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.
The self-proclaimed "most transparent Administration in history" just rejected more FOIA requests than ever, a 22% increase. Just how transparent is this White House?
This is my last Sunshine Week transcript, and this one is notable for the spectacle of watching former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor effortlessly turn questions of substance into answers of nerf. And he's so nice! Who could be mad? Read more about Sunshine Week transcript! HuffPost Live Panel: Least Transparent Ever?
As a testiment to Delaware's secrecy, I barely knew it existed.
Move over Switzerland. The tiny state of Delaware beats the Alpine country in a contest for the most secretive financial jurisdiction, a tax justice rights group said on Saturday.
The United States, led by the eastern seaboard state, took in $2.6 trillion in deposits from non-resident corporations and individuals in 2007, according to a survey of financial jurisdictions analyzed by the Tax Justice Network.
So when I read about stuff like this, all I want to do is laugh/cry at the idea that I'm supposed to be paranoid and afraid. Really, this is our money they're spending, and when they're not sifting through 50,000 of today's phone calls about what to order on the pizza and how Aunt Millie's corns are bothering her again, they're off chasing cheap women in grungy brothels in Central America? I'm supposed to be impressed? Read more about Hookers Take Credit Cards