Wednesday, 26 September 2007

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The Boys from Baghdad: Iraqi Commandos Trained by U.S. Contractor
By, Pratap Chatterjee
Special to CorpWatch
September 20, 2007

Iraqi commandos are being training by USIS, a Virginia-based company that was once owned by the Carlyle Group. One of multiple "security" forces being created with $20 billion in U.S. funds, these Emergency Response Units may be stoking civil unrest as they accompany U.S. troops on raids.

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14700

IN THE NEWS:

CORRUPTION

UK: Three 'face jail' over Ikea deals
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SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Motor, affiliates hit with 63 billion won fine for unfair
business
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US: Whistle-blowers remain in the line of fire
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US: US accountants charged in probe
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14683

CANADA: Four Former Nortel Executives Charged With Accounting Fraud
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14685

NATURAL RESOURCES

CHILE: Pascua Lama payoff disputed by Chile locals
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14673

INDONESIA: Mr. Clean: Accused of Poisoning Indonesian Villagers, Rick Ness
Tries to Prove His Innocence
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14699

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION

CHINA: An Opportunity for Wall St. in China├»¿½s Surveillance Boom
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14674

US: NASA gives Google founders a coveted parking place for their private jet
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EUROPE: Microsoft Ruling May Bode Ill for Other Companies
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14690

WAR AND DISASTER PROFITEERING

INDIA: Building a Modern Arsenal in India
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14670

US: Army to examine Iraq contracts
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14672

Moving Water Industries Responds
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14677

US: Iraq convoy was sent out despite threat
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14680

US: Billions over Baghdad; The Spoils of War
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14681

IRAQ: Will Iraq Kick Out Blackwater?
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14687

US: Blackwater supports inquiry into fatal shooting
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14688

US: Families Cannot Sue Firm for Israel Deaths
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14696

IRAQ: Iraqi Report Says Blackwater Guards Fired First
http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14697

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