Links Apr 17

Joint May Day statement: Working people pay taxes – corporations must pay their share! Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Angola’s sovereign fund pays $100 million to a shell company index

Commodity giants’ Singapore trading hubs under fire in tax probes Reuters

Christine Lagarde, scourge of tax evaders, pays no tax The Guardian
“IMF boss who caused international outrage when she suggested that Greeks should pay their taxes earns a tax-free salary”.

Former IMF Head Rato Is Arrested Over Tax Fraud Allegations In Spain NPR
See also: Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato’s home and office searched in Spain BBC

China Starts Campaign to Counter Outflow of Corruption Cash Bloomberg

Statement by Eurodad representative María José Romero at the Informal Interactive Hearing for Civil Society – Third Conference on Financing for Development, 9 April 2015

Competitiveness Myths, ‘Expansionary Austerity’ Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

My Life After Blowing the Whistle (In French) Latelelibre
Interview with UBS whistleblower Stéphanie Gibaud @Steph_and_me. See also recent blog Whistleblowers – the new countercultural heroes

SwissLeaks: Austria has just received Swiss account data, via France (In German)

UK: The government doesn’t want you to see this.
Petition to demand politicians close the Mayfair tax loophole – Video: “This 9 year old tells the government how easy it is to stop the tax dodgers” – hat tip: @UKuncut


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