Monthly Archives: August 2014

Blackwater mercenaries face justice for bloodbath in Baghdad that caused 14 civilian deaths

[Translate] Blackwater mercenaries face justice for bloodbath in Baghdad that caused 14 civilian deaths Four employees await the verdict of a US court for 2007 killings DAVID USBORNE  Sunday 31 August 2014 It has been seven years since guards with … Continue reading

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Exclusive: British company faces investigation for accepting Guantanamo contract

[Translate] Exclusive: British company faces investigation for accepting Guantanamo contract Human rights group says G4S’s role could make it complicit in abuses at the US prison CHRIS GREEN  Sunday 31 August 2014 The British security company G4S has been reported … Continue reading

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French, Spanish, Serb…Volunteers Join Pro-Russian Rebels

[Translate] French, Spanish, Serb…Volunteers Join Pro-Russian Rebels Saturday, 30 August 2014   European volunteers are streaming into Ukraine to join the fighting on both sides. While Kiev’s forces are beefed up with mercenaries from private military companies, Europeans have also … Continue reading

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Militarized police are everywhere: “When police officers are armed and trained like soldiers, it’s not surprising that they act like soldiers”

[Translate] Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 11:15 AM EST Militarized police are everywhere: “When police officers are armed and trained like soldiers, it’s not surprising that they act like soldiers” First, we outsourced war to Blackwater and others. Now, they’re training … Continue reading

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Chinks in PMSC Armour?

[Translate] Chinks in PMSC Armour? Published on August 29, 2014 by David Rider The collapse of GoAGT has led to renewed scrutiny of the marsec industry.  Chinks Appear in the Maritime Security Armour An Op-Ed piece by Simon Biggs, ASKET … Continue reading

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The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism

[Translate] The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism AUG. 26, 2014 Thomas B. Edsall In Orange County, Calif., the probation department’s “supervised electronic confinement program,” which monitors the movements of low-risk offenders, has been outsourced to a private company, Sentinel Offender … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Column – a note from Erik Prince

[Translate] Africa Monitor fsgteam | August 28, 2014 Chairman’s Column – a note from Erik Prince Africa Monitor Eni and Repsol have evacuated expatriates from Libya in the face of escalating violence in Tripoli, on the heels of Total pulling out its foreign … Continue reading

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Blackwater trial: Defense attorney says Iraqi police ‘scrubbed scene’

[Translate] Blackwater trial: Defense attorney says Iraqi police ‘scrubbed scene’   This June 11, 2014, file photo shows former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaving federal court in Washington after the start of his first-degree murder trial. Slatten and three … Continue reading

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Is America’s Second Contractors’ War Drawing Near?

[Translate] Is America’s Second Contractors’ War Drawing Near? Ann Hagedorn 3:25 PM ET Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security Courtesy Simon & Schuster Four years ago this Sunday, President Barack Obama declared the end of the Iraq war. So … Continue reading

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Bashir Najib National Transportation Services

[Translate] Bashir Najib National Transportation Services B-408308.21: Aug 20, 2014 Summary View Decision View Decision (PDF, 6 pages) Contact: Ralph O. White (202) 512-8278 WhiteRO@gao.gov   Office of Public Affairs (202) 512-4800 youngc1@gao.gov Bashir Najib National Transportation Services (BNN), of Kabul, … Continue reading

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