Fast track for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)? & Campus rape culture
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12/19/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View | Listen to this entire show:
Tags: TAFTA, ALISA SIMMONS, Rape Culture of Sports, JENNIFER LUTHER

Today on A Woman's POV the following topics were covered:

TAFTA:

Ever see that old Monty Python script in which Dudley Moore kept dropping lumps of coal on his foot and he said, “What me?...drop a heavy lump of coal on my foot?....Oh….!” President Obama is continuing the push for what we used to call “Fast Track,” now called “Trade Promotion Authority.” Monday (12/23) there will be a TAFTA meeting – if a lot of us don’t know about TransPacific Partnership (TPP – “NAFTA on Steroids”), even fewer know about the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) – just an old fashioned taffy pull, which could shape up to the be corporations back door attack on food safety, clean air and financial stability. These are some of the most important safety standards we rely on daily for a safer living environment in every way. Some of our most important safeguards will be under attack by a group of the largest US and European banks, agribusinesses, pharmaceutical corporations and other powerful industry groups who want to rewrite these safeguards behind closed doors. The sobering reality is that TAFTA will not primarily target trade, but “behind the border” policies such as health, environment and financial protection. ALISA SIMMONS, National Field Director, Global Trade Watch Division, Public Citizen will discuss these “agreements.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO TAKE ACTION: WWW.EXPOSETHETPP.ORG

FSU Seminoles in Title Game – The “Rape Culture” of Sports

This is history that is repeating itself over and over. Star football player is accused of rape… not enough evidence for a conviction… so go no farther… win the Heisman and the Title Game. JENNIFER LUTHER (writer/journalist/activist) has studied and written extensively about rape culture and sports. Did anyone seriously think Jameis Winston would be charged?

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