Monthly Archives: May 2018

false letters

The controversial business of selling grassroots political campaigns is getting the spotlight treatment as details continue to emerge about the source of fake letters sent to a first-term member of Congress urging him to vote against the Waxman-Markey climate and …

via Forged climate bill letters spark uproar over ‘astroturfing’ — Grist

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Fight on!

Canada is coughing up $3.5 billion to buy the floundering Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project from Kinder Morgan. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had vowed “to get that pipeline built,” but pipeline resistance groups aren’t backing down, either. “This is a declaration of war against indigenous people because they’re not recognizing our own sovereignty,” says Kanahus…

via Trans Mountain pipeline opponents vow to keep fighting — Grist

Anti-Terrorism

In the wake of recent attacks, surveys show that combatting terrorism while respecting individual freedom, remains one of the key concerns of EU citizens. The EU fights terrorism through supporting various national measures and exchanges, including those preventing radicalisation and recruitment, measures addressing terrorist financing and regulating the possession and acquisition of weapons and explosives, as well as instruments aimed at strengthening security at the Union’s external borders.

via The fight against terrorism: Cost of Non-Europe Report — European Parliamentary Research Service Blog