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offsite link News Round-Up Wed Dec 01, 2021 22:30 | Luke Perry
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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Examining the evidence gathered from South Africa, the World Health Organisation believes that the Omicron variant is mild, and has called on governments around the world to end the hysteria.
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offsite link Australia Captures and Arrests Three Quarantine Camp Escapees Wed Dec 01, 2021 17:05 | Luke Perry
After conducting a manhunt, the Australian authorities have captured and arrested three people who recently escaped a Covid quarantine facility.
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offsite link Ursula von der Leyen Says It?s Time to Discuss an E.U. Wide Mandatory Vaccination Law Wed Dec 01, 2021 15:07 | Luke Perry
Ursula von der Leyen has called for discussion and deliberation to begin on whether to impose an E.U. wide mandatory vaccination law.
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Responding to huge public demand, the celebrated artist Bob Moran is launching a range of exclusive merchandise featuring his legendary paintings.
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Pandora Papers Reveal Financial Secrecy that Drains Resources from Poor Countries

category international | economics and finance | press release author Tuesday October 05, 2021 14:17author by Jubilee USA Network Report this post to the editors

An investigation into more than 11 million private financial documents show hundreds of public officials in 90 nations using schemes to hide wealth offshore and avoid taxes. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the Pandora Papers in partnership with the Washington Post and 600 journalists in 116 countries.


An investigation into more than 11 million private financial documents show hundreds of public officials in 90 nations using schemes to hide wealth offshore and avoid taxes. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the Pandora Papers in partnership with the Washington Post and 600 journalists in 116 countries.

"The Pandora Papers provides a window into a secret world where the rich and famous can avoid paying taxes," noted Eric LeCompte, a United Nations finance expert and Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA. "Tax avoidance is part of the reason that too many countries lack the resources to fight the pandemic."

A trillion dollars leaves the developing world annually through crime, tax evasion and corruption. The leak shows how these monies increasingly land in accounts in the United States.

"Shell companies and tax havens enable corrupt politicians to steal resources from developing countries," stated LeCompte.

In January, Jubilee USA capped a decade of advocacy with the passage of the Corporate Transparency Act. The law requires the owners of US companies to disclose their true identities to the Treasury. In June, President Biden elevated the fight against corruption to a national security priority and mandated an inter-agency review to make recommendations.

“President Biden in on the right track as he pushes greater transparency in the global financial system,” shared LeCompte.

Related Link: https://www.jubileeusa.org/pandora_papers
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