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Walmart, Costco Tied to Slave Labor in Shrimp Industry
Business  (tags: Asia, Employment, Europe, Human rights, Prices, Retail, Scandal, Trade, USA )

Ray
- 47 days ago - rt.com
The world's largest shrimp farmer gets fishmeal used to feed its crop from supplier that use slave labor, according to a new investigative report. It then sells its farm-raised shrimp to food retail giants, including Walmart and Costco in the US.
What In The Devil's Going On In Tasmania?
Business  (tags: Tasmania, heritage, Anak Sarawak Bangsa Malaysia, Corruption, Dictator, Human rights, Sarawak Politics, Save Sarawak, Taib Mahmud, subsidies, family, interests, politics, loss-making )

Evelyn
- 74 days ago - hornbillunleashed.wordpress.com
So, how come the Australians are being such mugs, supporting this 'loss-making' venture that is ripping out Tasmania's own heritage forests as well? It comes down to politics rather than economics, of course.
Amazon.Com Violating the Law and Human Rights!
Business  (tags: business, corporate, Amazon.com, Human Rights )

Sarah
- 80 days ago - bit.ly
Denying your employees lunch break and thinking you can get away with it - that is just not right. Those people are working under continuous stress and torture.
Salary of McDonald's CEO Should Be Slashed, Activist Shareholders Say
Business  (tags: Austerity, Corruption, Human rights, Law, Protest, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 84 days ago - rt.com
The salary of McDonald's CEO Donald Thompson should be slashed by the company's Board of Directors due to the chain's poor performance and the vast difference between his wage and the paychecks of average workers, activist shareholders have said.
Pyrrhic Victory for Whistleblowers on Transatlantic Trade Agreement
Business  (tags: EU, Economy, Hacking, Human rights, Information Technology, Internet, Law, Markets, Politics, Trade, USA )

Ray
- 114 days ago - rt.com
Unbeknownst to the wider world, two enormous trade deals have been in the works for the past several years.
5 Reasons Solar Is Already Beating Fossil Fuels By Jacob SandryAugust 27, 2013
Business  (tags: world, consumers, economy, energy, entrepreneurs, ethics, good news, government, investing, labor, law, news, politics, sustainable development, technology, environment, africa, asia, china, middle-east, religion, human rights )

Ruth
- 173 days ago - joinmosaic.com
'Since 2008, the cost of coal has risen 13%. In some parts of the market, solar has already reached parity with coal..there's the glaring fact that oil, gas and coal receive subsidies that dwarf those for renewables($409 billion v. $60 billion globally)'
End Walmart's Attempt to Suppress Basic Workers' Rights
Business  (tags: wal-mart, ethics, abuse, human rights )

Teresa
- 381 days ago - youpower.democracyforamerica.com
I call on you to publicly urge Walmart to immediately reinstate Walmart worker Barbara Collins and her coworkers. They were illegally fired for simply standing up for better jobs and a better life.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Darden, the Owner of Red Lobster and Olive Garden, to Let Sick Employees Stay Home.
Business  (tags: health, environment, disease, prevention, labor abuse, human rights, health abuse, unsanitary conditions, economy, business, corporate, abuse, politics, labor, society, corruption, ethics, news )

Cal
- 567 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Darden, the massive conglomerate that owns Olive Garden and Red Lobster, doesn't offer its workers paid sick days, even though studies show that two thirds of workers who don't get time off to recover come to work sick.
What Exactly Is A U.S. Corporation?
Business  (tags: politics, oil, law, money, abuse, death, human rights, corporate, business, dishonesty, finance, ethics, government, investors, investments, labor, humans, world, usa )

JL
- 632 days ago - forbes.com
Yet when it comes to the law, Shell hides behind the legal fiction that an entity in another part of the world is somehow not related to its ventures in the United States when both are firmly integrated into a global network of operations.
Does Anything Go in Corporate Litigation?
Business  (tags: shell, SCOTUS, human rights, usa, world, abuse, business, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, finance, ethics, government, investments, humans, investing, law, politics, society, money )

JL
- 632 days ago - earthrights.org
concluding that whatever the legal merits of their position in Kiobel, the dishonest tactics and dishonorable goals of Shell and its legal team risk destroying their reputation and dashing society's expectations of ethical conduct.
Greens Determined to Fight for Real Measures in the Board Room
Business  (tags: European Green Party, EGP, board room quotas, women, equality, Green New Deal, human rights, the future of europe )

Brian
- 669 days ago - europeangreens.eu
In an open letter to Commission president Barroso and vice-president Reding, the Greens urged the Commission to publish planned legislation introducing boardroom quotas for women as soon as possible.
'We Are Prepared to Die': Workers in Colombia at General Motors Plant Sew Their Mouths Shut to Protest Backbreaking Labor Condit
Business  (tags: GM, ethics, corporate, dishonesty, business, health, human rights, Columbia )

Nancy
- 712 days ago - alternet.org
Jorge Parra struggles to get the words out of his painfully swollen lips, stitched together with thick thread. "This is for all the workers," he says with a muffled voice. "We are now prepared to die because this situation is critical. General Motors..."
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.: Make a Conflict-Free Product That Includes Minerals From Eastern Congo
Business  (tags: business, human rights, conflict minerals, ethics, economy, corruption, marketing, news, politics, society, world, corporate )

Cal
- 945 days ago - change.org
Join me in asking Apple to create a conflict-free product that includes conflict-free minerals from eastern Congo that help Congolese communities by the 2013 holiday season. They can pave the way for all companies and consumers to make conflict-free phone
Raise the Bar, Hershey! ACTION
Business  (tags: human rights, child labor, Hershey's, world, West Africa )

Nancy
- 950 days ago - care2.com
A link to Alicia's petition which is still active with the International Labor Rights Forum. Tell Hershey to Raise the Bar for responsible cocoa sourcing and begin using Fair Trade Certified cocoa!
BIG BUSINESS SPURS CLASS WARFARE: The Bitter Taste of Cambodia's Sugar Boom
Business  (tags: business, world, politics, society, human rights, class warfare, exploitation, usa, corporate, dishonesty, economy, ethics, farming, money, consumers, news, corruption, finance )

Cal
- 1202 days ago - theecologist.org
Sugar may seem innocuous enough, but sweet-toothed Western consumers could be fuelling conflict between poor farming communities and big business with every spoonful
 

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