Daily Archives: December 23, 2014

Asylum seeker sues government over negligence on Manus Island

[Translate] News Asylum seeker sues government over negligence on Manus Island Sun Herald By SARAH WHYTE, NATALIE O’BRIEN 21 December 2014 An asylum seeker who suffered serious burns to his face in Iran before fleeing to Australia has initiated a … Continue reading

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Serco cleared of misleading ministers over prison contract

[Translate] Business Serco cleared of misleading ministers over prison contract The Daily Telegraph By Marion Dakers 20 December 2014 Beleaguered outsourcing group receives rare boost with news that it will not face charges SERCO received a rare piece of good … Continue reading

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General Atomics awarded contract for Predator (MQ1)/Reaper (MQ9) unmanned aerial systems contractor logistic support

[Translate] General Atomics awarded contract for Predator (MQ1)/Reaper (MQ9) unmanned aerial systems contractor logistic support Contracts for December 23, 2014 FOR RELEASE AT 5 p.m. ET No. CR-245-14 December 23, 2014     CONTRACTS AIR FORCE General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, … Continue reading

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Barnardo’s and G4S, partners in the child detention business

[Translate] Barnardo’s and G4S, partners in the child detention business Frances Webber 18 May 2014 Four years ago the coalition government promised to end child detention for immigration purposes. But they didn’t. Instead, the UK’s biggest children’s charity and security … Continue reading

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Balancing Act: The US Military’s Reliance on Contractors to Fulfill Operational-Level Logistical Requirements

[Translate] Balancing Act: The US Military’s Reliance on Contractors to Fulfill Operational-Level Logistical Requirements

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G4S, the company with no convictions – but does it have blood on its hands?

[Translate] G4S, the company with no convictions – but does it have blood on its hands? The number of deaths linked to G4S employees, some with racial overtones, means this company must have a problem. When will it be held … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin Unit Forfeits $27.5 Million for Overbilling

[Translate] Lockheed Martin Unit Forfeits $27.5 Million for Overbilling By Charles S. Clark December 22, 2014 4 Comments In Green / Shutterstock.com A defense contractor producing products and services for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan agreed on Friday to … Continue reading

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Privately Contracted Military Firms in the Twenty-First Century: Reclassifying, Redefining, and Reforming the Way We Fight

[Translate] Privately Contracted Military Firms in the Twenty-First Century: Reclassifying, Redefining, and Reforming the Way We Fight

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Private Military and Security Companies – Counterinsurgency and Nation Building Strategy

[Translate] Private Military and Security Companies – Counterinsurgency and Nation Building Strategy

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Falling Short on Donations

[Translate] To date, nobody has responded to the appeals I have posted asking for a little support. So, you have the chance to be the first. Is a few dollars really so much to ask? Your assistance would be greatly … Continue reading

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