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USA: American Express, Visa & MasterCard prevent their cards from being used to pay for sex ads on Backpage.com

Critics claim the site is used to sexually exploit young women and plays a role in sex trafficking in the USA by hosting thousands of ads for prostitutes. The company is suing an Illinois sheriff for damages after he convinced the credit card companie...

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2 January 2006

[DOC] Police Firing at Kalinganagar [India]

Author: People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Orissa [India]

By not conferring the tenancy rights upon the local people over the land, which has been in their possession at the time of Estate abolition in 1951, successive governments have deprived the people of their legal rights over land and livelihood...The...

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14 April 2006

Creating dispensable citizens [India]

Author: Usha Ramanathan, Honorary Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi

On January 2, 2006, police opened fire on tribals who were preventing the takeover of their land for setting up industries in Kalinganagar in Orissa. Twelve tribals were killed. A journey through Kalinganagar tracked the trouble unerringly to...

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14 April 2006

India: Prime Minister Singh calls on companies to address development, displacement, environment & discrimination, addressing Confederation of Indian Industry conference

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23 June 2014

Deficiencies in allotment of land to industrial houses in Odisha during 2001-12: CAG [India]

Author: Meera Mohanty, Economic Times

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has serious concerns over acquisition and allotment of land made to major industrial houses during the decade 2001-12 in mineral-rich Odisha…In its report tabled in the state assembly on Monday, it has found...

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4 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake — Corporate Aid Tracker

Author: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Companies are mobilizing their expertise, capabilities, and resources to assist with the recovery efforts following the earthquake in Nepal. Businesses have pledged $26.8 million in cash and additional in kind contributions in support of relief and...

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19 May 2015

Qatar: World Cup 2022 sponsors asked to speak out about working conditions in building sites

Author: Bill Wilson, BBC News (UK)

"Fifa World Cup sponsors urged to speak out over Qatar", 18 May 2015...

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20 May 2015

Workers' groups call on FIFA sponsors to act on Qatar conditions - Coca-Cola, Visa respond

Activists are calling on FIFA sponsors Coca-Cola, Adidas, Visa, Kia, Hyundai, McDonald's, Gazprom, and Budweiser to challenge alleged human-rights abuses at construction sites for the Qatar 2022 World Cup....

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27 May 2015

Companies asked to respond to questions on their sponsorship of FIFA and human rights

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre contacted adidas, Coca-Cola, Visa, Hyundai Kia Motor, McDonald's, Gazprom, and Budweiser with specific questions on their FIFA sponsorship, human rights, and workers' rights. ...

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27 May 2015

Visa did not respond

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