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US: Broad Coalition Rallies for BP Accountability

Posted on 01 November 2010 by admin

Louisiana fishers, seafood distributors, oil-field workers, conservationists and concerned citizens rally in Baton Rouge on Oct. 30. Credit:Erika Blumenfeld/IPS.

By Dahr Jamail

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, Nov 1, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Gulf coast fishers, conservationists, seafood distributors and oil workers rallied here at Louisiana’s capital over the weekend to demand that oil giant BP be held accountable for the “ongoing” use of toxic dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico.
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U.S.: Guilty Plea for Child Fighter Averts “Publicity Nightmare”

Posted on 26 October 2010 by admin

Omar Khadr. Credit:Public domain.

By William Fisher

NEW YORK, Oct 26, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – With tongue in cheek, constitutional experts congratulated the U.S. government Tuesday for negotiating a plea deal with Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr, thus avoiding a trial in the military commission “puppet theatre” of a defendant who was just 15 at the time of his offences.
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Canada Seeks to Drop Native Peoples from New Biodiversity Pact

Posted on 21 October 2010 by admin

Protesters in Nagoya demand a fair and equitable access and benefit-sharing protocol. Credit:Stephen Leahy/IPS

By Stephen Leahy

NAGOYA, Japan, Oct 21, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Blame Canada if countries fail to agree to a new binding treaty to curb the rapid loss of plant, animal and species that form the intricate web of life that sustains humanity. That is the view of indigenous representatives from Canada in response to a late night move by the Canadian delegation to strike a reference to indigenous peoples’ rights at the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) members’ conference here.
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