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MPE ABRE INVESTIGAÇÃO SOBRE POSSÍVEL REAJUSTE DA ENERGIA (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 27, 2009

Segunda-feira, 26 de Janeiro de 2009 17:07

por Jefferson da Luz

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$90M HOLE IN POLICE IT ARM (Australia)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 26, 2009

January 26, 2009

by Rick Wallace and Gary Hughes

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FORMER STATE SEN. VINCENT J. FUMO (DEMOCRATIC PARTY) LOSES APPEAL OF HIS HOME ASSESSMENT (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 23, 2009

Fri, Jan. 23, 2009

Joseph Tanfani – Inquirer Staff Writer

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RUSSIAN GAS TO REACH EUROPE IN 36 HOURS AT MOST: UKRAINE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 20, 2009

20 Jan 2009, 1602 hrs IST

Agence France-Presse

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TORY CHIEF’S FIRM COST COUNCILS £470M – COMPANY ADVISED LOCAL AUTHORITIES STRICKEN BY ICELANDIC BANKING CRISIS (UK)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 19, 2009

Monday, 19 January 2009

by by Martin Hickman

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MINISTRO TARSO GENRO INOCENTA LACERDA – POR FALTA DE PROVAS, A PF DEVE SUGERIR À JUSTIÇA O ARQUIVAMENTO DO INQUÉRITO – COMO O ÁUDIO DA CONVERSA ATÉ AGORA NÃO APARECEU, SEQUER HÁ EVIDÊNCIA DE QUE O GRAMPO TENHA SIDO FEITO (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 14, 2009

[ 13/01/2009 ]

Cruzeiro On Line

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MINISTÉRIO PÚBLICO FEDERAL QUER IMPEDIR OLIGOPÓLIO DO GRUPO RBS EM SANTA CATARINA (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 14, 2009

Terça-feira, 13 de Janeiro de 2009

EM CIMA DA HORA – As informações são do Portal IMPRENSA

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PUTIN: UKRAINE HAS A FETISH ABOUT ITS GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM (Russia)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 13, 2009

January 12, 2009 – 11:34 PM

Source: agencies

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DEAR MR. MEDVEDEV

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 13, 2009

01/12/09

by Fred Hubner

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Dear Mr. Medvedev


I hope you’re in good health, and my feelings are extensive to your entire family ME, THE GAS THIEF, including your pets, in case you do have them.


I know you’re a very reasonable man and, in a general way, extremely engaged in the defense and advancement of your country. I’m sure you must’ve heard of me and my inate penchant for stealing Russian gas. I know that this a very bad habit of mine, but you must understand: that’s how I manage to survive and thrive in this cruel and globalized capitalist economy. I have 6 kids, a wife, an Ukrainian concubine and two very demanding Russian lovers … I love the Russians … I really do … and most specially their natural gas, it smells like heaven in paradise. But I can’t help it … stealing Russian gas is all I’ve managed to learn in my entire life. I should’ve taken my grandma’s advices and embrace car thievery as my profession … but all those wires got me really confused. I tried computer hacking for awhile, but using an ax and a hammer ain’t exactly what’s needed to do it. So that’s it, now you know me. I’m not a bad guy and I’m pretty sure I could tell you some sordid jokes you’ve never heard of. Unfortunately, we don’t chose our destinies … we might be capable of changing it if we need too, but we can’t chose them. Our destinies are part of the original package. Of course I can pretty much figure that, being you a Marxist of some sort, all this talk is utter nonsense. Nevertheless, that’s how I perceive it. So, closing this short missive, I beg you … I implore … please, stop measuring the volume of gas pumped thru Ukraine. That’s pointless, I’m the thief … not them. Yeah, well, yeah I’m surely associated with some creepy Ukrainian public servants … but I’m the one stealing it … the creepy Ukrainians just arrange things a bit … they certainly have nothing to do with my criminal intents.


So, certain of your kind understanding, I bid you goodbye and a good night of sleep.

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APREENSÃO DE PRODUTOS ILEGAIS VINDOS DO PARAGUAI BATE RECORDE EM 2008 (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 13, 2009

12/01/2009 – 17:32

Agência Brasil

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LEI DOS DESMANCHES CONTINUA SÓ NO PAPEL – DEPOIS DE QUASE UM ANO E MEIO DA CRIAÇÃO DA NORMA, AUTORIDADES DISCUTEM COMO APLICÁ-LA (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 13, 2009

13/01/2009 – 05h13min

por Juliana Bublitz

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LLOYDS TSB PAYS £230M IN US FAKED RECORDS CASE (UK)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 12, 2009

Sunday 11 January 2009

by Richard Wachman – The Observer

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INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY ‘BLOCKING GLOBAL SWITCH TO RENEWABLES’ INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY ACCUSED OF CONSISTENTLY UNDERESTIMATING POTENTIAL OF WIND, SOLAR AND SEA POWER WHILE PROMOTING OIL, COAL AND NUCLEAR AS ‘IRREPLACEABLE’

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 10, 2009

Friday 9 January 2009 10.02 GMT

by David Adam – Environment Correspondent

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GAZPROM: ESTÁ SE TORNANDO INÚTIL ENVIAR GÁS PARA EUROPA (Russia)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

[ 06/01/2009 ]

Cruzeiro On Line

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CNJ DÁ A SERVIDOR DA JUSTIÇA DIREITO DE EXTRAPOLAR TETO (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

Quarta-feira, 07 de Janeiro de 2009 08:00

por Aline dos Santos

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TAX EVASION, MONEY FLIGHT EYED IN SENATE FERTILIZER PROBE (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 3, 2009

01/03/2009

by Angie M. Rosales

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PROBE FESHAN FOR TAX DODGE, GORDON URGES (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 3, 2009

January 03, 2009 05:42 PM Saturday

by Bernadette E.Tamayo

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THE EVIL BEHIND THE SMILES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 2, 2009

December 31, 2008

by Nicholas D. Kristof – Op-Ed Columnist – The New York Times

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PEIXOTO DE AZEVEDO (692 km de Cuiabá), PODE TER REPASSES BLOQUEADOS E PREFEITO ELEITO PEDE APOIO (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 30, 2008

30 de dezembro de 2008 – 07h00

A Gazeta

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POLÍCIA FEDERAL PREPARA 12 AÇÕES PARA 2009 – OPERAÇÕES JÁ DEFLAGRADAS TERÃO DESDOBRAMENTO AO LONGO DO PRÓXIMO ANO (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 30, 2008

30/12/2008 – 04h08min

Zero Hora

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CBS NEWSMAN’S $70M LAWSUIT LIKELY TO DEAL BUSH LEGACY A NEW BLOW (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 29, 2008

Sunday 28 December 2008

by Christopher Goodwin – in Los Angeles – The Observer

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24 FINED OR SCOLDED FOR HELPING NOE WITH FUNDRAISING SCHEME

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 28, 2008

2Saturday, December 27, 2008 9:08 PM

by Mark Niquette – The Columbus Dispatch

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SHE SAW HER REPAIR BILL, THEN BLEW THE WHISTLE ON A MASSIVE SCAM – ONE WOMAN’S RESEARCH INTO A SUSPICIOUS ESTIMATE EXPOSED MILLIONS IN MISSPENT FEDERAL FUNDS, AND SHE WON’T SEE A DIME (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

Dec. 25, 2008, 11:36PM

by Mike Snyder – Houston Chronicle

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SUPLENTE A DEPUTADO DO PTB (ABÍLIO DOS SANTOS) É DENUNCIADO POR DESVIO DE DIÁRIAS NO RS (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 26, 2008

Quinta-feira 25 de dezembro de 2008 10:10

Agência Estado

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LULA DIZ QUE CHICO MENDES FEZ A DIFERENÇA NA DEFESA DA PRESERVAÇÃO DA FLORESTA (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 23, 2008

18/12/2008

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CGU DEMITE SERVIDORES NA CEF, ECT E DNOCS (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 23, 2008

Segunda, 22 de Dezembro de 2008 – 14h48

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PARLAMENTAR BRASILEIRO É O MAIS CARO DO MUNDO (Brasil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 23, 2008

Domingo, 21 de Dezembro de 2008 – 09h37

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GARIBALDI RECUA E DIZ QUE PEC DOS VEREADORES PEDE REFLEXÃO (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 23, 2008

22/12/2008 20:05

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CGU DEMITE ACUSADO DE FAVORECER A GAUTAMA (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 23, 2008

22/12/2008 – 21:16

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GOVERNO: SINDICÂNCIA ISENTA AGENTES DA ABIN DE GRAMPO AO PRESIDENTE DO STF (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

19/12/2008 – 17:29

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TRIBUNAL SUPERIOR ELEITORAL NEGA RECURSO DE ANTONIO CASEMIRO BELINATI – PP (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

19/12/2008

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INCRA EXONERA SUPERINTENDENTE PRESO EM MATO GROSSO (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

20 de dezembro de 2008 – 11h01

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APÓS PRISÕES, PROCURADOR DIZ QUE INCRA-MT FOMENTA GRILAGEM (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

19 de dezembro de 2008 – 18h49

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POLÍCIA FEDERAL FAZ OPERAÇÃO NO RIO PARA DESARTICULAR ESQUEMA DE FRAUDES NO INSS (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 18, 2008

17 de Dezembro de 2008

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DOW JONES INTRODUCES FIRST GLOBAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DATABASE TO VERIFY EMPLOYEE ACTIONS – Dow Jones Anti-Corruption is First to Confirm Effectiveness of Workforce Training, Ethics Policies; Helps Institutions Limit Exposure to Corruption, Manage Risk

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December 09, 2008

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SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ – To assist corporations and financial institutions working to meet anti-corruption regulations worldwide, today Dow Jones Risk & Compliance announced the release of its groundbreaking Dow Jones Anti-Corruption global database. The solution enables organizations to guard against exposure to risk by identifying entities requiring more oversight and control due to global anti-corruption regulation.

With Dow Jones Anti-Corruption, senior management can effectively address risk by verifying information from their workforce and third party agents, screening employees and business partners, and auditing the accuracy of existing records.

“Knowing the true background of your business partners, clients and contractors is becoming especially important as authorities begin to investigate if the anti-corruption ‘Tone at the Top’ of an organization is actually being implemented in practice,” said Rupert de Ruig, Managing Director of Dow Jones Risk & Compliance. “Dow Jones Anti-Corruption is a powerful new tool that enables firms to implement efficient and effective audit processes and, therefore, trust but verify the behavior and business practices of their staff and business associates. This verification represents the next step in anti-corruption compliance because organizations can now confirm if traditional measures, such as ethics policies and workforce training, are properly employed by staff and third party agents, and proactively address trouble areas that are identified.”

The database’s release also coincides with the global recession which is causing many organizations to seek business opportunities in new markets with new customers and unfamiliar intermediaries, all of whom pose a potential corruption risk.

“The result of these tougher times, means businesses cannot afford to ignore opportunities outside of the regions and customer base they are familiar and comfortable with,” said Mr. de Ruig. “Dow Jones Anti-Corruption enables organizations to assess new markets and business relationships so they can confidently expand their business while staying within their risk tolerance.”

Dow Jones Anti-Corruption was developed following the request of a consortium of U.S. financial institutions which approached Dow Jones in 2007 to build a solution for managing exposure from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption regulations. The institutions were subscribers of the Dow Jones Watchlist service (formerly Factiva Public Figures & Associates) and believed Dow Jones had the experience, resources and capability to develop a truly global anti-corruption solution.

Dow Jones Anti-Corruption covers politically exposed entities, current and former public officials, and other individuals or entities of potentially heightened-risk. Information is compiled by highly-skilled researchers who continuously monitor credible, open source information, using their unique linguistic and country expertise to ensure the most accurate and up-to-date information available.

The global database is the first of Dow Jones’s dedicated anti-corruption solutions. On February 4-5 in New York City, Dow Jones will host the Global Ethics Summit (www.globalethicssummit.com) with Ethisphere. The two-day conference features corporate and legal executives discussing strategies for and trends in developing and implementing global anti-corruption initiatives.

To learn more about Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, visit www.fis.dowjones.com/products/risk.html or contact Kim Gagliardi at (603) 864-8873

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JUSTIÇA CONDENA DANIEL DANTAS A 10 ANOS DE PRISÃO POR CORRUPÇÃO ATIVA (Brasil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 2, 2008

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SÃO PAULO – O juiz DANIEL DANTAS - FOTO - ZERO HORAfederal Fausto de Sanctis, da 6ª Vara Criminal Federal de São Paulo, condenou o banqueiro Daniel Dantas a 10 anos de prisão por corrupção ativa e a pagamento de R$ 14 milhões em multas. De acordo com a Justiça Federal, o banqueiro ofereceu US$ 1 milhão para subornar policiais federais. Também foram condenados Hugo Chicaroni, apontado como lobista de Daniel Dantas, e Humberto Bráz, ex-presidente da Brasil Telecom.

Na sentença, o juiz não manda expedir mandado de prisão, o que significa que o banqueiro poderá recorrer em liberdade.

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CHAGOS ISLANDS – STEALING A NATION – THE CORRUPTION THAT MAKES UNPEOPLE OF AN ENTIRE NATION

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 28, 2008

28/11/2008

CHAGOS ISLANDS – STEALING A NATION – by John Pilger

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The native islanders of the Chagos archipelago were forcibly removed from the CHAGOS' FLAGislands by the British Government at that time to make way for an American military airbase during the Cold War. They were forgotten about and left to wither in poverty in the slums of Mauritius. They have been fighting to be allowed to return home ever since, and despite the British courts ruling in favour of this the Government has managed to block that decision, and the Chagossians remain in their enforced purgatory to this day.

STEALING A NATION (John Pilger, 2004) is an extraordinary film about the plight of people of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean – secretly and brutally expelled from their homeland by British governments in the late 1960s CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGOand early 1970s, to make way for an American military base. The base, on the main island of Diego Garcia, was a launch pad for the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Stealing a Nation has won both the Royal Television Society’s top award as Britain’s best documentary in 2004-5, and a ‘Chris Award’ at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival. A brochure of the film is available at http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/guides/stealguide.pdf. On April 8, 2008, the Chagos Islanders have launched a national Campaign for Resettlement of their islands – go to www.letthemreturn.com. For more information and updates on the plight of the Chagossians, visit the website of the UK Chagos Support Association at www.chagossupport.org.uk.

Other references and articles on the story are as listed below: CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO

http://www.chagos.org/home.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politic…

Islanders who wait in vain for justice and a paradise lost
Evicted from their tropical idyll in a military deal, victorious in three legal hearings, they now face another battle to be allowed home – From The Times – November 9, 2007

THE CORRUPTION THAT MAKES UNPEOPLE OF AN ENTIRE NATION

27 Nov 2008

In his column for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes the latest chapter in theCHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO extraordinary story of the ‘mass kidnapping’ of the people of the Chagos islands in the Indian Ocean, British citizens expelled from their homeland to make way for an American military base. On 22 October, Britain’s highest court of appeal, the Law Lords, demonstrated how British power words at its apex by handing down a transparently political judgement that dismissed the Magna Carta and banned an entire nation from ever going home.

I went to the Houses of Parliament on 22 October to join a disconsolate group of shivering people who had arrived from a faraway tropical place and were being prevented from entering the Public Gallery to hear their fate. This was not headline news; the BBC reporter seemed almost CHAGOS REFUGEES PROTESTING IN LONDONembarrassed. Crimes of such magnitude are not news when they are ours, and neither is injustice or corruption at the apex of British power.

Lizette Talatte was there, her tiny frail self swallowed by the cavernous stone grey of Westminster Hall. I first saw her in a Colonial Office film from the 1950s which described her homeland, the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, as a paradise long settled by people “born and brought up in conditions most tranquil and benign”. Lizette was then 14 years old. She remembers the producer saying to her and her friends, “Keep smiling, girls!”. When we met in Mauritius, four years ago, she said: “We didn’t need to be told to smile. I was a happy child, because my roots were deep in Diego Garcia. My great-grandmother was born there, and I made six children there. Maybe only the English can make a film that showed we were an established community, then deny their own evidence and invent the lie that we were transient workers.”CHAGOS REFUGEES PROTESTING - STANDING IN FRONT OF THE ROYAL COURT OF JUSTICE IN LONDON

During the 1960s and 1970s British governments, Labour and Tory, tricked and expelled the entire population of the Chagos Archipelago, more than 2,000 British citizens, so that Diego Garcia could be given to the United States as the site for a military base. It was an act of mass kidnapping carried out in high secrecy. As unclassified official files now show, Foreign Office officials conspired to lie, coaching each other to “maintain” and “argue” the “fiction” that the Chagossians existed only as a “floating population”. On 28 July 1965, a senior Foreign Office official, T C D Jerrom, wrote to the British representative at the United Nations, instructing him to lie to the General Assembly that the Chagos Archipelago was “uninhabited when the United Kingdom government first acquired it”. Nine years later, the Ministry of Defence went further, lying CHAGOS REFUGEES PROTESTING - Louis Olivier Bancoult, (2nd L) Chairman of the Chagos Refugees Group, holds his grandson Julien aloft outside The High Court in central London, 23 May 2007. Families expelled from the Chagos Islands by the British Government to make way for the Diego Garcia US airbase won their legal battle to return home Wednesday. The decision upholds two previous rulings in favour of the islanders, granting them rights of abodethat “there is nothing in our files about inhabitants [of the Chagos] or about an evacuation”.

“To get us out of our homes,” Lizette told me, “they spread rumours we would be bombed, then they turned on our dogs. The American soldiers who had arrived to build the base backed several of their big vehicles against a brick shed, and hundreds of dogs were rounded up and imprisoned there, and they gassed them through a tube from the trucks’ exhaust. You could hear them crying. Then they burned them on a pyre, many still alive.”

Lizette and her family were finally forced on to a rusting freighter and made to lie on a cargo of bird fertiliser during a voyage, through stormy seas, to the slums of Port Louis, Mauritius. Within A demonstrator demanding her return to the Chagos Islands in the Diego Garcia archipelago shouts during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London October 22, 2008. Britain's highest court ruled in favour of the British government on Wednesday, blocking the return of hundreds of Chagos Island people to their homes in the south Indian Ocean after nearly 40 years of exile. The decision by the House of Lords ends a years-long battle to secure the Chagos Islanders the right to return to their archipelago, from where they were forcibly removed in the 1960s and '70s to make way for an American airbase on Diego Garcia.months, she had lost Jollice, aged eight, and Regis, aged ten months. “They died of sadness,” she said. “The eight-year-old had seen the horror of what had happened to the dogs. The doctor said he could not treat sadness.”

Since 2000, no fewer than nine high court judgments have described these British government actions as “illegal”, “outrageous” and “repugnant”. One ruling cited Magna Carta, which says no free man can be sent into exile. In desperation, the Blair government used the royal prerogative – the divine right of kings – to circumvent the courts and parliament and to ban the islanders from even visiting the Chagos. When this, too, was overturned by the high court, the government was rescued by the law lords, of whom a majority of one (three to two) found for the government in a scandalously inept, political manner. In the weasel, almost flippant words of LordChagos Islanders look on while Louis Olivier Bancoult (R), Chairman of the Chagos Refugees Group, addresses the media outside The High Court in central London, 23 May 2007. Families expelled from the Chagos Islands by the British Government to make way for the Diego Garcia US airbase won their legal battle to return home Wednesday. The decision upholds two previous rulings in favour of the islanders, granting them rights of abode Hoffmann, “the rightof abode is a creature of the law. The law gives it and the law takes it away.” Forget Magna Carta. Human rights are in the gift of three stooges doing the dirty work of a government, itself lawless.

As the official files show, the Chagos conspiracy and cover-up involved three prime ministers and 13 cabinet ministers, including those who approved “the plan”. But elite corruption is unspeakable in Britain. I know of no work of serious scholarship on this crime against humanity. The honourable exception is the work of the historian Mark Curtis, who describes the Chagossians as “unpeople”.

The reason for this silence is ideological. Courtier commentators and media historians obstruct our CHAGOS ISLANDERS IN FORCED EXILE - Dervillie Permal and his wifeview of the recent past, ensuring, as Harold Pinter pointed out in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, that while the “systematic brutality, the widespread atrocities, the ruthless suppression of independent thought” in Stalinist Russia were well known in the west, the great state crimes of western governments “have only been superficially recorded, let alone documented”.

Typically, the pop historian Tristram Hunt writes in the Observer (23 November): “Nestling in the slipstream of American hegemony served us well in the 20th century. The bonds of culture, religion, language and ideology ensured Britain a postwarLouis Olivier Bancoult, Chairman of the Chagos Refugees Group, celebrates outside The High Court in central London, 23 May 2007. The High Court on Wednesday upheld a ruling letting families return to their Indian Ocean island homes, from where they were forced out 30 years ago to make way for a US military base. The Court of Appeal backed a High Court ruling in May last year that allowed the families to return to the Chagos Islands, except for Diego Garcia, a launchpad for US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Britain expelled some 2,000 people from the Chagos Islands, 500 kilometres (310 miles) south of the Maldives, to Mauritius and the Seychelles in the 1960s and 1970s, allowing it to lease Diego Garcia to Washington for 50 years economic bailout, a nuclear deterrent and the continuing ability to ‘punch above our weight’ on the world stage. Thanks to US patronage, our story of decolonisation was for us a relatively painless affair…”

Not a word of this drivel hints at the transatlantic elite’s Cold War paranoia, which put us all in mortal danger, or the rapacious Anglo-American wars that continue to claim untold lives. As part of the “bonds” that allow us to “punch above our weight”, the US gave Britain a derisory $14m discount off the price of Polaris nuclear missiles in exchange for the Chagos Islands, whose “painless decolonisation” was etched on Lizette Talatte’s face the other day. Never forget, Lord Hoffmann, that she, too, will die of sadness.

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WATER SHORTAGE AFFECTS WHEAT SOWING IN SINDH (Pakistan)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 27, 2008

November 27, 2008 Thursday Ziqa’ad 28, 1429

by Muzaffar Qureshi

KARACHI, Nov 26: Water shortage, especially in lower Sindh, is adversely affecting wheat sowing, which in other areas has started in full swing.

An official of the Sindh agriculture department confirmed on Wednesday that water shortage is the main problem in wheat sowing which has become a sensitive cash crop in view of the looming food shortage worldwide.

The areas affected by water shortage are: Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Matiari, Nawabshah and Naushero Feroze.

Growers complained that the fields situated at the tail-end of water canals were suffering most, and President of Sindh Abadgar Board Majeed Nizamani feared that the wheat target for year 2008-09 would not be achieved if water shortage was not tackled. The growers said that there was no real shortage of water, which has been created by mismanagement in water distribution and corruption in the irrigation department.

The water is supplied to influential and big growers offering incentives to the irrigation staff, they alleged.

Explaining the distribution network in the province, Nizamani said that the water available at the Guddu Barrage irrigates about eight million acres of land on both sides of the barrage through four major canals on the left side and three on the right side. The distribution network comprises about 210 water channels.

He said that the water shortage during the current wheat crop has been estimated at 35 per cent which means that out of four weeks, there will be no water supply to the farms for one week. However, he said that if judicious distribution of the available water is made, wheat target could be achieved.

Mr Nizamani said that otherwise factors, such as availability of phosphate and urea fertilizers, etc., were favourable for a bumper crop.

More land will be available for wheat sowing this year as growers of edible oil crop, who are not keen to grow sunflower in view of declining prices of edible oil in the world market, will instead contribute their land for wheat sowing.

Similarly, he said that if sugarcane is lifted by the sugar mills earlier, more land could be made available for wheat cultivation.

The government has fixed wheat cultivation area in Sindh this year at 2.5 million acres while the production target is 25 million tons.

Another leading wheat grower pointed to the corruption, which has reached its climax in the irrigation department.

The officials of the department are so powerful that the agriculture ministry finds itself helpless in dealing with the department.

He called for proper management of cultivation of various crops as is managed in Australia where the government fixed the land units for sowing of a particular crop, which is decided after assessing the domestic requirements.

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CHEATING THE POOR (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 22, 2008

First Posted 02:45:00 11/22/2008

Editorial

Philippine Daily Inquirer

On Nov. 18, the National Food Authority (NFA) published an innocuous-looking notice in the CHEATING THE POORpapers: “In reference to our previous announcement we would like to remind the public that effective December 1, 2008, the sale of highly subsidized NFA rice at P18.25 per kilogram will be limited to those holders of Family Access Card (FAC) in NCR and Rice Allocation Ledger (RAL) at the provincial level as validated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.”

Behind that notice is a story of incompetence, inefficiency and buck-passing, and of officialdom being blind to what the public could clearly see all along: their leaders and fellow citizens subverting the system for personal advantage.

When the government admitted that there was a rice crisis, it also announced that it would pour billions of pesos into providing subsidized rice for the poor and that it would institute rationing to ensure that everyone would get at least something. What followed was a stampede, as queues formed and government’s perennially creaky infrastructure groaned under the weight of public panic and official promises.

Observers began to notice that the queues forming had a curious human composition. People who weren’t residents of the area would appear in them. There seemed to be roving bands of entrepreneurial folk—whole families at a time—queuing up to then resell their subsidized rice to middle-class types who wanted to save on rice for their household help or company employees. We won’t even go into the whispered allegations of importers profiting from the emergency purchases decreed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, or the politicians who found sorting out the confusing queuing going on to be a good way to allocate patronage.

The emergency purchase and distribution of rice was funded by the expanded value-added tax. But as the crisis atmosphere concerning rice, then oil, has dissipated, to be replaced by growing concern over the global financial crisis, it seems that the government threw good money after bad, with nothing to show for it as far as rice is concerned.

Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral, who has had her fair share of having otherwise rational pro-poor programs altered beyond recognition by the President’s obsession with political patronage above all else, admitted recently that what the World Bank said in a report was true: Only a third of the rice bought in great quantities and at great cost, for resale at subsidized prices for the poor (families with five members, and a monthly income of P5,000), found its way into the hands of the poor. As much as 41 percent of the subsidized rice, on the other hand, found its way into non-poor households, which, as we’ve pointed out, was widely noticed and commented on during the rice crisis. The two wealthiest sectors of society, according to the same World Bank study, consumed 16 percent of the NFA’s subsidized rice—again something conspicuous during the rice crisis, when chauffeurs waited for the entrepreneurial beneficiaries to sell their rations to the drivers’ bosses.

Everyone, we believe, will welcome both Cabral’s admission that something is wrong (studies to look at the organizational flaws, bureaucratic inefficiency and mismanagement of our government agencies represent a worthy and useful thing to do, and not just “destabilization”) and the NFA’s efforts to fix matters by refocusing on validating the identities of those who want subsidized rice. But this is a government that has periodically engaged in trying to map the population without, it seems, ever accomplishing the task in a manner that actually works.

The flaws in the system point to two real problems: the way the national government finds even well-intentioned programs swamped by the sheer logistics required by such programs, and the way local governments, which are supposed to be an increasingly independent partner and not just a servant of the national government, end up thinking only of patronage and short-term political gain, and not the common good. The end result is billions wasted, public confidence further reduced, and the poorest of the poor getting the short end of the stick.

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EX-ACIONISTAS DA YUKOS PEDEM INDENIZAÇÃO DE US$ 50 BILHÕES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 20, 2008

QUARTA-FEIRA – 19 de novembro de 2008

Mais um processo envolvendo a Yukos, a maior companhia de petróleo russa, pode alterar o rumo de Mikhail Khodorkovskyalguns trilhões de dólares de investimentos em energia. Após a sua privatização, depois do colapso da ex-União Soviética, a Yukos chegou a valer US$ 33 bilhões, mas foi desmantelada por meio de sucessivas fraudes e envolvida em operações de sonegação tributária, prejudicando seus acionistas. Depois de declarada falida, seus ativos foram vendidos para companhias de energia nacionais por valores insignificantes.

Alguns diretores da empresa foram presos, incluindo Mikhail Khodorkovsky, executivo principal, que está cumprindo uma pena de oito anos de prisão na Sibéria. Apesar de alguns poucos processos judiciais questionando as vendas dos ativos, porém, os maiores acionistas da companhia, que a ajudaram a se projetar após a privatização, não puderam recuperar seus prejuízos na Justiça da Rússia.

Agora, a GML – antes conhecida como Grupo Menatep -, um fundo de pensão que representava 40 mil empregados da própria Yukos, recorreu a árbitros internacionais reclamando prejuízos da ordem de US$ 100 bilhões. O grupo tinha 51% das ações da Yukos. Mas a questão pode ir além da discussão econômica. O tribunal privado de arbitragem The Hague começou a analisar um processo que irá determinar se a Rússia aplicou o tratado ECT – Energy Charter Treaty, destinado a reduzir as emissões de gás que geram o efeito estufa, além de estabelecer metas de sustentabilidade e desenvolvimento econômico e segurança dos sistemas de energia. A Rússia e mais quatro países – Austrália, Belarus, Islândia e Noruega (leia a relação dos países signátários abaixo) – assinaram mas não ratificaram o tratado.

Tim Osborne, diretor da GML, disse que a Rússia estava tentando evitar cumprir suas obrigações legais ao apresentar uma proposta que evitava compensar os acionistas de Yukos. “A Rússia estava desesperada para ver o tratado em vigor quando queria receber investimentos estrangeiros mas agora não quer seguir as regras”, insistiu.

Ratificação

A GML alega que, sob as regras do ECT, um investidor tem o direito de discordar de questões que envolvam atos de um governoe recorrer a arbitragem internacional. O tratado prevê que a decisão do árbitro é final. A Rússia insiste que os ex-acionistas da Yukos não têm qualquer direito neste caso, porque o país não ratificou o tratado.

Mesmo assim, vários advogados entendem que a Rússia e os outros países que não ratificaram o ECT poderão ser processados por investidores que se sentirem prejudicados. Na opinião dos especialistas Mikhail Khodorkovskyem investimentos em energia, o tratado foi assinado para dar mais segurança aos investidores no setor na década de 90. Agora, o tratado voltou a ser discutido quando se prevê que serão aplicados mais de US$ 25 trilhões em infra-estrutura de produção de energia antes das 2030, de acordo com estimativas de International Energy Agency.

Para Stephen Jagusch, perito de arbitragem de energia da Allen & Overy, o julgamento do caso Rússia-Yukos é importante e poderá influenciar outros julgamentos, apesar de a reivindicação da GML ser considerada “uma gota no oceano”. O pedido de US$ 50 bilhões poderá atingir US$ 100 bilhões.

A GML alega que o mais valioso ativo da Yukos foi confiscado pelas autoridades russas e vendido à Rosneft, a companhia de óleo controlada pelo estado. Seu fundador, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, hoje preso, também foi processado pela GML.

Prisões políticas?

Hoje baseada em Gibraltar, a GML ainda tem bens imóveis e outros investimentos na Europa Ocidental, e é controlada por Leonid Nevzlin, homem de negócios russo em exílio auto-imposto no Israel. Nevzlin deixou a Rússia depois que a Yukos foi desmantelada e tem várias ações criminais em seu país. Platon Lebedev, outro acionista da GML, também está preso na Rússia. Assim como Khodorkovsky, ele sustenta que os processos têm motivações políticas. A fortuna dele foi calculada pela revista de Forbes em US$ 2 bilhões.

Em janeiro, o oligarca Mikhail Khodorkovsky, ex-presidente da Yukos, chegou a fazer greve de fome na prisão para exigir um tratamento digno a Vasily Alexanyan, ex-diretor da companhia, HIV positivo, preso na mesma prisão. Alexanyan, que também é advogado acusou os promotores de reter medicamentos vitais para forçá-lo a assinar falsas confissões que incriminariam Khodorkovsky e outro sócio da Yukos, Platon Lebedev. As acusações apresentadas em janeiro, envolvendo lavagem de dinheiro, podem manter Lebedev e Khodorkovsky na prisão por mais 15 anos.

A Suprema Corte da Rússia rejeitou em janeiro o argumento de Alexanyan, que pretendia ser transferido da prisão para um hospital de civil. Ele também responde a acusações de lavagem de dinheiro, desfalques e sonegação tributária. Ele acusou os funcionários de prisão de mantê-lo deliberadamente em uma cela úmida e imunda, mesmo sabendo que o sistema imunológico dele é frágil, em represália à sua recusa em assinar as falsas confissões contra seu ex-chefe.

A Rússia ignorou os apelos do Tribunal Europeu de Direitos Humanos para a transferência de Alexanyan para um hospital. Terry Davis, secretário geral do Conselho da Europa, expressou a sua “preocupação” com o estado de saúde do detento, em uma carta para o representante da Rússia.

A prisão de Khodorkovsky foi espetacular, em 2003, quando foi retirado de um jatinho sob a suspeita de que se preparava para deixar o país. Acusado de fraude e sonegação tributária em 2003, ele foi condenado em 2005.

Inicialmente seu processo foi visto como uma “vingança” do presidente Putin contra o oligarca, por ele ter apoiado os candidatos de oposição em eleições parlamentárias.

Membros do ECT

A GML contratou um dos maiores advogados da área de arbitragem de da Europa, Emmanuel Gaillard, do escritório Shearman & Sterling, para conduzir o caso. Mas a batalha judicial será demorada, podendo levar algumas décadas.

O tratado ECT indica a arbitragem como o procedimento “standard” para solucionar disputas entre os investidores estrangeiros e os governos, principalmente quando o Estado é “sócio”. De acordo com a secretaria do ECT, já houve 20 processos similares, contra estados como a Hungria, a Geórgia e a Turquia.

Países signitários do ECT – Energy Charter Treaty:

Albania, Armenia, Australia*, Austria, Azerbaijão, Belarus*, Bélgica, Bósnia e Herzegovina, Bulgária, Croácia, Chipre, República Tcheca, Dinamarca, Estônia, União européia, Finlândia, França, Geórgia, Alemanha, Grécia, Hungria, a Islândia*, Irlanda, Itália, Japão, Kazakhstão, Kirgizstão, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lituânia, Luxemburgo, Malta, Moldávia, Mongólia, Holanda, a Noruega*, Polônia, Portugal, Romênia, Russia*, Eslováquia, Eslovênia, Espanha, Suécia, Suíça, Tajikistão, Macedônia,Turquia, Turkmenistão, Ucrânia, Reino Unido e Uzbekistão.

*Países que assinaram mas ainda não ratificaram o tratado.

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PF PODE PEDIR AJUDA AMERICANA PARA ABRIR HDs DE DANTAS (Brasil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 14, 2008

Sexta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2008, 08:56

AE – Agencia Estado

SÃO PAULO – A Polícia Federal está encontrando dificuldades para abrir os discos rígidos (HDs) dos DANIEL DANTAScomputadores apreendidos pela Operação Satiagraha no Grupo Opportunity, de Daniel Dantas. Os HDs estão blindados por combinações que os peritos não conseguem decifrar. A PF poderá recorrer a técnicos dos Estados Unidos. Na sexta-feira, ela entregou relatório de 240 páginas à Justiça Federal apontando procedimentos adotados depois que o inquérito saiu das mãos do delegado Protógenes Queiroz.

O documento reforça e aprofunda suspeitas sobre atividades do Opportunity. Uma parte do relatório transcreve trabalho de Protógenes. O inquérito foi retomado pelo delegado Ricardo Saadi. A conclusão da investigação depende da perícia nos HDs, a cargo do Instituto Nacional de Criminalística da PF. Por causa do transtorno da PF em acessar os HDs, a Procuradoria da República poderá oferecer denúncias criminais em separado. Os arquivos criptografados complicam a produção de provas sobre crimes financeiros, mas a análise de papéis recolhidos pela Satiagraha já permitiriam acusação formal contra Dantas por lavagem de capitais

“A questão não é se os HDs são criptografados ou não, a questão é que esses arquivos não podem ser abertos, em respeito ao sigilo que protege os clientes do banco”, protestou Nélio Machado, criminalista que defende Dantas. “Não é que tenhamos receio com relação ao conteúdo dos HDs. O problema é que estamos caminhando passo a passo com mentiras que querem transformar em verdade.” O advogado reclamou que nem a PF nem a Justiça deram acesso ao novo relatório. “Continuam agindo sob o manto do segredo, sem transparência. Daniel Dantas é inocente. O que há são interesses espúrios.” As informações são do jornal O Estado de S. Paulo.

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DE SANCTIS DIZ CONFIAR EM PERMANÊNCIA NO CASO DANTAS (Brasil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 10, 2008

Agência Estado

Publicação: 10/11/2008 15:05

O juiz titular da 6º Vara Criminal Federal de São Paulo, Fausto De Sanctis, disse nesta segunda-feira O JUIZ FAUSTO DE SANCTIS(10/11) não acreditar na possibilidade de seu afastamento do caso do sócio-fundador do Grupo Opportunity, Daniel Dantas, acusado de corrupção. A pedido dos advogados de Dantas, que questionam a imparcialidade do magistrado, três desembargadores do Tribunal Regional Federal retomam hoje o julgamento da questão. A desembargadora Ramza Tartuce, relatora do caso, já se posicionou a favor da permanência de De Sanctis. Ao dar uma palestra hoje no Rio, o magistrado disse confiar na permanência à frente do caso.

No entanto, recusou-se a dar entrevistas com comentários sobre a Operação Satiagraha, origem do processo contra Dantas, e a investigação da Polícia Federal em torno do delegado Protógenes Queiroz, investigado por supostos vazamentos de informações da ação e uso indevido de interceptações telefônicas.

A convite do procurador de Justiça Astério Pereira dos Santos, do Ministério Público do Estado do Rio, De Sanctis foi à capital fluminense dar uma palestra sobre os principais aspectos de processos contra a lavagem de dinheiro. Embora não tenha citado Protógenes ou Dantas, o juiz refutou as acusações de descontrole no uso de instrumentos como as interceptações telefônicas nas investigações e defendeu mudanças no sistema jurídico brasileiro que, para ele, está direcionado a não permitir condenações definitivas com o excesso de recursos.

O juiz disse ainda que os crimes de colarinho branco exigem que as autoridades não tomem apenas decisões ortodoxas. “A Constituição deve ser mutável por excelência. Ela é dinâmica, porque dinâmica é a sociedade. Não dá para interpretar a norma e o valor desconsiderando a realidade”, afirmou De Sanctis durante a palestra, no auditório da Universidade Estácio de Sá, no Centro. “A Constituição não pode ser mais importante do que nós mesmos. Nós somos a Constituição”.

O juiz disse que métodos considerados invasivos, como a interceptação telefônica, escutas presenciais, controle de movimentação financeira e outros são “naturais” em qualquer país disposto a combater crimes financeiros, como a lavagem de dinheiro. “O que querem? Instaurar um inquérito, chamar as pessoas para testemunhar e depois o Ministério Público pedir para arquivar? É isso o que querem”, disse à platéia de advogados e estudantes de direito, que compareceram ao lançamento de um livro sobre investigação criminal do procurador Astério. O anfitrião aproveitou para fazer um ato de desagravo ao juiz, louvando seu “compromisso com a sociedade” e simplicidade.

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EU REBUKES JUDICIARY SYSTEM OF ALBANIA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on October 31, 2008

October 30, 2008 ·

Filed Under Economy, General News

Tirana, 30 Oct. 2008 (AENews) – The European Commission acknowledges that the country has continued to make progress in democracy and rule of law. However, it is criticized for lacking dialogue between political parties. The proper functioning of state institutions also requires consolidation.

“Despite some progress, the fight against corruption and organized crime remains a major challenge”, report says. It says an overall anti-corruption strategy has not started, and emphasizes that corruption “remains widespread and serious problem”.

The report adds: “Fighting corruption in the judiciary remains a key issue”, and it urges a thorough investigation of the Gerdec explosion case. “Much work is needed on all aspects of the issue, including judicial accountability and transparency of political party founding,” the paper notes.

The report notes only limited progress in preventing money laundering, as well as the fight against drug trafficking, which “remains serious concern”. Albania is lacking an adequate court infrastructure, the report says, stressing a “comprehensive reform strategy for the judiciary is missing”.

According to the paper, Albania needs to undertake greater efforts to establish an independent, efficient, and merit-based civil service.

Albania has made progress in aligning its legislation, policies, and capacities with European standards and in implementing Interim agreement commitments. However, in the field of justice, freedom, and security, country has progressed “unevenly”; therefore, the Commission considers there is a need for overall improvement.

In addition, although Albania is participating in dialogue over the liberalization of the visa regime, the report says it has not yet met the EU’s standards regarding the visa regime. In this regard, the report recommends Albania to start issuing biometric passports.

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