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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: WikiLeaks Publishes Secret Global Trade Agreement

by: WikiLeaks | June 19, 2014

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has published the a secret draft text of the World Trade Agreement’s Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which aims to “further deregulate global financial services markets.” According to the draft, Canada is among the 50 countries that are part to the negotiations.

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OPSEU Diablogue: Last days of free market capitalism and the true believer

Being an unapologetic capitalist is not all that it’s cracked up to be. John Hancock, senior counsellor at the World Trade Organization, was sweating profusely as he told his audience how capitalism was entering a more radical phase that would … Continue reading →

Bill Longstaff: Rare earth metals—the plot thickens

In my post of March 12th about peak everything, I mentioned that China, which produces 97 per cent of the rare earth metals, elements critical to the production of many hi-tech products, is becoming increasingly skittish about exporting these valuable commodities. Yesterday the CBC reported that the United States, the European Union and Japan have . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Rare earth metals—the plot thickens