CRP In the News Bloomberg Politics Published on 6/9/17 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent nearly $104 million on lobbying last year making it the top lobbying spender among 3,734 groups tracked by the Center for Responsive Politics. The International Business Times Published on 6/8/17 Development Studies Journal Ranking Table The following represents a first attempt at a “league table” for development studies journals. Basis - Selection was on the basis of development studies journals that appear in various other tables or lists. However, development economics journals (inc. Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Development Economics, and The Developing Economies) were not included.
Julian Assange on George Bush's Library and Bradley Manning's Trial I had an opportunity to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been granted political asylum since June 2012. Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sex allegations, although he has never been charged. Assange believes that if sent to Sweden, he would be put into prison and then sent to the United States, where he is already being investigated for espionage for publishing hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic and military memos on the WikiLeaks website. George W.
Gasland: Dick Cheney Poisons Your Drinking Water Too Just in case you thought Dick Cheney’s culpability for environmental destruction was limited to offshore drilling and the Gulf oil spill, here is Watergate II. Only this time, it’s literally about water, specifically how Dick Cheney and Halliburton poisoned our drinking water. Dick Cheney’s American Water Gasland, a documentary about the hidden dangers of the Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, debuts tonight on HBO. globalpost CAIRO, Egypt — The perception of the western and Muslim worlds locked in a war of values has been heightened following a series of attacks on US missions in Egypt and Libya. A low-budget film depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad as a manipulative, war-mongering playboy — and reportedly promoted by fringe US pastor Terry Jones — was only recently dubbed into Arabic and posted on YouTube, sparking outrage among Muslims in Egypt and Libya. In Cairo, thousands of protesters marched outside the US embassy on Tuesday, where they breached the citadel-like consulate walls. In Benghazi, Libya, gunmen stormed the consulate, setting the building alight and killing four staff, including US ambassador Chris Stevens, who was a staunch supporter of Libya’s revolution against dictator Muammar Gaddafi last year.
Latest - The Atlantic What Did Mike Pompeo Do? Reports that Trump asked intelligence chiefs to help shut down the investigation into Michael Flynn raise the question of whether the CIA director was asked to do the same, and how he reacted if he was. There's No Such Thing as 'Honest Loyalty' Fueling the clash between Comey and Trump was this simple fact—they inhabit incompatible moral universes.
Journal of Third World Studies New « ATWS Volume XXX, Number 1: Spring 2013Volume XXX, Number 2: Fall 2013 Dr. Harold Isaacs, Editor A scholarly and provocative periodical on Third World Problems and Issues, the pioneering effort in Third World Studies. COINTELPRO The Naked Truth -In the Southwest, paid informers infiltrate the church services, Bible classes and support networks of clergy and lay workers giving sanctuary to refugees from El Salvador and Guatemala. -In Alabama, elderly Black people attempting for the first time to exercise their right to vote are interrogated by FBI agents and hauled before federal grand juries hundreds of miles from their homes. -In New England, a former CIA case officer cites examples from his own past work to warn college students of efforts by undercover operatives to misdirect and discredit protests against South African and US racism. -In the San Francisco Bay Area, activists planning anti-nuclear civil disobedience learn that their meetings have been infiltrated by the US Navy.
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Programs & Activities African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) Approved by Congress in 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act, or AGOA, provides reforming African countries with access to the U.S. market. It supports U.S. businesses by encouraging Africa’s economic and commercial reforms.