Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

The Rise, Transformation and Fall of the Afghan Commercial Security Sector

[Translate] The Rise, Transformation and Fall of the Afghan Commercial Security Sector

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Solidarity Activism, Campaigning and Knowledge Production: Challenging Refugee Inc. The Case of G4S and Corporate Asylum Markets.

[Translate] Solidarity Activism, Campaigning and Knowledge Production: Challenging Refugee Inc. The Case of G4S and Corporate Asylum Markets John Grayson Abstract Activist research is a powerful tool to resource popular education and mobilisation in social movements. Since 2012 I have … Continue reading

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America’s Private Prisons Are Back in Business

[Translate] America’s Private Prisons Are Back in Business by Lauren Etter January 10, 2017, 5:00 AM EST Immigration prosecutions now outnumber those for drug offenses Fortunes of for-profit prison firms echo U.S. policy changes In the hardscrabble desert hamlet of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Private Security Force: an Operational and Legal Swamp

[Translate] Trump’s Private Security Force: an Operational and Legal Swamp Manuel Madrid January 20, 2017 Trump’s precendent-breaking decision to retain a private security force raises troubling questions about transparency and accountability. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Security personnel surround Republican presidential candidate … Continue reading

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US, Japan finalize agreement narrowing SOFA for contractors

[Translate] US, Japan finalize agreement narrowing SOFA for contractors By ERIK SLAVIN | STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 16, 2017 TOKYO — The United States and Japan signed an agreement Monday that could end Status of Forces Agreement coverage for … Continue reading

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DC Circ. Won’t Let Blackwater Guard Unseal Info For Appeal

[Translate] DC Circ. Won’t Let Blackwater Guard Unseal Info For Appeal By Daniel Wilson Law360, Nashville (January 13, 2017, 7:50 PM EST) — The D.C. Circuit on Friday declined to allow a former Blackwater guard convicted of murder over a 2007 … Continue reading

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Trump and the Return of Private Military Contractors

[Translate] Published on January 23rd, 2017 | by David Isenberg Trump and the Return of Private Military Contractors by David Isenberg In 2005 the Marine Corps University published a paper entitled “The Professional Military Services Industry: Have We Created a … Continue reading

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