Archive for the ‘Garden Bridge’ Category

Garden Bridge: a Garfield Weston Foundation of misery

August 7, 2016

Garden Bridge sponsor, the Garfield Weston Foundation donates circa £50m pa to hundreds of charities. Wow. What’s not to like? Well, apart from the churlish suggestion that a few family heirs alone allocating massive resources is, er, undemocratic, let us admit such benevolence is built on tax evasion, land grabs, forced labour and the death of workers. (more…)

Ian Taylor, the Garden Bridge and war

July 16, 2016

The Garden Bridge are “thrilled” to be sponsored by the Taylor Family Foundation. An hour on Google can drive you to despair – what a dirty, bloody business this bridge building is. (more…)

Glencore, bringing the Garden Bridge and child labour together

May 31, 2016

Founding Garden Bridge sponsor Glencore are often described as “controversial“. After a quick search, knee deep in PR, their activities read like a blueprint for the heartless incorporated pursuit of profit:

  • Bribe and/or cut a deal with powerful
  • Steal assets
  • Use the local police and death squads
  • Use child labour
  • Poison water
  • Trade stolen commodities
  • Speculate on hunger
  • Evade taxes