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Posted on: Jul 25, 2007, Source: IraqSlogger

Charges of heinous abuses of workers have long dogged the reconstruction effort.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

When Ramil Autencio arrived in Iraq, he had the promise of a two-year job, making $450 a month to better life for himself and his family in the Philippines. What he got was a wartime nightmare.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2007, Source: IraqSlogger

New evidence reveals previously unreported instances of appalling living conditions, abuse and coerced labor in the building of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2007, Source: IPS News

An American former Navy soldier and private contractor imprisoned and tortured in Iraq by the U.S. military and falsely accused of "aiding terrorists" warns that our worst fears about Iraq have come true.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2006, Source: CorpWatch

The State Department quietly awarded a corrupt Kuwaiti company a $592-million contract to build the embassy in Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2006, Source: CorpWatch

Heaping scandal upon scandal, the Kuwait company that won the contract to build the massive U.S. Embassy stands accused of using forced labor to fulfill its contracts.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2005, Source: CorpWatch

Companies like Halliburton are importing 'third country nationals' -- and putting them to work in horrible conditions -- to fulfill their U.S. government contracts.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2005, Source: CorpWatch

Tension and confusion are on the rise in Iraq after a group of American security contractors were thrown in jail under suspicion of shooting at the U.S. Marines in Fallujah.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2004, Source: CorpWatch

Add rancid meat and food crawling with bugs to the list of appalling conditions that Abu Ghraib prisoners were subject to.