TAFTA & TPP...Corporate Power Tools of the 1%

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Canadian Corporation Uses NAFTA to Sue the U.S.: The Loewen Group, Inc. v. The United States
http://www.citizen.org/trade/article_redirect.cfm?ID=1173

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Jimmy Carter: US “has no functioning democracy”
http://www.salon.com/2013/07/18/jimmy_carter_us_has_no_functioning_democ...

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Firstly, we're not a Democracy. We're a Republic.

Secondly, we don't have functioning little-D democracy since most electoral districts are ruled by political machines of one flavor or another, who use their primacy to keep themselves in power. Toledo for example is ruled by Democrats. (So is Detroit, come to think of it.) How many times has our Board of Elections been smacked down by the state? How many times has a ballot box been "misplaced" and other such malarky? We don't have real democracy around here either. And the reason for THAT little problem around here, is Democrats.

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