fix articles 109601, transparency
Religious: Senate Pass Transparency Legislation (tags)
More than 80 national religious bodies and local churches, synagogues and Muslim groups sent a letter to the Senate urging passage of the ILLICIT CASH Act (S.2563) and the Corporate Transparency Act (S.1978).
Congress Votes on Corporate Transparency Act (tags)
Washington DC - The House of Representatives scheduled a vote for 5:15 PM EST on the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 2513). The bill reveals the true owners of "anonymous" shell companies to law enforcement.
Mozambique Charges Former President's Son, Officials for Secret Debt Scandal (tags)
Mozambique charged the former president's son and 19 others on corruption, fraud and blackmail in relation to a $2 billion dollar loan scandal.
Senate Bill Tackles Tax Evasion, Secrecy and Money Laundering (tags)
Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019, which would reveal the secret owners of shell corporations to law enforcement.
Financial Transparency Legislation Clears House Financial Services Committee (tags)
The bill would create a database of the real "beneficial owners" of American companies, potentially unmasking the true owners of thousands of shell companies.
House Hearing Reviews Financial Transparency Legislation (tags)
The House of Representatives is holding hearings on legislative initiatives to deter corruption and secrecy in the global financial system. The Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy convenes a March 13th hearing on "Promoting Corporate Transparency: Examining Legislative Proposals to Detect and Deter Financial Crime."
Children Incorporated Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator (tags)
Children Incorporated Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator
Debt, Corruption and Tax Policies Impact Poverty, Says Vatican at United Nations (tags)
During United Nations Human Rights Council meetings last week, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Geneva based Vatican representative stated, “We can no longer frame the debt crisis as an exclusively economic problem. It affects future generations, as well as the social conditions that allow the enjoyment of human rights of vast numbers of people entitled to the solidarity of the whole human family.”
Consumer Bank and Credit Card Rule Under Threat (tags)
On Thursday, Members of Congress took aim at a new banking and lending rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
European Union Votes on Corporate Transparency Regulations (tags)
The European Parliament is set to vote on landmark corporate transparency rules known as "country-by-country" reporting.
Oakland Committee Voting On Ending Secretive Surveillance (tags)
Up For Consideration on Tuesday before the Oakland City Council's Public Safety Committee, a Transparency Ordinance Grants Community Control Over Spying Equipment Use.
Consumer Bureau Escapes Congress Action to Remove Prepaid Rule (tags)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) escaped a May 11th deadline for Congress to void a rule designed to give prepaid card users similar protections as debit card users.
Cloudflare’s Transparency Report for Second Half 2016 - FBI National Security Letter (tags)
Text of FBI NSL National Security Letter
Communications Workers of America District 9 Action at AT&T Shareholders (tags)
Observe Randall Stephenson and the AT&T Board of Directors and Shareholders; their connections to BIG MONEY. Learn about their efforts to silence the voices of labor and progressive shareholders seeking transparency in their political donations and lobbying.
What I Didn't Read in the TTIP Reading Room (tags)
Katja Kipping was one of the first German MPs to gain access to the new TTIP reading room opened in Berlin this week, and she has written up a report of her experience. We thought it was well worth translating from the original, ‘The Opposite of Transparency’.
FIFA Scandal Highlights Corruption in Global Financial System ;US Banks Named Too (tags)
FIFA, Money Laundering,World Cup, Jubilee USA Network
Philippines: Freedom from Corruption and Plunder on Independence Day (tags)
On Independence Day, we call upon all Filipinos to take a stand and take back what is rightfully ours.
Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform (tags)
Lobbyism: The Erosion of Democracy (tags)
The developments of the last decades point in a dangerous direction. Democracy threatens to become an empty husk with formal demands for democratic decisions while the contents are defined by tiny elite circles (catchword “post-democracy”). A living democracy is vital.
Google Transparency Report 2013 (tags)
Google Transparency Report 2013
Act Up Against ACTA (tags)
Double-talk on FOI: Philippine gov?t long on promises, short on political will (tags)
On President Aquino?s Open Governance Partnership (OGP) ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2011 in New York, President Benigno S. Aquino III will deliver the keynote address at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) forum dubbed ?The Power of Open: A Global Discussion?. The conference brings together governments and representatives of civil society, industry, academe, and media. The panels will discuss the role of openness in improving government responsiveness and accountability, fighting corruption, and creating efficiencies, innovation and growth.
Fed Defies Transparency On Bailout Monies: Refuses to Disclose (tags)
By Mark Pittman, Bob Ivry and Alison Fitzgerald Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve is refusing to identify the recipients of almost $2 trillion of emergency loans from American taxpayers or the troubled assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.
Big business hits Philippine SC ruling (tags)
The influential Makati Business Club (MBC) on Thursday said the Supreme Court decision on executive privilege did not conform to the “progressive standards of transparency” and restricted the ability of the legislature to check presidential abuse. In a statement, the MBC said it was “very concerned” about the tribunal’s ruling on the petition of then Director General Romulo Neri of the National Economic and Development Authority to stop the Senate from questioning him further on the $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal with China’s ZTE Corp. “Their decision gives greater value to executive privilege than to the public’s right to know, which is not in keeping with progressive standards of transparency. It also has the effect of restricting the ability of the legislature to act as a countervailing force against executive abuse,” the MBC said.
Battle of the Board at KPFA in Northern CA (tags)
from KPFA in Northern California. Two letters on the election for the Local Station Board at KPFA
Corruption Taints Health Care, Costs Lives (tags)
Update on the Arlene Berry Death Coverup..!
CRISP-ER: Biodefense Transparency & Open Government Tool (tags)
American Oil's next target: Africa (tags)
American oil corpse like ExxonMobil are moving aggresively into African nations. There is no end to the mess they seek to create for millions of people.
Technology's Threats to Privacy (tags)
Windows Media player logs user's video and audio files