Tag Archives: WTO

How Safe Is Your Food? GMOs, Foodborne Illness and Trade Agreements

Graph: Data compiled by GRAIN from government and UN sources, 2008-2010 (except Australia=2005)

By Rady Ananda

A research group that supports community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems, GRAIN, has released a global report, Food Safety for Whom? Corporate Wealth vs. Peoples’ Health, showing how governments and corporations use “food safety” to manipulate market access and control. Rather than making food safer, domestic and trade rules “force open markets, or backdoor ways to limit market access.”

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Big Pharma Scores Big Win: Medicinal Herbs Will Disappear in EU

By Heidi Stevenson
Gaia Health

Big Pharma has almost reached the finish line of its decades-long battle to wipe out all competition. As of 1 April 2011—less than eight months from now—virtually all medicinal herbs will become illegal in the European Union. The approach in the United States is a bit different, but it’s having the same devastating effect. The people have become nothing more than sinks for whatever swill Big Pharma and Agribusiness choose to send our way, and we have no option but to pay whatever rates they want. 

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US pushing drugged, vaccinated, chlorinated chickens on the world

By Rady Ananda

After over half a billion eggs were recalled from two factory hen layer operations in Iowa,[1] New York lawmakers proposed mandating vaccines against salmonella. [2] Mainstream media then blasted this message across the globe. Home to the biggest pharmaceutical and chemical companies in the world, the US is fond of throwing drugs and chemicals at a problem instead of addressing the filth of factory farms.

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Globalization Is the Contagion: On the Idiocy of Interdependency

What we are witnessing today is simply the entire foisted-upon-us “interdependency” idiocy coming home to roost. To repair and reform, we need to break out of the fascist trade and banking straight-jackets and rebuild local, national and regional freedoms – all according to real democratic processes and prerogatives.

Friday 07 May 2010         TruthOut

by: Kent Welton

Were there no European union there would be no Greek crisis beyond Greece, Greece would have retained its currency and paid its price for budget problems in the value of its currency.

But the stitching together of so many diverse countries and cultures into one unit, with one currency, has presented far more problems than it has solved and, worse, has removed national and cultural liberty, sovereignty, as well as necessary freedom for tariff-based re-balancing mechanisms.

As a result, we now have synchronized global pain and ruin serving to give the banksters more opportunities to gain evermore resources and power over our lives with their out-of-thin-air private money machines.

Worst of all is exactly this private central bank contagion, in which nations have given up their rights to create their own money and credit, and without interest if they see fit. The world-wide sovereign debt problem is essentially a private central bank, debt-money, problem. It’s the interest, stupid. Its the inevitable Kondratieff wave of debt-money.

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Codex Alimentarius Cohorts Wage War Against Food

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WTO: From Seattle to Geneva

By Devinder Sharma

My friend Walden Bello is a member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines. Like me, he was among the protesters in the streets of Seattle during the WTO’s third ministerial meeting and has participated in parallel civil society events at all the other ministerial meetings. He represents the Bangkok-based Focus on the Global South. He is the author of 15 books, including Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy.

I have always admired Walden Bello for his realistic understanding of the global economic system. He wrote this comment for the Yes! magazine, December 2009 issue. I am sure you will find it thought-provoking.

The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True through Action

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Legitimacy of WTO Hangs by a Thread

By Michelle Pressend

I’m in Geneva, Switzerland and wrote this article on the eve of the 7th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial meeting taking place from 27 November to 2 December 2009 at the WTO’s head quarters.

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United Nations plans to emerge as the controlling government: How declaring a pandemic enlarges the United Nations power

PPJG Original Article  Author: Marti Oakley (C) Posted August 22, 2009 at  2:33CST

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In 2005, the Inter-Governmental Working Groups (IGWG) of member states, a United Nations group, created what was to become the International Health Regulations, 2005.  This initial plan was revised in 2006, 2007 and again this year 2009.

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