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Time to Think Differently About Trade

Michael Brune | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
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Michael Brune

Our first job is to stop corporate lobbyists from convincing Congress to pass the TPP. Let your representatives know that trade agreements should be used to help us achieve our climate goals -- not take us in the opposite direction.

Targeting Trade and Trade Pacts for Job Losses Is Counterproductive in Presidential Campaigns

Vijay K. Mathur | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Vijay K. Mathur

Presidential candidates, particularly Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have started this myth among Americans that their economic hardships are due to trade pacts like NAFTA. This rhetoric against trade and trade pacts sounds as if these candidates are adopting a more protectionist posture.

It's Now or Never For the TPP

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

Both of the likely major party candidates have come out against TPP, and it seems unlikely even a third party candidate would take up the TPP cause in the face of so much irrational hostility.

How Iran Dominates the Middle East? Soft Power

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The mainstream media and politicians have emphasized Iran's hard power, military capacity and its army's role in the Middle East, which is part of Teh...

Delivering the Dividends of Democracy in Burma

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Charles H. Rivkin

Earlier this week, the Administration took steps to support private sector interest in Burma and help the new democratically-elected government. Specifically, the Administration took sanctions steps intended to support investment and trade with Burma.

Iran Breaches the Nuclear Deal and UN Resolutions for Third Time

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iranian leaders have breached both the resolutions and the nuclear agreement for the third time since the nuclear deal went into effect in January 2016. Iran has repeatedly test-fired, long-range ballistic missiles and laser-guided surface-to-surface missiles.

TPP, a Global Stimulus for Local Communities

Kanu Iheukumere | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Kanu Iheukumere

America, particularly its middle class and poor, has felt the decimating influence of macroeconomic forces that extend far beyond our local communitie...

Let's Move Africa

Ibrahim Assane Mayaki | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

Painful though it is to say, our continent is being needlessly held back. According to UN figures, the share of intra-continental trade in Africa's over the past decade was only about 11 percent.

Colombia Fears U.S. May Reject Peace Plan To Protect Pharma Profits

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Colombian Embassy is concerned that lowering the price of a major cancer drug may jeopardize American funding for peace talks in the...

America Rethinks Free Trade

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Ralph Gomory

There is an enormous gap between free trade as it is taught in textbooks and advocated by those who benefit from it and free trade as it is actually practiced in today's world. Textbooks still unabashedly teach the virtues of free trade, but their arguments assume a world of pure market forces.

What Should Bernie Do?

David Morris | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Bernie should continue to educate America. He needs to stay in not only to gather more delegates, but also to magnetize more young people to the possibilities of politics.

10 Reasons Why Bernie Thumps Trump

Les Leopold | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

As Sanders wins yet another primary (the 19th overall), it might be useful to examine what a Sanders-Trump match-up might entail.

Clinton Has Gone Beyond Simply Opposing the TPP

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

Going into the West Virginia primary, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has come out in opposition to a "lame duck" vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This takes her beyond her previous statements mildly opposing TPP.

Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Turn Silicon Valley Into Detroit?

Dean Baker | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

The proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) like to describe it as a free-trade deal for the 21st century. That might be a good sales pitch, but it's not accurate. The TPP has little to with reducing trade barriers, which in most cases were already low.

China's Spillovers On Latin America and the Caribbean

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

China's economic rise has entailed increasing repercussions of its development in the rest of the world, including Latin America and the Caribbean. No wonder there is so much attention and hope for smoothness in China's current economic rebalancing. After all, what happens in China does not stay in China.

There's No Economic Justification for Massive U.S. Military Presence Around the Globe

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Foreign policy should reflect international realities, which change over time. The Republic of Korea was vulnerable to renewed North Korean aggression at the conclusion of the Korean War in 1953. Today, Seoul could do whatever was necessary to deter and defeat the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. There's no need for America to defend that which could be defended otherwise.

Iran's Oil Policy Mixed With Politicization -- How Might It Affect Your Life Negatively?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The Islamic Republic of Iran has rejected proposals, from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as well as other major oil-producing countries, to discuss freezing of oil production in order to boost prices and tackle global oil surplus.

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

Making China Great Again

John Feffer | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
John Feffer

The final of the World Snooker Championship took place this week in Sheffield, the hardscrabble town in England’s north perhaps best known as the se...

Why We Should Abandon TTIP Now

Daily Pnut | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Daily Pnut

The day before Obama visited Hannover to make a renewed push for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) thousands of people took to the streets of the German city to take part in a pre-emptive protest against the deal.

New Data Show U.S. Trade Deficit Doubled, More Jobs Lost Under Obama Trade Deal That Was Template for the TPP

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Lori Wallach

The policy and political bottom line of today's grim trade data: Americans' election-year trade revolt is spot on and we need a new American trade policy. If any more evidence was needed, the actual outcomes of the pact that served as the TPP's blueprint makes the case in a depressingly stark way.

Two Sides of a Border, One Community

Amy L. Glover | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Amy L. Glover

The American and Mexican communities that live at the border are united by common geography, history, language, and aspirations, and have much to teach the rest of the country about how to build harmonious bicultural communities.

Building Capacity: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from around the world with projects aimed at building the capacity of the communi...

Another Secret 'Trade' Deal Leaks, Shows Corporations Still Control Trade Process

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

The TPP negotiations took place in a secret process dominated by the giant multinational corporations, and the final agreement is waiting to be approved or rejected by Congress - probably during the "lame duck" session, because that is when members are least likely to be held accountable for their votes.

Trump Foreign Policy Like Others, Except for His Hyper-Nationalism

Daniel Williams | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Daniel Williams

Lots of the criticism, from both Republicans and Democrats, focuses on the supposed incoherence of Trump's ideas, as if coherence has been a hallmark of American foreign policy for the past 20 years.