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  • Harry Pollard
    “Radical solutions” wasn’t at all! ****************************** Harry Pollard Henry George School of Los Angeles Box 655 Tujunga CA 91042 (818)
    Message 1 of 108 , Apr 16, 2008
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      “Radical solutions” wasn’t at all!

       

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      Harry Pollard

      Henry George School of Los Angeles

      Box 655

      Tujunga  CA  91042

      (818) 352-4141

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      From: LandCafe@yahoogroups.com [mailto:LandCafe@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mark Monson
      Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 7:00 AM
      To: LandCafe
      Subject: [LandCafe] LVT News Digest

       

      LVT News Digest - 16 April 2008

      Radical solutions
      The Observer - UK
      Perhaps the best example is the concerted campaign against the ideas of
      Henry George. State socialism may have been discredited, but there's a
      growing army ...
      <http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/mark_braund/2008/04/radical_solutions.html>

      Land swap = affordable housing
      Mail Tribune - Medford,OR,USA
      The city retains ownership of affordable housing land in perpetuity through
      its Community Land Trust. For development, the city engages the Rogue
      Valley ...
      <http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080409/NEWS/804090315/-1/NEWS>

      Land tax loophole 'under review'
      Irish Times - Ireland
      A tax loophole that has saved big developers millions in stamp duty is
      being kept "under review" by the Government, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has
      told the Dáil ...
      <http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/0409/breaking39.htm>

      PRC property sector buckles under regulatory load
      IFR Asia - London,UK
      The land usage rules deter developers from sitting on idle land (which
      regulators see as a sign of land hoarding). Any land that is undeveloped
      for more ...
      <http://www.ifrasia.com/story.asp?sectioncode=2&storycode=81280>

      Govt valuers get expert training
      The Nation Newspaper - Bridgetown,St. Michael,Barbados
      Last week the administration brought in six first-rate appraisers from
      Canada and the United Kingdom to train valuers at the Land Tax Department
      and the ...
      <http://www.nationnews.com/story/348652780615656.php>

      Campesino murdered
      Latin America Press - Lima,Peru
      Eli Dallemole, a director of the Landless Workers Movement, or MST, was
      killed by hooded men on March 30 in front of his wife and children in his
      home in ...
      <http://www.latinamericapress.org/article.asp?lanCode=1&artCode=5580>

      Exorbitant prices creating havoc
      The Daily Star - Dhaka,Bangladesh
      Soaring prices are also forcing thousands of additional landless labourers
      to migrate and seek work in the urban areas every day. ...
      <http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=31773>

      Brazil land violence and killings down-church
      Reuters - USA
      Landless peasants, Indians and descendants of runaway slaves repeatedly
      clashed with police and gunmen in struggles over land ownership. ...
      <http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN15228229>
      See all stories on this topic:
      <http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ncl=http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN15228229>

      China to disallow property IPOs if proceeds applied to 'land hoarding'...
      Forbes - NY,USA
      BEIJING (XFN-ASIA) - The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) will
      reject IPO applications by property firms which intend to 'hoard' land with
      the ...
      <http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2008/03/20/afx4801206.html>

    • Mark Monson
      LVT News Digest - 1 June 2008 ... Taking the bull by the horns on the land question Daily Nation - Nairobi,Kenya “The Government should take advantage of the
      Message 108 of 108 , Jun 1, 2008
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        LVT News Digest - 1 June 2008

        ---AFRICA---

        Taking the bull by the horns on the land question
        Daily Nation - Nairobi,Kenya
        “The Government should take advantage of the expiry of the leases to
        re-plan rural settlement so that the poor and landless people can get an
        opportunity to ...
        <http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=39&newsid=123885>

        Storm brewing over land ownership
        Standard - Nairobi,Kenya
        Property experts also flouted land tax — some percentage of the value of
        their land — as a possible solution to the question of idle land. ...
        <http://www.eastandard.net/news/?id=1143987292&cid=4>

        4000 squatters to be settled on Malindi ranch land
        Daily Nation - Nairobi,Kenya
        Ms Ng’etich the 40000 acres earmarked for settlement will be subdivided
        into 10-acre parcels of land, which will in turn be given to the landless.
        ...
        <http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=1&newsid=124466>

        Idle land owners put on notice
        Standard - Nairobi,Kenya
        By Alex Ndegwa Huge tracts of idle land owned by absentee landlords could
        be seized and redistributed to the landless in a radical land reform plan.
        ...
        <http://www.eastandard.net/news/?id=1143987416&cid=4>

        Text: Tsvangirai speech to MDC Parliamentary Caucus
        New Zimbabwe.com - Zimbabwe
        To ensure the productive use of land and to discourage speculative land
        holding, we will institute a progressive land tax. The revenue generated
        from that ...
        <http://www.newzimbabwe.com/pages/mdc209.18278.html>


        ---AMERICAS---

        HEINZMAN EDIT: Governor, Legislature deal big blow to local governments
        with property tax cap...
        Coon Rapids ECM Publishers - Coon Rapids,MN,USA
        All this comes at a time when property values for tax purposes are
        declining due to the sour economy. That means local governments will not be
        able to live ...
        <http://hometownsource.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5131&Itemid=46>

        Missouri gubernatorial candidate Sarah Steelman is campaigning ...
        Pitch Weekly - Kansas City,MO,USA
        Pittsburgh implemented a modified "land tax" in 1913, and it is widely used
        in Australia and New Zealand. The idea surfaced a year ago in a Missouri
        think ...
        <http://www.pitch.com/2008-05-22/news/missouri-gubernatorial-candidate-sarah-steelman-is-campaigning-against-the-earnings-tax-if-only-she-d-sub-it-out-for-a-land-tax/>

        Parking subsidies, key public goals stand in opposition
        MinnPost.com - Minneapolis,MN,USA
        Minneapolis Planning Director Barbara Sporlein said her staff has
        investigated a form of land-value taxation (LVT) similar to the system used
        in some ...
        <http://www.minnpost.com/steveberg/2008/05/19/1880/parking_subsidies_key_public_goals_stand_in_opposition>

        Subdivision plan call for 535 homes
        Daily Inter Lake - Kalispell,MT,USA
        A community land trust has already been set up to own at least 100 lots
        within the project. A community land trust owns the land beneath a house,
        ...
        <http://www.dailyinterlake.com/articles/2008/05/13/news/news03.txt>

        MY NATIVE LAND CLAIMS POSITION
        Sudbury Star - Sudbury,Ontario,Canada
        Note: I suppose the provincial government could impose a land tax that
        cannot be passed on to the tenant in order to promote productive usage of
        the ...
        <http://www.thesudburystar.com/Blogs/ViewCommunityPage.aspx?BlogID=1504>

        Esopus hopeful seeks Cahill's Assembly seat
        Poughkeepsie Journal - Poughkeepsie,NY,USA
        "I really view the taxing mechanism - charging people on the value of their
        property - is a really inequitable form of taxation," Yess said. ...
        <http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080526/NEWS01/805260314>

        GPRE challenging assessed value of Shenandoah facility
        Valley News Today - Shenandoah,IA,USA
        The community may exempt from taxation all or a portion of the actual value
        added by improvements to real property directly related to new jobs created
        by ...
        <http://www.valleynewstoday.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19732851&BRD=2703&PAG=461&dept_id=555139&rfi=6>


        ---ASIA---

        Bishops seek dialogue with Arroyo for genuine agrarian reform
        GMA news.tv - Quezon City,Metro Manila,Philippines
        It emphasizes free land distribution to deserving farmer beneficiaries and
        the dismantling of land monopoly now prevalent in the country. -
        GMANews.TV.
        <http://www.gmanews.tv/story/96985/Bishops-seek-dialogue-with-Arroyo-for-genuine-agrarian-reform>

        Government to buy plots so landless poor can build homes
        Livemint - Delhi,Delhi,India
        “Landlessness is the root cause of poverty and it’s for the first time
        that the Centre will help to give land to the landless,” says rural
        development ...
        <http://www.livemint.com/2008/05/23002911/Government-to-buy-plots-so-lan.html>

        Land rights: An upcoming issue in India
        Merinews - New Delhi,India
        IT NEEDED a long march by 25000 landless tillers to the national capital,
        to pinpoint an issue that is not only a matter of life and death for the
        millions ...
        <http://india.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=134647>

        Taiwan denies 71-million-dollar pledge to new Paraguay government
        Trend News Agency - Baku,Azerbaijan
        The Taiwan diplomats told him that when Lugo is inaugurated on August 15,
        Taiwan would donate 71 million US dollars to Paraguay to buy land for
        landless ...
        <http://news.trendaz.com/index.shtml?show=news&newsid=1207885&lang=EN>

        Rice farmers dig in over foreigners' land
        Bangkok Post - Thailand
        ''Widespread land acquisitions by these foreign landlords has already made
        a good number of rice farmers landless, forcing them to rent the same land
        for ...
        <http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/25May2008_news10.php>

        20000 acres of Modhupur forest leased illegally in five years
        The Daily Star - Dhaka,Bangladesh
        A section of corrupt forest officials leased the lands defying law and
        depriving local indigenous and landless people who were supposed to get
        those under ...
        <http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=38024>

        Land for the Landless
        Tehelka - New Delhi,India
        Comparison to Adivasis, Dalits are absolutely landless in the state. Most
        of the big landlords are from the upper caste. The Land Ceiling Act 1961
        was not ...
        <http://www.tehelka.com/story_main39.asp?filename=Ws310508Land.asp>

        ---AUSTRALIA---

        Federal-state system out of kilter, says Opposition
        Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
        The Real Estate Institute said in its submission: "Stamp duty on real
        property transfers and land tax are disincentives for investment in rental
        ...
        <http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/federalstate-system-out-of-kilter-says-opposition/2008/05/25/1211653847216.html>

        ---EUROPE---

        Take back the land
        The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
        This latest act of landlordism confirms me in my long-held view that
        Highland landlords should have their estates taken from them without
        compensation.
        <http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/letters/display.var.2294993.0.Take_back_the_land.php>

        Island space ‘could house social homes’
        Dorset Echo - Dorchester,England,UK
        Two Dorchester businessmen have come up with a plan to recapture the land
        for Underhill residents through the Community Land Trust scheme. ...
        <http://www.thisisdorset.net/display.var.2307141.0.island_space_could_house_social_homes.php>

        Priest attacked after standing up for Brazil’s landless
        ChristianToday - London,UK
        Wealthy landowners have been accused of using violence and intimidation to
        try and stop Christians in Brazil from standing up for the rights of
        landless ...
        <http://www.christiantoday.com/article/priest.attacked.after.standing.up.for.brazils.landless/19099.htm>
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