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The whole world wants Ivanhoe to withdraw from Burma

Author: Canadian Labour Congress and ICEM, Published on: 25 June 2002

As the Canadian-based Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.'s holds its annual shareholders meeting today in Vancouver, the Canadian Labour Congress and the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM) are urging the company to end its mining joint venture with the Burmese military regime and withdraw its investments from Burma...Ivanhoe's Monywa Copper Mine...is the largest foreign mining investment in Burma and has been linked to the mass conscription of forced labour as well as the severe environmental degradation of the surrounding area. [also refers to divestment from Burma by Texaco (part of Chevron), Arco (part of BP), PepsiCo, Eastman Kodak, Motorola, Best Western, Marriott; lawsuit against Unocal]

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Related companies: Arco (part of BP) Best Western BP Chevron Eastman Kodak Ivanhoe Mines (now Turquoise Hill Resources) Marriott Motorola PepsiCo Unocal (part of Chevron)