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  1. The Ambassador
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2011
    Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover with a diplomatic passport to expose the blood diamond trade in Africa.
  2. As Corruption Engulfs Brazil's "Interim" President, Mask Has Fallen Off Protest Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Momentum for the impeachment of Brazil's democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff, was initially driven by large, flamboyant street protests of citizens demanding her removal. Although Brazil's dominant media endlessly glorified (and incited) these green-and-yellow-clad protests as an organic citizen movement, evidence recently emerged that protests groups were covertly funded by opposition parties. Still, there is no doubt that millions of Brazilians participated in marches demanding Rousseff's ouster, claiming they were motivated by anger over her and her party’s corruption. But from the start, there were all sorts of reasons to doubt this storyline and to see that these protesters were (for the most part) not opposed to corruption, but simply devoted to removing from power the center-left party that won four straight national elections.
  3. Banned Books
    Informal Notes on Some Books Banned for Various Reasons

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
  4. Big firms to get hotline to ministerial 'buddies'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Plans are under way to give the heads of the UK's 50 top companies a hotline to individual government ministers. The Department for Business said the idea - designed to boost investment - had been welcomed by the companies.
  5. Biggest criminals write laws that make their crimes legal
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Giannina Segnini discusses her bribery investigations that helped put two former presidents of Costa Rica in jail, and offers advice to aspiring investigative journalists.
  6. Billionaires, Crime, and Corruption
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    What does it really mean when somebody claims to own hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars? What is a billionaire like David Rockefeller really telling us? He's saying that land he may never have set foot on, but which thousands of other people spend their lives farming, belongs to him alone. He's saying that buildings and machinery which he probably has never seen and certainly has never worked at, but which whole communities of people spend their lives working at to produce goods like clothing and automobiles, belong to him alone.
  7. Brazilian deaths highlights need for safety training
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The dangers that journalists face is Brazil is old news. The most recent deaths of two reporters have once again shown the sire situation for media workers in the South American country.
  8. Cartoonist Zunar could get 43 years in prison for nine cartoons
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Reporters Without Borders condemns well-known cartoonist Zunar’s trial on a sedition charge for posting nine of his cartoons on Twitter, and urges the Malaysian authorities to stop harassing him judicially and psychologically.
  9. Charter Schools Increase Fraud, Corruption, Chaos, and Anarchy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Charter schools, which barely make up seven percent of U.S. schools, are often accused of taking all the antisocial, antipublic, and antipeople practices of medieval autocrats and opportunuties to new extremes. Shawgi Tell looks into the issue of privatization of education that will intensify in the months ahead.
  10. China's Media War: Censorship, Corruption & Control
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINA'S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.
  11. The CIA in Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Edited excerpt from "The CIA as Organized Crime", by Douglas Valentine, detailing the CIA's activities in Ukraine and influence on political movements there.
  12. Corporate Corruption And The Special Interest State
    Regulatory Capture at the FCC

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    With Tom Wheeler's nomination, expect pro big-telecom policies such as ending net neutrality, further industry consolidation, limiting meaningful competition and increasing user fees, among other policies.
  13. A damning indictment of the Ontario Liberal government's private power strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Private power is a great deal for private power owners, writes Thomas Walkom. For the rest of us, not so much.
  14. Drug War Winners and Losers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
  15. Ecologist Special Report: Why mining and violence are inextricably linked
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The South African government is currently embarking on streamlining decision-making processes in mining. To many this sounds like more top-down decision-making at the expense of those communities that will have to host mines and paves the way for more violent conflict, warns Jasper Finkeldey.
  16. Egypt: Security authorities confiscate book about corruption
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) reports that the Egyptian security authorities have confiscated a book entitled "A Flood of Corruption and the Advance of bin Laden in Algeria" by the Algerian writer, Anwar Malek.
  17. 'Enough is enough!' Corruptopolis board game satirizes sleazy Spanish politicians
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A Spanish student has created a new board game, Corruptopolis, satirizing the corrupt practices of Spain's economic and political elite. In Corruptopolis, players work in teams to answer questions about major corruption scandals to have rocked Spain over the years.
  18. The Everyday Activist
    365 Ways to Change the World

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a difference to your community and in the wider world.
  19. FDA Nominee Helped Medical Industry Find and Pay Faculty for "Regulatory Consulting"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Dr. Robert Califf, whose nomination by President Obama to lead the Food and Drug Administration has come under scrutiny over his extensive ties to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, previously directed a business that specializes in helping health care companies hire faculty members and other academic researchers to influence regulatory decisions.
  20. Files Open New Window on $182-Million Halliburton Bribery Scandal in Nigeria
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    British lawyer facilitated bribes through secret Swiss HSBC accounts in his name and names of family members; revelations may place Nigerian government under pressure.
  21. A freedom that we can't afford
    Rightwing thinktanks profess a love of freedom, but their refusal to reveal who funds them is deeply undemocratic

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Freemarket thinktanks vastly outnumber those arguing for public spending. The author suggests that these thinktanks allow corporations to exert influence on public life without showing their hand, he advocates for legislation that would insure their funding is transparent.
  22. Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption
    Millions of documents show heads of state, criminals and celebrities using secret hideaways in tax havens

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of current and former world leaders, politicians , public officials, and wealthy individuals around the world.
  23. The Great Reversal
    The Privatization of China

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    In these essays Hinton argues that Deng XiaoPing and his privatization reforms destroyed the achievements of the Maoist Revolution of 1949.
  24. The Great Unravelling
    From Boom to Bust in Three Short Years

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
  25. Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled
    The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have racked up dozens of serious abuses of power since forming government in 2006. From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants like an Orwellian gorilla, some offences are criminal, others just offend human decency. Here are 70 instances of abuse of power by the Stephen Harper government.
  26. Healthcare in China: GSK claims prompt crackdown on corruption
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Fallout of bribery allegations against British company shows the state wants to be seen to act to clean up murky system.
  27. Here's how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Documenting the corruption of the U.S. political system.
  28. A History of Canadian Wealth
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    Myers lays bare the corruption, swindling, land deals, and bribery that are at the basis of Canadian history. This is Canada's past seen through the eyes of a muckraker.
  29. The History of Costa Rica
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
  30. How the One Percenters Divorce: Offshore Intrigue Plays Hide and Seek with Millions
    Firm that practices no matrimonial law nonetheless plays big role when the superrich around the globe decide to split

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Offshore companies used 'in a game of hide and concealment' after marriages break down
    Documents list luxury cars and yachts, lavish homes, and art collections. Spouses face a costly battle to prove ownership of offshore assets in protracted divorce proceedings.
  31. IFJ Condemns Arrest of Russian Editor after Exposure of Police Corruption Sparks Raid
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the arrest of Valery Smetanin, Editor-in-chief and Galina Yablokova and her son Alexej Yablokov, two founders of the Ivanovo-Press weekly in central Russia.
  32. In Spain they are all indignados nowadays
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    The indignado protests that flared up two years ago have become a Spanish state of mind.
  33. Indonesia
    Law, Propaganda, and Terror

    Resource Type: Book
    In this study of Indonesia under the Suharto regime, the authors describe and explain the violent means the regime has consistently resorted to in order to maintain and legitimize its position. The significance of this book lies in the detailed account which illuminates the complex ways in which such regimes combine terror, a perverted legal system, and propaganda to force entire populations into submission.
  34. An Interview with Tanya Reinhart
    The Roadmap to Nowhere

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    Persistent struggle can have an effect, and can lead governments to act. Such struggle begins with the Palestinian people, who have withstood years of brutal oppression, and who, through their spirit of zumud--sticking to their land - and daily endurance, organizing and resistance, have managed to keep the Palestinian cause alive
  35. Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
  36. Journalist harassed and intimidated by police officers in Cairo after article on curruption
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Police officers have led organised attacks against Alaa Al Gamel, a reporter for weekly Sout Al Ouma.
  37. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume I: State and Bureaucracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
  38. Kenyan grafitti artists target vulture politicians
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A crew of Kenyan grafitti artists are making murals that urge citizens not to re-elect corrupt politicians who have a legacy of exploiting tribal differences to gain power.
  39. Key findings: The Panama Papers by the numbers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The largest cross-border journalism collaboration ever has uncovered a giant leak of documents from Mossack Fonseca, a global law firm based in Panama.
  40. Leak Ties Ethics Guru to Three Men Charged in FIFA Scandal
    Secret documents show how deeply the world of soccer has become enmeshed in the world of offshore havens

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Four of the 16 FIFA officials indicted in the United States used offshore companies created by Mossack Fonseca. Files show offshore companies used by some soccer players to hold money from image rights deals. Offshore revelations extend beyond soccer to other sports including hockey and golf.
  41. Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
    Great Cities of North America Since 1600

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the time of Benjamin Franklin (1760), New York in the mid nineteenth-century (1860), Chicago at the beginning of the Progressivist Civic Movements (1910), Los Angeles during the immediate Post-war boom (1950) and Toronto at the beginning of its own ascendancy in the 1970's. (1975).
  42. Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Anabel Hernández, journalist and author, accuses the Mexican state of complicity with the cartels, and says the 'war on drugs' is a sham. She's had headless animals left at her door and her family have been threatened by gunmen.
  43. Mnuchin Lied About His Bank's History of Robo-Signing Foreclosure Documents
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin lied in his written responses to the Senate Finance Committee, claiming that "OneWest Bank did not 'robo-sign' documents," when ample evidence proves that they did.
  44. New Internationalist
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
  45. New website to assist crime and corruption investigations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    For journalists and civil society researchers seeking information to help expose organized crime and corruption across borders, there’s a new “Ghostbusters” to call on for assistance.The Investigative Dashboard, a research tool for cross-border investigations from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), is launching a redesigned web site, expanded databases for public searching and a new feature for subscribers that will help crack cases across the globe.
  46. News website harassed for investigating banking sector
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the proceedings that four banks have initiated through the Bulgarian National Bank against the news website Bivol.bg over an article about alleged bad practices by certain banks.
  47. The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
    A review of the increasingly prolific global arms trade and its economic, political and social impact on exploited and vulnerable nations.
  48. Odious Debts
    Loose Lending, Corruption and the Thirld World's Environmental Legacy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  49. Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The billionaire CEO of Continental Resources told a dean at the University of Oklahoma that he wanted earthquake researchers dismissed.
  50. On the Take
    Crime, Corruption and Greed in the Mulroney Years

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
  51. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2014
    Libertarian Socialism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2014
    The topic of the week is Libertarian Socialism. Articles on no-state solutions in Kurdistan; right-wing dirty tricks used to attack labour and environmental groups; scientists unravelling the risks of new pesticides; the terrors faced by fishermen in Gaza; and bringing books and seeking peace in Colombia. Film of the week is Even the Rain, and book of the week is Adolph Reed's Class Notes.
  52. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2015
    Corruption

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Corruption - or at least some types of corruption - are much in the news, with the ongoing scandals in the Canadian Senate and the recent U.S. targeting of the Swiss-based football federation FIFA for alleged bribery. In this issue, we look at these and other forms of corruption. Diana Johnstone writes about the double standards displayed by U.S. institutions, which happily target enemies and rivals, while ignoring the much greater corruption that underlies the power structures in Washington. We feature an article detailing how much money U.S. Senators received from corporations prior to their vote on the TPP negotiations, as well as materials on criminal conduct by some of the world's biggest banks, and an article on the work of investigative journalists in exposing corruption.
  53. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016
    Corporate Crime

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were committed by ordinary individuals. These illegal acts range from deliberate health and safety violations that cost lives, to land seizures, to environmental negligence that contaminates lands and waters. Most of these illegal acts are never prosecuted, and those that are, are usually dealt with by a fine that corporations can treat as a cost of doing business.
    There are movements demanding that corporations be held accountable for their crimes in a serious way, and, specifically, that corporate executives should face jail time when the corporation they are in charge of engage in behaviour that causes death, injury, and illness. Our topic of the week for this issue of Other Voices is Corporate Crime, and a number articles, as well as a book, a film, and a website, explore aspects of the problem.
  54. Our Generation
    Volume 7 Number 3

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1970
  55. The Panama Papers
    Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions. Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.
  56. Panama Papers: The Power Players
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    This interactive presentation produced by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) explores the stories behind the use of offshore companies of politicians and their relatives and associates -- more than 100 in all. Among them are 12 current or former country leaders and 33 other politicians and public officials with direct connections to structures in tax havens. Their names appeared inside a cache of 11.5 million leaked files from Panama's Mossack Fonseca, one of the biggest offshore service providers.
  57. Panamanian Law Firm Is Gatekeeper To Vast Flow of Murky Offshore Secrets
    Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Founding partners of Mossack Fonseca had international pedigrees and backgrounds in the worlds of money, power and secrets. The law firm helps clients respond swiftly to changes in laws, shifting business from one secrecy jurisdiction to another. Among additional services offered are yacht and plane registrations, and, for some clients, handling of finances. Mossack Fonseca kept a low profile -- until recent scandals brought international attention.
  58. Panama's indigenous champion defies president's mining deal
    Canadian-Korean consortium plans 30-year gold, silver and copper project

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In Panama the Ngabe-Bugle indigenous community fights to keep a Canadian copper mining company off their land.
  59. Pungesti, Romania: people versus Chevron and riot police
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Pungesti is at the terrifying front line of Romania's resource war - where villagers are fighting off rapacious corporations and their private army of violent riot police, backed by corrupt politicians.
  60. Que se vayan todos! Krise und Widerstand in Argentinien
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    A collection of essays studying noncapitalist collectivism.
  61. Radical Digressions 3
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2006
  62. Retired GM worker speaks on three years of the Flint water crisis
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2017
    The poisoning of the city of Flint continues three long years after the decision was made by politicians and financial speculators to switch city residents to Flint River water. As the world now knows, the corrosive Flint River water leached lead from the antiquated piping system into the homes of residents. Lead is a deadly neurotoxin. Because next to nothing has yet been done to fix the city’s infrastructure, even after the switch back to Detroit water, there is no safe water supply for thousands of residents.
  63. Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Many see families in poverty and seek to help. Others see families in poverty and see opportunities for profit. Here are six examples of billion dollar industries which are built on separating poor people, especially people of colour, from their money, the reverse Robin Hood.
  64. Romania's 'occupy forests' movement demands clampdown on corporate crime
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A growing protest movement is demanding strong controls on international investors and logging companies buying up Romania's forests. In its sights is Austria-based Schweighofer, which stands accused of criminal malpractice and accepting illegal timber shipments. The popular outrage stirred up by corporate misdeeds is now stimulating a wider democratic revival.
  65. Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMOs
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 2012
    An exposition of the massive public health dangers associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
  66. Senegal's fishing community will act on foreign fleets if government doesn't
    Senegal's fisherman blame foreign trawlers for taking their catch

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Annual catches by local fishermen in Senegal are down seventy-five percent from catches ten years ago, resulting in hunger and economic instability. Community leaders in Senegal are warning developed nations whose fleets trawl their waters that overfishing may lead to piracy as it has in Somalia.
  67. Sharing as our common cause
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A call for sharing underpins many existing initiatives for social justice, environmental stewardship, true democracy and global peace. On this basis, STWR argues that sharing should be more widely promoted as a common cause that can help connect civil society organisations and social movements under a united call for change.
  68. Six Banks Pay $5.6 Billion in Fines for Foreign Exchange Manipulation
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Six major international banks – Bank of America, Barclays, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Union Bank of Switerland (UBS) – have agreed to pay $5.6 billion in fines for rigging global foreign exchange markets.
  69. South African journalists probed over scandal coverage
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    South African authorities should immediately drop a criminal investigation against three newspaper journalists who have sought to report details on a multi-billion-dollar arms scandal, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.
  70. Watch Your Back: Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified.
  71. WAZ-IFJ Prize for Courage in Journalism Awarded to Bulgarian Journalist
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Lidiya Pavlova to receive the prize for her courageous report on violence and corruption. Award is presented for the first time.
  72. Welcome to Ukraine, the most corrupt nation in Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    While the conflict with Russia heats up in the east, life for most Ukrainians is marred by corruption so endemic that even hospitals appear to be infected.
  73. Wikileaks
    Resource Type: Website
    A Wikipedia-type site for untraceable document leaking and analysis whose goal is to assist people who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations.
  74. "Yes, We're Corrupt": A List of Politicians Admitting That Money Controls Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Schwarz gives a list of examples where politicians acknowledge that money has an impact on what they do.

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