This is what the ‘Corporate Fascism’ category is for (Monsanto/Blackwater Edition)

OK so US corporations are hiring the same firm that massacred civilians in Iraq. Apparently, Monsanto likes firms that kill unarmed civilians. Why is that?

Jeremy Scahill reports in the latest issue of The Nation that subsidiaries of the mercenary firm Blackwater were hired by biotech giant Monsanto spy on animal rights and environmental activists.

Documents uncovered by Scahill are a chilling reflection of the overlap between so-called “domestic terrorism” and “eco-terrorism” with the broader global political climate in which mercenary armies like Blackwater exist. It is also a reminder of of how the recent “eco-terrorism” intelligence bulletin in Pennsylvania is part of systemic problem.

An excerpt:

One of the most incendiary details in the documents is that Blackwater, through Total Intelligence, sought to become the “intel arm” of Monsanto, offering to provide operatives to infiltrate activist groups organizing against the multinational biotech firm…

Is it even legal for a private firm to infiltrate organizations that it doesn’t like? IANAL, but it seems like some laws were broken. If this is legal, than something is really, really messed up with the American legal system. The union-busting Pinkertons were eventually stopped, and Blackwater is a very dangerous organization, right up there with the Pinkertons in their heyday, and they need to be stopped, too.

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This is what the ‘Corporate Fascism’ category is for (Monsanto/Blackwater Edition)

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