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Article
10 December 2019

Cambodia: Forest and environmental activists claim Think Biotech involved with illegal logging; while company denies any involvement

Author: Chakrya Sophak Khouth, The Phnom Penh Post

"Think Biotech director Lu refutes activists’ illegal logging reports", 9 December 2019...

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Blog post
29 October 2019

Interview: Cressida Kuala, Founder and CEO—Porgera Red Wara (River) Women's Association Incorporated (PRWWA INC), Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Cressida Kuala is a human rights activist from Porgera, Papua New Guinea—a remote community dominated by gold mining operations. Canadian mining giant, Barrick, and Chinese miner, Zijin Group, are majority joint owners of the mine which has a chequered human rights record in the region. Barrick employs a significant private security force, which has been implicated in a variety of human rights abuses, from beatings and gang rapes to killings, over the course of the three decades since mining operations commenced in 1990. A frontline human rights activist, originally from Porgera herself, Cressida has been instrumental in efforts to raise awareness about the abuses being perpetrated at Porgera and to educate Porgera locals about their rights—efforts for which she has paid a high personal cost in drawing to herself the same abuses she has sought to challenge in the community.

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Report
1 October 2019

Oakland Institute report claims local communities displaced to pave way for Green Resources' project

Author: Oakland Institute

"Evicted for Carbon Credits:Norway, Sweden, and Finland Displace Uganda Farmers for Carbon Tradining"...

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Article
23 August 2019

Indonesia: Indigenous groups allege abuses of rights by Vale's nickel mining activity

Author: Environmental Justice Atlas

"Karonsi'e Dongi people and Vale mine in Sorowako, Sulawesi, Indonesia", 20 March 2019...

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22 August 2019

Honduras: Increased deforestation affecting indigenous communities blamed on cattle ranching and logging

Author: Mongabay

“Rainforest destruction accelerates in Honduras UNESCO site”, 13th August 2019...

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11 April 2019

Colombia: Farming and mining threaten unique ecosystems and the population´s access to water

Author: The Guardian (UK)

“In the land of El Dorado, clean water has become ‘blue gold’”, 9th April 2019...

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Article
17 March 2019

So. Africa: Union threatens to shut down operations at ArcelorMittal mine due to alleged poor working conditions; company comments

Author: Dineo Faku; The Business Report (South Africa) 13 March 2019

“Numsa to lead an indefinite shutdown of ArcelorMittal”...

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Article
14 January 2019

Cambodia: Prey Lang Community Network's report shows a concerning rate of illegal logging at Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary

Author: Soth Koemsoeun, The Phnom Penh Post

"Forest activists issue damning report of logging at Prey Lang", 14 January 2019...

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Story
30 October 2018

USA: Social media site Gab accused of facilitating white supremacist violence after user suspected of killing 11 people in Pittsburgh synagogue

On 27 October 2018, Robert Bowers entered Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and killed 11 people and wounded 6 others. The attack is believed to be the deadliest on the Jewish community in US history, according to the Anti-Defamation...

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Article
20 August 2018

Uganda: How displacement for oil infrastructure has compromised livelihoods, housing & right to food in oil-rich region

Author: Kevin Mwanza, Place (Kenya)

"Marked for demolition? Ugandans on pipeline route fear land loss"...

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