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Killing of environmental activists rises globally
Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 8:11 PM EDT | Denis D. Gray

Posted on 04/14/2014 10:36:13 PM PDT by Olog-hai

As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff—until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.

A year later, his three alleged killers, including a senior government official, are on trial for murder. The dumping has been halted and villagers are erecting a statue to their slain hero.

But the prosecution of Prajob’s murder is a rare exception. A survey released Tuesday—the first comprehensive one of its kind—says that only 10 killers of 908 environmental activists slain around the world over the past decade have been convicted. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: activists; environment; murder; toxicwaste

1 posted on 04/14/2014 10:36:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I hope I can sleep tonight.


2 posted on 04/14/2014 10:39:38 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Olog-hai

Illegal dumping of toxic waste. Now you see, this is a valid environmental concern. But the delusional global warmers are going to pick up on this and twist it to say they’re being persecuted by the deniers.


3 posted on 04/14/2014 10:41:24 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Olog-hai

Fighting against toxic waste dumping doesn’t sound like an “enviromentalist” to me. At least not what we call environmentalists here in the US.


4 posted on 04/14/2014 10:43:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Undoubtedly AP couldn’t resist (ab)using the title.


5 posted on 04/14/2014 10:44:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Cry me a dammed up river

We need more Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure....not less


6 posted on 04/14/2014 10:45:17 PM PDT by wardaddy (america was lost about the time black thugs appropriated cafe bikes as social status)
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To: Olog-hai

QUick. we need a new military fund to fight the war on antienvironmentalism terrorists.


7 posted on 04/14/2014 10:49:49 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: MarMema

Have no fear, eco-warriors led by Captain Planet will keep you safe.


8 posted on 04/14/2014 10:51:49 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Olog-hai
Killing of environmental activists rises globally

If the rate is rising as fast as global temperatures, I think we are good.

9 posted on 04/14/2014 10:58:07 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yep, as good lefty agitprops AP is conflating someone fighting against some serious pollution with the envirowackos the west is infested with.


10 posted on 04/14/2014 11:09:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Olog-hai
A year later, his three alleged killers, including a senior government official,

All corruption has its root in big government. If environmentalists are being killed anywhere, it is because government and its cronies are trying to protect a racket. Would any American environmentalist admit though that socialism and nanny-statism actually cause the problems they are seeking to fix? Doubtful.

11 posted on 04/14/2014 11:10:24 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Olog-hai
It's a start.

Left unchecked entire swaths of the world would be set aside for Dinosaur preservation.

12 posted on 04/14/2014 11:20:52 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Olog-hai

Tell me about it when the number is in the milions and rising!!!

900+ isn’t a drop in the bucket.


13 posted on 04/14/2014 11:22:23 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: MarMema
BAmmy B keeping drug dealers in the 'hood free.

just check with E. H0lder....

14 posted on 04/14/2014 11:27:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MarMema
I hope I can sleep tonight.

Me, too. I might even take the day off and sleep in later.
15 posted on 04/14/2014 11:27:11 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Olog-hai

I like how half of the comments totally ignore the whole post and just read the title and are happy about the killing...

way to go freepers.. keep it up!

/s


16 posted on 04/14/2014 11:47:18 PM PDT by coldphoenix
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To: Olog-hai
...leading villagers to block trucks...

17 posted on 04/14/2014 11:50:25 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Telepathic Intruder

To the AGW folks, I simply tell them that if they think mankind is destroying the Earth, then they need to take leadership, and remove themselves from it. I suggest they beat themselves to death in shallow pits lined with organic compost. . .


18 posted on 04/15/2014 2:53:46 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Salgak

You should know that whenever they complain about capitalism or carbon emissions, it’s never their own capitalism or carbon emissions, it’s yours.


19 posted on 04/15/2014 3:20:45 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Olog-hai
Killing of environmental activists rises globally

Terrorists like this breed tend not to endure long.

20 posted on 04/15/2014 4:41:25 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Olog-hai
I recommend putting the BLM snipers to use protecting them. Or maybe they could borrow the department of education's swat team. I don't know off the top of my head if the EPA has a swat team or not.
21 posted on 04/15/2014 4:57:09 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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