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Tue Jun 10 2008 (Updated 06/11/08) The New Bad News for California About Blackwater Worldwide
Blackwater Worldwide Opens Large Training Facility in San Diego On June 5th, after a federal judge cleared the way, Blackwater Worldwide, the 'World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army', opened a large training facility in San Diego, just three blocks from the border that separates California and Mexico.

Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill wrote a book chronicling how this dangerous private security corporation leveraged over $1 billion in taxpayer dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan to build an elite Praetorian Guard for the "global war on terror." Now, Blackwater is setting its sights on the so-called "war on drugs" and recently opened its own private CIA, called "Total Intelligence Solutions," marketing "CIA-type services" to Fortune 500 companies.

Blackwater is aggressively building up a parallel infrastructure to the U.S. national security apparatus as its owner, Erik Prince, promotes Blackwater as the "Federal Express" of the military industrial complex.

Grassroots activists in San Diego, led by relentless local groups like Citizens' Oversight Projects, Activist San Diego, and the Peace Resource Center of San Diego, are ramping up their campaign to shut down Blackwater's base of operations on the border. On Wednesday, June 11th, these groups are organizing a major protest outside the Blackwater facility at 7685 Siempre Viva Road in Otay Mesa. Read More

see also: Military contractor Blackwater files suit to push through new California facility | No to Blackwater on Border Gain Allies

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