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offsite link The Future for China Wed Jul 15, 2020 05:01 | The Saker
by Eric Zuesse for the Saker Blog On July 14th, the two conjoined gangster-regimes, U.S. & UK, simultaneously started, with deadly seriousness, their aggressive economic war against China. Business Insider

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[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] Roughly half-way through the year 2020 it is becoming pretty obvious that there are a number of major developments which almost got

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South Front Saudi Arabia has become a hostage of its own military campaign in Yemen. The Kingdom suffers from both its own inability to achieve a military victory in the

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By Matthew Ehret for the Saker Blog On July 8, Mexico?s President Lopez Obrador met with President Trump to finalize the death of NAFTA and the signing of the USMCA

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by Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog Sino-US tension is growing to a dangerous level, what will be the consequences? Who will suffer more? And who will be benefitted? Is

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"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."

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Trump Voids Dodd-Frank 1504 Transparency Rule

category international | elections / politics | press release author Wednesday February 15, 2017 14:42author by Greg Williams Report this post to the editors

President Trump signed into law Congressional action to void requirements that the oil, gas and mining industries report financial activity in countries where they operate.

President Trump signed into law Congressional action to void requirements that the oil, gas and mining industries report financial activity in countries where they operate. The bipartisan 1504 "Cardin-Lugar amendment" to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act instructed the Securities and Exchange Commission to create this disclosure rule.

"In the short term, we lost a tool that can help track the billions of dollars lost to corruption and tax evasion in the developing world,” noted Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, a religious development organization. “Resource rich countries are particularly vulnerable to the kind of corruption that the Cardin-Lugar amendment threatened to expose.” 

The House of Representatives and Senate passed this resolution in a quick series of votes in early February under the Congressional Review Act. The Securities and Exchange Commission, which initially wrote the rule, now has a legislative mandate to write a new rule. According to the Congressional resolution, the new rule cannot be 'substantially similar' to the old one.

"Now we need to be sure that the new rule that the Securities and Exchange Commission writes will be a rule that can still stop corruption,” commented LeCompte, who serves on United Nation expert groups that focus on finance. ‎"Improving financial transparency and ending global poverty are two sides of the same coin.”

Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 US organizations and 650 faith communities working with 50 Jubilee global partners. Jubilee USA builds an economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerable. Jubilee USA wins critical global financial reforms and won more than $130 billion in debt relief to benefit the world's poorest people. www.jubileeusa.org

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