All Articles on TPP

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Amid Fierce Opposition, Obama and Big Biz Still Resolute in Pushing TPP
Populist momentum behind the anti-TPP movement has forced many politicians to back away from the deal
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Bernie Sanders sign Democratic National Convention Views
Hillary, "You're Screwing it Up": An Open Letter From a Bernie Delegate
Dear Secretary Clinton: Like most of the other Bernie Sanders delegates at the national convention last week, I don’t trust you. At the same time, we have a common interest in defeating Donald Trump . That ought to be the basis for a tactical alliance during the next 99 days -- but you need to make...
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A rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Wellington, New Zealand, November 8, 2014. Views
Millions of People Yearning for a "Brexit" from Destructive Trade Deals
U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Canada, against the backdrop of Brexit and the U.S. presidential campaign, had many opinion leaders trying to dismiss concerns about free trade. Now, we’re told, people who are against free trade are isolationists who want to entrench themselves in the...
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Hillary Clinton Needs to Wake Up. Trump Is Stealing the Voters She Takes for Granted
For the first time in living memory, the Republicans are outflanking the Democrats on the left. If they don’t rise to the challenge, they’ll be trounced
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TPP Opposition: Make Them Do It And Hold Them To It
Elites take “globalization” as a given because “trade” deals have pushed sovereignty off the table and locked governments out of decision-making over things like stopping offshoring of jobs and protecting domestic industries. They smirk knowingly and wink and nod when politicians respond to citizen...
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As Clinton Readies for Nomination, Unions Hope It's Zero Hour for TPP
'I would like for her to articulate who she will be as president as the United States'
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Did Longtime Ally Just Blow Major Hole in Clinton's TPP Credibility?
'To be very clear, she would only go forward if the changes that she wants are implemented'
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What to Make of VP Pick Tim Kaine's Reversal on TPP
In a representative democracy, the idea is that the representatives should support the preferences of their constituencies. This is what is happening with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Tim Kaine has reversed his position from supporting TPP to...
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Celebrating Common Sense?
Last week, there was a bit of good news on the trade front: on July 8, tobacco giant Philip Morris lost its ridiculous case against Uruguay’s cigarette labeling laws. In 2010, the multinational company’s Swiss subsidiary—which owns its operations in Uruguay—sued the country over rules designed to...
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Dr. Cornel West speaks to the Platform Committee in Orlando last weekend. (Photo: Joe Roulette/flickr/cc) Views
Welcome to the New Democratic Party
Clinton Platform members got up to tell the Committee, guests, and the audience watching at home on CSPAN that they oppose the TPP. But they would not add these words to the platform: “We oppose the TPP.”
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