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1 January 2003

New book: "Linking Human Rights and Environment"

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1 January 2003

New report shows negative impacts, threats of water privatization

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1 January 2003
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Author: Sébastien Godinot et Florence Gibert, Les Amis de la Terre

En janvier 2003, les Amis de la Terre ont effectué une première mission à Sadiola [exploitée par la SEMOS (Société d'Exploitation des Mines d'Or de la Sadiola)]

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1 January 2003

[PDF] [full report] Water justice for all: global and local resistance to the control and commodification of water

Author: Friends of the Earth

The privatization of water sources around the world is a growing problem. Water is a basic human right...Rather than reducing poverty, water privatization often means that the poorest families are no longer able to afford clean water. [refers to Suez,...

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Article
13 December 2002

New mayor stands firm against Peru Tambogrande mine

Author: Reuters

The mayor-elect of the northern Peruvian town of Tambogrande said Wednesday residents remained opposed to a $405 million gold and copper mine planned by Canada's Manhattan Minerals Corp. that some locals fear will ruin a fertile farming valley.

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12 December 2002

Manhattan CEO sees Tambogrande mine on line in 2004

Author: Jude Webber, Reuters

The fears of farmers that a gold and copper mine would ruin their livelihoods in the northern Peruvian town of Tambogrande should fade - once they get more facts from an environmental impact study presented this week, the head of Canada's Manhattan...

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12 December 2002

New mayor stands firm against Peru Tambogrande mine

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Article
5 December 2002

Global Funds Tell Union Carbide To Settle Bhopal Gas Leak Claims

Author: Ajay Jain, Financial Express [India]

A group of international investor funds which includes Trillium Asset Management, Domini Social Investments and the Calvert Group (together managing a combined asset value of $13 billion) have advised Union Carbide to settle claims of economic, health...

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29 November 2002

Honduran villagers battle over Canada-owned mine [owned by Glamis Gold]

Author: Gustavo Palencia, Reuters

Velasquez and others like him contend mining has devastated the forests and dried up water sources in their poor valley.

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28 November 2002

UN Consecrates Water As Public Good, Human Right

Author: Gustavo Capdevila, Inter Press Service

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights issued a statement Wednesday declaring access to water a human right and stating that water is a social and cultural good, not merely an economic commodity.

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