Category Archives: Defense Contractors

Who’s cutting what now?

According to The New York Times, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has just announced a plan “to cut billions of dollars from the Pentagon budget.” Great! With states running massive budget deficits and the official unemployment rate hovering around double-digits, what … Continue reading

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Breaking news…

… the government and the corporate media present a distorted view of the war in Iraq! That’s the rather unsurprising finding of a recent investigation published by the New York Times, which at lesser times (which is more often than … Continue reading

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Congress: Making a killing

It should go without saying that in times of war, those people who manufacture the tools of death and destruction stand to benefit the most. That basic point was perhaps most notably addressed by infamous Chomyskite America-hater, former U.S. president … Continue reading

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An Unreasonable Man

Last night I was watching the 2006 documentary on the career of Ralph Nader, “An Unreasonable Man,” when I heard something that almost made me fall out of my chair. In order to present a counterpoint to Nader’s anti-corporatism, the … Continue reading

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Blackwater hearing

Earlier today the House Oversight committee questioned Erik Prince, the founder and CEO of defense contractor Blackwater USA, over reports that employees of his company routinely acted recklessly and with little concern for civilian life. The hearing was prompted by … Continue reading

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13 Lawmakers Subpoenaed in Defense Contractor Bribery Case

The Associated Press reported earlier today that 13 congressmen have been subpoenaed to testify by the defense attorneys for Brent Wilkes, the California contractor charged with bribing disgraced former Congressman Duke Cunningham (R-CA) for millions of dollars in defense contracts. … Continue reading

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