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Watch Corporate America Turn A Room Full Of Workers Into Bernie Sanders And Donald Trump Supporters

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

The past few years have been very good for United Technologies. The contractor does billions of dollars a year in business with the federal governmen...

Environmental Leader Rep. Grijalva Speaks Out About Crucial Issues for Latinos and the Nation as a Whole

Javier Sierra | Posted 02.11.2016 | Green
Javier Sierra

As the ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep. Raúl Grijalva's work on issues such as environmental justice (EJ), climate change and the protection of our special places has set a very high standard for the rest of his colleagues on Capitol Hill.

Four Reasons Why Hillary Is a Democrat in Name Only

Jane White | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Jane White

For the life of me, I can't fathom why anyone would consider voting for Hillary Clinton. Forget the baggage about the emails while she was Secretary of State. Here's a list of key issues that matter.

Donald Trump Is Now Attacking Bernie Sanders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

Fresh off a convincing victory in his party's New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump took to CBS Wednesday to gloat...

TPP Would Further Emasculate America

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

NAFTA and the TPP are giant greenbacks for multinational corporations. CEOs close U.S. factories, destroy the lives of American workers and collect bigger profits as a result of the less-than-subsistence wages they pay foreign labor.

Hillary Clinton Turns Stand-Up Comic: "I'm a Progressive Who Gets Things Done."

Jeff Cohen | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

In her speech claiming victory after the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton proclaimed herself "a progressive who gets things done." I had to laugh. And it wasn't just because former President Bill Clinton -- the centrist Triangulator-in-Chief -- was standing behind her, beaming and clapping.

Sanders Vows to Kill TPP If Elected. Will Clinton?

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Dave Johnson

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "free-trade" agreement was signed, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders strongly voiced his opposition and committed to doing what he can to kill the deal if he is elected president. Rival Hillary Clinton has also stated opposition to the TPP, but will she also vow to kill it if elected?

A Great Achievement in Economic Diplomacy

Matt Gold | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Matt Gold

A free trade agreement (FTA) expands economic opportunity in foreign markets for American workers and businesses, while doing the same for their foreign counterparts in our market. The increased trade improves the overall economy of each country. But, in order to avoid unwanted side effects, modern FTAs do more.

TransCanada Grasps at Straws in the Face of Defeat

Sierra Club Environmental Law Program | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Sierra Club Environmental Law Program

Photo credit: "Youth Against KXL Pipeline 3/2/14" by Susan Melklsethlan licensed under CC BY 2.0. By Eric Huber, Sierra Club Senior Managing Attorn...

Bill Clinton's Trade Legacy Is Hillary's Burden Too

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

The real advantage for any of Hillary's opponents in having Bill on the hustings is that his trade record too is not just fair game, but big game -- one that is the top priority of a great many American voters who want to see decades of trade policy failures reversed beginning in 2017.

TransCanada, This is What Democracy Looks Like

Courtenay Lewis | Posted 01.08.2016 | Green
Courtenay Lewis

It's time for new climate victories, using the same logic that defeated Keystone XL, not for paying corporations for our environmental wins or for greenlighting harmful new trade pacts.

'Green News Report' - January 7, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Britain's new flood defenses already overwhelmed; Record extreme we...

TransCanada's Pathetic Keystone XL Lawsuit Could Galvanize Resistance to New Trade Agreements

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
Jamie Henn

Talk about sore losers. The Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced this afternoon that it is suing Obama Administration over its decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The lawsuit won't do anything to help get the pipeline built, it's too late for that.

Public Interest Takes a Hit Even When Phillip Morris' Investor-State Attack on Australia Is Dismissed

Lori Wallach | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Lori Wallach

What happens when a government "wins" an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) attack provides a cautionary tale for the threats posed by the Trans-Pacific Partnerships (TPP). If enacted, the TPP would double U.S. ISDS liability overnight.

Bernie and Immigration: Reclaiming the Concept of "Open Borders"

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 12.19.2015 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It is to be hoped that in the long-term, Bernie's "political revolution" will give rise to a more inclusive and internationalist spirit, thus challenging the limited confines and debates which have so recently clouded meaningful discourse.

Burn the TPP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Division and diversion help the one percent capture government, securing policies that further enrich the rich, like trickle-down economics under which no benefits ever actually descend, bailouts for Wall Street but not Main Street and job-destroying trade deals like NAFTA and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

WTO Orders Sanctions Unless US Cuts Consumer Labels, Disproving Obama TPP Claims

Lori Wallach | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Lori Wallach

The ruling is a nightmare for the Obama administration's uphill battle to build support for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It makes clear that trade agreements can -- and do -- threaten even the most favored U.S. public interest safeguards.

Does Clinton Really Oppose TPP? There Is a Test for That

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Dave Johnson

There is one test that, if she passes it, could convince voters that Clinton is on their side. It involves what Clinton does over the next few months to prove that she meant it when she came out in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal a few weeks ago.

Is TPP a "Living" Document?

Stan Sorscher | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

Congress is responsible for managing major government policies year-by-year, as our experience and goals evolve. How does that work in the case of huge trade deals like the Trans-Pacific partnership (TPP)?

The TPP: Another Deadly Trade Deal

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

For decades, the regulations for international commerce, for so-called free trade, have lined the pockets of the already wealthy and emptied those of workers thrown out of their jobs.

Waiting for the TPP

David Coates | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
David Coates

The emptiness of past promises stands as a stark warning of the likely emptiness of the promises now to come. We know the trade deal that America needs. If the TPP is not do that, it does not deserve our support: and if it does not deserve our support, that support should not be given.

Lessons from NAFTA for the TPP

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

There are many lessons from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that are relevant to the current debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). First, like the TPP, NAFTA was never mostly about trade, and even less about free trade.

TPP: Foie Gras For Corporations; Dead Rats For Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

There's no reason for the US to swallow a trade deal filled with rotten rodent terms. American workers know for sure that if the scheme contains any foie gras, it'll be served on silver platters to corporations while workers are force-fed rats. America should withdraw. Congress should reject the TPP.

Top Three Reasons NBC Fired Donald Trump

Grant Stern | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Grant Stern

BC fired Donald Trump today. Last week Trump's Miss Universe pageant was dropped by Univision. Both networks are reacting to racist remarks by the Republican Primary contender, who is currently running second in the New Hampshire polls, ahead of Marco Rubio and only slightly trailing "Jeb!" Bush.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama Sides With the Wrong People for the Wrong Reasons at the Wrong Time

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

President Obama not only expended his own "political capital" by pushing for fast-track but that of the Democratic Party too. He had a clear choice: either side with workers, environmentalists, consumers, and progressives -- or side with Wall Street, Big Pharma, Wal-Mart, and the Koch Brothers.