Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

Terrorism or Heroism?

George Monbiot  Terrorism or Heroism? 10th February 2014 If you join foreign conflicts you’re prosecuted as a terrorist, however just your cause. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th February 2014 If George Orwell and Laurie Lee were to … Continue reading

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US Sells Prisoners to the Highest Bidders

US Sells Prisoners to the Highest Bidders By Mary Turck, Al Jazeera America 01 March 15 Willacy strike highlights larger problems within the prison-industrial complex n Feb. 20 prisoners at the Willacy County Correctional Center refused to work and eat … Continue reading

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Private Prison Companies Foresee Increased Profits as Ruling Limits Immigrant Detentions

Private Prison Companies Foresee Increased Profits as Ruling Limits Immigrant Detentions Saturday, 28 February 2015 10:40 By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group, which have profited heavily from contracts with Immigration and Customs … Continue reading

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Book talk by Sean McFate, Part 2

Book talk by Sean McFate, Part 2 Book talk by Sean McFate, author of The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order

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Book talk by Sean McFate, Part 1

Book talk by Sean McFate, author of The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order

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9 surprising industries getting filthy rich from mass incarceration

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 08:00 AM EST 9 surprising industries getting filthy rich from mass incarceration Private prison companies aren’t the only ones benefiting from America’s prison-industrial complex Alex Henderson, AlterNet 9 surprising industries getting filthy rich from mass incarceration … Continue reading

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BAH cuts may hit troops in privatized housing

BAH cuts may hit troops in privatized housing By Karen Jowers, Staff writer 3:48 p.m. EST February 19, 2015 (Photo: Corvias Military Living) CONNECT 59 TWEET 1 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Troops living in privatized military housing might be paying extra as the … Continue reading

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The perils of outsourcing post-conflict reconstruction: donor countries, international NGOs and private military and security companies

Conflict, Security & Development Volume 15, Issue 1, 2015 The perils of outsourcing post-conflict reconstruction: donor countries, international NGOs and private military and security companies Nikolaos Tzifakis & Asteris Huliaras pages 51-73 Published online: 17 Feb 2015 Abstract During the … Continue reading

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Remaking Soldier-Citizens: Military Privatization and the Biopolitics of Sacrifice

Remaking Soldier-Citizens: Military Privatization and the Biopolitics of Sacrifice Author: Baggiarini, Bianca Source: St Antony’s International Review, Volume 9, Number 2, February 2014, pp. 9-23(15) Publisher: St Antony’s International Review Abstract: This paper questions how military privatization has the potential to … Continue reading

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Privatising the war on drugs

Third World Quarterly Volume 35, Issue 8, 2014 Privatising the war on drugs  Christopher Hobsona* pages 1441-1456 Abstract A defining feature of the ‘9/11 wars’ has been the prominent role played by private military and security companies (pmsc). The growth … Continue reading

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