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Who Do You Trust?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

In President Obama's January 17 address on the NSA and all things supposedly secret he talked about what will be tracked and what won't be tracked. H...

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...

NRA Receives Millions from Gun Industry "Corporate Partners"

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business
Josh Sugarmann

We have found that the National Rifle Association (NRA) receives millions of dollars directly from domestic and foreign gun manufacturers and other members of the firearms industry through an organized corporate outreach program.

The War Against the Republic: The Battle Of Madison

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The election in Wisconsin is the latest example of a corrupted two-party system where neither party adequately represents the majority's will. One tramples on it, using lies and fear, and the other offers only the weakest defense.

Private Contractors In Afghanistan Behaving Badly

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — At two in the morning on Sept. 9, 2005, five DynCorp International security guards assigned to Afghan President Hamid Karzai's prot...

Former Blackwater, Xe, Bought By Investment Group

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RALEIGH, N.C. — An investment group with ties to the founder of the company formerly known as Blackwater announced Friday that it has bought the sec...

Blackwater Corporate Intelligence Documents Reveal Security Contractor's Ties

The Nation | Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past several years, entities closely linked to the private security firm Blackwater have provided intelligence, training and security service...

Profit-Chasing Guns-for-Hire Are Killing Us in Iraq and Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The use of private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan makes a few people very, very rich, but it's making the rest of us -- Americans and local civilians alike -- much less safe.

GLBT Soldiers and Prospective Recruits, Wise Up, Get Some Self Respect and Get Out

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The entire controversy surrounding Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the unconstitutional policy that the Obama administration has repeatedly denounced while def...

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 Prince and the Punishment

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

It's hard to understand why Erik Prince is mad. His company, Xe, is once again able to bid on and get contracts with the government and won't be subject to criminal charges.

Blackwater vs. Pinkwater: The Wife of Erik Prince Picks a Fight With CODEPINK

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Is Erik Prince, Blackwater's sole owner, now taking his profits, trying to sell his company and running away to the Emirates, a country that has no extradition treaty with the United States?

Blackwater Fined $42 Million, Can Still Obtain Government Contracts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The troubled security firm formerly known as Blackwater will pay $42 million in fines to settle thousands of violations of U.S. exp...

Iraq: Invading Is Easier Than Leaving

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

There are remarkably few positive things to say about Iraq today. Yet the Obama administration has recently announced that the U.S. is "on target to end the combat mission." What gives?

Blackwater Strikes Again

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Here is one example of how a United States Senator was able to influence policy. It pertains to Blackwater.

Blackwater, DynCorp Changes Coming

The Nation | Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Blackwater and DynCorp, the two leading mercenary firms servicing the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have both undertaken steps toward significant st...

Secret Blackwater Tape Exposed

Jeremy Scahill | The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Erik Prince, the reclusive owner of the Blackwater empire, rarely gives public speeches and when he does he attempts to ban journalists from attending...

CIA Gives Blackwater Firm New $100 Million Contract

Washington Post | Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Central Intelligence Agency has hired Xe Services, the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, to guard its facilities in Af...

Blackwater Firm Gets $120 Million U.S. Government Contract

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CBS News has learned in an exclusive report that the State Department has awarded a part of what was formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide a contract...

WORST Corporate Rebrandings (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors may have backed off a "poorly worded" memo demanding employees call Chevy by its more refined name, Chevrolet, but the company's market...

Blackwater Looking For New Owner

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RALEIGH, N.C. — The security firm formerly known as Blackwater is looking for new ownership, announcing Monday it is pursuing a sale of the comp...

Blackwater Charges: Justice Department Considers Indictment Against Former Executives Gary Jackson, Andrew Howell

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are considering weapons charges against former executives at Blackwater Worldwide over allegations the private ...

Policing Afghanistan: How Afghan Police Training Became a Train Wreck

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pratap Chatterjee

When it comes to police training, the use of private contractors is not unusual -- and neither is failure. Who, then, is responsible for this dismal state of affairs?

Blackwater Investigation Blocked By State Department Interference, Official Says | JAMES RISEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- An official at the United States Embassy in Iraq has told federal prosecutors that he believes that State Department officials sought to...

The Get Out of Jail and Stay on Contract Free Card

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Isenberg

On May 5, 2009, two men working in Afghanistan for the private military contractor Paravant killed two Afghani civilians. Now, the company argues it's not liable for the deaths because they occurred after work hours.