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September 27, 2007
Making a Killing
Who will mete out justice for America's merchants of death?
September 27, 2007
End the Shadow War
Blackwater USA should answer for the crimes of its soldier-contractors in Iraq. Calls for withdrawal from Iraq must also include private security contractors.
September 24, 2007
A closer look at the US rule that gives military contractors like Blackwater a free pass to murder, terrorize and pillage their way through Iraq.
September 21, 2007
Blackwater: Hired Guns, Above the Law
Acting with impunity and immune from prosecution, a shadow army funded by US taxpayers is fueling the spiraling violence in Iraq.
April 30, 2007
Pull the Plug on the Mercenary War
Who will stop the shadow US army in Iraq? Don't count on Congressional Democrats.
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March 15, 2007
Bush’s Shadow Army
An investigation into Blackwater USA reveals a frightening picture of a politically connected private army that serves as the administration's Praetorian guard.
October 26, 2006
From Whitewater to Blackwater
Blackwater USA has a new attorney to defend it against a wrongful death lawsuit by families of four contractors killed in Iraq: Kenneth Starr.
August 29, 2006
Pay To Be Saved
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.
August 25, 2006
Blackwater Shot Down in Federal Court
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 2004.
August 10, 2006
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.