Daily Archives: January 6, 2016

How Corporate Greed Is Trashing the Commons & Harming Us


The Big Picture RT

Published on Jan 6, 2016

An atmospheric catastrophe of unprecedented proportions is unfolding just miles outside of Los Angeles. Engineers say it could be months before it’s brought under control – but it should have only taken hours.

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Worse Than TPP: Secret Economic Trade Deal Could Ruin Global Economy


The Ring of Fire

Published on Jul 21, 2015

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If you think the TPP will be a disaster for the American economy, just wait until you hear about the Trade in Services Agreement. This so-called economic free trade agreement has been negotiated for the last few years in complete secrecy, but thanks to Wikileaks, we’ve finally seen what our government has been hiding from us.

Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this terrifying agreement with attorney Michael Burg.

Global Climate Change
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21 Stories of Transition – with Rob Hopkins


transitionus

Published on Jan 6, 2016

These 21 Stories are a joyous and inspiring celebration of what the Transition movement has become and were compiled in the hope that this powerful and heady taste of what is bubbling up from the ground will enthuse decision-makers with new courage, new ideas and new possibilities. But regardless of decisions taken by world leaders, at COP21 and subsequently, 21 Stories can inspire us all to step up even more.

Something brilliant and historic is already underway, and the message to the current political leaders of this world is that it’s already happening with or without them, and that the best tack for them to take is to support and enable this groundswell. But even if they do nothing, this movement will continue to grow, because it’s the future.

That future is being written now, and these stories offer inspiration and clear direction, whether you’re reading this before, during or after the climate change negotiations in Paris.

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The TPP What You’re Not Being Told


StormCloudsGathering

Published on Jun 11, 2015

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Tell the TPP what you think


Occupy.com

Published on Jan 6, 2016

Until January 13th, the USTR is taking public comments on the TPP. Think that doesn’t matter? Consider how the flood of comments on FCC’s website pushed them to uphold Net Neutrality. This shit matters – go tell ’em what you think of TPP.

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Why the poor face a higher cost of banking


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jan 6, 2016

It’s expensive to be poor, but perhaps the widest discrepancy is in the world of banking. Unable to maintain a minimum balance or provide the necessary ID to open a bank account, many poor people rely on fringe financial services like check cashing stores and payday lenders, which charge interest rates that can reach the triple digits.

It doesn’t have to be that way, says Mehrsa Baradaran, a University of Georgia law professor and author of “How the Other Half Banks,” about inequality in the banking system. Baradaran blames deregulation beginning in the 1970s, which lead to the megabanks we know today — banks so big they can no longer be bothered with the smaller transactions of low-income Americans. The solution, Baradaran says, is an old one — postal banking. Mainstream commercial banks have all but abandoned low-income Americans, leaving vast banking deserts in areas of concentrated poverty, she says. But there’s a post office for every zip code in the country. And because the post office isn’t controlled by demanding shareholders, it could offer services at much lower rates than commercial banks.

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Scientists warn of drug-resistant ‘super bug’ detected in Canadian beef


RT America

Published on Jan 6, 2016

A warning from Canadian health officials has been released after scientists found a deadly “super bug” in some of the nation’s beef supply. It has been found to be resistant to antibiotics and pan frying. RT’s Alex Mihailovich has the latest details.

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