BillMoyers.com The 19 Democrats in the TPP Hall of ShameBillMoyers.comThe battle over fast-track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership is coming down the home stretch. It’s not clear as of this writing when the House vote will be, but the expectation is that House Republican leaders will call a vote as soon …Why the House […]Continue Reading ...
EcoWatch What Is the TPP and Why Is it so Bad?EcoWatchThe video shows how the TPP, a massive proposed trade deal with 11 other Pacific Rim nations “would empower multinational corporations to sue the United States government in private trade courts over domestic laws.” It would also “require the U.S. … and more »Continue Reading ...
Mintpress News (blog) Wikileaks Offers $100K ‘Bounty’ On Complete Text Of Secretive TPP Trade DealMintpress News (blog)Wikileaks released three other parts of the TPP, including the chapter on intellectual property, a chapter on the environment and memos that reveal the negotiations between participating countries. Now, the organization hopes to raise $100,000 through …TPP Transparency for Healthcare […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Forging the Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Insider’s TakeThe DiplomatThe Diplomat: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been described as the “economic” leg of the Obama administration’s ongoing rebalance to Asia. Could you describe how, in concrete terms, a concluded TPP would aid long-term U.S. strategic goals in …The Big Picture: More Damning TPP Secrets RevealedRing of […]Continue Reading ...
The Register Corporate cuddle: USTR linked arms with industry in TPP negotiationsThe RegisterIt’s also interesting to note that while citizens around the world have been prevented from seeing the TPP documents, groups like the Emergency Committee for American Trade (which is both a representative of business lobbies and a supporter of the TPP) …Continue Reading ...
Sydney Morning Herald TPP Transparency for Healthcare AnnexWIKILEAKSToday, Wednesday 10 June 2015, WikiLeaks publishes the Healthcare Annex to the secret draft “Transparency” Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), along with each country’s negotiating position. The Healthcare Annex seeks to …Medicines to cost more and healthcare will suffer, according to Wikileaks …Sydney Morning HeraldTrans Pacific trade […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat US Shifts Stance on Drug Pricing in Pacific Trade Pact Talks, Document RevealsNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Facing resistance from its Pacific trading partners, the Obama administration is no longer demanding protection for pharmaceutical prices under the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to a newly leaked “transparency” annex of …Forging the Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Insider’s TakeThe […]Continue Reading ...
The Hill (blog) Bill would require trade deals to be publicly available before fast-track voteThe Hill (blog)Members of Congress have only been allowed to review text of the emerging Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in a classified setting. “We can all agree that these trade agreements will have a significant economic impact,” Rep. Duncan Hunter … […]Continue Reading ...
Baltimore Sun Nader’s 10 Reasons Why the TPP Is Not a ‘Progressive’ Trade AgreementTruthdigThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is formally described as a trade and foreign investment agreement between 12 nations—Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.Small businesses’ fast track to ruinBaltimore Sun all 2 news articles »Continue Reading ...
Newsday Spirited rally turns anti-TPP activists’ focus from Zeldin to RiceNewsdayAn hourlong rally against the Trans Pacific Pact outside the Garden City office of Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) included several unions as well as citizens who oppose the controversial trade agreement and its fast-track legislation. Among those … and more »Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post (blog) How Bernie Sanders Can Kill the 1 Percent’s TPP Trade DealHuffington Post (blog)The DC press says it’s getting down to the wire on a possible vote in the House on fast track to substantially pre-approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other pending trade deals, with a vote possible as early as Thursday. Democratic […]Continue Reading ...
Aliran Monthly Emails: corporate lobbyist thanks US Trade Rep for pasting his wish-list right …Boing BoingA Freedom of Information Act lawsuit has extracted emails between corporate lobbyists and US Trade Rep officials working on the secretive, corrupt Trans Pacific Partnership treaty. No one is allowed to know what’s in TPP — members of Congress were […]Continue Reading ...
The Hill (blog) Why the House should deny Obama fast-track for TPPThe Hill (blog)Despite numerous multilateral and bilateral efforts and agreements, whose goals are mirrored in Obama’s promises for the TPP, the Japanese and Korean markets for automobiles and many other products remain quite difficult to penetrate thanks to private …10 Reasons the TPP Is Not […]Continue Reading ...
Ring of Fire The Big Picture: More Damning TPP Secrets RevealedRing of FirePresident Obama continues to push forward with his Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal. Negotiated in secret, the deal was only revealed to the public through a series of leaks. Now, more information is being understood by the public about the TPP and …Congressman […]Continue Reading ...
Cato Institute (blog) Top Nine Myths About Trade Promotion Authority And The Trans-Pacific …Cato Institute (blog)According to the anti-TPA script, the TPP is so secret that nobody knows what’s in it, and—much like Obamacare legislation—nobody, not even Congress, will know what’s in it until the agreement is passed into law. Once again, however, nothing could […]Continue Reading ...
International Business Times Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal: Obama Offers Campaign Aid For Trade Deal VotesInternational Business TimesWith the House vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal looming, President Barack Obama this week has been ramping up pressure on Democratic legislators to back the free trade pact, offering campaign support in exchange for their vote. Amid strong …10 Reasons […]Continue Reading ...
Peru’s story haunts the TPPThe Hill (blog)As the U.S. Congress debates fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), in Peru we just marked the sixth anniversary of a deadly confrontation between Peruvian officials and indigenous communities protesting controversial executive …New EIA Report Details Trade Deal Failure to Support the EnvironmentHuffington Post (blog) all 2 news […]Continue Reading ...
Aliran Monthly Confidential USTR emails show close industry involvement in TPP negotiationsAliran MonthlyWhile a full range of stakeholders would be affected by the outcome of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement under secret negotiation by the United States and a dozen trading partners, corporate representatives have had a special seat at the …Continue Reading ...
Breitbart News Exclusive — BUSTED: Freshman GOP Rep Admits She Hasn’t Read …Breitbart NewsWalters has had numerous discussions regarding the TPP text, especially on the treatment of agricultural products, which are particularly vital to California’s economy. With the impending passage of TPA, Rep. Walters will be exercising the numerous …John Kerry & Ash Carter: Congress needs […]Continue Reading ...
TPP Will Hurt China CompaniesChina Law Blog (blog)China, the world’s largest economy, is not one of the twelve countries currently negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) multilateral trade agreement. The United States and Japan, respectively the world’s No. 2 and No. 3 largest economies, are …Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post (blog) When It’s OK to Pay for a StoryNew York TimesSo last week, WikiLeaks disturbed many journalists with an initiative to crowd-source a $100,000 “bounty” on the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. The website, which made headlines in 2010 when it published large caches of leaked …How Bernie Sanders Can Kill […]Continue Reading ...
Politico TPP Will Help Workers In Vietnam Pursue Their RightsPoliticoMany members of Congress are asking if it is right to include Vietnam in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, given Vietnam’s record on human rights. I understand their wariness. But having spent the past year urging Vietnam to release … and more »Continue Reading ...
MacroBusiness (blog) TPP to shaft Australian farmersMacroBusiness (blog)With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement already shaping-up as a bad deal for Australians, who face higher higher prices for pharmaceuticals and digital goods, it has now been revealed that US President Barack Obama is refusing to slash …Barack Obama resisting TPP deal for Australian sugar growers and […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review Guest Viewpoint: TPP could threaten state lawsIthaca JournalThis month, I have joined with many leaders from other state legislatures in signing a petition urging Congress to vote no on so-called “fast track” Trade Promotion Authority legislation now pending in Congress. This controversial legislation would put …President Obama’s push for a TPP […]Continue Reading ...
President Obama’s push for a TPP trade deal won’t help Ohio manufacturersSidney Daily News (subscription)President Obama has spent the past six years negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal behind closed doors. The agreement, repeatedly touted as a boost for America’s manufacturers and workers, would open the U.S. market to a slew of … and more »Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post (blog) 10 Reasons the TPP Is Not a ‘Progressive’ Trade AgreementHuffington Post (blog)The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade and foreign investment agreement between 12 nations — Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. The White House is now …Fast-track vote still up in the […]Continue Reading ...
Care2.com Democrats Support Free Trade More than Republicans Do. So Why the Big Split …The New RepublicThe giant pyramid of boxes rose behind the podium on Capitol Hill, meant to represent the signatures of two million Americans who were petitioning members of Congress to vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Then a gust of wind blew […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review Barack Obama resisting TPP deal for Australian sugar growers and cattle farmersThe Australian Financial ReviewAs the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations between 12 countries enter their final stages, sources involved said the US was taking a protectionist view to the politically sensitive agriculture sector, ceding to intense lobbying by domestic farm … and […]Continue Reading ...
just-style.com (subscription) Taking stock of TPP in apparel supply chainsjust-style.com (subscription)In turn, they add, this would allow the Obama Administration to finalise the TPP pact by early next year, reducing or eliminating trade duties between the 12 negotiating countries: the US, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New …READER’S EDITORIAL: PRESIDENT OBAMA, IF TPP […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review Barack Obama resisting TPP deal for Australian sugar growers and beef farmersThe Australian Financial ReviewAs the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations between 12 countries enter their final stages, sources involved said the US was taking a protectionist view to the politically sensitive agriculture sector, ceding to intense lobbying by domestic farm … and […]Continue Reading ...
From the TPP to the Death of Tenure: Neoliberalism Hurts Us AllSan Diego Free PressKeanu_What_If_Neoliberalism_Is_Wrong Depending on how things line up, this week may be when we learn whether or not the House of Representatives delivers Obama a win on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a bipartisan effort that will more …Continue Reading ...
ConservativeHQ A Look Behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership TalksEconoMonitor (blog)Recently, President Obama said on the U.S. public radio that China could eventually join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement: “They’ve already started putting out feelers about the possibilities of them participating at some point.” However …READER’S EDITORIAL: PRESIDENT OBAMA, IF TPP IS GOOD FOR HARD …East County […]Continue Reading ...
Care2.com Wikileaks Puts Out Bounty on Secret Chapters of the TPPCare2.comMarketed as the Prize for Understanding Good Government (or PUGG prize), the website describes the mission: “The TPP is a multi-trillion dollar international treaty that is being negotiated in secret by the US, Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico and others. and more »Continue Reading ...
Breitbart News John Kerry & Ash Carter: Congress needs to help American trade growUSA TODAYPassing TPA, as the Senate did last month and the House of Representatives is considering, would give the president the opportunity to complete the Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the largest trade agreements in U.S. history, and encourage progress …Exclusive — […]Continue Reading ...
Top secret TPP treaty needs full, public airingLebanon Daily NewsThe TPP would be the largest economic treaty in history. Nations party to TTP — the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam —nrepresent a significant portion of the world economy. Absurdly …Continue Reading ...
AL.com Fight profits for the top 1 percent and say no to TPPAL.comTPP is modeled after the Korean Free Trade Act. Three years after its passage a report by Public Citizen’s Trade Watch documents that trade deficits with Korea have ballooned 90 percent as exports have fallen and imports surged despite claims that it … […]Continue Reading ...
Eurasia Review Doctors Want a Second Opinion on TPPHuffington Post (blog)Many health care providers are deeply concerned about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade deal that the U.S. Senate agreed to “fast-track” last month. This means our Senators will neither debate nor amend the eventual final draft of the TPP.READER’S EDITORIAL: PRESIDENT OBAMA, […]Continue Reading ...
Eurasia Review READER’S EDITORIAL: PRESIDENT OBAMA, IF TPP IS GOOD FOR HARD …East County MagazineHe says that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is different than past trade agreements that failed a majority of Americans, but thanks to leaked drafts and a negotiation process that included 600 corporate lawyers, it’s apparent that this deal will …Trans-Pacific […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail (subscription) Canada needs data on economic benefits of TPP trade dealThe Globe and Mail (subscription)Tariffs on goods are already pretty low between Canada and most of the other 11 countries involved in the TPP. So the most significant potential gains come from tackling tougher-to-quantify non-tariff barriers, as well as trade in […]Continue Reading ...
Eurasia Review Trans-Pacific Partnership a terrible agreementThe Intelligencer (registration)Bob Casey for voting “no” to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal. Unfortunately, Sen. Pat Toomey voted “yes.” Fast track passed the Senate, and the matter is now before the House. Fast track would not allow any amendments or …Can Obama Overcome Domestic Opposition […]Continue Reading ...
WND.com Senator to Obama: Justify keeping trade deal secretWND.comIn a letter to Obama delivered Friday, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest noted the president is asking for “fast-track executive authority” to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership …Exclusive — Rand Paul Slams Rubio over Obamatrade: ‘We Should Read […]Continue Reading ...
TPP proponents try to stifle open debateThe MissoulianI clearly touched a nerve in Washington, D.C., when I expressed concern (“Provision in TPP tilts field too much,” Missoulian, May 3) about special investor provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated between the United States and 11 … and more »Continue Reading ...
AL.com Exclusive–Sessions to Obama: Why Are You Keeping Obamatrade’s New Global …Breitbart NewsThe letter hones in on the new global governance, as Sessions calls it, that would be created by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)—which would almost certainly be approved by Congress should the House of Representatives vote in favor of Trade …TPP fast track status: […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times Malaysian jungle graves add to Obama’s TPP headache in CongressThe Japan TimesWASHINGTON – The discovery of scores of graves in people-smuggling camps in Malaysia is casting a shadow over President Barack Obama’s signature trade deal as U.S. lawmakers consider punishing trading partners that are soft on human trafficking.Malaysia jungle graves add to […]Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post Will TPP Kill The Post Office?Huffington PostThese are reasons we need to see the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership before Congress votes to preapprove it with fast track trade promotion authority (TPA). They are pushing what is literally a pig in a poke on us. We the People need to open that …The […]Continue Reading ...
AL.com TPP fast track status: Sessions urges Obama to make secretive trade language …AL.comU.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., demanded again Friday that President Obama to publicly release language on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the controversial potential trade deal between the U.S. and 11 other nations. Only federal lawmakers are privy to …Two Members of Boehner’s Leadership […]Continue Reading ...
TPP proponents unfairly paint critiques as naiveThe MissoulianI clearly touched a nerve in Washington, D.C., when I expressed concern (“Provision in TPP tilts field too much,” Missoulian, May 3) about special investor provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated between the United States and 11 …Continue Reading ...
Bloomberg BNA WikiLeaks Offers $100k Bounty for Secret ObamaTrade TPP SchemeThe New AmericanThe pro-transparency organization WikiLeaks is raising cash to offer a $100,000 reward to a whistleblower willing to leak the top secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a radical pseudo-“free trade” treaty so nefarious that the Obama …Meet RCEP, a Trade Agreement in Asia That’s […]Continue Reading ...
Breitbart News US Chamber CEO Vows TPA/TPP Passage: ‘We Are Going to Get It’Breitbart NewsIn an appearance on Fox Business Network’s “Coast to Coast” on Friday, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue dismissed critics of the so-called fast-track Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which is being … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Independent Trade agreements like TiSA, TPP and TTIP will sideline national laws …The IndependentTrade agreements like TiSA, TPP and TTIP will sideline national laws, Wikileaks says. The Trade in Services Agreement exposed in a 17 document dump by Wikileaks on Thursday relates to ongoing negotiations to lock market liberalisations into global law.Continue Reading ...
Every year, over a thousand 18-35-year-old Canadians travel to New Zealand on a working holiday visa. The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce Job Bank provides an opportunity to connect Australian and New Zealand employers with Canadian working holidaymakers as they embark upon journeys-of-a-lifetime. Many Canadians would go to New Zealand after their working holiday in Australia. These travellers […]
RE: Special Measures for Foreign Nationals Affected by the U.S. Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-01-31.asp The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has used his authority to issue a public policy, effective immediately, to help people who may be stranded as a result of the U.S. […]
RE: Special Authorization for dual Canadian citizens extended http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-01-27.asp Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is extending the period of time that eligible dual Canadian citizens can apply for a special authorization. This extension follows consultations with our partners, including airlines. On November 10, 2016, the Government of Canada implemented a system to electronically verify that […]
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