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16 April 2012

The Goldman Environmental Prize: 2012

Author: The Goldman Environmental Prize [USA]

Welcome to the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize online pressroom...Here you will find press releases, background information on our 2012 recipients, print-ready photographs, and links to broadcast-quality video highlighting our recipients' work... ...

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24 March 2012

[video] Supply Chain Children

Author: Humphrey Hawksley, BBC News Channel

Globalisation has brought the world's goods to the west. But how can rich consumers be sure they are buying food and clothing manufactured without harming workers - especially children? Humphrey Hawksley reports. [Transcript:] We told several big UK...

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23 March 2012

Ecuadorians protest over mining controversy [includes video]

Author: Al Jazeera English

Protesting natives supported by opponents of President Rafael Correa brought Ecuador's capital to a standstill, demanding an end to policies they say will open the Amazon rainforest to vast mining projects and ravage the environment...[The] protests...

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17 March 2012

[video] India: Human lives vs pharma profits

Author: Al Jazeera

India has decided to end the monopoly of pharmaceutical giant Bayer by overturning its patent of anti-cancer drug Nexavar. A domestic company, Natco, will now be allowed to produce a copy-cat version of Nexavar, and sell it for a fraction of the price...

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12 March 2012

[video] Venezuelan state oil firm criticised

Author: Rachel Levin, Al Jazeera

Venezuela has relied on profits from the state oil company to fund welfare programmes across the country. These programmes have helped boost the popularity of President Hugo Chavez over the past 13 years. However, after a series of recent oil spills,...

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5 March 2012

[video] 'Beaten up for land' in communist China, says farmer

Author: Damian Grammaticas, BBC News

There are increasing concerns about corruption within China's ruling Communist Party, with some claiming officials are stealing land to sell and make money. The BBC's Damian Grammaticas meets one man in the Chinese city of Weifang, who claims local...

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29 February 2012

[video] Benefit Corporations Aim to Make a Profit - and a Positive Impact

Author: PBS NewsHour [USA]

Seven states have passed legislation officially recognizing companies with a conscience. Called benefit corporations, or B Corps, the firms strive to make a positive impact on society while also turning a profit. Economics correspondent Paul Solman...

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24 February 2012

[video] Supreme Court to Decide Whether US Corporations Can Be Sued for Abuses They Support Overseas

Author: Democracy Now

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on whether U.S.-based corporations can be sued in U.S. courts for human rights abuses committed overseas. The case involves nine Nigerian activists, including Ken Saro Wiwa, executed for...

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22 February 2012

[video] Apple's Chinese Factories: Exclusive

Author: ABC NightLine

An exclusive look inside Apple's factory in China

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21 February 2012

[video] Message from FLA [Fair Labor Association] Board Chair Kitty Higgins

[regarding the FLA's audits of Foxconn in China]

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