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Members of London Palestine Action chain themselves to roof of UAV Engines over claims it arms the Israeli army
UAV Engines is alleged to be a subsidiary of Israeli arms company Elbit Systems.
Author: Edith M. Ledrer, Associated Press
The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade…capping a more than decade-long campaign to keep weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists, insurgents,...
Global Witness proposes new framework that could close legal loopholes which allow corporate crimes in conflict zones
Author: Global Witness
“Simply Criminal: Targeting Rogue Business in Violent Conflict”, a new briefing paper published by Global Witness...shows how the prosecutions of rogue businesses operating in situations of widespread violence can be made easier...The proposed...
Author: Megha Bahree, Forbes [USA]
This is India's dirty war: a brutal struggle over valuable real estate that pits the Naxalites against some of the nation's most powerful commercial interests...On one side of the struggle are the rebels- perhaps 10,000 of them armed...On the other...
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- Related companies: Jindal Posco Tata Group Tata Iron and Steel (TISCO) (part of Tata Group) Vedanta Resources
Author: Semana [Colombia]
...El miércoles 7 de abril llegaron...nueve afrocolombianos a la vereda El Hato Santa Marta, del corregimiento La Toma, del municipio de Suárez (Cauca). Querían instalarse cerca de la orilla del río Oveja para extraer oro, cuando aparecieron tres...
Author: Radio Cafe Stereo
La brigada 17 del Ejercito Nacional y la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana bombardearon la comunidad indígena de Alto Guayabal del Resguardo Uradá Jiguamiandó...el 30 de enero de 2010...dejando como resultado de éste ataque varios indígenas gravemente heridos y...
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- Related in-depth areas: Asesinatos, Intimidación y Amenazas
- Related companies: AngloGold Ashanti Glencore Muriel Mining
Author: James Risen, New York Times
Two former Blackwater security guards were arrested Thursday on murder charges stemming from a shooting in Afghanistan last May that left two Afghans dead and a third wounded, the Justice Department said... [The] arrests seemed to signal that the...
Author: Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
Nigerian soldiers shot two contract workers dead and injured four others at an under-construction Chevron Corp. plant, causing a riot that left several buildings destroyed and halted operations, officials said Wednesday. .. Scott Walker, a spokesman...
Author: Al Jazeera English
A new report has accused the US private security firm formerly known as Blackwater [now Xe] of operating a covert assassination and kidnapping programme against suspected Taliban and al-Qaeda members in northwest Pakistan…Jeremy Scahill…who broke the...
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Author: James Risen, New York Times
Private security guards who worked for Blackwater repeatedly shot wildly into the streets of Baghdad without regard for civilians long before they were involved in a 2007 shooting episode that left at least 14 Iraqis dead, federal prosecutors charge in...
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