$25.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: U.S. | Government & Elections
The Fate of the Union - Oppose Fast Track Trade Authority
This will be remembered as the most degenerate excuse for a report on the "State of the Union" ever made: "He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." Please do it in writing next year, as was the tradition prior to Woodrow Wilson. Meanwhile, those of us who are not delusional will fight tooth and nail to prevent "fast track" approval of behemoth trade agreements, which must be stopped.
On the White House Website, we are invited to "Watch and Participate". How can we participate when the world's largest trade agreements have been negotiated secretly by your administration since you were inaugurated in 2009? Two rounds of negotiation for the little known TTIP were held in December alone. If you were to fulfil your mandate to present an annual report, you could report the progress that has been made on these agreements, which will dwarf all other efforts of your administration. The 800 pound elephant is in the room, visible to us all, yet this is what we are told:
"To boost American exports, support American jobs and level the playing field in the growing markets of Asia, we intend to complete negotiations on a Trans-Pacific Partnership. And tonight, I’m announcing that we will launch talks on a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union -- because trade that is fair and free across the Atlantic supports millions of good-paying American jobs. (Applause.)(?!!!)
bring the ruckus to Facebook: http://facebook.com/IndyRadio
The future of radio comes not from the Tower of Corporate Media but through WiFi and cellphone it now belongs to us. Circa 2013 we have a window of opportunity since web radio is received on desktops, mobiles and phones without added charges, and there are more than 50,000 free independent stations you can access with simple software. You don't need to download files, or worry about how much storage your device has available.
The newest playlists from Indyradio appear at http://rd0.org