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"Although EFF has been keeping an open mind about the agreement until we have a better idea of what it will contain, the secrecy of its first negotiation round augurs poorly for what is to come," Malcolm writes. Views
As First NAFTA Round Opens in Secrecy, Digital Rights Groups Fear Another TPP
The opening round of a series of negotiations over a proposed revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began this week in Washington, D.C. between trade representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Already it is clear that the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR...
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Meet the New NAFTA, Same as the Old NAFTA?
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump called for protection of jobs. Did he mean tariffs or other measures to keep employment in the United States? Or was he talking about stronger labor protection, such as the right to organize? The renegotiations of the North American Free Trade...
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Trump's NAFTA Plan Looks a Lot Like Corporate-Friendly Deals He Campaigned Against
The Trump administration this week released its objectives for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—the trade deal Donald Trump referred to as "the worse deal ever"—and while observers say the document includes " a lot of boilerplate language " and is " fairly vague ,"...
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What Would It Look Like to Build a Politics That’s Open to People But Closed to Big Money?
When it comes to Brexit, Labour is caught between a rock and a hard place. With both the party and its electoral base divided, and passions running high on both sides, it simply can’t match the clarity of Theresa May’s pitch for a mandate to push through a hard Brexit. So it alternates between...
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To Those Who Trusted Him on Trade, Trump Prepares 'Punch in the Face'
In yet another broken promise , President Donald Trump appears to be walking back his campaign rhetoric on the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA—preparing to deliver what one critic described as "a punch in the face" to those who trusted Trump to make the trade deal better for working...
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The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) says no TPP. Views
Trump is a Catastrophe, But So was the TPP
Since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, I’ve found myself talking for the first time with a lot of my 20-something friends about trade agreements. My friends didn’t vote for Donald Trump. Most are from “liberal” parts of the US. They went to good schools for 12 years, worked...
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Dance on the Grave of the TPP
The Trans-Pacific Partnership was effectively dead before Donald Trump's inauguration but, somehow, it always seemed poised to emerge from the grave and walk among the living once more. But now it appears to be buried for good, and it was Trump who dealt the final, though largely symbolic , blow...
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If Progressives Want to Defeat Trump, They Must Win Back Workers
During the Sanders campaign I heard a high level official give a powerful speech blasting the Trans-Pacific Partnership Act (TPP) for the harm it would bring to workers, environmentalists and to all who cared about protecting democracy. Donald Trump now has signed an executive order pulling out of...
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Trump Declares TPP Still Dead. So Now What?
President Trump formally withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Though TPP was killed by a long progressive fight that resulted in it not having the votes to pass Congress, of course, he took credit for killing it himself. TPP was another “trade” deal written in secret using a...
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The Death of the Toxic Trade Deal TPP Was Long Overdue - But Don’t Praise Trump for It
It’s good news that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead. In fact, the toxic deal – a pacific version of US-EU deal TTIP – was already dead before Trump took office. Popular pressure from trade unions and campaign groups in the US and elsewhere had killed it. Even free-trader Hillary Clinton...
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