Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Total Hypocrisy.

In a statement, Total said it had always fought against forced labour but acknowledged it still was prevalent in Burma. "Further to this agreement and for humanitarian reasons, Total has agreed to compensate the plaintiffs," it said. It added: "Total upholds denial of any involvement in forced labour and all accusations of this nature." (BBC)

Humanitarian reason, hey? Right.... It's all about tarnished image rather.

For more details, see the 'Burma Campaign' for human rights report on Total in Burma (now called Myanmar by the junta) or go to Total website for their version.

They actually say a few things quite bluntly:
Unfortunately, the world’s oil and gas reserves are not necessarily located in democracies, as a glance at a map shows.

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