Tag Archives: corruption

Corporate interests lean on YouTube to delete Lego-Shell video

But Greenpeace UK will just keep re-posting it… Here is the latest email from their Head of Arctic Campaigns, Ben Ayliffe: ———- Hi Rick, I think we might have offended someone. This morning we were shocked to learn that our … Continue reading

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Please help save the African elephant

Are humans a plague upon the Earth? When I read stufff like this (from Avaaz), I find it hard not to feel ashamed of what our species is doing to this planet. ———- Dear friends, African elephants could go extinct … Continue reading

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This is participatory democracy in action

Fantastic news! Despite all their attempts to obfuscate, the Conservative Party’s attempt to curtail democracy in the UK has been defeated. This is how 38 Degrees reported the news to me by email. —— Dear Rick, Great news. Last night … Continue reading

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Colin Russell is released on bail

Latest email from Greenpeace ——————- Hi Rick, Amazing news! Four minutes after I heard Colin’s appeal hearing had started, news came that he had been granted bail. I didn’t even have time to make myself a cup of tea. The … Continue reading

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George Monbiot is as incisive as ever

I admit it, even though I am (or would like to be) socially conservative, George Monbiot is one of my heroes. His long track record of illuminating the stupidity of climate change scepticism was one of the reasons I decided … Continue reading

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The graphical nature of reality

In response to demand (and comments submitted), here is yesterday’s post in graphical form: Questioning the reality, reliability, or reasonableness of the consensus understanding of atmospheric physics (i.e. that post-1850 warming cannot be explained unless 40% extra atmospheric CO2 is … Continue reading

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Why the Conservative Party is not acting in the public interest

The Conservative Party in the UK hit a new low this week The Party leader and Prime Minister, David Cameron, clearly felt that the last week before Parliament’s summer holidays was a good week to try and bury some bad … Continue reading

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Tearfund has unearthed the truth!

Fantastic news today! Tearfund, a UK based Christian charity focused on promoting overseas aid and development, has announced the success of its ‘Unearth the Truth’ campaign. As of today, the EU has implemented new Transparency Laws that will make it … Continue reading

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Help end 1 trillion USD of corporate tax evasion

In advance of the G8 Summit to be held in Northern Ireland, Avaaz is asking people to sign a petition to help encourage President Obama and Canadian PM Harper do the right thing. ——- Dear friends, In days, world leaders … Continue reading

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Lobbying: from Fiji Fools to Fossil Fuels

When the latest lobbying scandal broke in the UK last week, I must admit that I was somewhat surprised by the decision of Patrick Mercer MP to resign from the Conservative Party and announce he will leave Parliament in 2015. … Continue reading

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