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Commentary :: Environment
Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology
14 May 2015
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.” Public interest laws can be chilled or invalidated as infringements of the “human right to profit” of foreign investors. Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped!
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Announcement :: Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics
The Internationalist No. 39 is out!
13 May 2015
Internationalist 39 fp-800w.pngTo get your copy, send US$0.50 to Mundial Publications, Box 3321 Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008.
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News :: Race : Radical Culture : Social Welfare
The Lethal Atkins Diet
13 May 2015
Modified: 12:23:27 PM
The Atkins Foundation which promotes the Atkins diet has taken to the airwaves to advertise pizza. The Foundation has had a corrupt relationship with Duke University and with Smithfield, the world's biggest butcher of pigs. The diet is lethal and has been condemned by the AMA.
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News :: International
Governments Negotiate UN Agreement on Global Development
13 May 2015
The United Nations, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and finance ministries are meeting in New York to finalize an agreement for the Financing for Development Conference (FfD) to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in July.
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Commentary :: Environment
The Trans-Pacific Partnership suggests Obama has no sense of irony
12 May 2015
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.” Public interest laws can be chilled or invalidated as infringements of the “human right to profit” of foreign investors.Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped!
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News :: Technology
Inventions By Indians For Which Others Have Been Given Credit
11 May 2015
The invention of radio and numerals, and the creation of the game of chess were by Asian Indians.
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News :: Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Social Welfare
Philippine President Aquino no longer deserves any support from workers and trade unions
11 May 2015
2015-APL-Nagkaisa-Filipino-Workers-Davao.jpgTHE 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.
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News :: Globalization
Paraphysique de l'algolagnie
11 May 2015
Le sadomasochisme du capital...
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News :: Environment
NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-State-Disputes, 41 pp
09 May 2015
On socialeurope.eu, Richard Trumka warns that TTIP is a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. A parallel private arbitration system is marked by "secret tribunals" where only foreign investors can sue. Labor and environmental regulations could be chilled or repealed when the "human right to profit" is violated. Public interest legislation could be called a "taking" or "indirect expropriation" as in Philip Morris' suit against Australia and Uruguay.
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News :: Police and Prisons
Videos, Lawsuits Will Hopefully End Unjustified Police Killings And Beatings
09 May 2015
Violence is not increasing, but the awareness of the violence, through video cams, cellphones, and social media is increasing.
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