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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 08, 2012 Popular Wrench Fights a Chinese Rival
QUOTE: “Our situation is an example of why we’re not getting jobs out of innovation,” he said. “When people get the innovation, they go right offshore. What happened to me is what happened to so many people so many times, and we just don’t talk about it.”
New York Times Dec 21, 2011 Foes of Hungary’s Government Fear ‘Demolition of Democracy’
QUOTE: Democracy here is dying not with a single giant blow but with many small cuts, critics say, through the legal processes of Parliament that add up to a slow-motion coup. And in its drift toward authoritarian government, aided by popular disaffection with political gridlock and a public focused mainly on economic hardship, Hungary stands as a potentially troubling bellwether for other, struggling Eastern European countries with weak traditions of democratic government.
New York Times May 13, 2010 U.N. head Ban Ki-Moon refusing orders from internal personnel court
QUOTE: U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has refused to comply with numerous orders from a new U.N. personnel tribunal to hand over confidential documents and other sensitive information needed to resolve legal claims by U.N. employees of unfair treatment...
Washington Post Aug 20, 2009 A very British coup: The Turks and Caicos loses independence
QUOTE: THE self-rule that the Turks and Caicos islands have enjoyed for 33 years was taken away on August 14th, when Britain removed their elected premier, cabinet and assembly, and suspended most of their constitution.
Economist Jun 23, 2009 As China Stirs Economy, Some See Protectionism
QUOTE: the Chinese government has quietly started adopting policies aimed at encouraging exports while curbing imports, even though China, as one of the world’s largest exporters, has aggressively criticized protectionism in other countries.
New York Times Jun 02, 2009 Australia Feels Chill as China’s Shadow Grows ("Uneasy Engagement: Seller's Remorse" Part 1)
QUOTE: ...Three state owned Chinese companies said they would buy stakes in Australia’s storied mining industry .... Some of this nation’s 21.3 million people have reacted with aggrieved nationalism.
New York Times May 11, 2009 Tax Dodge Myths: Are multinationals not paying their fair share? ( Judgment Calls)
QUOTE: But the reality is murkier; the president's accusatory rhetoric [against multinational corporations] perpetuates many myths [of them not being fair].
Newsweek Oct 04, 2007 Globalization, According to the World, Is a Good Thing. Sort Of.
QUOTE: In almost all the countries, majorities agreed that environmental protection should be a high priority, “even if it causes slower economic growth and some loss of jobs.” Majorities in most countries surveyed also said that their traditional way of life was being lost. At least half of the respondents in those countries said that their way of life should be protected against foreign influence.
New York Times Jun 06, 2007 The Equality Quagmire
QUOTE: [Economic inequality] promises to be a hot issue in the 2008 election. Until now, most economists have blamed the growing pay gap on skill differences caused by the explosion of computer technologies. Levy and Temin contend (correctly) that this is too simple; they also blame a shift in social norms and business practices.
Washington Post May 19, 2007 Debate Rises On World Bank Succession: Some World Leaders Oppose Traditional Prerogative of U.S.
QUOTE: As the White House asserted its claim on picking Wolfowitz's successor, aid groups and former bank officials demanded that the next president be selected not in deference to the Bush administration, but on professional merits.
Washington Post May 06, 2007 Free Trade's Great, but Offshoring Rattles Me
QUOTE: The offshoring of service jobs from rich countries such as the United States to poor countries such as India may pose major problems for tens of millions of American workers over the coming decades .... The reason for my alleged apostasy is that the nature of international trade is changing before our eyes.
Washington Post Aug 04, 2006 Against All Odds: Antigua Besting U.S. in Internet Gambling Case at WTO
QUOTE: Not long before the prison gates clanged shut, [Jay Cohen--Ed.] had learned that the federal crackdown on online betting might violate global trade rules....A frequent irritant in international relations is that small, weak countries such as Antigua feel run over by big, rich countries such as the United States. That's especially true in global trade.
Washington Post Jun 23, 2006 Bank Records Secretly Tapped: Administration Began Using Global Database Shortly After 2001 Attacks
QUOTE: The Bush administration, relying on a presidential declaration of emergency, has secretly been tapping into a vast global database of confidential financial transactions for nearly five years...
Washington Post Jun 14, 2006 Strapped States Try New Route, Lease Toll Roads To Foreign Firms
QUOTE: Indiana is about to turn over its entire toll road for the next 75 years to two foreign companies, making it more expensive to drive... The decision also places Indiana at the leading edge of a nascent trend in which states and local governments are exploring the idea of privatizing parts of the United States' prized interstate highway system.
Washington Post Dec 12, 2005 Wal-Mart Hopes WTO Will Help It Open a Door: Big retailers will seek to alter a services pact. Local officials fear a loss of power to limit firms.
QUOTE: ... [Wal-Mart--Ed.] and other major chains are hoping to counterattack with a powerful new weapon: the World Trade Organization. This week, those retailers will head to Hong Kong to try to persuade negotiators to fashion a trade pact that would make it more difficult for governments to restrict foreign-owned stores, banks and telecommunications companies.
Los Angeles Times Jan 09, 2005 Manufaketure
QUOTE: ...pharmacies also represent a current and urgent battleground in one of the most important struggles between the developed world and China's surging economic power. This is the fight over intellectual property and the related investments essential to the knowledge economy, that amorphously defined new world in which better ideas, not faster, cheaper hands create jobs and wealth. Despite their appearances, Chinese pharmacies are stocked with expertly copied versions of some of the world's most profitable medicines, patented products that generate hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of business in the United States, Europe and Japan. Even the very latest miracle drugs sell in China for a fraction, often one-tenth or less, of what their authorized equivalents in the United States cost.
New York Times Apr 23, 2003 Supreme Court Considers Nike's 'Free Speech'
QUOTE: But was Nike's response part of a marketing campaign, subject to truth-in-advertising laws, or a good-faith contribution to the debate over globalization, fully protected by the First Amendment?
Washington Post Mar 30, 2003 Part 2: Gender Violence Victims Wait for Visas
QUOTE: In the second of a two-part series, Women’s eNews looks at how immigrant victims of domestic violence are kept in limbo waiting for special visas.
Women's eNews Mar 25, 2003 U.S. EBay Seller Refuses Canucks
QUOTE: On eBay, the highest bid wins -- unless the item on sale is a laser printer from CompAtlanta and the bidder happens to be Canadian.
Wired Mar 05, 2003 U.S. Foreign Policy Flouts Gender Equity Laws
QUOTE: A foreign policy expert examines the failure of U.S. foreign policy to focus development aid on women and children and calls for stronger laws requiring women benefit from U.S. largesse.
Women's eNews Mar 01, 2003 Protect Women, Stop a Disease
QUOTE: Congress should authorize the funds to fight H.I.V. and AIDS — but only if girls' and women's needs are central.
New York Times Feb 24, 2003 Media question authority over war protests
QUOTE: Did the media stumble on Iraq, downplaying opposition to war with Saddam Hussein until the USA's recent confrontation with Germany and France in the United Nations and worldwide protests gave them no choice? Or was opposition to a war a gradual process that came to a head only recently, prompting massive media coverage?
USA TODAY Feb 12, 2003 Chinese Freer to Speak and Read, but Not Act
QUOTE: As China has edged toward more pluralism and openness in recent years...Human rights activists complain that dozens if not hundreds of dissidents are still in prison for espousing ideas that are now commonplace.
New York Times Jan 31, 2003 Mexican farmers stage mass protest
QUOTE: ...the main beneficiaries of the rising Mexican exports have been large, corporate farms rather than the small-plot farms on which millions of Mexicans still live.
Salon Jan 24, 2003 Philippines Denounced for Human Rights Violations
QUOTE: AVAO CITY, Philippines, Jan. 24 — Amnesty International issued a report today condemning the Philippine government for using torture to extract information and confessions from defendants.
New York Times Jan 09, 2003 E.U. Ban on Genetically Modified Food Criticized
QUOTE: The Bush administration's top trade official announced today that he wanted to file a case against the European Union for its ban on genetically modified food, calling the European position "Luddite" and "immoral" for leading to starvation in the developing world.
New York Times Nov 14, 2002 R.J. Reynolds Accused Of Money Laundering: Suit Also Alleges Smuggling of Cigarettes to Iraq
QUOTE: The new EU lawsuit goes far beyond any previous allegations, accusing RJR of direct complicity in facilitating not only money laundering schemes but also other criminal enterprises.
Washington Post Nov 07, 2002 2nd Colombian Judge Orders Release of Drug Lord
QUOTE: Concerned of the men's imminent freedom, law enforcement authorities in Washington scrambled this week to find evidence linking the two drug lords to crimes committed in the United States.
New York Times Oct 31, 2002 Saddam in the Dock
QUOTE: So, as President Bush's spokesman Ari Fleischer recently confirmed, the most likely course would be for the U.S. to propose the creation of a special court to try Saddam Hussein and any co-defendants.
Law.com Oct 30, 2002 As Cameras Roll, Haitians Dash From Stranded Boat to Florida Shore
QUOTE: In Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood, people took to the streets with signs demanding that the detainees be allowed to remain in the United States.
New York Times Oct 24, 2002 What Bush Isn't Saying About Iraq
QUOTE: North Korea has now admitted to a nuclear weapons development program on about the same timeline as what we only suspect about Iraq. So, why are we barely complaining in one case and off to war in the other?
Slate Oct 21, 2002 For North Korea, U.S. Is Violator of Accords: Mind-Set Helps Explain Pyongyang's Actions
QUOTE: For years, North Korea has complained bitterly that Washington failed to deliver on that promise. The accusation, while self-serving, has some merit, as is conceded even by officials in the international consortium created under the pact.
Washington Post Oct 21, 2002 Dad's 'Immoral' Poem Exiles Son
QUOTE: An Egyptian appeals court has confirmed the guilty verdict in the case of Shohdy Naguib Surur, who was sentenced to one year in prison in June for posting his father's poem on the Internet.
Wired Oct 20, 2002 Mission Impossible
QUOTE: ''A Bed for the Night'' explores the dangers of engagement: the overreach, confusion, and sheer hubris that occur when organizations violate neutrality in the name of higher, and perhaps unachievable, ideals.
Boston Globe Oct 16, 2002 Judge Orders Investigation Of Ukrainian President
QUOTE: Kuchma immediately pledged to fight the court decision, according to the Interfax news service, with his aides calling the ruling unconstitutional.
Washington Post Oct 15, 2002 When Workers Organize, China's Party-Run Unions Resist
QUOTE: Local officials set up the group as an experiment, hoping it would help them manage the thousands of migrants from the countryside who had taken factory jobs in town. And for three months, it seemed to flourish.
Washington Post Oct 11, 2002 Nigeria Vote: Peace Through Tech?
QUOTE: Nigerian officials are investing $30 million in technology that they hope will allow the country to have a peaceful presidential election next April.
Wired Oct 07, 2002 Wildlife smugglers target Indian animals
QUOTE: But environmentalist groups say that India's location - midway between the Middle East and China - make it a more convenient shopping spot for those looking for wildlife products. Indeed, India is a victim of its own success.
Oct 01, 2002 Europeans to Exempt U.S. From War Court
QUOTE: The 15 nations of the European Union agreed today to exempt American soldiers and government officials from prosecution for war crimes at the International Criminal Court, an issue that had troubled trans-Atlantic relations for several months.
New York Times Sep 18, 2002 Nazi Collaborator Released from French Prison
QUOTE: Wartime collaborator Maurice Papon...was released from prison today after a court ruled he was too old and sick to serve out his 10-year sentence.
Los Angeles Times Sep 17, 2002 U.S. Will Get Power, and Pollution, From Mexico
QUOTE: The irony of exporting power when Mexicans need more — and when their electricity bills are doubling — is not lost on the populace. But support for the new plants among politicians is nearly total. Public opposition to the plants was muted by the fact that they were a done deal before the public knew anything about them.
New York Times Sep 16, 2002 With much at stake, few Kashmiris head to the polls
QUOTE: Violence and the election's failure to address Kashmir's future are expected to keep many from voting Monday.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 18, 2002 Officers Say U.S. Aided Iraq in War Despite Use of Gas
QUOTE: A covert American program during the Reagan administration provided Iraq with critical battle planning assistance at a time when American intelligence agencies knew that Iraqi commanders would employ chemical weapons...
New York Times Aug 18, 2002 The Free-Trade Fix
QUOTE: Globalization is meant to signify integration and unity -- yet it has proved, in its way, to be no less polarizing than the cold-war divisions it has supplanted.
New York Times Aug 17, 2002 Zimbabwe Starts Arresting White Farmers Defying Eviction
QUOTE: After a week of tough talk and stern warnings, the government of Zimbabwe has begun to crack down on the hundreds of white farmers who have defied an official eviction order...
New York Times Aug 16, 2002 Sept. 11 Families Join to Sue Saudis
QUOTE: Families of 600 people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks filed suit yesterday against Saudi Arabian banks and charities and members of the royal family...
Washington Post Aug 16, 2002 Bush's Court Crusade
QUOTE: Yet the [Bush] administration's obsession with the remote possibility of the International Criminal Court's pursuing an American has begun to trump its pursuit of virtually every other important national interest.
Washington Post Aug 15, 2002 Bush, in Shift On Egypt, Links New Aid to Rights
QUOTE: The Bush administration will oppose any additional foreign aid for Egypt to protest the Egyptian government's prosecution of human rights campaigner Saad Eddin Ibrahim and its poor treatment of pro-democracy organizations…
Washington Post Aug 15, 2002 Israel Charges Top Palestinian With Murder: Barghouti Accused in Civilian Attacks
QUOTE: Marwan Barghouti...was formally charged today with multiple counts of murder in attacks against Israeli civilians.
Washington Post Aug 14, 2002 Israeli Court Blocks Expulsions
QUOTE: The Israeli High Court of Justice issued a temporary injunction today against the army's plans to banish to the Gaza Strip three West Bank siblings of Palestinian militants accused of helping to organize suicide bombings against Israeli civilians.
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