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2 November 2001

WTO talks could make things worse - environmentalists

Author: Reuters

Global trade rules are damaging small farmers, local food producers and rural communities and next week's World Trade Organisation meeting could make things worse, Friends of the Earth said in a report yesterday. The environmentalist group said that...

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2 November 2001

Gujarat reports only 39 child workers in state [India]

Author: The Times of India

In its latest data submitted to the National Human Rights Commission the state has reported a mere 39 child workers in its four cities - Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot...Patel [Sukhdev Patel of the Campaign Against Child Labour] said, "The...

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2 November 2001

Cape asbestos case turns critical

Author: ACTSA [Action for Southern Africa]

Cape plc’s new management is now under pressure to deliver as ACTSA’s 1 campaign for justice for thousands of South African asbestos victims enters a critical stage.

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2 November 2001

Inaugural Conference of the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia

Author: Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia

2 November 2001 - Hong Kong

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2 November 2001

Where giants may tread, rumblings will follow

Author: Geoff Evans, Director of the Mineral Policy Institute, in Sydney Morning Herald

The destructive - and dangerous - behaviour of Australian mining companies overseas should be controlled by law, writes Geoff Evans.

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2 November 2001

Kyoto climate talks face new hurdle

Author: Robin Pomeroy, Reuters

Negotiators hoping to wrap up a deal to bring the Kyoto accord on global warming into effect faced a new hurdle yesterday as a handful of countries sought to delay fixing rules for punishing excessive polluters. Conference documents circulated at U.N....

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2 November 2001

Al Qaeda Cash Tied to Diamond Trade

Author: Douglas Farah, Washington Post

Sale of Gems From Sierra Leone Rebels Raised Millions, Sources Say - The terrorist network led by Osama bin Laden has reaped millions of dollars in the past three years from the illicit sale of diamonds mined by rebels in Sierra Leone, according to U...

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2 November 2001

Worst flag of convenience dumps Antarctic fish pirates

Author: Greenpeace

The world's most fish pirate-friendly country, Belize, has been forced to start cleaning up its act. Belize has struck five notorious fishing pirates from its shipping register, buckling under pressure from Greenpeace and governments.

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2 November 2001

Christian Aid issues warning on landmark global trade summit

Author: Christian Aid

An audience of journalists and leading policy-makers gathered in central London at the launch of Christian Aid’s new book, Trade for life, and report, Master or servant, ahead of a landmark summit on global trade...Mark Curtis also unveiled Christian...

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2 November 2001

EPA [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] Program Recognizes Better Corporate Environmental Performance

Author: Trevor Snorek-Yates, SocialFunds.com

Performance Track motivates and rewards businesses that exceed EPA's environmental standards. The National Environmental Performance Track program, launched by the EPA in June of 2000, recognizes the companies and facilities whose environmental...

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