Japanese taking legal action against government over TPP - TOKYO — A former Japanese agricultural minister is leading a legal challenge of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement that is being negotiated by 12 nations, including the U.S. and Japan.Masahiko Yamada is leading a group of 1,063 people that have filed a 45,650,000 yen — about $370,
CLIMATE CHANGE - where are the artists? “There was a day when the comedians, songwriters, and writers were the heralds of change in the West. Now the bullhorn of earth activism has been seized by unlikely citizens who do scary things. I'm thinking of the band of stalwarts who occupied UK's Tate Modern, writing the words of Margaret Atwood and Naomi Klein on the floor of the Turbine Room. Liberate Tate! Yes! Overwhelm the big museum with climate scrawlings! As the basic laws of the planet...”
A report released Wednesday examining the pay practices of the 30 largest publicly held U. oil, gas, and coal companies concluded that pay incentives for the companies' chief executives encourages reckless behavior and is hastening a climate crisis.