Tag Archives: Free Trade Agreements

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Extremist 1% Global Attack

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Mark Vorpahl

Mark Vorpahl During the week of July 1st to 7th an international cabal of corporate lobbyists will be meeting behind closed doors in San Diego. Their aim is moving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) towards completion. (more…)

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Obama Trade Document Leaked, Revealing New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises

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Workers Action

Workers Action Introduction Not satisfied with the passage of the Korea, Panama, and Colombian Free Trade Acts (FTA), overriding the protests of Labor and environmental activists, the Obama Administration is secretly negotiating another FTA — the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Pact (TPP). This FTA in the making involves not only the United States but Australia, Brunei Darussalam, […]

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Trade Conflicts and Fair Trade

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Shamus Cooke

Recessions create yet another motivation for corporations to focus on trade issues. Since the global economy is interconnected, recessions create an incentive for them to push the negative effects on to the corporations inside other nations, called “beggar thy neighbor” policies.

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Cracks Emerging In NAFTA

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Shamus Cooke

danger for U.S. workers, however, is to think that any re-negotiation of NAFTA is intended to help them. Some “fair trade” and anti-free-trade groups — many with connections to labor unions — used Obama’s promise to re-negotiate NAFTA as proof that he should be supported. Since being elected, EVERY significant policy implemented under Obama has […]

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Alternatives to Free Trade: Fair Trade and Beyond

Shamus Cooke

The global debate around free-trade and its consequences have evolved tremendously in recent years, from tiny circles of leftist critics into a mass international protest movement. Although the movement began to bloom in response to polices of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the biggest demonstrations have been in response to the now-popular “bi-lateral” free-trade agreements […]

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