Daily Archives: April 3, 2014

The secret is out: U.S. built “Cuban Twitter” to stir up political unrest

[Translate] Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 12:00 PM EST The secret is out: U.S. built “Cuban Twitter” to stir up political unrest For two years USAID operated a Twitter-like mass communication system that tried to foster dissent and collect data Sarah … Continue reading

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Three in court following death of Jimmy Mubenga in custody

[Translate] Three in court following death of Jimmy Mubenga in custody; Advance Media Information; Future News Item; City of Westminster Magistrates Court Precise Media Planner 3 April 2014, Organisation: City of Westminster Magistrates Court Description: Detainee custody officers Colin Kaler, … Continue reading

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Woman to fly out for boyfriend’s jail release

[Translate] Woman to fly out for boyfriend’s jail release By rita campbell 3 April 2014, An Oban woman is flying out to India today hoping to greet her boyfriend as he walks from the jail he has been held in … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Divest from G4S!

[Translate] Open Letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Divest from G4S!                       Dear Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Management Committee, We, the undersigned Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations and Coalitions … Continue reading

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Private Military Corporations will fill NATO’s Shoes

[Translate] Private Military Corporations will fill NATO’s Shoes Apr 03, 2014 by Alessandro Gagliardi The US-led NATO coalition’s inability thus far to negotiate a bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the Afghan government, necessary for the US and NATO to maintain … Continue reading

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Report: DOD not tracking ‘revolving door’ statistics

[Translate] Report: DOD not tracking ‘revolving door’ statistics By Chris Carroll Stars and Stripes Published: April 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Defense Department isn’t properly keeping track of senior officials who leave the government to take jobs with defense contractors, … Continue reading

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Afghanistan and the bottom line

[Translate] Afghanistan and the bottom line by Jamie Tarabay @jamietarabay    April 2, 2014 More than $100 billion in U.S. taxpayer money and counting: how billions of dollars for Afghan reconstruction were mismanaged and how billions more will flow, even … Continue reading

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$11M Afghanistan prison likely to have to be rebuilt

[Translate] $11M Afghanistan prison likely to have to be rebuilt Apr. 2, 2014 – 02:49PM By Leo Shane III Staff writer U.S. investigators found serious structural flaws in the $11 million-plus Baghlan prison in Afghanistan without even visiting the site. … Continue reading

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GAO rules that Agriculture Department acted improperly in awarding lucrative contract

[Translate] GAO rules that Agriculture Department acted improperly in awarding lucrative contract By Christian Davenport, Published: April 2 E-mail the writer To Neptune Aviation Services’ competitors, it seemed like the company had landed a sweetheart deal: In exchange for dropping a … Continue reading

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US secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest

[Translate] US secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest By DESMOND BUTLER, JACK GILLUM and ALBERTO ARCE — Apr. 3, 2014 2:41 AM EDT In this March 11, 2014 photo, a woman uses her cellphone as she sits on the … Continue reading

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