Sharon Edmons

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At Stake in 2016: Ending the Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power

What's at stake this election year? Let me put as directly as I can.<p>America has succumbed to a vicious cycle in which great wealth translates into political power, which generates even more wealth, and even more power.<p>This spiral is most apparent in declining tax rates on corporations and on top …

A catastrophic leak has been spewing out 110,000 pounds of gas an hour in California

The leak first occurred on October 23, when the casing of a gas storage well operated by Southern California (SoCal) Gas failed. Strangely, the cause of this failure is not known, and attempts to stop the flow of gas by pumping liquid directly into the well in order to seal the rupture have been …

Gulf of Mexico

TPP Trade Agreement Slammed For Eroding Online Rights

Measures agreed to in an international trade treaty between Pacific Rim countries threaten Internet users’ privacy and consumer rights, civil and digital rights organizations have warned today.<p>The full text of the Trans Pacific-Partnership (TPP) international trade agreement — some eight years in …

CREDO released the statement below in response to the release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):<p>“<b>“The Trans-Pacific Partnership is</b> …

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Economy

President Obama Starts Trans-Pacific Trade (TPP) Clock With “Notice of Intent” Letter To Paul Ryan….

<i>*Update w/correction* Potus signatory timeline is 60 days, congressional debate has 90 days.</i><p>This is important and those who understand the TPP deal …

TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations

Banks and other financial institutions would be able to use provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership to block new regulations that cut …

The Full Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Finally Online

The full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is finally available to the public after the Obama administration released it early …

Economy

Trans-Pacific Partnership: four key issues to watch out for

On the words ‘climate change’ being absent from the TPP, trade minister Andrew Robb says: ‘It’s not an agreement on climate change, it’s a trade agreement’<p>Overnight, thousands of pages of text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have been released, ending months of secrecy. As experts around the world …

How trade deals like TPP fail the global poor

The Obama administration insists that the just-released Trans-Pacific Partnership is great not only for the US economy — "supporting more well-paying American jobs, strengthening our middle class" — but for global development too. "TPP is the first U.S. agreement to include a development chapter," …

TPP text reveals broad new powers to attack food safety, food labelling laws

<i>TPP gives food industry a powerful new weapon against the US movement to label GMO foods</i><p>EXCERPT: “The TPP food safety and labeling provisions are …

TPP Ignores Global Warming & Allows Murder of Labor Union Organizers

Eric Zuesse<p>U.S. President Barack Obama’s capstone to his Presidency, his proposed megalithic international ‘trade’ treaties, are finally coming into …

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TPP revealed: Pact details ignite debate over privacy, internet freedom, whistleblowers

With the release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sharpening of arguments on both sides outline a debate about privacy, …

Globalization

Domestic Manufacturers Call Full Text of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement a "Very Bad Deal for America."

<b>With the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement finally made public today, advocates for domestic U.S. manufacturing are calling the agreement a very bad deal for America.</b><p>U.S. Business & Industry Council (USBIC) President Kevin L. Kearns says that the the full agreement, …

Historic Trade Deal Confirms Critics' Worst Fears

The United States government released the final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday, and a wide array of advocacy groups did not like what they saw.<p>Organizations promoting climate change action and global health have long argued that the 12-nation trade deal would undermine …

'It's Out...And It's UGLY': 10 Reasons Why TPP Is A Total Freaking Disaster

‘It’s Out, And It’s UGLY’: 10 Reasons Why TPP Is A Total Freaking Disaster (VIDEO)<p>November 6, 2015Elisabeth Parker Economics<p>If America’s so great, …

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is finally public. Here's what you need to know.

The Obama administration has finally released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial deal that would knit together the economies of a dozen Pacific Rim nations. Now Obama just needs to win one more vote in Congress for the US to accept the agreement.<p>But while the Obama …

Sanders Says TPP Is Even Worse Than He Thought

<i>Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement after the text of a proposed 12-nation trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, was finally made</i> …