Confirming He ‘Does Not Give a Crap About Working People,’ Trump Proposes Rejoining TPP

“In a series of broken promises Trump made to the working people of this country, rejoining the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership would be the biggest yet,” warned Sen. Bernie Sanders By Jake Johnson, staff writer for CommonDreams. Published 4-12-2018 As if his enormous tax cuts for the rich, attacks on the safety net, and efforts to help bosses steal […]

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Does TPP’s slow death mean the world is now unsafe for trade deals?

Charles Hankla, Georgia State University It seems that the world has become unsafe for trade agreements. In particular, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a major new trade deal among the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations, has become a political lightning rod for both the left and the right. As if to highlight that […]

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How Blocking the Saudi Arms Deal Could Help Stop Lame Duck TPP

By Robert Naiman. Published 8-15-2016 by Common Dreams In this strategy memo on why progressive Democrats and Empire-skeptic Republicans should do what they reasonably can to assist efforts to block the recently proposed Saudi arms deal, I will cover four points. 1. What’s going on 2. Why this is a winnable fight 3. Why blocking/trying […]

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US Government’s Own Report Shows Toxic TPP “Not Worth Passing”

‘This report indicates the TPP will produce almost no benefits, but inflict real harm on so many workers.’ By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 5-19-2016 The government’s own assessment of the toxic Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) shows that the controversial trade deal will produce negligible economic benefits while damaging most Americans’ jobs […]

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TPP Trade Deal Will Cost US 448,000 Jobs, Say Researchers

A new analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) international trade deal has found claims of increased jobs are likely exaggerated. Written by Derrick Broze. Published by The Anti-Media on 1-24-2016. One of the major purported selling points for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a supposed increase in new jobs as a result of the controversial trade deal. […]

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‘Worse Than We Thought’: TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare

‘President Obama has sold the American people a false bill of goods,’ says Friends of the Earth Written by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 11-5-2015. “Worse than anything we could’ve imagined.” “An act of climate denial.” “Giveaway to big agribusiness.” “A death warrant for the open Internet.” “Worst nightmare.” “A disaster.” As expert analysis of […]

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After Years of Backroom Secrecy, Public Will Finally Get to See Full TPP Text

Legislative clock starts ticking as Obama administration prepares to release text of pro-corporate trade deal By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 10-8-2015 After being shrouded in secrecy for years, the full contents of the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will soon be brought into the sunlight. According to Kevin Collier at Daily Dot, […]

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Groups Issue Warning: Pro-Corporate TPP Could Kill the Internet

“What we’re talking about here is global Internet censorship.” Written by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 10-6-2015. The “disastrous” pro-corporate trade deal finalized Monday could kill the Internet as we know it, campaigners are warning, as they vow to keep up the fight against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between the U.S. and 11 […]

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As ‘Do-Or-Die’ Talks End In Failure, Could TPP Be Derailed for Good?

Global justice campaigners say disintegration of Maui negotiations ‘good news for people and the planet’ By Sarah Lazare, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published August 1, 2015 This week’s closed-door Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Maui, which President Barack Obama hoped would be the last round, ended Friday in failure to reach a final agreement, […]

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Democratic Trade War: Obama Says Warren ‘Wrong’ on TPP as Reid Says ‘Hell No’ to Fast Track

Split among Democratic lawmakers front and center as push for corporate-friendly trade pact heads for key votes in Congress Written by Jon Queally, staff writer for CommonDreams. Published April 22, 2015. President Obama on Tuesday evening said that progressives like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) who have called out the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement for being a […]

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