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Filipinos and others Protest Working Conditions in Iraq with Work Stoppage

by David Phinney May 30, 2005 -- The latest sad chapter in the use of cheap labor to support the US military in Iraq: Three hundred Filipino workers waged a labor strike and work stoppage against US military contractors Prime Projects International, a leading subcontractor to Halliburton's subsidiary, KBR. The 300 Filipinos were joined by [...]

Adding Insult to Injury

Adding Insult to Injury

Injured Halliburton contractors return home to fight battle for medical and disability coverage: CorpWatch (May 2005). This story has legs. It identified early on the unforeseen challenges faced by injured contractors coming home from Iraq. As a result, many producers [...]

A Fog of Allegations about Bribes and Kickbacks at Halliburton’s KBR

A Fog of Allegations about Bribes and Kickbacks at Halliburton’s KBR

Here's a document that sheds some light on ongoing investigations of Halliburton's business in Iraq: an internal company memo dated May 13, 2004, from Randy Harl, KBR chairman, advises company employees that "one or two of our former employees may have received ‘kick backs' from a selected contractor," and that government investigators had been [...]

And, Now the Indictments — Multiple Lawsuits Target KBR

And, Now the Indictments — Multiple Lawsuits Target KBR

Here is a taste of the lawsuits taking on Halliburton's subsidiary KBR and its multibillion business in Iraq for providing logistical support to the U.S. Army. Only recently has it been made public that the complaint is related to indictments of a former KBR manager and subcontractor LaNouvelle for an alleged million-dollar kickback. by David [...]

Spending Billions of Iraqi Money

Spending Billions of Iraqi Money

by David Phinney Jan. 14, 2005 -- International skepticism over a secret $7 billion Iraq contract awarded to Halliburton subsidiary KBR was already grabbing headlines when another news storm slammed the Texas-based in November 2003: Pentagon auditors said the company appeared to be overcharging on one task order by as much as $61 million for [...]

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