Patrick Woodall

Patrick Woodall

Patrick Woodall is Research Director and Senior Policy Advocate for Food & Water Watch. Patrick has been a public policy analyst, researcher and advocate on economic justice issues in Washington for more than two decades.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
More TPP Trickery: Keystone Pipeline Company Demands $15B Under Prior Trade Deal
This week, the TransCanada pipeline company officially filed a $15 billion corporate trade lawsuit against the United States for refusing to allow the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. After an intense grassroots campaign by environmentalists, farmers, landowners and local governments,...
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Changing Politics of Free Trade — Politicians are Finally Listening
Last month, the air conditioner manufacturer Carrier told 1,400 workers in Indianapolis that their middle-class jobs were being offshored to Mexico. Carrier would slash its labor costs since its new workers would earn only about 10 percent of what the United Steelworkers earned in Indiana. This is...
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
WTF is the TPP?
If we don’t pay attention to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), this behemoth of a trade deal will destroy much of the progress we’ve made in the United States protecting the environment, workers, food safety and people’s health. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is Worse Than We Expected The Trans-...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Fast Track Update: Senate Bill Limps Across Finish Line and on to the House
The Senate ultimately passed Fast Track after a surprisingly contentious and difficult week of trade debate late last Friday night. The big business-Republican leadership-Obama administration alliance had hoped to generate momentum for Fast Track by scoring a swift and easy victory in the Senate...
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Friday, April 17, 2015
Same Old Hatch-et Job on Trade Agenda on Fast Track
On Thursday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced their Fast Track trade promotion legislation (The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, TPA-2015) to a flurry of adulation that this bill signals momentum on the Big...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A Mega-Merger Too Far: Kraft Foods-H.J Heinz Announce Merger
Do you like ketchup with your mac and cheese? H.J. Heinz and Kraft sure appear to. This morning, processed food powerhouse Kraft Foods and ketchup kingpin H.J. Heinz announced a merger that will create the world’s 5 th largest food company . The post-merger company would sell $28 billion worth of...
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