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After 20 Years, NAFTA Leaves Mexico’s Economy in Ruins
Twenty years ago, on Jan. 1, 1994, a trade deal championed by Democratic President Bill Clinton went into effect. The North American Free Trade Agreement was meant to integrate the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico by breaking down trade barriers between them, creating jobs and...
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After 20 Years of NAFTA Poverty, Lawmakers Move to Fast-Track TPP
'The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be an unmitigated disaster for everything from the environment to internet freedom and working families'
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Do Fast Track and TPP Have Momentum?
As the administration tries to sell Congress on passing fast-track trade promotion authority in order to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, we may be seeing some familiar tactics at work. This time it is an effort to get people to jump on a supposed bandwagon,...
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By Pushing the TPP, Obama is Repeating Mistakes of NAFTA
David Bacon: Obama's push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) demonstrates his 2008 campaign pledge to oppose NAFTA-style free trade agreements was just lip service.
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Get Ready for the 2014 Trade Tsunami
Hard work, smart planning and perseverance made 2013 a year of inspiring fair-trade activism. Vibrant grassroots activism and dogged D.C. advocacy resulted in a new level of public and congressional concern about the perils of Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) . In November, three...
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Will We Fast-Track Past The Lessons Of The NAFTA Trade Debacle?
There are numerous reports that the Obama administration is getting ready to push “Fast Track” legislation in Congress. It looks like there will be a major effort to get this through. We all need to understand what this means to our wages, jobs and economy. “Fast Track” is the common name for Trade...
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Smoke the TPP: How Big Tobacco and "Free Trade" Deals Erode Public Health
Government attempts to curb smoking, including bans on advertisements, attacked by industry claiming authority of corporate-friendly agreements
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Nelson Mandela’s Inconvenient Appreciation for Cuba
President Obama traveled to Soweto, South Africa this week for the memorial service for former president and anti-apartheid movement leader Nelson Mandela. Over 60 heads of state also attended the services, but only five were invited to speak - among them Cuban president Raúl Castro, with whom...
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Obama's Corporate Agenda Delayed as TPP Misses Deadline
Negotiators fail to close deal amid revelations of internal discord over US corporate bullying
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Leaked Trade Docs Reveal US Subservience to Corporate Profit
Wikileaks puts out two new documents showing "great pressure" to bend other countries to corporate-friendly trade pact
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