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After the TPP, Here’s a Progressive Vision for Trade
This op-ed was originally published on the Sierra Club's Compass blog on November 16, 2016. Opposition to status-quo trade deals has reached unprecedented heights. The entire 2016 election cycle featured a widespread, trans-partisan rebuke of trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership that...
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TPP Is Dead. Time For a Progressive Trade Vision.
Trump’s election has killed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Trump made it one of his top campaign promises to end the TPP, and his election win was a signal to supporters of the TPP in both parties to back down. Even Obama has reportedly given up on passing this agreement, which was to have...
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Listening to Trump
What I learned by going down a weeks-long, late-night, YouTube rabbit hole
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RIP TPP
But just to be clear, Trump did not derail the TPP – people power united across borders did that
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TPP's "Cardiac Arrest": A Lesson for the Challenges of the Trump Years Ahead
'Let the movement that stopped the TPP serve as a reminder to the powerful: we are many, and you are few'
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No Honeymoon for Hillary
If Clinton wins, she’ll inherit massive public anger unless she fights for progressive changes on trade and industrial policy.
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Trade, Democracy, and the Politics of Backlash
On why there has never been a greater need to quash the global corporate agenda.
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The TPP And Free Trade: Time To Retake The English Language
The proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are planning to do a full court press in the lame duck session of Congress following the election. We will be bombarded with speeches and columns from President Obama and other illustrious figures telling us how it is important to approve the...
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Big Papers Want Foreign Companies, Not War Crime Victims, to Sue US
The editorial boards of the US’s four most influential newspapers joined President Barack Obama in opposition to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, a bill that makes suing Saudi Arabia for the 9/11 attacks markedly easier: Should We Let 9/11 Victims Sue Saudi Arabia? Not So Fast (...
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Don’t Believe What You Read: People Really Do Care about Free Trade
President Barack Obama is apparently dead set on a last-minute passage of the twelve-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership t h a t would e n h a n c e t h e p o w e r o f gigantic g l o b a l c o r p o r a t i o n s. His strategy appears to be to push it through during the lame duck session after the...
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