No #NAFTA2, Yes To Trade For People & Planet. The Trump administration is renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico in secret, just as President Obama did with the TPP.
Newsletter – No #NAFTA2, Yes To Trade For People & Planet. The Trump administration is renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico in secret, just as President Obama did with the TPP.
Over the past two decades, NAFTA has resulted in workers losing their jobs and being replaced by machinery, ruined family farms throughout the continent, displaced communities and privatized social services, environmental disasters like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and a widespread attack on labor rights and unions. Everything the new administration has done indicates that NAFTA2 is a deal that, once again, prioritizes the interests of corporations over people and the planet. Workers in each country will be worse off, the planet will be threatened by further contamination of the environment, and big corporate interests will take precedence over the sovereignty and democracy of each country. Pitting Community Against Community NAFTA 2 is a Trade Deal that Serves Powerful Corporations.
The Big Problem With The Trans-Pacific Partnership's Super Court That We're Not Talking About. Trade Rules Trump Climate Action: U.S. Blocks India’s Ambitious Solar Plans. India has been told that it cannot go ahead as planned with its ambitious plan for a huge expansion of its renewable energy sector, because it seeks to provide work for Indian people.
The case against India was brought by the U.S. The ruling, by the World Trade Organization, says India’s National Solar Mission—which would create local jobs, while bringing electricity to millions of people—must be changed because it includes a domestic content clause requiring part of the solar cells to be produced nationally. What a difference two months make. On Dec. 12 last year, U.S. President Barack Obama praised the Paris agreement on tackling climate change, just hours after it was finally concluded.
Clear-Cut Victory One official of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy told India Climate Dialogue that the ruling might make the country’s solar plan more expensive and would definitely hit domestic manufacturing and, consequently, the possibility of creating jobs in the sector. How The TPP Is Trouble: Public Interest Explicitly Tossed In Favor Of Corporate Interests. Michael Geist is counting down the days to when the TPP can first be signed in the US (February 4th) by going through and highlighting problematic aspects of the agreement.
He's started with the simple fact that the TPP's intellectual property section is explicitly designed to favor corporations over the public. The Final Leaked TPP Text Is All That We Feared. WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Government Planned To “Retaliate & Cause Pain” On Countries Refusing GMOs. Studies that link Genetically Modified (GM) food to multiple human health ailments are not the only thing that has millions of people questioning the production of GM food.
There is fact that previously classified secret government documents exist which show how the Bush administration developed ways to retaliate against countries that were refusing to use GM seeds, for example. If information about our food needs to be concealed from the public domain, then something has gone seriously wrong with the food industry. It’s great to have an organization like WikiLeaks shed some light into the world that’s been hidden from us for so many years. Targeting Certain Countries. This is How Much Big Business Paid US Senators to Fast-Track the TPP Deal. Alex Pietrowski, StaffWaking Times Debate around the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues to mount.
The recently-released 6,000 page agreement, encompassing 18,000 categories of goods and services and a region that accounts for 40 percent of the global economy, hasn’t been ratified by the U.S. Congress or Senate. Yet, the U.S. One Year Before Paris Attacks, France Denounced Monstrous TTIP Trade Deal. Phillip Schneider, StaffWaking Times The TTIP is under fire for a wide number of reasons.
Everything from Intellectual Property Rights, GMO’s, stopping the harmful effects of fracking, ;pharmaceutical drug company monopolies and internet surveillance are major concerns for anyone living in Europe at this time of TTIP negotiations. In fact, the TTIP, or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has faced massive opposition from people all over Europe and indeed the world, including over 50,000 protesters in Germany in early 2015.
Similarly, a European Anti-TTIP petition launched in 2014 gained over 1 million signatures in just two months, showing great opposition from an informed European public. The TTIP would create loopholes that if passed, would allow for genetically modified foods from America to flood European markets despite the EU’s current ban. This monster agreement isn’t being taken “as is” without a fight, however. EurActiv France reports: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Government Planned To “Retaliate & Cause Pain” On Countries Refusing GMOs. The 10 Biggest Lies You’ve Been Told About the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Today, the Senate makes a critical test vote on the Obama Administration’s trade agenda, kicking off a process that the White House hopes to end with the signing of an agreement between 12 nations called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
In preparation for this vote, President Obama has been deliberately antagonizing his critics, mostly liberal Democrats. Senator Elizabeth Warren is “a politician, like everybody else,” Obama said Friday to Yahoo News, who has “got a voice that she wants to get out there,” framing her concerns as insincere self-aggrandizement. Those concerns, Obama added, are “absolutely wrong.” This is not the first time that Obama and his aides have depicted opposition on trade as deliberate misinformation designed to stir up a left-leaning political base, or generate campaign contributions; my favorite is the claim that Warren is merely trying to energize a non-existent Presidential campaign. Obama Lies When He Says The TPP is Good For American Workers. - Advertisement - (image by PoliticusUSA website) DMCA We now have Congress readying itself to give up its authority to debate and amendment trade agreements by simply raising their hand (most likely with their faces covered in order to keep anonymity) without out any other input.
First, in what should be a democracy they were "hired" by the American people (at least those who either chose to vote or were allowed to vote due to anti-vote, unconstitutional, laws) to represent us on issues such as trade bills that will affect our environment, our economy, and most of all our sovereignty. Warren, Markey, and Baldwin Demand Answers from USTR on Backdoor Financial Deregulation in the TPP. On Tuesday, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) sent a letter to US Trade Representative Michael Froman demanding answers about backdoor financial deregulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The senators highlight three parts of the TPP that could undermine current and future efforts to regulate Wall Street and prevent another financial crisis: (1) Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), which allows foreign companies or investors to sue governments for losses in expected profits (2) "Market access" provisions that could prohibit restrictions on predatory financial products, like risky forms of derivatives (3) Limitations on governments' ability to impose capital controls, which could stymie efforts to prevent future financial crises as well as efforts to pass a financial transaction tax.
Is Europe About to Lose the Fight Against GMO's? Julian Rose, ContributorWaking Times “What emerges is an understanding of TTIP as the political project of a transatlantic corporate and political elite which, on the unfounded promise of increased trade and job creation, will attempt to reverse social and environmental regulatory protections, redirect legal rights from citizens to corporations, and consolidate US and European global leadership in a changing world order.” – (Seattle to Brussels Network, Kim Bizzarri) TPIP: The Most Important Thing You‘ve Never Heard Of. Protest against TTIP and CETA in Berlin earlier this month. India Shocks World, Joins Russia Against Obama Regime. World's Largest English Language News Service with Over 500 Articles Updated Daily "The News You Need Today…For The World You’ll Live In Tomorrow.
" What You Aren’t Being Told About The World You Live In Picking up the Pieces: Practical Guide for Surviving Economic Crashes, Internal Unrest and Military SuppressionBy: Sorcha Faal “In the span of less than 3 months gasoline prices will rise 500%. The prices of both food and shelter rise over 300%.