Whether these corporations are people, they would be serving life sentences. Instead, they continue raking in the big bucks successfully. Desecration of human rights, murder, war, environmental disasters and exploitation of animals — that's how they swim in money. Get ready to experience disgust.
In this list, several major oil companies, but Chevron deserves a special place in hell. From 1972 to 1993 the corporation Chevron (then Texaco) unleashed 18 billion gallons of toxic water of the tropical forests of Ecuador, with no recovery, destroying the lives of local farmers and indigenous people by poisoning. Chevron had also made a lot of pollution in America: in 1998, the city of Richmond, Calif., has filed a lawsuit against Chevron for unlawful neglect of sewage and pollution of local water sources, and the same thing happened in New Hampshire in 2003. Chevron guilty in the death of several Nigerians who are protesting against the pollution of the environment of the company operating the Niger Delta. Chevron paid the local militia, known violations of human rights that it crushed the protests, and even supplied its motorcycles and boats. The military opened fire on the protesters, then burned their villages to the ground.
Diamonds are girl's best friend — if only she had not lived in Côte d'Ivoire. Blood or conflict diamonds — the so-called minerals, purchased during the riots in war-torn countries. Until 2000, when the UN finally came out against this practice, the company DeBeers knowingly financed violent militant movements in Angola, Sierra Nevada, and the Congo in exchange for diamonds. DeBeers was accused of "cleansing" the land, which she intended to mine diamonds — including the forcible removal of indigenous peoples who lived on this land for thousands of years. The government cut off the tribe of the water sources, those who resisted, intimidated, tortured and even hanged.
Even if you do not care about horrible treatment of animals on farms Tyson, which was described by documents, you will be forced to shudder affecting the safety of this company neglect of the environment and human rights violations, as well as the fact that several times Tyson made use of beef contaminated with E. coli, for the manufacture of foodstuffs. A recent study found that of all the major poultry suppliers greatest number of Salmonella and Campylobacter in meat Tyson. It would seem that this is enough, but Tyson repeatedly to sue for illegal discharge of untreated wastewater into water sources Tulsa, after the first lawsuit they just paid the fine and continued to do the same. Tyson was the cause of severe human disease due to ammonia from farms in their factories. Tyson is notorious for hiring illegal immigrants and charged with human trafficking for cheap labor.
4. Smith and Wesson
As the largest manufacturer of handguns, including machines, Smith and Wesson indirectly responsible for countless numbers of deaths from firearms — not only with the police and government services, which have been given such a weapon, but also criminals, and as a result of "accidents" . In the study of ten types of guns most often used to commit crimes, the first place went to Smith & Wesson .38 Special. The sixth and seventh places also take guns Smith and Wesson. Statistics show that guns are more often used for crime than for self-defense. Of course, the "guns do not kill people, and people." And often they use for that gun Smith and Wesson.
5. Phillip Morris
Phillip Morris — the largest cigarette manufacturer in the United States. It is well known that cigarettes cause cancer in smokers, as well as birth defects in unborn children, pregnant women when smoke. Cigarette smoke contains 43 known carcinogen and about 4 thousands of chemicals, including carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide, nicotine, ammonia and arsenic. Nicotine, the main psychoactive substance in tobacco is addictive. Smoking increases blood pressure, affects the central nervous system and constricts blood vessels. Discarded cigarette butts are one of the main sources of pollution, as smokers usually throw these filters are slowly collapsing to the ground. Many of these filters fall into the salt and fresh water, and they contain chemicals go into the water. Again, with a cigarette you look cool.
Any corporation, which is headed by Dick Cheney, is evil.
Haliburton, a huge company "OFS" make more profit from the invasion of Iraq when Cheney called his children to extinguish burning oil wells — and to "help" the Iraqi oil agency to pump and distribute oil. Haliburton is also associated with numerous oil spills, including the BP disaster of 2010.
7. Coca Cola
Favorite American soft drink, right? Well, even if you do not look at the epidemic of childhood obesity, and how advertising of soft drinks encourages children to buy harmful to their product, Coca Cola has brought destruction to India, where its factories use up to one million liters of water per day, leaving tens of thousands without water nearby residents during the dry months. Also, there is no proper disposal of waste water, the plant pollutes even that water is left. In 2001, Coca Cola was sued over hiring paramilitaries in Columbia which suppressed the formation of trade unions in the factories for the production of coke, through intimidation, torture and murder.
Big Pharma gets rich when you get sick. Pfizer, the largest pharmaceutical corporation in the U.S., pleaded guilty in the biggest fraud in U.S. history, which has been awarded for the most severe in the history of criminal penalties for illegal marketing of four drugs.
It was the fourth such incident corporation Pfizer. As if the massive use of animals for experiments was not enough heartbreaking, Pfizer decided to use Nigerian children as guinea pigs. In 1996, Pfizer traveled to Kano, Nigeria, to test the antibiotic on third-world diseases such as measles, cholera, and bacterial meningitis. They gave trovafloxacin about two hundred children. Dozens died in the experiment, while many others have received mental and physical disorders. According to the Agency for Environmental Protection (EPA), Pfizer also flaunts of ten companies, most heavily polluting the air.
Another oil company on the list, ExxonMobil, probably best known for the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, when 11 million gallons of oil polluted the Strait of Prince William Sound. But still, the company is responsible for a huge oil spill in Brooklyn and for contributing to the reduction of Russian endangered gray whale because of drilling in their habitat. Institute for the Study of Political Economy puts on ExxonMobil sixth among corporations that pollute the air in the United States. ExxonMobil responds by not taking steps to clean up, and the funding of research that refutes global warming. In 2001, human rights activists presented the ExxonMobil lawsuit for the fact that the corporation has hired the Indonesian military, who were raped, tortured and killed during his service in the protection of the plant in the province of Aceh.
Caterpillar sells all kinds of tractors, trucks and equipment — including a number of cars, ships and submarines used by the U.S. military. Caterpillar also supplies the Israeli army bulldozers used to destroy Palestinian homes — sometimes with the people who are inside. In 2003, a bulldozer crushed to death Rachel Corrie, an American participant protests in the Gaza Strip, which has stood in front of him to prevent destroying a Palestinian home.
11. Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey
"The most violent show on Earth" is known abuse of wild animals. In July 2004, a young lion Clyde, which was transporting company Ringling, died in a poorly ventilated car when the circus was crossing the Mojave Desert in temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (about 40 ° C; hereinafter approx. Mixednews.ru). Circus elephants often remain trapped for several days in a row, beat them with a knife and a garden with electric batons, and they can not sustain, and attack the tormentor. In a 1994 case, an elephant named Tyke killed a trainer and injured 12 spectators before he was gunned down on the streets of Honolulu. Circus Ringling Brothers and Barnum is also known under the big fire in 1944, which resulted in the death of hundreds of people — circus painting was unlawful, flame-retardant material.
Large agribusiness corporation represented Monsanto, a supplier of genetically modified foods, bovine growth hormone and poisons. The list of misdeeds is to create seeds Monsanto "terminator", which do not produce flowers and fruit, so farmers must buy them again each year; lobbying remove icons "does not contain hormones" with labels on milk and milk substitute for babies (although that bovine growth hormone is considered to be a stimulant of cancer), and a wide range of violations against the environment and human health associated with the use of poisons Monsanto — the most famous being the defoliant Agent Orange. From 1965 to 1972, Monsanto illegally dumped thousands of tons of highly toxic waste in UK landfills. According to the Agency for Environmental Protection, chemicals pollute ground water and air for 30 years after discharge. Alabama has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto for the discharge of mercury and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls-approx.) In local streams for over 40 years. In addition, Monsanto is known for pursuing the farmers, the ones who, according to her statements, it helps. For example, Monsanto has sued and obtained the imprisonment of a farmer who kept the seeds from one harvest to get the next one.
If you remove the sugary-sweet image of Nestle crimes against the person and the nature of the massive deforestation in Borneo — the habitat of the endangered orangutan — to grow palm trees and produce palm oil, and buying milk from farms illegally seized by a despot in Zimbabwe. Environmentalists have criticized sharply for Nestle ridiculous claim that bottled water is clean, but in fact the opposite is true. Nestle incurred the desire to boycott it all over the world for the persistent calls for Third World mothers to use Nestle milk replacer instead of breastfeeding, without warning of the possible dangers. It is assumed that Nestle hired women to dressed like a nurse, handing out free infant formula, which was frequently mixed with contaminated water, or the children starved when the baby food and ended their mother had no money to buy another, and breast milk they had gone , as not used. Nestle, of course, denies that the cause of death of thousands of children.
14. British Petroleum
Everyone remembers the explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the death of eleven workers and thousands of birds, sea turtles, dolphins and other animals, and in fact destroyed the fishing and tourism in the region. This was not the first crime against nature BP. In fact, from January 1997 to March 1998, BP produced 104 giant oil spill. Thirteen workers were killed in oil rig explosion in 1965, 15 in an explosion in 2005. Also in 2005, the collapse happened ferry transporting oil workers, in which 16 people died. In 1991, the Agency EPA has named BP the most polluting company in the United States. In 1999, BP was accused of illegally dumping toxic waste in Alaska, then in 2010 — in the drains especially dangerous poisons into the air in the state of Texas. In July 2006, Colombian farmers win compensation from BP after the prosecution presented the company to benefit from the terror carried out by the Colombian government armed groups defending the pipeline Ocensa. It is clear that BP had not become a "play by the rules."
This is a private military company is often hired by the U.S. government to protect American interests in other countries — and it enables the government to claim that it is not responsible for the actions of Dyncorp. This company is known for its brutality in impoverished countries, trafficking in children and turning them into sexual slavery, mass killings of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as training rebels in Haiti. Even with such stiff competition mercenary Dyncorp can be called the most deadly and diabolical corporation in the United States.