Opposition Amassing to ‘Outdated and Unsound’ Trade Policies

By: Thursday April 30, 2015 3:00 pm

‘Fast Track is an abrogation of not only Congress’ constitutional authority, but of its responsibility to the American people,’ reads letter signed by over 2,000 global groups By Diedre Fulton With dissent fermenting on both sides of the political aisle, more than 2,000 civil society groups are urging Congress to reject Fast Track trade authority, [...]

 

Obama Laments Poverty In Baltimore While Pushing TPP

By: Wednesday April 29, 2015 9:00 am

In a surreal moment at Tuesday’s joint-press conference, President Barack Obama addressed the unrest in Baltimore by lamenting the effects of poverty in America’s inner cities which was then immediately followed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pronouncing his support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement destined to exacerbate poverty in America. President Obama noted [...]

Obama, Corporate “Free Traitors” and You!

By: Sunday April 26, 2015 5:00 pm

By Ralph Nader The pro-big business President Barack Obama and his corporate allies are starting their campaign to manipulate and pressure Congress to ram through the “pull-down-on-America” Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and foreign investment treaty between twelve nations (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam). [...]

Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade

By: Saturday April 25, 2015 5:00 pm

‘We respectfully suggest,’ reads a letter from Sens. Warren and Sherrod Brown to President Obama, ‘that characterizing the assessments of labor unions, journalists, Members of Congress, and others who disagree with your approach to transparency on trade issues as ‘dishonest’ is both untrue and unlikely to serve the best interests of the American people.’ By [...]

Obama Administration’s Announcement About US Drone Strike Shows It Doesn’t Know Who Drones Are Killing

By: Thursday April 23, 2015 2:00 pm

President Barack Obama’s administration announced that a US drone strike, which targeted an “al Qaeda-associated compound” in January, killed two hostages in Pakistan. One of the hostages was an American contractor named Dr. Warren Weinstein, the other an Italian named Giovani Lo Porto. Weinstein was a USAID contractor and Lo Porto was an aid worker. [...]

TPP Fight Dividing Democratic Party

By: Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00 am

The fight over allowing President Obama to have fast-track authority to negotiate the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has divided the Democratic Party in Washington. The proposed agreement has long been at the center of concerns by various members of the Democratic coalition that are worried about another NAFTA style trade deal that will kill jobs and further [...]

‘Stop TTIP’: Global Day of Action Draws Tens of Thousands

By: Saturday April 18, 2015 3:30 pm

‘Rising anti-American sentiment linked to revelations of U.S. spying and fears of digital domination by firms like Google’ By Common Dreams Demonstrators marched around the globe Saturday to protest the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a ‘free trade’ agreement currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the United States. Opponents fear that [...]

TPP Fast-track Deal Reached In Congress

By: Friday April 17, 2015 9:00 am

RELEASE: Sony Pictures worked behind the scenes to push the #TPP with Michael Froman, the US Trade Representative. https://t.co/0i7yhuWCM8 — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 16, 2015 Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden along with House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan agreed on Thursday to give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-pacific Partnership (TPP) deal. TPP [...]

Navy Sets Goal For ‘Offensive Operations In Cyberspace’

By: Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:00 am

Defense Sec. Ashton Carter backs the #TPP, saying its passage is as important to him as an aircraft defense carrier: pic.twitter.com/FB9paXFK3S — BusinessForward (@BusinessForward) April 8, 2015 As the White House claims that to have been hacked by Russia, the US Navy is going full speed ahead on its own cyberwarfare program. Unlike the typical public [...]

Senator Corker Accuses Obama Of Trying To Get Out Of Middle East

By: Tuesday April 7, 2015 9:00 am

Sen. Bob Corker: Obama must bring Iran nuclear deal to Congress http://t.co/nsbKvUut0L pic.twitter.com/j8FWIukO9m — The Hill (@thehill) April 2, 2015 As far as accusations go this is one of the ones an American politician wants to be on the receiving end of. Senator Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) has publicly accused President Barack Obama [...]

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