Everyone but China TPP Trade Deal …

... Threatens Sovereignty and Public Ownership Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese interviewed by Paul Jay, Senior Editor The Real News Network (April 09 2013) PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Paul Jay in Baltimore. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new trade agreement that President Obama and his administration is leading the charge on, … Continue reading Everyone but China TPP Trade Deal …

Trans-Pacific Partnership and Monsanto

by Barbara Chicherio Nation of Change (June 24 2013) Something is looming in the shadows that could help erode our basic rights and contaminate our food.  The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has the potential to become the biggest regional Free Trade Agreement in history, both in economic size and the ability to quietly add more … Continue reading Trans-Pacific Partnership and Monsanto

Monsanto, the TPP and Global Food Dominance

Putting Profits Before Populations by Ellen Brown The Web of Debt Blog (November 26 2013) "Control oil and you control nations", said US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the 1970s.  "Control food and you control the people". Global food control has nearly been achieved, by reducing seed diversity with GMO (genetically modified) seeds that … Continue reading Monsanto, the TPP and Global Food Dominance

How the US Media Would Cover Thanksgiving …

... if It Were in Another Country by Joshua Keating Slate (November 27 2013) The World: How It Works If It Happened There … America's Annual Festival Pilgrimage Begins The long journey home http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/the_world_/2013/11/27/if_it_happened_there_how_the_u_s_media_would_cover_thanksgiving_if_it_was/107111488.jpg.CROP.promo-mediumlarge.jpg Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images This is the fourth installment of a continuing series {1} in which American events are described … Continue reading How the US Media Would Cover Thanksgiving …

The Inconvenient Truth …

... Behind the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands by Han-Yi Shaw The New York Times (September 19 2012) http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/09/19/opinion/global/diaoyu-2/diaoyu-2-blog480.jpg Diaoyu Island is recorded under Kavalan, Taiwan in Revised Gazetteer of Fujian Province (1871). I've had a longstanding interest in the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, the subject of a dangerous territorial dispute  between Japan and China. The United States claims to … Continue reading The Inconvenient Truth …

Stagnation Hysterics

Blowing Bubbles With Paul Krugman by Mike Whitney CounterPunch Weekend Edition (November 22 to 24 2013) America's "highest profile economist" thinks we need more asset bubbles to battle negative real interest rates and persistent secular stagnation. In a controversial post on his blogsite, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argues that bubbles may be necessary … Continue reading Stagnation Hysterics