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Camp for Climate Action 2010 Photos

24/08/2010 Leave a comment

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Two weeks till Camp for Climate Action takes on RBS

05/08/2010 Leave a comment

It’s now just two weeks before the Camp for Climate Action hits Edinburgh for a week long frenzy of action against RBS and the banking system. The Royal Bank of Scotland has its fingers in as many disgusting pies as you’d expect from an organisation that used to style itself as the ‘oil and gas bank’ (until it realised that wasn’t doing much for it in terms of good publicity) – it funds companies involved in oil exploration in the Arctic circle, the militarily traumatised border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the Alberta tar sands; it funds coal mining in Yorkshire and south Wales, mountain top removal in the US, and aluminum mining in India, as well as helping E.On in their attempts to get the Kingsnorth coal power plant up and running; it even gives money to BAE Systems. And we own it. Eighty-four per cent of it, anyway.

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