G7 Countries Reach Deal on 15% Global Minimum Tax Rate for Multinational Corporations
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G7 countries reach deal on 15% global minimum tax rate for multinational corporations

One critic of the agreement said that “by settling for anything less than a 25% tax rate, the G7 is telling their citizens and the world that they’re willing to keep the race to the bottom…

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Fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target the occupied Palestinian territory on May 17, 2021. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images)
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Nearly 30 Senate Dems call for immediate cease-fire as death toll from Israeli assault on Gaza tops 190

More than half of the Senate Democratic caucus said a cease-fire is urgently needed “to prevent any further loss of civilian life.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, May 17, 2021   A group of nearly…

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As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment

Israeli-arabs gesture and wave Palestinian flags at Israelis in a Jewish community building, during renewed riots in the city of Lod on May 11. Oren Ziv/picture alliance via Getty ImagesJames L. Gelvin, University of California, Los…

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Smoke billows as an Israeli air bomb is dropped on the Jala Tower during an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Israel's air force targeted the 11-floor Jala Tower housing Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television and the Associated Press news agency among many other media outlets. (Photo by Mahmud Hams / AFP via Getty Images)
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Israeli bombs destroy Gaza Media Center; AP, Al-Jazeera, others taken out

Israel destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by Israel to silence reporting. by Common Dreams staff Saturday, May…

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U.S. troops patrol near Forward Operating Base Baylough in Zabul province, Afghanistan on June 16, 2010. (Photo: U.S. Army/Public Domain)
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After nearly 20-year assault on Afghanistan, Biden says ‘It is time to end America’s Longest War’

White House announcement for complete withdrawal comes nearly two decades after the U.S. president, then a senator, backed the 2001 invasion. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Wednesday, April 14, 2021 After nearly 20 years, tens of…

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Donald Pols (R), director of Dutch environmental organization Milieudefensie, and Channa Samkalden (L), lawyer for Milieudefensie, react following the court ruling in the case that the organization, along with four Nigerian farmers, filed against Shell over oil leaks that have allegedly polluted their villages, in The Hague, on January 29, 2021. The Nigerian branch of Shell has to pay compensation to some farmers from the African country. The company has been found liable for two oil spills. The amount must be determined later, the court in The Hague ruled. (Photo: Remko de Waal / ANP / AFP via Getty Images)
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Dutch court orders Shell Oil to pay for harm done to Nigerian farmers

“After 13 Years, Justice!” “Victims of environmental pollution, land grabbing, or exploitation now have a better chance to win a legal battle against the companies involved.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Friday, January 29, 2021 Global…

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Surprising UK election outcome – people want to organize

Fort Lauderdale         The voters came out from under the rocks and jumped over the hedgerows to vote for the Conservatives behind weird and wacky Boris Johnson in the recent snap election in Britain.  Labour took a…

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Demanding investigation, Amnesty International and UN official condemn killing of #EndSARS protesters by Nigerian forces

“There need to be immediate, independent, transparent, and thorough investigations, not just into last night’s killings, but also into all the previous violations committed by security forces.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Wednesday, October 21 Both…

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Demonstrators protest the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer on June 3, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt)
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The rest of the world sees uprisings, not riots

The United States is paying the price for denying people what Malcolm X called “the right to be a human being.” by Reese Erlich Sunday June 7, 2020 One of Germany’s largest dailies ran the headline…

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The Elders issue scathing rebuke of Israel’s Trump-approved West Bank annexation plan

“The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians can only ever be solved by finding a solution that guarantees peace, security, rights, and dignity to both peoples. Unilaterally seizing territory and ignoring international law achieves precisely the…

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As world joins forces to raise $8 billion for Global Covid-19 Fund, US contributes this much: $0

“It is a pity the U.S. is not a part of it. When you are in a crisis, you manage it and you do it jointly with others.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer President Donald Trump’s…

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The value of collective experience

New Orleans A couple of random comments have gotten me thinking a bit about the post-coronavirus world. One thing that stuck with me was a young man’s take on hoarding in New York City that was…

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus Wade Rathke world

Food crisis growing in Honduras cities

A Sunday call with ACORN Honduras organizers brought the harrowing issue of food insecurity home to me with a vengeance. New Orleans    Central America doesn’t get the press on the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s as…

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Deported to death: US sent 138 Salvadorans home to be killed

At least 138 people deported from the United States to El Salvador since 2013 have been killed, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch, which investigates human rights abuses worldwide.   Updated February 7,…

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5 things you should know about the earth’s warming ocean

Climate change has caused record-breaking ocean temperatures, and that means more dangerous storms, trouble for coral reefs and big changes for our marine ecosystems. Oceans & Clean Water January 29, 2020 – by Tara Lohan The Revelator…

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‘We Have so much more to do,’ youth climate activists declare as global elite close out Davos forum

“It is time to get out of our comfort zones.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Youth climate activists marched through the streets of Davos, Switzerland Friday as the World Economic Forum wrapped up in a Fridays…

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‘Act as if you loved your children above all else’: Greta Thunberg demands Davos elite immediately halt all fossil fuel investments

“I’ve been warned that telling people to panic about the climate crisis is a very dangerous thing to do, but don’t worry—it’s fine—I’ve done this before and I can assure you: it doesn’t lead to anything.”…

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Native People urge peace and friendship with Iran, demand U.S. get out of Iraq

By Brenda Norrell  Censored News Native Americans rallied for peace today, sending a message of friendship to the people of Iran and demanding that the U.S. get out of Iraq, as they called out Trump for…

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On Sunday 50 Flagstaffians stepped up to speak out voicing concerns over President Trumps killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and subsequent saber rattling from Trump and allies. Photo Meteor Staff, January 5, 2020.
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Add Flagstaff to list of demonstrations over saber rattling

A pro peace demonstration in front of Flagstaff City Hall this afternoon added Flagstaff to the growing list of demonstrations opposing a potential US conflict with Iran. A little after noon people began gathering in downtown…

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All tactics no strategy: duck and cover!

  New Orleans We saw the tactic swallow the strategy in the Occupy movement. We just discussed the situation in Hong Kong over the last seven months where the tactics and adaptations have been brilliantly effective,…

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Are Hong Kong protestors caught in a box canyon?

Ponce, Puerto Rico   The Hong Kong protests continue unabated as the year ends, having begun on March 15, 2019, and definitely serving as a benchmark for the year.  Over Christmas, the protests moved once again into…

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