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The John James Newsletter 18
14 October 2014.

The Effects of Child Abuse: The Roots of Human Violence
You cannot understand or oppose the violence of the world without understanding its true source…

From Pol Pot to ISI – John Pilger
As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, I am not surprised by the disregard of memory and history, yet again.

Greenpeace: TWO bits of incredible news!.
India’s Supreme Court just scrapped over 200 coal mining licences. This includes almost all licences issued in the past 17 years!

Reservoir at 5 Percent Capacity
Climate Change to Leave Sao Paulo’s 20 Million Without Water By November? Regardless of politically-motivated denials, water rationing is the most accurate way to describe what many Sao Paulo residents have been experiencing for 9 months now under a regime of systemic drought that just grows steadily worse with time.

Volkswagen’s New 300 MPG Car Not Allowed In America Because It Is Too Efficient

China coal consumption down 23% as more funds dump fossil fuels
The amount of coal used to generate electricity in China fell by nearly one-quarter in the month of August, according to new data – a blip on the global coal consumption radar that could soon become the norm, as the Chinese government commits to a 2014 target of slashing thermal coal imports and more and more major international funds join the fossil fuel divestment movement.

11 charts that will help you understand climate change

35,000 Walruses Forced To The Beach and Global Warming
As sea ice recedes amid warming oceans, Pacific walruses crowd onto beaches to rest and forage for food. The walruses are telling us what the polar bears have told us and what many indigenous people have told us in the high Arctic.

Iraq’s Economy Collapsing Under Pressure of Security Crisis:
One of the untold stories of the fighting in Iraq is the effect it is having upon the country’s economy: Almost two million internally displaced people, the loss of agricultural land in northern Iraq, foreign investors being scared off, the decline in trade, the collapse of several internal markets, and depleted financial reserves.\

Putin shrugs off damage from Western sanctions: –
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday shrugged off the negative impact of Western sanctions, saying they will only encourage Russia to build closer ties with China, India and Latin America. He called them “utter silliness” that hurt Western business and offered an opportunity for others to expand in the Russian market.

The Government’s Duty is to Protect the Public Interest – James Hansen
The United States was founded on the “self-evident” concept that all people have equal rights. Our Constitution’s purpose to “provide the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” implies obligations to the young and unborn. The Constitution assures that all people have “equal protection of the laws” and cannot be deprived of property without “due process” of law. These basic rights have global relevance because of substantial commonality of our Constitution with the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We aim to file a case against the government based squarely on these fundamental rights.

Is this the death of Australia’s renewable energy industry?
The Abbott government says it “supports” renewables, but new data shows investment has ground to a halt, the country’s biggest renewable companies are facing massive write downs, and the world’s biggest investors are preparing to abandon the country.

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