Lucy Komisar


Read her "Offshore Banking: The Secret Threat to America"

Lucy Komisar is a New York journalist who since 1997 has written about offshore bank and corporate secrecy and money-laundering and how the offshore system enables international financial crime and corruption as well as drug and arms trafficking, corporate fraud, terrorism, dictatorship, and tax evasion. She is a founder and member of the steering committee of the Tax Justice Network, an international NGO that opposes offshore tax evasion by corporations and the wealthy.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a past board member of PEN American Center, the writers' organization, and a past vice-president of the National Organization for Women.


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She was a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grantee and a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellow. She has received research grants from The Nation Institute, The Fund for Investigative Journalism, The Fund for Constitutional Government, The United Church Board for World Ministries and other organizations.

Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, San

Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post Dispatch, San Diego Union, Philadelphia Inquirer, Arizona Republic, Toledo Blade, Sacramento Bee, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Progressive, The Nation, The New Republic, Salon, Corpwatch, Alternet, Pacific News Service, In These Times, The Observer (London), and El País (Madrid).