The Trans-Pacific Partnership: We Won’t Be Fooled by Rigged Corporate Trade Agreements

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Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: It is time to end the era of rigged corporate trade and begin fair trade that respects all people and the planet; and that is developed in an open and transparent manner.

Who Owns Haiti’s Future?

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Georgianne Nienaber: Haiti was also stopped dead in her tracks, and for those who follow progress, or lack thereof in the tiny country, many questions remain about foreign aid that has translated into foreign control over Haiti’s destiny.

Does LAPD’s Reporting on Our ‘Suspicious Behavior’ Protect Us from Terrorism?

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Dan Bluemel: Though law enforcement praises the LAPD’s reporting system, significant questions are being raised as to the program’s effectiveness and transparency.

Disclose Act: Save This Bill, Get a Rush

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We have about a day and a half to save a groundbreaking bill that will make corporations and big-spending One Percenters who buy political ads, reveal their identities in their commercials so you’ll know who’s trying to manipulate your vote. The California DISCLOSE Act, AB 1148, authored by progressive champion Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D – [...]

Ken Brown, El Camino College District, Trustee

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Sharon Kyle: I want to press upon my friends in Los Angeles to vote for Ken Brown — Board of Trustees seat for El Camino Community College Board.

Budget Cuts Obama’s Transparency Sites

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Marian Wang: Though the budget deal struck by lawmakers over the weekend averted a shutdown of the federal government, it still has open-government advocates worried about a shutdown of another sort: a shutdown in transparency.

Done Biting My Tongue: An Open Letter to President Obama

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Miles Blue: I bit my tongue when the national economy was placed in the hands of the very people who were largely responsible for the recent economic debacle, with absolutely no explanation as to why such appointments were warranted.

Jeremy Scahill on Wikileaks

Jeremy Scahill discusses the need to support Wikileaks and organizations like it as a way to maintain transparency.

‘No Drama Obama’ Needs a Strong Second Act

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Walter M. Basch: The Obama administration is a welcome change from the Bush–Cheney years. However, much of what President Obama is doing appears to be an extension of Bush–Cheney values.

What Free Enterprise Nation Actually Means

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Tracy Emblem: “Free Enterprise” actually means is doling out private government contracts with less transparency. Shamefully, the mainstream media routinely prints “data” created by corporate advocacy front groups that are not truly “independent” and have an agenda contrary to the American people at large.

Report Questions NGO Accountability in Haiti

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Georgianne Nienaber: A new report by the Disaster Accountability Project (DAP), there is a “shocking lack of transparency” by relief organizations that have received upwards of $1.3 billion for Haiti aid.

Prop 8 Trial: Call to Action

Carl Matthes: Those of us who want to see Prop 8 overturned have this remarkable chance to make our voices heard by calling for the trial to be televised in the interest of transparency and accountability. The Courage Campaign Institute, one of the principle organizations working to overturn Prop 8, is teaming up with CREDO Action to collect as many signatures as possible asking Judge Walker to televise the case.

President Obama’s Remarks Before the House Votes on Stimulus Bill

President Barack Obama spoke to a group of business executives and elected officials before the House voted on the highly anticipated Stimulus Bill which contains an $825 billion Stimulus Plan. The President noted that seven of the largest corporations in the United States announced, this week, that they are making job cuts. Earlier, in a [...]

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