Stiffing US Taxpayers on ‘Grand Scale,’ Fortune 500 Holding $2.6 Trillion Offshore

“As Congress considers proposals to institute a near zero percent tax rate on profits booked offshore by multinational corporations, the findings in this report should give policymakers pause.” Source:  Common Dreams/Jake Johnson As President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress intensify their push for massive corporate tax cuts that critics have said would encourage businesses to Read more »

Brazil is accused of stripping away LGBT rights

A recent court ruling has opened a fierce debate in Brazil about the use of controversial practices to make people become heterosexual. Source:  PRI Last month, a Brazilian federal judge decided psychologists could perform “conversion therapy,” a widely discredited practice meant to change a person’s sexual orientation. The so-called therapy has also caused controversy in the US, Read more »

How the Nazis Used Jim Crow Laws as the Model for Their Race Laws

Bill Moyers in conversation with author James Whitman about his new book “Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law Source:  Moyers & Company/Bill Moyers To get to the core of race in America today, read this new book by James Whitman. Whitman is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Read more »

New Bill Will Show Which Lawmakers Support ‘Indiscriminate Bombings of Schools, Marketplaces, Hospitals’

Bipartisan resolution calls for U.S. military to stop aiding Saudi-led coalition’s bombing campaign in Yemen Source:  Common Dreams/Andrea Germanos As the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen continues to deepen, with the number of cholera cases on track to hit one million by year’s end, a new bipartisan bill aims to stop the U.S. from fueling Saudi Arabia’s assault on the impoverished Read more »

War On Cash Backfires On India’s Economy

Source:  ActivistPost/Clint Siegner Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a surprise attack on cash in late 2016. He gave Indians a few days to convert the two largest denomination bills then circulating to bank deposits, after which point any undeposited notes would become worthless. The move was intensely controversial. Transactions completed using cash represented the Read more »

Israel’s Giving ISIS An Air Force

Source:  American Herald Tribune An aspect of the conflict in Syria that has not received the attention it undoubtedly deserves, has been the role of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in acting as the de facto air force of Daesh [ISIS] and sundry other Salafi-jihadi and rebel groups fighting in the country. Evidence of the Read more »

“My daughter has a gender!” Parents angry over introduction of gender neutral school uniforms

Source:  RT An East Sussex school has banned skirts in order to make its uniform gender neutral, accommodating transgender students. Priory School, a mixed co-ed institution in Lewes with more than 1,100 pupils on the register, has ordered all new Year 7 pupils to wear gray trousers instead of gray skirts. Students in Year 8 Read more »

National Guard in the Virgin Island, allowed To Seize Guns and Ammo Ahead Of Hurricane Irma

According to the Daily Caller, Governor Kenneth Mapp of the U.S. Virgin Islands signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property that the National Guard may need to protect the Island During Hurrican Irma. The order was signed on Monday, in preparation for the coming Hurricane.  The emergency order Read more »

China Moves on New World Order: Will Buy Oil With Gold-Backed Currency—Bypassing US Petrodollar

In a direct challenge to U.S. imperialism, China’s yuan-denominated contracts – backed by gold -will let oil exporting countries bypass using the U.S. petrodollar. Source:  The Free Thought Project/Jay Syrmopoulos Beijing, China – In an effort to hedge against U.S. hegemony, and what could be a global game-changer, the world’s top oil importer, China, is preparing Read more »

US envoy tells UN: North Korean leader is ‘begging for war’

Source:  AP News/Maria Sanminiatelli and Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK (AP) — North Korea’s leader is “begging for war,” the U.S. ambassador said Monday at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, as members called for punishing the country with even stronger sanctions for its powerful nuclear test. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. would Read more »