The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic

Apr 26, 2015
On April 22, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement that would override our republican form of government and hand judicial and legislative authority to a foreign three-person panel of corporate lawyers.
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China May Own U.K.’s Nuclear Stations

Oct 18, 2013
Electricity prices in the United Kingdom are expected to double as a consequence of the British decision to allow Chinese companies to own 100 percent of new British nuclear power stations.

Pakistan PM: U.S. Airstrikes ‘Intolerable’

Nov 20, 2008
American airstrikes in Pakistan aren't sitting so well with the locals Pakistan PM Yousuf Raza Gilani summoned the US ambassador for a refresher course in "sovereignty and territorial integrity" on Thursday But according to The Washington Post, the two countries have a tacit agreement that the U can keep bombing Pakistan if Pakistan can keep complaining about it.

Maliki Promises to Stand Firm on Sovereignty

Aug 26, 2008
Speaking to tribal leaders in Iraq's capital, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki pledged not to sign a deal with the US that didn't include a withdrawal date He also said he would not accept "absolute immunity for anybody, whether Iraqis or foreigners" That's a sticking point for the Bush administration, although a draft deal is said to include limited immunity for U soldiers, along with a pullout date of 2011.

Baghdad Behind Walls

Aug 14, 2008
Walls have become ubiquitous in Baghdad, a place where barricades keep militias from one another and hungry shoppers from the nearest kebab. As Iraqis struggle with sovereignty, the barriers are a constant reminder of the American military occupation.

U.N. to Resume Burma Aid

May 9, 2008
The U.N. has announced it will resume aid to Burma after conflicts over how food and equipment were to be distributed grounded relief flights. Cyclone Nargis has killed at least 22,000 Burmese, and the ruling junta has been categorically criticized for its ineptitude in dealing with the disaster.

Put Up Your Nukes

Apr 9, 2008
Iranian President and up-and-coming schoolyard brawler Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared in a televised address Wednesday his country's willingness to "bloody the enemy's nose" in order to defend its national sovereignty. At issue is Iran's controversial nuclear program, which Ahmadinejad has declared is negotiable only with U.N. nuclear officials, not the politicized Security Council.