Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 08:44

Micheal Munk's reminder that the villain of the Gulf gusher (not a "leak" as the media call it) is the same corporation that was a major player in the CIA o

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 21:05

October 10, 2006 20:05 | by Kartika Liotard, MEP

At the beginning of October, Kartika Liotard, was invited to give the opening address to the European Conference on Asbestos Removal held in Amsterdam. This is what she had to say.

My colleague, former SP parliamentarian and environmental researcher Remi Poppe starts all his speeches on asbestos with a quote I can't improve. He says "Aside from gunpowder, asbestos is the most scandalous substance people have had to work with. The dark forces which profit from asbestos think little of using blackmail, deceit and unscrupulous practices to protect the bottom line: they willingly sacrifice worker's health for corporate profits"

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 16:58

September 26, 2005 19:00 | by Steve McGiffen

Investigating the firms that are using asbestos at the expense of staff health.

Gathering this week in Brussels, groups of activists, victims, doctors, lawyers and politicians will come together to discuss the continuing problem of asbestos.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 - 11:19

August 3, 2005 10:19 | by Guillaume Carré

Inhabitants of an ancient town in Transylvania have mobilised in opposition to what have been described as the Pharaonic ambitions of a Canadian gold mining consortium menacing the environment and even the existence of the town itself. So far, they have managed to put the project on hold. Guillaume Carré reports.

Monday, May 2, 2005 - 14:10

May 2, 2005 13:10 | by Alfred Mendes

The following should be viewed against a background of many other like-projects - such as the Trans-Balkan Corridor 8, and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipelines - whose progress is so often spasmodic that the word 'feasibility' is beginning to be veiled in an aura of obscurity.

Friday, December 3, 2004 - 13:00

3 December 2004: The Global Day of Justice/20th Anniversary of Bhopal:

Shortly after midnight on December 3rd, 1984, poison gas leaked from a factory in Bhopal, India, owned by the Union Carbide Corporation. There was no warning, none of the plant's safety systems was working. In the city people were sleeping. They woke in darkness to the sound of screams with the gases burning their eyes, noses and mouths. They began retching and coughing up froth streaked with blood.