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Mexico: Villagers & ‘community police’ associated with opposition to La Parota dam attacked by unidentified armed men, Federal Police
Author: Upside Down World (USA)
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So. Africa: Community members allege Royal Bafokeng Platinum mine security killed man during protest over labour issues; company denies allegation
Author: Africa News Agency (South Africa)
"Man shot dead during protest at #RBPlat mine", 12 Jan 2018...
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Kenya: Residents protest against water project; say they were not consulted & informed of its impacts
Author: Angwenyi Gichana & Alvin Ratemo, The Star (Kenya)
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Turkey: Steel producer Posco fired 80 workers to prevent their attempts to unionize, says IndustriALL; co' denies allegations
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Posco to respond to allegations that 80 workers were fired at its steel plant in Kocaeli for joining IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birleşik Metal-İş. The company's response is provided below.
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Uganda: Locals in oil-rich Buliisa to be evicted for oil processing facility construction reject govt.'s compensation proposal, say rate per acre is unfair
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