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Make a vid for freedom and defy #Trafigura!

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Earlier today we showed up outside Trafigura’s offices to video ourselves reading out the information they have been trying so hard to suppress.

If you couldn’t make the protest, you can still help to drive the point home, by reading out the ‘banned text’ in your own Youtube video at home or work.

The more of us do this, the more clearly we can send out the message that the internet can’t be gagged, and that efforts to do so are doomed to backfire.

Please be as original and creative as you like, but if you need a starting point here’s the basic text that we’ll be using:

I am [name] and I’m using my freedom under the 1688 Bill of Rights to read the following quote from Parliament, in defiance of Trafigura:

“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.”

The next step is then to upload the video to Youtube (or Vimeo or Yfrog), with the word “Trafigura” somewhere in the description text, and tell as many people as possible. If you’re on Twitter, please do spread the word by Tweeting the link to your vid with the #Trafigura hashtag.

We’ll be embedding and linking to every video we find, and eventually editing them all together as part of a top-secret new web 2.0 project, so please do let us know via this page once your work is published!

Here’s Kate defying #Trafigura!

…and here’s Chris

Here’s Simon


Here’s Sly…

Here’s Reggie

…and here’s Lianne

Here’s Alex defying #Trafigura!

Here’s Jimbo Gunn defying #Trafigura to the tune of “Ode to Joy”

Here’s Derek defying #Trafigura

Here’s Dom defying #Trafigura

Here’s Lauren’s cat defying #Trafigura

Here’s Peregrine defying #Trafigura

Here’s Joel Sams defying #Trafigura with gravitas!

Here’s a robot space alien defying #Trafigura

Here’s one I made earlier


Here’s Paul defying #Trafigura

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Written by Richard Wilson

November 25, 2009 at 1:03 pm

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  1. [...] Sign up for the event on Facebook here – and if you can’t make the protest, you can make a vid for freedom here, or support us on [...]

  2. I’m defying #Trafigura and you can too! http://bit.ly/7jIkAn

    Alex Cooley

    November 25, 2009 at 4:00 pm

  3. [...] Click here to help us defy Trafigura on Youtube! [...]

  4. [...] Do your bit by doing this. [...]

  5. [...] leave a comment » The BBC lawyers may have caved, but you can still defy Trafigura – click here to find out how! [...]


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