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Kirin Beer's Myanmar Military Partner

By Human Rights Watch

Japan-based Kirin Holdings should publish its investigation report on the military-owned Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd. and swiftly cut ties with the company.

Kirin announced the conclusion of an investigation by Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory on Thursday, but declined to publish the report for confidentiality reasons.

"Kirin should regain some trust of consumers, investors and rights groups by releasing the details of its investigation into the operations of its Myanmar military business partner," said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "Kirin's business association with MEHL raises serious human rights concerns that need urgent action, not further obfuscation behind an investigation whose results are kept secret."

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Posted on January 9, 2021

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Posted on November 3, 2020

Kirin Beer's Myanmar Military Partner

By Human Rights Watch
A partnership with a supreme human rights violator.

Posted on January 9, 2021

Lack Of Internet Access A Driver In Chicago COVID Cases

"We originally expected that air quality and use of public transportation would be drivers, but we found that heightened barriers to being able to social distance, such as low or lack of internet access, was a more significant driver of COVID-19-related deaths, possibly through a higher risk of infection in those without internet access."

Posted on December 4, 2020

Dear Black Students: Don't Let Whites Fuck Up Your Shit

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
"The upholders of white supremacy have always tried to control us by obstructing our path to the schoolhouse through law, propaganda and duplicity. They are doing it again."

Posted on November 30, 2020

How Illinois Democrats Accidentally Made Rutherford B. Hayes The President

By Wikipedia
Attempt to rig the 1876 election backfired.

Posted on November 22, 2020

The Journalistic Benefits Of Thinking For Yourself In An Age Of Polling

By Stephen Engelberg/ProPublica
Doing your job right, for one.

Posted on November 11, 2020

Analysis | Joe Biden Won And It Wasn't Particularly Close

By Nick Shreders
It just seemed that way. Here's why.

Posted on November 10, 2020

Afternoon In America

By David Rutter
The malevolent frat party is over.

Posted on November 6, 2020

2020 Election Notebook | By The Numbers

By Steve Rhodes
Trump's ward, Wee Willie Wilson and the numbers we truly have to grapple with.

Posted on November 6, 2020

Analysis | The Data Shows Joe Biden Will Win And It Won't Be Particularly Close

By Nick Shreders
Relax, folks. Dr. Nick is here with your election week Valium.

Posted on November 2, 2020

How The Fed Is Screwing Your Retirement By Taking Care Of The Rich

By Allan Sloan/ProPublica
The Federal Reserve has bailed out the stock and bond markets and stabilized the economy with its rock-bottom rates - but at the expense of Social Security and pension funds.

Posted on October 30, 2020

A Simple Notion: U.S. Companies Complicit In Human Rights Abuses Abroad Should Be Held Accountable

By Cindy Cohn and Sophia Cope/Electronic Frontier Foundation
U.S. companies are getting away with acting as "repression's little helpers."

Posted on October 29, 2020

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