Other News – Snowden, NSA and ever-changing US narrative

   Snowden, NSA and ever-changing US narrative By Chakravarthi Raghavan* – SUNS It is now just over five weeks since the English daily ‘The Guardian’ and its columnist Glenn Greenwald began publishing the series of news reports and analysis on the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) spying activities across the …

G20 Communiqué Hits Some Priorities, Misses Others

G20 Communiqué Hits Some Priorities, Misses Others June 21, 2012 By Nick Mathiason Nick Mathiason is the Assistant Communications Director of the Task Force, and also works as a business correspondent at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He was previously Business Correspondent at the Guardian and Observer newspapers for 10 …

G20 told voters want banks to put something back into the global economy

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) 085/180612 ITUC OnLine G20 told voters want banks to put something back into the global economy. Global poll shows 63% support Financial Transactions Tax Strongest support found in France 88 %, Germany 82%, UK 76 %, USA 63% Los Cabos, Mexico, 18 June 2012 (ITUC …

Concrete Steps for Cannes

By Ann Hollingshead Ann Hollingshead is a Task Force blog contributor, whose posts appear on Wednesdays and Fridays. Formerly a Junior Economist at Global Financial Integrity, Ann is now a Research Analyst for ECONorthwest, an economic consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest. Follow her on Twitter: @AnnHollingshead. Mountaintops provide a …

G20 Leaders Must Put People Before Bankers – ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine G20 Leaders Must Put People Before Bankers Brussels, 31 October 2011 (ITUC OnLine): G20 leaders must meet the demands of working people at the G20 summit in Cannes on 3-4 November 2011 and deliver on their promises to reform the financial sector. As the …

Tell Cameron To Back A Robin Hood Tax At The G20

We at Ethical Markets support a global Financial Transactions Tax of  less than  1% to curb high-frequency computerized trading, protect genuine investors and raise needed public funds. Hazel Henderson, Editor In one week, David Cameron will travel to meet world leaders at the G20 Summit in Cannes.  At this meeting, French …

Former UK Premier Gordon Brown to speak on financial stability at UNEP FI Global Roundtable

Former UK Prime Minister and current Member of Parliament Gordon Brown will address global financial leaders during the UNEP FI Global Roundtable meeting on financial sustainability to take place in Washington D.C. this October. Mr Brown, widely respected as the global leader who rallied the world’s financial policy-makers to respond …