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Matt Tabbi puts a spotlight on the probable motives for Obama's political posturing on TPP.
Is it better to move to the right to appear centrist for a presidential legacy or is it better to be right on an important issue affecting the country's prosperity? The President needs to be reminded that an elephant is on the other end of the see-saw and he has an obligation to put all his weight on the left
The details are in the links and all the links reenforce an argument that Bernie Sanders can take to the bank!
The Mondragon cooperatives are not so much an alternative to capitalism as an alternative to the vertical corporate structure within the system. The concept of executive compensation is particularly interesting.
* worth noting... since the Democracy Now interview Patxi Lopez has been replaced by Iñigo Urkullu as head of the autonomous Basque region (Euskadi). He leads a Basque nationalist coalition that was made possible by the virtual dissolution of ETA. Although nationalist,the ... More »
90 percent of the profits, we reinvest in order to create employment.
The frightening scenario in the MidEast is becoming ever more hopeless and the Obama administration is becoming increasingly powerless as religious zealots take over foreign policy both at home and abroad. The Isis- Al Qaeda-Saudi Arabia-Israel connection will create a bloodbath in Syria as religious fanatics seem to be the only ones driving policy and advancing on the ground, compounded by the Saudi air strikes in Yemen and the chaos in Libya...and no one wants the refugees!
This is a conscious decision on the part of the Obama administration that diverges from all similar crises that mandated govt. assistance in evacuating American citizens from areas besieged by violent conflict.Considering that Yemen was invaded by American "ally" Saudi Arabia only exacerbates the need for assistance in evacuating American citizens. The fact that people were warned to stay out of the area is of little consequence and frankly, strikes me as being unnecessarily ... More »
...I would only add that the article's apt description of the current state of the nation somehow conjures up one of those old sci-fi horror movies (perhaps "invasion of the Body Snatchers) where the alien invaders look normal while they suck up the lives of everyone around them... and we all know that corporations are now people, just like us!
There is so much that is based on a false premise in this article, so that it is hard to know where to begin. First. the issue of Iran's nuclear project cannot be resolved unless ALL nuclear projects are rejected and dismantled. It is the only way iran's bluff can be called. Second, the reference to the Soviet negotiations in the 80's is misleading. What have we gained? Nuclear disarmament was never pursued and the ratcheting up of the Ukrainian conflict in today's environment makes ... More »
Bullshit! All this article shows is that many "top" scientists get their degrees from universities specifically funded by the fossil fuel industry to spread this kind of propaganda. There is nothing safe about nuclear power when all the neglected environmental considerations are not factored in; witness Fukushima! The fossil fuel industry loves nuclear power because it knows its real cost is not competitive.
Good point...all. Ellison makes a significant break with the President when he talks about the murky negatives that are likely to develop from a fast track TPP agreement unexposed to congressional cross examination.
...first time I heard about her "collective"...the philosophy of the goddess of greed was evidently an extension of her personal character...as Mark Anthony proclaimed(Julius Caesar) "the evil that men do lives long after them"... I think Ayn Rand broke the glass ceiling on that one!
I tend to believe the Republicans are not totally against government spending. They are playing a waiting game hoping that a Republican administration will come to power in 2016. Of course, the kind of government spending they would support means taxpayer dollars would be sucked up by massive projects that would go to no-bid contracts sponsored by their mentors in big business.