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Erik Prince

Too Often, American Justice Is Injustice

Michael Shammas | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.

Christina Wilkie

Iraq War Contractors Still Fighting -- In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Rumsfeld declared war on the Pentagon bureaucracy on a quiet, sunny Monday seven months into his tenure as secretary of defense. ...

Will Blackwater Ever Do Right?

Max Stanley | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Max Stanley

It was like a meaningless coda, as the war contractors at Blackwater USA changed its name again, two weeks after delivering Katy Helvenston-Wettengel another insult. She has been fighting for justice and accountability for the death of her son, a Blackwater employee.

Amanda Terkel

Former Blackwater CEO Threatens Congresswoman

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Blackwater Video Game Steers Clear Of Controversy

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — In the world of video games, realism reigns supreme, but the makers of a game based on the infamous private security firm Blackwat...

PMC und Drang in the Persian Gulf

David Isenberg | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This post was originally written June 5. It's now been three weeks since the New York Times published its story on the United Arab Emirates busine...

Bigger Than Blackwater: Arming the U.A.E.

Hannah Gurman | Posted 08.20.2011 | World
Hannah Gurman

In this broader context of the U.S. willingness to provide arms for Gulf allies, direct contracts between the defense industry and the U.A.E. appear to be a win-win situation for everyone -- except the critics of the U.A.E. regime.

Blackwater Founder Sets Up Secret Desert Force

Posted 07.15.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The crown prince of Abu Dhabi has hired the founder of private security firm Blackwater Worldwide to set up an 800-member ...

Blackwater Founder Now Training African Mercenaries In Lawless State

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Erik Prince, whose former company Blackwater Worldwide became synonymous with the use of private U.S. security forces in Iraq a...

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...

Blackwater, Xe, and more

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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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 Founder Erik Prince Moves To Abu Dhabi, Records Say

New York Times | James Risen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Erik Prince, whose company, Blackwater Worldwide, is for sale and whose former top managers are facing criminal charges, has left the United States an...

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...

Is Blackwater's Erik Prince Moving To The United Arab Emirates?

The Nation | Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince claim that the embattled head of the world's most infamous mercenary firm is planning ...

Glenn Beck -- "Restoring Honor" or Exploiting a Noble Veterans Charity?

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

I received an email Monday morning that stopped me in my tracks. It contained a link to the seemingly noble organization called the Special Operation...

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 Settles Series Of Iraq Civil Lawsuits

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RALEIGH, N.C. — The security firm formerly known as Blackwater has reached a settlement in a series of federal lawsuits in which dozens of Iraqi...

Erik Prince, Blackwater Founder, Cutting Ties With Company

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — The man who built Blackwater USA into one of the world's most respected and reviled defense contractors feels that he was thrown...

To the Dems Who Voted to 'Defund ACORN': Where is the Defund Blackwater Act?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Democrats have joined Republicans in voting to "Defund ACORN," yet they have done nothing to stop Blackwater's ongoing taxpayer-funded crusade in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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 Tapped Foreigners For Secret CIA Program

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When the CIA revived a plan to kill or capture terrorists in 2004, the agency turned to the well-connected security company then kn...

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...

C.I.A. Sought Blackwater's Help In Plan To Kill Jihadists

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The CIA hired private contractors from Blackwater USA in 2004 as part of a secret program to kill top-level members of al-Qaida, bu...