On Monday, Jay and Mavis Leno joined the Feminist Majority Foundation at a rally across the street from the hotel to demand that Brunei be excluded from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday May 6, 2014 1:45 pm|
|By: David Dayen Thursday September 1, 2011 7:00 am|
Next week in Chicago, the Administration kicks off the eighth round of Trans-Pacific free trade agreement talks with multiple Asian nations. The nine-day negotiation includes talks with Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Peru and Chile, but whatever comes out of the talks is intended to be a “docking agreement” to which larger nations in Asia and South America can sign up. That would include Japan, India and Taiwan; heck, it could include mainland China. This has been in the works for many years, and the Obama Administration has been negotiating since late 2009. The soft deadline for a Trans-Pacific FTA is November, just two months from now.