SHRM: “DHS Considering Cross-Border Trusted Employer Program with Canada”

By late 2015, the Unit­ed States plans to start a pilot aimed at mak­ing it cheap­er and quick­er for U.S. employ­ers to employ for­eign work­ers.  This has par­tic­u­lar impor­tance to the Canada-U.S. bilat­er­al relationship–which real­ized “$632 bil­lion in total (two ways) goods trade dur­ing 2013.” All that trade means a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of Cana­di­an work­ers […]

Stop The Fast Track To A Future Of Global Corporate Rule. The Dangers Underlying the TPP and TTIP “Trade Agreements”

Sev­er­al major inter­na­tion­al agree­ments are under nego­ti­a­tion which would great­ly empow­er multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions and the World Eco­nom­ic Forum is pro­mot­ing a new mod­el of glob­al gov­er­nance that cre­ates a hybrid gov­­ern­­ment-cor­po­rate struc­ture. Humankind is pro­ceed­ing on a path to glob­al cor­po­rate rule where transna­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions would not just influ­ence pub­lic pol­i­cy, they would write the […]

Southern California Edison layoffs get U.S. Senate attention

FA Ques­tion: How will for­eign (H-1B) IT work­ers con­trol­ling our crit­i­cal infra­struc­ture main­tain the “secu­ri­ty” of the Smart Grid promised by DHS? South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Edison’s replace­ment of IT work­ers with H-1B work­ers is get­ting atten­tion from one U.S. law­mak­er who is in a posi­ton to influ­ence immi­gra­tion law. Sen. Jeff Ses­sions (R-Ala.), who heads the […]

The White House Has Gone Full Doublespeak on Fast Track and the TPP

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Orrin Hatch are now in a stand-off over a bill that would put secre­tive trade deals like the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) agree­ment on the Fast Track to pas­sage through Con­gress. The White House mean­while, has inten­si­fied their pro­pa­gan­da cam­paign, going so far as to mis­lead the pub­lic about how trade […]

ALERT: HR 5, the Student Success Act of 2015

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion is crit­i­cal­ly impor­tant. It should go viral imme­di­ate­ly. Send it to every par­ent and grand­par­ent, school board mem­ber, state leg­is­la­tor, vot­er, friend.… Post it on Face­book, web­sites, blogs, etc. Time is very short! This bill is on the FAST TRACK! The vote on H.R. 5 may take place as ear­ly as Tues­day […]

Watch Out For Opt Out!

A “Seis­mic Shift” In Assess­ing Stu­dents “The group calls for what’s called “assess­ment lit­er­a­cy” for teach­ers, but also admin­is­tra­tors, school boards, par­ents — and stu­dents.” (Source) A 3D Research Report by Mari Caplan Many par­ents, under­stand­ably fed up by the aggres­sive test­ing asso­ci­at­ed with Com­mon Core Stan­dards or now Career and Col­lege Ready Stan­dards, are […]

Obama Unveils His Executive Order To Share Your Confidential Information With Corporations: Live Webcast

As report­ed ear­li­er, today Oba­ma will unleash his lat­est exec­u­tive order, one which will set the stage for “infor­ma­tion shar­ing and analy­sis orga­ni­za­tions” (ISAOs) — or, in polit­i­cal jar­gon “hubs where com­pa­nies share cyber threat data with each oth­er and with the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty.”  In reg­u­lar par­lance, what Oba­ma will do is mere­ly […]

Utility Commissioner’s Emails Reveal Smart Meter Conspiracy

FAT CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG: Evi­dence has now been made pub­lic of ille­gal actions and col­lu­sion between for­mer Cal­i­for­nia Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion pres­i­dent Michael Peev­ey and util­i­ty PG&E, as crim­i­nal inves­ti­ga­tions con­tin­ue. As part of a fed­er­al and state inves­ti­ga­tion into what appears to be sys­temic cor­rup­tion involv­ing for­mer senior exec­u­tives at PG&E […]