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Obama signed the  HR 933 legislation into law which gives Monsanto legal accountability

Monsanto granted immunity from legal accountability

Monsanto has been made immune from the law after legislation was passed which effectively removes the food giant from any corporate responsibility. Section 735 of the HR 933 legislation has been dubbed the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ after the government effectively banned federal courts from being able to halt the sale of genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) foods, even[Read More...]

Obama renews promise to shut down Guantanamo

Obama renews promise to shut down Guantanamo

  Four years after his election promise to close down Guantanamo in Cuba, president Obama has announced his intention to renew his commitment to the cause. Around 166 inmates – many of whom have not been charged – are currently held in the prison camp and 100 of them are on hunger strike. Many of the inmates, such as  Shaker[Read More...]

Middle-Eastern dance show combats stereotypes in Leeds

A Middle-Eastern dance show aimed at combating stereotypes about Arabic art proved popular among Leeds residents last week. The show Funoon, attracted around 100 dance fans who bore witness to a fusion of different dance styles from across Africa and the Arabic world. The show was the brainchild of acclaimed dancer, Nawarra who formed a collaboration with top performers across[Read More...]

Hip-hop pioneer inspires youngsters in Leeds

Hip-hop pioneer inspires youngsters in Leeds

Youngsters in Leeds were treated to a series of urban music workshops over the last six weeks thanks to a special visit by Dyna Max, a US hip-hop artist and ambassador of Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation. He is also a member of Kool Herc’s hip-hop family the ‘Herculords’ and pioneer to the hip-hop culture in France. He has worked across[Read More...]