UK anti-TTIP protests reflect urgent need in both US and UK for explicit "carve outs" in FTAs to protect the full health care policy space, including single payer, an NHS system or whatever is necessary to bring about real affordable health care
From euractiv comes an article about the uproar over NHS privatization.. which is being blotted out of the UK media...
UK anti-TTIP protests to focus on NHS privatisation.
I'm quoting it here:
“Locking in liberalisation laws”
But protestors are still worried that once a service is privately owned, it will become “extremely difficult” to renationalise it.Read below the fold...
Tens or perhaps hundreds of thousands demonstrate in Hong Kong for universal human suffrage, where corporations already have the right to vote.
Slovakia's legal battle to implement single payer VS. special corporate "rights" under "free trade agreement"- Read the documents
Recap: Slovaks were fed up with the ever rising cost of health insurance, so in 2006, they elected a government that ran on a platform promising to limit the profits of the insurers and transition to single payer. Read below the fold...
Single Payer Groups Agree - Secret Trade Deals Are Stealth War On Real Affordable Health Care, Attempt to Void Democracy
Remembering the "Clinton - GOP Alliance" on NAFTA in the light of the "Obama - GOP alliance" to make public health care FTA-illegal
What do people think about this? Is all this deja-vu merely a coincidence or is there really an Obama-Clinton-GOP alliance? This is cited from "Get Ready for the Obama/GOP Alliance" by Jeff Cohen https://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/11/25-0 which was Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 by CommonDreams.org Read below the fold...
Since our horrible US Media is blacking out all intelligent news of the anti-democratic Trade Pacts, get the scoop from a Canadian NGO's great pubs!
This post is to pass along these few URLs:
Policy Alternatives is a Canadian NGO that publishes a lot of stuff about the various FTA's that Canada has signed. Most of them the US has also signed so the issues discussed also apply to the US. But for some reason you will never ever find anything even remotely resembling an intelligent discussion about these FTAs in the US media.
So, thank you, PolicyAlternatives-
Here's how to get the best use out of their info- Read below the fold...
The bad actors in Washington can't even be original. Will the same-old 1994 good cop/bad cop scheme succeed again in 2014?
Assuming the reader has already read the two papers linked at the bottom, and keeping in mind the made for TV drama now playing itself out in Washington, now, please take a look at The Selling of "Clinton Lite", by Trudy Lieberman, from the March/April 1994 issue of Columbia Journalism Review, Read below the fold...
Democracy Now addresses a new report issued by the Public Accountability Initiative entitled "Conflicts of Interest in the Syria Debate" which identified 22 commentators from the U.S. military establishment who had immediate economic ties to military contractors as they were pitching the case for U.S. strikes on Syria on tv networks without disclosing their conflicts of interest.
Democracy Now: Read below the fold...
America’s Hunger Epidemic: 'A Place at the Table' and 'American Winter' by Michael Shank
50 million Americans live in food-insecure households
1-out-of-2 American children will rely on federal assistance for food during their childhoods
106 million Americans, over 1 in 3, live below twice poverty line (less than $36,000 for a family of three)
Richest 1 percent now possess 40 percent of the nation’s wealth
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In a 1/24/13 article in Aljazeera entitled “Top CEOs plan to loot US social programmes”, Dr. Margaret Flowers powerfully calls out the motives of a mendacious “Fix the Debt” campaign launched by 80 CEOs who are determined to cut their corporate taxes even further by decimating social programs beneficial to us, the lower whopping 99% of the American citizenry.
Flowers writes: Read below the fold...
Matt Taibbi latest exposé in Rolling Stone is an eye-opener. He reports on a recently-concluded, and totally-ignored-by-the-MSM, trial that took place in Manhattan.
The article reveals more than a decade of fraud perpetrated by TBTF banks and their middlemen. Read below the fold...
While trying to research the REAL truth of what is going on with Syria, since clearly the big US media propaganda machine is stenographically on board for yet another massive destruction of a country on the US and NATO’s bloody faux-humanitarian-regime-changing clipboard, I came across a remarkable article by William Hathaway entitled “America Is under Attack!”
Capitalism is inherently predatory. It demands aggressive growth. It’s either dominate or go under.
This blogging thing is not my forté, but I had to share this article from The Guardian.
These two paragraphs say far more than enough: