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Friday, August 04, 2006

Civil or Criminal Society?

The UN Development Programme's Bureau for Resources and Strategic Partnerships was initiated in part to provide support to Third World civil society organizations engaged in human development and defending human rights through democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery. Ironically, the one country where promoting accountability, transparency, and inclusiveness by developing capacities of civil society actors to increase political participation and collective action would yield the greatest returns, happens to be the premier First World troublemaker.

Unfortunately, private funding for civil society watchdogs in the US is almost nonexistent, while philanthropy for criminal society lapdogs is profuse.


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