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2 May 2002

Report calls for sweeping changes in industry

Author: Matthew Jones, Financial Times

A two-year study of the mining industry has found it must make sweeping changes to its social and environmental standards if it is to improve its image with investors, lenders and the public

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2 May 2002

Prospecting for mining balance: A global initiative aims to improve the sector's sustainable development record

Author: Sir Robert Wilson, Chairman of Rio Tinto & of the Global Mining Initiative, in Financial Times

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2 May 2002

US ruling on Western gas leases may spur lawsuits

Author: Christopher Doering, Reuters

The Bush administration's plan to spur coalbed methane development in Western states could be jeopardized by a ruling that the government failed to thoroughly analyze the environmental impacts of three Wyoming leases, U.S. green groups said this week.....

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2 May 2002

California Supreme Court says Nike can be sued for false ads

Author: Karen Gaudette, Associated Press

Nike Inc. can be sued by a California man who alleges the athletic shoe and apparel maker violated false advertising laws with an ad campaign defending the wages, treatment and safety conditions of workers at overseas factories run by contractors.

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2 May 2002

LABOUR: South Africa Feeling the Impact of AIDS on Workforce

Author: Anthony Stoppard, Inter Press Service

[refers to AngloGold, Gold Fields]

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2 May 2002

State [California] releases names of slaves who were insured

Author: Sarah Lubman, San Jose Mercury News

The names of hundreds of slaves whose lives were insured before 1865 were released by the state Wednesday, plunging California into the middle of a growing national movement to sue companies for slavery reparations. The information, mandated by a state...

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2 May 2002

Slave Owners and Their Insurers Are Named [USA]

Author: Dan Morain, Los Angeles Times

The California Department of Insurance on Wednesday identified half a dozen insurance companies that issued slavery-era policies and posted the names of hundreds of slave owners and the slaves they insured on the agency's Web site [firms mentioned in...

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2 May 2002

New bill on arbitration limits [USA]

Author: Reynolds Holding, San Francisco Chronicle

Measure would return states' power to regulate workplace disputes - Two leading U.S. senators introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow states to block employers from forcing employees into binding arbitration, a private system of resolving disputes...

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2 May 2002

Calif. court says Nike can be sued for false ads

Author: Andrew Quinn, Reuters

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2 May 2002

HIV/AIDS: Kenya Moves To Import, Make Cheap Drugs

Author: UN Wire

A Kenyan law allowing generic and other inexpensive anti-retroviral HIV/AIDS drugs to be imported into Kenya and manufactured in the country came into effect yesterday. Drug companies blasted the country, but aid agencies said the move will lead to...

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