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Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine (tags)
John Kerry in 2004 through myriad crimes. Robert F Kennedy Jr, Congressman John Conyers, and Free Press of Columbus have written books or articles about the theft.
Drug Industry Bandits (tags)
Cochabamba: Water as a Human Right (tags)
The economy should be part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity. The TTIP, TPP and TISA trade agreements create a parallel private arbitration system that gives corporations special rights to sue states. Labor and environmental arein danger.
Leaked Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Draft Text (tags)
America's Abysmal State (tags)
US Spending Bill Bonanza for Wall Street (tags)
Keystone XL Pipeline: Down but not Out (tags)
Obama at APEC (tags)
Holder Resigns (tags)
The Free Trade Trap (tags)
Political economies are calibrated to a form of economics oriented exclusively in competitiveness and high profits...The selling off of public services through the agreement on trade with services and the new edition of MAI were prevented because of social protest.
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.
Ten threats to Americans: Lori Wallach (tags)
Lori Wallach is director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
TTIP: Emperor's New Clothes (tags)
Welfare state achievements, quality and environmental standards as well as consumer interests are up for negotiation..For Austria, an annual jobs gain of 0.06% is forecast...93% of the consultations were with lobbyists.
TTIP Attacks on Wages, the Social and the Environment (tags)
The belief that growth and prosperity for all people are promoted by free trade is as old as capitalism. This is often wonderfully represented in the model worlds of economists. But reality looks different. Specific particular interests are sold as the general interest.
TTIP: A Tranatlantic Constitution of Corporations? (tags)
TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, endangers the economy, health and food policies of countries outside the EU and the US. The Investor-State Settlement mechanism gives corporations the same status as nation states. A flood of lawsuits can be expected.
TTIP: International Mega-corporations prevent social and ecological globalization (tags)
In the reality of international monopolist competition, narrow economic profit interests dominate to the disadvantage of broad prosperity gains. Protection of foreign mega-investors before indirect expropriation leads to a dispossession of nation state democracy.
Kerry Backs Keystone XL Pipeline (tags)
Reid Derails Fast Track (tags)
NAFTA's Deplorable Legacy (tags)
TPP: NAFTA on Steroids (tags)
Larry Summers: Wall Street's Man (tags)
Presidential Medal of Freedom Hypocrisy Redux (tags)
Obama's New Climate Plan (tags)
Lynne Stewart Denied Compassionate Release (tags)
Another Israeli War Criminal of the Year Award (tags)
IRS Scandal: More Than Meets the Eye (tags)
Fannie and Freddie in Good Hands with Mel Watt (tags)
US-Style Free Trade in Good Hands with Michael Froman (tags)
Inaugural Hypocrisy (tags)
TPP: A Trade Deal from Hell (tags)
Stealth Trade Agreement Secret Negotiations (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.
ACTA 2.0 (tags)
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?"
Obama's `Free Trade' Follies (tags)
The three pending "free trade" agreements portend more unemployment and corporate enrichment. Countries like Argentina have broken with the Washington Consensus (deregulation, privatization and liberalized markets). Argentina is free from the bondage of structural adjustment.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Safe Nuclear Power (tags)
Poisoning Mother Earth: Fukushima and America's Gulf (tags)
Japan's Leaking Water Radiation 100,000 Times Above Normal (tags)
Olbermann's Sacking Shifts US Media Further Right (tags)
corrupted corporate media
Obama Year Two: Continued Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)
Obama's Decision to Push Bush's NAFTA-Style Korea Trade Deal Without Real Fixes Is Mistake (tags)
Press release by Public Citizen about the Korean trade agreement that's being pushed.
BTL:"Fracking" -- a Natural Gas Drilling Method -- Poses Threat to Environment and Human H (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
America's Gulf: An Ongoing Catastrophic Disaster (tags)
Obama complicity in worst ever environmental crime
American Style Free Trade (tags)
nothing fair about free trade
WEALTHY ELITE THAT CONTROL U.S. ELECTION$ HAVE MOVED U.S INTO SECRET 501C4 SLU$H FUNDING (tags)
STOLE 50 + BILLION $ in THE WALL STREET ~BANKERS ~AIG TARP BAILOUT & NOW SECRETLY FINANCED THEIR CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES OF CHOICE WITH TENS OF MILLION$ OF OUR U.S. TAXPAYERS MONIE$ !!!
HONEST VOTING AMERICANS ARE LOOKING AT KARL ROVE QUITE DIFFERENTLY THESE DAYS ! (tags)
SINCE THIS GEORGE BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE CABAL HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN OUR AMERICAN POLITICS, THERE HAVE BEEN 2 PREVIOUS QUESTIONBALE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS THAT MANY U.S. VOTERS BELIEVE WERE FIXED, AND NOW THESE 5 CONSERVATIVE U.S.SUPREME COURT JUSTICES ~ 3 REPUBLICAN FEC BOARD MEMBERS~ KARL ROVE 501C4 UNLIMITED SLUSH FUNDS ~ BILLIONS OF STOLEN BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE WALL STREET~ BANKERS TARP BAILOUT PONZI SCHEME $$....
Ex-Fed Chairman Paul Volcker Criticizes the Federal Reserve (tags)
"Altogether the 81-year old Volcker can hardly see anything good in the development of the financial system over the last 25 years."
A World Full of Super-Bubbles: Ben Bernanke (tags)
In the last months, Ben Bernanke has emerged as a problem-intensifier, not a problem-solver. The man who flooded the world with cheap dollars faces the waste-heap of a sinking ship making the Titanic seem like a little rowing boat.
THE NEW GEORGE BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE ~ ELITE'S CORRUPTED 911 AMERICAN ELECTION SCHEME .... (tags)
THIS WELL PLANNED SCHEME OF THIS BEHIND THE SCENE CABAL OF WEALTHY ELITE BILLIONAIRES HAS UNLEASHED A FRONTAL ATTACK ON OUR WHOLE AMERICAN ELECTIVE PROCESS.
Voting for GrassrootsKPFK: It Matters (tags)
Another repost from TakeBackKPFK.org (a letter they received from a board member), this time on who to vote for and why. The website admits it's partisan, but there is some insight into what's at stake in these elections.
VIDEO: Banks are still the powerhouse in D.C. (tags)
Twenty months after the financial meltdown of 2008, the US congress is moving ahead with its financial system reform.
Lessons from the Gulf (tags)
Gulf spill potentially greatest ever environmental disaster
VIDEO: Joseph Stiglitz' "Freefall" on BookTV (tags)
"Incentives matter. Short-sighted behavior on an annual basis involved excessive risk taking. `Too big to fail' is ersatz capitalism socializing losses.
The Democrats Abandon the Environment (tags)
“As a banker, I also welcome the fact that the 'cap-and-trade' system is becoming the dominant methodology for [carbon dioxide] control.” -Simon Linnett, Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild Bank. Can the looming environmental catastrophe be solved by environmentalists working side by side with Wall Street Bankers? Such a question doesn’t deserve a serious answer. The Democrats, however, are attempting to address the issue of global warming by developing a “partnership” between those who love the earth, and those who love only profits.
Obama's Cap and Trade Carbon Emissions Bill - A Stealth Scheme to License Pollution and Fr (tags)
plunder and pollution if passed
Obama’s Campaign Promises and the Laws of Capitalism (tags)
Throughout his campaign, Obama made repeated overtures to working people. He talked about job creation, a tax cut for the middle class, health care, education, the rescinding of the lavish tax cuts for the rich, clean energy, facilitating unionization, and the elimination of the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy for gays in the military. One got the distinct impression when he was campaigning that Obama was oriented to helping ordinary working people, who are now struggling to pay their bills, not the rich.
Choice in November - Nader v. Twiddle Dee or Twiddle Dum (tags)
The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan.
[btlsummary]Journalists in Afghanistan Targeted for Assassination... (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary
A backroom deal on trade? (tags)
Four bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs)--with Colombia, Peru, Panama and South Korea--are on the agenda this month for congressional approval, along with a June 30 deadline to reauthorize “trade promotion authority” (TPA) for George Bush. TPA, also known as “fast track” authority, allows the president to negotiate trade deals that Congress must either accept or reject, without amendment.
SUV hit & run driver prompts pharma treatment (tags)
The recent tragedy when a "mentally-ill" SUV hit-&run driver plowed into pedestrians in SF is being used by pharma corporations (& neo-liberals) to advertise their "mental hygiene" products..
Ralph Nader: “Americans Need Moral Courage!” (tags)
Ralph Nader spoke at a campaign rally, in Baltimore, MD, on behalf of Kevin Zeese, who’s running as an Independent for a U.S. Senate seat. Nader called his former press secretary, “a great candidate.” An activist’s activist, Nader said a vast majority of Americans need a dose of “moral courage.” They have allowed “a few,” to rule over the many. “Democracy,” Nader said, “isn’t a slogan. People need to get motivated, show up and get organized.”
BTL:Soaring Gas Prices, Oil Company Record Profits Incite Calls for... (tags)
...Windfall Profits Tax ~ Interview with Tyson Slocum, co-director of the Public Citizen's Energy Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Hey, General Assembly of MD: ”Reverse Deregulation!” (tags)
Most Marylanders can expect their electric bills to go up by $743 a year-a 74 % increase! In 1999, the legislature deregulated the industry. In a sweetheart deal, BGE was absorbed by Constellation Energy and required to begin buying its electricity on the open market. Meanwhile, BGE’s electric-generating assets, originally paid for by the people, were turned over to Constellation in “a cash-free shuffle.” The ratepayers are now being asked to pay again!
BTL:International WTO Opponents Strategize on... (tags)
...Blocking Hong Kong Accord's Implementation. ~ Excerpt of World Social Forum speech by Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, produced by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
WTO HKG1: live coverage from the WTO in Hong Kong (tags)
Focus: Agriculture, Food, and Water A show about the World Trade Organization, focusing on the agriculture negotiations which have the potential to affect the lives of billions of people, including the livelihoods and food security of hundreds of millions.
BTL:Congress Does Little as Energy Company's Record Profits Prompt Calls for... (tags)
...Investigations of Disaster Profiteering ~ Interview with Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's energy program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Breaking the grip of Big Oil (tags)
The day after President Bush advised Americans to deal with skyrocketing gas prices by avoiding unnecessary driving, he flew to New Orleans for a photo-op, burning up about 11,437 gallons of jet fuel, worth over $24,000. Apparently, it all depends on what you consider “necessary.”
BTL:Consumer Group Claims Oil Companies' Disaster Profiteering Necessitates... (tags)
...Price Controls ~ Interview with Tyson Slocum, of Public Citizen's Energy Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Split in AFL-CIO Could Spur New Organizing But Dissidents Fail to... (tags)
...Address Fundamental Flaws ~ Interview with Stanley Aronowitz, professor of sociology and author conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Big Oil Buys Influence in Washington, Crafting Legislation that... (tags)
...Adds to the Industry's Record Profits ~ Interview with Bob Williams, director of the Politics of Oil Project at the Center for Public Integrity, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
RALPH NADER, UN CANDIDAT BAILLONE DANS UNE ELECTION SANS ENJEUX (tags)
En combattant la candidature de Ralph Nader, qui porte les idées progressistes depuis plusieurs décennies, pour donner un blanc-seing au clone démocrate de G.W. Bush, les notables du mouvement « N’importe Qui Sauf Bush » ont ruiné cinq années de mobilisation croissante depuis la naissance du mouvement alter-mondialiste en 1999 à Seattle, jusqu’au mouvement anti-guerre qui a rassemblé des millions de personnes dans le monde en 2003, et qui exige aujourd’hui la fin de l’occupation étrangère en Irak et en Palestine. Au moment où la prétendue "guerre contre le terrorisme" s'intensifie, le mouvement pacifiste reste à reconstruire.
DIE BUSHITE DIE (tags)
There is nothing so in this entire history that more makes me feel sadness for our great love stolen, than the American public's silent contempt expressed for the lives of those innocent People fallen murdered by their cowardly unjust indecision on foregoing the immediate arrest or execution of the "escaping" demon bush and rumsfeld for the crimes of 9/11.
Welcome to the Machine (tags)
The only trouble is the lawless evil bushite child rapists, and repuglicon pension thieving war mongers, have no respect for American law, American lives, nor the God of any religion.
Beanymedia Central Exposes June GWB plan to drug all and the preschool kiddies (tags)
community mental health for all including disruptive preschoolers. plan calls for drugs for preschoolers. see repost on AZ IMC as a ...(something) 'zombies ' article.
GOP caught Money Laundering with donations (tags)
After Mr. Nesbitt of Ohio maxed his donations to Geoffrey Davis (KY-R), he continued to underwrite the candidate vis-a-vis complicit third-party partners -- the Club for Growth, Family First, and the National Right to Work Committee.
Cheney and Scalia's Hunting trip on Big Energy's dime (tags)
The present controversy began when Scalia accompanied Cheney on a hunting trip to Texas one month after the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case this spring. The two flew on a private jet owned by an energy corporation.
BTL:Groups that Defeated Congressional Energy Bill Gear Up to... (tags)
...Fight Any New Attempt to Pass the Measure Interview with Winona Hauter, director of Public Citizen's Energy and Environmental Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
The FDA Under Attack (tags)
"FDA used to serve a purpose. A doctor could feel sure that a drug he was prescribing was as safe as possible. Now you wonder what kind of evaluation has been done, and what's been swept under the rug."-- Dr. William L. Isley, Kansas City, Mo.
Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior (tags)
It is this obviousness with Bush’s stalking-horse Clark that offends even the weakest minds. The obviousness that the vast majority of all the people, all the time, never even see at all. Lincoln was wrong!
Retired General Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior and The Grey Men (tags)
Should Wesley Clark win the primary nomination for president for the Democratic party, America loses and Bush wins; or Clark wins the general election and America loses. America loses and Empire the only winner.
BTL:Immigrant Workers' Freedom Ride Aims to Raise Awareness of Low Pay... (tags)
...Dangerous Working Conditions. Interview with David Glaser, national director of the Immigrant Workers' Freedom Ride, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Consumer Groups Link Power Outage and Failing Grid to Utility Deregulation (tags)
Interview with Wenonah Hauter, of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.
Bush has put the White House Up for Sale! (tags)
So far, donors have given Bush: $ 49,225,000
The GRID: Profits vs Reliability (tags)
The "market" is already demanding "incentives" for expanding the transmission grid, but it will only increase their reach leaving the rest of the country even more vulnerable to widespread power outages.
BTL:Newly Passed Congressional Legislation Promoting Fossil Fuels and... (tags)
...Nuclear Power a Gift to Big Energy Companies Interview with Lisa Gue, senior energy analyst with Public Citizen, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
BTL:Move to Recall California Gov. Gray Davis Ignores GOP Role in... (tags)
...Energy Companies' Robbing of State's Consumers. Interview with Tyson Slocum, research director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Enron Used U.S. Government to Bully Developing Nations (tags)
WASHINGTON, May 29 (IPS) - Defunct energy giant Enron used the U.S. government to coerce the World Bank and poor nations to grant concessions and resolve its investment problems, according to documents and correspondence released by the Treasury Department.
Bechtel wins oil contracts (tags)
Last month, multi-billionaire Riley Bechtel was sworn in as a member of President Bush's Export Council to advise the government on how to create markets for American companies overseas. It was hardly a surprise to the 104th wealthiest man in world, whose family had amassed its fortune in mega-construction projects around the globe was tapped to advise the Bush administration on trade.
EU/WTO want to privatize Everything! (tags)
Now that we're totally distracted by the "War", the corporate dictators (EU & WTO) want to dismantle and privatize the US Postal Service, our schools, our water supplies, public power and anything else they can get away with!
BTL: Ralph Nader Speaks Out Against War With Iraq (tags)
Interview with Ralph Nader, citizen activist and former Green Party presidential candidate, conducted by Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Progressive Anti-War Presidential Candidate? (tags)
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)is a progressive Democrat opposed to war and "free" trade who is considering a bid for President. He refuses to put corporations and profits over people and he is not afraid to stand up for the common folk!
Water for All: Stopping Privatization in California and Beyond (tags)
Both locally and globally, campaigns to stop water privatization are gaining momentum. In California, there was a big victory against the Cadiz proposal to subsidize a private company to tap native underground Mojave desert water and sell it back to the public.
(R)EVOLUTIONARY CRISIS (tags)
an essay on the necessity of direct action
Finacial Times: US bankruptcies, and who received contributions (tags)
The Financial Times has an incredible series breaking down the 25 largest recent bankruptcies in America and showing how rich the corporate execs got in the process – a total of $3.3 billion
Rally at U.S. Capitol to Stop Yucca Mountain (tags)
Environmental Activists Rally at the U.S. Senate to Protest the Shipping of Nuclear Waste to Yucca Mountain Nevada.
Yucca Mountain OK Means Nuclear Waste Moving Through CA & LA (tags)
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham approved a long-stalled proposal to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. But that's not just bad for Nevada, it's bad for people in almost every state in the union--and California is no exception, according to Public Citizen.
Institute for Public Accuracy: Behind the Enron Collapse (tags)
IPA provides comments by Doug Heller, Consumer advocate with the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights; Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research; Tyson Slocum, Research director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program.
Lawmakers Bow to Wishes of Nuclear Industry (Public Citizen) (tags)
House Approved Nuclear Industry Subsidy With Almost No Debate Allowed and no Recorded Vote
Public Citizen Urges NRC, Congress to Take Hint From FAA (tags)
"Since Sept. 11, the public has been seeking assurances that nuclear power plants will not be the next, and incredibly devastating, targets of terrorist attacks," said Wenonah Hauter, director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program. "Yet astonishingly, even in the midst of a seemingly interminable series of heightened alerts, federal policymakers are acting to enrich the target environment for terrorists by taking steps to build new nuclear plants and extend the lives of old ones."
PUBLIC CITIZEN: 3 Recent FAA Security Regulations Failed to Protect Public (tags)
Public Citizen has issued a report, "Delay, Dilute, and Discard: How the Airline Industry and the FAA Have Stymied Aviation Security Recommendations," which focuses attention on three recent FAA regulations that failed to adequately protect the public. "The FAA has engaged in constant foot-dragging and kowtowing to industry demands, which have seriously jeopardized public safety." Agency Bows to Industry to Water Down Critical Security Improvements; Report Suggests Creation of an Independent Aviation Law Enforcement Agency
Consumers, Passengers, Pilots & Flight Attendants: Federalized Air Security (tags)
Organizations Representing Consumers, Passengers, Pilots and Flight Attendants Urge Congress to Federalize Aviation Security. Groups Call for Standardized Procedures, Trained and Motivated Security Workers.
Company Loses Second Bid to Silence Critical Stockholder (tags)
"Hollis-Eden's real gripe was not with any particular posting, but with the fact that Mr. Alcus was critical of the company," said Allison Zieve, an attorney with Public Citizen who represented Alcus. "Hollis-Eden's goal was to stifle Mr. Alcus. The judge clearly understood that."
Public Citizen Reports on the State of Fast Track (tags)
Though the Fast Track Bill narrowly past through the house committee, Public Citizen sees this is a very winnable fight.
Public Citizen Report Exposes Drug Industry Spending Blitz to Keep Prices High (tags)
The pharmaceutical industry launched an unprecedented lobbying blitz last year to stop Congress from enacting a Medicare drug benefit, spending a record $262 million on political influence in the 1999-2000 election cycle, including $177 million on lobbying, $65 million on issue ads and $20 million on campaign contributions - more than any other industry in 1999-2000. It hired 625 different lobbyists last year - or more than one lobbyist for every member of Congress. More than half were either former members of Congress (21) or worked in Congress or other federal agencies (295).
Public Citizen Condemns Pacifica Hijackers Threats-Joins Defense Of Free Speech (tags)
Pacifica Foundation Hijacker's To Critics: Take Down Your Web Sites or We’ll Sue. Public Citizen To Defend Free-Speech FROM Pacifica Network Board Thieves And Their Station Stooges (Mary Francis Berry, Bessie Wash, David Acosta, John Murdock (of EB&G), David Palmer, Ken Ford, Garland Ganter, Utrice Lied, Clayton Riley...et. al.
The Facts Are In: Electricity Demand in California Was Lower (tags)
"The fact that demand in California is on par with previous years highlights power producers' attempts to circumvent environmental rules and local input on energy policy,"