Daily Archives: November 17, 2014

Jurors handcuffed in aeroplane seats at G4S trial

[Translate] Jurors handcuffed in aeroplane seats at G4S trial The simulation formed part of the manslaughter case against three G4S guards accused of causing the death of 46-year-old Jimmy Mubenga Jimmy Mubenga lost consciousness while the flight deporting him was … Continue reading

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DynCorp Slammed Over Bid To Escape Afghan Deal Dispute

[Translate] DynCorp Slammed Over Bid To Escape Afghan Deal Dispute By Daniel Wilson Law360, Washington (October 27, 2014, 6:09 PM ET) — C3PO International Ltd. on Monday hit back at DynCorp International LLC’s bid to escape a nearly $6.6 million … Continue reading

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James Risen: The Post-9/11 Homeland Security Industrial Complex Profiteers and Endless War

[Translate] James Risen: The Post-9/11 Homeland Security Industrial Complex Profiteers and Endless War Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00 By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview (Photo: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing)Unintimidated by the efforts of two administrations to force him to reveal … Continue reading

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Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud

[Translate] Nov 17, 4:11 AM EST Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard, earning … Continue reading

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Does the privatisation of military force signal a terminal weakening of the state’s monopoly on violence?

[Translate] Dissertation: Does the privatisation of military force signal a terminal weakening of the state’s monopoly on violence? by Zhulduz Baizakova Structure 1. Abbreviations 2. Introduction 3. Definition of the term “mercenary” 4. Difference between “mercenary” and private military and … Continue reading

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The American Government Is Funding Human Trafficking: The ugly business of how military contractors find their workers

[Translate] The American Government Is Funding Human Trafficking The ugly business of how military contractors find their workers November 14, 2014 By Jessica Schulberg @jessicaschulb In September 2012, President Obama issued an executive order asserting a zero tolerance policy for … Continue reading

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What the White House’s funding request could mean for Washington contractors

[Translate] What the White House’s funding request could mean for Washington contractors U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies before the House Armed Services Committee about the ongoing fight against the Islamic State on Nov. 13, 2014. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) By … Continue reading

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Blackwater ex-boss offers to ‘take-on’ ISIS!

[Translate] Blackwater ex-boss offers to ‘take-on’ ISIS! OBAMA WONT ‘PUT BOOTS ON THE GROUND’, SO . . . November 15, 2014, 5:30 pm by Selvam Canagaratna “They combine a mad love of country with an equally mad indifference to life, … Continue reading

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