Gold Rush: The Impact of Gold Mining on Poor People in Obuasi, Ghana

Gold Rush: The Impact of Gold Mining on Poor People in Obuasi, Ghana

Report for ActionAid (October 2006)

This investigative report from interviews and research in Ghana exposes the effects of mining by AngloGold Ashanti, a subsidiary of UK company Anglo-American, in Africa’s biggest gold mine. Village streams are polluted and illegal miners shot or threatened, while the company claims it is committed to corporate social responsibility.

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Poor Company: The Harsh Impact of British Companies on Poor People

Poor Company: The Harsh Impact of British Companies on Poor People

Briefing for UK NGOs (July 2006)

This report documents how over a dozen UK companies, including several household names, are abusing human rights around the world.

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Arming and Alarming? China’s Arms Exports and Military Relations with Africa

Chapter in The New Sinosphere: China in Africa (IPPR, London, 2006)

This analysis documents China’s arms exports and military relations with African countries, especially human rights abusers, and offers reasons for China’s increasing involvement on the continent in rivalry with the US and Britain.

Trade Invaders: The WTO and Developing Countries ‘Right to Protect’

Trade Invaders: The WTO and Developing Countries ‘Right to Protect’

Report for ActionAid (December 2005)

This report shows how developed countries are pushing trade liberalisation on developing countries at the World Trade Organisation, especially in the negotiations on services, agriculture and manufactured goods. Rather, developing countries need trade agreements to provide greater ‘policy space’ to pursue strategies in their own interests.

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Seventeen Ways the European Commission is Pushing Trade Liberalization on Poor Countries

Seventeen Ways the European Commission is Pushing Trade Liberalization on Poor Countries

Report for the European Trade Justice Movement (November 2005)

This report, written to support public campaigning in Europe, documents the numerous ways in which the European Commission is pushing developing countries to further open their economies to Western corporations.

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