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21 August 2001

No surprise, 2000 was another record year for arms merchants

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...

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Lawsuit
14 August 2001

Qosmos lawsuit (re Syria)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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Article
3 July 2001

ARESE Launches New European Sustainability Index

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...

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Article
2 July 2001

ENVIRONMENT-RIGHTS: Amazon Leaders Plan to Intensify Campaigns

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,...

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Article
27 June 2001

Liberian logging kills forests

Author: South African Press Association / Agence France Presse

Uncontrolled logging in Liberia is playing havoc with the country's rich forest resources and environment and helping President Charles Taylor's government to stay afloat despite UN sanctions.

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Article
5 June 2001

The captain of a very French multinational: Interview - Thierry Desmarest, TOTALFINAELF

Author: David Buchan and Victor Mallet, Financial Times

"The French government is perfectly aware - and we agree - that it is not for private companies to take it upon themselves to get governments (such as Burma) to change their policies," he says. It is the kind of comment to make UK and US oil...

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Article
14 March 2001

NGOs welcome WTO greenlight to French ban on asbestos but remain skeptical about the WTO dispute settlement process

Author: Greenpeace

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Lawsuit
20 October 2000

SNCF lawsuits (re Holocaust)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

During World War II, Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF), the French national railroad company, transported 76,000 civilians to Nazi death camps.  Holocaust survivors filed three different lawsuits against SNCF seeking to hold it...

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Article
1 September 2000

A Breath of Fresh Air: WTO Ruling Upholds France's Asbestos Ban, Rejects Canadian Challenge

Author: Laurie Kazen-Allen, Multinational Monitor

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Article
18 May 2000

An Interview with the Leader of the Burmese Opposition--Why does France Help Dictators?

Author: Guillaume Leger interview of Aung San Suu Kyi, Le Nouvel Observateur

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