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Gulf Oil Spill Reaches the Senate in a Shrimper's Jar
Protester Targets Senator Murkowski's Moves to Shield Oil Companies from Liability and Preempt Clean Air Act
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Getting Naked to Expose BP
Diane Wilson, a fourth generation shrimper from the Texas Gulf and a founder of CODEPINK , has been watching the BP spill and the botched clean-up with a mixture of dread and anger. After all, it's her livelihood and that of her community that's at stake. "I've lived all my life in the Gulf Coast,...
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Bhopal Gas Disaster's Legacy Lives on 25 Years Later
Twenty-five years since lethal gas escaped from the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, killing thousands and injuring hundreds of thousands, the poison still lingers. Mick Brown travelled to India to meet the victims of the world’s worst industrial accident who have not given up the fight for...
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Canadian Immigration Blinks on Use of FBI Database for US Peace Activists
On June 1, U.S. peace activist Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Codepink women for Peace and Global Exchange, Diane Wilson, an environmental, jail reform and peace activist and I, a retired US Army Reserves Colonel and diplomat who resigned in March, 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war, attempted to...
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Antiwar Activists Clear Border
Diane Wilson, an antiwar activist from Texas, drove over the U.S. border south of Vancouver on Sunday just to see if she could. Whether or not U.S. antiwar activists are allowed into Canada was key to Sunday's Our Way Home Vancouver Peace Conference at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre...
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Offsets Aren't Enough: Two Environmental Groups Cave To Big Coal in Texas
As someone who once sunk a shrimp boat as an act of civil disobedience, Diane Wilson was disappointed when two big environmental groups opted for a less-than risky alternative to blocking a new coal-burning power plant that's poised to blaze in her community of Calhoun County, Texas. If she had the...
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Protesting for Peace With a Vivid Hue and Cry
Code Pink's Tactics: Often Theatrical, Always Colorful
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An Unreasonable Woman
Diane Wilson is a shrimper. And a fighter. For 15 years, she has been fighting Formosa Plastics' giant polyvinyl chloride facility on the Texas Gulf Coast between Galveston and Corpus Christi. Trying to toilet train the giant Taiwan-based petrochemical plant. A company whose pollution threatens...
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