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text OECD Takes Strong Stance on Corporate Tax Avoidance - by James Griffin
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a major proposal for curbing corporate tax avoidance yesterday. The OECD recommends international cooperation to prevent large corporations from avoiding taxes in the countries where they do business. The OECD plan comes amidst increased calls to crack down on corporate tax avoidance.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:14AM
text UN Votes for Process to Enact Bankruptcy Treaty and Stop Vulture Funds - by james
The UN General Assembly passed a historic resolution to begin treaty negotiations to enact a global bankruptcy process and stop predatory hedge funds. The resolution passed by a super-majority vote of 124-11 with 41 abstentions. The US voted no along with 10 other countries. The bankruptcy process could make it more difficult for hold-out investors to block countries from debt restructuring and could limit future defaults.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 1:58PM
text EMERGENCY ALERT: Raid on Occupy2Decolonize site scheduled for Tuesday morning - by 2-feathers
CalTrans posts notices of intent to raid the Occupy2Decolonize site on Tuesday, Sept. 9th
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 1:58AM
text A Second Examination of Skinwalkers & 'Skinwalkers Moon' by Randee Redwillow - by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
A SECOND EXAMINATION OF SKINWALKERS & 'SKINWALKERS MOON' BY RANDEE REDWILLOW
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2014 1:26AM
text Anti-Russian Sanctions Wars Continue - by Stephen Lendman
Russia
Posted: Thu Sep 4, 2014 2:39PM
text UN Treaty Could Enact Global Bankruptcy Process and Stop Predatory Funds - by James Griffin
The UN General Assembly votes Tuesday on a convention that could enact a global bankruptcy process and stop predatory hedge funds. Bolivia proposed the resolution that if voted upon is expected to pass by a majority.
Posted: Thu Sep 4, 2014 11:04AM
text United Nations Small Islands Conference Fails to Address Major Debt and Tax Crisis - by Sophia Har
UN conference on SIDS fails to address the major debt and tax crises.
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 1:03PM
text Free Trade Agreement TTIP Endangers Democracy - by Christoph Bautz, U Storost and A Sawatzki
Investor courts of arbitration create an exclusive special right for foreign corporations. They could demand unlimited compensation when they see profits narrowed by democratic decisions. The lawsuits will be decided by economic lawyers who change roles as prosecutors, defendants and judges, not independent courts. Investor protection trumps labor and environmental rights! Stopping the TTIP is central to preserving sovereignty, environmental justice and the public sector
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 5:20AM
text Organized Labor in America Today - by Stephen Lendman
labor
Posted: Mon Sep 1, 2014 10:50AM
text Banks and Investors Challenge Predatory Funds Solutions Fall Short of Comprehensive Prote - by James Griffin
The International Capital Market Association (ICMA), a group of banks and investors, released a new debt framework this morning aimed at reducing the ability of predatory funds and holdout investors to undermine debt restructuring. The plan was created after meetings convened by the US Treasury Department in the wake of Greece's debt restructuring and comes in the aftermath of the landmark debt case between Argentina and NML Capital.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:46AM
text The Free Trade Trap - by Harald Klimenta
Political economies are calibrated to a form of economics oriented exclusively in competitiveness and high profits... The selling off of public services through the agreement on trade with services (GATS) and the new editipn of MAI were prevented because of social protest... A crucial challenge for the movement critical of free trade is that there is no open social discussion about what trade policy we need and want.
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:35AM
text It's a mystery! The Disappearing Records of Bob Lee's $34,000 Wells Fargo Loan - by Becky Johnson (posted by Norse)
One of D.A. Bob Lee's principal demands in the Santa Cruz Eleven cases has been "restitution" to Wells Fargo Bank. Why are there "no records" of a $34,000 interest free loan to DA Bob Lee's 2010 re-election campaign from Wells Fargo Bank? On Wednesday August 20th, Judge Steven Siegel held a hearing on a motion by attorney Alexis Briggs to uncover the records of Wells Fargo's 2010 loan to Santa Cruz District Attorney Bob Lee. Lee has been relentless pursuing 11 activists at the cost of hund...
Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:10AM
text Calling for anti-capitalist bloc at the People's Climate March - by Some NYC @'s
On September 20, 2014, Bill McKibben's 350.org and a host of other Green NGOs are calling ( http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/a-call-to-arms-an-invitation-to-demand-action-on-climate-change-20140521 ) for a massive march through New York City to demand "the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world safe from the ravages of climate change. A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone."
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:41PM
text Portland McDonald’s Sabotaged - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
anonymous report, from Portland Indymedia
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:36PM
text Anti-Democratic Straitjackets - by Pia Eberhardt
The TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (also called TAFTA) is an undemocratic corporate investment agreement that allows corporations to sue sovereign states for lost profits. This agreement negotiated in secret since 2013 does not allow states to sue corporations and the decisions of the 3-person arbitration courts are irreversible. Foreign investors are protected; social and environmental regulations are threatened. Public sector jobs, health, education, drinking water, fr...
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:30AM
text A Frenchman Admonishes Americans to Equality - by Martin Killian and Markus Diem Meier
With his book and the data, Thomas Piketty has shaken the self-understanding of American society. In 2010 the richest one percent had around 20 percent of the total income. In the 1970s the share was under 10 percent. Inequality has become an American trademark. In his book "On Democracy in America," Alexis de Tocqueville described a relatively egalitarian society.
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:31AM
text RESISTOR: a zine for those holding on for dear life to San Francisco! first issue - by Aladdin Rags
I am launching a new zine (see full title below) & accepting submissions, electronically or manually. Send text submissions only please to sfresistor@riseup.net. For larger submissions such as image files, please query first as my inbox capacity is limited.
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:17PM
text Occupy 2 Decolonize - Jerry Brown Attacks Sacred Site - by 2feather
Jerry Brown, the erstwhile `Gov. Moonbeam' who once provided sanctuary to Dennis Banks, attacks a Native American sacred space via state agencies
Posted: Tue Aug 5, 2014 1:48AM
text $5.3 Trillion Daily - by Ulrike Herrmann
Eliminating currency speculation would be simple. The big central banks must cooperate, the American Fed, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Japanese Central Bank... $5.3 trillion whirl through the world daily seeking lucrative currency bets... Every free trade agreement should be rejected since the theme currency speculation does not occur. Problem solved.
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:27AM
text For The Intifada To Succeed, It Must Spread - by Anonymous
With protests breaking out around the world in support of the Palestinian people, the authors were excited to see what would manifest in the Bay Area. The following essay was written primarily by a participant in the recent marches in San Francisco called by a variety of Left groups. After witnessing organizers trying to quell angry youth through a variety of methods including labeling those who disobeyed as infiltrators, the authors wish to convey a sense of urgency to act as a means to expa...
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:31AM

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