NASA has released a study that highlights 14 key air pollution control measures that could slow the pace of global warming, improve health, and boost agricultural production if they were implemented.
target: Peru President Ollanta Humala, Peru Prime Minister Salomon Lerner Ghitis and United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon
sponsored by: Concerned Citizens of the World
signature goal: 27,500
Goto the website below to add your support.
When Alberto Fujimori was President of Peru from 1990 to 2000, his government sterilized 346,219 women. According to the BBC, this program of birth control was not always done with the consent of the women sterilized. Others were misinformed and did not truly understand what was happening.
Although this program had the support of countries such as the United States and organizations such as the United Nations Population Fund, the aggressive and forceful tactics used by medical staff and police made it clear that this was not a program that allowed women to choose whether or not they were sterilized.
So far, nothing has been done except for government and medical staff to pass the blame. Demand that the government of Peru and the United Nations investigate these terrible violations and bring justice to these women.
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One of the biggest perpetrators of foreclosure fraud has been hit with a class action lawsuit on behalf of homeowners. It’s about time.
The suit, filed in federal court in New Jersey, accuses Bank of America and two subsidiaries of a “pervasive and willful” disregard of the facts and the law in their “undisciplined rush to seize homes.” The suit further alleges that numerous foreclosure proceedings in New Jersey are in doubt as the bank filed and jammed through these proceedings without holding the necessary rights rights as the mortgagee or assignee at the time of foreclosure. According to the complaint, the allegations affect thousands of foreclosures, leaving in question just who owns what in New Jersey residential real estate.
And that’s just one state.
In support of their claims the putative plaintiffs (the class has not yet been certified) cite a recent and well-publicized admission by a Bank of America official in a Massachusetts foreclosure case that she signed thousands of foreclosure complaints without reviewing them. That’s called fraud.
The plaintiffs also point to the bank’s voluntary foreclosure moratorium from Oct. 8 to Oct. 18 as an acknowledgement, and indeed a legal admission, that “in all of their foreclosure cases, they, as a moving party, prosecute their claims with a complete disregard of whether or not they have met their burden.” That is unethical and sanctionable conduct.
Among the named plaintiffs are a homeowners whose binding arbitration agreement ending his foreclosure was ignored by Bank of America, who pressed ahead with trying to seize his home anyway and a woman who, after receiving a mortgage modification, was found in default by Bank of America when when made mortgage payments at her new, reduced rate.
The complaint also blasts the judicial system for an inexcusable deference to Bank of America at the expense of homeowners. When called by judges to case management conferences, lawyers representing the bank often fail to show up. When Bank of America refuses to negotiate in good faith judges do nothing about it, leaving homeowners to battle foreclosures after Bank of America has negotiated a modified mortgage and then later refused to honor the terms.
So far Bank of America has no response to the lawsuit.
Read more: bank-of-america, class action, economnytmc, foreclosure fraud, politics
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UK tax chief had secret lunches with Vodafone and Goldman Sachs and then handed them billions in tax breaks.
Our tax chief had secret lunches with Vodafone and Goldman Sachs and then handed them billions in tax breaks – while keeping Parliament in the dark!
MPs are outraged, claiming we are owed over 25 billion pounds in back taxes from these and similar dodgy deals. But the tax agency has blocked an inquiry into the scandal and refuses to release any documents to shed light on why these tax breaks were ordered in the first place.
By acting together now we can ensure full transparency on the Goldman Sachs and Vodafone deals, and get them to pay the tax they owe. Let’s turn up the heat — sign the tax justice petition to David Cameron — we’ll deliver it with a splash next week:
The cosy relationship between the public tax authority and major private companies is shocking: the tax agency boss had more than a hundred lunches with big business tax lawyers and advisers, leading to the companies being let off millions in taxes. The agency tried to obstruct a recent Parliamentary inquiry using flimsy confidentiality arguments, and threatened the whistleblower who helped expose the scandal.
The coalition is weak and on the defensive over the economy and several Conservative and Lib Dem MPs are fuming over these tax revelations. But the government has yet to demand full payment. Only public pressure can change Cameron’s position and ensure that big businesses pay what they owe rather than manoeuvre and lobby to minimise their tax bills.
We should be able to trust our public tax body to be free of corporate capture and able to recover taxes owed without fear or favour. Join the call for tax justice — click below to sign the petition:
>From Occupy to the G20, citizens across the world are coming together to push back corporate interests, fight against dodgy deals corrupting our governments and bring back transparency — and the pressure is working. Let’s come together now and win tax justice for us all.
MPs attack HMRC’s ‘cosy’ deals with big business (BBC)
MPs say taxman “too cosy” with companies (Reuters)
The end of all take and no give (New Statesman)
HMRC hid ‘sweetheart’ tax deals for big business, MPs say (The Guardian)
Taxman targets small firms after sweetheart deals with big business (Daily Mail)
Goldman Sachs’s Tax Rate Drops to 1% (Bloomberg)
Dear Simon Burns,
We’re citizens, not zombies.
We have a right to be treated with respect by our MPs and to expect a reply when we get in touch.
Every British citizen has a right to be heard in our democracy. Thousands of us write to our MPs, because we care. Because we value democracy. Because the decisions you take affect us.
It’s your job to listen.
आज सुबह मैने एक एक्सीडेंट में घायल गाय को एक महूले की एक गली में दुखी हालत में पाया |
लोगों से जानकारी लेने से पता लगा के गाय चार दिन से घायल है तथा वही बिना इलाज के तकलीफ में है पर उस महूले के सारे लोगों में इतनी भी हिमत नहीं के टेम्पू कर के गाय को गौशाला पहुच दे |
मुझे इस बात का दुख है | पर फिर भी हमने हिमत नहीं हरी |
आखिर मैने protect your freedom NGO खोली ही किस मकसद से है यदि में एक गाय के भी protection नहीं कर सकता |
आज भी मैने लेबर चोक से कुछ मजदुर लिए तथा टेम्पू के सहयोग से गौशाला उसे पंहुचा के उसे के इलाज में जुट गया |
नीचे उसे को बाचने का विडियो है जिसे आप भी देख कर प्रेरित होंगे, तथा हमर गौ की रक्षा में तन मन तथा धन से सहयोग देंगे |
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