Posts Tagged by Brazil
|October 13, 2014||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
You pay taxes so your masters can dish out trillions to their favorites, who’d never see your money if not for coercive taxation.
|May 14, 2014||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
Some of the nicest places to visit are some of the deadliest places to live if you’re a native living off the land of your folk.
|March 20, 2014||Posted by Tine Vanhee under Crime|
Are the lives of residents improved by the presence of the official security forces in the favelas?
|February 21, 2014||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Having trouble keeping up? How many records can be broken at once before that becomes a new record, too?
|February 6, 2014||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
While big bankers often violate ethics, it’s rare that the law pursues them. What’d this guy do? Why don’t law-enforcers pursue bankers in other countries?
|February 5, 2014||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
Indigenous groups and non-indigenous settlers are often in conflict over land, forests, and mining rights.
|January 10, 2014||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
People who descended from slaves, who were freed by kept in poverty, now have a military not defend them but threaten them.
|December 17, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles|
There’s money to be made in Brazil and like profits everywhere they push up the value of land, even where the poor once lived.
|November 9, 2013||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
Whatever any government decrees, it can reverse, easily swayed by the rich pro-dam lobby and mining companies who typically get their way. What those insider owners are after is Earth’s worth, something that belongs to us all. We all have to realize our common heritage, feel the loss of our common wealth, and speak up and institutionalize this land ethic.
|January 18, 2011||Posted by Staff under Ed. JJS Blend|
Equality, a True Soul Food Martin Luther King, Jr., born in 1929 on January 15, was lionized again recently yet even his admirers missed one of his most significant suggestions: that society share its surplus. Our failure to do so […]
|May 27, 2010||Posted by Staff under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
The largest program of its kind in the world Brazil’s scheme to tackle poverty A form of family income support, known as Bolsa Familia, costs only 0.4% of GDP and reaches 25% of the population. May the next step be […]
|March 10, 2010||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
In retaliation for subsidies to cotton growers Role reversal — Brazil slaps trade sanctions on US Whatever you think of the World Trade Organization, it sometimes gets it right. Like when it rules against subsidies that tilt the playing field. […]
|January 27, 2009||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Activists still die but government does pay some support It doesn’t take much to buy off the desperate We trim and append this 2009 report from the BBC, “Brazil’s landless fall behind changing times” on Jan 23. by Gary Duffy […]
|November 19, 2008||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Land reformers south of the US border want you to know Farmers in Argentina and Brazil fight back nonviolently Owning some land is still a life-and-death struggle in much of the world. We trim, blend, and append two 2008 articles […]
|August 2, 2007||Posted by Staff under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
More and More Scandals Hit Bush Administration Brazil Files WTO Complaint Against US Welfare Handouts The federal government is running an enormous budget deficit. Why not eliminate all corporate welfare scandals and save billions of taxpayer dollars each year? This […]