Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2015
Corruption

Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
http://www.connexions.org/Media/CXNL-2015-06-18.htm

Publisher:  Connexions
Date Written:  18/06/2015
Year Published:  2015  
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Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX17583

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.

Abstract:  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.

Also in this issue is an article on the ethnic cleansing going on at this moment in the Dominican Republic, where are quarter of a million people born in the country are being made stateless. And Adolph Reed asks why the non-news story about Rachel Dolezal, a woman who identifies as black and whose parents don't approve of her doing so, has attracted so much passionate comment. He specifically asks why many of those who approve of transgender identity choices are so disapproving of transracial identity choices.



Topic of the Week: Corruption

The Connexions Subject Index features resources on many different forms of corruption, such as:
- the corruption of politicians and governments by corporate money;
- privatization: where public assets are turned over to private interests at a fraction of their true value;
- the subversion of journalistic ethics to accommodate advertisers and media owners;
- the corruption of law enforcement and the justice system, where blacks, Native people and the poor are much more likely to be harassed, arrested, convicted, and sentenced to longer sentences;
- behind-the-scenes collusion by government, law enforcement agencies, and corporations to target environmentalists, First Nations, and others who resist resource extraction industries.
Explore these issues at www.connexions.org/CxLibrary/Corruption-17065CX.htm

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