Saturday, August 10, 2013

Stop the privatisation of war...

The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency....
The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency. The first use was in September 1966, replacing an older seal which was used briefly. For more information, see here and here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Stop the privatisation of war

Private Military and Security Companies are profiting from war and insecurity. Hired by governments and companies to perform operations previously carried out by national military forces, private military and security companies are the modern equivalent of mercenaries: armed civilians operating for profit in conflict zones. War on Want is campaigning to hold them to account.
Welcome to the future - the privatisation of war
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Sunday, August 04, 2013

Zimbabwe's "flawed" re-election result of President Mugabe criticised... Mugabe, 89, was confirmed as the winner in Wednesday’s presidential election with 61 per cent of the vote. His Zanu-PF party also won 142 seats in the 210-seat parliament, securing the two-thirds majority needed to change the constitution. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which took 34 per cent of the vote, said the elections were ‘’fraudulent and stolen’’ ..
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