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28 February 2011

[video & article] African migrant workers targeted in Libya in a backlash against “black African mercenaries” hired by the Muammar Gaddafi

Author: Al Jazeera

Dozens of workers from sub-Saharan Africa are feared killed, and hundreds are in hiding, as angry mobs of anti-government protesters hunt down "black African mercenaries," according to witnesses… Hundreds of black immigrants from poor African...

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27 March 2010

KBR on Trial--At Last

Author: Karen Houppert, The Investigative Fund

Five years after alerting authorities that she was gang-raped in Iraq, KBR/Halliburton employee Jamie Leigh Jones will finally get her day in court…KBR announced that it was dropping its Supreme Court appeal in the case...Jones…had been barred from...

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16 October 2009
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Author: PNUD [Colombia]

...el viceministro de Desarrollo Empresarial...participó en la ceremonia de entrega de la segunda versión del premio "Emprender Paz. La apuesta empresarial"...El premio Emprender Paz exalta organizaciones que hacen un aporte importante a la comunidad...

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14 October 2009

The prizes of the second annual Undertaking Peace [Colombia]

Author: Andean Development Corporation (CAF)

In recent years and in view of the resurgence of the conflict in Colombia, the business sector's commitment to peace building has become more visible and has been assumed by companies as a matter of interest and responsibility. The purpose of the ...

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5 December 2008

Halliburton, KBR sued for unsafe conditions at Iraq base

Author: AFP

A civilian employee of US oil services giant Halliburton and government contractor KBR has charged in a lawsuit the companies exposed thousands of workers to unhealthy, contaminated conditions at an Iraqi military base. The class-action lawsuit...was...

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26 October 2008
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Author: Adri Nieuwhof, the International Solidarity Movement [France]

Dans Jérusalem-Est Occupée, le réseau du tramway israélien actuellement en cours de construction en violation du droit international sur des terrains saisis aux Palestiniens par Veolia...va fondamentalement modifier le paysage. Veolia et son...

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10 July 2008

Palestinian villagers try to sue Canadian builders

Author: Rory McCarthy, Guardian [UK]

Lawyers for a Palestinian village have begun a rare legal case against two Canadian construction companies…The case…alleges that the two Canadian firms are breaching international law by building and selling homes in part of the settlement of Modi'in...

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23 May 2008

Sudan divestment campaigns gain momentum

Author: Holly Hubbard Preston, International Herald Tribune

A study [conducted with Bloomberg by the Genocide Intervention Network and its Sudan Divestment Task Force project] provides statistical evidence of what many advocates of socially responsible investing have long asserted: Companies with links to...

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2 July 2007

Volvo: Symbol of safety or human rights abuses?

Author: Adri Nieuwhof in The Electronic Intifada

According to a spokesperson from the Association of Forty, the unrecognized Bedouin Arab villages Atir and Um Hayran in the Naqab (Negev) were aggressively attacked on Monday...25 June 2007 by more than 1,500 Israeli soldiers...Hussein al Rafay'a,...

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1 September 2006

[PDF] Conflict-Sensitive Business Practice: Engineering Contractors and their Clients

Author: Engineers against poverty, International Alert

Contractors operating in unstable states face a range of conflict risks. Oil, gas and mining projects, which frequently have significant contractor involvement, can inadvertently trigger or sustain violence, or become the focus of resentment...

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