1. Portland TPP rally, Jan 31, 2014


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    International Day of Action to Oppose the TPP January 2014 marks the twenty-year anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a pact that has had devastating consequences for people and the environment in all three countries and beyond. The pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been described as “NAFTA on Steroids,” and threatens to: ◾Destroy livelihoods - accelerating the global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions ◾Further commodify agriculture, trample food sovereignty, hurt small farmers and contribute to forced migration ◾Enable corporate attacks on environmental policies to combat climate change ◾Reduce access to life-saving generic medications - raising drug prices Sponsors: Alliance for Democracy Northwest Oregon Labor Council Oregon Fair Trade Campaign Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines Portland Jobs with Justice Positive Force North West Witness for Peace Northwest

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    • Innovation and Growth in US-Japan Economic Relations: Areas for New Engagement?


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      Innovation is a key characteristic and comparative advantage of the US and Japanese economies, and is widely recognized by policy makers, business leaders, and the broader public in both countries as essential for future growth and competitiveness. Mr. Sean Connell, 2013 Japan Studies Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, examines ongoing bilateral US-Japan economic initiatives including those related to energy technology. Dr. Scott Seaman, Senior Analyst with the Eurasia Group, is discussant. Mr. Sean Connell is a 2013 Japan Studies Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington. He was previously Executive Director of the US-Korea Business Council and Director for Japan and Korea of the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Dr. Scott Seaman is a senior analyst at Eurasia Group, a global political risk research and consulting firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, and London. Recorded at the East-West Center office in Washington, D.C. January 9, 2014

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        The Zora Neale Hurston Google doodle race war and hurricanes. The Simone de Beauvoir Google Doodle Paris threat. U.S. sends equipment to Iraq staging zone for Iran. Former DHS official takes over Connecticut State Police in post Sandy Hook cleanup. Adam Lanza's psychiatrist lost U.S. licence fled to New Zealand. GITMO releases next Manchurian? Billionaires and banks wage jihad on markets. Islamic banks ripe with cash. China allows private banks in Free Trade Zone. Saxo Bank CEO warns of Police State. Canada dumps gold coins. Scottish referendum to leave UK. Radiation spike San Francisco area. Korea reinforced with token brigade. USSR to be back in service by 2025. EU Germany's Fourth Reich. Brunel's London tunnel the Eighth wonder of the world. FEMA recruiting pastors, Obama secret TPP deal prison for unlocking YOUR phone. Chicago's gun laws UNCONSTITUTIONAL! How the NSA listens to EVERYTHING! Taking YOUR land in sunny California. State Bills to attack NSA. Canada's former Defense Minister says THEY'RE HERE! On Conspiracy Cafe it's THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

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        • Stop TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) - GWTV: 2014/01/06


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          Our guests discuss a new, proposed treaty that many critics call "NAFTA on Steroids" implying that business interests want to push it through Congress without much debate. What do you think? Host Brian Harrison interviews Jim Williams (Move to Amend), Marie Wade (Rebuild the Dream) and Mike Badzioch (Move to Amend). We do not pretend to be "balanced" but we do hope to be fair, more so to people than to profits. Try these links on for size: http://www.citizen.org/TPP ; https://www.eff.org/issues/TPP This originally aired on Public Access TV in Houston, January 6, 2014 (local cable and the world wide web) via Houston Media Source (http://www.hmstv.org ), where you can watch us LIVE 9-10 PM every other Monday, also streaming other video shows 24-7 via internet. Greenwatch TV produces live TV shows fortnightly in Houston. We have done so as often as possible for nearly 15 years. Please see "mission statement" on our pages sponsored by Harris County Green Party (http://www.hcgp.org ). You can find several years of our archived TV shows online here at Vimeo (channel 49741). Thank you!

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          • Hormann Aluminium Entrance Doors


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            The aluminium range of entrance doors from Hormann offer the very highest levels of security and insulation from a very wide range of styles. You can specify your entrance door from the ground upwards with different colours, finishes, locking, glazing, frame styles and almost any shape of side light and top transom section. Many models are available in 3 different builds - Top Comfort, Top Prestige and Top Prestige Plus for the ultimate in insulation and style.

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            • USJI Event: WTO New Agenda and Regional Trade Negotiations - A Japanese Perspective -


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              Outline of Presentation: - Uncertainties and Possible Risks of International Trade Issues: Global and Regional Dimensions - Challenges and Responses in Asia-Pacific: Competitive Liberalization - Japan’s EPAs (Economic Partnership Agreement): TPP and RCEP - Beyond Regionalism Moderator: Yoshiaki Abe, Operating Advisor, U.S.-Japan Research Institute / Professor, Waseda University Speaker: Yorizumi Watanabe, Professor, Keio University

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              • TPP March against Corruption 02.11.13


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                "WHAT SORT of “Trade Agreement” manages to both criminalise internet use and force coal seam fracking onto communities? The answer to this is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pact that has the ominous potential to achieve both these corporate objectives — and many more." article source: http://bit.ly/1bArTCE -- Filmed/Edited by Luke Dampney-Williams Organisers: Support Assange & WikiLeaks Coalition - https://sawcsydney.org Speakers: Senator Lee Rhiannon, Australian Greens - lee-rhiannon.greensmps.org.au/ Simon Frew, President of Pirate Party Australia - pirateparty.org.au/ Peter Boyle, Socialist Alliance - socialist-alliance.org/ Dr Pat Ranald, Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network

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                • Locking On to the TPPA


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                  Sean Bedlam, a Melbourne comedian, artist and activist, tells the story of a small group of protestors who set out to disrupt the 11th round of secret negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) held in Melbourne, Australia. On the first day of the talks, March 1st, 2012, three activists use thumb-locks to lock themselves to a pillar near the entrance to the convention centre where the illusive trade talks are taking place. Features cameos from the Melbourne Street Medic Collective. www.melbsmc.org

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                  • Yves Smith and Dean Baker on Secrets in Trade


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                    A US-led trade deal is currently being negotiated that could increase the price of prescription drugs, weaken financial regulations and even allow partner countries to challenge American laws. But few know its substance. The pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is deliberately shrouded in secrecy, a trade deal powerful people, including President Obama, don’t want you to know about. Over 130 Members of Congress have asked the White House for more transparency about the negotiations and were essentially told to go fly a kite. While most of us are in the dark about the contents of the deal, which Obama aims to seal by year end, corporate lobbyists are in the know about what it contains. And some vigilant independent watchdogs are tracking the negotiations with sources they trust, including Dean Baker and Yves Smith, who join Moyers & Company this week. Both have written extensively about the TPP and tell Bill the pact actually has very little to do with free trade. Instead, says Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, “This really is a deal that’s being negotiated by corporations for corporations and any benefit it provides to the bulk of the population of this country will be purely incidental.” Yves Smith, an investment banking expert who runs the Naked Capitalism blog adds: “There would be no reason to keep it so secret if it was in the interest of the public.”

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