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Commentary :: Globalization
Alternatives to Free Trade: Fair Trade and Beyond
25 Jun 2008
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.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Human Rights : Politics : Race
25 Jun 2008
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Review :: Media
Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media
25 Jun 2008
another McChesney tour de force.
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Interview :: Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics
Entrevista al Movimiento Libertario Cubano
24 Jun 2008
* A mediados de junio de 2008 desde el colectivo que lleva la web contrainformativa ibérica se propusieron diversas interrogantes al M.L.C. movimientolibertariocubano (at), grupo de afinidad del anarquismo cubano en el exterior. He aquí el texto completo de ese intercambio.
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Commentary :: Globalization
How Much Democracy is Left?
24 Jun 2008
Politics no longer determines the economy; the mammoth economy has long defined politics. The US has long been a plutocracy instead of a democracy and has prescribed this system of capital rule for the whole world. Capital rule is always central rule.
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News :: Education : Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International
84 Heretofore Undisclosed McCain-Bush Warmongers
24 Jun 2008
previously unpublished names of McCain Bush
cartel warmongers
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
The Supreme Court, Habeas, John Yoo and Murdoch's Wall Street Journal
23 Jun 2008
war criminals and their media allies
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LOCAL News :: Environment : Human Rights : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
A Report Back From New Orleans: 3 Years Later
23 Jun 2008
BuildingTrades-small.jpgThe Jamaica Plain Forum Presents:
“14 Hands, 7 Toolbelts, and 1 New Orleans Family: A Report Back from Post-Katrina Louisiana”

First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Friday, June 27th

Did you know that, since Hurricane Katrina, Boston-area building trades people have made several trips to rewire and replumb flood-damaged homes on the Gulf coast?

In fact, a crew of seven local electricians, plumbers, and carpenters just returned from New Orleans’ lower ninth ward. Come hear their stories and watch a multi-media presentation of storm-ravaged neighborhoods, recovery efforts, and the faces of marginalized minority residents who are fiercely determined to rebuild their community.

Come hear from electricians Peg Preble and Rick Yoder, plumbers Maura Russell and Barbara Taggart, general contractor Jeff Murray, carpentry and electrical helpers Louise Johnson of SEIU and her brother Eric Johnson of Red Sun Press.
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News :: Politics
VP Candidate: U.S. Congress receives failing grade on flood disasters
23 Jun 2008
Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party deeply regret the unfortunate events that have created a great lost for so many in the Midwest. Both socialist parties are demanding that Congress end the funding for the illegal Iraq War and invest in socially useful jobs that will create employment opportunities and good paying jobs for millions of working people rebuilding the U.S. infrastructure and providing immediate relief for all flood victims.
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News :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Politics : Social Welfare
The United States, Europe and Human Rights
23 Jun 2008
cracracra.jpgThe discredited way in which the European Union suspended its sanctions on Cuba on June 19 has been reported in 16 international press dispatches… Such hypocrisy is made all the more evident by the brutal European measure to expel illegal immigrants from Latin American countries.
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