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Words of hope and peace from Nigeria

Posted by in What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 8th July, 2014 | 5 Comments

WAP2014winnersThey are young, energetic and creative in their thoughts. Hear the stories of the winners of ‘What About Peace’? contest as they talk about their pieces of art, their creative interests and plans for summer. Our first conversation is with the grand prize winner from Nigeria. Stay tuned for such inspirational stories from ‘What About Peace’ winners as they feature on our blog one by one during summer.

Extractive Industry Transparency Now United States Law

Posted by in Featured on 26th July, 2010 | No Comments

Naing_HtooOn July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed last week by the U.S. Senate that includes a landmark provision requiring disclosure of payments from oil and mining companies to governments around the world. For the first time, communities who live in resource-rich countries will know how much their governments receive annually, and on a project-by-project basis for the extraction of natural resources.

Chevron’s Disdain for Human Rights Will Bring Political and Financial Costs

Posted by in Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 11th June, 2010 | No Comments

4640317558_88beeb08d6Through a series of long term regulatory and policy battles we will make it increasingly costly for companies such as Chevron to operate with impunity and simultaneously make renewable alternatives more attractive to investors, the ultimate objective being to bring the power of energy production back into the hands of the people.