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US Colombia Free Trade Agreement

U.S. Is Aiding and Abetting Afro-Colombian Ethnocide

Dan Kovalik | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

It is critical for those of us concerned with human rights to shine a light on the Colombian military/paramilitary alliance which continues to plague the Afro-Colombian people with particular intensity, and which is leading to what Afro-Colombians are terming, "ethnocide"; others would call it "genocide."

Death Threats Remain Rampant Under Obama's Colombia FTA

Lori Wallach | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Lori Wallach

What change in Colombia could possibly have led a Democratic president to implement a trade agreement over the objections of Democrats in Congress with the country infamous around the world for its violence against unionists?

Free Trade Agreements Mean Job Losses in the Other Country as Well

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

Labor groups argue that the FTAs will result in more U.S. job losses. Obscured by the the debate, however, is the potential for negative economic effects in the partner countries as well.

Bipartisan Fail: Politicians Ignore the People and Double Down on Corporate "Free Trade" At Their Own Peril

Curtis Ellis | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Curtis Ellis

So much for bipartisanship. Democrats and Republicans in Congress have approved the one part of President Obama's jobs agenda voters hate the most.

Ryan Grim

Congress Somehow Figures Out How To Work | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Congress -- if you listen to pundits and Washington politicians -- is completely broken. But when multinational corporate interests are a...

Zach Carter

Free Trade Pact Advances Despite Rampant Murder | Zach Carter | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

Colombia FTA: Blood Won't Easily Be Washed Away

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Voting for the Colombia Free Trade Agreement is a vote for violent union-busting, for driving people from their land, and setting the American working man and woman up to compete on an uneven playing field that will cost jobs and livelihoods.

"Free Trade" Fakery

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

This week, we'll see Congress vote on three so-called "trade agreements." Did you ever wonder why they call them "trade agreements"? So that they don't have to call them what they actually are -- treaties.

The U.S.-Colombia FTA: Still a Bad Deal for Human Rights

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 12.04.2011 | Impact
Lisa Haugaard

In Washington, Congress is nearing a vote on the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement. Human rights, labor, environmental and faith-based groups agree: this agreement is a bad deal for human rights in Colombia.

The Last Thing American Workers and Our Economy Needs...

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Unfortunately, the proposed free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama do nothing to address the significant flaws in the free trade model that prioritize the rights of multinational companies over the rights of workers and the American economy.

Dan Froomkin

Want To Know Who Will Benefit Most From Trade Deals? Watch The Lobbyists | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The three major free trade agreements Congress will soon consider are being promoted as a big win for American workers. But take a good ...

Dave Jamieson

WATCH: Violence, Potential Job Losses Hang Over Colombia Free Trade Agreement | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As U.S. lawmakers inch closer to enacting a long-stalled free trade agreement with Colombia, the deal's proponents have cited the safer ...

Free Trade and the Tea Party: Puppets or Rebels?

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

If Tea Partiers want to get back to the original intent of the Constitution, Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says plain as day that Congress has the power "to regulate commerce with foreign nations."

The Obama Administration's Clueless Trade Diplomacy

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Despite the fact that every major American trade agreement since NAFTA has worsened America's trade balance, Obama actually seems to think he can improve America's export performance by going for more.

U.S. Files Historic Labor Complaint Against Guatemala

Akito Yoshikane | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Akito Yoshikane

The United States filed a complaint against Guatemala for failure to enforce labor agreements outlined in a free trade deal with Central American countries, making it the first time the U.S. has brought a case against a trade partner.

Hope for Obama's "Summer of Jobs"

Susan Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Segal

Why are labor groups, decision makers, and Congress stalling on trade agreements that would put Americans back to work, boost our exports, and increase our competitiveness in Latin America and Asia?

Stalled Trade Agreements: Obama Vows To Push Ahead | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama, who vowed in his State of the Union address to double American exports over the next five years, said on Wednesday that he would rene...

A Bailout for the Economy, Not Just the Automakers

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

This bailout isn't about helping one struggling sector of the economy, it's about making sure that the entire economy stays afloat and continues to support jobs for millions of Americans.

Delay Consideration of Colombia Trade Deal

Kenneth Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth Roth

Congress must work with President-elect Obama to design a policy for Colombia in which "free" trade is not built on dead worker representatives.