Global Peace Index 2017: World 0.28% more peaceful than last year

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The Institute for Economics and Peace published its Global Peace Index on Thursday for the 11th year running.

Full article here

 

MK Ultra review – Adam Curtis doc dominates Rosie Kay’s Illuminati dance 

Did you ever think you would see this in the mainstream media???

In a stylish collaboration, the film-maker and choreographer explore the myth of a shadowy cult attempting world domination through mass brainwashing

Source: MK Ultra review – Adam Curtis doc dominates Rosie Kay’s Illuminati dance | Stage | The Guardian

Geoengineering – US scientists launch world’s biggest solar geoengineering study (there is a familiar villain behind it)

Research programme will send aerosol injections into the earth’s upper atmosphere to study the risks and benefits of a future solar tech-fix for climate change

It seems the USA is peacing up rather than piecing up ☺

Gun control: Remington plant lays off 120 as gun makers report declining sales

Remington has announced layoffs at its New York plant as many gun companies reported struggling sales. The number of FBI background checks, considered a measure of firearm purchases, has dropped under the Trump administration.

Beginning in December – the month after Republican Donald Trump was elected president – the FBI has reported monthly gun background checks that were lower than the previous year, breaking a 19-month streak of monthly increases.

 

Full article at RT

Aboriginal DNA study reveals 50,000-year story of sacred ties to land

A study of ancient Aboriginal hair samples has revealed distinct Aboriginal populations were present in Australia with little geographical movement for up to 50,000 years.

The discovery of such a long, continuous presence in the those regions emphasised why land was so sacred to Aboriginal people, researchers said.

Full article by Melissa Davey at the Guardian

UN experts denounce ‘myth’ pesticides are necessary to feed the world

A new report, being presented to the UN human rights council on Wednesday, is severely critical of the global corporations that manufacture pesticides, accusing them of the “systematic denial of harms”, “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics” and heavy lobbying of governments which has “obstructed reforms and paralysed global pesticide restrictions”.

 

More via UN experts denounce ‘myth’ pesticides are necessary to feed the world | Environment | The Guardian

Fmr IMF Chief Sent to Jail As Spain Prosecutes 65 Elite Bankers in Enormous Corruption Scandal.

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In many other countries, excluding the United States, corrupt bankers are often brought to task by their respective governments. The most recent example of a corrupt banker being held accountable comes out of Spain, where the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Rodrigo Rato, was sentenced to four years and six months behind bars.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/fmr-imf-chief-sentenced/#Yh6kDerYAhMqQ2dM.99