A new movement seeks to declare
ecocide - the extensive destruction of or damage to an ecosystem - a fifth
international crime against peace, making corporations punishable by the U.N.'s
International Criminal Court. The BP oil spill would be up first; those
destroying the Alberta tar sands, the Amazon rain forest and other areas
could be next.
"We the peoples of the United Nations (vow) to promote social
progress and better standards of life in greater freedom." - Preamble to
the 1945 U.N. Charter
The first dead, oil-covered pelican found in what was formerly a renowned bird sanctuary.