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  • Anglo American coal firm undermining crucial climate policies, say NGOs

    Guardian

    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 ●●●

    VICTORY FOR VAAL COMMUNITIES AS THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL ORDERS ARCELORMITTAL TO RELEASE ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS

    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 ●●●

    Vote Chevron or Glencore in solidarity to the communities resisting their human rights violations and crimes!

    Dismantle Corporate Power

      Every January since 2000, the Public Eye Award ‘honours’ the worst transnational corporation of the year as selected by the public through online voting. The Award’s ceremony is timely because it takes place during the World Economic Forum in Davos/Switzerland – where the world’s elite gather to discuss ways to deepen the architecture of ●●●

  • Stop forced displacements by dirty coal

    World Development Movement

    Las Casitas is a small community living on the edge of one of the world’s largest coal mines, located in the poorest region of Colombia. The community is under imminent threat of forced displacement as a result of the Cerrejón coal mine. The mine is owned by three of the world’s richest mining companies(BHP Billiton, Glencore ●●●

    PRESS RELEASE: CALLING OFF THE INDEFINITE WATERLESS FAST IN NEW DELHI

    International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal

    November 14, 2014, 8:20 pm The five women survivors fasting since November 10 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, have broken their waterless fast. The women, along with about 200 people present, have been protesting for additional compensation for the survivors of the Union Carbide gas tragedy in Bhopal on December 3, 1984, as well as ●●●

    Statement from the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power on the occasion of the Historic Final Hearing of the Mexican Chapter of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal: Free Trade, Violence, Impunity and Human Rights

    Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power

       Statement from the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power on the occasion of the Historic Final Hearing of the Mexican Chapter of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal: Free Trade, Violence, Impunity and Human Rights   November 14, 2014   After 3 years of consultations, and dozens of pre-hearings, the Mexican chapter of the Permanent Peoples’ ●●●

  • Big Corporations, the Bali Package and Beyond

    Transnational Institute and Serikat Petani Indonesia

    Deepening TNCs gains from the WTO Mary Louise F. Malig This sequel to the “Tailored for Sharks” report delves deeper into the role the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its legal system play in the corporate architecture that benefits and protects interests of Transnational Corporations (TNCs); details concrete examples of TNCs behind trade disputes; and ●●●

    El Salvador: Citizens who are no strangers to revolution take on the mining firms

    CLAIRE PROVOST, MATT KENNARD - CHALATENANGO, EL SALVADOR

      A local municipality has used little-known legislation to block environmentally damaging metal exploration The hills of Chalatenango, in northern El Salvador, were once home to one of central America’s leading revolutionary movements. During the country’s 1980-1992 civil war, thousands of campesinos (peasants) took up arms against a government backed by the military and the US. Chalate, ●●●

    How does the Gates Foundation spend its money to feed the world? 

    GRAIN

    “Listening to farmers and addressing their specific needs. We talk to farmers about the crops they want to grow and eat, as well as the unique challenges they face. We partner with organizations that understand and are equipped to address these challenges, and we invest in research to identify relevant and affordable solutions that farmers want and will ●●●

  • Ecuador’s FM Patino on global corporations: Transnational misconduct must end

    RT

    Ecuador’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Patino. (Reuters/Toby Melville) Transnational corporations have abused their privileges leading to “an unprecedented level of social and environmental injustice,” said Ecuador’s FM Ricardo Patino in his article calling on all nations to hold such companies accountable for their actions: Ecuador has undergone a profound social, economic and political transformation over ●●●

    Under the inluen$e: a film against TNC lobbying

    UNDER THE INFLUEN$E

      UNDER THE INFLUEN$E raises one of the most important questions the American people have ever faced – has our democracy been stolen? Fusing secrecy with big money, global corporations and private interests have gradually gained control of our government and are now writing laws that dismantle our great republic….  If the “voice of the ●●●

    Complaint of the victims of Chevron lodged before the International Criminal Court

    Chevron Toxico

    Crimes Against Humanity committed by Chevron Corporation. The most recent action made by the UDAPT (Union of Peoples Affected by Chevron), related with the long process against the american company Chevron Corporation, looks for the criminal responsibility of the persons up-right in the company. For this the UDAPT appealed to the Prosecutor of the International ●●●