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Unravelling the Carbon Web is a project by PLATFORM. We work to reduce the environmental and social impacts of oil corporations, to help citizens gain a say in decisions that affect them, and to support the transition to a more sustainable energy economy.

Carbon Web Newsletter Issue 8 October 24th 2007

Welcome to your new look Carbon Web Newsletter

Now in its third year, Issue 8 marks a change in the way we explore the Carbon Web. We hope that by focusing on feature articles and analysis we can ignite debate. We encourage readers to respond to articles - by letter, or by writing an article for the next issue.

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CONTENTS


FEATURE

Yasuni - Our Future in Their Hands?

Esperanza Martinez of Oil Watch, Quito, explores resource sovereignty in Ecuador and its implications for the rest of the world


OBITUARY

Anita Roddick - A Fellow Nigerian

The Nigerian writer and educator Ike Okonta payes tribute to the late Anita Roddick.

ANALYSIS

Exit Strategy - BP and the Fuelling of Heathrow

PLATFORM's James Marriot maps the role of BP in the aviation age in a presentation delivered at this year's Climate Camp.

'Oil for Peace' and the White Man's Burden in Iraq

Kipling’s famous poem defended imperialism on grounds of humanitarian racial supremacy. It’s hard not to see the same mentality in today’s debates on Iraq, writes Greg Muttitt.

CAMPAIGNS

RBS - Hot Under the Corporate Collar

The target of multiple direct actions in 26 cities across the UK this month, RBS feels the heat for financing climate change. Mika Minio reports.


NOTES FROM GOG AND MAGOG

Year Zero in St James'
Tony Hayward’s cultural revolution at BP has begun...