War profiteers have been highly present in the mainstream media in recent weeks, mainly because of Blackwater and their crimes in Iraq. It is a challenge for our movement to develop effective campaigns against these private military contractors. We know that these private militaries are even more dangerous because of the lack of regulations. WRI thanks Karolina our intern for a few weeks who researched mercenaries and private military contractors and their legal regulations, which can be found on the Wiki.
Blackwater our war profiteer of the month of June has made war profiteers to be main-stream news more than ever. Mainly because Blackwater personnel killed 11 Iraqis and wounded 14 during what the company said was an attack on a U.S. diplomatic convoy travelling through the Mansour district of Baghdad. Blackwater employees have been involved in at least 195 shooting incidents since 2005.
Last month's protest in Burma revealing the violence and crimes of the Burmese military dictatorship has also helped identify the war profiteers that are supporting this Burmese military dictatorship. While many governments came up with strong declarations against the Burmese dictatorship many of the big companies that these government support are making high profitable business thanks to their relations with the dictatorship.
No Weapons in Space! Stop Star Wars Research & Development! Convert the Military Industrial Complex! Fund Human Needs A week of action to stop the militarization of space from the 4 -13 of October of 2007l. Actions have been happening all around the world. For a full list of the different actions you can go to: Keep Space for Peace Week
Along with various political, religious and national interests, the occupation is fuelled more and more by corporate - commercial interests.Israeli and international civilian companies and corporations are increasingly involved in real estate deals and infrastructure development in the Occupied Territories. We intend to collect existing and new information into an online dynamic database, and we plan to serve as an information center for queries about business and corporate involvement in the occupation.
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A recent gathering by the Peace Economy Project (USA) brought together activists and researchers who had been involved in the 1980's and 90's in campaigns for the conversion of arms industries, with an interest in renewing this work.
The European Defense Agency adopted a scheme on Sept. 25 for EU nations to share and coordinate their investments in new arms testing and evaluation.The new code of conduct is designed to avoid duplication and encourage the sharing of these expensive facilities in Europe, the EDA said in a statement.
UC gets 150 million USD annually from the DoD and manages nuclear weapons labs with Bechtel Corp. 40% of Livermore Lab employees are UC graduates. UC Regent Richards Blum's company gets 125 million USD for work at Los Alomos.
The University of California runs two national laboratories in collaboration with the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. They are Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.