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  1. Bangladeshi Government Cracks Down On Garment Workers Sweatshop Wage Protests
    As many as 3,500 Bangladeshi workers are reported to have been suspended or fired for taking part in protests against sweatshop wages at garment factories on the outskirts of Dhaka over the last six weeks. Dozens have been thrown in jail amid a major police crackdown on the organizers.
  2. Takata Fined $1 Billion For Hiding Information on Exploding Car Airbags
    Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, will pay a $1 billion fine to the U.S. government after pleading guilty to hiding information about the likelihood that the company
  3. Publish, Punish, and Pardon: Nine National Security Changes Obama Should Make Before He Leaves Office
    Nine recommendations for action by President Obama to reverse his deadly legacy of drone warfare, surveillance and entrapment, including revealing flawed government contracts with companies like AT&T & Yahoo.
  4. Billionaires & Big Business Line Up To Help U.S. President Elect-Donald Trump
    Billionaire businessmen and lobbyists are lining up to help Donald Trump after his victory in the U.S. presidential election. Trump appears to be welcoming them with open arms, despite his claim to bring change to Washington DC and get rid of special interests.
  5. Goodhope Asia Accused Of Land Grabbing In West Papua For Palm Oil
    The Yerisiam Gua indigenous community of West Papua filed a complaint six months ago against a Sri Lankan owned conglomerate for taking over their land to create a palm oil plantation. To this day, the industry body charged with oversight has yet to formally respond to their concerns.
  6. Robertson Winery Accused Of Slavery-Like Practices In South Africa
    "Bitter Grapes
  7. Eli Lilly Raised U.S. Prices Of Diabetes Drug 700 Percent Over 20 Years
    Eli Lilly, an Indianapolis based company, that has sold insulin products to diabetes patients since 1921, has quietly raised some U.S. prices 700 percent in the last 20 years by marketing so-called improved versions to consumers. Novo Nordisk, a Danish company, has also profited handsomely from this practice.
  8. Swiss Bank UBS May Be Suspended From Doing Business In Hong Kong
    UBS, the Swiss bank, is being investigated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for failing to carry out adequate due diligence before working on share offerings for several Chinese companies. The bank says that it is at risk of being suspended from doing business in the city.
  9. AT&T Developed Secret Program To Help U.S. Police Mine Client Phone Records
    Police departments across the U.S. pay AT&T, the telecommunications giant, over one hundred thousand dollars a year for special access to telephone records of clients without first obtaining a warrant. The program is called 'Hemisphere' and the company required buyers to keep its existence secret.
  10. Native Tribes Protest Energy Transfer Partners North Dakota Oil Pipeline
    Representatives of some 280 indigenous nations have joined a protest on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota to oppose the construction of an oil pipeline by Energy Transfer Partners. If completed, the Dakota Access Pipeline is expected to help move 570,000 barrels of crude daily to Illinois.
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