BP Annual General Meeting (timetable)

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/09/2004 - 11:09

TAKE ACTION with London Rising Tide...

 

Thursday 15 April, 'Oil Festival Hall', London, 10am-3pm

 

10am: Meet and greet the shareholders
10-3.30pm: Rally, performance and open mic... Sound system, Rhythms of Resistance samba band, voices from Colombia, the Caspian Region and other oil-cursed areas, poets, musicians, ranters, diggers and dreamers
3pm: The Beginning is Nigh! Say Bye Bye (Planet) to shareholders and contemplate saying farewell to BP for good.

Bring banners, drums, voices, music and friends

Tortured Baku-Ceyhan Pipeline Campaigner considers indefinite hunger strike

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/09/2004 - 11:09

 

[Update: Ferhat has now been granted bail... click here for details...]

 

The prominent human rights defender detained and allegedly tortured in Turkey following his work to mitigate the impacts of the controversial Baku-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline has indicated that he will commence a 'death fast ' hunger strike on 12 May 2004 if his application for release is not accepted. Human rights and environmental groups are calling on the international community to intervene urgently to guarantee the safety of the campaigner.

 

Assaulted Turkish Baku-Ceyhan Campaigner Granted Bail

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/09/2004 - 11:09

Ferhat Kaya, one of the main activists working on the Turkish part of the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline, has been badly assaulted and detained by Turkish police for more than two weeks.

Thank you to everyone who wrote letters on Ferhat's behalf. The Turkish authorities have now agreed to grant him bail.

Unfortunately, it has been set at £2000, much higher than we expected and hard for us to raise alone. In view of the urgency of the situation, we are having to ask for assistance from you. If anyone can help us with a financial donation to get our colleague released, it would be a greatly appreciated act of solidarity.

Please send cheques for whatever you can (payable to the Ilisu Dam Campaign) to 14 Chelsea Gardens, Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RG.

Plenery meeting disrupted in Bonn - carbon trading

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/09/2004 - 10:10

All talk and no action..
from - www.climateconference.org

Bonn, Germany: COP6.5. Today in the final session of the latest round of climate talks, climate justice activists unfurled a banner which read “Trading in Pollution is not the Solution”. This was in response to the dependence upon market-based mechanisms in the latest agreements on the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol.

Was it a fair COP in Marrakech?

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/09/2004 - 10:10

By Mark Lynas

marklynas@zetnet.co.uk

Perhaps it was a signal of approval from on high. The night before a deal was done at the climate negotiations in Marrakech, the heavens opened and drought-stricken Morocco got some much needed rain.

But then perhaps it wasn’t. The rain stopped after half an hour, and the weather system moved on to neighbouring Algeria, where over a thousand people were killed in flashfloods and mudslides.