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World Bank-Backed Rio Tinto-Alcoa Joint Venture Relocates Guinean Village During Covid-19 Lockdown

(June 19, 2020) — While communities across Guinea were under Covid-19 shelter-in-place orders, a joint venture owned by mining giants Alcoa and Rio Tinto relocated more than a hundred families to expand its sprawling bauxite mine.

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Vietnamese agribusiness firm HAGL accused of clearing indigenous land in Cambodia | Mongabay

(June 15, 2020) – Hoang Anh Gia Lai, a publicly listed Vietnamese real estate, energy, mining and agribusiness giant, is at the center of recent allegations of clearing land in Cambodia that had been earmarked for local indigenous communities.

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We Stand with Black Lives Matter

(June 4, 2020) – Inclusive Development International stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all people around the world who are rising up to demand racial, economic and social justice and an end to police brutality.

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Communities file complaint against World Bank, demanding halt to HeidelbergCement project in Indonesia

(June 3, 2020) - Community representatives in Indonesia have filed a complaint against the International Finance Corporation, the private-sector arm of the World Bank, for its indirect financing of a potentially devastating HeidelbergCement limestone mine and cement factory on their

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Vietnamese Agribusiness Giant HAGL Destroys Indigenous Lands

(May 25, 2020) – Indigenous villages in Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province waited years for Vietnamese rubber company Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) to return sacred lands, as promised. Instead, during March, HAGL carried out sweeping land clearances.

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UN calls for firms behind Lao dam collapse to pay as 7,000 survivors await compensation | ASEAN Today

(May 1, 2020) – Nearly two years after the collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam in Laos, a group of United Nations (UN) experts is calling on governments and businesses to address ongoing human rights violations experienced by survivors

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