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The torturers" lobby

Pamela Brogan

The torturers" lobby

How human rights-abusing nations are represented in Washington

by Pamela Brogan

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Published by Center for Public Integrity .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civil rights,
  • Human rights

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages79
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11698406M
    ISBN 100962901296
    ISBN 109780962901294
    OCLC/WorldCa27492098

      Donald Trump is a wealthy, proto-fascist demagogue who has hired the man whose firm the Center for Public Integrity once called “The Torturer’s Lobby” to get him to the White House. If.   The CIA and Its Torturers The most politically successful argument the torture lobby has made is that we are all safer because of these dirty deeds. This Senate report refutes that argument by demonstrating that no serious actionable intelligence came from the torture. His most recent book, It Is Dangerous To Be Right When the.

      Still in the Torturers' Lobby Submitted by Diane Farsetta on - pm The London office of U.S.-based PR giant Hill & Knowlton signed a $, contract with the government of Uganda, "to improve Uganda's stained reputation as a human rights abuser and democracy laggard.". The swamp builders. ‘The Torturers’ Lobby’ With a book to sell, the Nixon operative and President Trump’s pal relishes the role of suspect.

      A Center for Public Integrity report titled The Torturers’ Lobby detailed payments the firm had taken from foreign regimes, and corresponding US aid that flowed to those regimes.   His lobbying firm, Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly, was included in a report by the Center for Public Integrity titled "The Torturers' Lobby." It cited the group's work on behalf of unsavory.


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Over the course of a long lobbying career in D.C., top Trump aide Paul Manafort and his firm made a fortune fronting for a group of clients once referred to as the “torturers’ lobby.”. Inthe Washington based Center for Public Integrity published a study titled "The Torturers' Lobby," showing that Washington lawyers and lobbyists, many of whom served as top political advisors to Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton, were raking in more than $30 million a year by helping repressive governments improve their images.

Pamela Brogan, author of The Torturers' Lobby, reviewed hundreds of pages of documents filed at the Justice Department by U.S. agents representing overseas interests and examined major U.S. foreign aid recipients, all violators of international standards of human rights, that pay Washington lobbyists to press the U.S.

Congress for increased aid: Turkey, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, the Philippines, Indonesia. By ‘serious human rights abuses’ I mean everything from intimidation of political opponents, to political imprisonment, to physical and mental torture, to systematic rape as a strategy, to extrajudicial murder.

The CPI report was titled The Torturer’s Lobby. The firm of Black, Manafort, Stone, and Kelly (BMSK) features heavily in that report. "The Torturers' Lobby" by John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton Some PR firms argue that they are ethically obligated, like attorneys, to accept virtually any client who can afford to pay.

Reagan-era powerhouse Gray & Company's clients included the murderous "Baby Doc" Duvalier in Haiti. The Israel Lobby Enters State Government: Rise of the Virginia Israel Advisory Board Grant Smith.

More books» The Torturers. Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney. by The Real News Network (TRNN) / December 12th,   Daily Beast: O ver the course of a long lobbying career in D.C., top Trump aide Paul Manafort and his firm made a fortune fronting for a group of clients once referred to as the 'torturers’ lobby.' So when Manafort accused opponent Ted Cruz of using 'gestapo tactics' to court Republican delegates on Meet the Press this past Sunday—it’s something he may have quite a bit of experience.

Ininvestigators acquired a log book that showed that Yanukovych paid out more than $2 billion in bribes. The torturers’ lobbyist Although he often declined to talk about his relationship with Yanukovych, Manafort’s financial records between him and other despots meant that.

According to an article on Pamela Brogan's report The Torturers' Lobby (), published by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI), Guatemala was among several nations known to commit torture and human rights abuses and that had paid US lobbying firms high fees to help keep US funds going to it and "to gloss over its wretched human rights reputation.".

“Don’t fool yourself, that money we have is blood money.”-- Andrea Manafort, daughter, March Since Paul Manafort is one of the major links between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, I. In her book, Levinson describes landing a job with Manafort inwhen she was young and had no political connections, as her “big break”.

Buy Toxic Sludge is Good for You!: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry 95 edition () by John Stauber for up to 90% off at A few questions about "Shadow of the Torturer" When I am not working I can be found in the lobby reading.

Thus the conjunction of these two have left me confused at some points. I read the appendix at the end of the book and Wolfe states he used words from 20th century or before to convey words that may not still be present in our time.

The Greek torturers, for example, were chosen because they were fervent anti-Communists who saw leftists as enemies of Greece. The Nazi doctors, according to Dr. Lifton, ''saw themselves as curing.

Manafort has been described in published accounts as the kingpin of the “torturers’ lobby,” meaning that he operated as a public-relations flank and lobbyist for some of the world’s most infamous human rights violators of recent decades.

As the Washington Post has reported, Manafort could book his clients on 60 Minutes or Nightline—and coach them to make their best pitch. He lobbied Congress for foreign aid that flowed to his. Even the torturers and viewers were visibly upset.

Mitchell’s testimony included “I thought it was unnecessary, and I felt sorry for him.” Mitchell claims that he was pressured by C.I.A. management to always push harder during interrogations. The Torturer's Apprentice was the title du jour on a message board I was reading, so I picked up a copy for myself to see what everyone was talking about.

It's a collection of exceedingly well-written short stories, and although the title suggests the macabre, I think a better adjective might be "grotesque," with all associated Flannery O /5(39). 10] The Torturers' Lobby 11] All the News That's Fit to Print 12] Taking Back Your Own Back Yard While reading this book, I really get the impression that the PR specialist are "artist" in their own s: Torture Books Showing of 3, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption (Hardcover) by.

Laura Hillenbrand (shelved 25 times as torture) avg rating —ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to Read.Bonus material: Manafort’s firm was a primary subject of scorn in a report by the Center for Public Integrity called “The Torturers’ Lobby.” Read it here.

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