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Secretive #TPP Trade Deal is a Threat to Democracy + Bernie Sanders: No Fast Track for the TPP

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democracynow on Apr 16, 2015

democracynow – Senate Finance Committee leaders Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Ron Wyden are expected to introduce a “fast-track” trade promotion authority bill as early as this week that would give the president authority to negotiate the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and then present it to Congress for a yes-or-no vote, with no amendments allowed.

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Can the Working Class Still Change the World? by Kyle Brown

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by Kyle Brown
socialistworker.org
April 14, 2015

IN HIS famous speech “Where Do We Go From Here?” Martin Luther King Jr. quoted the then-president of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, Walter Reuther, saying, “Power is the ability of a labor union like the UAW to make the most powerful corporation in the world, General Motors, say ‘Yes’ when it wants to say ‘No.'” 3,230 more words

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W-Z: Watered Stock to Zero-Sum by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
April 12, 2015

Parts W-Z in the Insider’s Economic Dictionary.

War: Economically, the major cause of national debt and inflation, and often of postwar deflations. 1,194 more words

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The Stimulator: Solidarity Means Tabarnak! Quebec Students Strike Against Capitalism

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stimulator on Apr 11, 2015

This week we look at the student led mobilizations that have rocked the streets of Montreal and Quebec City.

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Jump Out of the Pot! Capitalism Can't Be Fixed From the Inside by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
April 9, 2015

“I’m getting hot,” croaked the frog as he floated in a pot of water from which steam was beginning to rise. 3,314 more words

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How America Became an Oligarchy by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
April 6, 2015

The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice.

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