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  • Update: "Right-wing" Report Still Accumulating Critics and Supporters | Charity & Security Network
    the wheels came off the wagon because the vetting process was not followed The report was withdrawn in May 2009 The commander of the American Legion David K Rehbein who had been one of the most vocal critics of the report said that the report s withdrawal validates our objections and was an unfair and unsubstantiated stereotype based on Timothy McVeigh On May 6 2009 Rep Peter King R NY introduced a resolution that would direct Napolitano to produce the documents that led to the creation of the report The House s Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson D MS initially voiced concerns over the report but on May 19 offered an amended version of the resolution that softened some of the original language but did not alter the resolution s intent The Committee adopted the amended resolution by a voice vote It has yet to be voted upon by the full House If passed by the House the amended Resolution 404 would give DHS 14 days to provide Congress with the following information all of the materials used in drafting the assessment written material indicating when the assessment began a written description of the clearance processes before and after those processes were changed by DHS a schedule of DHS Intelligence employee training for privacy and civil liberties any written information on the internal controls for intelligence assessments at the department since the processes have been changed The notorious report is not without its advocates In the aftermath of the murder of a doctor who performed late term abortions the shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC and several other incidents the report has garnered supporters who argue the risk assessment has been validated by the series of violent events Rep Bill Pascrell Jr a New Jersey Democrat

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/Update_Right_wing_Report_Still_Accumulating_Critics_Supporters (2016-02-16)
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  • War Powers Commission Bill Announced | Charity & Security Network
    the Select Committee on Intelligence the Judiciary and Foreign Affairs It was introduced by John Conyers D MI Jerrod Nadler D NY Sheila Jackson Lee D TX Steve Cohen D GA Hank Johnson D GA and Bill Delahunt D MA The Commission will be comprised of 9 non governmental experts who will hold hearings receive evidence and administer testimony under oath if necessary The Commission will also have the power of subpoena as they investigate detention policies by the United States Armed Forces and Intelligence Community members interrogation techniques not authorized by the Uniform Code of Military Justice and domestic warrantless electronic surveillance Other issues may also be addressed A year after the Commission s first meeting a report will be submitted to the President and Congress containing findings conclusions and recommendations for corrective measures A final report will be due 6 months after Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/War_Powers_Commission_Bill (2016-02-16)
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  • Federal Judge: Charity's Wiretapping Lawsuit May Proceed | Charity & Security Network
    calls in early 2004 between a charity officer living in Saudi Arabia and two of his Washington lawyers The lawsuit had been rejected in July after the court ordered transcripts mistakenly sent to the defense lawyers returned to the government The transcripts contained congressional testimony of high ranking government officials discussing the surveillance program The government claimed the transcripts were to remain proprietary due to national security concerns U S District Judge Vaughn Walker last week said There is enough primary evidence showing the charity might have been the target of government tapped telephone calls that were done without court approval under the administration s so called Terrorist Surveillance Program The now defunct charity had been based in Ashland Oregon and is currently listed as a terrorist organization by the U S government An in depth article containing history timeline of events and more is available here Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/Charity_Wiretapping_Lawsuit_Proceed (2016-02-16)
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  • Treasury Amends Regulations on Legal Services and Payments | Charity & Security Network
    in the federal register said OFAC disperses licenses at their discretion The licenses also authorize the initiation ad conduct of proceedings Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/Treasury_Amends_Regulations_Legal_Services_Payments (2016-02-16)
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  • Another Charity "Closed" by Banks | Charity & Security Network
    a reversal of the closing and are organizing a boycott if demands are not met Ummah Welfare Trust raises funds for humanitarian aid projects and orphanages in several countries including Afghanistan Kosovo and Iraq It also financially supports Interpal a nonprofit undergoing its third investigation by the UK Charity Commission It is widely believed that pressure from the U S Department of Treasury is forcing the hands of both banks to act Barclays has not issued a statement explaining their actions Closing the account effectively shutting down the charity will harm millions of vulnerable people in 25 countries according to Ummah Welfare Trust Outraged Muslims are planning a boycott that threatens Barclay s worldwide reputation An article with further details is available here Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN s Work on Preventing

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/Another_Charity_Closed_Banks (2016-02-16)
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  • USAID Announces its Partner Vetting System | Charity & Security Network
    global hot spots Its final implementation will be determined by members of the Obama administration Highlights from the proposed PVS include USAID does not believe that it should wait for hard proof that our funds are actually flowing to terrorists before assigning a designation of humanitarian groups as connected to terror related activities Permits the sharing of information provided to USAID by applicants with the intelligence community Some organizations fear considerable dangers associated with USAID using its implementing partners for U S law enforcement or intelligence purposes in foreign countries leading to retaliation by foreign governments against partner employees and employees of subs of partners As proposed the PVS is incomplete and procedures remain to be developed Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN s Work on Preventing Violent Extremism February 8 2016 New

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/USAID_Announces_Partner_Vetting_System (2016-02-16)
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  • 60 Years Later, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Endures | Charity & Security Network
    rights of every individual around the world cannot be understated The 33 rights proclaiming all human beings are born with inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms is regarded as the cornerstone of governments organizations and people working tirelessly to reduce or eliminate poverty torture and slavery Drafted in part by Eleanor Roosevelt the chairwomen of the U N s Commission on Human Rights it was believed that the document would address several causes of both world wars and lay the groundwork for preventing future conflicts Today it serves as a stalwart beacon and reminder for current and future generations the importance of protecting human rights An explanation of its relevance during our current government s transition can be found here Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN s Work on Preventing Violent Extremism February 8

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/60_Years_Later_Universal_Declaration_Human_Rights_Endures (2016-02-16)
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  • Interpal Nearing Forced Closure Due to Allegations | Charity & Security Network
    UK and the United State s inclusion of the charity on a terrorist related organization list from 2003 Despite two investigations finding no evidence of wrongdoing in 1996 and 2003 by the UK Charity Commissions which monitors and regulates UK based charities Interpal remains a target of suspected terror related financing Even as the latest investigation unfolds Interpal continues to raise money for Palestinians in need throughout the Middle East They held an event in London on December 1 honoring Karen AbuZayd the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East UNRWA Members of the English Parliament were in attendance to hear AbuZayd say that she was happy to be working with Interpal and praise their critical donations to UNRWA The impending closing is set to take place around the same period of the Muslim festival of Eid a traditional time for charitable giving by the Islamic community Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/Interpal_Nearing_Forced_Closure_Allegations (2016-02-16)
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