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25 November 2002
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Autor(a): Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, AlterNet

Coca-Cola is anything but a savior to the indigenous people (Adivasis) and members of the oppressed castes (Dalits) around Kerala. To them, Coca-Cola Corp. is a thief operating with impunity, polluting their land, killing their crops, stealing their...

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28 October 2002
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Autor(a): India Climate Justice Forum

We recognize that the impacts of climate change are disproportionately felt by the poor, women, youth, coastal peoples, indigenous peoples, fisherfolk, dalits, farmers and the elderly; We recognize that climate change is being caused primarily by...

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13 August 2002
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Autor(a): CorpWatch India

To reiterate facts, in Plachimada, Kerala, your Indian subsidiary -- Hindustan Coca Cola -- has been charged with excessive extraction of groundwater, contamination of groundwater and parching of the wells and groundwater sources supplying a large...

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8 August 2002
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Autor(a): Lisa Schlein, Voice of America

A United Nations committee is holding a special two-day meeting to examine the issue of descent, or caste-based, discrimination...Ms. Burnad [of the Tamil Nadu Women's Forum] said the economic, social, political and cultural rights of Dalit are...

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2 July 2002
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Autor(a): Human Rights Watch, document for U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Written statement submitted by Human Rights Watch [includes references to India, South Asia generally, Africa generally, Japan, Senegal, Nigeria, Mauritania, Somalia, Gambia, Cameroon]

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28 May 2002
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Autor(a): Nityanand Jayaraman, CorpWatch India

On 22 April, 2002, more than 2,000 irate protestors, consisting mostly of indigenous people and dalits (oppressed castes), gathered at the gates of the Hindustan Coca Cola factory in Plachimada, Palghat district, Kerala. Residents from the villages...

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15 April 2002
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Autor(a): CSR World, based on article in The Business Standard [India]

"Only 12 per cent of the companies surveyed responded that they have a policy on human rights, with another 35 percent saying they had a policy on anti-discrimination against women/ men, caste and religion."

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23 November 2001
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Autor(a): Kalyani, Oneworld South Asia

Human rights and anti-discrimination campaigners are urging India and the European Union to tackle issues of caste prejudice at a summit which opens in New Delhi Friday...many [Dalits] are still denied access to land, forced to work in degrading...

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7 September 2001
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Autor(a): The Sowetan [Johannesburg]

Representatives of the Indian Dalit 'untouchable' caste attending the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) began a hunger strike yesterday, in a bid to ensure that their concerns are addressed in the final conference declaration.

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4 September 2001
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Autor(a): Martin Macwan [Convenor of the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights] and Margaret Huang [Program D-director for Asia and the Middle East of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights], in International Herald Tribune

It is time to place caste discrimination squarely on the global agenda.

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