Monthly Archives: July 2017

Blackwater Mercenaries ‘Will Bring Hatred, Not Peace to Afghanistan’

[Translate] Blackwater Mercenaries ‘Will Bring Hatred, Not Peace to Afghanistan’ By Eric Sof On Jul 30, 2017 Last updated Jul 30, 2017 President Trump has been advised to turn to private military contractors and hire a mercenary army to “fix” … Continue reading

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2 Psychologists in C.I.A. Interrogations Can Face Trial, Judge Rules

[Translate]  2 Psychologists in C.I.A. Interrogations Can Face Trial, Judge Rules By SHERI FINK  JULY 28, 2017 Photo James Mitchell, a psychologist and former contractor for the C.I.A., is one of two defendants in the case. Credit Angel Valentin for … Continue reading

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12th century mercenaries faced greater condemnation than today

[Translate] 12th century mercenaries faced greater condemnation than today January 23, 2017     Abuses by private military contractors in Iraq in recent years have contributed to moral concerns about the increasingly widespread use of mercenaries around the world—the most recent … Continue reading

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Private prisons: Research, data and controversies

[Translate] Private prisons: Research, data and controversies (Pixabay) By David Trilling With over 1.5 million people behind bars, the United States has the highest incarceration rate of any nation after the Seychelles. A rising number are held in prisons run … Continue reading

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Privatized Immigration Enforcement

[Translate] Privatized  Immigration  Enforcement

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The Corrections Industry’s Larger Footprint: Migrant Detention

[Translate] The Corrections Industry’s Larger Footprint: Migrant Detention Beyond trying to fix the migrant detention regime with incremental reforms, migrant rights’ activists should demand the detention regime be scrapped all together. David Hernández Border Wars 11/14/2016 A protest against immigrant … Continue reading

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Investigation Into Private Prisons Reveals Crowding, Under-Staffing And Inmate Deaths

[Translate] Investigation Into Private Prisons Reveals Crowding, Under-Staffing And Inmate Deaths 36:40 August 25, 20163:03 PM ET Heard on Fresh Air Seth Freed Wessler reported on substandard medical care in privately-run prisons in the federal corrections system for The Nation, … Continue reading

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The Problem With Privatizing Prisons

[Translate] The Problem With Privatizing Prisons iStock Private prisons are, in theory, a practical solution to a thorny problem. The state has too many prisoners and not enough prisons. The public sector is unable or unwilling to build more. Private … Continue reading

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Report of the Subcommittee on Privatized Immigration Detention Facilities

[Translate] Report of the Subcommittee on Privatized Immigration Detention Facilities

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The Hijacking of the Brillante Virtuoso

[Translate] The Hijacking of the Brillante Virtuoso A mysterious assault. An unsolved murder. And a ship that hasn’t given up all its secrets By Kit Chellel and Matthew Campbell July 27, 2017 1 Nestor Tabares must have known the hijackers … Continue reading

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