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Blackwater – from Iraq to Venezuela

SOLDIERS: What are the consequences of "outsourcing" the war in such a sensitive area as the Middle East?

The
13–15. May, several of the world's largest arms companies gathered at the Stockholm Fair
in Älvsjö to market their products. Among the participants are several
arms companies that manufacture nuclear weapons and companies whose weapons are used against civilians
in the war in Yemen.

Among the companies that came to line up
there, is several black
listed, for example
British Babcock
International, which is central to the production of a new British fleet
Trident nuclear submarines. Babcock International is part of Nordea's and Swedbanks
lists of companies in which banks do not invest, because of their
involvement in nuclear weapons production.

Buyers from there also came to the fair
American paramilitary company Academi (formerly Blackwater USA and Xe
Services), founded by Republican billionaire Erik Prince. He's a brother
to Donald Trump's Secretary of Education Betsy deVos and a member of. . .

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Ana L. Valdés
Valdés is a writer, anthropologist and activist.

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