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6 August 2014

Members of London Palestine Action chain themselves to roof of UAV Engines over claims it arms the Israeli army

UAV Engines is alleged to be a subsidiary of Israeli arms company Elbit Systems.

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2 April 2013

UN adopts treaty to regulate global arms trade

Author: Edith M. Ledrer, Associated Press

The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade…capping a more than decade-long campaign to keep weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists, insurgents,...

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10 January 2011

Global Witness proposes new framework that could close legal loopholes which allow corporate crimes in conflict zones

Author: Global Witness

“Simply Criminal: Targeting Rogue Business in Violent Conflict”, a new briefing paper published by Global Witness...shows how the prosecutions of rogue businesses operating in situations of widespread violence can be made easier...The proposed...

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23 April 2010

India's Dirty War

Author: Megha Bahree, Forbes [USA]

This is India's dirty war: a brutal struggle over valuable real estate that pits the Naxalites against some of the nation's most powerful commercial interests...On one side of the struggle are the rebels- perhaps 10,000 of them armed...On the other...

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8 April 2010
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Author: Semana [Colombia]

...El miércoles 7 de abril llegaron...nueve afrocolombianos a la vereda El Hato Santa Marta, del corregimiento La Toma, del municipio de Suárez (Cauca). Querían instalarse cerca de la orilla del río Oveja para extraer oro, cuando aparecieron tres...

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2 March 2010
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Author: Radio Cafe Stereo

La brigada 17 del Ejercito Nacional y la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana bombardearon la comunidad indígena de Alto Guayabal del Resguardo Uradá Jiguamiandó...el 30 de enero de 2010...dejando como resultado de éste ataque varios indígenas gravemente heridos y...

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7 January 2010

Former Blackwater guards charged with murder

Author: James Risen, New York Times

Two former Blackwater security guards were arrested Thursday on murder charges stemming from a shooting in Afghanistan last May that left two Afghans dead and a third wounded, the Justice Department said... [The] arrests seemed to signal that the...

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6 January 2010

2 workers shot dead at Chevron plant in Nigeria

Author: Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

Nigerian soldiers shot two contract workers dead and injured four others at an under-construction Chevron Corp. plant, causing a riot that left several buildings destroyed and halted operations, officials said Wednesday. .. Scott Walker, a spokesman...

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25 November 2009

US firm 'runs covert Pakistan ops'

Author: Al Jazeera English

A new report has accused the US private security firm formerly known as Blackwater [now Xe] of operating a covert assassination and kidnapping programme against suspected Taliban and al-Qaeda members in northwest Pakistan…Jeremy Scahill…who broke the...

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13 September 2009

Prosecutors in Iraq Case See Pattern by Guards

Author: James Risen, New York Times

Private security guards who worked for Blackwater repeatedly shot wildly into the streets of Baghdad without regard for civilians long before they were involved in a 2007 shooting episode that left at least 14 Iraqis dead, federal prosecutors charge...

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