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11 months ago

Thank you so much Ray for your support

11 months ago

signed and thank you, keep the good work up

petition from my friend Joanna
11 months ago
1 year ago

 Signed this before in my Hotmail but just got to sign again with a different e-mail address. Uh, oh !! Hiya Roxy, my old friend. Long time no see but going though a lot as most people are I'm sure. Mostly losing my beloved 15 year old dog Dottie a few months back. There are pictures of her in my Frog group in the Play-Date for Fur-Babys. Now Terry my co-host has just up and left care 2, and I must find a co-host. As I have a phone line plug in computer I won't be able to get on next week because you know we'll be having thunderstorms which we do need the rain. See ya again when I can Hun.    from me and Dottie's spirit says A-hoo !!

Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - TTIP
1 year ago

I read the TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) would lower or abolish our import tax on US products - and impose US standards on food in Europe - no GMO labelling - clear, that we don't want this !!!

1 year ago

Petition: President Obama: Award Jordan Haerter and Jonathan Yale the Medal of Honor for Giving Their Lives to Stop a Suicide Bomber - signed and shared

petition about to brave men
1 year ago

Please sign

President Obama: Award Jordan Haerter and Jonathan Yale the Medal of Honor for Giving Their Lives to Stop a Suicide Bomber

http://www.change.org/petitions/president-obama-award-jordan-haerter-and-jonathan-yale-the-medal-of-honor-for-giving-their-lives-to-stop-a-suicide-bomber

PETITION: Tell Congress: Don’t Fast-Track this Disastrous Trade Agreement
1 year ago

Tell Congress: Don’t Fast-Track this Disastrous Trade Agreement.

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http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12428

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Fast Track to Poverty
1 year ago

Fast Track to Poverty

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-w-gerard/fast-track-to-poverty_b_4585278.html

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That giant sucking sound predicted by Ross Perot commenced 20 years ago last week. It is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) vacuuming up U.S. jobs and depositing them in Mexico

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Independent presidential candidate Perot was right. NAFTA swept U.S. industry south of the border. It made Wall Street happy. It made multi-national corporations obscenely profitable. But it destroyed the lives of hundreds of thousands of American workers.

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NAFTA's backers promised it would create American jobs, just as promoters of the Korean and Chinese trade arrangements said they would and advocates of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal contend it will. They were -- and still are -- brutally wrong. NAFTA, the Korean deal and China's entry into the World Trade Organization killed American jobs. They lowered wages. They diminished what America cherishes: opportunity. They contributed to the very ill that President Obama is crusading against: income inequality. There is no evidence the TPP would be any different. American workers need a new trade philosophy, one that protects them and puts people first, not corporations.

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After 20 years, Americans know in their guts the damage NAFTA did to them, the destruction it caused to American manufacturing. There's also concrete proof. In a study titled "NAFTA at 20," released this month, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch concludes:

Get TPP Off the Fast Track
1 year ago

Get TPP Off the Fast Track

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-cohen/tpp-fast-track_b_4588459.html

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Twenty years after the North American Free Trade Agreement, working Americans are still reeling from job loss, pay cuts and a deepening environmental crisis. We are tired of leftover promises from 2008 and say it is time for a new deal on trade, only to face Korea, Colombia and now the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a new bottom for everything we care about. The trade deficit with Korea has increased nearly 40 percent. Since NAFTA was passed, economic inequality has only grown in Mexico, as well as immigration to the U.S. mostly from desperation and undocumented, as NAFTA has destroyed subsistence agriculture. And when new employment did develop in the maquiladoras it has again been poverty-level wages.

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Despite promises to the contrary, nothing is better about this "fast track" than the last one. Nothing. The labor section is a total hoax, committing to follow international standards when national standards conform. For the U.S. this is meaningless, as our Senate has failed to ratify any of the U.N. conventions on labor. Incredible, but those needed two-thirds vote, as provided in Article II of the Constitution. But fast track is specifically designed to circumvent Article II for multi-lateral trade deals of much greater significance than the U.N. conventions safeguarding labor rights.

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Why? Two reasons: the National Security Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Six hundred multinational corporations have worked on their sections of the TPP, then at best members of Congress or labor, environmental and consumer organizations are shown a peak, and then maybe the U.S. Trade Representative tweaks a sentence or two. The National Security Council -- whether appointed by President Clinton, Bush or Obama -- rubber stamps 60-year-old state department strategy that discounts any consequences for U.S. working families, as long as the deal supposedly promotes allegiances from the other governments.

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The TPP will affect our laws, our jobs, our food and our environment. Fast track, also known as Trade Promotion Authority, forces Congress to give up its right to amend and improve this trade deal for ordinary Americans. In order to speed the trade bill to ratification, our elected representatives would be limited to a simple up-or-down vote.

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Every day U.S. employers fire and intimidate workers attempting to exercise their rights of association and engage in collective bargaining. Collective bargaining rights and coverage for U.S. workers are the lowest among other democracies, yet we continue to look for trading partners in countries like Vietnam, where the minimum wage is 28 cents an hour and child labor is rising. The White House talks about economic inequality and yet every White House economist knows that the U.S. brand of globalization and the destruction of collective bargaining rights are the two major factors that explain it. Enabling multinational corporations to shop for the lowest wage to enhance profits is at the core of not only job destruction, but wage suppression.

READ ON >>>>>

1 year ago

Monsanto GMO-foods cause STERILITY in lab animals, in the next generation. Why WOULDN'T they do the exact same thing, to Humans???!!!???

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Is this an attempt to Limit Population, involuntarily? Don't want to get all "Alex Jones" here, BUT...

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I mean, why WOULDN'T GMOs have the same effect on our bodies, as on animals'...

And the Elite, meanwhile - AS IT IS KNOWN THAT THEY DO IN CHINA - the Elite, meanwhile, having their OWN special farms for their OWN food-growing - AS THEY DO IN CHINA NOW.

1 year ago

Signed too thank you Roxy

1 year ago

Petition definitely signed and shared.

PETITION!: The secret trade deals called the TPP and TAFTA are a global nightmare!
1 year ago

The secret trade deals called the TPP and TAFTA are a global nightmare!

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Stop the Secret Trade Deals: the Monsanto Protection Act on Steroids!

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http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/stop_tpp_tafta_monsanto_protection_act_on_steroids/

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If you thought the Monsanto Protection Act was bad, the secret trade deals called the TPP and TAFTA are a global nightmare. Right now two secret trade agreements, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), also called the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are being negotiated behind closed doors like this spring when the Monsanto Protection Act was passed.

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Just as we are on the verge of winning GMO labeling in the US, these secret negotiations could eliminate the ability of countries around the world to label GMOs or impose common sense restrictions on the sale of genetically engineered seed and food in their countries if Monsanto and other biotech companies get their way. They could also make it illegal to label GMOs in the U.S., placing the decision in the hands of corporate lobbyists and Monsanto GMO stooges.

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Demand an end to secret trade deals, stop the fast track of TAFTA and the TPP. Stand with Food Democracy Now! - don't let corporations pass the Global Monsanto Protection Act!

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