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North American Free Trade Agreement

This Southern Town Made Wooden Caskets. Now A Mexican Town Will.

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics

In Batesville, Mississippi, a casket company is closing its factory and shifting production to Mexico. Batesville Casket announced Nov. 3 that it woul...

Trump's Manufacturing Jobs Initiative Is Stacked With Off-Shorers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Whirlpool, the big appliance manufacturer, stressed in recent years its preference to make it in America. In 2013, it actually moved dishwasher manufa...

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The NAFTA Renegotiation

Simon Lester | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Simon Lester

There is no great need to renegotiate NAFTA. Most of its flaws or omissions would have been corrected by the TPP negotiations, which established new t...

Trump, Democrats And The Left Killed Obama's Biggest Trade Deal. Here's How It Happened.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

On Monday, President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from one of his predecessor’s signature foreign policy projects, ending an eig...

White House Floats 20 Percent Import Tax To Pay For Its Mexican Wall — Then Walks It Back

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump’s top spokesman suggested Thursday that the president would be open to massive tax increases on imports, specifically though not exclus...

Trump Doubles Down On Dubious Pledge To Build Pipelines With U.S. Steel

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump doubled down Thursday on his pledge to require that the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines be built from steel manufacture...

REPORT: Trump Will Sign Executive Orders To Renegotiate NAFTA, Pull Out Of TPP

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could sign an executive order as early as Monday intended to renegotiate the free trade agreement b...

No Car Is Completely Made In America

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump likes sending mean tweets that single out auto companies for not making vehicles in the United States, but...

Trump Picks 'Death By China' Author For Trade Role

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump named Peter Navarro, an economist who has urged a hard line on trade with China, to head a newly formed White House ...

The Political Architecture of Britain and America Under Attack

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

On both sides of the Atlantic, political and business retaining walls are being torn down in the belief that they are of no structural importance. Messing with the political and business architecture is likely to have grave, and possibly terrible, effects on democracy and prosperity.

Pebble Mine: Canadian Mining Company Threatens to Stick U.S. Taxpayers with Costs of "Potentially Catastrophic" Mining Scheme

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine should be terminated - once and for all. And when that day comes, when the only thing left of The Pebble Partnership is a mountain of legal bills, don't be surprised if the company's last gasp is an attempt to pass them on to U.S. taxpayers.

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

Murdering American Manufacturing: 'Strictly Business'

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In the week before Valentine's Day, United Technologies expressed its love for its devoted Indiana employees, workers whose labor had kept the corporation profitable, by informing 2,100 of them at two facilities that it was shipping their factories, their jobs, their communities' resources to Mexico.

TPP Would Further Emasculate America

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.07.2017 | 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.

TransCanada, This is What Democracy Looks Like

Courtenay Lewis | Posted 01.08.2017 | 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.

Burn the TPP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.14.2016 | 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.

The TPP: Another Deadly Trade Deal

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.09.2016 | 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.

TPP: Foie Gras For Corporations; Dead Rats For Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.11.2016 | 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.

Sorely Needed: New Trade Vision

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

American workers and American manufacturers don't oppose trade. They can compete on a level playing field with anyone in the world. But the current trade regime, swept in without serious analysis on the back of Fast Track authority, has failed to provide a level playing field.

Pollution and Inequality: A Shared History

Nourish International | Posted 06.05.2016 | Green
Nourish International

It's important to realize how this line of thinking is still hugely influential today as developing nations remain prime targets for businesses looking to offload pollution and exploit cheap labor.

Trade Abuse

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Despite their long history of battering the U.S. middle class with bad trade deal after bad trade deal, these lawmakers and CEOs contend workers should believe that their new proposal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), will be different.

What Will We Tell the Children About Fast Track?

Diann Woodard | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Diann Woodard

Once again, the American public is being sold a bill of goods when it comes to trade and its impact on our economy.

Fast-Tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Bad for General Welfare and Common Good

Stephen Seufert | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Stephen Seufert

If the president is confident the TPP trade agreement is in the best interest of the United States, then he should have no concern about letting Congress propose amendments that can be shared with partner nations during negotiations.

Congress' Smackdown of Fast Track: Sweet 16 Bday

Lori Wallach | Posted 11.25.2014 | Home
Lori Wallach

As we recall the sweet-sixteen anniversary of Fast Track's 1998 House-floor trouncing, let's toast to Congress doing the right thing again. Fast Track needs to be boxed and buried for good.

Opportunities Beyond NAFTA for US-Mexican Collaboration (Pt. 2)

Laura Weiss | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Laura Weiss

The symbiotic relationship between Mexico and the U.S. demands a better understanding of the general public interest of both countries. The U.S. needs to support not only economic agreements but also agreements that are beneficial to the public, international good.