Daily Archives: December 3, 2015

Pentagon Task Force: We Want Villas and Flat-Screen TVs in Afghanistan

[Translate] Pentagon Task Force: We Want Villas and Flat-Screen TVs in Afghanistan In its latest salvo, the inspector general dings the controversial task force for spending $150 million on private housing in Afghanistan, including fancy meals and round-the-clock bodyguards. by … Continue reading

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Villas, Private Security, and 24-hour Snacks: How the Pentagon Promoted the ‘Free Market’ in Afghanistan

[Translate]   Villas, Private Security, and 24-hour Snacks: How the Pentagon Promoted the ‘Free Market’ in Afghanistan By Avi Asher-Schapiro December 3, 2015 | 7:55 am A taxpayer-funded program designed to promote free market principles in Afghanistan spent $150 million … Continue reading

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Pentagon wasted ‘tens of millions’ on private villas in Afghanistan

[Translate] Pentagon wasted ‘tens of millions’ on private villas in Afghanistan Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY 2:03 p.m. EST December 3, 2015 (Photo: Getty Images) WASHINGTON — A Pentagon business advocacy agency spent almost $150 million renting private “villas” and … Continue reading

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SIGAR: DoD Task Force Shelled Out Millions To Live In Kabul Villas

[Translate] SIGAR: DoD Task Force Shelled Out Millions To Live In Kabul Villas By Jen Judson 12:06 a.m. EST December 3, 2015 (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP) WASHINGTON — The special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction has sent a letter to Defense … Continue reading

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Former Nauru guards speak out against Wilson Security over spying on Sarah Hanson-Young, cover-ups and abuse

[Translate] Former Nauru guards speak out against Wilson Security over spying on Sarah Hanson-Young, cover-ups and abuse 7.30 By National Reporting Team’s Lisa Main Updated 13 Aug 2015, 7:05pm Video: ‘I’m pretty sure he said shoot that guy’: Nauru guard … Continue reading

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Labour MPs urge Jeremy Corbyn to overturn G4S boycott

[Translate] Labour MPs urge Jeremy Corbyn to overturn G4S boycott EXCLUSIVE By Marcus Dysch, December 3, 2015 A group of Labour MPs and peers has urged Jeremy Corbyn to reverse the proposed boycott of security firm G4S over its links … Continue reading

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UNHCR ends G4S contracts in Jordan following campaign pressure

[Translate] UNHCR ends G4S contracts in Jordan following campaign pressure Ryvka Barnard on December 3, 2015 0 Comments Protest in London, calls on the UN to cancel its $22m contracts with G4S. (Photo: BDS Movement/Facebook)      … Continue reading

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Former Military Contractor Sentenced to 12 Months in Prison for Paying Bribes to Army Officers during Iraq War

[Translate] Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Former Military Contractor Sentenced to 12 Months in Prison for Paying Bribes to Army Officers during Iraq War The former president of a defense contractor … Continue reading

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Mackey v. FLUOR INTERCONTINENTAL INC

[Translate]   RICKEY A. MACKEY, et al, Plaintiffs, v. FLUOR INTERCONTINENTAL INC., Defendant. Civil Action No. 4:15-CV-01913.United States District Court, S.D. Texas, Houston Division.October 16, 2015. MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER KENNETH M. HOYT, District Judge. I. INTRODUCTION Pending before the … Continue reading

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Outsourcing responsibility for torture

[Translate] Outsourcing responsibility for torture

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