Pro-TPP Arguments Show Desperation

If trade agreement supporters are going with their best sell, there's clearly little to be said in its favor by Dean Baker Al Jazeera America¬†(May 27 2015) The push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is reaching its final stages, with the House of Representatives soon voting on granting the president fast-track trade authority, which will … Continue reading Pro-TPP Arguments Show Desperation

Challenging Operation Vulture in Ukraine

Shortchanging Labor in a Broken Economy by Michael Hudson CounterPunch (May 28 2015) Ukraine's collapse since the February 2014 coup has become an umbrella for grabitization. Collateral damage in this free-for-all has been labor. Many workers are simply not getting paid, and what actually is being paid is often illegally low. Employers are taking whatever … Continue reading Challenging Operation Vulture in Ukraine

The Anti-Empire Report #139

by William Blum http://williamblum.org (May 23 2015) Official website of the author, historian, and US foreign policy critic. Their Precious Young Minds and Our Precious Young Minds She was a redheaded rebel, the singer in the family, a trash-talking, tattooed 21-year-old wrapped up in a hip-hop dream of becoming Holland's Eminem. Then Betsy found Allah. … Continue reading The Anti-Empire Report #139

Is Germany Losing Yet Another World War?

by Chipstone Translated by Tatzhit Mikhailovich The Saker (May 26 2015) original article at: http://chipstone.livejournal.com/1259215.html The harsh rhetoric of Merkel at the Moscow press conference on May 10th, as well as her very sour face after talking to Putin, may have very real and important reasons. Germany is looking more and more like the main … Continue reading Is Germany Losing Yet Another World War?