The Obama administration is reportedly poised to upgrade the ranking it gives Malaysia on its efforts to stamp out human trafficking. The move is being criticized as an affront to human rights that could help move forward a pending controversial trade deal.
As with Malaysia the peoples colonized the world over continue to work for civil recognition (my, what an "advanced" world the colonizers have given us) and HUMAN RIGHTS being undermined, denied, legislated out of existence and now under the financialized rhetoric of "growth" the same crimes continued to be committed.
Notable is that civil society IS the most civil while elite barbarity continues to unravel. Standing strong, creative, in solidarity
Every year CIVICUS publishes its "State of Civil Society Report". Very interesting reading - enjoy!
It has just been issued for 2015:
This mendacious maneuver isn't a rationale for denying Malaysia's inclusion in the TTP, and inclusion shouldn't be a carrot to impel improved behavior.
The goddamn thing shouldn't exist, period. I'm frankly flummoxed by Powell's addled analysis that leads to the cart leaving the horse in its dust.
Our leaders seem to be more like our enemies. We could do better without most of them. We really need to do something before their militarized police forces complete their police state. Obama is as guilty as any.
We see the helplessness of Greece. So, do something? Not much we can do because our politicians are all we got.