Car-Bomb Kills “One-Woman WikiLeaks” Who Led The Panama Papers Revelations

Car-Bomb Kills “One-Woman WikiLeaks” Who Led The Panama Papers Revelations

Meet Daphne Caruana Galizia, the journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta.

A blogger whose posts often attracted more readers than the combined circulation of the country’s newspapers, Caruana Galizia was recently described by Politico as a “one-woman WikiLeaks”.

To John Dalli, a former European commissioner whom she helped bring down in a tobacco lobbying scandal, Galizia is “a terrorist.”

To opposition MPs, she’s a political force of nature, one who fortunately has her guns aimed at the other side of the aisle.

“She single-handedly brought the government to the verge of collapse,” says one MP. “The lady has balls,” says another.

Galizia’s mantra was simple: blog relentlessly about the “cronyism that is accepted as something normal here. I can’t bear to see people like that rewarded.”

Her blogs were a thorn in the side of both the establishment and underworld figures that hold sway in Europe’s smallest member state.

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Chinese Politician Given Suspended Death Sentence After 200 Million Yuan In Cash Was Found In His Apartment

Chinese Politician Given Suspended Death Sentence After 200 Million Yuan In Cash Was Found In His Apartment:

In order to fit 200 million yuan ($31 million) into a single apartment, Wei Pengyuan was forced to resort to some creative interior design, removing all the furniture apart from a single bed, and filling the place with bags full of cash.

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Fed Up With The Corruption: Mexico on Brink of Revolution

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Fed Up With The Corruption: Mexico on Brink of Revolution:

(COMMONDREAMS) The Mexican government’s deadly crackdown on a teacher’s union protest has rattled the nation in recent days, as 200,000 doctors on Wednesday joined the ongoing national strike against President Enrique Peña Nieto’s neoliberal reforms.

Anti-government sentiment is mounting after police forces opened fire on a teacher protest in Oaxaca on Sunday, killing at least eight.

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Mafia Expert Calls Great Britain the “Most Corrupt Place on Earth”

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Mafia Expert Calls Great Britain the “Most Corrupt Place on Earth”:

The City is a semi-offshore state, a bit like the UK’s crown dependencies and overseas territories, tax havens legitimized by the Privy Council. Britain’s financial secrecy undermines the tax base while providing a conduit into the legal economy for gangsters, kleptocrats and drug barons.

Even the more orthodox financial institutions deploy a succession of scandalous practices: pension mis-selling, endowment mortgage fraud, the payment protection insurance con, Libor rigging. A former minister in the last government, Lord Green, ran HSBC while it engaged in money laundering for drug gangs, systematic tax evasion and the provision of services to Saudi and Bangladeshi banks linked to the financing of terrorists. Sometimes the UK looks to me like an ever so civilised mafia state.

– From last year’s post: Guardian Op-Ed – The City of London Has Turned Britain Into a “Civilized Mafia State”

This shouldn’t come as any surprise to Liberty Blitzkrieg readers, but it’s a provocative statement nonetheless.

From The Independent:

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Nomi Prins: Crony Capitalism & Corruption – An Entirely Rigged Political-Financial System

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Nomi Prins: Crony Capitalism & Corruption – An Entirely Rigged Political-Financial System:

I think you would do well to watch this video below.

Too big to fail is a seven-year phenomenon created by the most powerful central banks to bolster the largest, most politically connected US and European banks. More than that, it’s a global concern predicated on that handful of private banks controlling too much market share and elite central banks infusing them with boatloads of cheap capital and other aid.

Synthetic bank and market subsidization disguised as ‘monetary policy’ has spawned artificial asset and debt bubbles – everywhere. The most rapacious speculative capital and associated risk flows from these power-players to the least protected, or least regulated, locales.

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Italian Central Bank Chief (And ECB Council Member) Probed Over Corruption, Fraud, & Abuse Of Office

Italian Central Bank Chief (And ECB Council Member) Probed Over Corruption, Fraud, & Abuse Of Office:

As the world places its ‘life’ in the hands of a few unelected members of ivory tower trusting them to centrally plan the global utopia, that faith may be shattered by Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco. As Bloomberg reports, Visco and seven other people were place under investigation according to chief prosecutor. While the statement does not list allegations, court documents reveal alleged corruption, fraud, and abuse of office.

As Bloomberg details,

Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco is under investigation in a probe regarding the 2013 placement of Banca Popolare di Spoleto SpA in special administration, according to a court document obtained by Bloomberg News.

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