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PHOENIX -- Transporter of Stolen Migrant Children was 'Black Contract' Operator in Iraq and Afghanistan

(Top photo) MVM's secret black contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan were exposed when MVM was sued by an employee. Now in Phoenix, MVM was caught on video stashing migrant children in an abandoned office building. (Photos 2 and 3) MVM advertised for youth care workers in Phoenix in June. In the photos, Native youths can be seen taking young migrant children into the black site in midtown Phoenix, including one under three years old.

Security contractor manned 'black site' prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan, protecting the torturers, and now has U.S. contracts to transport migrant children

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

PHOENIX -- The security contractor MVM was caught on video stashing children stolen from their migrant parents in a midtown Phoenix office building in June. MVM was a secret "black contract" operator in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Wall Street Journal.
MVM's secret contracts protecting the CIA and NSA, and manning secret black site prisons, became public in 2004 when MVM was sued in Colorado for sloppy work by an employee.
Today, MVM holds U.S. government contracts for the transport of migrant children.
MVM was caught on video in June stashing migrant children, as young as toddlers, at 2030 E. Osborn St. in Phoenix. MVM had just leased the office building and it was not licensed to hold children for days and weeks.
A neighbor's cellphone captured the video of the children being taken from white vans to inside the building, where neighbors said dozens of children were held up to 3 weeks.
A Phoenix police report reveals that one of the children, a 17-year-old boy, escaped and ran away.
Meanwhile, an ad in San Antonio reveals MVM is also hiring the staff at Southwest Key, where migrant children stolen from their parents at the borders are jailed, according to the directives of the Trump administration.
Southwest Key is now incarcerating migrant children throughout the Southwest.
After Trump began his "zero tolerance" plan, migrant children were photographed being held in cages in detention facilities. Lawsuits now expose extensive sexual and physical abuse of migrant children, and extensive neglect of babies, stolen by the U.S. government from their parents at the borders.
MVM currently has an $8 million U.S. contract to transport migrant children, and another $162 million U.S. contract to transport unaccompanied minors.

Read the article in the Wall Street Journal on MVM's black contracts, and the lawsuit against MVM:

View video of MVM taking migrant children inside an abandoned office building in Phoenix:

Article copyright Brenda Norrell, Censored News

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Dennis Banks Memorial Walk



Medical Supplies Urgently
Needed in  Gaza
 In the past 15 weeks, more than 130 Palestinians in Gaza have been executed by Israeli snipers, more than 4,000 have been wounded and 15,000 injured with tear gas. At least 43 people have had their legs amputated due to the types of bullets the Israeli Occupation Forces are using and hundreds more will have long-term debilitating injuries from these bullets. The medical system in Gaza is overwhelmed and urgently needs medical supplies.
    Although the Freedom Flotilla Coalition continues to see our mission's goal as political solidarity rather than charity or aid, the need for medical supplies in Gaza is too urgent to ignore. As a result, our Right to a Just Future for Palestine flotilla that is on its way to Gaza will carry as many medical supplies as our four boats can safely hold. These are medical supplies that have been specifically requested by Palestinian medical authorities in Gaza--all of them are in short supply due to the blockade.
    We demand that the Israeli government not interfere with our boats as they approach, dock and unload in Gaza in order to deliver the medical supplies directly to hospitals in Gaza City, less than one 1.6 km from the Gaza City harbor. Whatever happens to our boats, we hold the Israeli government accountable for the safe delivery of these life-saving supplies to Palestinian medical authorities in Gaza.
    As an occupying state that has placed a land, air and sea blockade on Gaza, Israel is required by international law to allow medical supplies into Gaza. The Freedom Flotilla Coalition and its worldwide allies, including those in Israel, will keep the international community and governments informed of any delays in delivering these critical medical supplies to Gaza.
    People anywhere who wish to contribute towards the cost of these medical supplies can make donations through any one of our 
We will use your donations to purchase non-perishable medical supplies, such as gauze and sutures, close to our last ports of call, Naples and Palermo, before heading to Gaza. (Please do not send us actual medical supplies, as we do not have the capacity to move additional items to our departure point.) Together, we can help end the illegal blockade of Gaza.

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