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Alessio Rastani: Is BBC Market Trader Really Yes Men Founder Andy Bichlbaum?
If it’s too good to be true then it very often is. A city trader who set jaws dropping on Monday after apparently confessing that he goes “to bed every night and dreams of another recession” has been branded a hoax. Self-styled trader Alessio Rastani, 34, made world headlines after his bizarre...
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Since 9/11, Koch Industries has Fought Against Tougher Government Rules on Chemical Plants
Koch argues that tough restrictions on petrochemicals aren’t necessary because there hasn’t been a terrorist attack here since 9/11
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UK Uncut is Great, but It Needs Some More Yes Men
Andy Bichlbaum, one of the Yes Men, appears on BBC World impersonating a Dow spokesman accepting full responsibility for the Bhopal disaster. LONDON -- UK Uncut has achieved a quite astonishing level of prominence in a shockingly short amount of time. It was only seven months ago that their first...
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Fukushima and the 'Nuclear Renaissance' That Wasn't
The nuclear industry won't give up its ambition and nuclear apologists are aplenty, but still, their hopes for an easy rebirth are surely dashed
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Tim DeChristopher Showed Us 'We Must Act', Let's Not Let Him Down
Exactly a week ago on March 3, young climate change activist Tim DeChristopher was convicted for disrupting oil and gas lease sales on public lands in southern Utah. He is an international celebrity right now. Hundreds of articles have come out on this story: you can read news stories, here and...
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India Must Free Binayak Sen Immediately
In 1970 Howard Zinn began his now–famous speech “The Problem is Civil Obedience” with these words: “I start from the supposition that the world is topsy–turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are out of jail, that the wrong people are in power and...
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Chevron Fined $8.6 Billion for Pollution in Ecuador
A court in Ecuador has told oil giant Chevron Corp to pay $8.6bn in environmental damages, but the US company has termed the court order as "illegitimate and unenforceable" and said it would appeal. An Ecuadorean judge ruled on Monday that Chevron was responsible for oil drilling contamination and...
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Exporting Privatization
When Obama visited India earlier this week , saying India "has already emerged" as a power in Asia and globally, his compliments were loaded. On Wednesday night at IATP, Leo Saldanha and Bhargavi Rao from the Environment Support Group (ESG) in Bangalore, described India's current tug of war between...
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Hundreds of Survivors of Bhopal Disaster Protest Obama India Visit
A group of 400 survivors of the Bhopal disaster have been protesting Obama's visit to India. The 1984 Bhopal industrial gas disaster left an estimated 15,000 people dead. The company, Union Carbide, is now a subsidiary of Dow Chemical. Dow has faced calls to clean up the contaminated site, increase...
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Time to End War Against the Earth
When we think of wars in our times, our minds turn to Iraq and Afghanistan. But the bigger war is the war against the planet. This war has its roots in an economy that fails to respect ecological and ethical limits - limits to inequality, limits to injustice, limits to greed and economic...
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