The unveiling of my new investigative news blog -- U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor (TRAM) -- is complete! While I soon will enable a shorter URL, the embedded link will remain active. I launched TRAM this week, following a lengthy hiatus from publishing its predecessor investigative-news blog The Peacock Report (TPR). Similar to TPR's goal of researching and publicly revealing little-known government initiatives, TRAM will focus, though not exclusively, on entities such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA).
This site, through a combination of database research and FOIA requests, seeks to uncover foreign aid and overseas business subsidies that typically fall under the radar screen of most media organizations.Please consider subscribing via the Feedburner link on the website to receive updates on unreported instances of how your hard-earned money is being sent overseas. May it inspire you to take action and demand change.
Check out my first article: "U.S.to Help Finance Port Modernization & CleanEnergy Projects -- in North Africa," as well as my recently published "U.S.to Infuse Technology and Equipment in Schools -- but Not Where You May Think," which last week was featured via Yahoo!/Associated Content.