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Response to IMF framework on DSM

May 9, 2014
Response to IMF framework on DSM

Intervention to the 13-16 May, 2014 Pacific ACP States 5th Regional Training Workshop Organised in Partnership with IMF (Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre): Financial Aspects of DSM being held in Rarotonga. Reading SOPAC‘s Pacific-ACP States Regional Legislative and Regulatory Framework for Deep Sea Minerals Exploration and Exploitation, the foreward reads: “Pacific people have a...
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The TPP: “Strategic Economic” Partnerships

October 11, 2013
The TPP: “Strategic Economic” Partnerships

At present, there are two little words left dangling off the title of a free-trade agreement that the U.S. has been involved with negotiating since 2009. The Trans-Pacific “Strategic Economic” Partnership Agreement, or what we generally call the TPP, has been mostly framed as a secret free-trade agreement that is being advised by 600...
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The Nicaragua Canal: The New-Port Arms Race

September 20, 2013
The Nicaragua Canal: The New-Port Arms Race

China has committed to investing $40 billion to begin construction for a new canal in Nicaragua, connecting the Pacific with the Caribbean and its Atlantic-American trade partners. A Chinese billionaire, Wang Jing, has reportedly attracted global investment to begin work on a six-year project slated to start in 2014. On June 13, the ruling...
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Rewriting National Accounts

July 29, 2013
Rewriting National Accounts

From the perspective of a blogger/activist addressing the negative impact of globalization on peoples and ecological biodiversity, I recently considered a working group to explore one of most fundamental and underutilized way of addressing economic justice through National Accounting Systems. I’ve been occasionally blogging about its historical and contemporary significance and impact on national...
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Philippines and TPPA primer

April 2, 2012
Philippines and TPPA primer

Philippines and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free-Trade Agreement (TPPA) Primer *information presented at ProPeopleYouth KmB meeting in Long Beach, CA Currently, the Philippines are not eligible to join the TPPA. Washington and the EU are both willing to engage with the Philippines in joint initiatives like the recent US trade facilitation agreement that was signed...
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PLOP: Act 55–DLNR’s Public Land Optimization Plan

June 28, 2011

Act 55–DLNR’s Public Land Optimization Plan: PLOP, Colonialism 4.0 Sneak-Attack Today, July 1st, 2011, Act 55 goes into effect in Hawaii, an act that gives the State of Hawaii, through the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), a new for-profit entity directed by DLNR, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT),...
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WSJ’s new forum: betting on currency

March 1, 2010

How fun!  The WSJ has just posted a new community blog: “Which currency would you bet on over the next  year.”  The options listed are the dollar, the Euro, the Yen and Pound… I had to take a shot at it… AS: Betting on the dollar, euro, yen or pound?  All of the above. ...
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Galactus and Indigestion

February 25, 2010
Galactus and Indigestion

Below is an excerpt from an exchange with a friend on Facebook regarding a Guardian posting: “Striking Greece Fight Back Against Austerity Plan.” David pointed me to the New York Times article “Banks Bet Greece Default of Debt The Helped Hide,” where Philip Gisdakis, head of credit strategy at UniCredit in Munich said, “It’s...
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HR 2499 Puerto Rico Statehood

February 22, 2010

Please take a moment to sign a petition opposing HR2499, the Statehood for Puerto Rico Bill.  It looks like it’s going to be heard in the House in a couple of weeks and  it is certainly worth adding our names to the petition to keep in solidarity with the PR independence groups. In addition,...
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How the Dollar, Acts… introduction

January 26, 2010

Throughout the last year and a half, like many of us, I’ve been casually following some progressive financial blogs waiting for an economic historian to look at this financial crisis and guide me towards a critical understanding of why we’re in the crisis that we are, and how we might come out of it....
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The summary…

January 10, 2010

Sunday morning in Hawaii, and it’s raining. Responding to J. Kehaulani’s request to post a summary remark on Facebook about the *book* I’m writing, I spent a good hour pulling together a summary draft of what will become a public presentation on the research that I’ve been working on, in part as a fulfillment...
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Response to Kuhio’s posting

January 4, 2010

This is my response to Kuhio Vogeler’s recent posting “Two Questions that Lead to Action,” in which he lays out a frame into which we can begin to build a strategy to end occupation in Hawaii. Although there are conflicting viewpoints as to which strategy may be more effective, we seem to be at...
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