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Whistleblower at the CIA

by Melvin A. Goodman

February 2017 | Book

Mel Goodman will be lecturing at the University of North Carolina on October 3rd and at Yale University on October 17th. His book "Whistleblower at the CIA" will be published February 2017 and is posted on Amazon.com for advance sale. See more at melvingoodman.com.... Read More »

Obama Shouldn’t Trade Cluster Bombs for Saudi Arabia’s Friendship

by William D. Hartung

New York Times, July 2016 | Article

When President Obama visits Saudi Arabia this week for a meeting with representatives from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, he should avoid doing what he did at Camp David last May, the last time he met with them: promise more arms sales. Since Mr. Obama hosted that meeting, the United States has offered over $33 billion in weaponry to its Persian Gulf allies, with the bulk of it going to Saudi Arabia. The results have been deadly... Read More »

Congress Should Demand Wiser, Not More, War Spending

by William D. Hartung

Defense One, July 2016 | Article

There’s too much slush in the supplemental, as shown by the fourfold jump in spending per deployed servicemember... Read More »

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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 »

Cargill suspends new purchase agreements with Malaysian palm oil giant IOI

quoted

07-18-16

“Cargill gave IOI every opportunity to reform and IOI failed to meet their expectations. The market has spoken. IOI is not a source of responsibly produced palm oil,” said Deborah Lapidus, campaign director at the Center for International Policy... Read More »

Standoff Brews Over the Future of US Security Assistance

quoted

07-13-16

In 2015, Kenya received $48.2 million in funding for 1206 counterterrorism train-and-equip missions, according to figures compiled by Security Assistance Monitor... Read More »

Yes, Now You Can Purchase Your Very Own Russian T-72 Tank or Air Defense System

William D. Hartung quoted

07-11-16

There are U.S. companies that export foreign-supplied arms from the U.S. I believe they purchase, store them here and then re-export. What I'm less sure of is whether a U.S.-based firm would need a license for coordinating a deal where the equipment never touches U.S soil... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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