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Development at Gunpoint’ duration :: Story of destruction in Orissa

May 19, 2013

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The vegetable garden of Odisha is going to be submerged and more than 50 villages displaced; and the name of the game is ‘Development at Gunpoint’ – meaning ‘peaceful industrialization’ as the chief minister claims! Thousands of farmers of the Lower Suktel plateau in Balangir are protesting against this upcoming dam for more than a […]

Monsanto maize banned in France

March 17, 2012

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A genetically modified strain of maize created by the notorious American company Monsanto has been temporarily banned in France “to protect the environment.” This comes at a time of protests against the biotech giant in its homeland. France’s Agricultural Minister Bruno Le Maire Friday imposed the temporary ban on maize strain MON 810, in what […]

Oilpocalypse? Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans Move Forward

January 16, 2012

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Shell’s plans for drilling in the ecologically sensitive areas in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas are one step closer to becoming reality. As The Hill reports: Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is a step closer to drilling in fragile waters off Alaska’s northern coast following an EPA appeals board’s Thursday denial of green group challengesto a pair of […]