Tag Archives: Accountability

THE STALINIST TRIAL OF JULIAN ASSANGE. WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

John Pilger | johnpilger.com When I first met Julian Assange more than ten years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: “Transparency and accountability are moral issues that must be the essence of public life and … Continue reading

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Former NSA Employee Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack on Obama Admin. Whistleblower Crackdown

Democracy Now We continue our conversation with Thomas Drake, who was prosecuted by the Obama administration after challenging mismanagement, waste and possible constitutional violations at the National Security Administration. “I’m the first to acknowledge that there are secrets. But not … Continue reading

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Banks Repaid Bailout With Other Government Cash

TruthDig Sure, Washington used taxpayer money to prop up the banks that played a crucial role in wrecking the economy. But at least the government turned a profit on the bailout, right? Not exactly. According to a Government Accountability Office … Continue reading

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Too Big to Fail: An Executive Suite True-Life Tale

Sam Pizzigati Nation of Change If a blunder you committed cost your employer $4 million, how long would you stay employed? In America today, a CEO can cost his company $4 billion and still collect both a paycheck and a … Continue reading

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Rio+20 meets Agenda 21

Willis Eschenbach WUWT Well, the rent-seekers, money-hungry NGOs, grifters, post-normal “scientists”, con-men, Eurotrash, Ameritrash, and the usual camp followers are gearing up again for another monumental waste of money. This time, it’s for the upcoming extravagarbonza, the new Rio+20 Climate Carnival. … Continue reading

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Gates to U.N.: World must help poor farmers more

USA Today ROME (AP) – Bill Gates pressed U.N. food agencies on Thursday to become more efficient in helping poor farmers and to set up a kind of accountability “report card” system for countries receiving aid, as he announced nearly … Continue reading

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Why Do Dangerous Financial Criminals Roam Free?

Source: AlterNet Prosecutors like Eric Schneiderman need cops on the beat to put financial crooks behind bars. But thanks to Bush, these cops are missing in action. American Public Media’s “Marketplace” had a recent segment focused on why it has … Continue reading

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State of Washington Seeks Labels for GMO Foods

Source: Epoch Times OLYMPIA, Wash.—“People have the right to know what they’re eating,” said Maralyn Chase, the Washington state senator who is sponsoring a bill that would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered (GE) materials, or genetically … Continue reading

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Seven corporations rake in $1.81 billion dollars from foreign aid program

Source: Daily Telegraph JUST seven corporations have raked in a staggering $1.81 billion in taxpayer-funded contracts under the booming foreign aid program. But the lack of scrutiny of their achievements and the huge sums being provided to agencies like the … Continue reading

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Conversations with History: Glenn Greenwald

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer Glenn Greenwald for a discussion of his new book, “With Liberty and Justice for Some.” Greenwald traces his intellectual odyssey; analyzes the relationship between principle, power, and law; and describes the erosion of the … Continue reading

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