Daily Archives: April 6, 2016

Hong Kong’s Kwok brothers caught up in Australian detention centre scandal

[Translate] Hong Kong’s Kwok brothers caught up in Australian detention centre scandal The ‘Panama Papers’ reveal that the Kwoks were behind the security firm running controversial offshore processing camps PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 April, 2016, 12:19am UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 … Continue reading

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Moscow’s Mercenaries in Syria

[Translate] Commentary Moscow’s Mercenaries in Syria Mark Galeotti April 5, 2016 As Syrian forces push their advantage against the Islamic State, it is increasingly clear that there are Russians on the ground with them. Some are Spetsnaz special forces, there … Continue reading

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The Private Prison Primer: What are we really signing on for? Part 1

[Translate] April 5, 2016 The Private Prison Primer: What are we really signing on for? Part 1 Taking a look across the contract landscape of private prisons in America Written by Beryl Lipton Edited by JPat Brown At their last … Continue reading

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The Private Prison Project

[Translate] The Private Prison Project Contributors Beryl Lipton Over the past year, our FOIA requests have released thousands of documents that show how for-profit prisons have leveraged the legal system to their advantage, letting companies pick-and-choose inmates to off-load costs, … Continue reading

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Inside Trump’s ‘privatized mercenary force’

[Translate] Inside Trump’s ‘privatized mercenary force’ The security team that patrols the billionaire’s rallies has a history of rough tactics, allegations of profiling. By Kenneth P. Vogel and Brianna Gurciullo 04/05/16 05:16 AM EDT A security team stands guard as … Continue reading

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Russia Leads the Way to a PMC Future

[Translate] Published on April 6th, 2016 | by David Isenberg Russia Leads the Way to a PMC Future by David Isenberg Something almost unprecedented has been happening in the world of private military contracting (PMC) over the past several months: … Continue reading

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