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Polls Show Americans Oppose Our Trade Policy but Like Trade

Lori Wallach | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Lori Wallach

Americans support trade in general but oppose the NAFTA model of trade that has offshored U.S. jobs, spurred massive deficits, stagnated middle-class wages and contributed to unprecedented levels of U.S. income inequality.

CEO or Caveman?

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Honeywell CEO David Cote ran into trouble last week when he testified in favor of a big free trade deal before the Senate Finance Committee. After ent...

The Deadly Wages of Free Trade

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Dan Kovalik

Back in the mid-1990s, the signatories to the North American Free Trade Agreement promised that the border town of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico would become the model city for the new "free trade" pact.

Zach Carter

House Democrats Leave Pacific Trade Deal Twisting In The Wind | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats balked Thursday at a bill designed to clear congressional hurdles for President Barack Obama's controversial Trans-Pacif...

Pacific Alliance Seeks Economic Boom For Latin America

VOXXI | Susana G. Baumann | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Despite the difficulties and failures that free trade agreements (FTA) have posed in Latin America, the political chiefs of four emerging economies in...

U.S. Exports Drop Under Korea Trade Deal and Obama Said What?!

Lori Wallach | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Contrary to the administration's claims of its export-expansion prowess, the steep decline in U.S. exports to Korea under the FTA contributed to an overall disappointing U.S. export performance in 2012.

Death Threats Remain Rampant Under Obama's Colombia FTA

Lori Wallach | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Lori Wallach

What change in Colombia could possibly have led a Democratic president to implement a trade agreement over the objections of Democrats in Congress with the country infamous around the world for its violence against unionists?


Lori Wallach | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Did you notice the two rabid skunks President Obama unleashed at the State of the Union picnic?

Cutting Off Aid to Arab World Hurts U.S. Business

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

It would seem reasonable for a government to take a step back from aid pledges to other governments when an international incident involves American deaths. However, discontinuing aid might not make pragmatic sense when considering all of our interests.

Zach Carter

Obama Urged To Pressure Colombia On Workers' Rights Following Murders | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the leaders of the largest coalition of American labor unions sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to mainta...

It's (Still) All About (Manufacturing) Jobs

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It's hard to believe that nearly four years into the worst Recession since the Second World War, while mired in a jobless recovery of unprecedented length and magnitude, we continue to hear that manufacturing jobs don't matter.

Joint Challenges for U.S.-South Korea Alliance

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's state visit to the United States today comes on the heels of congressional approval for a long-pending Free Trade Agreement between the countries. The pact is another achievement in a strong alliance that experts say has "never been better."

Zach Carter

Free Trade Pact Advances Despite Rampant Murder | Zach Carter | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

Zach Carter

WATCH: House Opposition To Trade Deals Intensifies Amid Continued Violence In Colombia | Zach Carter | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On August 4, Senate leaders announced a "breakthrough" in negotiations over three trade deals currently pending before Congress that now...

These Three Free Trade Agreements Are Clunkers -- and They Need Some Courage

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The only standard that should govern in considering a new FTA is whether it's in the best interests of American workers and the U.S. economy, and the three FTAs on the table are clearly not.

America and the Americas

Ray Suarez | Posted 07.16.2011 | World
Ray Suarez

The New World is fully at home in the New World. With hard work, smart leaders and a continuing supply of good luck, Bolivians and Ecuadorans will live as comfortably and well as Chileans do now.

Obama's Colombia-Korea NAFTA Expansion Is Disgusting

Lori Wallach | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Lori Wallach

Today's announcement by the Obama administration of an "Action Plan" ostensibly aimed at addressing Colombia's horrific labor rights conditions is a remarkably cynical maneuver.

Corporate Rewards: Controlling U.S. Trade Policy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The Economic Policy Institute estimates that the proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement would cost America 159,000 jobs and enlarge its trade deficit by $16.7 billion in its first seven years.

The Big Lie: Venezuela & Labor

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

Since 1986, over 2800 unionists have been assassinated in Colombia. The clear and ever-present danger to organized labor in Colombia is the most salient and undeniable fact about the U.S.' favorite nation in the region.

US Risks Becoming Economic Afterthought in Latin America

James Bacchus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Bacchus

The United States risks becoming an afterthought in much that is unfolding commercially in Latin America.

Now It's All About Results, Not Theories and More Promises

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The idea that Barack Obama needs to move to the center makes no sense at all, since the most important domestic economic issue -- jobs -- has no business being triangulated into left, right or center.

Obama's Chance to Shift Gears on Colombia

Maria McFarland | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria McFarland

Turning a blind eye to Colombia's problems only helped to solidify the perception in Latin America that the United States applied a double standard when it came to democracy and human rights.

How Recent Documentary Films May Have Paved the Way to Embrace the Figure of Barack Obama

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

To look at the escalating popularity of the documentary film is to enter an interesting, complicated, and collectively psychoanalytic exploration of the role of desire and dreams in a time of mass confusion.

Colombian President Uribe Misleads Press About Carter's Intentions - Jimmy Carter NOT In Favor of FTA

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

Though it has received scant press here, the Colombian media recently and enthusiastically reported that Jimmy Carter, after allegedly "resolving his...