Corruption & Ethics
Former Indian Olympics hockey players have demanded that Locog withdraw from the deal with Dow Chemicals to provide the wrap around the main stadium. A number of players came from Bhopal and were witnesses to the event or had relatives who died in the mass poisoning. If Lowcog refuses they will call for a boycott of the London Games. Former hockey star Amer Sher Khan said: 'We will ask the government to boycott the games if the LOCOG carries out the deal despite being conveyed the message in this regard.'
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 13:50.
...their conduct in the affair is now set to come under the spotlight.
"West Ham remain in contact with Police with regard to the serious matter of a private investigator acting unlawfully, reportedly under instruction by Tottenham Hotspur," West Ham said in the statement.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Thu, 04/08/2011 - 12:51.
Neither Paxo on last night's Newsnight, nor John Humphreys on this morning's Radio 4 Today 'knew' there'd be a Westfield at Stratford. Apparently from within their BBC bubble Westfield is only that thing near to TV Centre at Wood Lane? Or perhaps they're being briefed? Whichever it was, both occasions provided a platform (again) for Tessa Jowell's lies on legacy claiming Stratford Westfield.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:47.
It's hard to imagine there won't be a new edition, but meanwhile a trip down memory lane. (Advisory: This was a specialist publication written in 1986 and not intended for distribution on the streets)
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Thu, 21/07/2011 - 08:16.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Fri, 17/06/2011 - 00:42.
By Mike Wells
You gotta break some eggs to make an omelette. And apparently you gotta to do some damage for 3 weeks of sport. Which must be why, as a part of the Olympic Project, hundreds of rabbits were gassed to death, thousands of trees were cut down, and why 2.5 square kilometres of land was cleansed of small mammals and wild birds. Some people were also upset about the stray cats.
Within the Olympic zone are a large number of waterways, and now has come the chance for the fish in those waterways to pay the ultimate price.
The 5,000 volt Electric fence around the Olympic Park means it isn't the kind of place you can just turn up to check out an anonymous tip-off of fish kill.
My information was there were large numbers of dead fish which were being deliberately flushed out of the Olympic Park through a new lock. There were reports of an incredible stink from all the decomposing fish, and that the kill included top and bottom feeders, which led me to believe there may have been thousands of dead fish. I went to a place just downstream of the Olympic Park and found around thirty large dead and decomposing bream. As the fish kill had happened around a week and half previously, this fitted in with the tip-off, and had given the Olympic authorities time to flush most of the fish carcasses out of the Park...
Submitted by Mike Wells on Wed, 08/06/2011 - 16:24.
To help you stay in touch with news from Brazil Catalytic Communities, which runs Rio Olympics Neighbourhood Watch, has just launched a News Digest. One of their latest stories features the removal of Roberta Fraenkel, the Co-ordinator of the Center for Land and Housing, a group which works for Rio's favela communities.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 12/05/2011 - 14:59.
Along with Rio Tinto another well known and long standing friend of the Olympics and sponsor of London 2012 is Coca Cola, aka Killer Coke, which is being sued in the United States by trade unions acting on behalf of workers and trade unionists in Turkey, Colombia and Guatemala.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 28/04/2011 - 00:08.