Daily Archives: April 23, 2015

Asylum Seekers Protest Mitie Management of U.K. Detention Center

[Translate] Asylum Seekers Protest Mitie Management of U.K. Detention Center by Pratap Chatterjee, CorpWatch Blog March 13th, 2015 Undercover footage from Harmondsworth. Footage: Corporate Watch. U.K. asylum seekers have gone on hunger strike to protest living conditions at Harmondsworth immigration detention centre, … Continue reading

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Pentagon can’t account for $1 billion in Afghanistan emergency reconstruction aid

[Translate] Pentagon can’t account for $1 billion in Afghanistan emergency reconstruction aid By James Rosen McClatchy Washington Bureau  April 23, 2015 U.S. Marines and Navy corpsmen evacuate a simulated casualty in March 2014 during a training drill at Camp Leatherneck … Continue reading

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American hostage devoted his life to helping the world’s poorest people

[Translate] American hostage devoted his life to helping the world’s poorest people 2013 video message from Warren Weinstein(1:31) This video showing Warren Weinstein, a U.S. contractor held by al-Qaeda militants, was released in 2013. The full 13-minute video was sent … Continue reading

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Lawmaker Says USIS May Have Shortchanged Cybersecurity before Hack of 27,000 Employee Records

[Translate] Lawmaker Says USIS May Have Shortchanged Cybersecurity before Hack of 27,000 Employee Records Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. // Cliff Owen/AP By Aliya Sternstein 9:43 AM ET 2 Comments Government background checker USIS blocked U.S. officials from fully probing the … Continue reading

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$100 Million Afghan Government Bailout & $1.54 Million Terminated Slaughterhouse Project

[Translate] $100 Million Afghan Government Bailout & $1.54 Million Terminated Slaughterhouse Project Today, SIGAR released an inspection of a $12 million Afghan National Army (ANA) slaughterhouse project and an inquiry into the $100 million bailout provided by U.S. taxpayers to … Continue reading

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On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, New Report Shows Corporate Role In Israeli Torture

[Translate] On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, New Report Shows Corporate Role In Israeli Torture As Israel cracks down on protests, Palestinians call for international support to thousands of political prisoners and researchers release a new report detailing corporate complicity in the … Continue reading

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Audit Finds $135 Million in Unsupported Costs for Jorge Scientific Contract

[Translate] Audit Finds $135 Million in Unsupported Costs for Jorge Scientific Contract Today, SIGAR released a financial audit of $175.8 million in expenditures for the Department of the Army’s Legacy East Project. The prime contractor for this project was Jorge … Continue reading

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DGC International

[Translate] DGC International B-410364.3: Apr 22, 2015 Summary View Decision View Decision (PDF, 7 pages)

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Bring Back the Privateers

[Translate] Published on The National Interest (http://nationalinterest.org) Bring Back the Privateers Ian C. Rice [2]Douglas A. Borer [3] May-June 2015 [5] IF STRATEGY is the art of rethinking the possible, then the time for strategic innovation against what the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Blackwater Murders Aren’t Blackwater’s Fault. They’re Ours.

[Translate] The Blackwater Murders Aren’t Blackwater’s Fault. They’re Ours.   William M. Arkin 1 “The overall wild thing that went on here just cannot ever be condoned by the court,” said Judge Royce Lamberth last week, sentencing three former Blackwater … Continue reading

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