Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

MoD reforms ‘not fit for purpose’ says think-tank

MoD reforms ‘not fit for purpose’ says think-tank The Telegraph Online Ben Farmer Defence Correspondent 26 November 2014 02:43 An MoD strategy to use more reserves, contractors and civil servants for defence work has not been well managed and could … Continue reading

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Tories mull privatization of traditional police work; Roles are evolving in a ‘security-conscious society’

Tories mull privatization of traditional police work; Roles are evolving in a ‘security-conscious society’ The Toronto Star By Alex Boutilier Toronto Star 20 November 2014 OTTAWA — The Conservative government is examining the “opportunities and challenges” involved in privatizing some … Continue reading

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Neoliberal Violence in the Age of Orwellian Nightmares

November 24, 2014 The Struggle Against Dystopia Neoliberal Violence in the Age of Orwellian Nightmares by HENRY A. GIROUX The shadow of Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society with its all-embracing reach of surveillance and repression now works its … Continue reading

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Private Military Contractors Hired to Move Guns and Gold Out of Ferguson

Private Military Contractors Hired to Move Guns and Gold Out of Ferguson By Claire Ward November 21, 2014 | 9:40 pm Business owners in the St. Louis, Missouri area have hired private military contractors to transport guns and gold, fearing … Continue reading

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Privatizing Security

19 November 2014 Privatizing Security What’s the problem with entrusting national security to private military and security companies (PMSCs)? Lou Pingeot reminds us that it’s their limited scope. They tackle the symptoms of war and insecurity, which means that higher-level … Continue reading

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Military Training Dilemma: To Outsource or Not?

Military Training Dilemma: To Outsource or Not?  December 2014  By Sandra Erwin CAE offered the government of Brunei a deal it could not refuse: To build a state-of-the-art training center the Southeast Asian nation could make available to its armed … Continue reading

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‘Invisible Soldiers’ raises timely questions about war

Book Nook Life & Arts ‘Invisible Soldiers’ raises timely questions about war Dayton Daily News By Vick Mickunas 16 November 2014 “President Obama has authorized the deployment of an additional 1,500 American troops to Iraq in the coming months, doubling … Continue reading

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Lessons From Nisour Square

Lessons From Nisour Square America 17 November 2014 Many Iraqis had come to doubt that anyone would ever be held accountable for a senseless slaughter in Baghdad in September 2007. Fourteen unarmed Iraqis were killed when private military contractors went … Continue reading

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Markets, Privatization , and Corruption

Markets, Privatization , and Corruption Social Research By Debra Satz 1 December 2013 in recent decades, market provision has replaced or partially substituted for government provision in many arenas. During the 1970s and 1980s in the United States and in … Continue reading

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Serco chastened by costly lesson in outsourcing risk

Serco chastened by costly lesson in outsourcing risk By Neil Maidment LONDON Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:38am GMT A Serco flag is seen flying alongside a Union flag outside Doncaster Prison in northern England in this December 13, 2011 file … Continue reading

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