Archive for Category: "Military Contractors"
By Jill Holslin Late yesterday, Erik Prince of Blackwater announced his intention to shift its business away from security contracting and focus instead on military training, aviation and logistics. Kudos to Matt Apuzzo and Mike Baker of the Associated Press for getting an exclusive interview with Erik Prince, complete with photos of the Blackwater founder [...]
From the LA Times June 16, 2008 Blackwater’s Bright Future By Jeremy Scahill Scahill considers the question: would an Obama White House put the brakes on an “unaccountable private war industry?”
> Wired Magazine is staging a contest to help Blackwater design new motivational posters to help improve its image here in America. Check it out . . . And just a thought about Blackwater’s training potential. Maybe we should bring them into our public schools to help spice things up a little in the classroom. [...]
>On Tuesday, June 17 at 10:30 AM, City Attorney Mike Aguirre argued the case for the city in Blackwater Lodge and Training Center vs. Kelly Broughton/City of San Diego before Judge Marilyn Huff. On June 4, Huff granted Blackwater a restraining order against the City in order to ensure that it would be able to [...]
On June 11, enveloped in the golden brown desert habitat and bright blue skies of Otay Mesa, California, investigative journalist and author of “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army” (Nation Books, 2007) Jeremy Scahill joined over 100 San Diegans in a demonstration against the private military contractor Blackwater. Just one week [...]
>Blackwater’s motion for a temporary restraining order against the City of San Diego will be heard today, Friday, May 30, in Federal Court in the courtroom of the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff, at 1:30. The TRO motion was filed on behalf of Blackwater Lodge and Training Center, Inc. vs. Broughton et. al. Following upon an [...]
At the San Diego City Council Meeting this morning (May 27) 8th District Councilmember Ben Hueso addressed a throng of citizens in attendance to register their protest against the Blackwater facility in Otay Mesa. Hueso announced that Blackwater now intends to sue the City of San Diego in Federal Court. Hueso provided no further information, [...]