Trans-Pacific Partnership is bogus

“Since the agreement will encourage off-shoring of investments and jobs and will do nothing to stop currency manipulation, the likelihood of a favorable result from the TPP corporate trade agreement is slim. The TPP should be rejected.” ~David Delk

“Union carpenters gather for a rally in downtown Portland on the evening of March 9,-24b9f669abdc5717 2015, to protest a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Photo by Jeff Mapes/Staff

Trans-Pacific Partnership:

The editorial board thinks “it’s tricky to estimate how many jobs are directly tied to trade, much less how many would be created if the (Trans-Pacific Partnership) is signed.” Tricky, indeed, when you only account for part of the jobs equation. Missing from this equation is how many jobs will be destroyed as a result of this agreement.

tpp1%The U.S.-South Korea trade agreement was the last to go into effect. President Obama said that because of increased export opportunities, 70,000 new jobs would be created and that our trade balance with South Korea would improve. Yet since then, our trade deficit with South Korea has grown, meaning that those new jobs never materialized. In fact, during the agreement’s first three years, the trade deficit increased by $11.8 billion, meaning the loss of 75,000 good-paying American jobs.

So it is important to ask the right questions. Since the agreement will encourage off-davidshoring of investments and jobs and will do nothing to stop currency manipulation, the likelihood of a favorable result from the TPP corporate trade agreement is slim. The TPP should be rejected.

David Delk   Northeast Portland


A note from Jill Stein:

The Obama administration – and bipartisan supporters – are pushing a secret corporate trade deal, the Trans Pacific Partnership, (TPP), that would give corporations more power than nations.

The TPP would empower a secret global court consisting of three judges appointed by the World Bank and allow foreign corporations to overrule U.S. laws. This is direct assault on our Constitution and democracy.

Oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

 

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renderings for torture, rape and murder continue… while Sanders, Chump and Clinton battle over who gets to accelerate the expansion of our ugly imperial Demockracy.
… Sometimes history screams.

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“The renderings for torture, rape and murder continue… after  Sanders, Chump and Clinton battled over who gets to accelerate the expansion of our ugly imperial demockracy.

And Obama, while telling us to trust him, claimed a new right of kings to murder at will... and has killed innocent Americans in our name.

Sometimes history screams.”

by Timothy Flanagan

Kitten1What is most amazing is that Republicans give goons like Cruz, Pence and Trump a voice. An ugly voice. But the truth remains. Republicans brag about supporting American aggression and Democrats lie about supporting American aggression. Trump, Hillary, Obama and Sanders share the same military- industrial profiteering ambitions. All of these tools lack insight, vision or moral scruples.

The part that gets to me is that the Obama administration broke all the rules, and in doing so revealed the ugly underbelly of American hypocrisy. And Trump, like Obama, seems to think this is OK. This ugliness, a fascism they have embraced, is devastating, dangerous and fatal.

Murder without due process is the new American justice.

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When Obama and company took over, they refused to prosecute war criminals in the Bush administration, adopted their methods and expanded aggression and attacks on civil rights, self-determination, peace, justice and freedom. Gitmo remains open. The expansion of empire continues.  And we have become the terror. Spending trillions to kill millions for billionaires. …Scary stuff.


Obama and Biden engaged us in 25 new wars of 81-KPqrfqzL._SL1500_unprovoked aggression. On their watch, the CIA and Pentagon bombed 10 nations who did not attack us. And our expanding wars continue under Trump. 

America now carries out overt assassinations and murders, calling them “justice.” No trial, no charges, no rule of law, zero accountability and hundreds of thousands (or millions) of innocent victims.  These so-called leaders do this in our name, on our dime, with our lives.  And the blow-back is here.  Chickens are roosting.

Obama and Trump both have mocked our constitution, federal law and treaties we have signed which are also federal law. Congress gives them a free pass.

DSC_0635-copy.14236.widea.0But in November of 2016 we had secret weapon.
A brave, Harvard-educated woman who is a doctor with four degrees. She challenged the madness of our imperial ambitions. We could have shined with Stein, peace and progress. With Trump, our 27 or more simultaneous wars, during the next eight years, could spiral into nuclear war and have already led to bankruptcy which will become a global economic disaster.  We will be in retreat from 800 plus bases, while sea levels rise to submerge all shores and several nuclear reactors.

Dangerous waters…
Jill Stein told us, but the corporate press ignored the Green New Deal:

My Power to the People Plan creates deep system change, moving from the greed and exploitation of corporate capitalism to a human-centered economy that puts people, planet and peace over profit.  no3It offers direct answers to the economic, social, and ecological crises brought on by both corporate political parties. And it empowers the American people to fix our broken political system and make real the promise of democracy.

This plan will end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of everyone in our society and our world. The power to create this new world is not in our hopes, it’s not in our dreams – it’s in our hands.”

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/…/our-new…/

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If our New President had been Dr. Jill Stein, we could have established foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law and human rights. She would have shut down our wars of aggression and invested in peace, infrastructure, economic reform and a sustainable future for human beings and the planet earth.

“People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take…”  ~Emma Goldman


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Bernie says he is pro-war. I believe him.

“…(Sanders is) really just coming out of the closet now for the presidential race, in a Clinton-welcomed effort to help give the Democrats a much-needed fake-populist makeover for the 2016 elections. The great Socialist Party presidential candidate Eugene Debs (whose poster hangs in Sanders’ Senate office) would not be impressed.”

photofromtelesur-reutersBernie Sanders Rejects
Syria No-Fly 
Zone, Backs Airstrikes

“I support President Obama’s effort to combat the Islamic State in Syria,” he said, “while at the same time supporting those in Syria trying to verthrow the brutal Bashar Assad dictatorship.”

The United States has been bombing targets in Syria, including the Islamic State and al-Qaida affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, since September 2014. Those strikes have reportedly killed at least 240 civilians.
norman solomon 2: thera.gblog.blogspot.comRELATED: The Truth About Chavez: Bernie Sanders Is Wrong

“I’m among millions of supporters who are enthusiastic about the clarity of his positions
in taking on Wall Street, corporate power and economic inequality,” Norman Solomon, a Democratic activist and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, said in a recent article for Al Jazeera America.

“But we also need Sanders to be clear about what he would do as commander-in-

chief of the world’s leading military power.”
What he has said has largely disappointed peace activists like Solomon.  resist

In August, he said he would not end U.S. drone strikes in countries such as Pakistan and Yemen, arguing such strikes must be deployed “selectively and effectively.”

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Viva Viggo Mortensen: Bernie Sanders just as hawkish as Hillary Clinton

politico.com.1.“Sanders, who voted against the war in Iraq, nevertheless has a history of supporting war during his time in the senate. He supported President Bill Clinton’s 1999 war in Kosovo, he voted multiple times to fund the Iraq War, he supports the continued occupation of Afghanistan, and he supports Israel’s military occupation of Palestine. He also supports President Obama’s ongoing drone campaign.

…Sanders has also failed to make any public statements regarding the United States’ bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, which killed 20 civilians and injured another 37. Additionally, Bernie Sanders has come under fire from jill2progressives for his support of Saudi Arabia, which is leading a war crime-riddled campaign in Yemen, supports a brand of radical extremism called Wahhabism, and is guilty of numerous human rights abuses domestically.”

http://www.sott.net/article/306068-Viva-Viggo-Mortensen-Bernie-Sanders-just-as-hawkish-as-Hillary-Clinton


So let’s hear Sanders speak for himself. He sounds like a Southerner denying racism: 

“If you ask me about my views on the environment, on women’s rights, on gay rights, I am liberal. I don’t have a problem with that at all. Some of my best friends are liberal.”

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And he admits he is a pawn of Wall Street.

“You know, I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In truth that’s not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress.”

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And Bernie will guarantee eight more years of war:

“Sanders has pledged that he will support the corporatist military hawk Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general presidential election. Sanders stirs up legitimate progressive energy and popular anger and then “funnels it back into a dead political system,” Hedges observes. Sanders fails to confront the American Empire and military state, and, Hedges adds, has unforgivably “abandoned the Palestinians and given carte blanche to Israel.”

 

…During the 1990s, the not-so “independent” Congressman Sanders voted for and/or otherwise supported:

* Economic sanctions that killed more than a million Iraqi civilians

* Every U.S. bombing of Iraq from 1992 on

* The sending of U.S. military units to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to threaten Iraq because “we cannot tolerate aggression”

* The objectively racist and mass-incarcerationist Federal Crime bill.

* Every US intervention since elected to Congress–Iraq, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Liberia, Zaire (Congo), Albania, Sudan, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia.

aoeihtaoMany of Sanders’ liberal fans might be surprised to learn that he voted for a National Rifle Association (NRA)-supported bill to restrict lawsuits against gun manufacturers and against the Brady Bill.

…(Sanders is) really just coming out of the closet now for the presidential race, in a Clinton-welcomed effort to help give the Democrats a much-needed fake-populist makeover for the 2016 elections. The great Socialist Party presidential candidate Eugene Debs (whose poster hangs in Sanders’ Senate office) would not be impressed.”

 

Paul Street’s latest book is They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy (Paradigm, 2014)

 

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/21/bernie-out-of-the-closet-sanders-longstanding-deal-with-the-democrats/


 

Sanders has a solid, pro-war track record for the past 15 years. He surrendered.
He accepts spending trillions on unnecessary wars as a given.

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We are spending six trillion on war because that is Bernie Sanders “vision.”
He just does not “get it.”  It will take 18 trillion to fix our infrastruture, implement universal single payer, rebuild America and create jobs.  We cannot have peace and progress if Burnie clings to wars of choice and profiteering, but Bernie won’t budge.

“Sanders voted in 2001 for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, the congressional resolution that was the basis of George Bush’s invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and the launching of the “war on terror,” and which is still cited by Barack Obama as the legal justification for drone-missile assassinations in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries. He regularly voted for military appropriations bills, required to fund the ongoing war in Iraq Sanders claimed to oppose.

quotesgram.comIn the sphere of world trade, Sanders masks a strident chauvinism with “human rights” rhetoric, particularly with respect to China. In 1992 he co-sponsored a bill, first proposed by Nancy Pelosi, and later vetoed by George H.W. Bush, attempting to restrict the trade status of China due to its human rights record. As always, the supreme “human right” was the right of American corporations to scour the globe in source of profit; one of the benchmarks that China would have been required to meet was to provide “United States exporters fair access to Chinese markets, including lowering tariffs, removing nontariff barriers, and increasing the purchase of United States goods and services.”

Sanders’ stance on immigration is entirely in line with right-wing efforts to scapegoat millions of impoverished and exploited Hispanic workers for the falling living standards of American working class. He has repeatedly introduced bills in Congress calling for the suspension of the federal visa program under the guise of protecting American jobs. For his efforts, he has earned the admiration of noted anti-immigrant racist and talk show host Lou Dobbs, who called him “one of the few straight talkers in Congress.”

132946_600On the massive NSA spying first revealed by Edward Snowden, Sanders has staked out a position virtually indistinguishable from the public position of Barack Obama, “welcoming” the opportunity to “discuss” government spying while demanding that Snowden be punished for revealing it. “The information disclosed by Edward Snowden has been extremely important,” Sanders said in early 2014. “On the other hand, there is no debate that Mr. Snowden violated an oath and committed a crime,” for which he called only for a “lenient” sentence. Last July, Sanders co-sponsored the Obama-supported USA FREEDOM Act in the Senate, which would regularize NSA spying under the guise of regulating it.

oweug[a…(Bernie’s) role in the campaign will be use his reputation as a politician of the “left” to disguise the ever more right-wing orientation of the Democratic Party: its abandonment of even a nominal commitment to social reform, its embrace of war, assassination, mass surveillance and an increasingly dictatorial role for the American imperialist state, both internationally and at home.

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Events in the Middle East: PDX Discussion

Saturday, January 30 A conversation about events in the Middle East with soldiers and members of the Portland Iraqi community at Blue Sky Gallery at 122 NW 8th Ave

host is Jim Lommasson

no6Panel Discussion: A conversation about events in the Middle East with American soldiers and members of the Portland Iraqi community

Saturday, January 30, 3:00pm

Hosted by Blue Sky Gallery and Jim Lommasson in conjunction with the
Exit Wounds and What We Carried exhibitions at Blue Sky through January 31.

Jim Lommasson will lead a conversation with former US soldiers and members of the Portland Iraq community. We hope that the audience will participate in the conversation.

peacedovemiddleThe Panel:
Jonathan Sanford, Oregon National Guard, former Veterans advocate for US Senator Ron Wyden, currently Director at Oregon Veterans Lobby.
Dr. Baher Butti, Ph.D. Psychiatry Specialist, Former Director of Al Rashad Psychiatric Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
Dilshad Rahim, University of Sulaimani, U.S. Army, Portland State University
…and more.

Saturday, January 30, 3:00pm

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Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm
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Life is a broken-winged bird,
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We have choices to make…

“Americans are sick of war. Dr. Stein will be on 85-100% of the ballots. If we, the people Dr. Stein represents, vote for our own best interests… Stein may win in a landslide. 75% of the voting public are thinking third party, With offerings like Trump and Clinton, this is our time for The Green New Deal. ”

DSC_0635-copy.14236.widea.0“The minute we stand up, we are unstoppable. It’s time to forget the lesser evil and fight for the greater good. The clock is ticking. It’s in our hands.”
~Dr. Jill Stein

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Any president, once elected, can do whatever they choose. Obama was elected to secure the peace. But instead, he took us from 4 wars to 27 wars and bombed seven countries who did not attack us. And because he pretends to be a progressive, he has been able to govern like a right-wing war-monger with barely a peep from the corporate media. Obama lied and we are paying the consequences of his rank treason. He sold us out.

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“… It has become challenging to keep up with all the ways in which the president has not only embraced, but expanded and institutionalized, George W. Bush’s most radical policies.”

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Sanders is running on a pro-war platform. This is the opposite of what we need…
and he will not be on the ticket. Hillary has the bucks and controls the machine.
We will see Hillary the Hawk against one of 16 Republicans whom she closely resembles.

“What Hillary Clinton did to Libya is a crime on a scale rivaled only by the crimes of the Bush administration in Iraq – and there is a definite parallel in the methodology of the criminals.”

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But Dr. Jill Stein is smarter than these tools.  She is running on an Independent ticket. In 2012 she was arrested and put in a cell during the debates.  But currently there are two lawsuits in progress and it looks like she will win at least one of them. T

his means she WILL debate the pro-war cons from both parties on national and international television. With the whole world watching, she will expose the corporate agenda of war for profit.

“Instead of allowing this fraud to continue, we should put the League of Women Voters back in charge and let the American people hear real people talk about real issues instead of letting corporate cons run the show and exclude the people who actually represent the voters.”

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Americans are sick of war. Dr. Stein was on 85% of the ballots. If the people she represents had voted for their own best interests, she could have won in a landslide.

75% of the voting public is favouring a third party. This is our time.

“We know Bernie supported Hillary when she won the nomination. And Hillary has promised to attack Iran. To take the White House, all Jill Stein has to do is tell the truth.”

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/…/bernie…/

“The minute we stand up, we are unstoppable. It’s time to forget the lesser evil and fight for the greater good.”…


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Help get Dr. Stein on more ballots!

“For my campaign to succeed, it’s critically important that we get on the ballot across the country so we can give America a real choice in November.”

Jill 2016
Dear Friend —

DSC_0635-copy.14236.widea.0To give people like you a real choice in November, we first need to gather thousands of signatures to gain ballot access. This costs the campaign thousands of dollars, and can be a significant challenge especially in states with early deadlines.

I think this is the year we can rise to the challenge – but only if everyone chips in to help. Like our campaign as a whole, our ballot access drive is funded primarily by small donations from emails like this.

jill-stein-750Can you pitch in $3 today to help me declare another victory in our ballot access drive?

For my campaign to succeed, it’s critically important that we get on the ballot across the country so we can give America a real choice in November.

I know we can get this done today, but to make it happen, I need your help.

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-Jill
Dear Friend —

Our drive to get on state ballots across the country is heating up, and I need your help!

We’re planning to start gathering signatures to put my campaign on the ballot in Utah, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island very soon.

But to cover the costs of organizing and petitioning in these states, we need to raise $8,500. Can you pitch in today to help make it happen?

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Our drive to get on state ballots across the country is the critical first step to reaching the millions of Americans who are looking for a people-powered alternative to the establishment parties funded by predatory banks, fossil fuel giants and war profiteers.

Support from people like you has already helped us make history as the first Green campaign to qualify for federal matching funds at the beginning of a presidential election year.

Can I count on you to pitch in today so we can get on the ballot in 3 more states and reach over 3 million more voters with our campaign for an America – and a world – that works for all of us?

It’s in our hands!

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“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
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“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
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“ fool with a heart and no sense
is just as unhappy as
a fool with sense and no heart.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

George W. Bush


“There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”
George W. Bush

 



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“What glitters may not be gold; and even wolves may smile;
and fools will be led by promises to their deaths.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven

 

 


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