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The Clinton Campaign Is Obstructing Change to the Democratic Platform
As one of Bernie’s delegates, I’m disappointed so far. But we’re still fighting hard.
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Clinton's "First Major Betrayal"? DNC Surrogates Defeat Anti-TPP Measure
'The Clinton campaign's reversal on TPP is not just bad policy—it's terrible politics,' says Bernie Sanders advisor
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What the Democrats Must Learn About Free Trade Deals From Brexit
P lenty of Americans are unsettled about Britain’s vote to exit the European Union. And a lot of what unsettles them is Donald Trump’s claim that the Brexit vote sets the stage for a similar reaction against elite political and economic arrangements in the United States. Trump’s a blowhard, and an...
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TransCanada Files NAFTA Suit Demanding More Than $15 Billion for Keystone XL Rejection
On June 24, foreign oil company TransCanada filed a lawsuit against the U.S. under NAFTA , the North American Free Trade Agreement, arguing that the U.S. rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline violated NAFTA’s broad rights for foreign investors by thwarting the company’s “expectations.” As...
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Democrats Prioritize Party Unity Over Including Stand Against TPP In Platform
Members of the Democratic National Convention Platform Committee shot down an attempt to include specific opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in the platform, despite the fact that both Democratic presidential candidates have taken positions against the TPP. The attempt...
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Trump Speech Shows Clinton Must Be Vociferous In Opposing TPP
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But she has also said she will not lobby members of Congress to vote against it. Meanwhile, President Obama continues to push for a vote on TPP in the unaccountable “lame duck”...
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Why Mining Corporations Love Trade Deals
From the salmon-spawning waters of Alaska to the cloud forests of Ecuador, communities are standing up to mining projects that threaten their health, environment, and livelihoods. But mining corporations are fighting back with a powerful tool buried in trade and investment agreements: the ability...
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The TPP “Lame Duck” Push Insults Democracy
In the United States “We the People” are supposed to have a say in how we are governed, right? So shouldn’t we have a say in how we are governed? President Obama, Wall Street and the giant, multinational corporations are pushing – and pushing hard – for a vote in Congress in the “lame duck”...
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'Time to Get Loud': Rock Stars and Celebs Aim to Amplify Anti-TPP Fight
"Whatever you're passionate about, whether it's human rights, internet freedom, climate change, or food safety, the TPP is a bad deal for humanity."
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How Low Would We Go for TPP?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, the huge new 12-country trade deal, raises the question: How low would we go to get the next NAFTA-style deal? The basic idea of a trade deal is that we will lower our tariffs, you will lower your tariffs, and trade goes up. That would be a trade deal. TPP is much...
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