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US: Key companies quit climate change coalition

BP, Caterpillar and ConocoPhillips have said that they are to pull membership of the Climate Action Partnership - the group of companies that had been supporting President Obama's climate change legislation agenda. The companies said they would devote resources to furthering their business interests in other ways.

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France: 45 percent support workers who kidnap bosses

An opinion poll has shown that 45 percent of French citizens believe that radical action by workers facing pay cuts or redundancies to kidnap their bosses to force concessions is acceptable. 50 percent believe it to be unacceptable.

UK: Companies attacked for supporting Israel occupation

A new report by the UK charity War on Want has accused a number of companies of complicity in what it describes as Israel's war crimes against the Palestinians.

Israel: Caterpillar under fire over demolitions

Caterpillar faces a shareholders' resolution focusing on the use of its bulldozers by the Israeli army to flatten the property of Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Caterpillar celebrates Dow Jones placing as protestors complain

Caterpillar Inc has celebrated its inclusion for the third year in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, just as protestors in Iowa slammed the company for selling equipment to Israel that would allegedly be used 'to bulldoze Palestinian homes'.

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