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Greenpeace Netherlands: TTIP Leaks

https://www.ttip-leaks.org
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/press/releases/2016/Greenpeace-Netherlands-releases-TTIP-documents/

Greenpeace Netherlands has released secret TTIP negotiation documents. We have done so to provide much needed transparency and trigger an informed debate on the treaty. This treaty is threatening to have far reaching implications for the environment and the lives of more than 800 million citizens in the EU and US.

Whether you care about environmental issues, animal welfare, labour rights or internet privacy, you should be concerned about what is in these leaked documents. They underline the strong objections civil society and millions of people around the world have voiced: TTIP is about a huge transfer of power from people to big business.

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The Farce of the non-binding UK’s EU Referendum

The blue gang (conservatives) have decided to have a referendum on staying or leaving the European Union. All three gangs blues (cons), the reds (labour) and yellow (liberal democrats) have decided on staying within the EU.

This IN or OUT vote will occur on 23rd June 2016.

A simple question may come to mind. Is the result of the UK referendum on the 23rd of June 2016 binding on the government/governmind?

If the leave vote wins, does the blue gang have to give the EU the obligatory 28 days notice after the 23rd of June 2016, of its desire to leave?

Yes, I know wikipedia is not an authoritative source, but dear reader it is a starting point.

Referendums are not legally binding, so legally the Government can ignore the results; for example, even if the result of a pre-legislative referendum were a majority of ‘No’ for a proposed law, Parliament could pass it anyway, because parliament is sovereign.”
Referendums_in_the_United_Kingdom

Let us observe the show, as all three of the major political gangs have decided on staying in the EU, will they remind the voters that this referendum is purely consultative? In other words the 3 colored gangs of parliament have  a consensus on staying in the EU. If the vote is IN they get their consent and agreement to stay in the EU. If the vote is OUT, the “sovereign” parliamentarians may simply stick a finger at the electorate.

Cynical? Sadly yes! I note the polling has both IN and OUT around 39% each.Plenty of scope to massage expectations and the eventual result. It was a close call but we voted IN!

This pretense does remind me of the US republican and democratic presidential nominations. Vote for your condidate but the insiders really decide on the nominees.

How much will this non-binding question to the voting public cost? One estimate in the express is £10million.

The reader may be inclined to shout, stop your cynical whining, however dear reader that is the point. I don’t agree. I dissent from the consensus, their reality.

Manufactured consent? Fabricated realities? Consent by deceit? Do you see the commonality dear reader? Your mind! They wish to govern, control your mind (ment). The charade is to give them legitamacy? The sophistry and obfuscation is simply to get YOU to consent, to give them a mandate.

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The UK’s EU referendum: All you need to know

 

Chris Hedges: The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

“The Democrats are playing a very dangerous game by anointing Hillary Clinton as their presidential candidate. She epitomizes the double-dealing of the college-educated elites, those who speak the feel-your-pain language of ordinary men and women, who hold up the bible of political correctness, while selling out the poor and the working class to corporate power.”

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Trump and AIPAC – the litmus test

The warmongering record of Republican and Democratic parties from Bush I to Obama is repugnant. The pretender Obama promised a rollback from war, detentions without trial. The Nobel peace prize winner was actually a wolf in black sheep clothing.

In that light, establishment candidates Hilary and Jeb can be written off as more of the same global disaster – war, bankster fraud, global corporatism, food and medical monopolies, surveillance, migrations, in short oligarchal control of the world.

It was no surprise that Hilary Clinton attended and presented herself as the expected friend of this lobby.

Bernie Sanders had “other engagements” that prevented his attendance at AIPAC, bearing in mind his jewish faith, you could take the view that his attendance would work against him.

A few commentators have noted Trump’s usefullness in exposing some issues like immigration and trade agreements but have been wary of endorsing him. Others have gone all in, stating Trump is the real deal.

Take Trump and his AIPAC teleprompter speech, it cannot be intended to reconcile or resolve the conflict in the middle east. It paints a big target on Iran for the benefit of Israel.

If Trump is “only saying that to get support”, why will that not apply to your vote, your support? What makes your vote or support immune from betrayal?

As much as I value the diversity of opinions, Trump’s prostration before the jewish lobby is a litmus test of integrity. He failed!

Why? The pro-Israel narrative is the dominant narrative in western media (US, UK, EU). Trump has made a show of railing against MSM. It was marketing gold. The media matrix increased their ratings on attacking him and hosting Trump debates.

The straight talking swagering cowboy was tamed. He had to use a teleprompter to stay on point and not shoot from the hip! That is a clear indication of the high stakes. His kneeling before this lobby exposes the fragmented nature of the voting public which causes politicians old and new to essentially lie to get votes.
Are the desires of AIPAC in alignment with the anti-immigration, anti-too-big-to-fail Trump supporters?

The credibility of bloggers, talking heads, alternative media will be enhanced or destroyed by their position on Trump. Trump’s visit and speech will serve as the litmus test.

For the record, on Tuesday 22nd March 2016, I am stating that he (Trump/Drumpf) is not the real deal!

The Rule Of Law No Longer Exists In Western Civilization — Paul Craig Roberts

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/01/05/the-rule-of-law-no-longer-exists-in-western-civilization-paul-craig-roberts/

We were able to demonstrate that Sir Thomas More’s warning about prosecutors and courts disregarding law in order to more easily convict undesirables and criminals has had the result of turning law away from being a shield of the people and making it into a weapon in the hands of government

I can attest with full confidence that the United States no longer has a rule of law. The USA is a lawless country. By that I do not mean what conservative Republicans mean, which is, if I understand them, that racial minorities violate law with something close to impunity.

What I mean is that only the mega-banks and the One Percent have legal protection, and that is because these people control the government. For everyone else law is a weapon in the hands of the government to be used against the American people

American justice is a joke. It does not exist. You can see this in the American prison population. “Freedom and Democracy” America not only has the largest percentage of its population in prison than any country on the planet, but also the largest number of prisoners.

If you consider that “authoritarian” China has four times the population of the United States but fewer prisoners, you understand that “authoritarian” China has a more protective rule of law than the United States.

Compared to “freedom and democracy America,” Russia has hardly anyone in prison. Yet, Washington and its media whores have defined the President of Russia as “the new Hitler.”

The only thing we can conclude from the facts is that the United States Government and those ignorant fools who worship it are evil incarnate.

Full Article: The Rule Of Law No Longer Exists In Western Civilization

New Zealand – Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

http://www.tpp.mfat.govt.nz/text
Download a Zip file of all 30 Chapters (excluding Annexes) [ZIP, 3.15MB]
The text of the TPP was released by TPP Parties on 5 November 2015 and can be accessed by Chapter below. Legal verification of the text will continue in the coming weeks
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…Portugal’s anti-euro Left banned from power

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11949701/AEP-Eurozone-crosses-Rubicon-as-Portugals-anti-euro-Left-banned-from-power.html

Anibal Cavaco Silva, Portugal’s constitutional president, has refused to appoint a Left-wing coalition government even though it secured an absolute majority in the Portuguese parliament and won a mandate to smash the austerity regime bequeathed by the EU-IMF Troika.

He deemed it too risky to let the Left Bloc or the Communists come close to power, insisting that conservatives should soldier on as a minority in order to satisfy Brussels and appease foreign financial markets. Democracy must take second place to the higher imperative of euro rules and membership.

“In 40 years of democracy, no government in Portugal has ever depended on the support of anti-European forces, that is to say forces that campaigned to abrogate the Lisbon Treaty, the Fiscal Compact, the Growth and Stability Pact, as well as to dismantle monetary union and take Portugal out of the euro, in addition to wanting the dissolution of NATO,” said Mr Cavaco Silva.

Note: The west as exporters of democracy by force will not allow a democratic majority in Portugal to reject its top down NATO, EU bankster/globalist friendly directives.

How amusing. It is only a democracy if the plebs vote as planned!

This has implications for the propaganda of western humanitarian interventions for Ebola, terrorism, climate change and the global legal frauds of TPP/TTIP.