Friend or food? China’s ‘civil war’ over dogs

June 22, 2017

… individual dog since we have so many to kill before the arrival of the early morning buyers,” said one slaughterhouse worker I interviewed in 2015. To be fair, traders, desensitized, uneducated and unskilled, are no monsters by birth. They are in the business to make a living, not to have fun from torturing animals. Civil war over dogs China is in a “civil war” over dogs. Rapid urbanization is changing people’s values in ways never seen in the past. The …


Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… state under consideration, said on Monday. If the administration moves forward with that plan, if he puts this plan before Congress, I will fight him every step of the way. Patagonia said it would also consider its legal options if Congress acts, but would likely have a tougher time with that. At the very least, the company said its already considering putting its efforts behind pro-environment candidates in the 2018 election. Marcario said she had no interest in directly funding individual …


Trump’s Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

June 9, 2017

… of countries to pass new laws requiring the use of clean energy. Withdrawing From the Climate Agreement Is a Political Offense The Constitution provides for impeachment of the president when he commits High Crimes and misdemeanors. They include, but are not limited to, conduct punishable by the criminal law. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself. No individual embodies the …


General election 2017: Security dominates campaigning – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… committee, said that while it was “inappropriate and wrong” to draw “precise links” between police numbers and individual attacks, falling numbers made it harder to gather information and counter threats. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has accused the Conservatives of making the “wrong choices” over police budgets, “posturing” over internet surveillance powers and not putting enough pressure on allies in the Middle East to turn the screw on extremist …


Reality Check: What is the Prevent strategy? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… found to be vulnerable but not at risk of terrorist involvement. The remaining 28% were still being considered. In cases where an ideology was recorded, just over half related to Islamist extremism and nearly one in 10 were linked to far-right extremism. In some areas of the country, including parts of north-west England, the number of far-right referrals outstrips the number of Islamist cases. Where action is taken, an individual can be placed on the government’s Channel Programme. This …

Read More >> moves from petitions to movements with $30 million investment

… society, we should be doing everything we can to build powerful, easy-to-use civic spaces where upstarts and idealists can effectively challenge entrenched interests. Where people believe their participation makes a real difference. Where every day, in transparent fashion, individual citizens can join forces in highly democratic efforts to make the world a better place,” Hoffman wrote in his LinkedIn post. “That’s why I’m making this investment in” The …

May 28, 2017

Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

… individual women technologists that work at Uber to be a part of our Systers and local communities and to take part in ABI events worldwide. Please let me know if I can answer any question. Kind regards, Jody Mahoney Senior Vice President Industry Partners Anita Borg Institute WATCH: Who needs a plane when you can go skydiving from a drone More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTrending Traffic – Lifetime Trending Traffic – Lifetime access20 Minute …

May 27, 2017

Glitch hits Pension Regulator website – BBC News

… issue affecting some functionality on our website. “We are working hard to resolve the issue as soon as possible. “Anyone with concerns about their automatic enrolment pension duties should contact our helpline on 0345 600 1011. Each case will be discussed on an individual basis.” …

May 26, 2017

Stop Using Free Speech As An Excuse To Be Awful

… speech as Pence and his supporters. Safe spaces do not suppress anything they level the playing field in a landscape where so many of those who bemoan political correctness do so at the expense of already marginalized communities. There is no legal definition of hate speech that will withstand constitutional scrutiny, Foundation for individual Rights in Education president Will Greeley told Think Progress in January 2016. The Supreme Court has been clear on this for decades. And that is …

May 23, 2017