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Cowichan Conversations: Statement On The Passing Of The NDP Leap Resolution

by Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein, Bianca Mugyenyi, Katie McKenna & Martin Lukacs Climate Science and Impacts, The Leap Manifesto We are heartened by the news that the New Democratic Party of Canada has passed Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Statement On The Passing Of The NDP Leap Resolution

Politics and its Discontents: Will The Trudeau Government Ignore The Warnings?

As pointed out by The Mound, Joseph Stigliz has issued a dire warning to Canada about the dangers of the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership); essentially, it will enrich the few at the expense of the many. As well, he has warned about two other grave dange… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Will The Trudeau Government Ignore The Warnings?

Politics and its Discontents: Embracing The Veil

H/t The Toronto Star

While our prime minister claims, when attacking the niqab, that Canadians hold openness and transparency as societal values, he is happy to keep us in the dark about all of the secret negotiations going on to conclude the highly controversial Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, leaked elements of which suggest . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Embracing The Veil

Politics and its Discontents: Things We Are Not Supposed To Know Or Think About

While The Star’s David Olive recently wrote an article extolling the economic benefits of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership, others strongly suggest the need for extreme caution, not just because of potential job losses, but also due to the very real losses in national sovereignty that will ensue if the agreement is ever finalized.

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The Canadian Progressive: WikiLeaks reveals TPP proposal empowering corporations to sue nations

WikiLeaks says the “Investment Chapter” of the secret TPP agreement is “an unaccountable supranational court for multinationals to sue states.”

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Unpacking the undemocratic Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Jeremy Malcolm argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) repeats the errors of ACTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and imperils democracy and the broader public interest.

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Politics and its Discontents: Please Sign This Petition

While many of us know that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is being conducted in unprecedented secrecy (except, of course, in the case of the corporate sector that has full access to the discussions), it is difficult to rally opposition to it with few facts. I received a petition request today from Doctors Without Borders along . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Please Sign This Petition

Canadian Progressive: What’s Wrong With TPP?: Prominent Academics Respond

Prominent Academics Respond to the TPP (via EFF) We asked several academics to let us know their thoughts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The TPP is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement… RELATED: The Canadian Progressive . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: What’s Wrong With TPP?: Prominent Academics Respond