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Corporate Power at it's best
    #682835 - 06/16/02 09:13 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Many corporations, or companies which exploit americans and empower reckless white people, are so big, and with so many son/daughter companies, that they seem invisible. I would like to do a little info spread on this one company alone. (Basically in a negative propaganda campaign, directed at Del Monte's misuse of about 1/10 of Oahu's farmland)

They are actually a daughter company of Texas Pacific Group. They have many daughter companies such as Contadina, S&W,. and Sunfresh foods, Orchard Select (only food daugher companies are mentioned). Del Monte alone has net sales over 1.3 billion dollars. Del Monte was founded in 1886. The companies main operation is in Venuzaula. Del Monte was pioneered by the Hotel Company Hotel Del Monte in California.

Del Monte Corporation operated as an independent enterprise until 1979, when it was acquired by R.J. Reynolds Industries. In 1985, when R.J. Reynolds Industries acquired Nabisco Brands, Inc., Del Monte was repositioned into the food group of RJR Nabisco. Three years later, in the largest takeover of the 1980s, RJR Nabisco was purchased by Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts Company (KKR). In 1990, Del Monte was sold to an investor group including Merrill Lynch & Co., Citicorp, Kikkoman Corporation, and certain members of Del Monte Foods management. Texas Pacific Group acquired a controlling interest in Del Monte Foods in April 1997.

If any of these corparations sound familiar, that's because they are ruthless.
Currently the U.N. is investigating murder, etc. that is occuring in the highly disputed sweatshops of Del Monte Bannanas in Guatemala.

I think the Eu has unofficially begun to boycott their products.



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Re: Corporate Power at it's best [Re: nugsarenice]
    #682887 - 06/16/02 09:57 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Does anyone know of some reliable watchdog sites that examine different business and products? It would be really good for us consumers to think more about who we give our business to.


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Re: Corporate Power at it's best [Re: hongomon]
    #682927 - 06/16/02 10:38 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: Corporate Power at it's best [Re: nugsarenice]
    #682932 - 06/16/02 10:41 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

http://www.summersault.com/~agj/clr/doc_lib.html
http://www.zmag.org/laborwatchtoc.htm
http://www.chelmsfordtuc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/boycott.html

I think those are plenty, if you are really intersted in a company, search the company name with words sweatshop boycott


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Texas Pacific Group [Re: nugsarenice]
    #686078 - 06/18/02 01:20 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Texas Pacific Group (TPG)

TPG currently manages a series of private equity funds with over $7 billion in committed capital. Since its inception in 1993, TPG has made investments in transportation (Continental Airlines, America West Airlines, Ryan Air, Ducati Motorcycles); food and wine (Del Monte, Beringer, Punch Taverns); apparel (J. Crew, Bally); telecommunications/technology (Paradyne, Motorola Semiconductor); energy and healthcare industries (Belden & Blake, Oxford Health Plans).



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TPG buying Burger King? [Re: nugsarenice]
    #686081 - 06/18/02 01:21 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Des Moines, Iowa--Burger King's U.S. franchisee association, which operates most of the chain's restaurants, is working with Texas Pacific Group to put together a bid for the brand. Burger King owner Diageo PLC has been soliciting offers for the chain, and the franchisee association believes Texas Pacific would be the best owner.
Texas Pacific, a private equity firm in Fort Worth, Texas, has long been mentioned among the possible bidders for Burger King. Though Texas Pacific Group has not made a firm bid for the chain, a representative for the franchisee association believes the company is serious about acquiring Burger King.

Diageo PLC is hoping to fetch $2.3 billion or more for the world's second-largest hamburger chain. While Texas Pacific is perceived to have the inside track, other suitors say Texas Pacific might not have Burger King its way: "Diageo will seek a competitive process because it wants the best price," says one rival bidder. ?i>Dow Jones/NYPost.com



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Re: TPG buys Washington Redskins? [Re: nugsarenice]
    #686087 - 06/18/02 01:23 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

April 6, 2000
Korn/Ferry Tapped to Find CEO for Texas Pacific Group Venture

An investor group led by Texas Pacific Group, financier David Bonderman’s $7 billion venture capital firm, is infusing $175 million in Convergent Communications, a fast-growing telecommunications provider. There is, however, one proviso: Convergent’s founding chairman and CEO John Evans must go. Says Jeff Shaw, senior partner at Fort Worth-based Texas Pacific Group, "Convergent has a significant asset base and a telecommunications service model. With new leadership, we believe we are investing in an excellent opportunity." Peter Diamond of Korn/Ferry’s Dallas office is handling the assignment.

Convergent, headquartered in Englewood, Colo., provides voice-and-data network systems over the Internet to small-and-medium sized companies. In becoming part of Texas Pacific Group’s portfolio, Convergent is in the company of such well-known enterprises as Beringer Vineyards; Ducati, makers of high-end motorcycles; and the Washington Redskins.




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TPG controls World's Silicon Market? [Re: nugsarenice]
    #686094 - 06/18/02 01:26 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

TPG bought 70 percent shares of MEMC


MEMC--the world's third largest supplier of blank silicon wafers for chip production--had warned the industry and investors that it could run out of cash by the end of the third quarter because of depressed demand for wafers and low prices in the current semiconductor recession (see Aug. 10 story).

Under the purchase agreement, MEMC's debt acquired by Texas Pacific Group (TPG) from E.ON was restructured and significantly reduced. A new agreement was also reached for $150 million in revolving credit provided by TPG. The investment group said it has converted $860 million of previously outstanding debt into shares of the company's newly issued Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, with a value of $260 million and $50 million in principal amount of the company's new senior subordinated secured notes. The investment group will also retain 55 million euros ($49 million) in principal amount of a note currently outstanding issued by the company's Italian subsidiary.



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TPG affiliates [Re: nugsarenice]
    #686103 - 06/18/02 01:29 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

TPG Ventures maintains a network of relationships with a variety of other investment organizations. These relationships allow us to tap into a wealth of expertise and resources when appropriate for a particular transaction. Our network includes:

Texas Pacific Group
Texas Pacific Group manages a portfolio of private equity funds with over $8 billion of committed capital. Since its inception in 1993, Texas Pacific Group has made investments in companies in the airline, oil and gas, entertainment, food and beverage, airline, telecommunications and technology industries throughout the U.S. and Europe. These investments have taken many forms, including management-led acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings of companies in Chapter 11 and strategic public investments. Prior to 1993, the principals of Texas Pacific Group ran the investment activities of the Robert M. Bass Group in Fort Worth, Texas.

Texas Pacific Group's portfolio of past and current telecommunications and technology investments include ATG, BlueKite, Convergent Communications, DoveBid, FirstWorld Communications, Gemplus, GlobeSpan, Hotwire, Interlink Group, Landys & Gyr Communications, ON Semiconductor, Paradyne Networks, Quantum Bridge Communications, Seagate Technology, Star One A.G., Zhone Technologies and ZiLOG.

Tarrant Venture Partners LP
Tarrant Venture Partners LP is an early stage venture capital partnership which typically invests $1-$15 million in selected early stage opportunities. The Partnership currently has $240 million of capital under management and invests in companies in the technology, telecommunications, and other emerging industries. Additionally, the partnership reviews opportunities in healthcare and biotechnology as well as select other industries


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Dole, another owner of 10 percent of Oahu [Re: nugsarenice]
    #686116 - 06/18/02 01:33 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

______BANANE DOLE
DOLE FOOD COMPANY INC. FATTURATO: 3.826 MILIARDI DI LIRE
10900 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD
LOS ANGELES
CA 90024 U.S.A.

Novit? sulla Hurts



It Hurts it Food Company, fine to little tempo fa notes eats Castle & Cooke, oltre to gestire in proprio delle piantagioni in Costa Rica and in Honduras stipula dei contratti with produttori or coltivatori definiti indipendenti. The sua presenza sotto questa forms if estende anche alla Colombia, all' Equator and alle Filippine. The compagnia possiede circa 13.400 acri in Honduras, and 18.800 acri in Costa Rica. It Hurts produces it ananas in Honduras (5.700 acri) and nelle Filippine, dove possiede piantagioni per circa 30.200 acri, and in Thailandia dove possiede a piantagione gave 5.000 acri. The compagnia gestisce a flotta gave 40 navi, 10 delle quali sound I gave sua diretta propriet?. Il 21 febbraio 1992 il Tribunale Internazionale delle Acque, riunito ad Amsterdam, there is condannato the societ? bananiera Standard Fruit della Hurts per aver causato gravi danni ambientali sulla coast atlantica of the Costa Rica. Il Tribunale there is accertato che l' use massiccio dei pesticidi gives splits della Standard Fruit there is inquinato seriously it acque of the fiume Star and mette in pericolo i banchi coralliferi gave Cahuitam situati to 15 Km to south della foce of the fiume. Anche nella famiglia delle banane, eats in quelle gave tutte it altre piante, esistono variet? pi? resistenti and variet? pi? deboli. Quelle per l' esportazione sound so much belle quanto deboli, and soccombono facilmente agli attacchi gave batteri, funghi and vermi. Per questo nelle piantagioni i pesticidi costituiscono dal 50% to the 55% of the cost totale gave produzione and vengono irrorati anche with l' air, with conseguenze gravissime sull' environment circostante. A large one percentuale dei pesticidi finisce nei fiumi, and quindi nel mare, provoking the morte gave banchi corallini, granchi, aragoste, ostriche, and altri pesci, che rappresentano a fonte economica fondamentale per the popolazione locale. I pescatori affermano che negli ultimi 10 anni ? diventato molto difficile guadagnarsi gives vivere with the fishing sulle cost of the Center America. Ma cousin dell' environment I sound i lavoratori to I rose i danni dei pesticidi, anche perch? it multinazionali della banana continuano ad used prodotti proibiti nei paesi industrializzati. Fra questi one dei pi? pericolosi ? il DBCP, a powerful one vermifugo, che there is addirittura reso sterili circa 2.000 lavoratori costaricani. Dal 1985 essi hanno in corso a cause with the Standard Fruit, filiale della Hurts, and with it industrie che hanno prodotto il pesticida, the Dow Chemical and the Shell Oil, per ottenere an indennizzo. I dirigenti gave queste compagnie sapevano end dagli anni '50 che il DBCP ? an agent estremamente tossico anche in dosi molto basse. The sostanza, tuttavia, ? cos? efficace nel controllare i vermi, che the Dow Chemical and the Shell Oil decisero gave commercializzare ugualmente il prodotto. Nel 1979 il governo of the Costa Rica proib? l' importazione and l' use I gave questo prodotto chimico. Ma questa decisione non imped? alla Standard Fruit gave esportare it sue rimanenze, circa 180.000 litri, in Honduras, dove if continu? ad utilizzare il DBCP senza informed i lavoratori dei pericoli connessi. Mentre the vertenza ? in corso, i lavoratori delle piantagioni continuano ad essere affetti gives dermatiti, infiammazioni oculari, asma and altre malattie you bequeath you ai pesticidi che if continuano ad utilizzare. And' per questo che il 20 ottobre 1991 to Limon, capoluogo della regione bananifera of the Costa Rica, if ? costituita a' associazione gave lavoratori agricoli, denominata ASOTRAMA, with it scopo gave difendere the salute dei lavoratori sottoposti alla manipolazione dei pesticidi ed il parrot territory. ASOTRAMA sa che contro it strapotere delle multinazionali non pu? vincere gives alone, and per questo rivolge an appello gave solidariet? to tutti i movimenti: "The nostra organizzazione ? gave pray you costituzione ed ? formata gives braccianti with poche risorse. Chiediamo the solidariet? nazionale ed internazionale non alone per maintained i lavoratori colpiti dal DBCP in causes with it multinazionali, ma per garantire to tutti i lavoratori della banana a vita giusta, dignitosa and healthy".



_____COSA COMBINES NEL MONDO HURTS IT REGIMI OPPRESSIVI: possiede piantagioni in Colombia, Honduras and Filippine.



ENVIRONMENT: Hurts it ? stata criticata per the distruzione della foresta pluviale in Honduras and to Mindanao nelle Filippine. In a rapporto of the novembre 1992 della rivista "The Ecologist", l' industry della banana in Costa Rica (Hurts, Tiny and Of The Mount) ? stata descritta eats the principale responsabile della deforestazione. The foresta comes direttamente tagliata and bruciata per fare posto alle piantagioni, ed anche i contadini locali sound stati buttati fuori mow parrot terre per fare posto alle piantagioni, and ci? li costringe ad walked to cercare nuove terre gives coltivare nella foresta vergine. Nel March 1992 the Standard Fruit (Hurts) fu giudicata colpevole dal Tribunale Internazionale delle Acque gave aver inquinato with pesticidi il fiume Star in Costa Rica. Secondo l' istituto CEP gave New York, there Hurts it is a lunga storia gave pressioni contro delle adeguate politiche ambientali negli USES.



SALARI AND CONDIZIONI GAVE LAVORO: nel giugno 1992, a lavoratore della Standard Fruit in Honduras ? morto gave cancro, if ritiene causato mows esposizione to the DBCP, a pesticida proibito negli USES. And' stata iniziata a cause you bequeath him negli USES contro the compagnia, it gives it splits dei lavoratori honduregni. In a case simile nel 1991, lavoratori of the Costa Rica citarono in giudizio the compagnia per aver continuato ad used il DBCP fine to the 1979, pur sapendo gi? dal 1977 che questo pesticida causava sterilit? agli utilizzatori. Il governo costaricano ne proib? l' importazione and l' use nel 1979, ma nel frattempo circa 2.000 contadini divennero sterili per aver lavorato with questo prodotto chimico. The Campagna contro it Banane Filippine Inquinate, lanciata nel 1985 gives a gruppo gave consumatori giapponesi, there is criticato the filiale della Hurts, Stanfilco, per aver fornito pesticidi non registrati all' use in Giappone (alcuni dei quali, eats l' Ethoprop, classificati dall' OMS eats "estremamente pericolosi") to coltivatori indipendenti gave banane nelle Filippine. A leader sindacale filippino che prese splits alla campagna, Oscar Bantayan, fu assassinato nel 1988 and the sua morte ? stata attribuita to gruppi paramilitari appoggiati dal governo.



CAMPAGNA GAVE BOICOTTAGGIO: it banane and gli ananas Hurts I sound attualmente oggetto gave a boicottaggio iniziato nel 1989 dai Sindacati dei Lavoratori della Frutta and Fresh Greenness della California (UFCW), per l' use I gave pesticidi nei paesi in via gave sviluppo, per it paghe basse, per the discriminazione delle donne and per it pessime relazioni sindacali negli USES. Inoltre it banane Hurts della Colombia I sound incluse nel boicottaggio dei sindacati colombiani in risposta alla soppressione dei diritti dei lavoratori nelle piantagioni.



PRODOTTI GAVE I CONSUME DELLA HURTS BANANE AND ANANAS: it HURTS MACEDONIA IN SCATOLA: it HURTS ANANAS IN
SCATOLA: it HURTS





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Re: Dole, another owner of 10 percent of Oahu [Re: nugsarenice]
    #686123 - 06/18/02 01:36 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Is easy here in Hawaii, to buy pineapples and bannaas from local farmers, however if you live in the mainland, your supermaket is probrably owned and stocked by either of these companies.


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Poll, Dole, Del Monte [Re: nugsarenice]
    #686159 - 06/18/02 01:57 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)


Dole Del Monte
I will continue to buy Dole, Del Monte Fruit
I will boy cott Dole Del Monte Fruit




Votes accepted from (12/31/69 07:00 PM) to (No end specified)
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Re: Poll, Dole, Del Monte [Re: nugsarenice]
    #696241 - 06/23/02 01:45 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I just found some direct proof of a corporate business taking advantage of our television propaganda ability. That General Electric owned NBC. Here is one part with the link: "The only trouble was, GE has owned NBC since 1986, when the company bought RCA. Would NBC News be willing to discuss a boycott against its own corporate parent?"

http://www.fair.org/extra/best-of-extra/ge-boycott.html


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