TPP

30.04.2018

Straight talk on trade, international institutions, Greek austerity and inequality

Straight talk on trade, international institutions, Greek austerity and inequality

By JAMES GALBRAITH 27 April 2018 for openDemocracy European austerity is a politics of power. It’s a banker protection racket. And the fact is, the strategy has now failed. Protestors outside trade negotiators meeting between 11 of the original 12… »

22.11.2016

China takes the driver’s seat on free trade

China takes the driver’s seat on free trade

Two months before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US President and the likely end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, signs emerge that the Asia-Pacific region is turning towards a Plan B. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to pull the US out of the… »

09.11.2016

Now We Can Finally Get to Work

Now We Can Finally Get to Work

Dear Democrats, Are you finding yourselves suddenly a bit doubtful of the wisdom of drone wars? Presidential wars without Congress? Massive investment in new, smaller, “more usable” nuclear weapons? The expansion of bases across Africa and Asia? Are you disturbed by the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen?… »

13.10.2016

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 2016 (IPS) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)… »

08.11.2015

Joseph Stiglitz: Under TPP, polluters could sue U.S. for setting carbon emissions limits

Joseph Stiglitz: Under TPP, polluters could sue U.S. for setting carbon emissions limits

Nobel Prize-winning economist and Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz warns about the dangers of the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “We know we’re going to need regulations to restrict the emissions of carbon,” Stiglitz said. “But under these provisions, corporations can sue the government, including the American government, by the… »

06.10.2015

Sanders Condemns ‘Disastrous’ TPP as Ministers Seal Deal for Corporate Elite

Sanders Condemns ‘Disastrous’ TPP as Ministers Seal Deal for Corporate Elite

After marathon negotiations in Atlanta, leaders from 12 nations cement pact which coalition of critics say will raise the price of essential drugs, drive industrial scale agribusiness, and threaten workers rights by Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams Amid a last minute scramble, leaders from… »

10.08.2015

Negotiations broke down without concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

Negotiations broke down without concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

US Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman (formerly of Citibank) and the trade reps from the other 11 Pacific Rim nations as well as investors from hundreds of multi-national corporations left the luxury resort on the Hawaiian island of Maui on Friday afternoon, July 31st without a deal. Negotiations broke down… »

10.08.2015

Susan Metz on Face 2 Face

Susan Metz on Face 2 Face

This week show starts with our friend singer and guitarist Mark Lesseraux and continue with Susan Metz to discuss, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP) process and actions against TPP done in New York. More information at https://coopites.wordpress.com/  for the Park Slope Food Coop International Trade Education Squad Negotiations broke… »

24.03.2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Into the Heart of Darkness

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Into the Heart of Darkness

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a controversial regulatory and trade initiative. It is designed to integrate and coordinate the economies of the so-called Asia-Pacific region along global market-based lines. The signature trade proposal of the Obama administration, the TPP is being aggressively marketed as an economic growth initiative that… »

23.03.2015

Flush the TPP

Flush the TPP

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan President Barack Obama and the Republicans in Congress are united. Yes, that’s right. No, not on Obamacare, or on the budget, or on negotiations with Iran, or on equal pay for women. But on so-called free-trade agreements, which increase corporate power and reduce… »

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