Analysis: US resistance to French 'Facebook Tax' reveals how power works in global economic hierarchy
The US threat of tariff retribution on France for its Digital Services Tax shows how tax on corporate giants has little to do with fairness and a lot to do with global economic power
ON THURSDAY [11 July], the French Senate passed the Digital Services Tax, a landmark levy on global tech giants. The tax will see digital companies with global revenue over $750 million have to pay 3 per cent of global revenues and sales to the French Government, raising an anticipated 500 million Euros.
Analysis: Pompeo has threatened to undermine UK democracy if Corbyn becomes Prime Minister - where's the outrage?
There has been radio silence from the BBC and the UK Government on Pompeo’s leaked threats to undermine UK democracy – but it’s as serious as it can get
AS UK POLITICS becomes engrossed in the theatre of a Tory leadership contest, an altogether more serious development came to light on Sunday [9 June].
Trump in the UK - what might Scottish independence from US power look like?
Allegiance to the US empire ties Scotland into a global network of anti-democratic force
AS tens of thousands protest around the UK against the visit by US President Donald Trump, his British sympathisers are complaining that he should be respected for what he represents – the most powerful state in the world and the UK’s ‘most important ally’.
Analysis: The threads which bind Assange, Ecuador, the IMF and ‘monetary suicide’
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray looks at what connects Ecuador’s dollarisation with an IMF loan agreement in February and Julian Assange’s arrest on Thursday [12 April] - and how there could be lessons there for an independent Scotland