Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants
For two decades David Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. In Illegal People he explains why our national policy produces even more displacement, migration, immigration raids, and an increasingly divided and polarized society. Arguing for a sea change in how we think, debate, and legislate about and around immigration, Bacon promotes a human rights perspective in a globalized world.
Decreased Wages, Increased Inequality………….……………………………………………….…….10
Wages Decline Due to NAFTA……………………………………………………………………………………10
U.S. Economic Inequality Reaches New Extremes………………………………………………………………..11
Wage Losses Outweigh Cheaper Prices under NAFTA-style Trade Pacts……………………………………….11
Devastation of U.S. Manufacturing Erodes the Tax Base that Supports U.S. Schools, Hospitals….……………12
Don’t be fooled again by the latest trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Help stop our downward economic spiral and loss of national sovereignty by watching this video, then sharing with others. Blog Moved Here.
LAST LICKS performs The Who’s classic song, Won’t Get Fooled Again, from Who’s Next at Trinity On Main on 4/16/11.
LAST LICKS is Bruce MacPherson, Joe Santucci, Remo Capello, Gray Fowler, and Bill Wilson
Vist LAST LICKS at http://www.LastLicksOnline.com
Learn more about TTP, TTIP, CETA, ISDS
Will We Be Fooled Again? Stop the TPP!
issue, and then take action at http://www.jbs.org/issues-pages/stop-…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYAWx02cEa4
NAFTA AT 20 Years Report
Sucking Sound Attribution.
Perot Infomercials from 1992
Balancing the budget
Second Presidential Debate from 1992
Nafta Debate 1993 Gore/Perot
Current enlargement agenda
Article 49 of the Maastricht Treaty (as amended) says that any European state that respects the “principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law”, may apply to join the Union. The Copenhagen European Council set out the conditions for EU membership in June 1993 in the so-called Copenhagen criteria (see Criteria above for details). The Western Balkan states had to sign Stabilisation and Association Agreements (SAAs) before applying for membership.
Turkey applied for membership in 1987. The Western Balkans have been prioritised for membership since emerging from war during the breakup of Yugoslavia. Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey are all recognized as official candidates, and the latter three are undergoing membership talks. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo* are recognized as potential candidates for membership by the EU. Bosnia has submitted an application for EU membership, while Bosnia and Kosovo have an SAA with the EU.
In July 2014, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker announced that the EU has no plans to expand in the next five years. Juncker has described Serbia and Montenegro as front-runner candidates, and projected that they would join by 2025.
On 6 February 2018, the European Commission published its expansion plan, which covers the six Western Balkan countries. The plan envisages that all six applicants could achieve accession as members of the European Union after 2025. In May 2018, Bulgaria—holding the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union—hosted a summit on the Western Balkans, which aimed to facilitate accession by the six, including enhanced regional security cooperation and regional connectivity.
It was noteworthy that the Summit referred to ‘partners’ rather than states: this reflects the issue that Kosovo is only partially recognised as a state. States that did not, in 2018, recognise Kosovo include fellow Western Balkan applicant, Serbia, and other EU members: Spain, Slovakia, Cyprus, Romania, and Greece. The European Commission is sensitive to the issue which was addressed in a speech by the EU’s High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the European Parliament Plenary Session on the Western Balkan Strategy: ” shared, unequivocal, concrete perspective for European Union integration for each and every one of the six partners. Each at its own pace, with its own specificities and under different conditions, but the direction is clear and is one “.
Not all enlargement negotiations have ended with the accession of a new member state. Norway completed membership negotiations twice, in 1972 and 1994, but both times membership was rejected in a referendum. Switzerland applied for membership in May 1992 but subsequently froze its application, and formally withdrew it in 2016. Iceland lodged its application following an economic collapse in 2008, but froze accession negotiations in 2013. In 2017, Iceland’s newly elected government announced that it may seek to begin talks with the EU on possible future membership once again, but this did not happen as the government only survived for eight months. New elections were called in October 2017, leading to a new left–right coalition government in November 2017. Following the elections, all the parties of the governing coalition oppose EU membership, along with two of the opposition parties, summing up to at least two-thirds of the MPs. Additionally, for more than eight years every single opinion poll published in Iceland has had a solid majority against joining the EU.
I made this video.
Giant Sucking Sound, Dont Get fooled again. #MAGA
A strong theme emerges from the 1928, the 1960 and the 1992 elections as they do form the stages of the US republic along with the 3 catastrophic US Wars. Governments rule by consent and ignore the plight of the people at their peril. Now is one of those times.
GENERAL ELECTION 2017: IS THERESA MAY A ‘RED TORY’?
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A Red Tory is an adherent of a centre-right or paternalistic-conservative political philosophy derived from the Tory tradition, predominantly in Canada, but also in the United Kingdom. This philosophy tends to favour communitarian social policies, while maintaining a degree of fiscal discipline and a respect of social and political order. It is contrasted with “Blue Tory” or “High Tory“. Some Red Tories view themselves as small-c conservatives.
In Canada, Red Toryism is found in provincial and federal Conservative political parties. The history of Red Toryism marks differences in the development of the political cultures of Canada and the United States. Canadian conservatism and American conservatism have been different from each other in fundamental ways, including their stances on social issues and the role of government in society.
The adjective “red” refers to the economically left-leaning nature of Red Toryism in comparison with Blue Toryism, since socialist and other leftist parties have traditionally used the colour red. In Canada today, however, red is commonly associated with the centrist Liberal Party. The term reflects the broad ideological range traditionally found within conservatism in Canada.
BANKS AND MONEY, PEAS IN A POD YOU MIGHT THINK. JEREMY PAXMAN SNEERED AT MR CORBYN IN THE BATTLE FOR NO 10
“a number of your other core beliefs do make it into this manifesto
don’t think about nationalizing the Royal Mail for example or the railways or energy companies or water companies
why not banks
some of our banks are
publicly owned as it is actually
you said you have always believed that banks should be publicly owned” ?
TO CONSIDER THIS LET’S JUST THINK ABOUT WHAT MONEY DOES AND WHAT BANKS DO?
AUSTERITY, ENLARGEMENT AND MONETARY UNION.
THE END OF EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY.
The point which is quite clearly lost on the EU top Brass and their fundamental misunderstanding is this. To bake Austerity into the cake and to flout any pretence of democracy will not wash and has not been washing with people who are, or, at least believe themselves to be, free.What makes this even more alarming and frankly plain stupid is that austerity is a political choice and not a Law of Nature. At this stage in the process where Democracy and Prosperity have been taken off the table and replaced with Authoritarian Austerity. We as Europeans and Citizens of our own Nations, Countries or communities can now look at both Democracy and prosperity and by understanding things better than the ´´ Experts, ´´ we will discover that we can demand and expect both Democracy and Prosperity.
REFERENDUMS RELATED TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
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EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION, 2005[EDIT]
With their rush to catch up a comedy of errors ensues as they lose all discipline and considered reason.
Reading a lot on the Project Syndicate and ECFR sites will confirm the default position of the Establöishment and its technocrats that it is the broad sweep of public opinion that is wrong.
(Note the lack of reference to good outcomes. Being wholly abstract, PC is indifferent to outcomes. ‘Outcomes’ are regarded as having no autonomous reality, but are merely seen as part of abstract theory.)´´http://thoughtprison-pc.blogspot.se/
Meet the Fuggers or, its the Money Power stupid.
Brexit, The Euro and clueless Elites.
The Eastern Roman Empire under Justinian saw the seeds of its final fall to The Ottomans when Abd El Melik started paying tribute in Gold coinage under his own Political Branding you might say.
With all the talk of Brexit being the removal of a final obstacle to the deeper federation of a European State transcending tiresome nationalism, perhaps a little review of History, particularly Monetary history, might not be such a bad thing.
In the review of European competences carried out as a consultation by the foreign office regarding Brexit and or reform requirements of the Eu, two of the papers need to be considered in the context of the Money power argument.
The first paper considered is the Subsidiarity and proportionality aspects of the Lisbon treaty and the competences of the EU institutions vis National and regional democratic institutions. This is a trade-off between Centralised Efficiency and Local democracy.
The second trade-off is the mutually exclusive realities of either Democracy or Private Credit creation, both again are not possible you can have one or the other.
EU enlargement and The monetary union had already become a bridge too far for many British Voters by the time of the Maastricht treaty. The Lisbon was a bridge too far. to mix a metaphor, The straw that broke the camels back. The Irish The Danes, The Swedes, The Dutch pretty much most populations consulted have not given the EU zealots the right answer the first time around and the EU elite simply refused to see the point and have now simply adopted the expediency of not asking.
Two pieces of folk wisdom spring to mind.
´´QUIT WHILE YOU’RE AHEAD´´ANON.
´´IF YOU LOVE SOMETHING, SET IT FREE; IF IT COMES BACKS IT’S YOURS, IF IT DOESN’T, IT NEVER WAS ´´.
Back to NAFTA, another Neo-Liberal enlargement
Part I: The Financial Crisis and the Real Economy
It is impossible to predict the course of the financial crisis. The effects of the crisis on the real economy could be very large, especially if it engulfs more and more of the financial sector. But even if the financial crisis is contained, the bursting of the housing bubble—which began in 2007 and is bound to continue for some time—will have a powerful downward impact on the economy.
The obvious conclusion is that the financial sector cannot be operated on a profit-and-loss basis. Instead, it should become part of the public sector, operated to serve the public interest. If banks, which are granted the power to create our money supply, and whose credit is essential to the welfare of the entire public, were made public institutions, then public policy aims could guide their actions. They could be directed to stay away from speculative activities and instead make loans for socially valuable purposes. This would include steering credit into renewable energy technologies, fuel-efficient vehicles, low cost housing, and other good purposes. An advantage of public ownership of the banks over another cycle of government regulation of private banks is that reregulated private banks would simply press for the elimination of the regulations—as they did successfully starting in the early 1980s.
The developing financial and economic crises have exposed the high-flying financial operators for what they always were—thieves who got rich without doing anything productive. This has also exposed their fallacious free-market ideology. This is a promising time to build popular movements that can fight for progressive changes in our economy.
David Kotz teaches economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is co-editor of Understanding Contemporary Capitalism: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the Twenty-First Century, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.
Queen’s Brian May went on to ask what he should do tomorrow when he wakes up to help the cause. ‘It’s a long term strategy of the re-centralisation of the power under the co-ordination of vital institutions and vital services fully autonomous collectives that collaborate to preserve the rights of the individual and the rights to pursue spiritually whatever direction we want to with the prioritisation of the ecological preservation of the planet,’ was Brand’s confusing reply.
Judging by Brand’s answer, he is most effective with his views when edited. Watch the film, but if it leaves you looking for a left-wing champion to lead the revolution, you may want to look to Ed.
According to Studio Canal who distribute the film
Fairytale, allegorical1. Collective ignorance of an obvious fact, or deception, despite undeniable evidence.
World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face. Starting with the genesis of today’s economic policies, with the arrival of Milton Friedman’s school of thought in Reagan’s leadership and Thatcher’s UK, the film explores how these policies have come to dominate the western world. The rich have got richer; where a CEO of a major British company used to earn 10 times the average wage of his workers, now they earn 200 times. According to Oxfam, the richest 80 people in the world own as much as the poorest 3.5 billion. It would now take 300 years for the average cleaner, cleaning the offices of his senior boss, to earn the same salary taken home by the same boss last year.
Milton Friedman once said that every crisis was an opportunity. The financial crisis of 2008 should have been a chance to reform the system for the benefit of everyone. But instead, austerity for everyone throughout Britain and Europe was the price to be paid for supporting the financial sector, with £131 billion spent by UK tax payers to keep the financial system afloat, while $30 trillion in support and subsidies went to Wall Street in the US.
Using a mixture of documentary, interviews, archive footage and comedy, Russell Brand takes us from his hometown Grays in Essex, to the heart of London ‘City’ and on to the Big Apple. This daring film will shake up the world by revealing the bewildering truth about how the people at the bottom are paying for the luxuries of those at the top.
Things can change…things do change.
With the Snap June 8th General Election we Voters are getting rather practised at listening to the familiar narratives. There has been an unbroken onslaught since the 2010 election and in each what is singularly clear is that none of the political narratives has adequately dealt with the 2008 Crisis and subsequent Austerity fix, which all political parties seemingly have Bought into. Certainly, the media has sold those Austerity lies enthusiastically. Brands film the emperor’s new clothes did not get a general Cinema release and is still hard to find online to stream, the link on the trailer of the distributors youtube channel does not work, as with many accurate and useful documentaries the material has been memory holed, hiding in plain site as any needle in any haystack is not hidden from view just difficult to find, you understand.
Brexit is a Mania peculiar to a narrow band of Europhile apparatchiks and an assorted bunch of faux sophisticates that profess a preference for coffee over tea at breakfast and who prefer they say a Continental Breakfast to a Full English. As any true gastronome would admit no one prefers a continental breakfast over a ´´full English´´, just as no vegetarian would remain morally superior on the matter of truth-telling, by their own lights, if they denied the alluring and mouth watering delicacy of the smell of bacon frying in butter.
Brexit is a peculiar lens to view Globalism through, Brexit in Prime Minister Mays Ideology or Ultra Neo-Liberal Ideology is rather a parochial regional quarrel. Globalism based upon Petro/Carbon Dollar debt based Hegemony would naturally support Brexit as it damages the EURO currency unit and Strengthens the Stirling Dollar or ´´Cable´´Axis. The Global Oligarchy must be centred on the United States and is founded in doctrines of American Exceptionalism, there you see Trump and his faction 0f the Oligarchy which arguably includes Murdoch or the Faction containing Murdoch is Aligned to the Trump faction, or if you prefer has captured or subverted Trump and the #MAGA movement to its own ends. All controls do now seem set and committed to the infamous Project for a new American Century and spelt out in that General wesley Clarke Video on Democracy Now.
It is a complex picture, what one needs to look for if one wants democracy and common prosperity rather than permanent war as the health of the Globalist State one must look at those who are advocating the Praxis of subsidiarity and not merely paying lip service to it.
Subsidiarity blogs on EU
If you click the link or search subsidiarity in the search bar at the top of the page you will find references to Subsidiarity on this blog all of them in a democratic context as to the Brexit debate in some shape or form.
Book of Enoch Subsidiarity and Roman Orthodox church schism.It’s all About Subsidiarity and Minting the Money at the end of the Day.
Papal supremacy and Pentarchy
It is unlawful for any man to bring forward, or to write, or to compose a different (ἑτέραν) Faith as a rival to that established by the holy Fathers assembled with the Holy Ghost in Nicæa. But those who shall dare to compose a different faith, or to introduce or offer it to persons desiring to turn to the acknowledgment of the truth, whether from Heathenism or from Judaism, or from any heresy whatsoever, shall be deposed, if they be bishops or clergymen; bishops from the episcopate and clergymen from the clergy; and if they be laymen, they shall be anathematized
SUBVERSION OF DEMOCRACY AS WE THINK WE KNOW IT?