“A Corporate Trojan Horse”: Obama Pushes Secretive TPP Trade Pact, Would Rewrite Swath of U.S. Laws

“A Corporate Trojan Horse”: Obama Pushes Secretive TPP Trade Pact, Would Rewrite Swath of U.S. LawsAs the federal government shutdown continues, Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Asia for secret talks on a sweeping new trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP is often referred to by critics as “NAFTA on steroids,” and would establish a free trade zone that would stretch from Vietnam to Chile, encompassing 800 million people – about a third of world trade and nearly 40 percent of the global economy.

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Our Democracy Is at Stake

Our Democracy Is at StakeThis time is different. What is at stake in this government shutdown forced by a radical Tea Party minority is nothing less than the principle upon which our democracy is based: majority rule. President Obama must not give in to this hostage taking – not just because Obamacare is at stake, but because the future of how we govern ourselves is at stake.

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California governor signs law defying cooperation with NDAA indefinite detention

California governor signs law defying cooperation with NDAA indefinite detentionCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law barring state cooperation with any attempt by the federal government to indefinitely detain people. The legislation targets the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Brown signed into law AB351, which goes beyond any other state in rejecting federal indefinite detention power, according to the Tenth Amendment Center.

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Bank of America in record settlement over ‘robocall’ complaints

Bank of America in record settlement over ‘robocall’ complaintsCredit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz A man walks next to a Bank of America’s branch in New York October 24, 2012. The settlement will resolve multiple proposed class action lawsuits filed on behalf of 7.7 million of the bank’s credit card and mortgage loan customers, according to court documents.

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Bank of America accused of racketeering in lawsuit

Bank of America accused of racketeering in lawsuitA lawsuit in federal court in Colorado accuses Charlotte-based Bank of America of racketeering, in what amounts to more fallout for the bank stemming from a federal mortgage-modification program. The suit, filed Wednesday, claims violations of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, also known as RICO.

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US govt prevented drone strike victims from meeting with Congress, lawyer claims

US govt prevented drone strike victims from meeting with Congress, lawyer claimsAFP Photo / John Moore The lawyer representing a family that survived of an alleged CIA drone strike in Pakistan has accused the US government of intentionally obstructing what would have been the first meeting between surviving drone strike victims and American lawmakers.

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Evidence NSA ‘illegally’ monitored anti-Vietnam dissidents, including journalists and two senators

Evidence NSA ‘illegally’ monitored anti-Vietnam dissidents, including journalists and two senatorsDecades before Edward Snowden’s leaks the National Security Agency secretly monitored the communication of prominent Americans who were opposed to the Vietnam War, including at least two sitting US senators. The six-year spying program known as Minaret, which lasted from 1967 to 1973, was disclosed in the 1970s but the identity of those who the government kept tabs on has been under wraps until now.

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Before Edward Snowden, There Was Joseph Nacchio

Before Edward Snowden, There Was Joseph Nacchio | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Showthe common sense show, dave hodges, agenda 21, big pharma, bp, censorship, corexit, court system, depopulation, education, fake revolutions, false flag, FDA, federal reserve, FEMA, Goldman Sachs, government, Halliburton, Homeland Security, ICLEI, journalism, medicine, methane, mexican drug cartels, muslims, NDAA, new world order, obama, oil spill, petrodollar, police state, protesters, radio, sharia, transocean, TSA, vaccinations, wall street, war

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