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RIO TINTO
In 2000 alone, Rio Tinto's own statistics acknowledge that it was responsible for 35 'significant' environmental 'incidents', including 15 'significant spills', an 18% increase in 'land disturbed' and five employee deaths for which Rio Tinto is 'very sad'.
source: greenleft.org.au

STARRBUCKS
One tenth of one percent of Starbucks coffee purchases is 'Fair Trade Coffee'.
source: David Olsen ceo, organic consumers federation, farrago 2001

PEPSIco
Pepsi has not divested from Burma.
source: Aung San Suu Kyi, 1996 freeburmacoalition.org

COKE
THE UNITED STEELWORKERS of America and an American labor rights group have filed a suit in the United States accusing Coca-Cola of using right-wing paramilitary groups assassinate Colombian labor organizers. Coca-Cola has denied these accusations. Someone, however, is killing labor organizers in Colombia. Last year, 130 union members were slain. This year, 67 union members have already been murdered.
source: www.sfgate.com

NESTLE
An International Nestle Boycott is in effect in 19 countries. The boycott will continue until Nestle ends its irresponsible marketing of breastmilk substitutes worldwide and abides by the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.
source: babymilkaction - november 2000

SHELL
In 1968 Shell hired known criminals to secretly dump nuclear waste in some of the most densely populated sectors of the United Kingdom.
source:nuclearcrimes.com - more shell info here

NIKE
Nike factories still use compulsory overtime, humiliating treatment + extreme verbal abuse against its workers
source
:urban community mission - jakarta 1999
- more nike info here

TOYS R US
American based 'toys R us' uses sweatshop laborers in China, mostly children.
source: corpwatch.org and new-worldorder.com

THE VATICAN
The Vatican owns stocks in the following companies, General Motors, General Electric, Shell, IBM and Pan America Airlines. - 1980
source: cry of the people by penny lernoux - published 1980

GENERAL MOTORS
General motors built planes for the Allies and the Nazis during world war two, then after the war sued America for bombing their German factories.
source: jello biafra (spockenword #4) beyond the valley of the gift police

GENERAL MOTORS
From 1983 to 1986, GM delivered over 70,000 vehicles to armed forces in the US and overseas that sought reliable, easily maintained and rugged transportation systems at a competitive price.
source:
gmmilitary.com

GENERAL ELECTRIC
General Electric has admitted being the world's biggest arms manufacturer, which it sells to oppressive regimes worldwide. GE also own NBC.
source: jello biafra (spockenword #4) beyond the valley of the gift police

SHELL
Shell has admitted importing weapons for Nigerian police.
source: observer28.1.96
The Nigerian government has killed hundreds of anti-shell protesters
source
: shell nigeria action coalition.97

McDONALDS
Toys given away with McDonald's meals are being produced by child labourers in a sweatshop factory in China. Children as young as 14 work up to 16 hours a day in the factory packaging toys. They are paid $A5.25 a day, work 7 days a week and live 15 to a room in spartan quarters where they sleep on wooden bunk beds with no mattresses.
source:sydney morning herald

PHILLIP MORRIS
Cigarette company Phillip Morris was caught in early November 2000 , using an organised crime syndicate to import its cigarettes to the UK.
source: sbs world news, nov 2000

DISNEYLAND
Disneyland uses sweatshops to create its merchandise, the children are forced to preform adult tasks + are victims of abuse + exploitation.
source: coopamerica.org

WESTINGHOUSE
Westinghouse is a nuclear power plant manafacturer. Westinghouse also owns CBS.
source: deoxy.com and jello biafra (spockenword #4)

GENERAL MOTORS + FORD
GM + Ford became part of the Nazi German WWII effort in 1939 creating propulsion engines for the Luftwaffe at the same time as they were building the Allied aircraft, guns + boats. After the war GM + Ford demanded compensation for the bombing of thier fascist factory in Germany, both companys recieved $1,ooo,ooo(US) compensation.
source: corpwatch.org

BHP
BHP is the major shareholder of the Ok Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea, which dumps 80,000 tonnes of waste into the river each day. The Ok Tedi River is dying. Its fish + the forest surrounding the river are dying. The river is bloated with milky-grey sediment + won't recover for generations. The livelihoods of tens of thousands of local people who depend on the river for water, food + transport have been devastated by BHP's mine.
source:mineral policy institute

MICRO SOFT
Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates' net wealth of $51 billion is greater than the combined net worth of the poorest 40% of Americans - 106 million people.
source
:corporate predators

REEBOK
Reebok paid Liverpool Football Club $38 million 4 endorsments, enough to more than DOUBLE the wages of the 40,000 workers that make reebok trainers in China + the Philippines
source
:christian aid + n.i.march.96

GENERAL ELECTIC
General Electric tested aircraft engines by throwing birds into running engines
source
:animal lib.96

GENERAL MOTORS
In 1949 GM, criminally conspired to replace American electric transportation with gas + diesel powered buses + to monopolize the sale of buses to public transport companies around the country. GM was fined $5,000.
source:
pipermail

BP
BP gives money to the military in Colombia.

source:
mcspotlight
BP secretly rented the Colombian army to serve its 'security' interests, + brought in British counter insurgency professionals to train the Colombian soldiers. BP also exchanged intelligence information with the army - used in tracking + killing local "subversives."
source:london guardian 11.9.96 + zmag.org

PEPSIco
PepsiCo has in-house animal-testing facilities.
source: mcspotlight

MARLBORO
Philip Morris' Marlboro brand was estimated to have killed 75,000 Americans in one year.
source: mcspotlight

COLGATE - PALMOLIVE
During the apartheid years, Colgate had subsidiaries in Sth Africa + in 1990 had a 27% share in the Sth African detergents market.
Colgate-Palmolive has animal testing undertaken for it by outside contractors.
source: mcspotlight

WHIRLPOOL
Whirlpool had dealers going door-to-door soliciting poor, unsophisticated and elderly customers to purchase satellite television dishes for $1,100 plus 22 percent interest. The same equipment could be bought at an electronics store for $199. An Alabama court found whirlpool guilty + fined them $301 million.
source:
top 10 worst corps in 99

COLGATE - PALMOLIVE
Colgate-Palmolive has been using prison labour in Missouri to produce its products. The Missouri Prisoners Labour Union has called for an international boycott of it's products.
source:National Communications Office Missouri Prisoners Labor Union

 

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