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9 August 2001

The Violence of Development

Author: Balakrishnan Rajagopal [Professor of Law and Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of MIT's Program on Human Rights and Justice], in Washington Post

[M]ost large forced dislocations of people do not occur in conditions of armed conflict or genocide but in routine, everyday evictions to make way for development projects. A recent report by the World Commission on Dams estimates that 40 million to...

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1 August 2001

Inco protest [Indonesia]

Author: Down to Earth Newsletter

Protests against the Canadian-owned mining company, PT Inco Indonesia have highlighted the continuing injustices suffered by villagers whose lives have been affected by the company's nickel mining operations...Villagers from One Putih Jaya - a former...

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1 August 2001

Inco protest [Indonesia]

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1 August 2001

PT KEM agreement [Indonesia]

Author: Down to Earth Newsletter

Pressure from communities, Indonesian and international NGOs has forced improvements in the way Rio Tinto deals with people affected by its Kelian gold mine in East Kalimantan. Here, Dayak communities have persisted in asserting their rights to proper...

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24 July 2001

Soekor's Sudanese excursion upsets SA bishops

Author: Integrated Regional Information Networks [IRIN], in ZA Now/Daily Mail & Guardian [South Africa]

The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) on Friday said it was "gravely concerned" that Soekor, South Africa's oil parastatal, is in the advanced stages of negotiating expansion activities in Sudan. "Oil is key to the war in Sudan....

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20 July 2001

Pacific's Tuvalu looks for help as it slowly sinks

Author: Paul Tait, Reuters

Tiny Tuvalu, which could be submerged by a rising Pacific Ocean within 50 years, has reached out for help to save its people but so far has had little luck with regional heavyweight Australia.

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18 July 2001

Vanishing Pacific island group appeals to be saved

Author: Michael Christie, Reuters

A tiny South Pacific group of atolls is appealing for help on the Internet to stop its 500 people vanishing into the ocean because of rising sea levels they blame on climate change. [Taku'u, Papua New Guinea]

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6 July 2001

Protest Violence Against Embera Katio in Colombia!

Author: International Rivers Network

Following is an action alert issued by Amnesty Int'l on the recent murder of an indigenous activist fighting against the Urra Dam in Colombia. The Embera Katio community has faced kidnappings and attacks for its resistance to the project.

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4 July 2001

UK report says 60,000 affected by Turkish dam plan

Author: Reuters

Nearly 60,000 people would have their homes or land flooded by the proposed Ilisu dam project in southeast Turkey, a new report for the British government said yesterday. Britain's government commissioned the environmental impact report to help...

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3 July 2001

Government [UK Government] publishes Ilisu Dam report

Author: Friends of the Earth

The Government today published the long-awaited Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed Ilisu Dam in Turkey. A preliminary review of the EIA summary suggests that it fails to provide assurance that the UK Government conditions of December 1999...

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