An investigation into Blackwater USA reveals a frightening picture of a politically connected private army that serves as the administration's Praetorian guard.
Blackwater USA has a new attorney to defend it against a wrongful death
lawsuit by families of four contractors killed in Iraq: Kenneth Starr.
Unless something changes soon, New Orleans will prove to be a glimpse
of a dystopic future, a future of disaster apartheid in which the
wealthy are saved and everyone else is left behind.
A federal appeals court has ruled a wrongful death lawsuit
can proceed against Blackwater USA: Families claim the firm cut corners in pursuit of
profit in Iraq, leading to the brutal deaths of four employees in Fallujah in
As the United States decries the private militias of Lebanon and
Iraq, GOP-connected, privately owned global mercenary firms receive
blank checks and little oversight.
Hurricane victims are still homeless in New Orleans, but thanks to the federal government's $30 million contract bonanza, Blackwater USA's profits are soaring.
Tens of thousands of Hurricane Katrina victims remain without homes. The
environment is devastated. People are disenfranchised. Financial
resources, desperate residents are told, are scarce.
Lawsuits by families of soldiers-for-hire killed in Falluja have put a major war profiteer in the cross-hairs.