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How anonymous companies can undermine national security

When taxpayer money goes to companies with murky ownership, it may put lives in danger and support shady actors. The watchdog group Global Witness shows what can happen when a government ends up working with anonymous companies. 1,153 more words


The U.S. Combating Global Corruption Act Is a Worthwhile Proposal that Deserves More Attention

I know a lot of what I write on this blog is pessimistic, critiical, or both, but every once in a while it’s nice to call attention to some positive, encouraging developments. 1,826 more words


The Fury of Climate Change Deniers

I am a woman. Who is a feminist. Who is queer with straight privilege. Who is simultaneously a race traitor and an appropriating colonizer. Who is both an atheist and a Christian. 242 more words

Why We Fight

Anniversary of Cáceres’ assassination is marked by global tributes and calls for justice

On the night of March 2 one year ago armed men burst into the home of the indigenous environmental activist Berta Cáceres Flores in La Esperanza, Honduras, and gunned her down. 2,006 more words


BLOG: Scrapping transparency laws for extractive industries is a mistake

New US President Donald Trump has been repealing laws and regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama at breakneck speed.

I wanted to highlight why I, and others, believe repealing some of these laws is a… 941 more words

Energy And Climate Change

Honduras: 'the deadliest country in the world for environmental activists'

The non-governmental organisation Global Witness has just released a scathing report about the murder of environmental activists in Honduras.

The NGO names the president of Honduras’ ruling party, Gladis Aurora López, as one of several top politicians and business tycoons it alleges are implicated in a violent crackdown on citizens who defend their land against theft and destruction. 2,345 more words