Senator Reads the TPP and Exposes Its Contents; Other Elected Officials Should Do the Same

Sen­a­tor Jeff Ses­sions (R‑AL) is one of the few mem­bers of Con­gress who has tak­en the time to jump through the hoops and read the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP). But, he has gone a step far­ther than oth­er mem­bers — he told mem­bers of Con­gress what he read. He told the truth about what the TPP […]

How The Media Deceive The Public About “Fast Track” And The “Trade Bills”

The way that “Fast Track” is described to the Amer­i­can pub­lic is as an alter­na­tive method for the Sen­ate to han­dle “Trade Bills” (TPP & TTIP) that the Pres­i­dent presents to the Sen­ate for their approval; and this alter­na­tive method is said to be one in which “no amend­ments are per­mit­ted, and there will be […]

Senate Reverses Course and Advances TPP Fast Track Bill

The U.S. Sen­ate advanced the Fast Track bill today May 14) in a rushed vote fol­low­ing a slew of con­ces­sions made to swing Democ­rats who had vot­ed to block it ear­li­er this week. The set­back on Tues­day could have forced pro­po­nents of the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP), the Transat­lantic Trade and Invest­ment Part­ner­ship (TTIP), and oth­er secretive, […]

Sessions on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

From US Sen­a­tor Jeff Ses­sions: “…here are the top five con­cerns about the Trade Pro­mo­tion Author­i­ty (TPA) that must be ful­ly under­stood and addressed before pas­sage:” “Con­sol­i­da­tion Of Pow­er In The Exec­u­tive Branch. TPA elim­i­nates Con­gress’ abil­i­ty to amend or debate trade imple­ment­ing leg­is­la­tion and guar­an­tees an up-or-down vote on a far-reach­ing inter­na­tion­al agree­ment before […]

Arizona Mother Facing Jail Time for Speaking out Against Medical Kidnapping

One sup­port­er has asked if this is a “hit list.” Melis­sa Diegel has until Mon­day (May 18th) to turn over all the con­tact infor­ma­tion, includ­ing phone num­bers and emails, of every sin­gle per­son that she has com­mu­ni­cat­ed with about her daugh­ters, or an Ari­zona judge says she will go to jail. The Face­book page set up […]

Why NSA surveillance is worse than you’ve ever imagined

Last sum­mer, after months of encrypt­ed emails, I spent three days in Moscow hang­ing out with Edward Snow­den for a Wired cov­er sto­ry. Over pep­per­oni piz­za, he told me that what final­ly drove him to leave his coun­try and become a whistle­blow­er was his con­vic­tion that the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Agency was con­duct­ing ille­gal sur­veil­lance on […]

Medical Kidnapping in the U.S. – Kidnapping Children for Drug Trials

The U.S. fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has man­dat­ed drug research with chil­dren. The need for chil­dren to par­tic­i­pate in drug com­pa­ny research is high, and the temp­ta­tion to over­step parental rights to force chil­dren to par­tic­i­pate is great. Researchers pub­licly admit using mon­ey and oth­er rewards to obtain par­tic­i­pa­tion of chil­dren in their drug tri­als. Orga­ni­za­tions that […]

Ohio CPS Destroys Family of 5 – Parents Acquitted of Any Wrong Doing

Liv­ing in a small Ohio town, Chris and Kathy But­ner felt their lives were com­plete. They hadn’t had an easy road, but always tried to do their best for their fam­i­ly of 5 chil­dren, from their old­est son hav­ing asth­ma to their 10 year old, who was diag­nosed with ADHD and seizures. If that wasn’t […]