With President Obama and other heads of state meeting in Asia this month – a coalition of of labor, environmental and consumer groups delivered more than a half million petition signatures and letters to congressional leaders last week opposing Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
|By: Zach Tomanelli Wednesday November 12, 2014 1:47 pm|
|By: Synoia Wednesday July 9, 2014 5:10 pm|
Walgreens is reported to be considered emigrating from the United States, renouncing its citizenship and becoming a Swiss Citizen to cut its tax bill.
Well and good for its shareholders. If it were a person it would then have to apply for a visa to visit the United States and because it was a non-US citizen would not be permitted to be employed in the United States.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday June 26, 2014 3:01 pm|
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is looking to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements after stiff opposition to “Fast Track” trade promotion authority stalled negotiations.
He is planning to introduce a new TPA bill called “Smart Track,” and while there are few details available about it, some are already worried the plan could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 25, 2014 10:46 am|
Thanks to Wikileaks the world now knows about the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The agreement was so secret that it was not only meant to be kept from the people of the participating countries during negotiations but for five years after going into effect. TISA is perhaps the most anti-transparent trade agreement ever proposed with Professor Jane Kelsey of the University of Auckland calling the agreement a reversal of the trend for disclosure in international agreements.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday May 6, 2014 1:45 pm|
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: DSWright Tuesday April 29, 2014 2:57 pm|
For those unaware of the new US “grand strategy” it involves not just overthrowing governments in Ukraine to expand power into Eurasia but also trying to encircle East Asia’s newest power, China. Called throughout Washington policy circles as the “Pivot to Asia” the plan to encircle China involves both moving greater military forces into the region as well as an anti-democratic “trade deal” known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
|By: Josh Tabish, openmedia.ca Tuesday April 29, 2014 12:40 pm|
Together, over 50 international organizations and 2.8 million people have united behind one of the largest online campaigns in history. And, make no mistake, our call to stop the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being heard loud and clear.
|By: Zach Tomanelli Tuesday April 22, 2014 3:05 pm|
For more than a year activists have been able to stop this pernicious free trade agreement from becoming a reality, but this new push to finalize the TPP means we need to step up our efforts once again.
|By: Rob Kall Tuesday April 1, 2014 5:31 pm|
I interviewed Alan Grayson on my radio show on March 18th.
This segment of the transcript of the interview covers our discussion of TPP and globalization trade deals. It’s not pretty.