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Why Bernie Sanders And Donald Trump Won The Michigan Primaries

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

Despite their countless differences as presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and business mogul Donald Trump have been hammering on the...

Investigating Peru's Illegal Timber Trade and the Failure of the US-Peru Trade Deal

Ilana Solomon | Posted 03.08.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

At the end of February, after years of turning a blind eye to evidence that Peru has been exporting illegally taken timber to the U.S. in clear violation of its commitments under the U.S.-Peru trade pact, the U.S. is opening its eyes -- just slightly -- to the trade violations.

When a Coin Drops in Asia, Jobs Disappear in Detroit

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The Economic Policy Institute found that currency manipulation is the most important cause of America's massive trade deficits with TPP countries. Trade deficits mean products are shipped to the United States rather than made in the United States. The math is simple.

Stupid Is as Stupid Votes: The TPP and the Free Trade of Misguided Economic Populism

Sam Corey | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Sam Corey

Sanders and Trump are trying to allure disillusioned workers with campaign promises to preserve some short-term jobs, but free trade will benefit America in the long run while the rest of the world continues to advance.

New Study Confirms: Private 'Trade' Courts Serve the Ultra-Wealthy

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A new study confirms what many activists have suspected for a long time: The private courts set up by international "trade" deals heavily favor billionaires and giant corporations, and they do so at the expense of governments and people.

The WTO Gave Environmentalists A New Reason To Oppose The TPP

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business

The World Trade Organization is giving some environmentalists a reason to say “I told you so.” On Wednesday, the WTO, the international body that ...

2/25/2016

Ian Fletcher | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

This post is no longer available. It contained a charge against the Obama administration of lying about trade numbers, based on information provided b...

The Wall Street Journal's War on Donald Trump

Peter Navarro | Posted 02.22.2016 | Media
Peter Navarro

As Donald Trump continues his Shermanesque march through the Republican primaries, the Wall Street Journal continues to fire relentless volleys of cheap shots, pot shots, and the paper's much hoped for gut shot. Just consider last week's run-up to what would be Trump's resounding South Carolina victory.

Murdering American Manufacturing: 'Strictly Business'

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In the week before Valentine's Day, United Technologies expressed its love for its devoted Indiana employees, workers whose labor had kept the corporation profitable, by informing 2,100 of them at two facilities that it was shipping their factories, their jobs, their communities' resources to Mexico.

How the World Looks From the Russian Perspective

Sergey Karaganov | Posted 02.15.2016 | World
Sergey Karaganov

MOSCOW -- The era that began with the end of the Second World War is now over. That period was characterized by a relatively orderly and stable system of confrontation. In fact, the end of the Cold War did not mean the emergence of a new order. There was a hope that the main centers of power would establish relations based largely on cooperation. Instead, an attempt was made to build a unipolar world, which predictably failed. To all appearances, the world is now being swept by a wave of turbulence and fierce competition, if not a struggle of all against all.

Hillary, Bill, and Bernie: Free Trade & Industrial Decline

Ian Ference | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Ian Ference

A few rays of sunlight still hit the Schoolfield Complex of Dan River Inc in 2012, as the century-old textile mill was being systematically torn down ...

Sanders' Media Critics Should Concede That Fixing America IS a Foreign Policy

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The most fundamental reform idea in U.S. foreign policy today is that we should focus more on fixing America and less on trying to control the world. Here are three key reasons why.

Cancer Patient Lays Bare the Danger of TPP and the "Pharma Bro" Problem

Lori Wallach | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Lori Wallach

If passed, the TPP would lock in policies that not only allow price gouging, but essentially require all TPP-signatory governments to provide monopoly rights allowing drug companies to charge whatever they want.

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 Economi...

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 05.03.2016 | 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

Hillary Clinton has tried to convince Democratic primary voters that she is firmly opposed to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. ...

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.