Politics

Iceland Just Jailed 7 Bank Executives For Market Manipulation

Iceland Just Jailed 7 Bank Executives For Market Manipulation

In one of the biggest cases of its kind, seven executives from the Kaupþing bank have been handed prison sentences for market manipulation today. According to The icelandmonitor: “By fully financing share purchases with no other surety than the shares themselves, the bank was accused of giving a false and misleading impression of demand for Kaupþingi shares […]

Powerful Film: What Have Governments Really Done?

The melody used in this video is essentially a happy, folky tune that initially makes you think of apple pie and 1950s baseball stars. But the footage of governments beating citizens, killing foreign ‘enemies’, and destroying the planet makes a strong contrast to the upbeat rhythm of the song. The lyrics are also loaded with a snarky dig […]

Shock Report: Your Taxes Subsidize Dirty Oil Corporations By $5.3 TRILLION

Shock Report: Your Taxes Subsidize Dirty Oil Corporations By $5.3 TRILLION

A recent paper released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should shock all of us who believe in a green future based on renewable energy. Despite stark warnings from scientists, fossil fuel subsidies continue to grow: this year alone, it is estimated that dirty coal and energy corporations will receive a staggering $5.3 trillion from governments […]

China Plans To Phase Out Domestic Ivory Market, Crack Down On Illegal Trade

China Plans To Phase Out Domestic Ivory Market, Crack Down On Illegal Trade

The illegal ivory trade in China was dealt two major blows last month when the state government and the country’s largest social media platform began tightening its measures to protect the endangered African elephant. The Chinese government said that it was working to close down the nation’s legal domestic ivory market after 662 kilograms of […]

France Will Give Residents €10,000 If They Switch Their Diesel Vehicle To A Hybrid

France Will Give Residents €10,000 If They Switch Their Diesel Vehicle To A Hybrid

We love France. First it passed legislation banning stores from purposefully wasting food, then Arash Derambarsh, the instigator behind that movement announced his ambitions to take similar efforts global. And all that was after France decreed all new roofs in the country to host either solar panels or oxygen-producing plants. But if that’s not enough to make you […]