fix articles 12118, contractors
“Contractors” at Boston Marathon Stood Near Bomb, Left Before Detonation (tags)
“Contractors” at Boston Marathon Stood Near Bomb, Left Before Detonation Seen across street after blasts talking with FBI bomb squad. Who were they? What were they and the FBI doing?
Christian Zionists Encourage Military-Industrial Complex Never Ending War (tags)
The Zionists in Israel and the U.S. (Christian Zionists) are encouraging the proliferation of the military-industrial complex with their escalation of religious warfare against the occupied Palestinians. The AIPAC lobby and military weapons contractors give campaign contributions to both Democrats and Republicans, making both status quo political parties of the U.S. puppets of greedy individuals bent on never ending warfare with soldiers and civilians paying the ultimate price with their lives.
Houston Janitors Strike for Economic Justice (tags)
Echoing the story of David vs. Goliath, janitors in Houston are on strike and taking on such corporate giants as JPMorganChase and Exxon Mobile in an effort to pressure the janitorial companies they employ to agree to the workers' modest demands. It is these big business behemoths that are the real powers behind cleaning contractors such as ABM, GCA, ISS etc. By striking against these contractors, and publicly targeting these contractors' employers, the janitors are using their collective power in a showdown that has great significance for not only the Labor Movement but all workers.
Airports Consider Using Private Security Screeners Vs. TSA Transportation Security Officer (tags)
'Don't touch my junk' passenger sparks revolt against airport searches
Outsourcing War: The Rise of Private Military Contractors (tags)
Combat troops to replace support troops in Afghanistan as Obama’s war escalates (tags)
The Los Angeles Times reports on September 2nd that the Pentagon is planning on replacing up to 14,000 U.S. “support” troops in Afghanistan with “combat” troops (see http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/afghanistan/la-fg-afghan-troops2-2009sep02,0,6170770.story). The Times reports the support units will be replaced by "trigger-pullers,” according to Department of Defense (DOD) officials.
Obama Issues Pro-Labor Executive Orders (tags)
In what may be considered a gift to organized labor, President Obama issued a series of Executive Orders on Friday aimed at undoing Bush-era policies involving federal contractors. Issuing executive orders is a quick way to implement labor policy - and appease unions - without enduring the time and uncertainty inherent in the legislative process. Moreover, reversing the prior administration's executive orders has become a tradition whenever a new party takes over the White House.
Exposing Bush Administration Corruption (tags)
corruption goes right to the top.
Pentagon Wants Cyberwar Range to 'Replicate Human Behavior and Frailties' (tags)
Congress has ordered the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or Darpa, to put together a National Cyber Range, as part of a massive (and massively secret) $30 billion, government-wide effort better prep for battle online. The project is now considered a top priority for the Agency. And to make sure the facility is as true-to-life as possible, Darpa wants the contractors running the Range to be able to "replicate realistic human behavior on nodes," a request for proposals, released today, reveals.
Drugged Gang-Raped and Imprisoned (tags)
Is Gang-Rape Allowed by Contractors in Iraq ? Jamie Leigh Jones was reportedly drugged, gang-raped and imprisoned in a container by fellow KBR co-workers in 2005 while working in Iraq on a U.S. Defense Department contract. Like the Abu Ghraib torture victims who still have not seen justice after more than four years, the abuse Jones says she suffered at the hands of private contractors over two years ago has not seen the light of a criminal trial.
Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater's loopholes (tags)
REMINDER: Jeremy Scahill, will be speaking in the Los Angeles area, at the United Teachers of LA, 3303 W. Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, at 7:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 16th and at the First Unitarian Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark, Studio City, CA at 7:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 17th, each with author Dahr Jamail, Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. For more information call: 213-309-2713.
Contractors may train Plan Mexico drug forces (tags)
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Mexican governments are expected Monday to announce an anti-drug package that will probably involve hiring private U.S. military contractors to train Mexican troops on the use of new technologies and equipment, senior U.S. officials said. The government's use of private contractors has been controversial, especially since a deadly incident involving contractors last month in Iraq.
Contracting Out the War in Iraq (tags)
After Blackwater USA’s recent street shoot out in Baghdad, which resulted in as many as 17 civilian deaths, the role of mercenaries in Iraq has received extra attention in the media. Although they have played a key role in the occupation of Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein, these “private security contractors” have for the most part flown under the public radar. For example, the debate over a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq usually centers around the 160,000 military personnel occupying the country. But what about the estimated 182,000 private contractors now deployed in Iraq? During the 1991 Gulf War, the troop-to-private contractor ratio was about 60 to 1. Now they outnumber uniformed troops, more than doubling the actual size of the occupation force. Private contractors in Iraq do everything from cooking food and doing the laundry to driving trucks and building bridges. Using them on such a vast scale is part of the privatization of the war, which is not only politically convenient, but results in massive profits for the companies involved. As of July 2007, there were more than 630 war contracting companies working in Iraq for the U.S. government.
Documents describe human trafficking violations by DOD contractors in Iraq (tags)
With private security firm Blackwater USA under fire for its role in a recent shooting incident in Baghdad, new details are emerging about another problem involving contractors in Iraq: the working and living conditions of international laborers employed on U.S. government projects.
Wanted Criminal Flew U.S. Supply Missions in Iraq (tags)
Bout didn't just walk away with millions of taxpayer dollars, the authors found. The military issued Bout's pilots supply cards allowing them to gas up their planes for free when landing in Iraq. A Defense Department spokesman confirmed to the authors that Bout's fleet made off with nearly 500,000 gallons of fuel from the Baghdad airport courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.
Announcement/PHOTO OF CIA Agent in First CIA Renditions Trial-starts tomorrow (tags)
The long awaited trial of 26 CIA agents led by Robert Seldon Lady (left in photo) begins tomorrow in Milan, Italy, despite the presence of President Bush in Italy! In conjunction with this, a North Carolina group is scheduling a training sesssion at the headquarters of the CIA's airline, Aero Contractors Ltd. -- something CALCULATED TO SEE THAT THERE ARE MANY MORE SUCH TRIALS.
Blackwater: The Christian Right and the War on America (tags)
the civil war that england has been after for a long time now you WILL sell out america, and worship lords and kings again, or you will die
How to get out of Iraq for just $450 million (tags)
If Nancy Pelosi and Congress really want the war to end and U.S. personnel to leave Iraq, it doesn't have to cost $100 billion or even $10 billion. For just $450 million, Congress could hire U.S. airlines to fly all U.S. troops (and contractors) home for good, in time to enjoy summer with their families.
Kidnapping and Vandalism (tags)
Below are 2 emails (misspellings and all) from 2 individuals who are advocating violence against Day Laborers and Immigrants.
Slave-Driving for the US War (tags)
In a luxurious room reserved for Americans and whites, the "liberators" sit at the sumptuous table and distribute Iraq's wealth among themselves.
Katrina’s Aftermath: The Catastrophe Continues (tags)
Katrina was not a natural disaster; it was and still is a social disaster. Katrina and its aftermath is the market at work for you
Four U.S. Contractors Killed in Iraq (tags)
An angry mob of insurgents attacked a convoy of American contractors last month when they got lost in a town north of Baghdad....
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/7/05) (tags)
FEMA turned away aid, rescue crews, cut emergency communication lines
Local Janitor’s Strike against Defense Contractors. (tags)
Local Janitor’s Strike against Defense Contractors.
ACLU: Wake Up and Pay Attention (tags)
If the ACLU is to expose COINTELPRO, they need to expand their project to include the Defense Intelligence Agency and military contractors.
Fascist Mercenaries Come to Iraq (tags)
Previously, I posted an article about fascist mass murderers and torturers from Latin America's "dirty wars" being employed by Blackwater. Now, it seems members of South Africa's secret police, who murdered black activists during apartheid, are also mercenaries in Iraq.
View New Jihadi video issued: Fallujah Volcano (tags)
The newest Al Qaeda video is a chilling reminder of dangers that the American military personnel and contractors face in Iraq on a daily basis.
Costly US intel failures continue in Iraq (tags)
Two seperate reports clearly demonstrate that a "process for systematic sharing of intelligence and tactics is badly needed" -- proving that the lessons from 9/11 have not been learned
ON THE ATTACK IN FALLUJA : THE DISMEMBERMENT OF AMERICANS (tags)
Now we are supposed to believe that these "contractors" were just having a swell time driving around Falluja enjoying the sights? These people were not contractors. CIA or Special Forces, but not contractors.
Are you Afraid of Bush? (tags)
This is simply a must read...
[gangbox] SCABS OF NEW YORK (tags)
SCABS OF NEW YORK...rat contractors, company unions and the decline of union labor in the Manhattan residential construction sector
Spy Finance and the Black Budget (tags)
".....a congressional investigation revealed that the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), a supersecret agency whose existence was publicly acknowledged only a few years ago, lost track of a $2 billion slush fund because it was so highly classified even top intelligence officials had no control over it."
$87 billion for war: ‘senseless & reckless’ (tags)
Congress voted to approve the Bush administration’s $87 billion package for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, but not without vocal and sometimes vehement opposition by lawmakers and peace activists.
From Smart Bombs to Smart Bags (tags)
Some fear an Orwellian society over having to much security imposed on their lives through the advent of smarter technologies.
Big Turnout and Big Support for Forever 21 Picket (tags)
Over 150 people turned out to support a boycott against Forever 21 for garment worker abuses.