Trafigura scandal: Papers prove ship dumped toxic waste in Ivory Coast

Message to Trafigura for destroying the environment and people’s lives:

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A Dutch team tackle the waste left in Abidjan. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP

We have received a complaint from solicitors acting for Trafigura about this article.

Read Trafigura’s statement here


Documents have emerged which detail for the first time the potentially lethal nature of toxic waste dumped by British-based oil traders in one of west Africa’s poorest countries.

More than 30,000 people from Ivory Coast claim they were affected by the ­poisonous cocktail and are currently bringing Britain’s biggest-ever group lawsuit against the company, Trafigura.

The firm chartered the ship, Probo Koala, which transported the cargo to Ivory Coast in 2006.

An official Dutch analysis of samples of the waste carried by the Probo Koala indicate that it contained approximately 2 tonnes of hydrogen sulphide, a killer gas with a characteristic smell of rotten eggs.

The documents have been obtained by the BBC. One chemist told BBC Newsnight last night that if the same quantity and mixture of chemicals had been dumped in Trafalgar Square: “You would have people being sick for several miles around … millions of people.”

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Gag on Guardian reporting MP’s ‘Trafigura toxic waste scandal’ question lifted

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Guardian gagged from reporting parliament:
“The Guardian has been prevented from reporting parliamentary proceedings on legal grounds which appear to call into question privileges guaranteeing free speech established under the 1688 Bill of Rights.

Today’s published Commons order papers contain a question to be answered by a minister later this week. The Guardian is prevented from identifying the MP who has asked the question, what the question is, which minister might answer it, or where the question is to be found.”


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The question from Paul Farrelly MP which was subject to a gagging order related to the Trafigura toxic waste scandal

How the Guardian reported the Trafigura dumping story

The existence of a previously secret injunction against the media by oil traders Trafigura can now be revealed.

Within the past hour Trafigura’s legal firm, Carter-Ruck, has withdrawn its opposition to the Guardian reporting proceedings in parliament that revealed its existence.

Labour MP Paul Farrelly put down a question yesterday to the justice secretary, Jack Straw. It asked about the injunction obtained by “Trafigura and Carter-Ruck solicitors on 11 September 2009 on the publication of the Minton Report on the alleged dumping of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast, commissioned by Trafigura”.


David Heath MP: ‘The public have a right to know what is said in the House of Commons’ Link to this audio

The Guardian was due to appear at the High Court at 2pm to challenge Carter-Ruck’s behaviour, but the firm has dropped its claim that to report parliament would be in contempt of court.

Here is the full text of Farrelly’s question:

“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation to protect (a) whistleblowers and (b) press freedom following the injunctions obtained in the High Court by (i) Barclays and Freshfields solicitors on 19 March 2009 on the publication of internal Barclays reports documenting alleged tax avoidance schemes and (ii) Trafigura and Carter-Ruck solicitors on 11 September 2009 on the publication of the Minton report on the alleged dumping of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast, commissioned by Trafigura.”

Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian editor, welcomed the move. He said: “I’m very pleased that common sense has prevailed and that Carter-Ruck’s clients are now prepared to vary this draconian injunction to allow reporting of parliament. It is time that judges stopped granting ‘super-injunctions’ which are so absolute and wide-ranging that nothing about them can be reported at all.”

At Westminster earlier today urgent questions were tabled by the Liberal Democrats in an attempt to get an emergency debate about the injunction.

Bloggers were active this morning in ‘speculating’ (Bloggers came up with the correct answer, which pressed the UK censorship into allowing the Guardian to report it now.) about what lay behind the ban on the Guardian reporting parliamentary questions. Proposals being circulated online included plans for a protest outside the offices of Carter-Ruck.

The ban on reporting parliamentary proceedings on legal grounds appeared to call into question privileges guaranteeing free speech established under the 1688 Bill of Rights.

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Scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine for ‘immortality enzyme’ and research on cell division

Immortality!

Related information:

Dr. Bruce Lipton is a former medical school professor and research scientist:
Dr. Bruce Lipton Ph.D. – Changing Our Cells by Thought
Bruce Lipton – The New Biology – Where Mind and Matter Meet
(I highly recommended this video. This will change your life. If you do not want to change and stay all the same, then don’t you dare watching it!)

The following books are not about religion, sects, cults, gurus or new age channels:
Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Vol. 1 Price: $8.76
Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Vol. 2 Price: $10.95
Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Vol. 3 Price: $10.95
In German:
Leben und Lehren der Meister in Fernen Osten. Band 1-3 Preis: EUR 12,95

Proof that miraculous abilities are indeed real:
China’s Super Psychics (At the moment this book (in English) is only available at ridiculous prices.)
In German:
Indigo-Schulen: Trainingsmethoden für medial begabte Kinder Preis: EUR 8,95
(The German title is complete BS. ‘Super Psychics’ is a lot better, but would you have guessed that this includes healing abilities, teleportation, biolocation and manifesting out of thin air etc.?)

Watch also:
Ling Kong Jing (Empty Force) Demo by Master Shr on Bill Moyers Special
Qigong master (Realy cool Must see! ): (This master appears to be mentally unstable but he has great abilities.)
Qigong Master Boils Water With His Hands Pyrokinesis

My Tai Chi and Qi Gong teachers can also do the ‘miraculous’. For them it’s ‘normal’. They can perform Ling Kong Jing (Empty Force) at any given distance. Such abilities are real.


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Pictures of the winners of the Nobel Prize in medicine, from left, Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak, are displayed on a screen at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (AFP)

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) — Three American scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine for research on cell division and the “immortality enzyme” that can help cells multiply without damage, illuminating conditions including cancer and aging.

Elizabeth Blackburn, 60, a professor at the University of California in San Francisco; Carol Greider, 48, a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore; and Jack Szostak, 56, a professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, will share the 10 million-Swedish kronor ($1.4 million) prize equally, the Nobel Assembly said today in Stockholm. It’s the first time two women have jointly won the prize.

Their research explored a fundamental question of life: how chromosomes that carry the genetic code in DNA are copied in their entirety each time a cell divides. The key is the end of the chromosome, where caps known as telomeres reside. An enzyme discovered by the researchers, dubbed telomerase, prevents the end from being shaved off and maintains the health of the cell as it replicates — earning it the title of “immortality enzyme.”

“This is this really a tribute to curiosity-driven basic science,” Greider said today at a press conference at the Johns Hopkins campus with her two children, ages 9 and 13, in the audience. “We were just interested in the fundamental question of cell biology.”

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Swine flu vaccine supplier Baxter overcharged Medicaid, has to pay back millions

Baxter again!!!
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Baxter Filed Swine Flu Vaccine Patent a Year Ahead of Outbreak

Baxter sent out 72 kilos of live bird flu material destined for vaccines confirmed by Austrian Health Minister Alois Stöger
Baxter: Product contaminated with live H5N1 avian flu virus


Trinity Gilmore and Taryn Cephas with H1N1 vaccines
Two year-old Trinity Gilmore, gets one of the first doses of the H1N1 vaccine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 06 Oct 2009. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

A company producing swine flu vaccine for Britain has paid millions of pounds in out-of-court settlements after being accused of fraudulently overcharging for medicines.

Baxter, the US pharmaceutical giant, reached at least seven huge settlements over the past 12 months, some of them for millions of dollars. The company had been accused of fraud amid allegations that it had overpriced medicines by as much as 1,300%.

The disclosure comes days after Baxter’s vaccine, Celvapan H1N1, was given approval by the European Medicines Agency and will raise fears about the growing costs of the swine flu pandemic. Vaccines are expected to cost the government £155m over the next four years.

Baxter became involved in prolonged litigation after being accused of fraudulently overcharging Medicaid, the US health programme that provides a safety net for the poorest families. Executives from the company paid out $2m to the Kentucky state government this year. Jack Conway, the Kentucky attorney general, said: “All of this could have been easily avoided if Baxter… had done what the law requires: report truthful prices.

“Taxpayers are footing the bill for these inflated drug prices, and my office is seeking to recover the money the Medicaid programme lost as a result of this deception and overpayment.”

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Dr. Leonard Horowitz: The CDC’s Vaccination Genocide


Date: 9th Oct 09

Read moreDr. Leonard Horowitz: The CDC’s Vaccination Genocide

US: Children Begin Receiving Swine Flu Vaccine

Related article: First wave of vaccine will be mostly nasal spray, a LIVE FLU VIRUS

“The swine flu vaccine will permanently damage the DNA .”
(Forgive me for not providing any source. But it’s true.)



Hospitals Begin Giving Kids FluMist Nasal Spray for H1N1

The first doses of H1N1 flu vaccine were given to children today, a day after health care workers began receiving doses in what is likely to be the largest flu vaccination campaign in U.S. history.

These early doses of swine flu vaccine — so far all given as the nasal spray FluMist — have been administered at hospitals in Chicago, Georgia and Nebraska, among other places.

Doctors, nurses and other health professionals were targeted first so they could safely care for others. But many parents are eager to get their children protected from the virus.

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Autism Explodes As Childhood Vaccines Increase

Related information:

– Amish children have no autism at all AND they have never been vaccinated.
(Research this fact.)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on vaccination and the autism coverup
Added: June 03, 2009

Study: Causal Connection Between Thimerosal and Autism Established

– Of utmost importance: “The swine flu vaccine will permanently damage the DNA .”
(Source: Forgive me for not providing any. But it’s true.)


Amount of children suffering from brain disorder doubles since last government survey in 2003

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Cases of autism amongst children have doubled since 2003 according to a government survey out today, highlighting once again the direct link between vaccines containing mercury and the brain disorder, as millions more parents give the green light for their kids to be injected with the thimerosal-containing H1N1 shot over the coming weeks.

“While research has suggested that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in American children was about 1 of every 150 children, a new government study estimates that the prevalence is more likely about 1 in every 91 children,” reports U.S. News & World Report.

“The study, which is published in the October issue of Pediatrics, estimated that 110 of every 10,000 U.S. youngsters will be diagnosed at some point in their lives with an autism spectrum disorder. That currently translates to about 673,000 American children with some form of autism, according to the study.”

Claims by the CDC and the Institute of Medicine, following a whitewash study that ignored previously verified evidence, that thimerosal, a mercury based preservative, has no causal relationship to skyrocketing cases of autism have been soundly rejected by top doctors and scientists ever since.

Epidemiologist Tom Verstraeten and Dr. Richard Johnston, an immunologist and pediatrician from the University of Colorado, both concluded that thimerosal was responsible for the dramatic rise in cases of autism but their findings were dismissed by the CDC.

Cases of autism in the U.S. have now increased by over 2700 per cent since 1991, which is when vaccines for children doubled, and the number of immunizations is only increasing. Just one in 2,500 children were diagnosed with autism before 1991, whereas one in 91 children now have the disease, up from one in 150 just six years ago.

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India: Two million slum children die every year as economy booms


Child mortality rates have doubled in India’s slums. In Rajasthan, Surma lost her son Parmesh to easily preventable diarrhoea at only four years old. Source: Save the Children Link to this video

India’s growing status as an economic superpower is masking a failure to stem a shocking rate of infant deaths among its poorest people.

Nearly two million children under five die every year in India – one every 15 seconds – the highest number anywhere in the world. More than half die in the month after birth and 400,000 in their first 24 hours.

A devastating report by Save the Children, due out on Monday, reveals that the poor are disproportionately affected and the charity accuses the country of failing to provide adequate healthcare for the impoverished majority of its one billion people. While the World Bank predicts that India’s economy will be the fastest-growing by next year and the country is an influential force within the G20, World Health Organisation figures show it ranks 171st out of 175 countries for public health spending.

Malnutrition, neonatal diseases, diarrhoea and pneumonia are the major causes of death. Poor rural states are particularly affected by a dearth of health resources. But even in the capital, Delhi, where an estimated 20% of people live in slums, the infant mortality rate is reported to have doubled in a year, though city authorities dispute this.

In the Bhagwanpura slum on the north-west fringes of the capital, numerous mothers have lost one or more infants in their first years of life through want of basic medical attention.

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Canada will protect swine flu vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline from lawsuits

The law ‘should’ always protect the people and not corporate profits.

I suggest you contact your representatives immediately and tell them what you think about this policy.


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Canada is protecting the drugmaker of swine flu vaccine from lawsuits over potential side effects, Canada’s top doctor has confirmed.

Dr. David Butler-Jones told a media teleconference Wednesday that Canada will shield GlaxoSmithKline, in the unlikely event (???) there are problems with the vaccine, but it will not shield health practitioners who make mistakes in administering the shot.

“We’re not obviously anticipating problems with it, but indemnification for a vaccine is important if someone does malpractice, basically injects someone the wrong way or causes harm because of their practice,” he said.

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