Category: Currency

Civil rights activist Harriet Tubman will replace slaveholding former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, becoming the first African-American woman to be featured on the face of U.S. paper currency in more than a century.

The U.S. Treasury will announce the changes on Wednesday, spokesman Rob Runyan said in a phone interview. He declined to elaborate.

The decision to replace Jackson, a slaveowner, with Tubman, who was born a slave and went on to become an anti-slavery crusader, follows months of public outreach by the Treasury Department regarding which woman should be featured on a bill.

The department had announced in June that it would feature a woman on the $10 bill in place of former U.S. president Alexander Hamilton. But Hamilton will remain on the front of the $10 bill while a group of women will grace the back of it, media outlets reported on Wednesday.

Changes will also be made to the $5 bill to depict civil rights era leaders, reports said.

Source: Harriet Tubman to be featured on U.S. $20 bill | Reuters



The BBC has refused to deny that they continue to hide the Anti-Government/Anti-Austerity marches under the stories of pictures of lovely kittens..

No-one wants to know what is really happening, the BBC didn’t say ‘they want to feel good about kittens and stuff happening in Peru…

We will continue to publish pictures of peoples dinners until these Demonstrations – which are not happening- stop happening…’

President Putin was not described as ‘Laughing his fucking arse off’ at the media white-out…

If there was ever a time a straight question demanded a straight answer, it was this afternoon when David Cameron was asked about his family’s involvement with offshore tax avoidance.  But unfortunately for the British public, the Prime Minister wasn’t in the mood to provide a straight answer – and instead chose to dodge the issue of his late father’s offshore business dealings altogether.

The Prime Minister was speaking at PwC this afternoon and, at the end of his speech, took just two questions from the press. He had previously implied that he would take more but this opportunity didn’t materialise, meaning that journalists were unable to probe the non-answer he provided.

Cameron was asked directly whether he or his family had benefited from the offshore Blairmore Holdings fund mentioned in the Panama Papers and established by his father, Ian Cameron. In reply, he spoke about British efforts to reduce tax avoidance and outlined his personal financial situation. He detailed his salary as Prime Minister, his savings and interests and the proceeds of the rental of his Witney home.

Source: Cameron just refused to give a straight answer about whether he’d benefited from tax avoidance – big mistake | Voices | The Independent

Isis claimed its own currency would topped the ‘satanic’ US economy

Isis’ attempt to end “America’s capitalist financial system of enslavery” with its own currency appears to have failed as the terrorist group relies increasingly on US dollars.

Activists living in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa report that jihadists are now demanding fines handed out for everything from repairing televisions to smoking are paid in the American currency, rather than the Syrian pound or its own “dinar”.

Militants hailed impending “world domination” last year as they claimed to launch gold, silver and copper coins, with staged propaganda videos showing them exchanged between fighters and shopkeepers.

The footage, which called the global economy “satanic”, claimed the currency would spread to break “America’s capitalist financial system of enslavery” and “purify the earth of the corruption that tainted it”.

Source: Isis’ attempt to topple US economy with own currency ‘failing’ as reliance on American dollars increases | Middle East | News | The Independent

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