FAQ on US Judicial and Legal Corruption. Big 4 Audit Firms Play Big Role in Offshore Murk. Corruption Watch: Microsoft Lobbying Designed to Kill Chile’s Free Software Policy and Promote Microsoft With Subsidies, More Dirty Tricks Emerge in Munich. Summary: Microsoft is systematically attacking migrations to GNU, Linux and Free software, using dirty tricks, as always Windows, the common carrier of Microsoft, is such a sordid mess that it suffers regular glitches and conducts mass surveillance on users.
Microsoft knows that without Windows it cannot survive, so dirty tricks resume in a very big way. This is not a beep on the radar but somewhat of a surge. Bribing politicians in numerous countries is not enough for Microsoft (it got caught), so moles too seem to be rolled into action. Australia bans reporting of multi-nation corruption case involving Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. (on 2014-07-29) Today, 29th July 2014 WikiLeaks releases an unprecedented suppression order by the Australian Supreme Court in Melbourne, Victoria, made on June 19th 2014, with regards to a multi-country, multi-million dollar corruption case.
The supression order forbids any discloures, by publication or otherwise, of any information relating to the court case by anyone, including the Australian media, ensuring complete secrecy around the largest corruption case in Australia. The order also forbids any disclosures about the order itself, and specifically commands no mention be made of the affirmed affidavit submitted to the court by Gillian Bird, a career diplomat, currently appointed as a deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Bird is one of Australia's most senior and experienced diplomats and is responsible for relations with South East Asia which is why her affidavit, currently held sealed by the court, is so important. Secret Files Expose Offshore’s Global Impact. The LIBOR Scandal Explained [Infographic] Use the social buttons to the right to share on popular social sites.
If you have a blog or other website, copy the below code and paste it into your website. The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever. Secrecy for Sale. Offshore Leaks, Tax Haven Secrecy Revealed. The capitalist network that runs the world - physics-math - 19 October 2011.
AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters' worst fears.
An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy. The study's assumptions have attracted some criticism, but complex systems analysts contacted by New Scientist say it is a unique effort to untangle control in the global economy. Pushing the analysis further, they say, could help to identify ways of making global capitalism more stable. The idea that a few bankers control a large chunk of the global economy might not seem like news to New York's Occupy Wall Street movement and protesters elsewhere (see photo).
Meet the Banking Caucus, Wall Street's secret weapon in Washington. Rep.
Space for transparency. Offshore Leaks, Tax Haven Secrecy Revealed. Lobbying and declining corporate tax burdens. According to a report today in the Washington Post, most companies in the Dow 30 have dropped their tax rates by at least half in the last four decades.
The article notes a few factors: the corporate tax rate of today (35%) actually is lower than the corporate tax rate of 1971 (48%); Large U.S. companies today are increasingly multinational companies and so can keep corporate profits overseas; Companies have become increasingly aggressive in their tax strategies. TEDxBerlin 11/15/10 - Janine Wedel - Shadow Elites. The True Identity Behind SuperPACs. Firm announces results of financial services professional survey; Wall Street, Fleet Street, and Main Street: Corporate Integrity at a Crossroads.
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According to the survey, 24 percent of respondents reported a belief that financial services professionals may need to engage in unethical or illegal conduct in order to be successful, while 26 percent of respondents indicated that they had observed or had firsthand knowledge of wrongdoing in the workplace. Particularly troubling, 16 percent of respondents reported that they would commit a crime—insider trading—if they could get away with it. Top Obama campaign aide lobbied for bank bailout - 2012 Elections. The Obama campaign is keeping mum on the role senior advisor Broderick Johnson played in lobbying for the 2008 Wall Street bailout when he worked as a hired gun for the country’s largest financial services companies.
India: corruption. Lobbying for Dictators: The Real Reason it's Scandalous - Joshua Foust - International. A high-powered U.K. lobbying firm was caught pitching its services to the government of Uzbekistan.
60 Minutes Shames Justice Department Over Wall Street. Caught on camera: top lobbyists boasting how they influence the PM - UK Politics - UK. * Claiming they have used their access to Downing Street to get David Cameron to speak to the Chinese premier on behalf of one of their business clients within 24 hours of asking him to do so; * Boasting about Bell Pottinger's access to the Foreign Secretary William Hague, to Mr Cameron's chief of staff Ed Llewellyn and to Mr Cameron's old friend and closest No 10 adviser Steve Hilton;