Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Friday that he would revise a controversial tax reform bill rejected with massive protests for punishing the middle and working class in the middle of a pandemic.
Unions insisted Wednesday’s demonstrations would go ahead despite a court order to postpone it on coronavirus concerns.
Lawmakers voted 105- 18 in favor of the bill, and there were 26 abstentions. The deputies remarked on the importance of the tax since hundreds of low and middle-income families have seen their finances affected amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the largest fortunes continue to increase.
Donald J. Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750.
He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made.
Roberts laid out a list of factors for courts to consider when weighing such subpoenas but stressed that the list was not comprehensive, noting how rarely interbranch disputes have come before the court over the nation’s history.
“Other considerations may be pertinent as well; one case every two centuries does not afford enough experience for an exhaustive list,” the chief justice wrote
The Supreme Court in a split decision on Thursday granted New York state prosecutors access to President Trump’s tax returns, even as it shielded a trove of his financial records from Congress.
The justices upheld a Manhattan district attorney subpoena for eight years of Trump’s financial documents, including his personal and corporate tax returns. But they declined to grant Congress access to records subpoenaed by a trio of Democratic-led House committees.
Progressives energized by last week’s congressional primaries have another high-ranking House Democrat in their sights: Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal of Massachusetts.
Neal, 71, is facing a challenge from Alex Morse, a 31-year-old mayor who was born just a few weeks after Neal began his first term in Congress.
Others see a cynical political gambit at play, as with the return of the coronavirus: Netanyahu is either aiming for a crisis that will allow him to call for an early election while blaming Gantz and other rivals on the left for the failure of his annexation move – or is actually banking on a crisis, foreign, domestic or both, that will allow him to seize emergency powers, delay his trial, seize control of the legal system and so on and so forth.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday some of Canada’s mining firms were behind on their tax payments and urged the Canadian government to lean on them to avoid the dispute reaching international tribunals.
The survey found majority support for such a tax among Democrats and independents, at 85 percent and 66 percent, respectively. Republicans were more divided, with 53 percent saying the ultra-rich should not be subjected to an additional tax and 47 percent in favor.
A spokesperson for Bloomberg confirmed the conversation. An Amazon spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment.
In our case, of course, the definition of “national security” is subsidizing the U.S. military-industrial complex, year in, year out, at levels that should be (but aren’t) beyond belief. In 2019, Pentagon spending is actually higher than it was at the peak of either the Korean or Vietnam conflicts and may soon be — adjusted for inflation — twice the Cold War average.
Yes, in those four decades, there were dips at key inflection points, including the ends of the Vietnam War and the Cold War, but the underlying trend has been ever onward and upward. Just why that’s been the case is a subject that almost never comes up here.
Under Sanders’s plan, the government would increase a firm’s corporate tax rate if its highest-paid employee earns more than 50 times what its average worker does — an attempt to encourage companies to distribute their profits more equitably.
The plan would apply only to companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue.
For the 37th consecutive Saturday the anti-government Yellow Vests marched nationwide. They continue to be the only social movement in recent memory which has not gone on Christmas or now summer vacation.
Supporters of the former foreign secretary told The Telegraph he would press ahead with key policies by borrowing to pay for them if that was required.
‚We are talking about a fiscal loosening of less than 1 per cent of total public spending,‘ one aide said.
‚It would do a lot to get things moving for the middle classes, to get them spending more money.‘
For decades, the Pakistani authorities have been unable to establish effective tax collection practices. Currently, only one percent of Pakistanis pay their taxes and the country has one of the lowest tax-to-GDP ratios in the world.
Successive governments have avoided imposing stricter controls because they have been staffed by members of the same elites that are actively evading taxes. They are able to do so not only because of government inaction but also because of widespread corruption. In fact, it is cheaper for them to bribe than to pay their dues.
Analysts have warned the IMF deal would likely come with myriad restrictions that could bridle Khan’s grand promises to build an Islamic welfare state, as the country is forced to tighten its purse strings.
Pakistan’s increasing economic woes also come as the country is facing possible sanctions from the Financial Action Task Force — a money-laundering monitor based in Paris — for failing to rein-in terror financing.
Troubled ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM
Financial rescue plan aimed at restoring liquidity to the financial markets
Committed : $11 trillion (total)
Invested: $3 trillion (total)
Mr Johnson has drawn up radical plans to increase the point at which people start paying the higher rate of income tax from £50,000 to £80,000, pulling hundreds of thousands of people out of the 40p band entirely.
The move, which will cost an estimated £9.6 billion a year, will save people thousands of pounds on their tax bill. It will be funded from the £26.6 billion of „fiscal headroom“ that is currently set aside by the Treasury for no-deal preparations.
Juliette Binoche, Emmanuelle Béart, Edouard Louis, Alain Damasio, autant de personnalités qui apportent leur soutien à un mouvement «sans précédent dans l’histoire». Un mouvement qui représente tous les métiers de la culture. Un mouvement que le pouvoir cherche à discréditer et réprime sévèrement alors que la violence la plus menaçante est économique et sociale.
Last week, during a raucous May Day protest, the gilets jaunes ransacked Paris’s Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital. Thirty-two protesters were arrested. This was an ‘attack’ by ‘anti-capitalist, ultra-left militants’, according to France’s interior minister Christophe Castaner.
Except it wasn’t.
Donald Trump’s tax returns show that he lost so much money in the mid-1980s to 1990s that he paid no income tax for eight out of 10 years during that period, according to a new report.
The income tax records were obtained by The New York Times, and represent the most detailed look into the president’s personal taxes yet, after years in which Mr Trump had sought to keep the documents private.
Many senior figures from the radical left marched with them, including Jean-Luc Melenchon, the leader of France Unbowed and one of Macron’s most vocal critics.
Welcoming this show of unity, Melenchon told BFM TV: “It’s the first time that there has been a call of this kind, that’s to say union organisations, associations and political movements.”
À Paris, différents événements Facebook rassemblent environ 6.000 participants déclarés. Le plus important d’entre eux, intitulé „Riposte générale“, appelle à une convergence des luttes avec les syndicalistes. La manifestation partira du quartier de Montparnasse, à l’appel de la CGT notamment, et prévoit de rallier place d’Italie.
FACE À UN GOUVERNEMENT MINORITAIRE QUI AGIT DANS L’INTÉRÊT D’UNE POIGNÉE DE RICHES PRIVILEGIÉS, L’URGENCE SOCIALE NOUS IMPOSE D’AGIR ENSEMBLE, DANS L’UNITÉ LA PLUS LARGE, POUR CONCRÉTISER LA CONVERGENCE DES LUTTES ET DES MOBILISATIONS EN COURS.
In his first press conference in two years as president, Macron promised €5bn (£4.3bn) worth of cuts to income tax for lower and average earners as well as pension rises for the poorest and vowed no more schools or hospitals would be closed during his presidency, as he responded to protests.
After 22 weekends of protest, the gilets jaunes show no signs of slowing down. The movement has rocked the French government. The government has made major concessions but has also launched a brutal crackdown. After weeks of repression, police violence and mainstream-media smears, how have these protests lasted so long?
Police fired tear gas and stun grenades amid tensions at a march of several thousand people from France’s Finance Ministry toward the Place de la Republique plaza in eastern Paris.
The march was one of several Yellow Vest events around Paris and other French cities Saturday.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon vient d’adresser au Premier ministre le courrier suivant :
Paris, le 22 mars 2018,
Monsieur le Premier ministre,
Mercredi 20 mars, votre gouvernement a annoncé la mobilisation des militaires de la force Sentinelle dans le cadre des prochaines manifestations des « gilets jaunes » qui auront lieu demain samedi 23 mars. Cette décision a sidéré de nombreux républicains. En effet, le maintien de l’ordre n’est pas une tâche dévolue à l’armée. L’armée a pour charge de défendre la nation contre ses ennemis. En aucun cas des manifestants ne peuvent être considérés comme des ennemis de l’intérieur.
Ce vendredi 22 mars, le gouverneur militaire de Paris, le général Bruno Leray, a déclaré que ces militaires pourront « aller jusqu’à l’ouverture du feu ». De tels propos sont graves et nourrissent une escalade mortelle. Ils mettent la cohésion du pays et celle du lien entre l’armée et la Nation à la merci de n’importe quelle provocation.
The French government is to deploy its military anti-terror force as reinforcement during Act 19 of Saturday’s Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protests, President Emmanuel Macron decided on Wednesday.
Nous sommes à la veille de l’acte 18 16 mars 2019 qui s’annonce comme la plus grande journée des gilet jaune avec toutes les régions qui vont monter à Paris plus d’autres pays nous devons faire de cette journée la plus grande qui soit
Voici la liste des différents articles publiés sur Rebellyon.info cette semaine en lien avec le mouvement des Gilets Jaunes.
Another weekend, another yellow vest protest in France. This weekend the gilets jaunes are promising a „decisive act“ that will last three days and also feature a flash protest at Charles De Gaulle airport.
“Decisive act: we will not move” is the name for the main event of the weekend in Paris. The protestors are holding a three-day sit-in on the Champ de Mars, the park in front of the Eiffel Tower. Demonstrations are also planned in Lyon, Besançon, Strasbourg, Lille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Avignon, Quimper or Le Puy-en-Velay.
Antoine lost his hand during a gilets jaunes (yellow vest) protest in Bordeaux. On the same day Patrice lost the sight in his right eye in Paris. They share their stories as the French police come under scrutiny for using explosive weapons against protesters
Ahead of the weekly anticipated marches, members of the movement and left-leaning party officials accuse the president of monopolizing French airwaves with a “one-man show.” According to RFI, the political party has even filed an official complaint with a media watchdog group.
According to Interior Ministry figures, around 5,600 Yellow Vest protesters were demonstrating nationwide at 2pm, including 1,320 in Paris.
(27.2.2019) Ils ont perdu un œil, une main, un bout de visage, ou leurs dents. En une fraction de seconde, leur vie a été bouleversée, parfois brisée parce qu’ils marchaient pacifiquement au sein ou aux abords d’une manifestation. Ils sont plus de 2000 selon les chiffres officiels à avoir été blessés par les forces de l’ordre pendant les manifestations des gilets jaunes. Nous sommes allés à la rencontre d’une trentaine de ces blessés graves à travers la France au cours des dernières semaines.
25. Feb. 2019
Mobile phone footage shared on social media showed a protester crouched in pain as medics tended to his severely-damaged hand.
Police said the grenades, which scatter rubber pellets and emit tear gas, were used to disperse protesters after they tried to storm the parliament building.
#Mulhouse : 1 000
The right hand of one of the Yellow Vest protesters has been blown off, reportedly by a grenade, during Saturday’s #YellowVests demonstrations in Paris.
Di Maio this week met leaders of the gilets jaunes as he declared the “wind of change has crossed the Alps” and a “new Europe is being born of the yellow vests.” France said the comments were an unacceptable “provocation”.
Chalencon, spokesman of the Yellow Jackets list led by Ingrid Levavasseur, told ANSA Tuesday he and Di Maio and Di Battista „practically agree on everything“ after their meeting at the Hotel de France at Montargis, in the Parisian hinterland.
„We’re not talking of alliances yet but certainly of dialogue,“ he said.
He said there would be another meeting next week in Rome between Di Maio and Levavasseur, with him present.
MPs may have so little to do that the Commons was adjourned before 3.30pm yesterday, but that hasn’t stopped the Government from trying to sneak a new death tax through on the sly. They are laying a statutory instrument today which will increase the ‘probate’ fees – which families have to pay when administering someone’s estate after they die – from £215 up to a potential £6,000. This is a death tax in all but name, hitting grieving families with a massive bill as they go through the difficult process of dealing with a relative’s death…
Depuis de nombreux mois, les salarié-es, les retraité-es, les privé-es d’emploi et la jeunesse se mobilisent dans notre pays. Depuis la fin de l’année 2018, le mouvement dit des Gilets jaunes mobilise les attentions et révèle un regain de confiance en l’action collective. La démultiplication des mobilisations s’oppose à la profonde injustice sociale et exige une autre répartition des richesses créées par le travail… Retrouvez dans cet article la carte des mobilisations pour le 5 février.
The hard left CGT union has called for a national day of strikes and demonstrations on Tuesday in France in response to the national consultation launched by the government and to the ongoing „national crisis“.
(4.1.2019) Nous dressons ici un bilan non exhaustif des blessures graves occasionnées depuis le 17 novembre 2018 à l’occasion des manifestations de gilets jaunes et lycéennes. Nous n’avons répertorié que les blessures ayant entraîné des fractures des os, la perte totale ou partielle de membres ou l’incrustation dans les chairs d’éclats de grenade. Nous appelons toutes les personnes concernées à nous apporter des précisions et à rectifier notre article en cas d’erreur ou d’oubli. Par ailleurs, nous invitons toute personne blessée à nous contacter pour s’organiser ensemble sur les suites juridiques, le combat contre les armes et la rencontre entre les personnes blessées. Notre contact : email@example.com / 07.58.67.20.60
N’hésitez pas également à visiter le site LE MUR JAUNE qui effectue le même travail de veille que Désarmons-les!
„One illustration of this cultural divide is that most modern, progressive social movements and protests are quickly endorsed by celebrities, actors, the media and the intellectuals. But none of them approve of the gilets jaunes. Their emergence has caused a kind of psychological shock to the cultural establishment. It is exactly the same shock that the British elites experienced with the Brexit vote and that they are still experiencing now, three years later.“
L’acte 9 des „gilets jaunes“ a coïncidé avec un net regain de mobilisation, avec 84.000 manifestants recensés dans toute la France, contre 50.000 la semaine dernière. 244 personnes ont été interpellées.
Sur Twitter, Jean-Luc Mélenchon a tenu à saluer le «succès total» de l’acte IX des manifestations.
Des dizaines de milliers de manifestants ont défilé pour l’acte IX partout en France ce samedi. Des incidents ont éclaté dans quelques villes, notamment à Paris. A Bordeaux des heurts ont lieu place Pey Berland.
GILETS JAUNES – Des milliers de manifestants vêtus de gilets jaunes défilent ce samedi dans plusieurs villes de France. A Paris, un cortège s’est élancé depuis Bercy. A Bourges, plus de 5000 personnes s’étaient rassemblées à la mi-journée. Les dernières informations en direct.
Selon nos informations, environ 3000 manifestants défilaient à la mi-journée à Paris dans le cadre de „l’acte IX“ du mouvement des „gilets jaunes“.
(30.12.2018) #GiletsJaunesParis #giletsjaunes06 #GiletsJaunes #GiletsJaunesEU #Ruffin #milice #PoliceBrutality #violencepoliciere #Honte #Russie
« Fascination ! » « Fascination !» ont-ils glapi en cadence. J’ai amélioré mes performances au jeu du chiffon rouge. Les chiens de garde hurlent exactement comme le font les chiens de compagnie dans une rue pavillonnaire : juste parce que le chien d’à côté le fait déjà. Un fait n’est rien pour un journaliste par rapport à l’affirmation d’un collègue. Recopier et répéter est moins dangereux que de dire quelque chose en étant seul à le faire. Ce n’est pas qu’ils mentent, c’est qu’ils sont obligés d’être moutonniers pour ne prendre aucun risque.
French ‘yellow vest’ protesters marched through Paris and other cities on Saturday to highlight their struggle to make ends meet, a day after President Emmanuel Macron’s government hardened its stance against them.
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Thousands of citizens across Paris, Toulouse, Toulon, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Strasbourg, and many other cities in France vow to continue the national protests, in defence of their social and other rights, Saturday. The ‚Yellow Vests‘ movement launch the eighth demonstration against President Emmanuel Macron’s adjustment policies.
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Yellow Jackets activist Eric Drouet, who has emerged as a leading figure in the French anti-government movement, was arrested in Paris on Wednesday evening, according to national media reports.
Drouet, a truck driver, is accused of the „organization of an event without prior notification“ for an event that took place in the French capital that night, French prosecutors said.
Brussels is preparing to reduce the threshold at which businesses start paying VAT from a turnover of £85,000 to £76,700 in a bid to „harmonise“ tax systems.
MPs on the EU scrutiny committee warned Britain will have to accept the move if it comes into force after Brexit in March 2019 because it will lose its right to veto the plans.
So let us be very clear. It is not the Yellow Vests that are xenophobic and racist, but increasingly large components of the French elite. The elites will not hesitate for a moment, when the post-Macron era comes, to entrust power to the far right if necessary.
That is to say, if their odiously iniquitous capitalist order were really threatened; if the French people, thirsty for justice, their hearts full of renewed hopes, shouting for their joy in regaining their dignity, gathered in revolt and aware of their strength, managed to get back on their feet, to become masters of a collective future of solidarity and progress, then the elite would look to the ultra-right parties as their solution.
L’acte VI des Gilets jaunes en Seine-Maritime est très tendu à Rouen, samedi 22 décembre 2018. Environ un millier de personnes se sont rassemblées dans l’hyper-centre.