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Why dirty money is far too easy to hide

Corrupt officials and criminal operators are brilliant at hiding their money and actions from public view. But there’s something we can do about it, says the team at Global Witness. 1,685 more words

TED Prize

Lawyers Are Members of a Privileged Class?

Shockingly those words were actually uttered by a New York lawyer during a meeting with who he thought was a potential client.  The lawyer boasted that “they don’t send the lawyers to jail because we run the country,” that lawyers are “members of a privileged class in this country,” and that lawyers “make the laws and when we do so, we do it in a way that is advantageous to the lawyers.” 248 more words

Legal

On "60 Minutes," TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch shows how easy it can be to move questionable funds into the US

A corruption investigator walks into a law firm and says he wants to buy a brownstone, a jet and a yacht.

This isn’t the start of a joke. 612 more words

News

There are many different kinds of campaigns: political, corporate and the ones that will be discussed in this blog, campaigns for social change.

According to Baringhorst et al.

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Tools And Tactics

Corruption: Myanmar's military elite and drug lords run $31B jade trade

An anti-corruption Group has found ties between wealthy families and the country’s lucrative jade trade. While elites profit, ordinary people continue to suffer, a study published by the group says. 294 more words

Can't See the Forest Because of the (Missing) Trees: How Satellite Imagery Can Help Fight Illegal Logging

Illegal logging is one of the gravest threats to the environment, and to the people (and countries) that depend on forest resources. Global Witness’s 2013… 1,112 more words

Commentary

Global Witness: 4 African countries lost $4 billion in shady oil, mine deals

LAGOS, Nigeria – A watchdog group says four African countries lost more than $4 billion in shady oil and mining deals and calls for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative to police the hidden ownership of companies used for such corruption. 116 more words

World