Global Governance vs. American Sovereignty

Empires have been built throughout history and most eventually fell when the empire got too large or too tyrannical. There has always been, and probably always will be, a tension between consolidating power at the top or decentralizing power to the people. Our Founding Fathers gave us a highly decentralized Republic with most power vested […]

We Need to Stop the White House From Putting TPP and TTIP on the Fast Track To Ratification

Senators are now working around the clock to re-introduce a bill that would put trade agreements on the fast track to passage in the US after those deals are finalized. Deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have been negotiated in almost complete secrecy, except for private industry […]

It Doesn’t Matter Who Does the Lobbying: Trade Agreements Aren’t the Place for Internet Regulations

The Associated Whistleblowing Press released portions of draft text proposed by the United States for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) this week, revealing some alarming provisions that indicate how tech companies have been involved in influencing a secret international deal. The language of the leaked treaty shows provisions that could impact privacy online, and […]

Sen. Sessions: ‘Super-Elites in Washington and Wall Street Dream of World Without Borders’

FA Summary: Agenda 21 seeks the abolition of borders and the economic equalization of people across the world. After twenty years of implementation the plan is working! In a speech delivered on the Senate floor Friday as the Senate was debating a 1,603-page government funding bill that will permit President Obama to spend tax dollars […]

EFF Demands US Trade Negotiators Publish Their Public Records

It’s no secret that the US Trade Representative (USTR) has approached the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations with a disappointing lack of transparency. For years now, leaks have been an inadequate substitute to reasonable public policy, and non-corporate groups have resorted to reading between the lines of press statements even as the stated timeline of the […]

The Disappearing States

Excerpts from a recent news article from McClatchy Newspapers: Rise in trade spurs U.S. to protect turtles 1.       “The U.S. government is proposing a new level of protection for certain freshwater turtles, concerned that a massive increase in overseas demand for the reptiles could hurt their long-term prospects.” 2.       “While none of the four species […]

Cells of Insurrection

In what kind of twisted world would Oath Keepers – Oath Keepers to the Constitution of the United States, be considered domestic terrorists? That’s the question that was asked last week in an interview with Stewart Rhodes, Founder and President of Oath Keepers. After listening to the interview, I thought I should check to see […]

When the Time Comes We’ll Need to Step Up the Fight Against TPP’s Secret, Anti-User Agenda

If you missed our live teach-in yesterday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and its restrictive, anti-user provisions, you can still check out the video of our discussion. It’s embedded below. We invited experts from digital rights groups from several TPP countries—all members of the Fair Deal Coalition—and we discussed the various ways this massive, […]