Samstag, 11. Juni 2011

No Tax Holiday for Multinational Corporations

Dr. Eileen Appelbaum, Truthout: 'If you think that 'double Irish' and 'Dutch sandwich' are schoolyard jump rope games girls play, think again. These are the nefarious, but legal, games that hundreds of multinationals play to avoid paying their fair share of taxes... At the heart of this strategy is the transfer of rights to intellectual property developed in the US - often, as in Google s case, with early research funded by US taxpayers through the National Science Foundation - to a subsidiary in a low-tax country.'

Hartz IV: Anspruch auf Minimum 50 Quadratmeter Wohnraum

Alleinstehende Bezieher von Arbeitslosengeld II Leistungen (Hartz IV) haben in Nordrhein-Westfalen einen Anspruch auf eine Mietwohnung von mindestens 50 Quadratmetern. Das entschied das Landessozialgericht Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW). Der Anspruch für einen Single Haushalt besteht laut Gericht bereits seit dem 1. Januar 2010. Für Betroffene, die einen Anteil der Wohnkosten aus den Regelleistungen bestreiten musste, besteht unter Umständen einen Anspruch auf Nachzahlung unter Berufung des Urteils. Lesen Sie weiter:

Nach zahlreichen Urteilen: Leipzig hebt Hartz IV-Grundmieten an

Leipzig hebt zukünftig die Kosten der Unterkunft bei Hartz IV an. Statt 3,85 Euro pro Quadratmeter gelten künftig 4,22 Euro je Quadratmeter als 'angemessen'. Die Anhebung ist keineswegs eine Sozialtat der Stadtoberen. In zahlreichen Urteilen der Sozialgerichte wurden Jobcenter regelmäßig zu höheren Unterkunftskosten verklagt. Seit Jahren waren die 'angemessenen Grundmieten' viel zu niedrig angesetzt. Die meisten Kläger konnten höhere Wohnkosten einklagen. Zudem bestehen für Betroffene gute Chancen aufgrund der ergangenen Urteile zurückliegende Mietzahlungen einzufordern. Weiterlesen:


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- Reportages France 3 et iTELE: 'Antennes relais et Cancers infantiles'
- UMPLO Villeneuve de la Raho & Manifestation Préfecture Perpignan
- Interview de Nathalie Ouzoulias de Robin des Toits: 'Maintenant avec la déclaration de l'OMS les Élus doivent décider s'ils sont du coté des opérateurs ou de la population, la situation n'est plus tenable, continuer à dire que tout va bien c'est du déni'.


School surveillance: how big brother spies on pupils

Cameras in the toilets; CCTV in the classroom; pupils' fingerprints kept in a database . . . Can t happen here? Think again, because the surveillance state is quietly invading our schools...

From Information Clearing House

U.S. Bombs Yemen

The Obama administration has intensified the American covert war in Yemen, exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets, according to American officials.

From Information Clearing House


Arab Revolutions Mask Economic Status Quo

By Mark LeVine

Despite talk of a 'new social contract', financial powers seek to maintain their grip on the poor of the Middle East.

NATO Inflicted Libyan Deaths, Injuries Not 'Propaganda': Cynthia McKinney

By Deborah Dupre

Cynthia McKinney and former members of parliament, who report it is NATO spin that mainstream media is reporting.

War Crimes and Misdemeanors

By Stephen M. Walt

This is the sort of pious moralizing that drives lots of people in other countries crazy. The issue isn t just our reluctance to put former top officials in the dock, it is also our relentless eagerness to preach to others about how they ought to behave.

Pentagon Sees Libya Military Costs Soar

U.S. military operations in Libya are expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars more than the initial $750 million outgoing defense secretary Robert Gates estimated last month, the Financial Times reported on its website Thursday, citing figures it obtained.

From Information Clearing House

What the American Public Should not Know

By Kourosh Ziabari

Many people around the world might have credulously or perhaps naively fallen in the trap of believing the tempting claims of the U.S. statesmen and politicians who say that their country is a 'beacon of freedom' and a 'pioneer of democracy.'

Police State Much?

By Cindy Sheehan

'Patriotic' Americans are still berating me for 'demeaning' my son s 'sacrifice.' A typical message goes something like this:

Allianz-Konzern finanziert Regenwaldvernichtungöl

Condoleezza Rice + Big Oil = Democracy Promotion?

Canada Blasted for Record on Oilsands

Schwarz-Gelb punktet nicht mit Atomausstieg


The Next Financial Crisis

The Trojan Horse of 'Happiness Research'

A Boatload of Cruelty

Obama s Dilemma and Ours

LBJ s Great Grandkids


Obama Urged to Repudiate Failed Supply-Side Economic Policies

Wrestle Mania Over Debt Ceiling: A Dramatic Charade with a Predictable Ending

Do, Regardless of Harm

The Faith-Based Economics of Deficit Reduction


China Ratings House Says US Defaulting: Report


A Chinese ratings house has accused the United States of defaulting on its massive debt, state media said Friday, a day after Beijing urged Washington to put its fiscal house in order.

Presidency not the only prize in White House race

In the 2012 White House election, even the losers could end up winners, reaping book deals, TV contracts and other benefits from the unprecedented public attention of the race.

From Information Clearing House

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