President Biden knows the Amazon is crucial for the future of our climate. Newly appointed U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry has a mandate to act for the Amazon and support leaders like Alessandra Munduruku. In the last week, the encroachment of illegal miners has increased within Munduruku territories. They have brought with them heavy equipment, guns, and likely COVID-19.
Manfred Hiebel: … I'm talking about the list of search terms with which German companies and politicians have been spied on. If it is only a matter of uncovering illegal arms exports, wiretapping by the Federal Intelligence Service would be completely sufficient, and you don't have to call in the NSA for this. In order to get this list out, she must first obtain approval from her “allies”, said Merkel. This shows that all of Kohl's gossip about democracy in peace and freedom is pure dumbing down of the people. Anyone who believes in Germany today that they live in a free and independent constitutional state is fooling themselves or allowing themselves to be fooled into something that has nothing to do with everyday reality. …
Instead of using trillions of euros the European Central Bank allocated for Covid response to help transform Europe into a sustainable and green economy, the head of the German Central Bank wants to keep sinking money into big polluters like Shell and Total. It is a feature of the bond purchase program that it supports existing players over new ones.
Read about the leading attorney against the Texaco/Chevron scandal who has illegitimately been put under house arrest for over 600 days. Texaco has deliberately dumped millions of liters of toxic waste from oil production into ponds and rivers in Ecuador instead of returning them to the subsurface as would have been state of the art. It's a long article, but if you start reading at “And they got a witness up to New York, who accused you of fraudulent behavior in relation to the case?” and also read the next paragraph, then you will know the most important things. Steven Donziger's homepage is here.
Vaccination Side Effects AstraZeneca, USA & UK - EU
The rare immunological reaction that has occurred with some people vaccinated with AstraZeneca occurs, according to experts (newspaper: Salzburger Nachrichten), roughly estimated with a probability of 1:100,000. However if it is recognized it is now well treatable. New deaths as a result of cerebral vein thrombosis should therefore no longer occur. If there is a severe headache within the first 14 days and that for three days, often combined with nausea or dizziness, then a doctor should be consulted immediately. Symptoms such as skin bleeding or neurological symptoms such as speech or vision disorders are even less common. On the other hand, slight side effects within the first three days are nothing unusual. Other vaccinations like polio also have rare side effects.
While AstraZeneca's vaccine is not yet approved in the US, 30 million vaccine doses are gathering dust in refrigerators there. The Biden government has only approved small quantities for export to Canada and Mexico, but not to the EU. While AstraZeneca is not meeting its delivery obligations in the EU, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked the EU not to impose a ban on exports of AstraZeneca's vaccines to Britain (because of the necessary second vacinations), which up to now have received above-average supplies. It is a vaccine already paid for by the EU, with which AstraZeneca has built up corresponding export capacities.