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Houston: We Still Have a Problem
May 17th, 2005
In a alternative annual report on the company, released today by CorpWatch, titled "Houston: We Still Have a Problem," Halliburton's real 2004 track record is revealed. The report details everything from the company's unwillingness to prevent bribery, fraud, and corruption within its workforce to its inability to take proper precautions to protect its employees in Iraq.

Seven Stories Publishes "Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation"
by Pratap Chatterjee
October 20th, 2004
In Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation Pratap Chatterjee, managing editor of watchdog group CorpWatch, brings us the dilapidated hospitals, looted ministries, and guarded corporate enclaves that mark the plunderous road to America's liberated Iraq. Bringing together a critical mass of evidence from major media sources with an on-the-ground account of the Iraq occupation business, Chatterjee presents the most complete-to-date chronicle of the exploits of private contractors hired to reconstruct and manage Iraq.

Soft Money Meltdown: Corporate Influence on the Election
July 28th, 2004 published a new report today entitled Up in Smoke: Tobacco Industry Saves on Soft Money, Spends On Lobbyists. The article features a close look at campaign spending and influence peddling by the tobacco industry. The tobacco investigation is one in a series of reports detailing corporate influence on the U.S. elections system. The new series also features an extensive review of how corporations are coping with the McCain-Feingold Act ban on soft-money and live reports from the Democratic and Republican conventions

Iraq: Controversial Commando Wins Iraq Contract to Create the World's Largest Private Army
June 10th, 2004
Three weeks before Iraq is to be handed over to a new government, the United States led occupation has quietly awarded a contract to create the world's largest private army to a company headed by Lieutenant Colonel Tim Spicer, a former officer with the Scots Guard, an elite regiment of the British military, who has been investigated for illegally smuggling arms and planning military offensives to support mining, oil, and gas operations around the world.

Houston, We Have a Problem
Produced by CorpWatch and Global Exchange
May 18th, 2004
Halliburton, the largest oil-and-gas services company in the world, is also one of the most controversial companies in the United States. The company has been the number one financial beneficiary of the war against Iraq, raking in some $18 billion in contracts to rebuild the country's oil industry and service the U.S. troops in Iraq. It has also been accused of more fraud, waste, and corruption than any other Iraq contractor. This report details Halliburton's track record.

New War Profiteer Website Launched on Anniversary of Iraq Invasion
by CorpWatch
March 19th, 2004
CorpWatch, an Oakland, California, based non-profit is launching a brand new version of the popular War Profiteers website to track these military contractors on a regular basis. The website, which can be found at, is the one-stop shop for communities, citizens, taxpayers, policy makers, media, students and activists to learn about the new merchants of global conflict.

Investigation Reveals Reconstruction Racket in Iraq
by CorpWatch
February 4th, 2004
Investigative reporters from CorpWatch and Focus on the Global South have found a pattern of waste, fraud and abuse among U.S. companies receiving multi-billion-dollar reconstruction contracts in Iraq.

Nuevo juego mexicano de Loteria revela el poder corporativo tras la Organizacion Mundial de Comercio
by CorpWatch
September 8th, 2003
Una nueva y colorida versin de la Loteria! - Una version mexicana del Bingo - evidencia a las poderosas companias que actan tras bambalinas en la Organizacion Mundial de Comercio (OMC).

MEXICO: New Mexican Bingo Game Reveals Corporate Power Behind World Trade Organization
by CorpWatch
September 8th, 2003
A colorful new version of Loteria!, a Mexican version of Bingo reveals the powerful companies acting behind the scenes of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Report Exposes Bechtel as Threat to Iraqi Environment, Human Rights and Basic Services
by CorpWatch
June 5th, 2003
Bechtel Group Inc., one of the lead contractors in the reconstruction of Iraq, has a 100-year history of capitalizing on environmentally unsustainable technologies and reaping immense profits at the expense of societies and the environment. A Collaborative Report released today by CorpWatch, Global Exchange and Public Citizen provides case studies from Bechtel's history of operations in the water, nuclear, energy and public works sectors.

Massive Rally Against Climate Injustice
by CorpWatch
October 28th, 2002
NEW DELHI -- More than five thousand people marched under the banner of the India Climate Justice Forum (ICJF) from the Gandhi Samadhi, Rajghat to protest against climate injustice. The rallyists, who included the Mahila Jagriti Samiti, Delhi, and several cycle-rickshaw unions, the National Alliance of People's Movements and the National Fish Worker's Forum highlighted the serious deficiencies in the UN conference on climate change being held in New Delhi.

New from Food First Books and CorpWatch: Earth
by CorpWatch
August 27th, 2002
An energy company plants trees and donates electric cars to advertise its environmental commitment while polluting the air with coal-fired power plants for three-quarters of its energy. Hypocrisy? No, business as usual for many corporations, according to, the latest from Food First Books and CorpWatch, published to coincide with the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.

Greenwash Academy Awards Announced at Earth Summit
by CorpWatch
August 23rd, 2002
Oil majors Shell, BP and ExxonMobil dominated todays World Summit Greenwash Academy Awards, beating Biotech giants Monsanto, Novartis and Aventis in a glittering award ceremony in Johannesburg. Local South African underdog Sasol edged out Eskom for Best Picture.

Oil Majors, Biotech Giants Lead Greenwash Academy Award Nominees
by CorpWatch
August 21st, 2002
On the eve of the 2002 World Summit Greenwash Academy Awards, carbon kingpins Shell, BP and ChevronTexaco, along with leading purveyors of Frankenfoods, Monsanto, Novartis and Aventis are vying for some of the glittering event's most prestigious awards. Local favorites Eskom and Sasol should not be counted out, however, according to insiders from the Academy.

EarthSummit.Biz Launched
by CorpWatch
June 11th, 2002
San Francisco, London and Johannesberg -- In preparation for the Johannesburg Earth Summit, the Greenwash Academy is proud to announce that nominations are open for the Green Oscars -- the premier awards for corporations acting green.

CorpWatch Supports Removal of Goran Lindahl from UN Global Compact Post
by CorpWatch
February 27th, 2002
CorpWatch declared its support today for Secretary General Kofi Annan's decision not to renew a UN contract for scandal-ridden Swedish business leader Goran Lindahl. Mr. Lindahl, who was Mr. Annan's special advisor for the UN Global Compact, has been the subject of a pension scandal at Asea Brown and Boveri (ABB), where he was CEO until last year.

Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN Sends Letter to Kofi Annan Calling for Major Changes to Global Compact
by CorpWatch
January 29th, 2002
Members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN, a grouping of non-governmental groups from around the world, send letter to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan outlining major proposed changes to the Global Compact.

CorpWatch Releases New Report on UN and Corporations
by CorpWatch
January 24th, 2002
CorpWatch releases a new report called ''Greenwash + 10 -- The UN's Global Compact, Corporate Accountability and the Johannesburg Earth Summit.'' The report documents corporate influence on the United Nations and calls on the UN to implement measures for accountability.

Climate Change and Environmental Racism
by CorpWatch
November 6th, 2001
MARRAKECH -- The lack of transparency and public participation in the climate negotiations will further worsen conditions for Indigenous Peoples, people of color and workers in the US and US-Mexico border. Speakers from Indigenous Environmental Network, Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, CorpWatch and Redefining Progress held a briefing on Tuesday in Marrakech, bringing issues of racial justice and worker's rights to the center of the climate change negotiations.

Climate Justice or Corporate Agenda?
by CorpWatch
November 5th, 2001
MARRAKECH, Morocco -- ''The Kyoto Protocol is being taken over by false promises. By succumbing to the corporate agenda it is failing to achieve climate justice,'' says Amit Srivastava of CorpWatch.