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Declaration Of Principles & Action For New World

Declaration Of Principles & Action For New World
From the Moving Beyond Capitalism Conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico held in August, 2014 Staff note: The statement below was written using a collaborative process beginning at the Moving Beyond Capitalism Conference this summer in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It addresses two crises: neoliberal trade and climate change. To get involved in our work to create trade justice, click here  and to get involved in our work for climate ... Read more

Ukraine’s IMF Deal: Heading Toward a Greece-like Depression?

Ukraine’s IMF Deal: Heading Toward a Greece-like Depression?
On March 27, 2014, the IMF released the broad outlines of its terms and conditions for loans and other measures for the Ukrainian economy. What those terms and conditions mean is less a rescue of the Ukrainian economy than the onset of a Greece-like economic depression for the Ukrainian populace. The ‘IMF Standby Agreement with Ukraine’ text released March 27, acknowledges the current severe economic instability of the Ukrainian economy. ... Read more

Obama’s Address Fails to Look at Roots of Income Inequality

Obama’s Address Fails to Look at Roots of Income Inequality
It's important that we restore the minimum wage. We're not talking about raising it. We're talking about restoring it. Back in the mid '60s, it was almost $11 an hour. And education is certainly very important and too much neglected in this country. We put huge barriers to bright but poor and middle-class children getting first-rate educations, especially at college. But we have much more fundamental problems than that. Many of these ... Read more

Japan Trading Liquiefied Natural Grass for Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Q: What’s Fracking Got to Do with Free Trade? A: Japan By Mitch Jones Food and Water Watch, March 15, 2013 Back in September I wrote a blog post on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new “free trade” agreement being negotiated by the U.S. and 10 other Pacific Rim countries. The TPP started under George W. Bush, but it is being pushed hard by President Obama. As I said then, the TPP is a permanent power grab by corporations and financial ... Read more

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama’s Jobs Council, Is Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China At A Blistering Pace

By Michael Snyder Hawaii Daily News, July 28, 2011 Jeffrey Immelt, the head of Barack Obama’s highly touted “Jobs Council”, is moving even more GE infrastructure to China.  GE makes more medical-imaging machines than anyone else in the world, and now GE has announced that it “is moving the headquarters of its 115-year-old X-ray business to Beijing“.  Apparently, this is all part of a “plan to invest about $2 billion across China” over the ... Read more

How America Could Collapse

Globalized Supply Chains Put Economy at Risk Matt Stoller The Nation, July 27, 2011 A few months ago, a friend in the entertainment industry told me of a new business model in Hollywood: hoarding videotapes. Apparently, the earthquake in Japan knocked offline a Sony factory that makes certain types of tape. That factory was also in the tsunami zone, so now there’s a serious tape shortage threatening the television industry. The NBA scrambled ... Read more