US Moves Forward on Colombia FTA, to Take Effect May 15

By: Monday April 16, 2012 11:15 am

As expected, the US approved the implementation date for the recently-passed Colombia Free Trade Agreement, despite continued violence against trade unionists in the country. The announcement timed with President Obama’s appearance at the Summit of the Americas. Labor leaders denounced the move, because there’s been little or no progress in protecting unionists.


Krugman Takes Out Barro and Mankiw with One Chart

By: Monday September 12, 2011 12:20 pm

In the New York Times Economists Bowl, I call it Princeton 2, Harvard 0.

Corporations Shipping Millions of Jobs Out of the US

By: Tuesday April 19, 2011 4:33 pm

I wonder if someone can sketch out for me a vision of America as an economic superpower with no jobs other than finance and the low-wage service sector, with a hollowed-out industrial base, and with its largest corporations replacing jobs at home with jobs overseas. It may make sense to those individual companies, but I’m straining to see how it makes sense for the mass of workers in this country.

Do an EXTRA Good Deed Today

By: Thursday April 10, 2008 10:45 am

Just about everyone at Firedoglake (except maybe for the occasional troll) does good deeds everyday—just getting the kids dressed and off to school, or not cutting off an aggressive driver in traffic (who really deserves it), is a deed well done.

Tell Congress to vote ‘NO’ on the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. As Jane wrote so well here on Tuesday, Bush and his surrogate mouthpiece George Will are hot for Congress to pass the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

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