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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US 3rd Qtr Growth Rate Slowed Because of Trade Deals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 23, 2015 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145, [email protected] Washington~ Yesterday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that the third quarter growth rate (at 2% annualized) was significantly slower than second quarter growth rate (3.9% annualized) in large part because of the trade deficit.  According to the report: “The deceleration in real…

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The GOP’s Growing Rift on Trade

The Re­pub­lic­an Party has split anew on one of its core ten­ets—free trade—and the ques­tion is how long the war will last. [Reposted from the National Journal |  December 15, 2015] While the GOP has largely sup­por­ted free trade for over three dec­ades, its top-tier pres­id­en­tial can­did­ates are split on the re­cently-struck Pa­cific trade accord, the most…

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