Police surround BP's AGM to silence alternative opinions
Matt Finer and Margot Bass
QUITO, Ecuador, September 23, 2004 (ENS)
Environment News Service
Controversy is raging over oil development activities slated for Ecuador's largest national park - Yasuni National Park, which protects one of the world?s most megadiverse regions. Jaguars, harpy eagles, caimans and 13 primate species live in this lowland rainforest, the ecological treasure of the western Amazon basin.
Last month, Ecuador?s Environment Ministry granted the Brazilian national oil company Petrobras a long-awaited license to begin pumping oil out of the park in northern Ecuador.
As part of the many grassroots events sprouting up all around the European Social Forum in London, London Rising Tide today (dis)organised a very public exposure of some of the forces that are sending our planet tumbling into climate chaos.
London Rising Tide's critical mass theme was London in 2050 when sea levels may be a tad higher than at present.
Aimed at highlighting how big business and government are ignoring the massive threat of climate chaos and rising sea levels caused by the continued burning of fossil fuels in their frenzied "business as usual". Many costumes of a distinctly nautical flavour. The samba band was also out in force. Completely over the top police presence, Forward stupidity Team photographers
Indymedia is regularly used by UK climate change activists to post events, reports and photos from actions that are ignored by the mainstream media.
Behind the mask: A true portrait of BP?
29 July 2004
An Activist’s Diary of ‘Greenwash or Us’, London Rising Tide’s inaugural ‘Exhibition of Resistance’ to BP’s hijacking of the arts
For the past 12 months, direct action group London Rising Tide has been planning an inaugural ‘exhibition of resistance to Big Oil and the corporate sponsorship of the arts’, specifically targeting oil giant BP and its sponsorship of the annual National Portrait Award.
The writing on the wall is simple: We need to start dismantling the oil economy now. Although this sounds radical, unachievable and unrealistic, it’s something which we could and should have started years ago...
This new article by Jo Hamilton draws the links between ending the slave trade, and ending the oil economy.
Carbon Trade Watch, TNI, 19 April 2004
Today, over fifty environmental and social justice NGOs and other groups sent a letter of protest to the World Bank calling for the closure of its new emissions trading fund, The Prototype Carbon Fund.
Freak Weather News Archive Summary
Since 1992 the World Bank has poured $20 billion into 300 dirty fossil fuel energy projects that over their lifetime will produce an incredible 40 billion tons of Carbon Dioxide- as much as the ENTIRE WORLD EMISSIONS FOR TWO YEARS.
(50 YEARS) WB CLIMATE DESTRUCTION: 9 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUEL LOANS
For Release October 29, 2001
NEW DATABASE CALCULATES LIFETIME GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM NINE YEARS OF WORLD BANK FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS
First-of-its-kind resource catalogues $20 billion in dirty energy projects since 1992