Posts Tagged ‘foreign meddling’

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“U.S. meddling in South American politics is starkly uncovered in The Day That Lasted 21 Years…An eye-opening documentary whose merits deserve fest and ancillary support.” – Jay Weissberg, VARIETY
“A fascinating delve into American governmental and CIA plans to disrupt the democratic leaders of Brazil, which eventually would lead to the 1964 coup d’état, The Day That Lasted 21 Years (O dia que durou 21 anos) offers a gripping insight into political machinations.” – Mark Adams, SCREENDAILY

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RECORD FINES OVER FOREIGN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

 

In a four-part investigation published in August 2016, Intercept reporters Lee Fang and Jon Schwarz uncovered evidence proving for the first time that foreign money was being funneled into U.S. elections after the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. They found that a Chinese citizen directed the U.S. corporation he controlled to donate $1.3 million to a super PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign.

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Every year foreign governments pour tens of millions of dollars into those very institutions and, though many think tanks are tax-exempt non-profits, such donations often turn out to be anything but charitable gifts. Foreign contributions generally come with critically important strings attached — usually a favorable stance toward that country in whatever influential work the think tanks are doing. In other words, those experts you regularly read or see on screen, whose scholarship and advice Washington’s politicians and other officials often use, are in some cases being paid, directly or indirectly, by the very countries on which they are offering advice and analysis.

How Middle Eastern Powers Fund Think Tanks

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Democratic Party Insiders Create Group To Promote Israel to Progressives

The new group, “Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI),” is the latest in a long line of groups working for Israel in the United States.