Daily Archives: April 1, 2014

Better service on the way for Manus, Transfield says

[Translate] Better service on the way for Manus, Transfield says The Australian Financial Review By Jenny Wiggins 26 March 2014, Copyright 2014. Fairfax Media Management Pty Limited. Transfield Services will “step up” to improve refugee conditions at Papua New Guinea’s … Continue reading

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Manus Island was mission impossible: ex-Salvos worker

[Translate] Manus Island was mission impossible: ex-Salvos worker By Sarah Whyte March 30, 2014, 3 a.m. Inadequate care: A Manus Island Lions Club ‘welcome’ sign greets arrivals at the airport. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen The Salvation Army was a poor cultural … Continue reading

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G4S security guards implicated in Manus death

[Translate] G4S security guards implicated in Manus death Canberra Times Michael Gordon , David Wroe By Michael Gordon and David Wroe 29 March 2014, A007 VICTIM: Reza Barati was killed on Manus Island. Police investigating the killing of Reza Barati … Continue reading

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K-12 Education in a Post-Literate Age

[Translate] K-12 Education in a Post-Literate Age By Christopher L. Doyle … A student interested in the privatization of the U.S. military begins searching with “mercenaries.” He skims a dozen websites but finds most irrelevant. He refines at my suggestion, … Continue reading

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Labour demands inquiry into Serco-run Yarl’s Wood following woman’s death

[Translate] Labour demands inquiry into Serco-run Yarl’s Wood following woman’s death By Ian Dunt Monday, 31 March 2014 7:21 AM 1 The woman is understood to have died of cardiac arrest Labour has called for a joint inquiry into the … Continue reading

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Fraud still rife despite scrutiny of background check system

[Translate] Fraud still rife despite scrutiny of background check system Bonuses, push to rush cases cited By Jim McElhatton– The Washington Times Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Despite heightened concerns over holes in the federal government’s system for conducting employee background … Continue reading

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How NGOs Failed Afghanistan

[Translate] March 25, 2014 “They Killed Every Incentive to Farm” How NGOs Failed Afghanistan by PATRICK COCKBURN An Afghan acquaintance who had worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) told me several years ago how an Afghan … Continue reading

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Sheppard Air Force Base: Uncounted Costs of Privatizing Government Services

[Translate] Sheppard Air Force Base: Uncounted Costs of Privatizing Government Services Saturday, 29 March 2014 09:24 By Ellen Dannin, Truthout | News Analysis Sky’s the Limit (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)The privatization of public services isn’t a new trend. In … Continue reading

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Detained sailor still being held in Indian prison

[Translate] Detained sailor still being held in Indian prison Published on the 31 March 2014 An Ashington seaman is still being held in an Indian prison despite being granted bail last week. Nick Dunn and 33 colleagues were granted bail … Continue reading

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AdvanFort pays bail for Estonian anti-piracy guards

[Translate] AdvanFort pays bail for Estonian anti-piracy guards BC, Tallinn, 31.03.2014. Estonian foreign ministry announced that shipping company AdvanFort has paid the bail for Estonian anti-piracy guards detained in an Indian prison but because of technical reasons, they won’t be … Continue reading

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