• Corporate Managed Trade Deals Screw America

    It's time to do what Hillary Clinton said we should do in 2008 - opt out of NAFTA. And while we're at it - let's pull out of all the other so-called free trade deals as well. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

    published: 09 Feb 2016
  • Corporation Above Nation: EU-US trade deal to harm consumers

    Europe and the US are in negotiations which they hope will result in a much needed boost to their cash flows. They're sitting down to hammer out the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which would remove a number of regulations that currently create barriers to trade. The successful adoption of the agreement promises both parties substantial gains. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break ...

    published: 11 Nov 2013
  • D.I.Y. Corporate Raiding: "Free Trade "Deals"" re: Trans Pacific Partnership

    Explores the benefits of raiding using your governmental control. Address by Minister Van Loan to Asia-Pacific Canadian Chambers of Commerce http://www.international.gc.ca/media_commerce/comm/speeches-discours/2010/2010-040.aspx?lang=eng&view=d

    published: 25 Jun 2012
  • Julian Assange: TPP Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control

    Please circulate; link is below, Thank you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5b-99oxCEs

    published: 06 Jun 2015
  • New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

    "The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, increase the cost of prescription medications and restrict bank regulation, according to two internal memos obtained by The Huffington Post. The memos, which come from a government involved in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, detail continued disputes in the talks over the deal. The documents reveal broad disagreement over a host of key positions, and general skepticism that an agreement can be reached by year-end. The Obama administration has urged countries to reach a deal by New Year's Day, though there is no technical deadline...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. ...

    published: 10 Dec 2013
  • WikiLeaks - The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA.

    published: 18 Aug 2015
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: the dirtiest trade deal, you've never heard of

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership - what's at stake? Support GetUp! Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rVCqWw The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a deal currently being negotiated between 12 countries, including Australia - and currently, drafts leaked to media suggest that there's a lot to be afraid of. The Abbott Government can still refine or reject parts of the deal that aren't in the public interest; but without public pressure, there's little hope of hearing about, much less putting a stop to, the devil in the detail. Sign the petition here: https://www.getup.org.au/tpp Write to your MP here: https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/tpp/email-your-mp/the-trans-pacific-partnership-whats-at-stake--2 For more about GetUp Australia visit: www.getup.org.au To donate to GetUp Australia visit: ...

    published: 28 Jan 2015
  • Mark Cuban: Only Morons Start a Business on a Loan

    June 14 (Bloomberg) -- Entrepreneur Mark Cuban discusses the U.S. Economy and starting a business with Trish Regan at the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg) --Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg On Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart," hosts Trish Regan and Adam Johnson bring you the most important market news and analysis affecting the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the Nasdaq for your last trade of today and first trade for tomorrow. Broadcasting daily from Bloomberg TV's headquarters in New York, this business news show centered around the closing bell on New York exchanges, is targeted to provide the best analysis of the day's leading market headlines with a mix of original r...

    published: 14 Jun 2013
  • William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour

    William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour. WILLIAM ACKMAN, Activist Investor and Hedge-Fund Manager We all want to be financially stable and enjoy a well-funded retirement, and we don't want to throw out our hard earned money on poor investments. But most of us don't know the first thing about finance and investing. Acclaimed value investor William Ackman teaches you what it takes to finance and grow a successful business and how to make sound investments that will grant you to a cash-comfy retirement. The Floating University Originally released September 2011. Additional Lectures: Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NbBjNiw4tk Joel Cohen: An Introduction to Demography (Malthus Miffed: Are People the P...

    published: 27 Nov 2012
  • TPP: The dirtiest deal you've never heard of.

    Whose interests are Trade Minister Ed Fast and Prime Minister Stephen Harper really protecting? Subscribe to support SumOfUs: http://smarturl.it/SumOfUs_Subscribe Harper wants us to believe that the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is all about getting a better deal for Canadians, but the truth is the pact could end up being one of the biggest corporate power grabs in a generation. The TPP puts profits ahead of environmental protection and police our everyday use of the internet is in trouble, but people are starting to realize that this deal is bad for Canadians. Together, we're starting to win. Trade experts and analysts around the world are saying the talks are in trouble. Sum of Us is a world-wide movement focused on creating a better global economy. We want governments to...

    published: 27 Nov 2014
  • Trade Deals Give Unprecedented Corporate Power At Cost of Human Lives (w/ Brook K Baker) Full

    The importance of the Indian Supreme Court's decision on generic drugs, why the bar is lower for generic drug production in the United States,why Pharma companies drive inefficiency and threaten global health, why pharma companies are primarily marketing firms , why medicine is a "Global Public Good" and why "free trade agreements" are simply a giveaway for corporations. This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/SamSeder

    published: 04 Apr 2013
  • How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

    Economics 101 -- "How the Economic Machine Works." Created by Ray Dalio this simple but not simplistic and easy to follow 30 minute, animated video answers the question, "How does the economy really work?" Based on Dalio's practical template for understanding the economy, which he developed over the course of his career, the video breaks down economic concepts like credit, deficits and interest rates, allowing viewers to learn the basic driving forces behind the economy, how economic policies work and why economic cycles occur. To learn more about Economic Principles visit: http://www.economicprinciples.org. [Also Available In Chinese] 经济这台机器是怎样运行的: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZbeYejg9Pk [Also Available In Russian] Как действует экономическая машина. Автор: Рэй Далио (на русском ...

    published: 22 Sep 2013
  • Robert Reich: The Realities of Free Trade Deals [CC]

    Source: http://tinyurl.com/jywz4yw Second Round of Endorsements: OurRevolution.com reddit.com/r/Political_Revolution

    published: 07 Sep 2016
  • TPP: The Dirtiest Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of

    Find out more, speak up and spread the word: http://www.StopFastTrack.com; http://www.ExposeTheTPP.org; http://www.sumofus.org/tpp The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could cost us our internet freedom, labor rights, access to affordable medicine, the safety of our food, and protections that keep our water and air clean.

    published: 07 Nov 2014
  • Why You Can't Read Obama's Free-Trade Deal

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the biggest trade deals the U.S. has ever negotiated, but the public isn't privy to it. Follow Elizabeth Hagedorn: http://www.twitter.com/elizhagedorn See more at http://www.newsy.com Transcript: Depending on who you talk to, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is either "a vital piece of middle-class economics," as President Obama called it, or "a new easy way for corporations to shut down in America," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont. Problem is, we have no real way of knowing. The trade agreement — one of the biggest in American history — is classified. Journalists and members of the public can't read it. Most of it, anyway. WikiLeaks has published the draft texts for a few chapters, focusing on intellectual property rights and...

    published: 13 May 2015
  • What is the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership?

    The Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership is a trade deal between the EU and the US - and is anything but harmless. The deal boosts corporate power and endangers people and the planet. This video, made by international campaigning organisation Attac, sets out the problems with the deal in a really clear, informative way. More Information: http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2014/05/15/secret-eu-us-trade-deal/ , http://www.attac.org/en/node/16244 . Director, Drawings: Stiftfilm / Jonas Kramer http://jonaskramer.de/stiftfilm Subscribe & support: http://smarturl.it/38DegreesSubscribe 38 Degrees is one of the UK's biggest campaigning communities, with over 2.5 million members. We share a desire for a more progressive, fairer, better society and come together to decide which issues we campaign...

    published: 02 Jul 2014
Corporate Managed Trade Deals Screw America

Corporate Managed Trade Deals Screw America

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  • Updated: 09 Feb 2016
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It's time to do what Hillary Clinton said we should do in 2008 - opt out of NAFTA. And while we're at it - let's pull out of all the other so-called free trade deals as well. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Corporation Above Nation: EU-US trade deal to harm consumers

Corporation Above Nation: EU-US trade deal to harm consumers

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  • Updated: 11 Nov 2013
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Europe and the US are in negotiations which they hope will result in a much needed boost to their cash flows. They're sitting down to hammer out the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which would remove a number of regulations that currently create barriers to trade. The successful adoption of the agreement promises both parties substantial gains. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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D.I.Y. Corporate Raiding: "Free Trade "Deals"" re: Trans Pacific Partnership

D.I.Y. Corporate Raiding: "Free Trade "Deals"" re: Trans Pacific Partnership

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  • Updated: 25 Jun 2012
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Explores the benefits of raiding using your governmental control. Address by Minister Van Loan to Asia-Pacific Canadian Chambers of Commerce http://www.international.gc.ca/media_commerce/comm/speeches-discours/2010/2010-040.aspx?lang=eng&view=d
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Julian Assange: TPP Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control

Julian Assange: TPP Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control

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  • Updated: 06 Jun 2015
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Please circulate; link is below, Thank you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5b-99oxCEs
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New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

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  • Updated: 10 Dec 2013
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"The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, increase the cost of prescription medications and restrict bank regulation, according to two internal memos obtained by The Huffington Post. The memos, which come from a government involved in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, detail continued disputes in the talks over the deal. The documents reveal broad disagreement over a host of key positions, and general skepticism that an agreement can be reached by year-end. The Obama administration has urged countries to reach a deal by New Year's Day, though there is no technical deadline...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. *Read more here from Zach Carter / The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/08/tpp-trade-agreement_n_4409211.html Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Join The Young Turks Network mailing list http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/register-subscriber/ or Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturks Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TheYoungTurks Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20 Buy TYT Merch: http://theyoungturks.spreadshirt.com/
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WikiLeaks - The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system:  TPP, TTIP, TISA.

WikiLeaks - The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA.

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  • Updated: 18 Aug 2015
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https://wn.com/Wikileaks_The_US_Strategy_To_Create_A_New_Global_Legal_And_Economic_System_Tpp,_Ttip,_Tisa.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: the dirtiest trade deal, you've never heard of

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: the dirtiest trade deal, you've never heard of

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  • Updated: 28 Jan 2015
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership - what's at stake? Support GetUp! Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rVCqWw The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a deal currently being negotiated between 12 countries, including Australia - and currently, drafts leaked to media suggest that there's a lot to be afraid of. The Abbott Government can still refine or reject parts of the deal that aren't in the public interest; but without public pressure, there's little hope of hearing about, much less putting a stop to, the devil in the detail. Sign the petition here: https://www.getup.org.au/tpp Write to your MP here: https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/tpp/email-your-mp/the-trans-pacific-partnership-whats-at-stake--2 For more about GetUp Australia visit: www.getup.org.au To donate to GetUp Australia visit: https://www.getup.org.au/donate Follow GetUp Australia here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GetUpAustralia Twitter: https://twitter.com/GetUp Instagram: http://instagram.com/getup_australia
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Mark Cuban: Only Morons Start a Business on a Loan

Mark Cuban: Only Morons Start a Business on a Loan

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  • Updated: 14 Jun 2013
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June 14 (Bloomberg) -- Entrepreneur Mark Cuban discusses the U.S. Economy and starting a business with Trish Regan at the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg) --Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg On Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart," hosts Trish Regan and Adam Johnson bring you the most important market news and analysis affecting the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the Nasdaq for your last trade of today and first trade for tomorrow. Broadcasting daily from Bloomberg TV's headquarters in New York, this business news show centered around the closing bell on New York exchanges, is targeted to provide the best analysis of the day's leading market headlines with a mix of original reporting, earnings news and expert sourcing from Wall Street's sharpest options traders, equity strategists and company analysts. Trish Regan and Adam Johnson provide actionable insight on the capital markets daily with regular segments such as "Chart Attack," depicting likely market moves before they happen, and "Insight & Action" which explains original trading ideas that can make you money. In addition, "Street Smart" is filled with breaking news, political analysis, and market-moving interviews with exclusive guests such billionaire investor Carl Icahn, hedge fund titan Bill Ackman, automaker Elon Musk and more. "Street Smart" broadcasts at 3-5pm ET/12-2pm PT. For a complete compilation of Street Smart videos, visit: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/street-smart/ Watch "Street Smart" on TV, on the Bloomberg smartphone app, on the Bloomberg TV + iPad app or on the web: http://bloomberg.com/tv Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
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William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour

William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour

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  • Updated: 27 Nov 2012
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William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour. WILLIAM ACKMAN, Activist Investor and Hedge-Fund Manager We all want to be financially stable and enjoy a well-funded retirement, and we don't want to throw out our hard earned money on poor investments. But most of us don't know the first thing about finance and investing. Acclaimed value investor William Ackman teaches you what it takes to finance and grow a successful business and how to make sound investments that will grant you to a cash-comfy retirement. The Floating University Originally released September 2011. Additional Lectures: Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NbBjNiw4tk Joel Cohen: An Introduction to Demography (Malthus Miffed: Are People the Problem?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vr44C_G0-o Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-B_ONJIEcE Leon Botstein: Art Now (Aesthetics Across Music, Painting, Architecture, Movies, and More.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6F-sHhmfrY Tamar Gendler: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Politics and Economics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm8asJxdcds Nicholas Christakis: The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wadBvDPeE4E Paul Bloom: The Psychology of Everything: What Compassion, Racism, and Sex tell us about Human Nature http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=328wX2x_s5g Saul Levmore: Monopolies as an Introduction to Economics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK2qHyF-8u8 Lawrence Summers: Decoding the DNA of Education in Search of Actual Knowledge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6SY6N1iMcU Douglas Melton: Is Biomedical Research Really Close to Curing Anything? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y95hT-koAC8
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TPP: The dirtiest deal you've never heard of.

TPP: The dirtiest deal you've never heard of.

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  • Updated: 27 Nov 2014
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Whose interests are Trade Minister Ed Fast and Prime Minister Stephen Harper really protecting? Subscribe to support SumOfUs: http://smarturl.it/SumOfUs_Subscribe Harper wants us to believe that the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is all about getting a better deal for Canadians, but the truth is the pact could end up being one of the biggest corporate power grabs in a generation. The TPP puts profits ahead of environmental protection and police our everyday use of the internet is in trouble, but people are starting to realize that this deal is bad for Canadians. Together, we're starting to win. Trade experts and analysts around the world are saying the talks are in trouble. Sum of Us is a world-wide movement focused on creating a better global economy. We want governments to answer to people, not corporations. Our focus is on ethical consumerism, from the sourcing of products to the rights of workers to fair treatment. We’re building a world that puts the needs of people and the environment above short-sighted greed for the good of all of us and our world. We’re using people power, people like you, to expose the one weakness of the corporations ruining our planet: they need us to buy their products. We’ve got the advantage. We are SumofUs.org and we’re not going to take this anymore. Join us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/sumofus Facebook: http://smarturl.it/SumOfUs_facebook Google+: http://smarturl.it/SumOfUs_GooglePlus
https://wn.com/Tpp_The_Dirtiest_Deal_You've_Never_Heard_Of.
Trade Deals Give Unprecedented Corporate Power At Cost of Human Lives (w/ Brook K Baker) Full

Trade Deals Give Unprecedented Corporate Power At Cost of Human Lives (w/ Brook K Baker) Full

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  • Updated: 04 Apr 2013
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The importance of the Indian Supreme Court's decision on generic drugs, why the bar is lower for generic drug production in the United States,why Pharma companies drive inefficiency and threaten global health, why pharma companies are primarily marketing firms , why medicine is a "Global Public Good" and why "free trade agreements" are simply a giveaway for corporations. This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/SamSeder
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How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

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  • Updated: 22 Sep 2013
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Economics 101 -- "How the Economic Machine Works." Created by Ray Dalio this simple but not simplistic and easy to follow 30 minute, animated video answers the question, "How does the economy really work?" Based on Dalio's practical template for understanding the economy, which he developed over the course of his career, the video breaks down economic concepts like credit, deficits and interest rates, allowing viewers to learn the basic driving forces behind the economy, how economic policies work and why economic cycles occur. To learn more about Economic Principles visit: http://www.economicprinciples.org. [Also Available In Chinese] 经济这台机器是怎样运行的: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZbeYejg9Pk [Also Available In Russian] Как действует экономическая машина. Автор: Рэй Далио (на русском языке): http://youtu.be/8BaNOlIfMLE
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Robert Reich: The Realities of Free Trade Deals [CC]

Robert Reich: The Realities of Free Trade Deals [CC]

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Source: http://tinyurl.com/jywz4yw Second Round of Endorsements: OurRevolution.com reddit.com/r/Political_Revolution
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TPP: The Dirtiest Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of

TPP: The Dirtiest Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of

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  • Updated: 07 Nov 2014
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Find out more, speak up and spread the word: http://www.StopFastTrack.com; http://www.ExposeTheTPP.org; http://www.sumofus.org/tpp The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could cost us our internet freedom, labor rights, access to affordable medicine, the safety of our food, and protections that keep our water and air clean.
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Why You Can't Read Obama's Free-Trade Deal

Why You Can't Read Obama's Free-Trade Deal

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  • Updated: 13 May 2015
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the biggest trade deals the U.S. has ever negotiated, but the public isn't privy to it. Follow Elizabeth Hagedorn: http://www.twitter.com/elizhagedorn See more at http://www.newsy.com Transcript: Depending on who you talk to, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is either "a vital piece of middle-class economics," as President Obama called it, or "a new easy way for corporations to shut down in America," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont. Problem is, we have no real way of knowing. The trade agreement — one of the biggest in American history — is classified. Journalists and members of the public can't read it. Most of it, anyway. WikiLeaks has published the draft texts for a few chapters, focusing on intellectual property rights and the environment. Lawmakers can see the full text, but they've got to jump through hoops to get their hands on it. (Video via House Democrats) Politico explains,"If you're a member who wants to read the text, you've got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving." "Wait a minute. I'm going to take notes, and then you're going to take my notes away from me, and then you're going to have them in a file, and then you can read my notes? Not on your life," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat from California. That's been the general sentiment among critics — mostly liberal Democrats — who say the near total secrecy surrounding the giant, legally binding trade deal is unwarranted. The administration sees it differently, saying a certain level of confidentiality — as with most trade deals — is needed to ensure potential trade partners can communicate with a "high degree of candor, creativity, and mutual trust." In other words, the White House doesn't want to lay all its cards on the table before it has to and risk undermining negotiations with the 11 other governments involved. And it's not as though the public won't ever have a chance to read the TPP. The fine print will be made public 60 days before the president sends the deal to Congress. "There will be months of review. Every T crossed, every I dotted. Everybody is going to be able to see exactly what's in it," President Obama said during a trade forum at Nike's headquarters. Many corporate lawyers and lobbyists already have. "An industry adviser from the Motion Picture Association can sit at their desk with a laptop, enter their username and password and see the negotiating text of a proposed trade agreement. Virtually no one in the Congress ... has the ability to do that," said Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon. Over 500 advisers — all members of appointed trade advisory committees — are involved in the talks and have access to draft documents. This video includes images from Getty Images. Sources: The White House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zht-eyZK7Vo WikiLeaks https://wikileaks.org/tpp-investment/WikiLeaks-TPP-Investment-Chapter.pdf Politico http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/secrecy-eroding-support-for-trade-pact-critics-say-117581.html C-SPAN http://www.c-span.org/ Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/union-members-and-community-activists-protest-outside-the-news-photo/467030556 The White House http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zht-eyZK7Vo Image via: Getty Images / Natalie Behring http://www.gettyimages.com
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What is the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership?

What is the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership?

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The Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership is a trade deal between the EU and the US - and is anything but harmless. The deal boosts corporate power and endangers people and the planet. This video, made by international campaigning organisation Attac, sets out the problems with the deal in a really clear, informative way. More Information: http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2014/05/15/secret-eu-us-trade-deal/ , http://www.attac.org/en/node/16244 . Director, Drawings: Stiftfilm / Jonas Kramer http://jonaskramer.de/stiftfilm Subscribe & support: http://smarturl.it/38DegreesSubscribe 38 Degrees is one of the UK's biggest campaigning communities, with over 2.5 million members. We share a desire for a more progressive, fairer, better society and come together to decide which issues we campaign on and the actions we‘ll take to help us achieve that. Connect with us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peoplepowerchange Twitter: https://twitter.com/38_degrees
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