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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:26 AM

Noam Chomsky: Corporate Attack on Democracy





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Reply Noam Chomsky: Corporate Attack on Democracy (Original post)
marmar Nov 2012 OP
newfie11 Nov 2012 #1
proverbialwisdom Nov 2012 #2
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #3
We People Nov 2012 #6
midnight Nov 2012 #4
ljm2002 Nov 2012 #5
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 #7
onwardsand upwards Nov 2012 #8

Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:44 AM

1. If TPP is approved we will have what he is saying nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:45 AM

2. How true. Chomsky and Zinn, both genius giant-slayers.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:25 PM

3. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, marmar.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:27 PM

6. k & r

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:46 PM

4. Despite a low public profile, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Biggest Free Trade agreement

since NAFTA.......




Despite a low public profile, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to become the biggest free trade agreement since NAFTA. The massive trade deal, which the White House hopes to conclude by year’s end, would link the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Also poised to join the global pact are the mega-economies of Japan, Mexico and Canada.

While the U.S. Trade Representative has praised the TPP as “economic stimulus at no cost to the taxpayers” and a “high-standard, 21st century agreement,” others are far less enthusiastic.


http://www.goiam.org/index.php/news/member-action-center/10302-tpp-big-mistake


Tell congress fair trade NOT free trade:

http://www.congressweb.com/cweb2/index.cfm/siteid/GOIAM/action/TakeAction.Contact/lettergroupid/69

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:21 PM

5. Noam Chomsky is a national treasure... n/t

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:12 PM

7. spot on and brilliant.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:24 PM

8. Thanks for posting this

Its always good to wake up to the sombre tones of Uncle Noam!

As always, he's right on message. Corporations are tyrannies, and the main organizational units of our times. Nation-states are quaint, anachronistic, and, for the most part, simply enforcers of corporate power.

Multinational corporations are the most visible manifestation of the global scale of modern capital, which transcends anything national. Labour, on the other hand, is mainly restricted within the boundaries of the fiefdom where it happens to have been born. In particular, most poor people in this world are fenced into the bantustans that we call "third world countries".

To get out of this mess, we need two things.

1. People need to gain control of their own national governments -- by actively participating at the local level. For example, organize meetings of the community, where policitians at all levels (municipal, state, national) that are supposed to represent people of the area are called to account for their actions. Make them truly responsible to the people of their community, not just their parties.

2. Truly international labour organizations. These are needed to offset the awesome power that the international capital organizations have over international agreements ("free trade" agreements and the like).

When organizing the second, though, its wise to avoid using words and phrases like "comrade", "petty bourgeoisie", and so on ...

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