Sep 1, 2015
Do you want to know where your food comes from? Well, Congress is in the process of repealing our Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law because the World Trade Organization says our meat labels are internationally illegal. In this special episode, we take a look at the World Trade Organization: What is it? Where did it come from? How is it possible that it is determining our laws?
Executive Producer: Stephen McMahan
Executive Producer: Leslie Behan
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Orinda, September 2, 2015
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Rep. Mark DeSaulinier's Town Hall Meeting Orinda Library Auditorium
8:15pm - ?: Piccolo Napoli
USDA fact sheet on the country of origin labels
World Trade Organization documents related to the case the United States lost regarding our country of origin labels.
Panel Members for the country of origin label WTO case:
World Trade Organization has 161 member countries
The House of Representatives voted 288-146 to create the World Trade Organization on November 29, 1994.
The U.S. Senate voted 76-24 to create the World Trade Organization on December 1, 1994.
The World Trade Organization's creation became law when signed by President Clinton on December 8, 1994.
European Commission fact sheet on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
International Monetary Fund: Frequently asked questions regarding Greece
International Monetary Fund wants Greece to sell of their banks, rails, ports, utilities and airports in return for loans.
Article: Greece approves first privatisation deal under Syriza, EurActiv.com, August 19, 2015.
Article: For most workers, real wages have barely budged for decades by Drew Desilver, Pew Research Center, October 9, 2014.
Speech: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Singapore Management University, November 2012 (transcript)
Article: Courting Unions, Hillary Clinton Says She Didn't Work on Trans-Pacific Partnership by Josh Eidelson of Bloomberg, July 30, 2015.
Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)