Daily Archives: September 6, 2012

Privatization and Patriotism: Defining the Boundary

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Privatization and Patriotism: Defining the Boundary Posted: 09/05/2012 11:11 am The most commonly presumed distinction between public servants and private military and security contractors is that the former are … Continue reading

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Companies responses to Dirty Work: Shell’s Security Spending in Nigeria and Beyond

[Translate] Control Risk response regarding Platform report “Dirty Work: Shell’s Security Spending in Nigeria and Beyond” 5 September 2012 Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited HP to respond to the following item: -[PDF]“Dirty Work: Shell’s Security Spending in Nigeria … Continue reading

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DIRTY WORK: SHELL’S SECURITY SPENDING IN NIGERIA AND BEYOND

[Translate] DIRTY WORK: SHELL’S SECURITY SPENDING IN NIGERIA AND BEYOND The scale and impact of Shell’s global security expenditure is colossal. Between 2007 and 2009, Shell spent at least $1 billion on security. Almost 40% of this,  some $383 million, … Continue reading

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Deedy Done Delayed

[Translate] Deedy Done Delayed September 5, 2012 Everyone’s favorite State Department special agent Chris Deedy still has no trial date set for his shooting and killing of a Hawaiian man last November while in the islands as part of Hillary … Continue reading

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Australian accused of funding private Somali army

[Translate] From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Australian accused of funding private Somali army By Thom Cookes United Nations investigators say an Australian citizen is helping to fund and run a “private army” for the president of Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region. … Continue reading

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