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TAX HAVENS ARE MAJOR U.S. 2002 CAMPAIGN ISSUE
BERGEN COUNTY, New Jersey. Example of political demagoguery in a US House race for an open seat; trash corporations for saving on taxes.More on this story here.
THE BAHAMAS WANTS TO SHAKE 'OFFSHORE' TAG
NASSAU. The new government wants to end the 'offshore' label and go head to head with the world financial centers.More on this story here.
BERMUDA BANKS UNFAZED BY IRS CREDIT CARD HUNT
HAMILTON: Little impact seen on island's banks.More on this story here.
Which business records the IRS wants for offshore credit card use: links here and here.
CAYMANS CRACKS DOWN ON INVESTMENT ADVISORS
GEORGE TOWN, C.I. Give advice in any way and you need a license.More on this story here.
“BERMUDA SHORT” CLOSES BARBADOS BANK
BRIDGETOWN. The joint IRS-Canadian sting shuts down Keywest.More on this story here.
HONG KONG REBOUNDS TO GROWTH
Far East financial center finally shows GDP growth.More on this story here.
What's going on in Hong Kong, according to The Economist, here.
SWISS FRET OVER TRANSPARENCY STANDINGS
ZURICH. A need for more opening government seen.More on this story here.
SMALLEST CHANNEL ISLAND TAX HAVEN UNDER PRESSURE
ISLE OF SARK: London and time force changes on this ancient isle.More on this story here.
F.A.T.F. MONEY LAUNDERING BLACKLIST MAY END
LONDON: Internal disputes between the OECD's Financial Action Task Force and its IMF partners may mean an end to the hated FATF blacklist.More on this story here.
ANOTHER REASON AMERICAN CORPORATIONS GO OFFSHORE
Stock market tank gives rise to class actions lawsuits aimed at assets.More on this story here.
Securities Class Action Clearinghouse site here.
SWISS, FOREIGN FIRMS COME UNDER S.E.C. RULES
NYSE-listed foreign firms must obey new US corporate laws.More on this story here.
BANKING IN AFRICA and THE MIDDLE EAST
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast: US$3 million gone from central bank.More on this story here.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: Steps taken to monitor cash transfers to UAE.More on this story here.
GOVERNMENTS EXPLOIT 9-11, ASSAULT LIBERTY
The Economist gives a chilling world roundup of rampant government curtailment of citizens' freedoms with the anti-terrorism excuse.More on this story here.
WHAT IS LIBERTARIANISM?
Sovereign Society Council of Experts member, Pierre Lemieux explains the philosophical meaning in practical terms.More on this story here.
THE SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUAL
What is a sovereign individual?More on this story here.
ACLU SLAMS POLICE DATABASE OF PRE-CRIME SUSPECTS
Chicago tried it and stopped; now Wilmington, Delaware wants to target those who police thinks may commit a crime.More on this story here.
THE UNITED STATES IN DECLINE?
Thoughtful historical and current analysis of the economic and political position of the U.S. in the world.More on this story here.
US AND EU IN SECRET TREATY NEGOTIATIONS TO EXPAND POLICE POWERS
Secret Europe-US terror treaty plan raises rights fears.More on this story here and here.
Protest to your Senator, Representative, the White House, and the European Union.
MORE PROOF TAX HAVENS ARE NOT A TERRORIST THREAT
The Washington Post has led the way in exposing how terrorism really is financed and here's the latest example: Sudan gold shipments.More on this story here.
The Economist on what's going on in Sudan, here.
WHAT IF THE F.A.T.F. BLACKLIST DIES?
LONDON: One view of the possible death of the notorious OECD Financial Action Task Force tax haven blacklist.More on this story here.
IS TAX HAVEN BERMUDA ON ITS WAY OUT?
HAMILTON. One way to kill a tax haven is to impose taxes. It seems the Bermuda government is considering just that.More on this story here and here.
NEW BAHAMAS GOVERNMENT PRIVATIZING
NASSAU. The new government is cutting losses by selling its airlines, telecom and other money losing state ventures.More on this story here.
GUERNSEY TOUGHENS ANTI-DIRTY CASH LAWS
ST. PETER PORT. New money laundering regulations now in effect.More on this story here and here.
ISRAELI TAX HAVEN PLANS
TEL AVIV: Tax relief planned for foreign investors.More on this story here.
ZIMBABWE BLACK ELITE GET WHITE FARMS
HARARE: It's not landless black peasants ... it's Mugabe's cronies who are getting confiscated farms owned by whites.More on this story here.
REINSURANCE COMPANIES IN TROUBLE
Reinsurers, the insurance companies' insurance companies, and the foundation of the entire industry, are in big financial trouble.More on this story here.
FRENCH PRESIDENT WANTS TO DO GOOD WITH YOUR MONEY
JOHANNESBURG: French President Jacques Chirac may urge world leaders to consider a new international tax to fight poverty.More on this story here.
DOES ANYONE IN THE BUSH GOVERNMENT CARE ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION?
WASHINGTON: Military trials of civilians, indefinite detention, secret deportation hearings, prisoners in isolation, attorneys denied access.More on this story here.
GENERAL ASHCROFT'S DETENTION CAMPS
Nat Hentoff says the AG's latest outrage calls for his resignation.More on this story here.
THE SURVEILLANCE SOCIETY; WHO'S WATCHING YOU?
Wherever we go, there they are ... tracking us.More on this story here.
SURVEILLANCE NEWS/COMMENTARY CLIPS FROM ALL OVER
The Cato Institute: The USA PATRIOT Act: We Deserve Better. Link here.
Wired: Using terror as pretext for government surveillance. Link here.
Washington Post: Terror Attacks Yield New Surveillance Laws. Link here.
Amnesty International: U.K. Anti-Terror Laws “Inhumane”. Link here.
Financial Times: British Big Brother keeps a closer watch after 9/11. Link here.
SECURITY VS. FREEDOM
The Cato Institute: Society of Suspects: The War on Drugs & Civil Liberties. Link here.
Radio Free Europe: Crackdown Provokes Debate Over Civil Liberties. Link here.
Boston Herald: Half of Americans anticipate trading freedoms for security. Link here.
BUSH ADMINISTRATION I.R.S. BATTLE CONTINUES
If these guys at the US Treasury really are “conservatives”, why are they arguing over the EU's high tax directive? Just say NO!More on this story here.
SWISS-EUROPEAN UNION TALKS AGAIN
Another place for a loud 'NO'-- the continuing EU demand that Switzerland abandon its traditional bank secrecy.More on this story here and here.
A HISTORIAN LOOKS AT TAX HAVENS
From the Old Testament to Hawaiian kings, places of safe refuge always beckon.More on this story here.
GIBRALTAR VOTES NOVEMBER 7TH
UK or Spain may not like it, but The Rock will vote on its own future.More on this story here.
MORE BERMUDA TAX TALK
Now the government is considering JERSEY's tax system as a model.More on this story here.
ISLE OF MAN ZERO TAX RATE ATTRACTIVE
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man. Abolition of corporate tax is poaching JERSEY firms.More on this story here.
BAHAMAS PLANS SECURITIES REFORM
NASSAU. New government plans law overhaul to enhance business.More on this story here.
HONG KONG DIRTY MONEY CASES UP
Huge increase in reported money laundering cases in the SAR.More on this story here.
WORLD MARKETS BIG CHILL
The Bear asserted its grip worldwide this week.More on this story here.
U.S. CORPORATE CORRUPTION SCANDALS HIGH COST
WASHINGTON: Estimates claim US economy lost $35 billion.More on this story here.
But more than half of world's corrupt corporations are British.More on this story here.
U.S. BANKS OBJECT TO PATRIOT RULES
WASHINGTON: Impossible to track correspondent accounts.More on this story here.
ANOTHER REASON TO MOVE ASSETS OFFSHORE
American slave descendants sue business firms for reparations.More on this story here.
BRIT EXPAT'S RETIREMENT PLAN TIPS
Discipline today pays dividends tomorrow.More on this story here.
Basic guide to United Kingdom estate taxes (free registration required): here.
UK Proceeds of Crime Act explained (free registration required): here.
U.N. CONFERENCE ON WORLD ENVY
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa. They want what we have.More on this story here and here.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell booed.More on this story here.
SOUTH AFRICA FORCES FORFEITURES
Copy catting US forfeiture laws allows huge RSA seizures.More on this story here.
EARNINGS FROM THE CRYPT
List of top earning dead celebrities.More on this story here.
U.K. HOUSE OF COMMONS REFORMS
Bringing the Mother of All Parliaments into the 21st century.More on this story here.
RON PAUL ON BUSH II'S IRAQ WAR II
The Texas US congressman asks the right questions.More on this story here.
NEWS FROM UP HIGH
Air travel has become a nightmare for many.More on this story here.
Air travel security is still a myth and a mess.More on this story here.
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