Another KBR Rape Case

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THE NATION– It was an early January morning in 2008 when 42-year-old Dawn Leamon, a paramedic for a defense contractor in southern Iraq, woke up to find her entire room shaking. The shipping container that served as her living quarters was reverberating from nearby rocket attacks, and she was jolted awake to discover an awful reality. “Right then my whole … Read More

Top 10 Ways to Spend a Goldman Sachs Bonus

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR– Besides chest-thumping fourth-quarter earnings, Goldman Sachs also announced its bonus pool on Thursday. At $16.2 billion, the total is 20 percent lower than the firm’s 2007 level but still amounts to an average of just under $500,000 per employee. If you’re picky, it’s only $498,000. Since it’s an average, a few people will rake in a lot, … Read More

Drug Firms Drove Swine Flu Pandemic Warning to Recoup Billions

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DAILY MAIL– Drug companies manipulated the World Health Organisation into downgrading its definition of a pandemic so they could cash in on a swine flu outbreak, it is claimed. An inquiry heard yesterday that the WHO allegedly softened its criteria for declaring a H1N1 flu pandemic last spring – just weeks before announcing there was a worldwide outbreak. Critics said … Read More

Did World Health Organization Experts Fuel Swine Flu Scare?

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TIMES OF INDIA– Even as questions are being raised about whether the swine flu scare was exaggerated to benefit pharma companies, evidence has surfaced that several members of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) vaccine board which pushed countries to buy the H1N1 vaccine have had significant ties with pharma companies. This fact, which is bound to raise issues of conflict … Read More

Blackwater Took Hundreds of Weapons From U.S. Military, Afghan Police

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WASHINGTON INDEPEDENT– Employees of the CIA-connected private security corporation Blackwater diverted hundreds of weapons, including more than 500 AK-47 assault rifles, from a U.S. weapons bunker in Afghanistan intended to equip Afghan policemen, according to an investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee. On at least one occasion, an individual claiming to work for the company evidently signed for a … Read More

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