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How Trump And His Allies Really Feel About Bernie Sanders Supporters

John A. Tures | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

In the media, Donald Trump and his allies have sought to "appeal" to Bernie Sanders supporters. But at GOP rallies and in Congressional votes, it's a different story.

Billionaire Trump Claims Steelworker Status

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Donald Trump stomped into my backyard just days before July 4 and claimed to be a steelworker.

Despite What Donald Trump Says, Free Trade Benefits Americans

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Unfortunately, we all will suffer if politicians make trade a scapegoat for misguided government policies which have made Americans less competitive.

The Leaks Go On: Before Another Secret Round of Negotiations on the Proposed "Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)," WikiLeaks Releases Even More New Hidden Documents

Deborah James | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Deborah James

The 18th round of negotiations on a secret deal to limit public oversight over the services economy starts today at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, and negotiators will have a new item on their agenda.

Quinoa is good for you and for Andean farmers

Arancha González | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Arancha González

© Tomas Munita/ITC Why your quinoa salad is good for rural communities in the Andes, and how to make it even tastier Worried that your love for qui...

Failure of Korean Trade Deal Voids TPP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Just like NAFTA, just like China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), free traders swore that the Korean deal would shower jobs and economic prosperity down on America. It didn't happen. Actually, the exact opposite did.

A President Clinton or Trump Would Be More Alike Than Different on Foreign Policy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The American public has had enough of wars, doesn't know what to believe when politicians speak, and is more interested in taking care of things at home. This is not likely to change when the next president takes office, and Clinton and Trump know it.

Will Hillary Repudiate Bill on the China Trade?

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

A rock and a hard place. Scylla and Charybdis. Sanders and Trump. These are just some of the metaphors and men Hillary Clinton finds herself caught between on the trade issue.

Land of Trade and Greed: Death By China

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Peter Navarro

This is the theme song to the film Death By China, narrated by Martin Sheen -- remixed and reimagined by Fleetwood Mac producer Ken Calliat.

The WTO Just Ruled Against India's Booming Solar Program

Ben Beachy | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Ben Beachy

Cartoon by Courtenay Lewis On the heels of the recent global summit in Paris to tackle climate disruption, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has rul...

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.

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.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries A/W 2016-17: 'Generation Africa' Tackles the Refugee Crisis with Fashion

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.18.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Backstage at the 'Generation Africa' show, photo by Trevor Stuurman I'll admit that the fashion show I most look forward to at every edition of Pitti...

Review: An Ultra High-Energy Novel About the 1999 Seattle Anti-World Trade Organization Protests

The National Book Review | Posted 01.14.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The story begins in the morning, when Victor, a young, biracial vagrant wakes up and decides to sell weed to protestors in order to buy a plane ticket. When he fails at this task, he becomes involved in the protest itself.

The 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi -- a Successful Turning Point for the Multilateral Trading System

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and Ambassador Amina Mohamed hold up the draft agreement of the Nairobi Declaration to wide approbation on 19 D...

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...

2015: A Year in Review on Trade and the Environment

Ilana Solomon | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Let's review 2015's trade-and-environment highlight reel -- which demonstrates why 2016 must be the year to stop harmful trade pacts and build a new model of trade that supports communities, our environment and climate.

US Corporate Cotton vs African Cotton Farmers at the WTO

Marie Clarke | Posted 12.20.2015 | World
Marie Clarke

Developing countries have been long calling for rich countries to practice what they preach, and remove subsidies or allow them to support their own farmers. Over a decade ago, the US agreed to resolve the issue of cotton subsidies "ambitiously, expeditiously and particularly."

Sadly Sitting Out the WTO

Jake Colvin | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jake Colvin

This week, international trade officials from around the world will gather in Nairobi to discuss improving rules governing access to the global market...

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.

Why Fish Need the World Trade Organization to Survive

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 12.11.2015 | World
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Photo Credit: C. Ortiz Rojas As the World Trade Organization 10th Ministerial Conference to be held in Nairobi next week approaches, it is as well t...

High Stakes for the World Trade Organization in Nairobi, Kenya

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Governments are encountering real difficulty in finding common ground on the way forward. Yet the stakes could scarcely be higher for what over the years has proved to be one of the most successful international economic institutions. Why is progress proving so difficult now?

WTO Orders Sanctions Unless US Cuts Consumer Labels, Disproving Obama TPP Claims

Lori Wallach | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Lori Wallach

The ruling is a nightmare for the Obama administration's uphill battle to build support for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It makes clear that trade agreements can -- and do -- threaten even the most favored U.S. public interest safeguards.

Trade Facilitation: Diplomacy May Be Catching Up

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.01.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Independent efforts by individual countries to facilitate trade should keep a close eye on standards being shaped in order to minimize adjustments when it (finally) comes the moment of cross-border harmonization.

The WTO Just Dealt A Blow To U.S. Consumers And Dolphins

Ben Beachy | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
Ben Beachy

The U.S. government should not give into pressure from a corporate-friendly trade organization to weaken or eliminate our dolphin-saving label. Instead, it should stand up for consumers and wildlife by negotiating a solution with Mexico that keeps the "dolphin-safe" label intact.