The "Fix the Debt" lobby group called a recent IPS report "lies and mudslinging." But rather than attacking IPS research, the group may want to focus on resolving their own inconsistencies.
Tax havens could be something that the right and left agree on in Congress. Meanwhile U.S. multinational corporations continue to lobby for bigger, better tax haven loopholes.
The swashbuckling pirates of olde amassed private fortunes by raiding ships and stealing them. Once they captured a ship, they would replace its flag — which represented one of the world's sovereign nations — with the Jolly Roger. By flying the skull and crossbones, pirates proclaimed that they were out for their own benefit and theirs alone.
A new Institute for Policy Studies report reveals the massive tax windfalls that members of the dubious, CEO-backed “Fix the Debt” campaign stand to gain from their proposed solutions to the nation’s fiscal challenges.
As our dust-up with North Korea stumbles inexorably onward, the U.S. media is tearing its hair out over how any sovereign nation could possibly act so irrationally. Well, how about looking in the mirror?
Syria: We need to stop a new war in the Middle East
June 5 - The Syrian civil war is spreading -- but U.S. military action is the last thing the country needs. By Phyllis Bennis
Five Ways the Arms Trade Treaty Advances Arms Control
June 4 - For the first time in history, the $70-billion global arms trade will be regulated by international law. By Bryan Cenko, published in Eurasia Review and The Albany Tribune
Video: Phyllis Bennis on RT's "Crosstalk: Eternal War"
June 3 - Phyllis Bennis debates war-by-proxy in Syria, neocolonialism in the Middle East, and the global war on terror. By Phyllis Bennis
The Dirt on Fix the Debt's Advocacy of a Territorial Tax System
June 17 - The "Fix the Debt" lobby group called a recent IPS report "lies and mudslinging." But rather than attacking IPS research, the group may want to focus on resolving their own inconsistencies. By Sarah Anderson and Scott Klinger
Limit Graduates' Debt, Not Their Options
June 13 - For many students, college is synonymous with financial stress - and it shouldn't have to be. By Alina Butareva, published in The Nation
House Hearing on Tax Havens: Possible "Purple" Issue?
June 13 - Tax havens could be something that the right and left agree on in Congress. Meanwhile U.S. multinational corporations continue to lobby for bigger, better tax haven loopholes. By Scott Klinger
It's Time Corporations Flew Old Glory Instead of the Jolly Roger
June 12 - Instead of gaming the tax system to boost corporate profits, American business leaders need to start investing more in this nation. By Scott Klinger
New Report: Corporate Pirates of the Caribbean
June 12 - A new report looks at pro-austerity CEOs who seek to widen tax haven loopholes. By Sarah Anderson, Scott Klinger, Javier Rojo, published in Marketwatch and Politico and The Huffington Post and Daily Kos and Truthout and AFL-CIO and Common Dreams
Cleaning Up Our Portfolios
June 4 - A new movement is putting pressure on people and institutions to dump their investments in dirty energy companies. By William A. Collins and Emily Schwartz Greco
An Inside View on the Tricky World of Wall Street-Driven Climate Markets
April 18 - A new website, climatemarkets.org, offers a range of materials that could help climate activists and advocates understand climate solutions: Wall Street approaches, private investment, and more. By Janet Redman and Oscar Reyes
Robin Hood Tax, Not Corporate Greed, Should be Focus of Climate Finance Meetings, Say Activists
April 11 - Chanting, "Human need, not corporate greed! Robin Hood Tax now!" protesters dressed as polar bears, farmers, and bankers engaged with officials entering the meeting to urge them to support a Robin Hood Tax. By Lacy MacAuley and Janet Redman
Wall Street's Climate Finance Bonanza
April 10 - Government officials from an elite group of developed countries meeting in Washington DC appear to be on the brink of instigating yet another big bank giveaway, this time in the name of fighting climate change. By Janet Redman and Antonio Tricarico
Wall Street's Climate Finance Bonanza
April 10 - An elite group of developed countries appears to be on the brink of instigating yet another corporate handout and big bank giveaway--this time in the name of fighting climate change. By Janet Redman and Antonio Tricarico, published in The Indypendent and Truthout