New York Transport Workers Union Endorses Bernie Sanders

New York’s Transport Workers Union is Feeling the Bern and has thrown its support behind the Bernie Sanders for President Campaign.

The Transport Workers Union Local which represents 42,000 workers and their family’s in the New York region has endorsed the radical Vermont senator Wednesday in time for the state’s April 19 Democrat Presidential Primary.

Sanders visited the grand Union Hall in downtown Brooklyn to pick up his latest endorsement taking to the podium to chants of “Bernie.”

Sanders slammed the Wall St corporations and the wealthy who put their money in tax havens and make the working class pay a disproportionate share of the tax burden. He also called for growing trade unions around the country and spending $1 trillion to repair the nations crumbling infrastructure.

“We need the best mass transportation system in the world — it is essential for our economy,” he said. “Millions of people in this city depend on a high quality mass transportation system to get them to work.”

The endorsement vote by the union’s executive board was nearly unanimous, Samuelsen said.

“He speaks our language,” said Louis Marrero, a bus driver and union official from Staten Island. “He speaks for labor.”

“We’re a progressive union,” he added.

Sanders revealed he still thought subway riders used tokens during an April 1 conversation with the Daily News editorial board. But the gaffe was taken in stride by rank-and-file TWU members.

“He was born in Brooklyn,” said station agent Christine Williams, 49. “He’s been out of town for a while. I have no problem with that.

Samuelsen, the union chief, said Sanders’ economic message was more important than “nitpicking” his transit knowledge.

“I think Bernie’s old school,” Samuelsen said when asked about the token comment.

Sanders is taken on the Wall St endorsed candidate Hillary Clinton rival for the Democratic nomination who had a subway snafu of her own while campaigning in the city recently. She had to repeatedly swipe her MetroCard to enter a Bronx train station but failed.

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BernardBernieSanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the junior United States senator from Vermont. He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election. A member of the Democratic Party since 2015, Sanders had been the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history, though his caucusing with the Democrats entitled him to committee assignments and at times gave Democrats a majority. Sanders became the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee in January 2015; he had previously served for two years as chair of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Sanders was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1964. While a student he was an active civil rights protest organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. After settling in Vermont in 1968, Sanders ran unsuccessful third-party campaigns for governor and U.S. senator in the early to mid-1970s. As an independent, he was elected mayor of Burlington—Vermont’s most populous city—in 1981, where he was reelected three times. In 1990 he was elected to represent Vermont’s at-large congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1991 Sanders co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He served as a congressman for 16 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. In 2012, he was reelected with 71% of the popular vote.

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Bernie Sanders Shows Solidarity to CWA Workers in New York

Presidential candidate C. Bernie Sanders has spoken to a rally of  striking Verizon workers on Wednesday, showing solidarity by joining them on the line picket line in New York City unloading truths against the corporate giant in a sidewalk speech.

Around 40,000 Verizon workers have been on strike Wednesday morning after 10 months of negotiations with the corporation failed to produce a new contract. The comrades of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions have been actively representing the workers.

It’s the largest strike in the U.S. in the last four years and it’s happening in the lead up to the presidential primaries come to New York.

Sanders’ speech aired live on cable news giving Verizon’s apporach to dealing with its workers much needed publicity. Sanders who has for many years supported the struggle of  the CWA has receieved received the union’s endorsement.  In his speech Sanders called Verizon “another major American corporation trying to destroy the lives of working Americans.”

Verizon, who also the owns Hillary Clinton endorsing Huffington Post, said in a statement  published via teh Huffignton post ‘that it had made “good faith efforts” at the bargaining table and offered wage increases, but “union leaders decided to call a strike rather than sit down and work on the issues that need to be resolved.” The union says the company has refused to put layoff protections for newer employees into the contract and wants to be able to have technicians work far from home for up to two months at a time’.

Sanders congratulated the striking workers for having the “courage” to walk out.

“I know how hard it is, what a difficult decision it is to go out on strike. I know you’ve thought a whole lot about it, and I know your families will pay a price,” the Vermont independent said. “Today, you are standing up not just for justice for Verizon workers, you’re standing up for millions of Americans who don’t have a union.”

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Republican Architect of Clinton Foundation Linked Panama Tax Haven

With much being said about tax havens at the moment due to the release of the Panama Papers not much is being said about the role of US citizens in the building of these tax havens. One such tax haven is the Panama Pacificio special trade zone which is currently being built on the former Howard Air Force base in Panama.

The architect of the this special tax haven is US citizen John Buttarazzi who is the former Chief of Staff to Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle from New York. Buttazrazzi started his career as an economic policy adviser to the extreme Right-Wing  Heritage Foundation before moving through several Republican Paery job and landing himself as the Senior Vice-President of the Empire State Development Corporation where his role was to help strip New York State of its public assets and sell them to Republican Party linked business men at a discounted price.

One of Buttarazzi’s company’s IMG Rebel was called to consult and to outsource the improvisation process for the former Howard Air Force in Panama after it was handed back to the Panamanian government. IMG Rebel managed to sell the property included the largest fully functional airport in Central America valued at approximately US$4bn for a grand sum of US$600m. The Panamaian Governemnt wanted to appear to be neutral on the sale of the property as was the terms of the agreement with the hand over from the US Air Force. The Panamaian Governemnt handed the sales process developmental application over to a neutral third party the at the World Bank’s INternational Finance Corporation who in exchange for severl million dollars in fees outsourced the process to Buttarazzi and his IMG Rebel comapny.

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So with this development Buttarazzi has set up a tax haven which they call ‘economic incentive zones’ and continue to help run the developemntas part of their contract form the World Bank’s IFC. Buttarazzi is also the founder of Liberty Hall Advisers who makes millions in advisory fees each year advising government in the United States around the world about private, Public Partnerships. His company also advises private company’s how to set up shell company’s when dealing with government so as to socialise the costs of business and maximise the private profits from this business. As part of their contract with Panama Pacificoi which they have an ongoing role in the developments management they stand to make greater profit the more American company’s that set up base through shell company’s in this Panamanian Tax Haven. Thus he and his company’s benefit financially from the US company’s avoiding paying tax in the United States and unfairly shifting the burden onto working families.

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The winning bid to purchase the former Howard Air Force base in Panama chosen by Buttarazzi and IMG rebel was the London Based Columbian Oligarch Jaime Gilinski and his Banco de Colombia whose minor shareholder with 15% ownership is US based Hungarian billionaire George Soros. Banco de Colombia has been named by the the United States Drug Enforcement Administration as being under the control of Colombian drug traffickers for money illicit money laundering via the Cayman Islands in conjunction with the Eagle National Bank of Miami in Florida. Banco de Colombia was once the government owned bank in Columbia but was sold by a corrupt government at a fraction of it’s value to the Gilinski family.

The Panama Pacificio development as it is called also doubles as a the largest Special Economic Zone where companies based in the area pay little or no tax and aren’t subject to normal laws of Panama. Part of the project is the redevelopment of the of the former US Airforce airstrip into an international airport and the running of custom checks at the airport by a special border police run Panama Pacificio company.

Not only have the Clinton’s through there Clinton Foundation invested millions in the Panama Pacificio not only direct investment but also through putting money into a Windpower project that will provide energy for the project. See our previous report,        The Clinton foundation and Panama.

Not only have the Clinton’s invested in the development of this Panamanian Tax Haven they have encouraged other US companies such as Dell and 3M to set up office for the purpose of tax minimization which takes much needed revenue from the US government and increases the tax burden on ordinary US citizens.

Dr. Phil Williams of the Strategic Studies Institute at the United States Army War College in a Chapter in the 2002 book Transnational Organized Crime and International Security, p.76 published by USIP linked Lynne Reinner stated.

“The Colombian Gilinski family was using drug profits to buy resort property in the Crimea and Russia, and reportedly hired Armenian and Chechen hit men to remove members of Slavic crime groups opposing their activities.”

From the 1980s to the early 1990s these Colombian Drug Cartel death squads have murdered over 3000 left wing politicians to prevent the development of a progressive and democratic government. Colombia continues to be the world champion for murders of non-violent trades unionists and other activists. The country has around 4 million people internally displaced by the country’s long running civil war. Covering up for the Colombian government, North American and European governments, including former  US President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have falsely accuse the FARC guerrilla movement of these murders and  of narcotics dealing.

So you think any self-respecting left-wing politicians especially those hoping to become President of the United Stares would stear clear of these type of people, but not the our beloved Clinton’s and their Clinton Foundation who smelt an opportunity. In a Press Release entitled Clinton Recognises Panama Pacifico for Sustainable Development 

For more on the Clinton Foundations link to the Panama Pacificio tax Haven see

The Clinton Foundation and the Redevelopment of the former Howard Air Force in Base Panama

The Clinton Foundation and the Panama Wind Farm

 

 

Ted Cruz Law Firm Helped Clinton Foundation Set Up Panama Deal

As the Panama Papers scandal reverberates all around the world except for the United states where local media refuse to cover US corporate and politics links to the notorious tax haven it appears that the law firm in which Ted Cruz was a partner between for almost 5 years helped set up a suspicious deal between the Clinton Foundation, the World Bank  and a Mossack Fonseca linked Cayman Islands based InterEnergy.

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In an earlier story we revealed the details of one the Clinton Foundation suspicious deals in Panama in which Clinton Foundation Director and Clinton family friend Ronaldo Gonzalez-Bunster established a Panamanian wind farm project through a Cayman Islands based InterEnergy in which he bundled the former state owned assets from Dominican Republic, Panama, Jamaica and Chile. The deal was brokered by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius a Philadelphia based firm whose major client is US gas firm UGI and who list Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a former partner during the time of the deal.

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The deal was brokered by Bill Clinton, Clinton Foundation Director Gonzalez-Bunster  and now disgraced former President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli who is now wanted in Panama on charges on illegal wiretapping and corruption including the privatisation of state owned assets. The is made even more suspicious coming shortly after Hillary Clinton brokered US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement which contained a provision for the sale of energy assets. The InterEnergy wind farm project is currently being sold globally by the Clinton Foundation as the progressive and green face of globalised capitalism.

The project is largely financed to the tune by a loan $300 million comes from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) a division of the World Bank. The Executive Vice President and CEO of the IFC who approved the deal is Hong Kong based Chinese citizen Jin-Yong Cai who before his current role worked at the CEO of Goldman Sachs China and before that worked at Morgan Stanly where he was a key player in development of China’s first joint venture investment bank the China International Capital Corporation.

Former President Martinelli wasn’t in Penonome for the ribbon cutting ceremony and the job was left Clinton and Gonzalez-Bunster to do. By most accounts other than his own, Martinelli before he left for self imposed exile in Miami ran a grossly corrupt semi-authoritarian government. Martinelli is still wanted by the Supreme Court in Panama and if he is ever made to return he faces charges of illegal wiretapping, misuse of public funds, stealing state assets, taking bribes and giving illegal pardons.

The Clinton Foundation and the Redevelopment of Howard Air Force Base Panama

Panama Pacifico

The winning bid to purchase the former Howard Air Force base in Panama was the London Based Columbian Oligarch Jaime Gilinski and his Banco de Colombia whose minor shareholder with 15% ownership is US based Hungarian billionaire George Soros. Banco de Colombia has been named by the the United States Drug Enforcement Administration as being under the control of Colombian drug traffickers for money illicit money laundering via the Cayman Islands in conjunction with the Eagle National Bank of Miami in Florida. Banco de Colombia was once the government owned bank in Columbia but was sold by a corrupt government at a fraction of it’s value to the Gilinski family.

The Panama Pacificio development as it is called also doubles as a the largest Special Economic Zone where companies based in the area pay little or no tax and aren’t subject to normal laws of Panama. Part of the project is the redevelopment of the of the former US Airforce airstrip into an international airport and the running of custom checks at the airport by a special border police run Panama Pacificio company.

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Not only have the Clinton’s through there Clinton Foundation invested millions in the Panama Pacificio not only direct investment but also through putting money into a Windpower project that will provide energy for the project. See our previous report,        The Clinton foundation and Panama.

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Not only have the Clinton’s invested in the development of this Panamanian Tax Haven they have encouraged other US companies such as Dell and 3M to set up office for the purpose of tax minimization which takes much needed revenue from the US government and increases the tax burden on ordinary US citizens.

Dr. Phil Williams of the Strategic Studies Institute at the United States Army War College in a Chapter in the 2002 book Transnational Organized Crime and International Security, p.76 published by USIP linked Lynne Reinner stated.

“The Colombian Gilinski family was using drug profits to buy resort property in the Crimea and Russia, and reportedly hired Armenian and Chechen hit men to remove members of Slavic crime groups opposing their activities.”

From the 1980s to the early 1990s these Colombian Drug Cartel death squads have murdered over 3000 left wing politicians to prevent the development of a progressive and democratic government. Colombia continues to be the world champion for murders of non-violent trades unionists and other activists. The country has around 4 million people internally displaced by the country’s long running civil war. Covering up for the Colombian government, North American and European governments, including former  US President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have falsely accuse the FARC guerrilla movement of these murders and  of narcotics dealing.

So you think any self-respecting left-wing politicians especially those hoping to become President of the United Stares would stear clear of these type of people, but not the our beloved Clinton’s and their Clinton Foundation who smelt an opportunity to invets in a Panama Tax Haven.