Jan 292017

The interview by Abby Martin, click on: http://thesaker.is/abby-martin-chris-hedges-war-propaganda-the-enemy-within/ See also:  Chris Hedges, WHAT MAKES FOR SUCCESSFUL REVOLUTION? (excerpts from beginning of Wages of Rebellion.) See also:  Chris Hedges, more from Wages of Rebellion. Political prisoners, Rebels.     See also:   there is a new category under “Solidarity with the Warriors” for Chris Hedges.   At the top of […]

Dec 292016

Continuing with reactions to  2016-12-24   I wouldn’t like to wish you peace if there was no hope for it.: And related to the conditions for successful revolutions, Derek’s question . . ..  Gerald captured what others also expressed.  His words: Thank you so much my friend,   I am still hunkered down in psychic fear of […]

Oct 272016
2016-10-27  Armed With Riot Gear, Militarized Police Begin Forcibly Clearing DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) Protest Camp. (Common Dreams)

Media Blackout as Militarized Police Begin Clearing DAPL Protest Camp by Deirdre Fulton ‘We will be peaceful, we will be prayerful, we will not retreat’   There are a number of videos for viewing at the above link (Media Blackout).   The text of the article appears below. There are 2,000 people in solidarity, now at the […]

Apr 052016

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now – – great coverage, as usual. With thanks to Elaine for bringing to attention. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  Panama Papers: World Leaders from Iceland to Argentina Exposed in Massive Tax […]

Apr 042016

Slow progress on tax havens and offshore banking.   We started following the issue more seriously in June 2013. In 2015 the CRA report about KPMG Canada sending its clients to offshore tax havens helped heighten awareness that we plebeians are footing the tax bills while the wealthy are doing their share, gorging themselves, enjoying the generosity of […]

Apr 042016
2016-03-08  Canada Revenue offered amnesty to wealthy KPMG clients in offshore tax 'sham', CBC.  IMPORTANT VIDEO.

Federal authorities demanded secrecy in no-penalty, no-prosecution deal to high net worth Canadians   IMPORTANT  go to this CBC  URL:   http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-revenue-kpmg-secret-amnesty-1.3479594 and listen to the mini-doc near the top.   The story of two women the CRA went after is told,  in sharp contrast to the “no-penalty, no-prosecution” confidential deals offered to the very wealthy.  All you […]

Apr 012016

ACTION on OFFSHORE BANKING? – –   LEADNOW     2016-04-04   The Panama Papers: world reacts to huge offshore tax files leak, The Guardian. (With links to more)) Dear Sandra, We have a chance to turn public outrage about the Panama Papers into lasting changes that make sure the super-wealthy pay their fair share. Share the campaigning calling for […]

Apr 012016

NOTE:  Details, related postings, comments – –  see  2016-04-04 The Panama Papers: world reacts to huge offshore tax files leak, The Guardian http://www.wired.com/2016/04/reporters-pulled-off-panama-papers-biggest-leak-whistleblower-history/   When Daniel Ellsberg photocopied and leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times in 1971, those 7,000 pages of top secret Vietnam War documents represented what was then the biggest […]

Mar 042016

Guardian analysis of leaked papers will show how influential people including heads of government have exploited tax havens Juliette Garside, Holly Watt and David Pegg The hidden wealth of some of the world’s most prominent leaders, politicians and celebrities has been revealed by an unprecedented leak of millions of documents that show the myriad ways […]

Jan 302016
2016-01-30  Tories (Britain) lobbying to protect Google’s £30bn island tax haven

OFFSHORE BANKING  (includes Tax Havens) It’s worth the time to try and understand a bit of the huge role played by offshore banking.   It is estimated that half of the world’s GDP flows through tax-sheltered secret bank accounts and trusts – – trillions of dollars. Maybe you think it’s not a big deal, you live […]