|Inlet.org, New Progressive Web Portal|
March 20th, 2002
With fresh, original content and selective links, Inlet.org announces an ad-free gateway to progressive and humanistic resources on the Internet.
|Brazil: Ten Dam Protestors Hospitalized|
Environment News Service
March 13th, 2002
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Ten anti-dam protestors were hospitalized on Tuesday after clashes with the police in Rio Grande do Sul state in the far south of Brazil, according to a report from the Brazilian branch of the conservation group International Rivers Network.
|Lever's Mercury Fever Rages On|
United Citizens Council of Kodaikanal, Palni Hills Conservation Council (PHCC), and Greenpeace India
March 7th, 2002
Kodaikanal (March 7, 2002) -- Employees from the now-closed controversial Hindustan Lever Thermometer thermometer factory in Kodaikanal today condemned the company's efforts to stifle their right to demand an independent medical and health evaluation for the mercury contamination caused due to mercury exposure at the thermometer factory.
|USA: Gender Gap in Management Wages Grows|
by Richard Goldstein, Village Voice
March 5th, 2002
This article by Richard Goldstein addresses the widening wage gap between male and female managers is a corporate equivalent of the cultural backlash.
|Venezuela: Rival Groups March on Capital|
Globalvision News Network
February 28th, 2002
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told thousands of his supporters Wednesday that any opposition move against him and his government is bound to fail, as Defense Minister Jose Vicente Rangel said the opposition march was proof of democracy in the country. Carlos Ortega, leader of Venezuelan Workers Confederation [CTV] and a staunch opponent of Mr. Chavez, led tens of thousands of opposition supporters to the National Assembly.
|RCA-Taiwan Employees Need Your Help|
Taiwan Environmental Action Network
February 21st, 2002
We are writing this letter on behalf of a group of former RCA employees in Taiwan to seek for your support. RCA, now under the ownership of GE and Thomson, invested and set up factories in Taiwan since the 60's. After RCA moved out from Taiwan in 1992, serious pollution at the factory site was exposed and discovered.
|Stop Violence Against Coca Producers in Bolivia|
Coalition in Defense of Water and Life (Cochabamba, Bolivia)
January 24th, 2002
In Cochabamba, in the central Amazon region of Bolivia, political violence is intesifying following the closing of local coca markets. The government justifies it's crack down by pointing to a decree emitted on the 27th of November 2001, under the previous dictator, Hugo Banzer, who resigned from the executive seat some months ago.
|Rich Countries Dump Plastic Wastes in India|
No Plastics in the Environment
January 14th, 2002
January 11, 2002 -- At a time when Indian cities and the rural countryside are reeling under a plastic waste crisis, official import data indicates that India has been a favoured dumping ground for plastic wastes, mostly from industrialized countries like Canada, Denmark, Germany, UK, the Netherlands, Japan, France and the United States.
|The 2001 P.U.-litzer Prizes|
December 21st, 2001
The P.U.-litzer Prizes were established a decade ago to give recognition to the stinkiest media performances of the year.
|Argentina: President Resigns Under Fire for Neoliberal Policies|
by Bill Cormier, Associated Press
December 20th, 2001
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- President Fernando De la Rua submitted his resignation Thursday, a high-ranking official said, as his government crumbled amid deadly rioting and looting sparked by anger over Argentina's deepening economic crisis.
|USA: Stockbroker Estate Supported by Corporate Welfare|
by Glen Martin, San Francisco Chronicle
December 19th, 2001
There's not much to mark the place -- a steel gate topped with stylized silhouettes of ducks, a metal sign engraved with the legend, ''Casa de Patos.'' A driveway wends through a grove of oaks. Rice fields stretch to the west, and a thick woodland jungle hugs Butte Creek, the eastern border of the property. Locals know this 1,550-acre expanse of marsh and cropland owned by stockbroker Charles Schwab as one of the finest duck clubs in the Sacramento Valley.
|Tell Alcoa to Scrap Plans for Amazon Dams!|
International Rivers Network, Brazil
December 13th, 2001
Alcoa, the world's largest aluminum company, has announced plans to construct at least three large dams in the Brazilian Amazon. These dams will guarantee a supply of energy for Alcoa's Alumar plant in So Luis (a project of Alcoa, BHP Billiton, and Alcan), and will permit the plant's expansion.
|TIAA-CREF: Pension Fund Inconsistent on Social Responsibility|
December 13th, 2001
BOSTON -- A coalition of human rights and corporate accountability organizations is calling attention to the contradictions between the public image and the reality behind TIAA-CREF. As one of the worlds largest pension funds, TIAA-CREF has gained a deserved good reputation for pushing good corporate governance in its portfolio companies. However, according to the TIAA-CREF: Out of the Bad and Into the Good Coalition, the pension giant has violated its own governance principles in significant ways that don't support shareholders.
|Community Radio Advocates Regain Control of Pacifica Network|
December 13th, 2001
An agreement was reached today between plaintiffs in four lawsuits against Pacifica and the foundation's board of directors, whereby official control of the network will return to community radio advocates.
|Brazil: Amazon Mahogany Logging Sharply Restricted|
by Dan Berman, Greenwire
December 6th, 2001
The Brazilian government yesterday announced the closure of all but two mahogany logging operations in the Amazon, and announced it would require certification for all logging management plans adjacent to Indian lands and conservation areas.
|Somalia: Country on Verge of Economic Collapse|
December 4th, 2001
Nairobi, Somalia is on the verge of an economic collapse unparalleled in modern history, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia said on Monday.
|Special Multinational Monitor Offer|
November 29th, 2001
Multinational Monitor, a magazine edited by Robert Weissman, is offering one-year subscriptions to new subscribers, or for gifts, for $15 -- a $10 discount from the normal one-year subscription rate.
|Demand that the Nation's Largest Pension Fund Boycott World Bank Bonds!|
World Bank Bonds Boycott (Center for Economic Justice)
November 15th, 2001
TIAA-CREF is the largest pension fund in the U.S., and it holds approximately $5 million in World Bank bonds. At its annual meeting in New York City on November 13, TIAA-CREF was challenged by protesters demanding that it get out of World Bank bonds and instead invest its money more responsibly.
|Take Action for Unilever Workers in India Exposed to Mercury!|
People's Union for Civil Liberties
November 9th, 2001
In March 2001, Unilever's mercury thermometer factory in Kodaikanal, India, was exposed for illegally dumping toxic mercury wastes in a scrapyard adjacent to a school in a sensitive watershed forest behind the factory building. Workers and ex-workers have since expressed outrage at the callousness of Unilever for keeping them in the dark about the toxic nature of mercury.
|Brazil: Dam Protestors Occupy Belgian TNC's Headquarters|
Environment News Service
October 30th, 2001
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- About 350 men, women, and children from across Brazil, have taken over the headquarters of the Belgian transnational company Tractebel in Rio de Janeiro. Tractebel is the part owner of the electric utility Gerasul, and is constructing controversial dams in Brazil.