Daily Archives: April 7, 2016

USA | This is much worse than the Panama Papers: How America became a world leader in tax avoidance

by David Dayen

Often when I’m sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on one of L.A.’s many freeways, my mind drifts to wondering if there’s some special autobahn above the horizon line reserved only for elite celebrities, so they don’t have to bother with the day-to-day inconveniences of the masses. That feeling returned when I read about the Panama Papers, a blockbuster release of 11 million documents from 40 years of work by one of the world’s leading specialists in tax avoidance.

Ukraine | Ukraine’s political trials

Day after day, Ukrainian media covered the trial of Nadiya Savchenko in detail. However, in the media field, practically nothing is heard about the scandalous court cases instituted in Ukraine against Ukrainian citizens on “political” charges – despite the fact that they have drawn serious criticism from renowned human rights defenders and lawyers.

Iceland Prime Minister Tenders Resignation Following Panama Papers Revelations

The prime minister of Iceland said Tuesday he would resign following mass protests triggered by reports from ICIJ and partners that he had owned an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands with his wife, Icelandic state media reported.