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29 January 2008

Firestone: Helping or hurting Liberians?

Author: Dan Adomitis. President, Firestone Natural Rubber

While I'm sure Dave Zirin's concern for the people of Liberia is sincere, his recent opinion piece regarding Firestone Natural Rubber operations contains a host of unfounded allegations and paints an unfair picture of the situation in Liberia. It is...

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29 January 2008

[scroll down] Firestone's corporate spin - Official policy doesn't match plantation reality

Author: [opinion] Dave Zirin, author of "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports", in Los Angeles Times

Adomitis [President of Firestone Natural Rubber] writes that my piece contains "a host of unfounded allegations" regarding his company's alleged practice of child labor and environmental degradation...[D]espite a heavy dose of clever corporate spin,...

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20 January 2008

Is the NFL on the right team?

Author: [opinion] Dave Zirin, author of "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports", in Los Angeles Times

...[Firestone]...has been crowned the "Official Tire Sponsor" of Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLIII...But NFL [National Football League] Commissioner Roger Goodell might want to be more careful about who the league cozies up to, especially when the...

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24 December 2007

Liberia's Supreme Court Recognizes New Firestone Workers' Union Leadership

Author: James Butty, Voice of America

The Liberian Minister of Labor, Samuel Kofi Woods, has urged both the workers and management of the Firestone Rubber Plantation Company to continue to work together to ensure industrial peace and harmony on the plantation. This followed a Supreme...

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24 December 2007

[audio] [Interview with Liberian Minister of Labour, Samuel Kofi Woods, on the Supreme Court's ruling that Firestone union elections were legitimate]

Author: James Butty, Voice of America

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21 December 2007

[DOC] Stop Firestone Coalition Celebrates Victory as Liberian Supreme Court Decision Approves Union Election Results on Firestone Rubber Plantation

Author: Stop Firestone Coalition

After a lengthy strike by workers on a rubber plantation owned by the Firestone Natural Rubber Company [part of Bridgestone] in Liberia, the Supreme Court of Liberia ruled today that recent union elections held in July 2007 on the plantation were...

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1 November 2007
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1 November 2007

Argentine Beer Factory Facilities Closed for Environmental Violations

Author: Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA)

Quilmes [part of InBev]...became today the 63rd company closed down since a crackdown began on contaminating industries, for violating environmental norms..."Total and preventive closure" was ordered by the Federal Environmental Authority (SAYDS).....

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22 October 2007

Don't Be Dubbed a Human Rights Abuser

Author: Jonathan Drimmer, Steptoe & Johnson, in Legal Times

Though a recent verdict in a high-profile Alien Tort Claims Act case in Alabama resulted in a resounding victory for Drummond..., multinational corporations still have great concerns...[T]he case represents the first corporate ATCA lawsuit to survive...

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24 August 2007
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Author: inforegion.com [Argentina]

La Secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable de la Nación clausuró en la última semana dos de las empresas más importantes de la región: Bridgestone Firestone de Argentina...y el establecimiento Danone...ya que las habilitaciones de dichos...

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