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19 September 2018

India: NGO report alleges involuntary poisoning of cotton farmers is linked to pesticides exported by Swiss chemical co Syngenta; co refutes allegations

The NGO Public Eye has accused the Swiss chemical company Syngenta of exporting pesticides that it claims are linked to the involuntary poisoning of cotton farmers in India. The company has denied the allegations, saying there is no evidence to suggest...

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19 September 2018

Myanmar: UN Fact-Finding Mission’s full account of violations by military in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States includes recommendations to business, including Facebook and other social media

Report says actions of military, in particular in the context of “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the military and its businesses is indefensible until and...

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19 September 2018

South Africa: Federation for a Sustainable Environment says Mintails' failure to rehabilitate uranium mines pits endangering local community; company denies liability

Author: Lisa Steyn, Business Day (So. Africa)

"Summer is coming, with toxic winds"...

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18 September 2018

Armenia: Activists opposing Amulsar gold mine over health concerns urge govt. to speed up mine inspections

Author: Epress.am

"Amulsar came to Yerevan", 7 September 2018...

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18 September 2018

Big pharma firms contribute to inequality by avoiding tax, says Oxfam report; incl. companies’ statement

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18 September 2018

Brazil: Gold prospectors are destroying Amazon rivers, affecting the fishing habits of the Mundurucu indigenous peoples & causing other socio environmental impacts

Author: Fabiano Maisonnave, Folha de São Paulo (Brazil)

"Gold Prospectors In Northern Brazil Are Destroying Amazon Rivers-Activity has been the economic backbone in the Tapajós basin for sixty years, but the use of backhoes are worsening silting and deforestation", 18 Sept 2018...Gold mining has been part...

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18 September 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Parent company liability for extraterritorial abuse

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18 September 2018

Mexico: Indigenous environmental rights defender murdered; authorities investigating whether killing linked to his opposition to dam project

Author: Somos el Medio (México)

“Indigenous environmental activist, Margarito Díaz González, murdered in Nayarit, Mexico”, 12 September 2018...

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18 September 2018

Tanzania: MiningWatch Canada on alleged shortcomings of Barrick Gold's subsidiary's new operational-level grievance mechanism; company responds

MiningWatch Canada has issued a brief documenting alleged shortcomings of Barrick Gold's new operational-level grievance mechanism. These include lack of capacity of grievants due to low literacy levels and poverty, lack of understanding of the...

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