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Re: <nettime> Ten Theses on the Panama Papers
Niels ten Oever on Wed, 6 Apr 2016 17:25:18 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Ten Theses on the Panama Papers


On 04/06/2016 02:17 PM, Florian Cramer wrote:

>    On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 11:34 AM, Felix Stalder <felix {AT} openflows.com> wrote:
> 
>    > > Some crucial questions remain unanswered: Why is there no notable US
>    > > American citizen among the "accused"?
>    >
>    > But not for this reason. Much more important, as Brian pointed out,
>    > is at the US themselves have become the largest tax haven, globally.
> 
>    Exactly. But then we have to ask about the possible political agenda
>    behind the Panama Papers, particularly if you consider the funders of
>    The Center for Public Integrity that's behind 'The International
>    Consortium of Investigative Journalists' (ICIJ). They not only include
>    Soros, but also the Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation,
>    Rockefeller Family Fund, Stanley Foundation and McArthur Fund, to name
>    only a few
> 
>    (https://www.publicintegrity.org/about/our-work/supporters).Â
> 
>    The Cold War has taught us to be suspicious about NGO activity and
>    possible governmental agendas behind them.Â
>    -F

Hi Florian,

Could you make your suspicions a bit more explicit? What would the
explicit agenda of ICIJ be? Do you have more reasons to be suspicious? I
think their work in the past has been really quite solid.

Best,

Niels

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