Part 1 of 3. James K. Boyce and Léonce Ndikumana discuss the debt problem in Africa, and their book Africa’s Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent.
The UK’s Channel 4 News decided to go to the Channel Island of Jersey, where over 600 of these subsidiaries are registered, to investigate the problem further. Its a great summary of the issues facing the United Kingdom, and how companies use jurisdictions like Jersey to brazenly avoid taxation.
Christian Aid just released their new video for the End Tax Haven Secrecy campaign. Watch the (excellent) video, then visit EndTaxHavenSecrecy.org to take action today. Join us in calling to demand tax justice at the G20 summit in France in November 2011.
Task Force and Global Financial Integrity Director Raymond Baker speaks at an event sponsored by Christian Aid in Manchester. He explains how the shadow financial system works, and how it causes tremendous human tragedy.
While over 100 million children never get the opportunity to go to school, developing countries lose more money through tax dodging than they receive in aid. Take action now to end tax haven secrecy. Join us in calling to demand tax justice at the G20 summit in France in November 2011.
GFI and Task Force Director Raymond Baker speaks in Norway in an event sponsored by Publish What You Pay. He speaks about how the global shadow financial system creates tremendous human tragedy through $1.2 trillion per year of illicit financial flows, and how extractive industries transparency can help fix the system.
On February 4, 2011, The House of Literature in Oslo welcomed the British author and journalist Nicholas Shaxson for the launch of his new book ‘Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World’. PWYP-Norway talked with Shaxson before the launch and following debate, to hear more about how tax havens function, and why this is an important issue.
Robin Hodess, Transparency International’s Director of Policy and Research, looks back at 15 years of the Corruption Perceptions Index.
Transparency International Chair Huguette Labelle presents the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, the results and ramifications.
Global Financial Integrity Director Raymond Baker gives a lecture on the issue of illicit financial flows and the impact they have on development hosted by the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre and the Chr. Michelsen Institute at the the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development.
Did you know that each year developing countries loose 500.000.000.000 dollars in income due to tax evasion through Tax Havens? This is ten times more money than what these countries receive each year in economical support from rich countries. This is money that could have been invested in public welfare and development in poor countries. Help us in Attac fighting Tax Havens by joining our cause!
Developing countries are currently losing US$1 trillion dollars annually – 10 times the amount they receive in foreign aid. We can change this. Tell the G20 – the world’s economic leaders – to create transparency in the international financial system. Sign the petition at www.G20Transparency.com.