|CHILE: Bachelet asiste hoy a cena auspiciada por Barrick Gold en Nueva York|
by Claudia Urquieta, El Mostrador
September 23rd, 2009
El hecho contrasta con la postura adoptada por Al Gore, quien rehusó participar en un seminario sobre Cambio Climático en Chile el 2007 si la minera impulsora del polémico proyecto Pascua Lama actuaba como sponsor. Organizaciones norteamericanas cuestionan la asistencia de la Presidencia y aseguran que esta va en dirección contraria a la línea de protección social impulsada por la mandataria.
|AFGHANISTAN: Maladies of Interpreters|
by Joshua Foust, New York Times
September 21st, 2009
For most American troops, the only connection they have to the locals — whether soldiers in the Afghan army or villagers they’re trying to secure — is through their interpreters. Yet the way the military uses translators is too often haphazard and sometimes dangerously negligent.
|Bush is gone, but Halliburton keeps cashing checks|
by Pratap Chatterjee, Salon.com
June 3rd, 2009
All was remarkably staid as shareholders celebrated Halliburton's $4 billion in operating profits in 2008 at the company's recent AGM in Houston, a striking 22 percent return at a time when many companies are announcing record losses. At the same time, Sen. Byron Dorgan's Senate Democratic Policy Committee was holding a hearing on Capitol Hill focused on abuses by former subsidiary KBR.
|Calls grow for a new model for global trade|
by Robert Weisman, Boston Globe
October 9th, 2008
Now come the second thoughts on globalization, as never before have world markets been so integrated. The current financial crisis could mark the start of an effort to overhaul the global financial system conceived at the 1944 summit in Bretton Woods, N.H., which set the rules of international commerce for industrial countries.
|5 Steps to Finding Out if a Company Is Green|
by Eileen P. Gunn, U.S. News & World Report
October 9th, 2008
If it's important to you that your employer be environmentally responsible, how can you know for sure that a company is green enough—or even as green as it says it is? Here are five steps to help you find out all that you want to know about how green—or greenwashed—a company might be.
|KBR puts more emphasis on construction|
by John Porretto, Associated Press
May 7th, 2008
KBR Inc.'s proposed $550 million acquisition of an Alabama engineering and construction company is further evidence of its drive to expand its presence in industrial construction, the top executive of the military and engineering contractor said Tuesday.
|The Great Iraq Swindle|
by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
August 23rd, 2007
Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi chronicles how the U.S. government botched the reconstruction of Iraq, drawing on examples from CorpWatch's new book: Baghdad Bonanza (City Lights Books, 2008)