Diminishing Transparency

Less transparency and more secrecy are bad for a democratic republic. Unfortunately this is an increasing trend documented in this article.

 The reason I have so many references is to show this is a steadily increasing trend that I continuously update. It is not a vanishing blip on the radar. Failure to deal with this trend will have disastrous consequences for the future.

There are many examples of diminishing transparency in our government.

  • Wikileaks
  • Refusal to follow the law by providing Freedom of Information requests under the FOI Act strongly suggest the US is spying on grassroot activists
  • International corporate conspiracies involving death of third world citizens
  • People posing as mainstream journalists passing false and misleading information according to government/corporate wishes
  • Inside trader schemes with Goldman Sachs

Even worse, both the democrats and republicans are trying to do it under a cloak of secrecy while the mainstream media turns away. Transparency is getting worse, not better, under the democrats.

Do not expect to see this in the mainstream media or mentioned by the democratic/republican Uniparty.

References
1-New Leaks Reveal Dow Spying on Yes Men, Bhopal Activists
2-Wikileaks and Anonymous Team Up to Bust STRATFOR
3-Stratfor Emails Expose EU And Covert War Waged By Israel Against Iran
4-The Release of Stratfor Emails by WikiLeaks & Its Significance
5-Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases Stratfor Emails (Day 2)
6-White House Refuses to Release Email From Monsanto-Linked Lobbyist
7-WikiLeaks: Disgraced Judge Said He Was Targeted for Investigation After Ruling Against Halliburton
8-Shareholders Want Political Spending Transparency
9-STRATFOR Emails – The Police State In Its Own Words
10-Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases the Stratfor Emails (Day 5)
11-The Worst Administration on FOIA
12-White House Abandons Push for Federal Contractors to Disclose Political Giving
13-After Two Years of Closed-Door Negotiations, Trans-Pacific Partnership Text Replicates Alarming Bush Trade Pact Terms That Obama Opposed as Candidate, and Worse
14-Bradley Manning And Julian Assange Have Defeated Hillary, Barack, And The Bloody Secret Government
15-CIA Whistleblower on Trial, Holder Closes Final Investigation on Torture
16-In Memory of Joshua Casteel
17-Exclusive Interview with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy
18-Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Business Is Buying the Election
19-UBS Whistle-Blower Secures $104 Million Award From IRS
20-Top Priority: The Terror Within
21-Obama Campaign Brags About Its Whistleblower Persecutions
22-Key Evidence in Assange Case Dissolves
23-Justice Unbalanced – Whistleblower Protections under Obama
24-Man Sues St. Lucie Nuclear Plant over Job Loss, Claiming He was Whistle-blower
25-Julian Assange to UN: “End Obama’s Regime of Secrecy”
26-National Whistleblowers Center Explains Roots of Divisions and Setbacks in the Federal Whistleblower Community
27-WikiLeaks: Still Standing, Still Speaking Truth to Power
28-Aaron Swartz and Bradley Manning: How the US Government Contains Those Who Would Free Information
29-Obama Administration Quietly Reopens Case That Could Criminalize Peer Review Process
30-Obama Indicts Sixth Whistleblower Under the Espionage Act
31-The Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers
32-Obama Asserts Administration ‘Most Transparent Ever’ Even as It Fights Release of Targeted Killing Details
33-Waning Commitment to Government Transparency Evident in Obama’s ‘State of the Union’ Speeches
34-Obama moves to keep kill list memos secret forever
35-White House Strategy to Protect Trade Secrets Mischaracterizes WikiLeaks, Criminalizes Hacktivists
36-Transparency Effort Wins Award, Loses White House Embrace
37-Transparency in Government: Let the Sun Shine In
38-US citing security to censor more public records
39-Daniel Ellsberg: In Hearing Bradley Manning Act Out of Conscience, Secret Tape Refutes Media Slander
40-The War Against Bradley Manning -- A War Against All Who Speak Out Against Injustice
41-Pentagon Papers lawyer on Obama, secrecy and press freedoms: 'worse than Nixon'
42-CIA Whistleblower: “US is a Police State, Obama Consciously Allows Torture”
43-'Worse Than Nixon': Pentagon Papers Lawyer on Obama, Secrecy and Press Freedoms - Career First Amendment and transparency advocate James Goodale sounds the alarm about the current president
44-Congress Acts Quickly to Kill Transparency For Their Own Shady Insider Trading
45-Congress Repeals Financial Disclosure Requirements For Senior U.S. Officials
46-Obama Signs Partial Repeal of STOCK Act
47-Oliver Stone Meets With Julian Assange, Rips Upcoming Films About WikiLeaks
48-Glenn Greenwald on the High Cost of Government Secrecy
49-Obama taps former lobbyist Wheeler as telecoms regulator
50-Obama administration most secretive in U.S. history; 'transparency' was campaign hype
51-The Worst Administration on FOIA
52-US government invokes special privilege to stop scrutiny of data mining: Officials use little-known 'military and state secrets privilege' as civil liberties lawyers try to hold administration to account
53-Assange: US rule of law suffering 'calamitous collapse'
54-Obama Promises, Including Whistleblower Protections, Disappear From Website
55-Press group: Obama is worst since Nixon in going after leaks

56-Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Exposed State's Plan to Criminalize Democratic Dissent

57-Jeremy Hammond Sentenced To Maximum Sentence, 10 Years

58-Muzzling the Freedom of Information Act

59-Veterans Are Being Threatened and Silenced by the US and UK Militaries

60-A Campaign Inquiry in Utah Is the Watchdogs’ Worst Case
61-Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State
62-Corporate Power Timeline

63-Corporations have their cake and eat it too, then deny cake's existence

64-Dollars and Sense: Stopping Secret Political Spending

65-Four Surefire Tips for Following the Money in Your State

66-Gutless: SEC Can Require Corporations to Disclose Big Political Contributions, But Won't 

67-NEW STUDY:  CORPORATE BOARDS EXCEEDING OVERSIGHT REQUIREMENTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES

68-Legalized Bribery

69-NYC comptroller questions oil firm’s political giving

70-Obama's Payback: Donors receive top jobs in embassies worldwide

71-Report: Obama Has Weakened More Lobbyist-Opposed Health, Public Safety Regulations than Bush

72-Report: Voluntary Corporate Political Spending Does Not Work

73-Full Show: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

74-The SEC's just been caught colluding with the banks it's supposed to regulate

75-The Shadow Lobbying Complex

76-Top U.S. corporations funneled $173 million to political nonprofits - Company filings shine light on dark money

77-Tricks of the Trade: How companies anonymously influence climate policy through their business and trade associations

78-Why is Washington still protecting the secret political power of corporations? Regulators at the SEC could illuminate the future of campaign donations. But they aren't interested in disclosing the truth – even though voters are

79-Why the First Issue Is Money in Politics

80-Money in politics: legal experts contemplate the four years since Citizens United ruling

81-‘Most Transparent Administration Ever™’—Obama Administration Makes Mockery of Open Government
98-Erasing History One Forgotten Political Expenditure at a Time
Erasing History One Forgotten Political Expenditure at a Time - See more at: http://www.progressive.org/news/2014/09/187843/erasing-history-one-forgotten-political-expenditure-time#sthash.y5gACazP.dpuf
Erasing History One Forgotten Political Expenditure at a Time - See more at: http://www.progressive.org/news/2014/09/187843/erasing-history-one-forgotten-political-expenditure-time#sthash.y5gACazP.dpuf
112-How the US Security and Exchange Commission Could Require Transparency for Corporate Political Expenditures by Scholars Strategy Network - Research to Improve Policy and Enhance Democracy
115-Watch: Obama Trades Transparency
Watch: Obama Trades Transparency
Watch: Obama Trades Transparency
116-How the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Could Require Transparency for Corporate Political Expenditures
How the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Could Require Transparency for Corporate Political Expenditures - See more at: http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/content/how-us-securities-and-exchange-commission-could-require-transparency-corporate-political-exp#sthash.azHNOQW1.dpuf
How the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Could Require Transparency for Corporate Political Expenditures - See more at: http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/content/how-us-securities-and-exchange-commission-could-require-transparency-corporate-political-exp#sthash.azHNOQW1.dpuf
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