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CHINA: Group Says It Has New Evidence of Cisco’s Misdeeds in China
by Somini SenguptaNew York Times
September 2nd, 2011
Human Rights Law Foundation, accuses Cisco Systems of tailoring technology for the Chinese government to monitor and apprehend members of the banned Falun Gong organization.

LIBYA: The minister, the Tory donor and a contract to supply oil
by Robert Winnett, and Rowena MasonThe Telegraph (UK)
September 2nd, 2011
An oil company whose chief executive has bankrolled the Conservatives won exclusive rights to trade with Libyan rebels during the conflict, following secret talks involving the British Government.

U.K.: Bell Pottinger acted for controversial Yemen organization
by Melanie NewmanThe Bureau of Investigative Journalism
September 1st, 2011
Bell Pottinger, the London-based public relations firm, has been working for Yemen’s National Awareness Authority, which is run by the nephew of Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. The organization has been accused of spreading propaganda on behalf of the government.

U.S.: N.Y. billing dispute reveals details of secret CIA rendition flights
by Peter Finn and Julie TateWashington Post
August 31st, 2011
Details of shadowy CIA flights to rendition prisoners in the war on terror to Guantanamo have emerged in a billing dispute between contractors.

LIBYA: Censorship Inc.
by Paul Sonne and Margaret CokerThe Wall Street Journal
August 30th, 2011
Amesys of France, VASTech of South Africa and ZTE Corp. of China provided technology to Libya that was allegedly used for the repression of Libyan citizens during the four decade rule of Colonel Gadhafi.

Testimony Before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
by Pratap ChatterjeeCenter for American Progress
July 7th, 2011
Testimony By Pratap Chatterjee, speaking for the Center for American Progress, before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on July 7, 2011

Struggling for Power in Afghanistan
by Glenn ZorpetteNew York Times
July 6th, 2011
A New York Times op-ed cites CorpWatch's expose of the problems at the Tarakhil power plant in Afghanistan

Testimony Before the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan
by Pratap ChatterjeeCenter for American Progress
May 5th, 2011
Testimony By Pratap Chatterjee, speaking for the Center for American Progress, before the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan on May 2, 2011

MEXICO/US: Billion-dollar Boeing Fence on U.S.-Mexico Border Canceled
by Pratap ChatterjeeIPS News
January 31st, 2011
One billion dollars and just over four years after Boeing won a contract to build a "virtual fence" on the Arizona-Mexico border, the high-tech project was canceled last week by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amid widespread recognition that it has been a failure.

NIGERIA: Halliburton To Pay $35 Million To Settle Nigeria Bribery Charges
CBS News
January 3rd, 2011
In a settlement for bribery allegations related to the construction and expansion of its Bonny Island natural-gas liquefaction facility, Halliburton Co. agreed to pay $35 million to the Nigerian government.

USA: Monsanto GMO sugarbeets to be destroyed: court
by Carey GillamReuters
December 2nd, 2010
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the destruction of plantings of genetically modified sugar beets developed by Monsanto Co after ruling previously the U.S. Agriculture Department illegally approved the biotech crop.

AFRICA: GSK to cut vaccine price after ‘profiteering’ claim
by Andrew JackFinancial Times
November 20th, 2010
GlaxoSmithKline is to discount significantly its pneumonia vaccine for private customers in Africa after claims from a medical charity it is “profiteering” by charging western prices.

USA: BP disperants 'causing sickness'
by Dahr JamailAl Jazeera
October 28th, 2010
Investigation by Al Jazeera online correspondent finds toxic illnesses linked to BP oil dispersants along Gulf coast.

IRAQ: Iraq war logs: WikiLeaks' virtual memorial
by Pratap ChatterjeeThe Guardian
October 28th, 2010
If the Pentagon had had to disclose details of all casualties in Iraq in real time, the public could have judged 'progress' for itself

CHINA: BYD Fined, Factories Confiscated By China in Land Dispute Case
by Liza LinBloomberg News
October 15th, 2010
BYD Co., the Chinese carmaker part- owned by billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., was fined and ordered to surrender seven factories in central China after the government said it used land illegally.

USA: EPA Requests Fracking Chemicals From Nine Companies
by Angela ModanyReuters
October 8th, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency began to prepare for its upcoming study on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water by sending letters to hydraulic fracturing service providers that requested the list of chemicals used in the natural gas extracting process.

HUNGARY: 'Arsenic, mercury' in Hungary spill
by ReutersAl Jazeera
October 8th, 2010
Greenpeace has warned of "surprisingly high" levels of arsenic and mercury in the red sludge that burst out of a metals plant reservoir in Hungary, killing six people and devastating the surrounding area.

ITALY: Prosecutors want Parmalat's Tanzi in jail
United Press Inernational
September 30th, 2010
Prosecutors in Italy said Monday that former Parmalat Chief Executive Officer Calisto Tanzi was a flight risk and requested he be arrested. Tanzi has already been sentenced to a 10-year prison sentence on market-rigging charges and filing false reports with regulators in the wake of the collapse of Parmalat, the ANSA news agency reported

WORLD: Buyers unravel the ethics behind the label
by Paul TyrrellFinancial Times
September 23rd, 2010

USA: Indictment Accuses Firm of Exploiting Thai Workers
by Julia PrestonNew York Times
September 10th, 2010
A federal grand jury in Honolulu has indicted six labor contractors from a Los Angeles manpower company on charges that they imposed forced labor on some 400 Thai farm workers, in what justice officials called the biggest human-trafficking case ever brought by federal authorities.

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