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10 October 2019

Germany: Suspected gunman in synagogue shooting livestreamed attack on Twitch; platform says it "has a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct"

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16 September 2019

CEOs of 145 of America's biggest companies send letter to senators urging gun legislation

Author: Frank Thorp V & Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News

A group of 145 CEOs from some of the largest companies in America have sent a letter to senators demanding they pass stronger gun control laws, calling firearm violence "a public health crisis that demands urgent action." The letter, signed by the...

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16 September 2019

Gun companies are not exempt from responsibility to respect human rights, investors say

Author: Investor Alliance for Human Rights

Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the Investor Alliance for Human Rights announced that they are calling on fellow shareholders in gun maker American Outdoor Brands (AOBC) to support a proposal requesting the...

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15 September 2019
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13 September 2019

Amnesty International report finds arms companies failing to address human rights risks; incl. co comments

The defence sector plays an important yet often overlooked role in the supply of military goods and services to countries involved in committing human rights violations, argues Amnesty International. For their report "Outsourcing Responsibilty", the...

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12 September 2019

US lawmakers introduce bill to stop tear gas sales to Hong Kong

Author: Owen Churchill, South China Morning Post

US congressional representatives announced legislation… calling for a ban on sales of riot control equipment to Hong Kong law enforcement services…...

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6 September 2019

Made In America: For $9.50 An Hour, They Brew Tear Gas For Hong Kong

Author: Rosalind Adams, Buzzfeed News

A BuzzFeed News investigation found low-paid American workers producing tear gas in potentially dangerous conditions. It's then shipped to Hong Kong, where it's used against pro-democracy protesters…...

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5 September 2019

USA: Walmart to discontinue handgun ammunition sales following civil society pressure after El Paso attack

On August 3, 2019, a man killed 22 people and injured another 24 people with an assualt rifle in a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. The perpetrator drove about 11 hours from his home in Allen, Texas to the Walmart in El Paso to commit the attack. In...

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1 September 2019

Chinese manufacturer reportedly sells anti-riot gear to Hong Kong police

Author: Clifford Lo & Liu Zhen, South China Morning Post

"Hong Kong police get new anti-riot gear from mainland Chinese supplier", 27 August 2019...

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15 August 2019

Anti-Riot bullets made by two Florida companies used to brutalize protesters in Hong Kong

Author: New Times Broward-Palm Beach

Violent clashes between protesters and police in Hong Kong continue weeks after mass demonstrations in the city first turned ugly in June…...

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