fix articles 1237, pacific rim
Arbitration Courts: A Dirty Gold Rush (tags)
Pacific Rim, a Canadian gold mining company, is suing El Salvador for $301 million in lost profits. Salvadorians oppose the mining because of the likely contamination of their drinking water. Can a poor country prohibit its exploitation for the sake of the environment? Is a way of development forced?
Economist: "TTIP is Doomed" (tags)
Resistance rages across the two parties. Two hegemons negotiate who are not accustomed to making compromises. The US and the EU are like two proud gorillas. The lawyer branch will put up a fierce resistance to losing that niche.
Presstitute Media Support Anti-Consumer Fast Track Legislation (tags)
The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries (tags)
Fast Track, TTIP, TPP and TISA should be scrapped! Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO described the TTIP as "secret tribunals" where only "foreign investors" can sue. This article from The Guardian UK focuses on El Salvador. and Pacific Rim.
Four Winds of March Against Monsanto Los Angeles Take The Streets of Hollywood (tags)
People of Los Angeles joined the global call to March Against Monsanto on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in solidarity with thousands of people spanning over 400 cities of the globe. In L.A. the march originated in four cardinal directions in the morning (North Hollywood/Valley, West L.A/Venice, South L.A., and downtown) and traveled via public transportation to the central rally in East Hollywood, followed by a march to Griffith Park for a non-GMO potluck and teach-in. Over five hundred people participated in #MAMLA #MAM2015 to say #HellNoGMO.
Politics Faded Out the Constitutional Offensiveness of Trade Agreements (tags)
The arbitration jurisdiction with the ISDS mechanism is the most controversial point of the two trade agreements. US corporations could file lawsuits against the German prohibition of gas production through fracking. Public interest laws could be stylized as "indirect expropriation."
Investment Protection at a Crossroads (tags)
TTIP gives foreign investors the right to sue sovereign governments before ad hoc arbitration courts when lost profits occur as a result of political decisions. These decisions cannot be appealed and undermine social, environmental and labor regulations.
End Corporate Domination - HJM 6-3 passed Oregon House Rules Committee unanimously (tags)
Grandmothers, pensioners, workers and the unemployed shouldn't be paying for the greed of Wall Street speculators. (cf.Sahra Wagenknecht) El Salvador shouldn't be paying $300 million to the Pacific Rim mining Global Rim for "lost profits." (www.rabble.ca)
Monsanto: Profits Above Human Health (tags)
Community Activist Join Labor Against Phony "Trade" Deal (tags)
Progressive San Diego's official opposition to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a NAFTA-like agreement seeking to subject the U.S. and a wide range of other countries to corporate dictatorship — began July 2 with a rally outside the Bayfront Hilton Hotel, where the TPP's negotiators are meeting. Speakers from labor, environmental, women's and Queer organizations explained what the TPP means to them and why it should be stopped.
STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" RALLY VS SECRET NEGOTIATIONS HELD IN SOFITEL HOTEL IN LA (tags)
As Trade negotiators from throughout the Pacific Rim are gathering in Sofitel Luxury Suites, Los Angeles, activist to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement, groups opposed to the “NAFTA of the Pacific picketed outside the hotel in Beverly Hills. Trade negotiators from nine countries that includes the the U.S. to Vietnam are pressing for a NAFTA-style deal that encourages offshoring, expands downward corporate pressure on labor and environmental standards, raises drug prices, and bans "Make it in America," among other problems. STOP THE FTAA The protest dubbed as RALLY TO STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" was sparked because of the negotiations are being done out of the public eye, trade ministers and corporate lobbyists (over 600 of ...whom have certified "corporate adviser" status). Protestors asked : “will this become a "NAFTA of the Pacific?"
Trans Pacific Free Trade Agreement Action Wed! (tags)
SOFITEL hotel in Beverly Hills, Wednesday. NOON to 2:30
America's New World Order Agenda (tags)
Remembering Chalmers Ashby Johnson (8/6/31 - 11/20/10) (tags)
a powerful voice silenced
Preparing for World War III, Targeting Iran and Israel Mental (tags)
"The Israeli elite miscalculated utterly, and no mad scramble to control the damage will undo the deed or erase its consequences. Like the South African apartheid regime of the time, and segregation in the U.S., Israel’s 60-plus-year-old policy of discrimination, oppression, and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is finally being acknowledged worldwide as a moral obscenity that can no longer be tolerated."
Justice for Salvadorian Activists (tags)
Manifestacion para demandar justica por la muerte de activistas defensores del Medio Ambiente/Demonstration to demand justice for death of enviromental activists
Another Protester of Pacific Rim Mining Corporation’s El Dorado (tags)
On December 26, Dora “Alicia” Recinos Sorto, age 32, was assassinated, the second anti-mining activist killed this week in the small community of Nueva Trinidad in the department of Cabañas. Recinos Sorto was eight months pregnant and carrying her two-year old child when she was shot on her way back from doing laundry at a nearby river. She and her husband, José Santos Rodriguez, were outspoken opponents of the non-operational El Dorado mine which Pacific Rim, a Vancouver-based mining company is desperate to reopen despite widespread community opposition.
Why are these guys...
THREE HOUR SPECIAL - DEPLETED URANIUM - MONDAY 6/12 (tags)
8PM - 11PM Pacific time ......Three Hour Special
DU Weapons Special Tonight - Listen Live (tags)
Tonight, Friday, May 12 2006 11 PM - 12 AM - EASTERN - DU Special In Review and World Wide Reaction -
Uranium Weapons Exposed - The X Zone - Listen Live Tonight - It's a MUST HEAR! (tags)
"The American Revolution on Uranium Weapons will Bring Down this obscene Government. They all have to go. Are you ready?" - Bob Nichols
Bush administration finalizes military attack on Iran (tags)
Bush administration finalizes military attack on Iran
Is RagingBull Lycos profiting from penny stock scams,money laundering ? (tags)
Lycos began as a search engine at Carnegie Mellon and paradoxically its ragingbull.com that provides message boards that censor or delete critics or defrauded investors from posting and allow known penny stock frauds to continue and insiders to the scams to promote known penny stocks frauds is itself like a dark alley of the internet where search engines don't go.
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: Building labor-community unity for progress (tags)
The People's Weekly World interviewed William (Bill) Lucy, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, at its 34th annual convention in Phoenix, May 29. Martin Frazier, contributing editor, conducted the interview.
Students, faculty, community, native groups resist US military hegemony in the Pacific (tags)
Since 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, a coalition of Native Hawaiian groups, students, faculty, anti-war activists, environmentalists, and religious organizations have joined forces to occupy the University of Hawaii administration building, to demand the University cease all work on a secret Navy research project, UARC. This secret research is for the development of space-based laser systems, surveillance technologies, and sea-based mines. Live Webcam of the protest: http://stopuarc.ww.com/ Since September 11, 2001, the US military has embarked on its largest expansion onto Hawa'ian land, since World War II. The Army plans to take 28,000 acres of this precious land to station a Stryker Brigade.
Shadow Government Code Names (tags)
Shadow government code names used by CIA, NSA, black ops crowd cut outs, fronts, narco-military spooks, proprietaries, mob connected companies....
Dealer Stands (Sits on His Hands) (tags)
We simply refuse to acknowledge the problem of a nuclear Korean peninsula in any meaningful way... So, uh, how was Iraq a threat again?
U.S. Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich (tags)
How has the secretive U.S.-based IMF/World Bank economically enslaved poor countries?
CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR INDIE FILM & MUSIC!!!!!!! (tags)
Temecula International Film & Music Festival looking for the following: Indie Film & Music Entries Sponsorship Pre-event press coverage!
The Real but Unspoken Reasons for the Iraq War (tags)
Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking. The upcoming war in Iraq is actually an OIL CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves. (This is a long essay)
FOR THE RESTORATION OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE IN GREEK SOCIETY (tags)
We are publishing this document so as to inform and ask for your support. This concerns a very important matter - the imprisonment of worker and social fighter Yannis Serifis and the wider repression by the state in Greece. Follow the link to sign for the release of Y. Serifis and against the greek terrorlaw: http://www.yserifis.org/solidarity.php
5 deaths of longshore workers prove hazardous conditions (tags)
There have been 5 deaths of longshore workers this year on the docks, demonstrating the hazardous working conditions. The World Socialist Website provides one perspective on what is to be done.
West Coast Ports Stay Shut (tags)
Shippers: W. Coast Ports Stay Shut - Sun Sep 29,11:35 PM ET - By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer
Cuban Artists Missing from Latin Grammys (tags)
Cuban artists treated like terrorists and Los Angeles culture is hijacked more by Miami right-wingers.
The imaginary effects of a Trans-American free trade zone: (tags)
In Quebec City, Canada, on April 20, the heads of 34 governments of North, South, Central America, and the Caribbean met in secret with hundreds of corporations to negotiate the terms for the creation of a Free Trade Agreement of the Americas(FTAA). Performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena,speculates about its possible repercussions
APC SUMMIT 2001 IN SEATTLE MAY 6-12TH - PROTESTS VS PRIVATIZATION AND BIOTECH (tags)
APC SUMMIT Protests Planned For May 8th