By Sofía Jarrín
Upside Down World
The current government of Ecuador, under President Correa, is driving an aggressive development program that is fueling social conflicts all around the country, mostly around mining and oil industries and the control of water sources. Protesters are charged with terrorism, writes Sofia Jarrin.
By Renee Feltz
Security officers at BP’s shareholder meeting [on April 14] in London blocked the entrance of a delegation of four fishermen and women from the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast area heavily damaged by last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Among them was Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation fisherwoman from the Texas Gulf Coast. She was there to present BP executives with the Ethecon Black Planet award for companies who represent a danger to the planet.
Wilson is a past recipient of the the group’s Blue Planet Award and author of Diary of an Eco-Outlaw An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth. She confronted BP’s former CEO Tony Hayward when he testified before Congress last June. She told Democracy Now! what happened when she tried to enter the BP meeting.
Posted in Aquaculture
Tagged bp, bp oil catastrophe, Deepwater Horizon oil spill, diane wilson, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, eco warrior, ecocide, ecoterrorism, gulf coast, shrimpers, tony haward