The TTIP and TPP trade deals: enough of the secrecy

It’s amazing how just a little transparency forced onto the free trade deals the Obama administration been negotiating in secret totally turns the public against them. [Trevor Timm| May 4, 2016 |The Guardian] After the contents of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the European Union was leaked and published by Greenpeace a…

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Top Five Reasons Obama is Wrong on TPP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 4, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, [email protected] President Barack Obama penned a Washington Post op-ed yesterday outlining a flimsy case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal. The TPP is currently on life support due to a voter revolt against trade and global governance deals.  Presidents Clinton and Bush also pushed…

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TPP: The Outcast

There was a time not so long ago when trade agreements weren’t considered a “topic of interest” for the general American public. Occasionally, a reporter would cover the subject, only to continue the “free trade is good” rhetoric. If a person was against a “free trade agreement,” that person was considered a protectionist and an…

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Greenpeace Leaks U.S.-E.U. Trade Deal Documents

LONDON — The Dutch chapter of the environmental activist group Greenpeace leaked on Monday a trove of documents from the talks over a proposed trade deal between the European Union and the United States. [Sewell Chan| May 2, 2016 |The New York Times] The documents, Greenpeace said, showed that American trade negotiators had pressed their European counterparts to loosen important environmental,…

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Movement to Stop TPP by Canceling Lame Duck

Given the anti-TPP presidential campaign rhetoric from the leading candidates of both major political parties this year, supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact are concluding that their only chance of getting Congress to approve the TPP will be during the lame-duck session after the November elections. [Larry Greenley| April 27, 2016 |The New American] They…

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