TPP and Its Atlantic Cousin Set Stage for Corporatocracy

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 12:57 pm

News has slowly trickled out about the dangers of the Trans-pacific Partnership (TPP) to American sovereignty and democracy. What has received less attention is TPP’s Atlantic cousin, the Trans-atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The TTIP is set to annihilate what little democratic accountability remains in the European Union and the United States on corporate power.

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Remove What Is Left of American Democracy

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 9:20 am

If you think America is a corporate free fire zone now, wait until the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) passes. The trade deal is essentially the kill shot for what remains of legal democratic accountability in the United States and will allow the rootless global elite and their transnational corporations to dictate the daily lives and laws of the American people.

Supreme Court Deals Another Devastating Blow to Campaign Finance Reform

By: Monday June 27, 2011 11:30 am

The Roberts Court continues its work turning America into corporatocracy with a government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich. The Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling today just struck down a provision (PDF) of Arizona’s public campaign financing system that would provide publicly financed candidates some matching funds if their opponents started raising large quantities of private money.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Bruce Levine, Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite

By: Saturday April 16, 2011 1:59 pm

A large part of Get up, Stand Up is trying to answer the question: why?

Why is it, despite living in a “democracy” where most people now strongly oppose the wars, our government continues to wage them? More importantly, why have the American people remained so passive as the corporatocracy acts in such blatant opposition to the clear democratic will of the people? Why, despite opposition to the wars getting steadily stronger, have the protests against them been getting increasingly smaller?

FDL Book Salon Welcomes John Perkins, Author of Hoodwinked

By: Saturday February 6, 2010 2:00 pm

The title of John Perkins’ latest book, Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded–and What We Need to Do to Remake Them, comes from a conversation the author had with Panama’s populist head of government, Omar Torrijos, in the late 1970s. Perkins describes that he was trying to convince Panama to assume huge World Bank loans, which would bankrupt Panama, and thereby ensure that the US retained control over the Canal. But Torrijos wasn’t interested.

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