Newstalk ZB: Legal papers filed against TPP

An earlier protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (James Robins) Papers have been filed in the High Court in Wellington, seeking an urgent judicial review of the secrecy surrounding the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. [Reposted from ZB Newstalk  |  Newstalk ZB Staff  |  August 5, 2015] TPP opponent Professor Jane Kelsey is bringing the legal…

Newstalk ZB: No deal in latest round of TPP talks

US Trade Representative Michael Froman says after a week of intense talks, they have made considerable progress toward reaching a major trade deal, but have not reached a full and final agreement. [Reposted from NB Newstalk  |  Newstalk ZB Staff  |  August 1, 2015] He told a media conference negotiators will continue their intensive talks…

Alliance for American Manufacturing: Deficit Shows We Have a Long Way to Go Before a True American Manufacturing Resurgence

Washington, D.C. – The Commerce Department released the latest monthly U.S. trade figures Wednesday. The overall monthly U.S. international goods and services trade deficit increased to $43.8 billion in June, from $40.9 billion in May, revised. [Reposted from the blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing  |  August 5, 2015] The monthly U.S. goods deficit…

CCPA: Canadian corporations abuse investment treaties, bully governments into environmental backtrack: study

Canadian investors have exploited a controversial mechanism in international investment treaties to challenge public interest regulations in 24 different countries, according to a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). Canadian investors have exploited a controversial mechanism in international investment treaties to challenge public interest regulations in 24 different countries, according…

Campaign for America’s Future: Why the TPP Trade Talks Stalled, and What We’ll Have to Watch For Next

The latest round of negotiations to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” agreement ended without a deal being completed. The negotiators will try again as soon as the end of August. [Reposted from the Campaign for America’s Future blog  |  Dave Johnson  |  August 3, 3015] TPP is the largest “trade” agreement in history, covering…