The Body Shop
In March 2006, the Beauty products retailer Body Shop agreed to be taken over by French cosmetics giant Lâ€™Oreal in a deal worth Â£652m.
|According to the BBC, Anita and Gordon Roddick, who founded Body Shop 30 years ago and still own 18% of its stock, were expected to make Â£130m ($228m) from the deal.â€œWe have always had great respect for The Body Shopâ€™s success and for the strong identity and values created by its outstanding founder,Dame Anita||
Roddick,â€ said Lâ€™Orealâ€™s chairman Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones. â€œA partnership between our companies makes perfect sense.â€
Dame Anita insisted there was much L’OrÃ©al could learn from the company she founded. “They understand what a maverick the Body Shop was in the business world and how we helped change the language of business, incorporating the action of social change,” she said.
In june 2006, Body Shop assured their customers that nothing would change and that the whole management and executive team would remain the same.
To Be Screened
in Dublin, 26/04
Keith Mann, former Animal Liberation Front activist will present the documentary “Behind the mask” in Dublin and Galway as part of an event organised by Alliance for Animal Rights.
Behind the Mask will be screened publicly for the first time in Ireland and will be presented by Keith Mann. on the following dates:
Keith Mann served lengthy prison time for sabotage campaigns, liberating nonhumans out of a laboratory and exposing cosmetic botox testing involving animals.
Behind the mask is a documentary about men and women who risk everything to save nonhuman animals.
Behind the Mask explores the history of the ALF, the reasons that drive them to take direct action and it takes a look at their methods used in order to free animals from the daily tortures of experimentation and other forms of animal exploitation.
Among these nonhumans, we get
to know the story of Breeches, the newborn macaque monkey whose eyelids were stitched shut during a blindness study. ALF filmed themselves while breaking into the research facility to rescue Breeches.
Behind the Mask exposes underground footages of animal liberations and runs interviews with famous activists such as Keith Mann, Rod Coronado, Melanie Arnold, Jerry Vlasak and Kevin Jonas, etc, all been imprisoned at some stage for participating in illegal activities.
Demo Report 11/04 to 15/04
Tom Duffy’s Circus was in Booterstown for the last two weeks, plying a trade based on human acts and animal cruelty.
Over 4 days a group of Animal Rights Activists gave out leatlets, held banners & posters and showed video footage on a Body Screen(a TV worn on the body).
The Body Screen was provided by the ARAN Activists who helped protest on Sunday.
These demos raised awareness about the conditions animals are forced to live in within circuses.
The exploited animals Duffy’s feel will yield the highest profit for their books that were seen by the Activists included: 7 Horses, 3 Ponies, 2 Llamas, 2 Goats, 4 Dogs and a number of Tigers.
Duffy’s also have a snake and an Alligator although these were not witnessed by the protestors.
Cutting the Corporate Crap
The â€œyes menâ€, directed by Dan Olman, Sarah Price, and Chris Smith, is a documentary about 2 anti corporate activists (Andy and Mike) with a conscience who infiltrate a world without a conscience.
In 1999, Mike and Andy launch a website website spoofing the World Trade Organization.
As a result, they soon found themselves invited to speak at business conferences and on television as WTO representatives.
the week before the Seattle protests,” Bonanno says, “because we couldn’t come. As a sorry substitute, we set up an online satire of the WTO. The WTO called it deplorable, but we kept at it and other people began to mistake us for the real thing.”
Delighted to represent the organization they politically oppose, Andy and Mike set out to shock audiences with comic satire that highlights the worst aspects of global free trade. Weirdly, the experts don’t notice the joke and seem to agree with every terrible idea the two can come up with.