Trans-Pacific Partnership

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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Trans-Pacific Partnership Should be Disliked by Everyone - Including the Tea Party

Trans-Pacific Partnership Should be Disliked by Everyone - Including the Tea Party
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has some very disturbing components, not the least of which the rules that supersede sovereign nations' laws. Oddly though, the tea party doesn't seem too concerned.
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Wikileaks Releases First TPP Chapter; Its Contents Show Why Trade Agreement Is So Secret

Wikileaks Releases First TPP Chapter; Its Contents Show Why Trade Agreement Is So Secret
We the People finally get to read one chapter of the 29-chapter Trans-Pacific Partnership “trade” agreement. If this agreement becomes law it will fundamentally alter the relationship between our government, other governments and giant multinational corporations, so you’d think America’s citizens would want to have a say in the negotiations. But the only reason We the People get to even read it at all is because it was leaked to Wikileaks.
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No Such Thing as Free: What Global Trade Agreements Teach Us About Putting Americans to Work

No Such Thing as Free: What Global Trade Agreements Teach Us About Putting Americans to Work
As the Trans-Pacific Partnership gets rammed through Congress, greased by backroom dealings, promises of jobs, jobs, jobs are being proffered exponentially. However, the U.S. has a long history of global trade deals and the evidence of job growth isn't exactly promising. So what do NAFTA and deals with China and Korea have to teach us about TPP's promises?
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Trans-Pacific Trade Proposal Hurts Workers, Cements Inequality

Trans-Pacific Trade Proposal Hurts Workers, Cements Inequality
An analysis released today of the effects of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement concludes that “most workers are likely to lose” as a result of the agreement, and that what the economy will gain as a whole “amounts to a rounding error.”
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Manufacturing Unemployment: Free Trade with Low-Income Countries on the Rise

Manufacturing Unemployment: Free Trade with Low-Income Countries on the Rise
Many of the existing free trade agreements have seriously ill effects on income inequality, and experts agree that the upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership could further damage the hurting U.S. manufacturing industry. What does it mean for the average local labor market? "Increased unemployment, decreased labor-force participation, and increased use of disability and other transfer benefits."
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'Most Effective Member of the House' Slams NSA Spying, Citizens United, TPP, Fracking

'Most Effective Member of the House' Slams NSA Spying, Citizens United, TPP, Fracking
U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) is one of the rare forces for democracy to be operating on Capitol Hill, and in this half-hour interview with LA Progressive he really shows why. He discusses the corrosive influence of big money in politics, the NSA spying scandal. the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and his secret to working with members of the opposition to pass the highest number of amendments of any member of Congress.
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Trans-Pacific Partnership More Likely to Create 'Disaster Scenario' Than Positive Economic Impact

Lost in this election’s never-ending barrage of meme unworthy misquotes and rehashed social issue talking points is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement that looks to shape the future of business in burgeoning Asian markets. It has been mentioned exactly zero times by the Presidential candidates as far as we can tell, but if/when it is secretly approved it will become the most significant foreign and domestic policy initiative to come out of the Obama administration.
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