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Justice for Mia – AIDC condemns murder of environmental lawyer

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The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) condemns the murder of environmental lawyer Mia Manuelita Cumba Masacariñas-Green. The murdering of Mia has provoked outrage in a country where environmental activists are increasingly targeted. Mia Manuelita Cumba Masacariñas-Green, Philippines, was shot

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BINDING TREATY (UN PROCESS)

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BINDING TREATY (UN PROCESS) WHY IS THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN MOBILIZED TOWARDS A UN BINDING TREATY FOR TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS? The need to confront the Architecture of Impunity Between transnational corporations, states and peoples, there is an undeniable asymmetry:

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Maloma Collieries, Chancellor House and Tibiyo TakaNgwane

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From: Amandla! 49/50, December 2016 By: Amandla! correspondent In August 2016, activists, workers and community members presented cases to the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations. This is the latest in the series we have been publishing. When

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SA biggest losers of transfer pricing

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As a consequence of the Marikana Massacre, the current strike by platinum workers serves to draw attention to low pay, migrant labour and the living conditions of miners and their families. It has also recently brought to the surface the

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South African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power – Newsletter (December 2016)

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It’s been just under 4 months since the Southern Africa Campaign was launched in Swaziland at the first Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) on Transnational Corporations (TNC’s). And in this short time, so much has happened. The first Tribunal brought overwhelming

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Marange Diamond Fields Massacre 2008 – Media Package

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It´s been 8 years now since Operation Hakudzokwi (Operation No Return) was launched by the national army at the Marange diamond fields in Zimbabwe. More than 200 miners were brutally murdered and scores of women and children sexually assaulted in a military attack launched in collaboration with two Chinese mining companies. But no one has been prosecuted or held accountable. Read More

In 2006 the Marange fields in Zimbabwe were discovered since then have had an increasing output of diamonds (8,2 million carat in 2010; 16,9 million carat in 2012; 8-10 million carat estimated in 2015). The fields have been state-owned since

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Operation Hakudzokwi – What happened in Chiadzwa?

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A report of the atrocities committed by state security agents in Mutare and Chiadzwa diamond fields under ‘Operation Hakudzokwi’ (you will not return) between November 2008 and January 2009. The Marange diamond fields, previously owned by African Consolidated Resources and

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Stop corporate power! The Southern Africa Permanent People’s tribunal on transnational corporations

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It’s no secret that when TNCs operate in the developing world they leave destruction in their wake. This destruction goes beyond the low environmental impact that pro-agencies assure us is the only problem. It devastates entire communities and leaves their

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Blood diamonds eight years after the Marange massacre

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Campaign to dismantle corporate power: the Marange diamonds It´s been 8 years now since Operation Hakudzokwi (Operation No Return) was launched by the national army at the Marange diamond fields in Zimbabwe. More than 200 miners were brutally murdered and

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Week of Peoples Mobilisation in Geneva from 23rd to 29th October

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Next week, the 25-28 October, the United Nations Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Business and Human Rights will be in session. The Southern Africa Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power, will be right there, during a Week of Mobilisation to demand

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