Public health experts involved in the response to the Ebola crisis have condemned what they described as a ludicrous, insulting and opportunistic attempt to exploit the disease for corporate gain by the world’s largest privately-held coal company.
As part of a PR offensive to rebrand coal as a “21st-century fuel” that can help solve global poverty, it has emerged that at the height of Ebola’s impact in Africa, Peabody Energy promoted its product as an answer to Africa’s devastating public health crisis.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
I don't know why anyone is surprised by this any more.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Yesterday was World Water Day. Today, Juan Cole has a report posted, Israeli control of their water a continuing threat to Palestinian Surely, important to read as I've always thought the control of water as a resource would reach crisis proportions in this century. It's happening now.
"My personal ideal of feminism is not one in which women of the ruling class have equal power with men of the ruling class, while poor men and women go to hell together. This is, however, because my ideal of feminism requires a general commitment to social justice and human dignity. A liberation which sets some women free to humiliate and exploit others is no liberation." - D. A Clarke , Unleashing Feminism