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If people understood the trade deficit and the harm it does, they would demand that our politicians do something to fix it. And if that happened great things would happen for working people and our ...
by davej
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 11:52 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
This week 40 groups—many of them focusing on rural and community-based responses to climate change— wrote Congress calling for the rejection ...
by Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Feb 26, 2015 at 06:47 PM PST with 40 Recommends
On Tuesday evening, February 17, the Richmond, CA City Council in an almost unanimous vote passed “ A Resolution Opposing the Fast-Track ...
by PDA
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Feb 21, 2015 at 11:30 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Democratic members of Congress need to stiffen their spines and, when it comes to vote on fast-tracking consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, they must say no to President Obama. ...
by jcullen
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Feb 15, 2015 at 01:58 PM PST with 5 Recommends
A mock-up of the Citybridge consortium's wi-fi kiosk in New York. Alex Marshall at Governing the States and Localities writes NYC��
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 08:00 PM PST with 46 Recommends
I'm imagining a girl in Bangladesh who made my athletic shorts. I'm imagining a man in Pakistan who made the slacks I wear to work who's trying to feed his family. I imagine a poor young man in in ...
by Rikon Snow
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 04:43 PM PST with 5 Recommends
It is no secret that tobacco company Philip Morris is indifferent to the health of its customers, and has been for many decades. Back in 1953, when the carcinogenic nature of tobacco was first ...
by diligentbureaucrat
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 06:00 AM PST with 76 Recommends
Derek Thompson at The Atlantic writes The Typical Millennial Is $2,000 Poorer Than His Parents at This Age . There's a good interactive map at the link.
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 109 comments on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 08:00 PM PST with 38 Recommends
Scene from Brooks Range in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Ben Adler at Grist writes Obama ignores ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 78 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 08:00 PM PST with 38 Recommends
Dave Johnson at the Campaign for America's Future writes Let’s Take Apart The Corporate Case For Fast Track Trade Authority . An excerpt:
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 54 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 08:00 PM PST with 62 Recommends
I start from the basic presumption that the president, and most of the people who work for him, are very, very smart people. So, when the president's point person on the Trans Pacific Partnership, U....
by Tasini
Comment Count 203 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 06:54 AM PST with 166 Recommends
It's pretty simple: you can't advance a progressive agenda, or even one you call "liberal", that claims to want to combat inequality AND go all out to ram through the Trans Pacific Partnership using ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jan 22, 2015 at 11:08 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Since 2009 I've written about ALEC's involvement in attempting to establish themselves as players on an international playing field. With "Free Trade" as their primary mantra - just above that of "
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jan 22, 2015 at 01:59 PM PST with 15 Recommends
There's been very little mention of what Obama's State of the Union speech has to say about the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty proposal. As Robert Reich has commented : If you haven’t heard ...
by doomvox
Comment Count 243 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 01:21 PM PST with 115 Recommends
Among other things ... the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) empowers Corporations to sue local Government over " lost profit " -- that result from environmental regulations . Trans-Pacific ...
by jamess
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 08:51 PM PST with 34 Recommends
Republished from The Progressive Midwesterner Several members of the New Democratic Coalition, a group of pro-greed and anti-middle class Democrats led by U.S. Representative Ron Kind of Wisconsin, ...
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 08:13 PM PST with 16 Recommends
At CommonDreams, Nadia Prupis writes Democrats Rally to Block Fast Track Trade . An excerpt: President Barack Obama is facing renewed opposition to his effort to ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 54 comments on Thu Jan 08, 2015 at 08:00 PM PST with 55 Recommends
Over the years, the Democratic opposition in the House to so-called "free trade" has grown, with more members opposed to so-called "free trade" than say back in the 1990s; the Senate has continued ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 111 comments on Thu Jan 08, 2015 at 11:49 AM PST with 202 Recommends
Ok, so, Bernie Sanders was more judicious in his demand to the Obama Administration that he have access to a full draft of the current Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. Still, this is extremely ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 297 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2015 at 06:43 AM PST with 362 Recommends
Under billions of tons of imports, the American dream is suffocating. The American people have lost faith. They know that bad trade has bled factories, middle class jobs and wage increases from the ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Dec 16, 2014 at 08:24 AM PST with 11 Recommends