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20 December 2001

Northrop to Settle Unfair Labor Cases [USA]

Author: Reuters

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. on Thursday said it would settle unfair labor practice cases involving its Avondale operation, reinstating a group of workers the National Labor Relations Board says were fired or badly treated due to union...

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1 January 2003

Tanks & Toxics, Planes and Pollution The Ecology of a Military Build-Up [USA]

Author: William Kelly, editor and publisher of California Environment Report, in Multinational Monitor

...Environmental contamination from defense hardware manufacturing dots the U.S. landscape...Communities around defense plants that increase production in the new military boom will face more emissions of pollutants...which especially could affect the...

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12 August 2003

Colombia: Private Companies on the Frontline

Author: Stephen Fidler and Thomas Catán, Financial Times

All of this leads some to suspect that private contractors are being used for military operations that are either too controversial to sell to the public or that would otherwise be subject to congressional restrictions...Increasingly, peacekeeping and...

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1 January 2004

Close to Home: Case Studies of Human Rights Work in the United States

Author: Larry Cox and Dorothy Q. Thomas (eds.), Ford Foundation

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1 January 2004

Ford Foundation report: "Close to Home: Case Studies of Human Rights Work in the United States"

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1 January 2004

[PDF] Chapter 10 - Civil and economic rights: The Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights [USA]

Author: Larry Cox and Dorothy Q. Thomas (eds.), Ford Foundation

The center serves as a resource for Mississippi workers who encounter problems at their workplaces, including unfair wages, unsafe working conditions and racial intimidation. [refers to racial discrimination lawsuit against Ingalls shipyard]

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14 May 2004

Amnesty Intl. report says EU arms exports are threatening global security

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14 May 2004

full report: "Undermining Global Security: the European Union's arms exports"

Author: Amnesty International

[refers to ADI Limited, Aerospatiale Matra (part of EADS), Arsenal, Beijing Heavy Duty Truck, Beretta, Boeing, Brenco International, Brocock, Carigroup, Celerg, Central African Airlines, Cenzin, Ceska Zbrojovka, Cuno Melcher (part of ME Sportwaffen),...

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18 January 2005

Northrop Grumman Will Provide Up to $1 Million to Aid Tsunami Victims in Southeast Asia

Author: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman...plans to provide up to $1 million to aid tsunami relief efforts in Southeast Asia [including]...through...the American Red Cross, providing water, ground logistics and family reunification; Habitat for Humanity International, for...

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10 February 2005

Private armies march into a legal vacuum

Author: Thomas Catan, Financial Times

...a handful of legal cases in the US are beginning to define the legal boundaries under which [private military] companies can operate...Although they differ in their specifics, the cases are "all about figuring out the limits of accountability in the...

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