Labor/Economics/Business

Poor Peoples Campaign and CASA descend on Supreme Court, Capitol Hill

On the 27th of October, first the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) and then Casa staged protests at the Supreme Court. After PPC marched to the Hart Building for a failed attempt to deliver letters, Casa's activists marched on the same area between the Capitol and the Supreme Court and blocked 1st st NE. In response a torrent of bike cops showed up, seemingly the standard Capitol Police response to ANYTHING.

Video-Ton of bike cops on 1st after CASA's blockade for migrant rights 37 sec

Scene at the Supreme Court after Casa's action blocked the street in front of the Supreme Court

The Shortwave Report 10/08/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  France 24, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211008.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From FRANCE- I wanted to find a story with details about what is in the P

IMF Urges Wealthy Countries to Send COVID Aid to Poor Countries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2021

Available for interview: Eric LeCompte, Executive Director
Contact: Olivia Engling, Communications and Operations Manager
olivia@jubileeusa.org / (202) 709-7696 

IMF Urges Wealthy Countries to Send COVID Aid to Poor CountriesCountries Can Donate Special Drawing Rights, an Emergency IMF Currency

Treasury Secretary Yellen Encourages Tax and Aid Deals to Confront Pandemic

Improving tax collection raises needed resources for countries, noted Treasury Secretary Yellen at a virtual G7 finance ministers meeting. Yellen praised a July G20 agreement to curb corporate tax avoidance. The agreement is supported by 134 countries.

IMF Approves $650 Billion in Emergency Currency to Combat Pandemic

The IMF Board of Governors convened a special virtual session for final approval of US $650 billion in emergency reserve currency or Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). Countries will receive their share of Special Drawing Rights on August 23rd.

IMF Extends Zero-Interest Lending to Poor Countries

The IMF announced increased zero-interest lending for poor countries. IMF member countries further committed to investigate additional options to extend pandemic aid through 2029, including the selling of IMF gold reserves.

“Poor countries need more support to confront the health and economic devastation caused by the coronavirus,” said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA Network. "While the IMF action is helpful, it still falls short of delivering the support developing countries need." 

Jubilee USA Statement on G20 Finance Ministers Meeting and Communiqué

G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met in Venice, Italy, on COVID response, economic recovery, vaccines, debt relief and global tax agreements on July 9-10, 2021.

Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network and a United Nations finance expert, releases the following statement on the G20 finance ministers meeting and communiqué:

“While the G20 is making critical progress in many COVID response areas, vaccine distribution and production is not moving quickly enough.

G7 COVID Summit: Vaccines, Tax, Debt, Climate, Trade

The presidents and prime ministers of 7 of the world's wealthiest countries gather in the United Kingdom to meet on the response to the economic and health crises spurred by the coronavirus. Hosted in the seaside town of Cornwall this weekend, the G7 Summit focuses on global vaccine distribution and tax, debt, aid, trade and climate policies.

Eyes on Amazon protest visits stockholder Blackrock, demands responsible shareholder votes

On the 24th of May (two days before Amazon's annual general meeting), protesters showed up at major Amazon stockholder Blackrock. They brought with them a list of socially responsible votes on Amazon's corporate policies, and attempted to deliver it to Blackrock. Bike cops refused to let protesters in the building but eventually let them post the demands on the wall, possibly to avoid escalation.

Video-calling out Amazon at investor Blackrock 2 min 30 sec

MPD protecting their corporate masters from the community

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