Category: Globalization

Pete Dolack: Fanaticism and Fantasy Drive Purported TPP ‘Benefits’

So-called “free trade” agreements are continually advertised as creators of jobs, yet jobs are lost and wages decline once they go into effect. As representatives of the 12 countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership gather this week in New Zealand to begin their final push for it, the usual unsubstantiated claims are being put forth. Read more…

Domenic Poli: Deerfield threatens to arrest anyone on private property without permission in connection with gas pipeline

Local police will be used to protect property owners who refuse to allow Kinder Morgan pipeline surveyors or any other agency or individual onto their land

Lori Wallach: Signing of TPP Marks Only Beginning of the Fight

The Trans-Pacific Partnership encompasses 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the United States, and 40 percent of the world’s economy

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George Monbiot: Rigging the Market

Oil, the industry that threatens us with destruction, is being bailed out with public money

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Russell Mokhiber: Heather White and the Human Costs of Electronics

Heather White is a graduate of Harvard and MIT. Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics (Indiegogo 3min trailer) from Whopaysfilm on Vimeo. She speaks fluent Chinese. She knows first hand the supplier networks in China — the factories that supply your iPhone and iPad and other cell phones and digital devices. And Read more…

Pete Dolack: Let Them Eat iPhones

Competitive pressure accounts for some corporate mergers — the capitalist imperative to grow or die does not abate even for the biggest corporations

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Russell Mokhiber: Clarence Ditlow Wants VW, Takata and GM Execs Jailed for Corporate Crime

The Center for Auto Safety’s Clarence Ditlow wants executives at VW, Takata and General Motors jailed for corporate crime.

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Nomi Prins: Democracy of the Billionaires

The Most Expensive Election Ever Is A Billionaire’s Playground (Except for Bernie Sanders)

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Yanis Varoufakis: How The Greek People’s Magnificent “No” Against Austerity Became “Yes”

This program that was agreed to in August was designed to fail

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Yanis Varoufakis: On Greece, Syriza, Podemos and the Democracy in Europe Movement

Is any European democrat happy with the situation in which all important decisions are taken in complete darkness and secrecy?

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