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‘Beauty brands including Boots have been accused of misleading customers by falsely labelling products as organic.

Ingredients not certified as organic – and even linked to health problems – were found in a range of cosmetics apparently claiming to be all-natural.

The research for the Soil Association revealed High Street brands including The Organic Pharmacy, Dr Organic and Faith in Nature, were using the word on packaging for shampoos and sunscreens containing potentially harmful ingredients.’

Read More: The ‘organic’ beauty goods not as green as they seem: Major brands accused of misleading customers by falsely labelling their products  

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‘The march towards an Orwellian future where every form of human behavior is being monitored by AI-driven appliances and electronics is quickly becoming a reality. This was the plan from the start and as we can see the ruling elite have not slowed down one bit in their attempt to create this kind of world.

It is thus no surprise that Samsung is releasing a new smart phone this week called the S8 and S8+ that has a software called “Bixby” which will be studying your behavior in real-time and will be reacting, responding and “learning” from you accordingly.’

Read More: New “Smart Phone” Will Be Quietly Studying Your Behavior And Reacting In Real-Time

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‘For a very long time, Monsanto has been known as the world’s most evil corporation for promoting poison, monopolizing the seed supply and suing farmers after contaminating their fields with GMOs. But now, Google seems to have supplanted Monsanto, taking the prize as the world’s most evil corporation for its outrageous censorship, collusion with spy agencies and blatant attempts to propagandize the world with dishonest, deceitful information about everything from politics to natural medicine.

Google, which was once founded on the slogan of “Do no evil” has in many ways become the very thing it once opposed. Beyond mere “evil,” Google seems to have recently become the most dangerous entity on the planet, threatening human freedom, human knowledge and the very future of human society as you’ll read below.’

Read More: Did Google just surpass Monsanto as the world’s most EVIL corporation?

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‘Ivanka Trump’s company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewellery, bags and spa services in the world’s second-largest economy. That night, the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, sat next to the president of China and his wife for a steak and Dover sole dinner at Mar-a-Lago

The scenario underscores how difficult it is for Ms Trump, who has tried to distance herself from the brand that bears her name, to separate business from politics in her new position at the White House.’

Read More: Ivanka Trump’s company won valuable China trademarks the day she dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping

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‘Leaked documents now reveal a plan by search engine behemoth Google to censor alternative media through the blatant suppression of search results — and, for all intents and purposes, the censoring appears part of the political establishment’s plan to quash dissent.

Documents obtained by InfoWars’ Mike Cernovich indeed show a Google contractor instructing staff to rate prominent but controversial website, InfoWars, as “low-to-medium” in reliability, with articles frequently having “been debunked.”

Although Cernovich and other InfoWars staff have indeed been known to occasionally embellish the facts, Business Insider reports.’

Read more: Leaked Documents Show Google Contractors Suppressed Alternative Media, Google Confirms

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‘The Pobeda low-cost airline barred a child with cerebral palsy and his mother from boarding a flight to the city of Yekaterinburg, sparking outrage. The company has since dismissed the employee responsible for the incident.

The problem started when a mother with her disabled child wanted to fly from Moscow to the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in the Ural region on April, 14. Though the company was informed about their special passenger in advance, they were denied registration just before the flight.

At the registration desk, a Pobeda employee told the mother that he could not check them in due to a technical malfunction in the program dealing with the passenger list. The company also noted in a press release that the passenger with the child suffering from cerebral palsy arrived at the registration desk “two minutes before the registration ended.” The airline said that it “didn’t have a chance to arrange the boarding of a person with restricted mobility to ensure that the flight isn’t delayed.”’

Read more: Mother with disabled two year-old denied boarding by low-cost Russian airline, sparking outrage

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‘Everybody who knows the history of the medical marijuana movement knows that Dennis Peron started the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club in response to the AIDS epidemic. The early ’90s also brought the beginning of the Prozac epidemic. Eli Lilly’s brilliant, pervasive marketing scheme would change how Americans thought about “Depression,” and what constitutes a “serious illness,” and the “medical use” of drugs to improve mood.’

Read more: What Do You Think Would Make You Happier, Prozac or Medical Marijuana?

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‘Most of us are active on Facebook, use many of Google’s assets (search, YouTube, calendar) and get Amazon products dropped at our doorsteps. But have we ever stopped to think about the enormous impact these three companies have had on our lives and our society?

Well, Jonathan Taplin has given it a lot of thought. The result is a breakthrough, must-read book, Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy. The book tells the tale of how the internet “was hijacked by a small group of right-wing radicals [led by Trump supporter Peter Thiel] for whom the ideas of democracy and decentralization were an anathema.”

The upshot is that the dominant philosophy of Silicon Valley became heavily based on the radical libertarian ideology of Ayn Rand. The internet is not the product of any mythical cooperative notion as the public may think, shaped by the pervasive, effectively marketed illusion of goodness symbolized by Google’s tagline: “Don’t Be Evil” (changed to “Do the Right Thing” in 2015 in Google’s code of conduct).’

Read more: The Massive Monopolies of Google, Facebook and Amazon, and Their Role in Destroying Privacy, Producing Inequality and Undermining Democracy

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‘Prisons are seldom mentioned under the rubric of labour market institutions such as temporary work contracts or collective bargaining agreements. Yet, prisons not only employ labour but also cast a shadow on the labour force in or out of work. The early labour movement considered the then prevalent use of prison labour for commercial purposes as unfair competition. By the 1930s, the U.S. labour movement was strong enough to have work for commercial purposes prohibited in prisons.

In the decades following, the number of prisoners decreased to a historic minimum. But with cutbacks in the welfare state, the prison population exploded from about 200,000 in 1975 to 2,300,000 in 2013 (Scherrer and Shah, 2017: 37) and prison labour for commercial purposes became legal again. Today, about 15% of the inmates in federal and state prisons perform work for companies such as Boeing, Starbucks and Victoria’s Secret. Migrants detained for violating immigration laws are one of the fastest growing segments of prison labour. Under the Trump administration, their numbers are most likely to increase.’

Read more: The Return of Commercial Prison Labour

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