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  • CSOs cry for justice for Marikana Massacre victims

    Sentro

    In solidarity with the Marikana Global Day Of Remembrance on August 16, social movements and Civil Society Oganizations (CSO) staged a protest in front of Glencore’s office in Ortigas to commemorate the brutal killing of 34 protesting miners who worked for Lonmin Platinum Mines, in Marikana South Africa. (http://www.sahistory.org.za/article/marikana-massacre-16-august-2012) Glencore, a Swiss Transnational Corporation (TNC) is ●●●

    SADC Peoples Summit: WHY ARE WE HERE?

    SADC Peoples Summit

      In this video, Mercia Andrews from the Rural Women Assembly explains why Farmers, Rural Women and mining impacted communities mobilised to the Bulawayo, for the SADC Peoples Summit.  

    Over 1000 people prevented from participating in march to protest of pro-mining conference by Nicaraguan authorities. 

    Managua, Nicaragua August 13, 2014.

    While the Nicaraguan government opens its doors to foreign investment through the 1st International Mining Congress, more than 1,000 people from communities affected by mining projects are being detained to prevent them from mobilization to Managua to publicly express their concerns about negative impacts of mining in their communities.Managua, Nicaragua August 13, 2014.Today, social organizations ●●●

  • REMEMBER MARIKANA - 16 AUGUST

    Justice Now for Marikana

    DOWNLOAD MARIKANA NEWSLETTER In August 2012, mine workers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days into the strike, the police used live ammunition to suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring 78. The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has been sitting since October 2012 and is ●●●

    Farmers, rural women and mining impacted communities at the 2014 SADC People´s Summit to propose people-based regionalism

    Via Campesina, Rural Women Assembly, People´s Dialogue and WoMin

    Via Campesina, Rural Women Assembly, People´s Dialogue and WoMin Harare, 08 August 2014 – Hundreds of people from grassroots organizations, including small-scale farmers, rural women, farm workers and members of mining impacted communities from Southern African countries will be at the 2014 SADC Peoples Summit. The summit takes place in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from 14 to ●●●

    Regulating Multinationals: The UN Guiding Principles, Civil Society, and International Legalization

    Social Science Research Network

    John Gerard Ruggie Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) July 30, 2014 Business and Human Rights: Beyond the End of the Beginning, César Rodriguez-Garavito, ed., Forthcoming  Abstract:  Calls to regulate transnational corporations (TNCs) through a single overarching international treaty instrument go back to the 1970s. Over time, pressure for such a treaty has come ●●●

  • Farmers, rural women and mining impacted communities at the 2014 SADC People´s Summit to propose people-based regionalism

    Via Campesina, Rural Women Assembly, People´s Dialogue and WoMin

      Harare, 08 August 2014 – Hundreds of people from grassroots organizations, including small-scale farmers, rural women, farm workers and members of mining impacted communities from Southern African countries will be at the 2014 SADC Peoples Summit. The summit takes place in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from 14 to 16 August, 2014. Members of Via Campesina Africa, ●●●

    EU Asked to Disclose Information on TTIP Talks

    Radio Mundo Real

      Descargar: MP3 (9 MB) European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, opened two investigations on July 31st targeting the European Commission and the European Council, calling for greater transparency around the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. According to a press release issued on Thursday by Friends of the Earth Europe, O’Reilly also called for the disclosure ●●●

    Gaza: enough is enough!

    Dismantle Corporate Power

      A Call to Action launched by the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity   On July 8th, the Israeli army launched its third military attack in Gaza in five years. Even if the Israeli government has announced the withdrawal of ground forces from Gaza, this latest military action, which includes constant ●●●

  • Nigerian government and Shell continue to ignore horrendous pollution in Niger Delta

    Amnesty International

    The systemic failure of the Nigerian government and oil giant Shell to clean up the horrendous oil pollution in the Niger Delta, has been branded “shameful”, by a group of Nigerian and international organizations today. A damning report, released today by Friends of Earth Europe, Amnesty International, Environmental Rights Action, Platform and the Centre for Environment, ●●●

    The Past as Prologue? A Moment of Truth for UN Business and Human Rights Treaty

    Institute for Human RIghts and Business

    by Prof. John Ruggie Calls to regulate transnational corporations (TNCs) through an international treaty instrument go back to the 1970s. Pressure for a treaty has come most persistently from activists, and more intermittently from developing countries. A recent civil society assessment sums up the record to date: “All these efforts met with vigorous opposition from ●●●

    Defending rights from corporate power

    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - CCPA

    On April 24, 2013, an eight-storey building known as Rana Plaza collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing more than 1,100 garment workers and injuring thousands of others. The victims, mostly women, worked in factories owned by a number of companies (New Wave Bottoms, Phantom, Ether Tex) that make clothing for high-profile retailers, including Walmart, Loblaw, Benetton, ●●●