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  • An In-Depth Look at the Deep State & Shadow Government

    William D. Hartung quoted

    Collective Evolution | 06-21-17

    Shadow government and deep state are both political terms in a sense, as they’re used to define the groups of people who control the U.S. government. I’m not referring to the people within political parties that perceivably control the system — not the Presidents or Congress — but the individuals and the companies who control the government and influence policies and decisions...Read More »

  • Your Call: Whistleblower at the CIA

    Melvin A. Goodman interviewed

    KALW | 06-21-17

    Goodman says the system for keeping America's intelligence community accountable is broken. Federal employees fear reprisal if they reveal violations. When whistleblowers leak information, the contents of their disclosures don't become the target of investigations or media attention, they do. Why is whistleblowing so important...Read More »

  • Solving Climate Change, Trump or No Trump

    by Glenn Hurowitz


    Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris agreement is one of the most irresponsible steps ever taken by an American leader. The United States should be leading the charge for climate action instead of engaging in a hysterical and dishonest ployundercut progress. As reckless as Trump’s action is, however, it doesn’t need to be the end of climate action...Read More »

  • Israel, Saudi, UAE Team Up In Anti-Qatar Lobbying Move

    William D. Hartung quoted | 06-10-17

    Washington, DC - US legislation threatening to sanction Qatar for its support of "Palestinian terror" was sponsored by 10 lawmakers who received more than $1m over the last 18 months from lobbyists and groups linked to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates...Read More »

  • Ghana commended for promoting SDGs

    Dessima Williams interviewed

    Graphic Online | 06-08-17

    Ghana has been commended for its efforts in ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are working. Out of 193 countries that signed to implement the SDGs, only about 50 countries, including Ghana, are said to have a population with a high level of knowledge on what the goals entail and seek to achieve...Read More »

  • The Trump administration’s tally of $350 billion-plus in deals with Saudi Arabia

    William D. Hartung quoted

    The Washington Post | 06-08-17

    The Fact Checker often is wary when an administration touts the potential benefits from an overseas deal, as there is a natural instinct to count chickens before they hatch...Read More »

  • Questions raised over $110bn arms deal to Saudi Arabia

    William D. Hartung quoted

    Aljazirra | 06-08-17

    Washington, DC - President Donald Trump's highly touted deal to sell Saudi Arabia $110bn in weapons from the United States is coming under new scrutiny in Washington, DC, where politicians are increasingly concerned about the kingdom's conduct of the war in Yemen and, now, the sudden blockade of Qatar...Read More »

  • US-Saudi arms deal heads towards $500m Senate showdown

    William D. Hartung quoted

    Middle East Eye | 06-08-17

    The US Senate is headed for a showdown with President Donald Trump over the proposed sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia. Perhaps as early as 8 June, the Senate will vote on a resolution that seeks to block the sale of $500m in precision-guided bombs that the administration wants to sell to the Saudi air force, which is currently engaged in a vicious war in Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians...Read More »

  • Q&A: UN's Dessima Williams on the blue economy and why it matters

    Dessima Williams interviewed

    Devex | 06-06-17

    The blue economy is one buzzword popping up at the United Nations Ocean Conference as delegates seek to harness the world’s water resources in sustainable ways to boost development...Read More »

  • Trump’s Massive Saudi Arms Sale Was All Sizzle And No Substance

    William D. Hartung quoted

    Mother Jones | 06-06-17

    In mid-May, President Donald Trump announced that he’d applied his legendary dealmaking skills to close one of the largest arms sales in history. His administration hyped the $110 billion deal to supply Saudi Arabia with American-made ships, planes, bombs, and other military as an diplomatic and economic success...Read More »

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