The Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy (CRFP) sponsored the following post.Foreign money flowing into Washington is keeping the United States in prolonged wars, and most Americans are not even aware of it, according to Dr. Ben Freeman, director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative at the Center for International Policy. “Right now, U.S. foreign policy is for sale — not to the lowest bidder, but to the highest bidder. War is a business. And our wars are not our own. They never have been,” he said Wednesday at an event in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Committee for a Responsible Foreign Policy. Freeman and his team researched for six months Saudi Arabia’s 2017 lobbying activities in Washington, DC, including meetings, emails, contacts with journalists, and political campaign contributions, and the potential effect those activities had on foreign policy. They found that Saudi Arabia had hired more than two dozen firms in that year … [Read more...] about Ben Freeman: Foreign Money Flowing into Washington Keeps U.S. in Prolonged Wars
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PUBLISHED: 17:30 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:43 16 August 2018 Residents on the narrow and pedestrianised Streatley Place, with Hampstead Town Councillor Stephen Stark demonstrating the width of the steps outside number 6, the site of the new proposed development. Picture: Polly Hancock Archant Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week. Basement developers’ pursuit of profit is threat to ‘unique’ areaLinda Chung, Hampstead, writes: I would like to thank the Ham and High for highlighting the planning application for 6 Streatley Place, planning ref: 2018/2859/P.This is another example of developers fancying their chances. They spot a nice patch of land in the heart of a unique piece of Hampstead - “perfect” for a lucrative development.They then draw plans with only superficial thought to the protected heritage of this conservation area - the site sits steeply atop Streatley Place, a narrow alley way surrounded by … [Read more...] about Ham&High letters: Basements, more CS11 discussion, police cuts, a People’s Vote and the St John’s Wood Post Office closure
0 Have your say EVEN though Britain has been long regarded as a ‘nation of shopkeepers’, and been proud of a description said to have been coined by Napoleon in the 1700s, it will soon be a country of online shoppers unless urgent action is taken to support high streets and small businesses. More than 8,000 shops have closed over the last 18 months, tens of thousands of jobs have been lost and one in eight shop units now stands empty – stark facts which explain why The Yorkshire Post is spearheading a new Love Your High Street campaign being launched with its publisher Johnston Press.It will raise public awareness about the value of independent traders and the threat posed by online retailers and unhelpful Government policies.For, while Yorkshire is fortunate to still be home to many traditional town centres which have retained their vitality with clever innovation and adept marketing, there are just as many areas where rows of boarded-up shops … [Read more...] about The Yorkshire Post says: High noon for our high streets. Support local shops – or lose them
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Eli Rosenberg by Eli Rosenberg Email the author May 11 at 8:11 PM Email the author The U.S. Postal Service says that its large financial losses are caused by market forces and governmental constraints but not Amazon.com, in a release of its quarterly statistics that stood in contrast to pointed statements made by President Trump. Trump made waves in March when he declared that the Postal Service was losing money on every package it delivered for Amazon and falsely asserted that The Washington Post was a lobbyist for the company, before ordering a review of the service’s finances. While we are … [Read more...] about Trump said Amazon cost the USPS ‘billions.’ But the post office has a different explanation.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics by Juliet Eilperin by Juliet Eilperin Email the author May 1 at 9:22 AM Email the author Frank Krzywda, a resident of Oak Point, an active adult community operated by Hometown America in Middleborough, Mass., unscrews a screen April 14 to show an installation problem underneath a manufactured home. (Adam Glanzman/For The Washington Post) For most of its existence, the Office of Manufactured Housing has been an unassuming office within a federal department not known for its glitz and glamour. But the little-known agency in the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been thrust into the spotlight as trade groups … [Read more...] about A once obscure office at HUD is the subject of unusually intense lobbying effort