Posts Tagged ‘reform’

Sanders and Schakowsky champion corporate tax reform to end ‘legalized tax dodging’

Amid growing concerns over economic inequality and corporate profiteering, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) have introduced a groundbreaking legislative proposal aimed at overhauling the corporate tax system in the United States. The Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act seeks to eliminate the loopholes and tax breaks that have enabled some of the […]

How mindsets drive commentary—whether reform, revolution, reaction or resistance to change

Image Credit: Brandon Bell/Getty Images Online or not, how you express yourself links to what you say, thus style reflects telling assumptions The idea that style expresses self-hood comes with proverbial baggage, codified in the Renaissance by Erasmus (“clothes make the man”) and Shakespeare’s Polonius (Hamlet), “apparel oft proclaims the man.” Tom Wolfe, with homage to Mark Twain, provided his […]

Four Suspected of Killing and Dismembering Human Corpse Released on NY Bail Reform

Last Updated on March 8, 2024 A group of four were charged with concealing a corpse and tampering with evidence relating to the finding of body parts of a man and a woman in a Long Island park. The individuals were released without bail Wednesday in accordance with New York State’s 2019 bail reform. Newsday […]

‘Prison Reform Activist’ Arrested for ‘Dismembering Man, Storing Body Parts in Freezer’

Prison reform activist Sheldon Johnson, who Joe Rogan featured on his podcast last month as a victim of “systemic racism,” was arrested on Thursday for dismembering a man and storing his severed head and other body parts in his freezer. Source

Submission to the Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee ~ Inquiry into Warrant Powers and Procedures

Although the State of Victoria is not a direct signatory to the international instruments to which Australia is a party, the obligations undertaken by the Commonwealth are nonetheless applicable to Victoria. Article 50 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), for example, provides that the ICCPR’s guarantees ‘extend to all parts of […]

Congressional stock trading: Ethical dilemmas and the push for reform

Unveiling the profitable pursuits of Congress: a deep dive into lawmakers’ stock market triumphs and the ethical quandaries they pose. Source

‘RED ALERT’: Legal Expert Warns New ‘Reform Bill’ Is the ‘Biggest Expansion of Surveillance’ Since the Patriot Act

Originally Published on Vigilant News Network “Buried in the House intelligence committee’s Section 702 ‘reform’ bill, which is scheduled for a floor vote as soon as tomorrow (12/12/23), is the biggest expansion of surveillance inside the United States since the Patriot Act,” warned Elizabeth Goitein in a viral and disturbing X thread. Elizabeth Goitein is […]

Chicago police reform: a stand against hate and extremism

In a decisive move, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) has taken a significant step towards ensuring integrity and trust in law enforcement by enacting a policy that strictly prohibits officers from actively participating in hate and extremist groups. This policy, unanimously approved by a civilian-led police oversight panel, marks a pivotal moment in the city’s […]

CHD Launches ‘Reform Pharma’ Initiative to End Big Pharma Influence, Corruption

11/08/23 Children’s Health Defense has launched Reform Pharma, an initiative that aims to curb the pharmaceutical industry’s influence in government, promote informed consent, ban drug ads and restore integrity in healthcare. By  John-Michael Dumais Miss a day, miss a lot. Subscribe to The Defender’s Top News of the Day. It’s free. Can the pharmaceutical industry be rehabilitated? […]

We can enact ethics reform for the Supreme Court, judiciously

We should not change how the court is appointed, its term of service, or the secrecy of its deliberations Source

Australian Government Announces Law Reform to Resolve Migrant Worker Exploitation

The Australian government has introduced new measures to address the exploitation of migrant workers among local businesses. On June 5, the federal government announced a package of legislation to crack down on unfair employment practices targeting temporary visa holders. Under the changes, employers who force workers to breach their visa conditions will face jail terms […]

Netanyahu: judicial reform will return to gov’t agenda 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following the approval of the state budget last night that the “judicial reform” to weaken the judiciary will “certainly” come back to the government’s agenda. He added, “But we are trying to reach an understanding, and I hope we will succeed in this.” “We won the elections, we passed […]

Thailand’s opposition parties win big in election on promises of reform

Thailand’s main opposition Move Forward party set to outdo predictions in Sunday’s general election. The vote is seen as a pivotal chance for change nine years after incumbent Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha first came to power in a 2014 coup. Source

Mossad Rebellion against the Netanyahu Administration’s judicial reform

A Pentagon radio memo that was leaked and made public claims that Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency encouraged demonstrations against judicial reform by the Netanyahu administration. This accusation comes amid an investigation into classified US document leaks. According to a top-secret US National Security Agency dossier, the Mossad encouraged its personnel and common people to take […]

Support the NIH Reform Act!

Support the NIH Reform Act! Contact your legislators today and urge them to support the NIH Reform Act to ensure greater NIH accountability. On March 23, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Chip Roy introduced the NIH Reform Act “to eliminate Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and replace it with […]

Macron: ‘I have no regrets pushing for this necessary reform’

France’s President Emmanuel Macron stood by his government and condemned violence in a much-anticipated interview over pension reforms. Source

Watch: Protestors against pension reform clash with riot police in Paris

Updated: 17/03/2023 – 16:38 Clashes broke out on Thursday evening between riot police and protestors during the demonstrations against the pension reform, in Paris. Clashes broke out on Thursday evening between riot police and protestors during the demonstrations against the pension reform, in Paris. Similar scenes repeated themselves in numerous other cities, from Rennes and […]

Not just about retiring at 64: What you may have missed in the French pension reform

The proposed reform to the retirement age and the benefits that come with stopping work prompted an outcry across France. But why is it proving so controversial? Here’s what we think you should know about it. It’s not just about retiring at 64 In France today, everyone can retire at 62. With this reform, as […]

SVB collapse: Director of failed bank was author of Dodd-Frank reform law

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), who famously co-authored the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law in response to the 2008 financial crisis, served as a director of Signature Bank, which failed Sunday. The former Democratic chairman of the House Financial Services Committee during the financial crisis helped draft the regulatory legislation, which aimed to prevent bank failures and bailouts such as those […]

French Senate Passes Controversial Pension Reform Raising Retirement Age Despite Mass Protests

The pension reforms suggested by President Emmanuel Macron have received approval from the upper house of the French parliament. Many segments of society have vehemently opposed the plans, which include raising the retirement age. According to AFP, 195 senators supported the ideas late on Saturday, while 112 opposed them. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne called the […]

Protests against Israeli government’s proposed judicial reform block Tel Aviv’s main airport

Protests against Israel’s proposed judicial reform block Tel Aviv’s main airport and disrupt President Netanyahu’s official trip to Italy Source

Protesters in Mexico say electoral reform proposals threaten democracy

Protesters in Mexico City urged the government to scrap controversial electoral reform championed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Source

Rand Paul Slams Alarmist Default Rhetoric, Outlines Fiscal Reform Plan

Senator Rand Paul has slammed ‘doomsday’ talk regarding the debt ceiling and a potential default, saying that such rhetoric is “completely dishonest.” Appearing on Fox Business with Larry Kudlow, Paul noted that such alarmism will “worry the markets, and is bad for the country and bad for all of us,” further explaining that “There is […]

Thousands of Israelis protest planned judicial reform by Netanyahu’s gov’t

Tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday against a planned judicial reform by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, reports Anadolu Agency. According to Israeli public broadcaster KAN, nearly 40,000 Israelis joined the anti-government rally in Tel Aviv's Kaplan Street area. Another protest attended by nearly 10,000 demonstrators took place at Habima Square in Tel Aviv, […]

Israel demonstrations: Protesters call for an end to ruling coalition amid plans to reform judiciary

Israel demonstrations: Protesters call for an end to ruling coalition amid plans to reform judiciary Source

Premiers Demand Bail Reform in Letter to Trudeau After Killing of OPP Officer

OTTAWA—Canada’s premiers are unanimously urging Ottawa to take “immediate action” to strengthen the country’s bail system. The premiers from all 13 provinces and territories signed a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, dated Friday, that says the time for action is now and “our heroic first responders cannot wait.” The letter, which originated in Ontario […]

Making France work until 65: PM to unveil controversial new pension reform

It is expected that the retirement age will be raised from 62 currently, to 64 or 65. Source

Deception by Police supported by Australia’s Judiciary – Law Reform Commission

There is a long standing problem, that victims of police and the judicature’s ‘injustices’ have been not only harmed but seemingly there is no remedy from Australia’s corrupt administration of the justice business. Australia’s courts are not representing the Crown as erroneously believed, but rather operate as independent businesses accountable to their stakeholders. Sure some […]

Jordan-US deal to support Amman’s ‘economic reform program’: Foreign Minister

Jordan’s foreign minister said a recent agreement with the US will contribute to his country’s economic reform program, media reports said Saturday, Anadolu reports. Ayman Safadi said the fourth US-Jordan Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Partnership (MoU) signed Friday in Washington “will contribute to supporting the economic reform program,” according to Jordan’s official news agency […]

Lebanon Parliament postpones budget talks, slowing IMF reform checklist

Lebanon’s Parliament, on Friday, suspended talks on the 2022 budget after a walk-out by lawmakers sent attendance below quorum, further delaying efforts to complete requirements to access IMF funds to relieve its economic crisis, Reuters reports. A group of parliamentarians, including newly-elected lawmakers who ran on a reform platform, a bloc of Christian MPs and […]

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