Commentary - Transparency & Accountability

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U.S. Organizations Call for an End to Threats, Attacks, and Murders of Afro-Colombians

by WOLA, LAWG, CIP, et al

Jun-21-2013 | Letter

In a joint effort between numerous organizations, the U.S. authorities are strongly encouraged to ensure that threats towards and murders of Afro-Colombians do not go unnoticed... Read More »

The National Security State and the Whistleblower

by Melvin A. Goodman

Counter Punch, Jun-19-2013 | Article

According to Goodman, whistleblowers can help maintain a balance of power in the government and serve to counter the dangerous national security state and culture of secrecy in which we now live... Read More »

The Real Benghazi Scandal

by Melvin A. Goodman

CounterPunch, May-15-2013 | Article

In the light of the "Benghazi Scandal," Goodman explores other CIA debacles, stressing that the decline of the CIA and intelligence community can be corrected by one thing: the truth... Read More »

Bravo for Tunisia: Hope Springs Eternal


Huffington Post, Apr-19-2013 | Article

$28.8 million, of potentially $17 billion, in stolen assets have been recovered from bank account of former Tunisian dictator Ben Ali's wife, and will be returned to people of Tunisia... Read More »

Tax Haven Menace Must Be Addressed By Congress

by Erik Ruiz, Collin Moore, Kate Leary, Meagan Dunham, William Tuleu, Angelika Albaladejo, Allison Heller, Alec Simpson, Deepika Choudhary, Mike LaSusa, Security Assistance Monitor, Colby Goodman, Faith Koleszar, Jeff Blum, Seth Binder, Darryl Chappell, Christian Freymeyer, Oscar Arias Sanchez, Adele Simmons, Financial Transparency Coalition, Robert L Muse, Nadia Elguindy, Sabrina Cleary, Win Without War, Angela Miller, Jack Blum, Joshua Clement, Sarah Kinosian, Porter McConnell, Anya Landau French, Sustainable Defense Task Force, Charles Knight, Carl Conetta, Amnesty Int’l, WOLA, LAWG, John O. Niles III, Avoided Deforestation Partners, David Cortright, Jacob LaViolet, Katherine Magraw, Shukria Dellawar, William J. Butler, Don Soldini, Francesc Vendrell, Winifred Tate, Craig Eisendrath, CIP, Caitlin Ward, Lourdes Villanueva, Tiana S. Gierke, Bruna Genovese, Eva Silkwood, Jennifer Schuett, Donald Herr, James Morrell, Lauren Gilbert, Global Financial Integrity, Fiorella Mejia, Elizabeth Newhouse, Ingrid Vacius, Dessima Williams, Lucy Lehman, Conrad Martin, Luís Murillo, Robert Stark, Philip Brenner, Tom Cooper, Karly Curcio, Jeremy Haken, Sarah Stephens, Vincent Parascandolo, Barton Beeson, Darcy Burner, Jennifer Schuett, Jim Mullins, Cynthia McClintock, Gilbert Brownstone, Matt Balitsaris, Alfredo G Duran, Joseph Eldridge, Paul Sack, Mike Farrell, Tom Andrews, Robert White, Adam Isacson, Bill Goodfellow, Wayne Smith, Meredith Pierce, Abigail Poe, Paul Lubeck, Stephen Miles, Glenn Hurowitz, Matthew Hoh, William D. Hartung, Selig S. Harrison, Melvin A. Goodman, Monique Perry Danziger, Frick Curry, Laura Carlsen

The Hill, Apr-16-2013 | Article

Tax havens are a menace to economies all over the world -- the U.S. economy in particular. Being one of the easiest countries in which to set up a tax haven, the U.S. loses $150 billion per year in tax revenue to offshore tax haven abuse... Read More »

Hagel's First Step on Defense

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, Apr-03-2013 | Article

In his first major address, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expresses practical goals for handling defense priorities in the wake of the sequester... Read More »

Globalisation, Illicit Financial Flows Widen Inequality


TrustLaw, Mar-26-2013 | Article

If income inequality increases further in some countries, social and political stability may suffer... Read More »

Chavez: Washington Nemesis, Latin American Hero

by Laura Carlsen

CIP Americas, Mar-12-2013 | Article

Washington hopes Chavez's death means change in Venezuela, but social indicators measuring human suffering showed steady improvement over his fifteen-year tenure... Read More »

With Immigration Reform Looming, Private Prisons Lobby to Keep Migrants Behind Bars

by Laura Carlsen

Huffington Post, Mar-05-2013 | Article

The proposed immigration reform bill could hurt the multibillion-dollar private prison industry and consequently save the government billions of dollars... Read More »

9 Ways To Reduce Defense Spending

by Melvin A. Goodman

Huffington Post, Mar-05-2013 | Article

9 ways to reduce a defense budget that costs its taxpayers twice as much "as each British citizen; five times as much as each German; and six times as much as each Japanese."... Read More »

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