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Chris Hedges: The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History
Business  (tags: obama, bill clinton, chris hedges, climate change, congress, cop21, corporations, environment, goldman sachs, hillary clinton, monsanto, nafta, popular resistance, ralph nader, cepr, tpp, ttip, tisa, wildlife, wto )

Judy
- 1257 days ago - truthdig.com
Our corporate masters seek to turn the natural world and human beings into malleable commodities that will be used and exploited until exhaustion or collapse. Trade agreements are the tools being used to achieve this subjugation.
U.S. Whacks India With WTO Complaint Over Its Local Solar Program
Business  (tags: WTO, solar panels, India, US, trade relations, money, investments, corporate, business, consumers )

Roseann
- 1890 days ago - grist.org
India requires solar developers to get their panels from domestic producers. The U.S. says that discriminates against American companies.
Lives Versus Profits By Joseph E. Stiglitz
Business  (tags: Intellectual Property, U.S. Supreme Court, Myriad Genetics, Utah, genes, who owns genes, 2 critical breast cancer genes, profit vs. value of life, patent system, monopoly, corruption, Novartis kickbacks, WTO, TRIPS agreement )

Judy
- 2171 days ago - project-syndicate.org
The United States Supreme Court recently began deliberations in a case that highlights a deeply problematic issue concerning intellectual-property rights. The Court must answer the following question: Can human genes - your genes - be patented?
Prosperity Undermined
Business  (tags: economy, NAFTA, WTO, World trade )

Bonnie
- 3082 days ago - citizen.org
Fast Track was a U.S. procedure established in the 1970s for negotiating trade agreements. It delegated to the executive branch Congress' exclusive constitutional authority to "regulate Commerce with foreign nations."1
Charity Is Fine, But the Real Issue Is Trade
Business  (tags: WTO, tarrifs, subsidies, Africa, EU, poverty, famine, economy )

Marc
- 4126 days ago - stwr.net
As we give money to help the world's poor onto their feet, the WTO is kicking them back to the ground.
Supermarket Scrooges Deny Poor Countries £170m This Christmas
Business  (tags: economy, accountability, government, wto, world, africa, children )

Michael
- 4130 days ago - alertnet.org
170 million pounds is less than one per cent of supermarkets' sales during the Christmas period. This sum could provide clean water for over 11 million people or allow 1.5 million people in Africa to buy a year's worth of drugs to control HIV infection. £
The Real Reasons We're Worrying About Food & Product Safety
Business  (tags: trade, Nafta, WTO, Chinese exports, consumer safety )

Pamela
- 4226 days ago - getinvolved.pointofview316.com
Did you know -- If the US Congress did exactly all the right things with their domestic consumer safety laws, China, as a WTO member has the authority to drag the U.S. to one of the WTO foreign tribunals and basically claim our laws violate their rights
   

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