Daily Archives: March 22, 2014

Why the Jimmy Mubenga trial matters. By ex-Chief Inspector of Prisons Lord Ramsbotham

[Translate] Why the Jimmy Mubenga trial matters. By ex-Chief Inspector of Prisons Lord Ramsbotham David Ramsbotham 21 March 2014 Subjects: G4S: Securing whose world? The scandal of child detention in the UK Shine a light On Thursday the Crown Prosecution … Continue reading

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Entrusting Afghanistan Aid Oversight to Contractors

[Translate] Entrusting Afghanistan Aid Oversight to Contractors March 17, 2014 Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified before Congress on the status of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) development assistance and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. According to the GAO, … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Watchdog Sinks Teeth Into Scrapped Incinerators

[Translate] Afghanistan Watchdog Sinks Teeth Into Scrapped Incinerators March 19, 2014 Two 40-ton capacity incinerators at FOB Sharana. The U.S. watchdog agency overseeing Afghanistan reconstruction has launched a formal probe into an ill-fated contract to build trash incinerators at a former U.S. … Continue reading

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Federal Privatization and the Expensive Philosophy of the Circular A-76 Process

[Translate] Federal Privatization and the Expensive Philosophy of the Circular A-76 Process Friday, 14 March 2014 11:02 By Ellen Dannin, Truthout | News Analysis (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout; Adapted: Pablo Pozo, Tim Dorr) It might be thought that, if … Continue reading

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UN planning treaty to regulate private contractors, mercenaries

[Translate] 10 March, 19:27 UN planning treaty to regulate private contractors, mercenaries A guard from a private security contractor service walks by damaged vehicles close to the site of a car bomb explosion at the main checkpoint for vehicles to … Continue reading

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Taiwan fishermen to use armed guards

[Translate] Taiwan fishermen to use armed guards Kyodo News Posted at 03/19/2014 7:16 PM | Updated as of 03/19/2014 7:17 PM TAIPEI – Taiwan-registered fishing vessels operating in the pirated-infested waters of the Indian Ocean have obtained permission to hire … Continue reading

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