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If shaking hands with tyrants seems bad, wait until you meet their corporate friends

Every year, the friends and accomplices of some of the worst human rights abusers in the world mill around our party conferences...Don't get me wrong - this is not an anti-capitalist view...We need companies. Markets are an essential part of any economy. But they are only part of it - they need to be counterbalanced by strong regulations, democratic and environmental protections, and trade unions. [refers to BAE Systems, Unocal, BP, Coca-Cola, Nike, Starbucks]

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Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)

Opinion: Regulation, not voluntary measures, needed to curb corporate human rights abuses (refers to BAE Systems, Unocal, BP, Coca-Cola)