We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Black-out on tobacco's access to EU trade talks an eerie indication of TTIP threat

Click here to access article from Corporate Europe Observatory.

This European corporate watchdog have discovered that not only are the TTIP negotiations (the neoliberal trade agreement affecting Europe and the US) done in secret (held with corporate representatives, but hidden from the public), but documents related to these negotiations are heavily redacted from public representatives that are allowed access to the documents.

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