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Blackwater Murders Its Stellar Reputation

Blackwater Murders Its Stellar Reputation   Photo Credit: MaxMercy/Wikimedia Commons Paul July 1, 2014 News 5 Comments   1.1k 2 MOYOCK, N.C. — Blackwater U.S.A., a private contracting firm which protected State Department officials when it wasn’t threatening to kill them, … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s Erik Prince Wrote A Book About Erik Prince, And How He Is Awesome

YOU GOTTA ASK ME NICELY  12:00 pm July 1, 2014 Blackwater’s Erik Prince Wrote A Book About Erik Prince, And How He Is Awesome by Dan Weber With Blackwater back in the news, Yr Wonkette is pleased to bring you this … Continue reading

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Book review: Oliver’s Army by Solomon Hughes

Book review: Oliver’s Army by Solomon Hughes Jun 2014 Saturday 14th posted by Morning Star in Arts MAT COWARD looks at the Star writer’s thrilling exposé of the privatised war industry

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Kieran Darcy-Smith To Direct Blackwater For Warner Bros

Kieran Darcy-Smith To Direct Blackwater For Warner Bros June 11, 2014 Sarah Myles Always seeking to strike while the iron is hot, Warner Bros. is moving forward with Blackwater – a dramatic feature based on the rise of the privatixed military … Continue reading

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Government agrees to ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ with G4S over being ripped off

Government agrees to ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ with G4S over being ripped off Whitehall has agreed to allow G4S to bid for lucrative contracts again, on the condition that they ‘don’t make it too obvious’ when they’re defrauding the public purse of … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch to test fan compassion by playing a private military contractor

Benedict Cumberbatch to test fan compassion by playing a private military contractor Kevin McFarland Jan 28, 2014 • 2:25PM Benedict Cumberbatch has attracted such a devoted fan base for his roles in Sherlock, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Hobbit etc., it’s … Continue reading

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The Vehicle Failed to Stop

The Vehicle Failed to Stop – review Carriageworks, Sydney This documentary play about private contractors in war zones prompts interesting questions but fails to ask them effectively Vicky Frost theguardian.com, Sunday 20 October 2013 20.50 EDT The Vehicle Failed to … Continue reading

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The Shadow Military

The Shadow Military  TV-PG CC Critics call them mercenaries.  The government calls them essential to fighting a modern war. Now these soldiers-for-hire provide a rare look into what they do, why they do it, and how they’ve become vital to … Continue reading

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Metal Gear Rising’s prediction of a privatized American police force mirrors reality

Metal Gear Rising’s prediction of a privatized American police force mirrors reality May 6, 2013 7:35 PM Michael Westgarth (Community Writer) Editor’s Note from Rob Savillo Michael shows us how the privatized police force in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’s may not … Continue reading

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Le Carré’s Latest

May 2, 2013 Le Carré’s Latest By OLEN STEINHAUER A DELICATE TRUTH By John le Carré 310 pp. Viking. $28.95. “I have a theory which I suspect is rather immoral,” George Smiley said in John le Carré’s 1974 classic, “Tinker, … Continue reading

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