Corporate culpability in violations of human rights and civil liberties. Dec 4
Cisco’s cloud vision: Mandatory, monetized, and killed at their discretion Last week, a number of Cisco customers began reporting problems with three specific Linksys-branded routers.
Tyrants and Technology: How Western Mercantilism Leads to Censorship and Disappearances
Trade Fair... For Trojans Most of the technology used in such intrusions are not developed by the governments themselves.
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Cisco Sued By Chinese Political Prisoners Over 'Golden Shield' The three Chinese dissidents accusing Cisco of aiding and abetting their imprisonment and torture. Cisco, one of the world's largest technology companies, is being sued by Chinese political prisoners for allegedly providing the technology and expertise used by the Chinese Communist Party to monitor, censor and suppress the Chinese people.
Group Says It Has New Evidence of Cisco’s Misdeeds in China
Insight: Cisco suits on China rights abuses to test legal reach
All the Companies Supporting SOPA, the Awful Internet Censorship Law—and How to Contact Them
<img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-33998" title="image002" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2011/12/image002-660x402.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="402" /> MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — An embattled phone-monitoring software maker said Friday that its wares, secretly installed on some 150 million phones, have the capacity to log web usage, and to chronicle where and when and to what numbers calls and text messages were sent and received. Carrier IQ Admits Holding ‘Treasure Trove’ of Consumer Data, But No Keystrokes | Threat Level
Amazon's treatment of its warehouse workers
Apple’s iPad and the Human Costs for Workers in China When workers in the cafeteria ran outside, they saw black smoke pouring from shattered windows. It came from the area where employees polished thousands of cases a day. Two people were killed immediately, and over a dozen others hurt.
Ored to Death - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 05/12
Plachimada's loss - Frontline Magazine, Apr. 23 - May. 06, 2005 Plachimada's loss
Coca Cola Parches Agricultural Lands in India - Global Policy Forum - Globalization CorpWatch India May 28, 2002 On 22 April, 2002, more than 2,000 irate protestors, consisting mostly of indigenous people and dalits (oppressed castes), gathered at the gates of the Hindustan Coca Cola factory in Plachimada, Palghat district, Kerala.
Recent events in Cyprus, the seizure of bank deposits to affect bailouts of large private banks and the implementation of capital controls to limit the rate at which remaining bank deposits can be moved out of the country, suggest the global banking crisis widely presented in the mainstream press as behind the West is still very much present. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel frames Cyprus’ troubles as deriving from a combination of fiscal laxity for which economic austerity is the cure and of out-of-control Cypriot bankers for which ‘internal’ resolution is the remedy. Left out is the role Western Central Banks, German banks, and more broadly Wall Street, have played in the global economic catastrophe that continues to unfold. Alexander Cockburn: How Coke Gave Back to Plachimada
Press Room- India Resource Center- Second Massive Protest Against Coca-Cola in India in New Year
Monsanto Shifts ALL Liability to Farmers By Cassandra Anderson February 21, 2011
Dangers In The Dust: Inside the Global Asbestos Trade In a case followed around the world, two former executives of a Swiss building-products conglomerate were convicted in Italy Monday of causing the asbestos-related deaths of more than 3,000 people.
NEW DELHI, Feb 10, 2011 (IPS) - Activists hope that a popular agitation against the setting up of a factory to manufacture asbestos products in the eastern Bihar state will result in a nationwide ban on the large-scale import into this country of the deadly mineral fibre. INDIA: Agitation Challenges Asbestos Import
Editor’s Note: In March 2012, the national radio show “This American Life”, which ran a long excerpt from Mike Daisey’s play “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”, retracted its story saying it contains significant fabrications. Exposed: Apple’s Terrible Sin in China (TCTV) - techcrunch.com
Why Journalists Aren’t Reporting the Real Story about Apple and Foxconn (TCTV) - techcrunch.com Editor’s Note: In March 2012, the national radio show “This American Life”, which ran a long excerpt from Mike Daisey’s play “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”, retracted its story saying it contains significant fabrications. Daisey responded saying the play “uses a combination of fact, memoir, and dramatic license to tell its story.”
Eve Ensler Calls for Rape-Free Cell Phones (Video) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a source, albeit a small one, for conflict minerals that end up in our electronics. While some companies, such as Nokia, have shown their resolve in never using conflict minerals in their products, other companies have yet to be so transparent.
Wiwa v. Shell