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WORLD: Having Their Cake and Eating it Too - The Great Corporate Tax Break
The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
July 6th, 2006
A major report released by the ICFTU uncovers the disturbing extent of corporate tax avoidance and evasion and warns that unless governments cease engaging in the race to lower corporate taxes, both industrialized and developing countries will face a major public funding crisis.

Camp Followers, Contractors, and Carpetbaggers in Iraq
by Richard F. MillerHistory News Network
January 9th, 2006
Making connections between U.S. corporate and political interests involved Iraqi reconstruction, monitoring for price gouging, rigged and no-bid contracts, and scrutinizing the DoDs procurement policies is as American as apple pie. But in todays Iraq, carpetbags are more likely to be filled with Glock 9mm pistols or HK MP5 submachine guns rather than cheap cigars or crooked contracts. U

Big Dig Yields Big Bucks
by Pratap ChatterjeeSpecial to CorpWatch
April 24th, 2003
The Boston Celtic's basketball team are proud of their decade-old stadium -- the 19,600 seat Fleet Center which replaced the Boston Garden, their old home, in 1993. It's hard to miss the flashy new building that occupies four acres in the heart of Boston.

Bechtel's Friends in High Places
by Pratap ChatterjeeSpecial to CorpWatch
April 24th, 2003
As legend has it, Peter Berlandi, chief campaign fund-raiser for the Massachusetts governor William Weld in the 1990s, was not subtle when he intervened on behalf of Bechtel's multi-billion dollar "Big Dig" Boston Central Artery construction project. Berlandi allegedly called the company's competitors in the construction industry and said: "If you want to work in this state again, don't play games with Bechtel."

Cheney's Close Ties to Brown and Root
by Pratap ChatterjeeSpecial to CorpWatch
March 20th, 2003
Halliburton, Brown and Root's parent company, is a Fortune 500 construction corporation working primarily for the oil industry. From 1962 to 1972 the Pentagon paid the company tens of millions of dollars to work in South Vietnam, where they built roads, landing strips, harbors, and military bases from the demilitarized zone to the Mekong Delta. The company was one of the main contractors hired to construct the Diego Garcia air base in the Indian Ocean, according to Pentagon military histories.

Dick Cheney: Soldier of Fortune
by Pratap ChatterjeeCorpWatch
May 2nd, 2002
Vice-president Dick Cheney has brought new meaning to the term ''revolving door'' says Bill Hartung, senior research fellow at the World Policy Institute in New York. His easy transition from the army to private industry and then to the White House has earned him millions, Dallas-based Halliburton billions.

Another Oily Tie That Binds: Koch Industries
by Wayne MadsenSpecial to CorpWatch
February 14th, 2002
The oily links of the Bush presidency and the GOP do not end with energy and telecom giants like Williams Companies and Enron. On January 18, Williams named to its Board of Directors W. W. "Bill" Hanna, the former vice chairman of Koch Industries, an oil, gas and petrochemical company that was a major contributor to the Bush campaign.

Bush's Dirty War in Colombia
by George MonbiotThe Guardian (London)
May 22nd, 2001
George Bush has made no secret of the primary mission of his presidency: to remunerate the companies which supported his bid for power. To the oil industry he has given the Arctic wildlife reserve and the abandonment of American action on climate change.

How Fat Cats Buy Access
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert WeissmanFocus on the Corporation
August 16th, 2000
Surely one of the most amusing developments of the 2000 presidential election campaign is the emergence of Billionaires for Bush (or Gore).

Enron: Facts and Figures
ImpactResearch: A Program of the DataCenter
June 1st, 2000
Here are some facts and figures about Enron. As of June 2000, Enron had contributed $10,265 to Sen. Slade Gorton 's Campaign (Center for Responsive Politics).