(August 21, 1995) The disaster in Guyana began in the early morning hours of Saturday August 19: at a Canadian-owned gold mine, a red, poisonous sludge erupted through a breach in an earthen dam which was holding back a waste pond.
(July 20, 1995) Family Ties/ Connection have always mattered, but never as much as today with decentralization and new economic opportunities abounding.
(June 30, 1995) As Congressional budget cutters in Washington prepare to slash US funding for the World Bank by as much as 50 percent, the Bank is desperately trying to polish its tarnished image and rescue its funding.
(June 8, 1995) G-7 Communique expected to call on World Bank to strengthen environmental policies, while critics call focus on environment a publicity stunt
(May 10, 1995) If the tiny country of Laos had the same population density as the city of Manhattan, we would all be there–the globe’s entire 5.7 billion population, in fact, would have more space per person than do Manhattan residents, who pride themselves on living in one of the world’s most sophisticated cities. The space outside Laos–virtually the entire globe–would then be available for farming, mining, and whatever else our Laotian populace required.
Mass theft, terrorism expected to increase with Three Gorges construction of dam to bring crime wave
The Three Gorges area will become "the object of the covetous gaze of criminals" from outside China, as well as a key area for sabotage by "criminals harboring a strong desire for revenge on society," warn Chinese authorities in two security documents leaked to Human Rights Watch/Asia.
(March 21, 1995) Before sunrise the men have collected the night’s catch from the large lee traps scaffolded over the rushing water. Women sit gutting and chopping the silver-white fish, to get them ready for smoking. ‘Not a great catch, but good enough,’ says one man, placing his fish on the scales. ‘Last season, one of these traps caught over a ton of fish in just one night.
(March 21, 1995) Last November, while leading his Team Canada mission in China, Prime Minister Jean Chretien shocked Canadians by announcing Canadian government support for the mammoth Three Gorges dam project on the Yangtze River, and his intention to use tax dollars to help finance this controversial project.
Chinese officials are bracing for violent uprisings as they force more than one million people to move to make way for the massive Three Gorges dam, according to internal security documents leaked to Human Rights Watch/Asia.
Three Gorges Dam to Provoke Violence, Internal Document Says
Your tax dollars are financing the forced relocation of 1.3 million Chinese
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