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Greenpeace Boards Icebreaker, To Oppose Arctic Oil Drilling …

  • May 3rd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

greenpeace-nordica.jpgThe Greenpeace movement in Europe says six of its activists today boarded the icebreaker Nordica (3.5.12),  off the coast of Sweden, in protest against drilling operations by the Shell company, in the Arctic. … Read More »

May Day Protests: Crisis Brings A Big Turn-out …

  • May 2nd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

may-day-euronews.jpg may-day-trust-spain.jpg may-day-trustorg.jpg“The social consequences of the global financial crisis are dire — especially in Europe’s peripheral regions — and painful austerity measures to reduce deficits and debt are aggravating this harsh reality.”

So says Laszlo Andor, the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, in a commentary for May Day 2012.

It has been no ordinary day for celebration of trade union achievements and show of solidarity.

The parades in Europe have been big, enacted as demonstrations against harsh impacts of austerity policies, especially high employment – a sequel to the global financial crisis and public debt crises that followed. … Read More »

Commons Committee’s Harsh Finding On Murdoch …

  • May 2nd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

news-of-world-logo.jpg“Wilful blindness” and being “not a fit person” to run a major company were key charges against the News Corporation head, Rupert Murdoch, in the report of the British Parliamentary inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World. … Read More »

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