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From: Corporate Watch, INTERNET:email@example.com
To: Patricia Dines, 73652,1202
Date: Thu, Apr 3, 1997, 7:02 PM
Subject: What's New...
web site: <www.corpwatch.org>
APC text conference: <corp.watch>
as of March 31, 1997
NEW FEATURE & ACTION ALERT: Push Back the Poison---Ban Methyl Bromide
The new Corporate Watch feature unmasks the Barons of Bromide, exposing the
forces behind this Class I ozone depletor and Class I acute toxin. The
feature includes nine original "Rap Sheets" on the key corporate players,
industry associations and elected officials involved in keeping this deadly
pesticide on the market, as well as an interview with United Farm Workers
leader Dolores Huerta, other information, and resources.
ACTION ALERT: Write a letter to help phase out methyl bromide.
Send your letter to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Assistant Secretary Eileen Claussen, Office of Global Affairs,
US Department of State
Key points to make:
* Urge the Clinton Administration to take a leadership role on the
phaseout of methyl bromide at the 10th Anniversary of the Montreal
Protocol (September 1997). The US should secure a ban on production
and consumption by 2001 or earlier.
* The US should also call for a freeze in 2000 on methyl bromide in
* The US should commit to providing increased funding for further
development, dissemination and adoption of alternatives.
* Malaysian Loggers in the Amazon, Rainforest Action Network
* USA: Global Pesticide Market Grows In 1996
* USA: Tri-Cal Protest Targets 'Poison Politics' of Methyl Bromide
* CANADA: Organizing McDonalds In Quebec
* PHILIPPINES: Growth Won't Be Green In Asia-Pacific Under APEC Free
* VIETNAM: Nike Abuses Vietnamese Women on Women's Day
* USA: San Francisco Bay Area Garment Worker Hotlines
* MEXICO: Petroleum and Uranium in Chiapas
* USA: Shell Gas Station Shut Down By Activists In North Carolina
* RUSSIA: Siemens-Moscow Blockaded This Week By Antinuclear Enviros
* USA: Politicians Withdraw Support From Earth Day Dreamworks Event
For hyperlinks to each item, click on the "HOT NEWS" button on the top
corner of the home page or visit <www.corpwatch.org/corner/hotnews.html>.
STAY TUNED: The CORPORATE PLANET is coming!