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The US economy needs Joe Biden (tags)

The economic and socio-political record of US President Donald Trump is devastating. Wages stagnated even before the Corona crisis. Instead, the national debt increased because he lowered taxes for the rich - without any economic benefit. Joe Biden knows the reasons for the misery and knows what to do.

The turn to less: Corona and the consumption dilemma (tags)

The Corona crisis could be the beginning of a better normality. Corona could make a turning point in history. The global North has benefited from unequal trade relations. Global employment has lost its role as the center of life. We must get out of the old path dependencies.

TRAVAILLER, POLLUER, CONSOMMER ET DONC, FERMER SA GUEULE ! (tags)

Dans ce monde de moutons et de veaux...

The Social State in the Age of Global Capitalism (tags)

Welcome to techno-corporate feudalism-where the richest three Americans have more wealth than 160 million, where the wealthiest 86 have more wealth than 3.6 billion, where the foul-mouthed cancelled free school lunches for 1 million and where market distortions rule.

From Punitive Tariffs and Trade Conflicts to Economic War (tags)

Trump's punitive attacks on several trading partners, above all China, are changing suddenly into a destruction of the multilateral structures of the world market. With "America first," the president wants to restore the past hegemony. The wrecking ball is not the only model!

The Bank Of Israel, Gold, And The Third Temple (tags)

BUY GOLD, GLOBAL DEPRESSION COMING!

The US under President Trump: Gravedigger of International Law (tags)

The US collaboratively built international law and its institutions and had an authoritative influence for more than 100 years.The US shows an unparalleled contempt for international law by recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights.

UN Forum Wrestles with Funding Development (tags)

After months of negotiations and four days of formal meetings, the United Nations voted on development policies at the fourth UN Financing for Development Forum. The UN meetings convene world leaders, ministers, governments, the IMF, World Bank and development groups. The annual process attempts to implement the 2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda, an international agreement that includes policies on debt, tax, trade, transparency and aid.

IMF Says Global Economy Faces a "Delicate Moment" (tags)

As world leaders, finance ministers, business leaders and development groups gather for the Spring International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings, the IMF raises fresh concerns about the global economy. The IMF releases the biannual World Economic Outlook Report noting a slowdown in global growth and focusing on economic challenges that include unsustainable debt, trade tensions and the impact of natural disasters on the financial system.

The Populist Makers and Dangerous Optimism (tags)

The people vote and capital decides. Another capitalism appears that is marked by an anti-liberal and intolerant culture. The goal of the new capitalists is the same as the old capitalists: to make the rich even richer. The governing elites gamble away the future of coming generations.

Markets as a Fetish, Globalization, and Dissent Management (tags)

Economic inequality must be reduced and democratic participation regained. Resisting tax avoidance, financial market regulations, climate policy, and globally combating poverty should be priorities.

On the Refugee Debate (tags)

The rulers want to divert from the real causes of the refugee wave and from their own misdeeds because the cause of the misery is an exploitation crisis of capital and the greed of mammoth world corporations. Only the prospect for a future in their country can stop refugees.

The (Temporary) End of Globalization (tags)

Protectionist measures could lead to losses of prosperity and increase the pressure to introduce more measures. Before the 2008 crisis, world trade grew over 6% per year (now 2%). Why must US consumers pay more for imports from the EU? Why are European consumers punished?

Trade War and Zero Deficit Myth (tags)

State debts are often necessary and are not automatically bad economically. Investments are prerequisites of future prosperity. When private parties spend too little, the state must step into the breach.

Why has the US gone mad? (tags)

Donald Trump blames scapegoats. Why does the US permanently seek new conflicts, send terrorists to Syria, organize the Ukraine coup, escalate with North Korea and threaten to bomb wherever it siuts them? The real reason could be that the US is bankrupt.

China's 6.9% Growth: The Superiority of the Plan (tags)

China has brought hundreds of millions out of poverty in only three decades thanks to the opening of the economy. In 1978, 90% of the population lived below the absolute poverty line of $1.90 a day. Today, there are `only' 43 million, three percent of the population of 1.4 billion.

Paraphysique de la guerre totale (tags)

Les maladies du capital...

Paraphysique du coup de gueule (tags)

Le fascisme se nourrit du fascisme...

Trump - Hard as Steel (tags)

There is outrage over the nationalist economic policy of "America First." The parallels to the 1929 system crisis are obvious. The unstable house of cards could now finally collapse. Credit-financed demand is created for a goods-producing system that suffocates in its own productivity.

Philippine President Duterte’s next target: 9-year-old children (tags)

Once, when Rodrigo Duterte got to talking about his anti-drug campaign, he mused about murdering his children. If his son used drugs, he said in April, he would kill him himself.

Low Taxes is an Act of Desperation (tags)

A low business tax can be counter-productive if a deadbeat infrastructure arises through lower state revenues. Lowering business tax rates leads first to enormous budget holes. Employees will bear this burden at the end.

Why Mainstream Economists are Responsible for Electing Donald Trump (tags)

There are lots of economists, both everyday and academic, who understand that a tiny group at the top has captured most of the benefits of trade agreements and other measures that have allowed U.S. corporations to engage in increased international trade,

Botswana Minister supports highest level of protection for African lions (tags)

Tsekedi Khama appealed for countries to support CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Proposal 4

International Community Rallies to Protect a Monkey Species for the First Time in 30 Years (tags)

“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17”

Joanna Lumley slams CITES’ rhino horn proposal (tags)

Joanna Lumley has teamed up with Animal Defenders International (ADI)

Joanna Lumley slams CITES’ rhino horn proposal as ADI make a stand for the African elephan (tags)

British national treasure Joanna Lumley has teamed up with Animal Defenders International (ADI)

Joanna Lumley slams CITES’ rhino horn proposal as ADI make a stand for the African elephan (tags)

British national treasure Joanna Lumley has teamed up with Animal Defenders International (ADI)

Ricky Gervais urges public to support ADI bid to restrict hunting and save African lions (tags)

Hollywood superstar Ricky Gervais has launched an urgent appeal

The Shortwave Report 09/02/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

International Primate Day September 1st: Moby teams up with ADI to ‘Back the Macaque’ (tags)

Moby Teams Up With ADI To Back The Macaque And Help Endangered Primates

Ujnemployment is (not) a Full-time Job (tags)

There are many scandals and injustices, for example that wealth concentration in Austria and the EU is increasing. However, the debate is again about the "unemployed unwilling to work" instead of about the widening gap.

UN Summit Reaches Debt, Tax and Trade Agreements (tags)

Member countries of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) renewed a mandate for the UN agency on economic issues. The agreement will guide UNCTAD's work for the next four years.

Holy See Calls on UN Development Summit to Build an Inclusive Economy (tags)

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, called on a United Nations development summit to address debt, tax, trade and environmental policies that impact poverty.

Too big to fail (tags)

Your country is ruled by drugs.

Illegal drugs, too big to fail (tags)

Who do we have to pay to be allowed to do business?

Good work from the illegal drug trade (tags)

Hard work is never wasted.

38 Arguments Against TTIP (tags)

TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) agreement continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing int he profits of a few. The private arbitration courts enable corporations to sue states and could have a chilling effect on labor and environmental protection.

TTIP and CETA Must Be Prevented (tags)

Under TTIP, TPP and TiSA, corporations can sue states for lost profits. The German Judges Union calls additional protection of foreign investors "nonsense" that undermines democracy and the constitutional state.

Coup from Above (tags)

Free trade agreements serve geo-political goals. They are the "weapons," so to speak, in the global economic war. Critical persons see through this and rebel against "corporate rule" and against the dissolution of the primacy of politics by the primacy of the economy.

Audio: What's Wrong with the TPP? 27 min (tags)

Public interest regulations are threatened. Philip Morris is suing Australia and Uruguay for lost profits. Who gets to make decisions and who has influence? The cost of drugs in Canada is a major complication.

Behind every refugee stands an arms trader (tags)

Humankind has abolished slavery, absolute monarchy, cannibalism and, in principle, child labor. To solve, or at least reduce, the mounting refugee problem, we should begin to discuss how to increase human civilization by criminalizing arms trade and by abolishing war.

10 Shocking Realities of the TPP (tags)

Now we see why the US Trade Representative and President Obama wanted to keep the TPP secret for four years after it was ratified. It if had not been for a very aggressive fight against fast track trade authority in which hundreds of thousands of people participated, we would not see the text.

Philippines: Unions decry deceptive, vague ‘labor agenda’ of APEC (tags)

ORGANIZED workers sneered at the so-called labor agenda in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila next month by describing it as deceptive and vague, which merely reaffirms APEC’s ideology based on the primacy of corporate power and profits over labor and trade union rights.

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.

Hedge Fund Threatens Trade Tribunal to Sue Peru for Old Military Debt (tags)

A US hedge fund is threatening to sue Peru for $5.1 billion over decades-old military debts it bought.

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.

TTIP: Attack on Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

A mass demonstration is planned for Saturday October 10 in Berlin against the TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership. A parallel private ad hoc arbitration system is created where corporations can sue states for lost profitsLabor and environmental rules undermined

Dollar As World's Reserve Currency Threatened (tags)

dollar

Leaked Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Draft Text (tags)

trade

Trans-Pacific Partnership Guarantee (tags)

TPP

Senate Caves on Fast Track (tags)

trade

Congress Approves Greater Corporate Predation (tags)

trade

TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracy and the Public Interest (tags)

TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO describes the TTIP as “secret tribunals” where only “foreign investors” can sue. Frank Bsirske of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty.

Donald Trump: Billionaire Con Man, Presidential Aspirant (tags)

elections

Dirty Fast Track Politics (tags)

trade

TTIP - Why the World Should Beware, 61 pp (tags)

Radical free trade policies did not begin with the birth of NAFTA, nor with the founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 – both had been in place in over 90 developing and transitional economies for over a decade through structural adjustment programes imposed by the World Bank and the IMF. (Walden Bello)

TPP designed to make medicine more expensive (tags)

The TPP is the latest and most important new trade agreement that seeks to create new standards for intellectual property that are more friendly to pharmaceutical companies and publishers. The TPP chapter on intellectual property expands and extends drug monopolies.

Presstitute Media Support Anti-Consumer Fast Track Legislation (tags)

trade

House Rejects Fast Track Authority - For Now (tags)

trade

"Fast Track" Hurdles and Development Concerns Remain‎ After House Trade Votes (tags)

Leaked TPP Trade Bill Healthcare Annex (tags)

trade

TISA vs Public Services, 28 pp (tags)

The TISA is among the alarming new wave of trade and investment agreements founded on legally binding powers that institutionalize the rights of investors and prohibit government actions in a wide range of areas only incidentally related to trade.

At G7 Summit Trade and Debt Policies Take Center Stage; Bishops Call on G7 to Enact Global (tags)

G7, Jubilee USA Network, Debt

The hidden costs of trade treaties (tags)

The free trade treaties with Canada (CETA) and the United States (TTIP) are not threatening European standards, the negotiators in Brussels assure us. Yet environmental and food safety regulations have already been weakened.

Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) (tags)

trade

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.

Broken Prmises, 12 pp (tags)

The TPP is being hailed as the strongest free trade agreement yet. But this is not the first time this claim has been made. Proponents of previous trade agreements have made similar claims about every free trade agreement signed in the last 20 years,

A Partial Privatization of Justice (tags)

On www.socialeurope.eu, Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO warns that the TTIP is a secret tribunal where only foreign investors can sue. The TTIP brings a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state by creating a parallel private arbitration system with irrevocable decisions.

Senate Advances Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority: Debate Shifts to House (tags)

trade

Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology (tags)

The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.”

Senate Defeats Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority (tags)

trade

Philippine President Aquino no longer deserves any support from workers and trade unions (tags)

THE workers and the trade unions throughout the world mark today the International Labor Day – 125th anniversary globally and 112th celebration here in the Philippines. This historic and revered day has been an enduring and stirring symbol for the working class despite serious setbacks caused by multipronged and systematic neoliberal attacks against the workers, the masses and their organizations, which have seriously threatened to dilute if not totally wipe out the hard-fought sociopolitical gains achieved by the labor movement in the past hundred years or so.

Deepening Sino/Russian Ties (tags)

anti-war

Video: Richard Trumka on TTIP (tags)

TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. Corporations could sue states in parallel private arbitration courts. Labor and environmental regulations could be chilled or invalidated as indirect expropriation.

Myths of Free Trade: Attac Refutes TTIP Arguments (tags)

TTIP and CETA are far more than trade agreements. They help strengthen the power of transnational corporations and weaken democratic institutions. Attac promotes just trade instead of free trade. Labor rights, environmental standards and democracy must have priority...

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."

Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped! (tags)

How scandalous that communities and states should lose sovereignty to corporations! In the TTIP, corporations can sue states for lost profits. Public interest legislation can be called a trade barrier or indirect expropriation.

Democracy for Sale: Stop Fast Track and TTIP! (tags)

The investment protection clause of the TTIP grants investors special protection regarding their so-called :"legitimate expectation." Businesses can sue when they feel restricted in their business activity by new laws in the public interest. Financial services are an important sector for US investors.

TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracyand the Public Interest (tags)

The controversial investment-protection agreement establishes a parallel justice giving security to all investors.. The states would be liable for compensation for any lower profits.. We all know our plane can only survive when we do everything for a sustainable economy.

TTIP: Redistribution of Power, not Free Trade (tags)

The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) involves the redistribution of power away from the parliaments and to the executive and its unelected lobbyists. The TTIP does not involve freedom of trade.

America's Abysmal State (tags)

America

Paraphysique de la guerre totale (tags)

De la fragmentation comme contre-révolution...

Paraphysique du coup de gueule (tags)

La liberté d'expression des conditionnements n'est pas l'expression libérée des conditionnements...

Victory of the Economy over Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

The person exists as an end-in-him/herself and not merely as a means... On the other hand, the principle of the worldwide market economy is based on treating persons and their needs as means to the end of profit realization.

Capitalism and Its Crisis Proclivity (tags)

The liberal economists of the 19th century claimed no crises could occur in capitalism since every supply creates its demand. On the other hand, Marx and Engels recognized early on the causes for crises in capitalism. The contradictions of the accumulation process lead to crises.

Stop the TTIP! (tags)

The European Commission suspended the secret TTIP negotiations for four months to get citizen consultation on the Investor-State-Dispute SettlementThis proposed parallel system with 3-person courts of arbitration allows corporations to sue for lost profits. Decisions are irrevocable.

Obama at APEC (tags)

Obama

Putin Prioritizes Strong Sino/Russian Ties (tags)

Putin

Sino/Russian Alliance Challenges West (tags)

China/Russia

A Brave New Transatlantic Partnership, 32pp (tags)

Talks between the European Union and the United States on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) took off in the summer of 2013 with many political and business leaders hailing the deal as a silver bullet against the difficult economic recovery affecting both sides of the Atlantic.

Climate Change and the Great Inaction, 20pp (tags)

More information at www.climateandcapitalism.com, www.commondreams.org, www.onthecommons.org, www.therealnews.com, www.truth-out.org, www.submedia.tv, www.citizen.org and www.worklessparty.org

Strengthening Sino-Russian Ties (tags)

business and finance

Making Sense of the CETA, 128 pp (tags)

An analysis of the final text of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Asian Socialism Conference in the Philippines (tags)

The Asian Socialism Conference will be held in Manila from November 28 to 29, 2014. The conference will be capped by the participation of guests and delegates to the November 30 rally in Manila to commemorate Bonifacio Day, a national hero who led the armed struggle in the revolution against Spain.

TISA: Everything Will Be Marketed (tags)

A new agreement (TISA, Trade in Services Agreement) could privatize drinking water and health care through the back door. The resistance by many non-governmental organizations to the free trade agreement TTIP seems to pick up speed

Free Trade Agreement TTIP Endangers Democracy (tags)

Investor courts of arbitration create an exclusive special right for foreign corporations. They could demand compensation when their profits are narrowed by democratic decisions.

Organized Labor in America Today (tags)

labor

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.

Anti-Democratic Straitjackets (tags)

The TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (also called TAFTA) is an undemocratic corporate investment agreement that allows corporations to sue sovereign states for lost profits. This agreement negotiated in secret since 2013 does not allow states to sue.

Boycott Israel: Now More Than Ever (tags)

anti-war

TTIP: Threat to Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

The TTIP, the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person arbitration courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible.

Analysis of the TTIP chapter on food safety (tags)

The TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, being negotiated behind closed doors allows corporations to sue states for lost profits in 3-person arbitration courts. Only corporations can sue and judgments are not reviewable.

$5.3 Trillion Daily (tags)

Eliminating currency speculation would be simple. The big central banks, the American Fed, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Japanese Central Bank...$5.3 trillion whirl through the world daily seeking lucrative currency bets.

Memorandum 2014 (tags)

Both Germany and the US follow an economic policy without enlightenment. Slight economic stimulation will not solve problems of mass unemployment and corporate welfare. Tax evasion of corporations and tax cuts for the super-rich lead to suffering and a revenue crisis.

Obama at LA Trade Tech (tags)

There might be some protests.

TTIP Undermines the Constitutional State (tags)

TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a deregulation agreement, a great redistribution project benefiting mammoth corporations at the expense of women and the 99%. Loud protest caused the EU commission to suspend negotiation on the investor right to sue.

Free Trade Agreement: Special Rights for Corporations (tags)

The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) gives corporations the right to sue sovereign states for lost profits and endangers public sector jobs and social and environmental protections

Memorandum on Leaked TISA Financial Services Text (tags)

This memorandum provides a preliminary analysis of the leaked financial services chapter of the Trade in Services Agreement dated 14 April 2014.

A world run for shareholders (tags)

The future could be full of free Internet books, community centers (as in Vancouver B.C.), English editions of Le Monde diplomatique, exchanging roles, cloud workers and soft power.

Financial Market Inflammation (tags)

Bubble formation covered up a period of long-lasting stagnation... Former US Treasury secretary Larry Summers even spoke of stagnation as a "new normality"... The crisis consequences are shifted to other subjects. Unemployment and indebtedness are exported.

Historic Sino/Russian Trade Deal Signed (tags)

trade

Sino/Russian Unity: What Washington Fears Most (tags)

anti-war

Massacre in Odessa (tags)

Ukraine

Kiev Losing Control? (tags)

Ukraine

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.

An Event for All Musicians... and Bring Your Dad for FREE! (tags)

The swap meet for all things music is June 7, 2014.

Rejecting TTIP, AFDL-CIO's Trumka Calls for "Global New Deal" (tags)

The demonization of anyone who talks about the dangers of concentrated wealth is based on a misreading of both the past and the present. Such talk isn’t un-American; it’s very much in the American tradition. So who will be this generation’s Teddy Roosevelt? (Paul Krugman)

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.

Crimean Reunification Day (tags)

Israel

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.

Trade: Time for a New Vision, 20pp (tags)

50 civil society groups crafted the Alternative Trade Mandate in January 2014. States should be able to protect themselves from financial deregulation, risky financial products, genetically modified corn and salmon, chlorinated chicken and Investor-State Settlement mechanisms,

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.

On the Global Conjuncture, February 2014 (tags)

The key feature of the global landscape is the continuing stagnation of the centers of the global economy, the United States and the European Union. The promise of sustained recovery from the financial implosion has eluded the United States for over three years now while most of Europe remains mired in very deep recession, with the notable exception of Germany.

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 41 pp (tags)

The Investor-State Dispute mechanism gives corporations the status of nation states. The Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall is suing Germany for 1 billion Euros for stopping nuclear power too quickly!

The Free Trade Agreement TTIP - New Version of the "Golden Age" (tags)

Lobbyists and think tanks of transnational corporations dreamt of a global market without limits. With enticing slogans like more economic growth or creation of new jobs, the population should accept the trade-and investment agreement.

Alternative Trade Mandate, 20pp (tags)

Trade needs a new vision and should serve the public interest, communities, farmers, workers and the poor, and not only corporate profit interests. Communities should have the right to food sovereignty and to protect themselves from the ravages of financial deregulation & GMOs.

Reid Derails Fast Track (tags)

trade

Governments give themselves a ‘free trade’ offer they can’t refuse (tags)

The secret agreement Obama doesn’t want you to know about will have secret tribunals as well.

US Trade Representative Dodges Senate Fast Track Hearing (tags)

The US Trade Representative (USTR) declined an invitation to testify at the Senate Finance Committee opening hearing on the controversial “Fast Track” legislation – leaving an Ohio Republican, Sen. Rob Portman, in the position of representing the White House...

NAFTA's Deplorable Legacy (tags)

NAFTA

Get Ready for the 2014 Trade Tsunami: Lori Wallach (tags)

2014 could be Fast Track’s Waterloo. But between this prospect and reality lies a knock-down drag-out battle that will be quickly engaged with the dawn of the new year. Get ready.

Russian Ukrainian Aid v. US/EU Neoliberal Harshness (tags)

Ukraine

Hardball US Geopolitics (tags)

imperialism

The WTO pushes through bad deal; Developed countries and TNCs are the big winners (tags)

The 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) pushed through a Bali Package in the final hours, extending the Conference to December 7, but at the cost of the developing countries, the poor and the hungry.

Bashing Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

TPP Protesters Greet President Obama in Beverly Hills — in Pictures (tags)

[This is a subset of the full article, which was posted to LA Progressive. http://www.laprogressive.com/tpp-protesters-obama/ ]

Corporate power grab of Trans-Pacific Partnership clearer, but opposition building (tags)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is crammed with corporate giveaways, confirmed by WikiLeaks publishing the intellectual property chapter.

Stop the TTIP - Elephants-Marriage! (tags)

TTIP Is old wine in new wineskins. Free trade- and investor-protection prescriptions from the 20th century according to the style of the WTO are not solutions for current challenges. A transatlantic partnership for social-ecological transformation would look very different.

China's Human Organ Snatchers Ordered by Chinese Government to Save Worlds Elephants ! (tags)

We applaud Chinese leaders for deciding to send their countries human organ transplant specialists out into the International elephant community to install all of them with artificial tusks preventing future poachers from killing them for ivory profit$..

TPP: NAFTA on Steroids (tags)

TPP

From Obamacare to Trade (tags)

Superversion not subversion is the new and very real threat to the state.

2013 UN Trade and Development Report, 186pp (tags)

Reverting to pre-crisis growth strategies cannot be an option. The Report notes that to adjust to what now appears to be a structural shift of the world economy, fundamental changes in prevailing growth strategies are needed.

Philippines: Another labor leader killed; second this month (tags)

BARELY two weeks after the death of Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin, the transport leader who was murdered by a paid assassin in Davao City, another local leader of NCTU-APL in Cotabato City was gunned down in a brazen daytime attack again, which makes a mockery of justice and underscores the reign of impunity in the country.

Spying? Who cares? Profits are at stake! (tags)

Despite the displays of anger and assertions of sovereignty, European government showed themselves not only subordinate to the U.S. but to their own industrialists and financiers. The U.S. government is similarly a captive of its own big business interests.

Quelle Surprise: NSA Spies on Europe (tags)

police state

VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on Secret Trade Deals and Destroying the Commons (tags)

Laura Flanders interviews Noam Chomsky on June 18, 2013.

Hints of official Trans-Pacific Partnership resistance (tags)

“Free trade” agreements don’t have anything to do with trade; they have everything to do with tightening the grip of corporate dominance over every aspect of life. It is precisely to minimize potential pressures from social movements that the TPP is being negotiated in complete secrecy.

US-Style Free Trade in Good Hands with Michael Froman (tags)

corporatism

Corporations versus States: Arbitration Boards against Democracy (tags)

In 2012 Ecuador paid the largest compensation sum in history $1.76 billion to Occidental for cancelling its oil production contract. Germany is threatened with a compensation of 3.5 billion for turning off two nuclear reactors.

New BRICS Development Bank Announced (tags)

banking

End the WTO and the Stop the new wave of Free Trade Agreements (tags)

Call to action of the Indonesian People's Movement Against Neocolonialism-Imperialism toward Bali WTO Ministerial meeting on 3-6 of December 2013

‘Transatlantic Partnership’ intended to duplicate secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (tags)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, an 11-country trade negotiation intended to go well beyond NAFTA, appears to the be model for proposed United States–European Union trade agreement.

What the 1% Heard During Obama’s State of the Union Speech (tags)

When President Obama speaks, most Americans hear what he wants them to hear: lofty rhetoric and a “progressive” vision. But just below the surface the president has a subtly-delivered message for the 1%, whose ears prick up when their buzzwords are mentioned. Obama’s state of the union address was such a speech — a pro-corporate agenda packaged with chocolate covered rhetoric for the masses, easy to swallow, but deadly poisonous.

Speculators trade in two weeks what the world makes in a year (tags)

The gargantuan size of the financial industry gives its largest players the power to dictate to the world’s governments.

European parliament approves EU-Israel trade agreement/Letter of protest to mrs Ashton, EU (tags)

With the approval of the European Parliament of the ACCA trade agreement with Israel, the EU sets further steps in supporting Israel, despite its occupation, illegal settlements policy and warcrimes This and the EU international role of political, economical and military domination and exploitation of the Thirld World, the inhuman asylumpolicy, the wars in Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Trojka starvation of the Greeks, makes the Nobelprize for Peace to the EU a mockery of Justice

America Kaputt (tags)

To laugh a lot of Americans.

Massacre of striking miners in South Africa (tags)

On July 18 the world bourgeoisie celebrated “Mandela Day”, established internationally by the UN in November 2009 under the sign of peace, freedom, reconciliation, etc. In South Africa, more than 12 million children sang hymns to Mandela before going to class, the whole population was called upon to devote 67 minutes of their time (corresponding to 67 years of Mandela’s activism) to helping others. The IMATU Union requested that this day where they celebrate “the 67 years of his life Mandela has given for the rights of humanity, equality, justice and democracy enjoyed today by all South Africans” become a public holiday, so that individuals can give much more than 67 minutes to useful causes....

Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact more draconian than NAFTA (tags)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is intended to be a new floor in the ongoing effort to lock in the domination of industrialists and financiers through the multi-national corporations that they control.

Opponents of Corrupt "Trade" Agreement Stage March, Rally July 7 (tags)

About 200 opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the so-called "trade" agreement that has been negotiated in secret between government and corporate representatives, marched on the Bayfront Hilton Hotel in San Diego July 7 during the most recent round of TPP talks. The march and rally finished a week of events protesting the secret negotiations of a corporate-welfare treaty under the guise of "free trade."

Unresolved Iran Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

TPP: A Trade Deal from Hell (tags)

trade

Stealth Trade Agreement Secret Negotiations (tags)

police state

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.

Cold War Politics Redux (tags)

anti-war

"Explosive" 9/11 Documentary Premieres in San Diego (tags)

One day before the film's "official" premiere in Beverly Hills, architect Richard Gage and other members of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth showed their new film, "9/11: Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out" at the Joyce Beers Community Center in San Diego. Its thesis is that "controlled demolition," not fires caused by the impacts of the planes hitting the buildings, brought down the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.

PHILIPPINES: Sentro, Nagkaisa herald new era of labor unity (tags)

THOUSANDS of trade unionists and activists poured into the streets of Manila and other key cities to celebrate May Day amid renewed hopes that the two latest efforts at labor unity will provide strong impetus to their uphill battle for labor and trade union rights.

April 7: Day of Action Against Human Trafficking (tags)

On April 7, 2012 the Radical Feminists of San Diego will mobilize a direct action in solidarity with 2012’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign on a local, national and global level to demand the abolition of human trafficking, the modern-day form of slavery. The event will start at noon on the southeast corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Boulevard in North Park.

Philippine Labor party calls for removal of VAT on oil to reduce prices (tags)

One day after the transport protest against the unabated increases in oil prices, the Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) called on the administration of President Benigno Aquino III to remove the VAT on oil products as an immediate measure to reduce prices.

Can We All Agree Occupy Was A Tactic? (tags)

Occupy was a public relations tactic in the purest sense

Video: On the Brink: Fiscal Austerity Threatens a Global Recession (tags)

Dr. Heiner Flassbeck, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD: European austerity policies past the point of no return, driving global economy towards deep and lengthy recession

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?"

Repeal NAFTA to Restore Mexico's Economic Stability (tags)

The economic crisis in Mexico was worsened by the passage of NAFTA free trade agreement. Currently the neoliberal and neoconservative status quo politicians have appeared unable to try to repeal NAFTA, as if the document were written in stone and handed to William "Moses" Clinton by none other than God. Reality is that NAFTA was crafted by some very deceptive human beings who placed the interest of profits for corporations above the well being of the people of the U.S. and Mexico.

Trans Pacific Free Trade Agreement Action Wed! (tags)

SOFITEL hotel in Beverly Hills, Wednesday. NOON to 2:30

Time to Decide (tags)

"Nature and people are `fictional commodities. When they submit completely to market mechanisms and when markets are not regulated, this leads to people dying who don't find buyers for their labor power..."

Repeal NAFTA/WTO is Ron Paul’s Answer to Undocumented Immigration & Domestic Job Losse (tags)

Part of promoting non-interventionist foreign policy is allowing for foreign nations to have self-determination and autonomy in their own economy. The greatest limiting factor to achieving democracy and self-determination in any nation is an unstable economy caused by unequal trade laws. This inequality between trade partners can occur because of different resource qualities or quantities or as a result of trade agreements that benefit one nation above another.

Smear Attacks Have No Effect, Ron Paul Still On Course To Win Iowa (tags)

Despite a barrage of smear attacks from every single corner of the mainstream media over the last two weeks, Ron Paul’s chances of winning the Iowa Republican Primary have if anything increased, with a new poll showing Paul increasing his lead over Mitt Romney while the New York Times’ primary projection shows Paul’s chances of winning at 60% compared with Romney at 31%.

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.

Collapsing Debt Towers (tags)

The crisis is 30 years old, not three years old. The causes of the crisis should be tracked down in the real goods-producing economy, not in the financial markets. The financial markets were keep alive up to the collapse of the speculative bubble by credit-financed demand.

BTL:Despite Almost Certain U.S. Job Losses, Obama Pushes for Bush-Era Free Trade Agreement (tags)

Interview with Arthur Stamoulis, executive director of the Citizens Trade Campaign, conducted by Scott Harris

The Flaw and Words Can't Magic Away the Trade Deficit (tags)

One recurring delusion in the controversy over America's free-trade-induced trade mess is the idea that our gigantic trade deficit, which fluctuates around $500 billion a year, somehow "doesn't matter." Systemic and structural contradictions are often repressed; economic problems are trivialized.

Art of War : World Trade Center (tags)

World Trade Center

Is "Free Trade" Obama's Jobs Plan? (tags)

Mark Engler writes about President Obama's increasing detachment from the Democratic base (and from the American public at large) on the issue of "free trade."

Re-imagining Trade: NAFTA and Beyond (tags)

"Free trade regimes have become charters of rights and freedoms for the corporation.. Free trade is the policy of the powerful after they have become powerful. German economist Frederick List spoke of "the kicking away of the ladder."

US-Style Free Trade's Dark Side (tags)

exploitation

Successful Fair Trade Fashion Show Benefits Youth for Human Rights (tags)

To raise awareness of human trafficking and the garment industry, Youth for Human Rights of Florida successfully produced the Colors of the World Fashion show in Ybor City this past weekend.

PHILIPPINES: Our Failed Labor-Export Policy (tags)

The impacts of disasters occurring in other parts of the world, from Libya to Japan, have perhaps been communicated more drastically to the Philippines than to other countries. Whether it is the tragic trilogy of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear fallout in Japan or the civil war in Libya, external crises are swiftly transformed into internal crises for our country, as thousands of families are pushed into poverty and economic hardship when their breadwinners are dislocated and repatriated back to the Philippines, where jobs offering decent wages are scarce.

Brazil welcomes Obama with 13 political prisoners (tags)

The arrival of Barack Obama in Brazil was marked by the illegal (and political) arrest of 13 Brazilian citizens who were protesting against the presence of the North American president in the country.

Dollar-Yuan Currency War (tags)

The value of the Yuan is not the cause for the US trade and balance of payments deficits. The reasons are the high state indebtedness (armaments/ wars and tax gifts to the rich) and the indebtedness of private households. The US has a trade deficit with 90 countries.

Obushma and The Rich Satanist on Wall St. Make a Slave Trade Deal in Colombia (tags)

Once again Obushma The George W Bush Carbon Copy is making another Slave Trade Deal in Cahoots with The Rich Apostles of Satan on Wall St. and The Government of Colombia. Much to the Discomfort of Colombians and Americans.

Korean Guitar Workers to Protest at Music Instruments Trade Show in Anaheim (tags)

Guitar workers who used to work for Cort Guitars are demanding justice. They are protesting at the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, Jan. 13 to 16.

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.

American Style Free Trade (tags)

nothing fair about free trade

UN Peacekeepers Complicit in Sex Trade (tags)

peacekeepers are predatory

The Migrant Condition (tags)

When I was recently named chairman of the Committee on Overseas Workers’ Affairs of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, I was approached by members of the press for my views on migrant labor. I remembered a speech I delivered last year at the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Athens, Greece. The thrust of the speech was that migrants’ rights have to be addressed on two fronts: ending the neoliberal policies that are responsible for creating poverty in their home countries, thus forcing them to emigrate, and demanding that they are given full rights in their host countries.

"Manufacturing Dissent": the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites (tags)

"How is the process of manufacturing dissent achieved? Essentially by "funding dissent", namely by channelling financial resources from those who are the object of the protest movement to those who are involved in organizing the protest movement. Co-optation is not limited to buying the favors of politicians. The economic elites --which control major foundations-- also oversee the funding of numerous NGOs and civil society organizations, which historically have been involved in the protest movement against the established economic and social order. The programs of many NGOs and people's movements rely heavily on both public as well as private funding agencies including the Ford, Rockefeller, McCarthy foundations, among others. The anti-globalization movement is opposed to Wall Street and the Texas oil giants controlled by Rockefeller, et al. Yet the foundations and charities of Rockefeller et al will generously fund progressive anti-capitalist networks as well as environmentalists (opposed to Big Oil) with a view to ultimately overseeing and shaping their various activities."

How to Spend this Day (tags)

"The right way to spend this day is to demand the truth through a new and truly independent investigation. Why do you think they melted the evidence down and sent it too be buried in third World landfills?"

9/11 Documentary; "Who Killed John O'Neill?" (tags)

This 9/11, people will be asking more questions about prior knowledge and possible complicity within the GW Bush regime with the 9/11 Saudi hijackers. One question is also the title of an informative documentary, "Who Killed John O'Neill?", detailing events from before 9/11 when FBI agent John O'Neill repeatedly warned of impending attacks. Yet despite all his important work he was demoted and eventually worked at the WTC building, where he died on 9/11/01.

PHILIPPINES: Unions urge Noynoy to prioritize ‘full employment,’ (tags)

Unions urge Noynoy to prioritize ‘full employment,’ not to renege on his ‘people’s mandate’

Labor for Palestine Salutes West Coast Dockers for Embargo on Israeli Cargo (tags)

Just as labor solidarity played a critical role in toppling South African apartheid, it now has the potential to cripple Israeli apartheid. We urge the entire ILWU and all trade unionists to stand behind and expand on this critical issue of conscience and solidarity.

Clouds of Chimerica (tags)

Dependence paralyzes superpowers. Washington urges Peking to upgrade its currency which China's economy cannot handle. China-bashing is an absolute necessity in the upcoming election campaigns.

The Best Immigration Law is No Law at All (tags)

The Best Immigration Law is No Law at All

Labor Day statements from the Philippines (tags)

LABOR URGED TO USE LABOR VOTE TO ADVANCE LABOR AGENDA . May 1 protest demands a stop to layoffs and contractualization.

Human Rights Before Trade Rules (tags)

Bread for the World shows that a fundamentally different trade and economic policy oriented in human rights is possible and very necessary. Many rich countries subsidize their farmers so their foodstuffs can be produced below the real costs and sold cheaply on the world market.

Dueling Strategies in the Defense of Public Education, Part I (tags)

The massive turnout across the state of California on March 4 in defense of public education provides indisputable evidence that this movement is just at the beginning stage. And much credit is due to the countless number of students, staff, and teachers who committed many, many hours of their time, tirelessly organizing for March 4; without this dedication, the event would have sputtered to a stop.

CNN's cover-up of the corporate fraud of Globalization. (tags)

I am informing through Indymedia International, all the workers of the World that they themselves must build their own jobs. All institutions in America public or private are robbing the citizens. Each American must deal with the problem directly.

COTTON WAR: BRAZIL WILL RETALIATE USA (tags)

USA defends free trade but practices protectionism; now Americans will have to support the authorized retaliations for WTO.

CHINESE, EUROPEANS AND AMERICAN LEAD THE LISTA OF THE MORE PROTECTIONISTS (tags)

The "open economy" of the richest is closed.

Cort Guitar Worker Support Event at Nanum Cultural Center K-Town (tags)

Famous rock guitarist Tom Morello headlined a small benefit show in Koreatown to raise awareness of Cort guitar's misstreatment of its workers in its Korean plants.  Morello was joined by his partner in the band Street Sweeper Social Club, Boots Riley, as well as local artists Skim, Shin Kawasaki, David Tran, Albert Chiang and Sue Jin Kim.

The Next Crash is Brewing (tags)

The economic way of thinking enforced for a quarter of century is one of the structural factors that helped this "economy of depression" breakthrough. This dominant doctrine denies the role of demand and concentrates on the problems limiting the supply of goods & services

Labor for Palestine: Open Letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Boycott Apartheid Is (tags)

In the 1980s, as president of the United Mine Workers, you rightly argued that, "economic pressure and political isolation of the South African government can hasten the day when justice and freedom reign in that troubled land." Two decades later, the cause of "justice and freedom" for Palestinians requires no less of you as president of the AFL-CIO.

Two Anniversaries: Berlin and Seattle (tags)

November 2009 was not only the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall — an historical milestone reported to death by the corporate media — it was also the anniversary of an event the corporate media chose to ignore: the 10th anniversary of the mass protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle in November and December 1999. The challenge for radicals and progressives today is not only to revitalize the spirit of Seattle but to take back the initiative in an era in which the biggest and most confrontational mass actions are being staged by the "teabag" Right.

What is at Stake with Free Trade (tags)

In the ten years since the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle, global opposition to free trade and “globalization” has exploded. The general public now has a basic understanding of how the world economy works … against them: companies scour the globe searching for slave wages, which help push down wages in “developed” countries; any regulation that reduces profits — environmental, financial, labor, etc. — is destroyed or ignored. The two focal points of the anti-globalization movement have been dismantling of the WTO and free trade agreements; both legitimate targets. However, what happens if both goals are accomplished? Mission Accomplished?

GLOBAL TURN AROUND! (tags)

A call to unite and confront the converging global crises of our times, replace the trade and investment pacts and related juggernauts of the corporate-driven global economy, and start building a sustainable economic future together.

GLOBAL TURN AROUND! (tags)

A call to unite and confront the converging global crises of our times, replace the trade and investment pacts and related juggernauts of the corporate-driven global economy, and start building a sustainable economic future together.

BTL:Concessions in Cap and Trade Bill Boost Nuclear Power, Offshore Oil Drilling (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Global Warming Accelerates While US Backpedals (tags)

Two recent studies have shocked the world in regard to global warming. A phenomenon that was to happen “possibly in our lifetime” has evolved into a threat capable of transforming the world in ten years time. A recent, extensive study of the northern polar ice caps released by climate expert Professor Peter Wadham, concluded that the Arctic Ocean would be “mostly” ice free in 10 years during the summer months. This study is a stunning compliment to research done by NASA at the South Pole, which noted that ice sheets have been losing 30 feet a year in thickness since 2003. The research concluded that the rate of melting is accelerating, creating a “runaway effect.”

Globalization and the New Political Movements (tags)

Attac, a global justice network in many European countries, demands closing off-shore tax havens and debt cancellation for the third world. The word globalization has a function as a threat. Be flexible because capital is flexible and the state can do nothing!

The First Shots of the Trade War (tags)

With the G-20 summit approaching, cheerful talk of “international cooperation” fills the White House press-room. These comments carry with them the implication that “free trade” is integral to “cooperation,” a fact made explicit in the last meeting of the G-20. There, in the name of “united action,” world leaders agreed not to install any new protectionist measures. Since then, protectionist measures have flourished. Instead of global cooperation we have its opposite: international tensions are on the rise as trade disputes sharpen.

Filipino workers say "Never Again" (tags)

Workers belonging to the Coalition Against Contractualization (KONTRA) today marched to Mendiola to mark the anniversary of the signing of Proclamation 1081 that imposed Martial Law 37 years ago and to reaffirm their vows to never again let the country slip into darkness.

Obama's Empty Labor Day Speech (tags)

President Obama is a friend of the working people…one day a year. The rest of the year he is rewarding banks with bailouts and war contractors with more war. On Labor Day, workers were offered nothing of substance, just kind words. Obama began his speech by spending an excessive amount of time exaggerating the leadership abilities of both AFL-CIO officials and Ohio’s Democratic representatives. The motive was simple: the “partnership” between organized labor and the Democratic Party is central to the languishing existence of the two-party system, while helping to keep the labor movement in an equal state of decline and decay.

Codex Alimentarius Threatens Human Health (tags)

the threat few people ever heard of

With Amanda Villatoro, of CSA: CRF must be recognized as an occupational illness (tags)

http://www.rel-uita.org/agricultura/agrotoxicos/irc/2009/con_amanda_villatoro-eng.htm

Cracks Emerging in NAFTA (tags)

The once-solid North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) is starting to show its age. The 1994 trade agreement that laid the foundation for the economic/political integration of North America is encountering serious internal ruptures, threatening future “progress.” The problems are numerous: fights over trade, immigration, and military cooperation are all issues that Obama recently discussed in Mexico with his NAFTA partners, Mexico and Canada. The annual meeting that usually delivers plans for additional integration was instead used to remedy these heated issues, none of which were fully solved.

India vs China: finance, outsourcing, hightech, politics, trade, jobs (tags)

Watch out on China and India! Are these giants are taking advantages of global financial crisis? Will they emerge to become the leaders of 21st century?

Zhibin Gu: China stock market, outsourcing, banking, finance, politics map (tags)

how to walk out the mud of global financial cisis? How to get better world politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.

BOYCOTT FLOR DE CAÑA: WORKERS PROTEST CKF (IRC / CKD) CAMPAIGN AGAINST GRUPO PELLAS (tags)

Informative article on the march of Ingenio San Antonio and Compañía Licorera workers and main union leaders to reject discrediting campaign against Grupo Pellas and Flor de Cana Boycott initiated by ANAIRC and UITA.

Obama's Cap and Trade Carbon Emissions Bill - A Stealth Scheme to License Pollution and Fr (tags)

plunder and pollution if passed

Michael Hudson's "Super Imperialism:" The Economic Agenda of Imperial America (tags)

How imperial America is funded

MY EARLYMAN GRANDFATHER (tags)

My Granddad said, “the Yaqui always have been and always will be.” They were in the area long before the apaches, Spanish or anyone else. Their origins date beyond written record, and for millenniums they lived in the valleys around the Rio Yaqui River in Sonora, Mexico.

Labour for Palestine: Second Issue of Jafa Now Available! (tags)

Labour for Palestine is pleased to announce the second issue of Jafa - Labour Bulletin in Solidarity with Palestine.

Largest drug bust in history in Afghanistan 92 tons (tags)

Most of it is turned into heroin and smuggled to markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The vast province is a known stronghold for the Taliban and al-Qaeda insurgency.

Zhibin Gu: China's deadly troubles vs global financial crisis: challenges, conflicts, war (tags)

Is global financial crisis leading to new world wars? Which nation is to emerge as the next global leader, China, India, US, or Europe? How to walk out current traps of employment, shrinking business, and leadership crisis? Should entrepreneurship lead politics and competition?

Water is a Human Right, not a Commodity (tags)

In Bolivia there was a bloody struggle over water. Indigenous persons led the water war in Cochabamba. Water is a human right and must be withdrawn from the logic of profit maximization.

Zhibin Gu: China vs global financial crisis: trends, challenges, wars (tags)

Is global financial crisis leading to new world wars ahead? Which nation is to emerge as the next global leader, China, India, US, or Europe? How to walk out current traps of employment, shrinking business, and leadership crisis? Should entrepreneurship lead politics and competition?

global financial crisis, China, India, new world: Zhibin Gu (tags)

Which nation to become new leader, China, India, Brazil, Russia, or US? Is global financial crisis leading to a new world order? How to move ahead in globalized business, jobs, politics, management and wealth? Get new insights and analysis.

Celebrate May Day in the streets! (tags)

SAIC May Day mobilizing leaflet It is time to prepare for struggle against Obama-style immigration reform!

Scientists Identify the Presence of High-Tech Explosives in the Dust from "9/11" (tags)

Professor Emeritus Steven Jones, PhD, and eight additional independent scientists and researchers have used advanced techniques to identify a form of the high-tech explosive nano-thermite in the dust samples collected from numerous locations in New York City following the events of September 11, 2001. This is nothing less than conclusive scientific evidence that fires from the planes’ jet fuel are NOT what brought down the Towers, as we have been led to believe. It is time for an independent investigation into this crime, with the power to subpoena witnesses.

The Misery of the WTO: For a Reinvention of World Trade (tags)

The crisis of the WTO has two causes: a lack of trust and an ideological prejudice. A lack of trust exists because the countries of the North judge trade with two standards: free trade for the South and protectionism for their own economies.

Will Obama Start the Next Trade War? (tags)

While campaigning to be president, Obama gave the general impression that he would act “cooperatively” to solve international problems, moving away from the Bush strategy of irresponsible “unilateralism.” But Obama took an aggressive stance towards China even on the campaign trail, including the accusations of “currency manipulation,” “violating intellectual property rights,” and “devaluing their goods.” Of course, the average American cares nothing about these types of crimes, nor should they.

Labor Boycott Of Israel Backed By BA Trade Unionists To Stop Invasion/Occupation Of Gaza/P (tags)

At a mass rally in San Francisco against the invasion of Gaza by Israel bay area trade unionists and a leader of the Peace and Freedom party called for a labor boycott of Israel to stop war and terrorism by the US supported Israeli government

Venezuela: Trade unionism between the servile bureaucracy and the hired killers (tags)

* In the difficult times being experienced by the Venezuelan labour movement, perhaps the most dramatic issue have been the criminal acts that kills tens of trade unionists to the passivity of the pseudo-revolutionary government and the silence of his admirers from outside the country. It speaks about it this text of El Libertario # 55, January-February 2009.

Venezuela: Trade unionism between the servile bureaucracy and the hired killers (tags)

* In the difficult times being experienced by the Venezuelan labour movement, perhaps the most dramatic issue have been the criminal acts that kills tens of trade unionists to the passivity of the pseudo-revolutionary government and the silence of his admirers from outside the country. It speaks about it this text of El Libertario # 55, January-February 2009.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 12.20.08 (tags)

"[UFPJ leaders] will obfuscate a little bit, but I think in the long run, they are moving away from an antiwar position, and they are going to be losing a lot of people who are interested in building an antiwar movement."

mp3 audio: "Grasping the Financial Crisis" (tags)

Sam Girdin and Leo Panitch teach political economy at York University. The Toronto School of Creativity and Inquiry offers this mp3 audio in the hope that thousands of discussion groups will arise in the world.

Occupied building of GSEE (in Greece) (tags)

Since 8 o'clock in the morning the building of GSEE (Patision and Alexandras) is occupied. We declare the building a Liberated Workers' Zone. Open Workers' Assembly at 18.00 The Building is open to all workers all day long.

Exploitation-free holiday shopping with LA's first Fair Trade Pop-Up Store (tags)

The Los Angeles Garment Worker Center has opened LA's first Fair Trade Pop-Up Store in the heart of downtown's garment district, making it possible to buy gifts for the holidays without exploiting workers.

The Shortwave Report 11/28 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Thinking the Unthinkable (tags)

'Everything was possible because the banks had to be rescued. So will someone now call free trade into question, free trade which is the very heart of tyhe system? Utopian? But everything is possible when it comes to banks..."

Eworld Music and the Award Show Confusion (tags)

Eworlde Companies, Inc brings confusion to the long standing LA Music Scene with new award show for lesser known artists, the Hollywood Music Awards.

Eworlde's Hollywood Music Awards being sued for 7 counts of violations of the Law. (tags)

Allegations include misappropriation of trade secrets, theft of intellectual property, unfair business practices and other charges.

The Credit Crisis may reflect concern with likely growing trade union power. (tags)

The credit crisis may reflect a likely increase in the power of the trade union movement as a consequence of decisions made at the UN.

Radical Women Conference Aims to Expand and Embolden Feminist Movement (tags)

Optimistic rebels from all walks of life are invited to participate in a national Radical Women conference, The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, to be held at the San Francisco Women’s Building, October 3-6, 2008.

U.S./Mexico Border Wall Risks Endangered Species Extinctions from Gene Isolation (tags)

Risks of the U.S./Mexico border wall on native species of ocelots and other mammals include extinction from genetic isolation of disconnected populations.

U.S. Afghanistan and Pakistan Alliance has stimulated the Drug Trade worldwide (tags)

According to news reports in the past financial connections between Bush Republicans and Osama bin Laden go way back and the political and economic connections have remained unbroken for 25 years. And what appears to be a "new" alliance with Pakistan is merely a new manifestation of a decades-long partnership in the drug trade.

De-Acceleration or Globalization 2.0 (tags)

"The wondrous global division of labor came about in which threshold countries lend money to the US to buy Chinese or Indian products..Must cut-flowers from Africa be promoted in Europe?..With de-acceleration, globalization will catapult fewer jobs around the globe.

Stillbirth of the WTO (tags)

"The negotiations in the NTO changed into a battle of the developed countries for their mammoth corporations over the market opening of developing countries. Access to education, health care, water-and energy-supply and telecommunciations should be human rights."

Rude Awakening in Mexico (tags)

US businesses invested $120 billion in Mexico between 1994 and 2006. Only 80,000 jobs were created per year while 730,000 Mexicans pressed on the labor market every year. While migration climbed 95% from 1980 to 1994, it soared an incredible 452% from 1994 to 2006.

Derail Doha, Save the Climate (tags)

A sharp U-turn in consumption and growth in the developed countries and a significant decrease in global trade are unavoidable if we want to have a viable strategy against climate change.

Moore-Alexander Seeks PFP Presidential, V.P. Nomination (tags)

The State Convention for Peace and Freedom Party will convene on Saturday, August 2 and 3 at the Hawthorn Suites, 321 Bercut Drive, Sacramento California. At the convention Brian Moore, Gloria La Riva, Ralph Nader, and Cynthia McKinney will be seeking the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential nomination. A debate among the four presidential candidates will be at the same location on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.

Underground workers movement vs. DCWD, Franklin Baker (tags)

End G8 Domination! (tags)

Joint Statement on the 34th G8 Summit in Tōyako, Hokkaidō, Japan

Revolutionary Justice for the Filipino Working Class Victims of Big Capitalists! (tags)

The Revolutionary Council of Trade Unions (RCTU) in Southern Mindanao, an underground group of revolutionary unions and an allied organization of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) expresses its strongest indignation of the systematic attack perpetrated by foreign and local comprador-capitalists against the Filipino working class.

Alternatives to Free Trade: Fair Trade and Beyond (tags)

The global debate around free-trade and its consequences has evolved tremendously in recent years, from tiny circles of leftist critics into a broad international protest movement. Although the movement began to bloom in response to the policies of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the biggest demonstrations have been in response to the now-popular "bi-lateral" free-trade agreements that economically powerful countries sign with poorer nations. Once one has become conscious of the problems created by free-trade agreements, whether they are international or regional, an immediate task presents itself: finding a feasible alternative. Yes, the trade policy advocated by most big business politicians is "free-trade," and yes, this policy has had devastating consequences for working and poor people worldwide, while filling the already-full bank accounts of the rich. But the issue of "free-trade" alone isn't sufficient to fully explain the vast social problems that plague so many countries.

SuperCorridor Defeat? Don't Bet On It (tags)

The scheme remains on track.

Minutemen Welcome Your Articles on NAFTA/WTO (tags)

Here's an email to and response from the Minutemen concerning the impacts of NAFTA & WTO on increasing the rates of undocumented immigration to U.S. An open invitation from the Minutemen to publish articles explaining the links between NAFTA/WTO free trade policies and the resulting economic instability in Mexico and beyond, pushing the drive for undocumented immigration, and the exploitation of undocumented immigrants by U.S. corporations, especially slaughterhouses.

Mexico Exports Corn and Impoverished Farmers (tags)

Food that Mexico could have easily produced itself must be purchased for ten billion dollars every year from the US. Today Mexico can offer ruined farmers as its most important export article. Prices for corn, wheat and rice soared 40-50 percent within eight months.

Civil Society by Stephen Hume (tags)

Improvements in people's lives often have come about when society listened to voices on the periphery, not just the political and economic elites.

Democracy and the WTO: Alternatives to Free Trade (tags)

Trade policies that benefit multinational corporations are undemocratic and promote exploding inequality. "The negotiations are carried out on a supra-national plane where democracy or civil society interests fall by the wayside."

Kenya: The Hidden Hand of Destabilisation (tags)

Circumstantial evidence is presented to advance the theory that Kenya is a victim of Western destabilisation to stop its growing economic relations with China

Electing Canada as President (tags)

Ours is a brave new world where countries don't need dollars as in the past. Maybe we could accept our unparalleled life-and-death crisis from endless wars and melting dollar and affirm partnership and exchanging roles as we affirmed the total and absolute market

Joma Sison slams Arroyo for lying about the economic situation (tags)

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, slammed Gloria M. Arroyo for lying about the Philippine economic situation by claiming that she is propelling the Philippines to become a “first world country”. Prof. Sison declared, “In utter subservience to the US-dictated policy of “neoliberal” glob” alization, she has worked against the line of national industrialization and genuine land reform and has aggravated and deepened the agrarian, pre-industrial and semi-feudal character of the Philippine economy. She has worsened the backward and impoverished “third world” conditions of the Philippines.

Arroyo's bankrupt and deceptive economic policy (tags)

Gloria M. Arroyo, the fake president, keeps on babbling that her regime is propelling the Philippines to become a "first world country". She is obviously lying.

Big Oil and the War on Drugs and Terrorism (tags)

The "Big Oil" chessgame, aided and abetted by the so-called wars on drugs and terrorism, has made most of humanity its pawns and has expanded corporate control over our lives.

Chinese and Asian century: competition, finance, trade, politics, outsourcing, wealth, job (tags)

Is Asian century arriving earlier than expected? Explore what is behind the surging Chinese and Indian economy, finance, banking, outsourcing, foreign trade, currencies, labor, consumption, entrepreneurship and politics. Get great ideas from a leading thinker George Zhibin Gu.

global competition: India vs China: finance, outsourcing, hightech, politics, trade, jobs (tags)

Which nation is to lead this century, China, India, or America? Why is 21st century could be dominated by Asians or Chinese? What is behind Chinese and Asian strengths in outsourcing, finance, competition, labor, management, investment, consumption, politics, and strategies? Get great new insights and inside stories.

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

Socialists want Stronger Ties with Mexico (tags)

Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA fully support protecting the rights of working class people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and both socialist parties oppose building border walls. All the 2008 candidates, from the two socialist parties, favor strengthening ties with Mexico and developing policy that will benefit working people in both countries and worldwide.

NYC shuts 9/11 remains sifting facility (tags)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The city has closed a facility where debris was sifted for Sept. 11 victims' remains, but the search won't end until after the World Trade Center site is rebuilt, a city official said Tuesday.

Soaring Capital Profits and the Mountain of Corpses (tags)

For the first time in the historyof humanity, a surplus of goods could satisfy the basic needs of all earthlings. The moral imperative lives in all of us. Capital rule, the rule of finance capital over the economic events of the world, is nearly total.

Reviewing James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer's "Multinationals on Trial" (tags)

How corporate giants plunder developing nations.

France: The workers must take the struggle into their own hands! (tags)

Seldom has trade-union unity been so great in the country: almost all the trade unions, including the most collaborationist, call for an indefinite strike at the SNCF, because of the determination and combativeness of the workers! But what objective does this united leadership set for the struggle to come? In 1995 the objective was clear: total withdrawal of the Prime Minister Juppé plan against the pensions. Today what is the objective of this trade-union unity? Total withdrawal of the new attack against the pensions?

Global wheat prices soar to new highs (tags)

Compared with initial forecasts of a near-record crop of up to 26 million tonnes, dry weather has shrunk expected output to 20-22 million tonnes, according to industry forecasts. reuters

Global Justice Forum (tags)

Invitation to watch a documentary on the effects of Free Trade in the world and to discuss issues related to it. Sept. 15, 2007 at El Centro 6:30 pm.

Mexico: Mobilisationcontinutes for the release of student activists (tags)

solidarity

Mexico: Students arrested- urgent solidarity needed (tags)

solidarity with the Mexican revolution

Filipino workers slam Arroyo for its consistent failure to clip the jobs crisis (tags)

A dismal failure! This is the verdict of workers belonging to the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) as they slammed the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) administration ahead of her State of the Nation Address (SONA) for its consistent failure to clip the jobs crisis.

CUFI's Christian Zionists convene for Holy $$ War in DC (tags)

Right-wing Christian Zionist evangelicals of CUFI are fanning the flames of war with Iran, citing defense of Jews in Israel. CUFI depends on bribes to influence politicians and resettle Jews to Israel. However, Iranian Jews refuse cash offers in exchange for resettlement to Israel and remain a cohesive Jewish community in Iran.

U.S. corporations profit from undocumented migrants (tags)

Minutemen/SOS racist assertions derail any open dialogue about NAFTA/WTO free trade policies as a source of undocumented immigration that enables corporations to exploit migrant farmworkers..

Letter to the Philippine President on widespread violations of human, democratic, workers' (tags)

The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) hereby raises to your office as Chief Executive of the land our concerns about the reports that at the International Labor Organization Conference Committee on Standards meeting held in Geneva, the Philippine representative rejected said committee's recommendation for the ILO to send a high-level mission to the Philippines to look into the case of involuntarily disappeared and murdered trade union activists and leaders.

G4 process is undemocratic, No WTO deal in Potsdam! (tags)

Trade ministers of the G4 countries (the European Union, the United States, Brazil and India) are meeting in Potsdam, Germany, this week try to stitch together a trade deal to which each of them could agree.

Immigration Reform Is Needed, After Bush (tags)

Stewart Alexander, a presidential hopeful with the Peace and Freedom Party, says, “I believe Congress should work on comprehensive immigration reform after President Bush ends his term in office. I do not believe this important issue should be used as a political football or as a bandage for an administration that is hemorrhaging before the nation and the world.”

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.

Imperial Multilateralism in Crisis (tags)

For half a millenium, the West-first Spain and Portugal, then England and lastly the US-ruled the world. This position is now seriously put in question by the newcomers.. In reality the IMF and the World Bank are dominated by the US.

The New World Currency Crisis (tags)

The US lost its absolute superiority as an industrial- and export-state..The US balance of payments deficit has nearly doubled since the 1980s..A hard landing of the dollar becomes more likely the longer the Asian exchange rate correction is delayed.

93 Bombing World Trade Center Revisted: FBI Linked To Bombing (tags)

Tapes made secretly by an FBI informant of conversations between him and his agency handlers have linked the nations largest law enforcement agency to the "the most destructive terrorist act in U.S. history." Emid Ali Salem, an FBI informant used hidden microphones given him by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents to record his conversations with agents of the bureau. A Los Angles Times article on 10/28/93 revealed to shocked readers details of FBI involvement in the terrorist act. FBI spokesmen in Washington refused comment.

9-11: Proof of Controlled Demolition with Richard Gage, (tags)

Architect, Richard Gage explores the flawed conclusions of the 911 Commission report and the conclusions of NIST, in this new presentation on evidence supporting controlled demolition for World Trade 1, 2 and 7.

The Mexican Revolution Surges Forward (tags)

Millions of workers and students on strike: report of the first 12 hours of the May 2 strike Just six months after Calderon assumed the presidency and the anti-fraud movement and the APPO were defeated, the situation in Mexico is heating up again. The previous showdown over the elections and the revolutionary struggle in Oaxaca solved nothing. The bourgeois, foolishly, perhaps believed that the working class was finished, and that the struggle was over. They will not be able to maintain that opinion any longer. Carrying on from the magnificent struggles in March against the attacks of the weak Calderón government, a general strike was called earlier this week on May 2 - the first general strike in Mexico since 1916.

New, improved unions (tags)

New, improved unions

The Shortwave Report 4/6/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.

Hilton Hotels Face Serious Dilemma (tags)

Hilton Hotel chain target of boycotts and demonstrations after banning Cuban officals in continued efforts to enforce U. S. blockade abroad.

Deficits (tags)

De-industrialization reduces the long-term wealth-formation of broad sectors of the population. An extremely high indebtedness of private households also contributes to the disastrous total deficit of the US.

Did HBO Cover-Up Bomb Evidence At The WTC On 9/11? (tags)

Did HBO television deliberately delete frames of video used in their 2002 documentary 'In Memorium - 9/11/2001', that revealed the detonation of an apparent exploive device at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001?

Chinese multinationals, trade and politics: challenges, opportunities, globalization (tags)

learn the deeper issues about globalization, China and world development

What the World Trade Center Building Designers Said: Before and After 9/11 (tags)

For a long time its been assumed that the WTC was designed to withstand a 707 flying into it at a low speed. But its now been confirmed that the original design was made to withstand a plane flying at 600 MPH.

Long Live the Struggle of the Workers of Guinea! (tags)

Guinea-Conakry is a small West African country of 10 million inhabitants, one of the poorest countries on the planet, in spite of the richness of its mining industry: diamonds, gold, iron, uranium and especially bauxite of which it is the 2nd largest producer in the world. Although the majority of the population of Guinea lives in misery, local and foreign bourgeois and the multinationals grow rich, protected by the regime of General Lansana Conté (who seized power after a coup in 1984) against rising dissatisfaction.

Long live the struggle of the proletarians and Masses of Guinea! (tags)

Guinea-Conakry is a small West African country of 10 million inhabitants, one of the poorest countries on the planet, in spite of the richness of its mining industry: diamonds, gold, iron, uranium and especially bauxite of which it is the 2nd largest producer in the world. Although the majority of the population of Guinea lives in misery, local and foreign bourgeois and the multinationals grow rich, protected by the regime of General Lansana Conté (who seized power after a coup in 1984) against rising dissatisfaction.

Chinese Smile vs American Gun (tags)

China's President Hu Jintao re-establishes trade links with Africa vowing not to interfere with the sovereign rights of African nations. The net result of this soft approach is African nations clamouring to the Chinese whose trade links with Africa extend thousands of years into the past. Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of large African port cities containing artefacts and trade material from China and Africa. Large amounts of ceramics, ivory, gems, precious metals and a wealth of other artefacts reveal a long history of lively and thriving two-way trade between the two continents.

Chinese entrepreneurship, politics and globalization (tags)

Learn about China and globalization

Why are Kids Sending Valentines to World’s Finest Chocolate this February 14? (tags)

Children and their teachers across the country are coming together this Valentine’s Day to stop child labor, child trafficking, and child slavery in the cocoa fields.

Ananse International Film Festival (tags)

The first international festival for Films, Videos and Television productions, Ananse International Film Festival, is slated for the 4 to 7 March 2007 under the auspices of the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre.

BLOOD DIAMOND: The Deadly Price of High Fashion (tags)

On December 8th, 2006, Warner Brothers released the action thriller Blood Diamond, and the world was reminded about the illicit African diamond trade. Set in the West African country of Sierra Leone in the 1990’s, the film unfolds a story of diamond smuggling with a backdrop of child soldiers, brutal amputations, and countless senseless deaths.

Video Exposing Blunders of 9/11 Commission Report Airs on New Zealand Television (tags)

Controversial September 11th documentary exposing inconsistencies and contradictions in the 9/11 Commission Report erupts onto New Zealand television. This recent national airing of "In Plane Site" on New Zealand television represents a historic turning point in the global collective consciousness regarding the terrorist attacks of September 11.

Party and Class (tags)

A party lives when there is the existence of a doctrine and a method of action. A party is a school of political thought and consequently an organisation of struggle. The first characteristic is a fact of consciousness, the second is a fact of will, or more precisely of a striving towards a final end.

Photos / Seoul - Stop FTA. 10,000 South Korean protesters stage an anti-FTA (tags)

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 (Seoul): Thousands of farmers and factory workers took to the streets of Seoul on Wednesday to protest against a free trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea and the US. Holding anti-FTA banners and chanting slogans, the protesters gathered as a fifth round of talks continued at the Big Sky Resort in the US state of Montana to discuss removing tariffs and other trade barriers.

provocative book: China and the new world order (tags)

A fast developing China is creating vast opportunities. Learn how half million international businesses and investors conduct business in China.

The Rise and Fall of the UN (tags)

One’s opinion of the United Nations reveals a lot about political consciousness; and because perception is usually based on experience, it’s only natural that people from different countries have opposing views about the UN and its pillar institutions— the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). In the United States, familiarity of the UN is limited to vague notions of ‘international democracy’ and ‘peacekeeping’, words that inspire the noblest of intentions; the World Bank and IMF on the other hand are institutions that invoke little reaction among the US public. How and by whom the UN was formed, whose interests it serves, and the actual history of its ‘peacekeeping’ missions are all things rarely examined. It is the purpose of this essay to look at the formation and development of the UN, and in so doing, attempt to show the evolution of the capitalistic system itself, which was ‘reborn’ upon the back of these hardly-neutral organizations.

WTO Negotiations Collapse (tags)

Liberalization in the style of the WTO damagers the developing world..Trade can be a means for development. However the mechanism of the WTO subordinates development to free trade in the interest of corporations.

Human trafficking in Israel a $ 1 billion industry (tags)

Israel the so-called "oasis of democracy and human rights" been cited by the United Nations and the US State Department was one of the worst offenders in this slave trade, a $ 1,000,000,000 dollar booming industry which contines to this day

Firefighter's Memorial (tags)

At the Firemen's Memorial in Manhattan on September 11, 2006, there was a huge memorial service for the firefighters who lost their lives at the World Trade Center in 2001.

Justice and Peace: Globalization from Below (tags)

Free trade is one of the most important idols that rule over us in Babylon..Deregulation as the owners of the world call this lawlessness leads to new forms of impoverishment..The greatest terrorist is neoliberal economicorder

You don't need a Weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. (tags)

And you don't need The UN to impose sanctions.

ALTERNATIVES TO THE COLLAPSED WTO DOHA ROUND TALKS (tags)

ALTERNATIVES TO THE FAILED WTO WORLD TRADE MODEL.

9/11 conspiracy 'theories' persist, thrive (tags)

By JUSTIN POPE, AP Education Writer

A victory for legalized gambling??? (tags)

Fast forward: Antigua and Barbuda, population 69,000, is winning. The case has become an embarrassment to Washington, one that could result in economic pain. It isn't quite over, but the world's only superpower may have to capitulate to a country whose entire population could easily fit into the Rose Bowl.

Global Trade Talks Break Down Over Farm Issues (tags)

Trade negoatiations aimed at reaching a new global trade agreement collapsed today, dealing a blow to the Bush administration’s international economic agenda and touching off a bitter new round of recriminations between the United States and Europe over farm trade barriers. After two days of discussions, the director general of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy, formally suspended the talks. American trade officials said there appeared to be little prospect of resuming the talks any time soon, probably dooming the chances of a trade accord during President Bush’s remaining time in office.

Russian President Putin teaches George Bush a few things about democracy (tags)

Russian President Vladimir Putin: "We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, I will tell you quite honestly."

World Trade Center 7 and Financial Markets (tags)

911 Inside job. Why World trade center 7 came down.

Exposing NCLR’s Corporate Ties. (tags)

National Council of La Raza: What's in a name?

Connection: 9/11 and Radioactive Uranium (tags)

News on link between Uranium and 9/11 - Exploding buildings at World Trade Center What is the connection between 9/11 and radioactive Uranium? I have been more than curious as to the high incidence of lung diseases and cancers appearing in Ground Zero victims occurring too soon after 9/11 to be merely due to "asbestos" poisoning alone.

Weary Optimism (tags)

In payback time in the culture of fear, important trade, budget and cable access bills are passed in the dead of night. The dominant elite consciusness is frozen, refuses alternatives and stylizes bankruptcy as normal business practice.

Bilateral Free Trade and Investment Agreements and the US Corporate Biotech Agenda (tags)

This Special Release on “Bilateral Free Trade and Investment Agreements and the US Corporate Biotech Agenda” is researched and written by Aziz Choudry, a New Zealand activist who has been following the negotiations of bilateral free trade and investment agreements between the US and the countries in the South.

Failed Solidarity: The ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT in Haiti (tags)

The most prominent international labor organizations active in Haiti, the ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT, working to support and strengthen labor unions that agitated for the ousting of Haiti’s democratically elected government, have simultaneously refused to condemn the massive layoffs and persecution of public sector workers and trade unionists committed by its illegally-imposed successor.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/2/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

STOP CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION: ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE! (tags)

A Statement of Unity from the OUR WORLD IS NOT FOR SALE Network:(www.ourworldisnotforsale.org)

Fair Trade for who? (tags)

by Steve Leighton A counter view to the Fair Trade Debate

www.realnigganews.com presentsGas Cheat codes (tags)

The Contradictions are our Hope (tags)

Multilateral trade agreements-like the WTO-are not per se something good, especially when they only codify the rules of the rich. Until trade policy changes, massive changes of social hierarchies of power are necessary Th WTO is undemocratic and unjust.

Lucerne, Switzerland Becomes GATS-Free (tags)

Over 80 communities in Switzerland have insisted on stopping GATS-liberalization for social, ecological and democratic reasons.. In Europe, over 1000 communities have declared themselves GATS-free zones.

French government withdraws “First Job Contract,” enlists unions in assault on job securit (tags)

President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced yesterday that new legislation will be drawn up to replace the “First Job Contract” (CPE), which sparked a massive wave of protests and strikes in recent weeks. Leaders of the trade unions, some student unions and “left” political parties immediately declared the shift marked a decisive victory for the anti-CPE movement and signalled their intention to halt further mass mobilisations against the government.

On 9/11: Was the Asbestos-Laced World Trade Center "Disposable"? (tags)

Millions in the U.S. and worldwide now know there is evidence that 9/11 was an "inside job"; "false-flag," state-sponsored terrorism to provide a pretext for a premeditated war. But in exposing this evidence, the 9/11 Truth effort is also shedding light on a significant story-within-the-story: that the World Trade Center (WTC) was obsolete and asbestos-laced, and that its destruction on 9/11 may, for certain interests in the U.S., have been both desirable and profitable--independent of any interest in war.

Hezbollah Profiting From African Diamonds (tags)

Smash Hizbollah! Bomb Lebanon!

The Iranian Oil Bourse (tags)

The denomination of oil sales is a pyure transaction affair.. In the present situation, the oil bourse represents a symbolic manifestation of Iran's desire to be less dependent on a US-dominated dollar-world.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/11/06) (tags)

US trade deficit reaches all-time high

DUTY- FREE, México City´s Free Trade Agreement (tags)

Hey man, enough with articles that criticize street vendors. We´re all in it together. What´s the big deal? Don´t have any money? Go out and sell something. Don´t have a steady job? What do you want it for? It´s a drag dealing with the boss, bad pay, and lousy hours. On the street, you are the king or improvisation.

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

U.S. TRADE DEFICIT DEVASTATING ECONOMY (tags)

The U.S. economy is being sold to the highest bidders in the world trade markets and our trade deficit is destroying our economy. Americans risk losing everything due to poor leadership in Washington D.C.

Slave-Driving for the US War (tags)

In a luxurious room reserved for Americans and whites, the "liberators" sit at the sumptuous table and distribute Iraq's wealth among themselves.

BOYCOTT ISRAELI APARTHEID TERRORISM (tags)

An Appeal to all Citizens of the World:

BTL:Poor Nations Condemn World Trade Organization Agreements as Unfair (tags)

Interview with Anuradha Mittal, executive director of the Oakland Institute, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

S. KOREA. MIGRANTS IN STRUGGLE... (tags)

WE'VE GOT THE VICTORY! MTU's (Migrant Workers' Trade Union) English statement

Stop the WTO Negotiations! Save Jobs! (tags)

After ten years under the WTO, unemployment has increased everywhere in the world..Many transnational businesses try to distance themselves from responsibility for working conditions by outsourcing work.. Joy to the world, not only to the superrich!

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.

GMO event at the WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong (tags)

The second day of the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference just ended in Hong Kong, with 4 more days to go. Five thousand eight hundred delegates from 149 countries are negotiating a trade agreement with world wide implications from local governments to multi-national corporations. Th european union has banned most genetically modified foods for many year. At the behest of biotech companies like Monsanto, the United States government sued the EU within the WTO's dispute settlement process. Supachai, the former director general of the WTO, suggested that the EU had already lost the case, but the decision has not ben formally annouced by the WTO. Several Non-Governmental Organizations had a scheduled meeting with the curent director general . . .

Free Trade Endangers Jobs Worldwide (tags)

Free strade in agriculture means export orientation and mass production instead of giving priority to food security and qualitatively high-grade regional food production.

S. KOREA. Migrant Workers in Struggle (tags)

Migrant workers in S. Korea’s capital Seoul are occupying the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC, actually a part of the S. Korean government). Here a report from the situation yesterday and today, local Korean time.

Paul Samuelson Attacks a Dogma (tags)

The best-known economist of the world doubts that shifting services to india and buying cheap goods from China bring advantages to Americans when the income of workers falls through foreign competition. The rich North will lose its monopoly profits under the conditions of globalization.

Not Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose--It's the Whole Ball of Wax (tags)

Americans have been, and remain, all to willing to trade away a heritage of freedom for a false promise of security being peddled by charlatans in Congress and the White House.

BTL:Anti-Bush Protests and Free Trade Deadlock Mark Summit of the Americas (tags)

Interview with Tom Barry, policy director of the International Relations Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

detecting terrorism by observing movements of the rich (tags)

detecting terrorism against yourself and your loved ones by observing movements of the rich

Global Capitalism: the Scourge of Democracy (tags)

global capitalism is an economic Colt 45 for the times

Against Hollywood and Globalization: UNESCO and Cultural Diversity (tags)

The Convention on Protection of Cultural Diversity was passed at the UNESCO General assembly over the objection of the isolated US government.

Argentina: "Fascist Bush! You are the terrorist!" (tags)

Bu$hCo leaves the good 'ol USA to avoid controversy - and ends up in a heap 'o trouble down south. George - you can run but you can't hide... time to RESIGN!!!!

CUCKOO ECONOMICS (Abridged Ed.) (tags)

By deliberately confusing assets that can be *produced* with assets that can only be *acquired*, modern economics laid the ideological foundation for unemployment, poverty, inequality, and the looming global depression.

The Re-Nationalization of World Politics and the End of the Liberal Era (tags)

The empire has cut off its umbilical chord to the nation state and is no longer territorially limited..The US under George W Bush strives for a global monopoly.. Naked imperialist policy now replaces liberal globalization.. The US is resolved to undermine the existing world system.

Geneva Update Number 3. 10/24 (tags)

Around 100 trade activists held a picket outside the WTO headquarters in Geneva yesterday to dramatize peoples' opposition to the WTO and the conclusion of a new trade deal. The mobilization capped what turned out to be an uneventful opening day meeting of the General Council.

People HUGE PROTEST OPENS PEOPLES' WEEK OF ACTION ON WTO IN GENEVA 10/18 (tags)

GENEVA (15 0CTOBER 2005)- trade activists numbering over 3,000 massed up in front of the WTO headquarters here this afternoon to open the weeklong activities centered around the upcoming WTO General Council Meeting.

Anchor Cultural Diversity in International Law! (tags)

Making the theme cultural diversity the subject of a conion was urgent through the extension of the WTO and its services agreement GATS to education, culture, social necessities and the media.

GATS as a Political Project (tags)

The goal of GATS is the worldwide liberalization in trade and investments for the service sector.. Call 1-800-828-0498 and urge your senators to reject any budget reconciliation that includes Medicade cuts.

Privatization and the World Trade Organization (tags)

Competence, efficiency and user-friendliness are in no way "natural" domains of private service providers.. Why should private investors be interested in maintaining the long-term infrastructure?

A History of Concealment and Deception (tags)

Washington hasn't the faintest idea about the kind of adversary it faces.. If Iran makes the Euro the oil trade currency, a greater flight from the dollar to the Euro and a catastrophe for the US could occur. The dollar will be weakened and imports more expensive.

Venezuelan trade union leaders discuss way forward for the revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

"Counterpoints to the Standardized World": Book Review (tags)

"The world plague globalizationis a practiced philosophy in the interest of business and exploitation without responsibility toward our living space and without humanliness.."

WTO/Codex to Ban Organic Food, Vitamins; force Irradiated GMO food down our throats... (tags)

December 31, 2009. The date that Codex Alimentarius will go into effect. "Codex Alimentarius" means "food rules" in Latin. The organization was born in 1962 when the UN established the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) as a "Trade Commission". It was created to regulate, and thus control, every aspect of how food and nutritional supplements are produced and sold to the consumer. It is solely about trade and the profits of multi-national corporations. Codex would effectively ban most organic food from being sold worldwide and force all food to be irradiated in the name of "safety." By using the World Trade Organization's economic sanctions against companies who do not comply with Codex rules, all animals raised for food will have to be fed antibiotics and hormones, and most nutritional vitmains and supplements will be banned. Visit http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/marketingmaterial/codex-flyer-1.pdf for details.

British Trade Union Congress unaimously supports Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Growth on Credit (tags)

"The US economy grows but depends on the rest of the world supplying hundreds of billions of more goods to the US every year than come from the US.. This will not last forever.."

Dictatorship as Economic Advantage: China's Rise (tags)

"Paul Samuelson questions the theory that existed for 200 years: the theory of free world trade..Wolfgang Hirn shows how China's rise to omnipotent production nation leads to de-industrialization..The 150 year old western dominance is obviously coming to its end.."

To Starve Or To Smother: US Bad-Neighbor Trade Policies (tags)

For those who are following the latest news on the topic of revolutions in motion and rotten u.s. policies, this an excellent op ed piece, feel free to send it onto other media sites.

Marvelous Marvin, the Man Who Seems to be in All the Right Places (tags)

Why does Bush’s younger brother get a free pass at influence peddling on his White House Connections, even when it involves a company that did the security for the World Trade Center in September, 2001, while anyone remotely linked to the Clinton’s was hounded by both the media and government investigators for the flimsiest of reasons? ----------

Countering Doublespeak and CAFTA (tags)

"Fair trade campaigners have come up with a top 10 list of trade doublespeak-and the facts to counter it."

UNT leader Stalin Perez Borges speaking tour in California (tags)

Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution

Disarming the WTO (tags)

CAFTA, written by and for investors, extends NAFTA to Central America. The lessons from 10 years of NAFTA-job losses, food insecurity are repressed. CAFTA may be voted on soon. Call your reps toll free 1-866-340-9281

Environmental Protection is a Question of Justice (tags)

Enviroinmental protection can only be realized when there is a relatively equal distribution of prosperity and social peace.

US Restrictions Affect Sales to Cuba (tags)

US Restrictions Affect Sales to Cuba

How Much is Enough? (tags)

"The world has enough for everyone's need, not for everyone's greed." The fear of the further spread of the western lifestyle and economic mode with frequent flier rebates is at the center of political debate. Life without resource-intensive lifestyles is vital.

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.

S. KOREA. URGENT APPEAL... (tags)

...to stop the process of deportation of A. Hossain, the representative of KCTU/MTU

Mr. Greenspan and the German Way (tags)

Greenspan's dilemma is that interest rates must rise to reduce the trade deficit ($617B in 2004) and keep foreign investors ($2B a day) though this could burst the real estate bubble and raise consumer prices. US prosperity is a credit-b ased prosperity.

S. KOREA. ACTION ALERT (tags)

For the release of Anwar Hossain, the President of Migrant Trade Union

PROTEST PLANNED FOR OAS MEETING (tags)

In response to the June 3rd-9th Organization of American States meeting in Fort Lauderdale Florida, South Floridian activists are organizing to protest the OAS on four points: the FTAA/CAFTAA (the OAS created their "Summit of the America"); human rights violations and environmental issues the OAS ignores; and OAS failure to impede foreign (mostly U.S.) domination of Western Third World Countries. The protest will be held Sunday, June 5th, as part of a weekend of related events.

S. KOREA: New Repression Against Migrant Workers (tags)

S. Korean government plans a new attack to smash the Migrant Workers Trade Union there.

Without a Human Face (tags)

Hundreds of thousands of families are at risk with CAFTA, The import duties will be dompletely removed. Guatemala's small farmers will not be able to compete with the heavily subsidized products of the US agricultural industry.

Weak Dollar and Strong Bush: China and US Debts (tags)

To stabilize the value of the dollar, the US needs a daily currency inflow of $1.8 billion.. The budget plan of the White House rests on unrealistic assumptions.. The Bush administration assumes higher revenues by means of the tax cuts.

A Government By The Terrorists And For The Terrorists (tags)

You think you know what happened on 9/11?

US: The origin of the mysterious 9/11 'melt down'? (tags)

"There was ruin and terror in Manhattan, but, over the Hudson River in New Jersey, a handful of men were dancing. As the World Trade Center burned and crumpled, the five men celebrated and filmed the worst atrocity ever committed on American soil as it played out before their eyes."

Opposing the European Rage of Privatization (tags)

Telecommunications, postal service, gas and transportation were the first public sectors that fell victim to the rage of unbridled liberalization..A drastic structural change of the state has occurred from a producing to a guaranteeing state.

Call for a Roadless Summer against I-69 and Neoliberal Globalization (tags)

North America's economic planners have re-prioritized the construction of I-69, the NAFTA superhighway. Connecting Canada, the United States, and Mexico, the highway would serve to increase the flow of goods complicit with the expansion of "free" trade. The effects of this highway are both local and global.

Manifesto of Porto Alegre (unofficial translation) (tags)

Another devel,opment model should be realized based on an energy-saving way of life and democratic controls on natural mineral resources, particularly drinking water. Military bases of foreign countries should be closed.. Another world is possible.

Mex/CA Cotton workers & cancer (tags)

Corporate cotton, rio agua theft, pesticide exposure and worker cancer, loss of indigenous culture in maquiladoras, Chiapas/Oaxaca impacts of NAFTA/WTO/PPP/etc..

The Social State is Affordable (tags)

That "we" can no longer afford the social state is gossip. Thinking this gossip will end is wishful thinking. In truth, we cannot afford the prevailing financial policy.

Cuba Comes to Los Angeles (tags)

What can we learn from a communist state considered by many to be a "third-world" society? Plenty! Because of their response to the dire situation imposed upon them by the Embargo, the Cubans have been praised for being the number one country in the world for their sustainable practices by the United Nations.

This Is What Free Trade Looks Like (tags)

On March 4, Flor y Canto brings you "This is What Free trade Looks Like" a new film by the Activist Media Project Los Angeles. It takes a Global South perspective on Free Trade in order to contextualize the increasingly fierce resistance movements emerging around the world today.

BTL:Opponents of US Ratification of Central American Free Trade Agreement Say.. (tags)

...Victory is Within Reach~ Interview with Shane Stevens, of CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Ending State Terrorism (tags)

Since 1945 the US has intervened 67 times in foreign countries and caused twelve million dead, half through public overt actions (Pentagon) and the other half through secret covert actions (CIA). This is practically unknown to most Americans..

World forum seeks solutions to war, poverty (tags)

Forum registration lines reflected a rainbow of colors and ages. Young people were a very strong presence.

Inaugural Donors to Boycott (tags)

Dozens of businesses and lobbying groups made six-figure donations to sponsor official events for President Bush's inauguration next week, earning them tickets to dinners, balls and other events in which Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are expected to appear

Iraqi Labor Movement Fights for Democracy (tags)

As Iraq heads for its January 30 national elections, a free, democratic Iraq is the main goal of its organized working class sector.

Miami Model film screening 11/12 at 8pm-Flor y Canto (tags)

Miami Model- Indymedia film-2004 Friday Nov. 12th at 8pm Flor y Canto 3706 N. Figueroa 90065

Standby :) (tags)

The immanent planned collapse ... US Silent As Euro Screams Higher

Silver Linings Dept: Russ Feingold Shows Dems the Way to 2008 (tags)

While Kerry’s timid Republican-lite, pro-war, pro-free trade campaign was a loser, progressive Sen. Russ Feingold, running against the war, against the Patriot Act, and against NAFTA, trounced his opponent to win a third term in bellweather Wisconsin, showing Democrats what they need to do to win next time.

Globalization & Civilization Teach-In (tags)

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Criticism of the Social State is Irrational (tags)

"Paul A Samuelson, an important economist of the 20th century, worries about the state of the US economy. He fears falling wages..`We in the US are on the way to a plutocratic democracy. Neither Bush nor Kerry can stop outsourcing'."

American Politics 2004 the Kusumi version (tags)

Weighing the politics, the landscape and choices of 2004

US Dollar Heading for Collapse: Robert Reich (tags)

In painting a bleak outlook for the US economy, Reich suggested the worst is yet to come, especially if President George W. Bush and the Republican party's agenda of tax less and spend more is re-elected in Nov

A Trinity of Evil: George Bush, Big Oil, 9-11 (tags)

As more documents concerning 9-11 surfaces, it is becoming increasing clear the top officials in the Bush administration were at least complicit if not an active participants in the attacks. There is enough evidence now to bind George W. Bush, big oil companies and 9-11 into a trinity of evil. By allowing the 9-11 attacks to take place unhindered Bush and all of his top advisers are guilty of the mass murder of over 3000 innocent people.

Education is not a Commodity for Trade (tags)

"Educational policy can and must bring light into globalization.. The world is no longer as simploe as in biblical times when the traders could be simply chased from the temple. Education must remain master in its own house.. Education is not a commodity.."

George W. Bush, The Neocons, & The Nazis: Ties That Bind (tags)

There are numerous connections between the Bush family and the Nazis. Moreover, the philosophy of the neocons within the Bush administration has already been connected with fascism. However, no article has attempted to present an overview of the fascist connections within the Bush administration.

S. KOREAN's AGAINST THE CONSTRUCTION MAFIA (tags)

Today (KST) during a struggle propaganda tour it cames to clashes between from the construction mafia hired gangsters and protesters.

Film IN PLANE SIGHT Shocks Sacramento Citizens (tags)

Highly recommended and without the flaws or dubious sponsorship of moores bs...

"Wars are Good for the Economy": The Global Free Trade System (tags)

"The international free market was created artificially in the 18th and 19th centuries with the force of the English colonial state and did not develop naturally from the free exchange of goods as neoliberals constantly claim.."

Continental Social Alliance decides its own re foundation (tags)

Gathered in Quito, at the Americas Social Forum, the Hemispheric Council of the Continental Social Alliance has decided to remove the opposition to the FTAA from its foundational declaration, as one of its main goals. After analyzing the international scenario as well as evaluating the impact of its actions, delegates from all the American countries and the most important social organizations of the continent, decided the “fight against the FTAA” would become a “fight against free trade”.

Brazil and Argentina believe that the FTAA for 2005 is not possible (tags)

Brazilian Chancellor, Celso Amorim, and the Argentinean sub-secretary of Economic Integration, Eduardo Sigal, stated that the current situation of the FTAA negotiations makes impossible that the trade agreement will start working as it was expected on the beginning of 2005.

Politicians need to know... (tags)

What every politician ought to know before taking office

Demonstration in Sao Paulo against the FTAA and the WTO (tags)

Yesterday, on Sao Paulo, where the 11th UNCTAD it’s having place , was made a demonstration protesting against the World Trade Organization, the Free Trade Area of the Americas and the war strategy of United States.

Red China (tags)

Freedom Rings Only In Our Ears

The Chinese and 9/11 (tags)

The Chinese military planned to carry out an attack on the WTC to humble the arrogant USA. These plans and more are detailed in a recently translated manuscript.

Building Bridges Radio - Unemployment and Contract Workers in Iraq, Israel and Palestine (tags)

BUILDING BRIDGES; YOUR COMMUNITY AND LABOR REPORT PRESENTS THIS 28 MINUTES RADIO PROGRAM. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA AUDIO LINK

Who Will Stop CAFTA Contest (tags)

Quest for Peace of the Quixote Center will run a full-page, New York Times signature ad in opposition to CAFTA- the Central American Free Trade Agreement. The 44,000 dollars and 2,500 signatures it takes is being raised from engaged citizens like you, who wish to proudly and publicly say "No" to CAFTA. The state with the highest number of signers (as a percentage of the state's total population) will be specifically acknowledged in the New York Times Ad. Show the country and Mr. Bush that your state will not tolerate CAFTA! See ad text below.

Happy May Day (tags)

International Workers Day

Austrialians turning against Iraq War (tags)

FOR the first time, a majority of Australians believe the country should not have supported the war in Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein, according to a new poll.

CAFTA The Trojan CALF (tags)

Because it is such a broad issue, free trade is a difficult topic to convey to the public. In it's struggle to oppose CAFTA- the Central American Free Trade Agreement, Quest for Peace has created a short flash film which it hopes will highlight some of those problems found in free trade agreements.

The FEMA "investigations" into the WTC collapses: Chapter Two - WTC 1 and WTC 2. (tags)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA released a series of "investigations" into the World Trade Center collapses. This is Chapter Two from the report. It "investigates" the collapses of World Trade Center One and World Trade Center Two. Comment has been added in red. Click on images for larger pictures.

The FEMA "investigations" into the WTC collapses: Chapter Five - WTC 7. (tags)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA released a series of "investigations" into the World Trade Center collapses. This is Chapter Five from the report. It "investigates" the collapse of World Trade Center Seven. Comment has been added in red. Click on images for larger pictures.

Pre-9/11 World Trade Center Power-Down (tags)

Did the World Trade Center towers undergo a deliberate “power-down” on the weekend prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks? According to Scott Forbes, a senior database administrator for Fiduciary Trust, Inc. – a high-net investment bank which was later acquired by Franklin Templeton – this is precisely what took place. The perfect time for CIA agents to plant explosives to bring down the towers

Iraqi Trade Union Movement Growing (tags)

This was copied from an email from Australia. Iraqi trade unionists are looking for support from the west. The GFTU is a large bottom-up union competing with a Baathist union, and a top-down old-guard union.

FTAA Indymedia: The Miami Model (tags)

On Friday 16th April there will be a screening of the documentary The Miami Model. Produced by the FTAA Indymedia Video Collective, it is an exploration of the extreme police brutality that took place against activists opposing the FTAA and NAFTA in Miami last November.

This is for fresca (JDL) in defense of Bob (tags)

Since fresca ( the liar from the JDL who resides in an iron lung, bitter and hateful) brought it up http://la.indymedia.org/news/2004/03/106690_comment.php#106762 in defense of Bob. A few points I am aware of.

Interview with Dennis Kucinich (tags)

The Indy (http://indy.pabn.org) interviewed Democratic president candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on March 14, 2004, as he campaigned in Normal, Illinois before the Illinois primary

Globalization and the Sex Trade:Trafficking and the Commodification of Women and Children (tags)

In this important article, Richard Poulin, professor of sociology at the University of Ottawa (Canada), argues that the sex industry, previously considered marginal, has come to occupy a strategic and central position in the development of international capitalism.

Save & share local seed diversity (tags)

Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. ~ Henry Thoreau ~ Share the wonder...

Solidarity Appeal: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA (tags)

Add your voice against U.S.Imperialism

Quote of the week from CSN (tags)

Quote of the week from CSN

Offshoring of jobs a hot issue (tags)

Typically high paid middle class Information Technology workers are learning what blue collar workers have known for decades-- the offshoring of working people's jobs sucks.

Callout to International Mobilization Against the FTAA/bFTA's for April 17 (tags)

This is a callout from the anti-FTAA campaign based in Quito, Ecuador. Recognising that bilateral free trade agreements with the United States have replaced the FTAA as the new and immediate threat for the Andean and Central American nations, we call out for an international network of solidarity to fight neoliberalist politics and mobilize on April 17 international day of peasant struggles.

CBS Market Watch: Gains by Safeway, Kroger hold retail index in check (tags)

Please read the following report. If you know people in other states that are union or support the union, tell them to expand their boycott to Kroger!

Kusumi to activists: Activate This! (tags)

Especially for fair trade activists...

Please urge Sen. Feinstein to support Nepal garment bill (tags)

Dear California residents, please take ten minutes to write to Senator Feinstein asking her to support a bill which would help the people of Nepal, who are in dire need due to civil war and poverty.

Kerry knows how to waffle on the issues (tags)

A few questions for John Kerry

Inglewood: Huge March Backs Grocery Strikers (tags)

Inglewood, CA - Twenty thousand people demonstrated here, Jan. 31 in a powerful display of solidarity with the striking, locked-out United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) grocery workers. Trade unionists - including strikers and their families, longshoremen, public workers and Teamsters - along with community supporters marched on Safeway-owned Vons market.

Peasants and workers demonstrate against the FTAA in Puebla. (tags)

Mainly Mexican peasants and unions organizations have demonstrated in Puebla, against the FTAA negotiations, that are having place in that Mexican city.

Capitalism is Killing Free Trade (tags)

Are libertarians going to allow their ideology to do their thinking? What good does it do for libertarians to go into denial and to call me, patronizingly, names?

World Social Forum challenges inequality (tags)

MUMBAI, India – On the sidewalk of a busy Mumbai street, two tiny children and their baby brother, clad only in a shirt, sit in a patch of dirt, directly in front of a cell phone store.

Hundreds of trade unionists converge on Von's Pavillions supermarket in Garden Grove (tags)

Between 750 and 1,000 trade unionists converged on Von's Pavillions supermarket located at 9852 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove today to protest the lockout/strike of more than 70,000 UFCW members in the Southern California area and demand that affordable healthcare be provided for all Americans.

Exporting jobs is not free trade (bilingual) (tags)

Rethinking protectionism

Spoils of War: the Antiquities Trade and the Looting of Iraq (tags)

Archaeological destruction throughout Iraq

[gangbox] THE JAVITS CENTER SHUFFLE (tags)

THE JAVITS CENTER SHUFFLE...discrimination, unequal distribution of work and the pitfalls of seeking workplace justice in the court system at New York City's convention center

BTL:Costa Rica Walks Out of Talks for Central American Free Trade Agreement... (tags)

...Signaling Growing Opposition to Pact. Interview with Karen Hansen-Kuhn, coordinator of the Alliance for Responsible Trade, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Indymedia really IS financed by Communists! (tags)

In the wake of the anarcho-socialist invasion of Miami to protest the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) meetings, it is important to understand how such events are organized. Independent Media Centers (or IMC or Indymedia) are the “cyber-grapevine,” the “CNN,” and the “Clear Channel,” for just about every lunatic leftist fringe group dedicated to eliminating capitalism from the world. Indymedia is the institution developed so the anarcho-socialists can communicate with each other and coordinate their activities. In fact, no less an authority than Mother Jones magazine paid tribute to IMC in their November 17 edition, observing that, "The global antiwar protests that surprised the world on February 15 grew out of the networks built by years of globalization activism, from Indymedia to the World Social Forum.”

Resistance to occupation will grow (by Latuff) (tags)

"Now that Saddam is no longer a bogeyman to scare the people with, trade union and other mass opposition is likely to increase, complementing and coalescing with the armed opposition."

FTAA – No way! (tags)

In Miami last month, trade ministers from around the Americas gathered for talks on the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

U.S. military attacks Iraqi trade unions (tags)

A U.S. occupation force involving 10 armored vehicles and dozens of soldiers attacked the headquarters of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions in Baghdad, Dec. 6.

Building Bridges Radio- Central Amer Free Trade Agreement & Taxi Workers Demand a Raise (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Reports presents this 27.5 min radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK.

After the Failure of the World Trade Conference (tags)

"There is growing skepticism toward the past structure of the WTO and the procedures and results of previous world trade conferences. With the founding of the WTO in 1994, all 148 member countries were promised that there would `only be winners'."

Union leaders must ''pay with their lives'' for opposing Colombia's President (tags)

Acting in what seems as blind fury after loosing crucial elections, including a constitutional referendum to achieve special powers, the regime of Alvaro Uribe is seeking revenge on top union leaders. In the city of Pereira, death squads allied to the regime have murdered several street vendors, cut their bodies into pieces and left the bloody remains in different parts of the city as a warning.

The Democratic Candidates Are Too Dumb To Be President (tags)

They say Bush is dumb. Duh!!!

BTL:Police Attack Protesters at Miami's FTAA Summit While Negotiators... (tags)

...Scale Back Scope of Free Trade Treaty. Interview with Karen Hansen-Kuhn, international coordinator with the Alliance for Responsible Trade, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Exodus from Growth (tags)

"Growth, prosperity, free trade, liberal world economy and international division of labor are all ideologically charged terms. They re-flect veiled interests more than a search for truth. The starting-point for an alternative econmics is an ideology-critical position."

British Protest Bush and Blair’s Iraq War (tags)

An article about the London protests, the Turkish bombing, and the Miami protests.

BTL:FTAA Summit in Miami Greeted by Massive Protests Opposing... (tags)

...Anti-Democratic Corporate Agenda for the Americas. Interview with George Naylor, president of the National Family Farm Coaltion, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Infoshop News to provide expanded coverage of the FTAA protests (tags)

Infoshop News will be providing special coverage of this week's protests in Miami, Florida, against the FTAA.

W. Virginia steel tests the mettle of Bush (tags)

West Virginians rely on manufacturing jobs, which earn about twice that of retail. But if Bush lifts the tariffs on imported steel, several thousand jobs could be lost in one fell swoop, and Republicans could lose the state in 2004.

CKUT Radio: Miami Mobilization to Defeat the FTAA (tags)

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UN to Bush: End the blockade against Cuba (tags)

Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque delivered a blistering speech to the United Nation General Assembly Nov. 4 calling for the end of the U.S.-imposed embargo against the socialist nation.

‘Free trade’ scam:‘It’s bad for workers everywhere’ (tags)

“We’ll be marching with truck drivers and electrical workers, nurses and teachers, health care workers and Teamsters, all kinds of working people,” Fred Frost, president of the South Florida AFL-CIO, told the Miami Herald.

The Real Cancun Part II: Voices of the Campesinos (tags)

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Corporate media sells it's soul (tags)

Cloned beef, 20-50,000 dead Iraquis, 7000 wounded Americans, lots of bad news out there...and now cloned beef. The supermarket union workers should start asking questions and consumers need to refuse this crap.

Gap Road Show to Miami-FTAA hits Hollywood 11/11: “We’d Rather Wear Nothing Than Wear Gap (tags)

Hollywood, CA: Gapatistas will climb atop a 5.5 foot wide redwood stump, and strip for the redwoods and workers' rights at the Hollwyood/Highland Gap store, Nov. 11, at noon, first stop on a 3,000 mile road show to Miami-FTAA. Join us!

"We'd rather wear nothing than wear Gap!": Gapatista Road Show to Miami FTAA (tags)

Gapatistas will strip for the redwoods and workers' rights at the Hollwyood/Highland Gap store, Nov. 11, at noon, the first stop on a 3,000 mile road show to the FTAA protests in Miami. The protest occurs atop a 5.5 foot wide redwood stump. Join us!

Iranian Workers Solidarity Network (tags)

Iran

Report on Condition of the Working Class in Iraq (tags)

Dodgy unions, ex-Baathist fascist bosses, spies monitoring the new ministries in Iraq and machine gun armed picket lines.

America's Free Trade Despotism is in the Wings (tags)

"Every decent-paying job in the area is going, going or already gone and I'm faced with taking a job for $6, $7, $8 an hour".

Bias For Rush (tags)

Why the ''Free Market'' despises Open Source software (tags)

The Micorsoft's assualt on open source is like the WTO "free trade" conflict -- a massively subsidised, genetically modified, machinery and chemical-warfare wielding colossus at war with a tiny malnourished day labourer armed with a mattock.

Stop CAFTA (tags)

The Central American Free Trade Agreement will do to Central America what NAFTA did to Mexico. The ministers are meeting in Houston from October 20 through the 24.

California Recall Reflections (tags)

One activist's reflections on the California recall, how I voted and wish others did. Also, a missed opportunity which none of the candidates decided to take

What's The Truth About Bush? (tags)

Serious questions that haven't been answered yet. And why not.

Empathy, Sympathy and Objectivity (tags)

of global relevance

O20:Mass Rally and March to Stop CAFTA,Houston TX (tags)

Going to Miami? Or Ft. Benning? Then swing out to TX 1st and help us stop the CAFTA talks. The Masters of Free Trade are coming to Houston from Oct 20-24 and we are going to be there to stop them. Come join thousands in the grassroots effort to retake our democracy and tell Bush, Zoellick and their corporate pals that our Planet is not for sale.

The Cancun Summit-WTO on the edge of abyss (tags)

WTO

Panama-General strike to defend social security (tags)

Panama

BTL:WTO Cancun Summit Meeting Collapses As... (tags)

...Coalition of Developing Nations Rejects 'Bad Deal' on Farm Subsidies. Interview with Anuradha Mittal, co-director of Institute for Food and Development Policy or Food First, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harri

Protesters Should Love WTO (tags)

Why the anti-globalization movement should try to disrupt the work of the World Trade Organization is a mystery to me. Instead, they should learn to love corporations like McDonald's.

Trade Talk: Speaking In Tongues (tags)

Recent ZNet Commentary on WTO

WTO/Cancun issues.... Agricultural Subsidies? (tags)

Chile-First General Strike in 13 Years (tags)

Chile

New! Indepth Report on WTO now online (tags)

"Neoliberal Globalization: Cancun and Beyond" a new 24-page in-depth report on the WTO, published by Action for Social and Ecological Justice (ASEJ), written by Aziz Choudry, is now available for download, online at www.asej.org. Further details below.

Solidarity Economics is Ecology (tags)

How can there be a global movement with no platform and no economic vision and leaders who hide? If the Brazilian constitution defends the right of the starving to steal food, then surely the poor of the world have the right - under any way of thinking - to steal back control over their lives and their local economies.

Terror and the Empire (tags)

"Globalization is daily terror. Every seven seconds a child under 10 dies of starvation. Every four minutes a person loses eyesight on account of Vitamin A deficiency. Over 100,000 die every die of hunger..(while) world agriculture could feed twelve billion."

Libertarians who loathe Israel (tags)

Irrational hatred for "an isolated Sparta, bristling with weaponry and little else" prompts libertarians to forget their welfare economics. For example, Raimondo menacingly warns that without US aid, Israel would cease to exist... Come again?

WTO CANCUN - latest updates (tags)

The next ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization will take place in Cancun, Mexico on September 10-15. From the 8th on, a huge mobilization will greet the meeting with creative protest and visions of alternatives. Below is our report on some of the preliminary organizing we did last week in Cancun and Mexico City.

"Stop GATS!" Against Privatization of Services (tags)

"The `Washington Consensus' from the 80s promised that a neoliberal policy - liberalization and deregulation - would be good for eveyrone. In fact, local structures are destroyed, human lives are annihilated through hunger and poverty.."Trans fr German

Opposition coalition takes shape in Colombia (tags)

A new opposition coalition challenges the hard-line regime of President Alvaro Uribe for its devastating economic policies and systematic violations of freedoms. A general strike has been called for August 12th.

STOP CAFTA IN HOUSTON OCT 20-24 (tags)

YO BASTA!!!! STOP CAFTA Free Trade Talks are coming to Houston and the resistance needs to begin

Librarianship as a Revolutionary Choice (tags)

Speech at the Joint American Library Association/Canadian Library Association Conference
by Naomi Klein June 24 2003

WTO protest in Montreal (tags)

News & videos from WTO protest in Montreal

MANY OF THE SUPPOSED 9-11 HIJACKERS ARE STILL ALIVE (tags)

Many of the supposed 9-11 "hijackers" are still alive. Read about it in the linked mainstream media articles.

WHY DID THE WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWERS FALL? A REVIEW OF THOMAS EAGAR'S (MIT) ARTICLE. (tags)

This article reviews the well known interview of professor Thomas Eagar (of MIT) by Peter Tyson (chief editor of NOVA) concerning the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. It points out many of the errors contained in this interview. In fact, the errors in the interview are so many that one has to conclude that the article is deliberate deception.

9/11 - ARE AMERICANS THE VICTIMS OF A HOAX? (tags)

I figured with the 911 Commission complaining about the Bush Junta Stone Walling and intimidating Witnesses it was time to remind people of another unsolved Crime.

A Day Hopeful and Radiant: The Miami Call to Action (final draft) (tags)

This day is called the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian. She that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast her neighbours, And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:' Then will she strip her sleeve and show her scars. And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'

Unemployed? Worried? Read On... (tags)

First, we need to remember how wealth is created. The average high school graduate comes out thinking that if they get more of the money others have, then that's the way to create wealth. They don't have a clue about wealth creation, because in most cases, the schools don't teach it, and most of the kid's parents don't know either -- so herewith is a refresher course.

Venezuela trade union solidarity appeal (tags)

Venezuela

Sidestepping Sanctions (tags)

While the Bush administration looks the other way, U.S. companies are dodging laws that bar them from doing business with nations accused of sponsoring terrorism.

Why Did the WTC Towers Collapse? (tags)

Obviously.

Dean vs. Kucinich - comparision in a nutshell (tags)

good quick summary

Latin America fights neolibralism (tags)

Despite the murderous repression that the Pinochet regime was known for, thousands of Chileans took to the streets in mass demonstrations. With the economy collapsing, the fascist government was forced to rehire public sector workers and reinstitute many of the laws and programs in place before the coup.

International Campaign to support Worker Communist Party of Iraq (tags)

International Campaign to support Worker Communist Party of Iraq

The FBI allowed the 1993 WTC bombing to happen. (tags)

The account, which is given in the transcript of hundreds of hours of tape recordings that Mr. Salem secretly made of his talks with law enforcement agents, portrays the authorities as being in a far better position than previously known to foil the February 26th bombing of New York City's tallest towers.

The Consumerist Manifesto. Book Review (tags)

"Trade is the functional equivalent to force", Bolz says self-assuredly. Whoever pursues trade and consumes doesn't wage wars apart from weapons and drug trade. Consumers as a rule are peace-loving beings. They don't hurl bombs.."

Mobilize Against US Agri-Imperialism (tags)

HUNGRY FOR JUSTICE? Want to resist the WTO, US Empire and Corporate Globalization? Fed up with genetically engineered trees, food, fish, future? Believe that access to healthy food and clean water is a fundamental human right?

British Unions shift to the Left (tags)

Labor on the March to the Left

Nothing Sweeter To Bush Than Revenge (tags)

"Even more sinister, Secretary of State Colin Powell -- in an uncharacteristic role as the godfather-enforcer for the administration -- has been lecturing straying nations that they will be punished for their stand against the war. As he puts it, they will suffer the "consequences." The exact penalties are never spelled out but the ominous threat is left hanging. "

Selecting Regimes for Change: The U.S. is Unfair in Choosing (tags)

It seems that the U.S. government has become the expert on regime change. The problem is that they have ignored some of the worst examples of bad regimes because of valued trade status, being allied in the war on terror, and economic importance.

Via Campesina Requests Action in Sacramento (tags)

Via Campesina is an international movement which coordinates peasant organizations of small and middle-scale producers, agricultural workers, rural women, and indigenous communities from Asia, Africa, America, and Europe. It is an autonomous, pluralistic movement, independent from all political, economic, or other denomination. It is integrated by national and regional organizations whose autonomy is jealously respected.

Police Attack Biotech Activists; Maine Greens Sue to Prevent Resdistcting (tags)

Big Fish Being Wiped OutSenator Byrd: War Fought On False Pretenses Rescuing Private Lynch; Ignoring Rachel Corrie Greens vs Democrats 2004 Don't Let Computer Voting Destroy Democracy

Haynes & Boone of Dallas Does Iraq (tags)

Haynes & Boone have been loyal supporters of President Bush. They advised him on his sale of Harken Energy stock. It appears the favor is now being returned.

Barbs aside, 9/11 questions aren't going away (tags)

I fully expected to be labelled a "conspiracy theorist" after interviewing Vision TV's Barrie Zwicker and writing about his challenges to the official version of what happened at the World Trade Center. But I was surprised by the nature of the ensuing attacks. The Post, and the dozen or so readers who were similarly enraged by my column, didn't come up with a single argument or documented fact. It was all quivering jowls, wild insults and expostulations.

Resist the FTAA Consulta (tags)

Resist the Free Trade Area of the Americas Anti-capitalist consulta: JUNE 7-8 This is a call for an anti-capitalist coordinating/planning meeting to begin preparations for actions against the FTAA ministerial meeting being held in Miami, Florida on November 20-22, 2003. We hope that this consulta will be an opportunity to build a broad based, diverse anti-capitalist response to the ministerial.

Libertarians mock the Left, May Day (tags)

The giveaway, and the clue to the real motive of today's left and their hangers-on, is that all their protests are against -- they are anti-capitalism, anti-free trade, anti-using the environment for man's benefit -- but they are not for anything.

Libertarians mock the Left, May Day (tags)

The giveaway, and the clue to the real motive of today's left and their hangers-on, is that all their protests are against -- they are anti-capitalism, anti-free trade, anti-using the environment for man's benefit -- but they are not for anything.

Bombs in the Building: World Trade Center 'Conspiracy Theory' is a Conspiracy Fact (tags)

Before beginning this article, I met Auxiliary Lieutenant Fireman and former Auxiliary Police Officer, Paul Isaac Jr. at the World Trade Center Memorial. Paul, along with many other firemen, is very upset about the obvious cover-up and he is on a crusade for answers and justice. He was stationed at Engine 10, across the street from the World Trade Center in 1998 and 99; Engine 10 was entirely wiped out in the destruction of the towers. He explained to me that, “many other firemen know there were bombs in the buildings, but they’re afraid for their jobs to admit it because the ‘higher-ups’ forbid discussion of this fact.”

MANY 9-11 "HIJACKERS" ARE STILL ALIVE. (tags)

The world's media has reported that many of the so-called hijackers "fingered" by the FBI are still alive. For example the BBC (British Broadcasting Cooperation) carried this report,..............

"The System is always Fair", the Cat says to the Mouse (tags)

"Behind closed doors, the WTO negotiated GATS, an agreement on liberalization of services. Health conglomerates all over the world can steal solvent patients. The existential necessity water could soon be much more expensive." Trans. from German

Libertarian Links Free Trade to Freedom, Peace (tags)

Palmer, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, said anti-globalization activists are missing the bigger picture. By way of analogy, Palmer referred to Homer’s Odyssey saying that Homer is telling the reader that "the cyclops is a savage because he doesn’t trade. He lives in the preferred world of the anti-globalization activists."

THE LIES CONTINUE (tags)

The lies continue as the fall of Iraq is "celebrated" at WTC site

US BOMBS IRAQI HOSPITAL (tags)

Iraqis stand in a Red Crescent hospital damaged during an air strike in Baghdad April 2, 2003. U.S. missiles hit a Red Crescent maternity hospital in Baghdad, the city's trade fair, and other civilian buildings, killing several people and wounding at least 25, hospital sources and a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Akram Saleh

American, Dutch, English & Jewish ‘Nazi’s’ (tags)

A review about deception and the secret side of our history, the population is not allowed to know about.

U.S. Unilateralism Worries Trade Officials (tags)

Interesting.

Richard Perle is a Director of the Jerusalem Post (tags)

Corporate directors are nearly always called on to make important and sometimes difficult decisions regarding the personnel and policy of the business that they are directing. What standards apply to this seeming "conflict of interest," where Perle, who heads an important federal advisory panel, is also a director of a company which owns a media outlet in a foreign country ??

Gnome$ for peace- How to Stop the Attack (tags)

Boycott the dollars and bring peace to the world. The more people you can persuade to join you in becoming a Gnome for Peace, the better the chance there is of weakening the dollar and the American economy by enough to prevent or limit a war.

For Our Common Future - No to War! Cancel the Debts! (tags)

"War has changed into a structural and permanent part of the global hegemony.. In the name of the liberalization of the market, the population sees itself robbed of its elementary rights. Every area of life and nature is for sale.." Porto Alegre Jan 2003

Spain; Tens of thousands reject the imperialist war (tags)

Not a Soldier, Not a Bullet, Not a Penny for the War!

Nationalists hijack Washington (tags)

Nationalists based in Washington have hijacked U.S. policy. These nationalists mostly worked together in the American Enterprise Institute, Project for the New American Century, etc. Find out more.

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!

Report of anti-war Demo's from Portugal,Germany,Egypt and Tunisia (tags)

Anti-war

FBI Found Bush Guilty of Treason (tags)

FBI reports present solid evidence that President Bush planned World Trade Center attack in league with Bin Laden family friends, with whom he became aquainted in highschool, for socialist spies from the Russian Federation.

Pakistani Marxist MP, Manzoor Ahmed (tags)

Pakistan

USDA Announces WTO-Level Ministerial Conference for Sacramento (tags)

VENEMAN ANNOUNCES AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

Plan to assassinate the President of oil workers' union (tags)

The Colombian Oil Workers' Union rejects and condemns a dark plan targeted at the president of their organisation: Rudolfo Gutierrez Nino.

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!

THE AMERICAN MEDIA HAS LIED TO YOU ABOUT 9-11. (tags)

You have been lied to about 9-11. Read the following articles for proof of this.

Electronically Hijacking the World Trade Center Aircraft (tags)

Global Hawk is a means of remotely piloting aircraft (as NASA's Ames Research Center showed us, it can be done with nerve impulses). Utilizing the electrostatically charged SkyNet, we now have an Air Force controlled battle command. After September 11's demo (no pun intended), Boeing cannot keep UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) on the shelf. It all started with Home Run.

Upgrade to the Green Party's 10 Key Values (tags)

You can have the very same idea and describe it where it is appealing, confusing or appalling. The current language is a good document if you are talking to the choir, but those folks are already on board. If we are going to have real political impact we need to seek the middle class, disenfranchised voter.

Video: The Fellowship of the Ring of Free Trade (tags)

Watch now at: http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2002/12/1553281.php

US Imperialism in Colombia (tags)

Colombia has always been and still is the coveted cornerstone of the US's geopolitical control over the entire Latin American region, and at whatever the cost, the US is determined to make Colombia the jewel in its imperial crown.

EVIDENCE OF EXPLOSIVES IN THE SOUTH WTC TOWER COLLAPSE. (tags)

This Article Claims Evidence of Explosives In The South Tower Collapse. What do you think?

The CIA and Drugs (tags)

The CIA's relationship with drugs and the reasons for it.

Palestinian olive trees sold to rich Israelis (tags)

Palestinian olive trees uprooted to make way for a security fence are being sold illegally to rich Israelis

Unionists persecuted by right-wing thugs and police (tags)

Death threats, police raids and assassinations are the daily lot for Colombian trade unionists. The persecutions and assassinations are "the dark consequences of the imposition of a State of National Emergency", says Colombia's national union confederation CUT

Australians protest against US exploitation of Latin America (tags)

US policies towards Latin America have caused an increase in hunger, unemployment, illness and infant mortality, Australian solidarity organisations say.

us (govt) warns companies over israel boycott (tags)

what was that about living in the land of the free? Great govt there: tells you they defend freedom, while preventing it.

John Trudell: Excellent Demystification of US Preparations for Future Wars At Home & Away (tags)

This emerging figure of well-deserved respect goes along way towards demystifying what few, even Chomsky, have in helping individual people understand the *War Games* played upon all of us systematically, and it's about time we started to understand, just like so many indigenous peoples of the world understand.

Half a Million Workers march through Madrid (tags)

Half a million workers march through Madrid against the "decretazo"

Israeli Sex Trade Needing NV-style workers' union? (tags)

Do Israel's sex workers need cards? Russian physics teacher and eastern european women immigration-for-trade issue. Football team-like trade fee or indenture fee at $6,500 pounds a temple maiden? Table turners:LV or JC?

9-11: burying the evidence? (tags)

read this and form your own opinions about what you have been told about 9-11

Union members run for Congress (tags)

Even a brief look at the make-up of the 107th Congress helps explain why workers are catching hell these days. Yes, it is true that there are “friends of labor” who have 100 percent AFL-CIO voting records, but they find themselves out-gunned in a Congress whose 535 members include 150 millionaire lawyers, bankers and other business people.

World Leaders Debate Environment and Economics at Largest UN Summit Ever Held (tags)

World leaders, activists, and business elite gather in Johannesburg to decide the fate of the planet in what is shaping up to be merely another clash between globolizatiion proponents who want to impose free markets and privatization as the path to sustainable development, versus environmental and social justice activists who say the neoliberal model is inherently unsustainable.

BECHTEL VS. BOLIVIA - HOW YOU CAN HELP (fwd) (tags)

see below

New Colombian government slams door on peace (tags)

When Anne Patterson, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, called on the new government of ultra-rightist President Alvaro Uribe Velez to summon the reserves to fight against leftist guerrilla forces, Uribe’s minister of defense, Martha Lucia Ramirez, did just that on the following day.

FTAA and Government Repression in Ecuador: an eyewitness account (tags)

Globalization is supposed to make communication easier. But when the leaders of Ecuador`s social movements tried to deliver a letter critiquing neoliberal globalization to Summit of the Presidents of S. America, they were arrested, roughed up, and their giant letter was destroyed. This highlights the need for international support for the massive protest planned at the 7th summit of the Free Trade Area of the Americas in Ecuador in October.

URGENT!!FAST TRACK VOTE TOMORROW!! TELL YOUR REP TO VOTE 'NO'!! (tags)

CONGRESS MUST HEAR FROM THEIR CONSTITUENTS THAT THIS PROCESS IS OUTRAGEOUS! CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN DC: 1-877-611-0063 (AFL-CIO SPONSORED TOLL FREE NUMBER) 1-202-224-3121 (CAPITOL HILL SWITCHBOARD) TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY GIVES BUSH THE RIGHT TO TRADE OUR JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT AWAY. TELL YOUR REP TO VOTE 'NO' ON TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY!!

ELECTRICTY WORKERS’ UNION TARGETED (tags)

A campaign of terror and intimidation has been launched against the Colombian SINTRAELECOL trade union representing workers in the electricity industry. Recently seven leading members of the union were assassinated.

The Enemy is inside the gates (tags)

Urgent Urgent !!

Today's Voice: ISRAEL/PALESTINE: STOP THE VIOLENCE! (tags)

The Media tells us what is wrong with the world; Voice4change will tell you what to do about it! Our member organizations are busy organizing, so we want to bring their message to you. Our affiliates are doing great work every day. They need your support…We will be their link to you. Sign on to www.voice4change.org

Call this Week to Stop Fast Track; Stop Corporate Giveaways (tags)

" Last December, the House of Representatives passed fast track by just one vote (215-214). We can beat this outrageous corporate giveaway when the bill comes back to the House if we pick up just one more vote.. . "

Deaths in the desert: the sad price of U.S. border policy (tags)

Three months pregnant, Norma Rodriguez Amado had watched her husband, Paez Martinez, as he left his home in Morales, Mexico, for the United States. He would support his family from afar, working in the states of Tennessee and Florida. After almost two-and-a-half years of living and working in these faraway places, Paez returned to Morales to see his son, Alexander, for the first time.

HAMEED KHAN AND ALL QUETTA STRIKE LEADERS AND WORKERS RELEASED! (tags)

COURAGE AND DETERMINATION IN STRUGGLE FORCES THE DICTATORSHIP TO RETREAT

Strikers as Terrorists? (tags)

June 27, 2002 A CounterPunch Exclusive Strikers as Terrorists? Ridge Calls Longshoremen's Chief by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair

Homeland Security & Union Busting (tags)

In a CounterPunch exclusive, Alexander Cockburn shows how the Bush Administration's phony and fascist "War on Terrorism" is being waged against decent working people here at home.

98 UNIONISTS KILLED SO FAR THIS YEAR (tags)

"We do not want expressions of condolence from a government during whose mandate assassinations of trade union leaders have increased astronomically," Colombian unionists say.

Castro puts little Bush in his place (tags)

HOLGUIN, Cuba (AP) -- In a blistering speech before hundreds of thousands of people in a drenching rain Saturday, President Fidel Castro said the democracy President Bush wants to see in Cuba would be a corrupt and unfair system that ignores the poor.

ANNOUNCING AN IMPORTANT EVENT FOR ACTIVISTS AND TRADE UNIONISTS (tags)

ANNOUNCING AN IMPORTANT EVENT FOR ACTIVISTS AND TRADE UNIONISTS

POLICE ATTACK MAY DAY PROTEST (tags)

The human rights director of the CUT trade union federation is still in hospital after police beat him round the head with bats on a May Day protest in the city of Cali. After being identified by military intelligence agents various other union and social leaders were also attacked.

May Day Breakfast w/ Big Business Execs (tags)

World Trade Week in LA includes a hearty breakfast with well-marbled executives. Join them at the trough!

OIL EMERGENCY IN COLOMBIA (tags)

Workers shut down the country's main oil refinery in Barrancabermeja after right-wing gunmen kill yet another trade union leader.

Salvadorans Dispatch Leader To Los Angeles (tags)

PRESIDENT BUSH PUSHES FREE TRADE IN EL SALVADOR; WORKER DEFENSE MOVEMENT OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY DISPATCHES LEADER TO LOS ANGELES TO RESPOND

NAFTA's Chapter 11 Provision Protects Corporate Profits, Undermines... (tags)

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Dan Seligman, director of the Sierra Club's Trade Program.

Sept. 11 families say ‘War, not in our names’ (tags)

NEW YORK – “We do not want the war in Afghanistan or other parts of the world, wherever it might spread, to be conducted in our names or in the names of our lost loved ones,” David Potorti told the press. The Feb. 14 press conference was called to announce the founding of a new peace and justice organization, “Sept. 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.” Potorti, who lost his brother in the World Trade Center (WTC), spoke on behalf of 17 family members of those killed at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the Flight 93 crash in Pennsylvania.

Colombia: The FARC and the Trade Unions (tags)

Rebelion: PETRAS ESSAYS IN ENGLISH The trade unionists and the FARC need international support from trade unionists in the U.K. and elsewhere to counter the imperialist counter-offensive. A victory for the death squads will weaken the popular struggles throughout Latin America and beyond. With international solidarity and unity of purpose within Colombia a victory would open new vistas for struggle throughout the world.

Enough is Never Enough When It Comes to Profits (tags)

Next up slavery...

(Video) Quebec 2001: The Battle Against the F.T.A.A. (tags)

34 heads of state. 6,000 cops. 60,000 protesters. Two miles of chain link. One secret document. A journey through the historic protests against the Free Trade Area of the Americas in Quebec City, April 2001.

Thousands March in Brussels Ahead of Summit (tags)

Tens of thousands of trade unionists protest peacefully in Brussels ahead of the EU summit, but 22 people are arrested on the border.

Brussels: 100,000 trade unionists for people not profit (tags)

Reposting from Indymedia UK: Brussels on Thursday , December 13th, saw possibly the largest ever demonstration of trade union strength across Europe. Well over 100,000 people took five hours (on a working day) to march through the capital of the 'Europe of Profit' under the slogan, "Europe: it's us!"

Countervailing Tariffs -- A Fair Trade Remedy for Runaway Jobs (tags)

A description of the "countervailing tarrif proposal to be made by the Film and Telivision Action Committee to Washington in their attempts to counter the 1,000,000 subsidies given to Studios by Canada to lure film business north

Anti-GMO, Pro-Fair Trade Coffee Protest at Starbucks (tags)

Members of the Coastal Convergence Society and Liberate Orange County protest against Starbucks' use of GMO products and its refusal to brew and promote Fair Trade Certified coffee as their coffee of the day. This protest was at one of the Huntington Beach Starbucks.

The Ugly American Dollar Campaign (tags)

The United States dollar is being introduced in several Central and South American countries as a means of economic development. Even in Russia, the American dollar is more popular than the Ruble -- proving correct the old proverb: if you can't beat'em, buy 'em.

Speaker of the House Calls for a vote on delayed Fast-Track (tags)

Interesting stuff below. It seems that the pro-trade forces are jockeying for a better position, rather than actually pushing for a vote on Fast Track. Apparently, a lot of pressure is set to come down on Harlem's Rep. Charles Rangel.

CA Appeals Court Rules DeCSS Legal (tags)

A California Appeals Court overturns a lower trial courts DeCSS injunction, ruling it a violation of First Amendment

Bush Administration Hopefull on Trade Vote (tags)

Pulled from 0ct. 23rd LA Times.

Preparing for the WTO (tags)

With just weeks to go before global trade ministers are scheduled to gather in Qatar for a World Trade Organization meeting, Premilla Dixit is laboring 16-hour days with scores of other anti-globalization activists to prepare a counter-summit in New York City.

Take Action! Petition for the closure of the Angeles prostitution slave camps (tags)

This is a worldwide petition calling on the Philippine government to close the prostitution slave camps of Angeles, Philippines. We are counting on you to spread the word - please pass this notice on to friends, family, fellow activists, and post it on independent media centers, bulletin boards, and listservs!

Fast Track Now?? (tags)

In what should be recognized as scandalous opportunism, the Bush Administration and the pro-free trade think tanks have been exploiting the political leverage they've gained in the wake of the S11 tragedies to try to win "Fast Track Trade Authority" for the pResident.

The New Patriotism under President Bush (tags)

The President has used the time of crisis as an oppurtunity to to try and push his right-wing agenda through congress. A lot of issues he was challenged on earlier in his administration (fast track approval of trade agreements, higher tax cuts)now has gained some steam because of the calls of patriotism. We all know where this could lead

A DELICATE BALANCE (new poems from NYC) (tags)

Perfect, Shelleyian poetry once again appears, where & when most acutely needed. This small, green-covered handbook, recently printed less than 5 minutes away from the World Trade Center in New York City, proposes & pleads for an understanding of Time that is, temporarily, for many, still in agonized suspension. Readers will find, buried within it, many clear messages from a clearly necessary future.

Starbucks charged rescuers for water (tags)

"It was a misunderstanding with Starbucks," said Mr Rapisarda

For California's Independence (tags)

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT IN THESE DIRE TIMES: We must not continue to be held hostage to U.S. monopoly finance KKKapital!!!

Liberty or Death (tags)

Life without freedom isn't worth living.

IPPN Executive Committee Statement (tags)

"The progressive movement must stand firm at this dangerous time in opposition to the scapegoating of Arab and Islamic people, in support of basic civil and democratic rights, and for a U.S. foreign policy which is about justice, fair trade, environmental sustainability and a raising of the living standards of all people, especially those in the countries of the Global South."

California's Independence (tags)

If the Bush regime is so determined to launch a military conquest, then he should do so WITHOUT CALIFORNIA!!!

Battle Of Manhattan - The Fanatic vs. The Lady (tags)

Two warriors faced off in the City of New York on September 11th, 2001. One warrior was the Lady Liberty, the other was the Fanatic.

Mexican farmers protest in capital (tags)

Farmers say free trade is destroying their livelihoods

Anti-U.S. Protesters Occupy Colombian Consulate (tags)

A heavily-armed Australian policeman walks along Walker Street in North Sydney during an occupation by protesters of the nearby Colombian consulate August 8, 2001. The occupation of the offices ended peacefully when a group of Colombians representing "The Bolivarian Movement for a Second Independence of Colombia" were led away by police. They were protesting against what they claim is the "American invasion" of Colombia. REUTERS/Will Burgess - Aug 08 6:31 AM ET

Nail Fast Track Now! (tags)

NOW'S THE TIME to bring pressure to bear directly on Congress to stop fast track legislation. They know that lots of people have been out in the street against the FTAA. They need to hear the same message from us as "ordinary constiuents." Background information and actions/instructions provided.

Free Speech Radio Activists Protest the National Assoc. of Home Builders (tags)

2 photos: San Francisco, CA - On July 25th a small group of KPFA free speech radio activists held a demonstration against the National Association of Home Builders.

World leaders defend globalisation in face of protests (tags)

An anti-globalization protester strolls past a burning car as widespread clashes with police erupted though out Genoa July 20, 2001. Police have been expecting violence as some 150,000 anti-globalization protesters took to the streets as Group of Eight leaders gathered for a 3 day meeting in the northern Italian city. (Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Urgent Alert: To Activists Opposed To "Free Trade" (tags)

Stop Fast Track in its tracks. Send a message to Congress today! Call them toll-free at 1-800-393-1082.

MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR SEPT 29 MOBILIZATION (tags)

The largest mass mobilization in Southern California since the Democratic National Convention protests ihas momentum building behind it as activists announce a July 20 planning meeting at CARECEN. NO TO THE FTAA, NO TO PLAN COLOMBIA are issues included in the recently released "Call."

CIA cash funded drugs trade (tags)

"...But in the US, the CIA's involvement in the Montesinos case has raised barely a ripple of comment. " Gee, really?? and ClearChannel communications owns one-third of US radio stations... well, there's a third of airwave reality out the window, now let's talk about newspapers...

PEOPLE'S MARCH FOR BORDER ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (San Diego) (tags)

Join San Diego and Tijuana residents to demand corporate accountability from New Frontier Trading Corp., the U.S.-owned parent company of Metales y Derivados, an abandoned lead smelter containing 6,000 metric tons of lead slag that continues to poison children and families in Colonia Chilpancingo, Tijuana.

WTO chief blasts 'dot.com types' (tags)

"It would strengthen the hand of those who seek change if some NGOs would distance themselves from... anti-globalisation dot.com types who trot out slogans that are trite, shallow and superficial" WTO chief Mike Moore

FTAA fast track (tags)

June 19, 2001 over 250 giant corporations from across the country came together in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building in Washington DC to announce a new business coalition, USTrade, that will work to push the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), a new round of the WTO, and especially FAST TRACK in the U.S. Congress. A preliminary analysis of those present at the meeting indicates large numbers of wealthy Caucasian males wearing expensive suits.

Fighting the Organized Rape of Our Daughters and Sisters: The Flesh Trade War (tags)

Visit http://utah.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=680 for an investigative report from Nepal concerning the buying and selling of young girls into the bonds of sexual slavery, and one organization which is fighting the flesh trade war against all odds.

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

Is History Repeating Itself -notes on Globalization and The Future (tags)

A review of past practices and explotation of 17th C., and other institutions. A bit light on the technology issue, but perhaps the book itself is more informative.

Bush Reps to Push for 'Fast Track' Trade Authority (tags)

Bush wants to kill the planet, and the non-millionaires just that much faster!!!

Fair Trade Sign Thru Chain Link Fence -- Hidden For Strawman (tags)

Fair Trade Sign Thru Chain Link Fence -- Hidden For Strawman

Comments on Hollander (tags)

Comments on the Hollander strike.

Some links to the anti-corporate movement (tags)

Important resources for the antiglobalization struggle.

Stop the FTAA (tags)

Stop the FTAA

Free America - Trade Bush (tags)

Free America - Trade Bush

Breaking the Barricades: The Battle Against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (tags)

While the heads of state met with their corporate allies to move toward implementation of the FTAA by 2005, activists outside this 400-year-old walled city staged militant protests condemning the secrecy of the negotiations and the erosion of democracy they claim is the result of surrendering government power to transnational corp.

Breaking the Barricades: The Battle Against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (tags)

Behind a 2.4 mile long concrete and wire fence, leaders from every nation in the hemisphere, except for Cuba gathered in Quebec City for the Summit of the Americas April 20-22 to negotiate the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

Civility & Double Standards (Corporate Media & Bush Lies Re: FTAA, etc.) (tags)

It seems like just yesterday when the national news media was quick to accuse leading politicians of lying. But "George W. Bush has changed that, with journalists now won to the "civility" that Bush vowed to bring to Washington. Take how The New York Times delicately stepped around the apparent contradictions in Bush's words at the Quebec free-trade summit...."

Political Messages on Placards (CLAC March) (tags)

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Boulder, CO Anti-FTAA Solidarity Action (tags)

An anti-FTAA and fair trade rally and march was held in Boulder, Colorado in solidarity with the FTAA demonstrations taking place everywhere. An estimated 150 people attended...

Leone Hankey's Statement on April 21 FTAA Protests at the border (tags)

Leone Hankey's Statement on the April 21 Protests at the San Diego/Tijuana border -- from an April 17 press conference outside the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.

FTAA teach-in at University of California, Irvine April 11 (tags)

Teach-in on the FTAA this Wednesday APRIL 11 5-8.30 pm at UCI

U.S., WTO threaten Brazil medicine (tags)

The U.S. and the WTO threaten Brazil with trade sanctions to prevent them from distributing life-saving AIDS drugs to their people for free. They claim Brazil violates the patents of giant drug companies.

Resist the FTAA in Arizona! (tags)

The Free Trade Area of the Americas plans to extend NAFTA across the entire Western hemisphere – from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego!

J10-12 Monterey, California (WTO) CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE POLICY (tags)

The Third Annual MONTEREY CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE POLICY January 10 – 12, 2001 at the Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, California

FTAA? NLC? Not in Arizona! (tags)

People in Arizona are searching for information on the relationship of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) to the National Law Center (NLC) located in Tucson AZ (USA).

N16 - Protest the Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue - Cincinnati! (tags)

Protest the Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue Summit November 16-18 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The TABD is a group of 200 American and European CEO's and government officials which will be meeting to prepare trade proposals to present at the next round of the WTO talks. Over 50% of their trade proposals have been passed by the WTO in the past. Come to Cincinnati to let them know we are against their undemocratic policies and structure, that we're against corporate globalization, we're for environmental protection, worker's rights, indigenous rights, and the globalization of JUSTICE! Be in Cincinnati for N16

Defending China's Right to Self-Determination (tags)

The struggle over granting or denying China "permanent normal” trade status with the U.S. and admission into the World Trade Organization—requires a strong intervention by those of us who see our work as building an anti-racist, anti-imperialist U.S. Left against U.S. chauvinism and in favor of China's rights to equality and self-determination.

The real power behind the WTO meets in Cincinnati this November (tags)

This November, 200 of the world's most powerful CEO's will meet in Cincinnati, OH in the USA under the name of the Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue to write the trade agenda for the WTO. These people are the real power behind the WTO

A Message from the International Longshore & Warehouse Union to D2KLA (tags)

letter of support from ILWU to D2KLA

Organized Labor to Take Part in Democratic Convention Protests (tags)

Organized labor has announced plans to take part in the D2K protests.

Shutdown the Summit of the Americas (tags)

Shutdown the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, Canada

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