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29 November 2012

[video] Dozens hurt in Burma mine protest

Author: Jonathan Head, BBC News Asia

Police in Burma have used water cannon to break up a protest against the expansion of a copper mine near the central town of Monywa, activists say. Protesters said dozens of people were injured and their camps set on fire. Local farmers, monks and...

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20 September 2012

[video] Aung San Suu Kyi on Human Rights-Friendly Business in Myanmar (Burma)

Author: Amnesty Intl. USA

[Aung San Suu Kyi: "We want to make sure that business that go to Burma are transparent...We want to make sure that investment is...democracy friendly, human rights friendly...That investment is aimed to meeting the needs of our people in a way that...

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22 August 2012

Will Colombia's protesting workers be heard?

Author: Al Jazeera

…[A] group of former General Motors (GM) workers stitched their lips shut and began a hunger strike…They had already spent over a year outside the US embassy…The protestors say GM has fired more than 200 employees after they reported on-the-job...

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20 July 2012

[video] Nigeria gold rush is killing children

Author: Mohammed Adow, Al Jazeera

Hundreds of children in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state have died because of gold mining. More than 400 have perished in the past two years, and thousands of young children are at risk of disability as they are being poisoned by lead, which is used...

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20 July 2012

[video] Philippines struggles to curb child labour

Author: Jamela Alindogan, Al Jazeera

In the Philippines there is a renewed push to stamp out child labour where over millions of children eke out a living as workers, miners and farm hands instead of going to school. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has put that number at more...

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30 June 2012

Brazil tribes occupy contentious dam site

Author: Gabriel Elizondo & Maria Elena Romero, Al Jazeera

150 indigenous people from…the Arara, Juruna, and Parakana [tribes]…are occupying one of the…Belo Monte dam construction site[s]…The occupation of the site began…on June 21...Last year, a series of conditions were agreed upon with the indigenous...

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28 June 2012

[video] Responsible business conduct by OECD NCP Norway

Author: OECD NCP Norway

Our most important tool for monitoring industry abroad is the national contact point for OECD’s guidelines. The OECD has created a set of guidelines to help businesses prevent injuries to people communities and the environment. They say do not harm,...

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27 June 2012

[video] 60 hectares of land to be developed in Beijing suburbs: villagers refuse, houses were demolished and smashed [China]

Author: Radio Free Asia [USA]

[Title and summary translation from original Chinese provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] Since villagers in Sujiatuo town, Haidian District, Beijing, refused to accept the compensation offered by a property developer, they have...

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25 June 2012

[video] Guiyu, the largest e-waste site on earth [China]

Author: china-pix.com

[Guiyu is the largest e-waste site on earth...[T]he People’s Daily said that in 2006 that Guiyu’s 5,500 e-waste businesses employed 30,000 people. According to the local government website, city businesses process 1.5m tones of e-waste a year…As much...

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25 June 2012

[video] Uranium Film Festival 2012

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The 2nd international Uranium Film Festival will begin a few days after the start of Rio+20, at the Modern Art Museum (MAM) in Rio de Janeiro. The Uranium Film Festival is the only international film festival dedicated to documentaries and movies...

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