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Suzanne Simons Gives Us a New -- and Timely -- Biography of the Man Behind Blackwaternew

Heroic in Master of War's opening pages, Simons ends her portrait with Erik Prince sputtering in impotent rage against a media he believes has unfairly maligned his company.
INDY Week  |  Gerry Canavan  |  08-14-2009  |  Nonfiction

Can We Get Back to Something Besides Elections?new

Now that the election is over, perhaps the media will decide to tell us about the other important things going on in the world; better still, they may quit flogging the same tired stories we've seen over and over and over.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  11-07-2008  |  Commentary

Red, White and Blackwater: An Interview with Jeremy Scahillnew

As media coverage is slipping, Scahill, who has reported from Iraq in both the Clinton and Bush administrations, is releasing an update to his book. The new version includes a thorough account of that infamous day at Nisour Square, along with details on the Blackwater operative who shot and killed the Iraqi vice president’s bodyguard on Christmas Eve of 2006.
Weekly Alibi  |  Christie Chisholm  |  07-01-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Sexual Assault: Another Byproduct of the Privatization of the Iraq Warnew

For women in Iraq, the terrorist could be the guy working beside you.
Cleveland Scene  |  Lisa Rab  |  04-11-2008  |  War

Blackwater's Terrifying Reachnew

Jeremy Scahill discusses privatization of war and civilian life.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  04-04-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The Dogs of Warnew

Blackwater's killing of a New York Times dog might be a small incident, but it also represents something larger. And it gets worse, with private U.S. firms now being accused or rape and murder, with few repercussions beyond some embarrassing media coverage.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Editorial  |  12-21-2007  |  Commentary

Backwater USAnew

Mark Colville got a stiffer punishment for simulating Blackwater USA's slaughter of innocent Iraqi civilians than the mercenaries who actually committed the crime.
New Haven Advocate  |  Andy Bromage  |  12-18-2007  |  War

Welcome Aboard Blackwater Airlinesnew

After a deadly crash, one Washington family tries to bring the notorious military contractor to account.
Seattle Weekly  |  Rick Anderson  |  11-21-2007  |  War

Blackwater Keeps its Eye on a Tiny California Enclavenew

The company hopes to open a 824-acre paramilitary training facility in Potrero, but wooing the town's 850 residents has been a dicey game.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Pat Sherman  |  10-10-2007  |  War

We Are All Mercenariesnew

Blackwater is not the problem, it is a symptom: A symptom of a rush to war on the cheap and without proper planning, and a symptom of our bias toward privatization combined with a failure to establish clear rules for just who these private contractors are accountable to.
Dig Boston  |  Baratunde Thurston  |  09-27-2007  |  Commentary

Only Pawns in Their Gamenew

An Orange County lawyer seeks justice for families of slain military contractors in Iraq.
OC Weekly  |  Nick Schou  |  07-14-2006  |  War

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