Elizabeth Warren Calls Bullshit On Obama’s Promotion of TPP


Obama is pushing hard to get TPP passed.  Others, particularly Elizabeth Warren, are fighting to block TPP.  Warren has issued a report on prior trade agreements, and it’s an ugly picture. With previous trade agreements, U.S. officials and Presidents promised the agreements would be monitored. They weren’t.

“Free trade” agreements have resulted in competing against other countries who use child labor or forced labor, and who have battled unions — in some cases killing union supporters.

Read a brief summary at Alternet

Read the report

Bush is a Convicted War Criminal

Obama has refused to prosecute his war-criminal predecessor, but:

Kuala Lumpur — It’s official; George W Bush is a war criminal.

In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, the former US President and seven key members of his administration were yesterday (Fri) found guilty of war crimes.

Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo were tried in absentia in Malaysia.

The trial held in Kuala Lumpur heard harrowing witness accounts from victims of torture who suffered at the hands of US soldiers and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Foreign Policy Journal

Transparency Database Moved to Wikileaks After Death Threats


A searchable database containing the profiles of thousands of people working in the US intelligence community has moved to WikiLeaks after death threats were made against those responsible for the directory.

Transparency Toolkit’s database, called ICWatch, includes the public resumes of people working for intelligence contractors, the military, and intelligence agencies.

According to WikiLeaks, a US intelligence analyst in Washington threatened the project on May 13, saying: “I promise that I will kill everyone involved in your website. There is nowhere on this earth that you will be able to hide from me.”