Public Citizen: TPP Leak Reveals Extraordinary New Powers for Thousands of Foreign Firms to Challenge U.S. Policies and Demand Taxpayer Compensation

For Immediate Release:                                          Contact: Symone Sanders (202) 454-5108 March 25, 2015                                                      Lori Wallach (202) 454-5107, [email protected] TPP Leak Reveals Extraordinary New Powers for Thousands of Foreign Firms to Challenge U.S. Policies and Demand Taxpayer Compensation Unveiling of Parallel Legal System for Foreign Corporations Will Fuel TPP Controversy, Further Complicate Obama’s Push for Fast Track [A…

Dave Johnson: Fast-Track Fight Accelerates As Vote Approaches

As Congress prepares to consider fast track legislation to essentially pre-approve (without reading) the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) opponents are working to get the word out and register opposition. Seattle’s city council is preparing to vote on a resolution opposing fast track, and a number of organizations sent an open letter spelling out what an acceptable fast track process would do. [Reposted from the Campaign for America’s Future blog  |  Dave Johnson  |  March 23,…

FT: The flaws in the geopolitical case for the TPP

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership does or doesn’t approach completion, arguments for and against have had another airing, including the contention that the deal is worth doing for foreign policy reasons to enhance the US’s geopolitical standing in Asia. [Reposted from The Financial Times  |  Alan Beattie  |  March 25, 2015] This is an appealing fall-back…

AG Partners: Challenging Trade Statistics

  WASHINGTON (DTN) — Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a vigorous opponent of granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority, lashed out Thursday at USDA officials over the administration’s use of export statistics to convince members of Congress to support trade agreements. [Reposted from AG Partners LLC  |   Jerry Hagstrom  |  March 20, 2015] At a House…

Sonoma County Gazette: Do NOT Fast Track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement

Despite his inspirational speeches about helping the middle class, President Obama is poised to outsource more well-paying American jobs and irretrievably subvert our democracy and national sovereignty to corporate interests, by ramming through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement. Even scarier, our Congress is poised to give him the right to do so, if…