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Security Firm Running Dakota Access Pipeline Intelligence Has Ties to U.S. Military Work in Iraq and Afghanistan

Steve Horn | Posted 10.31.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogTigerSwan is one of several security firms under investigation for its work guarding the Dakota Access pipeline in North D...

David McCabe

State Department Awarded Blackwater More Than $1 Billion After Threat, Shooting | David McCabe | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

The State Department awarded more than a billion dollars in funding to the security firm Blackwater and its later incarnations even after one of the c...

Loose Cannons in a War Zone

Calvin Chiu | Posted 03.11.2013 | Teen
Calvin Chiu

The United States must choose to build its own armed forces rather than paying others to fight.

Amanda Terkel

Blackwater Sued By Sporting Goods Chain | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The name Blackwater has become so toxic that the notorious security contractor is now in the midst of its second makeover and has change...

Amanda Terkel

Former Blackwater CEO Threatens Congresswoman | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has been one of the harshest critics of Blackwater USA, the military contractor tied to a 2007 shooting in ...

The McLaughlin Group: It's the "Professional Left's" Fault

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

When Obama's agenda began to peter out under the weight of Republican obstructionism and his own tendency to play it safe, it was the Democratic base that worked the hardest trying to prevent him from falling.

Blackwater Won Contracts Via Dozens Of Dummy Corporations

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - The security company Blackwater Worldwide formed a network of 30 shell companies and subsidiaries to try to get million...

The Al Capone Solution for the Blackwater Problem

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

While U.S. law punishes accounting fraud committed abroad, it offers no remedy for a corporation's acts of violence. Congress could solve the problem by expanding the scope of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Eric Prince and David Prentice: The Blackwater/Anti-Stemcell Connection

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What is the connection between Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater/Xe, perhaps the world's largest private army, and David Prentice, Ph.D, widely-known o...

Blackwater Trained The 'Hurt Locker' Actors | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the stars of the widely acclaimed Iraq war film The Hurt Locker has revealed that the filmmakers hired the mercenary firm Blackwater while shoo...

The Blackness of Blackwater

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

The good news for Blackwater fans is that things are not as bleak as they appear. A report found that Blackwater guards were involved in almost 200 shootings in Iraq between 2005 and 2007.

Blackwater Offers Training To 'Faith Based Organizations'

RebelReports | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In its ever-evolving re-branding campaign, Blackwater has created a new alter-ego for part of the company's business. Meet the "Personal Security Awar...

Blackwater Contractor Saw Killing Iraqis As 9/11 Payback: Justice Dept

Mother Jones | Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One member of the Blackwater security team known as Raven 23 regularly bragged about his body count and viewed killing Iraqis as "payback for 9/11." ...

Blackwater Founder Accused In Court Of Intent To Kill

Washington Post | Jerry Markon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The founder of Blackwater USA deliberately caused the deaths of innocent civilians in a series of shootings in Iraq, attorneys for Iraqis suing the se...

Government May Be Paying Blackwater To Work In Iraq Illegally

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Days after the Baghdad government decided it no longer wanted the company then known as Blackwater in Iraq, the State Department signed a $22.2 millio...

Blackwater's First Television Ad For "Xe"

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

Yes, Blackwater is no more. Now they are "Xe." And what does "Xe" mean? Who the hell knows? But who says private contractors can't show their impressionistic and abstract side?

Blackwater's First Television Ad For "Xe"

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

I applaud Blackwater for not pulling a Prince and changing their name to a symbol. Though I must admit, it would have been fun calling them "The Mercenaries Formerly Known As Blackwater."

Blackwater by Any Other Name Would Still Smell Like Shit

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

Maybe Blackwater thinks that by changing their name they can distance themselves from the manslaughter charges facing five Blackwater guards involved in the Nisour Square shooting.

Blackwater: A Smell by Any Other Name?

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

The Outfit Formerly Known as Blackwater made its bones and its less than salubrious name in Iraq. And now it wants to unmake its notoriety by changing its name to Xe.

America's Foreign Policy Diagnosed with ADHD (ADD)

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

I know three things about ADHD (ADD) for certain. First, Michael Phelps has it; his mom has been good enough to use her media platform in places like ...

Justice Department Close To Charging Blackwater Guards In Iraq Shooting

Washington Post | Del Quentin Wilber and Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal prosecutors have sent target letters to six Blackwater Worldwide security guards involved in a September shooting that left 17 Iraqi civilians...

Immunity For Private Guards Is Sticking Point In Iraq Security Deal

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Immunity from Iraqi law for foreign private guards is a sticking point in the deal between Washington and Baghdad over long-term US troop presence in ...

Blackwater's Iraq Contract Renewed For At Least Another Year

New York Times | James Risen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last fall, Blackwater Worldwide was in deep peril. Guards for the security company were involved in a shooting in September that left at least 17 Ira...

UPDATE: Hedge Fund Ends Talks To Purchase Blackwater

ABC News | Maddy Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ABC News reported late Wednesday that hedge fund giant Cerberus Capital Management has ended talks to purchase controversial security firm Blackwater ...

Blackwater Trying To Run Democrat Out Of Congressional Race

Mother Jones | Bruce Falconer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marshall Adame is a Democrat running for Congress in North Carolina's 3rd District, a jurisdiction along the Tar Heel state's low-lying eastern coast ...