The Medusa System

International Legal and Regulatory System is the Medusa Since Obama is going to make his big announcement tonight concerning his 10 Point Plan for Immigration reform, I thought I’d better find out precisely what the plan entails. I only needed to read one article on Fox News to know exactly what this is about because […]

“Free Trade” Agreements Are Criminalising Farmers’ Seeds for the Benefit of Multinational Corporations

FA Note:  GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. What could be more routine than saving seeds from one season to the next? After all, that is how we grow crops on our farms and in our […]

Obama’s Secret Treaty Would Be The Most Important Step Toward A One World Economic System

Barack Obama is secretly negotiating the largest international trade agreement in history, and the mainstream media in the United States is almost completely ignoring it.  If this treaty is adopted, it will be the most important step toward a one world economic system that we have ever seen.  The name of this treaty is “the […]

The Free Trade Deception Almost No One Understands

The seventh round of U.S./EU (TTIP) negotiations [began] September 29 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. If you have heard about the two huge free trade agreements — theTrans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) — being negotiated by the Obama administration, you probably think they have something to do with an attempt to […]

The TPP may endanger world health, newly leaked chapter shows

WikiLeaks on Thursday published an updated version of the negotiating texts of a controversial and highly secretive trade agreement between the United States and 11 other member nations. Critics warn that the international agreement, dubbed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), proposes sweeping changes to intellectual property norms that would stifle freedom of expression online and impose […]

Cyber-Espionage and Trade Agreements: An Ill-Fitting and Dangerous Combination

Yesterday’s (Oct. 16, 2014) leak of a May 2014 draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement revealed the addition of new text criminalizing the misuse of trade secrets through “computer systems”, as mentioned in our previous post about the leak. This is a significant revelation, because we also know that trade secrets are planned for […]

Press Release – Updated Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – IP Chapter (second publication)

Thursday 16 October 2014, WikiLeaks released a second updated version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the world’s largest economic trade agreement that will, if it comes into force, encompass more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The IP Chapter covers topics from pharmaceuticals, patent registrations and […]

Libertarians Can’t Leave Their Love of Toll Roads

Polls reveal that Americans oppose tolling. It has taken awhile to get there, but the anti-tolling movement is getting traction now. Reason’s Robert Poole recognizes the threat grassroots anti-toll movement organizations like Terri Hall’s TURF poses to the taxpayer-subsidized tolling industry that was spawned overseas decades ago, primarily in socialist Europe. It is bewildering that […]