240 Greenpeace Activists Take Direct Action Protesting Europe’s Aging Nuclear Reactors
By Isadora Wronski Last week, 240 Greenpeace activists from national and regional offices took action across Europe to highlight the risk of aging
In Switzerland, about 100 Greenpeace activists from six different countries entered the station at Beznau. They climbed the superstructure of the reactor and hung banners demanding the immediate shut-down of the 45 year old power plant while a paraglider circled the sky. Continue reading
Africa’s Vanishing Forests
That palm oil listed in the ingredients of your favorite candy bar or lipstick? More and more of it comes from forest and farmland razed by multinational corporations a world away.
by Jocelyn C. Zuckerman
Photos: Marco Di Lauro
You see that coconut tree?” said Daniel Krakue, gesturing out beyond the windshield. “That used to be a village.” Continue reading
We are writing from the squatted mansion /Mas Castelló/, near to
On the back of the energy and enthusiasm of the camp against the MAT
that was held in Fellines, we have squatted a space to give the struggle
against the MAT continuity, creating a meeting place here we can share
experiences of struggles and collective living that breaks away from the
models imposed on us by consumer society. Continue reading
Outdoor air pollution causes more than seven million deaths each year, according to a 2014 World Health Organisation study – the equivalent of more than 2 Chernobyl disasters annually, with over 10 times that number of us suffering chronic health problems from poisoned air.
It calculated that, each year, at least a million people died as a result of ozone and over 5 million deaths can be linked to fine particulate matter. Air pollution increased respiratory and heart disease risks, with the young, elderly and infirm most vulnerable.
The findings of an earlier study appear in the Environmental Research Letters journal.
Since the Industrial Revolution unscrupulous capitalists have knowingly exposed the public to deadly air pollution to increase their profits, knowing that it’s practically impossible to prove they cause the slow agonizing deaths.
But not any more!
Soon victims and their families will be able to take Court cases against polluting industries and the oil and vehicle industries. Continue reading