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 »

RSPO Recertifies IOI Group, But NGOs Have Yet to See ‘Real Action on the Ground’

CIP quoted

08-09-16

Less than five months after the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group’s certification, that suspension has been lifted – much to the dismay of NGO campaigners. While the RSPO’s Complaints Panel has said it is “satisfied that IOI has met the conditions set out in its letter to IOI,” Greenpeace Indonesia and the Center for International Policy says they have yet to see any real action on the ground... Read More »

Think Tanks and their Corporate Funders: Who’s Selling What?

Bill Goodfellow quoted

08-09-16

The article concedes that much of Brookings’ work appears unconnected, at least on the surface, to corporate interests. Still, as Bill Goodfellow, the executive director of the Center for International Policy, another think tank, said, “People think of think tanks as do-gooders, uncompromised and not bought like others in the political class. But it’s absurd to suggest that donors don’t have influence. The danger is we in the think tank world are being corrupted in the same way as the political world. And all of us should be worried about it.”—Ruth McCambridge... Read More »

Thousands of Pages of Confidential Think Tank Documents Detail Corporate Ties

Bill Goodfellow quoted

08-09-16

“People think of think tanks as do-gooders, uncompromised and not bought like others in the political class,” Bill Goodfellow, executive director of one think tank, the Center for International Policy, told The New York Times. “The danger is we in the think tank world are being corrupted in the same way as the political world. And all of us should be worried about it.”... Read More »

Activists Call for Realistic Portrayal of Vietnam War on a Pentagon Website

David Cortright interviewed

07-26-16

WASHINGTON — While serving stateside during the Vietnam War, David Cortright took to the streets in his uniform, on base and off, to pass out pamphlets describing atrocities committed by American troops and calling for an end to the fighting. “It was not easy,” he said. “When I was in the Army and speaking out, the commanders didn’t take it lightly.”... Read More »

US Making a Deadly Mistake in Afghanistan, Says Former Diplomat

Matthew Hoh interviewed

06-11-16

“The renewed airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan will have the same effect as the thousands and thousands of previous airstrikes we have conducted against the Afghan insurgency,” said Matthew Hoh, a former U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan who resigned from his post in 2009 to protest the war... Read More »

Deficit expert says Pentagon hides true extent of Military Spending

William D. Hartung interviewed

05-28-16

Our first guest on Radioactivity Thursday said that the Pentagon is deliberately try to shield the true extent of our military budget from the public. He was William Hartung who is the Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He’s also the author of the book PROPHETS OF WAR: Lockhead Martin and the Making of the Military Industrial Complex... Read More »

Mel Goodman on Arab Voices WHYR Baton Rouge 96.6 FM

06-29-16 | 96.6 FM on Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. central.

We will speak live with Mr. Goodman about the report released yesterday on the Benghazi attack in Libya that killed four Americans. He commented yesterday on that report by saying "This Benghazi report is of a continuing media circus that the Republicans have created. But we still have much to learn about the CIA's role in Benghazi... 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 »