TPP vote about failed policies

The TPP Fast-Track Vote Wasn’t About Obama, It Was About Failed Trade Policies John Nichols on June 12, 2015 – 3:48PM ET President Obama (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) The fight over Trade Promotion Authority was never about Barack Obama, despite the best efforts of the White House and many in the media to portray it as […]

Trojan Horse of Global Conquest

Containment/Isolation of China TPP the Trojan Horse of Global Conquest by NORMAN POLLACK Trade has never been so misused, no longer merely the vehicle for market penetration, siphoning of natural resources, creation of informal political control of the “host” country; for under Obama with the Trans-Pacific Partnership we see trade as the internally subverting element–barely […]

The TPP’s Corporatocracy

Bringing on the New World Order The TPP’s Corporatocracy by BART GRUZALSKI It’s Friday morning and it seem certain that fast track will pass later today. The hype is that the vote is too close to call but that seems only to be hype. NAFTA was a squeaker. It’s hard to believe that this will […]

US politician says TPP terrible deal

A police officer removes a woman protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) By Rep. John Conyers Earlier this year, former Florida governor Jeb Bush travelled to my hometown of Detroit to explain his political philosophy. In a speech before local business leaders, Bush argued that the aim of government should be to promote “economic […]

The Slavery Economy

Trade Deals and the Quest for Global Dominance by ROB URIE The Setup “In the factory books, you see lots of turnover. But slaves couldn’t quit. While factories were worrying about filling positions and just keeping things going, plantation owners were focused on optimization. They could reallocate labor as they saw fit. I found real […]

Caught on the rocks

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) gets caught on American rocks Posted on June 15, 2015 by Keith Woodford Last Friday (12 June) was a bad day for proponents of the twelve-country Trans Pacific Partnership. To the surprise of many, the American House of Representatives has thwarted, at least temporarily, President Obama’s request for fast-track authority. Without […]

Wikileaks on TPP

Profits over public health’: Secret TPP Healthcare Annex published by WikiLeaks Published time: June 10, 2015 20:34 Get short URL Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic 2.1K42615 Tags Australia, Global economy, Human rights, Medicine, Prices, Trade, USA, WikiLeaks WikiLeaks published more secret documents from the controversial TPP agreement on Wednesday. The leaked drafts concerning healthcare in the US have […]

TPP Is Not a ‘Progressive’ Trade Agreement

More Lies for Capital 10 Reasons the TPP Is Not a ‘Progressive’ Trade Agreement by RALPH NADER “We have an opportunity to set the most progressive trade agreement in our nation’s history,” it states on BarackObama.com, the website of the president’s “Organizing for Action” campaign. One must seriously question what President Obama and his corporate […]

Follow the money

Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill Critics of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership are unlikely to be silenced by an analysis of the flood of money it took to push the pact over its latest hurdle Demonstrators protest against the legislation to give Obama fast-track authority to advance trade deals, […]