Some disturbing news is leaking out from a surprise firing of a Bloomberg News journalist. The reporter, Mike Forsythe, is a well respected expert on China whose suspension and subsequent permanent removal appears to have been related to threats made by the Chinese government to kick out Bloomberg News from the country if certain stories were published.
|By: DSWright Saturday November 23, 2013 9:45 am|
|By: DSWright Friday November 15, 2013 2:20 pm|
Opposition does seem to be mounting to TPP, the question remains as to whether it is enough to stop the deal. This is when activism matters the most.
|By: DSWright Thursday November 14, 2013 9:40 am|
As information leaks about secret provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), opposition to the sovereignty-killing trade agreement is building in Congress. More than 150 House Democrats have publicly stated they oppose giving President Obama fast-track trade authority for TPP. It appears some in Congress have learned their lesson from NAFTA and the WTO – that “free trade” is a scam that destroys economies and turns all power over to transnational corporations who don’t give a damn about the host countries.
|By: DSWright Monday November 4, 2013 11:58 am|
The real agenda is less about trade and more about weakening sovereign power in favor of corporate power. Under TPP, national regulations will be overruled by corporate structures and governance. Nation-states will become junior partners with transnational corporations becoming the decision making authorities for global laws and rules.
|By: DSWright Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00 am|
Senior Chinese Communist Party leaders have been briefing party members about the dangers facing the party in the coming years. Identified in a secret memo as the “seven perils”, the concerns center around Western ideas creeping into Chinese society and the threat they pose to the party’s continued dominance of the country.
|By: DSWright 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.
|By: Amy B. Dean Wednesday December 26, 2012 5:46 pm|
This was a tumultuous year for working people and their families. From the grassroots uprisings last winter to the low-wage workers’ strikes at year’s end, 2012 saw many people coming together for the first time and finding their voices. Below are the items that I would highlight as the best and worst developments of 2012 in the world of labor and progressive social movements.
|By: Dean Baker Wednesday August 8, 2012 4:40 pm|
NYT columnist Eduardo Porter seriously misrepresents the issues in the trade debate in his column today. First of all, he misrepresents recent trade deals by referring to them as “free trade” agreements.
|By: SouthernDragon Thursday May 17, 2012 4:45 am|
A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.
|By: David Dayen Thursday January 26, 2012 7:00 pm|
Remember during the debate over the Colombian trade deal when the Administration swore up and down that they would, as a condition of putting the free trade agreement forward, insist on an “action plan” that would end the murder of trade unionists in Colombia and bring about justice for those already killed? Yeah, so, we’re several months beyond the passage of those trade deals – Obama highlighted them in the State of the Union on Tuesday. So how’s that action plan going?