Wednesday, October 23, 2013
October 16, 2013
From: Bilan.ch, Switzerland
By Mohammad Farrokh
The Swiss are likely to vote to overturn a FATCA agreement with the US Treasury Department, which has recently been ratified by Parliament. On October 8, a STOP-FATCA referendum committee has been set up, amid skepticism and fears of US reaction. Direct link to access the referendum is here
[Note: FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) is a law requiring Swiss Banks to transmit the financial data of US expatriates, as well as many Swiss citizens, to the IRS. Original French (translated by Victoria Ferauge): Money & Finance “FATCA: un referendum pour briser la peur”, at http://www.bilan.ch/argent-
finances-les-plus-de-la- redaction/fatca-un-referendum- pour-briser-la-peur ]
13-10-23 US Dept of Defense: - the epitome of conceit? Fake arrival ceremonies for dead soldiers/remains?
I am at loss of words to find the right description for the story below... jz
Sophisticated Israeli censorship on Liveleak.com in re: Judicial corruption.