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Happy Canada Day! The TPP and Canada

Happy Canada Day! A little inspiration, hope and encouragement from our sister and friend to the North! The TPP and Canada by Scott Sinclair and Stuart Trew, May 22, 2015, 4 pp https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2015/05/TPP_and_Canada.pdf This 4-page fact sheet provides readers with … Continue reading

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TTIP – Why the World Should Beware, 61 pp

Radical free trade policies did not begin with the birth of NAFTA, nor with the founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 – both had been in place in over 90 developing and transitional economies for over a … Continue reading

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The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries

to read the article by Claire Provost and Matt Kennard published in The Guardian, June 10, 2015, click on http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/10/obscure-legal-system-lets-corportations-sue-states-ttip-icsid Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win … Continue reading

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TPP – Investment Chapter, WikiLeaks, 56 pp

TPP Investment Chapter for all 12 nations, WikiLeaks release March 25, 2015, 56 pp https://wikileaks.org/tpp-investment/WikiLeaks-TPP-Investment-Chapter.pdf more at www.alternativetrademandate.org and www.citizen.org

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The Lie of the Weak State and Less Work is More

The good condition of German labor markets is in reality in a catastrophic state. Unemployment is an “act of violence” against every individual unemployed person. At the same time unemployment represents an enormous waste for society as a whole. From … Continue reading

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Risks and Opportunities for Consumer Welfare in the TTIP, 56 pp

Frank Bsirske Of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty from states and communities to corporations. Labor and environmental regulations can be chilled or invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriations.” Public interest legislation … Continue reading

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Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped!

TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. A parallel private arbitration system allows three corporate lawyers to serve as judges making irrevocable decisions. Philip Morris is suing Australia and Uruguay for lost profits because of warnings on … Continue reading

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Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology

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 … Continue reading

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The Economy of the Hamster

The Economy of the Hamster by Mauro Gallegati, WEA Books https://rwer.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/the-economy-of-the-hamster/ more at www.openculture.com, www.kickitover.org, www.worklessparty.org, www.alternativetrademandate.org www.therealnews.com, www.submedia.tv, www.socialeurope.eu and www.onthecommons.org About the book This book imagines an economy that could be possible if we managed to emancipate ourselves … Continue reading

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Wealth is not a Private Affair

WEALTH IS NOT A PRIVATE AFFAIR Interview with Ulrich Thielemann – Wealth and Justice Debate The US faces a revenue- and a war-spending crisis. The top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982; corporations put trillions in tax … Continue reading

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