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Nominations Open For 2005 Roger Award

Nominations are now open for the 2005 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Full details of the Roger Award, including previous winners, Judges’ Reports and the current nomination form, can be found at www.cafca.org.nz follow the Roger links.

Criteria:
The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following categories:

Economic Dominance -
Monopoly, profiteering, tax dodging, cultural imperialism

People -
Unemployment, impact on tangata whenua, impact on women, impact on children, abuse of workers/conditions, health and safety of workers and the public, cultural imperialism

Environment -
Environmental damage, abuse of animals

Political interference -
Cultural imperialism, running an ideological crusade

Judging:
The judges for 2005 are: John Minto, from Auckland, a veteran political activist, National Chairperson of the Quality Public Education Coalition and a spokesperson for Global Peace and Justice Auckland; Maire Leadbeater, from Auckland, a veteran anti-nuclear and human rights activist, current spokesperson for the Indonesia Human Rights Committee; Laila Harre, from Auckland a trade union leader and former Cabinet Minister; and Mary-Ellen O’Connor, from Nelson, a senior educationalist and political activist. They will be given a shortlist of nominations from which to make their decision. The winner(s) will be announced in early 2006 at an event in Auckland.

The annual Roger Award is organised by the two Christchurch-based groups, Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) and GATT Watchdog

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