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 …

Middle-class

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 …

Natural Gas

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 …

Privacy

We made President Obama’s big TPP trade deal searchable

On Thursday morning, after months of questions about the contents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal negotiated and championed by President Obama, his administration released the agreement in its complex entirety.<p>The problem, though, is that it was released as a series of posts on Medium …

You can now read the text of a major Trans-Pacific trade deal. Read this TPP explainer first.

After negotiating for the better part of a decade, 12 Pacific Rim nations have finally come to an agreement about how they should conduct trade among one another. Until now, the drafts had been under wraps, available only to lawmakers, staff with clearance and advisers. Today, the parties released …

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 …

Full text of the TPP trade deal is finally live online.

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

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 | Washington's Blog

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

The battle over President Obama’s trade deal has officially arrived

The Obama administration released the full text of a 12-nation Pacific Rim free-trade accord on Thursday, launching what is expected to be a long and bruising fight to win final ratification in Congress for one of the president’s top priorities.<p>A month after trade ministers reached agreement on the …

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, …

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

But Obama calls it the "highest standard trade agreement in history."<p>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 …

'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> …

The landmark trade deal at the heart of Obama's legacy could blow up the presidential primaries

At 30 chapters and supplemented by dozens of appendices and annexes, the TPP runs to thousands of pages of sometimes dense legalese that will ultimately govern trade in goods and services amounting to some 40 percent of the global economy.<p>Under an agreement struck with Congress earlier this year, …

How TPP will clobber Canada's municipal archives and galleries of historical city photos

Jesse writes, "Like you, I've been following the TPP news with much trepidation. My partner is a librarian-archivist, so I'm keenly away of how …

Secret TPP Text Unveiled: It’s Worse Than We Thought | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Today’s long-awaited release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s (TPP) reveals that the pact replicates many of the most controversial</i> …

TPP will ban rules that require source-code disclosure

As we pick through the secret, 2,000-page treaty, we're learning an awful lot of awfulness, but this one is particularly terrible.<p>As software becomes …

Full Text of TPP, Including Annexes, and Boy is it Nasty

As readers probably know, New Zealand put the full text of the TPP online yesterday. There were some technical issues in getting the docs (lots of …

U.S. Finally Reveals Specifics Of Massive Trade Deal

It is opposed by labor unions and many of Obama's fellow Democrats.<p>WASHINGTON/SYDNEY, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The long-awaited text of a landmark U.S.-backed Pacific trade deal was released on Thursday, revealing the details of a pact aimed at freeing up commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy but …

Critics cry foul as new Trans-Pacific Partnership details emerge

Experts and newly seated government officials are combing through the fine print of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement — the full text of …