Daily Archives: March 15, 2016

AAAS Honors Psychological Scientist for Fight Against Torture

[Translate] AAAS Honors Psychological Scientist for Fight Against Torture The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded its 2015 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award to psychological scientist Jean Maria Arrigo, who publicly challenged the American Psychological Association’s … Continue reading

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Old Wounds, New Warriors: The Problem of Contractor Medical Care during and after Contemporary American Contingency Operations

[Translate] Old Wounds, New Warriors: The Problem of Contractor Medical Care during and after Contemporary American Contingency Operations Armed Forces & Society first published on July 1, 2015

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Psychologists Exposed as Key Players in U.S. Torture Programs

[Translate] Psychologists Exposed as Key Players in U.S. Torture Programs 06 Mar The American Psychological Association states that “Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.” How embarrassing … Continue reading

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Drug Cartel Lured Recruits With a Fake Private Security Firm

[Translate] Drug Cartel Lured Recruits With a Fake Private Security Firm And kidnapped the ‘hires’ if they refused to join Mexico March 12, 2016 Quenton King 0 InSight Crime2 Jalisco Cartel1 This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. Security forces … Continue reading

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Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategies

[Translate] Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategies

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Framework or fragmentation of standards for private security providers?

[Translate] 22  JAN  2015 Framework or fragmentation of standards for private security providers? tag : human rights due diligence, ICoCA, private security standards, PSC.1, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by : Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt         … Continue reading

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NSA overhaul includes acquisition

[Translate] NSA overhaul includes acquisition By Sean Lyngaas Mar 09, 2016 The overhaul of the National Security Agency unveiled last month has been accompanied by a change in thinking about how the agency approaches acquisition. “We increasingly need to reach out … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s myth-makers’ bizarre ability to shape political reality

[Translate]   Tod Robberson The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s editorial page editor. Robberson: Hollywood’s myth-makers’ bizarre ability to shape political reality By Tod Robberson Mar 10, 2016 Americans have a bizarre tendency to believe that Hollywood is in the business of … Continue reading

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UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries on fact-finding visit to Ukraine

[Translate] UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries on fact-finding visit to Ukraine GENEVA (10 March 2016) – A delegation of the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries, composed of human rights experts Patricia Arias and  … Continue reading

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Private military companies: Threat to continental security

[Translate] Private military companies: Threat to continental security 14th March 2016 Lovemore Ranga Mataire Analysts have warned that the proliferation of private military companies (PMC) on the African continent pose a serious security threat to the survival of some states … Continue reading

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