Press Room

An Open Letter to Congress

by CIP, Win Without War

04-07-16

As you consider the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal year 2017, the undersigned groups appreciate your consideration of the following options for savings to comply with the spending caps put in place by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015... Read More »

Coalition: Implementation of Iran Deal and Prisoner Release A Big Win For Diplomac

by Win Without War

01-16-16

The Win Without War coalition applauded today’s announcement that the nuclear agreement with Iran has successfully shrunk Iran’s nuclear program and that the Iranian government has released five US citizens. The coalition of national nonprofits also pledged to challenge misguided and partisan attempts to undermine these diplomatic achievements... Read More »

Press Release: As the OECD finalizes BEPS, questions linger on who will have access to the information

by Financial Transparency Coalition

10-05-15

Vital information from the new reporting effort won’t be made public, questions linger on what good it will do for developing countries that are seeing some of the worst effects of profit shifting... Read More »

Public Comment- Saudi Arabia & 9/11

William D. Hartung quoted

04-22-16

As William Hartung, senior adviser to the Security Assistance Monitor opinioned “We should not be trading Saudi friendship for cluster bombs (banned by international law).” ... Read More »

Tunisia’s Getting More Guns Than Democracy

Seth Binder quoted

04-21-16

“The [nearly] $100 million budget request is not the total amount going to Tunisia,” said Seth Binder, an analyst at the Security Assistance Monitor. “There are other pots of money going around used to finance militaries abroad,” like the shadowy Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTPF), a Defense Department funding program to train and equip foreign militaries to combat terrorist activities... Read More »

The Un-Freedom Agenda

Seth Binder quoted

04-20-16

Over the course of Issoufou’s first term, U.S. security assistance to Niger has climbed from just under $400,000 in 2011 to $41 million in 2016, according to Seth Binder, a specialist on U.S. military aid at the Center for International Policy’s Security Assistance Monitor, which tracks the funding streams that accompany the projection of U.S. military power abroad... Read More »

Episode 42

Laura Carlsen interviewed

05-23-16

This week Eric welcomes back to the program Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy, to discuss the ongoing disappearances of activists in Mexico, the reassertion of US hegemony in Latin America, and how militarization and free trade are the cornerstones of US imperial power in the region. Eric and Laura begin with an analysis of the recent kidnappings of Mexican activists and the frightening similarities with the infamous Ayotzinapa disappearances of 2014. The conversation then shifts to Central America and Honduras, and the role of Hillary Clinton and the US in that country. Eric and Laura also discuss how the Trans-Pacific Partnership and privatization are at the heart of much of the negative developments in the Americas, and how this drive is connected to geopolitical and strategic considerations. All this and much more in this wide-ranging conversation... Read More »

What Is The Military Spending Hundreds Of Millions Of Tax Dollars On?

William D. Hartung interviewed

05-03-16

During the peak of the US war in Afghanistan, President George W. Bush, and military officials touted our success at bringing Afghans back to their feet through the building of schools. It was a noble sounding goal. If young Afghans were able to receive education, it would undermine the Taliban, and win over the “hearts and minds” of Afghan people to the American occupiers... Read More »

Where are all the Americans in the Panama Papers?

Jack Blum interviewed

04-04-16

We asked top experts in offshore finance to break down the American-related aspects of the Panama Papers leak... Read More »

Time to Choose Opening Night

05-23-16 | Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema

June 3rd, 2016 7:30 pm Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema 555 11th Street NW Entrance on E Street between 10th & 11th NW Q&A to follow ... Read More »

Ralph Nader Presents Breaking Through Power

05-10-16 | Constitution Hall in Washington, DC

Matt Hoh and William Hartung speak at a historic gathering of public interest organizers, advocates, experts and concerned citizens. May 23, 24, 25, 26, 2016 at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC... Read More »

MELVIN GOODMAN Whistleblower at the C.I.A. Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert

04-14-16 | Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

Advance tickets: $12 brownpapertickets.com T: 800-838-3006 or Books, Inc, Pegasus, Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s S.F. – Modern Times. $15 door... Read More »