TPP

Breaking: Trans-Pacific Partnership Ignores Climate, Asks Countries to Volunteer to Protect the Environment

Breaking: Trans-Pacific Partnership Ignores Climate, Asks Countries to Volunteer to Protect the Environment
In March, the White House was touting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on its blog stating:“Through TPP, the Obama administration is doubling down on its commitment to use every tool possible to address the most pressing environmental challenges.” Reviewing the environment section of the just-released TPP, one thing becomes quite clear. Climate change is not considered one of the “most pressing environmental challenges.”
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Did Obama Administration Downplay Malaysia Slavery To Grease Trade Deal?

Did Obama Administration Downplay Malaysia Slavery To Grease Trade Deal?
Cheap labor is the whole point of our corporate-rigged, NAFTA-style trade agreements. Companies get to move jobs, factories, even entire industries out of the U.S. to countries where people are exploited, the environment is not protected and “costs” like human safety are kept low. But even so … tolerating slavery? Flat-out slavery? Really? Unfortunately, it looks like that’s what is happening with fast-track trade promotion authority, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Obama administration.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren's Letter to President Barack Obama: "Declassify the TPP Agreement"

Senator Elizabeth Warren's Letter to President Barack Obama: "Declassify the TPP Agreement"
Progressive Democrats have been hoping to see a showdown between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton for years. Instead, they're getting a public feud between the senator from Massachusetts and President Barack Obama.
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Obama Tries to Convince Supporters Pacific Trade Deal is Good Thing - Full Speech

Obama Tries to Convince Supporters Pacific Trade Deal is Good Thing - Full Speech
President Obama finds himself in a strange position these days. He has the support of Republicans and the opposition of Democrats. The issue is the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership which his normal supporters oppose. Obama took on his supporters at an Organizing For America event and tried to explain why this trade deal was different than the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of years ago that is blamed for draining jobs from the U.S.
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Art Pulaski: Workers are Left in the Dark with Fast Track

Art Pulaski: Workers are Left in the Dark with Fast Track
There's trouble brewing in Washington D.C. for American workers. In the coming weeks, our congress will decide whether or not to pass Fast Track legislation that will allow trade deals to be made behind closed doors and without any oversight from the people most impacted: American workers.
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Environmental Groups Denounce Fast Track Trade Process

Environmental Groups Denounce Fast Track Trade Process
The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the League of Conservation Voters and 41 other environmental groups sent a letter to Congress this week, asking them to oppose fast track trade promotion authority for upcoming trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). They asked Congress to instead set up an open, transparent trade negotiating system that gives stakeholders, other than just corporate representatives, input in the process.
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Do Last Week's Midterm Results Mean the TPP's Inevitability?

Do Last Week's Midterm Results Mean the TPP's Inevitability?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has long been the boogeyman hiding under America's bed. The TPP, which was written to favor corporations over local domestic law with deregulations, was kept at bay by Democrats in the Senate. Unfortunately, something happened last week that significantly hurt those Dems' ability to fight the international "trade agreement" boogeyman.
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Michael Brooks
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Power Grab: 'Investor-State Dispute Settlements' Are the Worst Thing You’ve Never Heard Of

Power Grab: 'Investor-State Dispute Settlements' Are the Worst Thing You’ve Never Heard Of
Arbitration has become an integral part of trade agreements like NAFTA and the TPP. What does that mean for consumers? Well, for a start, it's an end-run around courts, laws, the Constitution, and pretty much all things democratic.
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Tricks of Trade: WikiLeaks Uncovers Another Brutal, Secret, International Corporate Power Grab

Tricks of Trade: WikiLeaks Uncovers Another Brutal, Secret, International Corporate Power Grab
The secrecy surrounding TISA is being described as worse than the bastion of non-transparency that is the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). There is warranted fear that TISA would be the most dangerous piece in this axis of evil.
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Newest 'Sneaky Law' Forgives $700B in Owed Corporate Taxes

Newest 'Sneaky Law' Forgives $700B in Owed Corporate Taxes
The mother of all sneak laws is quietly making its way through Congress disguised as corporate tax “reform.” Corporations have been avoiding taxes by moving production and profit centers out of the U.S. because of a loophole that lets them “defer” paying the taxes they owe until they “bring the money home.” Now they are hiding around $2 trillion or more outside of the country, which means they owe up to $700 billion in taxes.
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