Daily Archives: November 24, 2014

Aegis Defense Services awarded contract for private security services at Kandahar Airfield

[Translate] Aegis Defense Services awarded contract for private security services at Kandahar Airfield Press Operations No: CR-224-14 November 21, 2014 CONTRACTS     Aegis Defense Services, LLC, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $12,756,407 firm-fixed-price contract for private security services at … Continue reading

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Providing Security – Doing it Right – The Reputation Challenge

[Translate] Providing Security – Doing it Right – The Reputation Challenge Security Following prosecutions in the USA in October this year, four security guards who worked for Blackwater, a large major US security firm (which has since changed its name) … Continue reading

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Just War and Non-Combatants in the Private Military Industry

[Translate] Just War and Non-Combatants in the Private Military Industry Paul Richard Daniels Journal of Military Ethics (forthcoming)

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Private Forces, Public Harm: private security companies and international law

[Translate] Private Forces, Public Harm: private security companies and international law by Taryn Priadko The widespread participation of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in contemporary conflicts has led to concerns about the extent to which transnational military entities are … Continue reading

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Report on private military and security companies 24th Meeting 22nd Regular Session Human Rights Council

[Translate] Report on private military and security companies 24th Meeting 22nd Regular Session Human Rights Council 8 Mar 2013 – H.E. Mr. Abdul Minty, Permanent Representative of South Africa and Chairperson of the Working Group on the activities of private military and … Continue reading

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Supreme Court To Decide Two Key False Claims Act Questions

[Translate] Supreme Court To Decide Two Key False Claims Act Questions posted on: Monday, November 17, 2014 The Supreme Court is stepping into the fray to decide two important procedural issues related to the False Claims Act (FCA).  The Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Neoliberal Violence in the Age of Orwellian Nightmares

[Translate] November 24, 2014 The Struggle Against Dystopia Neoliberal Violence in the Age of Orwellian Nightmares by HENRY A. GIROUX The shadow of Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society with its all-embracing reach of surveillance and repression now works … Continue reading

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G4S aerial services expanding

[Translate] G4S aerial services expanding Written by Guy Martin, Monday, 24 November 2014 G4S South Africa is expanding its aerial operations with helicopters set to join its growing fixed wing fleet.

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Revealed: UK ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State terrorist forces in Syria

[Translate] Revealed: UK ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State terrorist forces in Syria Former infantryman James Hughes from Reading, and Jamie Read from Lanarkshire, are said to be in Rojava, northern Syria Jamie Read, right, and Jordan Matson in an image posted … Continue reading

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British ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State – who are they?

[Translate] Sunday 23 November 2014 Iraq , UK British ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State – who are they? Former British soldiers are reportedly in northern Syria battling the Islamic State group alongside Kurdish fighters – but who are they? And what … Continue reading

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