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Philippine News: R.P. probes ‘trafficked OFWs’ in Iraq
by Beting Laygo DolorPhilippine News
August 8th, 2007
President Gloria Arroyo has ordered an investigation into reports that Filipino workers were forced to go to Iraq to work on the U.S. embassy there despite a ban on them traveling there. A report from the watchdog organization CorpWatch said that “other South Asians” were indeed working for First Kuwait Trading and Contracting in Iraq.

CorpWatch stories on Iraq & New Mexico get mainstream coverage
by Pratap Chatterjee
July 27th, 2007
The U.S. Congress and the mainstream media are picking up on some of the issues that CorpWatch has been digging into over the last couple of years. Namely, trafficking of workers to Iraq; coal power plants on Diné land; and Iraq reconstruction.

Democracy Now!: The Missing Billions: Ex-Iraq Occupation Chief Paul Bremer Questioned on Oversight, Spending of Iraqi Money
by Amy GoodmanDemocracy Now!
February 8th, 2007
Democracy Now! interviews CorpWatch's director, Pratap Chatterjee, about the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's hearing discussing how billions of dollars set aside for the Iraq reconstruction have gone missing.

Der Spiegel: Saving Afghanistan
by Susanne KoelblDer Spiegel
September 29th, 2006
Der Spiegel covers CorpWatch's investigative report, "Afghanistan, Inc."

Marketplace (National Public Radio): Investing in security checkpoints
August 11th, 2006
Marketplace radio interviews CorpWatch's Pratap Chatterjee about the surveillance contractors in the wake of alleged plot to blow up planes over the Atlantic

Marketplace (National Public Radio): Army Corps of Engineers cancels another deal
June 20th, 2006
Marketplace radio interviews CorpWatch's Pratap Chatterjee about the cancelation of another contract in Iraq.

Inter Press Service: More Nations Crack Down on Human Trafficking
by Jim LobeInter Press News Service (IPS)
June 5th, 2006
In an article commenting on the U.S. State Department's new report on human trafficking, CorpWatch's Pratap Chatterjee is quoted commenting on the trafficking Asians to U.S. military bases in Iraq.

Houston Chronicle: Shareholders, protesters alike bring issues
by Lynn J. CookHouston Chronicle
May 17th, 2006
CorpWatch's Pratap Chatterjee is quoted regarding Halliburton's bad human rights record and their use of trafficked Asian workers in Iraq.

Democracy Now!: Hundreds Gather to Protest Halliburton Shareholder Meeting
by Amy Goodman interviewDemocracy Now!
May 16th, 2006
Democracy Now! speaks with Corpwatch's Pratap Chatterjee about his new report "Hurricane Halliburton: Conflict, Climate Change and Catastrophe." We also speak with Nigerian attorney Michael Keania Karikpo who represents Environmental Rights Action in Nigeria.

Inter Press Service: The Enron-isation of Afghanistan?
by William FisherInterPress News Service
May 3rd, 2006
"Contractors in Afghanistan are making big money for bad work" – that is the conclusion reached in a new report from CorpWatch written by an Afghan-American journalist who returned to her native country to examine the progress of reconstruction.

Yale Daily News: Sudan divestment dialogue continues
by Ross Goldberg and Daniel KatzYale Daily News
February 24th, 2006
CorpWatch's Pratap Chatterjee is quoted in Yale's student newspaper, speaking about the effect of student activism.

The Australian: US 'war profiteer' wins Byron deal
by Kevin MeadeThe Australian
January 16th, 2006
CorpWatch's research is cited in this article questioning an Australian government contract with Halliburton.

One World: Dow Chemical Said Shirking Responsibility 21 Years After Disastrous Gas Leak
by Niko KyriakouOne World USA
December 11th, 2005
CorpWatch's Pratap Chatterjee is quoted in an article about the Union Carbide gas leak in India, on the 21st anniversary of that event.

Marketplace (National Public Radio): Iraqi oil production is lower than prewar levels but worth slightly more due to higher prices
by Jeff Tyler and Scott JagowMarketplace
November 9th, 2005
CorpWatch's Pratap Chatterjee explains how Iraq's money is being used for it's reconstruction.

Marketplace (National Public Radio): Halliburton investigation
Marketplace
October 22nd, 2005
CorpWatch's Pratap Chatterjee explains why the Pentagon continues to pay Halliburton, despite clear evidence of fraud and overcharging.

Observer (UK): All eyes on Halliburton as Contracts Turn into Contracts
by Oliver MorganThe Observer
September 11th, 2005
Corpwatch quoted in The Observer by Oliver Morgan.

The Herald: Africa has spoken, but did any of us bother to listen?
by Joan McAlpineThe Herald (Glasgow)
July 7th, 2005
CorpWatch is cited in an article about the plight of African countries in the context of the G8 summit and the African Union meeting.

Common Dreams: Protestors and Shareholders Hammer Halliburton
by Pratap Chatterjee and Medea BenjaminCommon Dreams
May 19th, 2005
CorpWatch's Pratap Chatterjee and Global Exchange's Medea Benjamin discuss the protest outside and the scene within Halliburton's annual shareholder's meeting.

New Standard: Iraq Occupation Ran On Policy of Corruption, Witnesses Say
by Brian DominickThe New Standard
February 15th, 2005
CorpWatch is cited in an article about the Congressional investigation into waste and mismanagement on the part of Custer Battles, a defence contractor in Iraq.

Irish Times: Minding their own business
by Michael JansenThe Irish Times
January 22nd, 2005
This Irish Times book review describes Iraq, Inc. as a "must read" for understanding why things are going wrong in Iraq.