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Obama Will Not Let Some Mass Graves Stop the TPP


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Sheryl
- 1352 days ago - thenation.com
It appears Malaysia will be given a free pass on human trafficking in order to protect the controversial trade deal. Obama administration appears to have chosen another path that has shocked the human rights community. It will simply reclassify Malaysia.



   

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Freya H (345)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 7:19 pm
Obama is just another patsy of our corporate masters. We need to get organized NOW, we need to start fighting back NOW, we need to raise hell NOW, while we can still turn this country around with peaceful means.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 7:31 pm
Indeed. Many of us saw this in Obama, we haven't had much choice in either of the two major Parties, so many of us have been voting Independent Parties. If it wasn't for Bernie I'd still be there most likely. Both Parties have been taken over by the Corporations and Wall Street Banksters. That Bernie is not accepting Corporate monies shows he is walking his talk.

Please therefore support him as best you can financially and with your time.
STAND WITH BERNIE

I know you have done both Freya, this is for any newcomers to the thread.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 7:42 pm
Thank you Dandelion.
Supporting Bernie here!
 

Animae C (508)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 8:12 pm
i can't believe what i just read!!! The US govt would do that!!!

Please keep us updated Dandelion.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 6:31 am
I know AniMae, disgrace has befallen us in many directions.

This shows the powerful influence that the 1% have over our elected leaders. Their business misadventures at all cost, their own special interests no matter what; total loss of all moral compass in order to make money. It matters not if it is at the expense of lands, water, air, people, plants, nor animals.

Their tunnel vision of money and only money has not included anything else in the mix; to them everything and everyone is in the way or expendable.
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 7:13 am
It sure is a DISGRACE, i see these traits in our current government!!
 

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 10:17 am
Let's be honest - unless the systems are heavily overhauled rapidly, Berie will be as vulnerable to the same games & pressures as Obama has been.

There may be a sign "The Buck Stops Here" on the President's desk, but the underlying reality has changed. In front of the public .... yes, the "buck" stops there, but in practice, the $ Buck goes on calling the shots ...

And as far as big corporate interests are concerned, "little" details of failure to achieve moral requirements take a second place to $$$$ interests. Particularly with treaties as huge as TPP & TTIP ....

AniMae, Australia's government is very close to the companies intending to increase their grasp through TPP .... it won't be them who take a moral stand :>(

I don't know how this mammoth bull-dozing of corporate interests can be stopped. We keep signing, we keep showing that "We the People" DON'T want .... but it seems to move inexorably forward (or backwards, depending on one's perspective on out earth, our peoples, our future)
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 11:22 am
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
Let's see, human rights v. Big Money. Well, the curtain has been pulled back here to expose the fact that Obama is definitely not a world leader defending human rights. Not like we didn't already know that by his use of drones to kill innocents ("collateral damage"). And, I'm definitely standing with Bernie!
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 12:37 pm
Thanks
 

Jamie Clemons (282)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 1:29 pm
They also changed the status of Malaysia to protect slavery.
 

M B (62)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 2:30 pm
Money talks. Bernies' hands are tied, thanks to the shadow government, aka burocracy. Big Money rules. Reclassifying Malaysia - why am I not surprised ? The TTP - TTIP ? On most stuff over here it says " developed in Europe",or, for example: on my Nilfisk says in big letters: "developed in Denmark", but if you read the fineprint it says "made in China". In some shops you see nothing but Chinese junk, nobody needs. Behold, it will get even better :
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/07/09/israel-and-china-expand-trade-credit-by-500-million/
If you think that doesn't affect the U.S., think again.
Our Royals paid a visit to China...to establish better/mutual trade deals. ~ Hmm . China, just another country with no free speech... "who cares", lolz
Thanks for posting, Dandelion.
I agree with Evelyn.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 2:47 pm
SUCCESS! :)
Humanity soon will be history :)
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 3:52 pm
It will take the masses of each Country to be real active and not passive spectators and at least Bernie will stay on message. No he can't do it alone but perhaps he can wake up the people. He isn't afraid to speak clearly the actual reality.
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 5:11 pm
Disgusting. Thanks Dandelion
 

Roger G (148)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 8:35 pm
noted, thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 8:47 pm
To the 1% green paper is more precious than human souls. I'm voting Bernie---and he must be supported, as he will be strong-armed as all the rest have been. World leaders need to support him, as well as all of this planet's "We The People". Time's up, for freedoms, rights, us, Earth, all that lives. Time to set differences aside, call truces, unite---try to save what's left. I keep repeating this in my messages, hoping that more and more folks, all around the globe, will spiritedly join in.Thanks Dandelion. Noted.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 11:30 pm
Shared on twittersphere
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday July 13, 2015, 5:04 am
How do you know when a politician is lying? When he/she opens their mouth and starts taking.
 

Dogan O (2)
Monday July 13, 2015, 5:23 am
noted
 

Birgit W (160)
Monday July 13, 2015, 6:25 am
The US is ruled by the 1% = Military, and I realized that even a president cannot do anything against them. I am afraid this is going to be the same with Bernie Sanders.
Evelyn B. says it all.
Thanks Dandelion.
 

SuSanne P (193)
Monday July 13, 2015, 8:08 am
This comes as a SHOCK, as I was unaware of this. Obama has been a huge disappointment on too many levels at this point, passing this trade deal to begin with. I agree a great deal with the comments shared by Evelyn, but now more than ever we need to follow Bernie Sanders. He has proven he won't touch Corporate Money, as he struggles to finance his own campaign. I haven't any extra money in my own living situation but found it more inportant to look deep, as I donated twice this past week. They were humble, but they were necessary. There is no longer any semblance of an "even playing field" with Citizens United. Can any one man or woman stand up again the top puppet-masters who CONTROL THIS COUNTRY? We must not throw in the towel now. That's what "they" are anticipating. My understanding of the younger generation was total abstinence for this election, as they have been disgusted with ever lasting broken promises throughout their lifetimes. They are now following Bernie Sanders in waves, giving me hope they will continue to build a tidal wave as this is surely their generation to get involved!
 

SuSanne P (193)
Monday July 13, 2015, 8:24 am
I forgot to mention what I meant to say first, until I got sidetracked as usual. The photo is shocking. Workers walking over mass graves... How on Earth can Obama justify changing the ranking of the Malaysian peoples?
"There is essentially zero evidence Malaysia has done anything to earn this reclassification. Just two months ago, police found 139 mass graves along the Malaysian border that contained migrant workers that had been trafficked or held for ransom."
 

Don H (45)
Saturday August 1, 2015, 8:28 am
Vote for Bernie!

Bernie cares about the "General Welfare" of the American people.
 

Gina Caracci (219)
Thursday August 6, 2015, 7:52 pm
I still cant believe that Obama is passing this deal...its something I would think the GOP would want but even some of them are against it...maybe thats why..
anyhow this latest chapter is so strange...disgusting but not surprising
 
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