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  • German Larrea To Halt $1.4 Billion Copper Project In Peru


    “The mineral wealth of a country should be used for the benefit of the people, including the workers, and not to destroy the environment for the benefit of the corporations and politicians,” Gerard and Gómez Urrutia said in their statement. Grupo Mexico denies the accusations. In a press release published in Peru’s El Comercio last week, Grupo ●●●

    In Guatemala, Indigenous Woman Sues Multinational Company for Husband’s Murder

    Truth Out

    Angelica Choc discusses her lawsuit with Truthout. (Photo: Jeff Abbott) The support of readers like you got this story published – and helps Truthout stay free from corporate advertising. Can you sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation today? The indigenous Mayan communities of Guatemala have historically been given few judicial outlets, national or international, ●●●

    CALL to the Days of Mobilization


    CALL to the Days of Mobilization Reclaiming Peoples Sovereignty against the Corporate-led Trade and Investment Architecture On the occasion of the EU-CELAC Summit In Brussels, 8–10 June 2015   On 10 and 11 June, Heads of State and Government from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (In Spanish CELAC) and the European Union ●●●

  • Pepsi Plant Receives Police Protection to Bring in Water

    India Resource CENTER

    Trichy, India:  In an extraordinary development, PepsiCo’s bottling plant in India has sought – and will receive – police protection for water being brought to the disputed plant located in a water-stressed area.  Additionally, the Pepsi beverage manufacturing plant will also receive police protection for vehicles leaving the factory with finished Pepsi products. The bottling plant ●●●


    ASK! - Chile

    See full report here:   SUMMARY Glencore in Colombia: civil society’s view on the sustainability of mining operations This shadow report[1] is intended as a contribution towards civil society’s duty to provide oversight and demand responsibility from large companies and transnational corporations in regards to the multiple impacts that they generate in the world through their ●●●

    Rana Plaza is everywhere!

    World March of Women

    We, militants of the World March of Women, united in solidarity, are here together to denounce capitalism greed and patriarchy that exploit and expropriate women’s bodies and productive labor. On the 24th April we remember the Rana Plaza massacre, in Bangladesh, when about 1.000 women, were injured  or lost their lives on 24 April 2013, due to ●●●

  • Secret negotiations on trade treaties, a threat to human rights – UN expert

    United Nations Human Rights

    GENEVA (23 April 2015) – The Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, expressed Thursday his deep concern over the general lack of awareness on the adverse effects that existing, or under negotiations, bilateral and multilateral free trade and investment agreements have on the enjoyment of human ●●●

    Coca-Cola Project Cancelled by Government in India

    India Resource CENTER

    Community Opposed Project for Pollution, Water Concerns For Immediate Release April 21, 2015 New Delhi, India: Bowing to public outrage, the state government of Tamil Nadu in south India has cancelled plans for a new Coca-Cola bottling plant in Perundurai in Erode district. In a letter dated April 20, 2015, the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil ●●●

    Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising


    Exhibit #1 T. Matthew Phillips Today a class action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County, California against theMonsanto corporation. The suit alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or animals. Monsanto makes this claim to support the contention that glyphosate ●●●

  • 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, ●●●

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