When I read the following article from the Information Clearing House, an invaluable service that everyone should supporr, I couldn't help but think that without the existence of the Internet in its present form most people would have to rely on a very biased media that only puts out information that suits the Elite that seeks to finally control every facet of our lives. In the past this article would have been read only by the comparatively few people who bought the Guardian and Independent newspapers. The whole incident would have been hushed up and one wonders just how many atrocities were treated in the same way, for this is an atrocity. Read it and you will see why.
The simple act of having the stories "pulled" has made the entire incident go "viral" and instead of the comparative few being made aware there are now millions of people all over the world who have read about and know what happened in Abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast.
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Censored From the Independent's Website
Toxic Shame: Thousands injured in African city,
17 Sep 2009
October 13, 2009 - Summary
The PDF presents a copy of an article originally published in UK newspaper The Independent, but censored from the Independent's website. The copy has been taken from Google cache.
The file is of special interest in light of a gag order obtained by Trafigura via their lawyers Carter-Ruck against the Guardian, and subsequent legal threats by Trafigura against a Norwegian newspaper for reporting on the issue.
Subject of the dispute is reportage on the so-called Minton Report, exposing Trafigura's shameful role in what the BBC called the biggest toxic waste scandal of the 21st century, resulting in death and illness in a city of the Ivory Coast, and thousands of injured Africans suing the multinational corporation Trafigura.
For more information also see http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23715.htm http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8048626.stm
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I haven't linked the others but left them in to show the way the story has moved around the world.