Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Trafigura and Carter-Ruck threatening democracy

Trafigura is a large (and I mean LARGE)  company which trades in oil and similar things. They have been (allegedly) caught dumping very nasty things in Africa which ave injured, maimed and killed people.

Carter-Ruck are lawyers who work for Trafigura, and Carter-Ruck decided to stop the Guardian reporting a question to be raised in Parliament! Yes, really!

Anyway, the full details are eloquently reported here by MJR:


What we have is a wonderful example of the Streisand Effect, where the attempted muzzling has resulted in vastly greater  public exposure than would have happened if they had done nothing.  

So, pass it on; spread the word........

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