The Obama administration is hosting the first major round of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks without any formal stakeholder process, says Arthur Stamoulis.
The TPP would strip AMericans constitutional rights, while offering no gains for the majority of them; it’s a win for corporations, says Mark Weisbrot.
US demands in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement text, as revealed by WikiLeaks, have contradicted Obama’s policy and public opinion at home and abroad, reports Public Citizen.
It is now up to the people to decide whether one party was genuinely trying to voice an objection while the other party behaved like, well, “monkey see, monkey do”, says Steven Sim.
Sometimes it’s sobering just to stop and think how capitalism manipulates our everyday comprehension, language, habits, expectations and movements, reflects John Hilley.
Bersih is discontinuing its defamation suit against the New Straits Times after it agreed to apologise for linking the coalition and three others to a “plot to destabilise government”.
Aliran is holding a public forum on the amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act and the Penal Code on 12 November in Penang.
The Philippines lead negotiator Yeb Sano has told the UN climate summit in Warsaw that the “colossal devastation” from Typhoon Haiyan should serve as a warning to the planet.
Lapan puluh badan bukan kerajaan menyokong perlindungan hak asasi bumiputera (Orang Asal) Sarawak dari pembinaan empangan hidroelektrik di Murum dan Baram, Sarawak.
The 19 arrests confirms fears recently expressed by UN member States, says the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders.