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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 21, 2012 £13tn: hoard hidden from taxman by global elite • Study estimates staggering size of offshore economy • Private banks help wealthiest to move cash into havens
QUOTE: "The problem here is that the assets of these countries are held by a small number of wealthy individuals while the debts are shouldered by the ordinary people of these countries through their governments," the report says
Guardian Unlimited May 23, 2012 Law of the Sea Treaty Is Found on Capitol Hill, Again
QUOTE: Thirty years after it was signed in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the United Nations treaty that governs the world’s oceans is undergoing one of its periodic resurrections in Congress... The Senate has never ratified the treaty...its opponents — a handful of conservative Republicans who view it as an infringement on American sovereignty...
New York Times Nov 10, 2011 Greece and Italy Seek a Solution From Technocrats
QUOTE: The question now, in both Italy and Greece, is whether the technocrats can succeed where elected leaders failed — whether pressure from the European Union backed by the whip of the financial markets will be enough to dislodge the entrenched cultures of political patronage that experts largely blame for the slow growth and financial crises that plague both countries.
New York Times Oct 28, 2011 Greek Anger on Debt Agreement Is Focused Especially on Germany
QUOTE: As Greeks suffer from harsh austerity measures, there is growing popular sentiment here that the country has ceded key parts of its sovereignty, and its pride, to its foreign lenders. Here in Greece, anger is running so high — especially toward Germany, whose Nazi occupation still leaves deep scars here and which now dominates the European Union’s bailout of debt-ridden Greece
New York Times Jul 08, 2009 G8: Does world need new rules on food security?
QUOTE: As rich countries snap up farmland in developing world, calls grow for regulation to prevent what many see as neocolonial behavior.
Christian Science Monitor Jul 03, 2008 Panel Questions State Dept. Role in Iraq Oil Deal
QUOTE: The release of the documents comes as the administration is defending help that United States officials provided in drawing up a separate set of no-bid contracts, still pending, between Iraq’s Oil Ministry in Baghdad and five major Western oil companies to provide services at other Iraqi oil fields. In the no-bid contracts, the administration said it had provided what it called purely technical help writing the contracts. The United States played no role in choosing the companies, the administration has said.
New York Times Sep 23, 2007 U.S. Repeatedly Rebuffed Iraq on Blackwater Complaints
QUOTE: Senior Iraqi officials repeatedly complained to U.S. officials about Blackwater USA's alleged involvement in the deaths of numerous Iraqis, but the Americans took little action to regulate the private security firm until 11 Iraqis were shot dead last Sunday, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials.
Washington Post Dec 22, 2005 Revised Russian Bill Governing NGOs Fails to Mollify Critics
QUOTE: The Russian parliament on Wednesday passed a revised version of a controversial bill governing grass-roots activity in the country. Nongovernmental organizations welcomed a few of the amendments but reiterated their concern that the measure will authorize strict government supervision and allow the shutting down of some groups.
Washington Post Apr 27, 2004 China Bars Steps by Hong Kong Toward More Democratic Voting
QUOTE: Beijing on Monday barred popular elections for Hong Kong's chief executive in 2007 and ruled out any expanded voting by the general public for the legislature in 2008...
New York Times Apr 20, 2004 Making the Law in Cuba
QUOTE: Meanwhile, let the Supreme Court recognize what history demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt: Cuba is not and never has been sovereign at Guantánamo Bay.
New York Times Jul 10, 2003 Hong Kong Protesters Demand Free Elections
QUOTE: Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered tonight before the legislature building here to call for free elections and the resignation of Hong Kong's leader.
New York Times Jul 01, 2003 U.S. May Cut Aid Over Court Immunity
QUOTE: The Bush administration, intent on exempting U.S. citizens from prosecution by the International Criminal Court, is drawing fresh accusations of diplomatic heavy-handedness...
Washington Post Jul 01, 2003 Hong Kong Residents Express Dissatisfaction with Chinese-Appointed Executive
QUOTE: In an oppressive and humid summer heat, the protest lasted six hours, until 9 p.m., and followed a route from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to the Central Government Office. The mood was generally solemn and purposeful with the crowd chanting in Cantonese: "Return Hong Kong to the people."
Washington Post Jun 11, 2003 International court dispute resurfaces
QUOTE: The thorny question of whether American peacekeepers should be exempt from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC) raises its head again in a UN Security Council debate due on Thursday.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Feb 06, 2003 U.N. Begins Choosing the Judges for New Court
QUOTE: ...the United Nations moved forward this week toward creating an International Criminal Court — a project that America's allies hope the United States will support over time.
New York Times Aug 21, 2002 Patriotism Raining On Tax Paradise
QUOTE: Reincorporation -- also known as corporate inversion or corporate expatriation -- has been around for decades, but the accounting maneuver has become increasingly popular as economic conditions lower the costs and raise the rewards.
Washington Post Apr 20, 2002 A Sanctuary Under Siege: Clergy in Bethlehem Expected Palestinians to Seek Refuge
QUOTE: "Everybody knew that if there was trouble, they would go to the church. They knew the Israelis would not storm the holy site."
Washington Post Nov 10, 2001 Europe Moving Toward Ban On Internet Hate Speech
QUOTE: The 43-nation Council of Europe is trying to ban racist and hate speech from the Internet by adding a protocol, or side agreement, to its cybercrime convention...
New York Times Nov 08, 2001 4 Oregon Patients Seeking Suicide Sue U.S.
QUOTE: Today, just three days before he would have been entitled to obtain the barbiturates that could enable him to choose the hour of his death, Mr. Holmes found himself at the center of an extraordinary legal battle unfolding between his home state and the United States Justice Department, which on Tuesday moved to strike down the Oregon...
New York Times Nov 07, 2001 U.S. Acts to Stop Assisted Suicides
QUOTE: Taking square aim at a measure approved twice by voters in Oregon, Attorney General John Ashcroft authorized federal agents yesterday to take action against doctors who prescribe lethal drugs for terminally ill patients.
New York Times Oct 01, 2001 Slew of Supreme Court Cases to Focus On '96 Telecom Law
QUOTE: ...shortcomings of the landmark 1996 law that was supposed to deregulate the industry and introduce competition to telephone markets long dominated by monopolies.
New York Times Sep 24, 2001 America's Sovereignty in a New World
QUOTE: But to keep nuclear and biological weapons out of the hands of terrorists, the president will have to go further and rethink an issue that has long divided Republican moderates and conservatives: the extreme devotion of the conservatives to national sovereignty.
New York Times Sep 13, 2001 Terror in New York and Washington: Reaping What is Sown
ABSTRACT: ...we need to face the unwelcome truth that refreshing doses of freedom is not what many poor and desperate people, especially in the Third World, have been experiencing at this country's hands.
Jay's Leftist and 'Progressive' Internet Resources Directory Sep 01, 2001 The Treaty Ripper
QUOTE: One powerful nation has decided to buck the trend, to hold itself out of all of these treaties and in fact to work for their defeat...the United States of America, the most dangerous rogue state....
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