Daily Archives: September 26, 2015

Don Quijones/Wolf Street: Uruguay Does Unthinkable, Rejects Global Corporatocracy

(Re-posted (in part), with thanks, from Wolf Street, links to full article below.)

September 22, 2015

The historic decision is met by a wall of media silence.

By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET.

Often referred to as the Switzerland of South America, Uruguay is long accustomed to doing things its own way. It was the first nation in Latin America to establish a welfare state. It also has an unusually large middle class for the region and unlike its giant neighbors to the north and west, Brazil and Argentina, is largely free of serious income inequality.

Two years ago, during José Mujica’s presidency, Uruguay became the first nation to legalize marijuana in Latin America, a continent that is being ripped apart by drug trafficking and its associated violence and corruption of state institutions.

Now Uruguay has done something that no other semi-aligned nation on this planet has dared to do: it has rejected the advances of the global corporatocracy.

The Treaty That Must Not Be Named

Earlier this month Uruguay’s government decided to end its participation in the secret negotiations of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). After months of intense pressure led by unions and other grassroots movements that culminated in a national general strike on the issue – the first of its kind around the globe – the Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez bowed to public opinion and left the US-led trade agreement.

Despite – or more likely because of – its symbolic importance, Uruguay’s historic decision has been met by a wall of silence. Beyond the country’s borders, mainstream media has refused to cover the story.

This is hardly a surprise given that the global public is not supposed to even know about TiSA’s existence, despite – or again because of – the fact that it’s arguably the most important of the new generation of global trade agreements. According to WikiLeaks, it “is the largest component of the United States’ strategic ‘trade’ treaty triumvirate,” which also includes the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Pact (TTIP).

TiSA involves more countries than TTIP and TPP combined: The United States and all 28 members of the European Union, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey.

Together, these 52 nations form the charmingly named “Really Good Friends of Services” group, which represents almost 70% of all trade in services worldwide. Until its government’s recent u-turn Uruguay was supposed to be the 53rd Good Friend of Services.

Please visit Wolf Street for the entire article.

Updates to the West Virginia Story/What Concerned Americans Can Do

Update 9/28/2015: Phil Hudok will be doing an exclusive interview on TalkLine with Hoppy Kercheval on Tuesday, September 29.  The interview is to run from 9:06 through 9:30 A.M. Please see this page at Hudok.info for more information.

Please visit the post Urgent Call to Action in West Virginia to Legally and Peacefully Restore Constitutional Government in the US which is being kept updated with new information, and links to the original sites posting further on this story as news unfolds. Considering that I’ve been posting initial calls to action here, I feel obliged to stay on top of this. Hudok. info is the central site, also Scanned Retina, and Co-Creating Our Future on Planet Earth.  (On Scanned Retina, you can click on the date in the calendar for all of the day’s posts.) Of course, now that things are happening, mainstream media sites may also jump into the fray, but who knows what they’ll post, and how they’ll skew it.  For original info from the source, please visit the source.  Thanks.

Re. what one can do, both latter sites suggest staying informed and spreading the word, as well as writing letters to/contacting media outlets.

Scanned Retina: Phillip Hudok: Victim of Impostors West Virginia Pirates is Gaining Support Worldwide 

Co-Creating our Future on Planet Earth: Here are all the Dun and Bradstreet Report Screenshots that prove Thomas Deegan’s case, download them, enlarge them, share them widely

For anyone new to these actions and this story, one of the best things one can do probably is self-educating and becoming informed about The Truth About US Govt, being pursued here in short posts as I personally get up to speed on what this is all about, but really, being discussed widely online at various excellent sites, including the ones listed above, and, among numerous others, Stillness in the Storm, The Anti-Corruption Society, Omnithought.org, and Sofia Smallstorm’s blog.

(The US is a corporation, all our state and county and city governments are corporations, Roosevelt set up a state of emergency in 1933 which has never been revoked, we’ve been under military rule since then, the War Powers Act (or Emergency Banking Act) of 1933 pronounced all of us enemy combatants, we’ve been in a state of national emergency since then, hence all those Executive Orders, and endless wars, and currently expanding super-surveillance (we’re enemy combatants!), slavery was never abolished (we’re all slaves too!), and beyond that, Cestui Que Vie trusts and the saga of the legal name fraud which pronounces all Americans dead at sea (yep, we’re dead too!) when they’re born or naturalized, as it converts them into legal fictions via capitalizing and co-opting their names as legal-fiction corporations–your head spinning yet? Mine sure is, and I don’t know the half of it! Anyway, please stay tuned, and I’ll keep exploring it here!)

(However, please do research on your own too:-)