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Congress: War Profiteering Is Real. We Need To End It. Sarah Anderson

War is bad for nearly everyone. But as long as we allow the leaders of our privatized war economy to reap unlimited rewards, their profit motive for war in Iran or anywhere will persist.... Putting some numbers on it.Other WordsCongress: War Profiteering Is Real. We Need To End It.Sarah Anderson, director of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-editor of Inequality.org

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How the Supreme Court Is Rebranding Corruption — Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

In thirteen years of hostile decisions, the Roberts Supreme Court has done all it can to legalize corruption. With the Bridgegate case, it gets a chance to wreak even more havoc and possibly end the use of the term “corruption” as a useful legal concept.... That the purpose, wasn't it? If this is not judicial activism, what is? This approach to corruption sets the Roberts Supreme Court apart from other Supreme Courts. For over a century, previous Supreme Courts upheld campaign finance laws...

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Craig Murray — Bought Politicians

"Low-level corruption" at high levels. What is "low-level corruption"? No illegal but unethical owing to conflict of interest and principal-agent problem, the principal being the public and the agent being their representative in government. Craig Murray BlogBought PoliticiansCraig Murray, formerly British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector of the University of Dundee

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From coup leaders to con artists: Juan Guaidó’s gang exposed for massive humanitarian aid fraud — Dan Cohen

A new investigation has exposed members of Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaidó’s inner circle for embezzling tens of thousands of dollars designated for humanitarian aid and spending it on luxury goods and lavish accommodations for themselves. Guaidó had been aware of the fraud for weeks and stubbornly defended his cohorts until a leak from Colombian intelligence forced him to acknowledge the scandal.... The Gray ZoneFrom coup leaders to con artists: Juan Guaidó’s gang exposed for massive...

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Jerri-Lynn Scofield — AOC Campaign Finance Primer Goes Viral

Wow. 16 million hits, and counting. Leave it to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)  to show how to turn a campaign finance primer into a viral video.  Certainly the first time a congressional hearing on strengthening ethics rules for the executive branch  reached such a huge audience.  This is a must-watch clip. I hesitate to add much commentary, as anything I write will likely not add all that much, and might instead only distract from the original.Nonetheless, full speed...

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Time Forward! project and Evgeny Super — Russia’s secret war

We have discovered that Russia has been waging a secret, carefully concealed war for the past 7 years. It is a war against corruption and unfair income distribution. You find this hard to believe? We will tell you in detail immediately after the selection of positive news of the week.... The Vineyard of the SakerRussia’s secret warTime Forward! project and Evgeny SuperTranslated by Scott Humor and captioned by Leo

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Rhoda Weeks-Brown — Cleaning Up: Countries are advancing efforts to stop criminals from laundering their trillions

Foreign real estate is a favorite vehicle. You probably know that Al Capone was prosecuted on tax evasion, but did you know the details? Al Capone had a problem: he needed a way to disguise the enormous amounts of cash generated by his criminal empire as legitimate income. His solution was to buy all-cash laundromats, mix dirty money in with clean, and then claim that washing ordinary Americans’ shirts and socks, rather than gambling and bootlegging, was the source of his riches....

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