Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s second most popular daily newspaper and long thought by Chinese authorities to be a pro-democracy threat, will be forced to shut “in a matter of days” following the freezing of the company’s assets under China’s new … Continue reading Apple Daily to Close in Days
US Economy President Biden is planning the first major federal tax hike since 1993 to help pay for a long-term economic program designed as a follow-up to the $1.9T coronavirus relief package, according to Bloomberg. The next initiative, which could … Continue reading Biden’s Corporate Tax Hike, AstraZeneca, American Aviation and Data Privacy
New Secret Aid Cuts Threaten World’s Poorest – Send an Urgent Email to Your MP Photo credit: UNICEF/Syria/2020/Delil Souleiman A “grotesque betrayal” of British values – this is how Bob Geldof, who led 1985’s Live Aid, described shocking new … Continue reading 93% Cut to Foreign Aid Spells disaster for Syrian Children
We’ve got the mining industry on our minds this week at ICIJ. That’s because a regular character from past investigations has been back in the headlines. You may remember Israeli tycoon Dan Gertler from Paradise Papers, Panama Papers, and Swiss … Continue reading ICIJ Update – Shell, Dirty Gold, Tax Justice Network, FinCEN Files
Jackie Weaver of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils became an unlikely internet star after trying to keep control of an unruly meeting of the Handforth Parish Council. Also in the news,,, Denmark and Sweden announced plans for Covid vaccine … Continue reading Democracy 21st Century Style!
Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, was taken to court in Moscow on Tuesday under heavy guard where he defiantly pronounced his persecution as a sign of President Putin’s weakness. The Moscow court sentenced Alexei Navalny to two years and … Continue reading Putin’s Anti-Corruption Opposition Gets Jail Sentence