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White Building Residents Face an Uncertain Future

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In early September 2014, it was declared that the White Building, home to approximately 2,500 inhabitants, would be demolished as it is structurally unsound and a threat to its inhabitants. 448 more words


Chiapas: Campesin@s from San Francisco, Teopisca, denounce new attacks

The Organized Group from San Francisco, Teopisca municipality, which adheres to the Sixth Declaration of the EZLN, denounced that on 14 August, José María Trejo Narváez destroyed… 215 more words

Indigenous People

Chiapas: New meeting in Los Llanos against the planned SCLC-Palenque highway

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On 12 October, 900 people met in the Los Llanos ejido, San Cristóbal de Las Casas (SCLC) municipality, to celebrate the “522 years of indigenous resistance before the European invasion,” and to express their rejection of the planned SCLC-Palenque highway that would pass through their lands.   383 more words

Human Rights

Introduction of Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks at the Center for Service and Action hopes to utilize social media, in order to fully express advocacy for social justice issues. The first thing we wanted to do this year was to create a blog and connect it with our Facebook page, in order to increase awareness on the Loyola Marymount University campus.   117 more words

Social Justice

principled investment in agriculture

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has achieved intergovernmental and stakeholder backing for a set of principles for responsible agriculture and food investment. The first and key principle is quoted below and sets out the why responsible investment is important as well as stating the right people have to food. 407 more words

Environment & Sustainabilty

Banks, Human Rights and the Equator Principles

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In January 2014 the press in Cambodia and Australia released a number of articles concerning the role of the ANZ Royal Bank in financing the activities of the Phnom Penh Sugar Company (“PPS”), which owns and operates a highly controversial sugar plantation and refinery in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia. 506 more words


Leasing Mineral Rights: Conflicts with Lenders, Title Insurers, and Easement Holders

Before leasing mineral rights, a landowner should check to make sure that there are no conflicts with the mortgage lenders for the property and title insurers. 564 more words

Mineral Rights