Daily Archives: July 10, 2013

Workers protesting work force cuts at US base in Africa

[Translate] Workers protesting work force cuts at US base in Africa Stars and Stripes By John Vandiver Published: July 10, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief … Continue reading

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A brand-new U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan. And nobody to use it

[Translate] A brand-new U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan. And nobody to use it Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images – U.S. Marines prepare to leave for operations from Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan’s Helmand province in June 2009. By Rajiv Chandrasekaran, E-mail the writer … Continue reading

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Jimmy Mubenga’s unlawful killing was a death waiting to happen

[Translate] http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/09/jimmy-mubenga-unlawful-killing-death-waiting-happen Jimmy Mubenga’s unlawful killing was a death waiting to happen Jimmy Mubenga’s inquest has shed light on the murky world of the privatised deportation business Deborah Coles and Mark Scott The Guardian,             Tuesday 9 July 2013 11.05 … Continue reading

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Intelligence leak highlights risk of outsourcing US spy work

[Translate] FOCUS | Intelligence leak highlights risk of outsourcing US spy work By: Dan De Luce, Agence France-Presse June 11, 2013 2:19 AM  InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 WASHINGTON – The bombshell leak exposing America’s vast surveillance program … Continue reading

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Endgame, Inc: Inside The Company Inside Your Cell Phone

[Translate] Endgame, Inc: Inside The Company Inside Your Cell Phone          By: DSWright Tuesday July 2, 2013 10:30 am    The contractor the NSA pays to help hack your cell phone has an interesting history woven within the larger story … Continue reading

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The stressful lives of drone pilots

[Translate] Alone with a joystick The stressful lives of drone pilots Jul 6th 2013 | SEATTLE |From the print edition BEHIND every aerial drone is a human operator. Thousands are civilians, working for contractors such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin. … Continue reading

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Halliburton Can’t Dodge Suit over Iraq Contracts

[Translate] Halliburton Can’t Dodge Suit over Iraq Contracts By Michael Scarcella The Litigation Daily July 8, 2013 This story originally appeared as post on The Blog of Legal Times, an American Lawyer affiliate. A federal trial judge on Monday declined to … Continue reading

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[Translate] Deported Angolan Jimmy Mubenga ‘unlawfully killed’ on flight, jury rules as CPS reconsiders charges for G4S guards  Kunal Dutta Tuesday 09 July 2013 An Angolan man who died after being restrained by three guards from the security firm G4S … Continue reading

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The Privatisation of War: “Private Security Companies” on Contract with UN “Humanitarian” and “Peace Keeping” Operations

[Translate] The Privatisation of War: “Private Security Companies” on Contract with UN “Humanitarian” and “Peace Keeping” Operations By José L. Gómez del Prado Global Research, July 09, 2013     In order to discuss the use of armed private military and … Continue reading

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Snowden case not the first embarrassment for Booz Allen, or D.C. contracting industry

[Translate] Snowden case not the first embarrassment for Booz Allen, or D.C. contracting industry By  Tom Hamburger and Robert O’Harrow Jr., When allegations of improper contracting behavior hit Booz Allen Hamilton, the national security consulting firm in McLean bounced back … Continue reading

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