12.10.2002 05:31 | London
Indonesian Embassy Stormed
The Indonesian embassy in London was forcefully entered on Wednesday 9 Oct in a protest against the country’s continued occupation of West Papua [press release]. Campaigners, who chained themselves to railings in a third floor window and pulled down the Indonesian flag, are demanding the Indonesian government cease their colonialist campaign in West Papua, which has killed an estimated 100,000 indigenous people. Eventually the police arrived and cut people from the railings. Four people were arrested and charged. Three were held in custody overnight and apperared at Bow Street Magistrates Court on Thursday morning. Full report and pic.
As part of the same campaign, activists also blockaded for nearly six hours Anglesey Aluminiums on Holy Island, Anglesey. Report and pictures.
Busines Leader Gets His Just Deserts
Sir Mark Moody Stuart, leader of Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) and former chairman of Shell was both pied and 'greenwashed' in a spectacular double whammy on Wednesday night. Moody Stuart was arriving at a panel discussion in St James Church in Piccadilly, when two activists accosted him, one wielding a cream pie and the other a tub of 'greenwash' and hastily dispatched their loads before running off into the night. The protestors, calling themselves the Greenwash Guerrillas, accused Moody Stuart of 'greenwashing' big business. They were angry at the way that Moody Stuart and his business colleagues had thwarted efforts to achieve binding regulation of corporations at the Earth Summit.
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