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04.12.2017

Israel: Tens of Thousands March Against Prime Minister Netanyahu

Israel: Tens of Thousands March Against Prime Minister Netanyahu

In Israel, tens of thousands of people marched through Tel Aviv Saturday, calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down and for an end to government corruption. A bill expected to be approved by the Israeli Knesset next week would bar police from publishing findings in two investigations into… »

27.07.2017

The Unnoticed Demise of Democracy

The Unnoticed Demise of Democracy

By Roberto Savio* Politicians are so busy fighting for their jobs, they hardly seem to notice that they risk going out of business. Democracy is on the wane, yet the problem is nowhere in Parliaments. Common to all is a progressive loss of vision, of… »

12.11.2016

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans demand president’s resignation

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans demand president’s resignation

Hundreds of of thousands of protesters in South Korea have taken to the streets of the capital Seoul to demand the ouster of President Park Geun-hye, who is embroiled in a power-peddling scandal.  Organizers expected as many as a million people to attend the rally on Saturday on the main street… »

20.10.2016

‘Architect’ of Rousseff impeachment arrested on corruption charges

‘Architect’ of Rousseff impeachment arrested on corruption charges

Eduardo Cunha has been charged with taking millions in bribes, money laundering and depositing funds in a secret Swiss account. The former Brazilian lawmaker was instrumental in the impeachment of ex-president Rousseff. The Petrobas corruption probe continued to send shockwaves through the Brazilian political system as it claimed yet another… »

06.06.2016

Temer convicted of breaking election laws as thousands march for Democracy in Brazil

Temer convicted of breaking election laws as thousands march for Democracy in Brazil

More revelations of “oozing corruption” in interim president’s administration by Nika Knight, staff writer for Comfmon Dreams Upheaval in Brazil continued this week as a court handed down a conviction against right-wing president Michel Temer, who took over after the ouster of leftist president Dilma Rousseff, and banned him… »

18.05.2016

Pakistan Corruption: not Panama Leaks but Pajama Leaks

Pakistan Corruption:  not Panama Leaks but Pajama Leaks

Corruption, kickbacks, percentages, black money, white money, scandals, commissions, accountability, non-transparency, good governance, bad governance, off-shore companies etc., are routinely used key words in daily newspapers and on TV talk shows. Sometime, it is disgusting. Even vomiting can’t satisfy the soul. Nothing positive that this earth can be proud of. »

19.04.2016

Only the people should be able to keep or bring down Dilma and other politicians elected in Brazil

Only the people should be able to keep or bring down Dilma and other politicians elected in Brazil

They want to bring Dilma down through an impeachment trial decided by federal deputies.  For us, as humanists, politicians don’t represent us.  This form of impeachment in which the people don’t decide is an institutional coup d’état, one power (legislative) brings down another power (executive). For us, the main question… »

03.04.2016

Panama Papers: German paper publishes ‘biggest leak in history’ on corruption

Panama Papers: German paper publishes ‘biggest leak in history’ on corruption

Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) has released the biggest leak in journalistic history, posting 11.5 million documents from a Panamanian law firm online and providing “rare insights into a world that can only exist in the shadows.” SZ said it received the law firm’s documents a year ago from an anonymous… »

10.11.2015

How to build an international financial crisis

How to build an international financial crisis

Banks and corporations are being liberated from the rule of law, and are ripping the world apart. What have governments learnt from the financial crisis? I could write a column spelling it out. Or I could do the same job with one word. Nothing. Actually, that’s too generous. The lessons… »

22.10.2015

Iceland jails dozens of corrupt bankers for 74 years

Iceland jails dozens of corrupt bankers for 74 years

In stark contrast to the record low number of prosecutions of CEO’s and high-level financial executives in the U.S., Iceland has just sentenced 26 bankers to a combined 74 years in prison. The majority of those convicted have been sentenced to prison terms of two to five years. »

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