Obama and global pols with national media have tried to sell Trans Pacific Trade Pact these several years as job creators----as expanding markets for American businesses---and always act that many nations are signing on to this illegal action being taken by Bush/Obama and Congress. Congress DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO PASS TPP AND IT WAS AGAINST NATIONAL INTEREST AND SECURITY TO PROMOTE THIS.
I showed the major economies BRIC are not buying TPP---that the Western nations like Canada, Australia, and US are literally being FORCED into TPP by captured national politics by Wall Street global pols. All journalism that criticizes TPP points to the fact it is not a trade deal as much as it is intended to RESTRUCTURE A NATION'S GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY AROUND THIS GLOBAL ONE WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM. So, regardless of what nations stay with this treaty----the US will be made into US International Economic Zones minus all that is American----today I want to look at the developing nations having signed on to TPP----or I should say the autocratic dictators controlling those nations.
'If you make the facile assumption that the TPP is actually about free trade, then you might be confused about all the hubbub about it. If you actually take the time to understand that much of what's in there has nothing to do with free trade and, in fact, may be the opposite of free trade, you realize why there's so much concern'.
If You Really Think TPP Is About 'Trade' Then Your Analysis Is Already Wrongfrom the don't-fall-for-the-marketing. dept
George Mason University professor Bill Schneider recently had an interesting blog post over at Reuters in which he discusses how Hillary Clinton is in a tough spot concerning the TPP and TTIP agreements, in that much of the Democratic party is now vehemently against these "trade" deals, while historically, the Clintons have been for them. The piece argues that whichever side Hillary takes will create a problem for her presidential campaign. The politics in the piece may be right, but almost the entire thing is built on the assumption that the TPP agreement really is about "trade" and that such an agreement will lead to cheaper goods and such. Take this passage for example:
Trade is not an ideological issue. It’s a populist issue — the people versus the establishment. Ordinary Americans are suspicious of trade deals. Economists have a hard time understanding this, but most people see trade not as an economic issue but as a moral issue.
People think it’s wrong for them to benefit as consumers from lower prices for foreign-made goods if it throws Americans out of work. Will they purchase the foreign-made goods? Of course they will — as long as they’re cheaper. That’s rational economic behavior. They just don’t think they should be allowed to.
I don't think that's actually what people are thinking at all, but even if we run with it, it's based on the very faulty premise that these agreements have anything to do with free trade at all. As we've discussed in the past, they do not. They are quite clearly often about the opposite of free trade. In the past, we've strongly recommended Michael Goodwin's epic comic about TPP where he shows how it's really got little to do with free trade, and everything to do with the ability to move investment capital around:
Perhaps an even better explanation comes from Tim Lee over at Vox, who goes into the history of these agreements, noting that the "free trade" stuff has mostly already been taken care of, as there aren't that many meaningful tariffs/trade barriers left. Instead, trade agreements have become a sort of secret playground for big corporations to abuse the process and force favorable regulations to be put in place around the globe. He discusses the history and how organized labor, the copyright industries, the pharmaceutical industries and more now basically use trade agreements as a secretive, anti-democratic process to force through regulations they want.
As the opportunities for trade liberalization have dwindled, the nature of trade agreements has shifted. They're no longer just about removing barriers to trade. They've become a mechanism for setting global economic rules more generally.
This trend is alarming to Simon Lester, a free trader at the Cato Institute. "We've added in these new issues that I'm skeptical of," he says. "It's not clear what the benefits are, and they cause a lot of controversy."
And this system for setting global rules has some serious defects. We expect the laws that govern our economic lives will be made in a transparent, representative, and accountable fashion. The TPP negotiation process is none of these — it's secretive, it's dominated by powerful insiders, and it provides little opportunity for public input.
If you make the facile assumption that the TPP is actually about free trade, then you might be confused about all the hubbub about it. If you actually take the time to understand that much of what's in there has nothing to do with free trade and, in fact, may be the opposite of free trade, you realize why there's so much concern.
'The signing will come four months after the 12 countries in the TPP concluded negotiations in the U.S. on Oct. 5. The 12 countries include Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam (193 ITD, 10/6/15)'.
Obama and global corporations want TPP passed by Congress by July----with the coming economic crash and recession can't you hear our Congress and new President telling us TPP must happen to SAVE THE US ECONOMY! All that infrastructure sent to build out global corporate campuses and global factories in US cities deemed International Economic Zones.
Canadian citizens are pushing as hard as possible to get rid of the Wall Street global corporate Trudeau-----called of course progressive---European nations are having nothing to do with the Atlantic version of TPP----and Americans are literally being held captive to moving this forward as PUGH and HILLARY love saying---as are Australians----so no one wants this in the developed world. Citizens in each of these third world nations have mass protests against TPP for years but Wall Street installed dictators in these nations as is always done when International Economic Zones enter a nation.
January 6, 2016TPP Countries to Sign Trade Pact in New Zealand Feb. 4
From International Trade Daily
By Lucien O. ChauvinJan. 5 -- The 12 nations party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will formally sign the agreement on Feb. 4 in New Zealand.
Andres Rebolledo, director general of Chile's General International Economic Relations Bureau (DIRECON), confirmed the Feb. 4 date in a meeting yesterday with the country's National Human Rights Institute to discuss how the agreement would affect human rights issues in Chile.
“We are the only country that has agreements with the 11 other countries in the TPP and we secured important advantages in different areas that will allow us to stimulate trade relations with all our partners. The most important thing is that we achieved an agreement that favors the country's interests,” Rebolledo said in a statement released by DIRECON after the meeting.
Peru's Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur) confirmed that Deputy Trade Minister Edgar Vasquez, the country's TPP negotiator, will be on hand for the signing ceremony in New Zealand.
The signing will come four months after the 12 countries in the TPP concluded negotiations in the U.S. on Oct. 5. The 12 countries include Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam (193 ITD, 10/6/15).
“The signing will be a celebration, but the critical work comes after with the ratification process in national parliaments,” Gary Hufbauer, of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, told Bloomberg BNA in a telephone interview.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala's government hopes to submit the TPP for ratification to Peru's 130-member legislature when it returns to work in March after a two-month recess. The Humala government would like the agreement ratified by July 28, when his five-year term end. Humala is constitutionally banned from running for a consecutive term. Peru will hold presidential elections on April 10.
Watching U.S., Japan“The TPP is only good news for countries like Chile, Peru and Vietnam. It is a good legacy issue for a president,” said Hufbauer.
Peruvian Trade Minister Magali Silva said in December that Peru expects to have the agreement ratified this year and would like to have it implemented by June 2017.
The TPP can come into force once it is ratified by at least six countries. These six countries, however, must represent a minimum of 85 percent of the gross domestic product of the 12 members. In this scenario, Japan and the U.S. would have to be among this group of six.
Hufbauer said he expects the large economies in the TPP—Australia, Canada, Japan and Mexico—to wait and see what happens in the U.S. President Barack Obama's government would like to have the TPP ratified by July.
There is a chance, according to Hufbauer, that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could make a surprise move and take the lead on the agreement. His party has a majority in the Diet and passage, while not ensured, could come along party lines.
“From Obama's perspective, it would be great if Abe would go out front and put the TPP before the Diet,” he said.
Keep in mind TPP is designed to allow those nations signing on to bring their foreign corporations to the US while allowing the US to open International Economic Zones---or continue operating them in those nations. Below you see one of those candidates------one of the most brutal dictators who loves to bring foreign labor into the nation to exploit and abuse----key to International Economic Zone policies pushed by Clinton/Bush/Obama in Asia for decades. So, Wall Street has been busy in Brunei-----I'm sure Johns Hopkins has been busy expanding its presence -----so there are no doubt mergers between Brunei corporations and global corporations to create that multi-national entity that would come to US International Economic Zones like Baltimore. Since Brunei brings in immigrant labor in Brunei----it would do the same in Baltimore---and since they pay them $1-2 dollars a day----they would do the same in Baltimore.
As you see, this has nothing to do with free trade or trade at all-----TPP is mostly a mechanism to allow multi-national corporations to come to the US and totally ignore US Constitutional rights, US Rule of Law, and our status as citizens.
These is the kind of people who will be brought to Baltimore in partnerships as part of what are going to be called global corporate campuses.
Minister of Development----
Pehin Dato Suyoi Osman
Govt official at Ministry of Development.
- Ministry of Development.
- The Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
The world's enduring dictators: Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei
Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei
This is an installment in the WorldWatch series, "The world's enduring dictators," inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, in which CBSNews.com takes a look at the men who continue to rule their lands unimpeded by law. See a complete explanation of the series and a list of others profiled here.
Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei
Length of rule: 44 years. Although tiny Brunei was a British protectorate until 1984, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah became absolute ruler of his country in 1967, meaning he has been monarch and head of government there ever since. In 2006, he changed Brunei's constitution, declaring himself infallible.
Feature page: The world's enduring dictators
Most despotic acts: Bolkiah's government is accused of arbitrary detention; limits on freedom of speech, press, assembly, and association; restrictions on religious freedom; discrimination against women; restricted labor rights; and exploitation of foreign workers, according to the U.S. State Department. Brunei has productive oil and gas fields, and it is an open secret that much of the profit from them flows through the pockets of the Sultan and his family. (In fairness, Brunei's citizens enjoy extensive public assistance as few others do.) Also, occasionally substantiated rumors of harems and sex slaves plague the Brunei royal family.
Outlook for change: As mentioned, Brunei's 400,000 citizens benefit from generous public assistance like free medical care and schooling, and it is regularly ranked as one of the most developed countries in Asia. There has been no visible-from-the-outside public dissent in Brunei, although media there is almost entirely state-owned.
Population: 401,890; Malay 66.3 percent, Chinese 11.2 percent, indigenous 3.4 percent, other 19.1 percent; Median age is 28.
Constitution and the Rule of Law: Constitutional sultanate (locally known as Malay Islamic Monarchy); Everyday law based on Indian penal code and on English common law; for Muslims, Islamic sharia law supersedes civil law concerning Muslim marriages and inheritance.
Economic Indicators: Overall GDP is $19.88 billion (world rank is 126); Per capita GDP is $50,300 (world rank is 9); unemployment rate of 3.7 percent (world rank is 32).
The only nation on this list of TPP partners more brutal than Brunei----is Malaysia----these dictators have been churning out slave labor for decades with International Economic Zone corporations like UNDERARMOUR.
Isn't Plank of UnderArmour tied to Johns Hopkins from his start? I think so---well, Hopkins which somehow got the funding to expand globally these few decades---it may have been all the Federal funding that never made it to Baltimore communities and citizens----or it may have been all that Federal funding for Homeland Security, Department of Defense, the State Department as NGOs as overseas nation-building----but we see Hopkins and its global education and global healthcare opening in all International Economic Zone nations like Malaysia.
So, since Malaysia is a TPP partner and since Hopkins is already merging and creating multi-national corporations with Malaysian corporations----we will see Malaysian corporations coming to Baltimore as part of global corporate campuses and global factories.
THE MORE RIGHT-WING AUTOCRATIC THE BETTER SAY WALL STREET GLOBAL POLS ----NO WONDER BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION NEEDED THIS MAYORAL ELECTION GO TO PUGH---SHE HAS SHOWN COMPLETE INDIFFERENCE TO PEOPLE IN HER DISTRICT.
Former Malaysian PM Mahathir: ‘I was a dictator’
by Asian Correspondent Staff | 28th March 2016 | @ascorrespondent
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Pic: AP.
MALAYSIAN former Premier Mahathir Mohamad has admitted to being a ‘dictator’ and claimed responsibility for the appointment of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who he now wants to depose.
Speaking at the launch of the ‘Save Malaysia’ campaign, which comprised members of the opposition and disgruntled leaders from the ruling UMNO party, Mahathir conceded that Malaysia’s current situation was the result of his 22-year reign.
However, the elderly statesman insisted that he was not solely to be blamed as the problems began with his predecessors Abdul Razak Hussein, who is also Najib’s father, and the nation’s third Prime Minister Hussein Onn.
“If we have a new Prime Minister, I’m quite sure he will be aware of what happens to Prime Ministers who deviate, or misuse, or abuse their power. I think any new prime minister would not do what Najib has done,” Mahathir said.
“He can do what I did, I was also a dictator, but that is alright (because) people did not demonstrate like this (in going) against me before, but Najib has done something really bad because people are willing to make declarations.”
Dr Mahathir said this during the unveiling of the campaign yesterday.
The effort to unseat Najib has united key figures from the opposition and several prominent members of the ruling coalition, including former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who was dropped from cabinet last year, and Lim Kit Siang, who is widely considered Mahathir’s long-time nemesis from the Chinese-oriented Democratic Action Party (DAP). The group has also recently made a ‘Citizens’ Declaration’ which called for Najib to step down.
Najib is facing corruption allegations involving the deposit of RM2.8 billion (US$680 million) into his personal bank account, which he claimed was given as a ‘political donation’ from the Saudi Royal family. The issue has been at the centre of the Finance Ministry-owned investment arm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, which among others, had amassed RM42 billion (USD12.7 billion) debt.
“We need to gather enough brave people to sign the declaration, we need to make this a real people’s movement,” Mahathir said.
“I understand how frightened they are, this is a government that frightens people, that threatens people, that arrests people, (and) charge them before the courts.”
Dr Mahathir, whose term in office stretched between 1981 to 2003 claimed that the Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail, who was said to have been forced into retirement amid the probe into the scandal, had been escorted out of his office by police officers when he was ‘sacked’ last year.
“People are afraid of this government, (because) there is no freedom. There is fear and because of that it is going to be difficult for us to get people to sign (the declaration), but I think that fear is not really warranted because I doubt he (Najib) can arrest one million people,” Dr Mahathir said.
Republicans and far-right Clinton/Obama neo-liberals love SINGAPORE----it is the model for US International Economic Zone cities and global corporate tribunal rule. You can read international media telling the world this dictator was a beacon to his people---Singapore being shiny and new-----one of the earliest International Economic Zones and created on an island for just this purpose. Let's listen to what Singapore citizens have to say and hear the same talk as we hear in Baltimore----a history of taking people's wealth, property, enslaving them to bring all that wealth to build this first in the world SMART CITY.
WALL STREET BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION HAS ITS EYES ON SINGAPORE-----THE FAR-RIGHT WING DREAM COME TRUE.
'Was the success Singapore has achieved through bankrupting Chee Soon Juan, denying him a job, sending him to jail when he is totally innocent, worth any success that he and his son enjoying the position of Prime Minister claim'?
Please Gooogle the video below ----the young man hits on what live in this shiny new city of Singapore was really like these decades.......
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Latest victim of Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore dictatorship. Silencing the right to free speech of 17 year old Amos Yee Update: 03/30/2015, the earlier YouTube link for Amos Yee's video was taken down. I found another one that works. Here it is.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Lee Kuan Yew, the tyrant and dictator of Singapore island from 1959 till his death a few days ago had a disgraceful record of jailing and torturing those who disagreed with him including his victims Chia Thye Poh who spent 3 decades in jail, while JB Jeyaretnam was repeatedly sued through his famous tactic of defamation lawsuits, not to mention Chee Soon Juan and numerous others who faced a similar fate.
The name of Lee Kuan Yew will live in those who really know the history of the island among men such as Adolf Hitler, Mussolini, Franco of Spain and Stalin of Russia. If there is any difference between him and any of these men, it is only a question of degree. In their cases, they actually shot their political opponents, whereas he didn't shoot them. Instead in Lee's case he imprisoned and tortured them. As to whether it is worse to jail a man for decades or to shoot him right away is a question I will leave you to decide.
Just as Stalin brought great economic success to Russia, just as Hitler brought great economic success to Germany under the Third Reich, so did the tyrant Lee Kuan Yew. But it begs the question whether whatever success at this price is worth the success at all? Was the success in Singapore through the imprisonment of an innocent man Chia Thye Poh for 31 years without any trial worth the economic success he claims?
Was the success Singapore has achieved through bankrupting Chee Soon Juan, denying him a job, sending him to jail when he is totally innocent, worth any success that he and his son enjoying the position of Prime Minister claim?
Singapore today thanks to Lee Kuan Yew is a mindless conformist ignorant society who have lost their ability to think independently. Because it is necessary to be politically correct at all times they willingly place this tyrant on a pedestal all because it is the only profitable and safe thing to do. In Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore today being politically incorrect, like I am, means you are attacked not only by the government who have to break your spirit, but also by the average citizen. It would also mean the denial of housing, your job, your security and victimization for the rest of your life.
But I don't want to be politically correct. For me it is important to speak my mind which I have done throughout my life including the time I spent in Lee Kuan Yew's island. I don't want to be another digit among these disgraceful conformists that Lee Kuan Yew and his son demands.
But other than me, there is another Singaporean presently within the island of the father and son who refuses to be another digit in Lee Kuan Yew's island. His name is Amos Yee and he his is 17. A few days ago, he put up a video titled "Amos Yee: Lee Kuan Yew is finally dead".
You can see the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TZPdM3xn24
Sustainability was an environmental left-leaning policy meaning to consume less, to protect our environment for future generations, and to spread wealth equitably so others may live.
Corporate sustainability is the opposite---it is policy that creates the conditions of using human capital----you and me-----for as much profit as possible and expend as little money to keep us alive to do this. This makes a global corporation competitive ----and that is the only goal of policy for Wall Street global corporate neo-liberals.
When TPP brings Vietnam on board we are now competing with one of the most brutal dictatorships with International Economic Zone partnerships for global corporations having multi-national corporations coming to the US International Economic Zone to operate in cities like Baltimore as they do in Vietnam. Don't worry----it will not only be American citizens and Latino immigrants working in these conditions---all TPP partners bringing their foreign corporations to Baltimore will be bringing their own citizens to work in the US as they do in Vietnam-----
Vietnam's lost children in labyrinth of slave labour
By Marianne Brown Hanoi, Vietnam
- 27 August 2013
- From the section Asia
"I was really scared someone would catch us," recalled Hieu, 18.
Hieu, who did not want to give his real name, is from the Khmu ethnic minority. He grew up in a small village in Dien Bien, a mountainous area in north-western Vietnam, one of the country's poorest provinces and bordering China.
When he was 16 he had a job making coal bricks in his home village when a woman approached him offering vocational training.
"My parents were happy I could go and earn some money," he said.
He and 11 other children from his village were taken by bus on a 2,100km (1,300 miles) journey and put to work in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), south Vietnam.
They spent the next two years locked in a cramped room making clothes for a small garment factory with no wages.
"We started at 6am and finished work at midnight," he said. "If we made a mistake making the clothes they would beat us with a stick."
Prostitution, begging and garment factories
Hieu is one of more than 230 child-trafficking victims that the Vietnam-based charity Blue Dragon Children's Foundation has rescued since 2005.
When they realise the kids are now slaves in sweatshops, [their parents] want them back
Michael Brosowski, Blue Dragon Children's Foundation
The charity helps children forced into a variety of jobs from prostitution to begging, but in the past year just over a quarter of that number have been rescued from garment factories in Ho Chi Minh City, the country's largest metropolis and industrial centre.
Conditions are often harsh.
"Last year we raided one factory. I think 14 people work, sleep, eat in a small room with the machines," says Blue Dragon's lawyer. "The factory owner only let them go to the bathroom for eight minutes a day, including brushing your teeth, washing, going to the toilet. "
The youngest was 11 and most were from ethnic minorities.
"They are taking kids from central and northern Vietnam because they are assuming those kids can't escape," said Blue Dragon co-founder Michael Brosowski.
"If they get kids from nearby, those kids can just walk out or walk home."
Mr Brosowski believes traffickers are targeting more remote areas such as Dien Bien province because communities there do not know about the risks of human trafficking.
Gangs approach local officials pretending to offer jobs or vocational training to children of the poorest families. Many are happy to send the children away.
Some villages Blue Dragon visit are missing dozens of children.
Parents and officials only realise there is a problem when the charity shows them pictures of garment factories they have raided in the past.
"When they realise the kids are now slaves in sweatshops, they want them back," he said.
Mr Brosowski believes the problem is getting worse, partly because it is so lucrative and other people in the trafficking business want "a piece of the pie", he said.
It also fits a nationwide trend as the rural poor seek jobs in the city. He does not believe the clothes are produced for export, but cannot say for sure.
'Tens of thousands of kids and adults'Tackling external trafficking has long been on the government's agenda, and Vietnam has been praised for an increase in the number of prosecutions involving overseas gang activity.
A child working in one of the garment factories raided by the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation in Vietnam
Work conditions for children held against their will in garment factories can be harsh and dangerous
One of the sweat shops raided by the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation According to official figures, a total of about 7,000 people, 80% of whom are women and children, have been trafficked internationally or domestically since 2005.
Independent experts say the number is likely to be much higher.
Children are taken from all over the country to work in brothels in China, South East Asia and Europe.
China's one-child policy has also led to a demand for male babies, which is met partly by Vietnamese mothers selling their infants, but there have also been cases of Vietnamese girls being sold to Chinese men to be impregnated.
Young men or boys are also trafficked to the UK to work in cannabis farms.
Government figures do not give the ratio of external and internal trafficking. However, the scale of the problem within the country is only just emerging.
"At any given time there must be tens of thousands of kids and adults in situations they have been trafficked [to, within Vietnam]," an expert who works in the field said on condition of anonymity.
The estimate was accepted as accurate by others who work for organisations with expert knowledge on human trafficking in Vietnam who also did not want to go on the record.
Much of the problem arises because of the legal status of trafficking victims, says Florian Forster, head of the International Office of Migration (IOM) in Vietnam.
"Trafficking across international borders was recognised for a much longer time but internal trafficking has only been officially recognised since 2011. It takes time to implement those things, for the government to spread the message," he says.
The new law came into effect in January last year but as yet no guidelines exist on how to use it.
Mr Forster says the details are "being worked on" but it "requires training."
In the meantime, most internal labour traffickers are generally not treated as criminals but are punished with administrative sanctions, such as illegal detention or use of weapons, Vu Thi Thu Phuong, of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP), said.
The factory owner who imprisoned Hieu was fined $500 and the factory was closed down, but he did not go to court.
While the government is deciding how to punish internal trafficking, debate continues about the severity of the problem. This is partly because some children receive wages.
"We have come across kids who are paid, and the amount might come to $50 or $100 for a year," said Mr Brosowski. "Given that the children work 18 hours per day, seven days per week, that money is ridiculously paltry.
"No one is doubting that a girl taken to a brothel in China is extremely severe," Mr Brosowski said.
"But culturally there's still a bit of discussion about whether it's so bad that a child whose family are very poor, doesn't have enough to eat, has dropped out of school, if he goes to a factory, is that such a bad thing?"
For Hieu at least, the horror of the sweatshop is in the past. He decided not to go back to Dien Bien, and Blue Dragon is helping him train as a mechanic in Hanoi.
"I hope my life will be better and I can help my family," he said.
Another TPP nation wanting to bring their foreign corporations to US International Economic Zones to operate in the US as they do in Peru------that's what Wall Street Baltimore Development and the establishment mayoral candidates---and PUGH represent----
Peru and Chile have the same International Economic Zone and global corporate neo-liberal economic history with dictators for decades. This was the Reagan/Clinton era expansion of neo-liberalism to Latin America and it is why the US has had constant movement of Latino immigrants from these nations for decades-----Peru and Chile have very far-right autocratic and exploitative economies and now we see both nations being opened to global mining corporations---as is the US today----fleecing all natural resources by the same 1%.
These citizens having fled Latin America are now being brought to US International Economic Zone cities----as building DENSITY as in Baltimore for these coming Asian global corporate campuses. So, they have struggled to stop wage theft in the US only to be sent to working as an Asian sweat shop laborer for $2 a day.
American media showed how Fujimori was chased out of Peru decade ago only to have him come back and people are trying to stop that. Of course global pols in the US call Fujumori good for Peru.
Tens of thousands in Peru protest against presidential candidate Fujimori
A huge crowd of people has taken to the streets of Lima to protest presidential frontrunner Keiko Fujimori. The demonstration came on the 24th anniversary of her ex-president father's notorious power-grab.
Anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 people marched on the streets of the Peruvian capital on Tuesday night amid concern over Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the country's notorious ex-president, who is predicted to win the upcoming election.
The protest occurred on the 24th anniversay of her father Alberto Fujimori's move to dissolve the country's parliament. The elder Fujimori, who governed Peru from 1990 to 2000, is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence for human rights abuses.
While his daughter is topping the polls in Peru, she appears to lack the support needed to gain a simple majority. Nevertheless, many protestors fear that if she were to win during Sunday's election, she would simply be a repeat of her father.
In an effort to put her detractors at ease, Fujimori published a statement online promising not to follow in her father's footsteps.
"I know how to look at the history of my country," she wrote. "I know the chapters that should be repeated and I'm very clear on those that shouldn't be."
For many, her promise wasn't enough. "I don't believe her at all," Rodolfo Lazo, a 19-year-old protestor, told Reuters news agency. His shirt put it another way: "I'm young but I'm not stupid."
Mexico has been a mess since Clinton's NAFTA and the anger of citizens exposed to the worst of third world violence and corruption that came with the capture of Mexican leaders to this same global Wall Street neo-liberalism. Below you see just one incidence of teachers protesting what was the installation of BILL GATES AND GLOBAL CORPORATE EDUCATION POLICIES WITH COMMON CORE-----that is why these people were protesting and you see these protesters were brutally killed for doing that. Mexico's telecommunications was privatized and consolidated to one billionnaire and as this article shows----off to China for partnerships in building simple national infrastructure. Think Mexico has the people knowing how to build rail infrastructure? Of course but it is the global corporation coming to Mexico that allows Mexican billionnaires to open businesses in China. This is what having Mexico as a TPP partner does----
'Pena Nieto’s trip to China has infuriated protesters and relatives of the students, who believe he cares more about Mexico’s business interests than trying to deal with the gang violence that has ravaged much of the country for years.
The trip to China has faced problems since before it began.
On Thursday night, Mexico abruptly canceled a $3.75 billion contract to build a high-speed train line that it had awarded to a Chinese-led consortium after opposition lawmakers accused the government of rigging the process'.
Mexico Protesters Set Presidential Palace On Fire
11/09/2014 02:31 pm ET | Updated Nov 10, 2014
3.3 K(Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Sunday condemned violent protests over the apparent massacre of 43 students after demonstrators set fire to the door of his ceremonial palace in Mexico City on Saturday night.
Tens of thousands of Mexicans have taken to the streets to protest the government’s handling of the case of the missing students, and last night protesters in central Mexico City set fire to the door of the National Palace.
“It’s unacceptable that someone should try to use this tragedy to justify violence,” Pena Nieto told reporters at the airport in Anchorage, Alaska where he was en route to China. “You can’t demand justice while acting with violence.”
The students were abducted by corrupt police in southwestern Mexico in September. Though the government said on Friday it looked as though the students had been killed, then incinerated by gangsters working with the police, it stopped short of confirming their deaths for lack of definitive evidence.
A man sets fire at the door of Mexican Government Palace during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico’s government announced on Friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Pena Nieto’s trip to China has infuriated protesters and relatives of the students, who believe he cares more about Mexico’s business interests than trying to deal with the gang violence that has ravaged much of the country for years.
The trip to China has faced problems since before it began.
On Thursday night, Mexico abruptly canceled a $3.75 billion contract to build a high-speed train line that it had awarded to a Chinese-led consortium after opposition lawmakers accused the government of rigging the process.
The group led by the China Railway Construction Corp were the sole bidders for the project and lawmakers said the government had acted to help the consortium and its Mexican partners, some of which have close ties to the president and the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.
The government denied the accusations.
Grupo Higa was one of the Mexican partners in the rail consortium and on Sunday a local news site noted that a subsidiary of the company, Ingenieria Inmobiliaria del Centro, had built a $7 million seven-bedroom house for Pena Nieto and his family just before he became president.
The house, which features marble floors and underground parking, has never been disclosed in financial records that Pena Nieto has made public and it is in fact still owned by the Grupo Higa subsidiary, the report from Aristegui Noticias said.
Thousands of people protest against Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto during a spontaneous demonstration after Mexico’s government announced on friday that evidence suggests that 43 missing students were murdered and their charred remains tipped in a rubbish dump and a river in Guerrero, Mexico, on November 08, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)
However, the president’s office said in a statement on Sunday that the house was acquired in 2012 from Ingenieria Inmobiliaria del Centro by Pena Nieto’s wife, actress Angelica Rivera, and that she spoke openly about the property last year.
Separately, China on Sunday said it believed China Railway Construction Corp had followed Mexico’s bidding rules and requirements and it hopes Chinese companies will continue to participate in Mexican infrastructure projects.
Another protest took place on Sunday, which included people who had walked more than 100 miles to Mexico City from Iguala, Guerrero, where the missing students were abducted. The protest congregated peacefully in the central Zocalo square.
OH, GOOD-----FINDING MARKETS FOR OUR US NATURAL GAS EXPORTED FROM MARYLAND---THAT'S A PRIORITY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST!
When O'Malley or Hogan goes on these foreign economic trips to Asian nations like China----they are not only going to connect Maryland business people to Chinese/Japanese markets----they are looking for merger and acquisition to create multi-national corporation status that come back to the US in US International Zone cities like Baltimore----
Hogan is set to work with soon-to-be Mayor PUGH to FIX BALTIMORE----and that means to MOVE FORWARD with installing International Economic Zone Master Plans of global corporate campuses and global factories----making global corporate partners tied to all Baltimore City agencies proud owner-operator of all that is public infrastructure and that will include making Baltimore a SMART CITY just as Singapore. Trading global contracts with Baltimore citizens and small businesses as subcontractors to subcontractors forced to work for less and less and less.
SEE WHY ALL MY TALK DURING THE PRIMARY ELECTION OF REBUILDING EACH COMMUNITY WITH A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMY WAS UNIQUE?
Trans Pacific Trade Pact is not free-market----it is not about jobs, jobs, jobs----it is about bringing the US to the same level of third world structure to operate as done overseas and that is why they are totally ignoring all US Rule of Law, all Constitutional rights, and passing PROGRESSIVE POSING laws they never intend to enforce.
FIXING BALTIMORE starts with a Baltimore to Washington high-speed rail -----THAT'S THE PRIORITY IN TRANSPORTATION IN BALTIMORE.
Hogan calls maglev ride 'incredible,' says state will seek $28 million grant to study
Central Japan Railway Co.'s Maglev train, which is levitated and propelled forward by magnetic force, speeds at an 18.4 kilometre test track in Tsuru, west of Tokyo June 10, 2004. (Reuters)
Michael DresserContact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun
After riding Japanese train at 314 mph, Gov. Larry Hogan touts value of maglev for Maryland commuters.Gov. Larry Hogan took a ride Thursday on Japan's high-speed magnetic levitation train and expressed enthusiastic interest in a technology that has been touted as a way to travel between Baltimore and Washington in 15 minutes.
During a maglev ride on a 27-mile line outside Tokyo, Hogan was wowed by a technology the Japanese want to sell in the United States.
"It was an incredible experience, even more impressive than I expected," Hogan said after the lightning-fast trip, with speeds reaching 314 mph.
Hogan, nearing the end of a 12-day visit to Asia, announced that Maryland would seek a $28 million grant to study the possibility of a Baltimore-Washington maglev line.
The Republican governor met Thursday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence and signed a memorandum of cooperation between Maryland and Japan on maglev, a technology whose advocates have been seeking a foothold in the United States for decades.
Japan revs up maglev train pitch (WSJ)A high-ranking Hogan aide in Annapolis stressed that the administration isn't proposing an expensive new spending project financed by taxpayers.
"This is, as the governor said, a very interesting technology that's worth exploring," said communications director Matthew Clark. "That's all we're talking about right now."
Nevertheless, Hogan's comments could revive discussion of a technology that received considerable attention in Maryland during the early 1990s. Interest faded, only to re-emerge in the early 2000s with then-Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley as one of its leading advocates.
The focus of recent Japanese efforts to sell maglev has been the rail corridor between Washington and New York, with a proposed first phase between the nation's capital and Baltimore. Proponents say maglev will cut the travel time from Washington to New York to about an hour and unlock the economic potential of the Northeast.
Maglev is a method of propulsion that moves vehicles with magnets rather than wheels, axles and bearings. The sleek, bullet-like trains seem to glide on a cushion of air.
Hogan was joined on the trip by Wayne Rogers, chief executive of Baltimore-Washington Rapid Rail LLC, which has been promoting the local phase of what it hopes will be an eventual Northeast maglev line. Clark said Rogers, a former executive director of the Maryland Democratic Party, paid his own way on the trip.
Nazih Haddad, executive vice president of the Rapid Rail company, said his company would bear all of the operating costs once the line was running. He said the construction costs would be split between the Japanese government, the Central Japan Railway and the U.S. government, with no need for a state contribution.
While maglev's speed — more than twice that of Amtrak's high-speed Acela trains — has been the technology's selling point, the enormous cost of building a Washington-New York line has been the main obstacle. Many proponents of high-speed rail contend conventional technology would be more feasible.
Andy Kunz, president of the U.S. High Speed Rail Association, said it would be more practical and less costly to go with the type of "wheels on steel" technology in use for decades in Japan, China and France. He said such technology has reached speeds as high as 378 mph and most of it could be built within the existing railroad right of way, where maglev could not.
"The problem with maglev is that its still an experimental technology," he said. "It's not in widespread use across the world."
Haddad estimated the cost of the 40-mile line from Washington to Baltimore at $10 billion.
That price tag is nearly twice the combined cost of Baltimore's Red Line or the Washington suburban Purple Line — light rail projects that Hogan called too expensive when he was running for governor. The fate of the two mass transit projects is on hold until Hogan decides whether to proceed.
One of the leading advocates for the New Carrollton-to-Bethesda Purple Line complained that Hogan was more willing to hear the Japanese pitch than to visit the Purple Line corridor and hear the case for that project.
"Maglev is in the early planning stages," said Nick Brand, president of the Action Committee for Transit. "If the governor can fly to Japan and look at the maglev line, how come he hasn't found the time to visit Silver Spring or Riverdale Park?"
Clark acknowledged that Hogan had not yet toured the Purple Line or Red Line corridors but said he was not aware of any invitation.
"This has nothing to do with the Purple Line or the Red Line," Clark said.
During his stay in Tokyo, Hogan joined with officials of the energy company Dominion to announce a 20-year agreement under which the company will supply liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point facility in Calvert County to three major Japanese companies. Administration officials said the deal would bring thousands of construction jobs and 75 permanent jobs to the state.
Construction on the Cove Point terminal, long opposed by environmentalists, began in late 2014 and is expected to be completed in late 2017.
Earlier during his Asian trip, Hogan met with high-ranking officials in South Korea and in China.