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boston.com

New World Trade Treaty Plowed Under

The World Trade Organization talks in Geneva finally imploded Wednesday, as negotiations over farm subsidies and labor standards collapsed into an immovable standstill between wealthy and poorer countries. The talks, defended heavily by the “developed world,” are seen by critics as an instrument to serve corporate interests.

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American Companies Fight For Right to Bleed China

In the face of vast poverty and exploitation, the Chinese government is about to enact a labor law that would strengthen the role of unions and protections for workers.  But American corporations, eager to maintain their fiefdoms in the middle kingdom, have lobbied fiercely against the proposed legislation.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 READ MORE


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Gov’t Bending Regulations for the Pious

Check out part three of this four-part N.Y. Times series on ways in which the religious enjoy special tax breaks and exemptions from regulations that their secular counterparts do not.
Calling Sam Harris…

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


Senate Passes Landmark Immigration Reform Bill

The legislation would mark the most significant changes in immigration law in two decades. The bill contains a guest-worker program and offers undocumented workers a path to legal residence and even citizenship (after paying fines). It is far more immigrant-friendly than the House version. Now comes the fight over reconciling the two bills.

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