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 »

Spending on the Pentagon and Related Programs: A Primer

By William D. Hartung

Jul-26-2017 | Report

Coming up with a reliable number for spending on the Pentagon and related programs can be complicated. There are multiple funding streams, and not all of them come by way of the Pentagon’s budget. Articles on Pentagon spending often give incomplete numbers, or fail to explain which aspects of spending on national defense are being described. This fact sheet is designed to provide a guide to the different funding streams and where things stand as of July 2017... Read More »

Trump's UN speech is Bush's 'axis of evil' on steroids

By William D. Hartung

Sep-20-2017 |

When U.S. presidents blame all the world’s troubles on a handful of “rogue” regimes, bad things happen... Read More »

Statement from CREDO, MoveOn, and Win Without War on Donald Trump’s Latest Comments about North Korea

By Win Without War

Sep-19-2017 |

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump’s first speech to the United Nations General Assembly today – and in particular, his remarks about North Korea – was nothing short of a complete failure of American leadership... Read More »

Loving USAID to Death

By Diana Ohlbaum

Sep-18-2017 |

For those who recall the relentless attacks on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the recent outpouring of support for the institution and its mission is simply stunning... Read More »

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