Ukuphishekela iqiniso nokwenza izinto obala kwezempilo yomphakathi

Mayelana NATHI Ilungelo Lokwazi

I-US Right to Know iyiqembu labaphenyi abacwaninga eligxile ekukhuthazeni ukubekwa obala kwezempilo yomphakathi. Sisebenza emhlabeni wonke ukuveza ububi bezinkampani kanye nokwehluleka kukahulumeni okusongela ubuqotho bohlelo lwethu lokudla, imvelo yethu kanye nempilo yethu.

Kusukela ngo-2015, sesitholile, sathumela ku-inthanethi futhi sabika ngezinkulungwane zemibhalo yezimboni kanye nezikahulumeni, kufaka phakathi eziningi ezitholwe ngokugcinwa komthetho kwemithetho yamarekhodi avulekile. Imibhalo eyimfihlo eyatholakala yi-USRTK manje seyithunyelwe kufayela le- Umkhakha wezokudla nezamakhemikhali we-UCSF ubeka imitapo yolwazi ukufinyelela komphakathi mahhala.

Umsebenzi wethu ube negalelo ekuphenyweni kweNew York Times kathathu; Amaphepha ayi-10 ezifundo; izindatshana eziyisishiyagalolunye kwi-BMJ, elinye lamaphephabhuku aphezulu kwezokwelapha emhlabeni; futhi ukusakazwa kwabezindaba emhlabeni jikelele ukubhala phansi ukuthi izinkampani zokudla nezamakhemikhali zisebenza kanjani ukuvikela inzuzo yazo ngokungcolisa impilo yomphakathi kanye nemvelo.

Uphenyo lwethu lubeka inselelo enamandla kwezamabhizinisi njengokujwayelekile ezimbonini zokudla nezamakhemikhali. Ngokuvumelana ne idokhumende leMonsanto lembulwe ngo-2019,  "Uphenyo lwe-USRTK luzoba nomthelela kuyo yonke imboni."

Sithemba ukuthi uzolisekela ilungelo lethu lokwazi nokusiza ukwandisa uphenyo lwethu ngokunikela namuhla. I-US Right to Know iyinhlangano engenzi nzuzo engu-501 (c) 3 neminikelo idonswa enteleni.

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Abasebenzi Bethu

UGary Ruskin, uMqondisi oMkhulu kanye noMsunguli we-Co

UGary Ruskin ungumqondisi omkhulu futhi ungumsunguli we-US Right to Know. UGary waqala ukwenza umsebenzi wokuthakazelisa umphakathi ngo-1987. Kwaphela iminyaka eyishumi nane eqondisa i Iphrojekthi Ye-Congressional Accountability, eyayiphikisana nenkohlakalo kwi-US Congress. Iminyaka eyisishiyagalolunye, wayengumqondisi ophethe futhi waba ngumsunguli (noRalph Nader) we Izexwayiso Zokuhweba, eyayiphikisana nokuthengiswa kwawo wonke amathuba nezimpilo zethu namasiko ethu. Ngo-2012, wayengumphathi womkhankaso weProposition 37, okuyisinyathelo sokuvota esivela ezweni lonke sokufaka uphawu lokudla okwenziwe ngezakhi zofuzo eCalifornia. Wayephinde abe ngumqondisi we Isikhungo Senqubomgomo Yezinkampani. Ubhale izindatshana ezibhaliwe noma ezibhaliwe ku Washington Poste-Los Angeles TimesThe NationUkuba ngumamaUkuqapha Kwamazwe Ngamazwe, Izindaba Zempilo Yezemvelo, Milbank NgekotaIjenali ye-Epidemiology kanye neMpilo Yomphakathi, Ijenali Yomphakathi Inqubomgomo Yempilo, Ukusatshalaliswa Komhlaba kanye Nezempilo, Impilo Yomphakathi Nutrition, Ijenali Yomhlaba Wonke Wocwaningo Lwezemvelo kanye Nezempilo Yomphakathi, Impilo Yomphakathi Ebucayi nabanye abaningi. Ngo-2013, wabhala a umbiko kubunhloli bezinkampani ngokumelene nezinhlangano ezingenzi inzuzo. Uthole iziqu zakhe ze-undergraduate kwezenkolo eCarleton College, kanye neziqu ze-master inqubomgomo yomphakathi evela eHarvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Futhi ungubaba wendodakazi eneminyaka eyi-14 nendodana eneminyaka emithathu.

Xhumana noGary: gary@usrtk.org
Landela uGary ku-Twitter: @GaryRuskin

Stacy Malkan, Co-founder futhi Co-Director

UStacy ungumbambisene futhi ungumqondisi obambisene we-US Right to Know, iqembu labacwaningi elingenzi nzuzo eligxile embonini yezokudla. Ungumbhali wencwadi ewina imiklomelo, Hhayi Ubuso Obuhle Nje: Uhlangothi Olubi Lomkhakha Wobuhle (New Society, 2007), kanye nomsunguli womkhankaso we-Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, umfelandawonye wamaqembu ezempilo angenzi nzuzo kanye nemvelo okhuthaze izinkampani zezimonyo ukuthi zisuse amakhemikhali ayingozi i-Kipolishi, imikhiqizo yengane, ukwakheka nemikhiqizo yezinwele. Umsebenzi kaStacy ushicilelwe ku umagazini i-Time, lo New York Times, Washington Post, Imvelo ye-Biotechnology nezinye izindawo eziningi futhi uvele ngaphakathi Teen Vogue, Wall Street Journal, I-San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, I-Morning Morning America, Intando yeningi Manje namafilimu ambalwa wedokhumentari afaka Isivivinyo Somuntu eyenziwe nguSean Penn, Isibhakabhaka Esiphinki futhi I-Movie Enukayo (Manje ukudlala ku-Netflix). Ngo-2012, uStacy wakhonza njengomqondisi wezindaba zomlando wokuvota waseCalifornia Right to Know ukufaka ilebula lokudla okwenziwe ngezakhi zofuzo. Ungumqondisi wezokuxhumana wangaphambilini we-Health Care Without Harm, othole i-mercury ezibhedlela yavala imishini yokushisa imfucuza yezokwelapha emhlabeni jikelele. Ngaphambi komsebenzi wakhe kwezempilo yezemvelo, uStacy wasebenza iminyaka eyisishiyagalombili eyintatheli futhi ephethe umhleli, futhi washicilela iphephandaba eliphenyayo elibhekele ukusetshenziswa komhlaba nezinkinga zemvelo eColorado. Uhlala eBay Area nomyeni wakhe nendodana yakhe.

Xhumana noStacy: stacy@usrtk.org
Landela uStacy ku-Twitter: @StacyMalkan

UCarey Gillam, uMqondisi Wezocwaningo

UCarey Gillam ungumbhali wencwadi ewina imiklomelo, “I-Whitewash: Indaba Yombulali Wokhula, Umdlavuza Nenkohlakalo Yesayensi”(Island Press, 2017) kanye nentatheli engumakadebona, umcwaningi nombhali onolwazi olungaphezulu kweminyaka engama-20 embonini yezindaba. Ngaphambi kokujoyina i-US Right to Know, uGillam uchithe iminyaka eyi-17 njengo- Intatheli ephezulu yeReuters, insizakalo yezindaba yomhlaba wonke. Kuleyo ndima, ubhekele kakhulu ekuhlanganiseni ukudla nezolimo ngokugxila ikakhulukazi ekukhuleni kobuchwepheshe bezitshalo ze-biotech, ukuthuthukiswa komkhiqizo wezibulala-zinambuzane, kanye nemithelela yemvelo yomibili, futhi wakhulisa ulwazi olujulile lwezinkampani ezihola phambili zezolimo ezibandakanya IMonsanto, iDow AgroSciences, iDuPont, iBASF, iBayer neSyngenta.

UGillam uhlonishwe njengomunye wezintatheli ezihamba phambili ezweni elibika ngalezi zinkinga futhi uvame ukucelwa ukuba akhulume emsakazweni nakuthelevishini futhi avele ezingqungqutheleni azokwabelana ngolwazi lwakhe ngezindaba eziphikisana kakhulu ezibandakanya ukudla nezolimo. Uhlala e-Overland Park, UKansas, nomyeni wakhe nezingane ezintathu.

Xhumana noCarey: carey@usrtk.org
Landela uCarey ku-Twitter: @Ukhozi_fm

U-Becky Morrison, uMcwaningi

Njengomphenyi osekela amaphrojekthi ethu ocwaningo embonini kasoda noshukela, u-Becky uletha ulwazi oluningi lokukhuthaza uhlelo lokudla olunempilo nolusobala. Oqedile ngo-2016 ohlelweni lwe-NYU's Food Studies master, umsebenzi wakhe ugxile kumasu wezomthetho nezinqubomgomo okuhloswe ngawo ukunqanda ukumaketha kokudla ezinganeni nasekunciphiseni izifo ezihlobene nokudla, ikakhulukazi eziphuzweni ezinoshukela. Ngaphambi kokujoyina i-USRTK, ubesebenza ehhovisi leNew York State Attorney General e-Bureau of Consumer Frauds, lapho aphenye khona ukukhangiswa okungaba yinkohliso kwemikhiqizo eqondiswe ezinganeni. Ubuye wasebenza njengeFood Policy Fellow yelungu loMkhandlu waseNew York City uBen Kallos.

Owayengumpheki nophaka ukudla, uBecky uhlala epheka ngentshiseko ekhaya. Uhlala eBrooklyn, eNew York nomyeni wakhe nendodana eneminyaka eyisikhombisa.

Xhumana no-Becky: becky@usrtk.org
Landela u-Becky ku-Twitter: @NomzamoMbatha

USainath Suryanarayanan, Ph.D., Usosayensi Wezabasebenzi

Njengo-Staff Scientist e-US Right to Know, uDkt. Sainath Suryanarayanan uletha ukujula nobubanzi bolwazi nesipiliyoni ezifundweni zezenhlalo zesayensi nezobuchwepheshe, i-biology yezinambuzane, kanye ne-pharmacology yamangqamuzana namaselula. Ungumbhali oholayo we- Izinyosi Ezinyamalalayo: Isayensi, Ezombusazwe kanye ne-Honeybee Health (IRutgers University Press, 2017). Ukudweba izingxoxo ezibanzi, ucwaningo lwe-ethnographic, kanye nokuhlaziywa kwezinqolobane, Izinyosi Ezinyamalalayo kukhombisa ukuthi ukuxhumana komlando phakathi kwezinambuzane ezikhungweni zemfundo emayunivesithi, uMnyango Wezolimo wase-US kanye nezinkampani zezolimo ziye zalolonga kanjani ulwazi lwangaleso sikhathi nokungazi mayelana nokusebenzelana phakathi kwezibulala-zinambuzane nempilo yezinyosi. Iminikelo kaSayi ezimpikiswaneni mayelana nepolitiki yolwazi nokungazi, indawo yabangewona ososayensi ekukhiqizweni kolwazi, kanye nezifundo ze-multispecies zivele emaphephandabeni amaningi kubandakanya Ukwenza I-Science Technology & Society, Ubuntu Bemvelo, The Guardian(UK), Izifundo Zomphakathi Zesayensi, Futhi Isayensi, Ubuchwepheshe Nezindinganiso Zabantu. Iphrojekthi yakhe yamanje yamabhuku ihlola ucwaningo lwe-biobehavioral emiphakathini yezinambuzane njengesisekelo esibalulekile sokuthuthukiswa kwemibono nezindlela eziphathelene nomthethosisekelo womphakathi esikhathini sangemva kwesikhathi.

Xhumana ne-Sai: sainath@usrtk.org
Landela uSai ku-Twitter: @nonhlanhla

Ibhodi lethu labaqondisi

UCharlie Cray

UCharlie ube yilungu le- IGreenpeace USAUmnyango wezocwaningo kusukela ngo-2010. Phakathi kuka-1989 no-1999, waphinde wasebenza neGreenpeace njengelungu lomkhankaso weGreenpeace Toxics Campaign, ehlela imikhankaso yokuvala izinto zokushisa imfucumfucu enobuthi nokuqeda amaplastiki e-PVC. Phakathi kuka-1999 no-2004, uCharlie wasiza ukuhlela Ukuqapha Kwamazwe Ngamazwe futhi waqondisa uMkhankaso Wezinguquko Zenkampani e Izakhamizi Zisebenza. Ungumbhali ngokubambisana we Ibhizinisi Labantu: Ukulawula Izinhlangano kanye nokubuyisela Intando yeningi (UBerrett-Koehler, 2003), kanye nezindatshana eziningi zokubika ngezemvelo nezinkampani, imibiko, namabhulogi. Phakathi kuka-2004 no-2010, uCharlie uqondise i- Isikhungo Senqubomgomo Yezinkampani, sicwaninga futhi sishicilela izindatshana nemibiko eminingi ngezihloko ezahlukahlukene ezihlobene namandla ezinkampani nokuziphendulela, kufaka phakathi ukweqa intela ezinkampani, ukunxeshezelwa okuphezulu, ukubophezeleka kosonkontileka nobugebengu obenziwa ezinkampanini. Ngaleso sikhathi wasungula futhi wasiza ekugcineni iwebhusayithi yokubuka, HalliburtonWatch.org, siyisebenzisela ukucindezela ukuphendula kosonkontileka kuhulumeni kanye nezinguquko. UCharlie uthweswe iziqu e-Amherst College.

Lisa Amathuna

ULisa ungumqondisi omkhulu we Isikhungo Semidiya Nentando yeningi. Usebenze njengomeluleki omkhulu kuwo womathathu amagatsha kahulumeni wobumbano nakwezinye izikhala.

Ubuye wasebenza njengochwepheshe ozihola phambili kwezokwazisa ngenkululeko yomphakathi endaweni yezokuphepha kazwelonke nanjengomprofesa wezomthetho ohlanganyele kwesinye sezikole zomthetho eziphezulu ezweni. Izikhundla zakhe zangaphambili zobuholi zifaka:

  • IPhini Lomsizi Wommeli-Jikelele eHhovisi Lezinqubomgomo Zomthetho / Ukuthuthukiswa Kwenqubomgomo eMnyangweni Wezobulungiswa wase-US (ephatha izindaba eziningi zenqubomgomo yezomthetho nezobugebengu kanye nokuhola iqembu elisebenzayo ekuphakanyisweni kwezomthetho - elisebenza ngaphansi kwabo bobabili abameli bakaJanet Reno noJohn Ashcroft )
  • Umeluleki Oyinhloko Wokuqokwa KweKomidi Lezobulungiswa Lasezigele laseMelika likaSihlalo / Ilungu Lesikhundla
  • Usomaqhinga Omkhulu Wezomthetho we I-American Civil Liberties Union (ngezinqubomgomo zokuphepha nezokuqapha zikazwelonke)
  • IPhini likaMqondisi we Isikhungo sezifundo zokuphepha zikazwelonke
  • Iphini leNhloko Yesigaba Samajaji Esigaba III Sezinkantolo Zase-US (kufaka phakathi ukwenganyelwa kweHhovisi Lokudalulwa Kwezezimali ngokuziphatha kwezobulungiswa)

Amathuna afakaze njengofakazi oyingcweti ezindabeni zokuphepha / ukuphepha kwezwe kanye nezindaba ezibonisa obala phambi kweSenate yase-US kanye neNdlu yabaMamele. Ubuye wavela njengochwepheshe ku-CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC, C-SPAN, nakwezinye izinhlelo zezindaba nakweminye imisakazo eminingi, kubandakanya iNational Public Radio, iDemocracy Manje!, I-Air America nePacifica Umsakazo. Ukuhlaziywa kwakhe kucashunwe kuThe New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Associated Press, Reuters, USA Today, The Nation, The Progressive, In This Times, Mother Jones, I-Vanity Fair, i-Congressional Quarterly, i-Roll Call, i-National Journal, i-Legal Times, i-Newsday, ne-Wired, phakathi kwabanye, kanye naku-inthanethi ku-The Huffington Post, i-Talking Points Memo, namanye amabhulogi. Ubuye wasiza ngemibhalo emifushane futhi nokuhlaziywa kwakhe ngezindaba zokuphepha kuzwelonke kushicilelwe yiTexas Law Review nezinye izincwadi. Wayephinde abe ngumhleli ophethe Isu Likazwelonke Lokunciphisa Ukulwa Nodlame Lwe-Clinton Administration.

UBen Lilliston

UBen Lilliston unguMqondisi Wesikhashana Wama-Co-Executive kanye noMqondisi Wezamasu Wasemakhaya kanye Noguquko Lwesimo Sezulu e-Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. UBen ubelokhu esebenza futhi ebhala ngezinkinga zokuhwebelana kwamazwe omhlaba nokuthi zihlangana kanjani nenqubomgomo yezolimo yase-US kusukela ngonyaka ka-2000, kufaka phakathi ongqongqoshe abaningi beWorld Trade Organisation, ukudlula kweCAFTA, iMithethosivivinywa eminingi yasePulazini kanye nezimpikiswano zamanje zokuhweba. Usanda kubhala lo mbiko, Izindleko Zesimo Sezulu Sokuhweba Okukhululekile. Eminye imibiko yakamuva ihlanganisa: Inyama enkulu igwinya i-TPP futhi Izinzuzo Ezingaziwa, Izindleko Ezifihliwe: I-Neonicotinoid Seed Coatings, isivuno Sesivuno kanye Nezipolishi. Wayengumnikeli kuKomidi Lezokuhweba Nentuthuko (UNCTAD) Lezokuhwebelana Nezemvelo lowe-2013, okuyincwadi Igunya Loshintsho (Lexington), nombhali-mbhali wencwadi Ukudla Okwenziwe Ngokofuzo: Umhlahlandlela Wabathengi (I-Avalon). Usebenze njengomcwaningi, umbhali kanye nomhleli ezinhlanganweni eziningi kubandakanya neCentre for Study of Responsive Law, i- I-Corporate Crime Reporter, i-Multinational Monitor, i-Cancer Prevention Coalition kanye Nondli. UBen uneziqu zeBachelor of Philosophy azithole e-University of Miami (Ohio).

Thola Ukubuyekezwa Kwelungelo Lokwazi

Bhalisela incwadi yethu yezindaba yokuqhamuka kwezindaba ezivela ophenyweni lweLungelo Lokwazi, intatheli yezempilo yomphakathi ehamba phambili kanye nezinye izindaba zempilo yethu.