Tag Archives: TPP

▶ Mark Fiore: Obama Trades Transparency

Fiore: After a little smack-down by the Senate, the Most Transparent Administration Ever is still trying to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Most Transparent Way Possible.

Reversing Grassroots Win, US Senate Approves Fast Track Trade Measure

Friends of the Earth: “These trade deals would harm the environment, allow corporations to roll back government laws on fossil fuel exports and impede future action by Congress to protect the planet from climate disruption. A vote for Fast Track is a vote for climate disaster and an attack on our clean air and water.”

David Korten: A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More

Korten: A quick reading of the leaked chapter makes it clear why TPP sponsors have gone to great lengths to keep their negotiations secret. The document substantiates claims by opponents that the TPP is a corporate-rights agreement designed to facilitate the export of U.S. jobs, allow corporations to sue governments for enacting labor and environmental protections, make it illegal for governments to favor local businesses, and advance the colonization of national economies by global corporations and financiers.

Popular Resistance: Changing Our Story

Popular Resistance: Challenging the Neo-Liberal Assault

The truth is that people-power can stop fast track and the global neo-liberal assault. We can do this through both civil resistance to stop harmful policies such as emergency managers and international corporate treaties and by telling a new story and taking action to create a new societal structure for the economy and governance.

Common Dreams: Don’t Miss A Plethora of Important Articles This Week

Winnie Byanyima: Activists from around the world will defy the terrorists to attend the World Social Forum in Tunis on March 25, determined to make the occasion a beacon for free speech, justice and equality. I am proud to join the leaders of Greenpeace, ActionAid, Civicus and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) in highlighting the urgent need to tackle the vested interests of the 1 percent, in order to build a better world for all of humanity.

TPP vs. Democracy: Leaked Draft of Secretive Trade Deal Spells Out Plan for Corporate Power Grab

Such ISDS tribunals have become a cornerstone of so-called “free trade” deals and are included in 3,000 accords world-wide, according to The New York Times. They have been used to attack toxic bans, environmental regulations, access to medicines, and safety laws.

Popular Resistance: Praise for the Radicals

We at Popular Resistance share the view that there need to be people and groups who see the bigger picture, who fight for what is not on the table and who are willing to put their bodies on the line to make change. Those are the people we try to lift up in our daily coverage of the movement because they are rarely recognized and are usually lacking in resources.

Women Against Military Madness Newsletter | Spring I 2015

Volume 33 Number 1                                                                       Mary Beaudoin, Editor Spring I 2015 Korea: Women Walk for Peace across the De-Militarized Zone By Christine […]

Popular Resistance: Hello Censorship If Secret TISA Pact Is Approved

You can join the work to stop dangerous agreements like TISA by signing the pledge. CLICK HERE TO SIGN. By Pete Dolack, http://www.systemicdisorder.wordpress.com  PopularResistance.org  December 28th, 2014 Internet privacy and net neutrality would become things of the past if the secret Trade In Services Agreement comes to fruition. And on this one, the secrecy exceeds […]

Honeywell International: Boycott & Divest re killer and surveillance drones, fracking, TPP …

Boycott & Divest.  Honeywell International: Powers and guides the worlds  Number 1 killer drone, the MQ-9 Reaper Builds the Tarantula Hawk surveillance drone for military and police forces Check the website badhoneywell.org for more information about why a boycott/buycott  of Honeywell International is essential . Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! […]

▶ Truthout Interview: Mike Ludwig on TISA and Julian Assange

Truthout reporter Mike Ludwig talks to Ted Asregadoo about the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) – Financial Services Annex documents that were recently published by WikiLeaks, and the current status of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.  By Ted Asregadoo Truthout.org   Video Interview  29 June 2014  Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, at a press conference during a court appearance […]

Zeese and Flowers: People-Powered Media Mobilizes Masses While Mass Media Remains Silent

If we continue to build the independent, people-powered media, greater numbers of people will build up immunity to the destructive misinformation of corporate media. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  AlterNet   February 7, 2014   CenterforMediaJustice.org Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/1000 Words    In the last week, there were two major examples of how people-powered media can educate and […]

▶ Truthout Interviews, Featuring William Rivers Pitt on the State of the Nation

By Ted Asregado  Truthout | Video Interview  02 February 2014  Truthout.org President Barack Obama enters the House Chamber of the Capitol Building to deliver the State of the Union address, Jan. 28, 2014. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) A politician who tries to please as many factions as he or she can often ends up […]

[Videos] Everybody Let’s Stop the TPP: Share These Videos and Spread the Word

ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION DEFENDING YOUR RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD BY MAIRA SUTTON  OCTOBER 4, 2013 | EFF.org  President Obama was scheduled to meet with the leaders of the other eleven countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Bali, supposedly to plan the “end-game” for this massive trade deal. However, he has made […]

Mitch Jones> If You Thought What ALEC and the Koch Brothers Are Doing Was Bad …

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has drawn large protests in Japan. (photo: activist post) By Mitch Jones  16 July 13  Food and Water Watch via  Reader Supported News e’ve all seen the results in states across the country of the influence that ALEC and the Koch Brothers have amassed. And if you think the results of their […]