As voting is underway in the EU elections the French President Emmanuel Macron has urged voters to vote for pro-EU parties. However in France the French national party led my Marie Le Pen is ahead in the polls.
Macron says nationals are an “existential risk”. Macron’s globalist-progressive La République En Marche is seeking to bring fourth the next stage of the European project, and sees the popularity of right wing anti-EU parties a risk to this vision.
Across Europe Eurosceptic parties are on the rise, and are on course to do well in the European Parliamentary elections.
Google Engineer Mike Wacker has sent an open letter to Medium describing a culture of left-wing “witch hunts” and “mob outrage” through their anonymous reporting channels. He describes a culture where any comments or behaviour that does not fall in line with the companies left-wing ideologies are not tolerated.
“If left unchecked,” Wacker wrote, “these outrage mobs will hunt down any conservative, any Christian, and any independent free thinker at Google who does not bow down to their agenda.”
The Chinese telecoms giant and 70 of its affiliates have been placed on an “Entity List”. The list bans companies from acquiring US technologies without the government’s approval.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the President backed the move saying, it was to “prevent American technology from being used by foreign owned entities in ways that potentially undermine U.S. national security or foreign policy interests.”
Earlier in the day the President signed an executive order banning US companies from using telecommunications technology from firms deemed to pose an national security risk.
Florida officials in the counties of Palm Beach and Broward are angry at plans to send 1000s of illegal immigrants to them in the coming weeks. The authorities have said they would be unable to cope with such a large influx of immigrants into their region.
President Trump has previously said he was considering sending illegal immigrants awaiting processing to sanctuary cities to alleviate the pressure on the States and towns around the Mexican border.
The President had told reporters: “We’ll bring them to sanctuary city areas and let that particular area take care of it…… They say we have open arms, they’re always saying they have open arms, let’s see if they have open arms.”
Mel Gibson’s latest role in a movie about wealth and power within a super-rich New York family has sparked controversy. Gibson plays the patriarch of the family, in the dark comedy. However the family name in the movie, Rothchild, is strikingly close to the wealthy Jewish banking family Rothschild.
The movie, is being offered to buyers at the Cannes film festival.
Mel Gibson has been accused of anti-semitic behaviour in the past. And although the movie does not allude to any ethnicity in the family the closeness of the names has lead to charges of anti-semitism.
Monsanto the manufactures of the lead brand of weedkiller Round Up, have been ordered to pay a Californian couple $2bn in damages. The couple both contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) cancer after using the weedkiller for 30 years on their property.
Pressure has been mounting on Bayer (the German owners of Monsanto) and Monsanto as more lawsuits have been filed. This is the third successful lawsuit against the company of its kind.
The company has been accused of bullying scientists and “ghostwriting” scientific papers claiming Round Up is safe for years. Their has also been close scrutiny over Monsanto’s relationship with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who continue to approve the use of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Round Up) despite growing evidence to suggest that it is carcinogenic.
Since the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal and the #MeToo movement you would think the issue of sexual assault and the “casting couch”: which involved the offer of acting roles in exchange for sexual favours, within the profession would be a thing of the past.
However it appears the #MeToo movement has done little to halt the issue of sex trafficking, and Cannes plays an important role in the practise. Young actresses often from Eastern Europe are groomed and brought to the festival. They are then introduced to these wealthy, powerful men in the industry on their yachts. The young actresses are then promised small or non-speaking parts in movies, allowing them to have a H-1 visa. Once in the US they are passed around powerful and wealthy men in Hollywood. If they refuse they are told they will have their visas revoked. Experts say that immigration officials should always be suspicious if actresses are being given the expensive H-1 visa for small parts in films.
A report, newly published, detailing the suicide rates of young people in the U.S. show an increase of nearly third in the month following the realise of “13 Reasons Why” in 2017.
The controversial and highly popular TV series premiered on Netflix in 20017 and follows the story of a teenage girl who commits suicide. In the show she has left 13 video tapes detailing the reasons why she will take her own life. In the final episode viewers graphically see the teen kill herself.
The show caused outrage amongst health care professionals and parents. People are now asking if the sharpe increase in suicide rates amongst this demographic are linked to the hit TV show?