a bunch of links on what’s actual

on refugees in the US:

  • Obama threatens to veto GOP halt on Syrian refugees, on Russia Today RT, Nov 19, 2015: Tensions rose between the Republican lawmakers and US President Barack Obama when the White House threatened to veto a GOP-proposed bill requiring additional background checks for 10,000 Syrian refugees that Obama intends to settle in the US. Sponsored by Representatives Mike McCaul (R-Texas) and Richard Hudson (R-North Carolina), the bill would require top US security officials to certify that every refugee admitted to the US “does not represent a security threat,” according to McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee …;
  • More than 30 U.S. states refusing Syrian refugees on shaky legal ground, on CBC.ca, by Matt Kwong, Nov 18, 2015: In wake of Paris attacks, governors of at least 31 U.S. states announce plans to bar Syrian refugees;
  • 30 Governors Call For Halt To U.S. Resettlement Of Syrian Refugees, on NPR.org, by Arnie Seipel, Nov 17, 2015: Graph: States Whose Governors Oppose Syrian Refugee Resettlement;

Video /US – DC Mass Action: Global Citizens, Michael Moore, and an Alpaca Come Together in Protest of TPP, 3.10 min, on The Real News, Nov 18, 2015: In the 90 days Congress has to review the Transpacific Partnership deal, organizers have planned a string of actions this week in an effort to tip the balance for mass dissent on the issue;
(see their special page about TPP;
see also on en.wikipedia: Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP is a trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries concerning a variety of matters of economic policy, about which agreement was reached on 5 October 2015 … // … A number of global health professionals, internet freedom activists, environmentalists, organised labour, advocacy groups, and elected officials have criticized and protested against the treaty, in large part because of the secrecy of negotiations, the agreement’s expansive scope, and controversial clauses in drafts leaked to the public …; /See also; /External Links one; /External Links two);

Hedge funds’ move to become family offices is not entirely popular, on Financial Times FT, by Madison Marriage, Oct 23, 2015;

… und noch dies:

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