ASBC Launches Companies for Safer Chemicals Coalition & Other Updates

Urgent Campaign Actions   Companies for Safer Chemicals Coalition  A group of leading consumer brands, led by asbc and Seventh Generation, announced the creation of a coalition to ensure Congress modernizes the nation’s out-of-date chemical laws, and to counter the narrative that businesses desire a weakreform bill. The story has …

Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign: Simpol takes first electoral strides in Germany

Simpol International – News Update      Simultaneous Policy: using our votes for global co-operation    Dear Simpol Supporter! Please see below the latest news from the only campaign that allows you to use your official national vote to solve global problems:  Simpol takes first electoral strides in Germany Although only launched last year, Simpol …

The Media Fix: The U.S. Government Has Betrayed the Internet: We Need to Take It Back

  Read these three things.          The U.S. Government Has Betrayed the Internet: We Need to Take It Back Bruce Schneier, Guardian        Keeping the Net Neutral Los Angeles Times   NSA Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web Nicole Perlroth, Jeff Larson and Scott …

WRI Digest: Lessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action.

Lessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action. Bill Richardson — WRI Board member, former governor of New Mexico and former Secretary of Energy — participated in a climate rally in Miami last week. In a Huffington Post blog , Richardson writes, “Florida is the most vulnerable U.S. state to …

Other News: Edward Snowden and Financial Speculation Taxes

     Edward Snowden and Financial Speculation Taxes   Dean Baker* – The Huffington Post   In the last few weeks Edward Snowden has been holed in Moscow’s airport trying to negotiate terms of asylum with various countries around the world. Thus far it doesn’t seem that Snowden has been …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: GFI Calls on Obama, G8 to Require Public Registries of Corporate Owners, Curtail Illicit Flows

  Friday, June 14, 2013 G8 Leaders Tackle Tax Havens And Global Inequality G8 Preview: Momentum Toward Public Registries For Beneficial Owners It’s Time Corporations Flew Old Glory Instead Of The Jolly Roger Tom Cardamone In The Huffington Post Canada: The Trouble With Tax Havens G8: It’s Time For Action …

Sen. Warren’s big move taking on Big Banks

In less than two months, government student loan interest rates are set to double, and most politicians are turning a blind eye—except for Senator Elizabeth Warren.  Young people saddled with student loan debt have been hit hard enough by the recession. They’re struggling to find jobs and pay the rent—let alone stow …

David Lauer, Consultant on Technology Architecture and Equity Markets

Ethical Markets welcomes Dave Lauer to our Advisory Board     Dave Lauer is a Market Structure and Technology Architecture Consultant. He is an expert on the new electronic marketplace, with extensive experience helping to design and build the infrastructure that underpins many modern electronic trading systems as well as …

Tax Dodging Jeopardizes Society at Home and Abroad

GFI in the News Tax Dodging Jeopardizes Society at Home and Abroad The Huffington Post, April 17, 2012 By Clark Gascoigne and Heather A. Lowe Highways, schools and law enforcement. Firefighters, courts and national security. These are just some of the many, essential public services that are funded by our …