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1 January 2003

Pesticide Justice [Nicaragua/USA]

Author: Amy Ling and Martha Olson Jarocki, Pesticide Action Network North America, in Multinational Monitor

Dow Chemical, Shell Oil Company and Standard Fruit (Dole Food Company in the U.S.), must pay $490 million in compensation to 583 banana workers injured by Nemagon, an extremely toxic soil fumigant that has sterilized thousands of Central American...

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13 May 2004

Barren Justice

Author: Sasha Lilley, CorpWatch

Gonzáles is one of tens of thousands of plantation workers in Central America, the Caribbean, Western Africa, and the Philippines who have sued several U.S. corporations for exposure to DBCP over the last two decades. In March, Nicaraguan banana...

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31 May 2004

States and Corporations: Legal Responsibilities to the People

Author: Ana Elena Obando, Women's Human Rights net

[A] special report on the legal, civil and criminal responsibilities of states and corporations to the people for the violation of their human rights. It explains the international legal framework and the mechanisms available that may be used to hold...

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1 March 2005

US Companies Seek Dismissal of Agent Orange Lawsuit

Author: Christine Kearney, Reuters

Attorneys representing major US chemical companies defended them against charges Monday that the companies committed war crimes by supplying the military with Agent Orange during the Vietnam War...If the lawsuit were successful, billions of dollars...

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10 March 2005

Agent Orange legal case dismissed

Author: BBC

A US federal court in New York has dismissed a legal action brought by Vietnamese plaintiffs over the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The plaintiffs had sought compensation from the firms that manufactured the chemical, which allegedly...

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10 May 2005

Chiquita’s Children [Nicaragua]

Author: Nicolas Bérubé & Benoit Aquin, In These Times

In the ’70s and ’80s, the banana companies Dole, Del Monte and Chiquita used a carcinogenic pesticide, Nemagon, to protect their crops in Nicaragua. Today, the men and women who worked on those plantations suffer from incurable illnesses...Nemagon.....

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27 June 2005
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Author: Nolwenn WEILER, Libération [France]

Soixante-quinze jours de squat devant l’Assemblée nationale à Managua, plusieurs grèves de la faim, des menaces d’immolations... Les milliers de victimes nicaraguayennes du pesticide Nemagon ont dû user d’armes redoutables pour faire entendre leur voix...

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15 August 2005

Nicaragua: ex banana workers to get $ 97 mln. - multinationals condemned for use of pesticides, end of hunger strike

Author: FreshPlaza

A final verdict of Nicaraguan judge Socorro Toruño has brought an end to the hunger strike of ex-banana workers...The judge decided that a number of American [firms] will have to pay a compensation of $ 97 mln. to 150 former employees, who have...

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14 December 2005

New Jersey sues three companies for discharging and delaying cleanup of highly toxic dioxin in the lower Passaic river [USA]

Author: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection [USA]

...New Jersey filed suit against Occidental Chemical Corporation, Maxus Energy Corporation and Tierra Solutions, Inc. for the intentional discharge of dioxin - an extremely dangerous, cancer-causing chemical - and other contaminants into the Passaic...

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30 April 2009
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Author: José Adán Silva, Inter Press Service

La jueza Victoria G. Chaney, de la Corte Superior de…Los Ángeles…dio por cerrado dos juicios [contra Dole, Dow Chemical, Amvac]…[en que] más de 12.000 campesinos [demandaban] por daños causados por su exposición prolongada a los químicos Nemagón y...

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