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Maybe it's not the size of the drum

but the quality of the music. Bernie's dollar goes ten times as far as Hillary's dollar. Bernie's drum only needs to be heard once for him to gain supporters.

Mayor Bernard Sanders - Burlinton, talks about CIA involvement in Central America

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Senator Warren has released a report detailing unkept promises in trade agreements

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued a report Monday morning detailing decades of failed trade enforcement by American presidents including Barack Obama, the latest salvo in an ongoing public feud between Warren and Obama over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Of the 20 countries the U.S. currently has trade agreements with, 11 have documented reliance on child labor, forced labor or other human rights abuses related to labor, according to the report. The violations are not confined to exploitation. Since Obama finalized a labor action plan with the government of Colombia in 2011, 105 union activists have been murdered. Obama called the Colombian deal "a win-win for workers" at the time.
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But while much of the TPP controversy has concerned the legal language involved in the agreement itself, Warren's report highlights a broader concern among progressives. Regardless of what the final TPP deal looks like, presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama himself, have all failed to effectively enforce promises to protect workers, even as rogue regimes have continued to benefit from other provisions of the agreements.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/18/elizabeth-warren-obama-broken-trade-promises_n_7302734.html

Link to the full report: http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/WarrenReport.pdf

Another little gem in the Toilet Paper Protocol (TPP)

...the amendment would "include among the principal negotiating objectives of the United States regarding commercial partnerships...discouraging activity that... penalizes, or otherwise limits commercial relations with Israel".

One of the most important movements of our age, the BDS Israel movement will now be rendered contrary to trade law. F&*k this shit.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-zogby/new-york-times-ignores-da_b_7296868.html

Keystone protesters deemed environmental extremists by FBI

Revealed: FBI violated its own rules while spying on Keystone XL opponents

The FBI breached its own internal rules when it spied on campaigners against the Keystone XL pipeline, failing to get approval before it cultivated informants and opened files on individuals protesting against the construction of the pipeline in Texas, documents reveal.

Internal agency documents show for the first time how FBI agents have been closely monitoring anti-Keystone activists, in violation of guidelines designed to prevent the agency from becoming unduly involved in sensitive political issues.

The hugely contentious Keystone XL pipeline, which is awaiting approval from the Obama administration, would transport tar sands oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf coast.

It has been strongly opposed for years by a coalition of environmental groups, including some involved in nonviolent civil disobedience who have been monitored by federal law enforcement agencies.

One is judged by the company they keep

Can we accumulate informatoilon here regarding current arvisors and possible future members of a Sanders administration?

Labor economics, Robert Reich

Who does he rely upon for policy guidance?
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