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Displacement

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15 September 2001

An Alternative Look at a Proposed Mine In Tambogrande, Peru

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Article
15 September 2001

An Alternative Look at a Proposed Mine In Tambogrande, Peru

Author: Oxfam America

The town of Tambogrande... sits directly atop a major gold, zinc and copper deposit that Manhattan Minerals, a small Canadian mining multinational, is seeking to develop into an open-pit mine...Concerned by the proposed relocation and by threats to...

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Article
13 September 2001

Traditional Spirits Block a $500 Million Dam Plan in Uganda

Author: Marc Lacey, New York Times

AES Corp., an Arlington, Va.-based company that has grown into the world's largest independent power producer, has struck a $500 million deal with the Ugandan government to build a massive dam near Bujagali that would greatly expand power capacity for...

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12 September 2001

A Tribal Struggle to Preserve What's Left of a Borneo Forest [Malaysia]

Author: Paul Spencer Sochaczewski, International Herald Tribune

What once was rain forest owned by a local community has been destroyed in the name of development. Rumah Nor, 60 kilometers (about 40 miles) southeast of Bintulu, site of the world's largest natural gas complex, is the scene in a land rights struggle...

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Article
11 September 2001

Amazon Indians begin cutting a boundary in the forest to keep illegal loggers out of their land [Brazil]

Author: Greenpeace

The Deni Indian community have begun to cut a physical border around their territory in the Amazon rainforest. This demarcation of their lands is an attempt to protect their traditional territory from industrial exploitation. Without this demarcation...

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Article
8 September 2001

Forest Peoples Seek Compensation

Author: UN Integrated Regional Information Network

Forest dwellers from seven African countries this week appealed for compensation for livelihoods compromised by government activities, and for vindication of their human rights, AFP news agency reported. Meeting in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, from 3...

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Article
6 September 2001

Hereros Sue German Firms for Reparations

Author: Business Day [Johannesburg]

The Herero community in Namibia has instituted a legal claim against three German companies for $2bn in reparations. The Hereros' Paramount Chief Kuaima Riruako, who heads the Chief Hosea Kutako Foundation, said yesterday that the lawsuit against...

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Article
6 September 2001

Rebels Warn Against 'Blood Oil'

Author: Financial Gazette [Zimbabwe]

Sudanese rebels have warned that African countries such as Zimbabwe that are contemplating buying cheap fuel from Khartoum will be buying "blood oil" which has been drilled from areas where villagers have been driven out by bombs.

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Article
5 September 2001

Indigenous peoples' rights a focus at anti-racism conference

Author: U.N. Development Programme

Some of the root causes of conflict they identified stem from a lack of recognition of indigenous peoples' right to land, identity and culture, as well as indigenous social systems and development perspectives. "Development aggression", such as the...

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Article
3 September 2001

Kyeni Forest Farmers Protest Displacement [Kenya]

Author: UN Integrated Regional Information Network

A group of 867 internally displaced persons (IDPs), forced out of Kyeni Forest in Thika District in early June and who have been living in a roadside camp in Huruma, Thika, since, have complained that they were harassed, intimidated and beaten by...

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