Ban on Tuna Labeled Dolphin-Safe Shows How TPP Will Crush Consumer Rights | 24 Nov 2015 | In the last 25 years, dolphin-safe labeling of tuna managed to reduce unnecessary annual deaths of the mammals from over 100,000 to only 3,000--an astounding 97% reduction--but the World Trade Organization just effectively nullified this critical program. In order to placate Mexico as a member nation of the upcoming (and seemingly inevitable) Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the WTO deemed dolphin-safe labeling a "technical barrier to trade"--even though that environmentally-conscious label is voluntary and applies equally to domestic and foreign companies...This ruling by the WTO is the fourth and final against U.S. attempts to continue dolphin-safe labeling, despite modifications and improvements that sought to rectify any difficulty experienced by the Mexican tuna fishing industry.
Source: Ban on Tuna Labeled Dolphin-Safe Shows How TPP Will Crush Consumer Rights
Source: As he departs Paris, Obama defends his Islamic State strategy in Syria - Washington Post
From time to time, there’s an article really worth posting in its entirety or a majority of it in tact. This is one of those articles. Those who underestimate Russia’s Vladimir Putin do so at their peril. In the West, many see Russian President Vladimir Putin more as a schoolyard bully than a […]
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will receive more than 50 modern pieces of weaponry in 2015, including intercontinental ballistic missiles and launch platforms, Strategic Missile Forces’ press spokesman Col. Igor Egorov said Tuesday. “More than 50 modern pieces of weaponry, military and special equipment, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, autonomous launch platforms, mobile command centers of missile units and […]
Source: Russian Strategic Missile Forces to Receive New ICBMs in 2015
A Russian warplane recently entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria but the intrusion was resolved without incident, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Sunday. Yaalon’s comments come amid deep concern over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which claims it strayed over the Syrian border into its airspace and ignored repeated warnings to […]
Source: Russia plane entered Israel control zone from Syria: minister
First, a body of three battalions of 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers was deployed at Khmeimin and has already started pounding rebel lines and command centers in the area. This heavy artillery system, capable of firing 152mm bombs at a rapid pace, is a veteran of Russia’s former campaigns against Islamic terrorist groups, especially in […]
Source: Russia speeds tons of heavy artillery and MRLs to Syria for expanded ground combat
Russia is "actively carrying out construction of military compounds on the islands of Iturup and Kunashir," Shoigu said at a meeting with military top brass, according to the ministry's website.
Relations between Moscow and Tokyo have been strained for decades because of the status of the four southernmost islands in the Kuril chain, known as the Northern Territories in Japan.
Some 19,000 Russians live on the remote rocky islands, occupied by Soviet troops in the dying days of World War II.
The two countries have never officially struck a peace treaty and the lingering tensions over the issue have hampered trade ties for decades.
The Russian ministry said the new military buildings would help "raise the combat readiness of troops on the eastern frontiers of Russia."
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Boyalife Group and its partners are building the giant plant in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, where it is due to go into production within the next seven months and aims for an output of one million cloned cows a year by 2020.
But cattle are only the beginning of chief executive Xu Xiaochun' ambitions.
For more on George Soros and his corrupt past, including almost killing the British Pound, see HERE and HERE. Additional information on the Open Society Foundation can be found HERE. Russia has branded foundations run by the financier George Soros a threat to the country’s constitutional order, and banned them from disbursing grants to […]
Source: Russia bans two Soros foundations from disbursing grants
Source: Do the media now have to question every little thing Donald Trump says? - Washington Post
Amid Moscow's recent objections to Turkey's role in the sale of the oil stolen by the Takfiri terrorists, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, made the remarks to Sputnik Monday, suggesting that the US intentionally ignores the illegal oil sale.
"I have personally contacted US representatives asking them to target ISIL trucks transporting Iraqi and Syrian oil to Turkey only to be told that those were civilian targets so they could not attack them," said Rubaie, a leader of the State of Law Coalition party in the Iraqi parliament and former national security adviser.
Rubaie said earlier that the militant group had made over $800 million dollars in black market oil sales in Turkey over the last eight months, signifying the move has been ignored by the so-called US-led coalition for a long while.
This is not the first time Ankara is being implicated in support for Daesh, whose militants have been committing crimes against the lives and heritage of people in Iraq and Syria.
Moscow, however, broke the silence on Turkey's role in the oil sale after a Russian jet, engaged in bombing Takfiri positions, was downed by the Turkish air force, putting Moscow-Ankara ties under tension.