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16th January 2003

DIE BOLD

Typing 'voting machines USA' into the net will bring you up an array of exhaustive research, all of it backed up to the teeth, but still curiously toothless. It's as if the scandal is too big to really tackle; a giant tsunami of a scandal, which makes people just stand there helplessly waving, before they drown. The American people, reads the semaphore, are going to get George Bush in the next election, like it or not, because he is going to cheat. Read more...

http://www.corporatewatch.org/news/die_bold.htm


TOWN & OUT I

Welcome to the small sad life of the corporate UK town. Corporate Watch hears the story of one man trying to stop the destruction... Supermarket Man. Read more...

http://www.corporatewatch.org/news/supermarketman.htm


TOWN & OUT II

Five years ago Farnborough (Hampshire) had a thriving town centre. For the last four years, KPI, a Kuwaiti-financed property company, has been laying waste to the town centre. The latest plans are to destroy the entire northern half of the town centre for a superstore. Farnborough resident KEITH PARKINS reports on yet another market town facing disaster. Read more...

http://www.corporatewatch.org/news/townandout.htm


UPDATE: Killer-Coke Campaign

On 22 July 2003, an international boycott was launched against Coca-Cola. The campaign was designed to bring huge public pressure on the corporation to ensure that workers in its subsidiaries abroad are fully protected by the company from attacks, and are allowed to organise freely in trade unions. There are signs that the campaign is already having an impact with investors dumping large amounts of Coca-Cola shares due to the uncertain climate in which Coca-Cola now operates. Read more...

http://www.corporatewatch.org/news/killerkoke.htm


Analysis
PUTTING THE BOSSES IN THE DOCK:

A case of too many rights and too few responsibilities, by Simon Pemberton.

We take a look at New Labourís election manifesto pledges to reform the law on corporate killing. To date these pledges remain unfulfilled, however proposals for reform to the existing law have been in circulation since May 2000. A further two years after the publication of these proposals, the Home Office conducted a Regulatory Impact Assessment amongst areas of the private sector with the worst Health and Safety records. Read more...

http://www.corporatewatch.org/news/bosses_in_the_dock.htm


GUEST PIECE
Another view from America.
Ten Good Things About a Bad Year by Medea Benjamin (Alternet). Read more...

http://www.corporatewatch.org/news/goodthings.htm


NEW ETHICAL CAREERS BRIEFING

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) has just brought out a new briefing entitled 'Your career and sustainable development'. It describes an innovative approach that will help scientists and engineers incorporate environmental and social considerations into their work. Read more...

http://www.corporatewatch.org/news/sgr_careers.htm
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