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American Apparel, an Alabama manufacturer of military uniforms (not affiliated with the retailer of the same name), says it had to lay off 225 workers in 2012 ... Still, the direct link between corporate profit and prison labor--and, by extension, the potential for profit-driven exploitation--has made it a target ... Slavery
Tzaghon Baruch adds: "I need to prove all the time that I'm Israeli, but no one disputes my being African. It's the first thing they see. Young Ethiopians feel it all too well, and because of that, many are restoring their Ethiopian names. You have a lot of non-Ethiopian friends before the army, yet ...

The internet provided a cloak of anonymity for whistleblowers fighting state and/or corporate power. ... In fact, Google has a revolving door with the national security state employing managers with backgrounds in military and intelligence work and it partners with defence contractors including ... Silicon super rich
The carefully choreographed stop sent a clear signal to the foreign governments, lobbyists, and corporate interests keen on currying favor in ..... team, returns to lobbying -- one of nine transition-team members to violate Trump's pledge that he would bar such revolving-door moves for at least six months.
"Everyone quitting, new people coming on board, this constant revolving door that is the White House is exhausting, and that's the best word I can use for it." ... "I think most of the country, myself included, believes that big business and corporate money is influencing elections and politicians in ways that do ...
Academic expertise should guide U.S. foreign policy. Unfortunately, it does not really work that way. On a host of issues, there is an enormous gap between scholarship on international relations and the policy consensus in Washington. The United States persistently pursues foreign strategies that run ...

Instead, Congress passes vague Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and then looks the other way while the executive branch interprets them ... Representatives now rely on wealthy individuals, corporations and associations — Madison's dreaded “factions” — to mount successful campaigns for ...
Instead, Congress passes vague Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and then looks the other way while the executive branch interprets them ... Representatives now rely on wealthy individuals, corporations and associations -- Madison's dreaded "factions" -- to mount successful campaigns ... republic
Instead, Congress passes vague Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and then looks the other way while the executive branch interprets them ... Representatives now rely on wealthy individuals, corporations and associations — Madison's dreaded “factions” — to mount successful campaigns for ... republic
Pompeo is a California native with a degree from Harvard Law and a ranking of captain in the U.S. Army. In 1998, Pompeo and three of his West Point ... Investors seem to be mostly indifferent to the revolving door of White House personnel as of late. Since Gary Cohn announced he was leaving as Trump's ... republic
The revolving door of Donald Trump's political operation is opening once again for Carl Higbie. ... Higbie stepped down in January as chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service after an extensive CNN investigation into his past statements impugning blacks, immigrants, ... republic
The most expensive of these was a $36,000 flight on a military jet from Ohio, where Pruitt had joined Trump at an event promoting an infrastructure plan, .... fuel producers and other corporate clients that raise the very type of revolving-door conflicts of interests that Trump promised voters he would eliminate. republic
“Focusing on novel scandals alone can distract from the enormous scale of the Trump administration's embrace of revolving-door hiring,” said Jeff Hauser, ... funding for international groups involved in abortion (known as the Mexico City Policy), raising military spending, and withdrawing from UNESCO. republic
Of 59 EPA hires tracked by the AP over the last year, about a third worked as registered lobbyists or lawyers for chemical manufacturers, fossil fuel producers and other corporate clients that raise the very type of revolving-door conflicts of interests that Trump promised voters he would eliminate. republic
Corporate Lobbyists, Koch Shills Infest Trump's Swamp ... “Focusing on novel scandals alone can distract from the enormous scale of the Trump administration's embrace of revolving-door hiring,” said Jeff Hauser, executive director of the Revolving Door Project at the nonpartisan Center for Economic and ... republic
Ideally, we would strip away corporate power to have any say in public policy and elections, particularly the oft-exercised ability to buy politicians through donations. Likewise, we should get rid of the revolving door between the ranks of large corporations and the senior public service. The same goes for the ... republic
Like a revolving door, English introduces a cast of characters who may appear on a handful of pages, or pop in and out of the entire story. ... Battle's enterprise – which he called “The Corporation” – included a litany of shootings, beatings, assassinations, arson, shifting alliances trade-offs with dirty cops, ... republic

As such, AI has become increasingly significant for major corporations and banks, as well as the military. ... While no ties to the US military and intelligence agencies have been made public, there is little doubt that the “revolving door” between academia, business and the government is in place here, ... republic
Chinese corporations acknowledge that the risks associated with foreign direct investments (FDI) in emerging economies carry a potentially high failure rate due to ... The current regulatory framework and the revolving door from the Chinese army to the Chinese PSCs all but guarantee the their loyalty. republic
Of 59 EPA hires tracked by the AP over the last year, about a third worked as registered lobbyists or lawyers for chemical manufacturers, fossil fuel producers and other corporate clients that raise the very type of revolving-door conflicts of interests that Trump promised voters he would eliminate. republic
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help ... Before returning to the Justice Department last year, Wray represented clients that included big banks and other corporations as a partner at a law firm that ... republic
A revolving door has been established between the workforces of the technology monopolies and military and intelligence agencies. ... The corporate and financial elite is terrified of the growth of working class struggle, which poses the greatest threat to its drive to control the world and its preparations for a ... republic
In his address, Eisenhower indicated that due to the continuous nature of world conflicts and America's participation therein, the US government had “been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry” resulting in more expenditure on “military security than the net income of all US corporations.” [1] republic
Similarly, from available corporate records it seems that CEFC flagship company, China CEFC Energy (中国华信能源有限公司), was created in 2011 through ... Ye Jianming, the group's chairman, sponsors a pro-China think tank with ties to retired military intelligence officers, and does business with the ... republic
In New Jersey, the corporate sponsors of a major natural gas pipeline project are pulling out all the stops to make the $1 billion project a reality. A new ... The report, “The Power Behind the Pipelines: PennEast Pipeline,” reveals the army of revolving-door lobbyists with ties to New Jersey politicians and ... republic
It is testament to the prolific connections between the resources lobby and government, the “revolving doors” between industry, the major political parties ... this revolving-door activity in an attempt to determine just how extensive the influence of the fossil fuel industry has been on the nation's policy-makers. republic
Trump has brought a flood of controversy mixed with unending tweets, insensitive remarks, political gaffes and a revolving door for White House staff. .... "But instead of making bipartisan results a priority, the president focused on a dangerous and deeply partisan agenda of cutting taxes for corporations and ... republic
After 15 years of repudiating claims that the invasion of Iraq was only initiated to seize Iraqi resources, large oil corporations fronted by former architects of ... Cronies who endlessly spin around the revolving door between military/government positions like Sir John Sawers no doubt made a fair few quid in ... republic
The plant remained shuttered for four years as a group of companies, including Bechtel Group and Westinghouse Electric Corporation, started the ... RE2 Robotics, a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon, has garnered multiple grants from the U.S. military, seed funding from Innovation Works, and venture funding ... republic
Although the U.S. has a military presence in Puerto Rico, I would like to address the most urgent problems there right now. ... I am quoting from an article posted at Hedge Clipper's website: “How Santander's Revolving Door with Puerto Rico's Development Bank Exacerbated a Fiscal Catastrophe for the ... republic
To a large degree it is the consequence of a multinational corporate news media complex that has decimated independent local news coverage in the pursuit of profit over the ... Here was the deal: Broadcast corporations were required to provide local news and information that was in the public interest. republic
Though it has long been the case, U.S. officials around the world will now officially serve as salespeople for U.S. military corporations. Embassy staffers will now be charged with promoting weapons sales and briefing visiting senior U.S. officials so they can help finalize pending arms deals. This move by the ... republic
Though it has long been the case, U.S. officials around the world will now officially serve as salespeople for U.S. military corporations. ... very well return to positions with those companies after their stint as government officials, thanks to the revolving door between military corporations and the government. republic
While a revolving door is common in any administration, people who work inside the White House with previous West Wing experience say the exhaustion is magnified remarkably under Trump. ... McMaster, an active duty three-star Army general, served as a commandeering influence in the West Wing. republic
While a revolving door is common in any administration, people who work inside the White House with previous West Wing experience say the exhaustion is magnified remarkably under Trump. ... McMaster, an active duty three-star Army general, served as a commandeering influence in the West Wing. republic
Intended as a symbol of British political and military power, over the last century the memorial has become a symbol of Dalit resistance and the site of an ..... Among the Facebook CEO's inner circle, Jeff Hauser of Revolving Door says, “It is commonly understood… that Zuckerberg's running for president.”. republic
There is much more of a 'revolving door' in European politics between national government and the European Parliament than in the UK where MEPs have often been barred, so our presence here is most helpful to the British Government's search for a deal. Frankly, I fear that the Parliament's spokesman ... republic
Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government is establishing a $1 billion investment fund with China to back China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Her predecessor, David Cameron, will become vice-chairman of the fund, which is being set up by Cameron's friend and Tory Peer, Lord ... republic
Meanwhile, this month its corporate parent Jack in the Box sold the Qdoba brand, which has experienced a downturn that it partly blames on higher avocado prices. ... More: HomeGoods to open in Henrietta this month and designer goods at military exchange ... The revolving door continues at this spot. republic
The government runs a publicly funded spy training program for corporate America. ... Corporations employ former government intelligence workers all the time. .... In the big picture, the revolving door between public and private espionage agencies amounts to a public subsidy for private corporations. republic
In fact, it's the biggest “big government” program on the planet, easily beating out China's People's Liberation Army in both size and cost. ... This direct government infusion of money into a massive, complex defense industry not only benefits corporations and shareholders, but also the employees who make ... republic
The Virginia congressman was referring to the military-industrial complex occupying Northern Virginia "Of course, NoVa, given the two wars, it's done ... But Moran's story shows how lucrative an experience it can be in the long run, when you're doling out taxpayer money to massive corporations for years. republic
The sale would come amid turmoil at the Times, which has suffered through years of cutbacks and a revolving door of leadership in top positions. ..... They are a hangover from a failed 2011 budget agreement and have led to military readiness problems and caused hardship at domestic agencies such as ... republic
By adjusting our state corporate tax level to a modest 7.75%, which still allows corporations in Florida a massive tax cut and keeps our rate more than .... We must close the revolving door between lobbyists and politicians in Tallahassee and end the practice of politicians using public office for private gain. republic
Ties between the Pentagon and the defense industry have deepened under President Donald Trump, prompting renewed concern about conflicts of interest that could result in favoritism toward top military contractors. More than 80 percent of top Defense Department officials under Trump have defense ... republic
In addition, there is a revolving door at the White House, with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, ... Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress enact tax cuts for individuals and corporations that will give most Americans a raise in 2018 and will ... republic
Cameron's new job testifies to the revolving door between high political office and a financial career. He follows Sir Danny ... This places Britain in a quandary: How far can it go in pursuing its own interests without jeopardising the strategic relationship with the US, the world's dominant military power? republic
Outside of the political revolving door, however, the world has been swept by a very different kind of disruption: the rise of blockchain technology and ... When Zimbabwe's military seized power in November 2017, the demand for Bitcoin surged amid the shortage of hard currency, driving the price to a record ... republic
Meanwhile, this month its corporate parent Jack in the Box sold the Qdoba brand, which has experienced a downturn that it partly blames on higher avocado prices. ... More: HomeGoods to open in Henrietta this month and designer goods at military exchange ... The revolving door continues at this spot. republic
The government runs a publicly funded spy training program for corporate America. ... Corporations employ former government intelligence workers all the time. .... In the big picture, the revolving door between public and private espionage agencies amounts to a public subsidy for private corporations. republic


 

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