Three indigenous women from Canada are visiting the United Kingdom and Ireland conducting a 10-day tour to raise awareness about the Alberta Tar Sands. Dubbed ‘the most destructive project on earth’, the Tar Sands are devastating indigenous communities and driving global climate change. British companies such as BP, Shell and the Royal Bank of Scotland are heavily involved. The inspirational young women are working in partnership with UK groups, including Tar sands in focus, to internationalize their campaign supporting Indigenous Peoples Rights and to halt one of the world’s fastest growing causes of climate crisis.
Taxpayer stakes in banks ‘will take seven years to sell’
Leading accountant PricewaterhouseCoopers urges governments to take more active role in management of banks and to focus on wider social goals. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/nov/12/taxpayer-bailout-banks.