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August 26 2013

Global Exchange Top Ten Corporate Criminals List | Global Exchange

Global Exchange Top Ten Corporate Criminals List | Global Exchange
http://www.globalexchange.org/corporateHRviolators

1. Shell/ Royal Dutch Petroleum for contamination of the air and waterways of the Niger Delta and disenfranchising native Ogoni villagers by putting their health, safety, property, and well-being at stake.

2. Nike for exploiting workers in sweatshops, failing to provide safe work environments and contracting with cotton factories that use slave labor.

3. Ahava for operating and profiteering on confiscated Palestinian lands, violating international law, and misleading consumers of the exact location where their products are being made.

4. Syngenta for marketing harmful pesticides to farmers, contaminating waterways, and failing to assume responsibility for harm done to people exposed to their chemicals and the declining bee populations.

5. Blackwater International (Xe Services) for profiteering from sending private weapons and under-qualified contractors abroad, creating opportunities for violence and law evasion.

6. Barrick Gold for contaminating waterways in Latin America and failing to uphold safety promises to nearby residents.

7. Herakles Farms for imposing unwanted palm oil farms in Cameroon, seizing local farmlands, and mono-cropping.

8. Nestlé for unnecessarily marketing infant formula to nursing mothers, pushing bottled water sales, and failing to stop child labor in cocoa fields.

9. Clear Channel Communications for monopolizing media outlets, reducing diversity, censoring content and pushing a political agenda.

10. SNC Lavalin for making major campaign contributions, bribing authorities for contracts, and misusing public funds.

(Dis)honorable Mention: POSCO for efforts to confiscate villager lands, scheming with governmental leaders to coerce and harass villagers to build a private sea port and steel mine against the community’s will.

#entreprises #criminalité #exploitation #travail via @opironet

August 05 2013

America's Real Criminal Element : Lead

America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead
http://www.motherjones.com/print/208586

We now have studies at the international level, the national level, the state level, the city level, and even the individual level. Groups of children have been followed from the womb to adulthood, and higher childhood blood lead levels are consistently associated with higher adult arrest rates for violent crimes [20]. All of these studies tell the same story: Gasoline lead is responsible for a good share of the rise and fall of violent crime over the past half century.

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#plomb #chimie #pétrole #criminalité #santé_mentale #environnement #racisme #prison via @guslelapin

July 17 2013

Racial scare-mongering in South Africa makes light of women's murders | Sorting fact from fiction |…

Racial scare-mongering in South Africa makes light of women’s murders | Sorting fact from fiction | Africa Check
http://africacheck.org/2013/07/17/racial-scare-mongering-makes-light-of-womens-murders-2

Claims that white women are likely to be murdered by “unknown black males” amount to racial scare-mongering, writes Lisa Vetten. The vast majority of women who are murdered in South Africa die at the hands of their husbands, boyfriends and lovers.

#criminalité #afrique_du_sud #femmes #racisme

July 03 2013

Marseille, quartiers nord, par Maurice Lemoine (2012/09)

Marseille, quartiers nord, par Maurice Lemoine (#2012/09)
http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/2012/09/LEMOINE/48118

Cinq arrondissements de #Marseille, essentiellement dans les quartiers nord, figurent parmi les zones de sécurité prioritaires créées début août par le gouvernement de M. Jean-Marc Ayrault. En 1987, l'auteur de ce reportage avait consacré un livre aux habitants de ces quartiers. Vingt-cinq ans plus tard, il est retourné les voir.

#Islam #Ville #Jeunes #Chômage #Banlieue #Société #Urbanisme #Criminalité #France

Traduction anglaise disponible :

The other Marseilles
http://mondediplo.com/2012/10/13marseilles

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