7 thoughts on “Namibian workers’ cancer from United States nuclear weapons program

  1. US: Federal judge Shira Scheindlin declined on Thursday to toss out decade-old lawsuits that accuse IBM and Ford of supporting apartheid by selling computers and cars to the South African government.

    The three lawsuits seek to hold IBM and Ford responsible for race-based injustices including rape, torture and murder under apartheid.

    The US Supreme Court recently ruled on the legal reach of the Alien Tort Statutee under which the plaintiffs are suing.

    The 1789 statute was originally enacted to prosecute pirates and was revived recently to permit US lawsuits against those who violate human rights abroad.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-d248-World-in-Brief-19042014

  2. I hope Rio Tinto step up to the plate. I realise there probably isn’t much they can do for the workers except get them decent medical attention but they can afford to pay compensation to workers and to the families of workers who’ve died from this.

  3. Yet another shameful case of a rich country’s exploitation of African people’s resources that has direct impact on their health and welfare. Where is the FAIR TRADE here?

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