May 23, 2017

How the TTIP Threatens U.S. Sovereignty, Self-government

Alex Newman reports on yet another “free trade” deal with the United States, but this time instead of the Pacific Rim, it involves the EU. This deal, the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade deal that is most likely comparable to the entanglements and regulations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). However, we […]

Is Trump Right About Trade?

For a man who has free-associated his way to within one step of the presidency, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has one thing right: Free trade agreements have decimated manufacturing jobs in the United States. For generations, the number of jobs in the manufacturing sector told the tale of robust production of American goods. The […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): More Job Offshoring, Lower Wages, Unsafe Food Imports

Have you heard? The TPP is a massive, controversial, pro-corporate “free trade” agreement among the United States and 11 other countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Although it is called a “trade” agreement, the TPP is not mainly about trade. Of TPP’s 30 chapters, only six […]

Video: Jeff Sessions Warns That Obama Could Shove Unpopular Free Trade Deal Though Congress

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 80%, who has endorsed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, published a video on Monday warning that President Barack Obama and Congress might try to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal before the end of the year. The video is titled “Sessions Warns Against Ramming Through Unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership.” Sessions outlines how […]

A Great Awakening: Public Support For Fake “Free Trade” Deals Plunges

Public opposition to the sovereignty killing corporate giveaway marketed as a free trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has become so widespread that all the leading candidates for the U.S. Presidency are publicly against it. Specifically, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are virulently opposed, while Hillary Clinton is pretending to be against […]

How Could the Trans-Pacific Partnership Affect You or Your Business?

On February 4, 2016, President Obama signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on behalf of the United States. The TPP agreement has been in negotiation behind closed doors since 2010 between the United States and 11 other countries around the Pacific Rim: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The […]

Shoe Company: Obama Admin Pressured Us to Stay Quiet on TPP

The Boston Globe is reporting that U.S.-based shoe manufacturer New Balance has come out hard against the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. The odd thing, though, is that “the Boston company had gone quiet [on TPP] last year.” Now, apparently, we know why: New Balance officials say one big reason is that they were told […]

TTIP “Trade” Regime Would Let EU Meddle in U.S. Policy

In addition to imposing an expanded transnational regulatory and judicial regime that would further erode U.S. national sovereignty and self-government, the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would give Big Business cronies even more power over U.S. and European Union policy. If approved, it would also allow the European Union to meddle in U.S. […]

Canada Claims It Will Back Out of TPP to Protect Its Sovereignty

The Obama administration isn’t happy with Canada’s reluctance to sacrifice its poultry market on the altar of membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). On July 16, the Globe and Mail reported: American officials including chief U.S. negotiator Michael Froman have repeatedly publicly prodded Canada to produce a “meaningful offer” and disclose to the U.S. what […]

More Than 100 State and Local Governments Considering Anti-TPP Resolutions

More than 100 state and local governments have introduced or passed resolutions opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In addition, more than 100 resolutions opposing the TPP were passed at recent precinct caucuses in Iowa. [Kenneth Quinnell| February, 18 2016 |AFL-CIO| Leaders like Jon Weissman, secretary-treasurer of the Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO, have condemned TPP while passing the […]

Don’t Give a Damn About The TPP? You’re Going To Wish It Gave A Damn About You

Try this at home. Dress up corporate. Stand on a corner with a clipboard. Hover a drone with a video camera nearby. Ask passersby: 1. Who’s in the Super Bowl? 2. Who should be president next year? 3. What was just signed in New Zealand that, if ratified, will let corporations overturn U.S. laws, speed […]

TPP Imposes EU-Style “Commission” on America

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will impose a European Union-style “commission” on the region with broad powers over the 12 nations ensnared in the “free trade” regime, including the United States, the text of the treaty explains. And the Obama administration-backed agreement is bad news for a number of other reasons, too, threatening U.S. sovereignty, the […]

What’s Actually in the Trans Pacific Partnership?

On November 5, the White House released the text of the 5,544 page Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that President Obama had just finished negotiating under the FastTrack authority that Congress gave him. That trade pact can no longer be amended. The up-or-down votes in the House and Senate will take place as early as January […]

Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

 Spanish On 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators […]

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