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Tweet if you support us! Online flashmob – 1pm, Thursday 26th November

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*UPDATE* – Make a vid for freedom! We’re defying #Trafigura, and you can too!

Unable to join the #Trafigura flashmob in person this Thursday? Still want to help? Well now you can…

We will be using our freedom under the 1688 Bill of Rights to stand outside Trafigura’s office and quote from a Parliamentary debate which highlighted an allegation that the company has been very keen to suppress:

Newsnight” is being threatened by the lawyers for Trafigura, Carter-Ruck, if it repeats an allegation against Carter-Ruck that deaths were caused by the dumping of toxic waste in Ivory Coast, even though in 2007 Hansard reported the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations laid by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs before Parliament, and a memorandum of explanation to those regulations stated:

“The recent example of the release of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast leading to the deaths of a number of people and the hospitalisation of thousands underlines the risks involved in the movement and management of waste.”

How can it be that that can be in Hansard, yet there are still threats of legal action against “Newsnight” if it reports the very same wording that is used in there?

From 1pm onwards on Thursday 26th November, please show your support for the campaign by Tweeting the following, and encouraging others to do the same:

Beat the gag! “toxic waste in the Ivory Coast leading to the deaths of a number of people” #Trafigura http://bit.ly/4DvaNV

OR

I’m tweeting banned text: “toxic waste in the Ivory Coast leading to the deaths of a number of people” #Trafigura http://tr.im/FBZi

Click here to help us defy Trafigura on Youtube!

Click here for more information about the campaign.

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Written by Richard Wilson

November 23, 2009 at 10:18 pm

6 Responses

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  1. Great idea.
    Tweet your support on the day and join in the online flashmob if you cant get down to Trafigura in person.
    Support the campaign to beat the gagging of the press.

    middleclassmayhem

    November 23, 2009 at 10:42 pm

  2. [...] *UPDATE* Sign up for the event on Facebook here – and if you can’t make the protest, here’s how you can support us on Twitter. [...]

  3. Here it is…

    Trafigura: the Movie

    Good luck – and thanks for the copy!

    http://post.ly/DTLd

    John P

    November 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

  4. That’s GMT right? In case people outside the UK want to add their voices.

    Ellie

    November 26, 2009 at 12:05 pm

  5. Being African I definitely want this exposed.
    Enough is enough of Carter Fruck.

    su

    November 26, 2009 at 1:29 pm

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