Is TPP Even a Trade Deal?

By: Friday November 15, 2013 2:20 pm

Opposition does seem to be mounting to TPP, the question remains as to whether it is enough to stop the deal. This is when activism matters the most.


Dirty Details: Dents, Faulty Welds Found Along Keystone XL Southern Half in Texas

By: Wednesday June 5, 2013 10:20 am

If an ecologically hazardous accident happens to TransCanada’s Keystone XL(KXL) tar sands pipeline, we can’t say we weren’t forewarned. That’s the latest from a press release and YouTube video recently disseminated by the good government group, Public Citizen.

World Trade Organization Attacks Successful Canadian Clean Energy Program

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 8:15 am

The Sierra Club and Public Citizen are particularly disappointed that the U.S. decided to weigh in on this case by submitting a third-party brief pointing out how Ontario’s program violated WTO rules.

Firedoglake, Daily Kos, ACLU and Other SOPA Critics Blocked By U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 10:53 am

Jamie Love of KEI was in a high level meeting at the US Patent and Trade Office yesterday on intellectual property and access to medicines. When he tried to access his site to demonstrate something to the attendees, he found that the WiFi system that the USPTO provides to the public would not allow access his own KEI site.

What Foreign Corporations Will Obama Empower to Undermine Environmental Laws Near You?

By: Friday April 27, 2012 11:50 am

The White House wants to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Japan is waiting in the wings, Canada and Mexico want in, Taiwan has announced its intention to meet membership requirements and China says it will “earnestly study” whether to seek entry into the agreement.

Basically, the TPP is NAFTA on steroids.

Too Failed to Be Big? Public Citizen Petitions Federal Regulators to Break Up Bank of America

By: Wednesday January 25, 2012 9:00 am

Too failed to be big? Today, Public Citizen will send a formal petition to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Financial Stability Oversight Council to break up Bank of America. The petition asks them to “recognize that the Bank of America Corporation . . . poses a ‘grave threat’ to the stability of the United States financial system and to mitigate that threat, as provided by section 121 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.”

Nothing Can Stop Obama From Adjourning Congress, Making Recess Appointments

By: Tuesday June 21, 2011 10:14 am

According to Public Citizen, there’s nothing stopping the President from circumventing the Congress for recess appointments of key positions, including Elizabeth Warren for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And they have the Constitutional passages to prove it.

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