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Attention: Insurance Alert!
Criticizes Aviva Insurance Group for a history of deception, unpaid claims of its Holocaust-era subsidiaries, and suspicious name change.

BAE Systems
Criticizes Europe's largest arms exporter as greedy and a supporter of dictatorships.

Baker Book House
Describes lawyer's harassment of a website legally publishing thousands of public-domain and permission-granted texts, alleging somewhere among them were some unspecified texts with permission granted improperly.

Blue Hippo info
Explains why this financing firm is a rip-off, suggests alternatives.

Committee on Commerce Tobacco Documents
Tobacco industry documents subpoenaed from the Council for Tobacco Research, Brown & Williamson, Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard Tobacco, and the Tobacco Institute.

Critical Shareholders Organization
English version of German activist site that publishes information about firms they've found that violate human rights or basic environmental practices.

Dow Jones
Parody site created by RTMark that focuses on the Bhopal controversy.

Eye On Wackenhut
Union-maintained site focused on the second largest private security company in the United States, which is alleged to cut corners in hiring, training, and oversight. News articles, whistleblower case reports, and other resources.

FAIR - News Corp / Fox
Ongoing collection of reports on bias by Fox News. By the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting.

False Advertising by The Bosley Medical Institute
10 things you should know about The Bosley Medical Group. From Attorney General's consumer protection lawsuit, medical board violations, consumer oriented site.

General Dynamics and TRW
Senate investigations called it a "Multi-billion dollar boondogle." Lengthy U.S. Senate transcript shows a few details of defense industry unethical profits.

Home Depot Sucks
Opposition to the retail chain for sourcing and selling old growth lumber. Company claims they will phase out this lumber by 2002. Also has customer/employee "horror stories" and links to other anti-HD websites.

How I Sued PayPal And Won
Federal judge found Legal Disputes section of PayPal's User Agreement substantively unconscionable.

Huntingdon Life Science Protest
Documentation of this international firm's violation of laws in using animals for testing.

International Paper Hall of Shame
OSHA, EPA, and Clean Air Act Violations with pictures. From a union organizing site.

Jumpstart Ford
Campaign to tell Ford Motor Company to manufacturing the most fuel-inefficient cars in America and stop fueling America's oil addiction and global warming.

Dedicated to informing about Leasecomm, its business practices and its legal troubles.

Made in China
National Labor Committee report on the role of various U.S. and multinational contractors in the People's Republic of China, describing factory working and living conditions, imprisonment of labor activists, and other abuses.

A Mayan Palace of Shame
Alleges that Mayan Resorts operates a scam. Includes material from US State Department and Texas Attorney General.

Tracks Mitsubishi group's activities, focusing on workplace discrimination, consumer complaints, and environmental issues.

Multinational Monitor
Tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues and the environment.

Murderous U.S. Judges
Alleges that AOL Time Warner CEO Gerald M. Levin and US Federal Judge James M. Ideman conspired to murder filmmaker Gyorgy Fodor. Sign a petition to President Bush. Place a bet to win a bribe. [Note: Some disturbing photos.]

New York City Transit
Subways, buses and general transportation in and around the city of New York.

Notice to the Public Regarding GothCon
Alleges that GothCon is not supporting the charities it claims it is.

Oil is Thicker than Blood
The role of oil company Talisman Energy (formerly British Petroleum Canadia) and co-conspirators in genocide taking place in Sudan.

Pressler and Pressler
Discusses questionable conduct of a collection firm and shows how to deal with it.

Alleges that is imploding, reports related news, and offers help for existing customers.

Report Scams Here
The scam message board allows consumers to post their bad experiences and inform the public.

Discussion board covering varied topics such as financial fraud, consumer issues and alleged internet scams.

ServiceMaster Consumer Issues
Information about ServiceMaster and its subsidiaries including lawsuits, governmental investigations, employee comments, and consumer complaints.

Sony Anti Environmental Efforts
A leaked document shows Sony has been monitoring environmental activists for the purpose of undercutting their pressure to reduce toxic waste in the manufacturing of electronics.

Stop Waste Management
Documents allegations against Waste Management Inc. (also known as WMI, WMX, Chem Waste, and other names), including environmental degradation, racism, and bribery. Includes text of a book by Charles Cray.

Sue Paypal
Complaints against Paypal and eBay.

Sustainable Energy & Economy: Report on Chevron
Alleges human rights abuses and complicity in killing Nigerian civilians, calling on World Bank to discriminate in its investments.

Tobacco from Spain
A UK customer site warning of the pitfalls of purchasing cigarettes and tobacco via the Internet (particularly, from other EU countries. Links to similar sites.

Topsites LLC and MyDirectory LLC
An investigation into misleading "renewal notice" spam for the web directory, including traffic analysis and background business details.

University of Phoenix Sucks
Read student opinions and experiences.

UNUM Provident Crime
Follow an ongoing citizen's racketeering suit against UNUM Provident.

Virgin Air Crew Lies
Claims of abuse and harassment of passengers by Virgin Atlantic Airways flight attendants.

Who's Who Historical Society
Tells about the practices of the Who's Who Historical Society, a company of Gibraltar Publishing: What they promise, how they recruit members, what the results of membership are and how they try to prevent members from cancelling their membership.

Plastic - Pepsi Pulls Rank At Oregon High School
A high school cheerleader hits upon the idea of selling bottled water at sports games, with labels bearing her school logo. But her plan runs into trouble when Pepsi gets wind of it. With news and reader comments. (November 4, 2002)

Guardian - The Cookbook Any Firm Can Follow
States that AOL paid a $3.5 million penalty to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the government financial watchdog, to settle charges that bear a close similarity to those in the WorldCom case. (June 28, 2002)

Six Firms Added to Saipan Sweatshop Lawsuit
Levi Strauss, Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, Abercrombie & Fitch, The Talbots and Woolrich added to a class-action lawsuit alleging sweatshop conditions in factories in the Northern Mariana Islands. (May, 2000)

The China Lobby's Campaign for Two-Way Trade with China
Article lists the 20 largest US corporations giving "soft" political money to push for China's Most Favored Nation status and admission to the WTO. [Multinational Monitor] (June, 1997)


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