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offsite link Matt Hancock Caught Snogging Aide Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:03 | Toby Young
The Sun has an old fashioned 'minister-caught-having-an-... scoop on its front page today ? and the politician in the frame is Health Secretary Matt Hancock. Is this another case of "One rule for them"?
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offsite link Countries Could Be Pushed Back onto the ?Amber List? at Short Notice, Says Transport Secretary Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:17 | Michael Curzon
The Transport Secretary says new "Green Watchlist" countries could return to the "Amber List" at short notice due to changes that occur "with quite a lot of regularity". He refused to say whether he would book a holiday.
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offsite link News Round-Up Fri Jun 25, 2021 01:39 | Jonathan Barr
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about the virus in the past 24 hours ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link Lockdowns ?Did Not Lead to Reductions in Excess Deaths? ? Study Fri Jun 25, 2021 00:34 | Will Jones
A new study from leading U.S. think tank National Bureau of Economic Research has shown (once again) that lockdown policies produced no discernible reduction of the pandemic death toll. If anything, they increased it.
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offsite link ?The Vaccines Kill Two People for Every Three Lives They Save?, Says Peer-Reviewed Vaccine Study Thu Jun 24, 2021 21:44 | Will Jones
A new study in the journal Vaccines concludes that for every three deaths the vaccines prevent, one person dies from an adverse reaction while another four suffer serious side effects. Time to reconsider, they ask?
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offsite link Joseph Biden, a champion of human rights, by Manlio Dinucci Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:22 | en

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Congress Passes Shell Company Accountability Bill

category international | politics / elections | press release author Friday December 11, 2020 23:48author by Zachary Conti - Jubilee USA Network Report this post to the editors

By a vote of 84 to 13, the Senate passed corporate transparency legislation as part of the annual vote on the National Defense Authorization Act.

By a vote of 84 to 13, the Senate passed corporate transparency legislation as part of the annual vote on the National Defense Authorization Act. The legislation reveals to authorities the real owners of so-called anonymous shell companies. These types of corporations can hide the identity of their owner and facilitate crime, development aid theft and human trafficking. The House passed the legislation on Tuesday and now the bill heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law.

“Shell corporations are used by polluters, thieves and human traffickers,” said Eric LeCompte, the Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network. LeCompte's organization worked for passage of the legislation for over a decade, generating tens of thousands of e-mails and phone calls to Congress. “The passage of this legislation is progress towards tackling corruption, tax evasion and crimes against vulnerable populations.”

A UN panel of experts recently found that $1.6 trillion is laundered per year through shell companies and related mechanisms. Developing countries lose more than one trillion dollars per year to illicit financial flows.

Jubilee USA Network coordinated over 100 faith communities and some of the largest US religious institutions to encourage Congress and the White House to pass the legislation. Some of the religious groups joining Jubilee USA included the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, National Council of Churches, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, Catholic religious orders and Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith communities.

"The new law is the fruit of years of advocacy and partnership with Republicans and Democrats,” noted LeCompte. “While we celebrate this progress, more must be done to win the higher degrees of disclosure and transparency that we still need.”

Read Jubilee USA's letter to the Senate in support of corporate transparency legislation here.

https://www.jubileeusa.org/jubilee_usa_anti_money_laundering_act_of_2020_letter?utm_campaign=pr_senate_passes_ndaa&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jubileeusa

Related Link: https://www.jubileeusa.org/pr_congress_shell_corp_accountability
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