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The 14 Worst Corporate Evildoers | International Labor Rights Forum
from 2005:
- Caterpillar
- Chevron
- Coca-Cola
- Dow Chemical
- DynCorp
- Ford
- KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root): A Subsidiary of Halliburton Corporation
- Lockheed Martin
- Monsanto
- Nestle USA
- Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International (a.k.a. The Altria Group Inc.)
- Pfizer
- Suez-Lyonnaise Des Eaux (SLDE)
- Wal-Mart
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december 2017 by cluebucket
“Behind the eyes, we feel ourselves shrink” | MetaFilter #6937719
nickrussell long comment
ends with: "Without strong governance, we have no chance of protecting our individual rights and way of life. Indeed, our lives may be enabled and shaped by technology, but they're ultimately created by governance."
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march 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @Felonius_munk
- powerful and continuing nationalism
- disdain for human rights
- identification of enemies as a unifying cause
- supremacy of the military
- rampant sexism
- controlled mass media
- obsession with national security
- religion and government intertwined
- corporate power protected
- labor power suppressed
- disdain for intellectuals & the arts
- obsession with crime & punishment
- rampant cronyism & corruption
- fraudulent elections
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Latin America’s Schindler: a forgotten hero of the 20th century | Ewen MacAskill | World news | The Guardian
"'He would come to the hot and stuffy third floor to inspect the files. We were all sweating and he's in a jacket and tie, cold as a fish. He told us that the files must be carefully taken care of, that they were not files, they were human lives, worthy of respect.'"

"'While Roberto was having a party for the military officials in his house, there would be refugees and political prisoners hiding in the attic,' Infante recalled. 'He was always playing with fire.'"
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Foreign policy of the United States - Wikipedia
1949 Syrian coup d'état
1949–1953 Albania
1951–56 Tibet
1953 Iranian coup d'état
1954 Guatemalan coup d'état
1956–57 Syria crisis
1960 Congo coup d'état
1961 Cuba, Bay of Pigs Invasion
1961 Dominican Republic
1963 South Vietnamese coup
1964 Bolivian coup d'état
1964 Brazilian coup d'état
1966 Ghana coup d'état
1971 Bolivian coup d'état
1973 Chilean coup d'état
1980 Turkish coup d'état
1979–89 Afghanistan, Operation Cyclone
1981–87 Nicaragua, Contras
2001 Afghanistan
2011 Libyan civil war
2011–present Syria
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december 2016 by cluebucket
Over 700 people file suits over Japan’s new security laws | The Japan Times
"The legislation, allowing Japan to use force to defend the United States and other allies if they came under attack, even if Japan itself is not attacked, followed the Abe Cabinet’s reinterpretation of the Constitution in July 2014 as allowing the country to exercise the right to collective self-defense.

"Several individuals have brought legal action against the government, seeking that the laws be scrapped or declared unconstitutional, but have seen their cases dismissed before reaching deliberation.
"Article 9 states Japan forever renounces war and will not maintain armed forces as a means of settling international disputes.

"The group is also seeking monetary damages for the infringement of the plaintiffs’ right to live in peace, claiming that the potential for SDF deployments to lead to civilians being caught up in war or terror attacks is causing them to live in fear."  japan  lawsuit  security  law  legal  news  tokyo  fukushima  JSDF  2014  2010s  2016  military  constitution  self-defense  wwII  war  peace  fear  siberia  citizen  shinzō_abe  安倍晋三 
may 2016 by cluebucket
Is Japan Asia's Next Autocracy? - Bloomberg View
not only repealing Article 9... more insidious changes await?
"The government secrets law and other crackdowns on press freedom are a worrying sign -- Japan has already slipped from 10th in Reporters Without Borders’ global press freedom ranking in 2010 to 61st in 2015."
via Laurent
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march 2016 by cluebucket
Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department
fuuuuuuuuuck this and fuck "no comment"

coming out of the "favor bank": hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of weapons, fighter jets, biochemical agents

"Under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions -- a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy. But nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policymakers."

dunno if I really want to create a pinboard tag for "american_defense_contractors" ... but maybe I should ... hummm
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february 2016 by cluebucket
The Marshall Islands, once a U.S. nuclear test site, face oblivion again | The Washington Post
"'For four bullets into a tree in Iraq, they could fix this place.'"
"In 1954, the 'Castle Bravo' test... detonated with 1,000 times the force of the Hiroshima explosion. It hurled into the sky a massive plume of pulverized coral that drifted eastward and fell like ashy snowflakes on the people of Rongelap and Utirik atolls. Several days after Bravo, after children had eaten the ash, ..."
"In 2001, an independent nuclear-claims tribunal awarded the RMI $2.3 billion in health and property damages, but there was no mechanism to force the United States to pay it."
"Half the residents of Ebeye are under 20 years old, and a third are unemployed. The island has been called 'the slum of the Pacific.'"
"DeBrum then railed against nations that are modernizing their arsenals, a trend that he and other nations say is a violation of the grand bargain of the treaty... The United States is extending the life of its warheads, shrinking but updating its weapons infrastructure, and planning to construct a new fleet of submarines with nuclear-armed missiles.

"The price tag on this modernization plan? One trillion dollars over the next 30 years... Even though the United States has reduced its stockpile by 86 percent from its Cold War high, this reinvestment in nuclear arms doesn’t sit well with a poor island nation that has actually felt what nuclear war would be like."
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november 2015 by cluebucket
Red, White, Blue & Orange by Benjamen Walker | Free Listening on SoundCloud
happened to listen to this today, when the last British detainee (never charged) was released...
... after 14 years!
... and still 100+ detained!
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october 2015 by cluebucket
The sins of the Argentinian church | Hugh O'Shaughnessy | Comment is free |
"The extent of the church's complicity in the dark deeds was excellently set out by Horacio Verbitsky, one of Argentina's most notable journalists, in his book El Silencio (Silence). He recounts how the Argentinian navy with the connivance of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now the Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, hid from a visiting delegation of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission the dictatorship's political prisoners. Bergoglio was hiding them in nothing less than his holiday home in an island called El Silencio in the River Plate. The most shaming thing for the church is that in such circumstances Bergoglio's name was allowed to go forward in the ballot to chose the successor of John Paul II. What scandal would not have ensued if the first pope ever to be elected from the continent of America had been revealed as an accessory to murder and false imprisonment"

and now he actually IS pope! oop!
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march 2013 by cluebucket
Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War - PowerPoint -
"'It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control,' General McMaster said in a telephone interview afterward. 'Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.'"

"In General McMaster’s view, PowerPoint’s worst offense is not a chart like the spaghetti graphic, but rigid lists of bullet points... that take no account of interconnected political, economic and ethnic forces. 'If you divorce war from all of that, it becomes a targeting exercise'"
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february 2012 by cluebucket
U.S. Accused of Using Drones to Target Rescue Workers and Funerals in Pakistan
CHRIS WOODS: Even CIA agrees that it’s killed at least 50, and perhaps as high as 60, civilians. Their figures and ours are very different, and I think that’s based on how they interpreted "civilian." But nevertheless, CIA agrees that they’ve killed 50 to 60 civilians. There’s not been an investigation into a single one of those civilian deaths, and there’s not been a cent of compensation ever paid to anyone who’s been killed accidentally in Pakistan. And that’s a problem. When you have a covert intelligence agency running a military campaign, your accountability effectively collapses. And I think it’s worrying.
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february 2012 by cluebucket

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