|Bolivian President Falls Over Gas Sale to California|
by Jim Shultz, Special to CorpWatch
October 22nd, 2003
Bolivia has been rocked by protests against a proposed gas pipeline to be built by Pacific LNG. The consortium is made up of notorious British and Spanish multinationals, including BP and Repsol-YPF.
|Private Company Manages Daily Bombing of Korean Village|
by Aaron Glantz, Special to CorpWatch
September 27th, 2003
Six days a week, US military fighter planes drop bombs a mile from the South Korean village of Maehyang-ri. The bombing range isn't run by the US Air Force and it isn't run by the US Army. It's been privatized and is under the management of Arctic Slope World Service.
|Cancun Round Collapses|
by Dan Jaffee, Special to CorpWatch
September 15th, 2003
WTO negotiations collapsed in Cancun amid deep divisions between the US, EU and Japan on one side and the Group of 23, led by Brazil, South Africa, India and China, on the other.
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|Guarding the Oil Underworld in Iraq|
by Jim Vallette and Pratap Chatterjee, Special to CorpWatch
September 5th, 2003
When saboteurs struck the vital Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline in northern Iraq recently, the United States government announced that a company called Erinys would be brought in to train 6,500 Iraqis to guard oil pipelines, wellheads, and refineries.
|AES Backs Out of Bujagali Dam Project|
by Sasha Lilley, Special to CorpWatch
August 28th, 2003
The future of a World Bank-sponsored dam scheme at Bujagali Falls on the Victoria Nile in eastern Uganda has been thrown into question with the withdrawal of energy giant AES Corporation from the project.
|Bush Turns Blind Eye to Blackout Culprit|
by Tyson Slocum, Special to CorpWatch
August 21st, 2003
An Ohio-based energy conglomerate is responsible for the massive power blackout that shut down much of the Midwest and Northeast -- and its chief executives rank among Bush's top campaign fundraisers.
|To the Victors Go the Spoils of War|
by Pratap Chatterjee and Oula Al Farawati, CorpWatch
August 8th, 2003
Critics claim that the motive for the invasion of Iraq was control of Iraqi oil. And if the bonanza in oil contracts won by giant oil companies is any indication, Washington is moving swiftly to secure access to Iraq's oil wealth once and for all.
|World Bank Knew About Enron's Payoffs in Guatemala|
by Jim Vallette, Special to CorpWatch
August 1st, 2003
A U.S. Senate Committee report found that the World Bank and U.S. taxpayer-backed institutions financed "questionable payments" by Enron for a Guatemalan power project.
|Halliburton Milks British Nuclear Submarines for Millions|
by Solomon Hughes, Special to CorpWatch
July 25th, 2003
Halliburton is giving the Brits the royal shaft by embarking on multi-million dollar privatization schemes for the British military, starting with the nuclear subs at Devonport Royal Dockyards.
|Talking Back to the Ganglords|
by Ted Nace, Gangs of America
July 18th, 2003
Computer giant Intel lost a major lawsuit against a fired employee who sent email protest letters to his former colleagues, in a court decision that is a major victory for free speech and workers' rights.
|Coke in Varanasi: Facing Local Ire|
by Aflatoon, India Resource Center
July 10th, 2003
On the 10th of May, 2003 about 100 people held a demonstration at the plant gate. Nearly 200 police personnel were deputed by the district authorities to 'protect' the plant along with 50 gun toting private security guards. While this agitation was suppressed by beating up the demonstrators to disperse them, local inhabitants are geared for a long struggle against the cola giant.
|Coca-Cola: Continuing the Battle in Kerala|
by Surendranath C, India Resource Center
July 10th, 2003
Plachimada, (Palakkad district) Kerala: The Coca Cola story in Plachimada is reminiscent of David versus the mighty Goliath. In the latest twist to the tale, the Kerala Government through the Secretary, Local Self Government Department (LSGD) has stayed the Perumatty Grama Panchayat's decision not to renew the license issued to the Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Ltd.
|Communities Reject Coca-Cola in India|
by Amit Srivastava, India Resource Center
July 10th, 2003
Coca-Cola is in trouble in India. Communities have been fighting the multinational for depleting the groundwater and contaminating what's left. A Special Series from the India Resource Center.
|Enron Style Corporate Crime and Privatization|
by Darren Puscas, Polaris Institute
June 20th, 2003
An inside look at the U.S. Coalition of Service Industries (USCSI), the major driving force behind the scenes pushing for the privatization of services, including public services.
|The Stalemate in the WTO|
by Walden Bello and Aileen Kwa, Focus on the Global South
June 11th, 2003
An in-depth analysis of the WTO's flaws, the roots of globalization and what they mean for the upcoming WTO Summit in Cancun.
|Bechtel: Profiting from Destruction|
by CorpWatch, Global Exchange, Public Citizen, Collaborative Report
June 5th, 2003
In this collaborative report we look at Bechtel's history of operations in the water, nuclear, energy and public works sectors.
|Media Diversity at Risk|
by Mafruza Khan, Corporate Research Project
May 29th, 2003
In June the FCC will vote on regulations that could dramatically change media ownership laws, endangering localism, diversity, and competition in US media.