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White House Acts on Corruption and Tax Evasion in Wake of Panama Papers
The Obama Administration announced actions to combat money laundering, corruption and tax evasion. In April, the "Panama Papers" leak exposed how "anonymous shell corporations" facilitate crime and corruption.
Posted: Fri May 6, 2016 11:48AM
Wales: #BreakFree climate activists invoke Welsh dragon in Ffos-y-fran coal occupation
Welsh climate activists invoked the mythical red dragon to say 'Break Free from fossil fuels' and 'No New Coal'. A red puppet dragon was used in the civil disobedient occupation of the Ffos-y-fran open cut mine in South Wales on May 3. This is the largest open cast coal mine in the United Kingdom.
Posted: Fri May 6, 2016 4:35AM
Argentina Returns to Bond Market after Debt Settlement
Argentina returns to the bond market after 15 years with access to limited international financing.
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:41AM
Police evicts No Border Camp in Greece
Today the No Borders Camp on the island of Lesvos, with a population of 300-400 people, was forcefully evicted. Around 6 o’clock in the morning the people in camp were brought to the detention center Moria in overcrowded buses. This camp is known for deporting the people seeking asylum back to Turkey without a fair examination of their application.
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:13AM
Academic Peer Review: Simon Springer and ‘Anarcho-Geography.’
Recently Simon Springer attended a Geography conference in San Francisco, he met with like minded anarchists and anarcho-geographers. His general symposium was in regards to his recent essay, "Fuck Neo-liberalism." A resilient researcher, author and essayist on the subject of neo-liberalism, anti-capitalism, anarchist and anarcho-geographic theory, I felt that a peer review was necessary to help local anarchists understand his theories, and the somewhat recent exchange between he and David Ha...
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:01PM
NPR's Marketplace: The Voice of Loanshark Capitalism
The Los Angeles based show Marketplace is NPR's voice of Wall Street banksters, hedge fund billionaires. and the architects of destabilization of socialist governments.
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:12PM
House Republicans Convene to Discuss Puerto Rico Legislation
Speaker Paul Ryan is holding a special meeting with Republicans to discuss the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Ahead of the Republican special session, the religious development group Jubilee USA sent a letter from its executive director advocating passage with key changes.
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:37AM
IMF Puts Spotlight on Puerto Rico Debt Crisis as Congress Debates Solutions
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will categorize Puerto Rico as its own entity in its economic database for the first time. Puerto Rico is in the midst of a significant debt crisis but is not eligible for IMF assistance because it is not a country.
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:12AM
Underdog Victories in History
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:56PM
#XochicuautlaAlert: Statement on San Francisco Xochicuautla
On Monday, April 11, 2016, around 800 State of Mexico riot police at the service of Grupo Higa laid siege to the Otomí community of San Francisco Xochicuautla, destroyed the camp set up in defense of the forest, used heavy machinery to illegally tear down the house of Dr. Armando García Salazar, and violently dragged out at least 25 men, women and children who were inside the house, including 64-year-old Isabel Hernández, a member of the Supreme Indigenous Council of Xochicuautla.
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:00AM
#AlertaXochicuautla: Pronunciamiento sobre San Francisco Xochicuautla
El lunes 11 de abril de 2016, por lo menos 800 granaderos del estado de México al servicio de Grupo Higa sitiaron la comunidad otomí de San Francisco Xochicuautla, destruyeron el campamento levantado en defensa del bosque, usaron maquinaria pesada para derribar ilegalmente la casa del doctor Armando García Salazar, y con harta violencia echaron fuera a aproximada 25 personas que se encontraban en la casa, entre ellas la compañera Isabel Hernández de 64 años, integrante del Consejo Supre...
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:56AM
Puerto Rico Archbishop Invites Prayers for Congress, Creditors and Political Leaders
As Congress introduces legislation to address Puerto Rico's financial crisis, San Juan's Catholic Archbishop is inviting prayers that all "work together to find a solution to the crisis that respects the rights and dignity of all sides."
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:35PM
Tax Havens: Threat for Public Budgets
The common good is abused. The struggle against tax havens is a struggle for the rule of law and democracy. Apple, Google, Amazon, Boeing, GE and scores of other corporations shift tens of billions to the Cayman Islands, Delaware, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. According to a 2013 article, one building in Wilmington, Delaware has 285,000 mail box firms. Corporations seem to have rights without responsibilities. Trust and public spirit are replaced by cynicism and resignation when corporation...
Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:34AM
March 39 and counting… Nuit Debout and the new French uprising
The spirit of resistance has captured the imagination of a new generation in France, as youth-led opposition to neoliberal labour “reforms” has spiralled into full-on rejection of the whole capitalist system on the street and squares.
Posted: Fri Apr 8, 2016 8:32AM
French bank Societe Generale funding new #coal in Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic National Committee to Combat Climate Change (CNLCC) has written to French Bank Societe Generale, among others, over their funding of the new Punta Catalina coal plant. A contract was signed by the bank on 23 December 2015, just 11 days after the Paris Agreement on climate change was concluded at COP21. The coal project is mired from corruption allegations in Brazil affecting the firm contracted to build the plant, plus transparency allegations in the Dominican Republic,...
Posted: Thu Apr 7, 2016 11:45PM
How Much State Does the Social Market Economy Need?
The use of property is only legitimate within the limits of the public interest. Whoever takes a risk must bear it and be liable for the losses. The state has the political task of laying down effective rules for risk assessment, liability and providing transparency. Distributive battles intensify in times of dwindling growth.
Posted: Thu Apr 7, 2016 4:23AM
Puerto Rico Congressional Negotiations Intensify
The House Committee on Natural Resources is poised to release the newest draft of Puerto Rico legislation amid tense negotiations.
Posted: Wed Apr 6, 2016 3:17PM
"Panama Papers" Release Highlights Need for US Shell Company Legislation
More than 11 million leaked documents from a major Panama-based "off-shore" law firm reveal how the global financial system enables corruption and tax evasion.
Posted: Mon Apr 4, 2016 1:26PM
Politics in the Age of Acceleration and Sharing
Why do international crises always come over us so suddenly, seemingly without any signal? This happens because we consistently ignore all the signs. We want to know everything in real time-and miss the big connections. No one worried whether or not the risks on the exchanges could be too great. No one took seriously the early warnings of economists Robert Shiller and Joseph Stiglitz. While they warned of the crash, the Red-Green German government blithely continued deregulating. Whoever...
Posted: Mon Apr 4, 2016 4:34AM
Legal Support Needed at the RNC in Cleveland
The 2016 Republican National Convention is being held in Cleveland July 18 - 21. This one's going to be a little different.
Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:50AM