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Archive for December 8th, 2008

Protesters close down runway at UK airport

Posted by feww on December 8, 2008

Climate action group Plane Stupid breached security at UK’s  Stansted airport forcing dozens of flights to cancel.

Police reportedly arrested nearly 60 protesters for aggravated trespass, attempting to gain access to a restricted area, and conspiracy to commit a public nuisance, BBC reported.

Never knew the Brits had it in them 😉  It took just over fifty young protesters from the climate action group Plane Stupid have this morning shut down Stansted Airport by camping on the runway and surrounding themselves with fortified security fencing.

A senior police officer from Essex police force told reporters that the demonstrators were “committing a criminal act.”

A spokesman for Stansted airport said a total of 56 flights had been canceled.

The activists had carried “concrete blocks and 6ft-high security fencing with them and erected a ‘stockade’ about 50m (164 ft) from the runway. They then chained themselves to the fencing.” A BBC reporter said.

On of the demonstrators, Lily Kember, 21, said she was “incredibly apologetic” for inconveniencing the passengers, but added: “The effects of climate change are going to be monumental.”

Another protester said: “We’re here because our parents’ generation has failed us and it’s now down to young people to stop climate change by whatever peaceful means we have left.

“We’re afraid of what the police might do to us, we’re afraid of going to jail but nothing scares us as much as the threat of runaway climate change.” (Source)

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Avoid Irish Pork, It Could Be Tainted

Posted by feww on December 8, 2008

Dioxin contaminated Irish pig meat could have been exported to 25 countries, including France and the Netherlands, Irish government officials said.

Tests on Irish pork products contained showed toxic dioxins levels 200 times higher than “accepted” safety limit.

The toxic dioxin is believed to have come from “contaminated oil,” used by Millstream Power Recycling Limited, in Co Carlow, which recycles food products into pig meal. The oil was reportedly used in the machinery that dry the food.

“We do have our suspicions this time that the oil being used was not food grade and therefore may have led to the contamination which has caused such a crisis throughout the industry but only affecting a small amount of pork.” Said Ireland’s Food Minister Trevor Sargent.

Some 10 farms in the republic of Ireland and another 9 farms in UK’s Northern Ireland used the contaminated pig feed.

Pork disaster recipe of the week
1. Apply industrial farming
2. Produce tainted pork products
3. Use globalized business network
4. Create consumer panic in 26 countries
5. Recall toxic products
6. Add to waste

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