Corporate execs at firms like Booz Allen have a vested self-interest in pumping up demand for their snooping services.
The powerful military contractor wants yet another government handout, and it has The Washington Post’s support.
One county dared to stand up to the military-industrial complex. The complex has fought back.
Bring home the troops, military advisers, counter-terrorism experts, and the euphemisms.
Award-winning journalist Jeremy Scahill discusses the growing use of mercenaries by the United States government.
The Pentagon’s new even-boring name for it is Military Information Support Operations (MISO).
The Obama administration continues to award contracts to the private military contractor Blackwater/Xe, despite its seriously troubled history.
Paul Kagame is on track to win a second term as Rwanda’s president. But he is increasingly isolated, both domestically and internationally.
The secretive national security world that Dana Priest and William Arkin catalogue in the Washington Post can’t help but invoke Stalin.
The trillion-dollar war bill and a half-billion-dollar jet fighter engine are connected in a way that goes beyond their status as budget items.
The only ones the Afghan war makes safer are the war profiteers pocketing billion-dollar contracts — and the politicians pocketing campaign contributions in return.
Scores of pundits appearing on television news are actually paid corporate lobbyists and public relations pros.
On October 27th, military contractors and mercenaries will come to DC to attend a conference on "Engaging AFRICOM." Under the umbrella of the International Peace Operations Association (IPOA), these contractors will discuss opportunities for making money off of the Pentagon’s new military command.
IPOA only encourages and enables the militarization of Africa through AFRICOM. U.S. Government spending — our tax dollars — shouldn’t enable the Department of Defense to pursue its Middle East agenda in Africa.
Whether victims of domestic policing or foreign occupation, anti-war activists or liberation fighters, environmentalists or people of faith, citizens must stand united against the military’s newest exertion of power.
Join us to protest AFRICOM and the IPOA Conference. Speakers and musicians will take the stage at Taft Memorial Park for a rally, followed by a protest outside the IPOA Conference at the Liaison Hotel.
For more information, or to get involved, please contact:
Saif Rahman, Institute for Policy Studies, 202-234-9382 x 254; firstname.lastname@example.org
And check out the Resist AFRICOM site.
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