US Arms Transfers to the UAE and the War In Yemen

By William D. Hartung

Sep-27-2017 | Report

The central role of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the war in Yemen has yet to receive the attention it deserves... Read More »

Chocolate's Dark Secrets

By Glenn Hurowitz

Sep-13-2017 | Report

A new investigation by Mighty Earth, “Chocolate’s Dark Secret,” finds that a large amount of the cocoa used in chocolate produced by Mars, Nestle, Hershey’s, Godiva, and other major chocolate companies was grown illegally in national parks and other protected areas in Ivory Coast and Ghana. The countries are the world’s two largest cocoa producers... Read More »

Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: The Corporate Connection

By William D. Hartung, Derek Paulhus

Aug-10-2017 | Report

The U.S. arms sales relationship with Saudi Arabia is increasingly controversial as a result of the brutal Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen, which has utilized U.S.-supplied weaponry to target civilians, causing thousands of deaths in the process... Read More »

A Vote This Week Could End U.S. Role In Yemen War

By William D. Hartung

Oct-11-2017 | Article

Yemen is in the midst of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in modern times, and the United States and its allies in Saudi Arabia bear a large part of the responsibility... Read More »

Here’s Where Your Tax Dollars for ‘Defense’ Are Really Going

By William D. Hartung

Oct-10-2017 | Article

Here’s a question for you: How do you spell boondoggle? The answer (in case you didn’t already know): P-e-n-t-a-g-o-n.... Read More »

Tomgram: William Hartung, How the Military-Industrial Complex Preys on the Troops

By William D. Hartung

Oct-08-2017 | Article

I’m sure you’ve heard about the $65 million. Or was it $86 million? Or was it even more? You know, the funds the Pentagon sunk into that hotshot plane it was preparing for its Afghan drug interdiction program. You haven’t? ... Read More »

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Writers LIVE: Melvin A. Goodman, CIA Whistleblower

Oct-24-17 | 415 Park Ave Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Read more at http://events.citypaper.com/events/writers-live-melvin-a-goodman-cia-whistleblower-baltimore-20171024-event#yEgCVdsVtcBDmUOZ.99

Goodman, former CIA analyst and writer, exposes the political corruption that he witnessed within the CIA after 24 years of working there. His new book, Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence, not only details the questionable practices from over 25 years ago, but also provides insight for future reforms. The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of Goodman's book for sale at a book signing following the program. For more info, contact tdimond@prattlibrary.org Read more at http://events.citypaper.com/events/writers-live-melvin-a-goodman-cia-whistleblower-baltimore-20171024-event#yEgCVdsVtcBDmUOZ.99... Read More »

Vietnam in Washington

Sep-22-17 | https://weta.org/tv/program/vietnam-washington

Vietnam in Washington is the first of two shows examining the Vietnam War’s political and cultural impact on Greater Washington. Hosted by local news icon Paul Berry, a diverse panel of Washingtonians includes a combat veteran/ambassador, an anti-war advocate, a filmmaker who lost her father in the war, and a Vietnamese paratrooper-turned DC restauranteur.... Read More »

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