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The Paradise Papers: 'Africa's Satellite' Avoided Millions Using A Very African Tax Scheme

By The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Another week, another story of a project that was supposed to help Africa, but a tax scheme that did the opposite. We've published a story on a satellite, launched in 2011, which was touted as a communications and development boon for the continent.

But, that's in stark contrast to its tax strategy. A PowerPoint presentation from the Paradise Papers reveals the company would earn $936 million over 17 years, but never pay taxes above $300,000. That's thanks to some clever tax maneuvers and offshore companies in Mauritius - one of the continent's premier tax havens.

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Posted on February 22, 2018

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By The Beachwood Bookmaking Bureau
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Posted on January 8, 2018

Politico: 'Shady Bosses' Stealing $15 Billion In Wages From Low-Income Workers

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
The "sobering" findings come as overall wage growth in the U.S. remains sluggish, even in the face of soaring corporate profits and CEO pay.

Posted on February 20, 2018

The Paradise Papers: Last Stop - Chicago

Asiaciti's Offshore Marketing Tour Of The U.S.
"Bell came to the United States as a teen and worked his way through college and graduate school. He attended the University of Chicago's business school, graduating near the top of his MBA class . . . He started cooperating with prosecutors soon after his arrest at his Chicago-area home in the summer of 2009."

Posted on February 15, 2018

Little Village Shocked By Power Plant Plan

By The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
We are disappointed that Emanuel and Ald. Ricardo Munoz have already publicly proposed a plan and are pushing it forward without the involvement of our community as stipulated in the original Guiding Principles for site redevelopment agreed to with former coal plant owner Midwest Generation.

Posted on February 14, 2018

The Paradise Papers: Journalists Flee Venezuela To Publish Investigation

By Amy Wilson-Chapman/The International Consortium Of Investigative Journalists
Read the harrowing story of Joseph Poliszuk and his team, who are working to publish more stories despite the oppression they face.

Posted on February 13, 2018

Wilson Men's Hotel Residents Demand Developer Cease Retaliatory Evictions

By Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside
"Helping people relocate, even in the best of circumstances, is a poor substitute for taking 230 affordable units from Uptown. Now, residents are facing homelessness."

Posted on February 8, 2018

Illinois House Bill Would Protect Voting Rights For Jail Inmates

By Chicago Votes
Ensuring that the 94 percent of people being held in pretrial detention at Cook County Jail who are eligible to vote are indeed able to vote.

Posted on February 6, 2018

National Fair Housing Alliance Sues Deutsche Bank Alleging Neglected Foreclosures In Communities Of Color

By The National Fair Housing Alliance
Housing centers in Evanston, Wheaton and Maywood join action after a three-year investigation.

Posted on February 4, 2018

After Apple Slows Phones, Interest In Repair Spikes In Illinois

By The Illinois Public Interest Research Group
Findings show that Illinois residents throw out 15,300 phones each day, highlighting need for expanded access to repair.

Posted on February 5, 2018

Illinois Senate Passes Crosscheck Bill

By Indivisible Chicago
The final vote broke down along party lines 35-17 with three Republicans abstaining.

Posted on February 1, 2018

U.S. Surpasses Cayman Islands To Become Second-Largest Tax Haven On Earth

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
"We have one of the strongest economies and one of the most secret. It's a perfect recipe for attracting the proceeds of crime, corruption, and tax evasion."

Posted on February 9, 2018

University Of Illinois One Of Worst Offenders Among Flagship Universities Leaving Black And Latino Students Behind

By Meredith Kolodner/The Hechinger Report
Most sought-after public universities often don't reflect their state populations, new analysis shows.

Posted on January 30, 2018

Ald. Patrick O'Connor, Who Opposed Harold Washington As A Member Of The Vrdolyak 29 And Went On To Act As Council Floor Leader for Richard M. Daley And Rahm Emanuel, Gets 21-Year-Old Nigerian Challenger Who Worked On Chuy And Bernie Campaigns

By The Ugo Okere Campaign
"From being on the wrong side of the Council Wars in the 1980s, to being on the wrong side of the Presence corporate subsidy just last week, the incumbent alderman has misrepresented our communities for 35 years."

Posted on January 29, 2018

Illinois Bill Moving Forward To Pull Out Of Controversial Crosscheck

By Indivisible Chicago
Public hearing date set as security problems mount.

Posted on January 26, 2018

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POLITICS - The Paradise Papers: The African Satellite Scheme.
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BOOKS - Writing's Power To Deceive.

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