As establishment Republicans join forces with the Obama administration to ram through a series of sweeping pseudo-“free trade” agreements with the European Union, critics are up in arms over various leaked provisions that would all but crush the principles of self-government. Especially alarming to opponents is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, which, among other concerns, would purport to limit the ability of voters and their elected representatives to enact laws interfering with the agenda of Big Business and Big Government. Another agreement being pursued in tandem, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TTP, would do the same, allowing unelected and unaccountable transnational bureaucrats to develop “harmonized” regulatory regimes for the bloc purporting to supersede federal and state laws. Critics from across the political spectrum say the plot must be stopped.
World Bank projects dealing with everything from “carbon credits” and “development policies” to crony capitalist “business” deals have forcibly evicted and ruined the livelihoods of millions of people around the world, according to an investigation into the globalist organization’s own documents. A comprehensive review of World Bank records by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and various media outlets revealed that close to 3.5 million of the planet’s poorest people, many of them already struggling just to survive, have been forced off their land and relocated as a direct consequence of policies and projects pursued by the government-backed global lender over the last 10 years. The real figures are probably even higher.
As many as 700 migrants are feared dead in the Mediterranean after a boatful of people trying to escape the violence and chaos in Libya capsized.
As Nigeria and the world reflects on the kidnapping of 329 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria, on April 14, 2014, by militants from the radical jihadist group Boko Haram, the jihadists control large areas of northeastern Nigeria and reportedly killed at least 24 people on Easter Sunday in the Borno village of Kwajafa.
Spain's political leaders are using economic instability and the threat of terrorism as pretexts to roll back personal liberties — just like the American government has been doing.