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Support the Families of Norco, Louisiana in Their Fight Against Shell!
Concerned Citizens of Norco
October 25th, 2001
For 15 years the residents of the Diamond district, an African American community in Norco, Louisiana, have been demanding that Shell to relocate them from their neighborhood adjacent to one of the corporation's chemical plants. Despite the pollution, accidents and health risks caused by the plant, Shell refuses to relocate all the residents of Diamond.

Ukraine: Counting Chernobyl's Cancer Cost
Environment News Service
October 23rd, 2001
LISBON, Portugal -- Chernobyl has made medical history, accounting for the largest group of human cancers associated with a known cause on a known date, ECCO 11, the European Cancer Conference heard in Lisbon today.

Greenpeace Amazon Campaigner Receives Death Threat
October 18th, 2001
BRASILIA, Brazil (October 10, 2001) -- A telephone call received last week at a house where Greenpeace campaigners live and work in Manaus, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, threatened death to Paulo Adario who coordinates Greenpeace's Amazon Campaign.

Urgent: Stop Fast Track!!!
Public Citizen
October 4th, 2001
Call Congress toll-free 1-800-393-1082 and tell your Member to vote No on Fast Track. Despite the incredible inappropriateness of pushing such a controversial issue after the tragic events of September 11th, Rep Thomas (R-CA) has decided that he wants to try to push Fast Track through Congress no matter what.

Vote For CorpWatch!
October 4th, 2001
Are you a Working Assets long distance or credit card member? If so, please consider voting for CorpWatch on their upcoming ballot. Working Assets will disperse $5 million to 55 organizations based on their members' votes. Your vote will express your support for our cutting-edge work.

USA: Former Popcorn Plant Workers Battle Respiratory Illnesses
by Susan ReddenJoplin Globe
September 30th, 2001
Dustin Smith ran track and played basketball and football when he was a student at Sarcoxie High School four years ago. So, it didn't occur to the 22-year-old that he might be sick, even when the noisy wheezing in his lungs forced him to stop jogging with friends. Smith will join 15 other former workers in a class-action lawsuit filed against International Flavors and Fragrances Inc., a New York company that manufactured the flavoring for the popcorn produced at the plant.

USA: Nukes Vulnerable to Attack
by Cat LazaroffEnvironmental News Service
September 25th, 2001
The nation's 103 nuclear power reactors are vulnerableto attack by terrorists, two watchdog groups warned today. The groups charge that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other government entities have failed to impose the security measures needed to prevent a successful attack and avert a potential catastrophe.

EU: Asbestos Related Cancers on the Rise
Environment News Service
September 24th, 2001
BERLIN, Germany -- Industrialized as well as developing countries are under threat of asbestos exposure in the workplace, said researchers at the 11th Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society today in Berlin. The scientists called the pulmonary effects of asbestos exposure a ''time bomb in the lungs.''

USA: Bank Laws Fund Terrorists
by Lucy KomisarPacific News Service
September 21st, 2001
NEW YORK -- The global money-laundering system used by terrorists has also served the U.S. government and banks for years, creating wealth and occasionally supporting U.S. political interests abroad. Changing U.S. bank secrecy laws to pierce that laundering system is as essential to stopping terrorism as military force and diplomatic moves.

USA: Lee is Lone Voice Against Violence
by Ben FentonThe Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 18th, 2001
The only member of Congress to vote against a resolution giving President Bush a free hand in retaliating against terrorism represents a constituency that has become a byword for liberalism.

USA: Anti-Arab Backlash Grows
by Lee
September 17th, 2001
In America's zeal to find and punish those responsible for the terrorist attacks of september 11, the focus on Arab and Muslim suspects may be causing a wave of jingoism and scapegoating. Threats and hate speech have been directed against Arab Americans, transmitted in anonymous phone calls, email messages and websites.

Food First ''Compassion Alert''
Food First/The Institute for Food and Development Policy
September 14th, 2001
Food First/The Institute for Food and Development Policy stands with the international community as we mourn a tragedy of unprecedented depth. We are devastated and horrified at the insanity and carnage.

Pakistan: U.S. Could Spark Rebellion
by Muddassir RizviPacific News Service
September 14th, 2001
The military government in Pakistan is caught in a catch-22. The Bush administration expects Pakistan to cooperate fully in tracking down the perpetrators of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, whom it believes are hiding in Afghanistan. But right-wing religious parties warn of a severe backlash at home if Islamabad allows the use of the country's territory for any aggression against the Taliban administration.

USA: Creosote Contaminates Community for Generations
by Marie MarziEnvironmental News Service
September 5th, 2001
A small neighborhood in Bossier City, Louisiana has some of the highest levels of chemical contamination, cancers and birth defects ever documented in the United States, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH)scientists.

Brazil: Rural Activists Killed in New Wave of Violence
by Mario OsavaInter Press Service
September 3rd, 2001
Freitas da Silva's murder is part of a new wave of violence against a backdrop of conflicts over the expansion of soy bean farming and the transportation of the product in large boats along the Araguaia and Tocantins rivers that cut across central Brazil and run into the Atlantic Ocean in the northern part of Par.

Protest Morgan Stanley's Destructive Financing!
International Rivers Network and Students for a Free Tibet
August 30th, 2001
Boycott Morgan Stanleys Discover credit card and brokerage services until it takes steps to implement environmental and social criteria that will guide its financing decisions. Demand the bank stop financing destructive projects and human rights violations.

Cautious Optimism by Supporters of Haitian Workers
Haiti Support Group
August 30th, 2001
The British non-governmental organisation, the Haiti Support Group, hails the recent successes of unionised Haitian workers, but expresses its concern about continuing anti-union practices and the failure to resolve long-running disputes at the Cointreau/Guacimal company.

USA: Labor Unions Gain Sympathy Says Poll
by Will LesterAssociated Press
August 29th, 2001
Americans' sympathy in labor disputes has tilted toward unions over companies in the past couple of years, says an Associated Press poll taken at a time of job layoffs and economic uncertainty.

USA: Waste Dump is Monument for a Day
Associated Press
August 29th, 2001
FRESNO, California - For a fleeting moment, the city's former dump -- 79 million cubic yards of rotting garbage so foul it's a Superfund site -- was a national historic landmark.

Save Democracy Now! Updated Alert
Juan Gonzalez, Pacifica Campaign
August 21st, 2001
The crisis with Pacifica's flagship national news show, Democracy Now!, has gotten worse. Pacifica management has now suspended Amy Goodman without pay.

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