Full Text of TPP Released to Public… And It’s Horrible

The enormous so-called "free trade" deal between 12 Pacific Rim nations "has less to do with selling more goods, than with rewriting the rules of the global economy is favor of big business." (Photo: Global Exchange)

‘We now have concrete evidence that the TransPacific Partnership threatens our families, our communities, and our environment.’ by Jon Queally It’s a disaster for people, the planet, democracy, and the future of the global economy. That was the immediate assessment of informed critics as world governments, including the United States, on Thursday morning made the full text of the controversial TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) available to the public for the first time. Though a tightly … MORE

Scientist Attacked for Proving GMO Dangers Wins Defamation Suit in French Court

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by PAUL FASSA Remember Professor Giles-Eric Seralini and his research team at the University of Caan in France? They provided pictures of rats fed Monsanto GMO corn saturated with Roundup weed killer. That’s why the corn is genetically modified, to survive the most dangerous herbicide on the planet. Their study discovered that rats fed GMOs developed tumors and died prematurely. But that wasn’t the purpose of their study. It was set up to examine the … MORE

Despite Historic Achievement, Feminists Grapple with Clinton’s Deeply Troubling Record

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“As a feminist, I should feel a thrill right now. I grieve that I don’t,” lamented author and activist Naomi Klein. by Lauren McCauley, staff writer “This campaign is about making sure there are no ceilings, no limits on any of us, and this is our moment to come together,” Hillary Clinton told supporters in Brooklyn Tuesday evening. (Photo: Peter Foley/ EPA) There is no doubt that history was made Tuesday night after Hillary Clinton … MORE

Cannabis-Infused Wine – What’s In Store For The Future?

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The pairing of wine and weed seems like a hip new fad that has grown out of the explosion in legalization around the US. Maybe you add a little cheese on the side, or even pair your herb with beer. But did you know that the process of actually infusing weed into wine has been practiced for thousands of years? Hua Tuo’s Anesthetic Liquor We don’t know exactly who decided this would be a great combo initially – it’s hard … MORE

This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, And Handle Its Own Waste

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 Adele Peters If you live inside one of the houses in a new neighborhood being built in an Amsterdam suburb, your dining room might be next to an indoor vegetable garden. Outside, you’ll have another seasonal garden. And down the street, almost everything you eat will be grown in high-tech vertical farms. The neighborhood will be the first ReGen Village, a new type of community designed to be fully self-sufficient, growing its own food, making … MORE

8 Year Old Child Bride Dies on Wedding Night

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An eight year-old child bride died in Yemen on her wedding night after suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma. Human rights organizations are calling for the arrest of her husband, who was five times her age. Al Nahar, Lebanon, reported that the death occurred in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, which borders Saudi Arabia. This brings even more attention to the already existing issue of forced child marriages in the Middle … MORE