Pratap Chatterjee

Pratap Chatterjee is the author of two books about the war on terror: Halliburton's Army: How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War and Iraq, Inc. (Seven Stories Press, 2004). He is the executive director of CorpWatch and serves on the board of both Amnesty USA and the Corporate Europe Observatory.

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7:30am
The Three Faces of Drone War: Speaking Truth From the Robotic Heavens
Enemies, innocent victims, and soldiers have always made up the three faces of war. With war growing more distant, with drones capable of performing on the battlefield while their “pilots” remain thousands of miles away, two of those faces have, however, faded into the background in recent years...
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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:02am
Selling Your Secrets in the Wild West of Surveillance
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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 9:18am
Hollywood Without the Happy Ending: How the CIA Bungled the War on Terror
Call it the Jason Bourne strategy.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 9:30am
The Data Hackers: Mining Your Information for Big Brother
Big Bro is watching you. Inside your mobile phone and hidden behind your web browser are little known software products marketed by contractors to the government that can follow you around anywhere. No longer the wide-eyed fantasies of conspiracy theorists, these technologies are routinely installed in all of our data devices by companies that sell them to Washington for a profit.
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Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 3:30pm
Turning the Table on the Trackers: Wikileaks Sniffs out Spy Salesmen
What was Mostapha Maanna of Hacking Team, an Italian surveillance company, doing on his three trips to Saudi Arabia in the last year? A new data trove from WikiLeaks reveals travel details for salesmen like Maanna who hawk electronic technology to track communications by individuals without their knowledge.
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Friday, June 14, 2013 - 1:41pm
Investigate Booz Allen Hamilton, Not Edward Snowden
Military contractor Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, Virginia, has shot into the news recently over two of its former employees: Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who has just revealed the extent of US global spying on electronic data of ordinary citizens around the world, and James Clapper, US director of national intelligence.
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Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 11:38am
Boeing Helps Kill Proposed Law to Regulate Drones
Boeing, the aircraft manufacturing giant from Seattle, helped defeat a Republican proposal in Washington state that would have forced government agencies to get approval to buy unmanned aerial vehicles, popularly known as drones, and to obtain a warrant before using them to conduct surveillance on individuals.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 8:05am
US Banks Win Mortgage Fraud Settlement, Borrowers Lose
Ten major U.S. banks settled charges of illegally kicking people out of their homes for pennies on the dollar, under two agreements with the government announced this week.
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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 12:56pm
The New Robber Barons: How Taxpayers Subsidise CEOs' Multimillion Salaries
Lanai, a tiny resort island in Hawaii, has 18 miles of secluded beaches, no traffic lights and a population of just over 3,000.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 3:57pm
TrapWire Leaks Shine Light on New Video Tracking Technologies
TrapWire, a company founded and run by former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers, that offers to track “suspicious” activities from surveillance video, has been spotlighted in a new Wikileaks release.
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