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Plane Stupid Activists Taken Into Custody After Protest at Stansted Airport

December 9, 2008 / 1 Comment

57 activists belonging to an environment organization called Plane Stupid were taken into custody by the Police after they broke on to the Stansted Airport runway area and caused trouble in the restricted region. The protests lead to dozens of planes being canceled as the air traffic was halted for over 5 hours at the airport causing inconvenience to thousands ...

South Korean Truckers Strike, Too

June 14, 2008 / No Comments

On a lot of levels, this doesn't make sense to me and probably you either, but South Korean truck drivers parked their trucks and let them idle away the fuel. They don't seem to have any more sense about this than their European counterparts but anyway, who's asking us?The truckers who want lower diesel fuel costs, higher fees for hauling ...

Spanish and French truckers on strike, against high diesel prices

June 10, 2008 / No Comments

In the "that's what happens when oil reaches new records" category (no we don't have one) truckers from Spain and France went on strike on Monday to protest against high diesel prices. And they have damn good reasons : €1.30 for a liter in Spain ($7.71 a gallon) and €1.45 in France ($8.62 a gallon). This is 40-percent more than ...