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Click to enlarge. The portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that have ...
by BrianMcFadden
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 02:50 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
Obama's the one who's wrong on this, not Elizabeth Warren. It's wrong to put cheap goods above human rights and the environment (despite Obama's assertions to the contrary which we can't check now ...
by mbhiii
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 09:35 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Since NAFTA, the United States has devolved into an oligarchy/plutocracy. Since NAFTA, Canada has regressed to the basic essence of old colonialism: an economy almost entirely dependent on one, ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 37 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 07:01 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
"I don't need a free trade agreement I have a fair trade agreement with my customers." - Farmer Jim Hare Over 110 farm, food and consumer groups oppose trade promotion authority - http://www.iatp....
by Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 10:06 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Good for Elizabeth Warren. In a respectful but "I'm not backing down manner," she's firing back at the president's nonsense about TPP. And in her own words on her blog.
by Tasini
Comment Count 455 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 12:39 PM PDT with 352 Recommends
Obama's White House says don't worry - they're including labor standards in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that will protect workers.
by Th0rn
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 11:52 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
Alan Grayson: "The fast track to Hell" ties the hands of the U.S. Congress and prevents Congress from reviewing the TPP. Each member of Congress - including "Yours Truly" - Each member of ...
by peace voter
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 09:06 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
There are a ton of bad ideas out there in the world of economic policy--mostly, those are dumb ideas having to do with the complete comfort with class warfare, from "trickle down" to "CEOs are job ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 29 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 11:14 AM PDT with 41 Recommends
Photo by Omar Willey @ Seattle Star Note: I retain the copyright to this article. It is an April Fools Day satire article originally published @ Seattle Star April 1, 2015 http://www.seattlestar....
by Mark Taylor Canfield
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 10:34 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The White House is once again on the defensive . Last week, Wikileaks released a document ...
by diligentbureaucrat
Comment Count 46 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 04:50 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Have you heard about the TPP? ALL of the TPP -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement s being conducted by corporate lawyers and lobbyists, far from the light of day -- on our behalf. If not, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 09:34 AM PDT with 59 Recommends
Here it is, for the world to see.
by Tasini
Comment Count 634 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 04:30 PM PDT with 554 Recommends
Back in the day when I, reluctantly, took statistics (barely passing, is my recollection), the favorite cliche making the rounds was ""There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
by Tasini
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 07:29 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
In 2001, four months before the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, I moved from a small town in the Midwest to San Clemente, California. The main artery leading from the sleepy coastal ...
by praenomen
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 02:25 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
“Give us a protective tariff, and we will have the greatest nation on earth,” once declared Abraham Lincoln, who like many other major figures in American history was a firm believer in using ...
by diligentbureaucrat
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 04:40 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
Well, a tip of the hat to some people in labor for reaching down and remembering they have a few cojones left--or maybe it was reaching deep into their pockets and remembering that they have the ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Mar 11, 2015 at 06:29 AM PDT with 91 Recommends
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