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by Elmar Stellnberger

Tell Chevron's New CEO to Finally Clean up Ecuador!

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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Chevron's new CEO Michael Wirth has an opportunity to break with his company's sordid past and cease any legal actions against the very people it has poisoned. Chevron (that time under the name Texaco) has deliberately spilt millions of liters of toxic waste from oil production into rivers and lakes in Ecuador instead of putting back the toxic waste into the ground as this was state of the art when Texaco was drilling.



Stop Pruitt From Censoring Crucial Science at the EPA

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to grant himself the power to censor crucial scientific research at the EPA, the United States Environmental Protection Agency. If Pruitt gets his way, he will be the sole decider of what research is and isn’t considered when the EPA is supposed to set lifesaving health standards.



Death Penalty for Being Raped

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Noura Hussein was just 16 when she was raped by a man she had been forced to marry. She was brave and has killed the rapist at the second attempt. We believe that Noura Hussein should be completely absolved. Instead she is sentenced to death in Sudan.



Tell the Austrian parliament not to ratify CETA

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The Austrian government wants to ratify CETA this June; a slap in the face of all Austrians who are against CETA by three quarters. The government does not even want to wait for judgment of the EuGH, the court of the EU concerning investor state dispute settlements (see our previous messages). Protest with Attac at the parliamentarians and with Global 2000 at the head of the government; read also 9 reasons against CETA by Attac.



EU steps back from Trump & Polluters at UN climate talks

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The European Union has traditionally sided with the USA in blocking progress on addressing conflicts of interest. However, calls for the EU to stop supporting Trump had been mounting through April, with open letters from 88 MEPs and 100 civil society organisations respectively, as well as thousands of US citizens signing a petition to call on EU negotiators not to back their fossil fuel-friendly President. Although it stepped back from Trump, the EU still did not actively support advancing a conflict of interest policy, despite people’s demands.