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All Rights Reserved: Now We Know the Final TTP is Everything We Feared
Malcolm, Jeremy
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears a...
"Black Americans for a Better Future" Super PAC 100% Funded by Rich White Guys
Schwartz, John
Article
2016
The Intercept
New FEC filings show that all of the $417,250 in monetary donations to a Super PAC called "Black Americans for a Better Future" comes from conservative white businessmen-- including $400,000, or 96 pe...
The Check-the-Box Loophole
The Great Corporate Tax Shift
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Corporate taxes in America have been in decline now for more than three decades. Contrary to the drumbeat of corporate media throughout this year, and their false claims that US corporations are payin...
Connexions Library: Economy, Poverty, Work Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
The Copyright Police
First They Came for the Hip Hop Sites ...
D, Davey
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Understand this: the seizure of websites without due process, corporate interests lobbying and then writing laws that allow them to be the police and t personally enforce, the battle over net neutrali...
Corporate Corruption And The Special Interest State
Regulatory Capture at the FCC
Rosen, David
Article
2013
Counter Punch
With Tom Wheeler's nomination, expect pro big-telecom policies such as ending net neutrality, further industry consolidation, limiting meaningful competition and increasing user fees, among other poli...
Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming
fillmore, Nick
Article
2013
Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about wheth...
The Corporate State and Manufactured Dependence
Sure, It Can Get Worse...It's Happening Right Before Our Eyes
Urie, Rob
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The 'resistance is futile' mindset that supports plutocrats and the global corporations they own assumes the existing order is the only possible order and the costs of resistance are too great because...
The Corporate Stranglehold on Education
Is Higher Education in Need of a Moral Bailout?
Giroux, Henry A.
Article
2009
CounterPunch
Rather than challenge the economic irresponsibility, ecological damage, and human suffering, and culture of cruelty unleashed by free market fundamentalism, higher education appears to be one of its s...
The FTAA and the WTO: the meta-program for global corporate rule
McMurtry, John
Article
2001
The deepest and most systemic threat to civil and planetary life the world has ever faced is underway. Behind the disasters of regional economies and planetary ecosystems melting down, the threat is d...
Gene wars: the last-ditch battle over who owns the rights to our DNA
McKie, Robin
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
A US biotech company is fighting to protect the patents it took out on a test for a cancer-causing gene. Scientists say a win for the firm would set back a growing ability to detect diseases.
Ghana's farmers battle "Monsanto law' to retain seed freedom
Walker, Chris; Tickell, Oliver
Article
2014
The Ecologist
Ghana's government is desperate to pass a Plant Breeders Bill that would remove farmers' ancient 'seed freedom' to grow, retain, breed and develop crop varieties - while giving corporate breeders a bl...
GM crops: Hunger as the key to world domination
Pelaez Vicky
Article
2013
The Moscow News
Weapons and energy resources are apparently insufficient for total control over the world's nations, power-hungry globalists like David Rockefeller have come up with the idea of using people's daily n...
Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph
Adams, Tim
Article
213
The Observer
An interview with the current head of Google Search, discussing some of the thought processes behind the current functionality of 'search' and some of its possibilites for the future.
The Great Corporate Tax Shift
The $10 Trillion Heist
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The great corporate myth-making machine has been hard at work of late, attempting to create the false impression that US corporations are increasingly uncompetitive with their foreign rivals due to th...
The Illusion of Democracy
Liberal Journalism, Wikileaks And Climate Deceptions
Cormwell, David
Article
2012
MediaLens
In an era of permanent war, economic meltdown and climate ‘weirding’, we need all the champions of truth and justice that we can find. But where are they? What happened to trade unions, the green move...
#KMFace photos mock Kinder Morgan claim that facial expressions are a form of "assault"
Dharmarajah, Sindhu
Article
2014
Vancouver Observer
Anti-pipeline protestors took to social media to post their best #KMFace, following Kinder Morgan's court case against residents this week, where the company's lawyer stated that the protestors' angry...
Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization
Article
2015
The Ecologist
Across Africa, laws are being rewritten to open farming up to an agribusiness invasion - displacing millions of small cultivators and replacing them with a new model of profit-oriented agriculture usi...
Leaked TTIP papers reveal 100% corporate sellout
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Secret documents leaked to Greenpeace from the EU-US TTIP negotiations show that environmental protection, climate change mitigation, consumer protection, public health and sustainability are sacrific...
Let's Talk TPP
Article
letstalktpp.ca/
By now, many of us have heard that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was negotiated in complete secrecy, with no opportunity for Canadians to engage with the process or to have their voices heard. T...
Monsanto and Ukraine
GM Food, Ukraine and the Return of Hill + Knowlton
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under terms of their $17 billion loan to Ukraine, will force that country to permit genetically-modified (GM) crops and genetically-modified o...
NAFTA's Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals
Freeman, Sunny
Article
2015
Huffington Post
According to a new study, Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country's environmental laws.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2015
Resisting Neoliberalism
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Resisting neoliberalism: "free markets" and "free trade" are an ideological cover for what is actually a form of state capitalism in which working people subsidize and bail out corporations and the ri...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2015
Corporate rights treaties
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Our focus is on the corporate rights treaties that are misleadingly sold as trade agreements. In particular, the spotlight is on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiated in secret, and now scheduled ...
Poisoning the Democratic Well
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2015
Counter Punch
Opponents of so-called free trade deals have always struggled with the question of why these international treaties don't generate more alarm and vocal opposition from Canadians. These treaties, after...
Porter's corporate interests can't be allowed to trump public health
Garfinkle, Miriam; Woolhouse, Susan
Article
2013
We are concerned that it will be the children who live, study and play less than 300 metres from the current airport in the high-rises, the Waterfront school, Little Norway Park, the daycare and commu...
Rick Berman Exposed in New Audio; Hear His Tactics Against Environmentalists and Workers' Rights
Graves, Lisa
Article
2014
PR Watch
Rick Berman, the king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public interest groups in the labor and environmental movements. Berman specializes in ...
Rick Berman Exposed in New Audio; Hear His Tactics Against Environmentalists and Workers' Rights
Audio
2014
The king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public interest groups in the labor and environmental movements, including on efforts to increase th...
The Right-to-Farm Scam
Third Wave Corporatocracy
Fitz, Don
Article
2014
CounterPunch
When Monsanto’s home state of Missouri passed the “Right to Farm” on August 5, 2014 the third noose of corporate control tightened around the neck of the US. Unlike the first two steps of corporate d...
Salvadorans Warn Canadians about World Bank's Kangaroo Court
Guerra, Rene
Article
2015
TeleSUR
In anticipation of an imminent ruling from the World Bank's little known investor-state arbitration tribunal that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million, a Salva...
Toward the Agro-Police State
You’ll Need an iPad if You Want to be a Farmer
Ruiz-Marrero, Carmelo
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The main problem with precision agriculture -- and the hype that surrounds it -- is the faulty assumptions that it rests on. The problems of agriculture are not caused by a lack of technology, or even...
TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations
Dayen, David
Article
2015
The Intercept
Banks and other financial institutions would be able to use provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership to block new regulations that cut into their profits, according to the text of the trad...
Transpacific Partnership and Monsanto
Chicherio, Barbara
Article
2013
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has the potential to become the biggest regional Free Trade Agreement in history, both in economic size and the ability to quietly add more countries in addition to...
TTIP: the Corporate Empowerment Act
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. "Free trade" is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to u...
What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational agreement that, among other things, threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite inter...
'Worse Than We Thought': TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare
Article
2015
Common Dreams
On issues ranging from climate change to food safety, from open Internet to access to medicines, the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) is a disaster.

Sources Bookshelf

Behind Closed Doors
How The Rich Won Control of Canada's Tax System... And Ended Up Richer
McQuaig, Linda
Book
1987
A stinging indictment of Canada's tax system and the people who shape it.
Blue Gold
The battle against corporate theft of the world's water
Barlow, Maude; Clarke, Tony
Book
2002
International tensions around water are rising in many of the world's most volatile regions.This book exposes the enormity of the problem, the dangers of the proposed solution and the alternative, whi...
Childhood Under Siege
How Big Business Ruthlessly Targets Children
Bakan, Joel
Book
2011
An exploration of the corporate manipulation and exploitation of children and childhood and society's (lack of) response.
Continentalizing Canadian Telecommunications
The Politics of Regional Reform
Rideout, Vanda
Book
2003
The issues behind privatization policies and telecommunications policies are looked at through a glass of drifting continentalism
Inventing Tax Rage
Misinformation in the National Post
Patriquin, Larry
Book
2004
How the National Post created an agenda for the tax cuts that mostly benefits the wealthy.
The Silent Revolution
Media, Democracy, and the Free Trade Debate
Winter, James P.
Book
1990
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy
Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty
Carey, Alex
Book
1995
The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially...


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