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Double Standards in Iran Reporting (tags)

Iran has not attacked any country militarily in the last 100 years. Demonizations occur in the Iran reporting. In comparison, reporting about human rights in Saudi Arabia is not on the agenda.

5 Reasohns for UN Agreements Regulating Corporations (tags)

Countless cases of human rights violations by corporations show voluntary self-commitments of businesses cannot ensure social and ecological standards. UN agreements create rights for persons instead of companies.

Religious Development Group Urges Stronger Corporate Reporting Standards (tags)

Jubilee USA, a religious development group, asked the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to require greater disclosure of what payments corporations make to governments where they operate.

Art About Privilege Censored on Facebook (tags)

This image was banned from FB because of the nude woman. The theme is the idea of white male liberal/progressive privilege.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TTIP: Emperor's New Clothes (tags)

Welfare state achievements, quality and environmental standards as well as consumer interests are up for negotiation..For Austria, an annual jobs gain of 0.06% is forecast...93% of the consultations were with lobbyists.

TTIP Attacks on Wages, the Social and the Environment (tags)

The belief that growth and prosperity for all people are promoted by free trade is as old as capitalism. This is often wonderfully represented in the model worlds of economists. But reality looks different. Specific particular interests are sold as the general interest.

TTIP: 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.

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!

Who is Saving Whom: Debunking the business case for ethics (tags)

Ulrich Thielemann is a professor of business ethics at the University of St. Galen, Switzerland.

Privatizing Israel's Legal System (tags)

Israel

GLP Expands Safety Net from Soc Sec & Public Assistance in Times of Economic Uncertainty (tags)

While the establishment Republicans and Democrats are dependent on corporations for lobbyist funding and thus return the favor by rewarding corporations with taxpayer subsidies, the Green Liberty Party is immune to the disease of corporate dependency.

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.

BTL:GOP Proposes Deep Cuts for Regulating Food, Health and Safety Standards (tags)

Interview with Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

San Bruno - Natural Gas Pipeline Safety is a Myth! (tags)

San Bruno, CA - Following another deadly natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion, it becomes clear that there are few safety standards and the promises of safety made by natural gas pipeline operator corporations like PG&E, El Paso and others are nothing less than blatant deceptions of the public trust. Federal regulators at PHMSA are beholden to corporate interests, NOT to public safety.

Codex Alimentarius Threatens Human Health (tags)

the threat few people ever heard of

New standards for growing soy will destroy forests, livelihoods and the climate (tags)

New standards for growing soy will destroy forests, livelihoods and the climate

Piates vs. Emperors (tags)

New American Media, Commentary, Posted: May 07, 2009

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.

Without Ethics the Economy Runs into the Wall (tags)

Only 27% of Germans think the population benefits when business does well. Only 40% believe the economy and the population sit in the same boat. With tendencies to screen itself socially and give priority to its own goals, the economy loses the important capital of trust.

Support the Writers Guild - Ride March, and Rally (tags)

More than 10,000 writers are on the front lines of the fight to preserve decent working standards against corporate power.

Should Journalists be Certified? (tags)

Reasonable people here in the U.S. appreciate, and also assume, that our culture’s news industry of executives, editors and journalists be held to high standards of professional conduct. A democratic republic needs, as well as expects, truth in reporting, and adequate, if not comprehensive, coverage on “all” important issues. To refocus the question of media fraud to one of whether journalists ought to be certified, or accredited by some kind of professional board, in order to be recognized as “professional” journalists, is, to say the least, shortsighted.

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.

HIV Standards of Care - seeking input (tags)

seeing input on Standards of Care for transgender HIV+ Los Angelinos.

Breaking Oz with News (tags)

Fiji prepares for Oz invasion by leaving blackhawk helicopters on its beaches. A kava intoxicated Commodore Frank Bullawayo has once again forgotten his coup deadline and Australia's Minister of Defence, Dr Brendan (studs) Nelson, faces hostile relatives over the latest cover-ups and military fiascos! Well done, ‘studs’, the record of Robert (suck harder) Hill will soon be under threat.

Are we safe from government spy plane "drones" crashing into our homes? (tags)

Crashes of drone planes flying over the USA are worrying pilots and lawmakers who fear that a surge in interest by federal and local agencies to use the unmanned aircraft could lead to danger in the skies.

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

By JUSTIN POPE, AP Education Writer

full text of Ward Churchill's response to University Committee Report (tags)

Published in Boulder Daily Camera May 25, 2006 Summary of Fallacies in the University of Colorado Investigative Committee Report of May 9, 2006

Daman Wayans Actions Should Be An Insult To All Self-Respecting African Americans (tags)

Memorandum 2005: Alternative Economic Policy (tags)

In Germany and the US, the corporation is often stylized as the suffering servant. The market is made sacrosanct; all problems are defined as interferencs with the market. Profits soar and investments fall. Corporations pay increasingly less tax.

Shock without Therapy, Market without Order, (tags)

Half of Russia's assets are gone. Was this caused by Yeltzin, the IMF or the Washington Consensus? This article by a Ukrainian novelist tells us that the end of history and victory capitalism are over as utopias. May we be summoned to serious reflection.

Standardizing Early Childhood Education? (tags)

In Washington state new benchmarks will soon be released for preschoolers. The Washington State Early Learning and Development Benchmarks have many early childhood professionals concerned.

CFL ALERT: More U.S. double standards in the Middle East (tags)

The current rhetoric coming out of Washington is demanding that Syria end its "occupation" of Lebanon. However, not a single word is being said about the decades-long illegal and immoral occupation of the Palestinian people.

Fair Expectations (tags)

George W. has always o­nly had to "exceed expectations", which are always set low to begin with. He has never actually had to "win" a debate; he wins by not losing, or in some cases, even by not losing badly.

Ralph Nader for 2004 (tags)

just something i got off the ralp nader for 2004 website

Bill for Confiscation (tags)

Bill for Confiscation of Firearms H.R.2403

Federal Courts and the Imaginary Constitution (tags)

Ridiculous as sodomy laws may be, there clearly is no right to privacy nor sodomy found anywhere in the Constitution. There are, however, states' rights -- and Texas has the right to decide how to regulate sex using local standards.

Could You Have Passed the 8th Grade in 1895? Probably Not...Take a Look (tags)

Questions: What percentage of this year's seniors and last year's high school graduates could pass the following 8th grade test required in 1895, even if the few outdated questions were modernized? How many college students could pass it? For that matter, what percentage of high school teachers could pass it?

L’affaire Blair (tags)

At the paper of record, it seems, ideology trumps truth.

Tell Ford to improve gas mileage! (tags)

Cars and light trucks guzzle 40% of U.S. oil and emit 20% of the nation's carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution. Each gallon of gasoline burned pumps 28 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere-19 from the tailpipe and nine pounds from upstream refining, transporting and refueling.

Answering Moral Blackmail (tags)

Are millions of Canadian, American and In the midst of worldwide protest against an impending war with Iraq, the Bush Administration and its allies have trotted out their trump card...

SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)

Security Officers Win Major Training Increase to Protect Building Tenants, Public

SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)

Security Officers Win Major Training Increase to Protect Building Tenants, Public

Double Standards, Lies and Iraq (tags)

Examples of double standards involving weapons of mass destruction and what John Pilger calls the lying game about Iraq.

Power to the People (tags)

People rising up to take back our power!!!

Power to the People (tags)

People rising up to take back our power!!!

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...."

COUP WATCH: Federal Report Criticized Palm Beach County Voting System in 1988 (tags)

Twelve Years ago a report for the National Bureau of Standards warned that "The use of pre-scored punch card ballots should be ended."

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