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  • El Salvador Facing $300m Claim from Mining Multinational under ‘ISDS’


      The ITUC has described a $300m claim against El Salvador by an Australian/Canadian mining conglomerate as an example of the worst excess of corporate greed. The claim is being decided in a tribunal under the tainted “Investor-State Dispute Settlement” (ISDS) procedure which corporations and some governments want to see incorporated into possible new trade ●●●

    Launching of “Vale Unsustainability Report 2015″ on Thursday, 16th

    articulação internacional dos atingidos pela vale

      – Report denounces rights violations committed by Vale - More than 30 cases in three continents are presented in the document produced by  the InternationalArticulation of those Affected by Vale - The report gathers several allegations of human and environmental rights violations, such asforced labor, espionage and irregular environmental licensing   -  Vale Unsustainability Report 2015 will be available for download on the         website  from April 16, 2015 and below:   Report_pdf  Report online Human rights violations and environmental ●●●

    Monsanto Employee Admits an Entire Department Exists to “Discredit” Scientists

    Natural Society

    Dare to publish a scientific study against Big Biotech, and Monsanto will defame and discredit you. For the first time, a Monsanto employee admits that there is an entire department within the corporation with the simple task of ‘discrediting’ and ‘debunking’ scientists who speak out against GMOs. The WHO recently classified glyphosate, a chemical in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup, ●●●

  • On 17th April, We Struggle Against Transnational Companies and Free Trade Agreements

    La Via Campesina

    17 April 2015: International Day of Peasant and Farmer Struggle against Transnational Companies and Free Trade Agreements (Zimbabwe, Harare, March 30, 2015) La Via Campesina declared April 17th as the International Day of Peasant Struggle in order to highlight the struggle and to denounce the criminalization of protests. Peasant and farmers are persecuted and suffer violence ●●●

    President Zuma release the Marikana Report


    Right now President Zuma is reading the findings of the Farlam Commission of inquiry. Almost 3 years after the Marikana Massacre, the Farlam Commission investigating the massacre has handed its findings to President Zuma. 34 miners were gunned down by police, many in the back and with their hands raised in surrender. Click here to demand ●●●

    African farmers unite against Transnational Corporations

    La Via Campesina

    Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015    Venue: Caritas, Malhangalene, Maputo City Maputo, Mozambique, 20 February 2015 – We, more than 40 farmers and members of civil society, women and men, from Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Ivory Coast, met in Maputo, Mozambique, from 17 to 20 February 2015 to discuss the state of ●●●

  • Shell: Get serious about climate change. Don’t meddle in the UN climate talks

    Sum Of Us

      In a surprising turn of events, Shell has officially endorsed a SumOfUs-backed shareholder resolution committing the company to take action against climate change. But Shell is still lobbying to block any kind of real climate solutions in the run-up to the UN climate talks in Paris this year. We can’t let Shell’s stated commitment to fight climate ●●●

    From Gold Country to the Golden Triangle

    Institute for Policy Studies

    Hundreds denounced a secret tribunal housed at the World Bank that is getting ready to rule on a case that could determine the future of El Salvador’s water supply. By Manuel Perez-Rocha   Three environmental and human rights heroes came to Washington from gold country in El Salvador this week to protest in front of ●●●

    Ugandan oil palm project taken to court over land-grab claims

    Friends of the Earth Europe

      Farmers in Uganda evicted by oil palm plantations are today presenting a lawsuit against a joint venture co-owned by the oil palm giant Wilmar International [1]. They are claiming restitution for their grabbed land and fair compensation for damages, three years after their land was taken for plantation development. Friends of the Earth International ●●●



    Support the rainforest people for the remediation of the Amazon. The Union for Those Affected by Texaco Operations (UDAPT) has been fighting for more than 20 years to force Chevron-Texaco to pay for the ravaging contamination it caused in the Ecuadorian Amazon and to take responsibility for their actions. The different initiatives launched by the ●●●

    Anglo American coal firm undermining crucial climate policies, say NGOs


    Coalmining firm damned in report on lobbying that denounces private-sector’s role in climate negotiations, published in Lima to coincide with Cop20  ‘No to mining’ is the demand of marchers on a demonstration over government subsidies in Colombia last year. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images Diana Cariboni in Montevideo Governments and the UN are increasingly controlled by corporate ●●●


    Centre for Environmental Rights groundWork (Friends of the Earth South Africa) / Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance

    Bloemfontein, South Africa, 26 November 2014 – In a hard-hitting judgement handed down today, the Supreme Court of Appeal ordered ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (AMSA) to release various environmental records to the Vaal Environmental Justice Organisation (VEJA) [1], and to pay the communities’ costs. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) refused AMSA’s appeal against the September ●●●

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