Army Awards Lucrative Iraq Contract to KBR

//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/03/03-1

Army Considers Continuing KBR Monopoly in Iraq
//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/03/29-2

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KBR at last on trial

The Nation
by Karen Houppert

03/29/10

Five years after alerting authorities that she was gang-raped in Iraq, KBR/Halliburton employee Jamie Leigh Jones will finally get her day in court. On Wednesday, after fighting tooth-and-nail in the lower courts to keep the case from going to trial, KBR announced that it was dropping its Supreme Court appeal in the case. (The company actually withdrew its petition to the court on March 11, according to KBR spokesperson Heather Browne. This was less than two weeks after it was awarded a new $2.3 billion logistics contract by the Army.) Jones, who says she was raped by coworkers and then imprisoned in a shipping container for three days by KBR staffers who wanted to keep her complaint quiet, had been barred from pursuing her sexual harassment case in the courts by a provision in her employee contract: The fine print said all such issues must be resolved via the company’s own binding arbitration process...

//www.thenation.com/doc/20100412/houppert


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Another KBR Employee Says She Was Raped While Working for the Military Contractor in Iraq

Matt Corley, Think Progress: "In 2007, former Halliburton/KBR employee Jamie Leigh Jones revealed that she had been gang-raped by her co-workers while working in Baghdad, and then left by the company in a 'shipping container for at least 24 hours without food or water.' Since Jones went public, several more female KBR employees have come forward with allegations of rape. ABC News reports today that "another female ex-employee of KBR has come forward to claim that she was raped while working for the military contracting company in Iraq."

//www.truthout.org/another-kbr-employee-says-she-was-raped-while-working-military-contractor-iraq60164



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