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    Greenpeace co-founder denounces colleagues

    Greenpeace co-founder denounces colleagues
    Says movement he helped lead inflicts 'pain and suffering' on poor

    Posted: January 17, 2004
    1:00 a.m. Eastern

    © 2004

    A co-founder of the environmental group Greenpeace will join a civil rights group in condemnation of "the global green movement's oppression of poor people in the Third World."

    Patrick Moore will be a panelist Tuesday at a conference in New York City hosted by the Congress of Racial Equality, which is based in the city.

    "The environmental movement I helped found has lost its objectivity, morality and humanity," said Moore in a statement issued by the group. "The pain and suffering it inflicts on families in developing countries can no longer be tolerated."

    Moore will be one of eight experts from around the world who will contend, citing personal experience, "environmental extremists deny destitute nations electricity and deepen the poverty, malaria, malnutrition, tuberculosis and dysentery that kill their people."

    Other panelists will include Paul Driessen, author of "Eco-Imperialism: Green Power Black Death"; Deroy Murdock of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation; USA; and CS Prakash of Tuskegee University.

    CORE asserts the restriction of DDT promoted by the World Health Organization and radical environmental groups has played a significant part in the deaths of 2 million people each year from malaria.

    The group contends ideological opposition to economic and energy development in the Third World has fostered a situation in which 2 billion people lack electricity, running water and other basic necessities and conveniences.