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16 June 2003

Nestle Ruling Paves Way for New Work Discrimination Cases [USA]

Author: Alexei Oreskovic, The Recorder

A California state court of appeal upheld a $5 million age discrimination jury award against Nestle U.S.A. Inc. on Thursday, a ruling that opens the door for attorneys to use the state's unfair competition law in employment discrimination cases.

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29 May 2003

U.S. Agency to Be Cited in Suit About Trade and Child Labor

Author: Elizabeth Becker, New York Times

An international labor rights group announced today that it planned to sue the United States Customs Service for breaking American trade law and allowing African cocoa picked by indentured child labor [in Côte d'Ivoire] to be imported into this country...

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28 April 2003

Coffee-makers' huge profits leave a bitter taste

Author: Stathi Paxinos, The Age [Australia]

Aid and fair trade organisations accuse the world's major coffee roasters of making huge profits out of impoverished growers in developing countries, whose returns are a fraction of retail prices. They say the price paid for green coffee is so low that...

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28 March 2003

Multinationals tighten grip on bottled water

Author: Samantha Tonkin, swissinfo

Switzerland’s Nestlé is one firm set on expanding its share of the world’s bottled water market. But critics say that by tapping sources of fresh water, multinationals are squeezing local communities and monopolising what should be a public good. ...

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2 March 2003

Let's hear it for the boycott

Author: Faisal Islam, Observer [UK]

Direct consumer action is more effective than ever, writes Faisal Islam. But big business is hitting back [includes reference to Esso/ExxonMobil, Shell, Nestlé, GlaxoSmithKline]

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2 March 2003

When does protest work?

Author: Lola Okolosie, Observer [UK]

Leading campaigners and experts told The Observer what made campaigning effective - and how companies needed to ensure that corporate accountability was not simply a PR exercise if they wanted to protect their brands and reputations. [refers to Shell,...

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14 February 2003

Bittersweet Chocolate

Author: Caroline Tiger, Salon.com

The most recent survey of conditions on West African cocoa farms...estimated that nearly 300,000 children work in dangerous conditions on cocoa farms in the four countries surveyed -- Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon...Despite committing...

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1 January 2003

New report shows negative impacts, threats of water privatization

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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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18 September 2002

Coffee companies under fire as millions face ruin

Author: Oxfam

Millions of people in 45 coffee-growing countries are facing economic ruin - and many are going hungry - due to collapsing world prices. Oxfam today launches a global campaign to tackle the coffee crisis and force the corporate giants who dominate the ...

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