Chevron denies access to shareholder representatives in bid to silence truth about its human right and environmental impacts
The air was thick with contempt in front of Chevron's Houston headquarters as these individuals were escorted out by smirking security officials after being informed that their papers did not meet the company's qualifications for entry. My thought, watching these community leaders exit the building in compliance, was that Chevron had just made a major strategic miscalculation.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Roberto Rodriguez: Arizona: A Critical Resistance Boycott
Arizona: A Critical Resistance Boycott
On the surface, it is about migration issues. Yet if we probe a little deeper, it’s about power and the future demographic (voter rolls) makeup of the state. Translated: The Browning of Arizona.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Ending the Conflict Minerals Trade
the world's deadliest conflict since World War II is still occurring -- in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is estimated that over the last 11 years this conflict has claimed more than five million lives. Secretary Clinton, who visited the region last year, has charged her team with doing whatever we can to help stop this conflict.
armed groups and military units in some parts of the region have killed, raped, tortured, and abducted numerous civilians and burned and looted their villages in mineral rich areas, particularly near mines. They have also forced civilians, including children, to mine (or forced civilians to provide them with funding derived from the sale of) tin, tungsten, tantalum -- metals that are found in cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, and other popular electronics
Walmart Recalls General Electric® Coffee Makers Due to Fire Hazard
Hazard: The coffee maker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Walmart has received 83 reports of overheating, smoking, melting, burning and fire, including three reports of minor burn injuries to consumer�s hands, feet and torso. Reports of property damage include a significant kitchen fire and damage to countertops, cabinets and a wall.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
This is the Morses Line border crossing, a point of entry into the United States where more than three cars an hour constitute heavy traffic.
The government is planning an estimated $8 million renovation here as part of a nationwide effort to secure border crossings.
It intends to acquire 4.9 acres of border land on a dairy farm owned for three generations by the Rainville family.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Don't know how they could really pay for what they have done and how much will we owe ourselves for allowing it to happen with out past votes and thrist for SUVs?
And we think we've discovered an unrelated leak from a nearby platform that was installed back in 1984. The MMS ID# for this platform is 23051 (look it up here). A small, dark slick appears next to this platform on radar satellite images from April 26, May 8, and May 13 as well as this May 14 image.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Yesterday's MODIS/Terra satellite image has some of the usual complications - clouds, haze, and turbidity again may be obscuring portions of the slick. Observable slick and sheen covers 4,683 square miles (12,129 km2). Thicker, fresh-looking oil is apparent in the vicinity of the leaking well, and still appears to be entrained in a counterclockwise gyre (a circular current):
On the 5th May 2010, the European medicines Agency (EMA) published the 17th edition of its European Pharmacovigilance Report. This report summarises the adverse drug reactions reported after the use of the four centrally authorised 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic vaccines - Arepanrix, Celvapan, Focetria and Pandemrix - and the antiviral Tamiflu.
This edition notes that again the vast majority of the adverse reactions that had been reported as of 25 April 2010 are considered to be non-serious, thus, the benefit-risk balance of the centrally authorised pandemic vaccines and antivirals for the current 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic continues to be positive.
Sunday, May 09, 2010