Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

US Plotted Getting Activists To Destroy EU GM Crops: Wikileaks

"Reacting to a French pledge to represent the 'common interest' in considering biotech foods, a former US ambassador recommended publishing a 'retaliation list' of European locations where genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were being grown in hopes that activists would destroy them and 'cause some pain' for officials, a leaked diplomatic cable shows."

Source: Raw Story, 12/21/2010

"Smart Mama Jennifer Taggart Aims To Get the Lead Out of Toys"

Jennifer Taggart, a southern California lawyer/engineer who blogs as The Smart Mama, pointed her hand-held X-ray flourescence analyzer at some kids' Shrek glasses from McDonalds coveted by her 7-year old -- and within days sparked a recall of 12 million glasses because they contained cadmium.

Source: USA TODAY, 12/07/2010

"Japanese Whalers, Sea Shepherd Whale Defenders Head for Whale Wars"

"Japan's whaling fleet has been scaled back and today departed late for the Southern Ocean aiming to catch hundreds of minke whales and 50 fin whales." They will be met and harassed by a three-ship flotilla from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which includes a new high-speed trimaran interceptor and video crews from Animal Planet.

Source: ENS, 12/03/2010

"Greenpeace Sues Chemical Makers, Alleging Spy Effort"

"Contractors working for Dow Chemical and Sasol North America, a chemical manufacturer, hired private investigators to conduct a two-year corporate espionage campaign against the environmental group Greenpeace, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday in federal district court in Washington."

Source: Green (NYT), 11/30/2010

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