|Global Ambulance Chasers: Lawyers Profit From Suing States for Multinationals|
by Pratap Chatterjee, CorpWatch Blog
December 17th, 2012
Dozens of highly paid international lawyers are pocketing millions of dollars in fees from multinational corporations to sue governments in secretive arbitration tribunals for profits they claim to be owed under international investment treaties, according to a new report from Corporate Europe Observatory and Transnational Institute.
|US: Life Was Lost in Maelstrom of Suspicion|
by Ginger Thompson and Eric Schmitt, New York Times
December 4th, 2007
The suicide of a top Air Force procurement officer casts a cloud of suspicion, threatening to plunge a service still struggling to emerge from one of its worst scandals into another quagmire.
|Lessons of Empire: India, 60 Years After Independence|
by Nick Robins and Pratap Chatterjee, Special to CorpWatch
August 14th, 2007
60 years after India gained independence, British capital is still exploiting poor communities in its former colony. Centuries after Britain's East India Company -- the world's first multinational -- faced protests in London, a group of villagers continue the tradition of resistance.
|Welcome to the CorpWatch Blog!|
by Brooke Shelby Biggs
December 20th, 2005
Welcome to the Corpwatch Blog! We're introducing this new feature as a tool for you to navigate our resources, and to help provide context to breaking news elsewhere on the Web.
|New Zealand: Hired Guns Just Need the Right Look|
by Bronwyn Sell, New Zealand Herald
March 19th, 2005
If it were true that he was a hired mercenary, it was more likely that he was a loose unit. He might have turned up in the restive country of his own accord, or been roped into a murky association in another Third World country. Private military companies would be too concerned about liability and their reputations to employ someone without solid military or police experience.
|Tristan da Cunha: Fury as Dealer Takes Wild Penguins|
by Antony Barnett, Observer (London)
January 4th, 2004
Towards the end of last year, controversial South African wildlife dealer John Visser sailed to the remote British-controlled island of Tristan da Cunha and captured more than 240 rockhopper penguins, which he has been selling for about 4,000 each to zoos in China, Malaysia and Japan. Conservationists are outraged, as rockhoppers, they claim, are a vulnerable and endangered species. As a British dependent territory, Tristan da Cunha and its population of 300 people are under the rule of the Foreign Office which - to the fury of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds - gave the green light to the trade.
|UK: Britain's Worst Polluters Exposed|
by Charles Arthur, Independent/UK
July 31st, 2003
More than a dozen blue chip companies were revealed yesterday as serial polluters who simply shrug off the paltry fines for breaking the law. Even for Anglian Water Services, the worst of Britain's offenders last year, the financial penalties amounted to less than one-thousandth of its annual profit.
|USA: Dollars Out for Mid-East TV|
July 17th, 2003
The US House of Representatives has approved funds for the creation of a radio and television network in the Middle East aimed at promoting American views.
|Big Changes at CorpWatch|
July 9th, 2003
As you may know, CorpWatch has undergone a series of changes over the last nine months, due in no small part to the economic downturn that has thrown many social justice non-profits into turmoil. We have had to face the question of how to maintain our mission and vision while making cuts in program and staffing.
|OnPower.org Looks Into Government Motives|
July 2nd, 2003
OAKLAND, CALIF - The Independent Institute today unveiled its new website, OnPower.org, a site dedicated to the study of the nature, growth, span and use of government, especially during "war crises."
|USA: Wal-Mart Wages Don't Support Wal-Mart Workers|
by Stan Cox, Alternet
June 10th, 2003
Wal-Mart is the nation's biggest employer, the low-price champion, and a seller of just about everything. A healthy family with a roof over its head could supply virtually all of its other basic monthly needs with one stop at a Wal-Mart Supercenter like the one here in Salina, Kansas. To me, that raised a question: Can a family whose breadwinner works at Wal-Mart afford to supply its minimum needs by shopping there?
|5 Million Deaths a Year Worldwide from Smoking|
SmokeFree Educational Services
June 5th, 2003
The greatest cause of disease and death in every developed country and most developing countries is tobacco addiction. The World Health Organization estimates that tobacco addiction kills 5 million people worldwide each year, including more than 400,000 Americans.
|Brazil: Landless Movement Targets Monsanto|
May 3rd, 2003
Members of the million-strong landless movement in Brazil (MST) have invaded a farm owned by biotech giant Monsanto in the central state of Goias. It is the third protest of this kind against Monsanto property this year, and the company has urged the government to take back the land, warning that repeated invasions "damage the image of the country".
|UK: Shell Oil Accused of Harming Communities|
by Sanjay Suri, Inter Press Service
April 22nd, 2003
The oil giant Shell is failing to protect communities near its installations in several countries, says a new report from Friends of the Earth
|Bhopal Survivors Arrive in the US for Tour|
International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal
April 22nd, 2003
Rashida Bee and Champa Devi Shukla, gas affected survivors and leaders of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karamchari Sangh (Bhopal Gas Affected Women's Stationery Workers' Union / BGPMSKS), and Satinath Sarangi of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action arrived in Texas, US today for a 40 day tour.
|National Day of Action for Clean Air at Kodak - April 23, 2003|
Citizens' Environmental Coalition
April 10th, 2003
Students and community members from across the country are gearing up to take part in the first ever National Day of Action for Clean Air at Kodak on April 23rd. We need YOUR help to make this a success by organizing an event in your local community outside of a drugstore chain that sells Kodak film.
|Women of Color Rise Against the War!|
Women of Color Resource Center
March 18th, 2003
We call particularly on women to rise with great force and to stand for peace with justice -- to stand in unity with the women of Iraq. We know that they suffered immeasurably during the Gulf War of 1991. Cancer rates, birth defects and infant mortality all increased dramatically as a result of the thousands of bombs, rockets and missiles dropped in Iraq. We know that 12 years later, they still suffer from the humanitarian crisis caused by the Gulf War and US-supported sanctions.
|USA: Salvadoran Doctors Enlist Emigrants in Privatization Struggle|
March 13th, 2003
Several doctors from El Salvador have been making the rounds in Washington the last couple weeks, stopping by Congress and the State Department but also visiting the centers of another significant power here--the Salvadoran immigrant community.