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16 October 2001

Talisman head defends Sudan business to international affairs institute

Author: James Stevenson, Canadian Press

Canadian oil giant Talisman Energy Inc. again defended Tuesday its involvement in war-torn Sudan, despite recent rumours that the war against terrorism would force the Canadian oil producer out of the troubled African country. In a speech to the...

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15 October 2001

RUSSIA: Major Oil Company Joins Global Compact

Author: UN Wire

At a ceremony Friday at the U.N. Office for Project Services' headquarters in New York, UNOPS [United Nations Office for Project Services] Executive Director Reinhart Helmke and Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the chairman and CEO of Russia's second-largest oil...

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  • Related companies: Yukos
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12 October 2001

Another Colombian Union Leader Murdered

Author: ICEM [International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions]

Death of Gustavo Soler adds to long list of unpunished crimes: Gustavo Soler, President of the El Paso section of the energy workers' union Sintramienergética, has been murdered in Colombia. His death adds one more name to the long list of Colombians...

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12 October 2001

British oil firms accused of Burma abuses

Author: Andrew Osborn, Guardian [UK]

Burmese soldiers retained by the British companies Premier Oil and TotalFinaElf are guilty of multiple human rights abuses and subject local peasants to forced labour, extortion and beatings, the European parliament was told yesterday [testimony by...

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11 October 2001

Americas: highly dangerous for trade unionists

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

"With 186 trade unionists dead or missing (90% of the world total) the American continent remains the most perilous in the world for trade unionists" said Bill Jordan, General Secretary of the ICFTU. In nearly 40% of the countries examined on the...

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11 October 2001

Free Trade for A Better World

Author: Murray Hiebert and Shada Islam, Far Eastern Economic Review

Promoters of global free trade have found a new argument for the cause: trade liberalization is key to fighting terrorism. But old conflicts die hard - Even before the smoke had settled from the September 11 attacks in New York and Washington, United...

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11 October 2001

Sudan: U.N. Expert Says Oil Exploitation Is Fueling Civil War

Author: UN Wire

A U.N. human rights expert told a meeting of the General Assembly yesterday that Sudan's bloody civil war, which has pitted the government against the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army for the past 18 years, has been perpetuated and made worse by...

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10 October 2001

New Oxfam America Report Reveals Poverty, Health Problems Worse in Developing Countries Dependent on Oil And Mining

Author: Oxfam America

Findings released as World Bank launches major review of extractive resource projects - Developing countries that rely heavily on oil or mineral exports suffer higher rates of poverty and child mortality, and spend more on their militaries than similar...

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9 October 2001

Shell Loses N880bn to Ogoni Crisis [Nigeria]

Author: Emeka Ugwuanyi, Vanguard [Lagos, Nigeria]

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has incurred a loss of about $8.1 billion following withdrawal of its operations in Ogoni, Rivers State. SPDC, Vanguard gathered, feels disenchanted with the situation and has been craving to make a turn back...

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  • Related companies: Shell
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5 October 2001

POLITICS: Energy a Major Factor in Looming Afghan Conflict

Author: Ranjit Devraj, Inter Press Service

Just as the Gulf war in 1991 was all about oil, the new conflict in South and Central Asia is no less about access to the region's abundant petroleum resources, say analysts here [New Delhi].

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