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  • Community in Chalatenango becomes first to ban mining in El Salvador

    Stop El Salvador Mining

    International community responds massively in support of El SalvadorWhile the future of metal mining in El Salvador is being decided by a panel of expert arbitrators who will determine whether El Salvador violated its investment law for not issuing a mineral exploitation permit to Pacific Rim Mining corporation, hundreds of thousands of people in El Salvador ●●●

    21 September 2014: 10th Anniversary of the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations

    Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity ; La Via Campesina ; World March of Women ; Friends of the Earth International ; World Rainforest Movement (WRM).

      Dismantle the power of transnational plantation corporations! There is no “smart monoculture”: Support the People’s Climate March!    Ten years ago, at a meeting of 250 members of communities affected by large-scale eucalyptus plantations in Brazil, September 21st was established as the National Day against Tree Monocultures. The aim was to increase the visibility of the ●●●

  • Lonmin, the Marikana Massacre and the Bermuda Connection

    Alternative Information / Development Centre

      On June 2 AIDC issued a press statement in which we raised the concern of the Platinum Cartel’s possible involvement in transfer pricing in respect of under-selling their metals. Our concerns regarding Lonmin’s involvement in possible transfer pricing is greater than ever. Tuesday hearings of the Marikana Commission showed that Lonmin needs to clarify ●●●

    Statement on the historic Resolution of the UNHRC on a Binding Treaty for Transnational Corporations and Human Rights

    Dismantle Corporate Power

        On the occasion of the African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights on 16 - 18 September 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity of TNCs, brings to the attention of participants to the historic June 2014 United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution which mandated the ●●●

    Philippine groups express solidarity to people of El Salvador in fight against mining giant Oceana Gold/Pacific Rim Mining Corporation

    Dismantle Corporate Power

    Download PDF Here Alyansa Tigil Mina (Alliance against Mining-Philippines), Lilak (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights), Focus on the Global South and the EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network denounce the bullying of El Salvador by corporate mining giant Oceana Gold/Pacific Rim. We stand in solidarity with the people of El Salvador struggling to push back the ●●●

  • Campaign workshop during the Peoples’ Social Forum in Ottawa

    Dismantle Corporate Power

      The Polaris Institute and the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power organized a successful workshop during the Peoples’ Social Forum in Ottawa. The panel included Tony Clarke from the Polaris Institute who provided an important historical overview of corporate power and Stuart Trew, a longtime trade campaigner, who discussed current and proposed trade and ●●●

  • Deadly clashes continue at African Barrick gold mine

    The Globe and Mail

    A spokesman for African Barrick confirmed to The Globe and Mail that “fatalities” have occurred in clashes at the mine site this year, but declined to estimate how many. It is up to the Tanzanian police to release the information, he said. Tanzanian police have repeatedly refused to give any details on fatalities at the ●●●

    SIGN: Pacific Rim – Oceana Gold in El Salvador

    Sum of Us

    Most rivers in El Salvador are contaminated — mining is likely to deplete the remaining water El Salvador is being sued by Oceana Gold for not granting it a mining license that would threaten the primary source of drinkable water for the whole country. In a bold and unprecedented move, El Salvador stood up to the mining giant to ●●●

    TISA: What Global Corporations learned from the Battle in Seattle


    The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) has recently burst into the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Negotiated in secret in Geneva for almost two years by over 50 countries, including the European Union, USA, Japan, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Australia and South Korea, it has taken months of work from global researchers and a ●●●