Category International Economy

Protest at General Mills: “No to U.S. Dough for the Occupation of Palestine!”

“Israel, the Occupying Power, has systemically and unlawfully appropriated Palestinian public and privately owned land, exploiting Palestinian natural resources, while forcing the transfer of and creating coercive environments [sic] to forcibly displace the protected Palestinian population.*

End Minnesota Complicity in the Suffering of the Palestinian People, by Lucia Wilkes Smith

General Mills/Pillsbury complicit in occupation of Palestine.

No to the Cold War (International Panel, Video)

A webinar originating in the UK, with participants from 49 countries worldwide with an array of panelists, including Medea Benjamin, Ajama Baraka, Max Blumenthal and Vijay Prashad. Note that this is a two-hour video, but can be viewed or listened to in parts. Organising Statement: A New Cold War against China is against the interests […]

Sanctioned Countries Denounce US’s New Military Threats

“- US escalating military threats against shipments of desperately needed supplies pose a threat to the entire world.”

Welcome to the Global Rebellion Against Neoliberalism, by Ben Ehrenreich

Something is happening here. But what? And why now? In the last 12 weeks, protests have spanned five continents—most of the planet

Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion “Shattered” the Country

“The macro story here is that the United States shattered Iraqi society, and then Iran came in to pick up the pieces.”

Iran in the Crosshairs-Again! Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

It is not clear how insane U.S. policy can get under Trump’s leadership, or that of his warhawk advisors.

Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies by Diana Johnstone

U.S. politicians view the rest of the world as America’s hinterland, to be exploited, abused and ignored with impunity.

CLIMATE CHANGE, MILITARISM AND WAR (Video)

The Paris talks signalled an important change in the climate movement as thousands of activists gathered from all over the world to organise global action.

NYT Promotes Protectionism in Guise of ‘Free Trade’

When it comes to the TPP, there is very little by way of free trade promotion in this deal.

The Biggest Strike in World History? No Thanks, We’re Focusing on the New iPhone

A coalition of trade unions in India representing some 180 million workers staged a one-day general strike on Friday, September 2, in protest of what they called the “anti-worker and anti-people” policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. …Assocham, India’s chamber of commerce, estimated that the economic impact of the strike was $2.4 billion–$2.7 billion (Hindustan Today, 9/3/16).

John Pilger | A Blow for Peace and Democracy: Why the British Said No to Europe

The pith helmets may have long gone, but the blood has never dried. A nineteenth century contempt for countries and peoples, depending on their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern “globalisation”, with its perverse socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor–

Despite What Media Says, TPP Isn’t About Free Trade — It’s About Protecting Corporate Profits

So the most consequential parts of the deal would actually undermine the free flow of goods and services by expanding some protectionist, anti-competitive policies sought by global corporations.

Chris Hedges | 2008 All Over Again

Will the American public passively permit another massive bailout of the banks? Will it accept more punishing programs of austerity to pay for this bailout? Will a viable socialism rise out of the economic chaos to halt further looting of the U.S. Treasury and the continued reconfiguration of the economy into neofeudalism?

Flowers and Zeese | Brexit Backlash Against EU, A Revolt Against Elites

The Brexit vote showed how out of touch the elites are with the lives of the people in England. They are unaware how austerity, unfair incomes and lack of wealth makes life unbearable for many. The same is true throughout the globalized economy, which is rigged for the 1% around the world.

WikiLeaks | The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA (Video)

An older video full of good information about the TPP and related trade agreements why we should not support them. TheWikiLeaksChannel Published on Aug 18, 2015 Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you vital analysis of and commentary about current issues you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media. No Peace! […]

Juan Cole | World More Violent in Past Year, but Middle East Drives Deterioration (Video)

If the GPI is right about what produces peace, you’d have to conclude that the US is heading toward increased violence.

The TTIP Leaks. The 248 Pages Reveal a Hidden Economic, Social and Environmental Agenda

Similarly to the TPPA, matters of climate change get short shrift, notably in the chapter covering National Treatment and Market Access for Goods. Showing yet again that a privileged corporate interest is inherently hostile to the commonweal, trade is deemed a domain outside the impact of climate change.

VIDEO | Mark Fiore: Hiding, Secret and Shell

Most of these people with offshore accounts are just trying to avoid paying taxes, but many of them are corrupt politicians and other criminals.

VIDEOS: Chris Hedges & Michael Hudson | Days of Revolt: How We Got to Junk Economics

A politician’s job is to deliver whoever voted for you to your backers, who are on Wall Street. Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, but especially if you are a Democrat – that’’s really the Wall Street wing of the American political system. The Republicans are for the corporate monopoly, oil and gas wing of it.