Wednesday, October 3, 2012


“Civil society needs to be domestically oriented, locally funded and patriotic. Dependence on foreign money undermines those objectives.”

“The United States needs to wean nongovernmental organizations off their long-term dependence on U.S. taxpayers.”

“While many disagree…about who is behind recent protests, most want their country’s political future to be its own.”

   – from a New York Times discussion of USAID democracy programs in Russia

“Cuba’s freedom is not a business, and it should not be a business, but it has been one for quite some time.”

   – author Zoe Valdes, in her blog

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