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Access to water

Philippines access to water

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25 March 2002

Trashing Water is Good Business For Water Companies [India]

Author: Nityanand Jayaraman, CorpWatch India

In Chennai, a major port city in southern India, two sister companies, French multinationals Onyx and Vivendi, are working at cross-purposes. While Vivendi is in partnership with civic authorities to convert scarce fresh water from a public service to...

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25 March 2002

Trashing Water is Good Business For Water Companies [India]

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17 March 2002
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Author: Danielle Knight, Inter Press Service, in La Hora [Ecuador]

La justicia de Estados Unidos deberá fallar esta semana sobre la procedencia de una demanda iniciada en 1993 por indígenas de Ecuador contra la compañía petrolera ChevronTexaco, a la que acusan de contaminar la selva amazónica.

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12 March 2002

EPA reaches consent agreement with DuPont on plan to supply drinking water

Author: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a consent agreement with E. I. Dupont de Nemours & Co. (DuPont), which would require the company to provide an alternate drinking water supply to residents in communities surrounding its...

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11 March 2002

Rainforest Indians [from Ecuador] in New York for major showdown with Chevron-Texaco

Author: Frente para la Defensa de la Amazonia

Billions at stake as tribal leaders press groundbreaking lawsuit before Appeals Court - Assert Texaco ruined their rivers and land, destroying their centuries-old way of life...and dramatically increased the risk of cancer for tens of thousands of...

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7 March 2002
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Author: La Hora [Ecuador]

La suerte del juicio que los colonos e indígenas amazónicos plantearon en contra de la petrolera Texaco desde 1993 por perjuicios al medio ambiente en una corte de la ciudad de Nueva York, se definirá en los próximos días en el Tribunal Constitucional.

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28 February 2002

ENVIRONMENT: World Bank Unit Keeps Peruvian Case at Arm's Length

Author: Danielle Knight, Inter Press Service

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has refused to investigate allegations of corruption involving a gold mine it co-owns in Peru...The IFC owns five percent of the Minera Yanacocha mine, the largest gold mine in Latin America, which is co...

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22 February 2002

Jospin calls for public-private partnership on global development

Author: AFX

Prime Minister Lionel Jospin called for a partnership between governments and private businesses on global development to ensure people have access to the four "fundamental rights" of a safe environment, water, health and education...He also urged the...

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14 February 2002

Ten Reasons Why You Should Never Accept a Diamond Ring from Anyone, Under Any Circumstances, Even If They Really Want to Give You One

Author: Liz Stanton, Center for Popular Economics

[describes health risks to miners, mines' damage to environment & indigenous peoples, use of bonded labour for cutting & polishing, contributions of mining to conflict, child soldiers & small arms trade]

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13 February 2002

Atlas pinpoints countries where investment flows despite abuses

Author: Kim Sengupta, Independent [UK]

A world atlas of countries where multinationals co-exist with regimes inflicting human rights abuse was presented yesterday at the launch of a campaign for ethical investment...The study, the first of its kind, will be used by Amnesty International...

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