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'Drought shaming' is being used to try to force Nestle out of California

The new ‘drought shaming’ phenomena in California is going beyond concerned citizens publicly shaming neighbours into conserving water. The trend uses social media to publicise the fact that people are acting irresponsibly in terms of water consumption. 135 more words

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What is the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership?

This fantastic video introduces the TTIP and explains the controversy surrounding the adoption of an agreement between the EU and US which would allow corporations to take states to court for damaging their interests. 50 more words

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'The Truth about Trade Agreements'

Tessa Khan (APWLD Programme Officer) called for more transparency and the proper review of investor state settlement cases after disputes involving Egypt’s attempt to increase minimum wage, and El Salvador’s right to keep drinking water unpolluted by the extractive industry. 48 more words

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A great example of how businesses can help protect human rights!

IKEA is about to start mass-production of flat-pack emergency shelters, to help house refugees and people affected by humanitarian crises and natural disasters. After 40 successful test units, IKEA is set to produce and ship 1, 000 housing units. 55 more words

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Yet another disturbing example of private interests overriding public need

Annington Homes, a property business in the United Kingdom, is ‘poised to bulldoze 142 homes’ in Sweets Way estate, North London. The local community (supported by… 95 more words

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A growing trend to de-privatise water services?

‘The privatization of Jakarta’s water, which has spanned 17 years, has come to an end as judges at the Central Jakarta District Court have approved a lawsuit from the Coalition of Jakarta Residents Opposing Water Privatization (KMMSAJ).’ See full article… 61 more words

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An interesting new development in governance of the tobacco industry!

‘A new global fund is being launched to help developing countries fend off challenges to tobacco control measures by cigarette makers. The $4m (£2.7m) fund is a joint effort by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation…Both philanthropists say the purpose of the targeted fund is to help countries such as Uruguay, which has spent the past five years fighting a challenge by a cigarette company against the use of graphic health warnings on packets.’ (Full article available here)

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