Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

The Privatisation of ‘the Core Business of UN Peacekeeping Operations’: any Legal Limit?

“The Privatisation of ‘the Core Business of UN Peacekeeping Operations’: any Legal Limit?”, forthcoming in International Community Law Review, 2014 by Mirko Sossai The purpose of the present analysis is to investigate whether the law of collective security could play … Continue reading

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Hodge hits at government ‘complacency’ over G4s and Serco

Hodge hits at government ‘complacency’ over G4s and Serco The Guardian By Rajeev Syal 9 September 2014 Margaret Hodge accused the government of shocking complacency yesterday after it emerged that two outsourcing firms being investigated for alleged fraud over Ministry … Continue reading

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Private security firms ‘bombarding’ UK police with contract work offers

20 August, 14:04 Private security firms ‘bombarding’ UK police with contract work offers Rex Features Download podcast The Chief Constable of one of Britain’s biggest police forces has revealed she is being “bombarded” with offers from private security companies with … Continue reading

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Militarized police are everywhere: “When police officers are armed and trained like soldiers, it’s not surprising that they act like soldiers”

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 11:15 AM EST Militarized police are everywhere: “When police officers are armed and trained like soldiers, it’s not surprising that they act like soldiers” First, we outsourced war to Blackwater and others. Now, they’re training our … Continue reading

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The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism

The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism AUG. 26, 2014 Thomas B. Edsall In Orange County, Calif., the probation department’s “supervised electronic confinement program,” which monitors the movements of low-risk offenders, has been outsourced to a private company, Sentinel Offender Services. … Continue reading

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Is America’s Second Contractors’ War Drawing Near?

Is America’s Second Contractors’ War Drawing Near? Ann Hagedorn 3:25 PM ET Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security Courtesy Simon & Schuster Four years ago this Sunday, President Barack Obama declared the end of the Iraq war. So much … Continue reading

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Overcharging by outsourcing giant Serco costs NHS millions

EXCLUSIVE: Overcharging by outsourcing giant Serco costs NHS millions   Richard Whittell , Emily Dugan Wednesday 27 August 2014 Outsourcing giant Serco is embroiled in a fresh misuse of public funds scandal after a company it set up overcharged NHS … Continue reading

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Finnish Armed Forces Broadens Outsourcing Deal With Millog

Finnish Armed Forces Broadens Outsourcing Deal With Millog Aug. 25, 2014 – 06:35PM   | By GERARD O’DWYER A Finnish soldier patrols a military checkpoint near Ulm, Germany. Under a new deal, Millog Oy will provide more extensive maintenance support to … Continue reading

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TOY SOLDIERS

TOY SOLDIERS Gold Coast Bulletin Andrew Potts By ANDREW POTTS andrew.potts@news.com.au ARMY units could be deployed on the Gold Coast for the first time in 50 years to keep the peace at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. City leaders want to … Continue reading

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US to Stop Using Soyuz Spacecraft, Invest in Domestic Private Space Industry

US to Stop Using Soyuz Spacecraft, Invest in Domestic Private Space Industry by Staff Writers Moscow (RIA Novosti) Aug 25, 2014 File image: Launch of Soyuz-2 Rocket NASA is expected to sign a multibillion-dollar deal with a private company to … Continue reading

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