Lockheed Martin-Funded Experts Agree: South Korea Needs More Lockheed Martin Missiles

FAIR has noted 30 media mentions of CSIS pushing the THAAD missile system or its underlying value proposition in US media, most of them in the past two months. Omitted from all these CSIS media appearances, however, is that one of CSIS’s top donors, Lockheed Martin, is THAAD’s primary contractor—Lockheed Martin’s take from the THAAD system is worth about $3.9 billion alone. Lockheed Martin directly funds the Missile Defense Project Program at CSIS, the program whose talking heads are cited most frequently by US media.

As tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to rise, one think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has become a ubiquitous voice on the topic of missile defense, providing Official-Sounding Quotes to dozens of reporters in Western media outlets. All of these quotes speak to the urgent threat of

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Houston’s Hosting The Super Bowl & A Growing Human Trafficking Industry

Human trafficking gets a lot of buzz around the Super Bowl, as officials and reporters warn about a spike in prostitution. But there’s little data to support this, and those fighting human trafficking warn that it distracts from the issue plaguing cities year-round.

Houston’s Hosting The Super Bowl & A Growing Human Trafficking Industry

HOUSTON --- (INVESTIGATION)  On Sunday Feb. 5, the Super Bowl arrives in Houston, a city plagued by a growing human trafficking industry that puts children and women at risk for physical violence and psychological abuse. In 2011, when he was serving as the state’s attorney general and the big game was being held in Dallas,

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Latin America’s Eco-Activists Struggle Against Corporate Feudalism, Colonialism & Resource Scarcity

For Latin America’s environmental activists, the threat of death is always in the air — either in the form of the slow poisoning of the earth or assassination. For many, inaction simply isn’t an option.

Latin America’s Eco-Activists Struggle Against Corporate Feudalism, Colonialism & Resource Scarcity

TEMUCO, Chile --- On Jan. 12, Isidro Baldenegro López traveled to his hometown for the first time in years to visit his aunt who had fallen gravely ill. As he lay down to sleep that Saturday night in Coloradas de la Virgen, a small community in the western Sierra Madre mountains of Chihuahua, Mexico, he heard a man call his name repeatedly. When

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Would America’s First Populists Even Recognize Trump’s Brand Of Populism?

Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump frequently appealed to ‘the people’ and vowed to help them take back their power. But how has populism moved so far from its roots in the left as to be useful as a strategy for today’s ultra-right wing?

Would America’s First Populists Even Recognize Trump’s Brand Of Populism?

WASHINGTON --- (Analysis) Donald Trump’s ascendency to the White House involved endless appeals to “the people” and denunciations of the elite. During an October rally, for example, Trump said: “It's a global power structure that is responsible

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Labor Leaders Stump For Trump As White House Prepares Attack On Workers

Organized labor has been under attack in the US for at least forty years, and the ascendance of Donald Trump to the presidency signals a new and dangerous period not just for trade unions, but for the entire working class.

Labor Leaders Stump For Trump As White House Prepares Attack On Workers

  NEW YORK --- (Analysis) The sight of leaders of a number of major trade unions praising President Donald Trump after their meeting with him on Jan. 23 is perhaps the perfect illustration of everything wrong with the labor movement. More

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PayPal Serves Illegal Israeli Settlers But Won’t Let Palestinians Open Accounts

‘Without access to PayPal, Palestinian entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and others face routine difficulties in receiving payments for business and charitable purposes,’ an open letter from a coalition of American activists reads.

PayPal Serves Illegal Israeli Settlers But Won’t Let Palestinians Open Accounts

AUSTIN, Texas --- PayPal is one of the world’s most popular ways to send or receive money online, but Palestinians are cut out of the action. Time magazine reported in January that PayPal has 179 million active accounts in dozens of countries, and PayPal payments are widely

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Abby Martin Exposes Hillary Clinton Chair John Podesta

With his brother Tony at the Podesta Group, John is also one of the most powerful corporate lobbyists in the world. The Podesta family weaves their business through John’s DC think tank Center for American Progress, where policies are made for their corporate sponsors.

Abby Martin Exposes Hillary Clinton Chair John Podesta

With the Wikileaks release of thousands of emails belonging to John Podesta, very little is known about Podesta himself. While he is treated as just a well-meaning Clinton supporter who has had his privacy unjustly exposed, he is actually one of the most powerful people in Washington, who has operating mostly behind-the-scenes. He’s the

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