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Drone, Inc. - HARDWARE: Watching from Above
Drone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing, reveals the contractors and technology behind the targeted killing machinery of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, demonstrating how critical errors and assumptions in this remotely controlled war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians.

Drone, Inc. - The Dawn of the Networked Drone
Drone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing, reveals the contractors and technology behind the targeted killing machinery of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, demonstrating how critical errors and assumptions in this remotely controlled war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians.

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Drone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing
by CorpWatch
August 7th, 2017
Drone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing, reveals the contractors and technology behind the targeted killing machinery of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, demonstrating how critical errors and assumptions in this remotely controlled war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians.

Drone, Inc. FAQ
August 6th, 2017
Drone, Inc. is a guide to the contractors and the technologies used in targeted killing by remotely piloted aircraft operated by the U.S. intelligence agencies and the U.S. military.

Drone, Inc. - Question the Numbers
Drone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing, reveals the contractors and technology behind the targeted killing machinery of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, demonstrating how critical errors and assumptions in this remotely controlled war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians.

Bangladeshi Government Cracks Down On Garment Workers Sweatshop Wage Protests
by Pratap ChatterjeeSpecial to CorpWatch
January 25th, 2017
As many as 3,500 Bangladeshi workers are reported to have been suspended or fired for taking part in protests against sweatshop wages at garment factories on the outskirts of Dhaka over the last six weeks. Dozens have been thrown in jail amid a major police crackdown on the organizers.

Takata Fined $1 Billion For Hiding Information on Exploding Car Airbags
by Kavya PadmanabhanSpecial to CorpWatch
January 20th, 2017
Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, will pay a $1 billion fine to the U.S. government after pleading guilty to hiding information about the likelihood that the company’s car air bags could accidentally explode. Takata air bags have been linked to at least 17 deaths around the world.

Publish, Punish, and Pardon: Nine National Security Changes Obama Should Make Before He Leaves Office
by Pratap ChatterjeeTomdispatch
December 6th, 2016
Nine recommendations for action by President Obama to reverse his deadly legacy of drone warfare, surveillance and entrapment, including revealing flawed government contracts with companies like AT&T & Yahoo.

Billionaires & Big Business Line Up To Help U.S. President Elect-Donald Trump
by Pratap ChatterjeeCorpWatch Blog
November 14th, 2016
Billionaire businessmen and lobbyists are lining up to help Donald Trump after his victory in the U.S. presidential election. Trump appears to be welcoming them with open arms, despite his claim to bring change to Washington DC and get rid of special interests.

Goodhope Asia Accused Of Land Grabbing In West Papua For Palm Oil
by Pratap ChatterjeeCorpWatch Blog
November 7th, 2016
The Yerisiam Gua indigenous community of West Papua filed a complaint six months ago against a Sri Lankan owned conglomerate for taking over their land to create a palm oil plantation. To this day, the industry body charged with oversight has yet to formally respond to their concerns.

Robertson Winery Accused Of Slavery-Like Practices In South Africa
by Richard SmallteacherCorpWatch Blog
November 4th, 2016
"Bitter Grapes—Slavery in the Vineyards," a new television documentary made by Danish journalist Tom Heinemann, alleges that many South African wineries pay their workers less than the legal minimum wage; discourages them from unionizing; and exposes them to toxic pesticides. Top of the list is Robertson's Winery.

Eli Lilly Raised U.S. Prices Of Diabetes Drug 700 Percent Over 20 Years
by Pratap ChatterjeeCorpWatch Blog
November 2nd, 2016
Eli Lilly, an Indianapolis based company, that has sold insulin products to diabetes patients since 1921, has quietly raised some U.S. prices 700 percent in the last 20 years by marketing so-called improved versions to consumers. Novo Nordisk, a Danish company, has also profited handsomely from this practice.

Swiss Bank UBS May Be Suspended From Doing Business In Hong Kong
by Richard SmallteacherCorpWatch Blog
October 31st, 2016
UBS, the Swiss bank, is being investigated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for failing to carry out adequate due diligence before working on share offerings for several Chinese companies. The bank says that it is at risk of being suspended from doing business in the city.

AT&T Developed Secret Program To Help U.S. Police Mine Client Phone Records
by Pratap ChatterjeeCorpWatch Blog
October 28th, 2016
Police departments across the U.S. pay AT&T, the telecommunications giant, over one hundred thousand dollars a year for special access to telephone records of clients without first obtaining a warrant. The program is called 'Hemisphere' and the company required buyers to keep its existence secret.

Native Tribes Protest Energy Transfer Partners North Dakota Oil Pipeline
by Richard SmallteacherCorpWatch Blog
October 3rd, 2016
Representatives of some 280 indigenous nations have joined a protest on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota to oppose the construction of an oil pipeline by Energy Transfer Partners. If completed, the Dakota Access Pipeline is expected to help move 570,000 barrels of crude daily to Illinois.

Coke and McDonalds Host Carnival of Junk Food Marketing At Rio Olympics
by Pratap ChatterjeeSpecial to CorpWatch
August 15th, 2016
Every four years, billions tune in to watch the Olympics on television. And every four years, major corporations pay millions for prime advertising opportunities as official sponsors. The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are no different with Coca-Cola and McDonald's igniting a storm of controversy over their role.

Six Novartis Executives Charged In Illegal Drug Rebate Scheme In South Korea
by Richard SmallteacherSpecial to CorpWatch
August 11th, 2016
Six executives of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis have been indicted in a South Korean bribery scandal. The indictments follow similar charges in China, Turkey and the U.S. and allegations of falsifying drug trial data in Japan. Korean prosecutors have recommended that Novartis sales be suspended for six months.

General Atomics Funded U.S. Think Tank That Promoted Increased Drone Exports
by Pratap ChatterjeeSpecial to CorpWatch
August 8th, 2016
A group of investigative journalists have revealed that General Atomics helped fund the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a major think tank in Washington DC, when it recommended that the Obama administration loosen export rules to allow the company sell more remotely piloted military aircraft.

Cyrela, Rio Olympic Construction Contractor, Accused Of Mistreating Workers
by Richard SmallteacherSpecial to CorpWatch
August 5th, 2016
Media attending the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are being housed in apartments constructed by workers "in conditions analogous to slavery" by Cyrela, the largest real estate company in Brazil. The local community has also complained that the construction has ruined the water supply and destroyed forested areas.

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