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by Elmar Stellnberger

Dangerous Politics at the ECB

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
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The General Accounting Office of the EU has no access to the European supervision of banks from the ECB which thus takes place without control. The situation was different when the supervision of banks was a national issue. Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank has said that there were too many banks in Europe. However small banks like saving banks and cooperative banks are the backbone of the German economy. The German success in exporting goods is attributed to one half to small and mid sized corporations which are direly in need of small banks to obtain credits (see for this article at DWN). Besides this the relatively cheap Euro makes it more easy for foreign investors to buy German corporations (DWN article).



Felices Fiestas / Compliments of the Season!

Category: general,
Source: info,
Languages: en, de, es, pt,
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This year's winter solstice is on the 21st of December at 22:23 UTC (date of this message). We wish everyone compliments of the season and a good time!

O solstício de inverno deste ano é no 2018-12-21 22:23 UTC (fecha desta mensagem). Desejamos boas-festas e um bom tempo para todos!

Die Wintersonnenwende dieses Jahres ereignet sich am 21.12.2018 um 23:23 MEZ. Wir wünschen allen ein frohes Fest und eine schöne Zeit!

El solsticio hiemal de este año es en el 2018-12-21 22:23 UTC (fecha del mensaje). Deseamos felices fiestas y un tempo óptimo para todos!




Will BlackRock Bankroll Bolsonaro's Bulldozers?

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
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Governments and corporations continue to recklessly expand fossil fuel infrastructure and agribusiness activities across the globe, despite the harm it does to the last pristine rainforests, indigenous peoples, and the climate. One of the most extreme examples is Brazil, whose right-wing extremist president Jair Bolsonaro has vowed to "open the Amazon for business."



New Legislation Could Ban Glyphosphate

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
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Next week the European Parliament will vote on legislation to make previously-secret industry studies available to the public. The EU has f.i. allowed the use of glyphosphate for another five year basing on studies uprageously kept secret. This way it would be possible to prove the opposite of studies claiming that glyphosphate was save by independent scientists.



Save the Tribes of the Amazon

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
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Ecuador´s president has fired his environment minister after he refused to open up the Yasuní National Park, home of Tagaeri and Taromenane peoples, for oil drilling. A former oil executive who had worked for the environment department should now rubber stamp the oil exploration plans as environment minister. Tell him to protect the Yasuní National Park. There has already been a catastrophic oil spill by Texaco in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

There are only four weeks left to prevent a genocide against the Kawahiva people in the Brazilian Amazon. Tell the justice minister of Brazil to put the land rights of the Kawahiva whose territory has already been mapped into force. Otherwise the new, right extreme president Jair Bolsonaro who regrets that the indigenous people of Brazil have not been wiped out yet would expell them from their land: take action with Survival International.