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Was there a U.S.-backed economic war on Venezuela?

A number of Venezuelans have noted that basic goods have begun appearing on store shelves in the country following the December 6 victory of the right-wing opposition. Some goods appearing on shelves are months expired, suggesting that they have been in the country but have been with held from the market. The US has long … Continue reading

All 151 Organizations of the Corporate Alliance Backing the TPP

The Intellectual Property Rights Chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty was recently leaked by Wikileaks. In it’s analysis of the document, The Electronic Frontier Federation reported that the treaty is a protectionist agreement for copyright holders at the expense of the public, saying that it is “the archetype of an agreement that exists only … Continue reading

Wikileaks Releases TPP Treaty: Intellectual Property Rights Chapter

Moday, 9 October, 2015 WikiLeaks releases the final negotiated text for the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP encompasses 12 nations representing more than 40 per cent of global GDP. Despite a final agreement, the text is still being withheld from the public, notably until after the Canadian election on October 19. … Continue reading