Volkswagon ‘killed up to 10,000 people just in UK’ and left tens of thousands permanently disabled.
This is the simple conclusion from official figures now available.
For the first time figures for poison NO2 and Particulates 2.5 have been included in British figures, adding 30,000 a year to the estimated deaths, nearly all from diesel emissions.
There are about 13 million Diesel vehicles in Britain, with 1.2 m Volkswagon produced cars (about 10%) emitting up to 30 times the legal limit we can safely estimate at least 2,000 deaths a year from these vehicles, and this has been going on since 2009.
Update: Support Cizre..The new Kobane. Thousands of supporters who had marched cross country flooded into Cizre for funerals and mass demos when The Turkish State briefly lifted the brutal 8 day total curfew in the resisting Kurdish town. But the relief was short lived and many were trapped as the authorities re-imposed a permanent curfew late Sunday. Eyewitnesses say twenty civilians died there in the first 8 day operation, with people starving and even burials impossible, the Turkish government said only one civilian died and that the rest were ”militants”.
Speaking of their anger at Turkish state for carrying out attacks that terrorized the city for days and killed dozens of local civilians, residents of Cizîr (Cizre) have vowed that the resistance in the city will continue, reports a new article from DİHA and carried in Özgür Gündem.
The following joint statement from the global climate justice movement was released by Attac and 350.org. by This Changes Everything
We are at a crossroads. We do not want to be compelled to survive in a world that has been made barely livable for us. From South Pacific Islands to the shores of Louisiana, from the Maldives to the Sahel, from Greenland to the Alps, the daily lives of millions of us are already being disrupted by the consequences of climate change. Through ocean acidification, the submersion of South Pacific Islands, forced migration in the Indian Subcontinent and Africa, frequent storms and hurricanes, the current ecocide affects all species and ecosystems, threatening the rights of future generations.
An appeals court in Lyon, France has upheld a 2012 ruling against Monsanto, in which the agribusiness giant was found guilty of the chemical poisoning a farmer named Paul François. byLorraine Chowat EcoWatch with thanks
The EU and Spain pay Morocco and other countries to persecute migrants en route and to let them dump unwanted and undocumented migrants there.
migrants in Boukalef carry a dead friend after the illegal evictions
Desperate immigrants from war torn countries that for decades have been ‘debt cows’, milked for abusive debts by the IMF and western banks are terribly persecuted. Just enough are let close to Europe’s borders so they can bargain for more ‘aid’.
Rape threats are to social media as catcalling is to walking down the street for women–commonplace. If I had a dollar for every time a man has threatened me on Twitter, I would have my mortgage payment every month.
It’s the ugly side of social media–the very thing that allows women to connect with other women all over the world, especially on feminist issues, also allows men from all over the world to harass us. Yes, you can protect your account on Twitter, but that pretty much defeats the purpose of getting your message out to a wider audience. Continue reading Why 100’s of Men Want to Rape and Kill Coralie Alison→