Daily Archive: September 16, 2016

Syrian War Report – September 16, 2016: US and Russia Exchange Allegations of Ceasefire Violations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWqTULshons The United States and Russia exchanged allegations of ceasefire violations against both of their respective proxies on September 15th. According to Moscow, US-led forces has violated the ceasefire 32 times. Russia shared unprecedented live footage from one of their reconnaissance drones flying over Aleppo to monitor the ceasefire conditions below. The Syrian Arab Army began withdrawing from the Castello...

Japan to Join US Navy’s ‘Training Cruises’ in South China Sea

Japan has announced plans to increase joint military activities with allies in South East Asia to counter Chinese dominance around disputed reefs in the East China and South China Seas. This includes deeper engagement with the US Navy’s “training cruises.” Tensions in the region have been on the rise after Beijing laid claim to the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands – known...

Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn for the Worse

News broke this week that Monsanto accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Bayer. The new company would control more than 25 per cent of the global supply of commercial seeds and pesticides. Bayer’s crop chemicals business is the world’s second largest after Syngenta, and Monsanto is the leading commercial seeds business. Monsanto held a 26 per cent market share of all seeds sold...