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A Pack of Excuses and the ‘17 Intelligence Agencies’ Falsehood

Hillary Clinton and other Democrats are playing a deceptive blame game to assess the 2016 election and alleged Russian hacking.

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The Best Truthdiggers of 2016: Risk-Takers Are Honored for Challenging the Status Quo

From politicians who went against the grain to activists who risked their lives for a cause, our most popular Truthdiggers serve as a reminder to stand up for justice in the face of adversity. (Pictured here, David Archambault II, tribal chairman of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and a leader in the Dakota Access pipeline fight.)

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 READ MORE



Leaked Documents Show Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson Ran a U.S.-Russian Oil Company

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state was a director of a subsidiary based in the Bahamas, one of the world’s key tax havens.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 READ MORE



Iceland’s Pirate Party Makes Strong Showing in New Election

“Like Robin Hood, because Robin Hood was a pirate, we want to take the power from the powerful to give it to the people.”

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The Panama Papers Show How Mossack Fonseca Helped Wealthy Americans Hide Their Money Abroad

For its best customers, the services offered by the firm at the heart of an international tax-avoidance scandal went far beyond legal services and banking, a New York Times investigation shows.

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Panama Papers Leaker Criticizes Governments’ Inadequate Response to Revelations

The still-unidentified whistleblower behind the release of 11.5 million documents detailing the practices of international tax evaders says the release triggered debate but not enough action.

Posted on May 6, 2016 READ MORE



Three New European Union Laws May Limit Freedom of the Press

The European Parliament—the E.U.’s legislative arm—passed a controversial legislative package with the potential to allow member countries to restrict what journalists report.

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Oxfam Report Exposes How U.S. Companies Hide Profits and Avoid Taxes

Turns out U.S. corporations get workers’ hard-earned money in the form of tax breaks and then offload it in tax havens.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE



Panama Papers Offer More Evidence That Free Trade Isn’t Really Free

As much as President Clinton and President Obama like to talk about “free trade” deals, the truth is that the working class ends up paying.

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The War on Savings: The Panama Papers, Bail-Ins and the Push to Go Cashless

Exposing tax dodgers is a worthy endeavor, but the “limited hangout” of the Panama Papers may have less noble ends, dovetailing with a “war on cash” and the potentially imminent threat of massive bail-ins of depositor funds.

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Actor Danny DeVito Endorses Bernie Sanders in the U.S. and Jeremy Corbyn in the U.K. (Videos)

The Hollywood star weighed in on politics recently in a clip that went viral and even prompted Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to pitch a film idea.

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 READ MORE



#ResignCameron: Thousands Call for British Prime Minister to Step Down

In the wake of the Panama Papers, protesters gather in London with a message for Prime Minister David Cameron.

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New Treasury Rule Could Make It Easier to Hide Money in the U.S., Critics Say

In the wake of the Panama Papers leak, a pending U.S. Treasury rule to discourage the rich from avoiding taxes could in fact enable them to do so, experts say. Release of the new provision is expected soon.

Posted on Apr 9, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: The Panama Papers Whistleblower

Before the historic leak, the issue of extreme global income inequality was mostly just a concept. Now it has names and faces.

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WikiLeaks Claims the U.S. Government Funded the Panama Papers Against Russia (Video)

The international whistleblowing organization claims the U.S. Agency for International Development and American hedge fund billionaire George Soros funded the attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin that was part of the Panama Papers expose this week.

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Panama Papers Name Client of Podesta Group, a Lobbying Firm With Ties to the Clintons

John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, co-founded the Washington advocacy company linked to a Russian bank named in the leaks.

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 READ MORE



More Names Surface in Panama Papers Leak, but Still No High-Profile Americans

Despite the heavy media coverage of the tax-havens disclosure, few Western elites have been named at this point.

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WhatsApp Adds Encryption to All of Its Communications

WhatsApp, an online messaging service owned by Facebook, has over a billion users—and as of Tuesday, any exchanges done via the app will be encrypted.

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What’s Missing From the Technical Analysis of the Panama Papers

Although the year-long, concerted effort of hundreds of journalists is an admirable feat, their analysis may be overlooking crucial evidence involving corruption by Western corporations and billionaires.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 READ MORE



Panama Papers Revelation of Assad Family’s Stolen Wealth Helps Explain the Syrian Revolution

The revelation in the leaked Panama Papers that Mossack Fonseca and HSBC serviced the companies of corrupt Syrian billionaire Rami Makhlouf (first cousin of dictator Bashar Assad) long after the U.S. imposed sanctions on him is a reminder of why Syrians revolted against the regime in 2011.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 READ MORE


Bernie Sanders Is Longtime Foe of Tax Havens in Panama—He Denounced Trade Deal in 2011 (Video)

Long before the Panama Papers made headlines, the Democratic presidential candidate opposed tax-haven abuse in Panama.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson Resigns After Being Named in Panama Leaks

The European politician is the first major casualty in the whistleblower scandal. Don’t expect him to be the last figure to face repercussions.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 READ MORE



Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1 Percent From Panama Leak

The massive release of documents is a wonderful thing, but do not expect a genuine exposé of capitalism. The dirty secrets of some corporations will remain unpublished.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE



The Panama Papers and Middle East Leaders’ Secret Bank Accounts

Given the enormous problem of corruption plaguing the Middle East, it will come as no surprise that the region features prominently in the new revelations about the Panama-based, German-run law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE



The Panama Papers: ‘Biggest Leak in History’ Exposes Global Web of Corruption

Edward Snowden tweets: “The story behind the #PanamaPapers? Courage is contagious.”

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 READ MORE


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