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18 June 2012

Leviev’s Africa Israel Continues Settlement-Building, Contradicting 2010 Pledge [Israel & Occupied Territories]

Author: Adalah-NY [USA]

In November 2010…AI [Africa Israel, owned by Lev Leviev]...[said] “Neither the company nor any of its subsidiaries and/or other companies controlled by the company are presently involved in or has any plans for future involvement in development,...

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11 June 2012

Companies wary of investment in Myanmar

Author: Gwen Robinson, Financial Times

Western companies are holding back from investing in Myanmar, citing uncertainty over post-sanctions regulations in their home countries…Adding to confusion are contradictory signals from Myanmar itself, with the government appealing for foreign...

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1 June 2012

How Can Corporations Support Same-Sex Marriage? [USA]

Author: DiversityInc [USA]

In the civil-rights battle for marriage equality for lesbian and gay couples, several companies have taken activist roles. Most notably: Eli Lilly and Company, Cummins and WellPoint...have actively battled the Defense of Marriage Act in Indiana.....

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13 March 2012

Government, employers called on to remedy safety hazards [Turkey]

Author: Today’s Zaman [Turkey]

[At] a construction site [that] is part of a 220-million-euro project named Marmara Park AVM, which belongs to German-registered Ece Türkiye ...[a] fire killed 11 construction workers in their beds..[It] was a bitter anagnorisis that turned up the heat...

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24 February 2012

ArcelorMittal Jubail achieves safety record [Saudi Arabia]

Author: Arab News

World steel giant ArcelorMittal has achieved a significant milestone in the construction of its world-class seamless tubular products mill in Jubail. “More than 10 million hours have been spent on the construction site without any lost time injuries as...

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27 January 2012

To Protect Human Rights, Companies Must Pull Out of Iran

Author: Mark D. Wallace and Irwin Cotler, United Against Nuclear Iran in [USA]

[T]he United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on human rights, Ahmed Shaheed...documented Iran’s brutal record of persecuting religious and ethnic minorities within its borders...and decried Iran’s “dramatic” increase in executions...Iran has an abysmal...

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23 January 2012

Caterpillar response re alleged complicity in human rights abuses in Israel & the Occupied Territories

Author: Caterpillar

Caterpillar...appreciates the concerns raised over unrest in the Middle East. We have compassion for all persons affected by the political strife in the Middle East and support a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Caterpillar’s...

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23 December 2011

Lone survivor of scaffolding accident seeks restitution [Canada]

Author: Josh Tapper, Toronto Star [Canada]

For the past two years, Dilshod Marupov has been confined to a dark North York apartment, barely able to walk…On Christmas Eve 2009…Marupov was one of five migrant workers…to fall 13 storeys from a collapsed scaffold outside a Kipling Ave. apartment...

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7 December 2011

Caterpillar, WaterCredit Announce $3M Program for Clean Water [India]

Author: Monica Luhar, India-West

In an effort to provide affordable clean water and sanitation for communities in places such as Karnataka, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu, Caterpillar Foundation and Nov. 29 announced a $3 million partnership effective for the next three years....

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3 December 2011

Home demolitions in Beit Hanina executed with Volvo and Hyundai equipment [Israel & the Occupied Territories]

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, Electronic Intifada

On 24 November, Israeli forces protected the Volvo and Hyundai equipment that was used to demolish three homes in Beit Hanina, occupied East Jerusalem...The destructive action left twenty people homeless, including six children....The impact of home...

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