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27 March 2002

Drummond says assassination suit effort to destroy Colombian jobs

Author: Val Walton, Birmingham News [USA]

Drummond Co., accused in a [U.S.] federal lawsuit of encouraging the assassination of three union leaders in Colombia, said the accusations are part of an effort to destroy jobs in that country...Drummond, in its statement, says it vehemently denies...

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27 March 2002

MEPs Cave In To Big Business

Author: Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth today slammed MEPs on the European Parliament's Industry Committee for rejecting a proposal forcing EU firms to report on their social and environmental performance. The Committee instead opted for a 'voluntary approach' allowing...

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27 March 2002
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Author: La Hora [Ecuador]

El grupo de activistas ecológicos se encontraba desde el dos de enero en una de las zonas más frágiles del bosque protector de Mindo Nambillo, para impedir el avance de la construcción del Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados (OCP).

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26 March 2002

HIV/AIDS: High Court Turns Down South African Appeal Against Nevirapine

Author: UN Wire

South Africa's High Court in Pretoria yesterday turned down the government's latest appeal on a ruling ordering it to provide pregnant women with the anti-AIDS drug nevirapine -- which is estimated to cut mother-to-child HIV infection rates in half --...

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26 March 2002
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Author: L'Observateur [Burkina Faso]

Le lundi 25 mars 2002 a eu lieu l’ouverture d’un atelier sous-régional à Splendide hôtel, sur le thème : «Le travail et le trafic des enfants en Afrique de l’Ouest».

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26 March 2002

TOBACCO: Treaty Moving Ahead, Difficulties Remain, Talks Chairman Says

Author: UN Wire

The chairman of World Health Organization talks on a proposed Framework Convention on Tobacco Control said yesterday that negotiations are moving ahead but that compensation for victims and farmers and a proposed advertising ban remain major points of...

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26 March 2002

GENETIC ENGINEERING: Natural, Modified Crops Inevitably Mix, EU Says

Author: UN Wire

Potentially harmful genetic mixing between natural and engineered crop strains is inevitable despite safeguards in place, the European Union's European Environment Agency said last week in a new study.

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26 March 2002

Trapped like slaves on Brazilian ranches

Author: Larry Rohter, New York Times, in International Herald Tribune

...government authorities admit that despite a federal crackdown announced seven years ago, "contemporary forms of slavery" in which workers are held in unpaid, coerced labor continue to flourish...The reasons...growing pressure to exploit and develop...

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26 March 2002

WRC Assessment re PT Dada Indonesia

Author: Worker Rights Consortium

Preliminary Findings and Recommendations - This is the Preliminary Report of an assessment of working conditions at an apparel and stuffed-toy factory in Indonesia [supplying companies including Adidas, Disney, Gap, Top of the World Inc, American...

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26 March 2002
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Author: AFP

Les plus grands distributeurs français [Carrefour, Auchan, Leclerc, Casino, Cora, Système U, Monoprix et Camif] ont décidé de multiplier les audits sociaux de leurs fournisseurs en Asie et d'échanger leurs informations pour pousser les directeurs d...

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