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How the Washington Post distorts Colombia: In this essay, Jack Laun of the Colombia Support Network, describes United States government complicity in the use of paramilitary forces in Colombia's "dirty war" against both guerillas and noncombatants, including an attack on the Peace Community of Apartado in 2005. He also examines how U.S. policy favors the profits of huge corporations over the needs of Colombia's poor. Counterpunch, 1/15/14. See also Jack's comments in Why US policy towards Colombia lacks integrity, coherence on the Voice of Russia, American edition. The Colombia Support Network is a WNPJ member group.

Four surefire tips for following the money in your state: "Warning: State campaign finance websites can be clunky and hard to navigate. (I’m looking at you, Iowa.) Worry not! In many states, there’s a watchdog organization or public interest group that can decipher your state’s campaign data and help you find what it is you’re looking for," says Andy Kroll on Moyers and Company, 1/3/14. He cites Mike McCabe and the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign as an "invaluable resource." The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign is a WNPJ member group.  

Why we should oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership: "Why would anyone expect anything but another race to the bottom in terms of farm prices, worker wages, environmental standards, and human rights with passage of the TPP?" asks John Kinsman. president of Family Farm Defenders. "As Congress considers the TPP, we need to express our opposition – not only to convince our elected officials that this will just lead to more economic chaos on top of the current crisis, but to also let our friends across the Pacific know that they are not alone in opposing free trade deals that are only designed to profit the one percent." RESIST Newsletter, September-October-November 2013. Family Farm Defenders is a WNPJ member group.