Over the transom

From a well-known writer: "Wow, Bush really does care about security, CNN's John Roberts reports on Anderson Cooper. Homeland Security made [United Arab Emirates-owned port security contractor] DP jump through hoops, agree to conditions other companies didn't have to agree to. This is breaking news and we've just learned stuff. What were these conditions?


  1. They agreed to cooperate with any future investigations;
  2. They agreed to turn over documents on demand during any investigation.


"I bet that makes them sweat in UAE."

I'd just add that if our own corporations were required to do the same, THEN we'd be in business...

--> Sign up for Peek in your inbox... every morning! (Go here and check Peek box).
#story_page_ below_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.