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New York’s pension funds still invest in guns, tobacco and oil

In March 1996, then-state Comptroller H. Carl McCall declined to divest from tobacco stocks. However, he did agree to hold off on increasing the fund’s tobacco investments, citing the high potential for lawsuits against tobacco manufacturers, which could
City & State NY
added Apr 4, 2018 16:57
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[UK] LETTER: Continuing impact of slavery past and present

The money that paid for the Wills Memorial Building, and much else in Bristol, was actually generated by the exploitation of the labour of British workers, mostly women and girls, in the Bedminster factories, built after 1886. The Wills family have more
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 17, 2018 18:54
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Quitting investment in tobacco

Effective immediately, Qantas Super will no longer invest in tobacco manufacturers. We are currently selling the small holdings we own. In announcing the decision, Chief Investment Officer Andrew Spence said: “Given the negative social costs and health
Qantas Super (au)
added Apr 4, 2018 20:17
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[UK-Northern Ireland] E-cigarette ads banned after racism claims upheld

A series of adverts in Belfast have been banned after being branded as racist. The billboard poster for Nicofresh electronic cigarettes featured an elderly white woman sitting on a couch alongside a young black man. The man had his arms around the woma
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Mar 30, 2018 19:46
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Why Is Amazon Advertising Itself as a Source for Counterfeit Products?

Editor’s Note: Amazon has a policy of “strictly” prohibiting the sale of counterfeit products while at the same time the company advertises itself on Google as a source of counterfeit goods.
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Mar 30, 2018 20:00
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Rwanda auctions assets belonging to jailed critic of President Kagame

The sale is a fresh blow to Diane Rwigara, who has accused Kagame of stifling dissent... The revenue authority sold the stock of Premier Tobacco Company owned by Rwigara’s family to another tobacco company for around 500 million Rwandan francs ($577,842.2
Reuters
added Mar 29, 2018 17:46
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[Indiana] Letter: Battle against tobacco needs more than ads

We need more than corrective statements. We also need strong corrective actions to win the battle against tobacco, which is still the number one cause of preventable death and costs the state of Indiana billions of dollars every year.
Evansville (IN) Courier & Press
added Mar 28, 2018 16:02
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Chevron's Climate Liability Defense And The Big Tobacco Lawsuit

the similarity between Chevron's defense and that of Big Tobacco in the 1990s has less support, however. This article examines the distinctions between the two.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Mar 27, 2018 15:19
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[New York] EDITORIAL: Kirsten Gillibrand’s latest left turn

What a long, long way she’s come from her days as a lawyer for Big Tobacco, among other “corporate interests.” Interests that still send her millions in campaign donations, presumably because they think she remains willing to work with them.
New York Post
added Mar 26, 2018 14:31
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[Africa, Asia-pacific, Philippines] NTIABANG: Ilo fails to cut ties with tobacco industry – yet again

To promote decent work, guard against interference with labor standards, policies and programs, the ILO must keep the tobacco industry at arm’s length. When the long-standing cooperation agreements between the ILO, the tobacco industry and organizations
Manila Times (ph)
added Mar 25, 2018 01:20
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