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US: Contractor Supplies IRS with Citizens' Political Affiliations
by Mary DalrympleAssociated Press
January 5th, 2006
The Internal Revenue Service said Thursday it had told a contractor to stop sending the agency information about political party affiliation in databases used to track down delinquent taxpayers.

RUSSIA: In Russia, Pollution Is Good for Business
by Andrew E. KramerThe New York Times
December 28th, 2005
One of the paradoxes of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change is that companies in Russia and other Eastern European countries, which are among the world's largest producers of greenhouse gases, are poised to earn hundreds of millions of dollars through trading their rights to release carbon dioxide into the air.

BOLIVIA: Who Will Bring Water to the Bolivian Poor?
by Juan ForeroThe New York Times
December 15th, 2005
Five years after the citizens of Cochabamba won the "water war" against multinational Bechtel, the poorer half of the city still has no reliable access to the now-public water utility.

US: In selling Maine's Fresh Waters, Does Maine Get a Cut?
by Sara Miller LlanaChristian Science Monitor
December 14th, 2005
These days, instead of evoking Maine's tranquil forestland and waterways, the Poland Springs brand symbolizes a battle over who owns and controls the water that seeps into the state's permeable rock.

ENRON: Ken Lay's Very Public Appeal
by Kate MurphyBusinessWeek
December 14th, 2005
Soon heading to trial, the former Enron CEO implores -- before a wealthy crowd -- company employees to "stand up" for him.

US: U.S. Arranges 'Pre-Deployment' Training for Haiti-Bound Private Police
by Stephen PeacockNarcoNews
December 13th, 2005
The U.S. State Dept. is reaching out to independent contractors to train other private contractors who will be deployed as “civilian police” -- hired guns for so-called peacekeeping missions taking place in Haiti and other geopolitical hotspots. The senior adviser selected for the task “must oversee pre-deployment training currently being conducted” by Dyncorp International, Civilian Police International and Pacific Architects and Engineers/Homeland Security Corporation, according a recently released procurement document.

PHILIPPINES: Placer Dome Suit May Not Damp Philippine Mining, Secretary Says
by Ian C. Sayson and Chia-Peck Wong Bloomberg
October 11th, 2005
An environmental lawsuit filed by a Philippine province against Placer Dome Inc., Canada's second- largest gold producer, may not damp overseas investments in Philippines mining industry, a government official said.

US: The Prophet of Prison
by Sep 1st 2005, The EconomistThe Economist
September 1st, 2005
Is John Ferguson the saviour of America's prison system or its destroyer?

ROMANIA: An oil fortune bound in red tape
by Terence O'HaraWashington Post
August 16th, 2005
G. Philip Stephenson does not cut the figure of an Eastern European oil baron, clashing with formerly communist security officials over the legality of his budding empire.

Britain: Army fears loss of top troops to private firms
by Richard Norton-Taylor The Guardian
August 8th, 2005
Top army commanders have drawn up a series of extraordinary "countermeasures" to try to stop highly trained soldiers being lured to private military companies.

JAPAN: Koizumi's Postal Bomb
by Ian Rowley Business Week
August 8th, 2005
The Prime Minister's rejected reform legislation by Japan's Upper House is grave news for him and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

US: A Company's Troubled Answer for Prisoners With H.I.V.
by Paul von ZielbauerNew York Times
August 1st, 2005
Even within the troubled Alabama penal system, this state compound near Huntsville was notorious for cruel punishment and medical neglect. In one drafty, rat-infested warehouse once reserved for chain gangs, the state quarantined its male prisoners with H.I.V. and AIDS, until the extraordinary death toll - 36 inmates from 1999 to 2002 - moved inmates to sue and the government to promise change.

IRAQ: Contractors and Military in 'Bidding War'
by Matt KelleyUSA Today
July 31st, 2005
The U.S. military has hired private companies at a cost approaching $1 billion to help dispose of Saddam Hussein's arsenal in Iraq. That spending has created fierce competition for specialized workers that's draining the military's ranks of explosives experts. Experienced military explosives specialists can earn $250,000 a year or more,

WORLD: A Responsible Balancing Act
Financial Times
June 1st, 2005
Public expectations of companies are rising everywhere - but consumers' top concerns vary substantially between countries and regions, according to a new study by GlobeScan, an international opinion research company.

US: Edison Awarded Two More Schools
by  Robert StraussThe Washington Post
May 16th, 2005
Edison Schools Inc., a for-profit company, is at the forefront of the school privatization movement in Philadelphia.

US: Memphis '68, Revisited
by  Si KahnAlterNet
May 6th, 2005
With help from some unlikely places, Corrections Corporation of America is hoping to build the largest for-profit private prison in the United States.

MALAYSIA: Workers to March Against Privatization
by Anil NettoIPS
April 29th, 2005
Malaysia's workers will mark International Labor Day on May 1 with a strong protest against globalisation, which they feel is gradually eroding away their rights and making poor Malaysians poorer.

SERBIA: Brewery's Privatization Threatened by Dispute
by Eric JanssonFinancial Times
March 28th, 2005
The sale of the Serbian brewery, Beogradska Industrija Piva, seen by some as a key step in economic reform, is being fought by the family that lost the firm when it was seized by communists.

CANADA: Water - Bottles Versus Faucets
by Stephen LeahyIPS
March 12th, 2005
Four large corporations control much of the world's booming bottled water industry and pose a threat to public water utilities, according to a report by the Canadian non-governmental Polaris Institute.

US: Beyond the God Pod
by Silja J.A. TalviThe Santa Fe Reporter
March 9th, 2005
The nation's biggest private prison corporation is forging strong ties with a fundamentalist Christian ministry, blurring the line between church and state and harkening a new turn in corrections toward Christian-based programming.

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