British trade leaders endorse boycott of Israel

The leaders of British trade unions have passed a motion seen as endorsing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, JTA reports. The nonbinding motion, passed Wednesday at the union’s main gathering and internal elections event in Brighton by the Trades Union Congress, calls for prioritizing “Palestinians’ rights to justice and equality, including by […]

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Milton Friedman Opposed Drug Re-Importation

Is government-facilitated re-importation of prescription medicines from Canada – a policy now supported by politicians as diverse as President Donald Trump and Senator Bernard Sanders – an issue of free trade, or a backdoor method of imposing price controls?  That’s the way the question is usually framed in policy debates, but the great Nobel prize-winning […]

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France’s Digital Tax Could Spark Trade War With U.S.

On July 11, the French Senate passed a 3% digital services tax on tech companies that generate revenue of more than 25 million euros in France and more than 750 million euros worldwide, which will affect U.S.-based companies such as Facebook and Amazon, reported Reuters. The Trump administration is investigating the tax and there are concerns […]

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Mexico ‘Better Prepared’ But in a ‘Weaker’ Position Than US as NAFTA Talks Begin – Analysts

Mexico City (CNSNews.com) – Mexico’s negotiating team may be “better prepared,” but overall, Mexico suffers from a relatively weak negotiating position according to analysts interviewed as NAFTA renegotiation talks kicked off this week in Washington. The Trump administration’s insistence that U.S. trade deficits be brought down by a revamped treaty is likely to be a […]

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Blue collar voters: Trade is killing us

Labor under siege in Wisconsin over free trade Layoffs, plant closings underscore workers’ fears Supporters say the economy has changed, so adjust Free trade hurts workers more than it helps, say Wisconsin union members, as presidential candidates seek their support. David Goldstein McClatchy DC BY DAVID GOLDSTEIN Maurice King worked for Joerns Healthcare, a medical […]

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The Re-enserfment of Western Peoples

Paul Craig Roberts The re-enserfment of Western peoples is taking place on several levels. One about which I have been writing for more than a decade comes from the offshoring of jobs. Americans, for example, have a shrinking participation in the production of the goods and services that are marketed to them. On another level […]

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Obama’s War on Cancer Patients

(NaturalNews) A clause in Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership would establish an even bigger monopoly for the pharmaceutical industry. The deal allows Big Pharma to block cancer patients from being able to access affordable drugs. Part of the US proposal extends de facto monopolies on biological medicines by up to eight years. One cancer patient named […]

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