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It's Time to Align Trade Deals With The Paris Climate Agreement

Ilana Solomon | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The Paris Climate Agreement is now a reality. More than 55 countries representing over 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions have ratified the...

You Don't Have To Agree With Donald Trump To Be Upset About Trade Policy

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics

Until the 2016 presidential campaign, the role of trade policy inside the Beltway was only tangentially concerned with analyzing the global flow of go...

Wait, Why Is The World Trade Organization Attacking Renewable Energy?

Ben Beachy | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
Ben Beachy

With the Paris Climate Agreement on the brink of entering into force and 2016 well on its way to being the hottest year ever recorded, you would think governments would be eager to support each other's efforts to fight climate disruption.

McConnell Holds Out Hope For Trade Deals

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trade reform activists worried about Congress passing a massive trade deal in the lame-duck session after the elections can probably re...

Donald Trump Attacks Hillary Clinton On Trade

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump opened with an intense back-and-forth about an issue that has been all but invi...

Hillary Clinton Confidante Undermines Obama's Signature Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers is calling into question the terms of President Barack Obama’s most prominent outstanding...

As Distrust Mounts, U.S. and China Battle Over New Rules of Global Order

Wang Jisi | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Wang Jisi

BEIJING -- Chinese people fear that regardless of who moves into the White House in 2017, the United States will put more pressure on China to restrain its behavior.

Who's To Blame For The Gap Between Obama's Rhetoric And Reality On Human Rights? Corporations.

Amol Mehra | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Amol Mehra

The incredible capture of our democratic systems and processes by powerful corporations and elites has significantly impacted the way all levels of our government are protecting the rights of individuals, including the most vulnerable.

There's A New Front In The Battle Over The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Huffington Post | David Dayen | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has taken a drubbing from all directions during the presidential campaign, will not get a vote before the electio...

Is The American Public Ready For Single-Payer National Health Insurance?

John Geyman | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

Instead of a left-right issue, health care reform has become a top-down issue--corporate profits and oligarchy vs. democracy and the public interest.

Who Benefits From Strong Unions? Everyone.

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Rep. Mark Pocan

As we approach Labor Day, we should all remember the words of the late, great US Senator Paul Wellstone, "We all do better when we all do better." This clearly is the mission of the labor movement.

TPP Is Not Dead, Unfortunately

Lori Wallach | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Lori Wallach

The reports of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's death have been greatly exaggerated, unfortunately. It would great news if the pact, which would mean more power for corporations over our lives and government, and fewer good jobs for Americans, were ready to be boxed and buried.

The Worst Danger From The TPP

Andy Schmookler | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Most of the criticism of our trade deals has focused on the very real problem of jobs and decent wages for American workers. But we hear curiously little about what, in the long run, would likely prove the worst thing about the Trans-Pacific Partnership: a provision that would seriously erode our national sovereignty.

Democracy And Capitalism May Be Headed For Divorce

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

The financial calamity of 2008 laid bare ugly problems in the global economic order. The mess has now festered into a political crisis that jeopardize...

Climate Change This Week: Another Dangerous Pipeline, Solar Community Power Grows, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this south American treehopper...

Would Single-Payer National Health Insurance Break The Bank?

John Geyman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

A common myth among opponents of single-payer national health insurance (NHI) is that it would cost too much and break the bank. This belief is based ...

The Big Problem With TPP's Super Court That We're Not Talking About

The Huffington Post | David Dayen | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics

A secretive super-court system called ISDS is threatening to blow up President Barack Obama’s highest foreign policy priority. Investor-state disput...

Why Stop The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Dana Geffner | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Dana Geffner

At the Democratic National Convention signs read No TPP, a concert is traveling the U.S. called Rock Against the TPP, and even Donald Trump wants to stop the TPP.

TPP and the Dire Threat to Affordable Drug Prices

John Geyman | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

Drug prices in the U. S. are already approaching a crisis point for many patients unable to afford their prices, often despite being insured. These examples indicate how serious this problem has become.

Clinton's Transition Team: A Corporate Presidency Foretold

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Like other Bernie Sanders delegates in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, I kept hearing about the crucial need to close ranks behind Hillary Clinton. "Unity" was the watchword. But Clinton has reaffirmed her unity with corporate America.

Progressives Gear Up To Kill TPP In Lame-Duck Congress

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As Hillary Clinton’s election victory appears increasingly likely, liberal groups already have their sights on the next battle: defea...

Nationwide "Rock Against the TPP" Celebrity Concert Tour

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Despite resistance from within the Democratic party, President Obama has made passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a top priority before leaving office. The TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries which would cover 40 percent of the world's trade.

Time For Business Leaders To Wake Up: Globalization Is Dead For A Generation

Michael Coates | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Michael Coates

Usually CEOs are more cautious when it comes to politics, but this election is anything but usual. However, while many have questioned Trump's personality or track record, very few have addressed the larger trend that his candidacy represents: the decline of globalization.

Why Say No to the TPP? Corporations Already Have Too Much Power

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

In her new column, "The Revolution Where You Live," Sarah van Gelder shows that it is communities, not corporations, that prioritize safety, clean air...

How Blocking The Saudi Arms Deal Can Help Stop Lame Duck TPP

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.14.2016 | World
Robert Naiman

In this strategy memo on why progressive Democrats and Empire-skeptic Republicans should do what they reasonably can to assist efforts to block the re...