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Update: HURRAY! “The Spanish court denied for the second time the extradition request against Falciani, a French citizen who worked for HSBC, over alleged industrial sabotage in 2008 because the charges included in the Swiss ruling are not considered a crime in Spain.”  (src) THANKS! ALL INVOLVED!

Update: 2019-01: “Thanks to the courageous action of a single Swiss (Falciani) Spain has received 300 million euros back.

He risked his life to make up for an enormous injustice.

His Name is Hervé Falciani.” Carpe DIEM25!

2018-10: 90% of major European banks already sanctioned for money laundering

Update: sign the petition (in spanish)

Hervé Daniel Marcel Falciani (Italian: [falˈtʃaːni]; born 9 January 1972)

is a GOOD DAMN HERO!

He did the job that the Swizz, Spanish and other Governments were supposed to do – properly apply tax laws to EVERYONE not just the average employee and SME.

He worked as FrancoItalian systems engineer and whistleblower who is behind “the biggest banking leak in history.”[1]

In 2008, Falciani began collaborating with numerous European nations by providing allegedly illegal stolen information[2][3] relating to more than 130,000 suspected tax evaders with Swiss bank accounts – specifically those with accounts in HSBC’s Swiss subsidiary HSBC Private Bank.[4][5][6][7][8][9][full citation needed]

Falciani is the person behind the “Lagarde list“, so called as it is a list of HSBC clients who allegedly used the bank to evade taxes and launder money that Falciani leaked to ex-French Minister of Finance Christine Lagarde, currently the managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

Lagarde, in turn, sent the list to governments whose citizens were on the list.[10]

On 11 December 2014, Falciani was indicted in absentia by the Swiss federal government for violating the country’s bank secrecy laws and for industrial espionage.

The indictment accused Falciani of stealing information from HSBC’s Geneva offices and passing it on to tax authorities in France.

HSBC had been indicted in France for money laundering in November 2014.[11]

In November 2015, Switzerland’s federal court sentenced Falciani to five years in prison – the “longest sentence ever demanded by the confederation’s public ministry in a case of banking data theft”.

Falciani was accused of “aggravated financial espionage, data theft and violation of commercial and banking secrecy”.[12]

Have banks more power than governments? (see HSBC vs the US Government)

The Spanish government was willing to deliver Falciani to the Swiss government in exchange for other Katalan politics in exile, luckily the Swizz authorities turned down this deal.

http://www.heise.de/tp/news/Schweiz-erteilt-Gefangenenaustausch-mit-Spanien-eine-Absage-4032570.html?wt_mc=nl.tp-aktuell.taeglich

Henrik Syse was Head of Corporate Governance for Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which manages Europe’s largest sovereign wealth fund, the Government Pension Fund of Norway Global, from 2005 to 2007, and he continued, until 2009, as an advisor and consultant on social issues for NBIM.

He has published in the fields of philosophy, politics, religion, and ethics, including business ethics and professional ethics. He was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2007. He is a much-used lecturer in Norway and abroad.

At PRIO, Henrik Syse specializes in the ethics and laws of armed conflict, as well as other issues within international ethics, and he also works on questions related to free speech, identity, values, and the aftermath of the 22 July 2011 Norway attacks.

Among his publications in English are The Ethics of War: Classic and Contemporary Readings (edited with Gregory Reichberg and Endre Begby, Blackwell, 2006), Natural Law, Religion, and Rights (St. Augustine’s Press, 2007), and Religion, War, and Ethics: A Sourcebook of Textual Traditions (edited with Gregory Reichberg and Nicole Hartwell, Cambridge University Press, 2014). He has published academic articles in journals such as Security Dialogue, Journal of Peace Research, Augustinian Studies, Modern Age, Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Journal of Military Ethics. He has published several books in Norwegian on issues such as faith and reason, free speech, and applied ethics.

Born 19 April 1966 (age 51)
Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Alma mater University of Oslo (Dr.Art., equivalent to Ph.D.), Boston College (MA)
Scientific career
Fields Philosophy, Ethics, Political theory, Religion
Institutions Peace Research Institute Oslo

why other investment fund’s can’t employ more moral and honest people?

src: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB113340298608010935

https://urgewald.org/

i don’t know how it works… but it is an unwritten law that oil is only allowed to be sold in US Dollars.

This is probably because the value of FIAT currencies such as the US Dollars, Euro and others is not backed by any commodities (gold, silver, wood, potatoes) – it is only backed by people that work harder and harder for less and less pay.

So after the gold standard (Nixon 1970s Vietnam) there came the “oil standard” to keep the value of the US Dollar high.

I have heard many tried to challenge it (it is said that Lybia, Gaddafi tried that) and payed the ultimate price.

Challenging the US Dollar as lead currency means declaring (unofficial) war – can the US restore it’s global dominance?

Venezuelan opposition declares Petro cryptocurrency illegal

#cryptocurrency #declares #illegal #opposition #petro #venezuelan

“Venezuelan opposition declares Petro cryptocurrency illegal”

“One of two opposition lawmaking groups in Venezuela has ruled that the country’s domestic laws do not allow President Nicolas Maduro to issue a national virtual currency.”

“In response to #sanctions from #Washington, #Venezuela has started reporting its oil prices in #Chinese #yuan, going against the international trend of listing prices in #US #dollars. The decision to move to Chinese currency was made last week as a way to get around the sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the #US government in August, which froze some #Venezuelan assets and prohibited #American citizens from doing business with the country.”

“Venezuela’s decision follows plans announced by China to start a #crude #oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into #gold, which could lead to the emergence of a new Asia-based crude oil benchmark. In 2012, #Iran began to accept yuan for its #oil and #gas payments, followed by #Russia in 2015.”