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20 February 2003

Corporate Bill for Slavery [USA]

Author: John S. Friedman, The Nation

The federal class-action lawsuits [in USA]...seek corporate accountability for profits made from slavery, unspecified damages and the establishment of a fund for the healthcare, housing, education and economic development needs of African-Americans.....

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20 March 2003

Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Descendants of 19th-century African-American slaves filed nine lawsuits seeking reparations from corporations in various US federal courts during 2002.  The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant corporations (financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance,...

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9 April 2003

Ex-Railroad Workers File Asbestos Lawsuits [USA]

Author: Rhina Guidos, Salt Lake Tribune

The papers describe five men who faced the end of their lives with bodies ridden with cancer. They had difficulty breathing because of damaged lungs, some developed dementia, and others were in constant pain from damaged nervous systems. Now four...

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11 July 2004

Report: Railroads Hindering Investigations Into Fatal Accidents [USA]

Author: Associated Press

Union Pacific, the nation's biggest railroad, was cited by The Times as an example of how railroads repeatedly denied their own responsibility at fatal grade-crossing crashes.

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14 November 2004

Safety Group Closely Echoes Rail Industry [USA]

Author: Walt Bogdanich, New York Times

Operation Lifesaver is the nation's most influential rail-safety group, preaching its gospel of driver responsibility to judges, police officers, elected officials and the news media...But documents show that the organization is tightly bound to the...

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27 July 2005

[PDF] Railroad, EPA [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] wrap up toxic spill probe - Charges possible: Prosecutors will meet today with emergency agencies to discuss criminal prosection in the accident in S. Salt Lake [USA]

Author: Lisa Rosetta, Salt Lake Tribune

Kennecott Utah Copper, Union Pacific and waste-disposal company Philip Services may face criminal charges and civil penalties for their role in a March tanker car spill in South Salt Lake that sent 6,000 residents packing and racked up more than $500...

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17 November 2005

Town sues companies for dumping toxic waste [USA]

Author: Kathy Adams, Daily Texan [USA]

...[Several] residents from Mission, Texas...have injuries they said were caused by exposure to harmful chemicals in a nearby toxic waste site...[and have brought a] class-action suit against about 25 chemical companies... The defendants in the case.....

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15 December 2005

Residents sue former mayor, Union Pacific over toxic exposure [USA]

Author: AP

A group of residents who say they were exposed to toxic chemicals sued Union Pacific Railroad Co. and the family of a former mayor who they claim allowed the toxins to fester close to their homes... Union Pacific spokeswoman Kathryn Blackwell said the...

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1 June 2006

USA: 2005-6 "State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans" - 86% of Fortune 500 companies now prohibit sexual orientation discrimination

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1 June 2006

[PDF] full report: "The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2005-2006"

Author: Human Rights Campaign

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