Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Southall biofuel power station plans rejected

Southall Broadway Forum meeting reveals that plans for a biofuel power station in Southall were rejected by the Government.

At the last Southall Broadway Forum meeting on Wednesday 30 June 20120 Councillor Zahida Abbas Noori revealed that she had received information that the plans for a biofuel power station in Southall were rejected by the Government.

Last September Ealing Council turned down the planning application from Blue NG for the power station due to air pollution and road safety concerns.

Blue NG appealed the decision and the secretary of state referred the application to a full enquiry. The two week hearing was conducted earlier this year.

It rejected the appeal.
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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

“There is no mercy for the weak” - Ehud Barak

Israel's leaders sent helicopters of armed commandos to raid a convoy of ships in international waters bringing medicine and humanitarian supplies to Gaza, killing nine of them and wounding at least 30 people.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said "We live in the Middle East, in a place where there is no mercy for the weak."

There is none shown to the Palestinians, especially the 1.5 million caged in Gaza.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel had "no other choice" but to stop the flotilla of ships which tried to break the Gaza blockade.

The Israeli blockade allows about 15,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid into Gaza every week. The UN says this is less than a quarter of what is needed.

A columnist in the Ha'aretz newspaper wrote to his fellow Israelis, "We are no longer defending Israel. We are now defending the siege” of Gaza.

The UN, EU, and nearly every other government and multilateral organization have called on Israel to lift the blockade.

It's time for Israel to comply with international law and end the siege of Gaza.

The Israeli blockade and the violence used to defend it, poisons the dream of two free and viable states, Israel and Palestine.
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