Daily Archives: January 7, 2018

Note to Readers

[Translate] Happy New Year (Julian calendar version) to all. As you can tell, from the 15 postings I just made, I have resumed blogging. I have to note, that despite my previous appeal to you, nobody made so much as … Continue reading

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Dying for a paycheck: the Russian civilians fighting in Syria

[Translate] #World News December 21, 2017 / 3:09 AM / 18 days ago Dying for a paycheck: the Russian civilians fighting in Syria Maria Tsvetkova ORENBURG, Russia (Reuters) – When Vladimir Kabunin signed up as a private military contractor, he … Continue reading

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How a South Texas bureaucrat became a multimillionaire amid the rush to build a border fence

[Translate] How a South Texas bureaucrat became a multimillionaire amid the rush to build a border fence A decade ago as the federal government rushed to construct 60 miles of barrier in the Rio Grande Valley, it entrusted the chief … Continue reading

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Top Democrat seeks answers on $297 million recruiting contract for Trump’s immigration crackdown

[Translate] Top Democrat seeks answers on $297 million recruiting contract for Trump’s immigration crackdown Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ranking member Sen. Claire McCaskill. (Susan Walsh / AP file) Greg MoranContact Reporter The top Democrat on the U.S. … Continue reading

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Security Contractor Magal Awarded $13 Million East Africa Contract

[Translate] Security Contractor Magal Awarded $13 Million East Africa Contract The Israeli security contractor will provide intrusion and cybersecurity systems for an unnamed East Africa port as a subcontractor of Toyota Tsusho Corporation Amarelle Wenkert 18:4026.12.17 Magal Security Systems, Ltd. … Continue reading

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Inside the secret world of the corporate spies who infiltrate protests

[Translate] Inside the secret world of the corporate spies who infiltrate protests Major firms hiring people from corporate security firms to monitor and infiltrate political groups that object to their commercial activities Surveillance firms spied on campaign groups for big … Continue reading

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The private security industry in Antwerp (1907-1934). A historical-criminological analysis of its modus operandi and growth

[Translate] Vol. 19, n°2 | 2015 | Varia Articles The private security industry in Antwerp (1907-1934). A historical-criminological analysis of its modus operandi and growth Pieter Leloup p. 119-147 Résumé | Plan | Texte | Bibliographie | Notes | Citation | Auteur Résumés English Français Cet article présente … Continue reading

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Civilian Warriors: Private Security Companies and the Future of Conflict

[Translate] Civilian Warriors: Private Security Companies and the Future of Conflict Posted by Alexander Wilson on December 19, 2017 For more than a decade, U.S. foreign policy has heavily relied on Private Security Companies (PSCs) to provide a wide range … Continue reading

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Leak Reveals Companies Who Used Private Spies Against Public

[Translate] Leak Reveals Companies Who Used Private Spies Against Public Corporate firms embedded “real-time intelligence assets” among political groups Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com – December 12, 2017 21 Comments Leaked documents reveal five large companies that used private intelligence firms … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Army of Bodyguards Draws Scrutiny After Televisa Executive’s Killing

[Translate] Latin America Mexico’s Army of Bodyguards Draws Scrutiny After Televisa Executive’s Killing Incident shocks a nation where the wealthy are usually immune to spiralling violent crime In this 2014 photo, a private security guard, foreground, stands with a client … Continue reading

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