Monthly Archives: December 2017

If at first you don’t privatize, try, try again

[Translate] If at first you don’t privatize, try, try again December 15, 2017   David Isenberg     Leave a Comment by David Isenberg Question: What does a man worth billions of dollars want? Answer: More billions. Now such a description … Continue reading

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Erickson Helicopters, Inc., December 11, 2017

[Translate] B-415176.3,B-415176.5, Erickson Helicopters, Inc., December 11, 2017 DOCUMENT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE The decision issued on the date below was subject to a GAO Protective Order. This redacted version has been approved for public release. Decision Matter of:  Erickson Helicopters, … Continue reading

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Ex-Blackwater Chief’s Plan to Chase ‘Fool’s Gold’ in Afghanistan

[Translate] Michael Hughes, Contributor Foreign Policy Analyst Ex-Blackwater Chief’s Plan to Chase ‘Fool’s Gold’ in Afghanistan 12/13/2017 01:11 am ET Dealmaker-in-chief Donald Trump is reportedly mulling a proposal to exploit Afghanistan’s $1 trillion in mineral deposits to boost the U.S. … Continue reading

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Erik Prince to Partner With Mozambique Hidden-Debt Companies

[Translate] Erik Prince to Partner With Mozambique Hidden-Debt Companies By Borges Nhamire More stories by Borges Nhamire and Matthew Hill @mattstephenhill More stories by Matthew Hill Updated on Prince plans joint venture to develop Mozambique fishing Three companies at center … Continue reading

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Video: Saudi army and Sudanese mercenaries in Yemen

[Translate] Video: Saudi army and Sudanese mercenaries in Yemen By Brecht Jonkers – 12/12/2017 DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:50 PM) – Video footage has surfaced showing armed forces from Saudi Arabia fighting alongside Sudanese hired mercenaries in the Midi region of western … Continue reading

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No, American Taxpayers Should Not Be Forced To Fund Misconduct Overseas

[Translate] No, American Taxpayers Should Not Be Forced To Fund Misconduct Overseas Drew Johnson Senior Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research 9:57 PM 12/11/2017   As the State Department faces intensifying scrutiny over cuts to staff, high turnover and low morale, … Continue reading

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The industry of inequality: why the world is obsessed with private security

[Translate] The industry of inequality: why the world is obsessed with private security New Guardian research shows private security workers outnumber public police officers for the majority of the world – in a business that now dwarfs what is spent … Continue reading

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CBP has to hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents. It’s paying a private company $297 million to help.

[Translate] CBP has to hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents. It’s paying a private company $297 million to help. In this Aug. 11, photo U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents in Texas apprehend immigrants suspected of crossing into the United … Continue reading

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Inside the corporate investigations busines

[Translate] 12.12.17 PR and Spin Lobbying’s Hidden Influence Inside the corporate investigations business The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is an independent, not-for-profit media organisation that educates the public and holds power to account. We tell the stories that matter. To … Continue reading

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Leaked Documents Expose How Corporations Use Spies to Subvert People’s Movements Worldwide

[Translate] Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Common Dreams Leaked Documents Expose How Corporations Use Spies to Subvert People’s Movements Worldwide Given what “these companies have gotten away with,” concluded Naomi Klein, it is “no wonder they fear our power.” by … Continue reading

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