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  • ISRAELI WATER COMPANY MEKOROT UNDER PRESSURE FROM NGOS

    Friends Of The Earth International

    The environmental federation Friends of the Earth International announced its support today for a campaign exposing the discriminatory practices of Israeli state water company Mekorot in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. [1] A ‘Week of Action Against Mekorot’ co-organised by PENGON / Friends of the Earth Palestine and other Palestinian organisations starts on March 22, World ●●●

    Take action against Gap in your area

    War on Want

      Join us on 24 April:   Thursday 24 April will mark the anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh – the worst disaster in the history of the fashion industry that killed over 1,100 people, mainly female garment workers. We need you to take action on your high street: join us on ●●●

    Debunking Eight Falsehoods by Pacific Rim Mining / OceanaGold in El Salvador

    Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

    A new study debunks eight falsehoods the mining corporation OceanaGold has used to try to justify mining in El Salvador and undermine public debate and policymaking. Vancouver-based Pacific Rim Mining, recently acquired by Australian-Canadian firm OceanaGold, has been trying to access gold deposits in northern El Salvador for close to a decade. In 2009, Pacific Rim ●●●

  • Top designer and charity join forces for fashion victims

    War on Want

    This is the moment we say ‘never again’ The anti-poverty charity War on Want is joining forces with political activist and fashion designer Katharine Hamnett to step up efforts to protect garment workers making clothes for British high street retailers. The collaboration is in the runup to the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster ●●●

  • Adidas to stop selling Brazil World Cup T-shirts that ‘encourage sexual tourism’

    The Guardian

    Sportswear maker to stop selling T-shirts before World Cup after Brazil’s ministry of women’s affairs said shirts were offensive T-shirts withdrawn by Adidas for the Brazil World Cup Photograph: Adidas   Adidas agreed on Tuesday to stop selling two raunchy T-shirts months ahead of the World Cup in Brazil after the government complained that they associated the country with ●●●

    Pay Up! Long overdue for Rana Plaza Victims

    Clean Clothes

     Today is exactly two months before the first anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza, the worst industrial disaster to hit the garment industry, with 1,138 people killed and over 2,000 injured. To mark the day, Clean Clothes Campaign and partners in Bangladesh and around the world have launched the PAY UP! campaign calling on ●●●

    WHO’S THE BOSS? HOW ESKOM PLANS TO DUPE SOUTH AFRICA

    Earthlife Africa Johannesburg groundWork (Friends of the Earth South Africa)

    Environmental governance in South Africa is cracking at the seams. If government permits Eskom to exceed air pollution standards at 14 of their coal-fired power stations, it would put the nail in the coffin of air quality legislation that protects people’s health. Today marks the closure for the public to submit comments on Eskom’s applications ●●●

  • Large-scale coal mining backed by French bank Société Générale threatens the Great Barrier Reef

    Multinationals Observatory

    Northeastern Australia’s enormous coal deposits attract interest from all directions. Nine huge mining projects are underway in Queensland – along with train tracks and freight terminals, CO2 emissions by the millions, and a vital threat to the coastline’s unique world heritage site: the Great Barrier Reef. A French bank, Société Générale is in charge of ●●●

    Mauritanian Villagers Protest Saudi National Prawn Company Investment

    Richard Smallteacher, CorpWatch Blog

        Dry season in Boghé, Mauritania. Photo: zbili. Used under Creative Commons license Villagers in Boghé, a community 190 miles south west of the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott, are protesting a proposed $1 billion investment by the Saudi National Prawn Company (NPC) in an aquaculture project in the Senegal river valley that will cover ●●●