New Interactive Map Shows TPP Would Expand Multinational Corporations’ Power to Attack U.S. Laws Using System That Hundreds of Law Professors, VP Candidate Kaine Cite as Reason to Oppose Pact

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Public Citizen interactive map shows how enactment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would dramatically expand U.S. exposure to multinational corporate demands for taxpayer compensation using the controversial “investor state dispute settlement” (ISDS) system.  [Matthew Groch| September 08, 2016 | Public Citzen] Under existing treaties, relatively few foreign investors are empowered to use…

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TPP FALLOUT CONTINUES

[ Adam Behsudi| September 07, 2016 | Politico] The list of groups coming out against the TPP as it currently stands continues to get longer, with two new organizations — Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America — writing letters to Congress on Tuesday urging lawmakers to state their opposition to the deal. Consumers Union is…

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Did President Obama Threaten National Security in Negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

[ Dean Baker| August 29, 2016 | TruthOut] The latest line from proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) implies that President Obama threatened long-standing national security relationships in his negotiating of the TPP. These proponents are not pushing the economic merits of the TPP, but rather arguing that its rejection by Congress would jeopardize longstanding…

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