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The Penitent

My wife tipped me off to this interview that the BBC did with a guy named Norm Stamper. He was the chief of police in Seattle when the disturbances around the meeting of the World Trade Organization erupted in that city back in 1999. Stamper thinks t...

Construction trades, housing activists unite

A group of construction unions have teamed up with affordable housing activists to push the mayor to require the use of organized labor for the creation of affordable housing. The unions said they... To view the full story, click the title link.

Vikings coaches see value in keeping Christian Ponder

Apparently the Vikings have not been overwhelmed with trade offers for former first-rounder Christian Ponder. So now they’re talking him up, and trying to salvage his value to their organization. Clearly buried behind Matt Cassel and the latest savior Teddy Bridgewater, Ponder didn’t even play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Cardinals. But that doesn’t…

Global Showbiz Briefs: Tom Cruise, ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Score Japan Cool Prizes; Bloomsbury Set Circled For ‘Life In Squares’

The Japan External Trade Organization, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Consulate General of Japan are set to honor the Tom Cruise sci-fi action flick Edge Of Tomorrow with a pair of prizes at the second annual Japan Cool Content Contribution Awards Ceremony. Show More Summary

Transplant Brokers in Israel Lure Desperate Kidney Patients to Costa Rica

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Facing the prospect of impossibly long waiting lists for organs, some patients have turned to an underground trade that pairs them with people willing to sell an organ.

Cowboys-Raiders Fight Is What the NFL Preseason Fan Experience Is All About

The National Football League, as an organization, trades in violence. No matter how many rules the league puts into place to curtail injuries and prolong the careers—and lives—of its players, the NFL finds some other ways to justify the use of violence as a means to promote its product. There's a reason for that. Show More Summary

South African Jewish Leaders to File Charges Against 'Eye for an Eye' Author

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies, the umbrella organization that leads that country's Jewish community, has announced that it is filing charges at the South African Human Rights Commission against trade union leader Tony Ehrenreich...Show More Summary

Will Cleveland Cavaliers Come to Regret Trading Andrew Wiggins Away?

The Cleveland Cavaliers' decision to trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love, as was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, proves the organization is all about the present. But there's a chance the Cavs may question their...Show More Summary

Fair trade markets in everything?

“Fair Trade” Cocaine Is A Thing Now For instance: Even more intriguing is the use of marketing strategies that mimic corporate social responsibility initiatives. These may take the form of financial sponsorship of organizations likely to be viewed favorably by online drug consumers. For example, one Australian drug vendor recently advertised their enterprise as a: […]

What next for multilateral trade negotiations?

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization is sounding despondent after the latest setback to the December 2013 Bali Agreement. Meanwhile, a survey of exporters has given some endorsement for the alternative path of free trade agreements (FTAs). Show More Summary

Dedication of ADCAEA to Transparency Questioned

Sue McGovern-Huffman informed the readers of this blog that she had set up an organization to do something about the current state of the trade to help countries like Egypt protect their heritage from smuggling to feed the international no-questions-asked trade, and invited us to take a look and make constructive comments on it. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins Trade Reaction

Kevin Love is currently employed by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins is technically a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers organization. That, however, doesn't figure to stay true for long. Shortly after LeBron...Show More Summary

Stock Up, Stock Down for Boston Red Sox's Top 10 Prospects for Week 19

Another week is in the books following the July 31 MLB trade deadline, and the Boston Red Sox have enjoyed a little more time to evaluate some of the young talent contained within the organization. As the news of Boston's recent blockbuster...Show More Summary

Blaine Gabbert has an unsurprising dud in his 49ers preseason debut

The only reason the Blaine Gabbert-to-49ers trade made any sense is that you had to give San Francisco the benefit of the doubt. The 49ers are one of the best-run organizations in football, with one of the deepest rosters in the NFL,...Show More Summary

Organic grower to receive award

Marty Mesh, executive director of Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, will be honored next month by the Organic Trade Association with the Growing the Organic Industry Award.

China Fails to Overturn WTO Rare Earths Ruling

China has lost its appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China's restrictions on rare earths exports,

India Rejects WTO Agreement

Just last week, the World Trade Organization seemed like it was going to pass the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) when India decided not to sign the deal, citing concerns over food security. The TFA was the WTO's first landmark trade...Show More Summary

House members want action on COOL law

With threats of tariffs on U.S. fruit hanging in the balance, more than 100 members of the U.S. House have asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to rescind country-of-origin-labeling regulations if the World Trade Organization rules that they violate free trade agreements.

E-Waste Recycling Programs of the Federal Gov Slammed by BAN

The Basel Action Network (BAN) opposes a claim made by the federal government that the government is “leading by example” in how it handles its own e-waste.  The global toxic trade watchdog organization says the government continues to allow use of the weakest available recycling standard, which lets recyclers export the hazardous e-waste to developing […]

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Kevin Love, Greg Monroe and More

Before the 2014-15 NBA season begins, a number of teams around the league will do their best to make a few tweaks to the roster. Every organization has different goals in the offseason, but they all want to improve the roster in any way possible. Show More Summary

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