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[News] Censorship Used to Hide Potential Genocide by Trafigura, Wikileaks Assists

  • Subject: [News] Censorship Used to Hide Potential Genocide by Trafigura, Wikileaks Assists
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:01:24 +0100
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Minton report: Trafigura toxic dumping along the Ivory Coast broke EU regulations, 14 Sep 2006

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| (update Oct 12, GMT) Following press 
| reportage about dumping off the coast of 
| Africa, Waterson & Hicks, a UK law firm 
| acting for Trafigura, a large London based 
| oil and commodity trader, ordered and 
| received this confidential report (the so-
| called "Minton report") into toxic dumping 
| practices by its client along and on the 
| Ivory Coast. The report reveals a number 
| of toxic dumping incidents and appears to 
| be the report behind the extraordinary 
| secret October 11, 2009 gagging of the 
| Guardian newspaper.


More gagging:

Guardian gagged from reporting parliament

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| The Guardian has been prevented from 
| reporting parliamentary proceedings on 
| legal grounds which appear to call into 
| question privileges guaranteeing free 
| speech established under the 1688 Bill of 
| Rights.
| Today's published Commons order papers 
| contain a question to be answered by a 
| minister later this week. The Guardian is 
| prevented from identifying the MP who has 
| asked the question, what the question is, 
| which minister might answer it, or where 
| the question is to be found.


Guardian Gagged from Reporting Parliament

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| According to the Guardian, despite the 
| 1688 Bill of Rights, it has been gagged 
| from reporting a question to be asked in 
| parliament later this week.  The gag was 
| obtained by Carter-Ruck. 


Guardian Hiring Bloggers For Local News Network

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| Thereâs now no doubt that Guardian News & 
| Media is planning a local online news 
| project. Despite parent company Guardian 
| Media Group laying off almost 250 staff in 
| its regional division this year, GNM is 
| hiring for metropolitan âbeatbloggersâ in 
| Cardiff, Leeds and Edinburgh for local 
| news services set for launch early next 
| year.



Ralph Lauren And Its Lawyers Discover The Streisand Effect On Bogus DMCA Takedown

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| Boing Boing put up a post about it, along with the tag
| line "Dude, her head's bigger than her pelvis." While
| some have questioned whether the ad is even real, one
| thing is clear: Ralph Lauren was not pleased. The
| company's lawyers at Greenberg Traurig sent DMCA takedown
| notices concerning both posts. Despite Blogger's new DMCA
| policy, Google still quickly took down the post at
| Photoshop Disasters, causing the site to ask whether or
| not Ralph Lauren or its lawyers have ever heard of the
| Streisand Effect (yay). BoingBoing's host, however,
| doesn't automatically take content down and passed along
| the info to BoingBoing, who quickly pointed out that this
| was clearly fair use (commentary, criticism, etc.) and
| the DMCA takedown wasn't being used to stop infringing
| content, but to stifle speech.

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