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 [...]

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 [...]

Fast-Track: A Gut-Kick to the Progressive Movement

By: Tuesday April 21, 2015 7:00 pm

The administration’s push to ram massive new trade and investment deals through Congress is an unambiguous concession to corporate power. By Sarah Anderson In a move that elicited a collective groan from virtually all of progressive America, the Obama administration and congressional Republicans reached a deal on April 16 on so-called “fast track” trade authority. [...]

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 [...]

Fast Track to Hell: Trade Bill Officially Introduced in Congress

By: Thursday April 16, 2015 5:00 pm

‘Congress shouldn’t throw Americans under the bus by giving up its authority over this unprecedented giveaway to multinational corporations.’ By Deirdre Fulton The fight over Fast Track just got real. U.S. House and Senate leaders announced Thursday afternoon that they have reached a deal on legislation aimed at jamming the Trans Pacific Partnership through Congress. [...]

As Oil Money Flowed, Clinton Turned Back on Rights Abuses in Colombia: Report

By: Friday April 10, 2015 4:00 pm

‘This much is clear: After millions of dollars were pledged by the oil company to the Clinton Foundation, Secretary Clinton abruptly changed her position on the controversial U.S.-Colombia trade pact.’ By Deirdre Fulton A new investigative look at the ties between big business interests in Colombia, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her family’s [...]

White House Blog Reveals A Profound Lack Of Support For TPP

By: Wednesday April 8, 2015 6:00 pm

Widespread environmental opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership prompts an embarrassing White House statement claiming environmental support from some of the country’s most conservative, corporate-funded environmental organizations. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers WASHINGTON — The White House has published a handful of comments from “environmental groups” implying widespread support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other [...]

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 [...]

TPP Would Empower Thousands of US Firms to Sue Governments, According to Document Published by WikiLeaks

By: Thursday March 26, 2015 2:05 pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement being negotiated between the United States and eleven other nations in the Pacific Rim would empower tens of thousands of corporations or firms to sue governments through largely secret tribunal proceedings if regulations violated their expectation for profits. WikiLeaks released another drafted chapter from the agreement, the “Investment” chapter [PDF], [...]

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