Independent Expert calls for an end to secret negotiations of free trade and investment agreements until public consultation and participation is ensured and independent human rights impact assessments are conducted

Alfred de Zayas makes the case that massively-consequential, secretive TPP and TTIP trade agreement proposals must become available to the world’s people for examination, discernment, and judgment.

Alfred de Zayas' Human Rights Corner

Independent Expert calls for an end to secret negotiations of free trade and investment agreements until public consultation and participation is ensured and independent human rights impact assessments are conducted

 

GENEVA – The Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, is alarmed by the general lack of awareness concerning the adverse effects that existing bilateral and multilateral free trade and investment agreements have already had on the enjoyment of human rights in many countries, particularly in the developing world.  He is concerned about the secrecy surrounding current negotiations for trade treaties like the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), currently under discussion, which have excluded key stakeholder groups from the process, including labour unions, environmental protection groups, food-safety movements and health professionals. The expert maintains that proactive disclosure by governments…

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My letter to Obama, Senate and Congress to ban glyphosate

Kenneth Eade would most likely not object if men and women across America reproduced and sent his letter calling for banning glyphosate to their member of Congress, Senators, and President.

Kenneth Eade

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Dear Senator Boxer,

As the author of “Bless the Bees: The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What You Can Do to Stop It,” I have long been concerned about the effect of glyphosate on our pollinators. Moreover, the application of glyphosate in factory farms has all but wiped out the milkweed that the Monarch butterfly depends upon, and is driving this beautiful creature to extinction. Now, the fraud the chemical companies and the EPA, USDA and FDA which are all ruled by them have perpetrated has been blown apart by the World Health Organization, and I urge you to enact legislation to clean up the EPA, the USDA and the FDA, get industry officials out of positions of power in those agencies, and to ban glyphosate once and for all, so that it cannot continue its war against the ecosystems and the American public.

The International Agency for Research…

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Latest Barrett, Fetzer Perspectives.

by Jerry Alatalo

whitekeys4-1Veteranstoday.com editors Kevin Barrett and James Fetzer produce a weekly program titled “False Flag Weekly News”. In the March 26, 2015 edition they comment on some reports which are not regularly covered by mainstream corporate media organizations, bringing deeper understanding of current events like only former university professors can.

Mr. Barrett starts the show by announcing publication of his latest book: “We Are Not Charlie Hebdo” – containing essays which contradict or critique the official story/narrative of the recent attacks in France. He notes that the government in France is in the process of passing a law which makes conspiracy theories illegal, and, to the disappointment of Mr. Fetzer for not being included, Barrett’s being named by French officials as one of the top four North American conspiracy theorists – along with Michel Chossudovsky, Wayne Madsen and Webster Tarpley.

One of the many topics they cover focuses on the consequences for Israel-USA relations following Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress. As a result of the non-diplomatic, protocol-busting manner in which Netanyahu’s speech became arranged, the Obama administration has come out with public statements calling for an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands. After Netanyahu’s last-minute attempt to win votes before the recent election by stating directly he would never allow a Palestinian state as Prime Minister, the backlash from people around the Earth has been considerable and critical of Netanyahu.

Netanyahu’s pronouncement on his total rejection of the “two-state solution” has revealed the true intentions of Israelis who support and re-elected Netanyahu, and, despite the attempt to cover up the scandalous nature of his confession, now the entire world community knows precisely Netanyahu’s real agenda with regard to the Palestinians. Netanyahu, according to James Fetzer “the world’s greatest liar”, has been “unmasked”. For his part in directing “Operation Protective Edge”, the 50-day bombing campaign against Palestinians in Gaza killing 2,200, Netanyahu risked war crimes prosecution and proper punishment, and time will tell if Palestinians bring their justified legal case before the International Criminal Court.

Other topics discussed by Barrett and Fetzer include:

Proposed European Union sanctions against Israel

the deception surrounding the Islamic State (ISIS)

Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes on Yemen’s Houthis

Germans’ growing dissatisfaction with “media lies”

problems with the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

catastrophic radiation releases coming from potential Israel and/or U.S. attacks on Iran’s nuclear energy facilities

and more…

While threats to global peace remain present, recent events are becoming known by the world’s people in their true narrative forms, while throwing aside misinformation and propaganda. More and more people around the Earth are researching, analyzing, receiving and acting upon accurate information about important world events. Such accurate information is becoming widely disseminated in an increasingly more rapid and comprehensive manner, resulting in greater understanding about the real facts behind too-frequently-misreported globally important events.

As this positive, truth-fueled trend continues its inevitable gains in intensity, humanity’s hopes for better outcomes and living situations for the millions currently experiencing tremendous suffering come nearer to manifesting in reality. Keep the faith.

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(Thank you to noliesradio at YouTube)