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Switzerland: Giant Companies Pinpricked by ‘Direct Democracy’
Ray Smith Reprint, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Oct 2013

A Swiss village has decided to reject tax money from Glencore and donate it to charities. Other towns may follow, sending a strong signal to the government to introduce transparency rules for the extractive industry. “Our tax regulation is deeply unfair; it makes us rich, while people in extraction countries suffer, as the companies evade taxation there.”

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