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20 September 2018

Commentary: Corporations increasingly under pressure to take a stand on social issues

Author: Tom McCarthy, The Guardian

"Woke business: have big brands found a conscience or a marketing ploy?" 16 Sept 2018...

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17 September 2018

Spain reverses its decision to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

In September 2018, Spain halted the sale of 400 laser-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia amid concerns about their use in the conflict in Yemen. According to the UN, the war has left more than 10,000 people and left 8.4 million on the brink of famine. The...

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4 September 2018

So. Africa: 8 killed & several injured after a blast at Rheinmetall Denel's munition plant

Author: AFP

"Blast at South African munitions plant kills eight - official"...

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14 August 2018
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Am 15. Mai 2018 begann am Stuttgarter Landgericht der Prozess gegen ehemalige Mitarbeiter von Heckler & Koch wegen der Vorwürfe gegen das Kriegswaffenkontrollgesetz und das Außenwirtschaftsgesetz vorsätzlich verstoßen zu haben. In den Jahren 2006 ...

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23 July 2018

Manurhin did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Manurhin to respond to allegations of human rights abuse relating to its sales to the Egypitan government. Manurhin did not respond.

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23 July 2018

MBDA did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited MBDA to respond to allegations of human rights abuse relating to its sales to the Egypitan government. MBDA did not respond.

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23 July 2018

NGOs accuse French companies of contributing to state repression in Egypt, mixed response from companies

In July 2018, a group of international, French, and Egyptian NGOs published a report accusing several French companies of profiting from Egypt's military crackdown on dissent. According to the report, these companies have "participated in the bloody...

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23 July 2018

Safran did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Safran to respond to allegations of human rights abuse relating to its sales to the Egypitan government. Safran did not respond.

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19 July 2018

Google introduces 'Artificial Intelligence principles' that prohibit its use in weapons & human rights abuses

In March 2018, Google announced that it had partnered with the Pentagon on an initiative known as "Project Maven" to help it analyze and interpret drone videos via artificial intelligence. In response, over 4,000 Google employees signed a letter calli...

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18 July 2018

Global AI Experts sign agreement aimed at avoiding dangers of artificial intelligence

Author: CommonDreams

"World's Artificial Intelligence Experts Sign Pledge Aimed at Averting 'Dystopian Future With Robots Flying Around Killing Everybody'"...

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