The two governments have been trying to prevent a list of at least 150 local and international companies from becoming public.
While Americans fixate on Donald Trump, the superrich are absconding with our wealth. (Pictured: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.)
"This is the perfect but horribly sad point to make on MLK day," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer writes in a memo to staff.
The American broadcaster depends on foundations, corporations and wealthy individuals to pay for much of its programming. This private funding undermines the integrity of the "independent" journalism it bankrolls.
"[I]magine a world where everyone could make as many copies as they liked of Windows, Microsoft's Office Suite and any other software at no cost," writes economist Dean Baker.
As foundations and wealthy individuals funnel money into global development, what "solutions" are they pursuing?
On the winter solstice, a Truthdig review of the year's environmental stories finds cause for hope in our poison-riddled world.
There are so many candidates. But the people included here stand out in their various areas of nefarious behavior: war-making, tax avoidance, consumer gouging, environmental destruction, and criminal arrogance.
In a recent interview with The Atlantic, the Microsoft co-founder declared that the private sector alone cannot save the world from the ravages of climate change.