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Dec. 12, 2014 - On Tuesday, a five-year review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program was finally made public, drawing back the curtains on a very dark period of American history. The purpose of making this report public is simple: to ensure something like this can never happen again.
The 500-page executive summary that...
December 15, 2014 - The international community have failed to make significant progress towards securing an effective climate change agreement in Paris next year, Friends of the Earth said today, as the latest round of talks in Lima, Peru closed. Friends of the Earth’s International Climate Campaigner Asad Rehman said:
The only thing these talks...
Dec. 12, 2014 - Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
We’ve just seen the worst that Washington has to offer with the “cromnibus” government spending bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night.
Instead of Congress passing a clean funding bill along lines that were previously agreed to and had bipartisan acceptance, Big...
Dec. 9, 2014 - Protests outside the White House are usually about the issue of the moment – Obamacare, same-sex marriage, Michael Brown. But the activists outside the White House today want to bring attention to an issue that has sadly endured for ages and mostly affects people far, far away. But it’s a...
NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 9, 2014 - For the last week, demonstrators across the country have used Eric Garner’s last words as a rallying cry for reform. Night after night, in city after city, demonstrators took to the streets chanting “I can’t breathe” and “it stops here.”
As powerful as those words are, the words...