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  • 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

    PSI

    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 ●●●

    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, ●●●