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Study shows Aldi, VW used East German prison labour

Jan 15, 2014

Study shows Aldi, VW used East German prison labour

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading German firms including supermarket chain Aldi and carmaker Volkswagen stocked goods or used components made by forced labour in former Communist East Germany, a study has found, although both firms insist they did so unwittingly. Research by the federal authority responsible for managing the archives of East Germany's Stasi secret police (BStU) uncovered a far broader use of prison labour during the 1970s and 1980s by Western firms than previously acknowledged. The study could eventually help victims seek compensation #United States #Business #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #german #archives
How Vikram Sampath is using tech to keep Indias golden voices alive

Sep 16, 2013

How Vikram Sampath is using tech to keep Indias golden voices alive

Sampath has indeed given a new lease of life to the forgotten music by embracing technology, the internet and smartphone apps and it is an effort that must be applauded. #ThingsWeLike #Music #Bangalore #Indian music #MS Subbulakshmi #Vikram Sampath #Archive of Indian music #gramophone recording
Document suggests China may have provided Pak with nuclear weapons design

Apr 24, 2013

Document suggests China may have provided Pak with nuclear weapons design

According to the document, this allegation has come up before, for example in a State Department document and in major news stories but this is the first time the CIA has released some of its own information. #China #Pakistan #CIA #NewsTracker #National Security Archive

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Highlights from Rahul Gandhi's emotionally charged speech

Jul 07, 2014

Kids shown junk food in a positive light on TV: study

Unhealthy foods and drinks are presented positively to kids watching children's TV programs, a study in the BMJ journal Archives of Disease in Childhood says...
Highlights from Rahul Gandhi's emotionally charged speech

Jul 08, 2014

EMC looks to the clouds with TwinStrata and new VMax3 array

EMC’s TwinStrata acquisition announced on Tuesday is just part of a bigger move to keep its venerable VMax storage platform up to date with large enterprises as they enter the cloud era. TwinStrata, which EMC is acquiring for an undisclosed sum, make...
Highlights from Rahul Gandhi's emotionally charged speech

Jul 03, 2014

Movie Review: ‘Beyond the Edge’ Revisits a 1953 Mt. Everest Climb

With re-enactments and archival material, Leanne Pooley recounts Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s ascent of Mount Everest... #Mount Everest #Edmund Hillary #Tenzing Norgay