Daily Archives: January 7, 2016

Kochs and ALEC Team Up To Protect White Collar Criminals


The Ring of Fire

Published on Jan 7, 2016

The Koch brothers have been making criminal justice reform a centerpiece of their lobbying efforts, but don’t be fooled into thinking that they actually care about the fact that our prisons are being packed. Instead, the Kochs are trying to make it more difficult for white collar criminals to be prosecuted.

Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this with Brendan Fischer, the general counsel for the Center for Media and Democracy.

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Noam Chomsky Passionate Speech on the Hypocrisy of US Foreign Policy


All Mark Passio The Great Work

Published on Oct 16, 2015

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Noam Chomsky Brilliant Speech On Religion


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Published on Nov 6, 2015

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DiCaprio: The Climate Change Debate Is Over


Associated Press

Published on Jan 7, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio says he’s happy world leaders are finally agreeing that climate change is a global issue which needs to be taken seriously. (Dec. 7)

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Mystery Meat: After WTO Ruling, U.S. Tosses Meat Origin Labeling Law, Leaving Consumers in the Dark


Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 7, 2016

As TransCanada files a NAFTA claim for $15 billion against the U.S. government over the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, we turn to another case in which massive trade agreements have infringed on the U.S. government’s ability to pass legislation. In December, Congress passed a spending bill that included a repeal of a law requiring meat to be labeled with its country of origin. The repeal of the legislation came after the World Trade Organization threatened to impose billion-dollar sanctions against the United States, saying the label law violated trade deals. According to Lori Wallach of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, this type of infringement is just the beginning if the Trans-Pacific Partnership is approved.

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TransCanada Sues the U.S. for $15B for Rejecting Keystone XL. Will This Be the New Normal Under TPP?


Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 7, 2016

On Wednesday, TransCanada Corporation filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court alleging President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline exceeded his power under the U.S. Constitution. TransCanada also filed legal action under the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, claiming the pipeline permit denial was “arbitrary and unjustified.” It’s seeking $15 billion as part of its NAFTA claim. TransCanada’s lawsuit comes just days before President Obama’s final State of the Union address, where he’s anticipated to tout his controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, deal.

The secretive trade pact between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations could govern up to 40 percent of the world’s economy. After TransCanada announced its lawsuit on Wednesday, the group Friends of the Earth released a statement saying, “This is why Friends of the Earth opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements, which allow companies and investors to challenge sovereign government decisions to protect public health and the environment.” For more, we’re joined by Lori Wallach, the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch.

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Executive Speeches and Presentations – Monsanto

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