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05.05.2016 Pressenza London

Pro-Corporate TTIP on the ropes as top French officials lambaste ‘Bad Deal’

Pro-Corporate TTIP on the ropes as top French officials lambaste ‘Bad Deal’

At this stage, France says ‘No,'” says president François Hollande” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams The corporate-influenced TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), exposed earlier this week as “an enormous corporate power grab,” looks increasingly precarious. French President François Hollande reportedly said Tuesday that he would … »

04.05.2016 Tony Henderson

Anonymous banners getting gov’t message out on Lantau development

Anonymous banners getting gov’t message out on Lantau development

An article appeared on the blog, Lantau Confidential – NOTES FROM THE BIG ISLAND.  It concerns a series of banners that promote the government’s ‘develop Lantau’ message. These have ‘popped up’ all over South Lantau.  “The unusual feature is that no one has put their name to them,” reports the blogger, local resident Robin … »

04.05.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

TTIP—American Economic Imperialism

TTIP—American Economic Imperialism

Greenpeace has done that part of the world whose representatives are so corrupt or so stupid as to sign on to the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic “partnerships” a great service. Greenpeace secured and leaked the secret TTIP documents that Washington and global corporations are pushing on Europe. The official documents prove … »

03.05.2016 Pressenza Budapest

Uranium Film Festival Premiere in Hollywood was a blast

Uranium Film Festival Premiere in Hollywood was a blast

International Uranium Film Festival rocked in Los Angeles. In its 6th year, the International Uranium Film Festival, the Atomic Age Cinema Fest was held for the first time in Hollywood. Highlight of the premiere in the famous Raleigh Studios Hollywood April 27th was the award winning docudrama “The Man Who … »

03.05.2016 Redacción Barcelona

Interview Susan George: Direct consequences of signing the TTIP

Interview Susan George: Direct consequences of signing the TTIP

Interview with Susan George, philosopher and political analyst. President of the Planning Committee of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Former Vice President of ATTAC France. During her visit to Barcelona to attend the 4º Seminario de Convivencia Planetaria, Construimos Biocivilización, we had the opportunity to meet with Susan George. In … »

03.05.2016 Tony Henderson

May 1 Labour Day protests across Asia

May 1 Labour Day protests across Asia

More than 5,000 workers from all levels came onto the streets of Hong Kong on May 1, Labour Day, to demand among much else, fair working hours and a universal pension scheme while unions urged the government to implement related policies immediately, on top of accusing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying … »

03.05.2016 Deutsche Welle

Recall effort builds against Venezuelan president

Recall effort builds against Venezuelan president

Venezuela’s opposition has presented more than a million signatures to election authorities calling for a referendum to remove the country’s president. Economic woes have eaten into the left-wing president’s popularity. Venezuela’s unified opposition said Monday it had delivered petitions with some 1.8 million signatures of voters … »

02.05.2016 Pressenza New York

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Anne Kass As many US citizens as possible should travel to, read about or otherwise educate themselves about Chile.  It is a country that was decimated by a right-wing, neo-liberal “government” albeit not an elected government.  Pinochet took control via an overt military coup (to be … »

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