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Just Vision creates documentary films and multimedia tools to generate media coverage and support for Palestinian and Israeli nonviolence leaders working to end the occupation and resolve the conflict. Just Vision is a team of Palestinian, Israeli, North and South American journalists, human rights advocates and filmmakers working from Jerusalem, ...See More New York and Washington, DC. Show Less

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The Latin America Working Group (LAWG) is one of the nation's longest standing coalitions dedicated to foreign policy. The Latin America Working Group and its sister organization, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF), carry out the coalition's mission to encourage U.S. policies towards Latin America that promote human ...See More rights, justice, peace and sustainable development. As a coalition, LAWG represents the interests of over 60 major religious, humanitarian, grassroots and policy organizations to decision makers in Washington. Show Less

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The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit 501(C)3 Florida corporation dedicated to improving the built environment. Our mission is to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education and certification programs.
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CBS News 
If the legislature fails to come to an agreement on its budget before June 30 -- the end of Maine's fiscal year -- the state government will be forced to shut down. On June 21, the legislature voted to extend its session by five days to continue ... See more..
New York Times 
President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico during a visit this month to Guatemala. He said Thursday his government bought spyware, but denied that it had ordered the surveillance of its critics. Credit Johan Ordonez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. See more..
PBS NewsHour 
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday ruled against a Wisconsin family in a property rights case that makes it easier for government officials to restrict development in environmentally sensitive areas. The 5-3 ruling involved the family's effort ... See more..
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New York Times 
On Tuesday, the United Nations' human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, presented the council with gruesome details of men, pregnant women and babies who were mutilated by a government-backed militia and insurgents, and the Catholic Church in ... See more..
The Hill (blog) 
Government should not try to force people to be good or enforce a one-size-fits all morality or pattern of living. Of course, this is not to suggest that individuals ought to be “free” in a way that would endow them with a license to hurt, defraud, or ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Referring to living conditions in camps, Lomani said: "They [the government] managed to [make the refugees] feel like they aren't humans anymore." The Greek Ministry of Interior did not reply to Al Jazeera's requests for comments on the squat's pending ... See more..
snopes.com 
As a kid, Mitch McConnell had polio, and the government paid for ALL of his care and rehabilitation. Now, as the leader of the Republicans in the Senate, McConnell is taking government-funded care away from tens of millions of Americans. Let that sink in. See more..
NPR 
Thirty years after Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong labeled golf a sport for the bourgeois and banned it from his worker's paradise, his successor gave the sport another try. It was January 1979, and President Jimmy Carter welcomed Chinese ... See more..
KIRO Seattle 
Here's what we know now on how a government shutdown could impact you based on contingency plans, though leaders say state agencies are going through a great deal of uncertainty because the state has never experienced a partial shutdown. See more..
CNN 
The criminal complaint states that Kevin Mallory has been charged with delivering defense information to aid a foreign government and making false statements to investigators. The Justice Department said Mallory could face a life sentence if convicted. See more..
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Overview

Corrupt government officials and politicians in developing and transition countries are believed to solicit and receive bribes totalling $20–40 billion USD annually.1  

Large private companies often make “facilitation payments” to politicians or government officials to expedite projects or policies; however, these payments help perpetuate government and bureaucratic corruption.2

Businesses and governments are too closely linked in many countries, resulting in conflicts of interest and derailing the efficacy of the democratic process.3 Businesses often have a disproportionate amount of influence on government policies, primarily through the abuse and overuse of corporate lobbying practices.4

Politically connected firms in Russia account for nearly 80% of market capitalization, and in the United Kingdom politically connected firms account for 40% of market capitalization—still a troublingly high percentage.5

Lobbying expenses in the United States amount to $200,000 per legislator, expenses which rise each year.6

In Brussels alone, 2,500 lobbying organizations comprised of over 15,000 lobbyists regularly influence European Union policies.7

Over 50% of OECD executives admitted using their personal and familial contacts to garner public contracts in non-OECD countries.8

According to Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index, the countries with the highest levels of institutional corruption are Somalia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Libya, and Iraq.9

The countries with the lowest levels of corruption are Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, and Switzerland.10


The countries most likely to engage in bribery when operating abroad include Russia, China, and Mexico. The countries least likely to engage in bribery abroad are Belgium, Canada, The Netherlands, and Switzerland.11

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1 Transparency International Corruption Index
2-8 Ibid
9 http://www.transparency.org/cpi2013/results
10 Ibid

11 http://www.transparency.org/whatwedo/publication/global_corruption_report_2009
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Government Corruption
Corrupt government officials and politicians in developing and transition countries are believed to solicit and receive bribes totalling $20-40 billion USD annually.1 Additionally, large private companies often make "facilitation payments" to politicians or government officials to expedite projects or policies; however, these payments help perpetuate government and bureaucratic corruption.2 Businesses and governments are too closely linked in many countries, resulting in conflicts of interest and derailing the efficacy of the democratic process.3 Business often have a disproportionate amount of influence on government policies, primarily through the abuse and overuse of corporate lobbying practices.4 Politically connected firms in Russia account for nearly 80% of market capitalization, and in the United Kingdom politically connected firms account for 40% of market capitalization—still a troublingly high percentage.5 Lobbying expenses in the ...See More United States amount to $200,000 per legislator, expenses which rise each year.6 In Brussels alone, 2,500 lobbying organizations comprised of over 15,000 lobbyists regularly influence European Union policies.7 Over 50% of OECD executives admitted using their personal and familial contacts to garner public contracts in non-OECD countries.8 According to Transparency International's 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index, the countries with the highest levels of institutional corruption are Somalia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Libya, and Iraq.9 The countries with the lowest levels of corruption are Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, and Switzerland.10 The countries most likely to engage in bribery when operating abroad include Russia, China, and Mexico. The countries least likely to engage in bribery abroad are Belgium, Canada, The Netherlands, and Switzerland.11 Show Less