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CoreCivic, one of the largest U.S. private prison companies, has shelved a proposal to build a detention facility for undocumented migrants in Indiana after a series of community protests. The company is hoping for a $100 million contract from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Chicago office.
Saul Luciano Lliuya, a farmer who lives near Lake Palcacocha in the Peruvian Andes, has sued Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk (RWE), a major German utility company, to pay for the impact of climate change on his community. A court in Hamm, Germany, has agreed to hear the case.
New York city is the latest U.S. city to bring a lawsuit against Purdue Pharmaceutical and other companies involved in manufacturing and distributing prescription painkillers, known as opioids. Some 250 such lawsuits have been filed alleging that deceptive industry marketing practices have caused opioid overdose deaths to skyrocket.
The Paris High Court has opened an investigation into Nexa Technologies Inc., formerly known as Amesys, for the sale of surveillance technology to Egypt that was allegedly used for torture and enforced disappearances under the authoritarian regime of president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Uber, the global taxi technology company, has been using a clandestine tool named "Ripley" to thwart government oversight of the ride-sharing company by restricting access to company computers. The tool is named after Ellen Ripley, the heroine of Alien, the science fiction movie series.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) plans to hold a protest outside the offices of Nelson Peltz, board chair of Wendy’s fast food restaurants from March 15-18. The protest will highlight ongoing human rights abuses faced by the agricultural workers in Mexico who pick tomatoes for the chain.

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