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Politics Faded Out the Constitutional Offensiveness of Trade Agreements

Politics Faded Out the Constitutional Offensiveness of Trade Agreements by Alex Flessner, Joachim Baertner and Silvia Liebrich http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/04/429676.shtml The arbitration jurisdiction with the ISDS mechanism is the most controversial point of the two trade agreements CETA and TTIP. US corporations … Continue reading

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Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped! Thilo Bode on “The Free Trade Lie”

Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped! Thilo Bode in his new book “The Free Trade Lie” (March 2015) calls the TTIP “Impudence” How scandalous that communities and states could lose sovereignty to corporations! In the TTIP, corporations can … Continue reading

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TTIP: Corporate Interests Against Citizens

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/04/429567.shtml by Maja Volland, March 2015 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/04/429567.shtml The regulatory approaches of the EU and the US are fundamentally different. In the EU, environmental and consumer protection function according to the principle of precaution. State regulations protect the environment and health. … Continue reading

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Video: Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Meltdown, Sept 2011, 42 min

Video: Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse, Sept 2011, 42 min http://www.openculture.com/2011/09/meltdown_the_men_who_crashed_the_world.html Doc Zone, a documentary series produced by CBC Television, is now airing, Meltdown, a four part investigation into the great financial debacle of 2008. Along … Continue reading

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Partially Examined Life – Kierkegaard on the Self, 32 min

A philosophy podcast & blog. Enjoy! http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/2010/11/21/episode-29-kierkegaard-on-the-self/ Discussing Soren Kierkegaard’s “The Sickness Unto Death” (1849). This is a 32-minute preview of our vintage 1 hr, 56-minute episode which you can buy at partiallyexaminedlife.com/store or get for free with PEL Citizenship … Continue reading

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700 Free Movies

Without vision, the people perish. The future could be full of community centers, exchanging roles, free Internet books and reduced working hours if we could shift from quantitative to qualitative growth, from building stories on office buildings to telling stories, … Continue reading

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Less Growth and Less Work

Less Growth and Less Work by Mohssen Massarrat French economist Thomas Piketty described neoliberalism or finance capitalism as an “inequality machine.” Profits soar and investments are postponed. Keynes spoke of three phases: investments, surplus and stagnation. Are economic policy alternatives … Continue reading

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Degrowth – A vocabulary for a new era, 19pp

http://vocabulary.degrowth.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Degrowth-vocabulary_Introduction-Degrowth_Kallis-Demaria-Dalisa.pdf Growth in the developed economies might be coming to an end. This might be due to diminishing marginal returns (Bonaiuti, 2014), the exhaustion of technological innovations (Gordon 2012) or limits in creating effective demand and investment outlets for capital … Continue reading

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Breaking the Frozen Soul

Here are several thoughts from philosophy and theology when the strong winds shake everything but the Wall Street banks. You can watch “Capitalism: A Love Song,” “We’re Not Broke,” “War Made Easy,” “Iraq for Sale,” “War on Whistleblowers,” “Fish Out … Continue reading

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“Trade Agreements Rigged to Protect Capital From Democracy”

“Trade Agreements Rigged to Protect Capital From Democracy” by Park MacDougald, March 12, 2015 on www.truth-out.org http://truth-out.org/…/29595-trade-agreements-rigged-to-pro… more at http://www.alternativetrademandate.org, http://www.citizen.org, and http://rosalux-europa.info/user…/…/HILARY_UPDATE_EN_2015.pdf

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