Posts Tagged TPP

The Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Sheldon Wolin, the Elite and Language

The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was released today, confirming that making regulations consistent to the benefit of corporate efficiency is a race to the bottom. Reading the TPP text, chapter 11.7 is quite striking: “Each Party shall permit a financial institution of another Party to supply a new financial service that the Party would permit […]

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How is Sanders a Socialist if he Cannot Push Clinton to the Left on Foreign Policy?

With Hillary Clinton expressing doubts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership after much delay, we see another instance where the Bernie Sanders campaign has pushed her to the left. It is a modest victory, of course, as she made no to commitments to pull the U.S. out of the deal, as Sanders has. But she has recently […]

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Remarks on Recent Obama Administration Policies: Syria, Encryption, and the TPP

Syria The Obama administration has announced that it will cease its efforts of continuing to assemble and train a fighting force of Syrian rebels after the public embarrassment of General Lloyd Austin admitting that at the time of his testimony in committee there were only a handful of fighters on the ground, and will instead […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Passes Another Hurdle, the Next One Is Us

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal passed another important hurdle today — a final deal between the twelve nations was struck, with the only remaining obstacles being passage in legislatures. No amendments can be made, rather Congress can only thoroughly approve it or disapprove it, such was the result of Congress voting to fast-track the trade […]

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One Reason to Support Bernie Sanders for President

Neighbor, The media keeps us misinformed and distracted from political policies that profoundly affect our lives, while using opinion polls to control public opinion rather than measure it. Bernie Sanders is breaking through these structures of thought-control for one simple reason: he is describing the reality that Americans across the country are seeing – underemployment, […]

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Optimistically Pessimistic Thoughts on TPA

When it comes to the Trans Pacific Partnership, the maneuverings in its regard are more representative of the nature of American politics than the will of the American people. The procedural moves in Congress are disorienting enough that who will be accountable for the screwing of the American people is obscured – the political dealings […]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership, POTUS, Secrecy and Inequality

While no doubt the main event in the political world today is the Senate’s handling of the surveillance state (whether libertarian presidential candidate Rand Paul will delay debate on the reform bill “USA Freedom Act” long enough to cause the USA Patriot Act to expire at midnight) a no less pressing issue is the bill […]

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