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The Marange diamonds

By: Amandla! correspondent From: Amandla! Issue No.48  OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 The first session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations took place in September in Swaziland. Activists presented cases to a panel. Amandla! 47 contained a general article

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State capture and the poor

State capture and the poor By Ronald Wesso | Amandla! Magazine Issue 53 | July 2017 What are the political implications for the poor of the ANC’s internal struggles around state capture? In the light of the outcome of the past

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Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on TNC’s (2017)

The second session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ TNC’s 14-17th August 2017, in Johannesburg. The Tribunal, hosted by the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power, is the second session of hearings, where eight communities from Southern Africa will

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Pat Mooney podcast on Mergers

Audio recording of Pat Mooney talking about mergers and who controls the rights to water, land and seeds. Listen here: Pat Mooney has more than four decades experience working in international civil society, first addressing aid and development issues and

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Shadow Report on Glencore’s Operations in Latin America

Shadow Report on Glencore’s Operations in Latin America Glencore is a transnational corporation who keeps its information behind a fortress, a major problem when the company is the fourth largest mining company, and fourth largest trader of raw commodities. This

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Honest acounts 2017: How the World Profits from Africa’s Wealth

Honest acounts 2017: How the World Profits  from Africa’s Wealth Global Justice Now and other campaign organisations released a report last week, which explains how Africa’s wealth is being stolen and smuggled out of the continent by multinational corporations, and

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Women defending water, land and life in northern KwaZulu-Natal

Women defending water, land and life in northern KwaZulu-Natal By:  Samantha Hargreaves Amandla! Issue No. 47 | September 2016 Women from Somkhele and Fuleni at the WoMin-led “Women Stand their Ground against Big Coal” Southern African exchange. Women carry the burden

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Mega-Mergers: 3 giant corporations controlling South Africa’s Food and Farming systems

Mega-Mergers: 3 giant corporations controlling South Africa’s Food and Farming systems   Amidst the deepening political crisis in which South Africa is mired, another slow-burning crisis is playing out in our food and farming systems as three mega mergers are

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NO GOOD COMES FROM THE MINE [video]

NO GOOD COMES FROM THE MINE:  Women Rise for Justice fundraising trailer This trailer showcases some of the struggles that the women in Somkhele face as a result of mining in their community. It shows how women from Fuleni come to Somkhele on a fact-finding

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Judge Dennis Davis described attitudes to wealth taxes as appalling.

“I find it shocking there are people telling me we can’t increase estate duty, capital gains tax shouldn’t be higher, that the marginal tax rate shouldn’t increase. Why not? Quite frankly, we should be paying more tax and we should

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STOP THE BAYER/ MONSANTO MERGER!

Supporters of the Southern Africa Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power, STOP THE BAYER/ MONSANTO MERGER! Transnational Corporations (TNC’s) dominate South Africa’s seed and agrochemical sector. Corporate information such as market shares are kept totally secret. Two of the largest TNC’s

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New estimates reveal the extent of tax avoidance by multinationals

New estimates reveal the extent of tax avoidance by multinationals New figures published today by the Tax Justice Network provide a country-level breakdown of the estimated tax losses to profit shifting by multinational companies. Applying a methodology developed by researchers

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The Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power

The TNC campaign held a pubic event on 8th February in the Solidarity Center at the Alternative Information and Development Center. This was an opportunity for people to learn more about the campaign and for them to learn how they

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Mum’s Colombian mine protest comes to London

Coal mining and its impact on the environment and people´s health is not a sole South African issue. Huge multinational corporations mine in various countries and often without adhering to the environmental standards. And they get away with it. It

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Justice for Mia – AIDC condemns murder of environmental lawyer

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)

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

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

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)

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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South Africa avoided dreaded junk status – but S&P’s arguments are also junk

By Patrick Bond, Professor of Political Economy, University of the Witwatersrand Originally From The Conversation South Africa avoided dreaded junk status – but S&P’s arguments are also junk The whole economically-aware population of South Africa is celebrating that the three main ratings

Marange Diamond Fields Massacre 2008 - Media Package
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

Marange Diamond Fields Massacre 2008 – Media Package

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?

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

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

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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