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15th April 2011

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First Nations activists banned from Canadian House of Commons invited to Parliament in London to discuss British investments in the tar sands


“We understand that a business is in business to make a profit, and we don’t have a problem with that – we run a business too,” says Tracy Kuhns, who used to run a shrimping boat business in Louisiana. “But you should not be allowed to make a profit until all the costs of doing business are paid. Our coast and our livelihoods are ruined, we have not been compensated, and yet the BP board still pays themselves bonuses.”

A year on from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP’s Annual General Meeting struck a far different tone compared to the 2010 congregation, held just a week before the explosion in the gulf, which (…) read more