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3 September 2001

Rural Activists Killed in New Wave of Violence [Brazil]

Author: Mario Osava, Inter Press Service

Freitas da Silva's murder is part of a new wave of violence against a backdrop of conflicts over the expansion of soy bean farming...``leading to the displacement of riverside and peasant communities, and the consequent conflicts...''

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1 September 2001

'I cannot describe how happy I feel.' Nor Nyawai, village headman - Sarawak [Malaysia]

Author: Survival International

Tribal people celebrate an historic court ruling...in May this year, in a landmark ruling, a judge finally recognised that tribes like the Iban do actually own their land, and companies have no right to log them, irrespective of whether they have been...

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1 September 2001

Brazil: the rights of Aracruz and the rights of the people

Author: WRM Bulletin, World Rainforest Movement

The growing consolidation of land by Aracruz Celulose in Espirito Santo and in the extreme south of Bahia, followed by plantation of eucalyptus monocrops, is generating increasing opposition...But monocrop tree plantations implemented by transnational...

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1 September 2001

Brazil: the rights of Aracruz and the rights of the people

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1 September 2001

Laos: Planned Nam Theun 2 dam leads to increased logging

Author: WRM Bulletin, World Rainforest Movement

The [World] Bank's guidelines on forestry, for example, state that "Bank involvement in the forestry sector aims to reduce deforestation, enhance the environmental contribution of forested areas, promote afforestation, reduce poverty, and encourage...

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1 September 2001

Moving Mountains book and order form

Author: Geoff Evans, James Goodman & Nina Lansbury, eds. - Mineral Policy Institute

Moving Mountains brings together authors from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and geographies, to examine the operations of transnational mining companies, and strategies to challenge these activities [description of "Moving Mountains:...

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29 August 2001

A bloody history: Namibia's colonisation

Author: BBC News

With calls for colonial reparations being made in the run up to the racism conference in Durban, Martin Plaut looks at the German colonisation of South West Africa - modern-day Namibia...On 2 October 1904 the German commander, General von Trotha issued...

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15 August 2001
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Author: Oxfam America

El proyecto minero propuesto Tambo Grande, en el norte del Peru, ofrece una ilustracion completa de los problemas asociados con las operaciones mineras a gran escala en una era de desregulacion y globalizacion.

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14 August 2001

MAB, IDB Agree On Review Of Cana Brava Dam Compensation [Brazil]

Author: International Rivers Network

Following an often contentious eight-hour meeting on Monday, August 13th at the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) country office in Brasília, officials of the bank's Private Sector Department (PRI) and the Movement of Dam-Affected People reached an...

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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 80...

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