More Than 100 State and Local Governments Considering Anti-TPP Resolutions

  More than 100 state and local governments have introduced or passed resolutions opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In addition, more than 100 resolutions opposing the TPP were passed at recent precinct caucuses in Iowa.  [Kenneth Quinnell| February, 18 2016 |AFL-CIO| Leaders like Jon Weissman, secretary-treasurer of the Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO, have condemned TPP while passing the resolutions. On…

Who is Killing American Manufacturing?

  United Technologies, Cardone and Dematic announced recently they will move plants to Mexico cutting 3,700  U.S. jobs.  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,…

China one of great thefts of all time: Trump

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has slammed China for the devaluation of its tightly-controlled currency, describing the Communist trading giant as one of the “great thefts” of all time. [News Desk| February, 18 2016 |The Hindu] “China has been one of the great thefts of all time, what they’ve done to the United States. We…

Economic Populism at the Primaries

  A week ago Sunday, one of the two eventual winners of the New Hampshire primaries assailed the power of corporate lobbyists over the U.S. government, labelling them “bloodsuckers.” He attacked defense contractors for forcing the government to buy missiles it didn’t need. He blasted oil companies and insurers. And he vowed to use the…

U.S. Negotiator Holds Open Possibility That TTIP May Not Conclude In 2016

  Updated: BRUSSELS — In a closed-door meeting with European business representatives here Tuesday (Feb. 23), U.S. chief negotiator Dan Mullaney appeared to back off the administration’s publicly stated goal of concluding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in 2016, leaving open the possibility that the talks would not finish in that timeframe, according to…

TPP will kill Montana agriculture

  Recently the U.S. trade representative signed a multinational trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership. To be finalized, Congress has to ratify it. [Steve Charter| February, 15 2016 |Independent Record] As a rancher, I am not only concerned by the TPP, I am outraged by what it would mean to this country. I can’t…