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3 October 2008

[DOC] Maruping Go Ka Boelwa: Defending cultural heritage against expropriation by mining companies

Author: Mathibela Mankge

Angloplatinum [part of Anglo American] intends to remove my ancestors’ graves and submerge my community’s sacred rain making pools under a dam. The community objects to this action as it will destroy our invaluable heritage, as well as destroy the...

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30 September 2008
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Author: RALLT - Red por una América Latina libre de transgénicos

Recopilacion de notas sobre la situación de los agrocombustibles en Guatemala, donde se analiza su costo social y ambiental. Se analiza la situación particularmente de la palma y la jatropha, y se da información sobre un préstamo del BID para...

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31 August 2008

See you in court, Mr Minister [So. Africa]

Author: Fred Kockott, Sunday Tribune [So. Africa]

Sonjica vs Spoor - it's a classic showdown that has rural villagers and traditional leaders on the Wild Coast tackling the South African government for not protecting their land against mining practices which they consider exploitative and rapacious.....

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14 August 2008

India: Indigenous communities at risk of forced eviction in Orissa

Author: Amnesty International

The Dongria Khond Adivasi (Indigenous) communities of Orissa should not be forcibly evicted from the homes and lands they traditionally own or occupy, Amnesty International said today, following India’s Supreme Court decision to allow Sterlite...

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14 August 2008

Mexico: Wind power firms accused of displacing indigenous people in Oaxaca - companies respond

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14 August 2008
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Author: Karen Trejo, Latinamerica Press / Noticias Aliadas

El proyecto del Corredor Eólico del Istmo de Tehuantepec…ha provocado el despojo masivo de la tierra y de los recursos naturales de centenares de campesinos y campesinas indígenas de Oaxaca, por medio de la firma de contratos de arrendamiento de sus...

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13 August 2008

Last sunset on Boeung Kak lake as developers move in [Cambodia]

Author: Nguon Sovan & Sebastian Strangio, Phnom Penh Post

Next month, developers [Shukaku Inc.] will begin filling in Phnom Penh's Boeung Kak Lake...But residents remain concerned about their fate…Despite exhaustive efforts by Post reporters to track down the developer for comment, no Phnom Penh office or...

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Company response
13 August 2008

Response by Minefinders Corporation: Allegations that Minefinders' subsidiary pollutes water sources, displaces local communities – includes NGO ProDesc reply to the company. Click here

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12 August 2008

Peru tribes take over part of Pluspetrol operation

Author: Maria Luisa Palomino, Terry Wade & Marguerita Choy, Reuters

Pluspetrol...was forced to shut down part of one of its natural gas lots...after Peruvian tribes invaded it over a dispute over land…Indigenous rights group AIDESEP said tribes seized drilling platforms, a helicopter port and buildings in southern Peru...

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8 August 2008

Amazonian Chernobyl - Ecuador's oil environment disaster

Author: Clare Kendall, Telegraph [UK]

Once it was pristine rainforest. Now it has been described as an Amazonian Chernobyl. Millions of gallons of crude oil and toxic waste…has blighted 1,700 hectares of land and poisoned the rivers and streams in Sucumbios in the north-east corner of...

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