Daily Archives: May 3, 2014

CommonDreams – Australia’s Big Four Banks Feel The Wrath Of The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement – 3 May 2014

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20% Of Crimes May Go Unrecorded In UK – Official Report – 3 May 2014

RT logo20 percent of crimes in England and Wales may not be recorded by police according to an investigation, with Home Secretary, Theresa May saying it uncovered “unacceptable failings.” Sexual offences and violent crimes were amongst those not recorded.

The report was conducted by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). This is the most comprehensive survey ever carried out on 43 police forces in England and Wales. So far 13 have been reviewed, with the HMIC finding that out of the 3,102 cases, 523 had not been recorded, including 14 alleged rapes.

This could mean that one in five crimes in England and Wales are not being recorded. An unrecorded crime is defined as being one that is reported to the police, but is not subsequently recorded as an offence.

Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article

West Reluctant To Point Finger At Nationalist Radicals In Ukraine Crisis – 3 May 2014

RT logoRussia is struck by the complacence of the West following violence by pro-Kiev radicals in Odessa, the Russian Ambassador to the UN has said. While the West has condemned the unrest, it has stopped short of pointing the finger at its culprits.

Following an emergency meeting with the UN Security Council on Friday night in connection with the fire at Odessa’s Trade Unions House that killed 39 people, Ambassador Vitaly Churkin spoke out against Western support of radical elements in Ukraine.

“We were struck by the complacence of the Western members of the Security Council towards the actions, including the use of force, by the illegitimate Kiev authorities and the ultra-radicals they rely on,”
said Churkin in a statement.

Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article

TheIndependent – RBS Battles With Bonus Cap As Its Profits Double – 3 May 2014

The Independent

By Nick Goodway

Ross McEwan, the chief executive of taxpayer-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland, said  he would ensure the bank can pay enough to keep key people despite the Chancellor’s decision to prevent it lifting bonus caps.

Read the full story at: www.independent.co.uk / link to original article

TheIndependent – FCA To Let Law Firm ‘Mark Its Homework’ And Probe Insurance Share Sell-Off – 3 May 2014

The Independent

By James Moore

The City watchdog has agreed to a rethink of its investigation into the release by a senior regulator of market-sensitive information, after being accused of “marking its own homework”.

Read the full story at: www.independent.co.uk / link to original article

TheAustralian -No Dole Before 25: Youth Will Have To Earn Or Learn – 3 May 2014

The Australian

(Lucas: Here you go: the full polarization, devision and duality forced upon you! If it is not about have -or have nots, it is about, young or old, relgious or not, having work or not, black, white,yellow, native or not,etc.. Do you see. Make sure you are not accepting these acts of defiance being human and equal, also there is abundance for all equally just disperse it equally over all.)

By Patricia Karvelas

TOUGH new “learn or earn” rules that will deprive all people younger than 25 from receiving the general unemployment payment and push them onto the lower-paying Youth Allowance are set to be unveiled in the federal budget.

Read the full story at: www.theaustralian.com.au/ link to original article

TheAustralian – Why Tax Only Ones Who Pay? – 3 May 2014

The Australian

By Natasha Bita

ONLY a fraction of Australians pay more in taxes than they pocket in taxpayer benefits over a lifetime — yet Tony Abbott’s debt tax will punish these very people.

read the full story at: www.theaustralian.com.au / link to original article

VaticanNews – Holy See Calls For A World Free Of Nuclear Weapons – 3 May 2014

(Vatican Radio) The Holy See has told the United Nations “Nuclear weapons … should have no place in a world community determined to achieve mutual security on a global scale,” calling them “the antithesis of humankind’s yearning for peace.”
Archbishop Francis Chullikat, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York, was speaking ahead of the review cycle of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) scheduled for 2015.

He reminded the committee the NPT treaty calls for working towards a nuclear weapons-free world.
“If one of the treaty’s central obligations – negotiations toward the elimination of nuclear weapons – continues to be implemented so timidly and at such an unacceptably slow pace, confidence in the viability of the non-proliferation regime could gradually weaken and the risk of further proliferation would increase,” said Archbishop Chullikat. Continue reading

DealBook – Weekend Reading: Targeting Big Banks. No, Not Those Big Banks – 3 May 2014



The news this week that federal prosecutors were nearing criminal charges against a French bank and a Swiss bank received a mixed reaction from a public weary over the mantra that Wall Street is “too big to jail.”

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Steve Lendman – Kiev Losing Control? – 3 May 2014

StevelendmanGrowing thousands of Eastern Ukrainians reject Kiev putschists. Perhaps it’s just a matter of time before Western ones join them.
Slavyansk is in the center of the storm. Ukrainian military forces blockaded the city. On Friday, an assault followed. Minimum casualties so far.
A self-defense force press statement said:
“The attack is targeting a few checkpoints at the same time.”
“A few armored vehicles and airborne combat vehicles arrived and airborne troops descended from the helicopters and attacked the checkpoints. Some forces were dropped off around the train station, where we didn’t have anyone.”

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