Tech giants get a lot of flak these days.
WikiLeaks has published secret “core text” related to the controversial trade agreement currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the US, EU and 23 other countries. Big corporations look to be the biggest winners in the deal.
According to the group Intellectual Property Watch (IPW), there are a number of stakeholders interested in the provisions that will eventually be adopted by all countries involved in the TPP negotiations – provisions which, thus far, have been kept from Americans on instructions from President Obama.
Supermarkets all across the country are jumping on the organic bandwagon. Even companies like Walmart, which has a longstanding reputation for selling the cheapest, lowest-quality products available, are joining in to capture this growing market. But many consumers are discovering that some of the best deals for clean food are actually found through local farms, farmers markets and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs, which is good news for the small-scale food movement.
In case it wasn't clear already, the U.S. Supreme Court hammered home Thursday morning that it will protect the rights of corporations to force arbitration over the individuals' access to the court system at any expense.
Those of us who have long been describing the pharmaceutical industry as a "criminal racket" over the last few years have been wholly vindicated by recent news.
A leak today of one of the most controversial chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reveals that extreme provisions have been agreed to by U.S. officials, providing a stark warning about the dangers of “trade” negotiations occurring under conditions of extreme secrecy without press, public or policymaker oversight, Public Citizen said.
What the heck is going on with our world? Why are people such lying betrayers?