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    :: Monday, September 11, 2006 ::

    Prison Camps: BushCo's Big Growth Industry? - By Charlie Cray, Huffington Post, NY
    One of the sick ironies in all this, is Halliburton's hypocrisy. The company has been criticized for using 'slave labor'' to dig ditches in Australia, ordered to stop trafficking in human contractors in Iraq, and criticized in the U.S. for hiring undocumented workers to replace union contractors on post-Katrina reconstruction contracts.

    Yet despite this well-known pattern of exploitation, the company announced in January that Immigration and Customs Enforcement had awarded it a 5-year $385 million contract to build immigrant 'detention facilities' (prisons) for immigrants arrested on charges of entering the country illegally and to provide construction and logistics support services in the event of an 'immigration emergency,' a term vague enough to cause activists to suspect the worst -- that they are openly planning to build detention camps for political dissidents.
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