Sign by Shirley Warren for New Paltz Women in Black in NY
We are all devastated that President Obama would be pushing a secret deal- the Trans Pacific Partnership, TPP- that would allow multinational corporations to sue our federal, state and municipal governments for passing laws that protect workers, public health and the environment. According to the TPP, that has been drafted by big corporations and their lobbyists, corporations can sue because such actions could result in lower profits for them. What kind of deal puts profits above the health of the people and the planet?
The good news is that although Fast Track of TPP passed a committee in the Senate and House, most Dems in the House Com (13 out of 15) voted against it. We can still stop this democracy and sovereign-killing deal.
I was tracking a sighting of one of our signs against TPP (above) when I found this site that does a good job of showing all the opposition to TPP that our MSM is ignoring. Thank you to Longshore & Shipping News.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka put lawmakers on notice Tuesday that votes in favor of giving President Obama fast-track authority for a pending multilateral [...]
Excepts from an opinion piece in the Washington Post by Senator Elizabeth Warren:
The United States is in the final stages of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free-trade agreement with Mexico, Canada, [...]
The corporate media are reporting that since the Republican leadership and President Obama support Fast Track trade authority, it is a done deal. And that message, also heard by countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is driving the race to finalize that agreement.
The truth is: Fast Track is not a done deal. [...]
Republicans, who now run Congress, say they want to cooperate with President Barack Obama and point to the administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is that the TPP would be a disaster.
The TPP is a Trojan horse in a global race to the bottom, giving big [...]
Two hundred and fifty Farmers Union members from across the country are in the nation’s Capital this week telling Congress to vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke is heading up the state’s 25 member delegation. He says the current TPP under discussion doesn’t address the current trade deficit that’s [...]
Pacific trade talks have reached broad agreement on labour issues and sanitary and phytosanitary standards but some difficult aspects remain to be tackled, Japan’s chief negotiator said on Saturday.
Chief Japanese negotiator Koji Tsuruoka said the 12 member nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) made progress at talks in Ottawa but there was no discussion [...]
The Council of Canadians, a concerned citizens’ group, is sounding the alarm over what it says is too much government secrecy on a round of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks currently being held in Ottawa.
Trade officials from the 12 TPP countries are meeting behind closed doors in Ottawa from July 3-12. It’s believed at least [...]
The text of the Trans Pacific Partnership remains secret at the moment, but President Barack Obama intends to present it to the public in November.
According to Reuters, POTUS’ remarks were made on Friday after discussing the timeline with New Zealand prime minister John Key during a visit to Washington.
President Obama is planning a [...]
Frustrated with Japan’s unwillingness to strike a deal on U.S. ag imports under the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), several U.S. ag groups [...]
U.S. trade negotiators must insist on tough standards on human and workers’ rights in a Pacific trade deal spanning 12 countries, more than 150 Democratic lawmakers said in a letter to the Obama administration on Thursday.
The lawmakers, who make up three-quarters of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, urged U.S. Trade Representative Michael [...]
The 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations launched a fresh round of talks Monday with expectations for progress as Japan and the United States move closer to resolving thorny bilateral issues.
Their chief negotiators began the four-day meeting in Ho Chi Minh City and will follow it up with a ministerial gathering [...]
With more than 80 percent of the wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest being exported, it goes without saying that trade is critical for our wheat growers. Japan –the world’s largest buyer of soft white wheat — is attempting to hold on to tariffs for five ag products in the recent Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations.
President Barack Obama is headed to Toluca, Mexico – hometown of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, next week for a North American summit.
A big topic of the meeting will be the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that the Obama administration is negotiating and wants to see get approval from Congress, but that has [...]