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Birmingham University 'boycotts' UAE campus after British academic Matthew Hedges jailed  The New Arab

A United Arab Emirates court sentenced British student Matthew Hedges to life in jail on spying charges on Wednesday, prompting a "shocked" Britain to warn of ...

The New Arab
Paramilitary Emperor Erik Prince Rebrands Blackwater to Get Into the Steak Business  Observer

Blackwater founder Erik Prince has rebranded his former military empire into a beef company.

US energy chief in Baghdad as sanctions waiver runs out  FRANCE 24

Baghdad (AFP). US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday Iraq should partner with American companies to become energy independent, as Baghdad's ...

The company formerly known as Blackwater is getting paid millions by the Canadian government, reports say  VICE

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government dramatically increased spending on services from the notorious company formerly known as Blackwater, which was ...

Precision Consulting Company Helps Clients Successfully Manage Academic and Professional Demands  Benzinga

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Consulting Company helps you to manage the heavy demands of academic and professional life by giving ...

ACADEMI Training Center, LLC dba Constellis  Government Accountability Office

ACADEMI Training Center, LLC dba Constellis (ACADEMI), of Moyock, North Carolina, protests the issuance of two task orders to DECO, Inc., of Champlin, ...

Government Accountability Office
6 dogs die after being left in hot van at former Blackwater facility; 4 employees fired  Virginian-Pilot

Six dogs died after they were left in sweltering vans earlier this month at a private security facility in Moyock, N.C., one of the heads of the facility's parent ...

6 dead dogs at former Blackwater site – and the online furor is swift  News & Observer

Reports of six dogs dying after being left inside an unattended van at the former Blackwater private security services firm in northeastern North Carolina have ...

News & Observer
Sanjib Chattopadhyay Bags Prestigious Sahitya Academi Award  NEWSMEN

Kolkata: Leading Bengali writer, Sanjib Chattopadhyay, has been announced a recipient of this year's prestigious Sahitya Academi award. Sahitya Academi ...

Meet the People Recording Houston's History from the Ground Up  Houstonia Magazine

Moore Archeological Consulting is in the business of cataloguing Houston's cultural history.

Houstonia Magazine
Blackwater Founder Meets With Afghan Powerbrokers, Aims to Privatize War  Voice of America

The founder of the U.S.-based Blackwater security firm has been meeting with powerbrokers in Afghanistan to rally support for his plan to privatize the Afghan ...

Voice of America
Blackwater Beef anyone? Private security company's founder now sells a different kind of muscle  Yahoo News

The venture is an attempt at brand extension by Erik Prince, the well-connected founder of Blackwater, which began supplying private security services to U.S. ...

Yahoo News
Meet Erik Prince: Academi founder, ex-spy, Navy SEAL, Senate hopeful  Business Insider

Steve Bannon is pushing Erik Prince, a former Navy Seal and founder of Blackwater, to challenge Republican John Barrasso for a Senate seat in Wyoming.

Business Insider
COLUMN: Nicholas Slatten and other military contractors should be held accountable for massacre in Iraq  Indiana Daily Student

United States District Judge Royce Lamberth declared a mistrial Wednesday in the second trial of Nicholas Slatten over shootings he carried out along with ...

Indiana Daily Student
Group Accused Of DNC Hack Also Targeted Firm Formerly Known As Blackwater: Report  HuffPost

WASHINGTON ― A cyber-espionage group that targeted political parties during U.S. and French elections also launched a phishing campaign against Academi ...

Afghan Government Rejects Proposals To Privatize War  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Afghan officials have rejected a proposal to have foreign military contractors take over training and advising of the Afghan armed forces.

Academi Broke Clear Terms Of State Dept. Deals, GAO Says  Law360

Law360, Nashville (January 3, 2018, 6:57 PM EST) -- Security contractor Academi failed to follow clear bidding requirements on two U.S. Department of State ...

America Makes creates 3D printing education ACADEMI  3D Printing Industry

America Makes is the US national additive manufacturing innovation institute, based in Youngstown, Ohio. The Lanterman Group is a 3D printing consultancy, ...

3D Printing Industry
Constellis appoints ex-Leidos exec its CEO  Washington Business Journal

Constellis has tapped Leidos Holdings executive Tim Reardon to be its new CEO. Reardon was most recently president of defense and intelligence for ...

Washington Business Journal
A U.S. warrior goes to China: Did Erik Prince cross a line?  The Washington Post

The Blackwater founder is running a security college in Beijing that is training Chinese military and security personnel to protect China's economic interests ...

The Washington Post
Blackwater 3.0: Rebranded 'Academi' Wants Back in Iraq  Wired

The world's most infamous mercenary company has rebranded -- again. Say goodbye to Blackwater, and forget about calling it "Xe." The company is now known ...

Apollo pauses plans to sell security firm Constellis: sources  Reuters

Apollo Global Management has halted plans to sell U.S. military security services business Constellis after talks with Canada's Garda World Security Corp ...

Trump thinking about handing over Afghanistan to mercenaries.  The New Republic

NBC is reporting that the president, frustrated by the long military stalemate in Afghanistan, is reconsidering a proposal floated last year to replace American ...

The New Republic
Puerto Rico's streets crawl with heavily armed, masked mercenaries bearing no insignia or nametags  Boing Boing

Though Puerto Rican law prohibits ownership and bearing of most long-guns and especially semiautomatic weapons, the streets of the stricken US colony now ...

Boing Boing
Ex-Blackwater Firm Will Teach Military Spies Self-Defense  Wired

And this isn't just any old training contract. It's part of an effort to prepare the Defense Intelligence Agency's information gatherers for work in the rugged, remote, ...

Former Blackwater guard to stand trial for third time in mass shooting during Iraq war  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – A former Blackwater Worldwide security guard will stand trial for a third time on charges that he instigated a mass shooting in Iraq more than a ...

Blackwater/Academi Mercenaries Procured By United Arab Emirates Are Now Fighting In Yemen  Mintpress News

The Saudis and the Emirates are grasping at any straws within their reach in order to shore up their faltering military campaign in Yemen., #AmericanSpring, ...

Mintpress News
Datganiad I’r Wasg Academi Drones  sUAS News

A Drone Academy is being established at the Snowdonia Aerospace Centre in Llanbedr, giving young people aged between 14 and 19 years old the ...

sUAS News
Are Mercenaries Really a Cheaper Way of War?  The Atlantic

Blackwater founder Erik Prince says privatizing the 16-year war could save taxpayer money. History, both recent and farther back, suggests a different outcome.

The Atlantic
Christmas shoebox appeal launched for Bangor homeless  The Bangor Aye

A Christmas shoebox appeal has been launched for the homeless people in Bangor, with the aim of providing a gift they wouldn't normally receive and ...

The Bangor Aye
Moody's says private security firm Academi is cash-strapped post-acquisition - Washington  Washington Business Journal

An acquisition that brings together leaders in the private security industry also leaves the combined company strapped for cash — but still stable, according to ...

Washington Business Journal
ACADEMI Becomes First Hands-On Certification Program for 3D Printing in the US  3DPrint.com

As 3D printing grows and makes its presence known in industries across the world, there's still the question of how to get workers caught up on the technology.

The Afghan War Is No Place to Turn a Profit  Bloomberg

The idea of “privatizing” the war in Afghanistan is back. Erik Prince, the founder of the now-defunct security firm Blackwater Worldwide, is making the rounds in a ...

Blackwater’s Descendants Are Doing Just Fine  Foreign Policy

Blackwater is no more. But its descendants live on — and they're still raking in government money. The company whose name is synonymous with some of the ...

Foreign Policy
The Prince-DeVos Plan to Privatize American Institutions  Center For American Progress

Despite President Donald Trump's pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C., it often seems like he is creating one. Take Erik Prince, the founder of ...

Center For American Progress
The Company Formerly Known as Blackwater Is Training Canadian Soldiers  VICE

The mercenary company with a track record of war crimes is instructing Canadian commandos.

Soldiers for Hire: The Private Military Industry  The Carolinian

Quashon Avent Staff Writer America is a country that loves privatization. This happens in prisons, police, intelligence agencies and even our pride and joy-the ...

The Carolinian
Privatized military overdue for change  The Rensselaer Polytechnic

The date is September 16, 2007. A 20-year-old Iraqi is driving his mother to her clinic in Baghdad during the height of a civil war threatening to tear the country ...

The Rensselaer Polytechnic
Memories Grow Murky in Retrial of Blackwater Figure  Courthouse News Service

WASHINGTON (CN) – More than 10 years later, details of the fateful day in 2007 when five private security guards fired automatic weapons and grenades at 31 ...

Courthouse News Service
Blackwater Pays Millions in Arms Smuggling Case  Wired News

Depending on how you look at it, the world's most notorious mercenary firm just got away with misleading the government about arming and training foreign ...

Wired News
Blackwater founder bids again for privatised Afghan war  The New Arab

Erik Prince is trying to drum up business for his mercenary corporation of guns for hire, claiming he can reduce costs in Washington's longest-running war, ...

The New Arab
ACADEMI: Lanterman Group & America Makes launch national 3D printing training program  3ders.org

The Lanterman Group, a 3D printing solutions firm, has teamed up with America Makes, the national accelerator program for 3D printing, to establish a national ...

article image Op-Ed: Private security contractor Blackwater now known as Academi  DigitalJournal.com

Infamously known for killing 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007, private security contractor Blackwater's name-changing continues, calling ...

Blackwater Guard's 2nd Murder Trial Ends Without A Verdict  NPR

The second murder trial of Nicholas Slatten, the former Blackwater contractor accused of firing the first shots in a shooting that killed more than a dozen unarmed ...

Trump reportedly showing renewed interest in Erik Prince’s plan to privatize Afghanistan war  MarketWatch

President Donald Trump is showing renewed interest in a proposal to privatize the war in Afghanistan, according to an NBC News report citing current and ...

Douros, Beickert vying to be Currituck's next sheriff  The Daily Advance

Friday, April 13, 2018. CURRITUCK — The winner of the May 8 Republican primary in Currituck will be, barring a successful write-in candidacy this fall, the ...

The Daily Advance
Monsanto to drop name after sale to Bayer  NBCNews.com

The controversial Monsanto name will be no more after the company completes its multibillion-dollar sale to German pharmaceutical and chemical giant Bayer.

Blackwater and the Corporate Mercenaries who've changed the rules of war  NationofChange

Mercenaries have gone corporate. The United Nations Mercenary Convention, signed in 2001, defines and places limits on what constitutes mercenaries.

US official: Erik Prince proposed private spy network to Trump administration  CNN

The founder of the controversial military contracting firm Blackwater, Erik Prince, and his allies lobbied contacts inside the administration to provide the CIA with ...

Private security mercenaries are now moving into Puerto Rico  New York Post

The situation is so bad in Puerto Rico that a private security firm formerly known as Blackwater has fielded several requests to send employees to the island...

New York Post
Journalists ambushed in CAR during investigation of Russian mercenaries  Columbia Journalism Review

Flowers brought to the Central House of Journalists in Moscow in memory of three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic. Photo: Sergei ...

Columbia Journalism Review
Gulf States Reportedly Reach Blackwater to Discuss US 'Arab Force' Plan in Syria  Sputnik International

The Wall Street Journal reported, citing American officials, that the Trump Administration has mulled assembling an Arab force that would replace US troops in ...

Sputnik International
Academi Wins Navy Security Force Counterterrorism Training IDIQ  ExecutiveBiz

Academi Training Center has won a potential $10 million indefinite/delivery-indefinite/quantity contract for turnkey antiterrorism training services to the U.S. ...

Russian investigative journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria dies from fall  Boing Boing

Russian investigative journalist Maxim Borodin died in a hospital after falling from his fifth floor apartment in Yekaterinburg on Friday. Recently Borodin had been ...

Boing Boing
Military Contractor Formerly Known As Blackwater May Be for Sale for up to $1 Billion  Fortune

Constellis Holdings, the owner of the U.S. military security services business formerly known as Blackwater, is exploring a sale it hopes will value the company at ...

Who is Erik Prince?  CNN

Erik Prince, the latest Trump associate in the spotlight of the Russia investigations, wears many hats.

Armed by the Kremlin, Gazprom could be the new force in Syria when the troops leave  The Conversation - UK

Armed and backed by some of the world's largest known oil and gas reserves, Gazprom would be more powerful than US mercenaries such as Blackwater, and ...

The Conversation - UK
Iraq War security contractor now protecting buildings in SF  San Francisco Chronicle

A Virginia company best known for providing security in Iraq has won a $116.3 million contract to protect federal buildings in San Francisco and elsewhere in ...

San Francisco Chronicle
U.S. Commandos' New Landlord in Afghanistan: Blackwater  Wired

The elite commandos in Afghanistan just got a new base of operations. And it's owned by Blackwater, thanks to a $22 million no-bid deal.

Mapping Erik Prince’s Private Mercenary Empire  Al-Bawaba

By Ty Joplin. Erik Prince, the brain behind the infamous private military firm Blackwater, is now in China training security forces. Prince is partially responsible for ...

Mercenaries Sue Blackwater Over Fake Gun Tests  Wired News

The security firm once known as Blackwater has repeatedly tried to distance itself from its bad old days of wrongful death and corporate misconduct. But a new ...

Wired News
6 dogs die in Moyock security company van after AC fails  WAVY-TV

MOYOCK, N.C. (WAVY) -- Four Academi Training Facility employees in Moyock were fired after several dogs died earlier this month. The dogs were left in a hot ...

400 US mercenaries 'deployed on ground' in Ukraine military op  RT

About 400 elite mercenaries from the notorious US private security firm Academi (formerly Blackwater) are taking part in the Ukrainian military operation against ...

Withhold diocesan donations until U.S. bishops clean house: Catholic academic  Lifesite

COLUMBIA, South Carolina, July 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A prominent Catholic academic has written his bishop to say he will no longer support diocesan ...

Six things you should know about modern mercenaries of war  TRT World

Private military contractors offering armies for hire emerged as a powerful stakeholder in the business of war. Governments can outsource compartmentalised ...

TRT World
Blackwater Sued By Sporting Goods Chain Over Its New Name, 'Academi'  Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The name Blackwater has become so toxic that the notorious security contractor is now in the midst of its second makeover and has changed i.

Huffington Post
Mercenaries and Defence Contractors Are as Canadian as Maple Syrup  VICE

Justin Trudeau promotes a friendler, kinder Canada. But the military-industrial complex remains.

DynCorp mercenaries replace Academi mercenaries in Yemen  Voltaire Network

In Yemen, the Academi mercenaries (ex-Blackwater) have been killed one after the other by the coalition of Houthis and soldiers loyal to President Saleh.

Voltaire Network
Blackwater founder touts plan to cut US troops in Afghanistan  The National

Blackwater founder Erik Prince believes he has an “audience of one” to persuade to back his plan to turn the war effort in Afghanistan over to an army of private ...

The National
Erik Prince offers private military force in Afghanistan  Financial Times

Erik Prince, the world's most infamous military contractor, wants his private military forces to give Afghanistan the same treatment he gave Iraq. In a document ...

Financial Times
Blackwater founder seeks to privatize Afghan war despite mercs getting butt kicked in Yemen  RT

Upon departing as commander of US Forces Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson recently said that America's military strategy, revised a year ago under the ...

Former Blackwater Founder Allegedly Held Meeting with Russians in Seychelles  snopes.com

On 3 April 2017, the Washington Post reported that Erik Prince, brother to Betsy DeVos and founder of the notorious mercenary contracting firm Blackwater (now ...

Are We Heading Towards an Arab NATO?  Algemeiner

The Arab Coalition that consists of Yemeni government forces, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Morocco, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Sudan, Jordan, and Academi (formerly ...

UNITED STATES : Finding a buyer for Constellis  Intelligence Online

Several companies have taken an interest in Apollo Global Management's planned divestment of US private security giant Constellis Group, formerly.

Intelligence Online
Privatizing War in Afghanistan Endangers Civilians  Human Rights Watch

This month, the US war in Afghanistan turns 17. Americans born after the conflict began can now enlist in the armed forces. It's a war in which all parties have ...

Human Rights Watch
US and Russia Compete to Privatize Syrian War  LobeLog

by David Isenberg. Periodic media attention has focused on private military security companies in the past couple of years. Erik Prince has occasionally popped ...

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince to Host Fundraiser for Russia-Connected Congressman  Observer

Blackwater founder Erik Prince will fundraise for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) later this month. Hosted at Prince's sprawling Virginia estate on March 16, ...

Will working with Trump finally bring Blackwater founder Erik Prince down?  The Daily Dot

Erik Prince has been one of America's greatest war profiteers and completely above the law. But his associations with President Donald Trump may bring him ...

The Daily Dot
Apollo Group, Constellis Executives to Buy Out Security Services Contractor  GovConWire

A group of investors including New York City-based Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) along with executive team members at Constellis Group have ...

'Blackwater Air' Is Back, and Flying for US Special Forces  The Daily Beast

A mercenary air force that became a symbol of the U.S. occupation of Iraq is back in action—this time in Central Africa, supporting a shadowy American U.S. ...

The Daily Beast
It's Time To Drain The Swamp In Government Contracting  HuffPost

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump famously said he would drain the swamp, a pledge that resonated with ordinary Americans disaffected with the cr...

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince to Testify in Russia Probe  U.S. News & World Report

The founder of the private military firm, who reportedly served as an unofficial Trump campaign adviser, is scheduled to appear before the House intelligence ...

U.S. News & World Report
Witness Calls 2007 Blackwater Shooting Unprovoked  Courthouse News Service

WASHINGTON (CN) – Vying to convict a former Blackwater security guard of a war-time shooting where 14 Iraqi civilians were killed, federal prosecutors primed ...

Courthouse News Service
Mexico's Drug War and Neoliberal Energy Reforms Could Be Good for Business, Especially Mercenary Companies  Upside Down World

The rapid growth of organized crime in Mexico and the government's response to this phenomenon have caused unprecedented levels of violence and furthered ...

Upside Down World
Former Blackwater gets rich as Afghan drug production hits record high  The Guardian

Opium poppy cultivation is up in Afghanistan despite the infamous mercenary firm formerly known as Blackwater being paid $569m by the Pentagon to stop it.

The Guardian
A security contractor who protected buildings during Iraq War will now guard S.F.'s federal buildings  San Francisco Business Times

A security contractor the previously provided security for buildings during the American occupation of Iraq has just signed a massive five-year contract with the ...

San Francisco Business Times
IWI US Announces TAVOR Operators Courses at ACADEMI  AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

The course will help students of any level develop a solid foundation of shooting the TAVOR platform. Experienced carbine shooters will find the course ...

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
Academi (ex-Blackwater) acquired by Monsanto  Voltaire Network

Academi (ex-Blackwater), the world's most powerful private army, reveals having been signed over, without indicating the name of the buyer, nor the amount for ...

Voltaire Network
US Contractor Denies Its 'Mercenaries' in Ukraine  ABC News

The Russian government today claimed there are more than 100 American “mercenaries” from a defense contracting company disguised as Ukrainian troops in ...

ABC News
The quiet quadrupling of Canada’s private security sector  VICE News

Editor's note: From training special forces to policing protests, VICE News explores Canada's growing private security industry.

There is a lot more behind the reported “Blackwater” deaths in Yemen  Al-Bawaba

Reports surfaced this week that 42 mercenaries working for the US security firm Blackwater had been killed in Yemen. The news came just one week after 15 ...

American mercenaries torturing Saudi detained princes, claims British newspaper  Geo News, Pakistan

Saudi princes and businessman arrested on orders of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are being strung up by their feet and beaten by American private ...

Geo News, Pakistan
Is Blackwater Back in Iraq?  War Is Boring

Members of Iraq's parliament have some questions about security contractors arriving in Iraq. They're worried that notorious mercenary firm Blackwater has, ...

War Is Boring
Constellis Group to Merge with Olive Group  PR Newswire

Constellis Group's capabilities in program management and training combines with Olive Group's strength in the provision of risk management solutions for blue ...

PR Newswire
Blackwater Lobbyist Will Manage the House Intelligence Committee  Republic Report

Jeff Shockey, a lobbyist for defense contractors and Academi. He will soon lead the day to day operations of the House Intelligence Committee. After lobbyist-run ...

Republic Report
HAVA/ACADEMI Stage 5th Family Day Event  AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and ACADEMI announce another very successful National Family Day.

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
New American private military contractors arrive in Yemen  Al-Bawaba

The first batch of mercenaries from the private US military firm DynCorp has arrived in the Yemeni city of Aden to replace paid militants from another American ...

Chemical Attacks in Syria Lost Int'l Public Opinion Credibility - Journalist  Sputnik International

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said that British special services assisted terrorists of the al-Nusra Front group by smuggling chemical weapons to ...

Sputnik International
ACADEMI Welcomes Brigadier General (Ret) Craig Nixon as CEO  PR Newswire

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The company known for providing pre-eminent risk assessment, training and security solutions around the world is ...

PR Newswire
Hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos  Chicago Tribune

A hydroelectric dam collapsed in southeastern Laos, leaving an unknown number of people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday.

Chicago Tribune

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Academi is an American private military company founded in 1997 by former Navy SEAL officer Erik Prince as Blackwater, renamed as Xe Services in 2009 and now known as Academi since 2011 after the company was acquired by a group of private investors. The company received widespread notoriety in 2007, when a group of its employees were convicted of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad for which four guards were convicted in a U.S. court.Academi provides security services to the United States federal government on a contractual basis. Since 2003, the group has provided services to the Central Intelligence Agency. In 2013, Academi subsidiary International Development Solutions received an approximately $92 million contract for State Department security guards.In 2014, Academi became a division of Constellis Holdings along with Triple Canopy and other security companies that were part of the Constellis Group as the result of an acquisition.