Daily Archives: March 7, 2014

Manus Island: Inside the horror

[Translate] Manus Island: Inside the horror March 7, 2014 Rod St George ‘It was obvious … that violent altercations were imminent.’ Photo: Kate Geraghty Like many, I watched with horror as the recent violence at Manus Island unfolded. But not … Continue reading

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Manus Island riots: Staff given two-page guide on how to deal with questions from asylum seekers

[Translate] Manus Island riots: Staff given two-page guide on how to deal with questions from asylum seekers PM By national security correspondent Michael Brissenden Updated Fri 7 Mar 2014, 8:56am AEDT Map: Papua New Guinea The contractor charged with the … Continue reading

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Military contractor invite under fire

[Translate] Military contractor invite under fire Event cancelled after students oppose talk by controversial Aegis CEO Jack Doyle on Friday 7th March 2014 Photograph: google.com A talk at Oxford University featuring Graham Binns, the CEO of controversial private military company … Continue reading

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After 12 years of war, labor abuses rampant on US bases in Afghanistan

[Translate] After 12 years of war, labor abuses rampant on US bases in Afghanistan by Sam Black @potter_black , Anjali Kamat @anjucomet March 7, 2014 12:00AM ET More than a year after Obama’s executive order outlawing forced labor on US … Continue reading

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KBR, Halliburton Found Not Immune in Burn-Pit Suits

[Translate] KBR, Halliburton Found Not Immune in Burn-Pit Suits By Andrew Zajac Mar 6, 2014 6:04 PM ETKBR Inc. (KBR) and Halliburton Co. (HAL) aren’t automatically immune from lawsuits by military service members over illnesses caused by exposure to contractor … Continue reading

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McCaskill: Reviews of contractors often fail to note problems

[Translate] McCaskill: Reviews of contractors often fail to note problems Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post – A panel of witnesses – including Cheryl Campbell, Senior Vice President of CGI Federal, testify at a House hearing on the implementation failures of the … Continue reading

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