The Atomic cartel on the defensive

7 Dec 2017

The Atomic cartel on the defensive

Press release and map on the occasion of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, Sunday December 10th, awarding Madam Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Madam Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons).

At present, 127 States have adopted or signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. None of the nuclear-armed States took part in negotiations. Japan did not participate in the vote.

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(Français) Lanceurs d’alerte contre lanceurs de ballons

27 Nov 2017

(Français) Lanceurs d’alerte contre lanceurs de ballons

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The defaunation on the move

24 Nov 2017

The defaunation on the move

“On the Trail” n°18
Quarterly information and analysis bulletin on animal poaching and smuggling
748 events. July 1 to September 30, 2017
124 pages illustrated
pdf – 4.3 Mo
Original in French

KO and Ciao abalones (Haliotis spp.) – p.5
On August 7, the South African Department of Fisheries discontinued the granting of fishing licenses. Abalone catching falls into the hands of Cape Town gangs and the Chinese mafia. On the local marketplace, the price per kg has hit $400 US. It was $40 US in 2008. Violence and corruption are almost alone to flank the exploitation and then smuggling of the marine gastropods. Even the farms are looted.
The European Union, and in particular France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the United Kingdom, would be well-advised to carefully examine this black market, which started originally from recreational and subsistence fishing. They can learn from this example, in order to prevent the extinction of abalone and other rocks and tidal flats dependent species.

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(Français) Ruthénium 106

23 Nov 2017

(Français) Ruthénium 106

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(Français) Taser pour les soles – n°3

20 Nov 2017

(Français) Taser pour les soles – n°3

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(Français) Prenez la défense des éléphants !

9 Nov 2017

(Français) Prenez la défense des éléphants !

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Robin des Bois shipyard is launching the Shipbreaking #49

26 Oct 2017

– Alert on knowingly wreckless towings of offshore platforms and discarded ships from Northern Europe to Turkey. The case of the two Maersk supply ships sunk off Brittany is dissected. Letter on this subject to the authorities concerned, including the two Maritime Prefects of the French Atlantic coast.

– The end of Shen Neng 1. In 2010, she polluted and degraded the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland, Australia, to gain 2 miles on a 4500-mile return voyage to China.

– The Rio Tagus has been stuck since 2010 or how the French government and the port of Sète are trying to get rid of a bulky wreck.

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(Français) Adhérez !

25 Oct 2017

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Maersk trapped by radioactivity

24 Oct 2017

Maersk trapped by radioactivity

In accordance with a press release by Robin des Bois dated June 16, 2017 and with numerous prior reports in the NGO’s quarterly publication “Shipbreaking”, the Bangladesh Supreme Court has just banned the dismantling of the North Sea Producer, a former FPSO (Floating Production Storage Offloading), i. e. a floating plant used to refine and store crude oil extracted through offshore platforms.

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2017 : The Bastille Day is nuclear

6 Oct 2017

2017 : The Bastille Day is nuclear

July 14, 2017. (9h26 Paris time).

Unfortunately France and the United States of America have published a joint statement to name the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as a nuisance and a threat to World peace. (1)

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted on July 7, 2017 by 122 States with support of the United Nations. It was inspired by the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons initiated by France. It completes the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. The preamble mentions not only the catastrophic consequences of use of nuclear ammunition but also the risk of accidental triggering.

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(Français) EPR : complètement barré!

6 Oct 2017

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(Français) Préserver 893 enfants et 17 ouvriers

5 Oct 2017

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Soon Kim will pick up the MOX in his binoculars

21 Sep 2017

Soon Kim will pick up the MOX in his binoculars

Within a few days, unless an accident occurs, the Pacific Egret will enter the North Korean missile influence area. The Pacific Egret carries 8 tons of MOX, a nuclear fuel made in France containing 8 to 10% of plutonium mixed with enriched uranium. This civil bomb left the French port of Cherbourg on July 5, 2017.

After having sailed down the Atlantic Ocean, passed off South Africa, crossed the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, the MOX is expected to be unloaded in the small private port of the Japanese nuclear power plant in Takahama, facing North Korea.

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(Français) Sous l’empire de l’EPR

20 Sep 2017

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(Français) Irma la Dure

15 Sep 2017

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(Français) L’instruction omertante

6 Sep 2017

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Beware of Gigantics !

31 May 2017

“If there was a first mistake, it was to think that a human creation was impervious to all forms of destruction, and the second was to be persuaded to also not develop a rescue solution in case of such a disaster,” says Pierre Bayard. “The Titanic will sink,” Editions de Minuit, Paris (France), October 2016.

Mega-cruisers like the MSC Meraviglia are the worst nightmare of maritime authorities and at-sea rescuers. Evacuating 7 to 8,000 people in case of a collision, fire, attack, or a shipwreck in high seas or at night is mission impossible. Ship owners do not even dare to practice this global drill in a sheltered and sunny bay. It is worth noting that in July 2016, Bermuda Islands, and in September 2016, 2 evacuation crewmen drills aboard the Norwegian Breakaway and the Harmony of the Seas (Marseille) have been marked by the sudden fall of 2 launchboats totalling 2 lives lost and 7 seriously injured.

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The horizon and the D-Day beaches threatened by an industrial area

18 Nov 2016

The horizon and the D-Day beaches threatened by an industrial area

The maritime industrial area will cover 50 km2 and will be spiked with 75 monsters, iron and non recyclable composite made and 150 m in wingspan. They will peak 180 m above sea level. The seabed will be drilled by underpinning stakes. The marine sediments will be occupied by a mess of electrical wires. Each machine will weigh at least 1500 tonnes. No wind turbine of this type and power – 6 MW – has ever proved in real conditions its supporting capacity and productivity.

These outrageous projects of construction of wind turbine parks off Noirmoutier, Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Brieuc, D-Day beaches, Fécamp and Le Tréport are promoted and operated by Alstom, Areva and EDF, the very same players which have imposed the nuclear miracle upon France. Caution is the order of the day.

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(Français) Non à la décharge sous-marine du Machu (50 millions de tonnes) dans la baie de Seine !

17 Nov 2016

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(Français) Linkysition

7 Sep 2016

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