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Trans Pacific Partnership

Tobacco: Symbol of Corrupt Trade Policy

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Ellen R. Shaffer

The predominant business of agreements like the TPP is actually reducing "technical barriers" to trade -- that is, democratically adopted laws and regulations that protect the public's health, environment, labor standards, and financial transactions.

Free Trade Deal May Undermine The Internet, Environment And Public Health All At Once

Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal reacted angrily Monday to disclosures that the Obama administration is b...

Deal or No Deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Congress Weighs in

Ilana Solomon | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is about to be finalized. Or is it?

Is New China the Old Germany?

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Patrick Stephenson

As I await my new toy, fighter jets from Japan, South Korea, China and the United States track each other warily over the very same sea. Trade between our economies has not created true trust between our governments.

Three Reasons You Should Oppose the TPP

John Glaser | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
John Glaser

The TPP has predictably been labeled an international "free trade" deal, but it has less to do with free trade than it does with giving more power and wealth to the government and its corporate cronies.

Why USTR Should Not Put MPAA and PhRMA Ahead of Other Industries (and Consumers) in Trade Negotiations, including TPP

James Love | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
James Love

This week in Singapore, the Obama administration has a different focus -- providing "more" for the MPAA and big pharma lobby. That should change, before this huge trade deal is concluded.

The Democrats' 'Third Way' Quarrel Could Change Your Future

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street deregulation shattered the economy. You can't stand with them, support corporate-friendly tax and trade policies, push for "entitlement" cuts with cynical and misleading arguments -- and still claim to be a "progressive" who opposes wealth inequality.

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 ...

Zach Carter

How Rachel Maddow Helped Force Bill Clinton's Support For Mandela's AIDS Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow played a supporting role in pressuring former President Bill Clinton into abandoning his administration's hostility to Nelson...

House And Senate Near Deal To Green-Light Trade Pact

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A sweeping trade agreement between the United States and a dozen Pacific nations could be approved by Congress as early as next week, a ...

Conservation Needs Strong International Trade Laws

Ted Danson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

The United States is a world leader in ocean conservation and fisheries reform. The ongoing TPP negotiations are an irreplaceable opportunity for us to enact sweeping, trans-oceanic change.

For Free Trade's Sake, Get IP Out of the TPP

Bill Watson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Bill Watson

The prospects for timely completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement are looking increasingly bleak.

Big Pharma Could Win International Price Monopoly, Unlimited Profits in 'Free Trade' Deal

Ethan Rome | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Big Pharma has a new tool to make turbo-charged profits and insulate itself from efforts to rein in skyrocketing health costs.

Blah-humbug: Leaked Trade Agreement Shows (Surprise!) U.S. Looking Out for Its Interests

Michelle Wein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michelle Wein

It is important to note that the differences are much more nuanced than many of the alarmists would lead you to believe -- each country is trying to get the agreement to align best with its existing policies.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Runs Into Serious Resistance Due to Public Scrutiny

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

It is quite amazing a treaty like the TPP can still be promoted as a "free trade" agreement when its most economically important provisions are the exact opposite of "free trade" -- the expansion of protectionism.

WikiLeaks and the Drone Strike Transparency Bill

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Where we are now with the drone strike policy is where we were with the NSA before Snowden's revelations: insiders know what's going on, but the broad public doesn't.

Two Principles to Guide American Foreign Policy

Ali Wyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ali Wyne

Voltaire's 1764 book Dictionnaire Philosophique quotes an Italian proverb, "Le meglio è l'inimico del bene," which translates to "The best is the enemy of the good." Two variants of this maxim can contribute to the conduct of American foreign policy.

Zach Carter

The Secret Obama Effort Some Say Could Damage Internet Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WikiLeaks on Wednesday published a critical chapter of an international trade deal the United States is currently negotiating with 11 Pa...

Zach Carter

1 Big Thing The House Of Representatives Agrees On

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Separate groups of House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday condemned the Obama administration's proposed sweeping free trade agreemen...

Concerned Citizens Want Congress to Flush the TPP

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

The TPP is being referred to as "NAFTA on steroids," and concerned citizens all over the nation are organizing to stop this from being fast-tracked.

Our Veterans Deserve More Than Tickets to a Ball Game

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Let's make this Veterans Day a time to recommit to our values, as we honor those who served and those who work hard every day, whose jobs, living standards and rights are on the line.

Watch: The Top Secret Trade Deal You Need to Know About

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

A cornerstone of President Obama's plan to create more American jobs is a new agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), referred to by some as "NAFTA on steroids." On Moyers & Company, we discuss the TPP with two perceptive observers of the global economy.

Trade Agreements Reveal How Life Will be Organized in 2050

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

These trade agreements regulate countries in the same way that our Constitution regulates Congress, our courts, the president, and our state governments. However, the substance -- the values -- in our Constitution are very different from values expressed in trade agreements.

Forging Partnerships Through Fair Not Free Trade

Lance Simmens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lance Simmens

I have had the distinct pleasure of working closely with John Kerry over the past several decades on a multitude of environmental issues and have a de...

TPP Is a Race to The Bottom -- We Need a Race to the Top

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

For 130 million working Americans, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is, as Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison (D) described so well, the "largest corporate power grab you never heard of."