Daily Archives: May 1, 2014

Blackwater and the World Cup

[Translate] Natalia VianaCo-director of Publica, nonprofit investigative journalism agency in Brazil Blackwater and the World Cup Posted: 04/30/2014 4:44 pm EDT Updated: 04/30/2014 4:59 pm EDT Print Article The U.S. private security contractor Academi has trained Brazilian police forces for … Continue reading

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“Flagrant 5” Firm Among Top USAID Afghan Relief Recipients

[Translate] “Flagrant 5” Firm Among Top USAID Afghan Relief Recipients (Source: The Project On Government Oversight; issued April 29, 2014) Last week, the Project On Government Oversight blogged about a Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) analysis of the … Continue reading

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Born in the NSA: These former spies are starting companies of their own

[Translate] Born in the NSA: These former spies are starting companies of their own Above: A photo composition of National Security Agency headquarters in Maryland, U.S. Image Credit: Wikipedia & Harrison Weber / VentureBeat May 1, 2014 9:23 AM Richard Byrne … Continue reading

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Churchill heir vows to begin Serco’s long road to recovery

[Translate] Churchill heir vows to begin Serco’s long road to recovery By Neil Maidment LONDON Thu May 1, 2014 8:59am EDT May 1 (Reuters) – The grandson of Winston Churchill delivered his own brand of fighting talk on his first … Continue reading

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How the Home Office, Serco and G4S catastrophically mishandled asylum contracts

[Translate] How the Home Office, Serco and G4S catastrophically mishandled asylum contracts By Ian Dunt Thursday, 24 April 2014 8:45 AM 2 Hodge chairs the public accounts committee and contributed to the report It was mishandled every step of the … Continue reading

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Captive Market

[Translate] Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Captive Market No-one could justly accuse Chris Graybeing’s Ministry for Profitable Incarceration of failing to think through the consequences of its actions. The coalition’s assault on legal aid and its mugging of the lawyers will … Continue reading

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Manus Island riots: PNG guards were in ‘trance-like state’

[Translate] 1 May 2014 – 11:23am Manus Island riots: PNG guards were in ‘trance-like state’ Manus Island. (File: AAP) An unnamed G4S guard has told how PNG guards entered a trance-like state during an outbreak of violence at the Manus … Continue reading

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Defence Journal – FROM THE DESK OF THE PUBLISHER AND CHIEF EDITOR

[Translate] Editorial FRoM THE DESK oF THE PuBLISHER AnD CHIEF EDIToR Defence Journal By Ikram ul-Majeed Sehgal 30 April 2014 Dear Readers, The ever increasing incidents of crime and public demand overwhelmed have police agencies and opened the door to … Continue reading

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Private security bill ‘will harm SA’

[Translate] Private security bill ‘will harm SA’ May 1 2014 at 07:42pm By Wiseman Khuzwayo. Independent Newspapers. Herman Mashaba lambastes the government for rushing through controversial bills that he says will harm the economy irreparably. Photo: Timothy Bernard. Johannesburg – … Continue reading

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Congressional scrutiny puts propaganda plan on hold

[Translate] Congressional scrutiny puts propaganda plan on hold Military Intelligence Ray Locker, USA TODAY 5:13 p.m. EDT April 30, 2014 (Photo: Sgt. Joshua T. Greenfield, 2nd Marine Division) Increased scrutiny by Congress has led the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command to … Continue reading

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