Daily Archives: April 7, 2014

Providence props up security firm after Snowden debacle

[Translate] Providence props up security firm after Snowden debacle By Josh Kosman March 19, 2014 | 2:21pm NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Photo: Getty Images MORE ON: Edward Snowden The fallout from the Edward Snowden spy affair is proving even more costly … Continue reading

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Obama to Propose the Privatization of NSA’s Metadata Collection Program

[Translate] Obama to Propose the Privatization of NSA’s Metadata Collection Program Bob Cesca on March 25, 2014 If it turns out to be true, President Obama’s decision to end the National Security Agency’s metadata storage program is absolutely a lateral … Continue reading

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Attrition: The Best Mercenaries Oil Can Buy

[Translate] Attrition: The Best Mercenaries Oil Can Buy April 6, 2014: One of the many secrets in the Persian Gulf is exactly how many Pakistani military veterans are serving as soldiers and police there. There has long been a dig … Continue reading

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On USAID, Cuba and ZunZuneo

[Translate] On USAID, Cuba and ZunZuneo By Francis Torres April 7, 2014 8:30 am In my first column for BPR, I wrote about the legacy of Chilean socialist Salvador Allende and the covert international scheme that led to a reactionary … Continue reading

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Ex KDF Soldiers To Be Charged

[Translate] Monday, 07 April 2014 13:31 Ex KDF Soldiers To Be Charged The trial of 27 Kenya Defence Forces soldiers is expected to start today, Monday at the court martial in Mtongwe naval base, in Mombasa County. The soldiers are … Continue reading

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The civil service system is being supplanted by private contractors

[Translate] The civil service system is being supplanted by private contractors Published: April 6 In his April 4 Federal Diary column, “Report says federal civil service needs a serious overhaul, but unions find the plan flawed,” Joe Davidson summarized a report … Continue reading

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Witness narrates horror in court

[Translate] Witness narrates horror in court The New Dawn 7 April 2014 The Criminal Court “D” hearing the mercenary trial involving 18 Liberians, listened to horrible testimonies Thursday, 3 April when an ex-fighter, Baryee Gaye, narrated he and the defendants’ … Continue reading

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Crime-Busting G4S Faces South Africa Private Security Curbs

[Translate]   Crime-Busting G4S Faces South Africa Private Security Curbs   By Mike Cohen Apr 7, 2014 8:01 AM ET Photographer: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg “In no way can we have conflict that destroys the economy,” Zuma said yesterday in his… Read … Continue reading

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‘Cuban Twitter’ Heads To Hearings In Congress

[Translate] ‘Cuban Twitter’ Heads To Hearings In Congress | by  ALBERTO ARCE and DESMOND BUTLER and JACK GILLUM Posted: 04/04/2014 8:04 am EDT Updated: 04/04/2014 11:59 am EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created … Continue reading

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