Ecuador's Largest National Park Opened for Oil Development

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/08/2004 - 09:56

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.

CARNIVAL AND KRITICAL MASS TOUR OF THE G8's TOP CLIMATE CRIMINALS

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 00:00

15.10.04

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 Under Attack - FBI Seizes UK Indymedia Servers

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/07/2004 - 22:00
FBI seizes IMC servers in UKIn a chilling case of censorship, the FBI, acting on a request from Italian and Swiss authorities, ordered two servers confiscated from Rackspace in London last Thursday morning effectively removing 20 Indymedia sites and some others from the internet.

Indymedia is regularly used by UK climate change activists to post events, reports and photos from actions that are ignored by the mainstream media.

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Greenwash or Us: an activist’s diary

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 06/26/2004 - 15:18

 

Behind the mask: A true portrait of BP?

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.

WORLD BANK PROJECTS FUND CLIMATE CHANGE

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/30/2001 - 23:00
31.10.01

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