This is a live video of the song Securiror by punk band Crass. Lyrics are here. Securiror is an alias for G4S.
From Mother Jones in the USA:
Animal House in Afghanistan
— By Daniel Schulman | Tue September 1, 2009 10:19 AM PST
Drunken brawls, prostitutes, hazing and humiliation, taking vodka shots out of buttcracks— no, the perpetrators of these Animal House-like antics aren’t some depraved frat brothers. They are the private security contractors guarding Camp Sullivan, otherwise known as the US Embassy in Kabul.
These allegations, and many more, are contained in a letter sent to Secretary of State of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday by the Project on Government Oversight, which has been investigating the embassy security contract held by ArmorGroup North America (a subsidiary of Wackenhut, which is in turn owned by the security behemoth G4S). The contractor was the subject of a congressional probe earlier this summer that found serious lapses in the company’s handling of the embassy security contract, which internal State Department documents said left the embassy compound “in jeopardy.” Nevertheless, the government opted to extend the company’s 5-year, $189 million contract for another year.
Civilian contractors working for the Pentagon in Afghanistan not only outnumber the uniformed troops, according to a report by a Congressional research group, but also form the highest ratio of contractors to military personnel recorded in any war in the history of the United States: here.
A classified report issued by the US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, sets the stage for a major increase in US troop levels: here.
Support for the war in Afghanistan has fallen to an all-time low in the United States, according to a national poll published Tuesday by CNN: here.
Britain: Peace campaigners have urged the British public to turn out en masse for next month’s national demonstration in London on October 24 to demand that troops in Afghanistan be brought home: here.
Exclusive: Controversial Blackwater Security Firm Gets Iraq Contract Extended by State Dept: here.