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12 February 2008

South Africa: AngloGold Vs Ailing Worker in Test Case

Author: Chantelle Benjamin, Business Day [So. Africa]

A court ruling that could open the way for workers to sue employers directly for damages would have "far-reaching and substantial economic consequences" for the mining industry, claims mining company AngloGold Ashanti. The mining company has brought...

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26 June 2007

Dead sewage [Israel]

Author: Amir Ben David, Ynetnews.com

It seems that the Dead Sea Works company [unit of ICL Fertilizers] is not only considered one of the major causes for the drying out of the Dead Sea, but is also responsible for polluting it by emptying sewage and waste into the sea...Data submitted...

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30 April 2007

Export Processing Zones Still a Bone of Contention [Kenya]

Author: Joyce Mulama, Inter Press Service

...Emily Mugo has an axe to grind about her place of employment-in one of Kenya's Export Processing Zones (EPZs). "One has to collapse from sickness to be allowed to seek medical attention...she noted of the textile factory [where she works]...In 2004...

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8 January 2007

Gates Foundation invests in firms accused of abuses

Author: Charles Piller, Los Angeles Times

The conflict is one of many that a Los Angeles Times investigation has found between the Gates Foundation's investments and its good works. The foundation reaps vast profits every year from companies whose actions contradict its mission of improving...

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21 September 2006

Spanish firm says to move Uruguay paper factory

Author: Patricia Avila, Reuters

A Spanish company that planned to build a paper pulp mill in Uruguay said on Thursday it would move the plant to a new location in the country amid an environmental row with neighboring Argentina. "...we are going to move the plant because it's...

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14 July 2006

Interview: Fair trade stones with a 'spiritual sparkle beyond price'

Author: Nicol Degli Innocenti, Financial Times, interviewing Martin Rapaport, Rapaport Group

Martin Rapaport's lifelong passion for diamonds...[is] now devoted to fair trade diamonds... Even as he talks about helping the 1m artisanal miners in West Africa who live in utter poverty, he is not advocating charity or sentimental gestures but...

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18 January 2006

[PDF] [Thomas Cook response to Equality Now regarding tours of Amsterdam red light district]

Author: Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook Signature, along with other UK tour operators, works with a local tour company in Amsterdam which has introduced the excursion to the famous red light district in response to requests from visitors. Thomas Cook provides this...

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2 November 2005

‘Wal-Mart’ doc a dull parade of talking heads - Film contains no confrontations with anyone who works for the corporation

Author: Christy Lemire, Associated Press

For his latest documentary indictment, “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price,” director Robert Greenwald has interviewed every imaginable type of person associated with the world’s largest retailer...The one person Greenwald does not include? Anyone...

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15 April 2005

[PDF] Wal-Mart - Notice of 2005 Annual Shareholders' Meeting [scroll to p. 33 for proposal regarding sustainability report, scroll to p. 34 for Wal-Mart's statement in opposition to the proposal]

Author: Wal-Mart

As Wal-Mart increases visibility into its programs and good works, it will prepare, in the future, a report similar to the one the proponent requests, but the Company prefers to do so only in the form and at the time that is in the best interests of...

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29 August 2004

Attorney suing Wal-Mart works to make impact

Author: David Kravets, Associated Press

Brad Seligman made millions early in his career at a small Oakland law firm -- so much money that it made him uncomfortable. That discomfort has transformed the former hippie into one of the country's most recognized class-action attorneys, taking on...

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