BEST HEADLINES 2018: FOR ‘THE LOVE OF MONEY/POWER’

Uruguay: First Nation To Legalize Marijuana Can’t Keep Up With Demand (06/2018)

“Israeli banks are facilitating their expansion and thus bankrolling these abuses,”said the Israel/Palestine Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) (06/2018)

How banks are shutting 60 branches every month! Customers are being ‘abandoned’ on the High Street as the largest players cut costs by driving their business online (06/2018)

Killer robots could make humans their SLAVES before eventually destroying everyone on the planet, claims scientist (06/2018)

Humans Need Not Apply: AI to Take Over Customer Service Jobs (06/2018)

‘Millions of lives at risk’: Humanitarian groups urge Saudi-led coalition to spare Yemeni civilians (06/2018)

Judge approves AT&T’s $85 billion Time Warner takeover in defeat for US government and despite Donald Trump criticism (06/2018)

U.S. Intelligence Community Wants To Use DNA For Data Storage (06/2018)

‘Peace Is Bad for Business’: War Profiteer Stocks Plummet After Diplomatic Progress With North Korea  (06/2018)

The 18 things you may not realise Facebook knows about you: Firm reveals the extent of its spying in a 454-page document to Congress (06/2018)

More than half of Millennials expect to be millionaires someday, according to a new study (06/2018)

Student loan debt harms mental health, careers and home ownership for many years, study says (06/2018)

Pesticides making America STUPID: Agricultural chemicals found to lower the IQ of children  (06/2018)

Catering to Chemical Industry Demands, EPA Threatens Nation’s Air and Water With ‘Shameful’ Curbing of Toxic Safety Rules (06/2018)

Water bosses’ £58 million pay over last five years a ‘national scandal’  (06/2018)

People terrified of having an opinion – how race is being used to divide and rule (first 15mins) (06/2018)

Food giants’ claims palm oil does not damage rainforests ‘problematic’, say researchers (06/2018)

Merck accused of fast tracking Gardasil for financial gain; judge orders the drug company to prove the effectiveness of this vaccine (06/2018)

Now It’s Against the Law in California to Shower and Do Laundry on the Same Day (06/2018)

Alcohol Companies Calling for Draconian Police State Measures to Combat Driving on WEED (06/2018)

India’s plans to empty the countryside and force people into mega AI cities (06/2018)

Legalising cannabis ‘could earn Treasury £3.5 billion’ (06/2018)

Whole Foods Quietly Halts GMO Labeling Requirements (06/2018)

Banks are closing their branches and forcing us in to the path of fraudsters online – where just £1 stolen in every £4 is being returned to us (06/2018)

Revealed: industrial-scale beef farming comes to the UK (06/2018)

US lost track of 1500 Mexican children but says they are not ‘legally responsible’  |  More than 120 child refugees missing in UK after being trafficked from France, report finds (06/2018)

Is Monsanto going down like Big Tobacco? FAKE SCIENCE about to be exposed on a global scale (06/2018)

Consumers will pay £1.5 billion too much for electricity after ministers handed windfarms golden subsidies, watchdog says  | Bank of England should print money to invest in green projects to prevent climate change, says report (05/2018)

Minority of farmers struggle for survival in South Africa (05/2018)

‘Recklessness, hubris and greed’ – Carillion slammed by MPs  (05/2018)

Google under investigation for using Android phone data to spy on users (05/2018)

The IMF’s Reprehensible Campaign for Continued Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa (05/2018)

Intimate details of 3 MILLION Facebook users were exposed in a new data leak, including the results of personal psychological tests (05/2018)

BP’s Toxic Gulf Coast Legacy: When Covering Up a Crime Takes Precedence Over Human Health (05/2018)

Half a Million Pounds of Taxpayers’ Money Bails Out Criminals Jack Straw and Sir Mark Allen (05/2018)

HMRC spending on debt collectors up by more than 500% in three years (05/2018)

How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally (05/2018)

Confronting Global Agribusiness: Natural Farming Is the Future (5/2018)

RBS agrees to $5billion settlement with US over sale of toxic mortgages (05/2018)

A million more UK children in poverty than in 2010 – study  (05/2018)

Citizens Up in Arms Against 5G Wireless Technology Roll-Out: Are Their Concerns Justified?  (05/2018)

CNN: Cuomo presses Netanyahu on Israel’s nuclear capability – go to 9.35 to see unbelievable Israel hypocrisy (05/2018)

Oil Refinery Spews 8.5 Tons of Hydrogen Cyanide Gas Over Low-Income Community Each Year (05/2018)

YouTube is not safe for your children: The video platform ‘data mines’ information from its young users  | Twitter admits it sold data to the same Cambridge researcher who improperly harvested private information from millions of Facebook profiles  |  Masters of the Universe: Facebook Reverses Course on ‘Fake News’ Warnings After They Prompted More People to Share Articles (05/2018)

Amazon v Seattle: 7,000 jobs under threat as retail giant protests homeless tax (05/2018)

The Middle Class Sure Isn’t What It Used to Be  –  Folks want to make $300,000-400,000 to live a middle-class lifestyle (05/2018)

Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for insurance and mortgage abuses [CNN Money] (04/2018)

Robots interviewing graduates for jobs at top city firms as students practice how to impress AI (04/2018)

Dolphins or LNG Tankers in the Shannon Estuary? The Processing of U.S. Fracked Hydrocarbons in the Republic of Ireland (04/2018)

Why are You Funding the Enemy? (04/2018)

Texas Charter School Asked Students to List ‘Positive Aspects’ of Slavery (04/2018)

Amazon insists its food warehouses are EXEMPT from FDA food safety rules (04/2018)

‘Too expensive’ to delete millions of police mugshots of innocent people, minister claims (04/2018)

Theresa May’s husband’s Investment Firm made a financial killing from the bombing of Syria (04/2018)

Digital addiction is not our fault but a result of the tech industry’s desire to increase corporate profits.’  (04/2018)

Human traffickers ‘using migration crisis’ to force more people into slavery (04/2018)

Asteroid Mining: How To Become The World’s First Trillionaire(s)? (04/2018)

The Canadian Government Is Terrified About What Cannabis Will Do To Their Pal Big Pharma! (04/2018)

World Debt Is Rising Nearly 3 Times As Fast As Total Global Wealth (04/2018)

Elon Musk drafts in humans after robots slow down Tesla Model 3 production  (04/2018)

Each Bitcoin Requires 80,000 Times More Electricity Than A Credit Card Transaction (04/2018)

Chevron Has Avoided Justice for Environmental Crimes in Ecuador and the U.S. — Can Canada Hold It to Account?  (04/2018)

‘SkyNet’ Facial Recognition, Can Compare Three Billion Faces Per Second (03/2018)

Donald Trump Blasts Amazon for Putting Retailers Out of Business (03/2018)

Housing ministers flown out to champagne party in Cannes – at a cost of £100,000 (03/2018)

While Workers Get Crumbs, GOP Tax Scam Analysis Details $25 Billion ‘Bonanza’ for Big Oil (03/2018)

Outrageous’: With $700 Billion for Pentagon, Nearly Half of $1.3 Trillion Budget Headed for More War-Making (03/2018)

The Greatest Concentration of Surveillance and Censorship Power in Known Human History –  David Icke Podcast (03/2018)

China’s threat to fight trade war ‘to the end’ sends Asian markets tumbling after Trump escalates tariffs row (03/2018)

Critique: Bernie Sanders “Inequality in America” Town Hall from 3.19.18, by Peter Joseph – video (03/2018)

China Banning People From Transit for Bad “Social Credit” Scores (03/2018)

EU approves Bayer’s $62.5billion takeover of GMO & pesticide giant Monsanto (03/2017)

Toxic air in the UK is now a “national health emergency” responsible for 40,000 early deaths and £20bn in economic costs each year, MPs have warned (03/2018)

Trump to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion Chinese goods (03.2018)

S&P accused of faking ratings to cultivate business, exacerbating global financial crisis (03/2018)

EPA Wants China To Sell Bee-Killing Pesticide For 165 Million Acres Of US Farmland (03/2018)

Amazon Sets Off To Become America’s Biggest Mortgage Lender (03/2018)

Canadian families stunned by 3,000% increase in price of life-saving drug (03/2018)

Cyber security experts warn that  AI could mimic writing styles and habits of millions of users to launch  devastating scams (03/2018)

Not-so-magic kingdom? Many Disneyland workers poor & homeless, union says (03/2018)

REVEALED: The £9billion extra cost of smart meters that will wipe out all the savings we were told we’d make (02/2018)

Millions of workers face having to pay hundreds of pounds more each year in ‘radical’ new plan to ‘tax the over-40s’  (02/2018)

Coca-Cola and Nestlé to Acquire Private Ownership of the Largest Reserve of Water in South America. Report (02/2018)

Doctors should prescribe more antidepressants for people with mental health problems, study finds (02/2018)

‘Shady Bosses’ Stealing $15 Billion in Wages from Low-Income Workers: Report (02/2018)

Drivers hit by £6million-a-day petrol rip-off: Britain’s biggest supermarkets don’t pass on fuel price cuts  (02/2018)

Fannie Mae Wants Another $3.7 Billion Taxpayer Bailout (02/2018)

Billionaire George Soros pledges another £100,000 to ‘accelerate’ his fight against Brexit (02/2018)

News Corp CEO Admits He Wants Internet Censored So News Corp Can Make More Money (02/2018)

Charities are too obsessed with ‘chasing celebrity patrons’ rather than helping people, warns official regulator (02/2018)

Month After Getting $3.5 Billion Tax Break From Trump, Bank of America Hikes Fees on Poorest Customers (01/2018)

(How about ending global arm sales first?) UN aid agency calls for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen (01/2018)

Social media alarm over YouTube revenue rule change (01/2018)

The £1bn stealth fee racket: Thought the new ban on credit card surcharges would end rip-offs? Some hope! (01/2018)

Crypto-bloodbath: Major digital currencies suffer huge losses within hours VIDEO (01/2018)

Pay up to be in the single market club: France says City will only get full access if Britain hands over billions to Brussels and accepts EU laws FOREVER (01/2018)

How RBS spent £2.2billion on new high street branches that will NEVER open… and guess what? YOU’RE picking up the bill (01/2018)

Corporate Excuse for Obscene CEO Pay? ‘The Free Market Made Us Do It!’ (01/2018)

France goes after companies for deliberately shortening life of hardware (01/2018)

Donald Trump overturns Obama bans on drilling as he moves to vastly expand US offshore oil (01/2018)

Coca-Cola will sell smaller bottles at higher prices rather than alter famous recipe in response to the sugar tax (01/2018)

(When money regulates free speech) Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook is broken and sets a goal to ‘fix’ fake news, hate and abuse on the site in 2018 in order to help an ‘anxious and divided’ world (01/2018)

Billion people at risk? Indian citizens’ ID data selling for $8 (01/2018)

‘Big food is like big tobacco’: Former McDonald’s advertising exec reveals the tricks food manufacturers use to persuade the public to eat supersized portions that fuel the obesity crisis (01/2018)

Ron Paul: Economic progress under Trump is illusion, crash coming  – video (01/2018)

The Surprising Culprit To Bee Decline That Could Rival Pesticides (01/2018)

‘US industrial giants would rather let workers die than stop using asbestos’ – legal magazine editor (01/2018)

Google moves £14billion into tax haven to cut its bills in arrangement slammed by Sir Vince Cable as ‘galling’ (01/2018)