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There are currently 16 laws in this directory
Anti-Circumvention: Intellectual Property - Copyright - Plutocratic Corporate Enforcement
Submitted by: Plutocracy Lock-In

Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union, 542 U.S. 656 (2004)
First, the potential harms from reversal outweigh those of leaving the injunction in place by mistake. Extraordinary harm and a serious chill upon protected speech may result where, as here, a prosecution is a likely possibility but only an affirmative defense is available, so that speakers may self-censor rather than risk the perils of trial. Cf. Playboy Entertainment Group, supra, at 817. The harm done from letting the injunction stand pending a trial on the merits, in contrast, will not be extensive. Second, there are substantial factual disputes remaining in the case, including a serious gap in the evidence as to the filtering software’s effectiveness. By allowing the preliminary injunction to stand and remanding for trial, the Court requires the Government to shoulder its full constitutional burden of proof respecting the less restrictive alternative argument, rather than excuse it from doing so. Third, the factual record does not reflect current technological reality—a serious flaw in any case involving the Internet, which evolves at a rapid pace. It is reasonable to assume that technological developments important to the First Amendment analysis have occurred in the five years since the District Court made its factfindings.
Submitted by: US Supreme Court

Carey v. Population Services Int'l, 431 U. S. 678, 701 [1977]
[W]here obscenity is not involved, we have consistently held that the determinations of: "what appeals to the 'prurient interest' or is 'patently offensive' ... are essentially questions of fact, and our Nation is simply too big and too diverse for this Court to reasonably expect that such standards could be articulated for all 50 States in a single formulation, even assuming the prerequisite consensus exists."

Submitted by: US Supreme Court 1977

Citizens United (2010) on Corporate Finance in Politics Protected by 1st Amendment

Citizens United v Federal Election Commission argued: 24-Mar-2009 decided 21-Jan-2010. Opening the floodgates for corporate money in politics (including lobbying, campaign finance, etc) by 5-4 judgment equating corporate spend with First Amendment (free speech) for the first time.

Submitted by: Plutocracy Lock-In

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)
Submitted by: Online Freedom

Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. 418 U.S. 323 (1974)

"Under the First Amendment there is no such thing as a false idea. However pernicious an opinion may seem, we depend for its correction not on the conscience of judges and juries but on the competition of other ideas."

Although the erroneous statement of fact is not worthy of constitutional protection, it is nevertheless inevitable in free debate. As James Madison pointed out in the Report on the Virginia Resolutions of 1798: "Some degree of abuse is inseparable from the proper use of every thing; and in no instance is this more true than in that of the press." A rule of strict liability that compels a publisher or broadcaster to guarantee the accuracy of his factual assertions may lead to intolerable self-censorship. Allowing the media to avoid liability only by proving the truth of all injurious statements does not accord adequate protection to First Amendment liberties.

The First Amendment requires that we protect some falsehood in order to protect speech that matters. Per Supreme Court Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. 418 U.S. 323 (1974).

Submitted by: US Supreme Court

Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech AHA [1985] of the UK House of Lords

Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech AHA [1985] passed by UK House of Lords (17-Oct-1985)

Submitted by: House of Lords

H.R.748 - CARES Act [2020] of the 116th Congress

H.R.748 - CARES Act [2020] legislated by the 116th House of Congress (2019-2020)

Submitted by: Act of Congress

Hyde Amendment (1976)
Submitted by: Prejudice

Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973)

"Speech that is obscene and thus lacking First Amendment protection must be without serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. It also must appeal to the prurient interest in the view of an average person according to community standards, and it must describe sexual conduct or excretory functions in an offensive way."

Submitted by: US Supreme Court

New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964)

To sustain a claim of defamation or libel, the First Amendment requires that the plaintiff show that the defendant knew that a statement was false or was reckless in deciding to publish the information without investigating whether it was accurate.

The First Amendment as it relates to libel laws, is that seditious libel – criticism of government and public officials – falls beyond the police power of the State [273-276]. In a democratic society such as ours, the citizen has the privilege of criticizing his government and its officials.

Submitted by: US Supreme Court

Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)
Submitted by: Plutocracy Lock-In


The Great Nation of Futurity (1839)

John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny, 1839 Excerpted from "The Great Nation of Futurity" in the United States Democratic Review, Volume 6, Issue 23

Submitted by: US Manifest Destiny

United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc., 529 U.S. 803 (2000)
Case involved a content-based restriction designed to protect minors from viewing harmful materials. The Court there concluded that, absent a showing that a less restrictive technological alternative already available to parents would not be as effective as a blanket speech restriction, the more restrictive option preferred by Congress could not survive strict scrutiny. Id., at 826. The reasoning of Playboy Entertainment Group, and the holdings and force of this Court’s precedents, compel the Court to affirm the preliminary injunction here. To do otherwise would be to do less than the First Amendment commands. Id., at 830. Pp. 6–12.
Submitted by: US Supreme Court

United States v Alvarez (2012) | Ashcroft v. American Civ- il Liberties Union, 542 U. S. 656, 660

The Constitution “demands that content-based restrictions on speech be presumed invalid . . . and that the Government bear the burden of showing their constitutionality.” Content-based restrictions on speech have been permitted only for a few historic categories of speech, including incitement, obscenity, defamation, speech integral to criminal conduct, so-called “fighting words,” child pornography, fraud, true threats, and speech presenting some grave and imminent threat the Government has the power to prevent.

Submitted by: US Supreme Court

DOCUMENTS

corporatocracy

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There are currently 45 corporate state texts in this directory
Alan Macleod: Big Pharma Price Gouging (Dec-2019)
Andy Wightman: Offshore Landownership Frustrates Police Investigations (19-Nov-2015)

Offshore landownership frustrates police investigation from Andy Wightman Blog (19-Nov-2015).

Basis for a Carbon Budget? - David Wasdell

"Basis for a Carbon Budget?" by David Wasdell: A Critical Evaluation of the "Summary for Policymakers" on apollo-gaia.org website.

Bence Bago, David G. Rand, Gordon Pennycook: Fake News - Deliberation Reduces Belief in False News Headlines
Bence Bago, David G. Rand, Gordon Pennycook published study (22-Jul-2019) psyarxiv.com research ARTICLE: Fake News, Fast and Slow: Deliberation Reduces Belief in False (but Not True) News Headlines.Supplemental materials @ HERE.
Bill McKibbon in The New Yorker: The Koch Brothers New Brand (10-Mar-2016)

The Koch Brothers’ New Brand article in The New Yorker (10-Mar-2016) by Bill McKibbon.

Chris Hedges: The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism (9-Aug-2016)

The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism article by Chris Hedges in TruthDig (9-Aug-2016)

Chris Patten in The Guardian: Ill Fares Land by Tony Judt (11-Apr-2010)

Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt article in The Guardian (11-Apr-2010) by Chris Patten. Tony Judt @ WIKIPEDIA entry.

Economics: The US Militarized Budget 2020

The Militarized Budget 2020 on National Priorities Project, for US Discretionary Spending Budget 2020.

Economics: How Does Inter-generational Wealth Transmission Affect Wealth Concentration?
How Does Intergenerational Wealth Transmission Affect Wealth Concentration? (1-Jun-2018) @ LINK.
Economics: Federal Reserve Bailout (18-Sept-2008)

Federal Reserve and other central banks announce further measures to address elevated pressures in funding markets @ LINK on the Federal Reserve website.

Education: Why not more small, intense research teams?
Why not more small, intense research teams? (5-Aug-2021) @ LINK.
Edward Wolff: Racial Wealth Divide
Racial Differences in Patterns of Wealth AccumulationMaury Gittleman and Edward N. Wolff @ LINK.
Freddie deBoer: It's All Just Displacement (22-Mar-2021)

Blue checkmarks are mourning bad careers in a broken industry @ Substack Article.

Frederick Dutton of the McGovern Commission: Changing Sources of Power (1971)

Changing Sources of Power - 1971 manifesto by lobbyist and Democratic strategist Frederick Dutton, one of the guiding forces on the McGovern Commission. The "balance of political power, from the economic to the psychological to a certain extent—from the stomach and pocketbook to the psyche, and perhaps sooner or later even to the soul."

Geopolitics: Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti? (30-Jun-2020)

Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti? (30-Jun-2020) @ MEDIUM ARTICLE.

See more at DJIBOUTI rabble.

George Orwell: Politics and the English Language
George Orwell Politics and the English Language on a single web page.
Greater Wrong: The Problem of Artificial Suffering

The Problem of Artificial Suffering (24-Sept-2021) on greaterwrong.com website.

Green Left dot org: Afghanistan and the Defeat of the US Military (18-Aug-2021)

Afghanistan and the Defeat of the US Military article on the Green Left org website (18-Aug-2021)

History: The Palmer Raids 1919
When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals @ ARTICLE LINK.
Palmer Raids were a series of raids conducted in November 1919 and January 1920 by the United States Department of Justice @ WIKIPEDIA LINK.
Ian Dunt iNews: Woke Straw Man Ethnovandalisn - Neanderthal Cave Paintings
New evidence of Neanderthal paintings challenges our conflict-obsessed view of our origins (7-Aug-2021) @ ARTICLE LINK on iNews website.
Imagining a New Bretton Woods - Yanis Varoufakis

Greek Economist Yanis Varoufakis May 2016 essay on Imagining a New Bretton Woods at project-syndicate.org website.

Infowars: US military vulnerabilities exposed?
US military vulnerabilities exposed during classified war game, top general says @ ARTICLE LINK on American military stripes.com website.
Infowars: TheSaker on Has the US Begun Its Great Retreat?
Has the US begun its great retreat? (6-Aug-2021) @ ARTICLE LINK on TheSaker website.
Iron Law of Oligarchy by Robert Michels

Robert Michel's German political theorist, author of Political Parties setting down the concept "Iron Law of Oligarchy".

Jacob Weisberg: Cozy Relationships Between Press, Law, Academic and Government [Authority]

Jacob Weisberg of the New Republic [Centre-Left Corporate Democrat Magazine] fretted about the "increasingly cozy relationships between press, law, academia and government" that he saw there. "There’s rarely been a time when the governing elites in so many fields were made up of such a tight, hermetic and incestuous clique. The Clinton circle [and its successor like the Obamas on Martha's Vineyard] has a pronounced class consciousness that tells them they’re not just lucky to be here. They’re running things because they’re the best."

NOTE: the New Republic is now a mouthpiece of Democratic Party professional plutocracy.

Jem Bendell: Deep adaptation: a map for navigating climate tragedy

Deep adaptation: a map for navigating climate tragedy (2018) by Jem Bendell, Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) Occasional Papers Volume 2. University of Cumbria, Ambleside, UK.

Katie Pavlich: New Report on the Wuhan Lab Details Greatest Coverup of All Time
Katie Pavlich article (2-Aug-2021) New Report on the Wuhan Lab Details Greatest Coverup of All Time at Townhall.
Kunstler: Sam Harris Trump Derangement Syndrome
Kunstler article on Sam Harris and his Trump Derangement Disconnect - Opposing Idiotbloc defined (27-Jul-2021).
metacognitive.me: Ultimate Guide to Memory Palaces

Ultimate Guide to Memory Palaces (24-Sept-2021) on metacognitive.me website.

Metamodernism, Notes On
Notes on metamodernism academic article.
Naked Capitalism: Confessions of a New York Times Washington Correspondent
Confessions of a New York Times Washington Correspondent – Bob Smith Pt 2/2 @ ARTICLE LINK on nakedcapitalism.com website.
Nick Bryant and Chris Hedges on the Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell
Paul Verhaeghe: Neoliberalism (29-Sept-2014)

Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us(Paul Verhaeghe 29-Sept-2014 in The Guardian)

Plutocracy: RATHER THAN PAY FAIRER WAGES, BUSINESSES LOOK TO PRISONS TO FILL LABOUR SHORTAGE
RATHER THAN PAY FAIRER WAGES, BUSINESSES LOOK TO PRISONS TO FILL LABOR SHORTAGE (7-Aug-2021) @ ARTICLE LINK on The Guardian website.
Powell Memo (23-Aug-1971)

The Lewis Powell Memo: A Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy - the text of the 1971 memo in which the future Supreme Court justice Lewis Powell plotted a conservative political awakening.

Ralph Nader: Our Leaders Are Doing Nothing to Quash Corporate Crime
Reclaim Democracy: Opposing Citizens United - Legal Corruption

RECLAIM DEMOCRACY website fighting Citizens United (unrestricted political spending, i.e. legal corruption) including the "Hidden History of Corporations in the United States".

Seamus Milne: Vindicated Prada-Meinhof: Interview by Joe Kennedy

Vindicated Prada-Meinhof: Seumas Milne Interview (21-Oct-2012) @ The Quietus Article - Joe Kennedy speaks to the divisive political journalist - [seemingly] hailed and derided in equal measure - about the pressures and lessons of history and the ever-looming future.

Steven Poole in The Guardian: Winning Winning Winning! The Genius of Donald Trumpspeak (4-Mar-2016)

Winning, Winning, Winning! The Genius of The Donald Trumpspeak article by Steven Poole in The Guardian (4-Mar-2016)

Susan Strange and the Future of Global Political Economy Power, control and transformation

Susan Strange and the Future of Global Political Economy "Power, control and transformation" @ UCSB Political Science PDF overview study.

The Challenge of National Healthcare - President Truman versus the AMA

The Challenge of National Healthcare - President Truman versus the AMA @ Historical Documents direct from trumanlibrary.gov website.

The Shape of Slavery
The Shape of Slavery @ LINK.
The Wombification of America (26-May-2020)

The Wombification of America blog long-read on the High Low Blog Jordan Mark Sandviig (26-May-2020).

What Theory? The Theory in Mad Money - Susan Strange (Dec-1998)

"What Theory? The Theory in Mad Money" by heterodox economist Susan Strange (Dec-1998) @ University of Warwick PDF paper.

Will Self in The Guardian: Looking Back on New Labour (4-Apr-2010)

Looking Back on New Labour: Will Self article in The Guardian (4-Apr-2010)

ELEMENTAL LAW

Fire
Water
Earth

“So much of political thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.”  George Orwell

Air

“If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it.”  Thomas Jefferson

"We have got to stop sending jobs overseas. It's pretty simple: If you're paying $12, $13, $14 an hour for factory workers and you can move your factory south of the border, pay a dollar an hour for labor, ... have no health care—that's the most expensive single element in making a car—have no environmental controls, no pollution controls and no retirement, and you don't care about anything but making money, there will be a giant sucking sound going south. ... when [Mexico's] jobs come up from a dollar an hour to six dollars an hour, and ours go down to six dollars an hour, and then it's leveled again. But in the meantime, you've wrecked the country with these kinds of deals."

Ross Perot (1992)

DEMOCRACY

economists

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There are currently 9 economists in this directory
Adam Smith

Adam Smith FRSA (5-Jun-1723 to 17-Jul-1790) was a British economist, philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment.[5] Also known as ''The Father of Economics'' or ''The Father of Capitalism,'' Smith wrote two classic works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). The latter, often abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. In his work, Adam Smith introduced his theory of absolute advantage.

Frederick August Hayek

Friedrich August von Hayek (8-May-1899 to 23-Mar-1992) was a British-Austrian economist and philosopher who is best known for his defence of classical liberalism. Hayek shared the 1974 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Gunnar Myrdal for their work on money and economic fluctuations, and the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena. His account of how changing prices communicate information that helps individuals coordinate their plans is widely regarded as an important achievement in economics, leading to his prize.

Gustavus Myers

Gustavus Myers (20-Mar-1872 to 7-Dec-1942) was an American journalist and historian who published a series of highly critical and influential studies on the social costs of wealth accumulation. His name has been associated with the muckraking era of US literature, somewhat erroneously, since his work was not journalistic, did not aim at popular magazine publication, and took a scholarly, investigative and documentary approach to its subjects.

John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, (5-Jun-1883 to 21-Apr-1946) was an English economist, whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments. Originally trained in mathematics, he built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles. One of the most influential economists of the 20th century, his ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics, and its various offshoots.

Larry Summers
Larry Summers (30-Nov-1954) is an American economist, Secretary of the Treasury 1999-2001 and Director of the National Economic Council 2009-2010. Former Harvard President (2001-2006) and director of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Leading American plutocrat, architect of financial deregulation since the early 1990s, deep state connected. Sociopath.
  • Some seek a scholar's return - His Harvard peers hope to woo West (6-Jun-2006)
  • Larry Summers project-syndicate.org columnist index (2002-2020)
  • Ludwig von Mises

    Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (29-Sept-1881 to 10-Oct-1973) was an Austrian School economist, historian, logician, and sociologist. Mises wrote and lectured extensively on the societal contributions of classical liberalism. He is best known for his work on praxeology, a study of human choice and action. Mises emigrated from Austria to the United States in 1940. Since the mid-20th century, libertarian movements have been strongly influenced by Mises's writings. Mises' student Friedrich Hayek viewed Mises as one of the major figures in the revival of classical liberalism in the post-war era. Hayek's work "The Transmission of the Ideals of Freedom" (1951) pays high tribute to the influence of Mises in the 20th century libertarian movement.

    Murray Rothbard

    Murray Newton Rothbard (2-Mar-1926 to 7-Jan-1995) was an American heterodox economist of the Austrian School, economic historian and political theorist. Rothbard was a founder and leading theoretician of anarcho-capitalism, a staunch advocate of historical revisionism and a central figure in the 20th-century American libertarian movement. He wrote over twenty books on political theory, history, economics, and other subjects.

    Peter Kropotkin
    Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (9-Dec-1842 to 8-Feb-1921) was a Russian anarchist, socialist, revolutionary, economist, sociologist, historian, zoologist, political scientist, human geographer and philosopher who advocated anarcho-communism. He was also an activist, essayist, researcher and writer.

    Peter Kropotkin Wikipedia

    Walter Bagehot

    Walter Bagehot (3-Feb-1826 to 24-Mar-1877) was a British journalist, businessman, and essayist, who wrote extensively about government, economics, literature and race. He is known for co-founding the National Review in 1855, and for his works The English Constitution and Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market (1873).

    hegemony orgs

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    There are currently 12 hegemony orgs in this directory
    Academia: NGO Plutocrat Pipeline
    Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

    Larry Summers (born 30-Nov-1954) is an American economist, Secretary of the Treasury 1999-2001 and Director of the National Economic Council 2009-2010. Former Harvard President (2001-2006) and director of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Leading American plutocrat, architect of financial deregulation since the early 1990s, deep state connected. Sociopath.

  • Some seek a scholar's return - His Harvard peers hope to woo West (6-Jun-2006)
  • Larry Summers project-syndicate.org columnist index (2002-2020)
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    NGO - Federal Reserve Pipeline

    Janet Yellen (born 13-Aug-1946) is an American economist and senior civil servant. Treasury Secretary from 26-Jan-2021. Democratic Party, chair of Federal Reserve 2014-2018. High-ranking professor at Berkeley, fellow of Brookings Institute, graduate of Brown/Yale.

  • The Guardian - Janet Yellen Articles Index (1994-2021)
  • Who Belongs? The Determinants of Selective Membership into the National Bureau of Economic Research (May-2021)
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is an American private NGO directing US economic policy, training high-ranked economic civil servants (Treasury, Federal Reserve) and safeguarding medium-long term major stakeholders in US GDP.

  • Who Decides When Recession Ends? (19-Apr-2010
  • Open Secrets: National Bureau of Economic Research (1920-2021)
  • Brookings Institution is an American deep-state government crossover research group. Ostensibly publishing studies on social sciences and economic policy, Brookings is a major training centre and revolving door nexus for American plutocracy (security, international hegemony).

  • Open Secrets: Brookings Institution Revolving Door
  • Military Industrial Complex by Brookings Institution (1956-2020)
  • ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union
    ACLU founded 1920 as a consistent defender of civilian rights, through to 2015 "Denounced Mandates and Coercive Measures to Fight Pandemics" in successive detailed expert advisories. Post-2016 however, ACLU "reversed its views, arguing vaccine mandates help civil liberties and bodily autonomy 'is not absolute'" per Glenn Greenwald ARTICLE referring to ACLU 2021 announcing corporate-political capture by the opposite ideology via Twitter link to New York Times article.

    Center for Global Development (Credential Capital)

    CGDEV.ORG with NYC/London crossover capital funds, neoliberal professional spin-capitalists and deal-with-the-devil patrician public servants.

    CGD was founded in November 2001 by Edward Scott Jr (technology entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former US government official), C. Fred Bergsten (director emeritus of the Peterson Institute for International Economics), and Nancy Birdsall (former head of the World Bank research department and executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank). Credentials a-plenty.

    Center for Applied Rationality (Berkeley CA)

    2036 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

    Artificial intelligence and neuropsychology research in close proximity to Uni Berkeley. Mission Statement from the rationality.org website.

    Center for Effective Altruism (Oxford UK)

    Millennial non-profit in the UK with global outreach and SF, CA mailbox @ centreforeffectivealtruism.org website. Community of students and professionals acting on EA principles, by creating and sustaining high-quality discussion spaces. Running EA Global conferences and supporting community-organized EAGx conferences.

    GMB - Trade Union Representing All Workers
    GMB is a trade union that represents all workers. See GMB Latest Activity on gmb.org.uk website
    How To Academy (London)

    London How To Academy website. How To Academy is an organisation for people who think big. From Nobel laureates to Pulitzer Prize winners, we invite the world’s most influential voices to London to share new ideas for changing ourselves, our communities, and the world.

    "We host leading artists and thinkers in an unrivalled programme of public talks, debates and conferences – from Yuval Noah Harari to Natalie Portman, Emma Watson to Eric Schmidt. We help businesses discover transformative new strategies, anticipate the future, and inspire their staff with keynotes and workshops by internationally-acclaimed economists, psychologists, politicians, and thought leaders. We offer masterclasses live and online with experts in essential twenty-first century skills, like leadership, public-speaking, decision-making and resilience. And we make books, podcasts and films to share insight and innovation around the world."

    Our Team:

    • John Gordon | Director
    • Sam Algranti | COO & Head of Design
    • Vassili Christodoulou | Deputy Director
    • Dana Outcalt | Senior Events Producer

    Machine Intelligence Research Institute (Berkeley CA)
    Based in Berkeley CA @ intelligence.org website blog. "The MIRI (Machine Intelligence Research Institute) is a research nonprofit studying the mathematical underpinnings of intelligent behaviour. Our mission is to develop formal tools for the clean design and analysis of general-purpose AI systems, with the intent of making such systems safer and more reliable when they are developed."
    Transparency International

    Secretariat of the Organisation of Transparency International headquarters in Berlin. Transparency International was number 9 of 100 in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-U.S.) category and number 27 of 150 in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (U.S. and non-U.S.) category.

    Elite business bias engine and greenwashing front. Mostly funded by the US, the UK and a scatter of EU countries. Up to 1M euro a year "cash" into Russia. 25M euro a year operating. Controversies: non-Anglosphere chapters proposed support for Edward Snowden vetoed by US/UK chapters. Refused to meet Snowden in Moscow. TI ended the USA chapter in 2017 due to its corporate capture including the censoring of the report by Independent Ethics Panel (May-2020) detailing lack of transparency and corruption at TI 😉 Per leftover placeholder: INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO ALLEGATIONS OF ETHICAL MISCONDUCT AT THE TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT CONCLUDED (2-Jun-2020) and Frankfurter Allgemeine article by Corinna Budras (19-Jun-2020) gently summarising the bullshit. See Wikipedia: TI broken links re: deletion.

    In 2021, former CEO Cobus de Swadt wrote Silencing a Whistleblower: A Story of Hypocrisy revealing the breakdown of whistleblower protection in detailed case study on the abuse of power at the world’s most influential anti-corruption NGO, including chronology of what it means to be a whistleblower in the post-technofeudal age.

    See also:

    UNESCO: World Heritage Organisation

    UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

  • World Heritage List interactive map
  • Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices. The Committee meets annually to evaluate nominations proposed by States Parties to the 2003 Convention and decide whether or not to inscribe those cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage on the Convention’s Lists
  • Conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage to browse the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats
  • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists which most countries are signed onto, but none of the Anglosphere: USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand
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