Did you know that ICANN is planning to expose all private information of netizens and blog owners through WHOIS data? That would include your home address and private telephone number if you plan to privately maintain a web page or a blog in the internet. Up to now it was possible to protect this data by a WHOIS privacy service. It would be a clear disadvantage for everyone who just wants to express his/her own opinion or just make something available to the public. The new guidlines were proposed by MarkMonitor and other organizations who represent the same industries like SOPA. Commercial players would still have the possibility to obfuscate their WHOIS data f.i. by a letterbox company.
The Death of the Forest Will Be the End of our Live
The indigenous people of Brazil fight against a planned alteration of the constitution abbreviated by PEC 215. Even yet a new act for mining will be voted for or against in the congress.
Both bills should enable the parliament to abolish indigenous dependencies and consequently to expropriate indigenous people from their land. The Brazilian government plans to build more industrial plantations, water power projects and mines. There would be no way any more to acknowledge new dependencies.
There is currently no second place in the world where the destruction of the rain forests happens at a faster pace than in Indonesia. April is deforesting tens of thousands of hectar of rain forest to make place for new acacia plantations used to produce paper and cellulose.
Credit Suisse wants to support April by a credit of 50 Million US Dollar. Ask Credit Suisse not to give the credit unless April oblidges itself to protect our primeval forests and unless it will pay respect to the local population.
[de] Abstimmung zu TTIP: Wie stehen Ihre Europa-Abgeordneten zum Freihandelsabkommen? [de/at]
Mitte Mai stimmt das Europäische Parlament über eine Resolution zum TTIP ab. Es ist die erste Meinungsäußerung des Europa-Parlaments zum Freihandelsabkommen und eine wichtige Chance, die Verhandlungen der EU-Kommission mit den USA zu beeinflussen.
Jaguars or cattle? Hands off the Los Chimalapas rainforest
Los Chimalapas, one of Mexico’s last rainforests, is the home of the indigenous Zoque people. They have a long history of defending their forest and its biodiversity against outsiders, but now loggers and cattle ranchers are crowding in while politicians turn a blind eye. Please tell the Mexican government that enough is enough.
Brazil wants to fell millions of trees for aluminum – we say NO!
Millions of trees are due to be axed in Amazônia to make way for dams to generate electricity for mines and aluminum smelters. But the indigenous Mundurukú people aren’t taking the destruction of their ancestral land lying down – and neither should we. Please speak out against this misguided project!