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Speech delivered to Canadian TMT investors

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April 29, 2015

Speech delivered to Canadian TMT investors at the Pasadena Headquarters– April 29, 2015–We are here in Pasadena at the TMT headquarters to support the defenders of Mauna Kea. We ask the Canadian government to divest from this Thirty-Meter Telescope development project. The $243 million dollars that the Canadian government has allocated to TMT in...
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TPP as conquest, dispossession and erasure

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April 24, 2015
TPP as conquest, dispossession and erasure

As a corporate driven economic and strategic partnership, the Trans-Pacific Partnership could be seen as a 21st-century extra-colonial land and resource grab. The Investor-State Dispute System that challenges the sovereignty of States, may be nothing more than the corporate expansion of the western colonial-era narrative and the evolution of neocolonial capitalism. Attempts at conquest,...
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The Momis Mining Act: when land defense = assault of a child

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April 22, 2015

The Momis Mining Act is an undemocratic attack on constitutional and common law rights by Dansi Oearupeu   Bougainville’s new Mining Act strips citizens of basic constitutional and common law rights. Making matters worse, democratic protest against mining and compulsory acquisition of land is now a criminal offence punishable by prison terms that are...
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Standup to Canadian TMT investors at the Pasadena Headquarters

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April 19, 2015
Standup to Canadian TMT investors at the Pasadena Headquarters

Addendum: April 22– Canada just released the 2015 Economic Action Plan and the budget proposes to provide $243.5 million over 10 years toward securing a viewing share for Canadian researchers at the Thirty Meter Telescope, in partnership with the United States, Japan, China and India. A combined $100 million is proposed to be reallocated...
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The TPP is not the Atlantic Charter

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April 16, 2015
The TPP is not the Atlantic Charter

Thursday, April 16, 2015– The United States Senate Committee on Finance met to discuss Tariff Policy in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Although there was some discussion on tariff policy, much of the hearing was a lead up to debate President Obama’s Congressional up-or-down vote on his...
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Te Pu Win’s response to “A New US Grand Strategy to China”

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April 13, 2015
Te Pu Win’s response to “A New US Grand Strategy to China”

Te Pu Win’s response to “A New U.S. Grand Strategy towards China” on National Interest, on BRICS; for a Polycentric World By your own words you reveal yourselves to be bristling with hubris, malice, greed, shallowness, and worst of all, incompetence. I quote: “Revitalizing the American economy” is easier said than done. US...
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High Evolutionary vs Galactus

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March 6, 2015

nuff’ said. High Evolutionary v. Galactus by statehood hawaii
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Eight Senators on the TPP

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February 27, 2015

Eight Senators made floor speeches yesterday raising concerns about TPP and Fast Track yesterday. Here are clips in case useful. via Melinda St Louis, International Campaigns Director, Global Trade Watch. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529459/sen-merkley-speaks-us-trade-policy Sen. Ed Markey, D-MA  http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529460/sen-markey-speaks-us-trade-policy Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529461/sen-warren-speaks-us-trade-policy Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA  http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529462/sen-casey-speaks-us-trade-policy Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529463/sen-baldwin-speaks-us-trade-policy Sen. Bernie...
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Japan’s submission of IP in the RCEP

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February 20, 2015
Japan’s submission of IP in the RCEP

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the China-led regional free trade agreement countering the China-exclusionary policy represented by the US-led Trans Pacific Partnership.  The reason China was excluded to begin with, had to do with China not allowing US free-market policy to undermine State control over its markets.  Early on the US thought...
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Singapore encloses the Pacific with new DSM rules

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February 13, 2015
Singapore encloses the Pacific with new DSM rules

This is about how tiny Singapore, a nation no larger than Tonga is about to enclose the Pacific with rules of mining in the Deep Seabed (DSM). Although this does not apply to areas within the 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of  Pacific Island Nations, the Deep Seabed Mining Bill, when embedded...
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OAS prepares to raise the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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February 11, 2015
OAS prepares to raise the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Within the multilateral legal system, the question we might pose is what is a more favorable route towards supporting the normative advancement of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) under International Law?  The consensus process of the Organization of American States or the World Bank? From a February 5th, 2015 Press Release: 5 February...
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2016 Fiscal Fact Sheet

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February 9, 2015

I think it’s important to be clear on the latest BEA numbers which shows that the December increase in the goods and services deficit reflected an increase in the GOODS DEFICIT of $6.9 billion to $66.0 billion and an increase in the SERVICES SURPLUS of $0.1 billion to $19.5 billion. For the US, the...
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