Don’t eat that shrimp

Last year, the Guardian shed light on an uncomfortable — and unfortunate — truth about much of the shrimp sold in North America, Europe, Japan and elsewhere around the world. A six-month-long investigation revealed that torture, wage-theft, beatings and various other illegal practices were a reality in the production chain of the world’s largest supplier. [by Roberto A. Ferdman| December…

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The Trans-Pacific Trade Scam

Last spring, President Barack Obama got downright crabby about people criticizing the mammoth Trans-Pacific Partnership he’s trying to sell to Congress and the public. [by Jim Hightower| December 29, 2015 |Other Words] More and more Americans are learning that the TPP would undermine America’s very sovereignty, giving multinational corporations direct access to secretive tribunals that…

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Trade Deals and US Agriculture

In early October 2015, negotiators for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reached an agreement that they submitted to their respective governments for approval. The countries involved in addition to the US are Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, and Vietnam. The Office of the United States Trade Representative explains that the…

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Chamber, NAM Delay TPP Decision Over Continued Member Objections

  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) have delayed taking a formal position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) due to continuing objections from member companies over the agreement’s provisions on biologic drugs, financial services and tobacco, according to informed sources. December 24, 2015 | Inside U.S. Trade These companies are…

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