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External Responsibility. An assesment of its effects on global biodiversity loss.

15th October. 12 meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12). Pyongchang. South Korea.

(see the attached flyier) Technical experts with substantial expertise will bring-in different case studies that may be replicated in other territories of the world. The event is co-organized by ODG, which will present its research on the impact of Catalonia on global biodiversity loss, and about the need to include foreign responsibility criteria into domestic decissions. This research and the...

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Gaza: Enough is enough!

A Call to Action launched by the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity

On July 8th, the Israeli army launched its third military attack in Gaza in five years. Even if the Israeli government has announced the withdrawal of ground forces from Gaza, this latest military action, which includes constant bombardment and a land invasion, has caused approximately 1,800 deaths of mostly civilians, including hundreds of children. The Israeli military aggression has targeted...

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  • Land
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Exclusive: British taxpayers underwrote deals worth £140m by firm based in Cayman Islands

Tom Harper & Daniel Beiszley. Article on the UK ECA. Published in The Independent, 6th July 2014

The Government is using taxpayers’ money to underwrite £140m-worth of deals for a company whose ultimate ownership is based in a notorious tax haven. UK Export Finance, a branch of the Department for Business, is risking public funds to provide insurance cover for deals involving the aircraft leasing firm AWAS Aviation Capital Ltd. The company is backed by Terra Firma, one of the world’s biggest...

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Financing useless projects

The debts of Castor Project.

Until September 2013 the underground natural gas storage Castor Project was unknown to most of the population. Earthquakes aroused doubts in public opinion, and gave voice to the local struggle that had long been warning of the dangers. Today, however, the complex situation facing this controversial project on the Mediterranean coast between Vinarós and Alcanar, has led the project to public...

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  • Debt
  • Energy

Movements against Spanish state debt

Sergi Cutillas. Published on TNI.org. 

For a new social deal that can transform Europe Since the awakening of the squares in 2011 the political atmosphere in the Spanish state has changed dramatically. “Frustration, despair and fear, instead of being channelled towards the far right, have gone towards the creation of opportunities to meet other people facing similar situations, support each other and resist.” This is the fourth piece...

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International jury rules in favour of binding laws for Transnational Corporations

Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal hears compelling testimony from impacted communities while the United Nations Human Rights Council debates a historic proposal to adopt binding codes for TNCs June 26, 2014, Geneva – On Monday June 23rd, representatives from communities impacted by the operations of Glencore, Chevron, Shell and Coca-Cola, among others, presented cases of systematic human rights...

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  • Energy
  • Land
  • Extraterritoriality

Why we shouldn’t pay the debt: Reasons and alternatives

Prologue. To the anonymous pyrate, by Pere Casaldàliga |1|. Greed upon greed upon greed upon the World Bank of the open sea, heart closed to justice, blind eye resisting all light. Death for glory and the jaundice of gold for health, in the settling of accounts between empires your prowess as thief of thieves makes port. Transnational wolf, foul vampire sucking our blood for the First World and...

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