Daily Archives: May 5, 2016

Private players in war An investigation into the responsibility for the actions of employees of private military and security companies

[Translate] Google translation Original link – http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:857550/FULLTEXT01.pdf Page 1 LEGAL DEPARTMENT University of Stockholm Private players in war An investigation into the responsibility for the actions of employees of private military and security companies Moa Gruneau Degree in International Law, … Continue reading

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The End of Prison Visitation

[Translate] The End of Prison Visitation By Jack Smith IV A new system called “video visitation” is replacing in-person jail visits with glitchy, expensive Skype-like video calls. It’s inhumane, dystopian and actually increases in-prison violence — but god, it makes money.

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Kratos Awarded $8 Million Contract to Provide Contractor Logistics Support for Naval Training Devices

[Translate] Kratos Awarded $8 Million Contract to Provide Contractor Logistics Support for Naval Training Devices By GlobeNewswire,  May 05, 2016, 07:00:00 AM EDT SAN DIEGO, May 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading … Continue reading

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The Blood Rubies of Montepuez

[Translate] The Blood Rubies of Montepuez Some 40 percent of the world’s rubies lie in one mining concession in Mozambique, where a troubling pattern of violence and death contradicts the claim of “responsibly sourced.” By Estacio Valoi May 3, 2016 … Continue reading

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Hidden propaganda and British Muslims

[Translate] Hidden propaganda and British Muslims Isis fighters pictured aboard a tank in Syria in 2014. Reader Sharhabeel Lone says it’s time the British government trusted UK Muslims rather than waging a secret propaganda campaign against radicalisation. Photograph: AP Letters … Continue reading

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Meet the private contractors manning Israel’s checkpoints

[Translate] Meet the private contractors manning Israel’s checkpoints Allison Deger on May 5, 2016 A member of the Israeli security forces gestures towards Palestinian men while they wait to cross Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West … Continue reading

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Justice ministry to take over Medway child jail from G4S

[Translate] Justice ministry to take over Medway child jail from G4S Medway secure training centre has been at centre of allegations of abuse and use of excessive force by staff Medway secure training centre in Rochester, Kent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers Praised for Exposing Alleged Pentagon Contractor Fraud

[Translate] Whistleblowers Praised for Exposing Alleged Pentagon Contractor Fraud By Charles S. Clark May 4, 2016 Defense Department file photo Two firms contracting with the Pentagon’s massive Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative agreed to pay the government $13 million to settle allegations … Continue reading

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Letter of Comment on the System of Quality Control for the Audit Organization of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (PDF) March 2016

[Translate] Letter of Comment on the System of Quality Control for the Audit Organization of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (PDF) March 2016

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Interagency People to SIGAR: Hit the road John and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more …

[Translate]   Interagency People to SIGAR: Hit the road John and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more … May 5, 2016 By domani spero Posted: 2:26 am PT Last year, the NYT covered SIGAR’s John Sopko. This … Continue reading

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