with Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
June 24, 2015
Greg Hunter on Jun 23, 2015
Obama’s secret trade deals greatly favors big banks. Brown says, “It looks to me the banking system is in control. That’s where all the big money comes from, and that’s where the two big parties got their money. It’s been this way ever since Rockefeller and Morgan back then in 1900—the Democrats and the Republicans. Brown goes on to say, “The goal here is “they” want to own everything and rent it back to us. So, law is no longer a way to protect the people. Law is now to protect the corporations and serve the corporations.”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Ellen Brown, creator of The Web of Debt Blog.
Ellen Brown is an attorney, founder of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including the best-selling Web of Debt. Her latest book, The Public Bank Solution, explores successful public banking models historically and globally. Her 200+ blog articles are at EllenBrown.com.
Despite Fast Track Vote, Americans Know Trade Deals Fail Miserably, Will Oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership
by Robert Weissman
President, Public Citizen
June 23, 2015
Following elaborate legislative contortions and gimmicks designed to hand multinational corporations their top priority, today the U.S. Senate paved the way for Fast Track legislation that aims to advance the corporate wish list known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), as well other trade deals.
Those contortions were necessary because the American people overwhelmingly oppose these deals, notwithstanding an endless barrage of propaganda.
They oppose these deals because they know from personal experience that the NAFTA model fails miserably.
They know that these deals will mean more export of jobs and more downward pressure on wages. They know that these deals will undermine our ability to maintain and adopt strong environmental and consumer protections. They know that these deals are designed to help giant corporations, and not communities.
Today’s action means that Congress will tie its hands to prevent it from exerting positive influence over negotiations of the TPP. It means that the final TPP agreement will very likely include provisions empowering foreign corporations to sue our own government for policies that they claim impinge on their expected future profits. It means that the final TPP will very likely include provisions that will extend Big Pharma monopolies, raising prices for consumers and health systems – and, even in the United States, and especially in the poorer TPP countries, denying people access to needed medical treatment. It means that the final TPP will very likely include provisions undermining our food safety.
What it doesn’t mean is that Congress must pass such a TPP. When the inexcusable and anti-democratic veil of secrecy surrounding the TPP is finally lifted, and the American people see what is actually in the agreement, they are going to force their representatives in Washington to vote that deal down. Members who fail to do so can expect their constituents to hold them accountable.
Fast Track Vote Not the End Game
TheRealNews on Jun 24, 2015
Kevin Zeese says senate passing fast track legislation is the beginning of another round in the struggle over TPP trade bill.
from the archives:
“King Obama,” his Royal Court, and the #TPP by Ralph Nader + Did Anti-Fast Track Senators Miss an Opportunity to Slow Down TPP?
The Alice in Wonderland World of Fast-tracked Secret Trade Agreements by Ellen Brown + Action Alerts (#TPP #TISA)
Fast-tracking TiSA: Stealth Block to Monetary Reform by Ellen Brown + Backlash Against #TPP Grows as Leaked Text Reveals Increased Corporate Control of Public Health
WikiLeaks Launches Campaign to Offer $100,000 “Bounty” for Leaked Drafts of Secret #TPP Chapters + Take Action!
Michael Hudson: Fast-Track for Whom? + Julian Assange on the #TPP: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (#TPP) and the Death of the Republic by Ellen Brown + Obama, Corporate “Free Traitors” and You! by Ralph Nader
Thank and Spank Senators on Their Fast Track Votes
Tell Your Rep. What You Think of His/Her Vote on Fast Track
Don’t Revive Title II Of H.R.1314
Roll Call on how each Senator voted
The Senate Passes Fast Track—But We Can Still Prevent the TPP Train Wreck
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These historic trade deals were initiated by the largest shareholders (wealthiest families on Earth) of private central banks such as the Federal Reserve, World Bank, IMF, BIS, etc. in response to BRICS – those megabanks’ first ever competition. Those behind TPP, TTIP, TiSA are aware of humanity’s increasing awareness of how the world’s wealthiest families have used monopoly international finance in ways which have led to the greatest wealth inequality in history, the corresponding “pushback” (see Occupy) generated by that increased awareness, and are attempting to use the trade deals – locking in global market share, where entire nations are viewed as “customers” – as effective constraints/roadblocks against a world-paradigm shift from record inequality to sharing the Earth and her natural resource wealth more equally. In essence the trade deals are designed to conquer whole nations and their more aware and active, evolving people economically and financially, not (yet) militarily, but through another form of “covert class war” (TPP, TTIP, TiSA are classified/secret – details unknown by We the People but for Wikileaks),
Thanks, Jerry. Michael Hudson calls it financial warfare.
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Outrageous shyster juggernautics ~ the biggest sell-out of all time.
Clearly the dupes and beneficiaries of unregulated power have been sold a preposterous myth of predestined corporate oligopolistic ascendancy. The US political “establishment” (ha ha ha) and indeed, its European equivalent, must be the stupidest people on this Earth if they think they can get away with this egregious criminality and escape censure; as they shall surely face the most extreme consequences on their home ground, once the Murdoch PR smoke screen of distracting publicity begins to dissipate, and citizens wake up to the realisation of what is being perpetrated…in their name.
David: Precisely just that! So eloquently stated!
A naive question but…what is in it for Obama? Is this what he was referring to when he talked about ‘change’??? He is betraying his country and most of his people.
No, I don’t think it’s a naive question at all; I wonder the same thing. The “change” thing was a campaign slogan, that’s all. Indeed, he and almost all the Republicans and some Democrats are betraying the country and its people.
Thank you Lo! I just watched Ellen Brown being interviewed by Greg Hunter whom I never heard of before, but like him. As usual, Ellen was right on the mark again about the TPP.
I’m still getting a zillion emails from anti Fast Track and TPP groups urging me to “call my Congress critter” and tell them to vote “No” bla bla bla….
You know the drill, Lo. I’m sure they’re gonna listen to us after we urge them for the nth time. Obama is as despicable as they come.
Like Ellen said to Greg: We don’t know how bad it really is.”
Interesting times ahead. Stay tuned for the continuing melodrama of earthling folly.
Thanks for watching the interview with Ellen Brown. I got this video from Ellen Brown’s website today.
Well, we do need to keep writing and calling our Congress critters. I have plus I tweeted one of my Senators today saying how disappointed I was in her vote and to remind her to vote No on the TPP.
Have you watched the video interview with Kevin Zeese yet? It’s very good.
I haven’t watched it yet, Lo. I’ve been awfully busy, but I love hearing Kevin Zeese speak.
Click on the link for the transcript listed below the video, as it is shorter to read than watch the video. Important stuff, in my opinion.
Is that the USSless Legacy?
Wat, you’ll have to click on the photo and ask the artist about his picture that he made from several other photos.
What part banking plays in world wide corruption is unknown as the reader is aware the recent bank located in London involved with laundering drug money now under scrutiny having to close many of its banks in Britain as its hands are tied at the moment as a result of drug money, Australian asio and military involvement with a Australian Navy ship supposedly 260 kms off the East African coast, it is noted this bust has no coverage on Australian TV, I am saying the main adherents to drug running is ASIO, CIA, MI6, and other security agents throughout the world this is as a result of the covert operations of governments of the imperialistic powers, who need drugs to support their governments which other wise would become disabled to function, I have no problem with governments being the main traffickers of drugs, what is bad about this system is the Australian police, ASIO informing drug mules in Indonesia who eventually were shot as a punishment for being involved with drugs by the Indonesian government, although the Australian Government covered up their involvement with dobbing the two individuals and thus sacrificing them as all part of a self righteousness of protecting the Australian public safety.
My preference is that all drugs become legal with the addition of what the drugs can be as a health hazard, whilst drugs are illegal money will be a high cost of drug use and also the general use of drugs such as drugs used in sport, we can no longer rely on drugs not being used as they are in constant flux, what we need is not to keep the public safe, we need to be aware as our own responsibility as to the dangers of existence, in other words you live as a no guaranteed state of danger, rather than being protected by governments.