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The privatization of security: Private Security Companies (PSC) and The Olympic Games

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) depends on a combination of police, military forces and private security companies for the tasks of security and access control in public areas.

Corporate Mercenaries report

For some companies, war means profit. PMSCs are making a killing out of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in conflicts around the globe. This report forms part of War on Want's (memeber of ControlPMSC campaign) to confront those companies which profit from war.

The Privatization of Warfare, Violence and Private Military and Security Companies

This research, carried out by the Novact, together with Jordi Palou-Loverdos and Leticia Armendáriz, is an important contribution to the UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries’ task.