Lakeside Diner

By: Friday June 15, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.

 

Lakeside Diner

By: Friday May 4, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.

What Foreign Corporations Will Obama Empower to Undermine Environmental Laws Near You?

By: Friday April 27, 2012 11:50 am

The White House wants to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Japan is waiting in the wings, Canada and Mexico want in, Taiwan has announced its intention to meet membership requirements and China says it will “earnestly study” whether to seek entry into the agreement.

Basically, the TPP is NAFTA on steroids.

Lakeside Diner

By: Friday March 16, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current topics that may be of interest.

Lakeside Diner

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews on current topics that may, or may not, be of interest.

Labor Day Showdown: Can Advocates Stop ‘NAFTA of the Pacific’?

By: Saturday September 3, 2011 5:00 pm

At trade talks in Chicago, the Obama administration will work with other officials to develop a trade agreement that will incorporate Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Peru. Labor, environmental and human rights groups will gather in the city to warn that the structure, and guiding ideology, of the emerging trade deal could expand a model of free-marketeering that has displaced masses of workers across the globe and granted multinationals unprecedented powers to flout national and international laws.

The Illegal War on Latin American (!) Terrorism

By: Sunday June 6, 2010 1:15 pm

The UN has vague concerns and John Bellinger, former Legal Adviser to the United States Secretary of State during the Bush administration, very specific ones about the way in which we’re using cover of a war on terrorism (which has, after all, been renamed a war against violent extremism, with no specificity to al Qaeda or terrorism) to target people we’ve got no legal basis targeting.

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