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Populism2015: Construction Crew for Democracy

Michael Winship | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

To the blare of sounding brass and booming drums, some 800 activists and community organizers from around the country recently converged on Washington, D.C.

The Battle Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast-Track Gets Hot

Dean Baker | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

President Obama must be having trouble getting the votes for fast-track authority since the administration is now pulling out all the stops to push the deal. Obama insisted the deal is not secret, but googling "TPP" will not get you a copy of the text.

Why Are Conservatives Willing to Surrender American Sovereignty?

Martin Lobel | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Martin Lobel

Why are the Tea Party folks and other conservatives like Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan, who are usually so anxious to protect our citizens from governmental abuse, supporting putting trade agreements on a fast track?

Today's Trade Agreements Are Backwards, But We Can Do Better

Peter Schurman | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Peter Schurman

The legitimate force that drives trade agreements is companies' need for predictability and stability in order to invest beyond the borders of their home country. Everyone can support that. But where trade agreements go wrong is in secret negotiations, with virtually zero democratic input or accountability

A Fast Track to Disaster

Michael Brune | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Multinational corporations -- including some of the planet's biggest polluters -- could use the Trans-Pacific Partnership to sue governments, in private trade tribunals, over laws and policies that they claimed would reduce their profits. The implications are that corporate profits are more important than protections for air and water, climate stability, workers' rights, and more.

Anti-Fast-Track Momentum Builds

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
Dave Johnson

More and more public-interest organizations are organizing and denouncing the rigged fast-track approval process and TPP trade agreement. One after another, members of Congress are announcing opposition to fast track and demanding that trade problems like currency manipulation be covered by the TPP agreement.

Conservatives and Liberals Agree, TPP Hates Your Freedom

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Jacob Devaney

No matter where you stand on environmental issues or GMOs, you should be alarmed at the idea of large corporate interests overturning the vote of citizens in a democratic society. That is exactly what is happening now.

Zach Carter

The Free-Trade Deal Has Got Republicans Talking Like Elizabeth Warren | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will have to expand the scope of President Barack Obama's executive powers if he wants Co...

Ending the Era of Giveaway Trade

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

Two years ago today, a little-noticed, but profoundly important, trade agreement between the United States and South Korea took effect.

Get TPP Off the Fast Track

Larry Cohen | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

The TPP will affect our laws, our jobs, our food and our environment. Fast track, also known as Trade Promotion Authority, forces Congress to give up its right to amend and improve this trade deal for ordinary Americans.

Congress: Don't Put Harmful Trade Pacts on the Fast Track

Ilana Solomon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

If fast-track legislation were approved by Congress, the president would be able sign the TPP and then send it to Congress for straight up-or-down vote -- with no room for amendments and limited floor debate. If that sounds backwards, it's because it is.

Zach Carter

1 Big Thing The House Of Representatives Agrees On | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Separate groups of House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday condemned the Obama administration's proposed sweeping free trade agreemen...