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Four Reasons Why Hillary Is a Democrat in Name Only

Jane White | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Jane White

For the life of me, I can't fathom why anyone would consider voting for Hillary Clinton. Forget the baggage about the emails while she was Secretary of State. Here's a list of key issues that matter.

TPP: Helping Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in the 21st Century

Arun M. Kumar | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Arun M. Kumar

Enterprising entrepreneurs and small businesses have been part of the fabric of America from its earliest days. The historic Trans-Pacific Partnershi...

Fair Trade Romp in New Hampshire

Ian Fletcher | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

So Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won their respective New Hampshire primaries. From a fair-trade point-of-view, the news couldn't be better. However the Eccentric Billionaire from Queens and the Eccentric Socialist from Brooklyn may differ, on this they agree.

TPP Would Further Emasculate America

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.08.2016 | 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.

Flying Pink Dildo Hits Politician In The Face During Presser

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.05.2016 | Weird News

An angry protester threw a pink dildo at the face of a high-profile New Zealand politician during a presser on Friday. The sex toy bounced off...

Sanders Vows to Kill TPP If Elected. Will Clinton?

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Dave Johnson

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "free-trade" agreement was signed, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders strongly voiced his opposition and committed to doing what he can to kill the deal if he is elected president. Rival Hillary Clinton has also stated opposition to the TPP, but will she also vow to kill it if elected?

TTP to Be Signed in New Zealand Today

Anna Wilding | Posted 02.03.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

According to the White House, on 4 February 2016 the much debated Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPP, is due to be signed in New Zealand, at a Trade Minister level. However, in the United States, the Agreement is yet to be passed by Congress.

A Great Achievement in Economic Diplomacy

Matt Gold | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Matt Gold

A free trade agreement (FTA) expands economic opportunity in foreign markets for American workers and businesses, while doing the same for their foreign counterparts in our market. The increased trade improves the overall economy of each country. But, in order to avoid unwanted side effects, modern FTAs do more.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Being Sold With Bogus Economic Models

Ian Fletcher | Posted 02.06.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

As documented at length in my book Free Trade Doesn't Work, most of the economics used to justify free trade and free-trade agreements makes sense if you grant its intellectual premises, which tend to be buried. Feretting out these hidden assumptions -- I identified the eight big ones in my book -- is thus the master key to understanding how we're being snowed.

Bernie Sanders And Big Business Find Something They Can Actually Agree On

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

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Chamber of Commerce Lobbyist Tom Donohue: Clinton Will Support TPP After Election

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue, a top lobbyist for the pro-corporate-power Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] agreement, recently assured viewers that if Hillary Clinton wins the Presidential election, Clinton will support the TPP, even though she opposes it now.

New Vietnamese Leadership Must Urgently Rehabilitate Country's Appalling Human Rights Record

John Coughlan | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
John Coughlan

With the news that incumbent Nguyễn Phú Trong is poised to continue as General Secretary of the Viet Nam Communist Party, following a secretive leadership race with outgoing Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, he must urgently move to rehabilitate the country's longstanding appalling human rights record.

How The Presidential Election Could Endanger Obama’s Big Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

Leading presidential candidates' opposition to President Barack Obama’s signature trade agreement is jeopardizing the landmark deal, according ...

Obama, Turnbull, and America's Increasing Engagement in Asia in 2016

Michael H. Fuchs | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Michael H. Fuchs

While Turnbull's visit may look like a relatively routine trip marking the importance of the U.S.-Australia alliance, it's merely the tip of the iceberg of a concreted American strategy to continue supporting peace and prosperity in Asia.

Jewish Mother Stands Up Against the Trans Pacific Partnership

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

After I gave a few examples of how the TPP can ruin the lives of Americans, (which I recorded), I admonished the young man from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his dereliction of duty in laying out the whole truth.

Bill Clinton's Trade Legacy Is Hillary's Burden Too

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

The real advantage for any of Hillary's opponents in having Bill on the hustings is that his trade record too is not just fair game, but big game -- one that is the top priority of a great many American voters who want to see decades of trade policy failures reversed beginning in 2017.

TransCanada, This is What Democracy Looks Like

Courtenay Lewis | Posted 01.08.2016 | 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.

Expanding Foreign Investment in 2016: Creating Jobs and Supporting the U.S. Economy

Stefan M. Selig | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Stefan M. Selig

Our country's singular ability to attract FDI has delivered growth, prosperity, and jobs coming out of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. And our continuing ability to ensure that the U.S. remains the top-global destination for FDI will be critical to furthering our future economic success and our ongoing global leadership.

'Green News Report' - January 7, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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The Corporation Behind Keystone XL Just Laid Bare the TPP's Threats to Our Climate

Ben Beachy | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Ben Beachy

TransCanada, the notorious fossil fuel corporation behind the ill-fated Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, just made abundantly clear the threats that the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would pose to our communities, our climate, and our clean air and water, if approved.

Public Interest Takes a Hit Even When Phillip Morris' Investor-State Attack on Australia Is Dismissed

Lori Wallach | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Lori Wallach

What happens when a government "wins" an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) attack provides a cautionary tale for the threats posed by the Trans-Pacific Partnerships (TPP). If enacted, the TPP would double U.S. ISDS liability overnight.

Agenda to Bring New Corporate Issues into the WTO is Defeated, But So Are Developing Countries' Demands for More Policy Space for Development

Deborah James | Posted 12.29.2015 | World
Deborah James

Nairobi, Kenya - At the first ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Africa, it was clear that the majority of members opposed f...

Omnibus Bill Shows Trade Deals Can, In Fact, Rewrite U.S. Laws

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A short provision tucked into the 2,009-page government spending bill will remove labels telling consumers where their beef and pork co...

Burn the TPP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.14.2015 | 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.

Does Clinton Really Oppose TPP? There Is a Test for That

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Dave Johnson

There is one test that, if she passes it, could convince voters that Clinton is on their side. It involves what Clinton does over the next few months to prove that she meant it when she came out in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal a few weeks ago.