Daily Archives: October 21, 2013

G4S HMP Oakwood Accused of Hiring ‘McDonald’s Kids: ‘Do You Want a Riot with That?’

[Translate] G4S HMP Oakwood Accused of Hiring ‘McDonald’s Kids: ‘Do You Want a Riot with That?’ By Dominic Gover : Subscribe to Dominic’s RSS feed | October 21, 2013 1:46 PM BST HMP Oakwood is run by G4S and allegedly … Continue reading

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Privatising security in Iraq was always a recipe for disaster

[Translate] Privatising security in Iraq was always a recipe for disaster Patrick Cockburn Friday 18 October 2013 The US and British governments never appreciated the hatred with which Iraqis at all levels regarded foreign security contractors. They were detested as … Continue reading

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U.S. military investing heavily in Africa

[Translate] U.S. military investing heavily in Africa Increased U.S. spending, especially at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, reflects Africa’s growing importance to counter-terrorism efforts. An image from closed circuit TV shows an armed man walking through a store at the Westgate … Continue reading

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Somalia and the PMSC Market

[Translate] By David Isenberg If you have spent any time following the news about Somali piracy the past several years you are likely aware that private security contractors have been used to an increasing extent to protect commercial ships transiting … Continue reading

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