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Democrats Must Fight To Defeat The Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Democratic National Committee is meeting this weekend in Orlando to mark up a platform laying out the views and aspirations of the party. Up to this point, we have made good progress in helping to create the most progressive Democratic Party platform ever. But more needs to be done. One of the...
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"It's About Letting Giant Corporations Rig the Rules": Warren Skewers TPP
Democratic senator from Massachusetts offers fresh criticism of trade deal in new video
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Democratic Platform Fight over TPP Will Show What Democracy We Really Have
The insurgent candidacies of Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and real estate mogul Donald Trump in the Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively — one uplifting and the other disturbing — together with the Brexit vote, have brought forth an unusual outpouring of discussion on the weaknesses of...
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Democrats and the TPP: Who Speaks for the Future?
Texas populist Jim Hightower will present the Democratic Party platform committee with a Bernie Sanders-sponsored amendment to the draft platform when it meets in Orlando this Friday and Saturday. It will read: It is the policy of the Democratic Party that the Trans-Pacific Partnership should not...
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Betrayed Again, This Time By Unconvincing Arguments For The TPP
Voters of all stripes have recognized the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as another betrayal of working people, and they have resoundingly rejected it. Despite that, President Obama continues to push it, to the extent of possibly seeking passage in a “lame duck” session of Congress. President...
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Global Trade: What's A Good Progressive To Do?
It must have given the earnest wonks at the Economic Policy Institute a bit of a start when Donald Trump touted their research in a speech courting white, working-class voters by criticizing NAFTA and U.S. trade policy with China . EPI president Lawrence Mishel was moved to respond in a blog post...
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Sanders Organizing Grassroots Push Against TPP for DNC Platform Meeting
"Let's be clear: The trade agreement is opposed by virtually the entire grassroots base of the Democratic Party."
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Exposing Trump’s Trade Appeal To Working-Class Voters For What It Is
Donald Trump is selling himself as the champion of working-class voters. He says Democrats and their presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, are selling them out with trade deals. But Trump is just a fraud. Unfortunately, President Obama is pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...
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Rightwing vs. Leftwing Populists on Global Trade
It must have given the earnest wonks at the Economic Policy Institute a bit of a start when Donald Trump touted their research in a speech courting white, working-class voters by criticizing NAFTA and U.S. trade policy with China . EPI president Lawrence Mishel was moved to respond in a blog post...
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Free Trade, DNC Platform and the Climate Crisis
The same day TransCanada sued the U.S. government for $15 billion , the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee met in Missouri . Between the two, there is a lesson to be learned about free trade and the climate crisis. The lawsuit was the anticipated result of President Obama rejecting the...
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