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'You Will Need to Watch Your Back': The Cowardly Note Threatening Aussie Woman's Family for Developing App That Shows Which Prod
Business  (tags: Australia, app, palm oil content, not-for-profit, Palm Oil Investigations, threats, letter, anonymous )

Evelyn
- 17 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
The free app - developed by Palm Oil Investigations (not-for-profit) over the past 12 months - will inform consumers about the palm oil content of the products available on supermarket shelves. Threats address the President and her daughter.
Kenya: Truckers Held at Gunpoint for Protesting Over 24 Hour Shifts ACTION
Business  (tags: human rights, Tarek Sultan, Kenya, abuse, Agility, truck drivers, labor, business )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - labourstartcampaigns.net
Over the weekend truck drivers in Kenya working for Agility global integrated logistics were beaten, abducted at gunpoint and forced to drive their trucks to a company workshop.
Wisconsin Republicans Eliminate Weekends
Business  (tags: labor, law )

Glenn
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
What happened to "Honor the Sabbath day to keep it holy"?
State of California: Ban Nestlé and Other Corporations From Sucking California Dry.
Business  (tags: water supply, water resources, water-saving, dirty business, making money, SustainableDevelopment, water consumption, water corporations, politics, law, environment, americans )

Sabine
- 1 day ago - action.sumofus.org
California will run out of water very soon. According to NASA's new report, California only has enough water to get it through the next year. People are under strict water-saving measures; farmers are struggling to keep their crops alive.
Jordan Will Sign Agreement With Russia to Build Nuclear Reactor
Business  (tags: Energy, Nuclear Energy, Jordan, Russia, Rosatom )

Brian
- 2 days ago - bloomberg.com
Rosatom will finance 49.9 percent of the project, including two plants with capacity to generate 2,000 megawatts of power. Jordan will own the rest.
Fukushima Uses UN Conference to Promote Its Food Safety
Business  (tags: Fukushima, Farmers, Agriculture, UN Conference, Risk Reduction, Food Safety )

Brian
- 2 days ago - voanews.com
Japanese safety standards are 10-times stricter for levels of radioactive cesium than in the United States and Europe.
Wisconsin Lawmakers Go After WorkersâEUR(TM) Weekends
Business  (tags: Wisconsin, workers, labor, days off, workers' rights )

Freya
- 3 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Two Wisconsin state lawmakers have proposed a bill that would roll back the stateâEUR(TM)s requirement that companies give workers at least one day off every seven days.
Acquire Land in Beecroft and Protect the Powerful Owl and Gang Gang Cockatoo
Business  (tags: new south wales, sydney, owl, powerful, gang gang cockatoo, petition, animal welfare, birds )

Scooby
- 3 days ago - change.org
Do you love the Powerful Owl and Gang Gang Cockatoo? I need your help. There is over 10,000 sq meters of land in Beecroft which is about to have the majority of trees cleared and destroy the habitat for these endangered species.
Workers Say While They Were Serving The Rich Their Employer Was Robbing Them Blind
Business  (tags: wage theft, lawsuits, workers, wages, income, economic injustice )

Freya
- 3 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The people who make fancy snacks for first-class passengers flying through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are getting robbed by their bosses, according to a new class-action lawsuit in California.
Conservatives Say $15 Minimum Wage Is Killing Seattle Restaurant Scene, Restaurateurs Disagree
Business  (tags: Seattle, restaurants, minimum wage, conservative lies )

Freya
- 3 days ago - thinkprogress.org
As Seattle prepares for the April launch of the highest minimum wage law in America, conservatives are warning that businesses are already shuttering under the pressure of higher labor costs. Hogwash.
Shell's Battle for Seattle
Business  (tags: abuse, arctic oil, corporate, cover-up, dishonesty, energy, environment, ethics, government, law, oil drilling, Shell )

Kathy
- 4 days ago - earthjustice.org
Seattle-area residents are fuming after a back door deal allowing Shell Oil to set up shop in the Emerald City recently came to light, months after it was already set in motion.
The Most Brazen Rip-Off Ever? How the Beverage Industry Brainwashed You to Fear Tap Water
Business  (tags: beverage industry, big bev, bottled water business, fear in america, Health, Nestle, pepsi cola, Tap Water, Water )

Judy
- 4 days ago - globalpossibilities.org
The irony today is that public water is no longer viewed as a safe option, yet poorly regulated bottled water, in environmentally destructive packaging, is.
Big Food Just Bought Your Favorite Organic Mac and Cheese Company
Business  (tags: buyouts, big food, Big Agra, Annie's, General Mills )

Freya
- 5 days ago - takepart.com
General Mills has purchased Annie's Homegrown for $820 million.
 

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