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Author: Jon Henley, Guardian [UK]
Concerns are being raised about the safety of building chemical plants in residential areas following the explosion in Toulouse that killed 29 people, writes Jon Henley
Author: Stuart Jeffries and Sam Taylor, The Observer [UK]
The death toll in the Toulouse chemical plant explosion could rise to 40 as rescuers desperately search the wreckage for 15 missing workers. Furious locals said they had spent years campaigning to have the plant relocated to a less populated area...In...
Author: John Hooper, Guardian [UK]
The leaders of France and Germany were last night discussing in Berlin how to present a united and more sympathetic front to the anti-globalisation movement.
Author: Global Witness
According to a report released today, the Government of Liberia continues to import armaments and to support the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), responsible for gross human rights abuses in Sierra Leone. This support is made possible...
Author: Financial Times
The French prime minister's support for the Tobin tax, the surcharge on cross-border capital movements, is the most eye-catching concession to date to the anti-globalisation movement.
Author: The Perspective [Smyrna, Georgia, USA]
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Author: Michael Littlejohns, Earth Times News Service
...while critics were busily blaming Washington for torpedoing the recent UN talks aimed at curbing an expanding trade in easily portable weapons like pistols and submachineguns, unmentioned or forgotten were the contributions that every single one of...
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
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Author: Mark Thomsen, SocialFunds.com
ARESE, a Paris-based firm that conducts research on corporate social, environmental and sustainability performance, recently announced the introduction of the first of a series of new indexes. The first index, the ASPI Eurozone, will track the...
Author: Danielle Knight, Inter Press Service
Leaders of indigenous communities throughout the Amazon region plan to intensify their struggle against environmental destruction and work to build on recent political gains. The main struggle for environmental and cultural survival in Ecuador,...