainforest burnt down was four times higher than in the same month of the year before.

President Bolsonaro wants to open up the Amazon for economic development displacing and letting be murdered indigenous people. However now in the night towards Monday the nine affected federal states have called Bolsonaro´s attitude and the position of his government deplorable because Norway and Germany had put payments in the amount of Millions for the Amazon on ice because of the destruction.

petition: Tell Blackrock one of the world´s biggest asset management funds not to profit from destruction and to stop funding it: to the petition.




Film Recommendation

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
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“Woman at War” — a very impressive film which is worth seeing.



It is Raining Plastics

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Those who have been in wonder why plastics is found in salt from land as well as in the blood of people from Amazonian tribes will now be provided with an explanation. Plastic particles have been detected in rain water from the Rocky Mountains. It is very likely that micro plastics is also spread via the wind and breathed in by humans. When washing clothes with synthetic fibre micro plastics is emitted into the environment; not only by litter thrown away carelessly. Noxious substances like heavy metals as well as bacteria attach to the micro plastic particles which can already be poisonous themselves.