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On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, New Report Shows Corporate Role In Israeli Torture

On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, New Report Shows Corporate Role In Israeli Torture As Israel cracks down on protests, Palestinians call for international support to thousands of political prisoners and researchers release a new report detailing corporate complicity in the Israeli … Continue reading

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The Men in the Middle

The Men in the Middle Anjali Kamat ▪ Spring 2015 “Crowd of Workers.” Sketch courtesy of Molly Crabapple.* P. Marusamy had just turned twenty-nine when I met him and his friends in early 2014 at a roadside tea shop in … Continue reading

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U.S. vets return to Mideast to battle past and present demons

 U.S. vets return to Mideast to battle past and present demons  In this Feb. 26, 2015 photo, Jamie Lane, 29, an American veteran originally from Mt. Pleasant Michigan, poses for a picture in front of an Iraqi Army Humvee captured … Continue reading

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Americans ‘Fighting ISIS’ Are Just Props

Vivian Salama/AP   Mat Wolf Toy Soldiers 03.13.15 Americans ‘Fighting ISIS’ Are Just Props They went to Iraq and Syria to battle the beheaders. But when they got there, they were treated like prisoners—unless reporters were around. ERBIL, Iraq — … Continue reading

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Former members of France’s military have joined Islamic State

Former members of France’s military have joined Islamic State Centre Daily Times By Mitchell Prothero McClatchy Foreign Staff 4 February 2015 IRBIL, Iraq At least 12 former members of the French military are among the estimated 1,000 French citizens who’ve … Continue reading

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Greater Good Adds More Complexity for Contractors in the Middle East

  Greater Good Adds More Complexity for Contractors in the Middle East February 3, 2015 On January 29, 2014, the Federal Acquisitions Regulations Council published the final rule amending the Combating Trafficking in Persons for U.S. government contracts (the “Anti-Human … Continue reading

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G4S – Middle East security market

G4S – Middle East security market ENP Newswire 20 January 2015 Release date – 19012015 Security firm G4S, which provides services to protect people, facilities and assets across the region, predicts an annual growth rate in the market of ten … Continue reading

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Egypt universities outsource security

EGYPT PULSE إقرأ باللغة العربية نبض مصر Personnel from Falcon Group International conduct searches as students arrive for a new academic year at the main gate of Al-Azhar University during a protest, in Cairo, Oct. 12, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Amr … Continue reading

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Revealed: UK ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State terrorist forces in Syria

Revealed: UK ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State terrorist forces in Syria Former infantryman James Hughes from Reading, and Jamie Read from Lanarkshire, are said to be in Rojava, northern Syria Jamie Read, right, and Jordan Matson in an image posted on … Continue reading

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British ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State – who are they?

Sunday 23 November 2014 Iraq , UK British ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State – who are they? Former British soldiers are reportedly in northern Syria battling the Islamic State group alongside Kurdish fighters – but who are they? And what happens … Continue reading

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