Posts Tagged ‘states’

What States Can Do To Reduce Poverty And Inequality Through Tax Policy

FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX A financial transaction tax is a tiny fee – at rates of a fraction of a percent – on trades of financial instruments, such as stocks, bonds, and derivatives.  Such taxes are promoted as having the dual benefits of discouraging short-term speculation while generating significant revenue. The notion of instituting a Financial […]

EU parliament urges member states to recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president

The resolution, voted on Thursday, called on the EU leadership to adopt “a strong, unified stance,” and recognize Guaido as the “only legitimate” interim president of the South American nation until new elections are held to “restore democracy.” he MEPs also pledged “full support” for Venezuela’s opposition-controlled parliament, the National Assembly, urging the EU states […]

The United States Is the Most Corrupt Country in the World

The United States Is the Most Corrupt Country in the World by Juan Cole / John M. Cropper / CC BY-NC 2.0 The United States fell six places to a ranking of only 22 in Transparency International’s list of countries by corruption. Under Donald Trump, America is not in the top 20 for fair dealing. But as I have […]

Venezuela breaks diplomatic ties with the United States

When Nicolas Maduro was re-elected the president of Venezuela last May, the United States did not recognize him as such. On the contrary the US has recognized the self-declared, acting president, Juan Guaidó (photo). The US has called on all American states to do the same thing but this time the leader only counts members […]

The United States Is An Oligarchy, Not A Democracy

The country that presents itself as a universal model of democracy does not meet the basic standards of a system in which the majority makes decisions by Sergio Alejandro Gómez, guest author “The government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich.” By replacing the term “people” in Abraham Lincoln’s well-known phrase with […]

Hate speech without hate: Britain and the United States

­ By Eve Mykytyn Gilad Atzmon is fighting a battle for free speech in England. Here’s why it matters in the United States. Atzmon was prohibited by a local council, Islington, made up almost entirely of Labour Party members, from playing the saxophone with his band the Blockheads. The ban followed a complaint from a […]

States that stood up for INF Treaty have now ‘de facto blessed’ US for scrapping it – Moscow

Russia expressed “disappointment” as a resolution in support of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was voted down by a narrow margin in the UN General Assembly on Friday. Forty-three states, including China and South American countries, voted for the document drafted by Russia. Forty-six voted against the resolution, with 78 abstaining. The US’ allies in […]

The United States Is Preparing a War between Latin-American States

John Bolton, the new US National Security Advisor, has relaunched the Pentagon’s project for the destruction of the State structures in the Caribbean Basin. We remember that in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Secretary for Defense at that time, Donald Rumsfeld, created the Office of Force Transformation and nominated Admiral Arthur Cebrowski as […]

Record-setting rain this year across the United States

     Places like Washington, DC, have seen the most rain they have ever seen in a calendar year. In fact, 78 cities across the United States are on track to have their wettest years on record. At least 16 of those have already broken their yearly records, according to data from NOAA Regional Climate Centers. […]

Congress And States Should Enact A Green New Deal

Congress And States Should Enact A Green New Deal Above photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Green Party of the United States is urging Congress and state legislatures to adopt a Green New Deal (GND) to respond to the climate emergency while committing to a full employment, sustainable economy. Howie Hawkins’ Green Party campaign […]

How the United States Kept Arms Flowing into South Sudan

During the South Sudanese Civil War, which has claimed nearly 400,000 lives, the United States helped the main belligerent in the war continually acquire arms through Uganda, a close U.S. ally in the region. For years, the Ugandan government channeled arms, ammunition, and military aircraft to the regime of President Salva Kiir, according to multiple reports […]

Mexico on the Eve of AMLO – “So Far from God and So Close to the United States”

The full quote by Porfirio Díaz is: “Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.” Mexican President Díaz (1876-1880 and 1884-1911) got it at least half right. Mexico has suffered in the shadow of the Colossus of the North, but Mexico is not poor. Mexico is rich in many ways, […]

Work Remote? These Cities, States, and Countries Offer Crazy Incentives to Move There

By Joe Jarvis Tulsa, Oklahoma offers $10,000 to any remote worker who moves to the city. And to sweeten the deal, they are throwing in a free membership at a co-working space. On January 1, 2019, Vermont will begin its new program offering $10,000 worth of tax credits to remote workers who move to the state. […]

The United States is responsible for the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Rukban refugee camp in Syria

Moscow Says Situation in Syrian Camp Reminds of WWII Death Camps The United States is responsible for the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Rukban refugee camp in Syria, as it has illegally occupied this territory, Yury Tarasov, the representative of the Russian Defense Ministry in taskforces on ceasefire and humanitarian issues in Geneva, said on […]

No Sanctions Can Stop Cooperation between Russia, ASEAN Countries, 13 States Mull Buying Russia’s S-400 Despite US Sanctions

Putin: No Sanctions Can Stop Cooperation between Russia, ASEAN Countries November 15, 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that no sanctions can stop cooperation between Russia and the ASEAN countries. At a press conference in Singapore after his participation in the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS) and the Russia-ASEAN summit, Putin said that […]

5D Shift: The Peculiar Sense of No Self – Moving Into Enlightened States

November 13th, 2018 By Open Contributing writer for Wake Up World I’ve often heard people say on the path, “I don’t know who I am any more!”  It’s indicative that you’re starting to move beyond the false self ego and into the sense of ‘no self’. It can be pretty scary and unsettling at first, and as […]

UN Member States: Migration Is A Human Right

UN Member States: Migration Is A Human Right Judith Bergman The Gatestone Institute November 12, 2018 The United Nations, in a non-binding agreement that almost all UN member states will sign at a ceremony in Morocco in early December, is making migration a human right. The finalized text of the agreement, the Global Compact for […]

US: 1 Dead, 164 sickened in ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak, 35 states affected

     Just two weeks out from the biggest turkey-focused day of the year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 164 people across 35 states have fallen ill from Salmonella-tainted raw turkey. The CDC said that 74 more people were reported sick in the ongoing outbreak since its last report in July, […]

Gulf states rush to embrace Israel

Tamara Nassar Power Suits 30 October 2018 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Oman last week was the most visible sign of Israel’s normalization of ties with Arab states with which it has no formal diplomatic relations. But it was only the tip of the iceberg, as Israeli delegations fanned out to Qatar and […]

Today is Election Day in the United States. Please Vote!

Hey Peter–We voted last week, like most of our conservative friends in Leesburg, Va. Thanks for the offer to join your liberal corporate participants. I’ve discontinued using most of them, no offense! Bruce On Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 11:10 AM The Blog wrote: > Peter Slutsky posted: “A few weeks ago we announced […]

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