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Gandhi's Dream #1: Replace TPP with PPP

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Dr. Behzad Mohit

Have you heard? There is a massive "free trade" agreement being negotiated in secret without your knowledge or participation by your elected representatives.

Obama's Trade Deals: A Test For Hillary Clinton

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

On trade policy, Clinton now finds herself to the right of Mr. Wall Street Democrat, Chuck Schumer. And this is only the first of countless tests of where Clinton really stands -- tests that will keep coming up between now and primary season. If she is presenting herself as a forceful leader, it ill-becomes Clinton to duck.

Why President Obama Is Wrong on Trade

David Singh Grewal | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
David Singh Grewal

Can reasonable people disagree about the issues at hand in the TPP and TTIP? Absolutely. The president is wrong to suggest that his supporters in Congress and beyond are irresponsible when they question these agreements -- particularly given that his administration continues to keep them classified as a "national security" matter.

Me and the TPP

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

If the TPP is really a good deal for the US, and since I haven't read it I can't say, then based on the first bullet above, I understand, conditional on greater effort than I believe has been expended thus far, that a currency chapter could kill the deal.

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

Obama Begins Sales Pitch On Trade To Wary U.S. Public

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday began a broad sales pitch to the U.S. public abou...

Dana Liebelson

Democrat Says Obama Administration Dodging Request To Read Trade Deals Without Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congressman has accused the Obama administration of dodging his request for "unimpeded" access to two controversial trade a...

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Bad for Workers, and for Democracy

Heather Gautney | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Over the past few months, protests have erupted in the halls of the U.S. Capital, and in the streets outside, to thwart the passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)--a boon to corporate interests, the protesters argue, and an anathema to U.S workers.

Hillary's Policies (Two-State Solution, Mexico 43, EU Energy)

Jarryd Willis | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Jarryd Willis

The international scope of what Hillary refers to as her "unfinished business" in Hard Choices goes beyond the perfunctory rhetoric aligning the liberal-conservative spectrum.

Zach Carter

The Free-Trade Deal Has Got Republicans Talking Like Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Congress' Smackdown of Fast Track: Sweet 16 Bday

Lori Wallach | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
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.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs Says NO to TPP and TAFTA Trade Deals

Roger Hickey | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Without touching on the unpopular Fast-Track mechanism necessary to pass these two treaties, Sachs laid out five reasons why, on the substance, they should not be passed or ratified.

Trade Deals Set Their Sights on Public Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

For much of this decade, Tea Party-backed lawmakers have been at war with public sector employees across the country. They've tried, and in a few cases succeeded, in taking away public servants' ability to collectively bargain. But now the battle is going abroad.

Let's Treat Every Week Like Shark Week

Rep. Jared Huffman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Rep. Jared Huffman

We have many concerns regarding the TPP, including the weakening of environmental and labor standards. We have even greater concerns about the lack of transparency regarding the TPP discussions that are underway -- so much so, that we are relying on leaks to get any information.

TPP Would Gut Buy American: Happy July 4th!

Lori Wallach | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Lori Wallach

'Buy American' would be gutted, and American jobs lost, under the TPP, the sweeping "trade" deal that President Obama says he wants to sign this year with 11 Pacific Rim nations.

America's Young Need Trade Agreements

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Our labor market is certainly not on sound footing. Real wage and income growth has been dismal. Where will the markets of 2114 be? With 95 percent of the world's customers outside the U.S. borders, they certainly are not likely to be disproportionately in red or blue states.

Here's 30 Billion Reasons Why Mexican Trucks Are No Joke

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

This is not the time for America to be signing off on new trade deals that could worsen the problem. The appeal made by Mexican truckers will only be a drop in the bucket of what is to come if this 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal comes to fruition.

Conservatives Oppose Fast Track, TPP: Poll

Curtis Ellis | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Curtis Ellis

Corporate media consistently characterize the opponents of Obama's trade agenda as "labor unions," but the fact is conservative voters loathe it as well.

Restoring the Pacific Through International Trade Laws

Cobie Smulders | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Cobie Smulders

Scientists estimate that humans are driving current rates of extinction far higher than normal. We're losing biodiversity, and we're losing it fast.

It's Time to End the Secrecy Surrounding TPP

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

There needs to be more certainty for policymakers and the public if they are going to go along with such a deal. Americans deserve a bigger say in their future.

'A Line in the Park' -- An Occupy Invite and Plea to Hopeful NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.16.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Well, the tide is flowing in your favor, Bill. Willy Thompson has conceded, and only one lonely Republican stands between you and Gracie Mansion. An...

"Free Trade" Was Never Really About Trade

Stan Sorscher | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We need to think differently about trade. First, let me say that I am 100% in favor of trade. Trade is when we do what we do best, they do what they do best, and we trade. Trade, done right, will raise living standards.

'Free Trade' Agreements Won't Create Jobs But a More Competitive Dollar Would

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Mark Weisbrot

When our government tells us such an agreement will create jobs in the U.S., they are saying that the agreement will increase our exports faster than imports.

Senators Agree: Trade Must Protect the Environment

Ilana Solomon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Ilana Solomon

A strong environment chapter is certainly not the only part of a trade agreement necessary to protect our land, water, and natural resources, but it is especially critical when viewed in historical context and in the current context of the TPP negotiations.

America For Sale, Part Two: Obama's Leaked Trade Doc Breaks '08 Pledge To Not Sell Us Out Behind Our Backs

Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

During the 2008 campaign, Hillary Clinton warned America that Barack Obama, if elected president, would go behind the country's back and sell it out t...