Liberty In Exile: The Taxholes
This 22. May 2013 show was broadcast from the Freiheit Studio in Vienna, Austria on the Liberty Radio Network and the No Agenda Stream.
The week’s episode is all about governments wanting more money from their subjects— scheduling hearings and summits on tax “avoidance” and so-called tax “havens.”
We’ll look in on the Senate’s bashing of Apple, Rand Paul’s defense of the corporate giant, the IRS targeting scandal, the EU Summit, overtaxing in the European Union, and what Eurocrat Taxholes are up to all over the continent of economic chaos.
- Levin Rips Apple’s ‘Holy Grail’ Of Tax Avoidance Ahead Of Cook Testimony forbes.com
- RAND PAUL: Congress, Not Apple, Should Be On Trial For Taxes businessinsider.com
- Sen. Paul Defends Apple Against HSGAC Subcommittee youtube.com
- James Bovard: A Brief History of IRS Political Targeting online.wsj.com
- Senate Committee Investigates Apple cspan.org
- Herman Van Rompuy’s introductory remarks at the May 2013 EU Council youtube.com
- Van Rompuy seeks tax compromise by imposing deadline. euractiv.com
- EU bank customers to contribute to bail-ins? youtube.com
- Président de la France François Hollande parle de l’évasion fiscale youtube.com
- The EU talks of limiting tax avoidance, but its true agenda is tax harmonisation — Daniel Hannan blogs.telegraph.co.uk
- Fight against tax fraud and tax evasion - European commission. ec.europa.eu
- Nigel Farage: I hope taxpayers all over Europe listen to this… youtube.com
LINKS TO FOLLOW
5:19 pm • 22 May 2013 • View comments
Dissidents and Powerbrokers unite in Oslo to challenge state power
This blog post was sent in by Yaël Ossowski, Executive Board Member of European Students For Liberty
OSLO — For three days in the chilly capital of Norway, activists, human rights crusaders, and opinion makers from across the globe convened to discuss the state of human freedom in the world today.
The event was about documenting tragedies, removing the stigma of victimization and offering solutions to counter repressive regimes and governments. These individuals met from May 13-15 at the 5th annual Oslo Freedom Forum, in the same city where the first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded nearly 112 years ago.
The Freedom Forum was first conceived by Thor Halvorsseen, a young Venezuelan activist who founded the Human Rights Foundation.
At the opening press conference, Halvorssen summed up the case for the Freedom Forum in just a few words. “We can no longer solely rely on governments to protect human rights,” said Halvorssen. “We must bring that message to all those to seek to oppress and limit freedom.”
True to this message was the theme of the 2013 conference: “Challenging Power.”
Members of Students For Liberty’s European and International Executive Board were on hand to engage with true freedom fighters and advocates for liberty, who strived even in the face of violence and tyrannical rule.
Speakers from Tibet, Bahrain, Syria, Cuba and more gathered to tell their stories about fighting for freedom.
The first inspirational speaker to address the audience was Chen Guangcheng, the self-taught legal worker who was forced to seek asylum in the U.S. embassy after Chinese authorities imprisoned him for filing lawsuits challenging the one-child policy and upholding the land rights of poor, rural farmers.
“China will undergo a transformation, and we must turn our attention from Communist party officials to the people,” said Guangcheng. “People are the true actors in the life of a nation and society.”
His inspirational message awoke many in the audience to the growing demand for democracy and self-rule in China, which Guangcheng sees as both inevitable and necessary.
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE
1:47 pm • 17 May 2013 • View comments
T-Minus One Day to the Oslo Freedom Forum
“Hundreds of the world’s most influential dissidents, innovators, journalists, philanthropists, and policymakers will unite in the Norwegian capital for a three-day summit exploring how best to challenge authoritarianism and promote free and open societies.”
This week I will be in attendance at the Oslo Freedom Forum here in Norway.
The conference will be from May 13-15 and will feature great speeches, panels, and informal meeting sessions filled to the brim with the most innovative people advocating for Human Rights across the globe.
I will be writing articles, Tweeting without pause, gathering contacts on the fly, and spreading the message of individual freedom along with some of my Executive Board colleagues of European Students For Liberty.
The full speaker’s list can be found here, along with all the topics and subjects to be covered over the next three action-packed days.
Here are some of my favorites I’ve already picked out:
THE ASYMMETRIC ACTIVIST
Chen Guangcheng - China’s inevitable transformation
Hannah Song - North Korea’s Rising Civil society
Lobsang Sangay - Democracy in Exile (Very close to the name of my very own podcast)
WOMEN UNDER THREAT
Jenan Moussa - Syria’s Uncovered Story
THE POWER OF MEDIA
Sasa Vucinic - Investing in Free Press
Jamie Kirchick- Devil’s Advocates (I will attempt to grill him on why he labeled former Czech President Vaclav Kalus a “failure”)
THE INSTRUMENTS OF CHANGE
Srdja Popovic - Revolution 101
A CLIMATE OF FEAR
Mads Brügger - Rule of Law for sale
FAÇADE CAPITALISM AND ITS THREAT TO HUMAN RIGHTS
Donald Boudreaux - The Case for Economic Freedom (Naturally)
Chee Soon Juan - The Myth of the Benevolent Dictator
The Freedom Forum starts with a bang tomorrow with a press conference at the Grand Hotel, followed by workshops on Data Protection and Technology Innovation which prove essential for protecting peaceful protesters.
More to come from Oslo. Keep European Students For Liberty on your radar!
12:00 pm • 12 May 2013 • View comments
Liberty In Exile: We Like War
This 7. May 2013 show was broadcast from the Freiheit Studio in Vienna, Austria on the Liberty Radio Network and the No Agenda Stream.
Specifically we looked at the Syrian bomb parade, CIA help, European Central Bank in crazy overdrive, 3-D guns, George Carlin, Switzerland, and much more.
THE SYRIAN AFFAIR
- UN accuses Syrian rebels of carrying out sarin gas attacks which had been blamed on Assad’s troops dailymail.co.uk
- Israel confirms airstrike on Syria youtube.com
- ‘Israel may be behind chemical weapons use’ jpost.com
- Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With Aid From C.I.A. nytimes.com
- Obama moving toward (officially) sending lethal arms to Syrian rebels, officials say washingtonpost.com
- Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret U.S. support for Syrian rebels reuters.com
- FBI finds bombs, assault rifle, says western Minnesota terror plot thwarted twincities.com
- Suspect in Canada terror plot denies charges myfox29.com
- Two Are Accused in Canada of Plotting Train Derailment nytimes.com
THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE
- German euro founder calls for ‘catastrophic’ currency to be broken up telegraph.co.uk
- ECB’s Draghi wants austerity AND growth youtube.com
- Ukip: Farage calls for EU referendum ‘before next election’ guardian.co.uk
GEORGE CARLIN’S WARNINGS
LINKS TO FOLLOW
11:24 pm • 7 May 2013 • View comments
European Students For Liberty
I’m pleased to announce I will be joining the European Executive Board of Students For Liberty.
It is truly an honor to serve alongside so many freedom fighters who are working on bringing liberty to their individual nations.
Here is a picture from our recent retreat in Switzerland:
4:39 pm • 29 April 2013 • View comments