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14 January 2005
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Author: Sergio Ferrari, Comité por la anulación de la deuda del tercer-mundo

El "Ojo público sobre Davos" ("Mirada Ciudadana"), iniciativa que se opone al Foro Económico del mismo nombre, concederá este año premios-sanciones a las empresas multinacionales más irresponsables. Instala así una metodología novedosa y original de...

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16 October 2004

Big business comes under fire at European Social Forum

Author: AFP

Oronto Douglas, an environmental and human rights lawyer from Nigeria...said Friday that [big companies] dictated their terms for local and national governments worldwide, as well as global institutions such as the United Nations, without considering...

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16 October 2004

For hello, a smile - and more: Globalisation makes unions and social movements natural allies

Author: Frances O'Grady, deputy general secretary of UK Trades Union Congress, in Guardian [UK]

...the strength of involvement in the social forum meeting this weekend in London [European Social Forum] is testimony to a new union willingness to build alliances with a range of social movements that share our values and our ambition to create a...

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6 September 2004

A Businessman Against Free Trade [Brazil]

Author: Mario Osava, Inter Press Service

The entrepreneur [Oded Grajew] served as a special adviser to Brazil's leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during most of 2003, promoting social programmes like the government's ”Zero Hunger” plan and dialogue between the Lula administration...

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21 January 2004

The Seed Awards - Supporting Entrepreneurs in Environment and Development

Author: United Nations Environment Programme

...it will not award outcomes, but rather innovative partnership proposals. Award winning partners - whether they are community groups, businesses, workers organizations or local authorities - will receive support in developing business plans, seeking...

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19 January 2004
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Author: Alicia Cytrynblum, Página12 [Argentina]

Irene Khan, Secretaria General de Amnistía Internacional...destacó el paquete de normas que Naciones Unidas estableció en agosto del año pasado para regular la protección de los derechos humanos en los negocios de las empresas globalizadas. [se refiere...

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19 January 2004

International Tobacco Treaty Seen as Model for Curbing Corporate Abuses at World Social Forum in India

Author: Infact, SocialFunds.com

...Campaign for Implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control...[refers to Philip Morris (part of Altria), Kraft (part of Altria), British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco]

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19 January 2004

Village to host World Water Conference

Author: Times of India

A southern Indian village embroiled in a legal dispute with American soft-drink giant Coca-Cola over groundwater depletion is to host a conference this week on the world's dwindling water resources...

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18 January 2004

Robinson seeks curb on arms trade

Author: Times of India

Former Irish president and UN commissioner for human rights Mary Robinson...said she would call on government officials and business leaders attending next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos...asking them to stop the flow of arms to criminals, human...

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18 January 2004

World Social Forum: Corporate Actors must be held accountable

Author: Amnesty International

Speaking at the launch of a new publication "The UN Human Rights Norms for Business, Towards Legal Accountability", Irene Khan [Amnesty International's Secretary-General said:] "The Norms are the first authoritative and comprehensive set of global...

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