Kristen Beifus

Kristen Beifus is the director of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, consisting of 55 diverse organizations across the state of Washington working for trade policy that benefits people and the planet.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 7:17am
Why the TransPacific Partnership is a Scary Big (Trade) Deal
NHK Broadcasting, Japan’s equivalent of the BBC, contacted me last month, wanting a statement on the American public’s reaction to the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.
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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 9:29am
Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty
A 16th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is underway in Singapore this week. Canada and Mexico join the nine other TPP countries for the second time since the U.S. government invited its NAFTA partners to join late last year.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 1:05pm
The Tricks of the Trade Deals
Last week, President Obama submitted to Congress no fewer than three "hangover" free trade agreements (FTA's) originally negotiated by the Bush administration. All three bills have been widely opposed by labor organizations, environmental groups, human rights activists, and others for their strong likelihood of offshoring U.S. jobs, further deregulating the corporate sector, hurting the livelihoods of farming communities, and ignoring labor and environmental standards and human rights. They are expected to be voted on Wednesday.
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