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China Hands | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
China Hands

Jean Young Koo reports on the Free Trade Agreement between China and South Korea It seems that the world's fastest growing major economy and an Asian...

Zach Carter

Obama Faces Backlash Over Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical ...

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Solution to Latin America's Fractured Trade Regime?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Many hope an agreement on the TPP will provide a much-needed boost to a still prostrate global economy, but what is being widely hailed as profound progress in the evolution of trade integration globally is having the opposite effect in Latin America.

Economy Sick, Politics Deadlocked? How About a Trade Deal!?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The economy faces a persistent budget crisis. Pushback from Wall Street has gutted most of the banking reforms, unemployment is stuck around 8 percent, corporate profits have been soaring while there is no wage growth -- and the newest White House proposal is... a free trade zone with Europe. This idea of a Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Area was tossed in, reportedly at the last moment, to President Obama's State of the Union, and is being promoted in the government's latest report on trade. You don't know whether to laugh or cry. This is a classic case of changing the subject to a cause that will not address any of the economy's deeper ills and could well worsen them. It recalls the very old joke about the drunk looking for his keys under a lamp post. He mentions to a cop that he lost the keys somewhere else, but "this is where the light is."

Zach Carter

Senators Demand Access To Controversial Trade Docs After Leak

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four senators sent a letter to the Obama administration on Monday asking for greater congressional access to negotiations on the Trans-P...

Obama Hosts Close Ally After Trade Agreement Passes

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON and ERICA WERNER | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised a just-completed trade deal with South Korea on Thursday as he welcomed the country's president to t...

"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.

Get Money Out to Bring Jobs In

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

How, exactly, is this working? How is this system depriving us of what we need? It's simple -- the cash speaks, the people don't.

Colombia Slips Into the Abyss as FTA Threatens Further Havoc

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

Colombia just reached an ignominious benchmark -- it is now the country with the largest population of internally displaced persons in the world

Korea-U.S. Deal Undercuts Civil Society

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stan Sorscher

I am 100% in favor of policies that raise our standard of living. What I oppose are trade policies that deindustrialize America, erode the middle class and compromise long-term prosperity.

Economics vs. Fakeonomics

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

We skeptics of free trade are used to being told, "You don't understand economics." But I've noticed something. We are often not really struggling against real economics at all.

The Big Lie: Venezuela & Labor

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

Since 1986, over 2800 unionists have been assassinated in Colombia. The clear and ever-present danger to organized labor in Colombia is the most salient and undeniable fact about the U.S.' favorite nation in the region.

Colombia's "Genocidal Democracy" May Have Claimed Over 150,000 Lives*

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

In his book, Colombia: The Genocidal Democracy, Father Javier Giraldo, a Jesuit priest and long-time human rights activist in Colombia, estimated that...

No Evidence Found that Colombia Suddenly FTA-Worthy

Fred Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fred Redmond

"Free trade should be premised on fundamental respect for human rights, especially the rights of the workers producing the goods to be traded. In Colombia, workers cannot exercise their right without fear of being threatened or killed."

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.

Free Markets, Free Trade & Death

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

While the effects of free trade in Peru are horrendous, the good news is that people there are fighting back.