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Glencore

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Headquarters in Switzerland

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Glencore merged with Xstrata in May 2013 to form Glencore Xstrata, then rebranded as Glencore in 2014. Please see the Xstrata section for items about Xstrata prior to May 2013.

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12 May 2008

[PDF] Death & taxes: the true toll of tax dodging

Author: Christian Aid

Christian Aid has concluded that the necessary money, and more, is already available [to address poverty]– if only those who owe it would pay up. We are talking about tax. This report seeks to expose the scandal of a global taxation system that allows...

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18 August 2008

[PDF] Wanted: Most Evil Company of the Year

Author: Oliver Classen, Berne Declaration & Swati Jangle, Greenpeace Switzerland

[T]he Berne Declaration...and Greenpeace Switzerland…will give out another round of "Public Eye Awards“ that remind the world’s corporate leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos of their increasing social and environmental responsibility...

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10 September 2008

[PDF] Fuelling destruction in Latin America

Author: Friends of the Earth

Rapid expansion in the use of agricultural crops as a transport fuel has been justified in Northern countries as a prodevelopment policy that will help bring developing countries out of poverty...No other region has embraced this idea as much as Latin...

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1 February 2009

Philippines: Mining or Food Report

Author: Robert Goodland & Clive Wicks for Working Group on Mining in the Philippines

[S]tark choices now face the Philippines: a few years of mining or thousands of years of sufficiency of irrigated rice and fisheries production? If mining is to make a positive contribution to national development, it will have to fit within the...

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30 April 2009

[DOC] Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights - The impact of UK-based mining companies on the Philippines, particularly focusing on the right to food

Author: Working Group on Mining in the Philippines (WGMP)

This submission focuses on the way existing and proposed mining by global companies in the Philippines poses a threat to human rights, particularly the human right to food of local communities. Its findings build on the WGMP’s recent publication...

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1 May 2009

Mined out in Zambia

Author: Jean-Christophe Servant, Le Monde Diplomatique

For decades Zambia’s copper mines attracted foreign investors. Local miners put up with the atrocious working conditions and pollution because they were promised development. But the financial crisis now threatens to scupper those hopes. [refers to...

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2 March 2010
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Author: Radio Cafe Stereo

La brigada 17 del Ejercito Nacional y la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana bombardearon la comunidad indígena de Alto Guayabal del Resguardo Uradá Jiguamiandó...el 30 de enero de 2010...dejando como resultado de éste ataque varios indígenas gravemente heridos y...

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6 December 2010
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Author: Stefania Summermatter, swissinfo.ch

En Colombia...[s]i las multinacionales mantienen su expansión es a costa de un precio muy alto para las comunidades locales: poblaciones desplazadas, ríos y campos contaminados, sindicalistas silenciados...En países como Colombia, la extracción del...

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12 March 2011

Glencore accused of rights abuses in Congo

Author: Stefania Summermatter, swissinfo.ch

A study published...by [Bread for All and the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund] accuses [Glencore] of human rights abuses, child labour, pollution and tax evasion...According to the NGOs, mining is driving the locals away from their traditional farming...

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12 April 2011
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Author: Déclaration de Berne, Sherpa, Centre for Trade Policy and Development [Zambie], Entraide Missionnaire, Mining Watch Canada

...[Les 5 ONG soussignés] ont déposé ce jour une plainte contre les sociétés Glencore International AG et First Quantum Minerals auprès des Points de contact nationaux (PCN) suisse et canadien pour manquement aux principes directeurs de l’OCDE à l...

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