Janet Lahr Lewis is Advocacy Coordinator for the Middle East at the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries and she is Peace with Justice Program Associate at the General Board of Church & Society.
The future that is decentralized and regional seems marginalized in our late stage capitalism of exploding inequality, selective perception, myths and fairy tales. Mechanization and digitalization are reality. Once 90% of the population worked on farms; now 2% work on farms
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.
The next of Mayor Walsh's Olympic Community meetings will be on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:30 pm at Cleveland Community Center (11 Charles Street, Dorchester). Marty Walsh probably won't be there, but you should be.
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 represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state where corporate lawyers serve as judges and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be chilled or invalidated as takings or indirect expropriations